this was the most frustrating book I have read for 2013 so far. and hopefully the last.
why did this book not work for me?
its full of unbelievable stuf...morethis was the most frustrating book I have read for 2013 so far. and hopefully the last.
why did this book not work for me?
its full of unbelievable stuff!
have you ever heard of a clumsy nurse? if not, I introduce to you Stephanie Hays, RN. she falls and trips everytime and she's notoriously known for being a walking disaster. can you imagine her doing assisting while you have an operation? I can just see her trip with a tray full of sterile scalpels, while part of someone's brain is open and the doctors having to re sterilize a new set of instruments. if you're a nurse or a doctor you cannot afford to be clumsy.
luke carter, the hero in the story, is a medical resident. he has an extreme dislike to dr peter granville, to the point that he wants to put granville to jail. why? because granville broke his big sister's heart. really?! thats it? also, doctors, especially residents do not have the time to go to the gym, country club, bowling, or be cute with the opposite sex, especially when they are on call all the time, and still pass their exams.
stephanie, our heroine is also shallow minded. she is in love with granville and barely knows the guy.
I know this is fiction but I still wanted this to be more believable. if I wanted magic I would have read a paranormal book.
Jemima J: A Novel About Ugly Ducklings and Swans by Jane Green is an honestly terribly written book.
There were so many shifts of voices/persons. One m...moreJemima J: A Novel About Ugly Ducklings and Swans by Jane Green is an honestly terribly written book.
There were so many shifts of voices/persons. One minute, it's Jemima's point of view, suddenly Jemima becomes a she. Next there's like this invisible person lurking around and telling us what the others are doing behind each others' backs. I'm sure Jane Green had a good intention in writing some parts where she's like actually having a conversation with the reader, but I don't think it works on books. Yes it works on tv, and Jane Green definitely did not pull it off. It was irritating at most. And at least she has to be consistent.
At first, I thought I would really like this book. I liked the book when it was Jemima sharing how terrible life was to her. It's not that I'm feeding on her pain, but I could say that I could relate to her. However, somewhere, the book suddenly turned sour, just as how Jemima change from a swan to an ugly duckling (yes, swan to being pathetic, despite how lovely she looks and how many admiring glances she receives). She was kind, but she turned into a shallow creature who couldn't even recognize herself. And despite the drastic changes she did to herself, life still wasn't kind to her.
However, Jemima J did redeem herself to become a swan again.
But the book did not, in any way, redeem itself.
*I also advice anyone who wants to have drastic weight loss to NOT follow Jemima J's footsteps, because it was very unhealthy. I think this book must be banned from shelves, because to other readers, it might initiate their wrong practices in dieting.(less)
Maggie Stiefvater has a divine way with words. She describes things in vivid detail that had the ability to enchant anyone. She concocts beautiful col...moreMaggie Stiefvater has a divine way with words. She describes things in vivid detail that had the ability to enchant anyone. She concocts beautiful colloquies that leaves the reader in raptures.
I am a reader.
So why the hell am I giving the book Linger, which was written by an exceptionally talented Maggie Stiefvater, two stars if I'm all praises at her writing?
What the hell went wrong?
Well, I honestly don't know either, but despite the writing being lyrical as most goodread users put it, the book failed to grab me. Maybe owe it to the fact that I was grabbing it, but still. It didn't hook me.
It felt like I was just reading just for the sake of having something to read. The feeling sucked.
But to prove that I really read the book, here's a short synopsis:
Spoiler Alert! Well, Sam is back as human. He could no longer shift back to being a wolf. Then there's this new suicidal wolf who is a rockstar. How cool is that? I'm being sarcastic. Grace is sick, but she tries hiding this from Sam. They try having a relationship, but her parents get in between. But then from being sick, Grace is then dying. And apparently, the only thing that could save her is to turn wolf. The End. End of Spoilers.
I read this book, because I had a reading challenge, where I should pick something with an artsy cover. Well, this is it. Look at the cover, it's dazzling. But this book sure defines a reading challenge. And I put emphasis on the word challenge. It was a challenge, not because the words were complicated and hard to understand, but because I found this boring and tedious that I had to stop for long breaks only to dread the time that I had to read this again.
Hell! Asta lavista!
I just want to get rid of this book from my memory ASAP, not because I hated it, but because I didn't like it either. I just feel absolutely numb about it.
