This book is certainly a surprise. I knew that it had magic and romance. I didn't know that it would also have humor. I like it! :)
The plot i...moreThis book is certainly a surprise. I knew that it had magic and romance. I didn't know that it would also have humor. I like it! :)
The plot is supposed to be quite simple really, an animal communicator meets a Scottish shapeshifter... It's predictable that they should fall for each other and bam! Happily ever after. However, it's not that simple. There are other factors... like a fiance back home waiting for the heroine, a curse that'll doom the hero's fate and a greedy man who's actions got out of hand. This is a story of how their lives change in just a short time.
I enjoyed every twist and turn in the story. It made me very interested in their history. Ahem, I even researched on bear legends! I almost always enjoy shifter stories... there are so many things that can happen and it's unpredictable.. this one just like that. It surely is magical. :)
Paisley, the animal communicator has a good heart, but she has been shunned away by everyone except her grandma and (ugh!) her fiance because of her gift. She finds peace with her grandma and goes to the highlands and meets the hero. I like how she handles herself around Creighton. He's very intimidating, but she stood up for herself... Not at first, but she got the hang of it! I will be honest as to say that I didn't like her crying jag. She was always crying... even in scenes that I didn't think were dramatic enough. Anyway, I still like her because she's not a pushover when it comes to Creighton.
Creighton, the laird of the land has a lot of responsibilities. He has to do what needs to be done. With the curse hanging over his head, he's now more on edge. When he meets Paisley, he couldn't trust how he feels right away. He has to think of the clan, but all he thinks of is Paisley... an obsession of some sort. :) I like how he is with Paisley too. He's considerate and he's always very sweet. It might be a tad bit too cheesy, but it's okay. He's like a romance poet in some scenes. A shifter poet! Nice! ;p
THE COMPLICATION in this book teaches us that there are just some things that a person shouldn't lie about. It also tells us that the truth will come out eventually and it will bite you in the ass if you're not careful.
THEIR BANTER is what YOU SHOULD LOOK FORWARD TO!! It's entertaining! They fight with words and then make up later! I love it! It's a part of this couple's charm.
The other characters are great! They made the story more colorful. The brothers surely are something to look forward to as well. They are hilarious when they're together!! ^___^ Paisley's grandmother is also so nice and um... rare. haha! I can imagine her outfits.I love her because she's so good to her grand daughter. One of the best grandmas in fiction land!
THE ENDING is a bit abrupt. I wanted to know more. I wanted to see them get married. I wasn't looking at the page, so I was shocked to find out that I was on the last page. MORE PLEASE!!
All in all, if you like highlanders, magic and humor... this one's for you! I give this a 4!
DISCLAIMER #1: I have said it before and I will say it again and again when I review thrillers/mystery/suspense/horror books... I review books accordi...moreDISCLAIMER #1: I have said it before and I will say it again and again when I review thrillers/mystery/suspense/horror books... I review books according to how I feel after I read it. I'll try really hard to let you guys know how I feel about this book.
DISCLAIMER #2: This is a review for a FICTION book and all the things that I'm about to write is solely for the review of this book, nothing more than that.
DISCLAIMER #3: I own two dogs. One is a five year old Japanese Spitz, the other is a 4 month old Shih - tzu and I love them to pieces, so forgive me if I don't post a lot of bad things regarding the dogs in this book even though they are technically part of the bad guys brigade.
China Dogs is a book that you'd probably see in a slow-burn shelf. It builds up gradually. It doesn't have a lot of full on action, but it does contain gruesome details that will make you wretch if you pay a lot of attention to it. I will be very honest as to say that I almost dropped this book because I was bored at the start. Don't drop it though! Read it through and you'll see... it gets better.
It's as thick as concrete. The plot is nicely woven, interlaced and pretty much sealed with iron bars. I did not get the entirety of it until I was about 85% done with the book. It revolves around a plan to put down the US, a plan concocted by a mad general and a president (together with his other allies) of China who's still clinging to power. They sic the devil dogs on unsuspecting American civilians and all hell breaks loose.
The hero is described to be freaky since he's albino. In my head, he looks like the guy from Resident Evil. The bad one, Albert Wesker. There's just something about this guy that reminds me of him. Hmm.. Anyway, obviously, our hero is not bad. He has a strong sense of justice.
I love the fact that he knows when to fight physically and when to fight in the sidelines. He's not hot tempered. He seems to be pretty cool guy. He just takes his job seriously (thank God for that). I think his best scenes are those of him brushing off angry officials. I like his "I-don't-care-what-y'all-say-I'm-doing-what-I-want-now" attitude. He is in fact a lover AND a fighter. I like how he developed feelings for the heroine and how unafraid he was of showing it. :)
THE OTHER CHARACTERS
The heroine is pretty good at figuring things out. She's kick ass, yet sweet and really nice to our hero. I like her, but then I was so focused on the hero that she just blended in the limelight. Hmm..
Danny is a good hacker but a sucker brother. I don't care how good of a hack lead he's following... He needs to talk to his sister more.
The Scientists are to be pitied. I hated them at first, but in an unexpected twist in the plot, I pity them. What they thought was true is just a covered up lie, it's heartbreaking.
The dogs are to be pitied more! Mygosh! The things they did to those poor
The bad guys are really tough and so intelligent, it's not laughable. I like how the author depicted them. They seem to have honor in mind and yet they create violence. It's so weird. I can't explain it. Maybe this is why they make such good villains, I couldn't figure them out. Well, all except for one. The General? Ooohh.. I could really explain them to y'all, but that would mean heavy spoilers so all I can say is that you better watch out for his um.. dark character. -_-
THE VICIOUS SCENES
I can't exactly call them action parts since they were all darn vicious. I admire the author's way of describing what he wants his readers to see. I COULD TOTALLY SEE RIPPED FACES, TORN LIMBS, CUT OFF FINGERS AND CHEWED OUT STOMACHS. I know, I know blood and gore. I don't love it, but I still salute the author for making me vividly see these in my imagination. It made me want to be there and go all kickass on the dogs, even though I have no idea how to shoot.
THE ENDING and my issues with it
I said so before, I almost dropped this book because I was bored at first... but then the story picked up and there were lots of heart pounding scenes... and then that ending happened. It felt incomplete. :( I'm sorry, but there's just something missing. If only the author gave me something more... like 5-10 pages more about the wrap up. I wanted to know more about the virus. Is this a series? Why was it cut off like that? Hmm...
All in all
I enjoyed the good parts of this book. I love the thrill etc. I was going to give this a 4, but then that ending happened. I'm giving this a 3.5!!
