There is absolutely no point to this book. It is one long build up to the next book, which I imagine will be a build up to the next book, and so on an...moreThere is absolutely no point to this book. It is one long build up to the next book, which I imagine will be a build up to the next book, and so on and so forth, until they run out of books (God willing) and the series ends with nothing happening and nothing being resolved.
There were so many things in this book that just didn't make sense and were never explained. It was like you were expected to just know what had happened/was happening. I didn't know that the first time Ethan and Lena really made out (and ew, they were 16 and 15) he had a heart attack and died. I didn't know that until the end of the book where he inner monologues that he doesn't want to have another heart attack from kissing Lena. The story felt rushed and I wish the author'd had a decent editor who could've helped by pointing out the problem spots and plot holes as well as all of the lagging useless bits where nothing happened (ie; everything).
Also, these kids are kids. Sixteen and, for 99.2% of the book, fifteen. They love each other more than anything else in the whole wide world? I know this will make me sound cold but, the concept of soulmates and true love is a joke and a lie. It does not exist, and pressing it into the heads of immature teen girls via overly dramatic, overly romanticized gobbledygook is doing them a huge disservice. Now they have all of these hyped, impossible expectations of love and when no one can achieve their insane notions, they will be devastated. /rant>(less)
I just... I've read all three of these 'books' now (honestly, I've read longer fanfiction) and, it never seems possible but, the next one is always ev...moreI just... I've read all three of these 'books' now (honestly, I've read longer fanfiction) and, it never seems possible but, the next one is always even more outrageously ridiculous than the last. And the plot to every book seems to be; two hot guys have lots of sex. And why are the characters always caricatures of men? They're like those men from 80's porn comics with insanely huge chocks and bulging muscles. They're all super strong and virile and no one ever uses a condom and they cum in each others asses and never have to expel that, ever.
I'm just saying, for a book about God-descended werewolves living in a world full of shifters, it's a little unbelievable.(less)
60% done with the 78 pages and rage quit. No. No thank you. Creepy three ways, serious lack of safe sex, rimming, questionable consent, and none of th...more60% done with the 78 pages and rage quit. No. No thank you. Creepy three ways, serious lack of safe sex, rimming, questionable consent, and none of the shitty characters I spent 81 pages with in the first short story made it to the second story with their personalities intact. Also, the new added character is a complete douche nozzle. He's completely unlikable, which is fine for your bad guy or a character on the periphery, but this guy got his own third person POV, for sobbing out loud.
Here's how far I got with this shit: 'I had a small (seriously small, almost six lines in the whole story) but pivotal role in the first story and now this story's all about me. I'm angry because my alpha and his new mate do nothing but stay home and have sex and I have no one.' 'I'm your alpha and up until a month ago I was completely heterosexual but now you can totally have a gay three-way with my mate and me!' 'Yay!' 'I'm a wild wolf and I'm the one who kidnapped your alpha's mate, who is also your alpha, (because that makes sense) and beat him up. 'You bastard! 'Yeah. Now imma have sex with you because we're mated but I'm wild and untrained so I don't know that and I want to kill everyone ever.' 'Nooooo!' 'I tied you to the bed and now imma humiliate you!' *blowjob* 'Oh noes! I love the way this blowjob feels but I don't want you to be my mate. I hope no one ever finds out.' 'Hey! Wtf is going on in this holding cell?' 'Oh no, my alphas! This wolf who's tied me to the bed and was about to force me to have sex that I was actually interested in having with him anyway because of my crazy wolf mating hormones, is the one who kidnapped your mate and almost killed him!' 'What?! He's dead!' 'Noooo! You can't, I think...he might be my mate.' 'What? Noooo!' 'I know. Noooo!' 'Noooo!' 'Yeah.' (why the fuck am I reading this? *rage quit*)
Seriously, it seems like, the moral you should take away from all of these stories is; once you find the one person you were ordained by God to find, all your problems will be magically gone.
Also, one of the main characters in this one was named Blaine and I just kept hearing Ducky from Pretty In Pink saying "His name is Blaine? That's not a name that's a major appliance!"
ETA: I actually went back and finished this, because I'm clearly a masochist, and my synopsis stands.(less)
On my kindle, this book was 81 pages, with the cover and pages where they're 75% blank at the end of chapters. If I had bought this book, I would have...moreOn my kindle, this book was 81 pages, with the cover and pages where they're 75% blank at the end of chapters. If I had bought this book, I would have been seriously pissed off about that. As it is, it's a short story about a not gay male werewolf whose werewolf hormones force him to be gay, and like it, and he struggles against it for about three days, then realizes he's 'in love' with his mate.
I have a problem with the werewolf plot contrivance of, 'I wasn't gay until my mating instincts took over and bonded me to this guy and now I love him'. I don't think you can truly trust that you 'love' someone if you have no other choice, it seems too mercenary an idea to call love. And, in this story, it happens lightening fast. 'I'm your mate' 'No you're not, you're a guy, I'm not gay' 'Yes I am, and look how turned on you get when I touch your willy' 'Ah! I am turned on, I hate you!' 'Let's have sex!' 'That doesn't seem like something I wanna do but...okay. Omg! Anal penetration is awesome! (even though it's my first time and I've never even been interested in men before and the author has spent the whole book talking up how big your penis is) But now I hate you again, go away' 'Boo, I'll prove my love-oh no! I'm in danger' 'Nooooo! My mate! My one true love! I'll do anything, kill anyone (seriously, eleven people) to get you back I do love you so' 'Yay! I'm back' 'Yay! Let's have sex in front of my genetically mandated bff!' 'Totally!' 'I love you' 'And I you' The end... I feel like I've captured the story accurately.
I just feel like, clearly the story is about a person who is being forced to do something they have no desire to do, or had no desire to do, maybe they should have more than a half a seconds resistance. Or, maybe you should just write about two guys, who are already both gay, who fall in love. When did that become taboo? It might be just me but, these types of stories give me the brainwash/rape-y vibe and it squicks me.(less)
3.5 Read this book when I was fourteen, my foster mom had a bachelors in psychology so it was available and I had time to kill. From what I remember it...more3.5 Read this book when I was fourteen, my foster mom had a bachelors in psychology so it was available and I had time to kill. From what I remember it was good. I read it 16 years ago now so, my memory is a little hazy.(less)