This book was really fun to read. The cover posses the feel of nature and very Gaelic. I really like the tree. I loved the Gaelic aspect of it. The myThis book was really fun to read. The cover posses the feel of nature and very Gaelic. I really like the tree. I loved the Gaelic aspect of it. The mythology was well researched, in my opinion. I loved the Irish folklore in this book. At some points it seemed a little forced but Kersten kind of made it work. Teagan seemed kind of forced but the addition of people calling her Tea really made her seem more real. The love interest thing was a little annoying but it wasn’t a huge part. It was all the worrying and second guessing that was annoying. But the way she left it at the end really makes me want to read the second one. It was the delicate ending between ‘leave them wanting more’ and ‘just enough closure to be comfortable’. Very few can pull it off. I think this book is appropriate for most ages. Maybe ages 10 and under would have a hard time understanding some of it but above that would love this book....more
Once again it was borrrring. At least the first half. Later it got better but I just got the feeling that Marr just found a way to make an interestingOnce again it was borrrring. At least the first half. Later it got better but I just got the feeling that Marr just found a way to make an interesting character bland. I liked what someone else said in a review of the first book; all the book is is watching everyone try no to sleep with each other. And that is so true of this book. It got really old. It was a little better than the first book because it wasn't just straight up boring but it was still pretty dull. All in all, not a great book and I'm done with the series.
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What kind of bugged me was that they backhanded us with the whole rape sub plot but talking about Leslie having sex has to be hush hush under the table. I'm pretty sure that Leslie and Irial were doing it but we can't talk about that because of peoples sensitive sensibilities! But you can straight call rape multiple times. IT just kind of bugged me that talking about sex and rape was ok but actually speaking about the sex act happening is taboo. It felt to me like half assing a hard topic....more
I liked the book, but i didn't love it. There was too much going on with Gabriel and Rhine that was too ridiculous. Like leaving the door wide open whI liked the book, but i didn't love it. There was too much going on with Gabriel and Rhine that was too ridiculous. Like leaving the door wide open while kissing when they're not supposed to. That was out there. But other parts of the book were good, however. Rhine is a very interesting character and I liked how many dimensions she had. I liked how she worried about her brother, just like any sister would. How she hated Linden and Vaughn. I really felt that anger when i was reading about them. I had a very special place for Jenna. She was my favorite! The idea of people dying at 20 and 25 is actually a pretty interesting and I liked how the author had the math work out. The part about the twins and how she would die before her brother confused me for a few minutes. Then i figured it out. Girls die at 20. Boys at 25. So if they're twins, the brother would live longer. My only 'kind-of' problem with this book is that Rhine would be talking to someone and they would say something and she would break away from the conversation to explain what they were talking about. While informative, it really threw me off when she went back to the conversation and I had to look back to figure out what they were talking about again. This was a pretty cool book, I wouldn't advice kids under, like, 13 to read it. There is some sexual content hinted at but not explicitly described. But there is a lot of talk about death. But I might suggest this to some friends of mine....more
Currently Thinking Awesomest book ever to be awesome! I loved reading this book! I'd definitely buy it when it comes out. If you're currently thinkingCurrently Thinking Awesomest book ever to be awesome! I loved reading this book! I'd definitely buy it when it comes out. If you're currently thinking of reading it but you're not sure, you really need to read it. I'm actually taking an environmental science class right now and this book hit a lot of the points that that class is talking about. And the main character was just amazing! I definitely loved his personality. I was wondering around the middle of the book about whether John Scalzi was a lawyer because if he wasn't, he definitely did his research. He knew all kinds of laws and and sideways tricks that got the main character the win in the end.
Good Points The main character. A huge plus! Jack Holloway is like Clint Eastwood meets Ryan Reynolds meets a politician. (and as a side note, that should be on the cover). Jack Holloway was cool, mellow, masterminding asshole. And I loved him! My brother once told me that he hated reading a girl author writing from a guys perspective because they make the guy think too much. Well, there definitely wasn't a lot of thinking in this book. I loved that we weren't in his head at all. only once in a while did we get a peek into all that is Jack and even then we didn't see much. Things were kept very quiet so that we didn't know what he was going to do or what his motives were. I loved that so much. I didn't even know it could be done in a book. I really want to read more guy books now.
Jack Holloway - The underhanded, self preserving jerk that no one likes and only a very few can stand. He prefers to live alone until he meets a family of weird fuzzy cat creatures. Then he's forced to help someone other than himself.
Carl - Jacks dog that does tricks and blows things up. He's one of the coolest characters in this book. He comes up a lot in a book about people, but you'll love him no matter what
Isabel Wangai - Jack's ex. There's some tension between them, but as the adventure unfolds, they find out how important each other really are and old grudges can be forgotten.
Papa Fuzzy - The first Fuzzy Jack encounters. A very skittish and suspiscious creature at first, he later learns to trust Jack. Papa Fuzzy is just as interesting as Carl.
Wheaton Aubrey VII - The main bad guy and son of the man who is destroying the planet. Aubrey is the king of all evil, until we find out later who is the one really running the show.
Departing Thought Be warned, there's lots of cursing (which was fine with me, but just a warning to you) and there's a lot of lawyer speak. It's really interesting to read but it may get monotonous to some. Also, in the beginning of the book, Jack cuts away from what happening to go into a long explanation about the planet. I understand that it's necessary so that you don't get confused about why they're doing it, but sometimes it goes on too long. Don't worry, it's really only in the beginning of the book and even if it seems like a random thing, it'll come back near the end. How awesome is that?
(Isabel is worried about Jack because someone's trying to kill him, Sullivan is worried about other things) "We're worried about you, Jack," Isabel said, "Both of us are." "You can't fool me," Holloway said, "You're more worried about Carl." "I'm serious, Jack," Isabel said. "I'm more worried about the dog myself," Sullivan said. "There we go," Holloway said.
(The judge is warning Holloway not to pull any stunts during the trial. Holloway is representing himself) Soltan said, "But do anything like that here and being disbarred will seem like a cakewalk in comparison. Do you understand me, Mr. Holloway?" "I give you my word I won't punch my client," Holloway said. "Very Droll, Mr. Holloway," Soltan said. ...more