This book was just.. OK.. for me. I really can't explain it, I guess the ending threw me for a loop since (view spoiler)[ I don't remember Maya ever H...moreThis book was just.. OK.. for me. I really can't explain it, I guess the ending threw me for a loop since (view spoiler)[ I don't remember Maya ever Having feelings for Daniel.. maybe I've read so many books since I last read any book in this series that I forgot (hide spoiler)] also (view spoiler)[ it just ended too neat and tidy for me, i'm hopeful that there is a crossover series set in the future when all characters are adults and actually do more than just compromise and hope for the best (hide spoiler)]. All in all, i say 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 because I got to see my Derek again. (less)
If you love your romance with a well developed/believable heroine, a BAMF Alpha hero who you want to climb into the book and have all to yourself, and...moreIf you love your romance with a well developed/believable heroine, a BAMF Alpha hero who you want to climb into the book and have all to yourself, and secondary characters that are just as developed as the h/H, then this is the book for you.
Saying Lexie has had a pretty rough go of it in the love department would be an understatement of the century. Running away after her Ex's abuse escalates, Lexie and her son Finn, along with her best friend Mollie move from city to city to stay one step ahead of him. But when they move into their new home (that turns out to not be temporary), Lexie starts to do something she's been afraid to do since before her Ex showed his true colors...she starts to have hope for the future. She starts to form ties, and yes, she meets someone special. Lukas is just...oh em gee.. so yummy. He just screams ALPHA MALE. So..what happens between Lexie and Lukas?? Well.. you'll have to buy the book because if I tell you anything more than that... It'd just spoil the entire ride for you. (less)
I'm a lazy reviewer, so this review will be shortish and will also contain spoiler like things, parental guidance suggested:
So like the rest of you Mo...moreI'm a lazy reviewer, so this review will be shortish and will also contain spoiler like things, parental guidance suggested:
So like the rest of you Moning/Fever fanatics, I've been waiting FOR-FE*KING-EVER for this book. And what do i do once i get it? I inhale it like Dani does her Snickers bars. I slayed this book in about 9 hours of reading; an hour before bed last night, then here and there throughout the day at work, then a marathon read inbetween passing out candy. It was EPIC, and yet I'm pissed cuz now I get to play the waiting game again. Dear KMM: please write moar faster.
I guess a lot of fans assumed that because of the main character's age, the book would be geared towards the younger readers - NOPE, as the title states: THIS IS NOT A YOUNG ADULT BOOK. It really isn't, so if you get this book for your under 18 reader and then later write a review with 1 star saying 'wahhh, I got this book for my 14 year old and there was talk of sex and sex and violence and sex and I'm gonna sue Karen for the therapy bills', you should've read the reviews first. (view spoiler)[ I will say I'm not sure whose team I'm on, yet. Despite the fact that Dani is only 14, eventually she will grow up and that's when it will get pretty interesting with the love interest. I will say that a lot of people are complaining about two grown men lusting after a teenager. This is not the real world, this is not a normal world, and the two adult men are anything but human. They are both holding back, and yeah..i know to some that's creepy, but in THIS WORLD it really isn't. The fact that the human population is declining daily, and there isn't much to go around as far as women go, it would not surprise me in the least if in future books there is some kind of altercation with a group that is kidnapping/hording women. Anyways, back to potential love interests: Ryo is kind of an a-hole; not like a Barrons a-hole, either. At least Barrons had moments of humanity; we don't get to see much of Ryo's humanity in this book. We get to see Ryo being a big ole jerkface party pooper 24/7. I mean, there were a few scenes that made me think he had some redeemable qualities, but yeah no...i got over them really quick. Yes, he's hot, an alpha, and made me squishy. But he's even more set in his ways than Barrons, and Barrons was pretty darn stubborn/mean sometimes.
But then there's Christian: the yummy yum yum Highlander turned ***spoiler if you haven't read the fever series** Unseelie Prince thing. I'm both intrigued yet scared of what's going to happen with Christian in future books. If you've read all of KMM's books like I have, you have certain expectations for our Highlanders. 1. They may be damaged in some way but they always are redeemed by their soul mate in the end. 2. They always get the girl. 3. They overcome their inner demons cuz of love. They DO NOT..DO NOT..eff a woman to death. They do not go batsh*t crazy like that; it is just NOT done...I was really mad like..no..This is a HIGHLANDER we're talking about..THIS IS CHRISTIAN EFFING MACKELTAR! I've been DYING for another Highlander book, and certain parts with Christian made me think that this may not end well for him, but certain parts made me think it might be possible. I really really REALLY hope that part with the thing at the abbey and the sacrifice and the thing (I'm really trying to be vague here, because I don't want to ruin it for anyone too much) shows that there may yet still be hope for my Christian. Right now, i think he's too insane and damaged for his HEA, but I still hope for one. I'm pretty sure i made that abundantly clear for the last run on paragraph waxing poetic about him.
