Yes another book about vampires, but that's not just what it is about! The book had me captivated from the first page. Lily, is th...morewww.GlamourGlory.com
Yes another book about vampires, but that's not just what it is about! The book had me captivated from the first page. Lily, is the daughter of the last keeper in a long line of keeper's for the vampire king Krieger. Knowing he is sick and will be dying soon, he asks a favor of the king, to take in his daughter and protect her. The king agrees and Lilly's father is later found murdered. Lily is abnormal, though she is very intelligent, she is shy and can remember things perfectly. She rarely talks and does not like being around people. That all changes when she enters Krieger's world. She is comfortable there and feels like she actually belongs, though it is supernatural and all new to her. Another character, detective Hunter enters the story and helps the vampire king and lily with clues as to what happened to her father.
This story was exactly what I needed to read. It kept me intrigued and always left me wanting to read just a little bit more. There is a bit of romance in the book, which I really liked, and overall very much enjoyed this book. I liked the characters and even though LiIy was timid and weak at first, like how she became stronger. i also like that the vampire king wasn't cold hearted like many old vampire kings in other books. the characters were well written and felt real. I completely recommend this book and hope you take the time to read it. A wonderful book, a wonderful story! Not just another vampire story!(less)
My Review First off, I'd like to say that for all you cover lovers (including me) the cover of this book will make you happy. I was so excited to read this when I got it just because of the cover. I'm a sucker for covers and if this was at a bookstore, I would've picked it up based solely on the cover! As for the story, it was delightfully good! I really enjoyed reading it. I actually quite enjoy love triangles, and this one has one. Noel Kennedy, one of the luckiest girls out there in my opinion, has two very sexy and dreamy men fighting for her affection and she must choose one of them, all while trying to stay alive in a paranormal world. Both guys are steamy, but at the same time, you realize it's a book, and they have no downfalls, there is only good in them and well, they are too perfect, but again, it is a book, and you expect that sometimes. Though I would've appreciated some downfalls for each of them because it would've made the book and the story line more realistic.
I enjoy romance in my books, but not so much that it feels like I might blush should someone pick up where I left off. This book had some steamy scenes, as it should since it is an adult romance, not a teen romance book, but the scenes were classy, not over the top as some I've read and discontinued reading after a certain scene in a book. The romance scenes (which only occurred less than a handful of times) were worked perfectly into the book in an integral way. The dreams made the passion between the characters real.
But, I'm getting ahead of myself here... In the beginning of the story, Noel doesn't know anything about her powers, she believes (or has been led to believe for her safety) that she is a normal human being. That is, until a sexy man named Jared comes into her dreams, which begin to seem oh so real. She meets Jared in real life, and that is where things start to come together and she finds out she is a dreamwalker, among other things. She is not just a human, she has powers, she must try to stay alive as a group of immortals sent by Persephone herself hunt her down. The team that helps her seem like friends, but there are enemies lurking within the group and she must figure out who it is before it's too late. Also, she finds out that she might just have a sister she never even knew about (or at least can't remember). This makes the story even more interesting.
I do have to say that I did not know anything about Persephone, queen of the underworld, before this book, as I did not take Greek Mythology in High School or in college, but after looking up some information on it for references, I found that the author really knew her stuff. She also makes it to where you are learning everything along with Noel, because she doesn't remember things at first. This really helped me understand the plot of the story also and I didn't feel out of the loop.
The ending has closure, as she picks one of the guys to be with (luckily the one I would've chosen) but it also ends in a bit of a cliffhanger because one of their friends is captured and we must wait for the second book to find out whether or not he will be alive in a few months when Persephone resurfaces or whether he will even be the same if he is alive.
