I was a big fan of this book when it first came out and I rated it 5 stars then. Now, three years latRe-read 5/6/14 - Still absolutely love this book.
I was a big fan of this book when it first came out and I rated it 5 stars then. Now, three years later, I am still loving this book. It’s fresh, exciting and intriguing. I really liked Tris and Four and the relationship that develops between them.
I saw the movie once before re-reading the book and then again after I re-read it and I think that the movie is one of the best book to film adaptions out there. The changes that are made are modern and exciting, while not taking away from the story or the feelings.
I cannot wait to re-read Insurgent and then finally get past my reservations to actually read Allegiant. I pre-ordered Allegiant, but like every other final book in a series, I’ve hesitated to read it. Can it hold up to the magic of book one? Will it be a satisfying ending for characters I love? If Allegiant isn’t what I want in a final book, at least I know I can always go back to Divergent and re-read the heck out of it over and over and over again.
Original Review: Divergent is another awesome installment in the dystopia/post apocalyptic genre uprising. I love these books and the way they make me think about what it would be like to live in that kind of world. I read this book in three hours and then hated myself for finishing it so quickly because the next book doesn’t come out until next year. I loved Tris and her relationship with Four. There was plenty of action and character building in a world that obviously has its serious flaws. Although I hate comparing series to other series, if I had to compare this one to anything it would be very Hunger Games-esque without the love triangle. I love it and cannot wait for more....more
Re-Read: 2/15/14 Even better the second time. I love Trey and Reagan. Still not so sure about Ethan. He was less annoying, but still not what I want foRe-Read: 2/15/14 Even better the second time. I love Trey and Reagan. Still not so sure about Ethan. He was less annoying, but still not what I want for Trey.
Nothing like jumping right into the thick of things. Double Time is the 5th book in a series, where only two other books are currently out (a little confusing, I know), but I bypassed everything else and jumped right into Trey’s delicious story. Trey had me from the beginning. I absolutely love him and his unapologetic attitude. Reagan was definitely a fresh breath of air, even if at first I wasn’t sure about her. She’s different from the usual women in these types of books, which is great, but in the beginning I sometimes felt like the author was trying too hard to really make sure that we got that she was different.
Ethan, on the other hand, came off as whiny brat in the beginning and even though the three of them were super hot together, I still was never 100% sold on him. I especially didn’t buy him as the alpha male that the author tried to make him out to be. If Ethan had been a better character I probably would have given the book a full 5 stars, but he really pulled the book down for me.
After reading this, I’m really excited to read the rest of the books in the series even though I know what happens. I mean, does it really matter what order you read them in when you know that there’s going to be a happily ever after no matter what? ...more
2012 UPDATE:My initial review I gave this book 4 stars, but now after my re-read of this in 2012 I'm bumping that up into 5 stars. So good. I can't wa2012 UPDATE:My initial review I gave this book 4 stars, but now after my re-read of this in 2012 I'm bumping that up into 5 stars. So good. I can't wait to read The Kingdom. Re-read 9/25/12 - 9/28/12
This is the kind of book I’ve been searching for; dark, creepy with a hint of a gritty romance. I would have given this book 5 out of 5, but it was a little slow to start and I nearly put it down. The only reason I didn’t is because I had heard such great things about it, so I trudged along and boy was it worth it. I love this book and cannot wait until the next one. I even reserved more by this author to see if her other books have the same creep factor as this one. Super recommended to anyone who doesn’t mind getting a little creeped out while reading a book....more
A tiny bit wordy, but totally worth the extra time it takes to read this book. I absolutely loved this book. Far too often these days, the protagonistA tiny bit wordy, but totally worth the extra time it takes to read this book. I absolutely loved this book. Far too often these days, the protagonist is often close to perfect or if they have flaws, they aren’t really that bad (ie: they bite their nails or something minor like that). In Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn’s protagonist is a freaking mess. She’s ten times as dark and twisty as Meredith Grey on Grey’s Anatomy could ever imagine being. Camille is such a head case due to family issues that she cuts actual words into her body, leaving scars that need to be covered up at all times.
On top of a totally screwed up protagonist, the mystery behind the murders that brings Camille back to her hometown is a pretty decent mind-f. I had a pretty good feeling I knew who did it, but then Flynn completely changed my mind only to reveal to me that I was right all along. For a debut novel, Flynn hits a grand slam and then some. I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone as long as they didn’t have delicate sensibilities. ...more
I enjoyed Hearts in Darkness far more than Dancing with the Devil. I loved that Nikki was going to do whatever she had to in order to make Michael seeI enjoyed Hearts in Darkness far more than Dancing with the Devil. I loved that Nikki was going to do whatever she had to in order to make Michael see things her way. I also loved that Keri Arthur not only had them working together on a case, but they also brought in the reason Michael decided to be a vampire in the first place. She threw a lot at the not-couple and yet Nikki never wavered in her determination that they should be together; bloodlust or no bloodlust.
When I first read the series, I was not as enamored with the romance genre as I am now, so I wasn’t as excited about this being so heavy on the romance, but I did find myself rooting for the relationship to happen, even more than I want them to solve the case. When I was re-reading the book, I found myself getting frustrated that things weren’t happening the way I wanted them to and that Michael was being whiney and trying to push Nikki away. I really think Nikki grew stronger in this book and it made me like her more.
Arc provided via Netgalley for an honest review. ...more
The Kate Daniels series is one of the most recommended series for Urban Fantasy readers and after reading the first book, I can see why. The cha3.5/5
The Kate Daniels series is one of the most recommended series for Urban Fantasy readers and after reading the first book, I can see why. The characters are interesting and the world that has been built for them to inhabit is extremely fascinating. I really enjoyed the first book in the series, but I had to mark it down for some firstbookitis moments and for some moments where I felt like I was completely lost; like I had missed a chapter or a book somewhere. I can definitely see the appeal in Curran and I cannot wait to see what happens between him and Kate and where Kate’s new responsibilities take her....more