Ok so I love Mary Calmes, anyone who has read my reviews knows this. Her words speak to me and I always adore her main characters (and secondary ones!Ok so I love Mary Calmes, anyone who has read my reviews knows this. Her words speak to me and I always adore her main characters (and secondary ones!) This one was more of a falling in love story than her action ones, but it was a sweet read.
Takeo is a strange strange man, but adorable in all his nerdy-awkwardness. I liked how Dwyer was the only one who could really understand him and of course this lead to a great drawn out romance. While we all knew that the two would get together watching them dance and awkwardly shuffle along with each other was adorable and made me constantly smile. This is one of the sweeter Mary books and is perfect if you are looking for a light happy read. It’s a great novella though the characters do move pretty fast once they put their minds to being together. If you want a feel good read, pick it up.
**Just finished it on Audio I liked the narrator a lot, his voice completely shifted from Takeo to Dwyer it was perfect.**...more
Wow... That was no ending, there wasn't an ending!!! Just a mega cliff hanger. Dang...
Anyway Wynne lives in this Spartan world. Men and women are sepaWow... That was no ending, there wasn't an ending!!! Just a mega cliff hanger. Dang...
Anyway Wynne lives in this Spartan world. Men and women are separated and at 16 they are given jobs. I felt so bad for Odessa and for Wynne. I kept thinking that when Wynne realizes what she was doing with the babies it would break her heart. She's just a cog in this broken machine, but I can understand why the Carriers hate her and others so much. The audio version was haunting and eerie. The narrator captured the girls' voices so well. I also hated HATED Anika and the General.
I read Perfected and loved it, and Deliver Me was just as good. I really can't wait for the sequel though... I mean that ending!...more
I'm not really sure... I mean the Romeo of the Host club and the Snow White of the host club? I thought it would have more fairy tale elements to it,I'm not really sure... I mean the Romeo of the Host club and the Snow White of the host club? I thought it would have more fairy tale elements to it, but it was literally just hosts sleeping with their clients and then the owner. No plot, no fairy tale element, I'm not sure why the two were even called Snow White and Romeo... so confused......more
Why you should read it: OK, so I think readers are on the fence about Unleashed, book two in the Uninvited series, because of Caden … sweet, sweet CadWhy you should read it: OK, so I think readers are on the fence about Unleashed, book two in the Uninvited series, because of Caden … sweet, sweet Caden. Readers will either love where Sophie goes with the book or hate where Davy's heart lies. I'm going to try to be spoiler free, but I will say that I always choose the wrong guy, but I was quite content with Davy's choice in this one. I loved watching Davy's character evolve as she became more than the sweet, unassuming girl from her first tattoo. And Caden? Come on, you had to like him even a little by the end of the book. I will say that I wanted to know more about Davy's world. I wanted a history of the disease and more surrounding it. All I can say is my fingers are crossed that even if there aren't any other Davy books, I still want more from this series, this world! Or even a prequel to the first person who was given the tattoo … Can you tell I want more?
So I wasn't fond of the beginning of the book. It took a while to get in to and the constant 'oh my starship friend'3.5 stars *I listened to the audio*
So I wasn't fond of the beginning of the book. It took a while to get in to and the constant 'oh my starship friend' was a bit irritating. I also didn't like that I had no idea what was really going on in the world. Nat, as our narrator, didn't really understand why the world was like how it was, why she took pills, why Sam was a hacker, what was actually going on and why people took out contracts, so I didn't either. I'm not really a fan of journal/diary writing to tell the story. It seemed a bit cumbersome.
Then came the middle of the book. I saw more and more as Nat's eyes were open, I couldn't believe people actually paid the corporations to kill them. I didn't know what to expect and the I won't give any spoilers but I enjoyed the middle. There was suspense, heartache, her parents' death, a rebel camp, a category six hurricane and the truth about the 'real' world.
Now the ending. It was really only the last chapter or so but I found that I had forgotten Nat had written in a journal so I was enjoying the story. Then she started back about how humans went back up to the moon, and 'oh astronaut friend maybe you don't even look human' and it was a bit irritating again. I also felt like none of the threads were tied up. We know Nat and Sam make it, but not what really becomes of them. It was like the author took the hardest parts of a dystopian: How the world got that way (just global warming doesn't cut it, I wanted to know how it went down and the people's struggle to survive) and rebuilding, and skimmed over it. We have no idea how the world healed and people got back into space. We have no idea if the corps were brought down or by who? Everything is just glossed over.
I was also expecting a 'darker dystopian tale from other YA fare' and it wasn't dark at all. I'm not sure if that's because I just listened to it rather than read but there wasn't anything so dark and violent that I had read in other dystopian books. Having said that I was still interested in the author. I would like to read more of her, especially since a few of my friends have read and loved her adult books. Overall it was bad, it was just a bit... not enough... I wanted more....more