wow, what a fantastic, fun, action-packed book! I absolutely loved Jacob Wonderbar and his friends, Sarah and Daisy, and even Mick and Mistress Silverwow, what a fantastic, fun, action-packed book! I absolutely loved Jacob Wonderbar and his friends, Sarah and Daisy, and even Mick and Mistress Silver Spoon (and Lucy and Praiseworthy! <3) I can't wait to read book two, because I KNOW it's going to be just as fun as Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow. RIGHT? Right.
you should totes get this book if you haven't yet....more
Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl started off as a whisper in my little corner of the blogosphere; it’s an adult book, and I primarily follow YA bloggers. ButGillian Flynn’s Gone Girl started off as a whisper in my little corner of the blogosphere; it’s an adult book, and I primarily follow YA bloggers. But once somebody talked about it, it seemed like my entire world blew up with talk of Gone Girl and I thought: what is so special about this book?
I love a good mindfuck book, and this one is definitely one. Flynn combines psychological and thriller so effortlessly that I was amazed by her skills. And I absolutely ADORED how seamlessly the plot was for Gone Girl—it’s thrilling and addicting and there were twists and turns I never saw coming.
It’s really hard to read a book where you don’t really like the main characters, and I flip-flopped between liking Nick and Amy and not liking them—I never liked them both at the same time; for the first half, I absolutely hated Nick and felt so, so sorry for Amy as it’s told from both of their POVs (Amy’s is in diary entries, which I normally despise, but it worked so well for Gone Girl) and then a twist happens and I end up liking Nick and hating Amy.
I absolutely loved their voices, Nick’s and Amy’s. They’re both so different and similar at the same time, and still, days later I think of their voices and how much I love them. I fell in head first. I so recommend Gone Girl to everybody. LOVE LOVE LOVE. <3 So brilliant. ...more
I love quirky adult fiction, almost as much as urban fantasy adult fiction. The funnier the better. Last year, I fell in love with Denise Grover Swan I love quirky adult fiction, almost as much as urban fantasy adult fiction. The funnier the better. Last year, I fell in love with Denise Grover Swank’s debut novel, Twenty-Eight and A Half Wishes and Rose, the main character. I loved her voice; I loved her determination to change who she was after her momma’s death.
But I didn’t enjoy Twenty-Nine and A Half Reasons all that much. This Rose is so freaking stubborn and she can’t see the clues that are so neatly laid out in front of her that I wanted to shake her and scream, OPEN YOUR EYES.
Jane is the story of the woman who loved Tarzan, and if you’re a fan of this ape-man, you’ll fall in love with Jane’s story like I did. Oh lordy, I j Jane is the story of the woman who loved Tarzan, and if you’re a fan of this ape-man, you’ll fall in love with Jane’s story like I did. Oh lordy, I just want to reread it right now because it is so GOOD.
I love the unique take Robin Maxwell did for this story. It’s in third person, but a vast majority of it is in first person as Jane is telling her story to this man after her lecture. I had actually forgotten that was what she was doing because I was so caught up in the story.
My love of Tarzan comes from the movies I’ve seen; in fact Jane, the Woman Who Loved Tarzan by Robin Maxwell is the first Tarzan book I’ve ever read and I know I’ll definitely be scoping out some more.
What I loved most was how the story revolved about Jane and in the beginning, how she was an independent woman in this era that shied away from those types; and how you thought she’d never fall for a guy—and in the end, she falls for the guy who belongs to the jungle. And hell, even I FELL for that guy. He is just so . . . *swoons*
Also? High five for the science. I love that Jane starts off as a scientist and ends as one too. She NEVER loses that passion while she’s falling for Tarzan, which is so annoying when the heroine DOES forget who she actually is and becomes practically nothing. Young adult fans, you’ll adore Jane—it isn’t really that adult-ish, and there’s none of the whiny teenager stuff. HIGH FIVE.
I highly, highly recommend picking up a copy of Jane: especially those who love the story of Tarzan; Africa; or even strong women. It is such a fantastic book.
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