So. I'm sitting here trying to figure out what to say about this book. I read the first book back in December 2010, and I loved it. And then when I found out there would be a show for The Lying Game (I had already been a HUGE fan of Pretty Little Liars as well.) I got very excited. I've finished Season One and I've finaly read book two. When I first started the book, I had forgotten how different some things are from the show.
I was still stuck in Lying-Game-show-land, so I had a little trouble jumping right back in. It gets kind of confusing if you watch the show AND read the books around the same time. But despite that, I was still pulled in from the beginning. Sara Shepard is an AMAZING mystery writer. I mean wow. It's girly sometimes, and so chic, but at the same time the mystery just blows you off your feet. Well, at least it does me. I can't get enough!
She definitely has me wanting to read more YA mystery thrillers! Anyone have any recommendations??
I love how the characters are growing more, especially Ethan. I looooooooove me some Ethan on the show, and I'm starting to really like book Ethan as well. Though they are a bit different!! But I really do like Ethan. I can't wait to read the next book to see how that develops more. And I'm really curious about Thayer!
Scratch that. I'm curious about EVERYTHING. Especially after that ending. Whew! *wipes forehead*
Overall, I don't want to say too too much because I don't want to give anything way with either the books or the show, so all I can say is READ/WATCH them! I can't wait for Season 2 to start (I really hope it gets renewed!) and I can't wait to get my hands on TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE.
**Side note: I think it's really funny how crazy my experiences is with Sara Shepard and her amazing series'. At first, I had seen the Pretty Little Liars books around for YEARS. But the covers completely turned me off with their barbie doll covers! And then I saw the trailer for the show before it aired. And then I watched the Pilot and fell in love! And then here comes The Lying Game book. I was curious and so I read it. So at this time, I'd seen the PLL show, but not read the books. And read the first Lying Game book, but the show hadn't started. And then I watched the first LG episode when it aired, and fell in love. But still hadn't read Pretty Little Liars. And then FINALLY in the middle of last year I started the PLL series. Am I the only one who thinks this is so twisted and amusing? I'm not even sure I remember the point of this side note anymore!**...more
I love Claudia Gray and I love the Titanic. The Titanic is one of my favorite movies. So when I saw that Gray was releasing a new book involving the Titanic AND werewolves, which is one of my top most favorite paranormal creatures, I knew I had to read it. Claudia Gray is already on my list of authors to watch, even though I still haven’t finished the Evernight series.
Fateful was amazing. The first time I tried to read it was the end of December and I was in a reading slump, I only read a few pages and couldn’t get into it. But when I picked it up this time I was sucked in. I read it pretty quickly.
The writing sucked me in and the descriptions were amazing. I definitely felt like I was in Tess’s shoes as a servant to a rich family back in the early 1900’s.
There were also a lot of similarities with the Titanic movie, but just the right amount. It felt like the whole Titanic atmosphere you get when you watch the movie. Add in the werewolves and its extra awesome. I loved Tess, she was a great main character. Nothing that I can remember really bothered me about her which is good. The only people I really had problems with was Lady Regina’s family. Which I’m pretty sure most people have issues with. It’s supposed to be that way.
I also really loved Myriam and, of course, Alec. *swoon* Why didn’t I read this last year? I wanted to so bad. Stupid TBR lists! I could have known about Alex a lot sooner if it weren’t for it. Just like the Titanic movie, this book made me cry. When the ship sunk, all the chaos, it made me cry so hard. My husband was staring at me all crazy.
Overall, I loved this book. I loved it so much that I really wish there were a sequel, but there most likely won’t be. But I’ll be hoping! Also, I think I want to start a petition to get this at least considered to be made into a movie! If you love the Titanic, and you love werewolves; I would definitely recommend it to you. Even if you just love the Titanic. This is definitely a fresh new take on it. ...more
When I read the first book, A Touch Mortal, last year; I fell in love. It was one of my top favorite books last year. It's taken me a while to finally grab a copy of this at the library, and I'm so mad for it! Though I didn't love A Touch Morbid as much as the first book, I still really liked it and I am still absolutely in love with this series.
The writing is amazing and flows extremely well and when I did have the time to read, I flew through the pages. I hate how long it took me to finish this because of not having time! If I could have, I would of sat there and finished the book in one sitting.
So much happens through this book and you learn more about how everything works in Eden's world and some of it is scary, but so intriguing! This series is so unique and I love it! I don't want to give anything away and spoil anything, so I won't go into too much detail.
