Dieses Buch ist eines der schlechtesten, die ich je gelesen bzw. gehört habe. Die Charaktere sind grauenvoll und ich wollte nur noch, dass es vorbei iDieses Buch ist eines der schlechtesten, die ich je gelesen bzw. gehört habe. Die Charaktere sind grauenvoll und ich wollte nur noch, dass es vorbei ist. Nie konnte ich mich weniger mit Charakteren identifizieren. Ganz, ganz schlecht! Die Story ist auch nicht viel besser....more
"This goes against everything that I am, Sarai," he says and then kisses me. "No, it doesn't," I whisper and kiss him back. "It's you becoming more o"This goes against everything that I am, Sarai," he says and then kisses me. "No, it doesn't," I whisper and kiss him back. "It's you becoming more of who you really are."
The Book in General This was an unexpectedly amazing read! I loved the book from the very first sentence. I've always wanted to read something with a myterious hitman who is falling for his target. This is a captivating story with gorgeous characters. I can't freaking wait for the sequel!!!
The Story After 9 years of bondage, sex slave Sarai sees her only chance of escaping the Mexican drug lord, Javier, who held her captive in the handsome killer Victor. Victor is there to close a deal. Back in his car, Sarai suprises him and persuates him to helping her. Overpowering Sarai, Victor then uses her as leverage since she's always been Javier's favorite. Knowing too much, Sarai soon finds herself being a target of her own. Slowly gaining trust towards each other, Victor can't help himself and feels more and more protective of Sarai. Being his employer's number one because of his reliability, detachment, and emotionlessness, Sarai might be the one thing to undo him, which is dangerous and might cost both their lifes....
The Characters OMG! I loved them so much! Sarai and Victor have become two of my favorite characters ever! Redmerski created two very authentic protagonists. I could totally relate to them and their choices. I adored Victor's struggle with his own developing feelings for Sarai. The same holds true for her. The way and the time it took for them to build trust to each other was absolutely credible. I loved that they both were so fucked up. I absolutely fell in love with Victor! He is so awesome, hot, mysterious, masculine, dangerous - drop-dead-gorgeous...
The Style As I said, the story is very believable with stunningly strong characters. It is written from both POVs in the first person - my absolute favorite! Redmerski chose some kind of cliffhanger for the ending which makes me all antsy for the installment to come out!
Conclusion I loved this novel so much! I could read it over and over again. ...more
The Book in General Fallen Too Far was a really nice read, predictable up to a certain point, but nice. There was some kind of a cliffhanger. ThereforeThe Book in General Fallen Too Far was a really nice read, predictable up to a certain point, but nice. There was some kind of a cliffhanger. Therefore, I started reading the sequel Never Too Far right afterwards.
The Story After her mother's death, 19-year-old Blaire has nothing and no one left in her life. She asks her father for help. He tells her she could come to Florida to life with him and his new wife. But when she arrives at the address he gave her, she is told that he has left for Paris with his wife. The only one home is her gorgeous and insanely rich stepbrother, Rush, she didn't even know about. Not knowing her either Rush sends Blaire away, but makes up his mind in time to stop her from leaving. He lets her stay in his house for month so she can find a job and a place for herself. Due to her stunning beauty, Blaire is able to immediately get a job at the local country club. Being attracted to each other, Rush - being the son of a rock star and a man-whore - tells her to stay away from him for her own good though, which, of course, she doesn't/can't... But he keeps things from her that he shouldn't...
The Characters I always have problems with female protagonists. They're mostly dumb and stupid. Blaire is pretty likable (view spoiler)[, although she also is a virgin who gets devirginized by a promiscuous man - booooring!!! (hide spoiler)] and naive at same time. That always gets on my nerves. Rush is very hot, of course. Also very jealous... I liked him, though. Beth is a cool friend, and I adored Woods.
The Style The simple writing style isn't the best, really. Typos and lots of repetitions. The book is written only from Blaire's PO_V, which will change in the sequel.
Conclusion Books 1 and 2 should be read together. End of book 1 was a little suprising, which was nice. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
The Book in General Thoughtless was as rollercoaster-ride-ish as they come. And I really don't mean in a good way. God, so many emotions with guilt beiThe Book in General Thoughtless was as rollercoaster-ride-ish as they come. And I really don't mean in a good way. God, so many emotions with guilt being the predominant one but also much love, passion, regret. Is it possible to like and dislike a book at the same time? I guess it is... Oh, and the novel is really long!
The Story Kiera leaves everything behind to be able to stay with her boyfriend Denny. She leaves her family and she needs to transfer to another university. As long as she's with Denny, she is happy, though. Arriving in Seattle, they move in with Denny's childhood friend Kellan. Kellan is a super hot and super sexy local rock star. Kiera hits it off with Kellan right away. When Denny has to go to Tucson indefinitely for his job (his new internship was the reason they had to move at all) Kiera and Kellan become very close friends. One night, Kiera calls Denny and he tells her that he was offered a real job in the office in Tucson and that he took it. Upset about Denny's decision and the fact that he didn't even ask for her opinion when she moved across the country for him, she breaks up with him over the phone. To repress her feelings about the break-up she starts getting drunk with Kellan - and ends up sleeping with him... On the next day Denny remorsefully shows up again. Kiera wants everything to be back to normal. But her night with Kellan changed everything...