And then there's Dancer. Not quite sure what's going on with that one. We didn't see him as much as Christian (yumm) and Ryo (yum but if i had to pick between him or Christian for myself - I'd pick Christian..err..ok sorry, I'm gonna stop going on about him..), but he was there and he did things that were awesome and sometimes i got the feeling that there is more to him than what Dani see's, because really every scene with Dancer had Dani, so we really didn't get to 'see' his interactions when Dani wasn't around. She see's him as a best friend, but I'm pretty sure Dani is gonna be involved in a love square soon enough. He's geeky and sweet yet kind of bad a** in his own right..but because this is NOT a YOUNG ADULT book, I just don't see him as a love interest for our Mega.
I really enjoyed the shift in different perspectives that this book had. I haven't seen it done with more than 2 characters before, but KMM did it in a way that kept the story flowing; it only took me a sentence or two two figure out that this wasn't Dani's voice.
I didn't like that there wasn't as much sex as what people were worried about. I don't mean between Dani and one of her choices..that's gross, she's a teenager. In general there was maybe..4 or 5 instances where sex was taking place..and maybe 10 more times where Dani herself was talking about it. Kinda clean for KMM, in my opinion. There was one scene with the Death by sex fae that made me grateful that Dani was still so young, because despite what others have been saying, KMM would never put a 14 year old main character in a sexual act in her books. I really hope Dani doesn't have to go through the same thing that Mac did in a later book where she's older..and speaking of...there was very little Mac/Barrons in this book. I think Barrons had 1-2 lines, and Mac had a few more. With the way the book ended..I think that the next book will have a big show-down situation between Mac and Dani..and I cannot wait.
So I guess this review wasn't so shortish. This really is more of a ramble than a review. All in all.. i give this book 5 stars because KMM is awesomepants. The end. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Um...amazing.. just amazing. I can't even put into words how much I love this author's work. I love it so much i went back and bought the YA series sh...moreUm...amazing.. just amazing. I can't even put into words how much I love this author's work. I love it so much i went back and bought the YA series she wrote before this one, because they tie in together (obviously, this woman has made it her lifeswork to tell the stories of the world she has created). I only have 2 wishes, though...1. That this writer would write faster, and 2. That I would read these books just a little bit slower because I can't keep waiting months and months for another fix. (less)
I'd never heard of the author, and so I was a little weary about reading it. After checking out the...more**spoiler alert** Reviewed on: Bibliophileslibrary
I'd never heard of the author, and so I was a little weary about reading it. After checking out the reviews on Amazon and Good Reads for it, I decided to just give it a shot. It's current price on Amazon (for Kindle) is 6.29 USD. Not too bad for a few hours of enjoyment. Also, I'd like to mention that this book has way better character development and dialogue than Twilight. Kind of irks me when they try to use Twilight as a way to measure something. Sorry if you're a fan of Twilight, but this book surpasses that whole series by a mile. I'm just saying.
In one word: Amazing. I really loved the fact that (to me) this novel is a completely fresh idea. Yes - there are YA books about schools for vamps, mutants, etc. But not a school for all types of paranormal teens that are 'delinquents'. What Sophie did to get put into this place wasn't too bad, in comparison to the things the other kids did. There are faeries, weres, shifters (no, I didn't say it twice; there are 2 different species that can change into an 'animal' (or animal like) form), warlocks, dark witches, white witches, and vamps. All in one school. I thought my high school experience was diverse, but I'm pretty sure these kids have me beat by a mile.
There are some stereotypical YA book elements in this book. 1. Girl is instantly disliked by the 'cool crowd'. 2. Girl falls for leader of cool crowd's boyfriend. 3. Girl befriends an outsider. 4. Mysterious death that leads new girl to do some digging.
I really could go on, but I won't. I've come to appreciate the stereotypical when it comes to this genre because the writing really does overshadow those small details in most cases. The cliffhanger at the end was so amazing, I actually read the 2nd book right after I finished this one because I *couldn't* wait to find out what happened next.
Cannot wait till the 3rd one comes out!!!!! (less)