I was given an arc in exchange for an honest review
I don't usually read anthologies, but this one is pretty good. :)
Shimmer - This is quite a different take on The Little Mermaid. I wish I could say t...moreI don't usually read anthologies, but this one is pretty good. :)
Shimmer - This is quite a different take on The Little Mermaid. I wish I could say that I was wowed by the story, but sadly no. It's kind of sad and it left me hanging. I thought it was just normal because of the length of the book, however, once I finished all the other stories, this one just pops into my um-open-ended-ending-sucks list.
Between - THIS IS MY VERY FIRST GIRL X GIRL RELATIONSHIP BOOK. At first it was weird for me, but as the story went on, I understood how the main character felt. She is as frustrated and as confused by the events in this book. She just couldn't be herself in front of everybody. She just wants the love, acceptance and attention of her mom, so she resorts into what she thinks is best for her. However, her decision affected the life of a very important person to her. This is her story of forgiveness, wishes and revelations. It has many lessons, but the glaring one would be... (I'm quoting Gobber from How To Train Your Dragon here) "stop trying so hard to be something you're not". I think it's just plain exhausting. Needless to say, this was a good read. :)
Sunset Moon - A troubled girl meets a really troubled boy who leaves her to lie for his ass. Not a fun story? You can say that again. Half the time, I was thinking of virtually hitting the girl on her head for not listening to adults who are there for her. She was given another chance though. A good chance for rebirth. Except for the love story part, I pretty much like this book. This is a good book for all teens because it will make them realize what's important and unimportant in life. This will teach teens not to dwell on the bad parts, but think of what's good instead. Lastly, this book tells everyone that there's hope for everyone.
The Maker - This is probably the creepiest, most disturbing story in this bunch. A guy gets left by his girl after being in an accident. He wanted revenge, but at the same time, he admits to still being obsessed with the girl! He's so confusing. He calls upon an entity which is basically good. He orders this entity to do his bidding to extract revenge on his ex. The ending is kind of bizarre in my opinion. Anyway, this is a good book to read when you feel like you want to have revenge on someone because it shows only one ending and it's not good. REVENGE = BAD KARMA FOR YOU TOO.
A Beautiful Mourning - This is a very good story of forbidden romance. Dieties are one of my favorite type of characters. The possibilities are endless with them. This book is about two of them who finds themselves in love, only to be blocked by a wall named "father". Yeah, I know It's a bit cliche, but I still enjoyed reading about their perils and their sweet moments. I like the setting and its descriptions. I believe that the author made me really imagine the heavens and middle land. The ending is nicely woven. I don't particularly love it, but it's the best that could happen, all things considered.
The Barricades - This story takes on a different angle on fairies. It's has a somewhat dystopian kind of feel. The two main characters comes from two very different worlds. They meet after a very bad scenario. From thereon, the story tell us how they smooth out their differences. I think the main point of this book tells us that trust should be earned and you must choose carefully on whom you give it to. I would be very honest as to say that this would've been better if it was made into a full blown novel. The two main characters have great chemistry (judging from the really short time that they had in the story). The story has a lot of promise if it was continued and expanded. I would read this if it becomes a full blown novel. #pleaseauthorplease :)
All in all, these stories are great. It kept me company for a few days and I enjoyed reading them. Not only did I enjoy their adventure, romance, thrill and full plot, I also enjoyed figuring out lessons behind each story. I recommend this book to the young and young at heart who wants books with meaning. Teens definitely should read this! :) I give this 5 fairy wings!!!
This is a very timely story about love and the social media.
Emerson is a hacker. Yes, she's a girl (funny name for a girl eh?) and a hardcore hacker....moreThis is a very timely story about love and the social media.
Emerson is a hacker. Yes, she's a girl (funny name for a girl eh?) and a hardcore hacker. She's in the middle of finding out what she really wants in life when she suddenly gets a request from this guy Levi, to spy on his online girlfriend. She's the tomboy type of girl, but when Levi butts into her life, she gets the biggest problem ever. Falling for the client who's about to get his heart broken.
Levi is a striving musician. He has dreamed A LOT of the day that he would meet his 4 month-online-girlfriend, Hope Love (gag!). However, she wasn't making it easy for him. All he wants is just a glimpse of the girl he thought he was in love with, but she keeps on prolonging the agony, so he started to have suspicions. He sought the help of a hacker, and that's Emerson. He asks him to find the truth behind Hope Love's identity. Needless to say, what he finds out isn't to his liking...but then again, if it weren't for him coming to Emerson about this, they wouldn't really have met, so it's still a win-win. ^_^
Em and Levi have a pretty good chemistry. They both got the hots for each other. Hope Love is the only one standing in the way and personally, I believe she's not much of a competition to Em. It's pretty predictable actually. Levi finds out that the hard hearted hacker girl he met face to face is better than his beloved girl who lied to him online.
At some point, I questioned the speed of Em and Levi's relationship. I found it to be really fast, but I guess that's fiction to us all.
There's a big moral surrounding this book. These days, people are obsessed with social media. We all can hide who we are behind computers and say whatever we want to say. We can all just pretend to be perfect people with no flaws at all, but what happens if other people take that seriously? These people can waste their time talking to perfectly fake people. In Levi's case, it was four months of his life. Four months may not seem to be a lot to other people, but to some like me, I take that as a big amount of time wasted. This book reminds us that no matter how perfect people present themselves online, no matter how much we think or feel that we already know them because of the frequency of time that we talk to them, reality could still be a lot different, even the opposite so we mustn't really trust so easily or else, we should be ready for a grand fall out.
My only problem-ish in this book is that I want it to be longer. I wanna see what the future holds for the both of them professionally and relationship wise. Hmmm...
Anyway, all in all, this is a pretty good book. I definitely recommend it to all who love romance and to all who love nerds. ^_^
This story is about a girl with a sky high level of pheromones. Prblematic? You could say that. This is her story of tryin...moreThis is one confusing book.
This story is about a girl with a sky high level of pheromones. Prblematic? You could say that. This is her story of trying to break a blessing slash curse. It also became a story of her finding her true love.
I cannot tell you how many times I had to go back to the previous pages before fully understanding what had happened in this story. It involves many creatures and many fairytale characters, so it's confusing as hell. I think I got a whiplash just by trying to place the characters (which fairytale they came from). There were also a few disgusting scenes (yeeesss!!) which don't really belong in fairytales, so they surprised me.
The action parts were pretty good, albeit weird at times.