All in all, it was a really good book. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because it did lack realistic value for me in some areas (it was too perfect to be real). Other than that, I'd recommend it to anyone. The cover was beautiful, the storyline was a good one, a new one for me, and there was romance for those of us who like that kind of thing. I recommend you add it to your to read list and go and read it soon! I can't wait until book 2, Divinity, comes out in 2014!(less)
First I have to say that I love the cover, but I didn't picture Dahlia looking like that at all. In the b...moreFull Review on my blog!! www.GlamourGlory.com
First I have to say that I love the cover, but I didn't picture Dahlia looking like that at all. In the book she is in jeans and t-shirts, covering her beauty. So, the cover felt to me like it didn't go with the story, but was very pretty nonetheless. As far as the book...(less)
I always like to start off by reviewing the book itself and the cover....moreYou can check this review and more reviews out on my blog: www.GlamourGlory.com
I always like to start off by reviewing the book itself and the cover. So in that regard: I like the thought of the cover but I don't think it was the best cover for this book. The cover does give the reader a picture of what Lylah, the main character looks like, but if it had been at a bookstore, I would not have picked it up based solely on the cover. Though, we know we shouldn't judge a book by its cover, most of us do. The title I did like. It was a big thing in the book and it can have so many meanings; so, I very much liked the title. As far as the book itself, it was very thick, but I don't mean that it had too many pages, what I mean is that the stiff binding made it hard to hold the book. Every few pages or so I had to bend the spine to get it to open, it was tough to hold without doing that as it kept wanting to close. The font though, is nice and big and the book is actually quite a fast read. Had I not been in classes every day it would've taken me just a couple of days to read.
Now to what's in the book, the story. When the author first inquired about me reviewing this book, I was very excited to read it because of the story line. I mean, who wouldn't want a sneak peek into your past lives, especially with the love of your life. Though, maybe not these horrible ones Lylah kept having about losing William over and over again in each lifetime.
The story begins with Lylah and tells you her story, all about her shyness, and her love for singing, but also her fear of stage fright. In a crazy sort of events, befriending the most popular girl in school, she meets William, a music producer, and the love of her life. (Some might call it destiny perhaps). Their story, and the main plot, begins with that chance meeting. While on a date she gets hurt and sees a vision of her past life, but it is full of dread and fear. This keeps happening and by the end of the story she must choose whether to let him go and let him live, or choose true love and suffer the consequences, maybe even losing him for good. The book to me started off a bit slow. It felt repetitive when describing their love. The reader can really tell that they are in love because all of their thoughts, feelings, and words are about how much they love each other and how much they feel for each other. Now, I love a good romance book, but reader beware, if you are not the mushy type, this might not be for you. They are very lovey-dovey, sometimes a bit overwhelming.
The book takes off halfway through though, getting into all of the flashbacks. Once there, I kind of flew right through the last of the book. I actually enjoyed the book more during this time because the couple wasn't together and it was a nice change to all the love. The pain and anguish they felt made the book more realistic. Though it was sad and I kept wanting them together, it was a good addition to the book. The ending was great! I love how she ended it and how the author explained the whole flashback thing in the storyline. It was very cool. I didn't see that coming. Overall it was a very good book. I recommend it to anyone who wants a good young adult romance book with a bit of suspense. The plot was new and interesting, the story believable, and the fact that parts of the story were taken from the author's own life events, makes it even better. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. Go and get it, you will enjoy it! (less)
I read this book because it was highly recommended to me by a friend. I'm sorry friend. I have to say that I was excited to read this book especially...moreI read this book because it was highly recommended to me by a friend. I'm sorry friend. I have to say that I was excited to read this book especially after seeing that it was going to be made into a movie, but I was seriously disappointed. The story was a cute one and as a pastor's daughter and a Christian I really wanted to love it, but I didn't. There were so many things that Colton said that I could've come up with at that age (or my kids could've) from just reading bedtime stories or going to Sunday school. The author also kept saying how he and his wife were so surprised at times, or how his jaw dropped. After a few times (especially after years) I think he would've at least gotten used to it instead of his jaw dropping every time.
