So maybe twilight really is a young teen's book? And maybe Stephenie Meyer's writing really isn't compelling. Her writing is too easy to comprehend. HSo maybe twilight really is a young teen's book? And maybe Stephenie Meyer's writing really isn't compelling. Her writing is too easy to comprehend. Hell, this book wouldn't really happen in real life. And I don't think a person as clumsy as Bella could actually exist!
But still I found this book a pageturner. I loved the plot.
Sorry people, but blame it to the hopeless romantic in me. :)...more
I have to admit, the thought about angels is hot. And the fact that the angel involved is cursed to love every reincarnate of Luce is even hotter. ButI have to admit, the thought about angels is hot. And the fact that the angel involved is cursed to love every reincarnate of Luce is even hotter. But to witness her die everytime is tragic. And I have to mention that the book cover is dazzling.
This book, honestly was really unique and interesting for me. It piqued my interest enough, that I read this book in one sitting.
However, I found this book confusing. I was at a lost with some points of the book where the author unfortunately did not bother to explain, which must be because of her strategy to keep the readers inclined to read the next sequel.
This book is an easy and light read though it could leave you more baffled and confused rather than enlightened.
But if you're looking for something different, then I suggest that you get a copy of this book and read it straight up.
I have to warn you though, the estimated completion of the whole series is 2012. :) ...more
Klause poetically describes the violence and sensuality of the pack lifestyle, creating a hot-blooded heroine who puts the most outrageous riot grrrl
Klause poetically describes the violence and sensuality of the pack lifestyle, creating a hot-blooded heroine who puts the most outrageous riot grrrls to shame. Blood and Chocolate is a masterpiece of adolescent angst wrapped in wolf's clothing, and its lovely, sensuous taste is sure to be sweet on the teenage tongue. (Ages 13 and older) --Jennifer Hubert
Does this sound like a book for 13 year olds?
Was she Aiden's soulmate? Vivian wondered up in her room. Wouldn't she know if she were? Maybe if she made him the mate of her flesh first, then she would know.
Aside from that, there us also mentioning of biting off of buttons and searching for dark corners in the theater.
Doesn't sound like a book for young adults, right? And it is definitely not suited for anyone of 13 years old.
And overlooking the part where Vivian is presumably sixteen or a little older than that, we have a pretty decent love story.
Vivian Gandillon, is far from a normal teenager. She's a loup-garou/ werewolf. She's trying to fit in within normal society but fails, since she has zero friends. Until, she approaches Aiden, the poet/ meatboy. She feels the connection. She feels that Aiden understands her, despite not knowing what she is since he did write a poem about werewolves. They date. Vivian is in love. Everything was perfect.
Until she decided to tell Aiden the truth of what she was.
She thought she was beautiful in both her skins. Human and wolf form. But Vivian in her wolf form wasn't enough for Aiden to love her. ____
However, despite me not recommending this book to young adults, this book is enjoyable. At times, sweet like chocolate. And at times, bitter like blood (or rather coppery). But still, a book to be devoured by romance enthusiasts like me. :) ...more
When I was starting out with the book, I would have given it 5 stars. But when I was nearing the end, I figured out, it didn't deserve 5 stars.
As a MeWhen I was starting out with the book, I would have given it 5 stars. But when I was nearing the end, I figured out, it didn't deserve 5 stars.
As a Medical Technologist, I have to say that giving blood with meningitis, will definitely give you meningitis. But I found it silly that Maggie Stiefvater did not bother about blood types. I found it highly unlikely that Sam, Olie and Isabel's brother would have the same blood type as the donor with the meningitis. I found it odd and disappointing, because if they do not die of meningitis, they should have died of an immediate hemolytic transfusion reaction. I was disappointed that Maggie Stiefvater did not bother with a little research about this. Meningitis could be spread through air, and I found it really impossible that Grace and Isabel did not catch it. I know this is fiction, but at least she should get the medical stuff right.
Anyway, all in all this is a pretty read. It's entertaining and has a different take on werewolves.
If your looking for something to make you dreamy-eyed, then I dare you to pick this book up, because it will make your heart flutter out your chest ♥...more
This book was slow paced, since I went really really slow at the first few pages. But then slightly in the middle, the book was catching up with me anThis book was slow paced, since I went really really slow at the first few pages. But then slightly in the middle, the book was catching up with me and I gobbled up the last few pages with a bang!
Like the 3 stars I gave as a rating, i overall, liked this book :)...more
This book has a different take on vampires. Quite interesting and odd. Vampires were divided into classes. The damphirs, moroi and strigoi. Damphirs aThis book has a different take on vampires. Quite interesting and odd. Vampires were divided into classes. The damphirs, moroi and strigoi. Damphirs are half vampire, half human, dedicated to protecting the moroi. Moroi are the royal blooded vampires but to put it simply, moroi are like wizards who cant stand sunlight and need blood for survival. The strigois however are the bloodthirsty ones.
This book is a pageturner, but I wasn't drawn to it like how I was drawn to twilight. Though after I finished the book, I badly wanted to read the next others. For me, this book lacked romance, but compensated it with lust. The teenagers here are wild!
