When first asked to read this book, I said yes because I absolutely LOVE dystopian novels, or in this case it looks like post-apocalyptic. Anyways, th When first asked to read this book, I said yes because I absolutely LOVE dystopian novels, or in this case it looks like post-apocalyptic. Anyways, this book sounded interesting.
At first, I felt like it was a slow going and I was almost dreading the rest of the novel because I was hoping that it wouldn't be as slow going as the beginning, luckily, things picked up.
This novel does not involve zombies or vampires, but the threat is even scarier because it is so close to the truth. The author taps on a subject that is too close to home that it could honestly make this future look so real it could almost happen. I liked that as the novel picked up so did the characterization. At first, I almost felt like Fi was too unrealistic and that she wasn't a real person. I don't know, there were just the moments that she seemed too artificial, but when the plot picked up she started to feel more three-dimensional.
The way the book moves isn't too quick or too slow. The reader's can tell right away that Fi was just an innocent that got caught in the cross-fires of something bigger than her. And the way she handles it I felt really made her stand out.
And of course the love interest was just cute.
What I like most about this book is that, like I said before, it sticks really close to what could actually happen. All someone needs to do these days and Google it up. And as much as people would like to say something like this would never happen, I think we all know that this very well could, and in some parts its already happening.
Fisher is a talented writer and I really enjoyed this book. It didn't take long to pick up and once it did, I could not put it down afterwards. I would recommend this book to all fans of sci-fi, and I can't wait to read the second book!
Dark, heart-wrenching, and beautiful, this is a great novel. ...more
Now, I usually make an effort to finish a book. Especially books I bought, since that was my money and I am putting it to good use. But, for once, I a Now, I usually make an effort to finish a book. Especially books I bought, since that was my money and I am putting it to good use. But, for once, I am glad that I didn't pay full price for this book. I don't mean to be cruel, I don't want to be cruel; I try to find something good in every book I read, even books that I finish and I sit back and think to myself, "Why did I just read this?" But, I cannot find something good about this. Not. One. Thing.
Originally, Harper seemed like a pretty cool girl. Off on her own, finding herself - and slowly as Brandon and Chase came in the picture it all crashed and burned into unimaginable rumbles that no one can make heads or tales of.
First, I get it already, Harper is gorgeous! Fine! But does the reader need to be reminded of this on every single page? No! And find, she has two guys who want her. I am a sucker for a good love triangle. I especially love it when the two guys (or two girls) are both equally amazing and who the main character ends up with is really a complete toss up. And for a moment I thought this was going to have a surprise. I mean, I was Team Chase, and I thought he was the best, and than I took myself off Team Chase and into Team-I-Can't-Believe-This-Garbage-Got-Published.
I don't want to insult the book, but this is the best way to describe it. Harper infuriated me. Okay, so the girls around campus who were after the same two guys she was into added a little drama, but it makes NO SENSE that she would take it so personal even AFTER being told that the women hated her. Does she have any brains? Any? And aren't there more guys on that campus or are they on a testosterone shortage? Are Chase and Brandon really the only guys that everyone wants? And can we see a little class in some of these ladies? I felt it extremely insulting of McAdams to show these girls in such a degrading manner.
And I don't even know what to say about this love triangle. It is such a mess that it just destroyed the story - like completely! It went up in flames, turned to ashes, swept away to half-way across the world, where it just vanished into little particles into the deepest depths of the world.
Could McAdams pick a team? No. Could Harper pick a team? Harper is a joke. No, you cannot be in love with two men. I am sorry, but you might think you love them both, but it just doesn't work that way with true love. Honestly, these men could have had better things to do with their lives then spend so much time fighting and drooling over Harper. I actually threw up a little in the end because it was sickening.
I don't want to give anything away, but if the men are as stupid as Harper than they deserve her. McAdams took Harper's stupidity to a whole new level that I never knew even existed.