I also did not like how the author had to prove each and every single thing his son said with a bible verse. It completely broke the smoothness of the story. I would've appreciated the story so much more if it didn't kept getting interrupted by scripture. I understand that this book is meant for those who might be new to the Bible, but as an avid bible reader it felt repetitive to me. I would've enjoyed it more had it just been the story and then verses added in parentheses at the end of sentences for those who would like to see where the Bible talked about it. (Plus, hat would've made those who don't read the Bible open their Bibles!) it would've definitely felt more like a story to me.
Furthermore, I did not enjoy the descriptions or the "girl talk" as my husband calls it. Instead of getting right to the point he made the story longer by adding stuff we really didn't need to know, hence: girl talk.
All in all, I gave it two stars for the cuteness of the story and what could've been a good book. I feel bad for giving it only 2 stars but I had to give it an honest review. I really didn't enjoy it and I felt like I wasted 3 hours of my life I won't get back. Also, sorry if you loved this book. We shall agree to disagree.
Oh and this is the one time where I hope the movie is nothing like the book, but better!(less)
I have never read a book by Amy Plum before and this book was just amazing. From the beginning it was just so good. The first few pages...moreWow. Just wow.
I have never read a book by Amy Plum before and this book was just amazing. From the beginning it was just so good. The first few pages were confusing because of the Indian names but after that I really got into the story. Anytime I had a spare moment I was reading it.
The story: Juneau returns from a hunting trip to discover that her whole clan has been taken, she must then leave the boundaries of their land, which she and her family have never done after world war III happened and the rest of the world was left devastated. Her village are very deeply connected to the Yara, a kind of earth spirit that can interact with any organism of earth and can give a person powers, amongst other things.
Juneau sets off on a journey to find her family/clan and only then does she realize that the world outside her village is intact and that there was no world war III. There are people still alive and cities still out there.
"Beneath me lies a city. It is not in ruins. It isn’t decimated by war and poisoned by radiation. It is a thriving city with massive glass buildings glistening in the late-afternoon sun. This is not a postapocalyptic wasteland." [quote from uncorrected proof and might change once the final edition comes out.}
She struggles with the fact that everything she was brought up to believe was a lie and that maybe the people she trusted and loved the most were the ones to deceive her. The only way for her to find out is to find her clan. As she sets out to find them she meets Miles and this is where things get interesting. Since I don't want to spoil anything, I will say that I love their conversations! He thinks she's psychotic and she thinks he's untrustworthy and spoiled. The only reason they stick to each other is because they are both a means to an end.
The ending was left on a cliffhanger, a good one I might add. I didn't see it coming. This book was so good that when I came to the end of the book I was like "that's it?" In a good way because I wanted more! I cannot wait to read what happens next! I really enjoyed this book. The story was definitely new to me; I had never read anything like it before. Imagine plucking someone from the early 19th century and bringing them into our modern city. That is the story of Juneau. This is definitely a must-read! Amy Plum is a great writer and I will definitely be reading more of her books now, if not all of them. 5/5 stars.(less)
I just finished reading the book and I loved the ending. Wait, let me rephrase that, I love how the ending was written as a cliff-hanger, and not what...moreI just finished reading the book and I loved the ending. Wait, let me rephrase that, I love how the ending was written as a cliff-hanger, and not what "happens" at the end. It really makes you want to keep reading... It is a great book. I gave it 5 stars b/c it really taught me more about the end of days, and I felt closer to the main characters. It is not as repetitive as the 1st one, and I like the new character(s). :) I like how the new character was brought in and "why". NO SPOILERS SORRY. I already have the 3rd book and I cannot wait to start it. This one really starts where the 1st left off. Many find this book to be written for pure enjoyment, which it is, but the bigger concept is that, the bible tells us all of this. We should be prepared for His coming and hopefully we won't be Left Behind. I cannot wait to read all of them, though I do suggest checking them out of the library (or doing a swap) since they are pretty pricey. For sure, better than the first. BTW: this book is nothing like the movie, none of them are. The movies were good, but the books are great!
