A well written, difficult, disturbing and edgy read. This book is tragic and incredible. It contains an accurate description about the horrors of moderA well written, difficult, disturbing and edgy read. This book is tragic and incredible. It contains an accurate description about the horrors of modern day prostitution. The characters are well developed and very believable. It is simple. This novel needs to be read....more
"Anything is possible with a parent. Parents are gods. They make us and destroy us. They warp the world and remake it in their own shape, and thats t
"Anything is possible with a parent. Parents are gods. They make us and destroy us. They warp the world and remake it in their own shape, and that´s the world we know forever after. It´s the only world. We can´t see what it might have looked like otherwise."
Caitlin is twelve year old girl and she lives with her mother Sheri. They live a simple life and they only have each other. Sheri works constantly trying to make a good and decent life. Caitlin goes to the local aquarium every day after school until her mother picks her up after work. She looses herself studying and admiring the fish and she dreams to become an ichthyologist. One day at the aquarium she meets an old man and they become some sort of friends. But soon... nothing is like it seems to be.
It’s written from Caitlin’s POV as a 32 year old woman who’s looking back at her life as a 12 year old. I’m always amazed and impressed when a man can write from a woman’s perspective. Very few male authors can do this successfully. To me, David Vann is a shocking author. He writes with no boundaries or limits. This book was amazing. The shock content is awesome, the story line perfect, the characters are raw and believable. The human stories are twined around beautiful photographs and stories about startling fish in the Seattle Aquarium and I´m craving for hardback copy of this book.
Intense, beautiful, horrifying, depressing but in the same time beautiful. A coming-of-age story about love and betrayal. This is one of those novels that keeps your attention from start to finish and makes you lose track of time. It has flowing prose, interesting characters and wonderfully messy family drama. Highly recommended!...more
"(...)I discovered that there are two kinds of death. There is ceasing to exist, usually accompanied by a funeral and loved ones in mourning. And the"(...)I discovered that there are two kinds of death. There is ceasing to exist, usually accompanied by a funeral and loved ones in mourning. And then there is emotional death born out of necessity and measured solely by the absence of grief it causes: the turning off the lights of oneself in order to shut down the feelings of beeing alive. Eventually I just checked out of the world altogether, leaving behind only my body, like a snail abandoning its shell. Sometimes I would catch myself in the mirror, surprised to see someone staring back at me, a stranger whose face I struggled to connect as my own, whose body was visible and intact despite the feeling that I moved through the world as a ghost."
INCREDIBLE. HYPNOTIC. HEARTBREAKING.
"MY MOTHER WORE the sun like a hat. It followed her as we did, stopping only when she stopped, moving when she moved. She carried her beauty with the naivete of someone who was born to it and thus never understood its value or the poverty of ugliness."
Dysfunctional family. A narcissistic mentally ill mother craves attention and adoration . A teenage girl who has been physically and emotionally damaged almost beyond redemption. A secret so big that she's blocked it from her own memory. Craving for mothers attention. Finding it in all the wrong places...
This story is told in waves between reality and flashbacks from childhood by an unreliable narrator with poetic strength. Writing style is captivating. The First Time She Drowned is dark, disturbing and complex story of a mother and daughter relationship that is both difficult and toxic. Painful and horribly raw. It is truly something that everyone needs to read. It's an eye-opener.
Congratulations Ms. Kletter - you are simply a gem of a find. You have definitely gained a lifelong fan. Wow. Just wow.
"Suddenly I don't even care that I fell, because of that brief moment when I stood, and I wonder if this is what other people seem to have that I do not -- this courage to fall because they have the memory of standing."...more
""You can either choose love or you can choose hate, because where one lives, the other will die."
Revenge and hate, dark love story, narco cartel, a""You can either choose love or you can choose hate, because where one lives, the other will die."
Revenge and hate, dark love story, narco cartel, abducted young woman goes Stockholm & one hell of a crazy Mexican? Does this reminds you of something you already read? Yes?! Me too (Captive in the dark, Artist trilogy...). But don´t let it stop you. This book is worth reading.
