It was a cute series. The books are quick reads and I enjoyed them, mostly.
I hated that Dana ended up with Ethan. No matter how good his inRating 3.5
It was a cute series. The books are quick reads and I enjoyed them, mostly.
I hated that Dana ended up with Ethan. No matter how good his intentions were he still lied to her and set her up for an attack in the beginning. Not to mention he keeps using magic on her against her wishes. Not to mention in the second book he was dancing and all over his ex. And even had the balls to tell Dana that he can't help noticing sexy women. You don't say things like that. Yes they weren't officially together but like Dana said he was just acting like she was the love of his life and then when she's not in sight or even not suppose to be there he's all over someone else? She even said that she knows she shouldn't be with him, that is what logic is telling her. She knows he's going to break her heart. Yet when she's with him her brain goes to mush and she can't say no, even when she wants to. When you encounter a guy like that you run far far away. Dana is far from ready to have sex. Even though Ethan says he won't push her, he will. Maybe not intentionally but he will. And because Dana can't tell him no, she will give in and then regret it.
Now The Erkling. *fans self* Now that would be interesting to see. Which is weird because I don't usually ship pairs like that. But...I couldn't help myself. I really think he was interested in her for more than her power. Even though he proved over and over he wouldn't hurt her and wanted her alive she refused to use his help. And once again that goes back to me believing it wasn't just for his power.
Now Keane. That is who I really wanted Dana to end up with. She claimed she wasn't interested in him, she just liked to admired him; yet she felt jealous about him and Kimber? Don't buy it. And getting rid of that somewhat love triangle with putting him with the best friend? How convenient and very YA. Speaking of typical YA, the whole way they got rid of the deal with Dana and the Erkling? Yeah that wouldn't of happened and very unrealistic. Very cheap way to tie everything up and let Ethan be free and let her and Ethan be together.
There being another Faeriewalker and who it was? Very predictable. And it kind of turned me off. Although it's a ploy that's very present in a lot of books, especially YA. And what about Dana's magic? She's not suppose to have any, especially a spell that powerful. Why does she have it? My theory is her mom probably has fae in her that nobody knows about. Explains why everyone was so sure Dana would be a Faeriewalker. Especially her mom. As soon as she knew she was pregnant she ran for it and hid Dana, moving around so her father wouldn't find out about her. Which honestly what was the point of that? He had no idea that her mom was pregnant. She had no contact with anyone. They could of stayed in one place and no one would of knew. And she ran because she knew Dana would be a Faeriewalker. How did she know that? Or is that what everyone assumed because of how old and powerful her dad is?
Dana Dana Dana. Oh I liked you. I enjoyed you. But I wanted to slap you a million times during the whole series. The first thing is keeping so much from Kimber. Yes I know you have trust issues. But Dana had wanted to tell Kimber about the deal with the Erlking. But she was embarrassed to. Also another reason why Dana was so far from being ready to have sex. She couldn't even talk about it and barely could say sex. Dana kept these secrets from her knowing that it could destroy the friendship. Also her alcoholic mother and how Dana was so sure she could save her. Honey I know that's your mother but give up. It's the reason why you ran away to your father. Everyone is telling you, you can't force her. You can't. And she's too far gone. She can't even admit she has a drinking problem. Even in the epilogue. Even throughout the books with Dana finally letting her anger show about her drinking and what it does to her.
The one thing I didn't like about the book was the redundant about EVERYTHING. We were constantly reminded throughout all the books how beautiful the fae women are. And how plain Dana is because she has too much mortal in her. Which I don't buy. Dana is probably almost as beautiful as them, which is why she had 3 guys interested in her. Not as much but we were reminded several times how flat chested Dana is. Just because you have small boobs doesn't mean you aren't beautiful. Also we are reminded every turn how her dad uses her for his political career and that's why her mom hid her. I saw no evidence of this at all. He loved her in his fae way. He kept her safe. Did he make her go to the political dinner? Yes. To introduce her, and pretty much to remind everyone who his daughter is. That's not using her. It's the same as if they were mortals and he was a big human politician running for an important seat. He would take her to a same type of dinner. If she wasn't a Faeriewalker he would of still made her go to that dinner. The only people I saw trying to use her was her aunt and Ethan's father. ...more
As with every other book in this series I just gobbled this up within 24 hours. I just couldn't put it doOh Reece I think I need to have your babies.
