I'm sorry guys but no I did not enjoy this book at all, the only reason I picked it up was because of the hype. (Wrong move) but I was not satisfied. I found myself just skimming through the pages.
Simon and Baz? The entire relationship was totally flat. boring. and inconsequential.
When I was reading the first half Simon was completely obsessed with him. It annoyed me honestly. I'm like "Dude get your shit together don't you have other things to worry about?" This book had 12+ chapters of Simon obsessing over where Baz was. I was close to pulling my hair out if he asked where he was again. I get they are supposed to be together or whatever but still..calm down the fuck down. The world is pretty lame as well.
My point? This book did absolutely nothing for me the only reason I gave it a star was for Penelope, she was alright. I honestly didn't finish it. (I'm definitely sending this book back and getting my refund)
You know, I normally don't read books that has a same sex relationship as a lead -- (nothing personally against the LBGT+ community, the thing is.... I just don't care *shrugs*)-- but I decide to give this a try, and I've also read other books that have the same theme, but it's a no go.
I guess this genre like Erotica is NOT my cup of tea.
Oh well nothing lost there. Onto better things!...more
Say what? I'm doing another Kristen Ashley book? Damn right I am. I'm on a K.A trip (!) right now. She's officially ofind more reviews at busybookbee
Say what? I'm doing another Kristen Ashley book? Damn right I am. I'm on a K.A trip (!) right now. She's officially on my favorite authors list. I mean, honestly guys she's THE COOLEST.
Lauren, our female lead, is a woman looking for a place for where she belongs. She's trying to figure out what it is she wants and where she wants to go. After leaving her no good husband, Lauren finds herself in Carnal, Colorado eventually getting a job as a waitress in the local biker bar. Lauren in the beginning is lost which is understood considering the situation she just came out of. By the end of the book, Lauren finds her inner "biker babe" and becomes a strong woman who know what she wants....
And, she finds that with the help of our alpha male/local bounty hunter - Tatum Jackson. Ugh TATUM JACKSON. I...*BREATHES* I will tell you right here in the beginning of this book and part of the middle Tate is AN ASS. He is, he really is. Tate has a foul mouth, a short fuse, protective, aggressive, straight-talker, hardworking, loyal, and devoted. Negative to the positive. When your reading this at first you don't like Tate, esp when it comes to the VERY FIRST thing that came out of his mouth about Lauren was a totally jackass-like comment. But, give it time because I can guarantee if you continue reading you will LOVE Tate by the end. Most of you will probably will WANT a Tatum Jackson of your own.
Besides the romance which by the way is hottttt. *whew* We also have a very serious problem down in Carnal. Someone is kidnapping and murdering young women. And, it's up to Tate and the DPD to figure out who. What we don't realize along with everyone else, is that this case hits closer to home than anyone realizes.
The side characters of Sweet Dreams are well....full of character. Not so much humorous as Tex or Shirleen from the Rock Chick series. But, still enjoyable. My favorite is Jonas. Tate's 10 yrs. old son. HE IS SO ADORABLE. Literally, a mini-Tate. And, I love when he first met Lauren and automatically called her MILF. (lmao)
(side note: We see two familiar faces show up in this book, Hank Nightingale and Eddie Chavez from the Rock Chick series!! *squealsss*)
Sweet Dreams is my favorite out of the Colorado Man series, always worth a re-read.
In ICED we follow smart mouth, energetic Dani O'Malley as she protects her messed up city of Dublin alongside mystery club owner Ryodan. Now, guys I'mIn ICED we follow smart mouth, energetic Dani O'Malley as she protects her messed up city of Dublin alongside mystery club owner Ryodan. Now, guys I'm just gonna start out by saying I like Dani and Ryodan wayyy more than Mac and Barrons.
I guess mostly because Dani grew up in this world so she knows her stuff, she knows how to protect and to fight for herself. And Ryodan (unlike Barrons) is much more -- easy to like. I'm not saying Ryodan is some saint because he is not. He's a robot like figure. Calculating and cold. Not to mention his business Club Chester isn't exactly for the weak-hearted. There's this quote that describes him well:
"She think he's not an animal like Barrons. That's he more civilized. She's right, he is more polished. But, it only makes him more dangerous. With Barrons you expect to get fucked up royally. With Ryodan? You don't see it coming...Barrons breaks heads. Ryodan turns them inside out. Barrons fucks you up. Ryodan makes you fuck yourself up."
