Kristen Ashley, I have said it before and I shall say it every time I finish reading one of your books - the way you put words to the paper and createKristen Ashley, I have said it before and I shall say it every time I finish reading one of your books - the way you put words to the paper and create kick-ass mofo characters is truly remarking. Every Rock Chick has more than 500 pages and it feels like I'm reading novellas. I'm thoroughly impressed and in love....more
I understand why they waited 5 years. Just think about it - they became such great friends in that time. If they jumped into a relationship right awayI understand why they waited 5 years. Just think about it - they became such great friends in that time. If they jumped into a relationship right away, they would eventually break up and they would never know what they lost.
"I need you there," Alyson said to Aaron, "to play with Milo and entertain him and make sure Jake doesn't tie him to a chair and forget about him because he finds him small and troublesome, and I need Jake there to make sure the two of you don't fall out of a window while you're playing or drink whatever blue shit you find under the kitchen sink." "I do like to drink blue shit," Aaron agreed. "And I do like to tie your tiny and problematic child to stable and immovable objects," Jake said.
Holy Moly! This sure was miles millions of light years from what I expected. In a good way. Very very good way. I am always so glad when a book provesHoly Moly! This sure was miles millions of light years from what I expected. In a good way. Very very good way. I am always so glad when a book proves me (well, my initial impressions) wrong!
I don't really like aliens and angels (don't ask me why, even I don't know), but this was.. wow. I fell in love with Daemon the first moment he appeared on the door step. Huh, was I fanning myself and hurrying to open the window! I left it open for the remainder of the book. I also took a cold shower somewhere in the middle. No need to explain how much I liked Daemon. The heroine wasn't half bad herself. She did have her moments when I wanted to smack her on the head, but she learned to hold her own and she demonstrated her tougher side. I love kickass heroines!
Katy's relationship with Daemon was screwed up from the very beginning, but this is exactly why I loved this book so much. I like it when the main characters do not proclaim undying love to each other on page 4, right after they met. I loved their banter and teasing and the sparks that ignited whenever they were close to each other. I loved how he was rude to her (I knooow I'm weird), it made everything more fun. Well, Katy could have been more insulted by his rudeness and could have kicked him in the shins or ignored the hell out of him, but she usually acted like she didn't hear it. That I didn't like very much. Still, their relationship was fresh and continuously interesting and I wasn't even (very) grossed out by his ... alienessness (if that's even a word. (if it isn't, I just invented it, so shoosh!!)) The secondary characters were very likeable, especially Dee. She was a sweetheart all throughout the story.
I liked the plot and the writing style, the only thing bothering me is the fact I'll have to wait until the very end of August to get my greedy hands on the sequel!
Eeee, I was supposed to be working on my Degree and studying anthropology today, since I have the exam and the deadline for the BA in a few weeks. SoEeee, I was supposed to be working on my Degree and studying anthropology today, since I have the exam and the deadline for the BA in a few weeks. So there I was, all hyped up and determined to study hard and be a good girl. And then I saw Onyx was out and I was hooked. Dead meat. My will to study flew out of the window and left me alone in a room with this book. There's no need to explain what happened next - I devoured the whole book in a matter of hours. I am ashamed of my self and of the lack of my will-power. But it was worth it, oh how it was worth it!
Of course I loved Onyx, how could I not? I must admit that usually the first book in the series is dearest to my heart and the sequels don't surpass its awesomeness, and it was like that in this case. However, this doesn't mean Onyx wasn't good - it just means that Obsidian was 10 times more awesome than your average Book #1 in a series.
This book has everything I wanted and hoped for. It was intense, action-filled, ass-kicking, heart-stopping, drool-worthy, laugh-escaping, tear-jerking. It's a must-have, and I'll buy all the books in the series and put them on a special spot on my bookshelf.
I cannot discuss this book anymore, now I reallydo have to study. :/...more
You just have to love Piki Jakob. The book is beautifully written and I can't think of a better book than this one to read to your child before sleep.You just have to love Piki Jakob. The book is beautifully written and I can't think of a better book than this one to read to your child before sleep. Every story conveys a great life lesson that is beautifully woven into the story. The book is also funny and charming. I absolutely love it and so does my little romanian cousin who was recently introduced to slovene stories.
