**spoiler alert** I have to admit, when I first bought this book, I already had my mind set that it was just the usual cliché Love Story about two peo**spoiler alert** I have to admit, when I first bought this book, I already had my mind set that it was just the usual cliché Love Story about two people falling in love for stupid reasons.
This story has originality, in certain ways. It actually did have a few moments of "wow". Let me explain by with the three main characters:
LANA: Lana is actually a likable character. She's not really the usual "head over heels" girl at first. She also does a lot of explaining in the beginning of the novel in order to give us a clear picture of what she's gone through. By the time she's at Sasha's house, we actually believe that her and Sasha are good friends. Then there's her relationship with Robert. I give her plus points for spending the beginning of the novel weary of him. She means it when she says she won't just forgive him. Every move he makes is a potential "sign" that he's just playing with her mind. Lana also has type 1 diabetes. I thought this was an interesting twist in the story and I liked it. Lana isn't perfect, and no one in the world is. It made reading the story through Lana's eyes a lot more interesting.
ROBERT: Robert is a creep. There's no other way to put it when you read the first half of the book. Actually, throughout the whole book, I got the sense that he had mental problems. I don't know if that was the author's intentions, or it just came off like that when I read it. I'll elaborate more on this... ...Robert is Lana's bully since she was 12 and he was 14. He constantly makes fun of her, violates her space, and crushes her fragile little heart. To Lana, this is bullying. Even Robert knows that this is bullying, and the reason he does it is even more shocking. Apparently he treats her like this because he hated her for taking his sisters attention, but after about a year he decides that he's actually in love with her. Because he didn't know how to admit it, he constantly bullied her because to him it was his "drug". (He actually calls her his "high" at some point in the book.) If that wasn't bad enough, Lana finds secret pictures of her that he took. He gets mad when she deletes the pictures. I thought the author was trying to lead this all to some sort of creepy revelation at the end of the book. But... nope.
SASHA: Sasha was sort of a major character. She is Lana's best friend and Robert's twin sister. She is also a Lesbian. Sasha was a very supportive friend when it came down to it. Usually I hate the side character or best friend because although they are usually the evil or cliché person in the story who pushes the main character to make rash decisions. Sasha wasn't like that. She honestly looked out for Lana most of the time. I actually liked her character very much.
I could tell you more about this book, but that would be hard without explaining the whole story. It's best if you just read it yourself. Overall rating: 3.6 Stars. I thought the ending could have been better. ...more
**spoiler alert** I was about to give this book a five star rating, but then I remembered some things that annoyed me in the beginning and told myself**spoiler alert** I was about to give this book a five star rating, but then I remembered some things that annoyed me in the beginning and told myself not to let those little flaws go.
THE GOOD: I honestly didn't think this book was going to be good. The cover was pretty, and the summary seemed interesting. I was just afraid that it was another one of those books that would disappoint because it's happened before. I've fallen in love with a cover and summary--then the story sucked. I was wrong, thankfully. This story did not suck. It was beautiful. The mystery unraveled wonderfully and the Main Character was someone I liked. Actually, there were only two people I liked in this story: Nyx and Ignifex. Everyone else was horrible. The story is very interesting and developed... but...
THE BAD: Is it just me, or does Nyx keep repeating the same thing over and over and over again. Okay, I get it. She HAS TO BE THE SACRIFICE. She must've explained the whole thing like a hundred times. Her sister was a bitch in my opinion and had every right to be hated. Even her father and aunt had every right to be hated. Why should we not hate them? They have done nothing at all but sell her off! What kind of father is okay with their daughter being given away to a monster and is okay that she might be forced to have sex. Ugh~that made me sick. Ignifex was, in my opinion, the kindest person in the whole damn book. He didn't force her to have sex with him. He didn't do anything she didn't want to do. He just left her alone and told her a few simple rules. Good, simply, right? And she couldn't decide whether she loved Ignifex or if she wanted to kill him. Whatever fills the pages I guess.