But, he has his light moments that made me smile or chuckle mostly when he's with Dani and with Barron I didn't really have that.
Other than these two we also have the return of Christian. He's newly-transformed and slowly but surely becoming an Unseelie Prince. Christian has a bit of a creepy infatuation with Dani in here but not so much were you'd be gagging in your mouth ; more like giving him the eye. We're also introduced to Dani's best bud Dancer. Now, at first Dancer seems like the only normal person in the story. DING DING!! Normal? That's a red flag right there if you've read the Fever series. There's something about Dancer I know there is. I mean he even had the balls to stand up and call out Ryodan and Christian TO THEIR FACES. And, walked away without a scratch!
Suspicious much? Hopefully, we'll learn about Dancer in the coming books.
The surrounding issue everyone has with ICED is the relationship or could be relationship between Ryodan and Dani. Guys, GUYS! Listen up. I'm all for Dani and Ryodan if Moning solves the age thing. I'm also for Dani not ending up with anything. But, let's be real there was no indication of Ryodan having feelings for Dani in this book. On occasion and straight-out he's mentioned that she will become one hell of a woman in her years (with which I agree). But, it was nothing more than that. I mean Dani and Ryodan was more like....well Batman and Robin. I think we gotta awhile before it goes any further. That's all I gotta say....more
The first Evanovich book I read was the Stephanie Plum series. It didn't turn out so well. I ended up hating it. Stephanie grated my nerves so much!
(The first Evanovich book I read was the Stephanie Plum series. It didn't turn out so well. I ended up hating it. Stephanie grated my nerves so much!
(So....I've learned not to take these books seriously. Because if I do, I'll just get turned off)
Anyway...I decided to give her another chance. So, here I am reading the Lizzy & Diesel series. And, I have to say I enjoyed it. 0-0 <--- my expression pretty much.
I was surprised I ended the book with a good feeling.
Loved Lizzy and Diesel together, they had this easy teasing banter between them. I like that romance, or getting in each other pants wasn't the main focus. I mean it was hinted here and there, but it was never really taken seriously. The premise of the book was interesting and I can get on that train.
Wish there was more Wulf/Diesel interaction though. That little moment they had outside the guy's house was cute. Then there's Clara and Glo. The one-eyed cat and Carl the monkey. Everyone was pretty much alright.
I'm willing to continue this series. We'll see how it goes from here... ...more
In this story, we follow Jules Lawson aka "The Law" and her quest to clean up the streets of Denver. As a social worfind this and more at busybookbee
In this story, we follow Jules Lawson aka "The Law" and her quest to clean up the streets of Denver. As a social worker, Jules is very much attached to the kids she takes care of. So, when one of them ends up dead because of taking drugs; she starts a personal vendetta against the dealers. Now, I say this with love but Jules is - well to me - the only Rock Chick that is capable of defending herself. For obvious, reasons of course. She knows how to handle a gun and she can kick some serious ass. I, direct your attention to the club scene when she was with the other girls and one of Vance's old hook-ups show up. HOT DAMN JULES WAS ON FIREEE~~. She laid down the Law. hehe
Now, one night during her patrol she comes across resident Hot Bunch Guy- Vance Crowe. *SWOONS* Do you hear the angels singing? Because I do every time this hot piece of I DON'T EVEN KNOW walks on to the scene. All Native American with his long black hair, brown eyes, not to mention his mischievous shit-eating grin.....whoooo someone hold me. Vance is third in command at Nightingale Investigations right after Luke Stark (who you will meet later on :D). He's the best tracker there is, but has a criminal record as well. Arrested for grand theft auto, he changes when he meets Lee. Like every other alpha male in existence and similar to his fellow Hot Bunch brothers, Vance is very protective of the people he cares for and Jules is no exception. So, when she gets in trouble he's on the case!
Despite the sighs, rolling of the eyes, and the "REALLY?!" moments I had while reading this, I enjoyed this. Laughter was expected because I knew the same old antics and secondary characters would make an apperance again. There was some rocky road between the two when another Hot Bunch boy comes for some time, but it all worked out in the end.
But, there was a scene where I was shocked. Something happens to Jules towards the end, and it gives me feelings. Like, I don't know whether I should beat the crap out of her or hug her and never let go. I mean damn.
