I really wanted to love Winger. It had great reviews and the author just came out with a new book recently that has been getting great reviews. So I dI really wanted to love Winger. It had great reviews and the author just came out with a new book recently that has been getting great reviews. So I decided that before I read his new book I should read this one. I don't regret it. But it just took me forever to read because it wouldn't keep me interested enough to finish it fast.
Ryan Dean aka Winger was a very likable character. The thing is that he is a teenager and he acts just like one. Obviously. He's indecisive and is always saying or doing the wrong thing. His thoughts are almost all the time about sex or how hot this girl or the other is. At the same time, he's funny and a character you can help but care for. He's trying to stand out in a sea of other teenagers and finds it difficult to fit in. But ugh, I wanted him to grow up and make smarter decisions! I guess the author did a good job in creating Ryan Dean. He's a very believable character.
I also feel so-so about the writing. I liked it but didn't love it. There-was-a-lot-of-this-in-the-book. I found that very distracting and unnecessary. I found the dialogues that Ryan Dean would have with himself kind of boring. They would go on forever and they usually didn't bring anything new to the plot. The whole book was a little bit all over the place. I just didn't know where the plot was going to take me. On top of that, I didn't feel anything for Anni's and Ryan's relationship.
Like I said, I don't regret reading Winger but I didn't love it. There are many reviews out there raving about this book. So maybe give it a try. You never know if you might enjoy it....more
Are you a Beauty and the Beast fan? Do you enjoy reading fantasy books? Are you a fan of strong heroines? Do you think the Beast was cuter than the PrinAre you a Beauty and the Beast fan? Do you enjoy reading fantasy books? Are you a fan of strong heroines? Do you think the Beast was cuter than the Prince in the Disney movie?<-- That question is not relevant to my point but answer it anyway.
If you answers were yes then STOP what you are doing right now and buy this book and read it and love it!!!!! I know you'll love it!
Most of the time I drag my feet to write reviews. There're times when I can't write a review even if I enjoyed the book. And most of the time I feel ok with not writing a review and keep that little gem of a book a secret (I don't do this often). BUT with Entreat Me not writing a review isn't an option, because I want YOU and you and you to read this lovely book. I need you to add it to your Goodreads TBR list! Because it would be a shame for you to miss out on this unique re-telling of The Beauty and the Beast.
This book is for you if you: -Love reading. That's it.
Even if you are not a fantasy fan you'll enjoy Entreat Me because this book is more about the characters than anything else. And trust me, you'll fall in love with the heroine, Louvaen Duenda. I wanted to be her; I don't think I've ever said that before in a review. I loved Louvaen. I couldn't get enough of her honesty, and witty humor. She was an exceptional character, and I know that it will be a long time for me to find a character like Lou, and that makes me very sad.
For me to be able to enjoy a book, it has to have great character. I knew a few chapters in that I was going to finish reading Entreat Me. To my surprise it had a great plot, and the pace was amazingly fast, which I was upset about because I didn't want to finish the book! It was like holding sand in my hands, impossible to hold on forever *sad face*.
The romance melted my heart. Ballard was the cherry on top of this delicious sundae of a book. Even before the curse he wasn't perfect. I loved his character because of him, what he stood for, and pretty much everything that made him Ballard. I never imagined him as a beast with ripped abs and tall and blonde fur. Even Lou admits that he's not handsome. I think we need more of this in books. We need realistic heroines with a little bit of weight on them and maybe a big nose. And we need heroes that aren't body builders. I don't mind abs; I'm just in need of something new. And this book gave it to me.
I hope that maybe I made you look into this book and maybe I convince you to give it a try. I think Entreat Me was amazing, and I hope it gets disgustingly popular because it deserves to be in every Best Sellers list. It truly does....more
I absolutely adored Shadows (the first book in the series). When the time came to read Haze, I was so excited to start reading it that I put everythinI absolutely adored Shadows (the first book in the series). When the time came to read Haze, I was so excited to start reading it that I put everything aside to give the book my undivided attention. And I did. It wasn’t what I was expecting. I enjoyed Haze very much but Shadows is still my favorite in the series.
