No real spoilers. But some information people *may* not want to read before reading the book,...moreAy yi yi... That was quite the read!
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No real spoilers. But some information people *may* not want to read before reading the book, just saying :)
This book was quite long, and sometimes infuriating, but overall good. I remember pieces of the first book... it has been a while since I read it, and apparently new 'Alice in Wonderland' books are all the rage now, haha. So, I was thankful for the small recaps we received while reading :)
Ali was interesting. I feel like she was sort of a bit of everything. So it isn't that I don't like her character, or that no one could ever be like her, it's just hard to pinpoint her. Which may be exactly what the author was going for.
Cole was a bit annoying, while being super hot. I know they're both young, and when it comes to love people do stupid things, but UGH. He needed to get his shit together, like yesterday. And he had the balls to tell her they were together the whole time?! Really. Go ask Veronica about that buddy. Yeah, that's what I thought. BUUTTTT, once he DID get his shit together ... heaven. OK, maybe more like purgatory (he could never be THAT good.) But, I'll take it. His love for Ali made me love him more.
One part that I really was like ... wtf ... about: Z.A. leads Ali out into the road. Cole saves her from being road-kill. They start to make out in the (grass?). They almost do the deed there ... on the ground ... for the first time. WHHAAAA? Ooh my.
That said, I did enjoy the Cole-Ali scenes - a lot ;)
Ali was pretty badass. And, I enjoyed the banter about how badass she was. "You don't cross Ali Bell." Tee hee.
Did it seem like Nana was a bit too docile? Maybe that was just because we only saw her how Ali saw her? I know they made reference to her being quite feisty at the end, so maybe it is that Ali only ever sees Nana trying to be put together, and fine with everything? Either way, she can text like a champ. But that 'wtf' thing ... I. Died. Hilarious!
The book, like Ali, had a little bit of everything mixed in. Which was nice, but long. I did finish it rather quickly, what with work and sleep and life in the way, but it was long. There were some parts that we could've done without, for sure, but overall pretty good.
The twist! OoOh! I liked how she tied it in to the Dr's overprotectiveness. Very nice, very nice indeed.
And, random tangent but, Veronica can shove it with her stupid little 'ace' comments. Bitch. I hated her from the start, even if she is nice to everyone (::cough cough:: especially dudes) but Ali. Cole will NEVER love anyone as much as Ali. Let's be real. She's 'it' for him. Girls just need to freaking understand that. And Ali and Cole's volatile relationship - awesome. I love it. Veronica can piss off with her comments. She wants a freaking marshmallow for a boyfriend, fine, see ya! Give me the bad boy!! (Sorry, I know that will come into play next book, and it just annoys me. Cole cannot be that stupid again, seriously.)
Anyway, now that this review went all over the place - as most of mine do - I will end it with this: the book could have been better, but it could have been FAR worse. Overall, worth the read :)(less)
Easily one of the best books I've read in a very long time. Caymen is someone I would be friends with, hands down. Maybe it's simply that I can relate...moreEasily one of the best books I've read in a very long time. Caymen is someone I would be friends with, hands down. Maybe it's simply that I can relate to someone who hides behind sarcasm, but I really felt for her throughout the book. And she's a good person. Xander, ::sigh::, Xander is just too cute for words. Knowing a band like Crusty Toad?! What more could you ask for? ;) And Skye has to be one of the best friends I've read about. We only saw bits and pieces of her throughout the story, but she was loyal without fault.
I enjoyed this book so much that I read it in one day - almost one sitting. I will definitely be looking into books by Ms West in the future. (less)
I don't know why I hesitated in reading this book. I should have known I would end up enjoying it, as I loved her 'Wings' series. Although, as afraid...moreI don't know why I hesitated in reading this book. I should have known I would end up enjoying it, as I loved her 'Wings' series. Although, as afraid as I was that "Earthbound" was going to end up being just like "Wings" I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't. At all. The book follows Tavia Michaels, a teenage girl who was the sole survivor of a horrific plane crash. We can assume from the beginning of the book, due to the strategic placing of passages from another POV, that unbeknownst to her, Tavia is being hunted -so to speak. We really first meet Tavia right as she starts to notice strange things happening around her. She begins to see things no one else does. Houses that aren't really there, people flickering in and out, and a boy who she's inexplicably drawn to, but is definitely not from this time period. However, there's another guy in her life already. Her friend Benson, who will do anything for her - including leaving his life behind to go on the run when she needs him to. Tavia really grows into herself as the story goes along, and I'm excited to read the second book. Excited to see how she handles the obstacles up against her in the near future, and intrigued to see how everything plays out with Logan... Should be good :) (less)
Good book, but it could have been better. I just got so tired of Eva constantly running away from Gideon, it was annoying after a while. And, with the...moreGood book, but it could have been better. I just got so tired of Eva constantly running away from Gideon, it was annoying after a while. And, with the addition of lovely Corrine... note the sarcasm... I just can't wait for the jealousy issues of the second book. Gideon, pull your head out of your butt - Corrine is BAD NEWS - nip it in the butt now. (Or expect Eva to run away. Again. Sigh.)(less)