Thank goodness this was nothing like the second movie in the film franchise. But it was not as good as the first book. It had its moments, but it didnThank goodness this was nothing like the second movie in the film franchise. But it was not as good as the first book. It had its moments, but it didn't excite me the way Jurassic Park did. In the first book, I loved Malcom. In this one, I felt like there were times when I might as well be sitting in a monotonous lecture on evolution. It was fascinating at first, but it eventually got old and I just wanted to get back to the story at hand. Sarah Harding was a fantastic character though. A very strong female presence. Overall, this book was alright, and a must after the first, regardless of the droning boring parts. I just wish it left me with a "book hangover" the way Jurassic Park did. It did however, make me homesick for a lost world full of creatures we can never completely understand in todays world....more
Dinosaurs seem to be back "in" right now, and I got this at a discount, so I figured why not? It is far and beyond better than the movie. Of course, IDinosaurs seem to be back "in" right now, and I got this at a discount, so I figured why not? It is far and beyond better than the movie. Of course, I've seen the films numerous times, so I kept drawing comparisons as I read, and this is just so much more complex. In a good way. The differences in the characters and events were actually pretty great. The constant view point changes were the hardest part in the beginning, but I came to enjoy them and the ability to get multiple sides of the same story. This used more scientific jargon, but not so much that it was hard to follow. I expected it to be a difficult read, but it wasn't. I could hardly put it down actually, and made time where there wasn't any to spare to pick it up and get a little more in. This book really excited me, and I think I drove people a little bonkers talking about it so much as I was going through it. If you're a fan of the films, and dinosaurs in general, I would very highly recommend this....more
This book was just as good as the first, and started off right where Minutes Before Sunset ended. I devoured it so quickly. Now that I am more familiaThis book was just as good as the first, and started off right where Minutes Before Sunset ended. I devoured it so quickly. Now that I am more familiar with the world of Dark and Light there was no confusion. It's oddly really easy to keep up with who's who; even with most characters having two names and identities. I'm still trying to figure out the mystery of some yet to be revealed identities. It's kind of fun to have a little mystery that I can't help but to try and solve.
Shannon A. Thompson is a great writer that created this great story that's just hard to put down. Maybe this is just me, but I feel like she really grew as a writer from the first book to the second. I enjoyed the first one immensely, but with this one I kept telling myself, "just one more chapter" to draw it out, but that didn't work out. I really like that this is something different from anything else I've personally found. As much as I don't want it to be over, I can not wait for the final installment in this fantastic trilogy....more
First off: this book, for me, was a little confusing at points. In the beginning I had no idea what to think of Dark and Light, but I eventually cameFirst off: this book, for me, was a little confusing at points. In the beginning I had no idea what to think of Dark and Light, but I eventually came to really like the new dimension for me. Also, some of the character descriptions threw me off. I like to get the description, and have a mental image, then move on. But with Crystal in particular, I had an idea what she looked like, then later on found out she really didn't fit what I thought much at all. That's probably just because I missed something or misinterpreted. Another thing (view spoiler)[ since it was from two points of view, I would've liked to see more of how Jess was coping with finding out she was a shade from her POV. There was a few hints, but didn't make much sense for having two separate POVs to not use them the same. I guess it was the price to pay to build the suspense to the big reveal. Which I also liked.... so I'm a little torn there. (hide spoiler)] All together, I really enjoyed this book. It kept a good pace, and once I felt more into the world of Dark and Light, I couldn't put it down for long. The characters are good, and relatable. Parts of the story were a little predictable, but the whole time reading this, it was fun to make up my own theories about what was going to happen and guess who's who. The end left me hungry for more, and I can't wait to see what happens next....more
There are few movie niches that I love more than a gloriously bad predictable, and fun shark movie. This is like reading one. I don't even mean bad inThere are few movie niches that I love more than a gloriously bad predictable, and fun shark movie. This is like reading one. I don't even mean bad in a bad way... if that makes sense. It had some ridiculously obvious set ups for action and predictable romance, but it was so good I really had trouble putting this down. I regret getting it in ebook form because it's not sitting up on display on my shelves, but at the same time, the ebook made it so much easier to sneak it into bed.
Megs to me, are my Nessie and big foot. The what ifs, and fascination of a beast that could be or once was out there. This book finds a great spin to bring the extinct creatures back to life, and keeps the reader hooked and wanting more. I highly recommend this to anyone who is a fan of sharks, shark movies, or a good sci-fi style read....more