There were lots of things that I loved about Haze. One of them being the characters. Rafa and Gaby were my favorites. Their relationship was laid back, but you could still feel the sexual tension between them. One of the things that I really enjoyed was that Rafa didn’t try to take on the role of Gaby’s protector. He knew she was able to kick demon ass and even pushed her a bit to show her that she could be the badass Gabe she doesn’t remember. Also Maya! I loved her! She was so intense and a great addition to the story. I really want to see more of her in the upcoming books because whoa, she’s an awesome character. Another thing that made me a fan of the series is Paula Weston’s writing. She knows how to captivate the reader. Her writing style definitely help the book move along. I love how she brings to life these amazing characters and how different they are from each other. The fight scenes were a big plus too.
The problem I had with haze were unanswered questions. The things that I’ve been waiting to happen either didn’t happen at all or happened too late in the book, which was a little disappointing since I’ve been waiting for forever to find out what happened to Gaby and her brother Jude. What did they do a year ago? Who erased Gaby’s memory? And so on and so forth. GAH!! I was a little anxious to be honest. The waiting and wondering just killed me!!!! Can you tell I'm horrible at waiting? I can't watch suspense movies. Just tell me the ending LOL!
If you are a fan of the first book you'll definitely enjoy Haze. Readers will get plenty of Rafa and will get to meet new characters, which I think were one of the highlights of the book. Just know that maybe what you’ve been wondering about won’t get reveal until later in the book or maybe the next book in the series....more
Brutal Youth is definitely not for everybody. This book was very realistic. This is not one of those movies were the victims end up being the heroes.Brutal Youth is definitely not for everybody. This book was very realistic. This is not one of those movies were the victims end up being the heroes. No. This book was a very authentic painting of the unfair world we live in. It's about adults not caring, about despicable teenagers and good guys not always getting their happy ending. Throughout the book, I had this horrible feeling of sadness and anger. Sadness for these characters that deserved so much better than what they got. And anger because I just wanted to hurt someone! I do think, though that that was what the author wanted to provoke in us the readers. If that's the case then bravo Mr. Breznican, because man, this book brought many strong feelings out of me.
This book was very dark but at the same time very easy to read. One of our main characters, Pete Davidek, was one of the most-refreshing voices I've read in a long time. This kid stayed true to himself and his friends until the very end. I thought after reading some reviews that I was going to hate the ending of the book, but I actually loved it. The ending stayed true to the characters. True to one of the main points of the book (at least to me): good guys not always win, which is actually true. But, that doesn't mean that the "bad guys" won either. I don't want to spoil anything, but I think that it was a great ending. A satisfying ending.
I loved the way Brutal Youth made me feel. Even if it wasn't good feelings it still make me feel something. The characters all made me want to get to know them better even the ones I hated with all my heart because even they had a story. Stories that made me sympathize with them until I remembered their cruel and vile behavior, but the fact that Anthony Breznican made me forget their horrible ways and made me see them as human beings did make me realize how talented of a story teller he is.
I loved Brutal Youth and I think you should give it a try. I listened to the audiobook and thought that the narrator was brilliant. Darkly entertaining, fast-paced and unforgettable characters, I think and hope Brutal Youth will be a favorite for many readers....more
I really don't want to start a new book after finishing Three Wishes. I feel like I need to read more about these sisters. I feel so comfortable in thI really don't want to start a new book after finishing Three Wishes. I feel like I need to read more about these sisters. I feel so comfortable in their story that I don't want to let go. It's weird having these feelings. I usually can separate reality from fiction but while reading this book the difference kind of got hard to tell apart.
I think they way Moriarty writes her characters is key to why I adore her books so much. Although I may be a stranger to their lifestyles, her characters evoke this feeling of familiarity in me. It's like meeting old friends and then you are like, wait yeah I remember you! After finishing one of Moriarty's book I always feel sad because I won't be spending time with the characters, happy because I got to spend time with them and exhausted because I haven't slept properly in the last two days. I couldn't put this book down!
Three Wishes made me laugh and feel sad in a matter of a few pages. It was up and down with the sisters, but they loved each other so much that no matter what happened between them, in the end, they would still be there for each other. I wish I had a twin sister. I wonder how that would have gone. Free babysitter for sure! But, no, seriously you need to read this book....more
So, I’ve been trying to write a review for Ruthless People for the longest time. The only thing that comes to mind right now is Holy Shift. I bought tSo, I’ve been trying to write a review for Ruthless People for the longest time. The only thing that comes to mind right now is Holy Shift. I bought this one on a whim when I saw a post on Facebook of a reviewer raving about it. She was saying how different and how addicting the book was. I wish I remembered who it was because she was right!!! This book was not what I was expecting at all.