I have read this book twice now, which is why I gave it 5 stars. It must be a book that I want to read over and over again to get 5 stars. It is geare...moreI have read this book twice now, which is why I gave it 5 stars. It must be a book that I want to read over and over again to get 5 stars. It is geared toward the artists in the church: dancer, singer, worship leader, actor, etc... It is a great book for your artists at church and I think it should be a requirement to read because it is so darn good! It was required for us to read during one of our worship classes at school and I am so thankful we did because it was an eye opener and I loved reading scripture and advised from a worship leader to us. I currently have two other books on my shelf ready to read by Noland: The thriving Artist and The Worshiping Artist because I loved this one so much. Though I read this in eBook format, the other two are in paperback because that way I can highlight, mark it up, tab it, and look at those notes later. Read it! You won't regret it!
Ok, I have to start off by saying that yes, this book series is very repetitive in many points, but I actually do like the story line. I've actually c...moreOk, I have to start off by saying that yes, this book series is very repetitive in many points, but I actually do like the story line. I've actually caught myself skipping over the repetitive parts, which is sad, but true. Also we all know, and will forever have it memorized in our brains, the Cherokee word for daughter. I understand that many of the readers do not start at book 1, but it does get annoying for the readers who did start at book 1. Also, can't believe she slept with a teacher in book 3, was she that easy to manipulate? So sad, but at least that teacher was killed off and we don't have to here the back & forth banter between the two bc of the imprint. Did anyone else get annoyed with him all of a sudden calling her "baby" & "honey?"
I like that the author put a twist in the book about the story of Kalona and I also like and am looking forward to what happends now that they are underground in the tunnels. I think the good outweighs the bad for me and I will continue on reading the series. Lastly, I love the cover, the tattoos look pretty awesome, made me wanna get a henna for the summer:) www.glamglory.blogspot.com(less)
"Kaeleigh and Raeanne are 16-year-old identical twins, the daughters of a district court judge father and politician mother running for Congress. Ever...more"Kaeleigh and Raeanne are 16-year-old identical twins, the daughters of a district court judge father and politician mother running for Congress. Everything on the surface of their lives seems Norman Rockwell perfect, but underneath run deep and damaging secrets.
Kaeleigh is the good girl-her father's perfect flower, something she has tried so hard to be since she was nine and he started sexually abusing her. She cuts herself and vomits after every binge, desperate to feel something normal. Raeanne uses painkillers, drugs, alcohol, and sex to numb the pain of not being Daddy's favorite."
MY REVIEW: Wow this was hard to review. This book took me a good week to read bc I kept putting it down. If you have ever been abused, sexually or physically, even mentally, this book will hit some nerves. It was tough reading this book because you wanted to do something to help the girls, you want them to get out of their situation, you want to make it better, but then you get grossed out by the thoughts that they have. It made me scared with them and for them and sometimes, I even understood why they hurt themselves. I didn't like it in the sense that the book was pleasurable to read, because it was a tough read for me due to the scenarios in the story, which are very graphic by the way. I wouldn't let anyone under the age of 17 ish read this bc I think it should be an adult book, not a teen book. Then again, it is Young Adult, but still young teens might read it. I do like that it did dive into many places that other authors might not dare to go and the way she wrote everything makes me wonder if she herself has ever been molested. I recommend it to anyone who wants a book that will hit the very core of what humanity sometimes is: evil, tarnished, ugly, and painful. The ending was great, I didn't see it coming, it actually made the book get that 4th star. If it wasn't for the ending, it would've been 3 stars, but the plot twist was unexpected, yet it made me say, DUH! No Wonder! So that is why I rated it 4 stars. (less)
I have to say that I was a bit hesitant to read this because I'm not a big zombie fan. I don't really like...moreFULL REVIEW ON MY BLOG: www.GlamourGlory.com
I have to say that I was a bit hesitant to read this because I'm not a big zombie fan. I don't really like Resident Evil and other movies like that, but this book sounded interesting. It deals with Jacob who contracts the meat virus disease and can only eat meat after getting the virus. Anything other than meat will make those infected sick and if they don't consume meat and keep trying to eat regular food they can die. This is what caught my attention. I had never heard of this topic before for a book, and that made me want to read it.
