The characters and their interaction with each other was always entertaining, especially Dess and Melissa. I was sad for the series ended with only th The characters and their interaction with each other was always entertaining, especially Dess and Melissa. I was sad for the series ended with only three books.
I know my reviews are usually non-descriptive this one may obtain spoilers in my rant. However, do not get me wrong I enjoyed the book and the colorfuI know my reviews are usually non-descriptive this one may obtain spoilers in my rant. However, do not get me wrong I enjoyed the book and the colorful cast of Claire, Shane, Michael and Eve and the turmoil that seems to find them. It took me forever to locate this series. I was shocked to find this series in the YA section of my local library. Everyone that had recommended the series to me was adult. I was expecting something completely different. After reading the first Chapter, I was shocked; I just cannot get over how they treat this young woman in the first 10 pages alone. This goes way beyond playground bulling. It is awful. Moreover, this poor 16-year-old child has to face this abuse alone. I was disappointed in the narrative style of the book. It bugs me when it is a third person’s point of view then moves to a firsthand recollection. All while thinking about this was the fact that the doctors at the clinic just let Claire’s injuries go without a second thought. Then, Claire parents. What was the deal with them not wanting to believe that she was hurt? Hell I am a mother, I am sure I would have hit the roof and that bitch being over 18… I would have reacted first thought second. Yet, her parents…what the hell? It reminds me of people who have a killer dog and it attacks their child and then they say ‘but they love each other, he has never bitten before except in playful matter.’ They are just the type who does not deserve to be parents and neither do Claire’s parents. At least Michael, Shane and Eve offered her an outlet away from Monica. Where her dumbass parents want to thrust her back. Oh my I need to stop ranting before everyone thinks I did not enjoy the book. I did however. I almost gave up on it until Claire’s hand went straight through Michael and he disappeared. I had to keep reading just to find out what Michael was and how the others would take it. Curiosity was what drew me into the story. The plot was not a dramatic and elusive. Therefore, I enjoyed a mindless entertaining read. I look forward to the series. ...more
Dark Fever: Book 1 "Fever Series" Star stats: Jaded Adult: 4 Stars Forever Young: 5 Stars
First off, I loved the cover art to Dark Fever! Karen MariDark Fever: Book 1 "Fever Series" Star stats: Jaded Adult: 4 Stars Forever Young: 5 Stars
First off, I loved the cover art to Dark Fever! Karen Marie Moning nailed it. Even before reading I was intrigued. A lone female standing in the center of a cobblestone circle surrounded by a mysterious fog mist. From 6:30 to 7:30 both am and pm, I was glued to pages trying to take as much in as possible.
Sometimes you have to get the ending out first because that is what keeps you inclined to reading. How I love Moning old school appeal to writing when she left us with the classic cliff hanger. Many authors today give the readers of today more and more, epic type stories, because that is what we demand. So very few are willing to take the old school stand and the epic tale build. I for one salute Moning for the classic cliff hanger and can't wait to dive into book 2 Blood Fever of this series.
Mac’s life is great. She has the good friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so just like mine. In other words, she could be me or any other woman. When Mac's sister is murdered, leaving a message on her cell. Mac ventures to Ireland to light a fire under the Dublin britches to find her sister murder or she will not stop until she does.
Along the journey Moning trusted Mac in a realm where she can't tell good from evil?? Sounds just like everyday life, right? Not exactly. Mac learns that she has a gift that allows her to see things that others can't.
In my opinion you have two types of young adult books. You have the ones that are written by middle age people who have become jaded by life to remember what it was really like to be seventeen or twenty-two. Then you have ones written by people who for one reason or another can recall that being twenty is just as confusing as being eighteen. Moning falls in the later, able to grab hold of that teenage awkwardness that doesn't seem to pass until your mid-twenties and land it smack dab on her characters.
Being in my mid-thirties, I find Morning characters a little on the immature side. But as my daughter pointed out, I must be much too old to remember what it's like to be young.
In a way she is correct, not that I am too old, but I have been jaded by my life experiences and just expect more maturity out of people and the characters I read. All that aside I did enjoy the book. And can't wait to jump into book two to see what happens between Mac and Barron. ...more
This free novella was the icing on the cake. I think I have loved everything Bladon has written. I just hope this isn't the end of the degrees of sepaThis free novella was the icing on the cake. I think I have loved everything Bladon has written. I just hope this isn't the end of the degrees of separation Bladon has built with the characters. After all we still have a couple of degrees of separation that have not been written about and I want, no need more, more, and more!!...more
I wasn't aware this was part of a series until the after I finished and was offer a sneak peek to where it all began with Rule in Book 1. So that in iI wasn't aware this was part of a series until the after I finished and was offer a sneak peek to where it all began with Rule in Book 1. So that in it's self says a lot about the skills this author has with weaving a story line together.
Now, I'm gonna have to read it three predecessors because I love this family of motley crew misfits! ...more
This story was even more intense than Glass Houses. It was full of emotions throughout the whole book. Claire's decision at the book's end is heartbreThis story was even more intense than Glass Houses. It was full of emotions throughout the whole book. Claire's decision at the book's end is heartbreaking, but so in character for her. This book was so much better than the last one. Not to disappointed as of yet, and I am not going on a rambling tyrant reveling any details as I did with Glass House. Sorry you will have to read and enjoy for yourself. ...more
I have to be honest here. I didn't think I would be able to finish the book. Madi I didn't a realistic job in this futuristic tale of painting a storyI have to be honest here. I didn't think I would be able to finish the book. Madi I didn't a realistic job in this futuristic tale of painting a story only covered in overlapping shades of black and grey. What is more damming is the horrors the tale spins from.
It's beyond obvious the inspiration came from our own human past. It also calls the question, will we ever learn from our past or are we doomed to repeat it?
In 'The Unfortunates' the answer is blindingly obvious. Not only does man kind repeat the mistakes of the past but over up more to the carnage. In this reality, everyone is a slave with the exceptions of the four families. Where the only valued life is that of the four families. The others; male, female, black, white... all disposable. My burning curiosity, which in this world would have me killed is... the city.
Only the heads of the four families lives in the city. Could it be these depraved four families built a cult of horror to fulfill their twisted minds? Will the outside world come to the rescue of the Unfortunates and punish the fortunate?
I have many, many questions and even more conclusions. I can't wait for book two to drop!...more