"In the grand scheme of things, we do the best we can, all of us, and we make up our stories as we go along; we write them and direct them and project them into the world. And sometimes we get other people´s stories, and sometimes we don´t, but always there is a story behind a story behind a story, linked in a chain that we can only see a small part of, because it´s there when we´re born and it continues after we´re gone. And who can comprehend all of it in one lifetime?"
You don´t always get the treasure by holding on. Sometimes the magic happens when you let go."
The story started with a good place, with some unexpected twist and turns. The writing is outstanding, but after 65% it became to cheesy and predictable for me and the story went around in circles. It ended perfectly. Overall: I enjoyed the story. It was intense, gritty and suspenseful. 3,5 stars...more
Can't believe this ride is over... Lily St. Germain is my heroine! Her epiloque isnt some fluffy HEA tale. Hell no! Zero Hour is the perfect gritty andCan't believe this ride is over... Lily St. Germain is my heroine! Her epiloque isn´t some fluffy HEA tale. Hell no! Zero Hour is the perfect gritty and raw storyline from start to finish. Dark, twisted, disturbing and painful ending with the bittersweet feeling of conclusion. I loved it!
Overall the Gypsy series is dark, sexy, and full of action. It has so many twists and turns and it will totally keep you on the edge of your seat. Highly recommended!...more
What the hell did I read? No plot, no story, lack of style, dumb characters and whole bunch of sex scenes that arent even dark. Dont take me wrong. I'What the hell did I read? No plot, no story, lack of style, dumb characters and whole bunch of sex scenes that aren´t even dark. Don´t take me wrong. I'm a masochistic reader and I like dark and disturbing readings. But this wasn´t dark, just... bad. You want dark?! Try The Tied Man! I was intriged from the synopsis I read for this book. But reading the actual book was depriving. This book makes no sense and it just pissed me off.
It's just puzzling to me how this book has so many five star reviews. There isn't even anything erotica about it. And the Stephen King of erotica? Hell NO!
I definitely will not read the rest of the series and maybe anything by this author again....more
"My name. I go by Rage, but I lie and tell everyone its short for Regina, but its really just a nickname I was given as a kid because Ive had... have"My name. I go by Rage, but I lie and tell everyone it´s short for Regina, but it´s really just a nickname I was given as a kid because I´ve had... have issues, anger-type issues. That´s of course on top of the small case of OCD, mild to sometimes major germaphobia, and hypochondria."
Well, well, well... I loved this girl even though she was a crazy killer! I love everything about her from her barbie looks to her crazy moods to her violent outbursts. She’s not a normal heroine. And I loved that about her. She lacks empathy and all human emotions, but anger. She´s unpredictable and batshit crazy!
"I’d never seen anything like the girl in my arms. Beautiful. Strong. Fierce and Fiery. A force greater than any storm and twice as destructive. In some ways, she was naive. Innocent even. In other ways, she was the devil himself. I’d never wanted anyone more.
Nolan is injured hockey player and a member of MC. He is all bad-ass on the outside but soft sweetheart on the inside. Enigma and plain at the beginning, but also badass alpha-male later. Possessive and sexy and tough... he's all man. He knows what he wants and he goes after it. I loved the dynamic between them. Together they are explosive!
Be aware: there is one very disturbing scene, but I liked that it wasn't same predictable sappy romance.
Great writing with twists and turns that kept me turning pages. The dialogue and banter are great. Refreshing to see the female as the crazy one. I truly enjoyed this amazing dark and gritty tale and I look forward to reading more TM Frazier book´s in the future.
All The Rage gets 4.5 stars for this unforgettable tale of a crazy Rambo Barbie....more
I have no words to describe it! I can't say I enjoyed the book but I enjoyed the author's style and writing. This is notWhat can I say about this book?