Reckoning is Stella and Mace's story. Stella is the leader of a rock band in their hometown. While Mace is one of the private investigators in NightinReckoning is Stella and Mace's story. Stella is the leader of a rock band in their hometown. While Mace is one of the private investigators in Nightingale Investigations. Stella is fiery, she's stubborn (-________-) and I gotta say somewhat wishy-washy. There were moments (and I mean MOMENTS!) were I was like "REALLY, STELLA PLEASE PROCEED TO GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOU ASS AND OPEN YOUR EYES!"...and then there were moments where I was like "Oh, okay okay. You alright." Because of her, I didn't enjoy this story and I had hoped but there was a light...
You get me? (sidebar: If you read, Kristen Ashley books before, you know where that phrase comes from. XD). Mace, on the other hand, talk about sexyyyyyy *faints* Whew~ I loved Mace but he wasn't without his faults of course. Mace showed signs of seriously losing his temper a lot, but the reasons are explained. And, I gotta say what he had to go through. Damn. I'm surprised dude can continue living sanely.
Let's talking about Stella and Mace's relationship. Both are broken, both are frustrating, both are stubborn, both needs a good slap but they fit well like a puzzle and healed one another. I'll be honest not a huge fan of this couple especially Stella she was too stupid sometimes that I just wanted...SFDNVJDVLSDHNGIOHEGN!
(view spoiler)[ I mean fuck Stella how many times you gonna fuck it up with Mace or rather be so damn infuriating? Saying the wrong shit. how can you say Mace had/has no demons? You ever wonder why he is the way he is? Why he became a P.I and gave up all the money and fame? You not the only with problems, honey. (hide spoiler)]
Mace, my man good luck with her.
Anyway, can I just say I LOVE THE BOYS! Esp, Lee. I mean all of them are just...O-O LOL K.A kills me with her guys.
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Talk about an emotional ride. We return back with Tris and Four after the disastrous turn-out between Erudite and Dauntless members. After both of TriTalk about an emotional ride. We return back with Tris and Four after the disastrous turn-out between Erudite and Dauntless members. After both of Tris' parents died and the death of Will, Tris is dealing with the overwhelming guilt that is gnawing at her. She's facing the cruel fact of how her world is turning out right before her eyes. She's loss. But even so, Tris continues to fight and fight; she continues to search for answers and never give up. Brave and strong but selfless and thoughtful. Dauntless and Abnegation. And, I have to say I absolutely LOVED HER because of that.
Four - in this book - is dealing with being reunited with his estrange father, and we all (those who read Divergent) know how difficult that must be for him. Oh man, we so many sides to Four, it's amazing. I mean there was this one part with his dad in the cafeteria in front of everyone. HOLY SHIT GUYS I TEARED UP. It was so...sad. ;~~~; and NOT in a good way. Both Tris and Four kept holding back from one another. Ugh, I just wanted to scream at them to just talk! They had a good amount of arguments in here, that yet again I wanted to scream. Frustrating in a way that I don't want to throw a few punches. It's a good feeling...
The relationship between the two is amazing. It felt so real, just the way they were with each other. They have this quiet magnetism to them. It's not about the physically, well not only. But, more on the emotionally level. I have to admit in Divergent, it just felt like they were using each other as a crutch and nothing more. But, it definitely develops into something more in Insurgent. Not only that, but they have both grown (esp Tris) so much that they have officially taken a spot on my hero/heroine fav list. XD
I was a bit annoyed how Nat never stood for herself. NOT ONCE. (view spoiler)[Her hoarding behavior played huge part of the story, kind of made mWell.
I was a bit annoyed how Nat never stood for herself. NOT ONCE. (view spoiler)[Her hoarding behavior played huge part of the story, kind of made me glaze over a couple of times. (hide spoiler)]
I mean, she was even told off by a ten-year old. Who cares about the hierarchy of a pack? Okay, no wait it is important in that setting. But, you are grown woman; you can't not let a ten year old tell you off like that, Nat. No. Even if he is "above you on the totem pole"...*sigh*
The romance was pretty much flat, the plot was eh. I mean things would have been solved a lot earlier if (view spoiler)[ she would have told him that she killed Luther's son. I mean damn Nat did you know that all long and wait until Luther had his hand around your throat to tell everyone? NO ONE WOULD HAVE GOTTEN HURT. js. esp your elderly grandmother and MOST DEFINITELY not your brother! (hide spoiler)]
There was something else, that wasn't exactly apart of the plot. But, honestly was insignificant that I didn't understand why it was there. I guess...(view spoiler)[ I'm talking about Alex knocking up the tree nymph...I don't know. (hide spoiler)]
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The entire situation with David/Devin/Miranda totally turned me off. I CAN NOT fathom the utter ridiculousness this was! Where didAre you kidding me?