Another pleasant surprise from one of my favourite authors. The main and the supporting characters were superbly outlined and SEP gave them the breathAnother pleasant surprise from one of my favourite authors. The main and the supporting characters were superbly outlined and SEP gave them the breath of live, at least for me they were as real as it comes. I listened to the audio version of the book (well done, the narrator, although your attempts at singing made me want to throttle you). It took me a fairly long time to complete the book, because I rarely had time and opportunity to listen to the audio. As I said, great characters, Blue was my favourite (she's interesting, witty, uses irony and sarcasm as a weapon). She is a character so carefully flawed to perfection that I couldn’t help but completely fall for her. I giggled everytime she spoke. (and people around me were looking at me in a funny way. I'm not a wacko, you know, I was just listening to a hilarious audio book! ... o.o) There were tons of clichés but they worked as long as I didn't think about the story in the realistic sense too much.
What draws me to this author is that she creates such perfectly flawed and interesting characters, along with an interesting storyline that keeps you from doing anything else besides reading the book from the first to the last page in one breath. This book was a little different from SEP's other books (more focused on the storyline, less on the romance), but I liked it nevertheless. 5*****...more
"I'm not real good with trust." "What? You?" he says and looks back at me, eyebrows raised and a grin creasing his face. "I never would have guessed."
T"I'm not real good with trust." "What? You?" he says and looks back at me, eyebrows raised and a grin creasing his face. "I never would have guessed."
This is the kind of books that really suits me. Makes me feel good. Makes me laugh out loud. I really laughed a lot while reading Stealing Heaven, especially during Danielle and Greg dialogues. Greg is one of those guys that you can only find in literature; almost too good to be true. Almost.
I loved it in my silly weird way. Can't really explain further.
“So, really,” Jenna said, and looped her arm through mine, “what more do you need?” I looked back and forth between them, these two people I loved so“So, really,” Jenna said, and looped her arm through mine, “what more do you need?” I looked back and forth between them, these two people I loved so much. The breeze ruffled the tall grass around the pond, and I thought I could hear Elodie’s laugh. “Nothing,” I told them, squeezing both their hands. “Nothing.”
Aw, this was a nice ending to the series, I'm fairly certain I'll come back to Hex Hall in the future. Especially since I intend to buy the trilogy (and the covers are so priiittty :3)
I just ... I feel bad for Cam. He really grew on me and almost tempted my heart away from Archer. I wasn't thrilled at the way things wrapped up for him. He deserves better. Well, hope he and Elodie are happy together. Hee....more
I would have given the book 4 stars, if it weren't for that weird feeling through the last half of the book - Cal's sudden change of heart and his comI would have given the book 4 stars, if it weren't for that weird feeling through the last half of the book - Cal's sudden change of heart and his complete devotion was freekish. Unnatural and ... creepy. For a minute there I thought he was a psychopath or something.
But I liked how they were in each other's hair for the first half of the book. All that bickering made me want to have a hunky hottie next door neighbour, too. (well, I've wanted one since... kindergarten, hee). ...more
EDIT: Initially I gave it 4****, but now I'm changing it to 5*****. If one is thinking about a book even weeks and months after reading it, and wishesEDIT: Initially I gave it 4****, but now I'm changing it to 5*****. If one is thinking about a book even weeks and months after reading it, and wishes to get their hands on the book again so soon, that means it's better than a 4. Definitely worth 5*****, now that I've had time to further reflect on it. :)
The only French word I know is oui, which means "yes", and only recently did I learn it's spelled o-u-i and not w-e-e. Hee.
Anna in the beginning is a living, walking, breathing stereotype of an American. Clueless about things that are not American. Like France, for example (The French watch "the mimes excape from their invisible boxes" in their free time, she presumes.), and she's so full of stereotypes. I couldn't relate to her at first. I found her annoying. To some people she may be witty and amusing, but for me she was just annoying. Too whiny about too many things. We get it, you're in a foreign country and you're the new one in school. But you already made some friends and they can help. Don't be such a cry baby!