This book also deals with cannibalism and the topic of zombies. It is not your post apocalyptic book, but it was interesting and different than anything I have ever read before. Truthfully when the story brought up the cannibalism aspect, I was a bit disgusted, but I kept reading and found that it made the story very real. The only other story that I recalled knowing about was Hannibal, and I quite enjoyed that movie. (Creepy much?) Jacob's character seemed so real and the interactions between him and his friends were not fake, but instead they seemed to flow effortlessly, and it made me become attached to the characters. I understood their emotions and felt for them when they were in pain and laughed at their jokes when they said any, they were for the hours I read, my friends. The scenarios were well written, the descriptions of the meat eating and learning to prepare the meat at the end was a bit nerve wrecking, but when you are at your wits end, you will do anything to survive, right?
The book is also full of suspense as the characters flee from the "Control Group," whose mission is to kill those that are infected. But, not all of them are crazy "zombies," as the people call them, the ones who attack have what seems like a mutated version of the virus.
Friends, this book is definitely worth reading! It leaves off at a cliffhanger and leaves you wishing you could keep reading more because you want to know what happens to them and to the virus. I definitely give this book 5 stars. The author does a wonderful job of making you feel sympathetic towards the infected main characters and that's hard to do, especially with what they have to do to survive. Do not let the zombie/meat virus scenario fool you, this is not another zombie apocalypse story, it is full of surprises and the characters are so real, you can't help but love this crazy story (and hope it never really happens)! Now go get on your computer, iPad, Kindle, whatever, and download this book!(less)
I've read quite a few vampire books now, but I've never read one where vampires hold humans captive or as...moreFull review on my blog: www.GlamourGlory.com
I've read quite a few vampire books now, but I've never read one where vampires hold humans captive or as slaves. I thought this book would be of a powerful vampire who should be feared and would torture his captives and slaves, but instead this book and its main character Derek surprised me. I fell in love with the story, captivated by the story of Sofia and Derek. I loved seeing the book from both Derek and Sofia's point of view. I Also loved that Derek still held a bit of the humanity in him, though he was far from human, and pretty much the leader and a legend of the vampires. The storyline is great and the book was very fast paced. I was able to read it in just a few hours. Usually books start off slow, especially when they are the first book in a series, but not this one. The whole time I was reading I was captivated by the story. I loved the relationship between the main characters, and I loved Sofia's character. She was so strong, even at her weakest. Lucas, the evil vampire brother was such a great character to add in the mix and it made Derek so much more likeable. Also, the ending was really good, I can't wait to see what happens next! Like I said, I read it in the span of a few hours and enjoyed every second of it. The author definitely made you part of the story by making the character's and their emoticons so real and it was so easy to attach yourself to them. I completely recommend this book and would definitely read it again in the future. Now get on your Kindle's, computers, iPads, and get this book! You won't regret it. (less)
At first I was a bit bored even though the story did start with Elizabeth, a commoner, meeting the King, whom many hate, and asking him for his help t...moreAt first I was a bit bored even though the story did start with Elizabeth, a commoner, meeting the King, whom many hate, and asking him for his help to get back her lands after they were seized when her husband is killed in battle. They end up fallin in love and marrying in secret. This book is part romance, but mostly war. It is not a book about love prevailing and having a happily ever after, so if that's what you're looking for than this might not be your read. The story though is a good one; the whole time I was thinking her two sons in the beginning were the two famous 'princes in the tower,' but they do not end up being them. I got a bit frustrated with battle after battle for the throne, brother against brother, and cousin against cousin. I understand that this is historical,which helped ease my boredom & frustration with the repeated battles a bit. When I truly thought about it & realized that people actually went through this, it made it even more fascinating to me how strong these men & women were back then. I liked the book and it did leave me with a yearning to read the next two in the series so that I can see the perspective of the red queen, and then of the other queen. I am now on the side of Elizabeth, The White Queen, but I might just be a turncoat, and get on the other queen's side at the end of their stories. I also really liked how the story incorporated the legend of Melusina, the Water Goddess. Those few segments, and breaks in the story were very well placed and much needed. It did leave me thinking that I might just search and read a story on Melusina; it seems as if it would be a great one. Furthermore, I did not like the ending, not that it wasn't a good ending, it was great for the melancholy story that it was, but I like a happy ending, and since most of it was solemn, I really wanted a happy ending. So all in all, boring for me in the beginning, but then it got much better, and the ending was good, but not what I prefer. I rate it 3 out of 5 stars. Maybe I will like the other 2 books more.
