"Alpha male" is the worst concept ever created (No dears, there is no such thing, humans are much more complex than that). You know why I would do to
"Alpha male" is the worst concept ever created (No dears, there is no such thing, humans are much more complex than that). You know why I would do to an "Alpha male" if I ever met one? I would punch him in his stupid face (oh boy, I KNOW how to punch). ...more
Oh boooy. Remind me never to read anything under the "romance" genre.
Dripping sarcasm and oozing wit, he refuses to censor his feelings or opinions foOh boooy. Remind me never to read anything under the "romance" genre.
Dripping sarcasm and oozing wit, he refuses to censor his feelings or opinions for anyone, making no apologies for either and wearing his abrasiveness like a badge of honor.
Now, where have I hear that one before? Oh right, in every "romance" book ever. Honestly, If I met someone like that (and I do know a guy like that who works in my molecular lab, most people avoid or ignore him) I would just laugh at his face or roll my eyes.
Dear Chase: you're nothing but a man-child that thinks "censoring" your opinions and being an uncaring arsehole is "kewl". Someone needs to teach you that acting like that has consequences in the real world, buddy. And since "not censoring" opinions is "in" right now, I can tell you to go fuck yourself, Chase.
Andie, Andie, Andie. You're nothing but the walking trope of "I can change him mama!" and "but he's sooo nice that I can't love him, duuur". I'll put my biologist-hat on and tell you that there's no war between feelings and "logic", humans beings use both when making decisions. Go read about philosophy, or science and see for yourself. You also need counselling. ...more
Some reviewers have said that this book is like crack, and I agree with them. Do you know what crack does to your body? Let's just say that is actuallSome reviewers have said that this book is like crack, and I agree with them. Do you know what crack does to your body? Let's just say that is actually very, very bad for your health (http://science.howstuffworks.com/crac...), specially for your cognitive functions.
Don't even bother with this book, unless you are a teenager that still thinks that "Rape is love", "He hurts you because he loves you"; or an adult that still has the mind of a teenager.
Under the Never Sky reads like 97% of fanfiction (mediocre, or worse) for a certain video game series*, fanfiction written by teenagers of all people;Under the Never Sky reads like 97% of fanfiction (mediocre, or worse) for a certain video game series*, fanfiction written by teenagers of all people; speaking of which, that series happens to posses a much better world-building, one that actually makes sense (most of the time), is explained in depth, and doesn't leave you with unanswered questions regarding "how the world works".
The "heroine" is supposed to be "sheltered", but she comes across as, frankly, an idiot, in true YA female protagonist fashion; making female characters basically "dumb as fuck" seems to be the trend these days. Apparently intelligence is a trait that we are supposed to find too "overpowered" for a heroine.
The male protagonist doesn't fare much better, being only a collection or badly executed tropes and cliches. His relationship with our esteemed heroine makes him seem more like an animal outside of the Homo genus, although still a mammal.
I'm not going to discuss the ridiculous "Science" or the inability of the author to understand basic human physiology. I just wish authors would actually do some sort research before trying to write how the human body works, it is really not that hard.
*If you know what series I'm talking about, go read a fanfiction for it, because some of them are actually better written than this crap....more
A books that reminds me why I simply don't bother with YA anymore. Flat characters, a cipher heroine, mediocre prose, and an awfully written love triaA books that reminds me why I simply don't bother with YA anymore. Flat characters, a cipher heroine, mediocre prose, and an awfully written love triangle. Nothing more to this books, nothing but your typical YA formula.
Sometimes I wish that people who haven't even read about actual combat or real life spies wouldn't be permitted to write this type of books. Harsh, buSometimes I wish that people who haven't even read about actual combat or real life spies wouldn't be permitted to write this type of books. Harsh, but true.
Dear Miss William, do you really expect me to believe that someone (man or woman, girl or boy) who was actually working as a spy wouldn't know the first thing about combat? Spies fight only as a last resort, and even if they do, there's a high possibility that they will lose against a more trained opponent, but this doesn't mean they don't know how to protect themselves, how to fight.
Why would the King even allow her to work for him? Is he an idiot? A really shitty King? Is he trying to get her killed? Just because she has "powers" and a "knight" at her side, doesn't mean she is ready for actual espionage. With such a dangerous job, why hasn't she bothered to learn how to shoot a firearm. She doesn't have to become a warrior or a soldier, she just need to know how to take care of herself.
Oh, right, we can't have your female protagonist be competent in her own fucking job, she needs to be a moron so her "love interest" can rescue her sorry ass. Now, I could believe this turn of events only if she was still a teenager girl, one who was learning the ropes of her job and her new reality, but she a 26 year old grown ass woman who has been doing this for ten years. It just doesn't makes sense.
As a last note, I want to add that I'm tired of these "sexy guys", and the moronic "love triangles". They are overused, they are boring, and they only serve to bog down your narrative.