Ha! And St. Clair accused her of having stereotypes about the French too! (I'm writing my thoughts down as I read - I have too bad of a memory to write half a decent review afterwards, god forbid a couple of days later!)
After a few chapters (somewhere around chapter 8, khem) I was finally pulled in and I explored Paris (*sighs*) with the bunch. J'aime Paris et j'aime le francais! I wish I got the chance to study a year abroad. France would be great. Anna doesn't know what a great opportunity she has been given. She's too focused on her inability to learn foreign language and she is crippled by the thought that she doesn't speak French. For Pete's sake, you've been there barely a month! It's understandable that you are pretty much clueless when it comes to French. Get it together, woman!
St. Clair is a sweetheart. He ticks all the boxes for me to make a great literary crush. He is a mixture of three different cultures, check. He has great hair, check. He is bilingual, check. Speaks French, check. Has English accent, check. Has a great sense of humour, check. I would be very grateful if once could get him for me as a Christmas present, thank you very much with cherry on top and a pink bow wrapped around it. I really felt bad for him when he recieved ... the news. And his father is a piece of work. The word "asshole" was probably invented just for him.
The "complication" with Anna's best frend was foreseeable. Ah friends...
Nevertheless, I enjoyed the read very much. I don't know what's up with me and boarding schools. I love books that are set in a boarding school of sorts. And Anna eventually grew on me. She wasn't my ideal heroine, but I was cheering for her at the end, so I guess she wasn't that bad. I really like how things turned out at the end. Maybe a little too cheesy and romantic (and you shuld've known by now that I hate cheesy and over the top romantic), but sweet and endearing.
p.s.: And I really liked the secondary characters. Very well done!
Oh, and one of my favourite scenes was when Nate threw condoms at Anna and St. Clair. I almost fall off the bed while reading, I was laughing so hard. x=D
It's 1.12 a.m., I've just finished reading Some girls bite and even though I am exhausted and sleepy, I am seriously reconsidering starting to read thIt's 1.12 a.m., I've just finished reading Some girls bite and even though I am exhausted and sleepy, I am seriously reconsidering starting to read the book 2. Which I know I wouldn't be able to put down until I am done.
At first the story was light and entertaining, nothing too special or intriguing. Somewhere in the last third of the book it became intense, filled with raw emotions, it totally pulled me in. You could see the main character growing as a person and coming to terms with her becoming a vampire against her will.
I give it 5/5 stars, because I like the concept of the story, the main character, all the secondary characters, and the final page. It was so bitter and sad it almost broke my heart. :)
I would give the book 3 stars, if it the story wasn't too long and at times boring. First 30 or so pages were funny, hilarious at times, but later onI would give the book 3 stars, if it the story wasn't too long and at times boring. First 30 or so pages were funny, hilarious at times, but later on the jokes became stupid and/or repetitive. I rolled my eyes at stupid dialogues (I otherwise appreciate and enjoy irony, sarcasm, black humour, stupid jokes that aren't supposed to be funny but are,...) because it was just plain idiotic. Not even funny or witty or anything else positive.
It took 4 months for me to finish the book (no, I'm not a slow reader, I just couldn't make myself go and read the book). I had to read it whole, because I got it for Christmas from my friend and she kept asking me if I read it yet....more
I've tried to read Confessions of a Shopaholic, but I foud it extremely boring and sooo nothing special. That is why I had doubts reading Remember me,I've tried to read Confessions of a Shopaholic, but I foud it extremely boring and sooo nothing special. That is why I had doubts reading Remember me, but the description of the story intrigued me, so I borrowed it from the library. I must say, I was positively surprised! I really liked the plot and the humour, the main character (who I wouldn't have liked if she weren't in that accident)... Chick lit, light and without any deep life messages, but a delicious afternoon read nonetheless!...more
Just my kind of read!! I fell in love with the story, characters, author, everything! I will definetely re-read this book zillion times in the future.Just my kind of read!! I fell in love with the story, characters, author, everything! I will definetely re-read this book zillion times in the future. And I've been looking for book 2 for the last 3 weeks and I can't seem to find it anywhere! I'm experiencing a hot-spanish-guys withdrawal and if I don't find Rules of Attraction soon, I'm gonna slip into coma and die. I'm that desperate!...more