The plot is simple, at least at some length. We are in the future where, after a bio war only the old people (aka enders) and the teens (aka starters)...moreThe plot is simple, at least at some length. We are in the future where, after a bio war only the old people (aka enders) and the teens (aka starters) are alive. The thing is, old people are really old, like 150yo and have all the money and essentially rule the world.
The starters have no rights, are poor, really poor and live as outlaws in a world where the old people are evil (most of them anyways). I'm not really sure I buy this, but is not so out of the box I would take off my list (aka The Amazing Apocalypse Theories’ List), so it's still on the list. The main character is this starter girl that has a little brother and want to make money to save them from a life in misery. So she finds this clinic called Prime Destinations. The job is easy and you would get the money in your sleep, literally. Starters can't have jobs until they have 19yo, so she would be a donor and would get pay lots of money to (get this) rent her body to enders to get the feeling how to be young again. Body snatcher much? Yep, I think so. But still, very interesting stuff.
They have this contract that has all this "don'ts" and if the renters, aka enders, brake the rules they pay like a gadillian of dollars. It looks like bullshit? Yep. Still believable? yep. I'm not gonna say Callie, the starter, had no other choice, she had, but desperate times ask for stupid choices. So she decides to do this crazy stuff and after three rentals she would be free with her payment and a better life. That would be great, but then we wouldn't have a very long story, would we? As you can imagine, the stuff is deeper than it seems. Human rights, sacrifice, priorities and a whole lot of etic discussion fill this book. I like it very much, but I can't say the plot is that perfect. The idea is better than the execution. The action part is really good, but the interaction seems a little robotic. It felt a little cold and flat. Since this is the first book and I know there's a second, I hope this get better. As far as twists and turns, this one is good. I had some moments I was surprised and that's good, but I wish it had more warmth in the writing. All in all is a very good book and I'm certainly gonna read the sequel.
The big changes in our lives don’t happen the way we plan. The big changes happen in the little details. In the extra second it took for you to leav...more.
The big changes in our lives don’t happen the way we plan. The big changes happen in the little details. In the extra second it took for you to leave your house making you lose your bus; in the way the cashier talked to you; in the little kid that smiled at you from across the street. The big changes, the ones that really matter, arrive without warning and when you realize what happened it’s too late to stop it. When your eyes are open you can’t close them and forget what you’ve learned or seen. If you watched Constantine or Matrix, you know what I’m talking about.
The Plot — It’s revolutionary! Skeeter is a single girl living in Mississippi and wants to be a writer. Following the wise advice from a big shot editor, she comes up with the idea for writing a book showing the point of view of the help. At first you may think that this plot is not that exceptional, but you have to remember this was in the sixties, racism was in full force back then, and the place was Mississippi of all places. Black women, the ones that raised the white kids, cared for them and had to see them grow just to follow the same path as their racist parents. You can see how that side of the story can be dangerous to be given voice in a society that accept the beating up of an old black man as punishment for using the white folks bathroom. When the price of your words is so high, a book full of them can become a death sentence. See? I told you this plot were revolutionary.
The Characters — OH—MY—GOSH! Ok, ok, I need to calm down *taking a deep breath* since this book is told by 3 of the most amazing women I have ever met, I’ll focus on them first.
She is the first one we meet in this story. Aibillen is starting her new job in a new house. She take care of kids and helps the white moms to take care of the hose and their children. Once the kid is grown she moves on to another family. This is her life and she was fairly fine with it until her own son dies. Her heart darkens and she is no longer so forgiven as once she was. Now she sees the things that she once pretended not to see, her lost has changed her. In the Leefolt's house Aibileen takes care of little Mae Mobley.
Through her eyes we see changes happening and how appearances can be miss leading. Love runs deeper than blood or skin color. With Aibileen I'v learn that one word can change the destiny of a person. One word of encouragement can make a person believe in itself as much as a disproving one can destroy souls and crush dreams.
"You is kind. You is smart. You is important."
"Minny is "every Southern white woman's nightmare. I adore her."
She is wonderful and a kick ass maid. She cooks and bakes like no one, especially cakes, and have a fierce tongue on her snappy mouth. In everyone's eyes she is strong, tough and nobody messes with her. In reality, Minny is a cat that was burned too many times and learned to attack first and always be prepared for disappointments. After some stuff she goes to work in Celia's house.
There she faces situations and choices that change her in a deep way. With her I've learn that a hard exterior can hide a heart of gold, and that open up can be scary but sometimes is worth it.
Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan
She is the black sheep among the white and fluffy ones. She comes home after finishing college and is trying to find Constantine, the black maid that raised her.
She is a member of the Bridge Club and is also the editor of their Journal where she writes about the social events and stuff like that. She gets a job in a local newspaper and is trying to get her dreams started but all her mom can think is how her daughter ain’t married yet. Talk about disappointment.
