So, at this point I have read more than my fair share of erotic literature. In fact, I think I've read enough to probably classify me as a pervert or...moreSo, at this point I have read more than my fair share of erotic literature. In fact, I think I've read enough to probably classify me as a pervert or someone who just really likes erotica. Anyways, moving on, I have already made it clear how much I love Maya Banks, this is not any different.
Honestly, this novel had me reaching for a glass of water when I read the scenes between Mia and Gabe. Those two. My goodness.
I am officially in love with Gabe, Jace, and Ash. All three men are hilariously sexy and they are wonderful!
The relationship between Mia and Gabe was steaming from the very first page. Like I said, they had me reaching for a glass of water things were getting just a little too steamy.
Maya Banks brought such romance into this novel. It was great.
A little awkward how things turned out, and I wanted to hurt Gabe, but I guess there had to be some sort of drama.
I'm happy though that this novel wasn't just about sex. There was a lot more that took place that brought the story full circle. And a lot of awesome story development.
The only thing I didn't like, which I happily skipped because I knew it would be a train wreck the moment that it happened is what Gabe had done to Mia during Paris. I can't go too much into it, but all I can say is that if it had been me, I probably would have left him. I try not to dwell too much on that part, but I can't deny that it didn't happen. Gabe has issues and I was sorry to see that it was Mia to get hurt the way she did.
I feel like she should have punished him just a little more for what he did. Like I said, I'm not as forgiving as her. (less)
Morganville is falling apart, but Rachel Caine is truly building something even cooler.
Things are heating up or watering up now with the draug slowly...moreMorganville is falling apart, but Rachel Caine is truly building something even cooler.
Things are heating up or watering up now with the draug slowly taking over Morganville. Now that the gang and pretty much the whole time are cornered up, an attack has to be placed in order to take back their town.
I still love how Rachel Caine is mixing it up by changing point of views. Unlike the other ones that started out slowly with one point of view here and there, and then giving whole chapters, but still focusing heavily on Claire, to giving a lot of equal time to many of the characters.
Things between Eve and Michael are a little rocky, Amelie is falling deeper and deeper into her sickness, Oliver has sort of taken over/fawning over Amelie, Shane is protective, Myrinn might be in love with Claire, and the said Claire is trying to make it another day.
Yep. Caine knows how to keep the interest in the series. I love how she added this, just so effortlessly, while still closing up what remind of the last few story-lines.
I'm very excited the way things are going. The story is getting more and more complex, the characters more interesting (or in the case of Eve, more annoying) and I am truly sad knowing that the series is coming to an end soon, because I don't know what I'll do knowing that I won't have my favorite quartet to look forward to.
Le sigh. You win some you lose some, I guess. (less)
Usually, in a series that is this long, I always fear that the interest will die away and that the chara...moreRachel Caine does it again by blowing me away!
Usually, in a series that is this long, I always fear that the interest will die away and that the characters will no longer be interesting, but that is not the case with this book series. If anything, they just keep getting better and better.
I absolutely love how Caine changes things up, which is why things become so interesting, I feel. Now the readers are no longer just looking at Claire's point of view, but looking into Shane, Eve, Michael, and even Amelie. Now that was interesting, to say the least.
As for Eve and Michael, all I can say is that the chick is really grinding on my last nerve. I mean, marriage, really? She was okay in the beginning, but now she's just irritating me and I really don't like her. And then she has this bad habit of complaining on just about everything and all I can think is, Why is she still around?
Shane and Claire are just as cute as ever.
Of course, things took an interesting twist that left me, well, with my last breath (no pun intended). Caine finds new and better ways to keep the interest alive, and she is winning.(less)
I have to say, I absolutely loved this story way better than the first one and that is rare! When it comes to series, I always love the first novel mu...moreI have to say, I absolutely loved this story way better than the first one and that is rare! When it comes to series, I always love the first novel much better, but this book, I have to say, deserves all five stars.
First, we read about Gabe, and now we read about Mia's older brother Jace. Normally, his sexual behaviors involve his pal Ash (not together, but threesomes are something both men are use to), but this time things change. Bethany, a young homeless girl who walks into Jace's life, and he immediately takes control.
Both characters were extremely strong and developed greatly!
While Jace loves Bethany dearly, there is no getting around his jealousy and distrust towards her, and for Bethany, there's no letting go of something that ties her to the past. While I was irritated for a good large portion, I did slowly start to come around and found how much I loved these two.
Way more than Mia and Gabe, that's for sure.
Jace slowly introduced Bethany to his world, and adjusted her well. There were moments that he went too rough, not in the bedroom (even though a lot of that happened as well) but in the relationship as a whole. His distrust in her and the things that she had to face.