Eden has grown a lot since the first book, but you can tell she's fighting something. She's having problems in this book and being really secretive about it. I was worried about it through the whole book, I was curious as to what it was, but still had a good idea of what it could be.
The point-of-views change between Eden, Gabe, Jarrod and Kristen, which I LOVED! I loved getting more in sync with Jarrod and also getting into Kristen's head. You get to learn a lot more about the character's and I was happy for that because though Kristen is really weird and a bit insane, I love her. Sometimes she aggravates the crap out of me where I just want to shake her and slap her, but she's one of my favorite characters. She's written extremely well!
There's a new character that pops up and she really bugged me at first, but I finally started being able to tolerate her and I'm REALLY curious as to how she's going to be in the third book because of what happens in the end!
And gah Luke. I hate him, but then I like him with Kristen. Is that bad?! He's so evil, but when he's around Kristen you get this kind of sweet and caring side of him. You can tell he really loves Kristen. But gah he's so EVIL!
And Gabe was one of my favorite characters in the first book, and I'm sad that you don't get to see TOO much of him in this book, but he is fighting something (Which you most likely know what if you've read the first book.). I really liked how he was fighting something, but still kind of was himself through parts of it. He fought it REALLY hard.
Which leads me to the ending of the book. WOW! I am just....wow. Leah really knows how to screw up your emotions. I cried through some of this because there was a part that was just heart-wrenching! I'm not going to say what, but just know that this will happen when you read this!
Overall, this was REALLY good. I'm sad that I didn't like it AS much as the first book, though very close, but I wasn't disappointed. I knew I wouldn't be! I can't wait to see all the amazing and epic things that will be happening in A Touch Menacing!...more
Wow. That is the word that still comes to mind when I think about this book. I finished this book on thAlso reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm.
Wow. That is the word that still comes to mind when I think about this book. I finished this book on the 3rd of this month and the power of this book still stays with me. It completely blew me away and makes me want to go back right away and re-read it. I wish I would of been able to read this sooner!
As some of you may know, I'm a sucker for the Dystopian genre. And this Dystopian? Wow! This book was SO unique! I love Dystopians, but if you read a lot of Dystopians you see that some of them may be unique, but also have around the same type of things in them. (If that makes sense!) But I can't think of ANYTHING that is anywhere near this book.
Another thing that I happen to love and be really interested in is reincarnation. Which is also something that really drew me to this book. (Other than that GORGEOUS cover! I mean look at it! Every time I see it I have to stare at it for at least 5 minutes straight.) There is just something about reincarnation that is really interesting. And the people in this book know everything about their past lives! It's SO cool!
One thing bad about them knowing, is that they have all known each other for millions of years so when it comes to a random person popping up with a new and fresh soul, no one really signs up for the welcome committee. Except, for you know, Sam. *swoon* Saaaammmm. Him alone makes me want to grab a copy of this and read it again. He's so sweet and caring and hot and smart and is it getting hot in here?? *Shakes head to clear it.* Anyway, I absolutely LOVED his character. LOVED. I can't wait to see what will happen with him and Ana in the sequel. ( I am dying for the sequel SOOO bad. Anyone have an extra copy they want to send me as a Christmas prezzie? :P)
Although Ana bothered me sometimes, I really liked her character. She kept her guard up when it was needed and she was really smart. She may have been a newsoul and didn't have millions of years of experience, but she was really smart. And even when a lot of the people didn't welcome her with open arms, she still put her life at stake to help protect them when it was needed. She's extremely brave, and I really liked that about her. Plus, she was just fresh. You know what I mean, right?
Also, just to let you know, a lot of characters in YA nowadays are falling in love at first sight, which gets really old. That didn't happen with Sam and Ana. Yes, Sam was friendly toward Ana and they both put their lives at stake to help each other. But their relationship grew and grew after spending time with each other and as they learned more about each other. And their relationship was so pure and beautiful and after a while I was BEGGING for something to happen with them. It drove me CRAZY, but in a good frustrating way.
Overall, this book was amazing. I am definitely getting my own pretty copy soon so I can read it over and over again. It had everything in it that a great, amazing, and just beautiful book needs! Oh, and some dragons and sylphs too! :P If you haven't read this book, you need to ASAP. And if you don't have it on your TBR list yet, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?! :O...more