Just like what I feel when I read a dictionary. But at least, I would have given a dictionary 5 stars.(less)
So, Gabe Hamilton and Mia Crestwell have been attracted to each other since Mia was still a baby (not literally). I usually like storylines where guy falls in love with little sister of his best friend. Mia is Jace's little sister, who is also Gabe's best friend. So she's sort of off limits. Years after, Mia shows up at the opening of Gabe's hotel in a very sexy dress and Gabe just loses it! He hands Mia a contract and asks her to be his assistant and sex buddy.
The plot, is slightly different, but both involves a millionaire who is into contracts, spanking and BDSM and who also loves feeding the heroine full, and a naive heroine who never imagined herself enjoying bondage and anal sex. It's been such a while since I last read Fifty Shades of Grey and if it was fresh in my mind, I would have made a point by point comparison of the characters and the plot, however, I do not want to submit myself to that torture of reading whichever book all over again.
This is my first Maya Banks read and I have no idea if I would want to read another of her works. I was thinking it's the erotic genre that doesn't work for me, but I've looked at my erotic shelf, and I saw some four star reads for me.
I'm thinking it's just the type of plot that does not work with me. I didn't think the plot was believable, thus, I did not connect with any of the characters. I just thought them to be kinky rich kids.
If you hated Fifty Shades, I suggest you stay away from this book. However, if you loved it, then be my guest, and indulge with the book.
I'm not crossing off Maya Banks from authors to avoid just yet. I'll give it one more book. (less)
As of 12/11/13, Bared to You by Sylvia Day has gotten 4.21 stars averaged from almost 180,000 readers. WOW. How dare me for giving this book two stars...moreAs of 12/11/13, Bared to You by Sylvia Day has gotten 4.21 stars averaged from almost 180,000 readers. WOW. How dare me for giving this book two stars. Throw rotten tomatoes at me, but in my defense, I feel like I am being generous.
Why did this book not work for me?
1.) Poor narration. Listening to this audiobook was awful. Whenever the narrator was shifting to Gideon Cross's voice, it was hilarious. She does make good moaning sounds, which she does awfully alot in this book.
2.) Gideon and Eva has a lover's quarrel every chapter. But don't quote me, I might be exaggerating. But seriously, either these two are banging the walls out or chasing each other because one is mad at the other.
I am seriously stuck at two reasons. Which means I have no idea what I just listened to. Did I seriously listen to this for almost 11 hours and not remember a thing? Yes, I just did. (less)
If you extremely loved this book, or a die-hard Johanna Lindsey fan, please do not continue.
Do you honestly think that your life is s...moreIf you extremely loved this book, or a die-hard Johanna Lindsey fan, please do not continue.
Do you honestly think that your life is seriously fucked up?
Then please come on down and take the Bettina Verlaine My-Life-Sucks meter! This is an effective way to measure if you’re luckier than the rest or if your life sucks enough that you should contemplate suicide. Following questions are answerable by yes or no only:
1. Are you unloved by either or both of your parents? 2. Do you have tantrum attacks or temper fits so really worse that your dad had to send you to a convent/seminary? 3. Did your dad arrange your marriage to someone really far away just to get rid of you? 4. Have you traveled by seas and
a. almost been raped by the crew? b. been abducted by pirates? c. Been raped by a pirate?
1. Did you enjoy being raped by a pirate? 2. Escaped the pirate, only to cause a pubfight? 3. End up in jail? 4. Rescued from jail by the very pirate who raped you?
5. Have you been stuck in an island and the only way out is to pretend to be a boy?
a. Been forced to be a cabin boy, though you’re a girl?
i. Escape being a cabin boy,but end up at the clutches of the man who almost raped you?
6. Have you almost been whipped to death? 7. Does your betrothed have no plans of ever marrying you? 8. Did you end up loving the same pirate who raped you?
If predominant answers are NO, you should be cheery for Bettine Verlaine’s life is seriously worse than yours.
If predominant answers are YES, then your life is seriously fucked up, but never fear for Bettina Verlaine survived all these tragedies and I bet you will too.
I, on the other hand, enjoyed Johanna Lindsey’s novels once upon a time. I admit, it’s written nicely skillfully, however, the book and plot was just awful, awful, awful! *resembling a child with tantrum fits* Despite Bettina Verlaine’s life being definitely worse than mine, I definitely thought of hitting my head on the wall with all her misfortunes. On my Bettina Verlaine meter, this book goes straight to the mouth of a volcano. Literally. (less)
I was expecting Lord of the Flies to be just that. But despite me taking the book laboriously slow, I stil...moreA treasure chest full of magical symbolisms.
