5 Stars! I'm totally blown away by the beauty of Drew's writing and I'm seriously so impressed and moved....yep, I cried at the end. This book only to5 Stars! I'm totally blown away by the beauty of Drew's writing and I'm seriously so impressed and moved....yep, I cried at the end. This book only took me ten minutes to read, but it immediately swept me up into a sci-Fi/paranormal world that mesmerized me. When it was over, I felt like I had just opened my eyes after a deep sleep. This is a special story and it's about faith and belief in a Higher Power. I'm off to buy more Drew Avera books immediately! ...more
5 STARS! Lauren Taylor knows exactly what her readers need and I for one NEEDED this novella! After reading (and loving) all four books in The Woodlan5 STARS! Lauren Taylor knows exactly what her readers need and I for one NEEDED this novella! After reading (and loving) all four books in The Woodlands Series, I found I did have some lingering questions that are beautifully answered in The Willful. Lauren takes us back to the time of Rosa's birth and early years and gives us a glimpse into the life and love of Rosa's parents Esther and Pelo. Misperceptions abound, images shattered and an unsung hero is unearthed in this poignant and telling novella. I highly recommend this story, as well as the entire Woodlands Series to lovers of YA dystopian and to readers looking for complex characters and exceptional story telling. I'll read anything and everything by this exceptionally talented author!
FIVE STARS EVERY SINGLE DAY OF THE WEEK AND THEN SOME! Strikers manages to capture every element that is important to me in YA dystopia and I've beenFIVE STARS EVERY SINGLE DAY OF THE WEEK AND THEN SOME! Strikers manages to capture every element that is important to me in YA dystopia and I've been known to be picky when it comes to my favorite genre. Striker has rich characters that instantly come alive and truly embody actual teenagers and I would know as the mom of three teens myself. I love Karas, the protagonist, as well as her friends Conner and Cassi and then there's Jovan the handsome elite boy thrown into the chaos of Karas' life, love him! I value a great journey, an odyssey, instead of a stagnant plot, and Strikers doesn't disappoint. This book is fast-paced and exciting and I highly recommend it to everyone. ...more
FIVE STARS AND THEN SOME! I loved the Sovereign Series and all of the rich, complex characters, not just the main characters, but the supporting charaFIVE STARS AND THEN SOME! I loved the Sovereign Series and all of the rich, complex characters, not just the main characters, but the supporting characters and even the ones you love to hate. I've been dying to know the backstory to some of the supporting characters, so I was so excited when I heard that author ER Arroyo was writing a trio of short stories to answer these burning character questions of mine. Transgression is the perfect companion to the Sovereign Series; it is the missing piece I've been searching for in this literary puzzle.
Who would have thought that a story about nasty Nathan Burke would be so intriguing? I was completely captivated by his story which is set in the hours right before the apocalyptic curtain opens and ends with his entrance into his new bunkered world. A glimpse into the developing tyrannical madness of Nathan's mind is evident in this short story and I felt myself feeling sympathy for him one moment, kind of liking him another and finally returning to my original disgust. He is truly mad and his insanity is cleverly revealed by Arroyo's masterful writing.
It is an amazing thing when a talented author produces great work, but when the author's writing grows and develops into genius, masterful work, well that's just the icing on the cake. Transgression is one of those books I'll never forget and I simply cannot wait to read the next short story (I'm hoping it's Titus' story). I highly recommend the Sovereign Series to all of my friends and I know you'll enjoy it as much as I do. ...more