The novel sucked me in right away, and I found myself enjoying! I was sad to see it end so soon! Love this novel!(less)
Just when I thought that Rachel Caine could not surprise me more, she does it again, but this time two fold. Not only are we reading about Claire and...moreJust when I thought that Rachel Caine could not surprise me more, she does it again, but this time two fold. Not only are we reading about Claire and all her adventures, but now we even get Shane's point of view. And things are getting a little tense.
The whole book kept me on edge, as Shane fell further and further down a road of no return, while Claire scrambles to find a way to bring him back. When a new gym opens up, things with Shane begin to change as he begins to change.
And an old enemy returns, one that many faithful readers would be very familiar with.
As much as I love this book, I was also starting to get irritated with Eve. For once, I was really wishing that she wasn't around because she just annoyed me and I have a bad feeling that she will continue to irk me for the rest of the book series.
Every time she appeared, I just had to roll my eyes because she was a thorn on my side.
Besides that, I honestly liked the book. A lot of things in Morganville are going to change and I'm a little excited to see just what happens!(less)
As many of you know, I was reading these books in volumes as they came out, but it has been well over a year since the last volume was released and I...more As many of you know, I was reading these books in volumes as they came out, but it has been well over a year since the last volume was released and I was getting impatient and needed my Morganville fix, so instead of waiting, I just got the rest of the books individually. Now, I'm just waiting for the last one.
And what a fix I needed. I have been on a nonstop Morganville Vampires marathon since I got the books, which for those of you that follow me on Instagram know that I got a lot of them.
First can I say how much I love the cover? I looked back at some of the covers for the earlier books, and this I have to say is so much better. The other books that followed afterwards also look amazing. And I love the color schemes that they got going on.
Now, to the story. Rachel Caine has developed the characters beautifully. Even though it has been awhile since I last read anything Morganville I love how I'm able to pick this up and still be able to remember everything that occurred in the last novels. And I'm able to remember how the characters are and compare them to now. It's crazy how things happen.
I'm so glad there was much more of Amelie and Oliver.
Also, is it just me or do the vampires get much deadlier in this book and those that follow? I feel like they do, which just reminds me how vampires are supposed to be. Deadly and fierce.
Rachel Caine is a genius and I absolutely love this series. I love it so, so much!(less)
This is the first time I'm reading an Elizabeth Eulberg book, even though pretty much all her books are on my TBR pile and I am really excited I got t...more This is the first time I'm reading an Elizabeth Eulberg book, even though pretty much all her books are on my TBR pile and I am really excited I got to read this.
This was a quick read and I found it incredibly enjoyable.
Penny was a fantastic girl. She had a lot to work on and I'm glad she was able to grow from all her experiences. I kind of wish there had been a Lonely Hearts Club in my school, or that I had been smart enough to do one myself. I felt bad for her, but I was glad that she was able to move forward from that jerk.
I also learned a lot about the Beatles from her Beatles-loving-slightly-obsessed-parents. There were some characters that really surprised me, and I was glad about that. Eulberg didn't make her novel blatantly obvious. She had a lot of good tricks up her sleeves that brought the novel to life in interesting ways.
If you haven't read this book yet, don't waste time and I get going! It is unforgettable! (less)
I'm pretty sure I saw this book back in high school, but I overlooked it even though the word "Coffee" was on the cover. But after I saw it on Kindle...moreI'm pretty sure I saw this book back in high school, but I overlooked it even though the word "Coffee" was on the cover. But after I saw it on Kindle Deals for only $1.99, I thought, "Why not?"
This book is quirky, funny, and filled with amazingly colorful supporting characters. And not to mention: COFFEE!
I was glad that the book took me less than three hours to read and that it was original in a lot of ways I wasn't expecting.
What I wasn't happy about? First, Katrina. I like that she has a selfless nature and tries to put others before herself, but sometimes she can just a little annoying. She doesn't actually see all options and has a bad habit of giving up and then complains that she doesn't have any talent. When I read that I just wanted to roll my eyes and remind her that no one is perfect at anything and it was the thing that she didn't want to do (practice) that always led to her downfall.
Second, Vincent. I wanted to punch him. I really, really, really wanted to punch him. There was just something about him that I didn't like or understood and it just irritated me greatly.
But, Selfors made up for the two lacking main characters with really great supporting characters. It seemed that everyone else should have been the main character instead of Katrina and Vincent.
Another thing I didn't like is that I didn't know where I was! Selfors kept talking about how the main character comes from a Scandinavian background and lives in a little village. Yet, the way Selfors sets it up is that the main character lives in Denmark (where there is a real life Nordby) but the other keeps referencing Washington State. It wasn't until I did more digging that I saw that Selfors had put a Scandinavian village in Washington State. I really wish she had mentioned that and that I didn't have to go looking for it.