All in all, it was good. I liked it enough to read it in a couple of hours. I even avoided doing my Spanish Work during class just to keep a few chapters of this novel. I'll probably read another book written by this author because the WRITING in this book was fantastic. She did a good job when writing this novel.
PS: This book is exactly what the summary says: A rewrite of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. You can tell, it's very obvious. ...more
This book was better than the first book. It was 100 times more interesting and well-written and beautiful. It tore at my emotions and I swear I was cThis book was better than the first book. It was 100 times more interesting and well-written and beautiful. It tore at my emotions and I swear I was crying halfway through when I realized that the next book in this series won't come out until September.
Chaol, my love, I have to wait until September to read about you again.
I haven't found any interesting YA novels in a while. I was beginning to give up on my search. Everything I ever came across while searching for the perfect novel sounded like another LOVE STORY ABOUT STARCROSSED LOVERS or another STORY ABOUT OVERTHROWING THE OVERPOWERING SOCIETY THEY LIVED IN.
This book is new. It's interesting. It has a tinge of everything you could want in a YA novel, and the author organizes it perfectly so that the romance is not overbearing and that there is actually a main plot and mystery.
HEY THERE IS PROBABLY A SPOILER OR TWO AHEAD SO BE WARNED
Let's start with the Romance, since I've already mentioned it. Like I said earlier, it's not overdone. It's not something that the main character Caelaena can't function without. It's there, hidden in the background, but it doesn't make the main characters do anything irrational. I especially love the romance that brewed between Chaol and Calaena. It wasn't rushed. I could see how it grew from the first book. I'm not really a fan of Dorians' and I'll get to that later.
The Characters are beautifully written. The three main characters to be exact:
CALAENA: She improved since the first book, majorly. She became more the assassin she claimed to be. Sure, she still made some decisions that made me want to scream at her (WHAT ARE YOU DOING? GOSH JUST FRIGGEN KISS CHAOL ALREADY! CAN'T YOU SEE HE LOVES YOU SOOOOO MUCH!) I loved her so much in this book. She was a warrior. She was the King's Champion. It was believable this time.
CHAOL: He's also changed slightly since the last book. The one thing I love about Chaol is that he thinks logical majority of the time. He knows what will happen if he crosses the King in any way. He knows it could mean life and death if he steps out of line. So when he does step out of line, he does it in a way no one would be able to question. He did the right thing in the end, in my opinion. I just wish he was going with her, but oh well I'm sure it will all make sense in the 3rd Book. Oh and of course I was yelling at Chaol too near the end of the book. (KISS HER! MAYBE SHE'LL FORGIVE YOU! MAYBE SHE'LL LOVE YOU BACK! I LOVE YOU CHAOL!)
DORIAN: I'm just going to say it: Dorian is my least favorite character. Why? There are so many reasons why. He doesn't really do much in my opinion. In the first book he did things without thinking about her safety sometimes. In this book he was just a man who struggled with magic that he just discovered and fumed at the council tables when things he didn't like were said. Chaol stays strong and firm no matter what. He's able to hide his emotions. Dorian is like a walking emoticon. EVERYONE CAN SEE WHAT HE'S THINKING. Even the King can see that there's some drama going on just by looking at Dorian. Chaol can tell that Dorian is jealous all the time. Even Nehemia can see it. He's also so gullible. I won't elaborate on this anymore. I just can't really stand his character and the way he talks like he knows what he's doing. I was laughing with joy when Calaena bashed his head on the stairs when he tried to drag her away from Chaol and her dog. Like really Dorian? Were you really just going to leave Chaol there to die? Like, seriously? Chaol would do anything so save Prince Dorian... but Dorian doesn't seem to think of that. Enough said for this guy.
LIKE I SAID EARLIER: This book was amazing. I haven't read a book this quick since... The Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi. I haven't been this engrossed in characters since... well since I can't remember when. Maybe since Vampire Academy or City of Bones. Maybe since the Tigers Curse or Wings or The Iron Queen. Yes, I rank this series that high because it's amazingly written. It's amazingly done. The only regret I have is reading this so quick and now I have to wait five months for the third book.