Remember what I’ve said in the beginning of this review? About how the big changes can sneak up on you? Well, this started with little signals, but the one that I took to my heart and made me change was the advice that Skeeter received after sending a letter to a publisher. It was something like: “Write about what disturbs you, particularly if it bothers no one else.” How many times we see things that bother u, but is something that looks so normal to everybody else? Just because it’s done a long time doesn’t mean is right. After this you can start open you eyes as well, but be aware cose once you starts seeing you can’t go back to being blind. So, sparks happens and Skeeter puts the chain of events in motion to what would be the biggest thing that ever happened in her life and many others.
All the other characters as amazing too and have a fundamental part in the whole story. Just like a puzzle where each of the little pieces is irreplaceable. One in particular is:
Boogie man has a face, and a southern accent too. LoL She is the devil, but I can’t say I hate her. That’s just how she was raised, racist and mean to people. With her I’ve learned that even a terrible person like her can have a heart. Hilly is kind, sweet and loving with her kids. I can’t hate a person that can love that much even if she is evil. Because of her I knew I would love this book.
The Writing — Oh, the writing,,,, I love it, love it, love it,,,,,,,
Yep,, that’s pretty much what happened. LoL So, the story is told mainly by three POVs, Aibileen, Minny and Skeeter. In the beginning I thought that it could be confusing, but this author played so well that I was in love with it. The way she writes remind me of the book The Color Purple, in how the words have character and feelings in it. This is one of the most heartfelt and unique writing I have ever read.
The Audiobook Recording — Oh, the audiobook recording,, it’s enchanted *sigh*
It’s read by three different narrators, well, four actually, and this makes all the difference for me. Each one of them had its unique voice, way of speaking and that made them seem even more real. The voice, the tone, the volume it was all great. The reading had a great flow to it and the audio was pleasant to my ears. The interpretation of the text was simply sublime. Pay attention to these narrators cose these are keepers and one of them is in the movie:
Considerations — O laughed, I cried and I loved every minute of it. My grandfather was raised in a farm long, long, long ago, and I remember his stories about the woman that raised him from crib. She was a black maid and he used to tell me how he never forgot her. When he got sick, he called her name during the fever. Some of the stories in this book made me remember this and how I never really understood what that meant till now.
Ok,I could talk about this book seven ways till Sunday, but this is getting too long and I don’t want this to get larger than the book, so I’m just gonna say: I LOVE THIS BOOK AND EVERYONE SHOULD READ IT!
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Ok, don't look at me this way. It's a trilogy, it's in my blood to finish a series once I start and, besides, my friend sent me...more Reviewed on 26/01/2012
Ok, don't look at me this way. It's a trilogy, it's in my blood to finish a series once I start and, besides, my friend sent me the book. He purchased it just for me. It would be rude of me not to read it.And, and, ok, I was curious to see what happened in this one. Sue me, ok? I don't care. The fact is that this author has a good writing and it got me wanting to read it, so I did. It's a short one, like 130 pages. And I don regret it one bit.
I may have had my face expression looking something like this 90% of the time while I was reading it
ok, not that face, *giggle* more like this:
And a lot of this:
But over all it is a good story and a very romantic, there were times my eyes got all teary and stuff, I know, I know,, what a wuss LoL
About the book, the plot is not that much but it follows the first one and it turns out that the politics and hypocrisy is in full speed on this one and some major changes are about to happen.
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Reviwed on 01/25/2012 I know, I know. This is not the genre I’m used to read but this is how I came *giggle* to read this book. My friend had just rea...more Reviwed on 01/25/2012 I know, I know. This is not the genre I’m used to read but this is how I came *giggle* to read this book. My friend had just read it and was all squealing and telling me that I had to read it. So you can know what went down I’ll give you the talk that convinced me to read this book that is out of my reading box. Figuratively speaking.
Picture the girl blond and the guy with curly hair. Oh, I’m the girl BTW LoL
My Friend – Oh, my gosh I just read this book and it’s A-MA-ZING. You just have to read it.
Me – Really, what’s about?
My Friend – It’s about an alternative world where the women are, like, super rare and then to a man get a women he has to, like, go naked on a stage in front a bunch of people and resist these superhot also naked guys stroking him and stuff. If he can resist he gets the girl.
Me – Uhum, but what happens if he fails?
My Friend – They go to the forest or something and mate and then they be like warriors mate. Oh, did I mention they where weres? Yep, they are and it’s so hot.*starry eyes*
Me – Ok, but no thanx.
My Friend – Why? *squealing*
Me – I’m not into erotic gay books. Do I need to remind you about the Brocken Back Mountain Episode? ( I really didn’t like the movie and got all bitchy about it)
My Friend – No. But this is totally different, it’s romantic and paranormal just the way you like it.