The Characters I so couldn't relate to Kiera. I hated her decisions, her being so very prude, her breaking both boys' hearts. I hated her during a big part of the novel.
Kellan, on the other hand, I loved! And who wouldn't? That doesn't mean he did everything right. But in the light of Kiera's actions I understood his behavior.
I don't really have an opinion about Denny. I want to say I didn't like him much, but that's not true. A lot of what happened wasn't his fault. And as a matter of fact, he didn't even appear that often in the novel.
What I really loved I loved that Stephens wrote actual song texts that Kellan would sing in the book. They were really great.
Conclusion I guess if you like stupid heroines and cheating on other people, this book is for you!...more
Alright, let's see. This was definitely a very ... hot read. In my opinion, it was a little too much and it started too early on in the book. But wellAlright, let's see. This was definitely a very ... hot read. In my opinion, it was a little too much and it started too early on in the book. But well, I'm not complaining that much.^^
The story was too shallow for my taste. And I don't know what it is, but almost every book I've read in the last two or so weeks (The Vincent Boys, Cross My Heart, Perfect Chemistry) featured female protagonists who pretended to be the good girl (for society or their parents or whatever) and then a wicked guy comes along and they slowly get sick of their own act and begin acting "like their real, normally supressed self" because the guy brings it out in them. It's the same here.
Candace (god, the name sucks big-time!) is the pretty little princess locked away in the tower by her parents and along comes the dark and dangerous (in this case also heavily tattooed and pierced) hot prince, Brian, who was, before he met her, a man-whore but now wants only her and realizes he can't live without her. But as much as she wants him, her family gives her a hard time and she isn't sure about jeopardizing her relationship with her family for him anymore...
I felt the story wasn't developed enough. The plot was expandable at the least. Half of the time, I didn't even get Candace's issues. I still don't know what her real problem was...
And there were a few scenes I didn't like very much. (view spoiler)[e.g. Candace starting a relationship with her cousin's ex (I mean really?); her cousin being totally okay with it; Brian smiling inwardly when thinking about giving muliple orgasms to said cousin in his office - I'd be ashamed of myself! (hide spoiler)]
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This was a nice little read I really enjoyed. There should be more books out there with a page number like The Vincent Boys.
Beau is such a hot charactThis was a nice little read I really enjoyed. There should be more books out there with a page number like The Vincent Boys.
Beau is such a hot character. I adored him and wanted to get sucked into the book so that I could be with him instead of Ashton^^.
The story itself was predictable but nice. I was even surprised a few times. (view spoiler)[For example, I would have never expected the huge (adultish) make out scene. I've never read anything like it. Usually, YA authors try to keep the sex at a minimum, which is sensible. But since I've been out of my teens for a few years now, I have to admit that I liked it. (hide spoiler)]
The characters, well, let's say Glines played it safe: the nice girl who is dating the Golden Boy but ultimately falls for the Bad Boy. Like I said: predictable. I guess Ashton's character wasn't that believable with the premarital sex and such, for she's a pastor's daughter. And I don't know what to think about her 180° changing for Sawyer. No one should do that for anybody, no matter how much one loves the other.
(view spoiler)[I've just noticed that this is a series and that there's gonna be another book soon starring Sawyer and Lana. I don't think I'm gonna read that one, though. I liked Ashton and Beau best and am not interest in reading about those two boring characters. I know I might be wrong about it. But still. (hide spoiler)]
What I noticed about the writung style is that it's the first time that I read a story which keeps switching between different first person POV's. Since I prefer that POV, I've always wanted to read a book like this but never found one. I figured that most authors might thinks it's confusing for the reader. So, thanks, Abbi Glines, for finally making my wish come true!
What really sucked was the punctuation! In case you haven't realized yet, I'd like to mention that I'm not a native speaker of English. But it bothered me so much because it disrupted the flow of reading. I don't know what it sometimes is with these kindle edition. Often, they're edited so badly. Is the hardcopy the same? Because I have never read a paperback or hardcover this badly edited. And it's not the first kindle edition I have that was like this.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
Cliffhanger, huh? Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! I'm hurting. Badly. I just found out that the sequel is not going to come out until latCliffhanger, huh? Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! I'm hurting. Badly. I just found out that the sequel is not going to come out until late August. I can't believe it. How am I supposed to wait until then? Not. Possible.
I've just finished Nevermore and I'm still taken aback. I don't know what to say. What kind of ending was that? Definitely not a very satisfying one. I still have so many questions. I feel as if I was in surgery and the doctor forgot to close me up... So incomplete.
