I haven't enjoyed a vampire book like this since Twilight, and if you thought Edward was cute just wait until you meet Bo!
Ridley has the envied life...moreI haven't enjoyed a vampire book like this since Twilight, and if you thought Edward was cute just wait until you meet Bo!
Ridley has the envied life at school. She is captain of the cheer squad, her boyfriend is the quarterback, and she has a spot at the cool table. But that is all a facade for the life she has at home. When tragedy strikes her family, her mom becomes a drunk and her dad is absent, and Ridley is left with nothing but the hope of getting out!
Until...She meets her stalker.
Once Ridley meets Bo, she fall head-over-heels in love. (not my ideal way of "love" happening, but M. makes it work!) With Bo's help, Ridley is able to take a stand in who she is; her life finds meaning, and suddenly she looks forward to something other than getting out of town.
This vampire novel will have you hooked by the very first page ( I know I was)! I am reading the sequel right now, and it is just killing me taking a break to write this review! The characters are so deep and you will fall in love with them, or in Trinity's case you will loath her. This book really took hold of my emotions. I wanted to kill Trinity and make-out with Bo. And when Bo announces he is dying *aghh* I almost broke down and started crying right there.
I completely, absolutely recommend this book especially if you like swooning over a good vampire read! (less)
review to come soon on my blog tessmw.blogspot.com...i kind of have to wrap my head around the book first cause its a little whelming :) 8/10/11
Alrigh...morereview to come soon on my blog tessmw.blogspot.com...i kind of have to wrap my head around the book first cause its a little whelming :) 8/10/11
Alrighty now I think I have wrapped my head around it...since it has been 5 months since I read the book the first time. I think it just took me the second time through.
Okay so The Understorey was totally my favorite book of 2011...then Callum & Harper came out, and now it is my favorite, but I guess what I can say by that is Fisher is Awesome!!!!
For me to read a book twice is a pretty big deal, I just don't enjoy books twice very often, and I rarely have the time to do it, BUT with this book it was awesome a second time. I really loved reading Jules and Elliott's love story again, and I was able to pick up on some more of the little humorous details that I didn't see the first time through.
Now let me tell you about the Brilliance of it.
So lets talk about the Romance because if you're like me that it a pretty big deal... I absolutely love Jules and Elliott! Elliott is the social superstar. He could get any girl he wants, he is the football star, and he is hotttt. Julia is the social outcast. She dresses to her own style, beats by her own drum, and she reads at lunch (LOL i love this because if my friends would let me I would too). They were friends as kids, but now that they are in high school, they have grown apart. Then one touch changes everything. Oh they are just too cute how they get together and try to figure out why they have this electric touch. YAY for the paranormal aspect of this book! I heard a few people saying how the book is slow at the beginning, but in my opinion I think it is essential for their love story. I think the slow growing love that Jules and Elliott have in the beginning is in preparation for the intensity at the end. It would seem a little crazy for them to be that way towards each other, if their relationship hadn't had time to develop.
Oh I mentioned before Jules & Elliott go through a lot...hello conflict... What an awesome villain Fisher wrote, who would know that such a sweet author could write such an evil character. He scared me out of my mind, and I had to keep reading because I knew if I slept I might have nightmares. Let me just say once you get to a certain point close to the end you won't be putting the book down!
The majority of the book is written in Elliott's point of view which was really interesting since there just aren't many books like that! It was especially enjoyable since Elliot was a gentleman and had that old-fashioned charm about him! He is definitely my book boyfriend :)
I totally recommend this book if you love cute romance stories :) with a little bit of thrill at the end!!!
yep i finished it in like 2 days so therefore it was awesome...i will hopefully have time to review this book and all the other books i have been read...moreyep i finished it in like 2 days so therefore it was awesome...i will hopefully have time to review this book and all the other books i have been reading soon...once school gets a little less hectic and guess what if you have been following my blog at all you would know that i did this reading challenge around The Glassheart Chronicles and this was the last book of the challenge so Im officially done with it and can now safely read the book by all the amazing authors whoo hoo...so basically a lot more to come on my blog email@example.com soon(less)
It's as AWESOME as everyone was saying it was!!! I really really really loved how it all played out! Loved Four. Loved Trish!!! The only thing is it t...moreIt's as AWESOME as everyone was saying it was!!! I really really really loved how it all played out! Loved Four. Loved Trish!!! The only thing is it took me awhile to get into it. I stuck with it because I really like the world development but I hard time dealing with the Dauntless violence. Probably because I started caring for Trish a lot and didn't like seeing her get hurt physically and having to be scared. Overall I loved the book and can't wait to finish the series. (less)