The entire situation with David/Devin/Miranda totally turned me off. I CAN NOT fathom the utter ridiculousness this was! Where did this come from? How do you just change things like this without warning? I mean, you spend time getting into the world residing in this book and then this happens..?
I'm sorry BUT NO. It doesn't make any sense. Miranda and David are supposed to be "soul-mates". For each other. So what is this? Really, D? You gonna go fuck another person down the hall FROM YOUR WIFE/SOULMATE?!! And, Miranda TAKING HIM BACK?! /CONFUSED. WHAT? I don't think David from book one would have done any of this. Seriously. So much potential down the toilet.
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen is a wonderful start to a trilogy.
Most of the books I read typical isThis review can be found at; BusybookBee
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen is a wonderful start to a trilogy.
Most of the books I read typical is from a female POV; at times I read books from a male's POV. Sage has officially come on my list as one of my favorite male heroes. Our main character Sage is witty, clever, the typical underdog and a bit of a rebel. Along with 3 other boys Sage is taken from his orphanage by a cunning man named Connor. Connor devices a plan to make one of the 3 impersonate the falling prince (Prince Jaron) of their land. Now, this alone caught my attention, it's pretty obvious how dangerous that plan is.
It's a battle between Sage and the other candidates to win and convince Connor to choose them as the prince, as the ones who are not picked are killed. There's a lot of lies, backstabbing, and mind games amongst everyone in this book but not so much that it's hard to understand.
The story was smooth and easy to follow. I, absolutely loved Sage's voice. Nielsen did a wonderful job in crafting this character, it was hard not to fall for Sage and root for him. He had a tendency to be a step ahead of everyone sometimes without even trying.
The twist in the end was really good, I honestly didn't see it coming until around the actual reveal. I'm glad this is a trilogy and I can't wait to see what Sage will do next.
AAAAnd..were back with the second book in the Covenant series.
Pretty much starting off where the last one started, things get very tense between the PAAAAnd..were back with the second book in the Covenant series.
Pretty much starting off where the last one started, things get very tense between the Pures and the Half-Bloods. And, Alex gets caught in the middle of it.
She's still pretty much the same hot-headed and reckless chick she was in Half-Blood. A surprise was that we got ALOT of Seth in this book. When he was first introduced in the first book he came off as very stoic and cold. But, I loved that in this new one we see different sides to him. (and just so you know I'm totally Team Seth. >.>)
Aiden. *sigh* Aiden. What can I say? Dude, you were so wishy-washy here that I was just a bit turned off. I mean it's either this or that. I MEAN MAKE UP YOUR MIND!(view spoiler)[...okay the part with Hector and Kelis, where we showed what happened if a pure and half-blood were found out. That's harsh. (hide spoiler)] BUT STILL. You can not do what you constantly did to Alex all up and down this damn book. I mean, EITHER MAN UP OR SHUT UP. Simple, baby, simple.
*warning Seth-induced fangirling beginning*
I LOVE SETH. <--- that pretty much says it all. Seth was very playful here, and the witty but slightly violent bickering and banter he did with Alex was awesome. It's weird how alike the two really are. (view spoiler)[ THE POOL SCENE. AND THE CUDDLE BUNNY SCENES. /faints (hide spoiler)]
I'll be honest I'd love it if Alex and Seth end up together. But, let's be real, hmm? Since when do the main girls EVER end up with the second lead guy -- who by the way is usually the one always there for her, but noooo yet she picks stoic oh-I-can't-be-with-you-but-I-love-you-so-I'll-confuse-you-here-and-there guy....LOL
Anyhoo, basically I enjoyed it. Armentrout hit the jackpot again. *sliently waits for Onyx...*
Edit: I forgot to talk about this
(view spoiler)[ CALEB. I cried. I was shedding waterfalls when he died because I didn't see that coming. I mean it was hinted that Caleb may die but that was in the first book with the first prophecy. There was second in here...aifncj4twefnfnidnf! Why did that have to happen? Now, I know! Alex is going to face so much shit in the next book when she returns back to school; with the aftermath of Caleb's death. Oy. Plus, even more drama with Aiden and Seth. Seth is going to get hurt. Because Aiden is the "one" /rolls eyes. I CAN FEEL IT! ;~~~~~; so many feelings. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
I picked this up because I thought it'd be an interesting, fluffy read.