I so chose the book by its cover this time! It is so lovely. I have no regrets. The story was as awesome as the cover! I lo-lo-loved it! Wasn't able to put it down. It is so well-written and it got me hooked from the very beginning. I had high expectations for the book, though. I suspected that it had to be different from the usual YA-fantasy-novel. And I was right. It was so new and refreshing for a change. Finally, none of the protagonists changed schools; Isobel wasn't the shy, self-conscious, "Uh, I'm not pretty, there's no way the most popular boy in school could like me"-mouse - no, surprisingly, she is a beautiful cheerleader, dating the Golden Boy of the football team, she's part of THE clique in school; and Varen (*sigh* Varen) is no irresistible, mysterious, glittering vampire, but a cool, aloof, introverted and kind of scary goth. They have to team up for an Englisch project. Both of them are less than thrilled about it. But, over time, they get to know each other. They find they like each other. They fall in love. Prejudices be damned. It was amazing.
The element of fantasy becomes ever-present only in the last third or quarter of the book. The other bigger part concentrates on the charcters and their interactions and changing relationship. I liked that very much. Nonetheless, Creagh's idea to "embed" her story into Edgar Allan Poe's is so creative, so new for this genre.
I loved both protagonists. That's rare for me. Mostly, I only like one of them. Often, I hate the girl. Not here. I also adored Gwen. She's a great friend.
But, well, the ending still sucks! I have so many questions: (view spoiler)[Does Varen know that Isobel didn't mean to leave him, that she was being deceived? Or did Varen himself play a role in that action? After all, the note Izzy found was in the jacket Reynolds gave her. Those questions bother me most. (hide spoiler)] I can't stop thinking about them, about that we don't really know what Varen feels. Of course, in the end, he still clutches her ribbon - so, I still have hope. I feel so bad for the two, though.
BUT great book! READ IT!!!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
Huh.... I don't really know what to say. I kinda liked the book, and kinda didn't. I liked the idea. Actually, I think it's an awesome idea to punishHuh.... I don't really know what to say. I kinda liked the book, and kinda didn't. I liked the idea. Actually, I think it's an awesome idea to punish a bunch of hot, dangerous, and dark warriors each with a demon that is possessed by the worst character traits imaginable: violence, wrath, ... to make them even hotter, more dangerous, and darker! I love these "brotherhoods" à la J.R. Ward.
On the other hand, the ever-present topic of sex really made me loath it. It was too much. It seems as if an author really can mean it too well with the passion, totally overdo it. In addition to that, Showalter made me laugh - and not in a good way - about the obviously unexperienced Ashlyn turning into a sex monster. She wrote about some totally unrealistic acts, some grossed me out even.
Nevertheless, I am curious to read more about those men. I want a HEA for each of them. I wanna read about their individual curses and the pain they're in, and about their adventure of finding Pandora's box....more
**spoiler alert** I don't know why, but until last week I've been "avoiding" Nalini Singh-novels, although I've known about them for years. I guess, s**spoiler alert** I don't know why, but until last week I've been "avoiding" Nalini Singh-novels, although I've known about them for years. I guess, since I'm not into the whole shape-shifter stuff, the "Psy-Changling"-series just wasn't for me. But I like angels, and I was looking for something new. So I decided on "Angels' Blood". Wasn't a bad choice. It obviously kept me entertained since I finished the book in three days. But it definitely didn't blow me away, either.
I think it was a nice idea to combine the worlds of angels and vampires, to let angels be the makers of vampires. It took me some time to find into that world, though. Those angels aren't exactly "heaven-sent"or "God's helpers", but only some kind of higher species, also pretty ruthless. But the more interesting it was to have them need a little human's help. In my opinion, Singh could have explained this world a little bit better. Some things are still unclear to me.
I like the characters; the whole relationship between Elena and Raphael developed a little too fast, though, considering her stubbornness and initial wariness and fear of him (not to mention her anger after the "incident" in his office), and Raphael's over thousand-year-old shaped character (would one person really be able to change that in a matter of days?). It was also a teensy bit predictable that he made her an angel, although I couldn't be too sure until it actually happened. I can't think of anything else to say. I'm not sure I'm going to read the sequel. There're some other pretty good books out there, too that want to be read by someone :-)....more
I must say I was a little disappointed. I've listened to Before I Fall and thought it was a great book. And Delirium had been on my reading list for aI must say I was a little disappointed. I've listened to Before I Fall and thought it was a great book. And Delirium had been on my reading list for ages.
But for a dystopian novel, the edge was missing. Most of the plot was predictable, and I think the story wasn't super original either.
Sarah Drew is a great performer, which is why I chose to listen to the audiobook in the first place. But even she couldn't improve the story.
So I probably won't continue with the sequels......more
I really did enjoy the book. I liked almost every character, and I liked the idea behind the story - to create a race of fey that are involved with/maI really did enjoy the book. I liked almost every character, and I liked the idea behind the story - to create a race of fey that are involved with/made of iron. It's almost like vampires who can only live in the sun. The protagonist, Meghan, is a very likable character. And, of course, then there is Ash. I love bad boys like him, and I'd like to see more of him in the next books. Now, I'm really excited about finding out what happens in the sequels, especially between Meghan and Ash. I've already ordered them. ...more