I was expecting Lord of the Flies to be just that. But despite me taking the book laboriously slow, I still couldn't see it, even if those symbols came out of the book alive and bit me.
I honestly just saw a bunch of boys acting like animals, and in some point, I forgot they were boys and thought they were talking animals. And thinking that they were boys who were fleeing from war, they should have known and acted better. But guess what? They're still just a bunch of boys.
I also have to mention that I woke up with a goal to finish this off. But when I was about to do just that, I remember I already did. Wow. That says a lot. Either it says a lot on my poor memory or the inability of the book to captivate me. You be the judge.
It's highly against Filipino tradition to disrespect your elders. And William Golding would be a hundred years old, if he was still alive now. So before I get a serious spanking, I'm going to stop now and leave you with this:
"A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say." -Italo Calvino, Why Read the Classics?
Well, I just have to emphasize that me and this book, we're finished. But despite that, I'm still putting this on my Classics shelf.(less)
I've never read a comic book, but there was a kindle deal, so I decided to give it a try. Why not? It's Loki and I love Loki (at least Loki from the T...moreI've never read a comic book, but there was a kindle deal, so I decided to give it a try. Why not? It's Loki and I love Loki (at least Loki from the Thor movies aka Tom Hiddleston).
But Loki in the comics does not resemble Tom Hiddleston one bit. Loki in the comics is wrinkly with saliva coming out from his mouth all the time. I really wanted a graphic version of Tom Hiddleston. I did not get that.
I continued on, since I am fairly curious to know what will happen to Loki. At this point, I have completely ignored the graphics and just read the bubbles. It was nice information to have, to know what will happen to Loki, but I did not enjoy this graphic novel.
The artwork, would have probably been really good if I was a boy, but I am sorry, I have ovaries and all.(less)
J. Sterling might have my $3.99 but this story just isn't sold on me.
The Perfect Game feels like a very juvenile but very dramatic and over-the-top love story between two crazy new adults with trust issues. As I was reading, I felt the author was being overly ambitious; however, the story falls flat. This is also the first book in a trilogy.
As most new adult novels go, the playboy, who happens to be named Jack Carter, falls in love with an elusive girl, who happens to be named Cassie Andrews. There is a couple of attempted witty bantering between H/h but it’s been done plenty of times, and after a few, they become eye-rolling. I have seen (or rather read) this sort of plot a dozen times, but J Sterling doesn’t make her book stand out.
I am actually very conflicted as to rating this book. The beginning was slow and Jack Carter did not appeal to me. Jack is a heartthrob in the college campus and playboy who does not sleep with the same girl twice. His falling in love with Cassie was too instantaneous and unbelievable that it was actually ridiculous. The rate of tying my shoes as to how fast Jack fell in love with Cassie is slow. He also called Cassie “Kitten” and I don’t think this endearment is sweet. A Kitten is a young pussy and hell would have to freeze over before I would want to be called pussy. I think kitten as an endearment is offending, but I am just talking for myself. But if you honestly like being called kitten, I would actually think something is wrong with you. No offense. The story dragged at the beginning and I felt the same things were happening over and over again, just with little differences in scenarios. Heroine gets mad, hero tries to win her over, they make up, and then it happens again.
The Perfect game is told in first voice and in alternate narrations by Cassie and Jack. Jack gets his spotlight less often, but with these spotlights, I can’t help but think that Jack is a wuss. I am a female and I find emotions attractive on a guy. But sorry, Jack Carter might have the body of a god, but I feel he’s gay. He is so emotional, I feel like he is a girl on a perpetual menstrual period.
This doesn’t make Cassie any more mature than Jack is. (view spoiler)[ One of Cassie’s schoolmate shows her a picture of a smiling Jack opening a door for a girl and Cassie goes ballistic! She ignores Jack insisting that she would prefer to talk to Jack in person to gauge his reactions. But to ignore him all was too much. (hide spoiler)]
As I was reading, I was actually looking for the third wheel which happens in almost all new adult novels. And alas, I was not disappointed as the third wheel did come.
