I was left confused at the end of this book. I kinda felt pressured to LOVE this novel for the sole fact that this is an award winning novel written b...moreI was left confused at the end of this book. I kinda felt pressured to LOVE this novel for the sole fact that this is an award winning novel written by a Dominican writer. If you're not Dominican, you could not possibly understand the repercussions of this fact. It's a huge prideful feeling, it was a daring task to expose our nature to the rest of the world, our intrinsic fears, our boldness, our essence. Although I personally couldn't appreciate most of the sci-fi and comic references, I think the core of the tale stood true to our story. Oscar's (and his family's) story is indeed wondrous and moving, perfectly believable and relatable in some/most parts. I guess I just expected a little more cohesion to the story. At times I wondered "what does this have to do with anything?" or how could any other person NOT Dominican could understand our ways, our manners, our ways, the way we speak... but lemme say that was very refreshing to see printed hahaha. I enjoyed it more than some.
So, I just gotta say I liked the story though I'm not sure I could explain it to a non-compatriot.(less)
Great little fast-paced intro of Bones. His gorgeous self isn't terribly detailed or "explored" in this novella but it is very interesting, like a min...moreGreat little fast-paced intro of Bones. His gorgeous self isn't terribly detailed or "explored" in this novella but it is very interesting, like a mini-thriller.(less)
I was avoiding this book for a while because (view spoiler)[ Rhev’s “barb” freaked me out in earlier books. I wasn’t sure I could’ve dealt with it, bu...moreI was avoiding this book for a while because (view spoiler)[ Rhev’s “barb” freaked me out in earlier books. I wasn’t sure I could’ve dealt with it, but our lovely Warden deff has her way with words. It didn’t bother after a while. It got sexy lol (hide spoiler)]
Just like every other BDB book, Rhevenge’s was an emotional roller-coaster all over. I also end up surprised all the time. I’d get mad at certain stuff and then I’d end up alright with them by the end. It all ends quite peacefully. For example, (view spoiler)[ Wrath’s complete blindness and JM’s wish to move (hide spoiler)] made me incredibly mad. But I ended up accepting those facts and being satisfied and happy overall.["br"]>["br"]>(less)
I FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK! I hated the fact that it ended, but it is AWESOME as it is.
Some people complain that after a certain age...moreHIGHLY RECOMMEND!
I FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK! I hated the fact that it ended, but it is AWESOME as it is.
Some people complain that after a certain age they can't stomach the YA genre anymore. But this isn't a PNR YA -which counts for a lot-, this is the fantastically weaved fictional tale about some teenage boys (and girls) you could find on any high school. I don't think that for being referred as YA -'cuz it deals with teenagers it takes any of the crudeness of life and its essence out of it- that "adults" wouldn't get it. I am neither an adult or a young-adult (I can't place myself as neither) and I very much enjoyed it.
Though in a curious case, I loved one of the side characters more than the principal ones. I effin loved Tiny Cooper. I swear. I WOULD be friends with that guy. Or be friends with guys like him. And I do have a friend who reminds me a lot of Tiny. I should give him a call later lol.
Both Will Grayson's have qualities and aspects that draw us towards them. They are the mix of all the goodness and the angst we are as persons. I particularly felt much empathy through Will #2 'cuz of his depression fits. How strange he didn't realize how "fabulous" (in Tiny's terms) he is? But it's REAL, because we IRL feel the same way most times. And it's a miracle how we keep waking up and staying around no matter what.
Anyways, LOVED the book. It left such a sweet aftertaste. Oh, and I got to discover a new band! The Neutral Milk Hotel does actually rock!
Random Funny Quote: Talking about corny/pathetic internet interactions:
"Other times we go for the romance novel approach. corn porn. boundbydad: thrust your fierce quavering manpole at me, stud grayscale: your dastardly appendage engorges me with hellfire boundbydad: my search party is creeping into your no man’s land grayscale: baste me like a thanksgiving turkey!!!" - Almost had me literally rolling on the floor laughing!(less)
I loved “The Warlord Wants Forever”. Specially the indirect promise of new couples in the next books. So I was very excited and cheerful when I starte...moreI loved “The Warlord Wants Forever”. Specially the indirect promise of new couples in the next books. So I was very excited and cheerful when I started this one. Well, it didn’t last long. Lachlain (our beau) is introduced to us as Emma’s (our half-Valkyrie/half-vamp belle) “mate”. An incredibly gorgeous immortal Scottish Lykae King. Sounds good, right? Try again. Lachlain starts thinking stuff like: “He’d waited a millennium for a helpless parasite.” Oh my, how flattering. NOT. So not the way to start the romance. He's scary and agressive and VAIN. And his urge to claim her against her wish and without care if he hurt her... I would've probably shit my pants at the sight of this monstrous beast signaling at me and pretending to claim me. Ha! I was constantly wishing for Emmaline to stop being so damn stupid and flee the hell out of the hotel and I felt like slapping her when she deliberately didn’t say tell the other Valkyries about him.
