Reactions: By reading the "City of Ashes", I revised my opinion initially made after reading the "City of Bones" about the lacked of consistency of theReactions: By reading the "City of Ashes", I revised my opinion initially made after reading the "City of Bones" about the lacked of consistency of the characters . Clary finally decides to show her true potential and use it to fight. Certainly it was not until the second part of the book but she is in all the good ones. In this vomume, Jace has shown a more mysterious and black side as if he was tempted by the dark side of the force. Simon, too, is finally playing an interesting role other than that the one of the lovesick best friend. I always keep a soft spot for Luke and Magnus, the pretty cool characters since the beginning.
Meanwhile, Cassandra Clare continues to plunge us into an extraordinary world while guiding us quietly in a New York infested by demons. The pace is still accelerating. The battles are raging and we follow the main characters in their search of truth and their desire to learn more about their bleak past. This second volume is much more tied up altogether at any viewpoint. I've spend a great time reading it! I'm really curious about the next adventures to come in "The City of Glass."
I'm used to read fairly quickly, for once I took my time listening to the stories told between the Dalai Lama and the American psychiAn awesome book!
I'm used to read fairly quickly, for once I took my time listening to the stories told between the Dalai Lama and the American psychiatrist Howard C. Cutler. Absolutely brilliant, this book is appreciated for its anecdotes about his holiness as well as for its explanations about happiness, suffering, pain, compassion that the Dalai Lama teaches to the reader.
Very modern, the dialogues are alive and made you think. You wonder, you try to open yourself to views sometimes opposing to yours.
I really enjoyed having the Eastern views of Western practices. I also enjoyed the lack of judgment and the curiosity of this holy man. I like Howard C. Cutler's questions. He brings his professional expertise and practical ideas to try to understand the concepts of the Tibetan spiritual leader and to put them into practice.
Very curious about Buddhism lately, this book enlightened me and has especially given me a form of joy, good humor and hope.
A book that will stay with me for a long time and I will open it again, happily, when I will have the need of a kick in the ass! :-) Wonderful trip!
Reactions: A entertaining, charming and captivating story. From the first lines, the reader is immersed in the life of Janie who is able to enter the dReactions: A entertaining, charming and captivating story. From the first lines, the reader is immersed in the life of Janie who is able to enter the dreams and nightmares of her entourage. She feels the intimacy of the dreamers, their anxieties, their fears as well as their fantasies.
This plot made me smile...Imagine if this ability was given to someone you know ? Hou would you feel ?Raped ? Angry ? Our dreams are often inconsistent, whimsical or frightening, but nobody would disclose or share them. They are all our buried secrets that can only resurface at night. Some dreams described in this story made me remember mine. Because who has not imagined find themselves naked in public?
The second part of the novel is a blend of romance, as it explores the fragile and moving story between Jamie and Caleb, and scenes from the series "Medium" with Patricia Arquette. We start in a new direction with pobable tracks on the future that awaits Jamie later in the trilogy.
I had a great experience readng "Wake". This book kept me alert. I've even felt a little pinch in my heart. "Fade" will be naturally my next reading because I'm curious to find out and to follw the further adventures of Caleb and Jamie.
Impressions: Brilliant, funny and touching, this book is a marvel! Elizabeth Scott makes her novel more real than real life. I had the impression of beImpressions: Brilliant, funny and touching, this book is a marvel! Elizabeth Scott makes her novel more real than real life. I had the impression of being in the high school hallway with Kate, to suffer the ridicule of Diana or to feel the embarrassed looks of passers-by trying to escape the clutches of Kate's father in the corridors of the mall. Her writing is incredible!
Beyond the descriptions of places, the author manages to accurately recount the intimate thoughts and questions that may arise in the mind of a teenager. Who has never used teasing jokes to help the man of your heart to react or to notice you? I enjoyed those moments of true emotions that plunged me in my own adolescence with teasing as a preamble to flirt with the person that I liked back then.
But I also appreciated the realistic creativity invented by the author to talk about Kate's dysfunctional family. The dreams of the father who selfishly pushes himself to forget those who are dear to him. The desire for a better future of the grandmother who pushes her daughter to open her eyes and make hard choices. Money problems that bring about change. The friendship and love that are sometimes not enough to keep people happy. The choices that have ricochet effect on all members of one family and the difficulty to accept those changes. Finally, the hopeful note: try to look at the bright side of life and accept it.
Funny in the aftershocks between Will and Kate. Sad to watch Anna's choices. To become popular, she let her personnality fade behind a superficial love and friendship. Poignant in the final scenes with many twists and hard turns. But with a lot of tenderness as with the brotherly relationship between Todd and Kate or the precious romantics moments between Will and Kate.
A great story well imagined to be told with great accuracy in emotion. Much realism also in the way of describing the end of a friendship. The delicate passage between adolescence and adulthood. A crossroads where two friends become aware that a page turns itself and the difficulty of definitively closed it. It was very well described by the author.
After reading "The Unwritten Rule", I decided to continue my discovery of the works of Elizabeth Scott. I loved the first novel and I was not disappointed by "Perfect You". The author success by leading me to embark on an nostalgic adventure that reminded me of my high school years. I remembered the feeling of uncertainties that emerge when facing the opposite sex. The difficulties encountered on the road of friendship. But with only one certainty: "When one door closes, another opens." like said by Miguel de Cervantes. Happy reading!