Ugh! CHAOL! (Background music of "I Will Wait" by Mumford and Sons) ...more
To be honest, I didn't expect to like this book. I only bought it because the cover was pretty and the title made the story sound interesting. This boTo be honest, I didn't expect to like this book. I only bought it because the cover was pretty and the title made the story sound interesting. This book was amazing though and I want the sequel already!...more
It took me a while to finish this book. I don't know why...
(MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD)
Before I really start this review, I should let you all know that I wIt took me a while to finish this book. I don't know why...
(MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD)
Before I really start this review, I should let you all know that I watched the movie first. The movie was the reason I chose to read this book. I loved the movie! I thought it was brilliantly done.
The book...well it's not like the movie. It's similar, but it's almost a completely different story too. I can point out so many differences between the two: For example--in the movie, Pat actually sees Nikki at the dance competition. In the book, Pat never gets in contact with Nikki and she has completely moved on with her life.
The book was great though. It was different in it's own way. The only reason I rated it three stars was probably because I got bored at certain parts. Some parts felt repetitive and others, useless. There was no improvement for certain things. One thing I thought was repeated so many times was probably the story of Pat's father. They kept repeating in the book how horrible he was, and there was no improvement at all for him in the book.
Yep... it was an okay book... don't get me wrong though--I do recommend this book :)...more
I really wanted this to be a five star book, but I have unanswered questions and this is the final book...sooo....
-1 star for leaving me wanting moreI really wanted this to be a five star book, but I have unanswered questions and this is the final book...sooo....
-1 star for leaving me wanting more.
Okay, so this book wasn't as great as I thought, which was sad because I've been waiting for this book for months. Actually I've been waiting for a year. I'm start with the positives before sinking into the negative...
THE GOOD: Character Development was a major plus for this series. America and Maxon's relationship was actually really well planned out. I felt like it made sense throughout this book what they were going through. Aspen was also a very well planned out character. I loved his ending and I'm glad he didn't try to pursue America like all the other "Jacob's" in novels.
THE BAD: Unanswered questions kill me. Seriously. I'm not kidding. It's like a stab in my throat. The ending was wrapped up in a little pink bow and when I opened the box...there was just a small item. Not enough. I would understand if this wasn't the finale. I would be happy if I knew there was another book coming out...but there isn't another book and this one left me feeling a little empty.
I waited a year for this book!!!! Honestly throughout the whole book, I had a mix of feelings.... I loved America, but sometimes I hated her..... butI waited a year for this book!!!! Honestly throughout the whole book, I had a mix of feelings.... I loved America, but sometimes I hated her..... but honestly.... America reminds me of: me.
Out of all the book characters I've ever read, America is the most stubborn one. She doesn't know what she wants but she makes sure that she still has everything she could get. I hated Kriss sooooo much only because Maxon likes her too. I honestly thought he was such a jerk because he liked Kriss and when he was sure his father would send America away, he just accepted it. Luckly America isn't leaving. I can't wait for book 3!!!!!!...more
Travis is...um....creepy at some points. I was really excited toread this because I thought Travis would be an amazing bad boy, but instead he was comTravis is...um....creepy at some points. I was really excited toread this because I thought Travis would be an amazing bad boy, but instead he was completely MENTAL! Even A by, the main character, was weird. She obssessed over him and then hated him and then dragged poor Parker in the middle of all of this. Sorry if I thought Parker was the better guy... Travis and Abby are undeveloped characters. They meet, she hates him and within the first few pages they are BFF's. Suddenly he's always watching her back. It felt a bit rushed. Actually the whole book was rushed without a POINT. He likes her, she likes him, she ddnies it, then comes sex, then comes breakup, back together, breakup, back together, another breakup and this time it lasts pretty long, until sex, then a weird final breakup, she wonders why he's avoiding her, she catches him about to have sex with another girl in HIS apartment, she gets mad even though they've been broken up, another month or so of annoyed seperation....yada yada yada....
I think what annoyed me the most was the two crazy main characters. Travis is a stalker. Abby is a dissapointment to all women. Travis does something creepy and Abby accepts it.
