Things I liked about this book: Xavier Things I disliked about this book: Bethany - everything else.
Ok, the only reason Xavier was a plus in this book...moreThings I liked about this book: Xavier Things I disliked about this book: Bethany - everything else.
Ok, the only reason Xavier was a plus in this book because he isn't like every other romantic-interest/hero that is in every other paranormal romance. He isn't some broody secretive guy with extraordinary depth that only Bethany is able to understand. Every though has the typical 'tragic past', he isn't an emotional emo wreck over it, and he's actually quite a fun character. I mean, he wasn't perfect, I'm just saying it was a nice change. He still said sickly sweet lines of love that made me want to gag, and he still was obsessed with Bethany past logic... but he had his good points. Good = different from every other hero, in this case.
Now, why the book sucks and why I would never recommend it: Bethany, Jake, and pretty much the entire plot line in general. Most of the book doesn't even have a plot, it's just about Bethany being a (stupid) rebellious angel and going after Xavier (jeopardizing their entire point of being there) because she feels like it. Awesome. So now that we established the heroine as an impulsive, selfish, brat, we have a stupid attempt at a plot line to follow. The 'plot' doesn't even start until over half the book is finished, and then once it does start the entire thing is pointless. Jake was possibly one of the worst antagonists ever, probably because he didn't even have much time to be an antagonist because we were too buy reading about Bethany and Xavier...
... but seriously. He was stupid. Everything he did was stupid. The way he acted was stupid. Even his confession of 'love'and his 'bad deeds' were stupid. I could honestly care less what happened to any of Bethany's friends, or her for that matter, because the book was so caught up in how Xavier and Bethany were each other's halves that no other character had the chance to develop.
I don't even understand how there is a second book when the entire first book was composed just of Bethany and Xavier's relationship. Maybe the second one will have more plot.(less)
I really enjoyed stopping time much more than old habits, but they were both decent. The strange love-triangle becomes a little more explained... even...moreI really enjoyed stopping time much more than old habits, but they were both decent. The strange love-triangle becomes a little more explained... even though I sort of felt incomplete after reading this because I wanted to see more... but alas it shall not come. A good read if you like the Wicked Lovely series. (less)
Fortunately, I read the free sample download on my nook before actually investing, because if I had to spend nine dollars on this book I would be thor...moreFortunately, I read the free sample download on my nook before actually investing, because if I had to spend nine dollars on this book I would be thoroughly disappointed. The free sample read up to chapter sixteen, right before her 'ball', and by then I had had enough with the characters I was almost happy it was over.
The main girl, Wendy, is boring and whiny and annoying. All she does is complain about her stupid hair and how she has no friends. Big whoop. When she isn't complaining about that she's getting depressed over Finn, a boy she's only met a couple of times but since he stares at her creepily it must be love, and feeling sorry for herself. Her discovering why she is 'so different' ended up being completely anti-climatic, and it only got worse from there.
Honestly, do not waste your money. I actually liked the secondary characters more than I liked that main ones. Sad... (less)
Was it realistic? ... not at all. Did the fragmented sentences get annoying at times? Yes. Was it still awesome? Yes, I would say it was :). I really...moreWas it realistic? ... not at all. Did the fragmented sentences get annoying at times? Yes. Was it still awesome? Yes, I would say it was :). I really loved both of the main characters. I actually felt bad for them: what they were going through, what they had gone through, and all of their new struggles as they tried to figure out things with each other as well as their own messes. Even if the story line wasn't very realistic... I still felt like both Cabel and Janie were very real people who had very real reactions to everything thrown their way.
Awesome story. The fragmented sentences really grated on me... but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. (less)