I am not the biggest fan of contemporary young adult books, but Kody's books are always a pleasure toReview was originally posted on Books Complete Me
I am not the biggest fan of contemporary young adult books, but Kody's books are always a pleasure to read. Kody writes very realistic books, with characters and situations that are easy to relate to.
Whitley was not my favorite character at first, but she is a teenager, moody and selfish. At some point in the story I started to sympathize with Whitley and felt bad about things that were going on in her life and wanted everything to work out for her.
Nathan is a sweetheart. He is kind and easy going and not selfish. I also really liked that he enjoys spending time with his little sister, and was protective of her. I could tell that he really cared about Whitley and he really just wanted her to be happy.
Harrison was awesome. He is a great friend to Whitley and puts up with her. He was just hilarious.
A Midsummer's Nightmare is a great, realistic, contemporary romance! ...more
I really wanted to read this book because it sounds pretty funny and intriguing! It didn't disappointReview was originally posted on Books Complete Me
I really wanted to read this book because it sounds pretty funny and intriguing! It didn't disappoint in making me laugh!
Kelly didn't stick out to me at all really, she was a pretty normal teenage girl. So I don't have much to say about her.
All of the girls in the book were crazy, doing things they never would have done if they weren't in a "boy recession." It was pretty comical.
Hunter and his friends were really where all the laughs came from. Eugene had me busting out in laughter all the time. Every time he was in the story I was like oh my god, is he serious? Are people really buying this? And that just made me laugh even more.
The funny parts are really what made this book worth reading.
If you are looking for a fun, hilarious, and light read you should check out The Boy Recession....more
I usually don't like books that are historical fiction, I don't know why, but I just have never beenReview was originally posted on Books Complete Me
I usually don't like books that are historical fiction, I don't know why, but I just have never been able to get into them. I am happy to tell you that I had no problem getting into Something Strange and Deadly, it was completely amazing!
The setting was great, I really enjoyed reading all about the horse drawn carriages, and the lovely fashion. It was also cool to hear about all of the Spirit-Hunters inventions, like Daniel's goggles that make you able to see if a spirit is around.
Eleanor was a good main character. She had to live by societies rules that made women second class citizens and had to abide by so many dumb rules. But then Eleanor seriously impressed me and sort of rebelled, she fought the Dead, and she did this wearing a long gown and corset, that is a pretty tough thing to do I would imagine!
Daniel was kind of a jerk sometimes, especially to Eleanor, but as he got to know Eleanor, and learned that she isn't a princess, he was actually very sweet and I actually liked him. I was so glad to see that he and Eleanor didn't have that whole instant love thing that happens quite a bit in young adult fiction.
The whole take on zombies was completely different in the story as well, a necromancer was raising the dead right from there graves, instead of a disease or something making someone turn. It was nice to see something different.
Something Strange and Deadly was a captivating, exciting tale that will make you hungry (hee hee, zombies being hungry, get it?) for the next book in the series!...more
After first reading the synopsis, Drain You sounds like an interesting debut, with a fun main charactReview was originally posted on Books Complete Me
After first reading the synopsis, Drain You sounds like an interesting debut, with a fun main character and romance. After reading Drain You, I found that the book sort of just fell flat for me.
I had a hard time liking Quinn. At first I thought she was kind of awesome, with her different style and quirky attitude, but as the story progressed, I really stopped liking her. Quinn just wasn't very nice, to her friends, especially them, and to her parents. She had this cold attitude, and that made it hard to relate to her or even tolerate her.
I honestly didn't like James either. From the moment he was introduced, I just thought he was creepy. An example of his creepiness is when he was at her house waiting in the front lawn for her to get home, when he should not even know where she lives, they met like twenty minutes before, that is CREEPY, not charming.
Whit is Quinn's new friend, and James brother. I actually did like Whit, he was kind and actually tried to help Quinn with her friend Libby, not like James, who didn't care, only cared about Quinn.
I actually decided to read this book because of the cover, I had no idea what it was about, and I knoReview was originally posted on Books Complete Me
I actually decided to read this book because of the cover, I had no idea what it was about, and I know that I shouldn't pick books by there covers, it could have been potentially problematic since I may not have even liked what the story was about, but I was pleasantly surprised by the great story that unfolded.
I really enjoyed the setting for the book, Lydia travels back to 1944, and I really liked reading about the fashion, and just the way things were, and the way that people talked, using words like "gadabout" and "dilly", it was amusing.
I liked Lydia. I liked that she had a close relationship with her grandfather and is willing to do things for him even when she doesn't believe in it, that is something that I can really relate to. And she wears funky vintage dresses, I think that is so cool.
Wes is Lydia's love interest in the book, he intrigued me from the first moment he was introduced. I have always been into the mysterious and dark type, and Wes fits that description pretty well. But as the story goes on it is discovered who Wes really is and are shown the sensitive side of him.
Lucas is the other guy that Lydia shows a slight interest in. He shows a big interest in her. He was alright, a nice guy, but I just didn't like him, not for Lydia anyway.
The book also had this shocking cliffhanger, it really makes me want to read the sequel!
So Close to You is a captivating story of romance and time travel, it was great!