I know I'm going to fail you. I know I'm not going to be able to adequately express how much I LOVED this book! I know I'm not going to be able to articulate with certain certainty how I think you need to stop what your doing right now and read this book! But I'm gonna try!
Clare is a literary genius!
That in itself should be enough, but I'll go on. From the moment I started reading Clockwork Angel I could not put it down, and I never wanted it to end! It is an epic adventure like one I have been longing for! Although I have heard many praise The Mortal Instruments series, I have not read any of those books. If fact, I just ordered and received them this month, and now I plan to read them immediately. Clockwork Angel is the prequel to the Mortal Instruments, but I never felt lost reading it. Regardless of its ties to The Mortal Instruments, Clockwork Angel is its own wonderful story that can be read without prior knowledge of the series.
There is no delay in action! Straightaway, Tessa Gray is thrust into a world like she had never imagined possible. She is forced to harness magic within herself that she does not understand. Soon enough she discovers the Shadowhunters, which bring about events that will change her life.
Tessa is the best kind of heroine! An ordinary girl with an extraordinarily power, Tessa is a book lover at heart, which marks her as very clever and lovable, but she was also not without faults. Her naivety felt very real. She struggled, but as she learned and grew into herself, so did the reader. And, I'm so in SWOON with the shadowhunter William Herondale. Will had me laughing out loud with his silly musings. Captivated as I was by him, I must have re-read his scenes a dozen times before I could stop gushing and giggling enough to move on. Yet his mysterious past kept me guarded, and he even broke my heart a bit. Will's best friend, Jem was also quite enduring. I don't know if I've ever admired a character more than I did Jem. There was a centered calmness to him that I couldn't help but wish I possessed in myself.
While the storyline was unique and unexpected, mirthful yet thrilling and dark, one could say the best bits were all the literary references, the poetry quotes and even the chapter titles! I love it all!
Please believe me when I say you must own this book in every format available. Keep a few copies for yourself and give the rest out as birthday presents! Totally best gift idea ever! ...more
Wow! What can I say? The Iron Duke was an unexpected and pleasant surprise. This is a book that I had dismissed. I started it a while back, got boredWow! What can I say? The Iron Duke was an unexpected and pleasant surprise. This is a book that I had dismissed. I started it a while back, got bored with the opening scene, and quit it. But a book review by Galla (whose book musings I very much enjoy and admire) brought me back, and I'm so glad it did.
The slow and causal start quickly lent itself to quite the adventure, one which included engrossing mystery, intrigue and hope for a forbidden romance as Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth sets off on a dangerous high seas quest to uncover the truth behind a murder. Along her journey, she is challenged by the Duke of Auglesey, Rhys Trahaearn, a former pirate who is determined to have Mina as a possession. Not completely willing to give in to her attraction to him, the Duke finds himself challenged by Mina as well. Heated sexy times ensue. ;)
What I came to enjoy the most about The Iron Duke was Brook's writing style. It was quick witted and poised, yet gritty when it needed to be and unapologetic about it. The world building was relentless in its details. Brook brilliantly interwove historical references while inventing a deep seated society with its own unique stereotypes and prejudices that complimented European history but also strayed away from it in a realistic manner. The setting and the pace encouraged readers to keep their wits about them to take in a true understanding of all that was happening, but not stopping for them if they couldn't keep up.
The secondary character were absolutely marvelous! Just as delicately created and as strong as the main. My favorites were Mina's dedicated constable, Newberry, the Iron Duke's delightfully clever sidekick, Scarsdale, and Yasmeen, the vicious vixen of an air captain. I'm so glad the next book, Heart of Steel, will be about Yasmeen and her adventures. Brook definitely knows how to do a series the right way, promising to make each book a stand alone with its own romance and plot while incorporating beloved characters throughout the series.
The only trouble I had with the novel was believing in Rhys. Was his character authentic? I'm still not sure. I spent most of my time wondering whether or not to buy into him. Yes, he broke my heart with things he said or did, and sure his vocabulary and manners were sometimes crass, but beneath it all, he always seemed truly honorable which warred with the typecast my mind insisted on putting him in. Regardless of my reservations, he is a very memorable and desirable man.
And WTH? I could scarcely believe it myself, but even with as much as I loath epilogues, I found myself wishing there was one included in The Iron Duke. I didn't want to story to end. I didn't want to let go of Rhys or Mina or their friends. I'm definitely putting The Iron Duke on my re-read list.