I was wrong.
Main character Maggie grated on my nerves way too much to even conI picked this up because I thought it'd be an interesting, fluffy read.
I was wrong.
Main character Maggie grated on my nerves way too much to even continue the story. I found myself gritting my teeth quite a lot when she spoke. *sigh* at least I gave it chance. I don't find myself continuing this book or the series as a whole....more
The final book of the Hex Hall series, I give to you. I'm kind of sad this is ending, I had no idea this was tThis review can be found at; BusybookBee
The final book of the Hex Hall series, I give to you. I'm kind of sad this is ending, I had no idea this was the last book.
Spell bound begins where Demonglass left off. Sophie finds herself in an unknown world all by herself. In this book along with Sophie we learn much much more about her mother's side of the family. It's shocking to say the least and a bit funny concerning what Sophie and her dad are.
Sophie faces a huge responsibility in this book. The war is coming and it's all up to her. But, what makes it even harder is that Sophie has to decide should I stop them? Or should I join them? Anyone would agree when I say when faced with the possibility of gaining power, it's a tempting offer.
All of our characters from Hex Hall and Demonglass make their return, along with a few new ones. We reunite with Archer, Jenna, Cal, Elodie and others as they help Sophie prepare for the war. As a bonus we even get to see a bit more into Archer's past and who he is. I wish it went a bit more. Maybe they'll be a short novella about Archer because I'd love that. I want to know what goes on inside of his head, and how he came to be apart of the Eye.
Now, addressing the MAJOR moment towards the end. I have to say one thing: Was that necessary? No, I don't think it was. And, it's probably the one thing in the entire book, or the entire series that REALLY bugged me. (view spoiler)[ DID CAL HAVE TO DIE? ;~~~~; (hide spoiler)]
Overall, besides that blip on my happy meter; it was a decent ending to a decent series.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
The Immortal Rules is a completely different environment from The Iron King, still of the supernatural realm but a different one. One we as YA readers The Immortal Rules is a completely different environment from The Iron King, still of the supernatural realm but a different one. One we as YA readers are familiar with --- Vampires! I won't compare it to I.K because it's completely different and dare I say...BETTER. Not that I didn't enjoy I.K I did - certain aspects of it that is (more so Puck. I loved me some Puck. XD).
But, our heroine Allison is darker and gritter, she has a lot of problems going on. She lost her mom, she lives in a messed up society where she literally has to fight for her life. She lives in a world where vampires dominate and humans fear. It's be eaten...or be eaten.
I loved how Julie didn't bombard me with information, she threw me right into the story. She trusted me to understand what was going on as I read, to pick up the plot as it moved forward. Another thing is Allison herself. She separated Allison's story into four parts - Human / Vampire / Monster / Wanderer. That was excellent; you're able to travel alongside Allison thru her transition in this new life.
As a human or vampire Allison is a fighter and she kicks ass. She's determined, loyal, SMART, and a go-getter. Allison even wields a katana as a weapon. I mean, A KATANA! Come on, that just screams badass, doesn't it? She's keeps heading forward even when her life is drastically changed. Or even when she's suddenly on her own..does she cry? whine? give up? NO. She's keeps fighting. And, that's enough to keep me reading.
Of course we have our heroes. Kanin and Zeke. I like how Zeke is the love intrest, but she didn't push it. It developed on it's own slowly..but surely. Loved LOVED Kanin. I need him back, I do.
I can't wait for the next book. I'm dying to know what happens to next. Will she find what's she looking for? What about what she left behind at the end? Will she get "it" back? Who knows...
In the beginning we meet a 12-years old Mary on the verge of life or death. After escaping by the help of Annie, Mary enrolls in Miss Scrimshaw’s AcadIn the beginning we meet a 12-years old Mary on the verge of life or death. After escaping by the help of Annie, Mary enrolls in Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls. But, this academy is secretly the front of a detective agency for women. Think of the times. It's in the 1800s' around this time women weren't taken very seriously. Only seen to do the housework. To "fragile" to do anything other than that. This is the catalyst for The Agency. Using that stereotype for women, no one would suspect them as hired spies. It's a perfect set-up when you think about it; it gives them the advantage.