The choices Jack had made did not sit well with me. (view spoiler)[ After Jack does a perfect game where none of the batters of the enemy team hit any base, the team decides to celebrate. Jack drinks too much and ends up in bed with someone else. Next day, as he calls Cassie, instead of manning up, he pretends that everything is perfect. However, this incident haunts him. He ends up getting this woman pregnant. He calls Cassie to let her know of his infidelity and the news. And he decides to marry the woman! He is crazy over Cassie but he decides to hurt her even more just because of the reason that he doesn’t want his son or daughter to end up without a father. Despite Cassie’s begging, he still goes on with marrying her. (hide spoiler)]
The Perfect Game is definitely not perfect. The writing is okay. Nothing stellar here. The story is frustrating. However, I am just one reader. On amazon, the book has 4.4 stars out of five and 992 readers out of 1,509 gave this book five stars, I’m at the minority here so that might just be me.
__ I have something to confess though. I am continuing on with the series as I have already bought the second book months ago, even though I haven’t read the first book yet. Blame all the sale prices on the amazon store. I have no control whatsoever when I see the words reduced price. They just lure me in. Argh. This will be a lesson learned for sure. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
**spoiler alert** I belong to the 6% of the human populace who do not like this book. And I have to say, I do not like being the odd man/woman out.
I h...more**spoiler alert** I belong to the 6% of the human populace who do not like this book. And I have to say, I do not like being the odd man/woman out.
I honestly wanted to like this book. This is included in All About Romances Top 100 list and on Dear Reader Top 100 list plus it won Romance Writers of America RITA Award for Best Contemporary Single Title (2005), so it was justified that I had high hopes for this. Also, all my goodreads friends rated this four stars or more, however, the characters and dialogues were unbelievable.
Examples are: (1)
Bonnie turned back to the field and called Roger's name. When he came trotting over to them, she said, "Honey, are you going to ask me to marry you?" "Yes," he said. "I didn't want to rush you, so I thought I'd wait till our one-month anniversary. It's only eleven days." "Very sensible," Bonnie said. "Just so you know, I'm going to say yes." Roger sighed. "That takes a lot of the worry out of it." He leaned over and kissed her and went back to the field.
Seriously, does that really happen in real life? I think not.
(2)When Diana, Min's sister, decided not to get married since her fiancee is a cheating bastard, her mother caught her drinking wine, but then her mother quickly said:
"Do you know how many calories—"
Mothers are not like that. The could be calorie police at times, but not at a really lousy time, such as your failed wedding. And if the mothers are all like that, I'll stab them to death.
(3)Statistics are vital in everyday life. Dialogues with a mention of statistics a little often are cute, however, almost every conversation with a mention of percentages of whatever does not strike me as amusing.
(4)The characters also talked about theories on love. That got me confused on what I am reading. Whether this was a contemporary romance book or a psychology book. And in my honest opinion, I think the author was trying to merge the two in one.
Also in the duration of the book, there wasn't any real focus on the H/h. One minute, it's Min and Cal, then next, it's different people talking. The thought and motive were both good, however, it would have worked more if this was a movie.
To all my friends who loved this, I am absolutely sorry. I really wanted to love this book. And it wasn't due to a lack of effort on my part. (less)
I am a true follower of the True Blood series in HBO. And how it brings me great sorrow to wait for the succession of the series which is taking pains...moreI am a true follower of the True Blood series in HBO. And how it brings me great sorrow to wait for the succession of the series which is taking painstakingly long. Thus, I have decided to take things in my own hands, and read the series so I would be way ahead than the tv show. Better to know what I'd be dealing with for the next season, right?
Well, I wouldn't say the book was well crafted as I expected it to be. This is a best seller, so I expected quite a lot from it.
But it wasn't a huge disappointment either. It was still Sookie. It was pretty much True Blood, only simpler, but in the book, we get a glimpse of what's going in Sookie's mind.
If your looking for something to get rid of your aching hunger for True Blood, then this book would be perfect for you ♥(less)
*insert musical notes here* I fell in love with a stripper. (forgive me, I cannot seem to copy paste the notes, nor enter them the alt+13 mode since I...more*insert musical notes here* I fell in love with a stripper. (forgive me, I cannot seem to copy paste the notes, nor enter them the alt+13 mode since I am just using an ipad).
Seriously, Hollywood star, Dawson Kellor fell in love with a stripper at first glance. WOW.
This book started so strong, but ended weak.