Me – How come? All I hear is a bunch of guys rubbing one another so the poor guy on the stage get a stiff and lose the girl he wants to marry. This sounds a little mean to me.
My Friend – No, this’s not that at all. See, this slave called Logan, drop dead sexy BTW, is in love with Gray.
Me – Gray? *giggle*
My Friend –Shut up. I mean the guy on the stage buck naked who is sexy as hell too. So, he loves Gray and this is his chance to get close to him, really close to him *wink* but what he doesn’t know is that Gray is in love with him too.
Me – Oh, but then what’s he doing up there?
My Friend – Gray is the oldest of his family and he needs to get the girl so he’s family can have more heirs and stuff like that.
Me – So is not like he really likes girls?
My Friend – No, he does. All the man like it, but they are attracted to man as well and since there’s more guys then girls is natural for a guy to hook up with other guy.
Me – I’m still waiting for the part where this story is just the way I like it.
My Friend – Ok., ok, Miss Smarty Pants. Logan is a slave and if he gets Gray to take him as his mate he gets his freedom, but at the same time he wants Gray because he loves him and this has nothing to do with freedom or duty. This is a love story like you never read before.
Me – This is not fair, you said the magic words (Like you’ve never read before). But I’m not into erotic man on man action. I get all squeaky to read the what going into what. *making a face*
My Friend – The romance is so heart breaking that the sex gets in second plan and besides, I tough that you liked the same thing I do, guys. Super duper gorgeous, drop dead sexy, super hot, blowing your mind guys.
Me – What you’re talking about? *chuckle and a little glassy eyed with the description* I do like guys. *chocked face* I like it as much as any gay guy.
My friend – Then this is even more perfect cose they are all guys. Non stopping description of hot guys and their perfect six pack. This Is like every girl-with-a-gay-man-trappet-inside dream book.
Me – Shut up. *giggle* I’ll read it.
Ok, this was pretty much the sweet talk my friend used for me to read this book and I have to say, is not as wonderful as he said, but it’s a pretty good book. Even the sex parts are kind of romantic and sensible. The plot not that convincing, but it’s one. It’s a short story but the writing is really good and has a great flow to it. I see emotions on the characters and I have to say that I was really cheering for the guy to get the guy. Sorry ladies, but this time I had to take the guy’s side. I couldn’t stay in the way of their true love. Aside from the love story we see also the pressure to be what everyone wants you to be, the fight to keep what you want in secret and choose between your happiness and the happiness of the one you love.
But lets not forget that this is an erotic book and yes, I’ve got 50 shades of purple from here till next week with the sex parts. But the real question is, Did I get groused out by it? The answer is No, I didn’t. And that’s why I kept reading, the writing was so not descriptive in a eww kind of way and got the romance and feeling on the spot. So I was like, “Oh, he loves him. “ *sigh* Burning cheeks, but butterfly on my stomach.
XoXo to my friend for make me read this book. You were right, again.
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On my Hunger Games’ review, I said that the book could be summarized in one sentence, well, the second book is not much differen...moreReviewed on 03/07/2012
On my Hunger Games’ review, I said that the book could be summarized in one sentence, well, the second book is not much different. The sentence is: "If you put enough pressure on coal it turns to pearls."
You must be thinking I’m really dumb, right? Pearls don’t come from coal.
Well, that’s not the point. I want you to take a deep breath and read this sentence aloud. Analyze every word and the meaning behind it. Nothing? Ok, since interpretation is something really relative, I’ll tell you what this sentence means to me and how I decided to see things. Coal is something that has nothing special about it on the outside. It’s not pretty, pleasant and you don’t give much tough about it. That’s Kat. She is the central character and is not very appealing if you think about her. She is cold and dry. That is who she is on normal circumstances. Coal, when under pressure, mind blowing pressure, reacts changing itself and, as we all know, becomes something shining and extremely precious, it becomes a diamond.
This also applies to Kat. Just like in the first book, Kat becomes something wonderful and magical when under extreme pressure. Ok, but what the heck the pearl has to do with everything? Ok,let me finish. *humpf* I see things like this, Kat is pressured to be what people want. To show glitter and shock everyone around her. That’s what everyone around her is aiming, but she doesn’t become a diamond like everyone expects her to; Kat stops being a simple and plain coal and changes to something that nobody would ever expect: a pearl. That’s what this sentence means, extraordinary things happens under extraordinary circumstances. At least to me, it’s what it means. Ok, now that I did my babbling, let to the main points about this wonderful book.
The Plot- Kat and Peeta are back to normal life. Yeah, right. Like there’s such a thing as “normal life” after the Hunger Games. Kat thinks that the worst is over, Peeta thinks the worst is over, I used to think that. We were all terribly wrong.