I wouldn't say this novel is an overall disappointment. While the first half upset me greatly, I did find some satisfaction in the last part where Katrina finally picked herself up.
As for the romance, well, I'm just glad that it wasn't so obvious. It left a little air of mystery and a lot of surprises.
I can't believe I waited so long to read this book. I'm still suffering from a book hangover and I finished this novel just a few days ago. Honestly,...moreI can't believe I waited so long to read this book. I'm still suffering from a book hangover and I finished this novel just a few days ago. Honestly, I read this within three hours and I was still in shock when I turned that last page. It left me with my jaw open and desperately looking online because there was no way this book didn't have a sequel to it.
Since I was young I was always an advocate for revenge. Sometimes karma just takes a little too long, so I felt like this book was just my right kind of poison. And what I found even more surprising is how I connected so well with all three girls. Granted, I'm not as tough as Kat, or as rich as Lillia, or as thin as Mary, but there was something about each of these girls that I found a personal connection. The bullying with Kat, the bullying because of my weight with Mary (not to mention she has the first half of my name!), and the protectiveness of Lillia.
I feel like I shouldn't have, but I secretly kept cheering for Kat and Alex. I don't know what will happen between the two or if Alex will be with Lillia (or any of the girls, actually) but I love that there was at least some tough of romance. And Rennie. Can I just say that both Lillia and Kat had patience of steel? I would have smacked the girl and made her life a living hell way before she had the chance to make mine a living hell. The way that both of them just let Rennie get away with things irritated me to no end.
And Lillia's patience is just infinite because some of her friends, I just had to shake my head the whole time. This poor girl, I want to feel sorry for her but at the same time I'm too busy being pissed that she let these things drag on for so long.
There wasn't much of Mary, sadly. I wanted to see a little bit more of her and I'm hoping that she reveals a little of herself. Especially with everything that occurred with her, I just can't put my finger on it, but something is just so...strange. I don't know, but the authors explore it.
I have never read anything from Jenny Han or Siobhan Vivian (even though both authors are on my TBR pile) but now that I've had the best taste of what they can do I'm excited to explore more of their work soon enough!
This book was the best and I'm even considering rereading it. It was the best, and the relief that I felt knowing there was more to come, wow. This is the best! (less)
I loved this book I hated the main character. Does that make sense? I don't know, but that's how I feel. If there was ever a moment when I really want...more I loved this book I hated the main character. Does that make sense? I don't know, but that's how I feel. If there was ever a moment when I really wanted for a character to disappear it is now. Evie is probably the most selfish, self-centered, careless, reckless, uncontrollable, loud character that I have ever read. But, I did love the story.
I continued to read it because the story was original and it was good. I loved the style that Bray used and how she formatted the story. It was interesting seeing the different story lines that went on and how they later ended up connecting.
The different characters added so many colors to the story. And by the time I was done I was already speaking like them. Glad I got rid of that though.
Bray must have obviously done a lot of research and it shows. The entire story came to life with all the historical facts and not to mention the mystery that was involved.
I can't wait to read more! The only disappointment that I have is Evie's lack of growth. There wasn't much character development. She was still the same bratty kid that started in the story. I was hoping for a little more but I guess that'll just have to wait. I wasn't expecting though the way things ended up for Evie, but I'm kind of glad.
It was a great story and I am so glad I read this!! (less)
I knew instantly that I wanted to read this book when it was first given to me. Not only is it short and sweet, but it hits home in a lot of places. T...moreI knew instantly that I wanted to read this book when it was first given to me. Not only is it short and sweet, but it hits home in a lot of places. There were moments when I could relate to Missy very well and other times that I felt disconnected with her, but that's expected. Mostly though, I did feel a connection.
The opening pages take the reader in right away. One gets sucked in without even realizing and the story sweeps one away into the world. And all too soon it ends.
It felt a wave of emotions. There were moments when I wanted to be angry at Missy, but for some reason I knew I couldn't be. Its like that person that you want to be angry at, but they can be excused for their actions. I felt like there were a lot of moments when I could just excuse Missy, and it could be irritating but at the same time it kept me going.
There was a lot going on. I didn't know what to expect. I thought this would just be another one of those coming-of-age stories and in the end everything would work out. I'm just glad that it wasn't so black and white.
If you are looking for a good, emotional read this is one to look at. It leaves the reader wanting more. Quigley has a voice that comes out strong throughout the tale. I find that voice to be unique and memorable - I think one of the reasons I was able to finish this book so fast.
I highly recommend it. I enjoyed every second and would consider even reading it a second time. (less)