I love that you don't look away and you stare unapolegetically, like you aren't ashamed that you can't stop watching me. It's all you want to do becau...moreI love that you don't look away and you stare unapolegetically, like you aren't ashamed that you can't stop watching me. It's all you want to do because you think I'm the most amazing thing you've ever laid eyes on. I love how much you love me. -Cinderella
Finding Cinderella all starts with our prince charming meeting Cinderella. It wasn't in a glorious palace, resembling Cinderella's tower in disneyland, nor was there fireworks in the background, or Tinkerbell whizzing around. Cinderella was crying in the maintenance room, not knowing that Prince Charming, AKA Daniel Wesley was sleeping on the floor, trying to get away from the fact that they didn't give him fitth period. Daniel comforts Cinderella and they end up kissing. Cinderella rushes off, but Daniel is left wanting, so he waits for weeks for Cinderella to come back.
She does come back. But it's for the last time. She's leaving, so Cinderella and Daniel pretend to be in love. They both never had fallen in love. But in the maintenance room, in the dark, they pretend they do and they fall for it. Feelings were genuine, but Cinderella has left, and their identities kept secret from one another.
A year later, Daniel meet's Six. He's instantly drawn to her. And she the same.
Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover is fast paced, well written and is a rollercoaster ride. One minute I was laughing and smiling, the next I am all sad and confused. But like after every rollercoaster I've been on, this one is surely exhilirating.(less)
What is wrong with me? Why do I always pine for the guy who the leading lady does not end up with? Why o why? First it was Adrian from the Vampire Aca...moreWhat is wrong with me? Why do I always pine for the guy who the leading lady does not end up with? Why o why? First it was Adrian from the Vampire Academy. Rose ended up with Dmitri. Then it was Kiyo (but that was before the murder issue). Eugenie ended up with Dorian? And now here in the Georgina Kincaid series. Oh Roman. (Please take note this doesn't always happen in Richelle Mead's books. This happens almost everytime I watch a movie or TV series or read a book. Like how Hermione ended up with Ron, though I wanted her for Harry Potter.
Anyway, Succubus Revealed is a pretty way to end up a pretty solid series. I remember as I was reading the first few books in the series, I was pretty sure that there was no way Richelle Mead could have saved up Georgina Kincaid's soul, but she did.
The rest of the gang, Hugh, Cody, Peter and Carter were still amazing. Their bantering is so cute. And one would think that hell was all about world domination. It was hilarious to see them fight over supremacy over bowling.
Seth Mortensen is still adorable, but Roman was just it for me. The lengths of his sacrifices for Georgina. It doesn't matter if he used to plot Georgina's death, he made up for it. (less)
Thorn Queen is definitely a pageturner. I opened the book at 10pm and finished hours later. I just couldn't put it down.
I think it is prerequisite, t...moreThorn Queen is definitely a pageturner. I opened the book at 10pm and finished hours later. I just couldn't put it down.
I think it is prerequisite, that you should read book 1 of the Dark Swan series, before reading this one. Though Richelle Mead provides adequate flashbacks for one to relate, the first book would help us understand Eugenie Markham better.
The book starts with Eugenie being queen of Thorn land. From book 1 she defeated Aeson, and managed to get his kingdom by infusing her spirit into the unclaimed land. (If a monarch dies, the land becomes unclaimed, and anyone with enough magic to sustain the land becomes the new leader, and the land bends to whatever the claimer's ideal is). Unfortunately for the subjects of Thorn land, Eugenie's ideal land is a desert in Arizona. It's absolutely hot and there a scarce amount of water sources and there's not enough food supply. Good thing is, like Arizona, Thorn Land is also rich in copper, which is major metal in the Otherworld.
The prophecy is still running amuck... The daughter of Storm King will bear a son, who will rule both the Otherworld and the human world. Eugenie is being plagued with suitors that made her want to bang her head on the wall. But there was a bigger problem. Some of her female subjects are gone missing. It happened to be that her subjects were being sold to human men. (Gentry, "aka fairies", want humans for their fertility. Humans would want gentry because they age slower and their chances of getting pregnant are very slim.) Eugenie wants to put a stop to this. She was so close, but was caught instead.
Oh Dorian. The things you do that make my heart melt.
I would love to tell you what happened but that would be spoiling the fun for you. But I can say, this is my favorite book in the series.
And as I said, Oh Dorian.
Wait, remember how I said this book was a pageturner? I just had to read the next book right after. I had to stick to just a couple of chapters since I do have to do something else than read. Oh the tragedy.
Wife for Hire by Janet Evanovich is a cute, fun and quick read.
Maggie Toone is an English teacher who doesn't fit in. Her grandmother gives her a diar...moreWife for Hire by Janet Evanovich is a cute, fun and quick read.
Maggie Toone is an English teacher who doesn't fit in. Her grandmother gives her a diary, and asks her to make a book out of it. She decides to do it, but needs time off from work, but also needs an income while she writes it.
Hank Mallone is also a mitfit in his own town. He's a happy-go-lucky type of guy. But after years of having fun, Hank decides to set roots in his hometown. His grandmother left him an apple orchard. He decides to make a business for it, but needs a loan from the bank. The bank does not want to grant him a loan, because is known to not set any roots. So he decides to hire a wife so town folk would think he's finally settling down.
Maggie and Hank are brought together by their own needs, but then blooms a love.
My thoughts about the romance, is Hank and Maggie had fallen in love too suddenly. It's just like suddenly there, so the romance part felt forced to me.
But solid three stars for enjoyability. I did chuckle a couple of times.(less)
For every chapter, there was a really funny quote. The quotes itself made me pause because I just had to l...moreCatch a Mate by Gena Showalter is HILARIOUS.
For every chapter, there was a really funny quote. The quotes itself made me pause because I just had to laugh out really loud.
This is the first book of Gena Showalter that I tried outside the Lords of the Underworld series, and I can say that this book is pretty entertaining.
Jillian Greene is "bait". She is working for an agency which captures husbands philandering to show the wives, to prove that men cannot be trusted. Jillian has been working hard and planned on buying the "CATCH A MATE" agency from Anne.
Marcus Brody, is actually the new owner of Catch A Mate. But he introduces himself as bait, just insinuating that the business is expanding by catering to male clientele too.
Both Jillian and Marcus have intense trust issues. Jillian's father has cheater on her mother and she had caught them. Meanwhile, Marcus has been left for another man by his wife. However, they cannot deny the sizzling chemistry between them.
Catch a Mate is a very good book. The romance aspect was realistic. This book has just convinced me to try Gena Showalter's other contemporary non-paranormal romances. :D(less)