The beginning, it was all about Grey Amundsen. She is a sheltered daughter of a pastor in Macon, Georgia. She is little miss goody two shoes. But her only relief is dance. She does ballet, jazz and contemporary. However, her dad, being a pastor, thinks dancing is sinful and provocative. But good thing is, Grey's mom is supportive of this, and convinces Eric (the dad) for her to have formal lessons. But, Grey's mom is sick with cancer, and dies. Grey discovers another passion, which is film. She wants to pursue this career and gets scholarship in USC. But her dad is not supportive of this since movies are dirty and sinful. And USC is in Los Angeles which is "home of sin". He disowns Grey, and Grey is on her own. She survives for a little while, but before the end of her second year, she is told that her scholarship runs out, therefore she is forced to get a job as a stripper, just to support her school.
I don't think any amount of stripping could support oneself in going to USC (1 unit is $1,500). Unless she's stripping 24/7? But she only does this on Friday. But hey, I can't be sure.
I liked the first part of the story. However, when Dawson Kellor entered the strip club, it started going downhill for me. Don't get me wrong, Dawson is hot. But I found their instant connection cr**. Sure, it looks like Grey doesn't belong in the strip club cause she looks all innocent and everything, but she's still a stripper and Dawson is still a Hollywood bigshot who could have any woman he could like. I thought it was too instantaneous, and it felt ridiculous to me that Dawson would go out of his way to make Grey really comfortable (like loan a $150,000 Land Rover to her). Also they've known each other for a couple of days and they already love each other? This book had plenty of eye rolling moments for me.
Also, I felt like I've read all of these pages, looking for the plot of this book. I have found it. And it's b*tt s*x.(less)
Ludania, a country divided by classes. Each class has a specific langage that they should speak and Englaise is the universal langu...moreKnowledge is power.
Ludania, a country divided by classes. Each class has a specific langage that they should speak and Englaise is the universal language used to communicate between classes. Any person who dares to look up or attempt to listen to another class as they speak their language can result to execution. A very interesting world where knowledge could lead to death.
Charlaina can understand all languages, even if it's the first time she has heard it. It has remained their familly's secret. If anyone else would know, Charlaina would have been punished by death. Charlaina's family is in the merchant class, and they own a restaurant. A boy named Max catches her eye, which she later meets at an underground club. They talk, and she hears him talk in a language she had never heard before.
This is honestly a very challenging book to listen to. Don't get me wrong, the narrator, Casey Calloway is actually good. Her voice is not irritating when she shifts voices, and it's hard to get confused as she shifts characters. It's easy to follow along, but the storyline was just too hard to get into.
The Pledge is full of conspiracies and would have been interesting if I had only connected with the characters. This book had potential, but fell flat of my expectations.(less)
With the amount of hate the reader's have for the author, I just have to join the bandwagon. It's either she writes/ plots really bad OR she's just re...moreWith the amount of hate the reader's have for the author, I just have to join the bandwagon. It's either she writes/ plots really bad OR she's just really really good. I must find out.
So I finished the book, and I go with the crowd who dislikes this.
I am amazed at how I was able to read this book. Since the beginning, I could help myself from doing either of the following:
a. roll eyes b. say "What the fudge?" (I really say fudge) c. say "What the fudge?", with an eye roll
This book is so damn frustrating, I should have stopped at the first eye-roll. But no, I continued, and now, I just want to pull all my hair out.
This book seems like a frigging fairy tale, majority of the book wasn't even believable. Why? Let me count the ways. And tell them to you too. Spoilers ahead
1. Harper, the heroine, grew inside a Marine's base, and has never been to the mall. She was friends with most of the people inside her father's unit, so how come they never brought her to the mall? I never imagined North Carolina being in the middle of nowhere. 2. She moves to San Diego, California to study, and she hasn't even been there for more than a day, she instantly turns into a slut. I'm sorry for the term, but she is. 3. After a couple of days, she turns into a make-up expert. This I envy, because after years of trying, I still cannot put decent eye shadow on. And she manages this within a week, and take note, she never had put on make up before she got to San Diego. 4. She had three guys pawning for her. All three were willing to do the unimaginable for her.
a. Carter - her "best friend" from the marines who had a secret desire for her. He asked permission from her father, if he could court her. He moves from North Carolina to San Diego for her. b. Chase - this guy would literally do anything for her. He was a chick magnet before Harper, and as soon as he meets Harper, he turns to a saint. No sex with any other girl, eventhough he and Harper aren't exactly an item. Also how easy it was for him to accept that Harper's pregnant. I would have at least expected a little disappointment or shock at first. c. Brandon - bad boy, willing to wait for months before doing sex with Harper, because she is a virgin. Also how fast he accepts Harper's baby. It is one thing if the girl wants you to stop, but he stops himself, I don't know how he does it.