Ramble warning! I wasn't sure if I should post my thoughts on WSW or not, but since I use my blog as my book diary, I thought I'd give it a go.
WSW wasRamble warning! I wasn't sure if I should post my thoughts on WSW or not, but since I use my blog as my book diary, I thought I'd give it a go.
WSW was the #1 book I'd been highly anticipating more than any other for the year. Before its release, I'd been careful not to read too many reviews of it because I didn't want my expectations to be spoiled or disappointed.
Since its release, I've read the book in it's entirety three times and every time my thoughts have changed.
The first time I read WSW, I was only about two pages in when Adam said something that turned me off immediately. I don't know how to describe it; only that he didn't really feel like Adam (and yes, I consider myself an Adam expert. LOL). Still, it was kind of a brilliant move on Forman's part because why should he feel the same? He's not the same, not anymore. Three years have passed. He has changed. Because of this, I read the story in a detached sort of way, almost with a hallowness. I mean, I knew that I would feel sorrow for him, but I never expected to pity him.
The second time I read WSW, I was able to mellow out a bit. I didn't feel rushed. The "need to know" craving went away, and I relaxed on my expectations. What I hoped would happen, happened, so I was happier knowing what was coming.
On my third read of the book, the dam that kept my emotions back finally cracked and I was able to really connect with the story the way I hoped, which is to say I cried like a baby!
What astonishes me the most about WSW is that with only 260 pages, Forman writes a complicated love story in the most uncomplicated way. Its beauty is in its simplicity. The tragedy that tore Mia and Adam apart, now brings them together. Hard truths are revealed, providing an open space for healing, forgiveness and renewed love and hope. It was cathartic, not only for the characters but also for me as a reader.
This is not to say I didn't find faults I could do without. I felt the only thing really cliché about Adam was the way he kept referring to himself as a rockstar cliché. Also, he had a diva/feminine flare about him that reflected in the way he dramatized things. I was surprised and amused to find that he could irritate me on occasion.
Despite this, or maybe because of it, the story resonated with me in a very real way. The imperfect nature of the characters made them kind of perfect, and I feel like I will carry pieces of them with me always....more
Review: Oh the agony! I totally need a hug right now.
Have ever wondered what an out-of-body experience would be like? If so, then this book is a must rReview: Oh the agony! I totally need a hug right now.
Have ever wondered what an out-of-body experience would be like? If so, then this book is a must read! The aftermath of a horrible car accident finds Mia utterly helpless to do anything but watch as her life is literally torn apart. Not fully understanding what is happening to her, she shuffles through memories of her family and friends, of things that made her life perfect before everything changed.
I can't help the nagging feeling I have that says this type of story should not have worked favorably. Contemporary fiction with paranormal elements? My mind is screaming. But it did work, hauntingly yet wonderfully. It was a glimpse of something I think most people wouldn't be hard pressed to admit that they have thought about at least once. What if time stood by quietly, and you had to choose between the will to live or the will to die?
After what Mia has experienced, I know the choice wouldn't be as simple as giving in to the selfishness that is life. Suddenly, Mia's looking glass has been magnified, and she can't help but to get lost in sweet memories of her past so she won't have to face the fact that she has to make a choice.
Her flashbacks revealed a seemingly typical teenage girl who loves her family and her boyfriend. One who is passionate about classical music and playing the cello. While Mia's character was somewhat quirky, she was still a bit bland. But as the interwoven state of her present situation reveled itself more fully, Mia matured. And though it was a maturity that came by force of circumstance it was still beautiful in its rawness.
And then there was Adam. Ever since Dawson Leery and Ephram Brown, I loved Grand-Gesture guys. Adam is one of them. If I could give him an award for best boyfriend of the year, I totally would. Not just because he is rock star sexy, but because he has such a true heart, one that you can feel leaping out of the pages at every mention of him.
I know I have mentioned this before, but when guys cry, especially in literature, I completely lose it. Here, at least I'm not alone because Mia feels the same. So when Adam and Gramps break down in tears for Mia, I let myself ride the wave of emotion in a way that painful yet soothing.
But the emotional blisters that popped with bursts of sorrow didn't stop with the guys. There was also the best friend of the year, Kim. When she offered a small reassurance to a comatose Mia by whispering, "You still have a family," I just had to put the book down for a moment and walk away. It was more than I could bear.
