I want more of this! My favorite books are exactly the first 4 that are depicted on this awesome addition to the Night Huntress world!! And knowing thiI want more of this! My favorite books are exactly the first 4 that are depicted on this awesome addition to the Night Huntress world!! And knowing things wouldn't be the same. Could be worse or could be better gives me all kinds of happy and thank-god feels!
I'm glad I got to know a little bit more of all my favorite characters ever!!
Wasn't a memorable book. Kind of rushed and too predictable most of the time. But it wasn't horrible either.
I wish there was more depth to each of thWasn't a memorable book. Kind of rushed and too predictable most of the time. But it wasn't horrible either.
I wish there was more depth to each of the characters and a little more plot here and there because... oh wait. Maybe this is somewhat of a really YA tittle? As in written for a very specific age? 13-14 maybe? Because this was just too... idk for me. ...more
[... He is. He asked for you. And I know you're with my brother and I'm with child, but can we please just take a moment to silently admire the perfec[... He is. He asked for you. And I know you're with my brother and I'm with child, but can we please just take a moment to silently admire the perfection that is that man?]
I've read a lot of books in my lifetime. Some were so bad for me I wish I'd had a lighter right there to erase all traces of it from my shelves. Others were so good I constantly struggled with my selfishness to keep the story all to myself and not let anyone read it while at the same time wanting to have tons of people to discuss said good book with. Then came the gems. The epic books. The books that changed something in me every time I turned that last page and sigh a little contented sigh of happiness or sorrow or sadness or any feeling that happened to be evoked by the ending of the book. Then came the 3 books that somehow saved me from myself. Books that I will never be able to read ever again but that are constantly in my mind, no need to read them again. They are forever imprinted on my very soul. I found one of those books thanks to Colleen Hoover. She recommended me Taryn's books (I say recommended ME loosely because she usually just promotes Taryn's books on her social media and I just happened to be on Instagram at the perfect time.)
But then. There are these books. Books that don't fit in any other category you might shelf your books in.
Books that surprise you because you know what you're getting yourself into. Or at least you think you know. But later you think... "Fuuuuuck. Fuuuuuck. What in the fuuuuuck. Fuck!!!? What in the beautiful flowers in my garden did I just sign up for?" Almost every Colleen Hoover book I've read has been like this. Surprising. Inspiring. Sometimes I can predict the outcome. Sometimes I can't. But I always love the story all the same.
It Ends With Us is a great book. I loved it and I kind of hated it. Because, beware... honest truth coming.
I've been that 'girl' that 'woman' that person that even though has gone through psychological abuse was quick to start saying... "why doesn't she leave him?" When I'd hear of women suffering physical abuse. I'd say "I would've done that ages ago... why is she so stupid? Why why why... or I would've I would've I would've..."
I hated it because I discovered something I pretty much hate about myself (not that I need to add more to the list lol) I hated how quick I came to conclusions about people's life choices when mine aren't perfect nor easy.
I know not every case is the same. Ever. But this book made me pause. Made me think (which is always something I appreciate.) Made me take a knee ^_^ and breathe and say... "Stop. You are NOT them. You don't KNOW. And even if you think you know... just stop."
So first I want to apologize for being that person but second I want to thank Colleen for writing this book. I can't even begin to imagine how this must've been for you. After reading the author's note at the end I felt like I had mostly read a journal entry rather than a fictional book.
I felt so many things all at once. I felt sad for Ryle. I felt sad for Lily. I felt sad for Atlas. I felt sad for Emmy.
["When's your next day off?" He says. "Never. When's yours?" "Never." I shake my head. "We're doomed..."]
But then. I felt hope for all of them. I felt happy for all of them. I felt proud for freaking fictional characters.
I was a mess one second and a completely normal person the next.
If that doesn't mean this book was well written I don't know what does.
I haven't written one of my long book reviews in over a year because life sucks. But then this book came and life didn't suck as much for the days it took to finish it. And now that I have read all of it I couldn't just come here and rate it and leave it at that. I wanted to share a little bit of what happened to me while I read this.
So thank you for writing this book dear author. Thank you for not hitting that delete button. Thank you for seeing it through. And thank you for publishing it and making it available for us.
