This is going to be a hard review to write! I started getting on Netflix about a month or two ago and I saw that the Gossip Girl TV show was on there and I got excited! I hadn't watched the show since the second season and had never seen the first season and I really wanted to catch up. So I started watching from the beginning and got majorly hooked. SERIOUSLY hooked. It's all I could think about and I'd devour at least six episodes a night. Most of the time more! I got caught up before it came back on, but when I was caught up and was waiting around for it to come back on I decided I wanted to read the books. I couldn't find the first book in my library, but last week I finally did and was so very happy.
I heard that there are a lot of things different between the show and book, but I really had no idea what I was in for! There is so much that is different, but at the same time you see small or big parts taken out of the book and thrown into the show. Which is awesome. I'm still getting used to the differences, so that's why I gave it three starts.
Don't get me wrong, I really did enjoy reading this book. I am definitely going to pick up the second book soon, but it's just so weird. Do you know what I mean? And at times I got annoyed at the writing, it's hard to explain.
Overall, this is one of my new guilty pleasures. It really was an enjoyable, fast read. I do hope it gets better soon though. Not really sure what else to say about this book. But if you are a Gossip Girl fanatic, I would definitely read them. But beware of the differences! At times its HUGE.(less)
Wow. That's all I can say right now about this book. I loved it. The beginning made me really happy and then something got thrown out at me and I literally dropped the book. I couldn't believe it. It made me terribly sad. I'm not going to go into detail because I don't want to spoil anything, but oh my God. My heart really broke when I read that first line about it.
This book was a lot different than the first. Which took some time to getting used to. It was amazing though. Before picking this book up, I was saving it. I was saving it to read and then read the third and final book right after it. But after picking up several books and failing to read them during my Read-a-Thon, I knew I had to pick this up. Even though the books I had started and put down were books I was looking forward to reading. And it's not the books, it's just the complete rut I was in. I wanted to read, but just...couldn't. But wow, this really yanked me out of it!
Belly has done a lot of growing up. A LOT. And so had Conrad, Jeremiah, and even Steven. How can you not with what happened? My heart goes out to them. There were a couple of small chapters in this book that was in Jeremiah's point-of-view, which I loved. I was glad to get into his head and wonder what was going on inside there.
Overall, I can't say much more about this. I love this series. It's very well written and beautiful. If you haven't read it yet, do it soon. You won't be sorry. (less)
As some of you may know, I started this book right after finishing Perfect. I know I said that I thought Perfect was my favorite so far of the series, but I have found a new one. Unbelievable certainly lives up to its title. I just can't believe everything that happened in the fourth book. I'm still sitting here stunned, and all I'm going to say on that matter is 'A' is revealed in the fourth book. After learning who it was, I went through so many different emotions. Astonishment, victory of having this person on my suspect list, and then annoyance at thinking it was someone entirely different in the end before 'A' is revealed.
Sara Shepard definitely knows how to throw you off the track. She gives you clues here and there to make you suspect someone, who may or may not just be the person, but then she steers it toward someone completely different and makes you believe that this person could possibly really be 'A'. But then in the end it's the other person you may have suspected. It's very clever!
I know a lot of people may think that this is just a girly, fluffy series. But it's not. It's full of mystery and suspense. Even though I'm still a little weirded out by how different, but sometimes how close, the series and books are together, I still love the books and they have become a favorite series of mine.
In my opinion, I think this one is the most intense of the first four Pretty Little Liar books. In the beginning of this book, I thought I knew what to expect from this one. But I was wrong. I mean, some things I thought were going to happen, happened. But I never thought that maybe 'A' would be revealed, and even though I suspected the person who is revealed as 'A', at the same time I didn't think it could of been this person.
Overall, this is a great series and I can't wait to continue the series. Even though 'A' is revealed in this book, the pretty little liars aren't being let off that easily just yet. There are more lies and mystery to be revealed. After all, who really killed Ali?(less)
First off, this is my first book by Springer. I've wanted to try one of her books for a while, but never got around to it until now. I came upon this book on Goodreads a while back and added it to my to-be-read list, and FINALLY got around to reading it due to my A through Z challenge. =)
When I first heard about it, I thought, "Hey, this sounds like a cute, fun book." and I was not disappointed. It was exactly that; short, fun and cute. I read it really fast, it's not that long and it is just an overall fast read. You're at page fifty before you know it, and then one hundred and fifty, and then you're done.
The plot in this book is cute and unique. I mean, hello, the main character becomes an Espressologist by accident at her coffee house job! An Espressologst is someone who matches people up based on their favorite coffee drink. Isn't that awesome? It would be awesome if that really worked! I'm eager to find out of it does and start trying to set people up. Ha!
The characters in this book are fun too. Even the annoying characters were fun, if that is possible. The ones who are the mean characters, you get the ones I'm talking about? I really liked Jane, the main character, right off the back. She was fresh. She isn't one of those characters who feel sorry for themselves most of the time and live within their best friend's shadow. Speaking of best friend, Em--Jane's best friend--she was cool. I'd love to have a best friend like her. You'll see what I mean after you've read it.
And Derek! He was pretty cool. He seems like an annoying boss, but at the same time it would be pretty entertaining with his weird moods. Also, Cam, he was awesome! I knew he'd be a good guy from the start!
Overall, if you want something fun and short to read that is super cute, pick this one up! I liked it a lot and I can't wait to pick up another one of Springer's books. (less)
I can't believe it took me eight days to read this book. I had so much going on last week that I hardly had time at all to read! I didn't enjoy this one as much as I did the first book, though it was still interesting to read. I really liked learning more about Kaylee's abilities as a bean sidhe, and more about the Netherworld. Though it is definitely creepy!
You learn more about Tod in this book, which I liked because you got to know him a little more and realize he does really care about others! I really liked this side of him.
Also, Nash. *sigh* I can't wait to read more about him in the next book. You can tell Kaylee and Nash's relationship has grown since the beginning of the first book, but for some reason I didn't see that much more growth in this book, but there was a lot going on, so that was most likely the cause of it. I hope there is more growth in the next book!
I really love Kaylee's character. She will risk her life at the drop of a hat to save someone else's, even if she barely knows that person! She risks getting killed, getting bad grades from skipping school, and getting grounded! I also can't wait to see what other bean sidhe abilities she has!
Overall, I don't want to go into too much detail and risk giving away the plotline. All I can say is though I didn't enjoy it as much as the first book, I did enjoy it and I'm looking forward to the third book in the series. Rachel Vincent is a fantastic author! She's definitely on my "authors to automatically read" list.(less)