Oh my gosh! This book was so unexpected for me. I was pleasantly pleased with the entire book. I did not want to stop reading it. When Ciye Cho contacOh my gosh! This book was so unexpected for me. I was pleasantly pleased with the entire book. I did not want to stop reading it. When Ciye Cho contacted me and had asked me if I could read his book in exchange for an honest review, I said sure, why not? When reading the description of Florence, I was a little hesitant to take the dive only because it's about mermaids and mermen and I really wasn't sure how I felt about that. I've never once read a mermaid book nor did I really ever find one that caught my eye. So, I decided I would give the merfolk a chance. And, boy, am I GLAD I did. It filled me with ecstasy and adventure and lots of beautiful descriptions.
The descriptions Ciye Cho has within his book Florence are remarkable without a doubt. As I was reading it, I could feel what Florence was feeling. Especially during her first few hours under the water and not understanding how she was breathing the water. It may be because I have anxiety towards deep water from drowning experiences, or the fact that I was reading it while my feet dangling from a pool. Whatever, the case, I could feel the anxiety Florence had at first and I loved that. I loved feeling like I was actually there.
From the second I met Florence, I knew I was going to like her. Call me bias, but I think it's because of the hair color she has. :] I have a soft spot for us redheads. Knowing how us redheads can be from my personal experience: shy at first, unique, and hot-tempered. Now, I'm not saying that Florence showed all of these traits exceptionally. She wasn't necessarily hot-tempered but she definitely wanted to get her way. And when it came to the Princes, she definitely got her way.
Speaking of the royal family. Total swoon for Rolan. I adored him. I loved him from the very first second I met him! He was rude with good intentions. I knew from the very beginning I was going to be on Team Rolan all the way! Princess Yolee has got to be one of my favorite characters ever. She's so lively and fun. She definitely was a great character for some relief and she brought an innocence and child-like quality that just left you warm inside. She is a wonderful character....more
This book was a cute, refreshing read. A great summer read. I couldn't put this book down once I started reading it. Jennifer E. Smith did a great jobThis book was a cute, refreshing read. A great summer read. I couldn't put this book down once I started reading it. Jennifer E. Smith did a great job at creating characters that I could not only relate to but loved to read about. I fell in love with Oliver. Totally love him! What's not to love? I mean he's attractive, funny, bookish, and has an accent! The main character, Hadley (how cool is that name?!) was very relatable to me especially. She comes from a broken home and I went through it and I could definitely feel what Hadley went through, especially during the wedding part.
Jennifer's writing was great. She hooked me in from the very first chapter and I just kept wanting more. I'd love to see a sequel to this just so I can read more of Hadley and Oliver (I know it probably won't happen, but a girl can dream right?!) Anyways, I loved the dialogue between Hadley and Oliver. I couldn't wait to read more with them in the same scenes.
It was amazing to me that the entire book took place within a 24-hour period of time. I thought that was wickedly cool. I have never read a book that took place within a 24-hour period and I loved it because I read it within 24 hours it felt like I actually went through it myself. It was also cool that each chapter started with the times in USA and then in the UK.
Overall, I loved this book. It was cute, fun, relatable, easy to read, and thoughtful. Even though at times it made me sad (only because my boyfriend is away for 5.5 more months and all I wanted to do was cuddle up next to him after this book was finished) however, I loved every second! I definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys contemporary and an all-around great read!...more
Oh my God. I absolutely LOVE Sophie. She's an amazing character and Rachel Hawkins has done a wonderful job at creating this world and the4.5/5 Stars
Oh my God. I absolutely LOVE Sophie. She's an amazing character and Rachel Hawkins has done a wonderful job at creating this world and the characters. Sophie is back in the third and final Hex Hall novel and she kicks ass. So many twists to keep you on your toes.
As for being Team Archer/Team Cal. I have warmed up to Archer, but around page 308 I literally punched the book. There is a marking on that page from not only my hand (which hurts, by the way) but also my nail polish. As you can see, I got really into the book. I read it within a day.
Now, even though, I wish the ending went differently, I still enjoyed this book. And I love this series. I've recommended this series to so many people. It's just that enjoyable and un-putdownable. It was really interesting to learn more about the Brannicks (gotta love them redheads ;P we do rock). I even didn't mind Archer that much. I still prefer Cal, but Archer's not bad either :P
I was a little disappointed with the Underworld scene, I was hoping for more, but learning about all those instances and possible future outcomes, was pretty interesting....more
What can I say about Demonglass? Why is it always so hard to talk about a book you liked rather than disliked? Well, for starters, I couldn't5/5 Stars
What can I say about Demonglass? Why is it always so hard to talk about a book you liked rather than disliked? Well, for starters, I couldn't put Demonglass down. I loved it. This is the book that turned me from Team Archer to Team Cal. I absolutely love the main character, Sophie. She's hilarious and so relatable. When I finished this book I was so lucky that I only had a few days to wait for the new one because it definitely left with a cliffhanger.