As with every other book in this series I just gobbled this up within 24 hours. I just couldn't put it down. Loved Reece and Roxy. Although there were times I wanted to smack Roxy.
I loved loved loved that we got to see the whole gang there for several scenes. Even loved seeing Jacob. Now-I wished Jacob and Roxy would of bonded more. I wanted her to tell him about Charlie and what had happened. I bet Jacob could of helped her overcome a lot of her guilt. And the cookout at Jax place when they walked in the house Avery was coming out the bathroom? she claimed that she just got over the flu and it was probably the left over symptoms. BUT I put my money on that she's pregnant. Especially since in one of the previous books Tess made a comment that she would be surprised if Avery could make it out of college without having any babies
Now in these types of books I usually don't really care for the stories where they already know each other. But this one felt different. Although I wished there was a little bit more chase. And the someone stalking Roxy? I'm surprised until she found the picture on her phone that she didn't take it more seriously. Although to her credit those things weren't really that dangerous. Just wished it was more danger to it. And we never learned why he did it. Although I knew all along who it was. Especially since she never told him her name and said he looked familiar. Although her reasoning for that made sense, although I thought it was more to it than that.
So glad we saw a lot more Nick in this. Can't wait for his and Steph's story next book. Although wished we learned what she was doing in the bar or even that town in this book. And oh their story should be fun. ...more
Warning this will more than likely contain spoilers
The beginning of the series started off awesome and then slowly went downhill from there.Rating 3.5
Warning this will more than likely contain spoilers
The beginning of the series started off awesome and then slowly went downhill from there. Overall it wasn't a bad book. Although I do have to wonder if Richelle knows how to write a finale to a series. The Georgina series had a good end. And that was it. Dark Swan left a bunch of unanswered questions and a lot not resolved. Even though she said that maybe one day she would like to go back and write another book. But at this point it's been years since the last book. VA there were tons of loose plot holes and unanswered questions left but we knew we were getting a spin off that I thought was suppose to tie those up. Not so much, and more so the book opened a few plot lines and didn't answer them. What was the point? And overall as a series I'm pretty disappointed with it. I was under the impression that this series was suppose to be more about Jill and Sydney. But it turned into the Sydney and Adrian story. I loved both characters I really did. But together as a couple? Too love sick and cheesey for me. They aren't even the same people anymore. Really you could say as a couple they are one person. Adrian can't even go 5 minutes without Sydney. I thought we were going to see more of Jill and Lissa's relationship. In LS I got the impression that Lissa wasn't too happy with Jill being her sister. Not sure if that just because of the revelation that her dad had an affair combined with her knowing that Jill will be a target to dethrone Lissa. And I thought we would learn more about Tasha's trial. I still feel like there was more to why she framed Rose than just because she was jealous, because that would make no sense unless she was completely psycho. Not to mention it would really affect Christian and from there have an affect on his relationship with Lissa.
Now what's wrong in this series: 1. What's the point in bringing up researching Spirit? We still have learned nothing about it. That should of been a big part of this series and made some headway. Not to mention the whole sub plot was dropped in flavor of Sydney and Adrian. And being restored with Spirit and the whole pregnancy thing? Are you kidding me? That was completely pointless. It went no where with that expect to give up hope that one day Dimitri and Rose could have a baby and to give a baby to Sydney and Adrian to raise. Which I saw coming. Which brings me to:
2. Olive ran to protect the baby. Yet knowing she was going to die she tells Adrian to tell Neil the truth and that she knows he will raise and protect the baby. Sydney and Adrian are on board with this. I'm on Neil's side. He should not raise that baby and was right to run from them. Like Olive he was protecting the baby. One day someone would connect the dots.
