I read this book in one sitting! Okay. I wasn't sitting when I read it, I was lying down. So technically, I read this is in one go, while I was lyingI read this book in one sitting! Okay. I wasn't sitting when I read it, I was lying down. So technically, I read this is in one go, while I was lying down.
But still, I read it in one go. One.
This book hooked me from start to finish. I cannot ask for a better book to kick start my reading again.
It's been a long time since I've read a book this fast. Colleen Hoover books are cure for reading slumps. Holy crap. I, literally, could not stop reading this. Did I think it was the best Colleen Hoover book? Not really, but it's definitely one of her good ones.
So. Let's start with the story.
"No matter how hard I try to hide them with my hair and clothes, they're there. They'll always be there. A permanent reminder of the night that destroyed all the best part of me."
Fallon O'Neil believed she lost everything when her father's house caught on fire. No one knew she was in the house when it happened, as a result, it took a while before they got her out of the fire. She got fourth degree burns that even reconstructive surgery could not completely fix. She lost her acting career before it even blossomed into something bigger.
November 9th was the day the fire happened. What she doesn't know was how November 9th would have a completely different meaning for her after meeting Ben the same day.
If you've been following my reviews, you'll know how much I hate insta-love. Surprisingly, the character in this book hates it too. Yep. Fallon is a reader. Woohoo! So anyways, she hates insta-love, but her relationship with Ben, sort of starts like an insta-love. But I totally buy it! It didn't bother me at all because of how much I believed their chemistry. It's one of the things I loved about this book, the relationship between Fallon and Ben.
At first, I thought this book would be like One Day by David Mitchell. I was at that point where I was saying, "Wait a minute, I've read this before!" Oh boy was I wrong.
This book took an unexpected turn. Holy crap. I so dumbfounded when the twist happened. It broke my heart so much. I knew it wasn't just what it was, but it broke me nonetheless. I had so much trust for these characters that when the secret finally revealed itself, I was just as disappointed and heartbroken.
Colleen Hoover, you definitely know how to break your reader's hearts!
I do want to tell you that one my most hated Colleen Hoover couples made a cameo in this book. Funnily enough, I didn't find them annoying, at all, in this book. I was caught off guard when they appeared but was happy when they were there. Their appearance made sense, and at least then their relationship is more, let's say, healthy that what they had on their own book.
If you love Colleen Hoover, definitely pick this book up because it's gold. I loved it. The story, the characters, the events, the drama, and the romance, oh boy, I want my own Ben!
Before I end this review, I want to quickly mention how much I love Ben! Ben is bae. Honestly, I really need to get my fucking Ben. Where can I get a writer boyfriend? Please tell me. Holy moly. I love this guy. He's so dedicated, and honest (well he did have skeletons in his closet but they were forgiveable), and just amazing! I love him completely. I bet you guys would too!
My only qualm about this book would probably be that Colleen Hoover seem to hate these characters so much that she keeps on piling problems over problems. Haha. She might have intentionally done that, but it just felt too much. Give these two kids a break CoHo. They need to be happy. You broke their hearts and our hearts a little too much! Hope you'll be nicer to your next characters.
Overall, I loved this book! The unexpected turn of events really caught me off guard. I was sure I was about to give this book a 6/10, but after that plot twist, I had to give this book more credit....more
The intro and the epilogue sent shivers up my spine!
I freakin loved this.
For someone who is new to reading DC stuff, this would definitely walk you tThe intro and the epilogue sent shivers up my spine!
I freakin loved this.
For someone who is new to reading DC stuff, this would definitely walk you through what's happening to the DC universe moving forward. I liked how they wrote this in a way that new readers would understand. It didn't assume that everyone reading this would have read every other DC comic book out there, which is mostly the case in comic books that are follow ups to previous series. There was a note though, that you should read Justice League #50 and Superman #52, which I have not read (because I only saw the notes when I reread this), but I still appreciated this for what it was.
I've never read any Flash comic book with Wally West in it, so this would have to be my first encouter with this character. He seems to be the main narrator. Despite being just introduced to this character, I felt drawn to him. I felt sympathy for his situation and the gravity of what he was trying to do.
A summary of what's going on so far:
Everything is in chaos and an invisible threat looming in the horizon. No one knows who it is, but I think, I sort of have an idea.
I'm not exactly sure.
But that pin though, I'm not sure why it's here. No spoilers coming from me. But I am very curious on what its role to the story is, because for as far as I know, it exists in an entirely different universe.
I've read parts of Sandman, but, I don't think I got far enough to meet Lucifer in them. Mike Carey did a good job adapting this cSo weird. I love it.
I've read parts of Sandman, but, I don't think I got far enough to meet Lucifer in them. Mike Carey did a good job adapting this character from the original series. It's just great that he left a little bit of Gaiman with how he writes.
I have watched the first episode of the tv show, which is why I'm curious to know how the graphic novels were. They're surprisingly different, both physical and storywise. I believe the first episode dealt more with Lucifer's backstory, while this first issue, dealt more about the effects of Lucifer leaving hell.