I think my main problem here stems from the fact that the transitioning from one scene to another is just oh so fast. There were also some things that were introduced, but not really. I know, I know.. I sound confused even to myself. haha!
Anyway, I guess I could also say that I was a bit entertained and that's all there is to it.(less)
This was a very short read for me. Took me less than an hour and it's an okay read.
I was lured by the cover. I swear. It's enticing and romance reader...moreThis was a very short read for me. Took me less than an hour and it's an okay read.
I was lured by the cover. I swear. It's enticing and romance readers like me are most likely to pick this up because of it.
The story is all laid out from the start. The girl has an abusive boyfriend and she couldn't get out of the relationship because she afraid that the guy will harm himself. She has so many fears for the guy and her internal monologues pretty much occupied most of this book. Her struggles are timely for women of today. Needless to say, she's the focus of this book.
It's sad to say, but the hero on the other hand, didn't have a lot of participation in this book. Maybe it's just because this book is too short. If this had a hundred more pages, I would've loved the hero. He's a really nice guy. Frankly speaking, I hated the heroine for not saying straight away that she had a boyfriend and that she was being abused etc. She didn't have the courage to be fully honest with him.
Anyway, in the end, I'd like to believe that she has learned her lesson. All in all, this was still an okay read. I'll be reading the next book too. :) (less)
Magic, unicorns, fairies, nymphs, witches and even black widows.. they're all here.
This is a story about Arima, a g...more This is a great start to a series.
Magic, unicorns, fairies, nymphs, witches and even black widows.. they're all here.
This is a story about Arima, a girl with a past hidden from her. She grew up in an inconspicuous village surrounded by normal people, she even had a best friend. However, all of these changed when she hit the age of 16. She was told about her real identity. As it turns out, she's a very special person in their land... well one of five. She discovers the truth about herself and many things about her legacy... but her village perishes in the process. This brought about many tragedies in her young life.
Arima goes on her adventure of a lifetime. She's bound to have many enemies, but she also gets to meet a lot of friends along the way. I enjoyed going to many places with them. The descriptions of places in this book is very vivid. It's awesome. :)
Arima is a very stubborn, hard headed, ill tempered immature girl. I say that with full conviction. She has the worst trait that a teenage could have. She doesn't listen well to elders and she does things first before thinking about them. I know, I know, a lot of people would say that she's just following her heart... I get that. I totally get that, but it doesn't erase the fact that she's annoying as hell when she does just what SHE WANTS. She's a bad example for teens nowadays. My wish for her character is that she outgrows those bad qualities. There's still hope for her because I think deep down, she's could still be a better person. She could be a smarter person who doesn't make snap decisions and one who thinks a lot first about others' opinion rather than just herself.
Blythe is a vampire who vowed to help Arima because of a certain reason. He's loyal to Arima. I like him, so I was also frustrated A LOT when he was frustrated with Arima. He believes in what Arima can be in the future and that they should take care of that. I like Blyth too because he cares and he's not selfish.
Her unicorn is quite magical, powerful and in my imagination.. she's really beautiful. This story won't be complete without her. She's loyal to Arima to a fault. It's awesome.
The other characters are very, very CRUCIAL TO THIS BOOK. They bad guys are really bad.. I mean, they really do nasty things to people. There are some characters who started out seeming like bad characters, but they are innately good. The other good guys are so nice and accommodating, I can't imagine this book without them. One character in particular, Arima's best friend... I WANT HIM TO BE ALIVE. I really want him to live so that they could pursue a relationship on the next book. heh! ;)
WHAT I FIND CONFUSING
I find the timeline of this book a bit confusing. They seem to be in the medieval ages, but somehow words like "yuck" and "freaking" are in here. Those words, as far as I know came out in the 1960's - 1970's while the medieval times lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. Hmm..
WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO
✔ The appearance of the other ladies. I want to know what they're like and who they are. ✔ Arima's future love interest. ✔ The next adventures. ✔ New creatures. ✔ More action parts. ✔ Maybe a love life too for Blythe. ✔ Finding out who the woman in black really is. It's so frustrating not to know this tidbit!
ALL IN ALL
I give this book 4 fairy wings. I might not have loved the main character, but I sure loved her adventures as well as the people who helped her! ^_^
I received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
GROWING UP. --> These are two words that would be...more10 AWESOME ACTION STARS!!!
I received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
GROWING UP. --> These are two words that would best describe this sequel.
Matt has definitely grown up. In this book, Matt has physically grown (LOTS). I would also say that he has grown up emotionally. This is because he isn't thinking just about himself anymore. Now he's also thinking of other people. People who have become his responsibility albeit unintentionally. I like how the author showed Matt's teenage mind. You'd see that he's kinda caught in between adulthood and young adulthood. So many responsibilities rest on an almost 16 year old. He can only handle so much. I would say that he handled stress very well though. He's not your typical teen who panics and all that.
MATT AND HIS LOVE LIFE
I saw that coming. I really did. I think he doesn't need ANY DISTRACTIONS either. LOL. Plus, remember when super heroes gets the girl... IN THE END? This isn't the end yet. This is just the beginning so... love just has to wait. Sorry, Matt (not sorry at all hah!).
MATT AND THE FAMILY
I just love his mom's support. That's all I can say without giving away much. Mamie is still always there and by far one of the best sisters in my fiction land. Brent... ugh... jealousy is so unbecoming. I wanted to pull him out of the book and punch him myself when he least suspects it!
MATT AND THE TEAM
I think they rely on Matt more now. They are aware that he's needed in their mission and they respect him for that even if he's just a little (err.. not so little anymore) kid. His uncle is also finding out piece per piece that his nephew is growing up to be a strong hearted young man. Will, on the other hand, has issues of his own. How I wish that he could also just continue to be on Matt's side. I dread the day wherein the author would kill Matt's uncle or Matt's bestfriend. T______T
I CANNOT ASK FOR MORE. It's there. IT'S TOTALLY THERE! Action packed and very, very, very thrilling! Zombies, big insects, demon like creatures! Whew! The author could really come up with badass creatures. O_O
I... am totally speechless. If you read this book, I'm sure you are too. The plot just gets thicker and thicker. I am a firm believer of this author because of the surprises that her books have. I'm only in the second book and I'm already hooked. I can just imagine myself getting to the bottom of this series. I think I am going to have one hell of a series hangover.
ALL IN ALL..
AWESOME, EMOTIONAL, EYE OPENING BOOK! I recommend this book to everyone! (less)
Mindwar is a book that will make you think about that time that you picked up a joy stick, played a game and got lost in it for only a few hours, but felt like forever.
It will make you think of your family.
