Finally, I've been able to sit down and write a review about this book. Actually, I'm on break at work and figured this would be the best and only timFinally, I've been able to sit down and write a review about this book. Actually, I'm on break at work and figured this would be the best and only time I'd actually get to write it.
So, there's this girl. Min. First of all, I just loved her name and I knew I would love her character as soon as I read the first page. The book is about Minerva writing a letter to her ex-boyfriend about why they broke up and is giving him back all his things that she kept.
If you're not familiar with this book at all, then you're probably not familiar with the fact that there are PICTURES in this book. Holy crap, did this excite me. The pictures are fantastic and I loved that.
As you read the book, you realize how simple Min really is and how Ed, her ex-boyfriend, is just not really her type. Throughout the book, she tells stories of their past and through most of the book you want them to stay together. Unfortunatley, you know that because of the title of this book, they won't.
After reading this book, I decided that I wanted to write a letter to my ex-boyfriend of two years about why we broke up. I felt better. I won't give it to him but I enjoyed writing like Min did throughout the book.
The only downfall about this is that it's kind of a cliche storyline. Min, nerd. Ed, basketball player. Dating. He does something bad. They break up.
It was just how the story was written and set up.
Just an amazing and beautiful book.
(Probably add more to this review in awhile. Break's over. :) )...more
I started this book because it was small and the concept seemed pretty all right. I found this book while I was shelving at the library and figured I'I started this book because it was small and the concept seemed pretty all right. I found this book while I was shelving at the library and figured I'd give it a shot. When I finally started reading, I was automatically hooked. Balog really knows how to write smart, witty characters.
I'm not going to shell out the synopsis of the story in this review. Why? The book jacket preview pretty much speaks for itself. There's no surprise. Which.. Kind of sucks. The reader knows everything that's going to happen just from reading the synopsis on the book.
While Dough's self-loathing really got annoying, I really enjoyed how she spoke. She made me laugh and I just couldn't get enough of her! The reader could easily begin to hate her, though. Dough has a tendency to constantly talk about her "dimply" thighs and her muffin top. Once you get passed that, the story and plot is smooth sailing.
The story is pretty predictable and the ending is boring, to say the least. It was a good read. I reccomend this book to people who are just bored and need something a little different to read.
It's not bad, just don't expect a huge extravagant ending.
I'll most likely read more of Balog's books....more
I'm going to be honest here. I thought this book was extremely boring and annoying.
I thought I was really going to enjoy this series. I guess I'm a liI'm going to be honest here. I thought this book was extremely boring and annoying.
I thought I was really going to enjoy this series. I guess I'm a little annoyed with the new facination of angels that everyone seems to have now. Everyone went through the witches stage and thought that everyone needed to have magical powers then the vampires came along and everyone played the human girl + vampire boy = love and blood and then werewolves and then angels. Sometimes books have all of those put together for one huge confused and screwed up story!
Now, I don't mind this new facination with angels. I think they're kind of cool. If only there were major female ass-kicking involved, it would be better but, to be honest, this book and the Hush, Hush series tangled up in my mind together way too often and I began not to like this book.
To the point? Luce is shipped off to a new school while Daniel does top secret things. Daniel asks Luce to stay on school grounds. This obviously means she's not going to. When she starts to veer off with her new friends, Cam, her "nemisis" is around and shoots and kills someone that is hunting Luce, an Outcast. Everything is trying to get to Luce because of a bargain that was made. Daniel is hiding things and Luce isn't sure why Cam is siding with Daniel when they're supposed to be enemies.
Luce finds out a little more about her past and also starts to develop feelings for a new guy, Miles.
Alrighty tighty, the no sugar added part!
I really didn't like this book. Luce and Daniel argued a lot and it seemed like they were never ever going to just sit there and be happy for once! I was glad that Lauren Kate decided to be slightly realistic and let Luce wonder about her future with Daniel. Let her question her future, that is. I didn't like the concept, I'm bored with the past lives and Daniel seems a little controlling and weird. Miles, the new character, I LOVE! Overall, I think this book had some kind of direction, I just got bored reading it, I couldn't really find it. I'm getting tired of all the books where the boyfriend is always lying to his girlfriend. I don't know if that is supposed to be suspenseful, I just find it stupid.
I don't think I'd reccomend this series, honestly. I'm almost positive that the next book is going to be all about a new love triangle. I just wish authors could write a good book/series without thinking that a love triangle is going to be the part that makes it a best seller or something.
JD Robb's In Death series is a good example. Amazing series, no love triangle, and can continue the series without the unwanted romance and the whole "picking sides" and "team" things (Thank you, Twilight) that always seems to happen in love-triangle-books-series.
I finished this book a few days ago. Okay, maybe a little more than a few days ago. So, I'm behind on reviewing books, so what? I'm a busy gal.
BecauseI finished this book a few days ago. Okay, maybe a little more than a few days ago. So, I'm behind on reviewing books, so what? I'm a busy gal.
Because it's been awhile since I've read it, I may be a little vague when talking about a few things.
Alrighty tighty, this book was not my favorite. Sure, it had some interesting parts but the lovey dovey mushy gushy was gone from this book.
A little bit of a spoiler right here in my synopsis, hurrwego:
Nora and Patch are in a continuous spat from almost the very virst page. Ironically, around the time that Nora and Patch are "split" (In which we all know they get back together, yada yada yada), an old "family friend" decides he wants to move back to the dank little town of Coldwater. During his stay, Nora notices that danger is always falling right in his path. She also realizes just how much time Patch is hanging out with. . . . Marcie Millar? The story goes on with new findings on Nora's father; Scottie, the "family friend", Marcie, and Marcie's father. . . .?
A lot of questions were left unanswered in Hush, Hush and all of your questions will be answered in this one.
The things I didn't like?