Overall, there wasn't a thing I didn't love about this book. The way music was tied to memories and love was as fascinating as it was heartbreaking. And, let me apologize right now for being so crude, but I totally screwed myself by reading this now. The only reason I did it was because I challenged myself to finish all of the YALSA's Teens Top Ten of 2010 before the year was over. But, I should have waited for March, which is when Where She Went (the sequel to If I Stay) will be released, told from Adam's POV!!! Now I'm dying to know what happens next, but I have to wait and I hate that.
Though I do participate in one ARC tours program, I don't bother to write to publisher to ask for ARC for myself, but this one has me desperate to do just that. Still, I'm super lazy (and a bit scared to contact publishers), so I probably won't. Instead, I'll be here, slowly going insane... UNLESS anyone out there knows of a ARC program I can sign up for that has Where She Went on tour? Please. *bats lashes* If not, do you think writing Obama would help my case?
When I first made my reading list for December, A Certain Slant of Light was not on it, but bewitched as I was after reading If I Stay, I realized I craved something similar. And that is how A Certain Slant of Light got bumped up on my TBR, and I'm glad it did.
The immediate draw I felt when I started reading this story was met with an overwhelming dread that no matter what happened, I wouldn't like the ending. And that turned out to be true.
For 130 years, Helen has cleaved on to different hosts, existing as a gentle spirit by the side of a living person until that person dies and she must find another. While she seemed perfectly content to continue on this way, she is haunted by memories she can't quite remember, knowing she did something that caused her to be kept from being accepted into heaven. It isn't until Helen meets James, a human boy that can see her as 'light,' that she begins to imagine the possibility that perhaps she can be released.
What I enjoyed the most was the perfectly polite prose, which was very reminiscent to that of author Edith Wharton, whom I adore. The writing was so proper yet it still felt sinfully exciting and erotic in the most delicate way. I spent a considerable amount of time re-reading simple yet illustrative descriptions of places and tastes Helen reveled in as she came alive. It was intoxicating.
Still, I was frustrated by the feeling that I didn't know if I could trust James. I wanted to, and his goodness was pretty evident, but I feared that he would turn out to be one of the Evil spirits that was referenced. Also, many times, James and Helen talked in circles that provided little understanding. I knew the random things that James would mention or change topics to were because he was remembering or becoming conscious of his actions, but it often annoyed or confused me.
Also, James and Helen did a pretty good job of proving that no matter how old your spirit may be, when you inhabit the bodies of youths, it gives you permission to be as reckless as you'd like. This is probably what I struggled with the most. Yes, I was enticed with their secret romance and stolen time together, but I wasn't thrilled with the outcome of what they left behind. A pregnant 15 year old? Really? While I think the author tried bring some hope into to that situation by bring back Billy, the boy that James inhabited, it was Jenny, Helen's human body, who I felt heartbroken for. Jenny was fragile from the start, but to have her end up with no memories of what happened yet pregnant was absurd, especially since her family dynamic had changed so much while she was away.
Helen's journey towards her conclusion wasn't peaceful as she confronted her past, and there was something ominous about it that I didn't quite understand. Yet, any irritation I collected while following Helen's light was melted away as soon as she was reunited with all her loved ones.
A Certain Slant of Light is an exquisite novel that has all the makings of a classic. ...more
I can not get over the entire cast of characters that Marchetta created. I love them all in a way that has me wishing if I only prayed hard enough, thI can not get over the entire cast of characters that Marchetta created. I love them all in a way that has me wishing if I only prayed hard enough, they could actually come into existence and we'd all be best buds.
Tom Mackee is not looking to be the next big thing. In fact, he is not looking to be anything. He's falling; problem is he doesn't realize it until he wakes up with stitches on his head, and worst of all, Francesca Spinelli, former best friend, is eying him like he is a lost puppy. But he doesn't want her help, or her pity.
Georgie, Tom's aunt, is tangled in an awkward situation she never imaged she'd be in. Forty and pregnant by the man who betrayed her seven years ago, she doesn't know if she even has the right to feel as humiliated as she does.
When I first heard that The Piper's Son was going to be about Thomas Mackee, I thought, there is no way a character like him could entice me to read an entire book. Sure he was a goofy, huggable guy in Saving Francesca, but his fast mouth categorized him as comic relief; that's it.
But the journey from boy to man was no less excruciating for Tom, especially since his involved so much loss, and Marchetta conveyed that in a way I can't even begin to explain. Open and unapologetic, it was character exploration at its best.
