This book was a joy to read. It follows the story of Daisy Davenport, a spoilt teenager that has it all: a massive house, a hot boyfriend, a gang of s...moreThis book was a joy to read. It follows the story of Daisy Davenport, a spoilt teenager that has it all: a massive house, a hot boyfriend, a gang of super cool girl friends and all the expensive shoes and accessories you could want. Wait, she has a pony too. Can't forget Polly. But this all changes when her father is sent to jail for corruption, and her family's name is plastered over the newspaper headlines is a not-so-great light. Things only get worse when the family have to move to an apartment above a Kebab Shop and Daisy is told she has to transfer to Bensham High, a state school packed jam with chavs...
I laughed throughout the entire book, even when Daisy was at her all time low, her narrative voice was amusing and gave a different and unique way of looking at life. Her life at Bensham was hell: the girls all hated her for being such a "snotty cow" and jeered at her, picking at everything she did. But one girl, Mel, makes her life a pure misery. Pranks are being played on her everyday, she is framed for being the bully, she is cornered in the toilets, called horrible names and her homework is scribbled on.
Like many others, one thing did annoy me. Apparently her brother Aston is so lazy he'd take any chance to be 'vertical.' Something a bit wrong there, maybe, Helen Bailey? ;) Most lazy people I know like to be horizontal.
But the ending didn't fail to make me grin. I won't say why, that would be spoiling it. But I do recommended this book, it's fairly inspirational, it's funny and and it's a nice break from vampires and werewolves. ;D (less)
It's coming out Tuesday, and wow am I excited. Bring on some Stevie-Rae and Rephaim! And some Zoey and Stark aswell I guess...But re...moreSooo.....close...!
It's coming out Tuesday, and wow am I excited. Bring on some Stevie-Rae and Rephaim! And some Zoey and Stark aswell I guess...But really, this book looks pretty damn nice, and both covers are really cool. Please, Miss Cast(s), get the ninth one published soon? ;D(less)
This is the first House of Night book I've reviewed, as I wanted to go as far as possible before I reviewed it. Well, there's still almost a week unti...moreThis is the first House of Night book I've reviewed, as I wanted to go as far as possible before I reviewed it. Well, there's still almost a week until the eighth instalment, and I thought I may aswell review it now.
Both P.C and Kristin Cast wrote this series, and the writing style does fluctuate slightly, although it isn't noticeable. The writing is perfectly fine for a young adult novel; it's descriptive and grips you, and also keeps a flow in the plot. But it doesn't stand out as being magnificent, so don't expect Shakespeare. The main thing that irritated me was the constant "teen talk." I don't really know anyone that talks like that, and BFF, I heart you etc. gets a bit old after 7 books. But mainly, it's all good.
The series starts off as rather flowery and bubbly, like most YA books. But in the fourth book, you really start to notice the change. Things get more complicated, and the story gets generally darker. The characters do adapt well, and develop in a suitable way. They all become more serious, and other characters take the spotlight. You see less of Zoey's friends, such as Damien and the Twins, and more of the other, higher up characters. Stevie-Rae really gets her chance to shine in Burned, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading from her point of view.
The love story between Rephaim and Stevie Rae is my prime interest in the book at the moment. As exciting as it is to hear about Zoey and the other world, Stevie-Rae and Rephaim just win.
So all in all, it's a really good series, and worth reading. (less)
Hmm, well these books are quite unusual. They're also nice to read, and the stories engage the reader. They are quirky and rather amusing, but they ar...moreHmm, well these books are quite unusual. They're also nice to read, and the stories engage the reader. They are quirky and rather amusing, but they are sinsiter at times. -Zanthie ;)(less)