The Characters - In the first book we didn’t see much of the characters around Kat, but that’s understandable since she was focus in more important stuff like survival and lamb stew. In the second book the sight is larger and we get to know better the people behind the faces and the names. Peeta, he is trusty, loving, and charismatic and everything Kat isn’t. He is colorful while Kat is gray; he is light while Kat is shadow; he is the beautiful frosting on top of the wonderful cake while Kat is the coal that burns in silence and keeps everyone away burning even the ones she love. Gale, he is Kat’s soul hunter, her allied. She trusts him with her life, and the life of her sister. Still, her heart is something different all together. We meet President Snow and in the moment his name appears, this is the one that comes into my mind:
This is not the guy that will play him in the movie, but while I listen to the book this was the face that went with the voice in my head. With the lips a little more plump. LoL
The Writing - I love her writing. I could elaborate on that, but this is pointless. I love it cose it makes me see what the character sees, it makes me feel like the character feel and, above all, never fails to surprises me to the point of gasps taking me to the verge of tears.
The Audio Book recording - her tone, her passing, it’s all ok.
Considerations - I love this book. I love it more than the first. What a shock cose a lot of the reviews here says that the first was the best of the three. I wasn’t expecting much, but this one is really good. Here is the little spoiler, so if you haven’t read the book I don’t advise you the read this.
Ok, so the thing a love about this book and the whole series? I can never guess what’s gonna happen. What turn the plot will take and, most of all, how it always takes me by surprise and bring me to tears when I’m reading in public. Soooo embarrassing. The fact that kat and Peeta are back in the arena and all the changes that happens I feel like a deer lost in the big city. I keep getting blinded by the light and I can’t see things straight until it’s too late. But, most of all, I love how Kat says everything I’m thinking while I’m reading it and how freak out that makes me. The game in this book are really bloody, for real and I love how the things escalate, but there were 2 things that bugged me. 1- The fact that the killing was so fast that 3 days felt like 3 weeks. They were starving and thirsty all the freaking time. Hello, 3 freaking days. How’s that even possible? 2- The lame way that Haymitch won his Hunger Games. So lame. Aside from that, I was blown away by the twists and turns in this book as much or even more than the first. I want to say so much, but I can’t cose I don’t want to spoile it. Read the book and see how a Coal can become a beautiful, strong and shiny pearl.
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This is a bittersweet sensation,, great start,, tottal cliffhanging end,, me crying out NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO,,, as I...moreThis is a bittersweet sensation,, great start,, tottal cliffhanging end,, me crying out NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO,,, as I read the last page and hiding my face in my hands,,
yep,, that's a recepie for hooking me up to a book LoL
Reviewed on 11/14/11
The Plot - Since this is a prequel, there’s not much going on here. Is just a taste of what to come. Mysterious guy likes pretty and oblivious girl. Something bad happens. I’m left hanging from a cliff. Yep,, I like that plot. LoL
The Characters - Mysterious guy is,, well,, mysterious LoL, but we can see a glimpse of him and I like the way he thinks and how he is so bad ass in one part and as soon as he sees her he kind of melts inside, but has to hide. She is your friend that is beautiful, cool to hang out with and honest. Yep. I mean, who does its own paperwork now a day? Seriously! Well, apparently, Hev does. But, nerds apart, I like them already LoL
The Writing - First person narrative!!!! Can I have a high five? o/
Yep,, my fave. It’s actually split in to Sam’s and Hev’s point of view. So we can see what each of them are thinking and feeling, but the best part is, even though they are really different, the way they thinks is not that different so the jumping from one head to the other doesn’t give you a head each. Her writing is very fluid and she doesn’t over detail which I love. My attention span, as I said before, is of a 5yo and I can’t retain to much info at the same time, specially if is a visual one. I don’t particularly care if the wall paper have daises hand painted by a grand grandmother of the late step father of the neighbor’s cousin. I just want to know what went down in the room, LoL,,, So, yep, really great, down to the point writing ,, high five on that uhuuuu o/
Considerations - The start let my hopes up for the next book and one of the things I really liked was the name: Before. Its about before it all,, before the change, before the start, before the encounter,, simply before,,, luv it cose it has all this meaning linked to it,,, (less)
I know I said I would review this later, but I can’t help myself. I need to share what I’m feeling, I need it now!!!
The Plot — I don’t even know where to begin. This plot is crazy, man. I’ll try to make this simple, but I can’t promise anything. So, Karue is this teenager girl living in Prague. She loves to draw, have a kick ass friend and a boyfriend you want to kick in the ass. She has blue hair and hamsa's eyes tattooed on her palms. She works doing errands for a chimera named Brimstone. All is well and crazy as always until some strange black hand marks starts to appear on Brimstone doors all around the world. That, my friends, is the first sign of the vent hitting the shit. No, is not the other way around, cose when the vent hit the shit, oh man, the shit hit everywhere and everyone.