While Tom's story struck many emotional cords, it was Georgie's path from heartbreak to healing that really resonated with me. It was completely unexpected, yet oddly familiar and surprisingly hopeful.
Marchetta has my complete adoration, not only because I appreciate the rawness of emotion she encourages her characters to display, but because she let them battle through their own personal demons, leaving out the easy answers.
Such is life. Marchetta shows through her brutally honest writing that she understands that implicitly. Even without the simple solutions, Marchetta offers us a solid foundation for those facing depression, addiction and loss, and that is family, or rather those closest to your heart that you would call family. Those that can make you laugh or smile or feel loved even when you are at your worst.
And what made me smile at the end was the lesson I took away from the book: It's really not about living with your decisions; it's living through them. Sometimes it is hard to know how to do that, and that's okay.
Fans of Saving Francesca will recognize characters in The Piper's Son, but the book is also strong enough to be considered a stand alone novel. I have completely loved both of these books, not just for the hidden bouts of humor, but also because I've been able to relate to each, and that is something I have always considered very valuable because it then makes reading become a therapeutic experience for me.
Carly has built herself the ideal life. One which allows her to surf and be free of worries. She may have disappointed her parents by dropping out ofCarly has built herself the ideal life. One which allows her to surf and be free of worries. She may have disappointed her parents by dropping out of uni, but she has never felt like she could live up to their expectations anyway.
Surfing provides Carly the escape she craves. Riding the waves, skimming the surface of the ocean, leaves little time for thinking about what has happened in her past. Until she meets Ryan.
Soon the disgrace she thought she drowned begins to surface, pulling her under, claiming her, causing her to give up the little fight to live she had left.
But Ryan's not giving up on her. Which makes her wonder if maybe she is worth more after all.
The splendidly wrought prose was truly the highlight of the story. There was an emotional disconnect, but it was one you hardly noticed because of how deeply embedded it was into Carly.
It was easy to get lost in the fantasy life that Carly created. Her passion for surfing was evident from the start, and she talked about it extensively. But even shallow ripples of emotion couldn't stop the fear that sometimes paralyzed her. It was only when harsh light shone on these fears that I began to see that the bubble Carly formed around herself and her loneliness would soon burst. And when it did, it resulted in the ultimate wipe out, jolting Carly from wave to wave, roughing her up from the outside in and from the inside out.
When the high tide wash away, all that remained was a shell of a person, and that was difficult to bear, especially when Carly gave up the one thing that brought joy to her life. Yet, you knew her journey wasn't over, in fact it was just beginning. It was the point break that led to an awakening in her mind, heart, and spirit.
Carly was the type of person that hid her torment behind very simple purposes. Yes, she struggled, but she never denied that interacting was hard for her. She was very open about how hard it was to get by, to talk to people. Ryan didn't question it, he just accepted it, accepted her. He was her perfect swell, but one she couldn't ride easily. Theirs wasn't a swoon worth romance but a real and raw relationship that took effort to maintain. I couldn't help pulling for them, hoping that they'd find a way to make it work.
Though the writing was very descriptive, I didn't find it to be very illustrative. I struggled with some of the scenery and setting but never the action. But that didn't bother me as much with a story like this because when all was said and done, a part of Carly had seeped into me. She became the type of character I know I will always carry with me. Her bravery, when revealed, was silent, but it was hers and it was full of heart and hope.
Katarina Bishop learns the hard way that when you try run from your past, it always has a way of catching up to you. Expelled from Oh! The cleverness!
Katarina Bishop learns the hard way that when you try run from your past, it always has a way of catching up to you. Expelled from a boarding school that she conned her way into, Kat isn't exactly surprised when she learns that W.W. Hale the Fifth is the one responsible for breaking her out. Problem is, Kat didn't want to leave. But her long time pal has other plans for her, along with a startling message. And so begins the world traveling adventure of Kat and Co. to try to uncover the truth behind the stolen paintings that her dad is being accused of... well, stealing.
Poor Kat. I could totally feel her weariness. Just when she thought she really had a shot at changing her life and finding a new...er...occupation, she is called back into action. Luckily, she has a great, loyal group of friends that are not only willing to help her out, but also look to her for direction. Kat has built quite a reputation for herself as a thief, one that is well deserved, but her months at boarding school have made her a bit rusty.
