Okay, I'm finally getting around to reviewing this. I've been procrastinating writing this cuz I wanted to give a really good review without giving thOkay, I'm finally getting around to reviewing this. I've been procrastinating writing this cuz I wanted to give a really good review without giving things away. So here we go...
I just want to start by saying what an amazing author C.C. is. Her books always pull me in and keep my reading really late into the night, and this book was no different!
I was sad going into this book knowing that this will be the last book through Kylie's POV, but C.C. does a really good job at ending her story. I mean she kind of leaves a few things open for Della's story to start up, but it's a good way to end Kylie's POV. It just kind of came to a close, as sad as that sounds. But it was a very good ending!
I loved the twists that she put in this book. Like a certain something that keeps appearing out of no where, or a certain scary ghost--lets just say I'm glad I'm not Kylie--that just randomly popping in. The new twists definitely make the book more exciting!!! It keeps you guessing on what is really happening and what it all means. I couldn't beleive how quickly these new twists start off. Lets just say the book starts off a little crazy and then continues to throw curveballs at you until the end. What with some of Kylie's choice and her new quests.
Now onto the characters... I liked that we got to get to know her grandpa a little more, though I do wish we could have gotten to know him a little better then we do. It was fun starting off with the Chameleon's and getting to meet new people. Della, I absolutey want to strangle sometimes when it came to her and a certain shape-shifter. But then she'll do stuff that would make me laugh and love her all over again. Miranda...lets just say her pinky gets her into a little bit a trouble. Though I will say it was kinda awesome. Perry, is his normal class clown. But he's also so darn cute with Miranda it's so adorable. Holiday and Burnett's relationship takes the cake for me. Out of all the couples in the book I think theirs is my favorite. Actually I don't think, I know. I was a little worried that we weren't going to get anymore Holiday/Burnett fights, but don't worry about it you still get some, and the fact that they're actually together now just makes it better! They just crack me up. Your either laughing or ahhhhhing whenever they come into the story. Burnett was one of my alltime favorites of the book. For me he just makes you love his character more and more in every book. He still has his unreasonable times, but he wouldn't be Burnett without them. Lucas and Derek...I wont go into that much detail with either of them, I don't want to give away who she chooses. I do just have to say that if you are a strong Team Lucas or Team Derek fan you should just let it go right now. If you go into the book hating one or the other then there are going to be some very upset people. But if your able to go into the book looking at the faults in both guys, but also seeing their amazing qualities, and seeing how Kylie reacts to both boys, then I think everyone will see that Kylie--in my opinion--made the right choice. I will say that I'm so happy that C.C. doesn't drag you to the very end of the book wondering who she's going to choose. Kylie makes her choice pretty early on, which I will forever be greatful for. I just hope that people don't get upset and not finish the book because of it.
I'm soooo happy that C.C. is going to continue this series through Della's POV. I was not ready to let go of these characters quite yet, especially after what happens with some of the characters!
If you have not read this series yet I totally recommend it!!! And if you have and are waiting for Chosen at Nightfall, I hope you love it as much as I did!!!!!!!!...more
This was such a fun exciting book! The only bad thing I could say about it, was Kylie drove me crazy sometimes during her gullible moments, but besideThis was such a fun exciting book! The only bad thing I could say about it, was Kylie drove me crazy sometimes during her gullible moments, but besides that it was soooo good! I would definitely recommend reading it if your a fan of the paranormal!
Other then her gullible moments I really did enjoy Kylie as the main character. Some of the things that went through her head made me laugh. And the way she reacted around boys just cracked me up. I really liked Trip too. I loved how protective he was of Kylie and the ending was just so cute between the two of them. It's nice to have an ahhhh moment in books after everything goes all crazy! And let me tell you it does go crazy! Like crazy crazy. Like I had to put the book down and stop a few times crazy! But I kept pushing through it and I'm happy I did. I was so into it that I stayed up until almost two in the morning cuz I just needed to see what was going to happen.
I really wish there was going to be another book. It totally leaves it open for another one to be written so I have my fingers crossed. Cuz I really want to get to know all the characters a little better. Like Sam, her dad and little miss blondy cop, the rest of her family, and of course Kylie and Trip. I also want to really know more about all these little powers that they have and maybe get to know what her mom was like and how she dealt with her own power.
So I'll be waiting with my fingers crossed to see if a second book is going to be written so we can get to know these characters a little better!...more
It was nice to see that Ally didn't do a repeat of the first book. This definitely had a different storyline thenI loved this book! I flew through it!
It was nice to see that Ally didn't do a repeat of the first book. This definitely had a different storyline then the first.
I don't know how Ally comes up with all this stuff, but I sure am happy she does! I love her writing! I love her characters that she creates. She's just absolutely amazing! When I read her Gallagher Girls series, I want to be just like Cammie, but then I read this series and I want to be just like Kat. Or a combination of both would be awesome too!
Anywho on with this book. I was so happy so have the whole crew back again! The brothers, Gab, Simon, Kat, and of course Hale, also I was excited to have Nick back as well. With all of them together they just make for a very humorous read. It just wouldn't be the same without any of them.
