Starting this book was like plunging into an icy lake. It was fast and furious. I actually briefly wondCheck out more reviews at www.bookstothesky.com
Starting this book was like plunging into an icy lake. It was fast and furious. I actually briefly wondered if I was somehow reading the second book in a series because it started with not a whole lot of introduction. Once I got past that, however, the rest of the story fell into place with no problem.
I really liked the mystery behind what Kali was on those other days. From what she knew, she was the only person who changed and became something else. On the days she was something else, she went hunting and killed things like hellhounds and basilisks. I had my theories on what she was, but it turns out I was wrong.
Kali is a kick ass girl who isn't afraid of things and it made her a like-able character in my eyes. On the flip side, she's a bit too courageous and wants to do things alone to keep other people out of harm and this ends up pissing off a lot of her new friends. I liked that about her also.
Also, I loved Skylar, who is just "a little bit psychic." Not only is she funny, but she sticks by Kali's side until the very end.
What I enjoyed most about this story is that it wasn't centered upon romance. This isn't to say that there isn't any chemistry sparks flying around, but it wasn't the main point of the story.
There's quite a bit of science going on in this book as far as Kali figuring out exactly what she is (I gasped when I found out).
First of all, I totally dug Arin Greenwood's writing style. It was truly like listeniCheck out more reviews at www.bookstothesky.com
I loved this book!
First of all, I totally dug Arin Greenwood's writing style. It was truly like listening to the voice inside a woman's head.
Nina not only loses her job, but then discovers her long time boyfriend has been cheating on her. She realizes she's going to have to make some major changes in her life, since she no longer has a job nor a place to live. She ends up taking a job on the tropical island of Miramar, where life changes drastically for her.
I laughed myself silly reading parts of her book, such as ordering things like beep or cheekun (beef or chicken) and just the descriptions of the island itself is a complete culture shock. The lack of street signs and having to navigate by way of landmarks (like turn right at the blue trash can, then go past the barking dog) made me laugh.
I about died when the locals told Nina to be careful swimming in the water because it's where all the fecal matter goes.
She really struggles trying to find her place and ends up pursuing some bad relationships along the way. Well, OK one relationship was bad because it was her fault, completely.
This is one of those books that I'd definitely re-read again and again....more
While the premise of the whole story was a little strange, it was well executed inCheck out more reviews at www.bookstothesky.com
We enjoyed this book!
While the premise of the whole story was a little strange, it was well executed in the book. Riley was a likeable character. She can see ghosts and has been able to since her mother's death, which she blames herself for.
She and her brother are whisked away to Ireland where her dad has a new job. She ends up living in an old inn where she meets Ian, a ghost who is near her age (except he died ages ago). He's pretty yummy and sweet, except he has baggage of the dead ghost kind, and her name is Laria.
Laria was creepy to the max. She did some freaky ghost/voodoo crap on Riley a few times in the book that really put us on edge while reading this story. It seemed like Laria could basically roam wherever she wanted, and she could do stuff to people and only Riley (well and Ian) could see her.
Jenny sincerely started wondering if Ian was the one who was truly behind the creepy factor and if maybe he was using Laria as a scapegoat for his curse. She was slightly on edge when he was around, because she was worried that Ian was the evil one and he was just hiding it well.
The story ended in a way that definitely leaves it open for the second book, which we'd both really love to read!...more
What a fabulous book! I read it in one sitting because I couldn't put it down.
Mystery books always amuse me because as much as I think I know who the culprit is, I'm always wrong! Perhaps I'm just bad at guessing? Either way, the mystery over who killed Makenna's classmate kept me guessing until the very end. It was set up so well that I suspected pretty much everyone. Well...obviously I was wrong so I guess I didn't suspect everyone, just most people.
I loved Ty even though he was a jerk in the beginning of the book (which, he kinda had good reason to be) and I liked Makenna quite a bit, even though I think she may have been kinda snotty before everything started happening in the story. There's a lot of hinting that she was a crowd follower and so she was popular but it appears to only be on the outskirts of popularity, if that makes sense.
She and Ty end up forming a trio with Melanie, whose best friend was the one who was killed. It was an interesting trio, as Melanie and Makenna were not friends at all until after the murder. They set out trying to find ways to cure Ty of his werewolf disease.
In the meantime, romance starts brewing between two characters. I love me some good romance and this book did not disappoint! My stomach would go all aflutter each and every time something romantic happened. A touch here, a kiss there, it was fabulous.
This book had everything: paranormal aspects, romance, murder mystery, cliffhangers.
Ah, the ending...totally threw me off and was SUCH a fabulous cliffhanger that I found myself emailing Jennifer Hendren herself begging her to hurry up and finish writing the next book!
I will definitely be reading the next book! I can't wait for it to come out!...more