I for one feel like a complete different person as to who I was when I started it. It wasn't everything I hoped for, it wasn't everything I expected, it wasn't at all what I thought it'd be. And I am completely thankful for that. It was so much more!
Here's to naked truths, Ellen Degeneres, cycle breakers and the book title actually being a part of the story!
Ps. Allysa fan for life. That girl is goals!! Everything goals!! And I need a sponge bob onesie T_T...more
I can't even... I had it all planned out, me reading this book slowly, enjoying every single page because , let's face it Coleen Hoover is doomed, she'I can't even... I had it all planned out, me reading this book slowly, enjoying every single page because , let's face it Coleen Hoover is doomed, she's doomed to become a classic. My kids will have to read her books and so will my grandchildren, great grandchildren and so on. So I hope she's a fan of classics because ever since Slammed she was doomed... ANYWAY, I started this book December 17th I believe, thinking I might as well make it last the few days that were left on the year, But noooooooo. It was too much, too perfect and too gripping for me to be patient. So here I am, tears in my eyes which I'm refusing to shed and losing tremendously. It's been so long since a book did this to me. I felt everything. Heartbreak, joy, love, happiness, sadness, more heartbreak and a pain so grand I still have goosebumps all because of the amazing talent Ms. Hoover has, her words are powerful beings and I hope she knows it, I hope she realizes it, because holding so much power requires what? I can't remember what Spider Man's uncle said to him but it had something to do with sacrifices or responsibly... The thing is, I've been branded by this book, the words on it, the characters on it and everything in between. Thank you so much dear author for making me want to fall in love and for writing about love just as it is, a beautiful twisted funny painful thing. 5/5 isn't enough but will have to do.
Ps. I can't believe you made me write my first review in forever. My poor book blog probably doesn't even remember I'm her creator by now. I just literally wrote this after finishing the book, it's 3:17 am and I won't even re-read it in case I regret posting it hehehe so here goes nothing. Btw, guy picking out pepper from girl tooth!? Favorite thing EVER! I'm so weird... ...more
What the fudge. I can't even. Clouds in the heavens. What kind of sweet torture did I just read?? Seriously. People who are allergic to cliffhangers dWhat the fudge. I can't even. Clouds in the heavens. What kind of sweet torture did I just read?? Seriously. People who are allergic to cliffhangers do yourself a favor and DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES READ THIS BOOK UNTIL THE NEXT ONE IS OUT!! Truly. You'll be saving yourself a lot of heartache, tears, stress and trips to the bathroom to do number 1 because of all the things mentioned before..........more
2 stars. (Of course remember I'm a cover lover and this book's cover deserves 1 star alone, that means the book's only like 1 star for me.)
The only sa2 stars. (Of course remember I'm a cover lover and this book's cover deserves 1 star alone, that means the book's only like 1 star for me.)
The only saving grace is the little kid at the end of the book and Elena's baby girl... I can't really say much more about anything else... Living in places where there's actually a lot of violence like this happening around every corner kind of makes it hard for me to downplay it as easily as this author did in this book. I've no problem reading about them as long as it sticks pretty much to the truth or close to it. But no, seriously no. So many questionable decisions and actions by Maya that I'm still stunned. The stupidity of stuff said and done just had me rolling my eyes so much I thought I'd pull a muscle or something. Maya's mother... Jesus clouds. I can't even start. I think the only real character that had just a little bit of truth to himself was Carlos, Maya's father.
If you want to read more about sex than an actual story plot and great character background and development I say go for it! If you're looking for something much more, um, complex and fulfilling. You know, like those books that make you all hot and bothered one minute and a puddle of tears the next? (Talking Karina Halle the Artists Trilogy kind of thing here.) then do yourself a favor and DO NOT b or read this book....more
I'm the end I figured I could continue reading while taking small breaks to swallow whatever it was I didn't like that Emma was doing.
I'm so disI'm the end I figured I could continue reading while taking small breaks to swallow whatever it was I didn't like that Emma was doing.
I'm so disappointed. I was really looking forward to this book but seeing the girl repeat the same mistakes over and over or lying over and over just about tired me already... Maybe I'll pick this back up along the way sometimes this year... Maybe not.......more