The Characters — Unique doesn’t even cover how awesome these characters are. Let’s start by the main character:
She is talented and kicks ass like no one else. I love how sweet and vindictive she can be. Just like a real girl LoL. In the beginning of the book she had her heart broken and she makes him pay in the most enjoyable way evah. I love her.
She is Karou’s best friend and the scariest short girl you will ever meet. Zuz is an artist and her mind is out of this world. Maybe that’s why she’s Karou’s best friend and why I love her so.
Remember how I told you that Karou had her heart broken? Well, this is the jack ass that broke it. Selfish, chitting, drop dead sexy, sweet talker, son of a bitch, jack ass. Or, as Brimstone once said, an Inessential penis.
This is what I call an essential penis. A warrior with flaming wings and a bleeding heart. *sigh*
The Writing — Oh, this writing is every reader’s wet dream. I don’t like much details cose my attention span is, as I said many, many times before, of a 5yo. So it took me a while to get into this book, but I have to say that once I was in I didn’t want to get out. Reading this book was like being naked feeling a thousand butterflies over my body. It may not seem too good, but the wings flapping tickle me. I like tickles. *giggle* Bottom line is, I feel ashamed and unworthy of writing a review of a book so wonderfully writing. There are no words I can use to make it justice. So I’ll give you a pic to show how awesome it is.
The Audio Book Recording — I love this girl accent. Zuz reading made me go and start to learn speak Romanian. For reals. I went to google and started to try to speak. So lame. The volume was nice, the tone had a nice modulation and the interpretation was really good. This book is subdivided in parts and there’s a really cool soundtrack that made it really scary and dramatic. I really like this recording. It really put me in the mood.
Considerations — I love this book. It's the kind of book you keep trying to decipher every step of the way and makes you crazy how you can't ever get it right. It drove me crazy the fact I couldn't figure it out on my own what Brimstone did with all those teethes. Even though I love this book to the point of wanting to start stalking its author, I have to admit that this book isn’t for everyone. In order to love this book you need to have a very open mind and really like craziness. You also have to love fairy tales and star-crossed lovers. Ok, imagine this: Romeo & Juliet +Tristan & Isolde + A Midsummer Night's Dream + Matrix + Iron Fey + Pocahontas + Helen of Troy = PURE AWESOMENES !!!!! I can’t say more or else I’ll ruin the most wonderful story ever. Just trust me. You need to read this!!!!! NOW!!!!! Really, this book made me want to dye my hear blue and made me draw an eye on my palm with a pen, while I was at work for crying out loud!!! GO.READ.THIS.BOOK.NOW! (less)
The plot - This plot follows the one on the first book. Clara finds out that her porpoise is not over yet and then she starts to...moreReviewed on 01/26/2012
The plot - This plot follows the one on the first book. Clara finds out that her porpoise is not over yet and then she starts to have more visions about it. The whole book is pretty much about that. More angel blood stuff and black wings too. The difference in this one is that we already know the basics so we get to know the good stuff now and some really cool secrets too. Not that this will solve every little question that Unearthly left us with. Thank you very much for that Chyntia Hand!!!!
But it’s close enough. LoL
The Characters- This is where this book won me over and made me want to give it 8 starts. Remember how I said that Angela got me on my last nerves on my Unearthly review? Well, she still does, a little, but know I know her better and I kind of like her, a little. I would totally borrow her my T-shirt that says ‘Angels Rises the Devil in Me’
but I wouldn’t borrow my T-shirt that says ‘Bones Taught Me How To Play Dirty’.
She would never pull that off, she’s not as cool as me after all.
Clara is so funny and so cool in this book. She says all of these snarky jokes and I can’t help but fall for her a little. Yep, I have kind of a girl crush on Clara. Can you blame me? She is super cool in this book. Christian is now a tridimensional person, finally. Now I know more about him besides that he is hot and likes ski. But I’ll not say more, I’ll not make that easy for you guys. Read the book and you’ll know more about him LoL Wendy, this girl is so smart and not school smart, I mean life smart. I wish I had a friend like that growing up cose back then I certainly needed someone to give me some good points of view like she does with C (we are close LoL) Tucker, oh my gosh, Tucker. He is so hot that I want to cry. But the fact that he is hot is just a bonus really, cose, as we all know from book one, Tucker is good, a really good, great guy. He is a strong, hardworking, parents respecting, good example, got your back kind of guy. There’s really no way for a girl NOT to fall in love with Tucker. I can honestly say that this book ruined me for guys, forever. Thank you very much for that Chintya Hand, again!!!!!!