Travis: "I got a tattoo of your name on me, and I'm already thinking of marriage even though we've only been together for a month or so."
Abby: "ummm, we're moving too fast. I LOVE YOU BABY!"
Maybe that's not exactly what is written in the book, but its close....more
Honestly, this series has been way better than I ever expected it to be. Maybe because Rhine is one of the best characters in literature that I've eveHonestly, this series has been way better than I ever expected it to be. Maybe because Rhine is one of the best characters in literature that I've ever read, I love this series and almost cried when I came across the last page of her story. It somehow doesn't feel like the end of her story~as if it could go on some more. I'm happy that in the end she got the ending she deserved.
I remember when I first read "Wither" and although it was great, there were a few flaws I found with it. Once I read the ending of "Sever" though, all my doubts dissapeared. You see so much character development. Each character changed so much since the beginning. Rhine endures so much. Cecily becomes a strong women compared to her spoiled self in the first book. Linden becomes so much for fragile. Even Vaughn becomes someone different by the end of the series.
SPOILER~ Unfortunetly in a flawed world, there's some deaths. Linden dies. That's the tragedy of this book~almost like the ending of all the tension. Linden's accidental death becomes the final straw that somehow destroys everyone... but leads up to the finale. It was so unexpected and horrid that even I cried. Everyone is left shocked and sad, but I understood it.
I liked this series because the writing and characters were really... planned out. Everyone changed slowly and brilliantly. I agreed with it. I loved the ending. Rhine got what she wanted, her brother, her lover, and her sister-wife. I loved this series because it isn't only focused her her love-life. Rhine is able to make sacrifices for those she cares for.
Yep... It's really an amazing book. The writing and the story is amazing and not like anything I've ever read... and I think that's why I liked it. ...more
Okay...the only reason I bought this book was because I was being rushed at the bookstore and this book had not only a pretty cover but also an intereOkay...the only reason I bought this book was because I was being rushed at the bookstore and this book had not only a pretty cover but also an interesting description! When I read the description I thought of a princess spending her life hunting the man who killed her family. It seemed new and good.
I got home and checked Goodreads and saw that this book doesn't have a very high rating. I tend not to buy books with ratings below 4. Exeptions include 3.80, but this book has a rating of 3.53 (last time I checked) so I was a bit disapointed already, even though I didn't even start reading it. I didn't want to waste my money though, so I told myself I'll give it a try.
I don't think this book has a fair rating now that I'm done with it. It's not the greatest book, but it deserves more than 3.53. I came up with a few complaints about this story though...but I'll start with the POSITIVE:
SPOILERS MAY BE BELOW...
POSITIVE THINGS: 1. It did have a somewhat good storyline. 2. Main character was a bit strong. 3. Ummmm...the cover art? 4. Okay I guess now that I think of it, there wasn't that much positive...
NEGATIVE THINGS: 1.I don't like books in which things seem to all fall into place at the end. This was one of those books were everything fell into a happy carefree ending. Everyone got what they wanted...in a way. It was too perfect considering the scary world they lived in. 2. Wesley. I have absolutely no feeling for him. I understand he was meant to be the love interest, but it was ridiculously rushed. One moment she met him, next moment he's kissing her and he knows who she is. Then he's the son of the evil dictator (yeah--like I haven't heard that one before *sarcasm*) 3. She's a pretty princess and then suddenly she's a sword swinging girl ought for revenge. Wow... when I first got the book I thought she would at least spend time training.. Oh well.. 4. It's really fastpaced, sometimes it's a bit annoying. Like the beginning...and then the middle...and then the end. 5. Character development is poor. Just like with Wesley, you know nothing about anybody. Polly is the best friend. Mary is the strong older sister. Jamie is the sick little boy. Portia starts off as a promising character, but develops into a freaky person. Cornelius (the dictator) is simply evil. He wants the crown...that's all. Tub...umm...still don't know her issue. The complicated named horse-supposedly smart. Basically really horrible characters. I swear I could not tell the difference between some of the background characters. I almost thought the horse was a person for a second. That's how sad this was.