Obviously I didn't finish this and I just skimmed to the end, and what I read made me wish I hadn't spent that $1.99 on the novel. Harper was cute, and then she became just as bad as the other women who were after Chase and Brandon. And I think McAdams showed reexamine a lot of things, because Harper was not a real college student. I could not think of anyone real who could connect with her. And the same goes for the supporting characters. This book was riddled with fake characters that everybody was just cardboard cut-outs.
This novel was so contrived. I mean, if these characters would have been all mannequins that would have been a better story. That way no one could see what a fail they were.
I realize that I am bashing this novel into high heaven, but I just don't know how else to express my frustration and the sick feeling I get when I think of it.
And I understand, especially for someone like Harper who was on a tight leash all her life. It feels good to be a little wild and reckless and to just find yourself. I mean, I would be a liar if I denied the fact that once I entered college I started to do things that I would never even think of doing when I lived at home. We are adults now and we are finding ourselves. What I don't understand is someone who enters college and completely throws away all their values. Which is what Harper did.
I give up and even though it is a DNF, I am going to rate this book. The cover of it should really have a ABANDON ALL HOPE YE WHO DARE TO READ THIS BOOK label. ...more
When this book is described as a modern day Frankenstein they weren't kidding. I am so glad that Strange Chemistry sent me this book because I honestl When this book is described as a modern day Frankenstein they weren't kidding. I am so glad that Strange Chemistry sent me this book because I honestly enjoyed every minute. I stayed up all night finishing this book, biting my nails, just thinking of everything that could happen.
The character of Emma made me upset. Mostly because I felt like she was too young to feel the way she did about her dead boyfriend Daniel and then on top of that she just cried a lot and mourned. I understand the mourning portion, but she was a little too focused on her pain and I'm just glad that she realized this eventually.
Also, another problem that I had is how fast she went from loving Daniel to loving Alex. While there were four months in there, and she was still mourning to Daniel.
But aside from these two points, I did enjoy the book. Rought brought a wonderful story to life that somehow mixed creepy and romance together into one.
Bree was my favorite character. She was so patient and took everything into stride with whatever was going on with Emma. And Josh - can I just say that there could not have been a better antagonist.
Overall this story was really great. And I'm surprised that I'm even writing this review since reading it I felt like like I didn't know what to say. Honestly, I was at such a loss of my general feelings towards this novel, but writing it now I think I see why it was great.
The pace wasn't too slow, the characters developed nicely, and I almost wish there was a sequel to this story. For awhile I thought there was since everything cuts so close to the end, but Rought wrapped it up nicely! ...more
I wasn't sure what to expect. I honestly bought this book for the cover, which I know is kind of bad, but it was pretty! Anyways, I was surprised just I wasn't sure what to expect. I honestly bought this book for the cover, which I know is kind of bad, but it was pretty! Anyways, I was surprised just how much I actually enjoyed this story.
And I wasn't too upset about Lily's self-centered nature, only because she grew a lot in the end, which I was glad.
Now, I'm not completely obsessed with mermaids. I think they're pretty cool and if someone gave me the option to be a mermaid or a human, I'd chose the fins (even though I'm not a fan of fish).
The story was a lot of fun and Quince is by far my favorite in the story. I wish I had a guy like him, so sweet and caring.
It was a simple story that ended much too soon for me, and also my first book from Childs. I can't wait to read the rest of the series and a little bit more from her. If there was ever a story that would be quick and fun to read, this is it!
I technically speaking started this book last year, but then I had to put it down because of college life, and then I had to wait another year beforeI technically speaking started this book last year, but then I had to put it down because of college life, and then I had to wait another year before I could read it. Until then, I basically bought the entire series and had it collect dust with my other TBR's.
Well, I have finally read it, and I am confused. Yeah, I liked the way things started and the way things ended. But I was a little confused in the middle. It wasn't the way that Cremer wrote but the character of Calla herself that confused me.
In the beginning she was a very smart, very in control alpha female, and I could honestly respect her. But when Ren was around and when Shay got into the picture she became a completely different person. With Ren she was submissive and always feeling guilty, and with Shay it was more or less the latter.
For a long time I couldn't tell if Calla was going to go one way or if she was going to go another. I was frustrated a lot of the times with the way she handled situations or didn't handle situations in any case. She just let things happened to her and most times didn't act the way I had pictured her she would act compared to who she was in the beginning.