It will make you think of the friends that you have.
It will also make you think of sacrifices.
The story revolves around our hero, Rick who had a bright future ahead... until it was halted by an accident. He had it all and he just lost it... or so he thought.
He spent his next few months cooped up in a room playing video games. He scores high in every game and this caught the eye of a secret group in the government. As soon as he meets them, he gets briefed. The world is at stake. Would he take the risk and plunge into the unknown or would he let his insecurities and bitterness lead his life?
Of course he chooses to do the right thing... the exciting, exhilarating and thrilling thing. He plunges to the unknown and OH! WHAT A RIDE!
Rick experiences many new things. Things that are just products of our imagination and most definitely couldn't be real, but for a few days, it felt real to him and to me as a reader! This book is all about him discovering new things and realizing that many things are still waiting for him. The possibilities are endless so long as a person has his spirit. :)
The realm that he goes into has all sorts of obstacles for him. It's really like playing a game and trying again each time you fail until you get to the boss fight!
THE FEELING WHILE READING THIS
Excitement. That is just one word that I would say. This book has a good mixture of sci-fi, action and drama. It's really like watching a movie. I also got frustrated with Rick at some point, but he made up for it. :)
SOME THINGS LEFT UNEXPLAINED
I understand that this is the first book in a series, so there are many things that I still don't get. Rick's father's background for example, I want to know more about that. I also want to know about the two bots from the realm. Who are they really? Oh and I also want to know if Rick will choose the human girl over the bot. haha! ;)
ALL IN ALL
This is a good start for a series. It has the right feel that would appeal to gamers and to adventure and sci fi readers. I give this book a four! (less)
Awesome title for an awesome main character! Matt Archer is by far, the most badass fifteen year old boy I've eve...moreMatt Archer... Where do I even start?
Awesome title for an awesome main character! Matt Archer is by far, the most badass fifteen year old boy I've ever met in fiction land.
This book is indeed exciting, exhilarating and very edgy! This is all about a boy who suddenly finds himself in the middle of a worldwide battle against creatures that only existed in movies and in nightmares. Matt was a normal boy with normal insecurities. He had the not-so-normal bully problem at school. He also had the normal loneliness that's to be expected from a kid who was left by his dad and is being taken care of by his mom together with his uncle, whom, incidentally is a guy from the military. His uncle introduces him to a world that anybody else would say never existed.
I found out many things about Matt as he tries to adjust to his new life. Killing monsters while still attending school sure isn't loads of fun. However, he made it seem fun! I think he was having the time of his life. I think what happened to him was some kind of a blessing to him because he learned how to stand up for himself, plus, he bulked up in the process. This eliminates his bully problems at school. However, as his development goes on, the enemy was also getting stronger. He faced many challenges here and oh! What an adventure!!!
The other characters are also quite very active. I personally like Matt's brother and sister. It's my dream to have both, but was just blessed with a sister. Let me tell you this, these siblings are tight. They might not seem very close, but if you read between the lines, you'd see that they are really invested as a family. Maybe it's the silent understanding that since they were all left behind by their dad, might as well be there for each other. I also love the way their uncle treats them. He's the protector and he's their proper father figure. If you ask me, they are oh so lucky to have him in their life.
I just have to say this...
Matt is only 15 and I think his friend is 15 too. This is why I find it odd that they talk like adults. Even from the start, Matt's POV is like an 18 year old's. Maybe this is due to his family life. He's bound to think ahead of his age because he was abandoned. It's just kind of confusing because when he talks about the girl he likes, he acts just the way a fifteen year old should. I guess it's not necessarily a bad thing. I just want to inform you guys in advance before reading this. Expect that Matt talks and acts older. :)
All in all, this is one grand start for a series! I can't believe how late I am in reading this! I recommend this to everyone who loves action, adventure, a hint of drama and love here and there. :) If you've read MONSTER HUNTER by LARRY CORREIA (if you search in our blog, you'd see that we are avid fans of that series), I am quite sure that you will like this too! :) 5 perfect stars!!
The Mauve Fairy, The Rock Chick Fairy and the Midnight Fairy
We know that Lex knows how we fairies felt with the previous cover of Dearest Clementine. Any comment on Finding Dandelion’s cover? MauveF: Oh wow! The cover is W-O-W!! Yup capital letters. When I first saw it, I can’t help but keep on gushing and getting excited about this book. I know who did the graphic design which is Krista Ritchie, one of the twin authors of my beloved Addicted Series. She’s been doing their teasers and she’s a genius! She has a flair for these things apparently and her talent runs not only in writing but designing as well. Good job Krista!! High five! And I’m glad that Lex took the chance to have someone talented design her covers because I think a cover of a book is one selling factor. Not to add the cliché that first impression lasts. So there.
RockChickF: Needless to say, the cover is just plain AWESOME! :)
MidnightF: I love the cover! It's gorgeous! We reviewed Dearest Clementine and we all loved that book. What were you expecting to read in Finding Dandelion? MauveF: Hmmm I was expecting the same feelings when I read Dearest Clementine. There were comical, witty, hot-sexy, awwwww, heart-fluttering moments. There were also lots of friendship banters, and lots of unusual words. Jax was described in book 1 as a hot soccer player in his college. And who wants to pass up a sex-on-stick athlete dude? Not this girl!! LOL
RockChickF: To be honest, I was expecting to be pissed at Jax because hell, I was not satisfied with his character in Clementine's book. I expected to hate him and love Dani. I expected to have many complaints.
MidnightF: I loved Dearest Clementine and right after reading the book I knew that I have to read Jax''s story. Unlike RockchickF, I already felt that Jax isn't the person everyone is telling about in book 1. Sure he's rich, hot, popular, and a player but it felt like there's more to him than that... I expected Lex to show us a different side of Jax, something that he is hiding from the rest of the world. Would you say that you got what you expected? MauveF: Oh yes i sure did! And way way more!
RockChickF: No. I GOT WAY MORE. I GOT A VERY LIKABLE JAX and I got more from Dani's character. ♥
MidnightF: Absolutely! Lex nailed it, again. Let’s talk about the plot and story line... MauveF: The plot is all about college romance. And since this is a romance book, expect a lot of passionate, tender and loving moments. So there is this super hot college athlete who’s also affluent. He’s a womanizer, sleeps with all things that wear skirt but there is actually a reason why Jax’s like this. The other main character is Dani who is Clem’s roommate. She was hurt before and she has a bucket list and one of her list is to have a one night stand. Jax is celebrating his twenty first birthday and they met at his party. They have such a sexual chemistry and can’t help but hooked up that night. But something happened and Jax needs to go home immediately. The next time they meet, he can’t remember what happened and Dani was hurt. And there goes the story.