I think the concept has promise, but it just wasn't written out correctly. The idea of a princess seeking revenge for her country and her family is something I would want to read. It's actually what I thought I was going to be reading. Sadly it was turned into something else entirely in this story. "THE LAST PRINCESS" Rushes it and demeaners it. Instead the summary should have been something like this: Princess Eliza and her family have been tracked down. Both of her parents are killed and her brother and sister are held captive. She embarks on a journey to find them--including fake love for a boy we know nothing about, a few unbelievable scenes (jumping out of a building into water? Escaping? Really?), and don't forget to mention this all takes place in a destroyed future?
Um, maybe I would have thought twice before buying it.
Gosh the love in this story was so fake it made me cringe....more
OMG!!! I know like I sound like such a girly fan girl, but I swear this book was the best thing EVER! there might be a spoiler-BEWARE Okay let me startOMG!!! I know like I sound like such a girly fan girl, but I swear this book was the best thing EVER! there might be a spoiler-BEWARE Okay let me start with Aiden and see where this review goes from there: Aiden needs to go jump off a cliff--like right now. When I started this book I already had mixed feelings about him, and then he took her to the zoo. I'm sooooo tired of this whole "Mysterious" "Quiet" boy thing. "Silent but dangerous and every time I look at him my heart flutters" boo.Seriously, what does Alex see in him? He's soooo dull half the time, and the other half is like he's leading her on. If he NEVER wanted her to LOVE HIM then maybe he should have stopped saying stuff like, "If I was like regular pures, I would have you already." Seriously, man. I just want him to leave already. She has Seth.
Damn it, Seth was just tooo good. I love him. I seriously do. If Seth was real, I'd probably attack him already with my lips. He's just that good, and he connects with her. I don't know why she keeps thinking of Aiden, but Seth understands her more. He always stands up for her. He's always there when she needs him. It's a wonderous connection! I love his character and honestly I know more about him than Aiden. Aiden has no personality in my eyes. Seth does.
Lastly--the thing that crushed me. Did the author really have to do that to Caleb? That makes this book more similar to VA, but other than that this book was pretty original (not really, depends on the way you look at it).
I love Seth and if Alex doesn't end up with him then I will tear this book in half. I will burn it. Either she ends up with Seth or Leon (I know that came out of nowhere, but I'd rather have it him instead of Aiden.) Anyone but Aiden. Please. ...more
**spoiler alert** I watched the movie before reading the book. So when I started reading the book I was expecting a while bunch of stuff... what I got**spoiler alert** I watched the movie before reading the book. So when I started reading the book I was expecting a while bunch of stuff... what I got was different. The similarities between the book and the movie is only the storyline, but the whole beginning when Noah and Allie meet as teenagers and get to know each other are not in the book. The book starts out with Noah as a 31 year old living by himself, talking about the one girl he's loved the most in the world and how he misses her. It also starts with Allie about to visit him because she saw him in the newspaper. The book goes on about their two days together and then goes on more up to the part when Allie leaves Noah to confront Lon. After that it goes to Noah currently as an old man reading to Allie who has forgotten her memories because of a disease. He does this everyday for four years in hope that she will remember, even though the doctors claim it's impossible. I thought it was a wonderful book even though I had my heart set on my favorite parts of the movie being read. It was a nice read and I would recommend it to people. This has been the thrid Nicholas Sparks novel. Next I'm planning on reading "The Lucky One"... hope it's good :)...more
This book was definitely BAD, as in there was a lot talk about sex, alcohol, drugs, and adultury! It was still an amazing STORY and I have to gve it FThis book was definitely BAD, as in there was a lot talk about sex, alcohol, drugs, and adultury! It was still an amazing STORY and I have to gve it FIVE STARS! I absolutely loved it!
OMG, talk about turning my heart upside down craving for Kaiden in the beginning! Gosh I was soooooooo positive he was the son of lust throuhout the whole book. No question, he did his job, wish he could have quit it for Anna though. That's the only thing that frustrated me was how he strung Anna along and totally caused her to be gloomy. I missed Kaiden the last half of the book.