The illustrations we okay. I can't say I'm a big fan of it, though.
Overall, I really enjoyed it and would be looking forward to more issues....more
I'm crossing my fingers that the last book would be even better!
Usually, I hateREACTION AFTER READING THE BOOK
MY FAVORITE FROM THIS SERIES, SO FAR.
I'm crossing my fingers that the last book would be even better!
Usually, I hate series, and I tend to stop mid-series run because I get bored or lose interest. That isn't the case with this one. I am absolutely, irrevocably, hooked with The Percy Jackson world, and I would, most definitely, read the other spin-off series.
RICK RIORDAN, you are amazing! Keep these myth-inspired books coming!
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A lost God Love-square? A possession Death A labyrinth A friend or an enemy?
THINGS WORTH MENTIONING
1. PERCY IS A DEMIGOD, BUT HE'S ALSO A TEENAGER
Percy may be the only chance Olympus have of surviving, but let's all remember, he's also just a teenage boy, with teenage emotions. I liked that Rick Riordan did not forget this when he wrote about Percy. I would have hated to see Percy be this teenage boy who could go through anything, but not the ones that he has to go through as a teenager.
Death is inevitable in George RR Martin's Game of Thrones. I think Riordan took some cues and decided it was okay to kill a character, or two, per book.
I ship Percy and Annabeth so bad. There weren't a lot of PERCYBETH moments in this book, because I feel their feelings for each other isn't solidified with something yet, but I can feel they're perfect for each other, nonetheless. One thing I would like to commend Riordan is how he didn't push for these two to be together right away. He is taking his time writing about these two character separately, then eventually, he'd bring them together. Am I right? Or am I right? For those who have read Heroes of Olympus, please tell me I'm right.
4. THE LABYRINTH WAS A CHARACTER IN ITSELF
The way Rick Riordan depicted the Labyrinth is beyond me. I really liked how it branches to each part of the world, without you noticing it. It could seem like you're walking for an hour in the same line, but before you know it, you're coming out of the Labyrinth from the opposite side of the world from which you came in from. But that's not the only good part, the Labyrinth has sections that you'd not expect to be there. I'd love to get the chance to visit, given that'd be able to get out.
5. THE RISKS AND CONSEQUENCES
I feel that, among all the other books I've read so far, this has got to be the one with the most risks and the dire consequences. While reading this, you get the feeling that it's prepping you for the events that soon to come on the last book, which I am currently reading, by the way.
For those of you know their Greek Mythology, Daedalus, was a great inventor who made flying shoes for his son, Icarus, and also made the Labyrinth. At first, you'll start to wonder when you'll be meeting this mysterious person, but as the story goes along, you'll realize he was right under your nose all along, and that was a big plus for me. I did not expect him to be who he was. He has, indirectly, a very prominent role to this story. I liked how his character was used to this installment.
7. I MISS LUKE
As much as I would like to hate this guy, I actually really missed him. He was there, but not really.
8. IT WAS FAST PACED AND FULL OF ADVENTURE
It's one of the things I loved about this series, actually, but this book in particular, had the best quest and action (so far that is).
Overall, I thought this was a strong installment to the Percy Jackson series. I can't wait to finish the last one. I'm hoping it would "wow" me better than this one. I really want to know what happens to Percy, Annabeth, and everyone in the camp, and also, how it would transition to the Heroes of Olympus series.
I love Brian K. Vaughan's stories, but this installment, is definitely not one of my favorites. It wasn't bad, it isn't good either.
So volume 2 collecI love Brian K. Vaughan's stories, but this installment, is definitely not one of my favorites. It wasn't bad, it isn't good either.
So volume 2 collects issue 6-10 of Private Eye that you can get for free, or if you want to donate, you can do that too. To get it, visit this site: http://panelsyndicate.com.
Going back, I'd have to say I loved the first volume because of how unique the concept of it is.
Life without the internet. Hmmmm. Seems like a life I wont be able to live with. Internet has now become of every day life. A lot of people use internet, some even use it for work. So imagine if all of that was gone for a long time. Private Eye is set in a world without internet, where people hire PI to find out more about their family, history and stuff. But this is illegal, at least a decade.
Okay so here are my mini thoughts on this volume.
1. I loved the world-building. 2. I loved the characters. 3. It has a weak villain. 4. He illusrations were good with bright colors. 5. It will keep you at the edge of your seat. 6. The climax was a big surprise. I did not expect it at all. 7. I really wish it has a deeper story than this.
Overall, I still think this is a great graphic novel and would recommend it to everyone....more
It took me forever, because of my stupid reading slump, but I really loved this book.
It did have its flaws, not too much though that it would hinder yIt took me forever, because of my stupid reading slump, but I really loved this book.
It did have its flaws, not too much though that it would hinder you from enjoying the book. The thing I loved the most about it is how the images, the newspaper clips, the digital add-on from the app made this a very unique reading experience.
I'd definitely recommend this to people who are into the mystery, or loves to read who-done-it type of books.