*These men are not believable. Take note, they are only in college. What I understood of boys is they would do anything to get into someone's pants, and boys in college would never be that eager to get married.
5. Brandon's and Chase's parents are so damn nice! Major spoiler ahead Brandon's mom is ok with Harper cheating on Brandon and having another man's child. And Chase's parents are ok that Harper is moving on with another guy barely two months after their son's death. 6. The money Harper was able to save while working in I-forgot-what. Even for Chase and Brandon. They had too much money, which was not believable. I swear they have more money than a professional. 7. How Harper wore converse shoes to her wedding. I would have understood if she was tall, but she's 5'2" and very conscious of her height. And the groom is more than 6' tall.
I have written this review, and I am not even done with the book. I need a frigging break.
Ok, so I finished the book. I swear, if we had a drinking game, and had shots everytime someone said "you're beautiful" or "i love them both", the grocery store's alcohol shelves would be empty by now.
P.S. I have a confession. I have skimmed pages as soon as I hit the 70% mark. I just couldn't endure the torture anymore. (less)
This review will also be found on my blog Jasmin l-ves to Read. Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber ★★☆☆☆
Let’s cut to the chase. The Secret Lif...moreThis review will also be found on my blog Jasmin l-ves to Read. Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber ★★☆☆☆
Let’s cut to the chase. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is grand. It’s the real life of Walter Mitty that is so dull. He is just daydreaming. He is so disconnected with his real life that he goes to tralalaland.
For the narration, Ben Stiller is amazing. The audiobook runs for less than 15 minutes with a tiny interview with Ben Stiller at the end. I actually had to listen to the book twice since I got confused with the sudden change of settings. One minute, Walter is a pilot, next his wife is nagging at him.
For a short listen, I could say it wasn’t a waste of time. It was ok, but I am sure in a few days, I will forget all about this. But I am curious on how the movie adaptation will work, since I am pretty certain that the movie will not just run for a mere fifteen minutes.
Do I recommend this book? Sure, why not? It’s free. (less)
I can be a book cover wh*re. Look at that cover, isn’t it just gorgeous? Stunning, in fact.. But unfortunately, it ends the...moreEndless by Amanda Gray ★★☆☆☆
I can be a book cover wh*re. Look at that cover, isn’t it just gorgeous? Stunning, in fact.. But unfortunately, it ends there.
The book seemed interesting, so I was glad that I got it on Netgalley on the read now list. It also had a very interesting beginning. It started with Jenny and some of her friends playing on the Ouija board. This causes Jenny to space out and the Ouija board gives Jenny a cryptic message.
Warning, my review may contain minor spoilers.
Jenny Kramer can see other people’s past life as she touches them. Thus, she wears gloves to avoid this. We are introduced to this ability, but we never get to see her use her powers.
Jenny’s father is an architect, who asks Jenny to help out once in a while. He brings Jenny to the Daulton house to take pictures. The Daultons want to hire Jenny’s father to flip a house. (Let me point out that an architect is supposed to design exterior of a house and inside layout. The Daultons wanted a cheap fix, and I bet employing an architect is expensive. I think a regular handyman or contractor would work in flipping houses.) As Jenny is taking pictures, she comes in the son’s room who is playing Moonlight Sonata on the piano. The tries not disturbing Ben, but she does and this causes them to get off on the wrong foot. But of course, this doesn’t last long. Jenny comes back to take more pictures and she goes to the attic and helps Ben segregate the trash upstairs. They come across a music box that plays Moonlight Sonata. It also comes with instructions to mesmerism. They do it, and they end up in the same dream.
On top of being her father’s assistant, Jenny is also painter. On the night of her exhibit, Jenny dreams of being Maria Romanov who has an illicit relationship with Nikolai. Who she of course meets up and they get all gooey eyed with each other.
Endless is not a stand-alone book. It is a start of a series. It actually reminds me of Lauren Kate’s Fallen series. Both involves soulmates, but Lauren Kate’s is an angel version, where Amanda Gray’s is a time travel one. The time travel theory was an interesting concept. That all timelines are happening simultaneously, and you just have to cross over the other side. Endless honestly wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t stunning as its cover. As usual with a book of a series, this ends in a cliffhanger, but, I do not have the compulsion to pick up the next one.
-- I do feel bad that I am giving this book two stars, since I didn’t really have to pay for it, but I do have to be honest. Initially, I was giving it three stars, however, as I was writing my review, I felt like I had to go for less.