RockChickF: Unsurprisingly, the plot is good! I love the mystery and I love the gradual development of Jax' and Dani's characters.
MidnightF: Finding Dandelion have a very interesting plot line. I enjoyed watching Dani do stuff out of her comfort zone and at the same time I loved seeing Jax' kind and endearing traits. It was amazing to see how the characters developed and how they resolved their personal issues. Describe Dani. What do you love or disliked about her? MauveF: I love Dani. She is soooooo funny and a goof. I literally laughed out loud at her silly antics. Look at these lines:
He was amazing. I came like a fucking category-five hurricane.
“The thing about Reid is he couldn’t find my clit if it had a neon sign and balloons attached to it.”
It would be so much easier if I could disconnect from my attraction to him, but my body wants him the way a diabetic lusts for fudge. I swear his pheromones must be super charged because if he’s in the room, my follicles stand on end like he’s magnetized.
“You mean, am I glad that I had my privates glazed and de-furred by a German woman I swear was a Nazi in a former life? Because I have a huge-ass crush on you? Because I want to have your babies? Because I haven’t stopped thinking about you since we met?
Hahaha, I can’t help but laugh! Don’t you just love her?
RockChickF: I love how Dani thinks. She has this concrete view about some things. Plus, it helps that she's so hilarious without meaning to be hilarious! ^_^
MidnightF: I understand what you mean RockChickF! She's funny without meaning to. Anyway, I liked how she tries to live a little by doing crazy stuff. It takes guts to do those things she did, specially if you are originally a shy and silent kind of person. On the other hand, I didn't like how oblivious she was about her mom's condition. I became suspicious right away when her mom said that the video cam was broken, etc. However, I understand that Dani have a lot of things in her mind that she missed those signs. It's just sad that she didn't get to spend more time with her mom. Illustrate Jax. MauveF: Jax is an asshole! There were so many times I want to punch him and smack him at the head. But he’s a volcanic, lovable, extremely adorable, cute and charming asshole. The way he cares for Chloe, that was what endeared me to him.
“Had to squeeze in a blow job. It’s what gives me my superhuman strength.”
“Sure thing. We can even play the princess and the knight. You’ll be the princess, of course. I’ll be the knight. This time, you can even ride a horsey.”
Have I been abducted by aliens? Or is this incredibly hot girl on my couch about to sext another chick?
RockChickF: I beg to disagree, Mauve. I think Jax WAS an a-hole. haha! He was.. and then he just wasn't. I love him for being imperfect. I love him because he really was mind-boggled by Dani. It was oh so cute, the way he thought of Dani. In his mind, he already liked the girl for the longest time. There's just something lovable about that. I love how he thinks. I remember reading Dani's POVs faster so that I could get to Jax' POV. ;D He's pretty awesome... and hot. :)
MidnightF: Jax is a complex character. He's not what everyone thinks he is. I like the different sides of him. The "public" Jax which is the rich womanizing guy, and the "private" Jax which is a genuinely nice guy... someone who babysit and plays with a kid, a guy who had a difficult childhood, etc. He can be a real a** sometimes, but there are reasons for his actions. Jax is flawed, and that's exactly what I loved about him. What can you say about the secondary characters? Is there anyone you'd want to mention? MauveF: Travis!! He’s the ultimate BFF. Caring, concerned, a true friend to Dani. I wish he has his own book. I’m not shy with MM themes.
RockChickF: High five, Mauve! I love Travis too. He's just... always there for Dani. This book totally made me want a gay bff for myself!
MidnightF: It's a 3/3 then, I liked Travis too! He's such a great friend. I had a lot of gay friends since I was in grade school and they are really fun to hang out with. Enumerate the things you loved in this book. MauveF: I love that the story made me laugh, made me cry, made me swoon, made me melt, made my heart aches, and made me smile throughout the time I was reading it. I also love that the story is not the complicated, deals with so much angst that you can’t breathe and makes you want to throw your ereader type of story. I mean the story is not forced, the conflicts are not the fabricated kind. I love that it made me wish that there are more books like this so I will be in book-heaven most of my reading-time. And I love love that Lex is good at what she does and gives us books like this to love and cherish!
RockChickF: Like Mauve, I love how the story is funny, I love how it has drama and I love how the author wrote their romance. In my opinion, this book is a complete food for a person's emotion. It fed my want for love, hilarity and heartfelt moments.
MidnightF: I loved the story, the characters, the writing style and the emotion this book evoked. It was a wonderful read for me, I finished it in one-sitting. Great job Lex! Tell us about some things that you didn't like. MauveF: That unfortunate event at the end of the novel, I almost cursed Lex for making me cry hahaha. Snots running down my nose and my heart is grieving with Dani waaa
RockChickF: I didn't like the way Jax interacts with his mom. I think that if he'd had full conviction to cut his mom off his business from the start, he wouldn't have such big problems. LOL. The way his mom handled Dani's umm.. accident is just horrible! Added to the fact that she totally ruined Clem's perception in the past... Well, let's just say that I definitely don't like the lady.
MidnightF: I didn't like the part where Jax became suspicious about Dani's behavior, and that he believed his mother's lies. However, I couldn't stay mad at him because I understand where he's coming from. So, I didn't like that part but I wouldn't want it changed/removed from the story it either. Favorite moment/s in the book MauveF: I love the scenes during Dani’s recuperating period. They’re so sweet and Jax and Dani were able to get past their differences and awkwardness and were able to get to know each other. And there are so many sigh-worthy moments. And I love the parts where Chloe is present. I love books with kids! They’re fun to read!
RockChickF: I love their "friends" scenes. Haha! I swear I was LMAO when they were both trying to have a platonic relationship. I think we all love the after-accident scenes. They were just so adorable. Dani loosened up and that's awesome! ;) Gee.. I wonder what else Jax heard with all of those drugs in her system!
MidnightF: I loved the scenes with Chloe in it, it makes Jack endearing. And like the MauveF, I loved the moments when Jax took care of Dani after the accident. =D Favorite quotes or lines in the book. MauveF: I love these lines!
Finding Dandelion is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
“Can I tell you I’ve been dying for you to fuck me senseless for the last four months?”
“Is there one perfect girl out there for Jax Avery who will help him get past his man-whoring ways?” She narrows her eyes as she reads the message that floats to the top. “It is decidedly so.”
“We stay together.” “Because you’re what makes me want everything else.”
