I just finished Probability of Miracles about 3 minutes ago (this was on January 23rd!...moreMore of my reviews can be found at my blog, Literary Exploration
I just finished Probability of Miracles about 3 minutes ago (this was on January 23rd!!!), but I really wanted to write this review while my emotions were still fresh. At first, I thought this book was going to be incredibly depressing, considering it’s about a girl who gets cancer, but it was actually so inspiring. Wunder is a wonder with words (teehee!) and I can’t wait to read more by her!
Cam is an awesome female protagonist. She’s so strong, despite having battled cancer for most of her life. She’s also seriously hilarious and snarky. I just loved her sarcastic attitude and how she doesn’t let herself get down just because she has cancer. And Asher.. ohh Asher. He is one of the sweetest guys I’ve read about in a long time. The relationship between him and Cam develops really slowly and naturally, which is fantastic because you know how I hate insta-love.
Wunder is an amazing writer and the way she develops her characters and her settings really made me feel like I was in the story and that Cam and her friends were all my friends as well. The way she describes the town of Promise is just breathtaking. And have you seen that cover? It’s so eye-catching and just pops!
Probability of Miracles is a fantastic read that I enjoyed from beginning to end. Despite Cam’s struggles with cancer, she really understands the need to live life to the fullest, and she doesn’t let people make her feel bad for being sick. Despite the fact that I thought this book was going to be a heartbreaker, it really made me look at the way I live life, and helped me understand that life is short and we should all appreciate the time we have. If you’re a contemp fan you’ll fall head over heels in love with this one!! (less)
I have to admit, when I started this book I wasn't expecting something so brilliant. S...moreMore of my reviews can be found on my blog, Literary Exploration
I have to admit, when I started this book I wasn't expecting something so brilliant. Speer's concept about angels is something I've definitely never read about, and it's so intriguing and well thought out. The idea that angels are money grubbing narcissists who save people's lives only when they can afford it is so original and thought provoking that I was hooked from the very beginning! Speer is an amazing author and I can't wait to see what he comes up with next!
The characters in Immortal City are all really well written. Maddy is just so much like me that I couldn't help but be drawn to her right from the beginning. I love how innocent, yet strong she is, and I love the way she really connects with Jacks. For some reason, despite his ego, I loved Jacks from the very start. Although he does throw his money and fame around a few times, I was glad that he found Maddy to keep him grounded. The way their relationship develops is so fantastic and so real and I ended up getting shivers on more than one occasion.
Speer is an awesome writer and I loved the world he drew me into. Everything about the angels is really well developed and Maddy even takes a "History of Angels" class which actually helped me understand where the angels came from and why they were being paid to save people. There was never a moment where I was confused about what was happening, unless of course it had to do with who the murderer was! Although some things were a bit predictable, I didn't figure out the most important things until the right moment and I think Speer did a fantastic job of keeping me in suspense.
Immortal City is a fantastic take on angels and angel stories and if you're an angel lover you're going to want to get your hands on this one as soon as you can! Speer takes you into the glamorous world of the elite immortals and provides fans of romance, paranormal, thriller, mystery, action - almost all genres! - with something to enjoy! I highly recommend this book, it is an exciting and entertaining read that had me up late into the night!(less)
When the synopsis says this book is similar to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo it isn'...moreMore of my reviews can be found at my blog, Literary Exploration
When the synopsis says this book is similar to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo it isn't lying! Dark Eyes is filled with action, mystery, some romance, and MURDER! I didn't know too much about this book going into it, since the synopsis is short and I haven't read many reviews, but I'm so glad I got the chance to read it!! I know a lot of people aren't interested in it too much, but here is where I'm going to attempt to persuade you to buy it. Right now.
The characters are fantastic! Wally is an awesome female protagonist; she's smart, strong, funny, witty, and despite the fact that she's left her home to live on the streets she still has a great heart! I didn't really connect with her, but I enjoyed following her journey! The different characters whose perspectives we see (Detective Greer, Klesko, and several others) are all pretty different, but I think the way Richter put everything together made the multiple perspectives work really well.
The entire book is definitely plot driven. It's super fast paced, gritty, dark, and thrilling! There was always something happening, a different mystery needing to be solved, and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time! I'm really not a big fan of contemporary fiction, but I really loved reading Dark Eyes. The mystery was probably my favorite part; Wally is searching for her birth mom and I had no idea who it was until Wally found out herself! There are definitely a lot of heart breaking moments, and my heart was really torn up by the end.
Overall, I really enjoyed Dark Eyes because of it's fast pace and gritty plot. I would definitely be interested in reading more books by Richter, his writing was fantastic and he knows how to tell a story! While I'm not a big fan of most contemporary fiction, I've been reading a lot more lately and this is definitely one of the better ones! I would recommend Dark Eyes to lovers of gritty contemporary fiction, thrillers, mysteries, and anyone who enjoyed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo!(less)