Light, funny, witty read that quickly introduces readers to the secrets behind larceny. The whole book almost read like a theatrical production, sneaking in behind the 'curtain' scenes that, once reveled, brought everything together in a very clever way during the heist job. Also, I thought the author did a fabulous, fascinating job of not only building off of art history but also creating "fictional" art that was valuable because of its ties to actual events.
While Kat was yet another protagonist that doesn't see her own beauty, she was strong when she needed to be and very smart. And, Hale, Kat's conveniently rich and handsome sidekick, was charming yet protective. The G-Rated banter between the two established their friendship while hinting at more to come, which was fitting because in all the ways that Kat has had to grow up fast, worrying about romances shouldn't have to be yet another thing that weighs on her.
There was a strong theme on family and the importance of sticking by those you love, which I enjoyed and found enduring. I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series. Heist Society 2, Uncommon Criminals, releases June 21, 2011!
When Atticus O’Sullivan receives word that his longest living enemy is coming after him yet again to claim an enchanted sword, he decides that after tWhen Atticus O’Sullivan receives word that his longest living enemy is coming after him yet again to claim an enchanted sword, he decides that after two millennia of running he is tired of relocating, tired of hiding. Ready to face his demons in some kind of final showdown, Atticus discovers that it just may take more than a bit of luck to defeat his arch-nemesis for good.
I can't remember the last time I had so much fun listening to a story!
Granted, it's been a long while since I've had the patience to listen to an audiobook. Usually, I struggle with audiobooks because tuning in with your ears instead of with sight seems like it has to be in conjunction with another task, like getting on the treadmill or doing chores. And let's face it, I'm not about to power walk or clean for 9+ hours straight, or even in broken up bits.
That said, narrator Luke Daniels totally rocked the voice of Atticus O’Sullivan and the other characters in Hounded, expect maybe the females, but I hardly can hold that against him. I enjoyed nothing more than being nestled up with Atticus's voice in my head as I journeyed with him on a most excellent adventure.
My interest in Hounded only came after seeing the swoon worthy cover, obviously. Still, I refrained from buying the book because I don't really think of myself as a big fan of UF. Then, one day on Twitter, the wonderful Danny of Bewitched Bookworms suggested it as an audiobook. One listen to the sample of Hounded and I knew I had to have it.
This story included mentions of every supernatural creature you could think of, and a few so odd they are often overlooked. Witches, faeries, vampires, werewolves, gods, goddesses, demons, all make an appearance, but Kevin Hearne weaved each in effortlessly, holding my interest the entire time without overwhelming me. Also, there were pop culture references galore, everything from Orlando Bloom's salon quality hair in LOTR to Eric Cartman's "You will respect my authoritah." Just listening to it all was so dang fun!
The cast of characters were phenomenally epic; yet as delightful and terrifying as the secondary characters were, it was Atticus who stole the show. His whole being, from the way he thought about things to the way he acted, had me completely convinced that he was a 21 centuries old Druid who attended Shakespeare's plays when they first debuted. Why shouldn't he be completely blase about sex or talk about fathering a son in passing? This is not the say that he was unemotional or uncaring, just that his 'reality' was very different.
I'm not doing a good job conveying how great the story was, mostly due to the fact that I'm not accustomed to writing audiobook reviews. About all I can do is gush over how charmed I was by the story and the narrator's voice acting.
The only thing that kind of grated on my nerves a few times was the voice of Oberon, Atticus's beloved Irish Wolfhound. Because really, what's a story like this without a dog that can speak plain English? While it was fun to imagine that Atticus and Oberon shared a link that enabled them to communicate with each other, and while Luke Daniels did an expectational job imitating the voice of a dog, I did find it a wee-bit annoying from time to time.
Overall, Hounded was a hilarious and grand tale that merged magic and heroics in the most charming way. The audiobook was engaging and entertaining, and I highly recommend it for some off beat fun.
Okay, not really, but that is exactly what I imagine happened after reading Drink, Slay, Love, and being a huge fan of both Moore and Carter's, my fantasy that their books hooked up and had a baby seems totally justified.
After Pearl gets stabbed by a unicorn, which, needless to say, was rather rude of of the one-horned creature, she starts to experiences certain...changes...that are very unbecoming of a bloodsucking fiend. The most surprising is that she can now walk in the sun! But this discovery leads to a whole blood bank of problems; the least troublesome being that she can't bring herself to drink from an open vein anymore, which any respectable vampire will tell you is a total faux pas.