This book had a lot of drama and kept me on my toes. It was just an adventure after another. The ending is crazy because I ended up really liking Sophie's dad and with the cliffhanger, you really don't know what's going to happen. But Sophie's quick wit is one of the things that you can always count on to put a smile on your face. Even when she's faced with danger, she still can pull something out. :D
I am a huge fan of witches, whether it be in books or movies or TV shows. My favorite witch-y show was Bewitched. So when I won this book through a giI am a huge fan of witches, whether it be in books or movies or TV shows. My favorite witch-y show was Bewitched. So when I won this book through a giveaway, I was super excited to read it because I hadn't read a witch book in quite some time. I've always wanted to be a witch. Where I could just snap my fingers and manifest anything that I ever wanted. You know like Sabrina or Samantha (from Bewitched). So, you can tell that I was really excited to read this book and thankfully, the excitement never ended.
So why did I love this book so much, you ask? Well, for one, witches. However, I liked the characters, the plot, the writing, and so much more.
I absolutely fell in love with the main character, Sophia Mercer. She is very relatable and humorous (whether she says something funny or she does something that you just cannot help but to laugh at). This book had me laughing a lot because of the quick-witted remarks. I love that about books. I also have to say that I am definitely on Team Archer. The romance within this series has potential. I am looking forward to what Rachel Hawkins will write next.
This book had me so enthralled that I read it in basically a day and the second I finished it, I had to go and by the second book. This book was a bit predictable, yet, not to where the ending completely threw me. This is a wonderfully written, fast paced, and easy read. Hex Hall has a little bit of everything in it-- mystery, love, heartache, friendship, finding self, humor, family and their issues, etc. It is definitely worth it to pick this book up and get an exciting and enchanting dose of bewitchment....more
I do have to say that the beginning of this novel reminded me a bit like Twilight. For example: Camelia encounters a near-death accident (involving aI do have to say that the beginning of this novel reminded me a bit like Twilight. For example: Camelia encounters a near-death accident (involving a car) and our mysterious guy pushes her out of the way. They are science lab partners. And a few other similarities. However, it exceeded my expectations greatly. I liked it more than Twilight. Ben is not a vampire and when first reading, you're wondering where the paranormal stuff is. Don't worry, it's there. Ben has a gift and it's called psychometry. It's where he can see images or feelings and stuff like that when he touches people and things. Which comes in handy when Camelia starts being stalked and threatened.
There's a lot of art within this book as well. She works at an art studio and she loves to sculpt. Reading this book, made me want to try sculpting. (Beware for this book to burst some creativity into you).
Within the novel you get to read her stalker's journal entries and this is where the creep-tastic adventure comes from. While you're reading her stalker's journal, you are creeped out, get the spine-tingling shivers, and you constantly keep a look out. However, you keep wanting more. I did. I could not put this book down.
This novel is written well. Laurie Faria Stolarz knows how to tell a story and make it interesting. There is quirkiness, romance, and thrilling suspense. All-in-all, a great combination....more
Kylie gets in trouble with her parents by being at a party that the cops showed up at. Kylie is then sent to the Shadow Falls Camp. She is told that iKylie gets in trouble with her parents by being at a party that the cops showed up at. Kylie is then sent to the Shadow Falls Camp. She is told that it is a camp for troubled teens. She soon finds out that they're not troubled because they always get in trouble, however, they are troubled because they are finding themselves. Kylie is sucked into a world of "freaks". There are vampires, werewolves, fairies, witches, and shapeshifters. Kylie doesn't want to be one of them, but she soon finds out that she's exactly where she belongs.
This book was fast-paced. It kept me interested and wanting more. I really liked the fact that it had an eerie realm to it. I also enjoyed the fact that it wasn't just focused on one type of paranormal character, but several. There were a few typos but not enough to make me hate the book. I like how I could relate to Kylie and the other characters. The plot makes you think it's taking you down one road and then all of a sudden you're on a different one.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Some Favorite Quotes:
"Just because a guy rings your bell, doesn't mean you have to toot his horn."
"She's a serial kisser. I think her parents are French."
"'Change is mind. Tell him you're sorry you grilled his shorts.' That you're sorry you've got ice running through your veins."
"She already had a headache-she didn't want to add 'get tortured' to today's to-do list."...more