But overall, it was good. Makes you believe that true friends will stick with you through thick and thin :)...more
Is fear rith maith nά drochseasamh. And that means what? A good run is better than a bad stand. Oh. And that means what? It means, Jessica, that lifeIs fear rith maith nά drochseasamh. And that means what? A good run is better than a bad stand. Oh. And that means what? It means, Jessica, that life is about choices. Sometimes you fight, sometimes you flee, but you never surrender.
This book in its sheer simplicity, has taught me this important life lesson. Also it tried to teach me Gaelic terms, which unfortunately, my brain refuses to process.
Jessica Matthews, single mom of two, was attacked and left bleeding to death on the pavement. She wakes up, thinking she’s in heaven. Well not literally, but figuratively, she is, as she was suckling on a male thigh. It’s then I can imagine him talking. Patrick O’ Halloran. I could almost hear his voice tingling my ear, speaking sweet nothings in his sexy Irish accent. That is enough to make me dance on my toes. Hmm, consider accents my waterloo. You could blindfold me, and make even a garbage collector talk to me in any foreign accent, and I could fall in love with him on the spot.
That’s when Jessica tears away from the velvety inside of the muscular male thigh. That’s when she sees the man with the sexy Irish accent. And the body does not disappoint. Being naked, Jessica managed to survey the entire package, and I will quote:
Raven-black hair feathered away from his face, and ends of it curling on his shoulders. He looked like Pierce Brosnan in his Remington Steele days, except for the color of those eyes. With eyes like the sea after a storm. Those strange eyes were an ever changing silver that seemed to eddy and swirl like a fast rising river. Given his size, my guess was that he was just about six feet tall. He was muscular and trim like an athlete, rather than bulky like a gym freak, with a light dusting on his chest and thighs.”
There’s also a detailed account on exclusive male organs, but we wouldn’t want to be descriptive much, right?
Well, aside from the sexy package, despite Patrick being dead, he has a large heart to give. He believes that Jessica is his soulmate, and he gives her the choice to bind with him. On their first meeting, he ties himself up, so he wouldn’t ravish Jessica and end up binding her against her will (having sex would bind any paranormal being for a hundred years).
I would have given this book four stars, however, I gave it three because: (1) quotations from movies I unfortunately never watched (the blame must be on me, but the author should never assume that all her readers seen The Princess Bride), (2) the excessive Gaelic, without immediate translations, (3) the legend which was a hundred years old, but written in a manner and style belonging to the 20th century.
But still it was a good and refreshing read. And yes, despite motherhood and death, Jessica Matthews cam definitely kick butt....more
ButMy rating to Vampire Academy was 3 stars. My loyalty to Stephenie Meyer was overwhelming. I was enjoying the book, but I gave it a miserly 3 stars.
But then, when I read this book, I had to give it 5 stars. I was literally at the edge of my seat when I was reading this. I can't wait to read the next book. And unfortunately, I'm on team Adrian. Not on Dmitri's team, but I got to say that it might change since there's still books I got to read in this series. And the fact that the last book in this installment isn't out yet, frustrates me.
I was excited to finish this book off, but when I was at the last page, I could say I didn't finish it with grace. I was overly sad by the fact that this book is over. I finished off this book with a tear barely hanging from my eye....more
I could continue to cling from the past, or I could try to be happy in my new life.
The Turning by Jennifer Armintrout, is no doubt a page turner. I'vI could continue to cling from the past, or I could try to be happy in my new life.
The Turning by Jennifer Armintrout, is no doubt a page turner. I've become so hooked I finished it as I held my hands on it.
Dr Carrie Ames, is a pretty normal ER doctor. On a night of duty, a John Doe, who is mangled and looks as if a cannon ball has been shot at him, becomes a patient, at which Dr. Ames could not bare to touch. She stood as an onlooker, unable to move at distraught. He dies on the table and ends up at the morgue. Dr. Ames begins to question her ability as a doctor, and ends up visiting the morgue to look at John Doe. She however, does not see him and ends up being attacked, but she doesn't give up without a fight. As she struggles, she manages to make him bleed, and some of John Doe's blood manages to enter her lips. At this point, her life becomes complicated as she turns into a vampire.
Struggling to accept, what she is becoming, she stumbles upon a website and begins searching for answers. And the answer came in a handsome package, Nathan, a vampire hunter. There was initial attraction between Doctor Ames and Nathan, however, there was also a magnetism between her and her creator John Doe, or rather Cyrus.
Could this uncontrollable magnetism between her and Cyrus, a ruthless killer, could be more deadly than she ever imagined? And if ever she could fight her blood sing because of Cyrus, could she fight off Nathan who's after her head?
So to explain the 2 stars, (hey, i said it was a pageturner, but why the 2 stars??), there was gore and violence. And honestly, I wanted Cyrus to be a good guy. Sometimes, he seems to be, but he really is not. Despite his feelings for Carrie, he cannot continue hurting her physically. And I don't sit well with violence. It was a pageturner, a great plot, but for the above mentioned reasons, I took the 2 stars literally, which means the book was "ok" with me....more