This book was way more better than I thought it would be. It' so series when the summary says that maybe some girls might need sin or something. Honestly I thought it was going to be about some GOODY-TWO-SHOE falling in love with some bad boy. This was so much more better :D
LOVE LOVE LOVED IT! GREAT WRITING AND GREAT STORY :D I NEED THE NEXT BOOK~ what a cliffhanger :(...more
Okay, I'm starting to read this. I like the rating, and I hope this book is a good sequel. After reading so many horrible sequels to books~I'm a bit hOkay, I'm starting to read this. I like the rating, and I hope this book is a good sequel. After reading so many horrible sequels to books~I'm a bit hesitant~but I'll give Mara Dyer a chance :) Praying I won't be dissapointed...
EDIT~After reading this book... Honestly I didn't think it would be THAT good! OH MY FREAKEN GOSH! Okay, "The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer" was good. I thought it was cool and original. I wondered how the sequel would work out. I NEVER EVER expected any of what happened in this book to happen!
One thing I have to point out about this series is the main characters--MARA DYER and NOAH SHAW--they're amazing. You're given characters with problems. They aren't just teenagers with magic abilities. Mara says one thing and no one believes her except Noah. This becomes a bit of a problem in this book becuase they all think she's crazy. It makes a reader want to jump into the novel and shake everyone. I have to admit that at certain parts I didn't believe her too. Sometimes I thought she was really crazy.
Gosh how they thought she was crazy.
Oh and Jamie comes back! I was so happy because he was a favorite character of mine in book one. The fact that he's back is just amazing! It's a nice add to the book.
Jude, oh how he freaks the hell out of me. I spent the beginning of the book thinking he was alive. I spent the middle of the book thinking Mara was crazy and he wasn't alive. I spent the ending of the book hating that guy a lot. You'll learn to hate everyone Mara encounters. Phoebe especially--I can understand why she's in the mental place anyways.
This book is exactly everything I've been looking for in a sequel. I was scared at first because of several other sequels to series have been so dissapointing and dull. In other sequels I felt like the characters were being dulled down and that the authors were sitting back relaxing. I was happy when I saw book two of this series was WAY bigger than book one :) That was a good sign.
This is also a book without a LOVE TRIANGLE~thank the heavens. I was sort of getting tired of love triangles. I'm telling you, Mara only feels and thinks of Noah. She doesn't have another guy in her life with whom flirts with her or one that she thinks of in a romantic way. You can't count Jamie.
Another thing about Mara is that while she might be in love with Noah, she isn't "IN LOVE" with him. I don't know how to explain it, but there were times when she looked over love. There were times when she argued with Noah about things. Also, he's not the All-controlling guy character with a perfect story. He has his own issues and that's pretty clear in this book. He's not an EDWARD CULLEN, meaning he doesn't sparkle and he's not perfect.
I like this book very much. It's horrifying at the same time amazing. I love it :)
Definetly a must-read book. Definitely worth it....more
My heart is torn, but I give this book a five star because it was amazing and kept me reading. It was brilliantly written and I was proud of somFINALE
My heart is torn, but I give this book a five star because it was amazing and kept me reading. It was brilliantly written and I was proud of some of the descisions. There were a few that I really didn't agree with (listed below).