I have no words to describe it! I can't say I enjoyed the book but I enjoyed the author's style and writing. This is not a romance novel, like the info page says. This is a book about child abuse, incest and everything wrong, so don´t espect romantic HEA. If you can stomach the first chapter, then you are the hero who can read the rest. But be awere! The last chapter will make you stop and say :
Unique, dark, disturbing and insightfull, yet beautifull in their own right. This author will push your boundaries, give you chills and make you beg for more in the same time....more
I found it difficult to get into the story: - characters are underdeveloped, they lack depth - dialogue is flat - melodShallow, superficial and boring.
I found it difficult to get into the story: - characters are underdeveloped, they lack depth - dialogue is flat - melodrama & exaggerations everywhere (in speech and emotions) - detached feeling while reading - constant flashbacks were annoying - repetitive descriptions - predictable storyline - long monologues and ramblings
"I find myself sitting n the beach with a monstrous cup of coffee. This is turning out to be quite the night. I can track its progression by the rollercoaster of beverages I´ve consumed- smoothie to relax me, espresso to pep me up, Cherry Coke to keep up the pep, Mai Tai to make me look cool, and coffee to get that energy up again."
Was this really that necessary? Or should she wrote when did she go to toilet too?!
I don´t know how this book has so many five star reviews? It's like we haven't read the same book!
I enjoyed the first book so much, so I figured that next installment had to be good and I couldn't wait to read it. After waiting for months, what I g
I enjoyed the first book so much, so I figured that next installment had to be good and I couldn't wait to read it. After waiting for months, what I got?! A huge disappointment to a book I could not wait to read. What the hell happend? Second book syndrome? This book is predictable and at times dull. I couldn't believe it. I wanted to give this book 2 or 3 stars review , but I just can´t. After that stupid ending it would be major offense to all other books.
What bugged me the most: 1. stupid kids and stupid decisions 2. too much drama, it turns into a teenage soap opera 3. so much violence at elite school without consequences 4. The whole Brooke situation 5. cheesy parts 6. lousy ending
"Were all just people who sometimes do bad things. I guess thats true in a way. No one is exclusively bad, nor is anyone exclusively good. Some are j
"We´re all just people who sometimes do bad things. I guess that´s true in a way. No one is exclusively bad, nor is anyone exclusively good. Some are just forced to work harder at suppressing the bad."
It Ends With Us is a book about life, love and domestic violence. This book pushes limits, makes you question yourself and what decisions you would make if you were any of these characters. You´ll question EVERYTHING you think about yourself and your morals. This was a tough read in so many ways for me. While reading you realize how easily black and white can turn to grey, and how many different shades of grey there are. I don't want to tell you much about this book because I feel that this is a journey that everyone should read and experience for themselves. The summary does not begin to explain what you will go through reading this, but it is worth every second.
"It´s easy when we´re on the outside to believe that we would walk away without a second thought if a person mistreated us. It´s easy to say we couldn´t continue to love someone who mistreats us when we aren´t the ones feeling the love of that person. When you experience it firsthand, it isn´t so easy to hate the person who mistreats you when most of the time they´re your godsend."
Authors Note is most valuable part of this book, so please everyone, don´t skip it. Colleen Hoover deserves a standing ovation for courage at writing such a personal and heartbreaking story.
"In the future...if by some miracle you ever find yourself in the position to fall in love again...fall in love with me. (...) You´re still my favorite person, Lily. Always will be."
Dear Colleen, I admire you so much. You not only inspire me as a writer, but I think that your words have made me a better person. Thanks for making me laugh, cry, sigh in recognition, and grieve in empathy with your characters. Thank you for being you, and for writing about it. You´re still one of my favorite writers, Colleen. Always will be.
Well, I must say this was an interesting read. From the Jinni to the ghoul, from earth to Arjinna, from Malek to Raif, Exquisite Captive is somethingWell, I must say this was an interesting read. From the Jinni to the ghoul, from earth to Arjinna, from Malek to Raif, Exquisite Captive is something different. I highly recommend it....more