The Undomestic Goddess is a fast and cute read, but it has the tendency to be annoying.
Samantha works at a huge law firm. She puts in tons of hours w...more The Undomestic Goddess is a fast and cute read, but it has the tendency to be annoying.
Samantha works at a huge law firm. She puts in tons of hours with the hopes of being made a partner, but poor Sam makes a mistake and, literally, has a meltdown and runs away. The going was good up until here, when she knocks on a strangers door and is mistaken as a housekeeper. I cannot get past how much this annoyed me. Sam is getting a tour of the place and the next thing you know she making up all these qualifications about being Cordon Bleu trained, how she is a whiz at laundry, really it's all just so very unbelievable. Even more is that her employers don't ask for papers and don't call to make sure she's not a crook.
Get past that, and the story is actually endearing. Sam gradually becomes a person who is not so grating and can actually do the simple things like turn on a stove or read directions (she's a top layer, but can't even read instruction manuals!). And hunky gardener Nathaniel is just too hard to resist! Even her employers, while being stubborn, lazy, and eccentric, are loveable.
There were times when I wanted to scream in frustration and the stupidity of some of the characters is overwhelming, but overall I enjoyed reading about Samantha and her adventure of becoming a happy person.(less)
Boys That Bite sounds interesting. The synopsis is enough that you think you're going to get a pretty good book. I, personally, found this to be the suc...moreBoys That Bite sounds interesting. The synopsis is enough that you think you're going to get a pretty good book. I, personally, found this to be the suckiest vampire book (pun intended).
I was the victim of falling for a pretty cover and in the course of falling, my brain was turned to mush. No, really, I'm not kidding.
Sunny is the most annoying character in the history of annoying characters. She's interested in Jake Wilder, the guy who's super popular, with bedroom eyes- of course, he has no idea she exists. Enter Magnus. Vampire. Major hottie. British. Sapphire eyes. Once a knight of King Arthur's. A thousand years old. She falls for him at once. Magnus, mistakenly bites Sunny thinking that she is her twin sister Rayne. Yes, Rayne. Sunshine and Rayne. Rayne is described as a typical 'goth' kid. Black clothes. Long black skirts. Black makeup. Extraordinarily pale. Rayne was supposed to have been turned into a vampire the night Sunny was bit. Heck, she even had her certificate in training on how to be vampire. Not to mention she runs a blog that is mentioned every five seconds
Now, the book wasn't too bad, but once you get past chapter 6, it just...sucks. Every character is compared to their celebrity counter- part. Orlando Blood (Pirates of the Caribbean Orlando, not Lord of the Rings Orlando). Brad Pitt. Haley Joel Osment. I couldn't read a page without there being some kind of comparison to something 'famous'.
Boys that Bite also takes an ode from Buffy...There are slayers, "Once a generation a girl is born who is destined to slay the vampire." Sound familiar?
The way the book is written feels more like it's geared to people who are 15 or less. I didn't connect with any of the characters and I didn't enjoy the writing. The whole time I wished for the ride to be over. And it's one ride I won't ever get on again.(less)
I know Moon Called has been out for years now, but I only just discovered Patricia Briggs. My whole reaction to this book was, "Wow." I love everything...moreI know Moon Called has been out for years now, but I only just discovered Patricia Briggs. My whole reaction to this book was, "Wow." I love everything about Moon Called and I can't pick out a single thing I dislike.
Mercy is just the kind of character that's easy to like. I never got tired hearing her talk back or say something funny. She's an excellent heroine, and I really liked that she knew how to say, "No." or she simply went ahead and did what she thought was right. She's also a Walker. She can easily shift into the form of a coyote.
While she doesn't have super strength, she's doing pretty good for herself. She owns a garage and has Adam, the sexy werewolf neighbor (Can I get one too? ...A sexy neighbor, that is.) and a vampire friend named Stefan. Adam is the neighborhood pack leader and a hunky love interest- well, not exactly, but almost.
The werewolves are portrayed as hot tempered, but they're also given this quality that makes them human...or should I say more relatable than what you thought a werewolf would be. From what I've read of this book and her other book Cry Wolf, Patricia Briggs has a way with words and making characters appeal to you in a way that they become your friends. If they get hurt, you want to kill them yourself, if they cry, well, hey, you're bawling your eyes out too.
All in all, why hadn't I found out about Mercy Thompson sooner? Blood Bound is calling me to continue on this amazing series.(less)