Now Pearl is determined to find the unicorn responsible for turning her night into day, literally. Too bad, Pearl is not used to having a reflection. If she was, then she'd know objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.
Though some of the plot points were a bit predictable, I thoroughly enjoyed Drink, Slay, Love. In fact, if I were creative enough and smart enough to write a vampire novel, this story would be it. By piggybacking off of popular vampire lore, Durst spun a fun, charming, and contemporary tale about a girl trying to answer that ever eluding question, "Where do I belong?".
Along for the ride are two very different yet quirky groups, The Family and the vampire hunters, and both want to use Pearl for their own agendas. Too bad they can't seem to understand that an identity crisis kind of takes precedence over little things like mortality and morals. What amused me the most about the lot of them was though there were many players, each character felt like they had their own identity. Some--exaggerated or idealistic and in the spotlight, others quiet or brooding and in the background, but all--loads of fun.
Would it be wrong to claim that were-unicorns are the new vampire in a review for a vampire novel? I have to say, I consider Pearl one very lucky damsel(ish) in distress for getting to gallop into in the sunset on Evan's back. Yes, he was completely adorable, and intelligent, and brave, and protective, and attentive. With all that going on, it's really no wonder he's considered a mythical creature! And though, I wouldn't bill Pearl and Evan's relationship as an epic romance or even a love story (fitting since they're teens), they definitely had a spark, one that developed out of friendship.
Riddled with rad witticisms and even a few Shakespearean deep moments, Drink, Slay, Love continuously hit the mark with its seemingly effortless satire and savvy. It's definitely the type of book that requires the reader to suspend belief and just take it for what it is, a story about a teenaged vampire dealing with the drama of high school. And yeah, I know that seems like the same ol' twice told tale, but this one has a funky and fresh twist.
In fact, I was so enchanted with and entertained by Drink, Slay, Love that after reading the Galley Grab from Simon & Schuster, I ordered myself the hardcover so I could put in on my shelves, next to its momma and daddy, of course.
And I'm IN LOVE with a vampire named Leif Helgarson. Shocking, I know.
AftThor is an ASSHOLE!
Atticus is the reason the word AWESOME exists.
And I'm IN LOVE with a vampire named Leif Helgarson. Shocking, I know.
After listening to Hexed, book 2 of The Iron Druid Chronicles, on audiobook, I wasn't sure if continuing the series in said format was wise because due to the amount of detailed history that is revealed from each new character that Atticus happens upon. I remember becoming overly concerned that I might have missed something important, and was frustrated that I couldn't easily turn the pages back to re-read the background information that was being shared quickly. And while I'll admit that the I encountered the same struggles with Hammered on audiobook due to the introduction of a large ensemble of new character, each carrying their own abounding past, I do have to say there is nothing more entertaining that listening to an ancient druid explain what 'squeeing' means to a century old vampire.
I'm not sure how many times I've told myself that UF is not my thing. I'm a romance girl at heart, and I need my smexy bits too. But there is much to be said about a thoroughly entertaining and subtly clever tale, riddled with male bravado and hidden emotion.
This installment showed a completely different side of Atticus, highlighting the many facets he's developed and cultivated in his very long life. I'm used to giggling along with Atticus as he shares his misadventures, but I wasn't expecting to cry! And while there were still a great many deal of laughs to be had, like when a Druid goes into battle against Thor buck naked, tears brimmed my eyes several times when personal stories were shared among the men in Atticus' group, who have all been wrong by Thor. Leif's story was especially heart breaking and served as a grim reminder that the need for revenge doesn't die easily.
The narration by Luke Daniels was fantastic. He did a great job of distinguishing the voice of each character!
This series is stellar! It makes me want to hunt Kevin Hearne down and fangirl all over him, and hopefully one day I can, without peeing my pants in the process!
I can't wait unit the release of the fourth book in the series, Tricked, which comes out in April 2012!
Sometimes, HEAs are not easy to come by and I thinI haven't loved a pair of young romance stories as much as these since If I Stay and Where She Went!
Sometimes, HEAs are not easy to come by and I think it was very daring of the author to illustrate that the ways she did in Point of Retreat. Will and Lake's suffering went beyond utterly heartbreaking to truly euphoric.
Slammed and Point of Retreat were my favorite reads of 2012. If I wasn't convinced to add this author to my auto-buy list before, I definitely am now! I can't get enough of her beautiful stories! ...more