Our male counterpart to Mary is James Easton. Oh James. He's witty, arrogant, and adorable! When he first meets Mary he has his judgement and questions. (I LOVE how they first met. How awkward was that? lol) But, as time went by and they saw each other more; James came to respect and appreciative Mary as an equal. They were an adorable pair, I really enjoyed their flirty banter. I also enjoyed how James and Mary's relationship is one that will gradual grow. Sadly, there is an obstacle in the way. Mary's secret --- of being a spy. I'm curious as to how everything will turn out when James find out.
Either way, I will continue to follow Mary on her adventures along with James and the ladies of the Agency.
I didn't like it. At all. I gave up half way through the book. It just seemed to drag way too long, I mean I understood what was happening way beforeI didn't like it. At all. I gave up half way through the book. It just seemed to drag way too long, I mean I understood what was happening way before and I mean WAY BEFORE Chloe (main girl) did. Okay, now Chloe I understand the frustration and the confusion that comes with anything supernatural. I get it, I do. But, GOOD LORD she rubbed me the wrong way. Not that she was a bitch or anything...It's just I found her...SO BORING!! >_< I mean, ugh I can't even explain it well, basically Chloe is as plain as bread. Nothing special, no special oopf. Now, the boys. Derek - Did we really need constant tell of his acne and body odor? I got it the first time, js. Simon - blah; nothing but his brother's shadow. Well, that's all I have to say. I doubt I'll continue this series. /shrug...more
Mmmmmm...what to say. I don't hate it, but I don't like it either.
A good chunk of the book is mostly about Lila and her infatuation with Alex. Alex thMmmmmm...what to say. I don't hate it, but I don't like it either.
A good chunk of the book is mostly about Lila and her infatuation with Alex. Alex that, Alex this. Alex, Alex, Alex....*sigh* I've seen people "swoon" over Alex when to be honest I didn't really see it.
Lila as a character didn't capture me at all, she fell flat. She felt flat. I don't have much to say on it, to be quite honest. She sulked way too much for my taste. In the second half, action came about...but yet again I was not captured. Uh.
I think I only gave the one star for Ryder and his 5-minute cameo. ...more
In Storm, we are introduced to the Merrick brothers. We have eldest Michael, the twins Nick and Gabriel and the youngest Chris. These brothers are nowIn Storm, we are introduced to the Merrick brothers. We have eldest Michael, the twins Nick and Gabriel and the youngest Chris. These brothers are nowhere near ordinary, they have the ability to manipulate the natural elements of the earth. (hence elementals..hehe). Now, each brother has their own element. Mike - earth ; Nick- air ; Gabe - fire ; and Chris is water. Storm is an introduction to the Elemental world, to the Merrick backgrounds and the boys themselves.
It is told from the youngest - Chris - point of view.One thing I loved about Chris's POV whenever he was around his brothers is that you get the sense of the indecisiveness the youngest of a group of siblings would feel if they were put into a tense situation. Say, like if they fight and argue. Now, I can't say what it feels like exactly because I'm not the youngest of my family; I'm more middle/eldest. But, Brigid wrote it so well, that you understood and felt what Chris was going through.
Like for instance the scene in the yard with the four brothers..(don't worry; no spoilers) and how Chris didn't know what to do or who to back up. He was confused and helpless. And, I LOVED it. It was so good; it's one of my favorite scenes. I have to give up for Brigid she wrote the voice of a teenage boy so well. And, not many people can do that.
The next book of the Elemental series is Spark. And, it's told from hot headed fire-starter Gabriel's POV.