RockChickF: "I think I'm in love with you." "It's about time." --> A badass response, if I say so myself. ;D
MidnightF: I like the following lines:
There’s nothing wrong with being nice. I’ve hated that description for so long, but I’m done apologizing for who I am. #OwnIt
“Danielle, don’t be afraid to fall in love. It’s scary as hell, but it’s worth it.” How do you feel after reading Finding Dandelion. MauveF: I was happy and contented and my heart ached. I felt gloriously elated. So many feels! This is the kind of book that when you start reading it, you cannot stop. And time flies by. You’re not aware of your surroundings. You’re in your own bubble and the characters are the only ones that exist. And after closing the book you stare ahead of you, not seeing anything but in your mind you’re reliving all the things that transpired, imagining again all the things that happened! And you cannot help but miss the characters again. Hoping you can unread the book so you can read it again. *sigh*
RockChickF: I felt predominantly happy. There are so many things that could be said about this book. It's just truly one emotional ride. I love where the characters are in the end. I love what happened to them and I'm just so happy for them...like they're real people (which, of course, in my mind they are!).
MidnightF: Very satisfied! After the emotional roller coaster ride, the epilogue just made me happy. I'm so glad that Dani and Jax got their HEA.
To continue reading, please follow the link at the top! ;) (less)
I love how incredibly sweet and funny this book is. The author sure is really good at making great banters between charact...moreGreat first book in series!
I love how incredibly sweet and funny this book is. The author sure is really good at making great banters between characters. It's just awesome.
The plot is pretty straightforward. The daughter of the coach falls for one of the players. OFF LIMITS. This book is all about them finding a way to still be together with all the obstacles around them.
I guess I could have given this a solid five. However, I was kinda frustrated with Dallas and her lack of fire from the start when it comes to her dad. I mean, she fights with him, sure, but she doesn't really go through what she plans... well, not until the end that is. I was also sort of confused with what Carson really wanted at the start. Man oh man, the friend zone is such a confusing space eh?
Anyway, I like them as a couple because together, they make sense. I didn't even realize that they were moving too fast. Dallas' dad had to point it out for me to see that yeah, it was kinda fast. But really, the pacing is cool with me. I like how they are FRIENDS and I like how they are attracted to one another and still be able to talk to each other like normal people. ;)
There are some things left unexplained here, but I guess it's all part of the story. For example, Levi's disappearance.. it wasn't really explained in great detail. I also wanted to know more about Carson's family.
So there.. all in all, this is one good start for a series! Looking forward to the next books! :) (less)
This is a story of two races that collide and make one hell of a universal mess. It's a story about chances, forgiveness, friendship and survival.
MARDUKE AND MATTIE
Marduke is from planet Oden. He's smart, strong and loyal to his family. Well, he was loyal until he meets Mattie. Mattie is an admirable girl with a strong personality. She's a girl who plays basketball and goes hunting with her dad. Yeah, she's a tomboy and that makes her a great survivor in the tragedy that came to the Earth. She's so strong, but of course there's a softness to all that hardness in her personality. That's where Marduke comes in. However, Marduke is from another planet. A planet that wants to invade Earth. Mattie is from Earth. Needless to say, it poses a big problem. I rooted for their relationship though. I like how their love story wasn't really hurried up. It was gradual (in my opinion). They were so sweet, thinking of each other in each other's POV. I enjoyed reading about how they started caring for each other. It's cute and lovable, though I am also thankful because the story didn't really revolve only on their love story.
LISA AND HANK
Lisa and Hank are good people. They didn't leave Mattie alone and they were there through and through. In a world full of chaos, I want my own Lisa and Hank. It doesn't even matter to me that I could be a third wheel. They are so loyal. :) These two characters make this book more interesting too. Their love story is kinda inspirational. I hope that in the future books, they'll have what they want for their future. :)
THE OTHER CHARACTERS
I must say, the antagonists here have their own unique characteristics. I could almost touch the ummm... robots. I could also almost pull the hair of Marduke's brother.. Well, I want to, that is. LOL. The kids also made the book interesting. Running with another small child is very risky and it upped the danger for these characters, thus making it more thrilling. All of them made the book really exciting and also colorful. I wish to see more characters in the next book.
ACTION PACKED STORY
This book is indeed full of action. It was like watching a movie. There's action at every turn. I wasn't bored, not for even one second! It's a really awesome ride!
WHAT'S MORE EXCITING HERE
THE PROMISE OF TRAVELLING TO OTHER PLANETS. I love the fact that Marduke explains his own heritage. I really like it that he came from another world. I love that this book promises great things. I am so excited to see more planets and more places.
WHAT I LEARNED
APPRECIATE WHAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW. Think first before doing things that can destroy not only our environment, but also our own bodies. What struck me most here is the hesitancy of Marduke to do/eat things that he knows are bad for his body or environment. His planet actually has a point in capturing the Earth. I don't have to be an environmentalist or nutritionist to know that we humans are doing more damage than good to the Earth right now. This is why I was kind of ashamed by my own bad habits. I think this book managed to guilt me into lessening (since I'm not sure if I can give it up altogether) some bad stuff that I do to myself and to the environment.
WHAT I WANT TO SEE NEXT
I want to see what they will do to humans and I want to see more of other planets. I also want to see other POVs. This is bizarre because I usually hate having many POVs. I don't know... I just want to see what Hank and Lisa think. :)
When I was reading this, it felt real. I felt as if this could really happen. Now, I kinda don't want to drink soda anymore, or eat junk/ fast foods. It has life lessons for humans. This should really be made into a movie! It deserves all the applause! The author is damn good for making me feel that this book could be true someday.
I am definitely lucky to have read this book in advance. I want to read the next one ASAP.. LIKE NOW!! :)
My first thought after reading this: "How the hell would I convey all of my thoughts and feelings for this book?"
I swear, I've felt every emotion avai...moreMy first thought after reading this: "How the hell would I convey all of my thoughts and feelings for this book?"
I swear, I've felt every emotion available in this book.
Let me try to break it down for y'all!
Lyla has had enough of men. Men in her view are meant to hurt her, unfortunately, that includes the one he valued the most. No one could break her ice. She was even considered a lesbian at one point. She's just not interested in men that way anymore... that is, until Tom came. On the other hand, my (ahem) Tom has a rule. He doesn't do feelings. He has his reasons, but it makes him a manwhore to the rest of the world. This is the story of how they clash and burn. They fight, they flirt, the crash and they love the hell out of each other.