Clara’s mom still got me on my nerve in the beginning of this book, but then, oh,I can’t even, no. I’ll not go there. I’ll just say that now I get a little more her reasons for her actions. Oh, Jeffrey, I got my eye on him since book one and it kind of bugs me how he is left in second plan for pretty much everyone in book one and two. Is like they built a wall around him and I just keep trying to see him, but I can’t. I even get on my tiptoes but since I’m seeing things trough Clara’s POV I can’t cose she doesn’t really sees him. We get to know more about a bunch of other characters, but if I get to all of them this review will turned out to be longer then the book it self, so, if you want to know more about them, go read the book =D
The Written - Is like a breeze blowing through a field of wallflowers in the spring when the sun is setting. Sweet, loving and simply fabulishious. I know a great writing when I’m reading about someone brushing its teeth and it seems the most interesting thing in the world. This author is one of my favorite ever. She knows her stuff and what made me fall for her was the way that she makes the characters real people with real lives and real conversations. This is a paranormal book that makes the little things in life seems extraordinary. Because of her I want to jump in the river, I want to take a hyick on the mountains; I want to see the sun rise holding hands with the boy I love and be happy just to be my ordinary me.
I know I said this before, but I’ll say it again. There’s a quote, I don’t remember who’s right now and I’m too lazy to look for it, that says: “The key to a great story is to make ordinary characters to do extraordinary stuff or extraordinary characters to do ordinary stuff.” Or something like that. That’s the reason I love The Iron Fey series, that’s the reason that I love the movie The fabulous destiny of Amélie Poulain and that’s the reason I love Unearthly series.
Considerations - Well,well, well. As you all know, this is the part where I bitch around about some stupid stuff that bothered me about the book. So, here it is. 2013????? Really Cynthia???? I mean, really??????? Are you trying the kill us or something????? How can I wait a whole year???? A whole year without Clara??? A whole Year without Chris???? A whole freaking year without Tucker?????????
I recommend this book to everyone that like Unerathly series and a great story about angels and finding your porpoise in life. Yep, really deep stuff right here.
Favorite quotes, cose this one deserve it:
“Before I moved here, I never got the whole love-triangle thing. You know, in movies or romance novels or whatnot, where there’s one chick that all the guys are drooling over, even though you can’t see anything particularly special about her. But oh, no, they both must have her. And she’s like, oh dear, however will I choose? William is so sensitive, he understands me, he swept me off my feet, oh misery, blubber, blubber, but how can I go on living without Rafe and his devil-may-care ways and his dark and only-a-little-abusive love? Upchuck.”
“This is isn't going to become one of those creepy situations where you show up at all hours of the night to watch me sleep, is it?" he asks playfully.”
“I’ve learned that a storm isn’t always just bad weather, and a fire can be the start of something. I’ve found out that there are a lot more shades of gray in this world than I ever knew about. I’ve learned that sometimes, when you´re afraid but you keep on moving forward, that’s the biggest kind of courage there is. And finally, I’ve learned that life isn’t really about failure and success. It’s about being present, in the moment when big things happen, when everything changes, including myself.”
“This is the part where I kiss you.”
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Really good start for this series,, I luv this mix of kick ass lead character+loads of sarcasm+drop dead sexy guy that you want to punch and kiss at t...more
Really good start for this series,, I luv this mix of kick ass lead character+loads of sarcasm+drop dead sexy guy that you want to punch and kiss at the same time
Grab your free pass and enjoy the ride ;)
Reviewed in 09/02/2012
The plot - As simple as it says on the synopses. Vamps got out of the coffin, people go gaga over it. Some don’t like to know they are snack and there are others that can’t wait to get on the menu of some hot vamp. Merit is the first. She is like:” Oh, vamps. You are so dead to me. Go to your tomb or something.” But then she gets attacked and voilà, she is one of them now. Karma’s a bitch. Someone should’ve told her this.
The Characters- They are fun and I like them already, but this is just the first book so I don’t have all that much to say about them. Just that Merit is a kick ass baby vamp, Mallory is a super-duper friend, I love Merit’s grandfather, he is the best. Catcher, well, I wouldn’t mind if he catches me. Got it? Cached me? LoL Ok, is not that funny, but he is pretty hot and that’s the point. Morgan is so charming and wickedly smart. I really have to keep my eye on him. Ethan, Ethn, Ethan, What will I do with you? He is one piece of hot, blond, wicked, kick ass, drop dead sexy, want to bite you, want you to bite me vampire. Is it just me or just got hot in here? Oh, lets not forget the nerd. Jeff is sooo nerdylishous. I would totally date him and would be unforgettable. When we kiss would be like atomic explosion <.clapping hands and spreading my arms for emphasis.> Yeah, legendary stuff right here.
The Written - This author has this light writing that is effortless to get into. She got my attention and my smile for all the story. It’s first person POV and it’s Marit’s POV so I get to see every detail of the hotties that she meets with. Besides, her inter monologue got me cracking up LoL really fun writing right here people.
The recording for the Audio Book - Nice reading, nice voice and nice interpretation of the text. She doesn’t forces the guys’ voice and gives them the attitude I love so much in the writing. I really like it.