But, I did like the mythology. At first I was confused on what was going on and who was who. I kept questioning "What's a Guardian? What's a Keeper? Wait - their the same? No, their different?" Since there was a lot of passages that kept contracting each other, but finally when Calla sat down and explained it made sense.
And I enjoyed mostly that it wasn't big information dumb. What Cremer gave reader's was what Calla knew, which proved to be very little. I did like the way that information was coming down slowly and really making it's way to the readers.
I also liked the change and development between the pack members. Calla could honestly tell when she was losing control of her pack and when she was losing herself in the union between Ren. And I liked how she could tell that Ren was losing himself in this.
And the double standard! Ren is a male alpha so it's okay that he's off with as many women as he wants, but Calla must be a lady, never letting a man touch her, ever. That irritated me so much and I just kept waiting for it to bother Calla too, I mean, even I see how stupid that is.
Finally, the ending. Calla was finally back to the same Calla reader's saw in the beginning. I was a little angry because it seemed to take the character's forever to figure out something that was very obvious to begin with, well, in my opinion. But, things took a turn against what I was expecting that's for sure.
This book definitely took the series into a good start and I'm liking it a lot. This book was beautifully written, with amazing character developments. I like how Calla was doing her best to keep hold of the world she knew but at the same time growing and seeing the flaws in them.
It was a whirlwind of excitement and I can't wait to read the next book and see what happens with Calla and Shay.
I could not believe it took me so long to read this! I haven't read a book by Showalter yet, but I am really glad that it was this book because I thinI could not believe it took me so long to read this! I haven't read a book by Showalter yet, but I am really glad that it was this book because I think I'm in love now.
This book series takes an interesting spin on the tale of Pandora's box, as these warriors had taken the box and opened it out of vengeance because they had not been allowed to guard it. But, the gods had other plans in mind. Instead of firing them the gods had taken the demons and placed them inside each of the warriors. Now, it has come to the point where the warriors cannot live without the demons and the demons cannot live without the warriors, or if they were to be released from their prison they would go to another host.
Maddox is the keeper of violence and when he meets Ashlyn his entire world goes spinning out of control.
I absolutely loved these men. Well, some of them. Others they were just too heartless, or maybe it was their demon, but as each was getting introduced and as the reader's get to know them I just had to wonder exactly how Showalter would make a book out of each, but I'm desperate to see.
I did find the middle a little slow going and it wasn't as dark as some other books by Feehan or Ward, who also deal with very dark paranormal romance, but I think it'll get darker as the series progress.
This was amazing. The romance was incredible and I found myself really immersed into this story.
I cannot wait to read more from Showalter. ...more
Honestly, am I the only one that thinks that Kagawa should write a separate series featuring Kierran? Unless, he's in the spin-off series featuring Et Honestly, am I the only one that thinks that Kagawa should write a separate series featuring Kierran? Unless, he's in the spin-off series featuring Ethan Chase...either way, this novella was epic!
Obviously this review won't be as long, but I absolutely loved seeing Meghan again and Ash! I could die happy. There are so many ways that these things can go between them all, I feel like Kagawa should not stop now.
I have never really read a novella before, but the way that Kagawa set this up I was impressed. I never knew one could put so much in such a short time span. And there was so much I was so angry that it stopped where it did, but again, it leaves so much room for possibilities!
And now that I have the entire collection on paperback, I can finally go back and enjoy some of them! Kagawa, thank you! I love this so much. This is amazing!! I going to review the entire book when I finished the other two novellas, but I just couldn't resist doing this one since I haven't exactly read the other ones yet.
But I will get to them, even if I have to sacrifice precious study time. I don't think I will ever get tired of these guys. And the growth that Meghan experiences. Being Queen looks good on her, that's all I must say to that! And Ash, oh goodness, how I missed him!
This was such a beautiful novella. Even though it was short, there was absolutely nothing miss from it that the other books had that this didn't. Kagawa knows how to bring in a reader and keep them....more