***It's been 2 weeks now since I wrote the above review & have yet to read the next two books. Even though I did like the book, it is not intriguing enough for me to pick up the other two (which are on my nightstand) and read them. I've read other books & I think I won't pick the next two for a while.***(less)
This book was a requirement for one of my classes, and I am so glad it was. I got to learn about style and about sustainability. It went deeper into t...moreThis book was a requirement for one of my classes, and I am so glad it was. I got to learn about style and about sustainability. It went deeper into the world of fashion-and it really felt like I was sitting with Oakes talking to her about her favorite clothes, makeup, etc... It really shows that you can be both fashionable and environmentally friendly. It's easy to do, and feels so much better... I got to meet Summer when she came to our school and even got to interview her. She is as humble & down to earth as she seems in her book or videos. Her book captures her love & intelligence about the environment, and eco-friendly products extremely well. Check out the interview here: http://www.kstatecollegian.com/edge/p...(less)
This book was one that hit many of the points (if not all) that we as women do to ourselves in order to break ourselves down. We might not do it inten...moreThis book was one that hit many of the points (if not all) that we as women do to ourselves in order to break ourselves down. We might not do it intentionally, but we do them. I love how she put stories of people she has helped so that way we kind of see things from different perspectives. I have to admit, it was a lot of information at once, and by information I mean verses. Almost every few sentences was another verse. I started to highlight the verses at first, but then I noticed that I was highlighting a lot bc of the many verses in the book. It would have helped us as readers more had she stuck to a few key verses, then talked about them in each chapter instead of so many. Either way, I still enjoyed it. It did take me longer to read as I had to take time to reflect on the chapters and the very many verses. They were a bit overwhelming and sometimes I stopped after 4 or 5 pages bc I felt like I had read so much due to the verses. I wanted to make sure I actually read and put it to work, not just glanced at each verse, read through it, and forgot about it in 10 minutes. It was a good book, I did like it, but it wasn't a huge WOW for me.(less)
I loved the movie Fireproof which featured this book. I thought it was amazing that such simple things could help a marriage. I did the love dare duri...moreI loved the movie Fireproof which featured this book. I thought it was amazing that such simple things could help a marriage. I did the love dare during the time that KSBJ had it on their website and I know it helped improve our marriage. We have been together for 6 years and married almost 4. Though we try our best, there are still things that all marriages go through. This book really helps to put your faith in God, and your marriage into His hands. I think it would benefit any marriage, and even a dating relationship. Use it as a way to improve your marriage, one simple task a day... Loved it! Will give to a friend for sure... If you haven't watch the movie Fireproof! It's awesome:)(less)
"Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears...more"Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow."