Considerations - This is the first book so we get only the tip of the iceberg in terms of story and development. But I can say that this book set me up for a great ride. I love this book but I’ll be honest: this is for pleasure, guilty and delicious pleasure.
BRAIN MELTING.CAN'T. TALK. LOST WORDS. NEED. READ. SHADOWFEVER. NOW.
Reviewed on 12/31/2012
If you haven't read the previous books I advise you to NOT...moreBRAIN MELTING.CAN'T. TALK. LOST WORDS. NEED. READ. SHADOWFEVER. NOW.
Reviewed on 12/31/2012
If you haven't read the previous books I advise you to NOT read this review. But if you really, really, really want to there's really nothing I can do to stop you. Just remember that you are being watched. Yeah, by the Big Guy and I don't mean God. I mean Santa. Consider your selves warned.
The Plot - The shit has hit the vent and all went up in flames. That pretty much summers up the whole thing. The bad guys are free and the world as we know doesn't exist anymore. This can be really a dystopian book as far as I'm concern since the two worlds have collided and this is not by far the world we live now. Is like a pos apocalyptic world where humans have to learn to fight beings that they had no idea that even existed to begin with. Every single one of them is finding a way of surviving in this strange and hazardous new world.
The Characters - Mac is more mature and also darker then in the previous books. She has been broken by them and forever changed. Betrayed and empty she regains herself little by little. Even so, she is still Mac from the first book deep down. She even talks about her pink Mac some times. JB, oh my fecking GOSH. If I didn't love him before, now I'm in all fours for him. I love how he is and the fact that even tough he hasn't one single romantic bone in his sexy, hard, delicious body; he still can do extremely romantic stuff that makes me go all gaga for him. V'lane is more open and we get to know more about him and the fey history.
The Writing - I love her writing more and more. Especially now that I get to see Danny's POV too. This girl is AMAZING. She is funny, bad ass and mannnn,,, I like the way she thinks. Me likes Danny very much!!!!
The Audio Book Recording - This is not the same girl that read the three previous books, so I was a little upset when I started to listen to it. I spend most of the book in a daze and everything sounded strange to me. When you spend three whole books listening to one voice and suddenly that voice change you can't help get a little shacked about it. The new girl reads very well, but she is not the Mac I grown to love and it took a lot of get used to on my part wile listening to it. The bright side is that a real guy is reading the guy parts now and he has a really sexy voice too. He is not that interpretative when it comes to change the character, but when I've heard JB mimicking Mac's voice I couldn't help the wide grin that spread over my face. I kept repeating that part over and over again. Oh, and the healing part too
Considerations - Every time I think I'm close to it I found myself lost all over again. I feel that this series is like a drug. You taste a little, feel its effect running in your blood stream and you know you want more as soon as you sense the need when each trip ends. The thing is, that little taste is never enough and in the next fix the cliff hanging end will be more painful. The end of this book felt like I was high in the sky and suddenly I was crashing down endlessly. I felt pain, real, physical pain in the end of this book. But just like an addict, I can't get enough and I just ache for my next fix.
I recommend this book to everyone that loves a kick ass character and an awesome story. (less)
I luv it. My fave part were the twins :D They are the best
But I still can't tell which from which, though. LoL
Reviewed in 02/08/2012
I don...more I luv it. My fave part were the twins :D They are the best
But I still can't tell which from which, though. LoL
Reviewed in 02/08/2012
I don’t really know what to say about HP that hasn’t been said before. I mean, this book has like 24.000 reviews already. This is a lot of babbling about the same book. So, I’ll just say what I think of it and that’s it :D
The Plot - Is not a very good one. Really, a poor little boy that suddenly finds out he is special and all that s*it. Keep in mind I’m talking about the first book alone, not the whole series. Is cool, but is not very inventive so far.
The Characters - That is my favorite part and I’m beginning to think that is what is most important to me. This is one of the few book that has the most wonderful characters that I ever encounter in a book. They have character, style and a full attitude going on. I love Harry and his honesty and strength, Ron and his goofy way of dealing with things and Hermione and her nerdy way of seeing things.
But the characters that I love the most are the twins. They are the best. I love them in the movie and reading the book only made me want to go to the prom with them. I’m not just saying. I’m serious. I totally would.
The Writing - Oh, come on. The author kick some major ass in writing. This is a 3º person narrative and, even not being my fave, I love it. She has this way of making us ponder with the characters about the things and is like we are part of it aswell. She certainly has a way with words and I feel like an analphabet reading this book. I was like: ‘Oh my gosh, I need to go read a dictionary or something. ‘ She is amazing. Love her.
See??? Told yah.She is AMAZING!!!!
The Audiobook Recording - This was the American version. I love this guy. He has this amazing voice and is like you can see him reading and making all these face expressions while reading. It made me remember of my gran reading for me when I was a little girl. I love this recording.
