I'm only giving this 5 stars because I wasted the last month of my life reading this series, only because I was given rave reviews about Blay and QuhiI'm only giving this 5 stars because I wasted the last month of my life reading this series, only because I was given rave reviews about Blay and Quhinn.
Since I'm actually reading this around the release, I won't go into specifics but I will say, even though I got the ending I wanted... I still wasn't happy with it.
It was like there was ALL this buildup, all this drama, and then when everything FINALLY clicked... BOOM it was over.
I needed to be brought to tears. For god sake, I read the first page of the book, where Ward says, no one deserves it more than you two, and I cried. I went on her website and saw that blay and quhinn's songs were Don't Stop Believing, and We Found Love and I cried.
The ending, no tears. Maybe I'll go back and read the last 20 or so pages... Really, really read every word and maybe I'll get the reaction out of myself that I was looking for....more
This book was wonderful, a really tragic, unconventional gay love story. If you know me, you know I love, love and especia NEEDS a sequel immediately.
This book was wonderful, a really tragic, unconventional gay love story. If you know me, you know I love, love and especially young love! You have Tyler the queen, Jenny the bipolar drug dealer, and a love triangle between Eric and Billy.
The sidestory with Tyler's clairvoyant, clown (literally) mother was a nice addition....more
The book is set up much like World War Z as in it has a common narrator who shares this story of war with you from recollAmazing. Simply awesome book.
The book is set up much like World War Z as in it has a common narrator who shares this story of war with you from recollections, footage, and data from other characters in the book.
Throughout this book, you are introduced to characters diverse and emotionally engaging with a common goal: Survival. People live and die fighting for that which we take most for granted... Our humanity.
I found that, unlike World War Z, I was captivated instantly. Being quite a fast reader, I did find this book to be quick, entertaining, and hoping for an epilogue.
Movies tend to compliment books in my opinion, bringing faces and locations to life, even if they severely lack in content or deviate too much from the book.
That being said, overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and hope that Steven Spielberg does it justice. ...more
This book is so effed up yet fascinating. The back of the book tells about Jordy Valen**spoiler alert** Holy crap.
I don't know what to do with myself.
This book is so effed up yet fascinating. The back of the book tells about Jordy Valentine, a rich kid with an endless trust fund who is scorned by fellow frat brother Chad but it is oh so much more.
We start the book with Joe, a detective who is investigating Jordy for attempted murder, why attempted murder you ask? Because Chad is in a come from falling out of a window and the police think Jordy pushed him! You learn in this book that money really can fix all messes and that it's not someone's looks, it's their personality that really matters. Jordy ends up telling his story to the detective, to give him insight on why he couldn't have pushed Chad and the story is nothing but wild. Everyone ends up winning in the end. Yes, he throws his money around to get back at Chad but it was with good reason. There was really no reason for the things Chad did to Jordy and he hurt people completely unrelated in the process.
In a nutshell, Jordy and his Big Brother Roger both lusted (at some point) over Chad and he turned them both down harshly. Jordy goes into workout mode and goes from normal to sexy in like, 3 months thanks to his personal trainer Jay. Jordy finds out Chad is dating architect Dante. Chad let's his trainer go down on him and gets video taped. Chad sends the video tape to the whole fraternity and they threaten to kick him out. Jay gets fired because of his and Jordy's misconduct at the gym. Jordy buys the gym and lets Jay run it, sleeps with Dante, and buys the Frat house. Bing bang boom, Jordy ends up with Dante, Roger ends up with Detective Jim, and Jordy doesn't ruin Chad's life. Yay for happy endings!
I have to say one thing though, I have to read Every Frat Boy Wants It by Todd Gregory now, since that book started the whole thing....more
Beatrice Prior, or Tris, is a young girl living in Dystopian Chicago, a city divided into 5 factions. Every year 16 year old's must decided whether thBeatrice Prior, or Tris, is a young girl living in Dystopian Chicago, a city divided into 5 factions. Every year 16 year old's must decided whether they want to remain in their family's faction or leave it, never to see them again.
You have Tris' faction, Abnegation, an Amish type faction, Dauntless, the fearless fighters, Erudites, or nerds, Candor, the blatant and impartial, and Amity, the pacifists.
These children are expected to choose one of these 5 factions, complete an initiation or face becoming Faction-less, a group of hobos for lack of a better term.
The title of the book, Divergent, is a term characters use to classify those people who are not fit for any one class, a jack of all trades of sorts, and being one is punishable by death.
Divergent is one of those books that really captures you head on, you dive into it and don't put it down for any length of time. You HAVE to finish it. I'm not happy with the fact that Insurgent, the next book in this trilogy isn't slated for release until May 2012. By that point I probably won't be interested enough anymore to finish the series but I might, who knows.
I really did love this book right off the bat and even though I read the ARC, it took me a few months of sitting down and picking it up a few times in order to actually devote time to it but I'm glad I did. A 5 star book as far as I'm concerned!...more
I'm happy to say that the store between Gavin and Elizabeth was even better than Mick and Tara!
This book had so much more sex, tied in the first bookI'm happy to say that the store between Gavin and Elizabeth was even better than Mick and Tara!
This book had so much more sex, tied in the first book beautifully and makes me crave the third. It took me awhile to finish this one as I started it awhile back and kind of let it simmer for awhile but I'm so glad I spent a few hours on my day off finishing it.
If you enjoy sex, can get past Jaci Burton's use of the term "sex" when describing vaginas, and want hot, sexy men then this is the book for you.
I can't wait to read the need one with Jenna and Ty!...more
I hated the ending. The whoooole entire book I was hoping for a particular ending and BAM suzanne collins screwed me.
The first two books were AWESOME!I hated the ending. The whoooole entire book I was hoping for a particular ending and BAM suzanne collins screwed me.
The first two books were AWESOME!
This one was a let down.
A year after reading the series, I decided to take it up again. It had a whole new meaning to me the second time around. I caught things I missed, and remembered things I had forgotten. I bawled like a baby at the end of this. The whole story is so moving, and the ending very appropriate. (view spoiler)[My only hangup is a longer ending with Katniss and Peeta, their children, or even just the two of them after they arrived home from the Capitol. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more