Some friends here told me you warm up to him after a while. I didn’t believe it at first. He was such an asshole. But, it does happen! He SLOWLY begins to act less and less like an ass and I ended up cheering and lusting for him and chastising Emma for not yielding to him once and for all LOL. And she damn well took her time to completely surrender *tsk tsk*
Perhaps it was thanks to lines like these that I started liking him: "Between her and Lachlain, she was the only one watching the scene—he’d never taken his gaze from her. But she had the impression that he was well aware of their antics. His eyes bored into hers as if saying, I’m looking at what I want."
Anyhow, I liked the book pretty much after I started liking him. I loved that Emma ends up a great character full of pride and glory of her own, not only as the “wifey”.
I’m surprised we learned Lucia and Garreth are mates and their book doesn’t show up until veeeery later. Yes, I peeked at the next books. Oh well, I hope the next ones keep being as interesting. (less)
I am such a sap. I know it and embrace it. LOL. This short story reminded me why I love reading about vampires, the BDB and J.R. Ward in general =P. S...moreI am such a sap. I know it and embrace it. LOL. This short story reminded me why I love reading about vampires, the BDB and J.R. Ward in general =P. Such a fantastic writer. There were parts when I was giving my laptop a short-circuit 'cuz my tears were streaming down my face and couldn't stop reading and "aw-ing" LOL. I hollered at the lessers deaths, I grinned like an idiot at "happy Z", felt my cheeks blazing after reading about some multiorgasmic sessions, etc. This shortie is great! A MUST-READ in the BDB series!(less)
I guess the only thing I got against the book is that the female character dated 2 brothers. It was a little awkward but otherwise the plot is coheren...moreI guess the only thing I got against the book is that the female character dated 2 brothers. It was a little awkward but otherwise the plot is coherent and interesting enough, the rest of the characters are likable and it’s a pretty (romantic) story with its fair amount of drama and confidence building hehe. Plus, it was free on Kindle (thanks Taryn for the heads up!). Good read! Will deff check out the rest of the series.(less)
Gosh. When will authors learn for chrissakes!!?? Ugh. I hate infatuation. I really do. It's unbearable! Gives me an urge to jump into the book and sta...moreGosh. When will authors learn for chrissakes!!?? Ugh. I hate infatuation. I really do. It's unbearable! Gives me an urge to jump into the book and start slapping the characters. Is it really that hard to write that you fell in love with a person after you got to know her for a while? Pretty please?
Anyways, infatuation-rant aside, the book is not bad. In fact, every HOT scene is in reality, VERY HOT and enjoyable. The sci/fi setting was not too overdone but the "mission" was kinda difficult to follow (maybe it was that I didn't pay much attention) but I got the essence of it and was able to keep going and it didn't affect me much afterwards.
I love HEA's, I gotta admit that. As long as they're not too cheesy, of course. So it would have probably been a 4 star story if it wasn't for the infatuation issues =P. (less)
I discovered this online comic thanks to Sam (Black Velvet) and LOVED IT! I had so much fun with this! And it's still in the making!! YAY!! There's mo...moreI discovered this online comic thanks to Sam (Black Velvet) and LOVED IT! I had so much fun with this! And it's still in the making!! YAY!! There's more to come and I cannot wait! =D HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!(less)
This series is so addicting that I read this book in less than a day. And I'm only that fast-pacey with books that are really gripping and page-turner...moreThis series is so addicting that I read this book in less than a day. And I'm only that fast-pacey with books that are really gripping and page-turners for excellence =)
I'm amazed by the fact that we got virtually NO new info on Barrons and the guy just keeps getting more sexy and mysteriously interesting LOL
Although Mac's perkier, pinky and sunshiny side is still there, it was less visible (and therefore easier to stand) than in the first book and I was very glad about that.
Don't have much more to say. The plot keeps getting better. I can't wait to read more!
FAVE QUOTES: (Kinda spoiler-ish, so BEWARE!)
Mac and V'lane: “Why have you chosen to spare me?” “I want us to be…what is your word? Friends.” “Psychotic rapists don’t have friends.” “I was unaware you were a psychotic rapist or I would not have offered.”
Mac and Barrons: "Barrons and I have a unique way of communicating. We have these little nonverbal conversations, where we say all those things we don’t say with our mouths with our eyes instead, and we understand each other perfectly. I didn’t say, You are such a stuffy asshole. And he didn’t say, If you ever burn one of my quarter-of-a-million dollar rugs again I’ll take it out of your hide, and I didn’t say, Oh, honey, wouldn’t you like to? And he didn’t say Grow up, Ms. Lane, I don’t take little girls to my bed, and I didn’t say I wouldn’t go there if it was the only safe place from the Lord Master in all of Dublin. “You might reconsider that one day.” His voice was low, fierce, on the verge of guttural." - LOVED every conversation like this, LOL!
"He could have branded me between the cheeks of my petunia for all I cared, if it’d get me out of here!" - HA!(less)
This was HILARIOUS!!! I haven't bought the book (YET). I admit the Google Docs viral version came to me first and then the Samuel L. Jackson's Audible...moreThis was HILARIOUS!!! I haven't bought the book (YET). I admit the Google Docs viral version came to me first and then the Samuel L. Jackson's Audible version and I've been rolling with laughter for days! The book will do a fantastic gift to some of my cousins who have small, demanding children LOL!(less)