Considerations- I already had watched the movie and read this book a long time ago so I already knew what was going down. I guess that is few the number of people that hasn’t watched the movies. So why read the book? You my ask. Well, the plot and the characters are really like you see in the movie, but the writing and how they thing and feel is a whole part that it doesn’t come through in the movie. Is pretty much impossible for it come be translate the right way in the big screen. I say everyone should read the books just for these reosans alone. They are worth the time spent. I pinky swear it.
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I think this is the most perfect sentence ever, cose it says at all. Every single page of th...moreReviewed on 02/04/2012
“Katniss, the girl who was on fire.”
I think this is the most perfect sentence ever, cose it says at all. Every single page of this book can be summarized in this single and most unique sentence. I’m sensing by the look on your face that I’ll have to elaborate on that. Ok, so elaborate I will :D, sorry, my Yoda side comes up sometimes :P So, lets get started. First things first.
The Plot - Here’s the central idea of it all. A dystopian future. World (EUA) is divided in 13 sections (13º was blown up cose they didn’t behave). Every year each section “gives away” a boy and a girl to “play” in a game called Hunger Games. 24 comes in and only 1 comes out. Glory and fortune for the winner and all that. The story centers on Katniss, a really poor girl that gives herself as sacrifice in the place of her little sister. How can you resist a plot like that? Come on. This one got me on the synopses. LoL Love this plot.
The Characters - There’s a lot of them and each one is unique and as real as any great character can be. Since I can’t talk about aaaall of them without making this review longer than the book itself, I’ll talk a little about the essential ones and how they came across in my opinion :D Katniss,
she is a tuff cookie. A fighter that had to take care of her family when she was really young. She hunts and is so detached of real feelings that sometimes she feels cold.
kind as a lamb.
golden boy with a heart of gold.
strong, a hunter, take care of his whole family.
old drunk that God only knows how, won the Hunger Games and now is responsible for kipping Katniss and Peeta alive in the games. Tricky thing to do while being drunk 24/7.
a typical Capitol girl, shallow as can be, but very polite. Oh, and I luv her hair. *-*
best styler EVAH.
best TV host EVAH.
Well, that’s about it. I love some and some I hate, but any character that can make me feel something has my respect.
The Audio Book Recording - Not the best, but it’s hearable. She reads ok. Nothing much to say about that.
Considerations - As I was reading this I couldn’t stop comparing this story to the old ones about the poor village that had a lottery and in this lottery they pick a virgin young lady that was to be given away to the big bad dragon. It’s something really frighten to be part of. What made me more scare was the fact that I could easily see myself as a Capital girl watching those games. I get why they find it so entertaining and that is the main reason most people like to read the book. We have the view from inside and it’s so exciting. I know what you’re thinking: “No way I’m as bad as those Capitol pigs.” Well, guess again cose if you are reading this book you are enjoying yourself with the Hunger Games and being entertained on the cost of the deaths that are being displayed on it. Don’t beat yourself up about it. This is human nature after all. I really like the fact that Katniss is cold when she talks about feelings. She actually thinks with her head and have her survival as the main focus. She is fire that rises among the dark and depressing coal. She is a fighter and I felt strong inside her head. There were so many emotions and action in this book, I mean, in the reaping I was so sad and angry. My heart was in my hands, but just like every other important moment in this book, it had its porpoise. Every decision, every step, every action defines what is up ahead. The reaping, the prep, the game. I found it all very exciting, but there were a few points that felt dry or not really there. Like Peeta for instance, he is there, but not really there, if you know what I mean. I wish he were marked as a stronger character than he were shown in this book. I mean, there were less stuff about Gale and I felt that I know more about him than Peeta. Don’t get me wrong, I like him, but I don’t know enough to actually care about him. The Games, this part is actually a little spoiler so I don’t advice you to read unless you already read the book. So, they keep saying all the scary stuff and how the Games are bloody and merciless. They turned out to be really bloody, but for some reason Katniss and Peeta got off with their hands almost clean. I mean, Kat’s kills were so bland and is not like she actually went and became a murderer for the game, aside for the fact that she kept thinking about killing a lot of the time. Peeta, yep he killed too, if you can call that a real kill. In the body count they were spared pretty good . Oh, what the freaking problem with the food in this book? I know Katniss is like starving all the time, but for a book called Hunger Games, there are a lot of freaking food talking all the freaking time. Water is another thing. She was 5min in the arena and started feeling the thirst. Oh, come on. I spend more time without water and you don’t see me babbling about it all the freaking time. The end. I love how exciting it was. The tension, the danger. Oh, really good stuff, but I felt like something is missing. It was a void. Is like you just spend the last hour fighting for your life and your main concern became a boy’s feelings. I don’t know. It just felt weird. Other than that, the story is wonderful and I can’t wait to watch the movie