I'm quite sad that this series is over. I would have liked an epilogue of their life at college, or something small, at the very least. But oh well. T...moreI'm quite sad that this series is over. I would have liked an epilogue of their life at college, or something small, at the very least. But oh well. The ending was very sweet.
I'm glad that Josh got his own book. I really liked him in Anna and the French Kiss. I also really liked Isla. Although, I have to admit, their relationship was a bit...intense. Even though they'd only been dating a month, their relationship was like the be-all and end-all of their lives. But, they are eighteen, so I suppose I can forgive them that (don't know if I can call them young, as I'm only twenty-three).
I loved that the characters from the other two books were in this book as well. I adore Cricket and St. Clair. They're brilliant.
Again, I'm sad that this series has ended and I can't wait to read what Stephanie Perkins has for us next!(less)
Yes, I definitely like this series. The way it's written just draws you in. Case in point: I finished this book in a day. But it is only about 150 pag...moreYes, I definitely like this series. The way it's written just draws you in. Case in point: I finished this book in a day. But it is only about 150 pages. But still.
I liked the main character, Alice. I even cried towards the end! That's how much I got into it. It takes good writing for me to cry.
I even preferred this Mad Hatter to the Johnny Depp one! He doesn't Futterwacken! I mean, seriously, what was up with that in the movie???
I don't know what else to say about this book as my mind is full of gas plant stuff. But I will say (again) that I really like this series and I'd recommend it for anyone who likes romance and fairytales, like myself :)(less)
Okay, so I've started yet another series. I will finish the other werewolf one but I sort of need a break from it already (even though I've only read...moreOkay, so I've started yet another series. I will finish the other werewolf one but I sort of need a break from it already (even though I've only read the one book!)
So, for some reason, I decided to start this series with book number three - good thing they can be read as standalones!
This series seems like it has potential. They're fairy tales, but darker and a bit more interesting.
I really liked the writing in this book. I don't know how to describe it but it was...different. In a good way.
The only thing I can fault this on was the Scottish. Let me get this sorted right now: 'donna' and 'doona' do not mean 'didn't', 'donna' means 'don't'. 'Dinna' means 'didn't'. And we don't say 'verra'. I should know. I live in the North East of Scotland - the broadest part of Scotland there is!
But, apart from that (which was quite minor), I really liked this book. So now I am going to read the rest of the series - in order!!(less)
I wanted to like this. And I did like the first few chapters. I thought that Celeste wasn't annoying and that I'd probably like the series more than V...moreI wanted to like this. And I did like the first few chapters. I thought that Celeste wasn't annoying and that I'd probably like the series more than Vampire Kisses because (1) Celeste was less annoying than Raven, (2) Celeste seemed more sensible and less impatient than Raven and (3) werewolves are hotter than vampires (in my opinion, anyway. They seem more rugged :D)
As soon as Brandon was in the picture, I changed my mind. I've never known a heroine to be so obsessed with the 'hero' (with the possible exception being Bella Swan, but I don't think she whinged as much. When I say Celeste was obsessed with Brandon - I mean, that's ALL she talked about. There weren't even any little asides, practically every paragraph mentioned her pining away for Brandon. I was very sorely tempted to put the book down, but I can't do that. I have to finish books!
Even the werewolves in this book weren't werewolves - just a man that suddenly has a goatee (not even a beard), a hairy chest, abs and fangs. He didn't even have a wolf tail or wolf ears, so I don't get why he kept being described as a werewolf - he was just a slightly hairy, muscly man.
I prefer Raven's best friend, Becky (in Vampire Kisses), as she was nice. Celeste's best friends, Ivy and Abby, are very superficial and shallow - like cliquey popular girls you see in high school films. To be honest, I think I prefer Raven to Celeste - at least Raven has guts.
The story seemed a bit stilted at time - bits and pieces just didn't flow together, and the characters would suddenly be talking about something completely different with no build up to it whatsoever.
Saying all that, because I've started the series, I'm going to finish it, and I hope that the next book is better than this one...(less)
I didn't know what to make of this book. The attraction between Grace and David was so sudden! It seemed like her aunt went 'ooh' and Grace immediatel...moreI didn't know what to make of this book. The attraction between Grace and David was so sudden! It seemed like her aunt went 'ooh' and Grace immediately stopped looking at the other men. She says she doesn't like men staring at her breasts but that's all David seemed to do.
I think I liked Kate, although she is very naive about being pregnant. I liked her maid, Marie - she was badass. Alex was an okay character, too, but it didn't focus on him as much as the others.
I liked that the book didn't just follow one couple. There was the main couple mentioned in the blurb but there was also the heroine's Aunt and the hero's Uncle that got together. To be honest, I thought their story was more interesting, as it was a love from long ago (although, how they could still be in love with each other, even though they knew each other for a couple of months over 20 years earlier, is anyone's guess.
I don't know what else I can say about this book, because I still don't know what I think of it. Onto the next one!(less)
I'm not really sure what to make of this book. Everything seemed to happen a bit too fast.
The book is written almost like someone doing one of those a...moreI'm not really sure what to make of this book. Everything seemed to happen a bit too fast.
The book is written almost like someone doing one of those audio visual things on tv for visually impaired people - "Sarah walked up to the door. She lifted her hand. She opened the door." That sort of thing.
Also, there are SO MANY THINGS that it's obvious Richard has done and can be put away for, but no one seems to think anything of that - even though there's LOADS of evidence!
Sarah is an okay heroine - but she changes her mind quite a lot. James is a little annoying. He's supposedly a virgin but he has no trouble climbing - naked - into bed with Sarah when they've not even met and she's asleep. What??
I might have given this book a higher score if it weren't for all the rape, or almost rape. That's not really what I expected to read in a romance novel and it made me feel uncomfortable. I'll give her other books a go, but if there's more of the same, then I might ditch this series...(less)