AND I CAN'T WAIT. MY FAVORITE MERRICK BROTHER! And, with Gabe's POV that means we'll also get some Nick. And, I just love the twins. O-O
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When I came to the conclusion of this book, I realized that I didn't find one bad thing aboutcheck out my review [longer version] here at busybookbee
When I came to the conclusion of this book, I realized that I didn't find one bad thing about it. I loved I really did. Cole and Jack, ugh my heart goes out to you both. And OMG (view spoiler)[ WHEN FREAKING JACK CHOSE TO GO THE TUNNELS, PUSHING NIKKI TO THE SIDE, I WAS LIKE NOOOO. WHY JACK WHYYYY? /ugly tears (hide spoiler)] And, Nikki girl...stay strong you will figure out a way. ["br"]>["br"]>...more
Alright, so let's do this hmm? Please excuse my language. -___-
Oh my How is I mean what?! Claire, Claire dear child WHY THE HELL ARE YOU SO STUPID?!Alright, so let's do this hmm? Please excuse my language. -___-
Oh my ▬ How is ▬ I mean what?! Claire, Claire dear child WHY THE HELL ARE YOU SO STUPID?! I'm sorry let me explain.
- Girl goes to school, encounters psycho ass bullies. they make fun of her. - Girl gets punched and pushed down the stairs; suffers injuries. She meets up with them again in class, THEY POUR SOME FUCKING ACID CRAP ON HER BACK! Friends tell her TO STAY AWAY. Girl thinks she's fucking invincible and ignores.
- Girl encounters bullies YET AGAIN. And, they proceed to beat the crap out of her. Once again, friends tells her to stay in the house that will protect her, DO NOT GO BACK TO SCHOOL. Girl ignores AGAIN and says "you can't tell me what to do"
- Girl encounters bullies (AGAINNNNNNNNNNNNN) They throw her in a van, tries TO BURN HER ALIVE!
Can you see where I'm going with this? I think you can. Ms. Caine, you made Claire sooo intolerable. Arrgh! I wanted to chuck my NOOK across the room, at the fucking idiocy I kept reading from Claire. Ugh, like I can't even care enough about the damn storyline, because Claire irked me way too much. She kept repeating "I'm not a kid, I'm sixteen! I'm not a kid" BLAH BLAH BLEH. You proved yourself a kid by making so many obvious and dumbass decisions. Supposedly a chick with brains, she sure doesn't use it.
I gave this one star for two reasons only and they are : MICHAEL AND SHANE. Boom....more
You know, I was a bit worried about how Carter was going to pull off this one, seeing how (view spoiler)[ Cammie up'ed and leftThis book. THIS SERIES.
You know, I was a bit worried about how Carter was going to pull off this one, seeing how (view spoiler)[ Cammie up'ed and left in the last book (hide spoiler)] but she did it and IT WAS FANTASTIC. Cammie grew up immensely in this book. I mean to think about how she was in the first book to now?! Wow. Now, we learn about Cammie's summer bit by bit; we can see she's obviously been thru a lot (view spoiler)[ especially the gun scene in the forest and classroom? (hide spoiler)] Obviously Cam had to seriously defend herself. The only thing I was a bit confused about was concerning her dad. But, that's mostly my own fault. I kind of rushed thru that scene. LOL I'll have to re-read that part.
(view spoiler)[ Concerning that moment when Cammie and us thought Bex had a little thing going on with Zach. I READY TO I DON'T EVEN KNOW!! (hide spoiler)] But, I'm thankful Carter didn't go down that road, I would have been very disappointed.
Speaking of Zach. It was weird that he was the actual sane person in the book. HAHA. But, I love him all the same.
I loved it. I did. I loved the idea of the "Lonely Hearts Club" and what it formed for the girls in there school. It brought together, to always be thI loved it. I did. I loved the idea of the "Lonely Hearts Club" and what it formed for the girls in there school. It brought together, to always be there for each other no matter what. It was more about the girls than the boys really. Penny was an awesome strong character I was rooting for her and Ryan from the first encounter. 5 stars! whoo~~...more
This was my first John Green read. I'm not quite sure how I feel about it. The dialogue in parts were a bit surprising, afterwards I understood why IThis was my first John Green read. I'm not quite sure how I feel about it. The dialogue in parts were a bit surprising, afterwards I understood why I saw many talking about it. Between Hazel and Gus, they didn't talk like "normal teenagers" and I guess in their defense what their going through isn't exactly normal or easy..(?) Though I enjoyed the two of them especially Augustus. He's so forward and blunt. I think if he were real and I knew him - I'd automatically be drawn to him. The side character Issac. Dude, what Monica did to you so not cool. I'm here for you. (view spoiler)[ I especially loved the part where he had his breakdown over their break up and Gus was just cheering him on, letting him trash his room. (hide spoiler)]
(view spoiler)[ I was so sad when it came to the part where Gus was dying. mainly because you see this charismatic boy in the beginning but then in the end...it's just..*sigh* (hide spoiler)] Mr. Green you tore my heart out at the that part, how dare you.