3. Rose and a flashy big engagement ring? I don't see her doing that. Not to mention she doesn't like flashy jewelry because of what happened in BP. Not to mention she wouldn't wear it during guardian duties, it would be unsafe.
4. Why weren't there more Lissa and Christian in this? Wasn't this suppose to bring the 2 series together?
5. The dual POV. I hate them I hate them I hate them. Makes no freaking sense especially when both of them are in the same place. And the epilogue in Adrian's PoV? Nope. Should of been Sydney's. Not to mention like number 4 why wasn't Lissa and Christian there?
6. The biggest shocker. This is what blew my mind the most. I couldn't even process it when I read it. Dimitri and Adrian cousins? Really? WTF And what was the point of that? That was pretty much pointless. And to have Adrian's uncle there had no point but to reveal that is who Dimitri's father is. And really why? We didn't need to know who he was. And going back to the point above with Olive. She didn't need to run into the woods because he was in the room and she was about to give birth. You could tell there was something special about the baby, but unless you can see Spirit you wouldn't know what. Especially since he's a drunk. Come on now.
7. Where was Abe? Come on. Abe could of found Jill or been very useful finding her. If not he would of been very useful on their adventure.
8. Like I said somewhere above I was under the impression the series was suppose to be more about Jill. Yet Jill was pretty much toss aside and pretty much such a minor character in the series. What was the point in having that bond with Adrian? Oh yeah so he had a legit reason to go to Palm Springs. That was it.
I'm sure I could come up with all kinds of more reasons. ...more
It started off ok. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it at first. The writing I thought was juvenile. Felt like things happened really fast with littIt started off ok. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it at first. The writing I thought was juvenile. Felt like things happened really fast with little details.
The book lost me about halfway when Kasey and Trent actually get together. Felt like it was way too fast. The rest of it I skimmed.
I loved loved loved Storm and Kacey and Storm's friendship. And that was about it.
First off without Kacey being Livie's legal guardian it would of been difficult for both of them to stay in Miami. All her aunt had to do was call the cops, and with both of them using their real names, especially Livie with school it would of been so easy to track them down.
Then we have Kasey's trouble with sex alcohol and drugs. Especially still kind of using sex. I get that. It's realistic it can happen. BUT Kasey thinks every single guy wants to sleep with her. Get over yourself.
And then we have Trent. For someone who have her issues and history and never healing properly or attempting to she got over her hand touching with him real fast. Not realistic and would never happen. Not to mention they happened very fast. It was almost like she fell in love with him in 5 minutes. And him coming to her work every night just to watch her? Creepy. And stalker much? Even when they got together he still came to her work. And she would be devastated when he wouldn't show. This is your job. I understand that type is more fun and less jobish than others but still. He lives next door. You do not need to see him 24/7.
I did like Storm and Dan. But once again everything happened so fast. After what a few dates they are already arguing over her job?
And then we have the big twist. Which I saw coming. I knew exactly what Trent's secret was. And again with the stalking. He's a creep. I don't care how hot he is and how amazing the organisms are that he gives you. You fell in love with Trent. Ok however much I roll my eyes at it, whatever. But once she found out Trent's secret. Yeah that would of made me fall right back out of love. Forgive him like she eventually did, yes. But I would never be able to find myself able to love him.
Also there was an inconsistency. Maybe a small editing mistake. Kasey is 20 and at one point they had a party for her 21st birthday. It never said that if it was actually her birthday just that it was coming up. It's been 4 years since the accident. Yet at the end of the book it says she was 15 when it happened. Doesn't add up.
Another book I can roll my eyes at and add to my disappointment in the NA genre. ...more
I liked this book. I didn't love it or thought it was amazing but I didn't hate it either. I did thought it was longer than it needed to be Rating 3.5
I liked this book. I didn't love it or thought it was amazing but I didn't hate it either. I did thought it was longer than it needed to be. A lot of the middle of it could of been cut out. But I did appreciate we got to see them actually fall in love without even realizing it.