I think this is a pretty cool story line, one I hadn't heard of before. The Society controls everything for their citizens and even gives them pills to carry along with them to take at a certain time, even death is planned when you reach a certain age. There are no surprises and everything runs according to what the Society believes it should run. There is not a lot of lovey dovey romance, but enough for it to be a romance. I think it is suited for YA readers because the romance is not so explicit as some other books I've read, but it's also great for older people (I'm 26) as the story line is pretty good and a light read. I really liked it. It isn't amazingly packed full of action, but once you get to the middle (after the intros to everything and how society works) it goes much faster. I like the ending, it left me happy knowing what she and her family does. I can't wait to read the 2nd book, I will for sure recommend this book to a friend. (less)
This doesn't really give you ways to make your own clothes, which is what I thought it was in the first place. It gives you ways to remake your own cl...moreThis doesn't really give you ways to make your own clothes, which is what I thought it was in the first place. It gives you ways to remake your own clothes by adding stuff to it, thus the "craft" on the title. If you are an intermediate/advanced sewer you pretty much already know how to do all these things, or you can look them up online for free. I got this from the library, and read the few pages I thought kind of looked interesting such as the applique, but that was it. I suggest checking it out from the library before purchase. (less)
This book was just what I needed: an easy, short read. I loved it. I've never actually read about mermaids and it was a very different storyline then...moreThis book was just what I needed: an easy, short read. I loved it. I've never actually read about mermaids and it was a very different storyline then the one I thought it would be. I love the characters and the frustration between her and Jackson. It was really good and I felt like I knew e characters even in such a short amount of time. Can't wait to read book 2. I give it 4/5 stars, recommend for you to read! Great book! (Btw: read on Kobo, really cool app) My requirement for 5 is that it would be a book I would read over and over again. (less)
This book took me so long to read! Mostly because I kept getting bored and would have to stop reading, also because I just was not looking forward to...moreThis book took me so long to read! Mostly because I kept getting bored and would have to stop reading, also because I just was not looking forward to reading it after a while. Truthfully, I would have stopped reading it halfway but I wanted to finish and see what would happen since I had already read book 1 & 2 and half of this one. The storyline was okay on this one but the ending was definitely was not what I expected and especially the ending with Tris. It came so suddenly and then that's it, no more. I was like, "that's it? Really?" I did not like the ending. I wanted a happily ever after, especially after every everything that happened. So because of all this, only 3 stars.(less)
Lena is a 17 year old girl whose family is nothing less than controversial, her mother...moreFull review on my blog: www.GlamourGlory.com under Glamouratures
Lena is a 17 year old girl whose family is nothing less than controversial, her mother commits suicide when Lena is six and her cousin’s husband is identified as a sympathizer. She is cared for by her Aunt Carol and lives a normal life but is weighed down by the pain of abandonment and the stain of her family's past. This story is set in a dystopian world where love is no longer a wonderful thing, but a disease that needs to be eradicated and citizens look forward to the surgery that will cure them of the love disease: Amor Deliria Nervosa. Lena, of all people, can't wait for the surgery and all it promises: happiness, peace, cure from the love disease, and above all else, the chance for Lena to leave the pain of the past behind her and the chance to start anew. She looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she does what everyone least expects, falls in love with Alex, a gorgeous boy with amber eyes who shows her what love really is, and makes her question the decision to be "cured" or to pursue love and go against all she has ever believed in. What will Lena do?(less)
I finally finished this book. It took me about two months of reading here and there. Seriously, it was on my counter next to my bed and I only picked...moreI finally finished this book. It took me about two months of reading here and there. Seriously, it was on my counter next to my bed and I only picked it up every few days or so for a few minutes before bed. I liked it, but not enough to read it every day non stop. It is meant more for younger kids and though I am older I did enjoy the cute storyline.
You have 4 very smart children who together make up the Mysterious Benedict Society. They are on a mission to stop some adults who are sending messages over the tv and radio, and whose mission is to broadcast them all over the world and pretty much brainwash everyone. They must be spies and stop it before it happens. The main bad guy happens to be someone they least expect and they must use each other's skills to stop the evil plan from happening.