How ironic everything seems and how much Nora and Patch fought. I knew they still loved each other but goodness! I thought the arguing would never end and after awhile, it just got really annoying. . . .
Oh, and you find out Patch's real name!
Overall, this book was great, just lacking a few things. Doesn't mean it was my favorite though. . . .
No sugar added? The audience likes the gushyness. So I wanted to gouge my eyes out with forks when I couldn't find any romance. The only thing that was hiked up a notch was the action. Nora is pretty bad ass. Just wait until you read about her in this book. I got the romance that was needed in the very beginning and the very end. Also, we're left with a cliff hanger which, again, made me want to go and find a fork. I resisted.
I liked this book, I didn't love it. It was missing something. I just can't put a finger on it. The first book in a series is usually the best, right? Well, I think so. With this series, that's also the case....more
A round of applause for another fantastic book by Kelley Armstrong!
I'm just going to get to the point and not be too chatty. I don't want to write oneA round of applause for another fantastic book by Kelley Armstrong!
I'm just going to get to the point and not be too chatty. I don't want to write one huge, boring review that talks about nothing.
Rae, Tori, and Chloe are trapped in the hands of the Edison Group, a group that has been conducting experiment on supernaturals for years. The longer Chloe's there, the more she learns about who these people are and how bad they are. Davidoff asks Chloe if she'd help be bait to lure in Derek and Simon, Tori jumps in and says, while Chloe's doing that, she wants to go shopping. On their way out to their field trip, Tori is actually planning on an escape and escapes with Chloe, leaving Aunt Lauren to the Edison Group.
When they finally reach the guys, they're on the move when their original hiding spot is a no-go. They catch a bus so they can try to make it to a family friend, Andrew. When on a rest stop, Derek is about to go into a werewolf change and has to get off the bus, Chloe follows him, to help him and be there for him. The bus ends up leaving without them and the story takes an awfully wild turn.
I loved this book, can't say I loved it as much as the first. But the characters are developing more, you learn more about their powers and I think I've picked who I want Chloe to like: Derek. Just because he's like the friendly giant!
This book doesn't get nearly as much credit as it should. This is one of my favorite series, another reread, but I had forgotten about it. When I hadThis book doesn't get nearly as much credit as it should. This is one of my favorite series, another reread, but I had forgotten about it. When I had finally gotten the third book, I decided to reread the whole series again and man, I'm glad I did. There wasn't a dull moment in this story.
Chloe Saunders is motherless with an always out-of-town father. Shes short, skinny, and quite boring. Then one day, she wakes up from a terrifying nightmare about seeing ghosts in a basement when she was younger. When she gets to school, she calls to tell her Aunt about the dream and her Aunt tells her she needs to talk. On her way to the bathroom, Chloe starts her period and puberty is slammed into her when all of a sudden, she leaves the bathroom, a custodian with a burned face starts chasing her down and she realizes it's a ghost. Obviously, no one else can see it so she is sent to a group home and diagnosed with schizophrenia. Excluding herself, others in the home have "special" powers and Chloe is left with questions and in need of answers when a ghost at the home is trying to get in contact with her about the past of the Lyle House.
I loved this story, I finished it in two days. I could NOT put it down. Chloe is a believable character. Thank God that she is a skinny, tiny little strawberry blonde and not some curvy, long black haired busty girl who hit puberty way before she should have, like in other books. The story just keeps rolling, there isn't a spot where you want to put it down. I took the book into the bathroom with me 'cause I couldn't put it down. Armstrong had a story to tell and told it beautifully. Now I have the next book and I'm ready to see what Chloe and her friends are up to. I highly reccomend this book to the 14 and up age group. Some scenes scared me a teensy bit but, that could just be because I am a scaredy cat. But who knows. ...more
The I N G books! The Summoning, The Awakening, The Reckoning, and now.. The Gathering! Personally, if this were me, I'd start running out of things toThe I N G books! The Summoning, The Awakening, The Reckoning, and now.. The Gathering! Personally, if this were me, I'd start running out of things to call it. I'm going to be honest with you, when I started reading this book I had no idea what reckoning meant. . . . Guess what?! I still don't. Sort of. The whole point is. . . . I was a little lost with this book.
No, I didn't get confused on what in the hell was happening. Most of it was clearly written but, the end. . . . It just seemed like there were so many loose strings! I mean, seriously. The book left off with everyone talking about how they have to leave again and they need to find Rae and the other subjects. Then it ends. That's it. The end. Buh-bye. See ya later.
The book starts where it left off in The Awakening. I don't know about you, but sometimes I get a little angry when the next book in the series starts off like, 6 months after the events in the previous book. Our characters are growing and we are still in the safe house with Andrew. Chloe, Tori, Derek, and Simon are all now being trained, or taught. Margaret is giving lessons to Chloe and the lessons begin in a graveyard. Chloe warns her that she shouldn't be there, that she could raise the dead if they practiced there but, no. Margaret insists that Chloe is crazy, she is inexperienced and obviously can't do such things. Unfortunately, it happens (Of course). As the story goes on, Derek finally becomes a full-fledged werewolf, with Chloe by his side. Then there is a sudden turn of events when another werewolf is trying to kill him, sent by someone that isn't the Edison Group. Our plot moves along as Simon develops feelings for Chloe but realizes there is someone else. As the plot thickens, Tori finds emails including several things that shows that they aren't safe anymore and they need to get out and escape. Guess you'll have to read the rest to find out. . . . (:
Now, I put in my shelves/tags that it had a bad ending. I guess it wasn't really bad, but it wasn't good. I expected more. There are questions left unanswered and you feel like it was almost a cliff hanger but I have a feeling there most definitley won't be another and we're all just going to have to move onto Kelley Armstrong's new trilogy, Darkness Rising....more