I ended up loving Drew. I didn't think I would. And I love the approach that was taken. Not often does the seemingly douchebag guy who hits on every girl turn out to be the good guy and becomes bff. I loved the fact that Josh and Drew were already bff, as odd as their friendship is.
I could tell right away Nastya had issues, serious issues. But I didn't see the no talking thing until it was revealed. Although I would thought it was the trauma she suffered and not by choice. And it didn't take me long to realized that it wasn't her real name either. It was the last name I realized first after she mentions her parents name. And it was a while after that I pieced that her first name probably wasn't her real name. Thought maybe it was a stage name or something. And until she went home I didn't realized how close home and her aunts were.
It was a good book and story. Heart wrenching. I do wished we learned more about the boy. I wanted her to be able to really confront him and not through a letter to the courts. Maybe an explanation why she chose to talk to Josh and Drew when she won't even say a word to her family. By the time she talked to Drew I understood that. But talking to Josh seemed very random. Also there was no explanation to how her brother knew about the notebooks. ...more
I've had a few of Colleen Hoover's books on my tbr list for a while. But this is a new one. I decided to give it a go this morning. And about 5ish houI've had a few of Colleen Hoover's books on my tbr list for a while. But this is a new one. I decided to give it a go this morning. And about 5ish hours later I was done. It's been a while since I've read a book that fast. But I couldn't put this down.
My only complaint about the book is how Miles chapters are written. Now I've read a book that's written like that, but it was just weird in this one and didn't go with the book. It made me not like past Miles as much. Well...I mean it's not how I would see a man especially a 18 year old thinking. And honestly it's why I don't care for the male pov in a lot of YA or even NA. I did enjoy how most of his POV until the end was the past.
Now Miles...oh Miles. He just broke my heart. I can't imagine going on for 6 years with all that pain built up. I understood him completely and why he's like he was. Rachel just left and he never got closure. He needed that and needed to know it wasn't his fault and that it's ok to be happy and to love again. Seeing Rachel was exactly what he needed. Rachel even said that she thought about seeing him but wouldn't know what to say and how it was awkward at first. But she should of went and saw him at least a few years ago. Even if he was able to move on she should of known that she needed to see him and tell him that it wasn't his fault and she forgives him.
I know a lot of the complaint is that Tate was just a doormat and let Miles treat her like crap. She even admitted it, but said she couldn't walk away and would take whatever she got. She was drawn to him, and ultimately fell in love. I've been in a situation similiar, kind of. I knew this guy wasn't the one girlfriend type. I knew he would break my heart. But I couldn't help myself. This is the same way. Until the end she couldn't walk away no matter how much he broke her heart. Even though he said from the beginning and kept saying over and over and closed himself off, he couldn't love. He wouldn't let himself. But the little signs of hope, she held on. I don't blame her.
The story was different than i thought it would be. But I loved it none the less. ...more
Really enjoyed this one. I wasn't sure about the duel POV, since I'm not a big fan of it. But it worked in this case. There were some cheesey aspectsReally enjoyed this one. I wasn't sure about the duel POV, since I'm not a big fan of it. But it worked in this case. There were some cheesey aspects in the story, but besides that I really got into the book. And absolutely loved Carson. Dallas annoyed me a little bit at times and I wanted to strangle her, but she wasn't too bad. ...more
I seriously can't get enough of Charles. And the cover is just gorgeous. I love the model for Charles.
Wish we saw a little bit more of Bran, but loveI seriously can't get enough of Charles. And the cover is just gorgeous. I love the model for Charles.
Wish we saw a little bit more of Bran, but loved that we saw Leslie again.
Loved the new characters we saw. I was surprised at Maggie. Honestly I really didn't care for her. More interesting that her and Charles were in love at one point, but she was afraid of the wolf. Even though you could tell she loves her husband, you could tell she was still much in love with Charles. Which I find weird. Granted Charles is older than her but he still looks young where she's an old lady. It's just creepy. You could tell Charles still cared for her.