It's always a bad sign when the main characters agree to have a no strings attached arrangement. Someone will always be on the losing side because he/she is more likely to just fall head over heels. In Lyla and Tom's case, it was pretty predictable where it was going but the slow burn of their relationship had me squirming on my seat. I had this feeling of urgency. I wanted them to be together right away. This didn't happen though. The author wanted me to wait it out. She did well because when they finally accepted their relationship for what it was, it was so beautiful. :)
Lyla's personality will be loved by women (I think). She's the type of woman that won't back down, but also gets hurt in the process. She's that type of woman who wants more, but is willing to have what she can. I like how she reacts like a normal person. I remember one scene in particular wherein Tom and her were apart and she wants to know how Tom was doing. She was kind of wishing that Tom felt as bad (or more bad) as her. It's a classic woman knee jerk reaction when it comes to men. I like her because she stands up for what she wants and she has a colorful personality. No dull moments for her character. I love it! She also has this inert caring personality which fits her so well. She could be hard as a diamond, but she can also be such a buttercup when it comes to people that she cares about.
Tom on the other hand, is a big contradiction. He's the bad boy manwhore of the bunch on the outside, but he's also oh so sweet and understanding on the inside. He's also such a good person. He's so secretive because what happened a long time ago. He doesn't deserve what life handed to him in the past, so I'd like to think that he got his reward in the form of Lyla.
Lyla and Tom made an unlikely couple. They are both determined. I guess if this is a werewolf novel, they would both be alphas. When they fight, they REALLY FIGHT. It's great! haha! I like the fact that they go head to head. This story is not only explosive, it's Earth shattering.
ONE THING THOUGH....
Why did this have to be the end of this series? T___________________T
I guess everything's fine with all the characters and that's all that matters... It would've been nice though, if it had more books.
Anyhoo.. all in all.. I love the story and I love the characters. PERFECT STARS!!!
Well whaddya know?! Trenton is way nicer than Travis.
Trenton's book is unsurprisingly good. However, let's admit... it's not as good as Travis'. I'm s...moreWell whaddya know?! Trenton is way nicer than Travis.
Trenton's book is unsurprisingly good. However, let's admit... it's not as good as Travis'. I'm sorry for comparing the two books, but I just can't help it. Beautiful Disaster is such a hit that I had high expectations for this one.
Let's break it down:
I like Trenton's character because he has a strong sense of responsibility. He's like the nicer version of Travis. He's loyal to Cami to a fault. When I say that HE'S THERE, HE REALLY IS ALWAYS THERE. He also helps other people unconditionally. He loves his brothers and father A LOT. He's concerned about everybody and he doesn't take shit from those who harms his loved ones. He's too sweet for a guy with tattoos, he's also too friendly for a guy who's all macho. I would love to say that I like him wholeheartedly, but then there are still loopholes to his character that I can't really appreciate him completely.
On the other hand, Cami is also a likable character. She's loyal to her family and she wants nothing but peace for them all. She's also a good friend. She's kind of straightforward, so I like that about her. However, I get totally irritated whenever she puts Trenton in the friend zone, but she continues to give him mixed signals. -_- I really detest those scenes. Maybe it's also part of the plot (to make readers annoyed about Cami's indecision). Cami makes it up to Trenton near the end of the story, but the conflict is still there which wasn't resolved.. not until the last few pages.
I had a few hints from BD, so I know that they the characters have that "friend zone" problem. In this book, it was explained, but some things are missing. This book is in Cami's POV. It tackles how she is with her family and it tackles her pseudo relationship with a certain T.J. Of course it centers on the fact that Trenton is always there for her and sort of inserted himself into her life. Readers will read some parts of Travis' life here, bits and pieces of scenes in Cami's POV, which is kind of weird because I really didn't feel Cami's presence all throughout BD and WD. LOL. Anyway, it felt as if the story is kind of incomplete. I don't know.. maybe there's a book in Trenton's POV too. His past was never wholly explained and there are scenes wherein it's as if there's a big hole on the page like I'm missing A LOT OF THINGS, so I have a strong feeling that his book will come out soon.
THE WEIRD THING FOR ME
I find it really weird that bits and pieces of Trenton's speech is so much like that of Travis'. Say for example.. THIS LINE: (view spoiler)[ Trenton laughed, frustrated. “How can you not know? Everyone else in the entire fucking world knows but you!” ... It's kind of the same as what Travis said: “How can you not know? It’s obvious to everyone else but you!” he said, exasperated. (hide spoiler)] .. I don't know.. maybe because I know BD and WD like the back on my hand, this line seemed uncannily the same to me. Another example is how they say this: (view spoiler)[ Trenton looked around the floor at all the fruit, and then he sighed, looking up at me. A tired smile spread across his face. “I fucking love you.” --- and this --- "You act like you hate me one minute, and then you need me the next. I never get anything right, and I don’t deserve you…but I fucking love you, Abby." (hide spoiler)]
So there.. all in all, I am giving this a four. I didn't particularly love it, but I don't hate it too. Let's just say that this one is an "oh, okay" read. I would love to say that I'm looking forward to Trenton's book, but I would be lying. What I am looking forward to really, is the book of:
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This is how I would describe this book. It has an epic feel. It's as if I was watching a movie. The plot is just so ou...moreFANTASTIC, just plain FANTASTIC.
This is how I would describe this book. It has an epic feel. It's as if I was watching a movie. The plot is just so outlandish to me. This is something that should be shown on big screen. It deserves the spotlight. It's so very unique and even dramatic, if I may say so myself.
What makes it more enjoyable is how the characters have very distinct personalities.
I once had a good discussion with a fellow reader about how we read. As it turns out, I've proven lots of times that I read with my heart. That's a fact. I don't remember a lot of facts from a book, but I can definitely tell you how I felt for each scene. So now, let me try to convey my feelings each character:
THE WRONG BOY
You know that feeling when the main character is first being thrown rocks at and is down in the dumps and you just want to fight for him and just tell them all how amazing he will be? I FELT THAT. This book is so powerful that I really wanted to fight for NED.
You see, NED, the main character of this story is deemed as the "wrong boy"-yeah, I know.. how very prejudiced eh?! Something happened at the start of the story that made him be called that awkward name. It's a very tragic event, but it's also a key event for the whole book. It shaped the plot and it starts a chain of events. Anyway, as the wrong boy grows up, he faces many challenges and one of them being, is living in that village. I swear, there were many times wherein I just wanted to pummel the people who call him bad names because frankly speaking, he doesn't deserve it.
The Ned that I knew (as a reader), is kind, considerate, silent but also talented, has shortcomings but tries really hard to do things. He's a good son, a good friend and the best brother.