The main character Mel is kind of scary. No never mind that; she was terrifying! I’m not used to being intimidated by female main characters. I was little taken aback. This girl did not play. Which it’s understandable since she is a mafia boss and needs to prove herself to her crew just because she’s a female. I got to see a softer side of her in some parts of the book, but I wasn’t fooled. Her nature was to be cruel and ruthless. I can’t say if I liked her or not. I was surprised by the things she did, and she was definitely not a relatable character, but I did appreciate her attitude and how she knew she was the best at what she did.
Liam was a little bit predictable, and a little be softer than Mel. He still did terrible things, but he balanced the book. I definitely loved the way Mel and Liam clashed and the things they did to each other were borderline sadistic but you could feel the sexual tension sizzling between them. It didn’t hurt that they both had the same goal, which was to rule the world. The secondary characters were more likable they weren't as mean-spirited as our two main characters, and they had a heart. Something happened with one of Liam’s brother that actually pissed me off so much I had to put the book down for a few minutes to remind myself that this was just a book. It was kind of hard to remember that the people in the book were fictional because everything felt so real that’s one of the things I loved the most about Ruthless People.
I don’t know how most people will feel about this book. I was pretty much reading a book told by the villains' POV. I thought it was refreshing, and it made me feel all kinds of weird, but I loved it. ...more
This book was emotionally hard to read but at the same time I couldn't stop reading it. When I found out what Leonard was planning to do, I almost putThis book was emotionally hard to read but at the same time I couldn't stop reading it. When I found out what Leonard was planning to do, I almost put the book down. It made me rethink if I wanted to read the book or not. But then the more I read, the more I didn't want to put it down. Leonard is so so charming that it made me forget that he was depressed. He's personality made me love him and made me wonder why didn't everybody love him, especially his mom. I detest bad mothers, in books and in real life. And Leonard's mom was the worst kind of mom. I will stop, because my whole review will be about how big of a bitch that woman was.
I enjoy Matthew Quick's writing. It's very realistic and hard breaking but at the same time humorous and smart. The pacing was equally as good. There're some flashbacks here and there, and I usually don't enjoy those, but it was so well done. The book really needed to go back for us to see the whole picture and understand the way Leonard was acting. I wanted to hug him so bad!
I loved everything about this book, but my favorite part were the Letters from the future. Those letters made me happy, laugh and the last one made me cry. I still get a little emotional when I think about it. I still can't get Leonard out of my head, he was such a strong character that it just makes it hard to forget him. If you are looking for an emotional and kind of funny read then Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock is the book you should read next. ...more
I struggled to finish this one and I’m not happy about that. The reviews were amazing so maybe that’s why I went in with high expectations. I should hI struggled to finish this one and I’m not happy about that. The reviews were amazing so maybe that’s why I went in with high expectations. I should have known better. I thought that the premise of All Our Yesterdays was original. I might be wrong here, but I just don’t read too many time traveling books so I wouldn’t know if it was original or not. The beginning had me hooked. I wanted to know how, who, when and where! I was so excited. Em in the cell was a great beginning. I really liked her at that point of the book. She seemed like a really strong character. Oh, and the bad guys! I wanted to know more and more about them too. The doctor! Who is he? Why is he doing these bad things to Em? But in the end the answers to these questions were either disappointing or a little too late.
If there’s one thing I hate is a pathetic main character. It sounds harsh, I know. But I don’t know how else to put it. The book actually has two main characters. Em and Marina (I won’t go into details because of spoilers). I liked Marina the least. I understand she is a teenager, but I couldn’t make myself like her. The way she would be all over James was kind of sad. The girl didn’t take a hint! Em in the other hand went from “she looks like she could kick some butt!” to “she’s gonna get her butt kicked!” The only thing in the book she had to do was to travel in time and complete a mission to save the future and she couldn’t do it. After the second time, she failed to do what she needed to do I knew that I had lost faith in her and the book.
There’s some redeeming thing about the book like Finn, who was an incredibly real and sweet character. And the ending was unexpected. But, sadly I couldn’t look past the things that I didn’t enjoy. ...more