Ahh!! You will be sucked in.... you will want more Barrons. Everyone told me I would. And I do!! If you haven't started this series, I definitely reco...moreAhh!! You will be sucked in.... you will want more Barrons. Everyone told me I would. And I do!! If you haven't started this series, I definitely recommend it! (less)
I hate that I waited so long for to finally pick up this book. I loved all the characters (mostly) and this interesting world of vampires the author c...moreI hate that I waited so long for to finally pick up this book. I loved all the characters (mostly) and this interesting world of vampires the author created. For me, it wasn't like anything I've read before. I love when an author can take a somewhat overused theme--in this case vampires-- and create something unique and interesting. There were a few things that irritated me a bit. I found a lot of "information dumps" to be a bit overwhelming and sometimes they really put a damper on the scene, taking me out of the flow and emotions that the scene was meant to create. But... all in all, I feel this book was a solid and an exciting start to what I predict will be a great series. I'm definitely looking forward to the next. Plus anything that includes more Dimitri will be fine by me!(less)
Well, we were asked to read this book at my place of employment and I must say, I didn't think it would be all that great. Of course...I was wrong. Th...moreWell, we were asked to read this book at my place of employment and I must say, I didn't think it would be all that great. Of course...I was wrong. This was really a great story. There are several great lessons to take away from this book. Number 1 lesson- "We can choose the attitude we bring to our work!" "There is always a choice about the way you do your work, even if there is not a choice about the work itself."
Bottom line= You choose your attitude. If you want to work in a happy environment, start with the right attitude. If you want to be grumpy and unhappy that's your choice too...but why make yourself and everyone else around you miserable? This is a good motivational book for any company to refer too...and you can also apply these lessons to your personal life.
I enjoyed the story, it's meaning and I now I really want to visit this fish market they refer to in the book!!(less)
WOW! Just WOW! I'm not even sure how to describe how much of an obsession this book became to me. I was reading every free moment I had. The relations...moreWOW! Just WOW! I'm not even sure how to describe how much of an obsession this book became to me. I was reading every free moment I had. The relationship and built-up tension between the two main characters, Cat and Bones, was incredible. The sexy Bones will keep you up at night. He will stay in your mind at all times and he'll have you begging for more, *cough cough* I'm mean begging you to read more, yea that's what I was getting at.
He's gorgeous, sweet, fierce, and he has an accent which pretty much tops my list of what makes him so damn sexy! There is so much I like about him; his characteristics and personally is just a special mixture and he might possibly be my most favorite male character ever to date. For those Twilight fans out there (I'm one of them)if Bones ever made it to the big screen with all the personality and hotness he possess in this book...there would be no more talk of Edward Cullen...all we'd hear is "Bones, Bones, Bones!"(Ok, I'm done swooning.............for now!)
There are so many funny lines and sexual innuendos are frequent, and at times hilarious. I was constantly laughing. I couldn't wait to read what was going to happen next. There are a few pretty intense sex scenes and to be honest, they had my heartbeat rising and probably made me blush a little. No way was the sex over done and it certainly wasn't the main focus of story. Jeaniene Frost did a superb job at placing just the right line here and there. She knew exactly where to break the tension or start the action up again. So now I'm off to read book 2 because I just can't help myself and maybe because I need more Bones! If you want to read a paranormal Adult romance then I strongly recommend picking this series up.... like right NOW!(less)
This book was better than City of Bones to me. It had a lot more action in it as the battle with Valentine escalades to an all out war. Then there is...moreThis book was better than City of Bones to me. It had a lot more action in it as the battle with Valentine escalades to an all out war. Then there is Clary and Jace who are obviously in love with each even though they are brother and sister. They fight their attraction to each other because they know they can never love each other in that way since they are related (brother and sister). Yea… I know, it sounds so gross and wrong!! But that is where Cassandra Clare gets us. She had already built Clary and Jace up to be a couple in the City of Bones and you get the feeling that they should be destined to be together, they were made for each other. She got us attached to them as a couple and now I desperately wish they are some how not related!
Poor Simon goes through some changes in this book… a rather big change that will alter his life forever. I love his character and how defensive he gets over Clary, expecially when it come to Jace. You can tell they don’t care for each other but they have each others backs when times get hard.
I felt the story flowed along well and it keep me reading late into the night…only to leave me with more questions and hopeful answers in the third book in the series, City of Glass. Congratulations Cassandra for another great read.(less)
I was very surprised that I finished this book as quickly as I did, I read it in just a few hours. I actually really liked this book as a whole even t...moreI was very surprised that I finished this book as quickly as I did, I read it in just a few hours. I actually really liked this book as a whole even though there were some things I wish were better.
Lisa McMann's writing style is a bit different than what I'm use to reading, however, I found her writing style to be very blunt and to the point without much description behind it. This was ok in some incidents and left me wanting to know more details in others. The story felt rushed and I wish it had more details and descriptions to make me feel more for these character's and the situations they were in. I love the character's, though I felt like I wanted to know more about them and wished I could have gotten to know them better. I was surprised at how fast McMann builds the love connection between Janie and another character. (I don't want to spoil who that could be)But even though I found a few faults with this book, I still really enjoyed reading and it kept me wanting to know more.
There was one or two unanswered questions for me but this book wrapped up nicely and gave me that warm fuzzy feeling. I look forward to reading the next installment, Fade and then followed by book 3; Gone to wrap up the series.
I would recommend this book for anyone who is looking for a quick read with a couple twist and turns mixed in. (less)
After immediately finishing the first book,I started this book. I read it in a day. I couldn't stop reading. My thoughts have been constantly drifting...moreAfter immediately finishing the first book,I started this book. I read it in a day. I couldn't stop reading. My thoughts have been constantly drifting back to Kate and Curran and the heated tension they create between one another that you could cut with a knife. They're are so many hilarious line in this book, I felt like I felt like I could have highlighted half the book. It was an a tense mission Kate was on this on again and I devoured every page. This series is quickly becoming a favorite! Pick up book one if you haven't read it. Yes!! Again, I highly recommend it!!(less)