I can't add much to the other critical reviews on here except to say that this was like watching two people running side-by-side on treadmills as they...moreI can't add much to the other critical reviews on here except to say that this was like watching two people running side-by-side on treadmills as they look adoringly into each other's eyes to the exclusion of all else.
In other words, it's amazing for that couple but pretty much sucks for everyone else. It's like the time I took my best friend and his GF out and discovered the definition of "third wheel".
Boring. Uncomfortable. Awkward.
Sam didn't seem like a male of any sort to me. Even beta males have some defining male-ish-ness to them, but he seemed wimpy even by emo standards.
The biggest plot issue to me was the fact that:
a) Grace never turned into a wolf b) Early on she mentions almost dying of the heat of the car her father left her in c) Heat is often mentioned as being the only thing keeping the werewolves in human form d) NOBODY makes this connection until almost the very end
I figured it out the very second she mentioned it. And then the remedy they come up with is so ludicrous that I burst into laughter when Isabella mentioned it.
I didn't care at all for Twilight, but my god, I was hoping Jacob would show up and kill these poser werewolves because these were the worst werewolves EVAR!! I read paranormal because I like to think, "oooh that'd be so cool if I could be a vampire and stalk girls by sneaking into their bedrooms even though I'm like a hundred years older than they are!"
But these werewolves don't have super strength, immortality, or anything cool except they can heal. But even then they get all scarred up! And who wants scarred up weak werewolves stalking them in their bedrooms? Nobody, that's who!
BUT for those who like Twilight, I can wholeheartedly recommend this!
I'm just obviously not the target for this novel. :D
It may sound like the perfect way to cap off a romantic evening, but the little blue pill in Vs. Reality causes an entirely diffe...moreKick-Ass on Steroids!
It may sound like the perfect way to cap off a romantic evening, but the little blue pill in Vs. Reality causes an entirely different sort of explosion. Side effects may include super-human strength, Pantene-perfect hair, glowing eyeballs, and the inadvertent destruction of those around you.
After a fight outside a night club almost kills him, Donovan Cole manifests superhuman strength and discovers he's one of a few humans who can activate super abilities by taking an experimental drug known as Muse. I'm all about that. Ever since seeing Limitless, I'm willing to try anything to crank my IQ up out of the double-digits.
Unfortunately for Donovan, a powerful organization called the Collectors is out to kidnap, experiment on, and ultimately erase people like him. His future boils down to a choice: Use his powers to run, or stay and fight? Personally, I'd hunt down Wonder Woman and join the mile-high club on her invisible jet.
The action in Vs. Reality flows so seamlessly that you can hear the music soundtrack playing in your head--at least I did because I think life should be a musical. From the opening sequence to the final chapter, events sweep Donovan Cole from failed ultimate fighter to possible savior of the world. The action sequences are tense, and due to the nature of the heroes involved, you never quite know what's going to happen next.
VsReality IS Kick-Ass on steroids. If you enjoyed that movie, you'll love this book. It's like tossing comic books and action novels into a Vitamix blender and enjoying a luscious, yet nutritious treat!