This story is actually his journey to freedom. It made me smile, made me cry, but also made me jump for joy.
Somehow, I have a love-hate relationship with Aine. I love her because she's so self reliant. She acts as if she's forty when she's way younger (I don't even know their ages, gosh, I'm not sure if I just can't remember or if those weren't really given). I hated her love for her father. I just thought that it was too much... too much that she was almost willing to do an awful act just to save her father. Anyway, she became a good friend to Ned, so that's enough for me to redeem her.
LOYAL. I do remember Ned and the wolf's introduction scene. It's priceless. The day when a wolf feeds me rabbits is the day that I can go bunjee jumping if a person asked me to! The wolf is loyal to Aine and Ned through and through. For the life of me, I still don't know why, but the wolf is VERY LOYAL. It follows them throughout their adventure. It's outstanding! In this story, you'd be given a chance to wish that there's such an animal.
The other characters are also very entertaining. One of them being the "magic" itself. It talks and says the most inappropriate things, yet sometimes wise things--ENTERTAINING! One of the characters that made me cry though, is Sister Witch. Gosh! My heart was just bleeding for her. I could feel her love for her entire family from start to finish. She is one admirable character. Speaking of admirable, I also happen to find The OLD Queen admirable. I like her spirit and her courage. I like the balance of her speech. It's sometimes formal and most of the time either mischievous orn sarcastic. It's refreshing and very hilarious. ;D The stones also, are remarkable characters. It was hard for me to discern whether they are trust worthy or not. They are even wiser than real people, so it's so hard to judge! Lastly, I like Tam. I like how he stayed with his brother and how he took care of him in his dreams. I like how after all that happened, he still loves his brother and the whole family. I love that he never got corrupted and I just love that he's good.
THE MAGICAL DILEMMA
The story revolves around the use of the "magic". Everybody knows that magic should be used only for the good. This book shows how bad it can get when magic is used the wrong way. It shows how people get corrupted. Ned and everybody else have to make a choice whether to use it or not.
HOW IT ENDED
The ending is something that reminded me of Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings. It's epic and very memorable. I would not forget this even if I read many books after. AND I READ A LOT.
WHAT ONE COULD GET FROM THIS STORY
>There would always be people who judge as quickly as a blink of an eye. A person must know when to shrug it all off. >Life is full of challenges. Treat them as adventures and bring friends to make more fun and worth it. >Your family does not define you. >YOU ARE NOT ALONE. There's always somebody out there who cares for you / might care for you/ will care for you. >In my opinion, the magic here could be a symbol for the POWER in the real world. Power is a hard to let go of. It corrupts and it damages many things. A wise man once told Spider man, "With great power comes great responsibility." -- I think this applies to this book too. >Always remember that YOU ARE CAPABLE. You may be incapable of many things, but there are still things that you CAN DO that no one can take away from you. :) You are awesome in your own way.
I was given a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
While reading this book, you must do these thing...moreFUN FUN FUN and ADVENTURE!!!!
I was given a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
While reading this book, you must do these things first:
>Broaden you imagination. >Imagine that you are in a different world. >Immerse yourself in the main character's world. She'll take you to many places! >Imagine that you are a character in a game. I swear, this book feels like there should be a game
Onto the review:
This story revolves around a brave and very responsible girl named Ennara. She has magic inside her, but she hasn't used it before this adventure. She manages to go on her own quest because of a recent attack to their village. She and a wizard she trusts goes to an adventure of a lifetime. Along the way, other characters are introduced. Soon, they are a party of three going around in search for a relic long gone. It's all so very exciting! ^_^ If you've ever had a chance of watching Akazukin Chacha, in my head, they look like that!
Ennara goes through trials, adventures, misadventures and she does it with a good heart intact. The other characters are also very colorful especially the marine cat! You should look forward to that! ^_^ They make the book more fun and exciting! :)
While reading this, I couldn't help but feel as if i was really playing maybe a psp RPG game. The characters are my characters in that game and they have all sorts of strengthhs and weaknesses. FUN FUN FUN!!!
All in all, this is a promising start to a series. I look forward to the next book! :)
I recommend this to children 9 and up. I also recommend this to the young at heart and to those reader-gamers. I am pretty sure you'll enjoy this! This is kind of a short read, but it's worth the shot! I promise! :) (less)
I can definitely say that this book got me all kinds of spooked and frustrated. The idea that someone would get my body a...moreHands down one of the best!!!
I can definitely say that this book got me all kinds of spooked and frustrated. The idea that someone would get my body and just take over is... truly creepy. What's worse is that I really think no one would believe me. -_- (less)
I believe this is one of the scariest short stories of SK.
I thought about many kinds of creatures while reading this. The kid and popsy surely came as...moreI believe this is one of the scariest short stories of SK.
I thought about many kinds of creatures while reading this. The kid and popsy surely came as a surprise. This tells us that no bad deed goes unpunished.. and of course, don't be fooled by appearances. You might just end up dead. -_-(less)
An ARC was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.
It's been a long time since I've read a vampire novel. I received a c...moreWhat did I just read?
An ARC was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.
It's been a long time since I've read a vampire novel. I received a copy of this book and thought, oh well, time to get back to the PNR world. Boy, was that the worst choice.
I admit, this book could be intriguing and it certainly is hot. But to a girl who knows TWILIGHT, NEW MOON, ECLIPSE AND BREAKING DAWN like the back of her hand... man, this was a riot. The resemblance of some scenes, the familiarity of their feelings... I thought.. okay, here's one book which is like.... in a more ADULT, rated PG way. (view spoiler)[ It was annoying, how the girl wouldn't ask questions about the guy's whereabouts when they're not together. She was suspicious alright.. but it's as if she let her libido decide for her. Then there were her internal monologues. I read this book under 2 hours because I skimmed, skimmed and skimmed many internal monologues. It would have been better if they focused on the interaction of characters rather than what one character felt. It's repetitive and kind of useless to me. I didn't care about what she thought most of the time. I just wanted them to talk and interact. The best part of the story for me was when her best friend's boyfriend's wife attacked her. That was pretty original! I liked it!
The guy on the other hand was not better! I can't tell you how many times I wanted to shout out of frustration because the guy just wouldn't confess! And then the girl had to find out his secret in the most horrible way. UGH -_- Why did I even read this?
Oh and did I mention that this one ends in a cliffhanger? (hide spoiler)] Oh yeah... totally not my style.
Would I read the next book? Yes, if someone promises that there wouldn't be any hint of a resemblance with a certain series and if someone promises that there would be no cliffhanger.