2. Patch (view spoiler)[Ummm...talk about lame at some points~yet I loved him. He was Patch, but a little different then the first book. I was happy for him at the end--HE CAN FEEL. (hide spoiler)]
3. Scott (view spoiler)[He died. I'm so torn and I can't beleive the author actually did that. Made him and Vee fall in love and then he dies. Tragic. (hide spoiler)]
4. Marcie (view spoiler)[She dies too. I mean, it was predicted, but I still couldn't believe it when I read it. It wasn't even amazing, she just died. 5 People at her wedding. I felt bad for her because I sort of liked her character in this book. (hide spoiler)]
5. Vee (view spoiler)[She's Nephilum...that I wasn't expecting. I kind of resented that. I liked Vee because she seemed like the HUMAN NORMAL thing in Nora's life... and then she's suddenly involved in all of this and in love with Scott. (hide spoiler)]
GOOD: - Nora: I feel bad for her. that's the truth. She had her heart pulled and shaken and she's been torn apart. Honestly if I was her I would go crazy. I don't know how she went through all that.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
I gotta say, when I first read the summary for this book I was interested on the spot. A competition to win the prince? That had got to be one of theI gotta say, when I first read the summary for this book I was interested on the spot. A competition to win the prince? That had got to be one of the most oddest ideas ever! Especially when most of the dystopia novels nowadays were more about a warrior girl who rebelled, this one was different~as in the main character wan't someone who started rebelling and fighting and something with arrows.
Spoilers below America Singer is not a warrior. She's just a middle-classed girl who's in love with someone lesser than her. Her mother is obssessed with the idea that America could win the SELECTION (a competition between 35 girls to be the prince's wife).
America couldn't care less about winning.She's in love with Aspen (her secret lover) but because she believes he had been cheating on her, she chooses to stay in the SELECTION just to be far away from him. America makes that very clear from the beginning to Prince Maxon, and surprisingly, he doesn't mind. Instead they agree on being just friends...
But America starts falling for him. Right when she thinks she's really ready to move on Aspen becomes a guard at the palace and he tells her that he's never cheated on her and that he's loved her sooooo much and regrets leaving her.
This causes complications....
I let you know now. This book isn't fast-paced. There is no action scenes, it's technically just a story about the SELECTION and about the growing relationship between the Prince and America. ...more
At first I thought it started out slow and boring, but maybe that's just me. I was assigned to read this for English and I found it only interesting aAt first I thought it started out slow and boring, but maybe that's just me. I was assigned to read this for English and I found it only interesting at the parts when they were at court and near the end when Scout finally meets Boo Radley. I've never watched the movie, and I didn't know what the book was about. I think it was amazing at some points, but some points were just not reaching me. ...more
AHHHH it's such a big book, but it's worth the reading. The ending was worth it and I know the next book is gonna be worth the read too. I just love SAHHHH it's such a big book, but it's worth the reading. The ending was worth it and I know the next book is gonna be worth the read too. I just love Sydney's character! Sure, I miss Rose, but I love Sydney and Adrian! They are just soooooo cute. I can't believe what she did in the end, but I understand why :D She's torn... oh and Trey :D Love him. I love everyone in this book, well maybe not Sonya as much, I think she's crazy... LOVELY! READ THIS! ...more
If you want a book that rips your heart out of your chest and then plunges it back in--then this is your book... I don't even know how to describe theIf you want a book that rips your heart out of your chest and then plunges it back in--then this is your book... I don't even know how to describe the amazement of what I was reading. Just like the first two books, this book captivated my heart and drew me in with its beautiful writing, strong main character, and wonderful characters. Before you ask: I AM TEAM REN. (BE WARNED: THERE MIGHT BE A SPOILER OR TWO...) Kishan is nice and all, but as the book progressed I was only fooling myself that him and Kelsey could be together. It's so obvious that she's in love with Ren that sometimes I felt like walking into the book and forcing her to accept her feelings for him instead of dragging whatever relationship she has with Kishan any farther. It's only going to hurt him more in the long run. But I don't want her to forgive Ren so easily. She definitely should make him work hard to earn her love again. It was painful just reading about how he told her that he didn't want her and when he brought some irritating girl named Randi on the ship. Why would he torture everyone like that? I understand what Kishan was talking about though when he said that he felt like an outsider. I couldn't help but think the same thing as I read on. Sure they were together, but her connection with Ren was just too big to be ignored... This book tore me apart just reading it. It ripped my soul out and when I reached the end I was screaming for more. And ew--it's just so gross that Lokish wants her. Anyways... I NEED THE NEXT BOOK LIKE NOW!!! It's going to be torture to wait for the next book, just like it was torture to wait for this one. It's worth the wait though :)...more