It was so, so nice to finally see a little more go on with Kat and Hale. I hope we get to see even more in the third book, Which I cannot wait for!!!...more
So the first book in this series was good. The second book was even better! The third book I absolutely loved! And this book was so fantastically awesSo the first book in this series was good. The second book was even better! The third book I absolutely loved! And this book was so fantastically awesome!!! I cannot wait to see what the fifth book is going to bring. It sounds like it's going to be even more crazy then this one! It was so fun to finally start getting some answers in this book. Though whenever I thought about how they were going to find those answers, it definitely wasn't in the way that they had to. But can I just say that I love Cammie's Mom! She is so awesome! Along with all the other characters that Ally Carter has created. There all so unique in their own ways. These books just wouldn't be the same if we were missing any one of them. They all have such a big part in this. And I hope to continue seeing them in the next book!...more
I am seriously speechless. I don't know how to express how good this is without giving anything away!Oh my good-golly-gee! That was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!
I am seriously speechless. I don't know how to express how good this is without giving anything away! But I'll try. Hmmm how about... the time when Cammie returns to school and...oh can't finish that sentence. Or the time that Dr...Yep can't finish that one either. Or when Cammie finds...ya that was pretty awesome. Oh and when Cammie finally remembers...that was such a sad moment. And then when...happened I screamed with joy! And when they go to...that was a crazy crazy chapter! And the ending with...I couldn't believe it!! But then again I did kinda suspect. Hows that? I don't think I gave anything away. Lol jk going on...
There was so much more action in this then I was expecting. Seriously, there's action from beginning to end! Just when you think things are going to start calming down, Ally throws a whole other thing at you. I had to force myself to stop reading, or I would have read all the way through the night, just to see what was going to happen.
I loved that we got to see some familiar faces too! And one leaves you with your mouth hanging open at the end!
So many twist and turns (and I literally mean MANY). I don't know how it could have been any better! It definitely exceeded my biggest expectations! I cannot wait for the 6th and final book to see how this is all going to play out. 2013 seems so far away! Please come sooner!...more
That was really intense at the end there! I had to sit down and do nothing after reading it, just to get myself to calm down. But it was well worth itThat was really intense at the end there! I had to sit down and do nothing after reading it, just to get myself to calm down. But it was well worth it! This book was amazing!
I think it was all very creative how the author put all this together. Not the time travel thing of course, that's not a new concept. But how she put everything together was awesome.
The characters, I think, seemed very real. They were very easy to connect to. They were like any real person you would run into on the street (other than the Hourglass dilio they have going for them).
I think Michael is one of my favorite male character out of all the books that I have read lately. I loved him from beginning to end! He's so selfless, he would do anything for Em and to keep her safe. And he would do it not just for her but to everyone that he loves and cares about. I also really liked her brother and her sister in law. And I'm so excited to see how everything goes with their...little surprise they have coming along.
I can't wait to read the next book to see what all is going to happen with her new friends and her old friend, and also with all the rips opening up. Although if the second book is anything like the first I might need to pace myself before I read it. So maybe the wait will be good for me.
If you haven't given this book a try, you should! I would definitely recommend it!...more
I loved this book!!! It's always nice when you find a book, where the girl can kick some serious butt! I can't believe it took me so long to get aroundI loved this book!!! It's always nice when you find a book, where the girl can kick some serious butt! I can't believe it took me so long to get around to reading it. I can't wait to read the second book to see what the author has is store for these characters that I have grown to love!...more
Can I just say Wow! I felt like I was on a very fun, exciting, and thrilling roller coaster ride through this whole book. It was a little slow startinCan I just say Wow! I felt like I was on a very fun, exciting, and thrilling roller coaster ride through this whole book. It was a little slow starting off, but once you get a few chapters in, it catches your attention and never lets you go until the very last page.
This book had so many twist and turns that I never saw coming. I did not expect this book to be as good as it was. I loved the way the author writes. I never felt a dull moment throughout the book- other than the beginning. which is huge. Usually at some point in books you hit dull moments as you start getting to know the characters a little better or introducing other characters and situations, but whenever the author introduced a new character there always seemed to be something exciting going on.
I thought she did an excellent job at building up the relationship between the two characters and getting it to flourish. It was totally 100% believable to me. I loved Ren! He's so strong, and passionate, and caring, what's not to like about him. I loved some of the many scenes with just Ren and Kelsey *SPOILER ALERT* especially Kelsey and Ren's first kiss. One of my favorite first kisses in in the history of first kisses! Even better then some of the books/movies I've read and seen!!!
The ending wasn't my favorite. It does have quite the cliffhanger ending let me tell you what! I just wasn't very happy with what Kelsey chose to do, though I can see why she chose to do what she did it still annoyed me. But it will make for a very interesting read in the second book to see what is now going to happen from the choice that she made. Especially with a certain someones brother vying for her attention as well. I have a feeling the second book is going to be even more thrilling then this one!!
I'm so excited to read the next book!!! I would definitely recommend this book!! ...more
This book reminded me so much of Oceans 11, which I loved by the way, so Naturally I loved it! I'm so in love with Ally Carter's writing. I have lovedThis book reminded me so much of Oceans 11, which I loved by the way, so Naturally I loved it! I'm so in love with Ally Carter's writing. I have loved everything I have read by her so far. I can't wait to get my hands on Uncommon Criminals!...more