I don't know for sure if I'll pick up another John Green book. Never say never right?["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
I CRIED. I REALLY DID. WHY YOU DO THIS TO ME J. RALLISON? WAEEE? I love Steve, love Annika even more. And, OH LORD JEREMY. CAN I GIVE HIM A HUG, PLEASEI CRIED. I REALLY DID. WHY YOU DO THIS TO ME J. RALLISON? WAEEE? I love Steve, love Annika even more. And, OH LORD JEREMY. CAN I GIVE HIM A HUG, PLEASE? CAN I KEEP IN MY POCKET?
...the fact that I'm writing this in caps, gave it five stars should give you an idea of how good I think this book is. the end....more
okay so I liked it. Goodreads, you guys really need a half a star deal here. I give this book 3 1/2 stars. It's a good book. HATE BANE. LOVE JETT. ANNokay so I liked it. Goodreads, you guys really need a half a star deal here. I give this book 3 1/2 stars. It's a good book. HATE BANE. LOVE JETT. ANNOYED BY RINI. <-- pretty much a summary of my feeling for the main characters.
(view spoiler)[oh lord. Rini, this girl. I like how she doesn't back down and stuff. But, I have this thing where I can't stand when girls are always blubbering and crying. Even, though I'm a girl myself - I hate when I cry, I hate feeling vulnerable. So, yeah...
Anyway, when the whole situation of Jett blowing up on her and us finding out Bane brainwashed him. SHE KNEW, BANE TOLD HER. And, she clearly saw that he has the power to change form. Yet..I mean. ugh, whatever. Along with Jett, I got annoyed when Rini was sending him all those texts. I MEAN DAMN WOMAN, EASY UP. But, you know then again I understand from Rini's point of view. ARRGHH!! Mix feelings all over. (hide spoiler)]
....I may read the squeal. Possible only for Jett. /shrug
Besides Percy Jackson and another book series that I can't remember right now, Cassidy Jones Adventures is anothis review can be found at; busybookbee
Besides Percy Jackson and another book series that I can't remember right now, Cassidy Jones Adventures is another middle-grade series that I really enjoy. It's a nice fluffy read when you want a break from the YA books drowning in a vampire/werewolf/witch, etc pool.
We join Cassidy Jones and Emery Phillips on a mission to save Emery's mother and to discover the secrets of Cass's newfound powers. Cass and Emery go through a lot together from breaking and entering to engaging in crazy fights with ninjas! I love the dynamic to Cass and Emery as their friendship starts to grow. Cass, even without her ablities, is sort of a person who runs on her emotions without exactly thinking first; which is exactly where Emery steps in. He helps Cass ride through this change talking her step by step on how to control it in her everyday life. And, of course how to have some fun with it.
There is a slight romantic interest in the story but nothing too important, which is something else I appreciated. Stokes focused more on Cass and Emery's friendship and adventures, than Cass using her new abilities to take advantage of her social life in school. Even so, there are some adorable moments between Cassidy and Emery as they learn about each other.
Besides, are two main leads we also get introduced to Cassidy's family. Her mother, television star dad, family friend Ben, her twin brother Nate and the adorable Chazz (her baby brother). Besides Casmery (lol my couple name for Cassidy and Emery. Lame, I know.) Chazz is my favorite. He's sooo adorable. He's completely immersed in the comic book/superhero world. One day's he's the Hulk, the next he comes downstairs dressed in black as a ninja. I can not wait until he finds out his own big sister is one of them....more
I love this. It's told from Curran's POV at the end of Magic Bleeds. We get to see how pissed Curran is when he finds out the Pack was trying to killI love this. It's told from Curran's POV at the end of Magic Bleeds. We get to see how pissed Curran is when he finds out the Pack was trying to kill Kate while he was literally on his death bed. He lays down the law, and tells thesw selfish assholes whose in charge. LOL. I got mad at how unloyal these alphas (well..some of them) are. I mean, really? Like it's any of their decisions on who the hell Curran's mate should be.
Luckily our girl Kate is badass and knows how to handle herself. She fought and fought, to prove herself. The snippets of Curran's POV is an amazing idea. Because in the actual series it's all from Kate's POV....more