There's a lot about horses in the book. Even though I don't know anything about horses, I really enjoyed it. It actually made me want to know more about horses.
Won't spoil too much. But loved how Charles at the end changed his mind about what Anna have been wanting. Although I wished he would agree to trying to do it surrogate. Although any child he raise would be his and he wouldn't love him/her any less, but I would love to see them have a child of their own...more
After 2 years I decided to try to finish the series. I remember loving the first book, but didn't really like the second. And honestly I could of goneAfter 2 years I decided to try to finish the series. I remember loving the first book, but didn't really like the second. And honestly I could of gone on without finishing the series. This book, I really liked it. But...I'm still really don't care if I finish the series or not. ...more
I'm starting to think I might have to add Patricia Briggs to my favorite authors list. I couldn't put this book down.
Although I wish we saw more of tI'm starting to think I might have to add Patricia Briggs to my favorite authors list. I couldn't put this book down.
Although I wish we saw more of the relationship growing between Charles and Anna than of the plot, but I guess that would make it more romance than UF. I think I def prefer the Mercy books, but these are def one of my favorites too. They suck me in and I could not put the book down until I finished it.
I would have to say I'm officially in love with Charles. Kind of disappointed that there will only be 4 in the series. I'm going to try to pace myself and wait a while to read the next book. ...more
I completely loved the book, and now kicking myself for not reading it sooner. It's not the Mercy books but they have their own appeal. I usually don'I completely loved the book, and now kicking myself for not reading it sooner. It's not the Mercy books but they have their own appeal. I usually don't care for books where the couple get together early on and especially at the beginning, but it just works for this series. I'm beyond fascinated by Charles. And I really enjoyed Anna.
And I really loved that we saw more of Bran. I've been fascinated by him since the Mercy books. He's probably one of my favorite characters in the Mercy world. Although we never really saw Leah in the Mercy books, from what is told I didn't like her. Always wondered why he was mated to her, when it seemed like he didn't really care for her, and how she's such a bitch towards everyone especially those who Bran loves. The little bit the book told makes more sense.
I can see I'm going to have the same problem with this series as with Mercy. I'm going to finish reading these in no time and won't be able to stop myself. ...more
I pretty much read this for the Alpha and Omega short story. I figured I should probably read that first before I start that series.
The first story,I pretty much read this for the Alpha and Omega short story. I figured I should probably read that first before I start that series.
The first story, about how Samuel and Bran were turned into werewolves and how he met Adriana, was probably my least favorite. Not sure what it was, but I didn't really find it interesting and found it kind of boring.
But I enjoyed the rest of them. Really loved Alpha and Omega and Warren's short story. I did skip the Mercy one and the outtake from Nightbroken since I haven't read that book yet. ...more
Such a horrible horrible book. I couldn't even finished it and I was near the end with a lot of skimming does.
The writing wasn't that great. And I caSuch a horrible horrible book. I couldn't even finished it and I was near the end with a lot of skimming does.
The writing wasn't that great. And I can't deal with publish books that obviously don't do own research. Mentioned several times about applying and letting colleges know if you are going to go in the late summer. And talk about graduating high school months ago in June. First off depending what part of the country you are in you graduate anywhere from early May to June. Second you have to apply to colleges early on in the school year. And you have to let whatever college you are going to attend know by the time you graduate. I can't remember exactly when it is but it's def before you graduate.
Colt with his learning disability? How back then it wasn't as common and they didn't know what they were looking for? He's only 5 years older than Nell. Dyslexia has been a main concern since at least the late 90s.
One kiss and afternoon of the funeral and Colt is in love with Nell, can't get her out of his head for 2 years? Bullshit. And all the underground fighting, street thugs, etc. Why does NA think this is a way a plot should go? I'm not into the whole thugs, gangs, underground shit. And to get out of a gang is a lot harder than to just walk away. Some people are almost killed for trying to get out of a gang. You don't just walk away.
So really this book is everything I hate about NA. ...more