It's a cute story, I liked it, I have the second & third book already on my shelf (I bought them as a set for only $3 at a garage sale in amazing condition) but I don't know if I will read them soon. Maybe when I'm done with other books I have gotten. (less)
It is a very intense book on how Elaine has overcome spiritual warfare. Many might think, there is no way that this can be true, but the Word of God t...moreIt is a very intense book on how Elaine has overcome spiritual warfare. Many might think, there is no way that this can be true, but the Word of God tells us that "our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." Ephesians 6:12. God is amazing, with Him on our side, what have we to fear? He can set us free from all things.... I really liked this book:)(less)
I loved Lauren Oliver's Delirium Trilogy. It was so great, 5 stars, but this one, I got on audio cd's and I hated it! The girl who read the story soun...moreI loved Lauren Oliver's Delirium Trilogy. It was so great, 5 stars, but this one, I got on audio cd's and I hated it! The girl who read the story sounded so stuck up, which the character was stuck up, and the story line was just very young for me. Though, I don't understand how that could be since in Delirium the main characters were around the same age but I related to them much better than with this story. They were too immature and reminded me of Junior HIgh instead of high school. Will not even finish reading and was let down by this book, especially since I loved the other books so much.(less)
Wow, I loved this book! Better than the second one. There were so many emotions going through Nora (and me). I was angry, sad, confused and still I wa...moreWow, I loved this book! Better than the second one. There were so many emotions going through Nora (and me). I was angry, sad, confused and still I wanted Nora to be with Patch. The ending was fantastic, the person who killed her dad is finally revealed. And, of course it left off on a cliffhanger which sets it up perfectly for the 3rd book, which I already have on my shelf. I give this book 5 stars. I just couldn't put it down!(less)
I listened to this story on CD and it was great! The story itself was exciting and the characters were all interesting. I clicked play anytime I could: in the kitchen while cooking, in the bedroom while cleaning or folding clothes, it was such a great book. Very interesting that it is set in the future after most of our race is extinct and we are referred to as the Rusty's.
Downside: I really did not LOVE the speaker's voice for the characters besides Tally's, especially Shay's. Shay's voice sounded like an old, ragged lady and it made me think of her as someone really, REALLY ugly. Even later on, she was still ugly in my mind bc of the voice the reader gave her. Maybe they should've used a 2nd person for some of the characters. But other than this, it was a great book and I will be reading the 2nd on. (less)
I enjoyed this book, it is slower than I thought it would be, but it must be since the author is bringing you up to speed on all the things the main c...moreI enjoyed this book, it is slower than I thought it would be, but it must be since the author is bringing you up to speed on all the things the main character does not know, then it's ok. You are finding things out just as he is, in a way I felt like I was the main character at times. The action started a little bit after halfway, but I truly enjoyed it. I would recommend it to anyone needing a light read, plus the vintage photos are awesome. I also really liked the ending. It seemed like it could be a solo book but also left it open for a second book, which I'd be willing to read if it did come out. I gave it 4 of 5 stars because it was slower than expected, but not slow enough to receive 3 because the storyline was interesting, different, and overall very good.(less)
I didn't expect this book to be good, and I actually expected this book to be a bit horror-ish bc of the cover but it came up to be a great book. It i...moreI didn't expect this book to be good, and I actually expected this book to be a bit horror-ish bc of the cover but it came up to be a great book. It is not action packed and since it's the first installment of a 3 part series, the action & the meat of the story does not really start until the last 40 pages. It does leave you on a bit of a cliffhanger, and it did keep me wanting more bc I literally read it in a span of hours, couldn't even put it down for bed. Great read! Glad I found it by mistake. I recommend for people of all ages.(less)
Why did it take me forever to read this book? Read the first one last year and didn't pick this up nail now. It was great! Action packed and I like ho...moreWhy did it take me forever to read this book? Read the first one last year and didn't pick this up nail now. It was great! Action packed and I like how he arena was set up. I even liked the other victors. I also still like Peeta but want her to pick Gale. The ending was great also, didn't see it coming! Great book, off to read book 3 now.(less)
**spoiler alert** Oh man-it left me on a cliffhanger. Thank God I already have the next book on my shelf. I wouldn't want to wait to go buy it or chec...more**spoiler alert** Oh man-it left me on a cliffhanger. Thank God I already have the next book on my shelf. I wouldn't want to wait to go buy it or check it out! It was the best of all the past ones. Rayford is left wondering the truth about Amanda, and more seals and judgements are coming true. Hattie has secrets that she told the rest of the Tribulation Force but Rayford has not heard. He thinks it's about Amanda, and he doesn't want to believe that she might not be who he thought she was. This book is great. Can't wait to read the next one! READ IT!(less)