A short story that was an easy read. I've finished it in an evening. There is a good potential to develop into something great and be a page t2.5 stars
A short story that was an easy read. I've finished it in an evening. There is a good potential to develop into something great and be a page turner but I've been expecting more...
The plot is promising but the author was too superficial in her story. The characters are interesting. Sad that you don't really have time to get to know them. Evans was well written, with some depth and a complicated background story. But Hayley was lacking of substance. If think she could have delivered and added much more to the plot. Their romance (or lust attack) is rushed and not very romantic.
Don't get me wrong, you spend a nice moment. But after reading other books about MMA fighters, I'm missing some adrenaline rush about fights and sensuality in the romance part.
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!
In this volume, I like that Sang is asking herself more questions about her relationship with the boys as well as her role in the group. Of course, I lIn this volume, I like that Sang is asking herself more questions about her relationship with the boys as well as her role in the group. Of course, I like the new romantic development. There is also violence and actions too. It's becoming more dark even if Sang is still innocent. I'm a fan of this serie!...more
Don't know what to think of this first opus of Maria Mc Cartan story. There are some pleasant and fun parts as well as some ones that made me grind myDon't know what to think of this first opus of Maria Mc Cartan story. There are some pleasant and fun parts as well as some ones that made me grind my teeth...
I've been rolling my eyes at Nick sexual prowess in bed. Of course, he is exceptional! But, in one particular scene, I've almost spilled my coffee on my screen… Gross! Then I realize it was following the vampire road…Jeez! A warning would have been nice...
I've been sighing a lot too. Carly needy affective behavior is a little bit too extreme… Honestly, who will call a guy a hundred time after just one night? If I was a guy I would have run away...
And Nick is a jerk. Not his vampire side…just in his way of dealing with his feelings in this relationship…
Being a fantasy fan, I would have loved more vampire actions or explanations. At the same time, if I'm honest, it was different than the "Twilight" love story…A really good point for a vampire romance.
Finally, they were some interesting twists in the action. Like the ending. Really enjoy the last part of the story when Carly is starting to get suspicious.
The read is pleasant and I have the feeling that the author can surprise us in the sequel.
I wanted a practical book, explanatory and useful in the kitchen to help me enjoy myself while cooking varied vegetarian dishes. I was pleased by theI wanted a practical book, explanatory and useful in the kitchen to help me enjoy myself while cooking varied vegetarian dishes. I was pleased by the practical guidance on products used in vegetarian cooking as much as the explanations of the potential issues while getting rid of animal proteins from our plates.
In a cookbook, I need to see, to have the urge to start cooking to taste and understand the recipes. Here, I enjoyed the large enticing photos that make you want to spend some time in the kitchen as well as the little ones guiding the reader.
I personally tested the pudding with coconut milk and tapioca. Yummy... A real treat! Ditto for the brioche and the buns with orange blossom. Often, the receipes can be either too sweet or poorly proportioned, in this cookbook clear and great instructions. I was thrilled to be able to trust the author, which you can feel the passion for cooking, and who gives you real tips . Great delicious one!
I was very surprised by this novel. I did not expect at all to be overwhelmed by emotions from the very first lines. The pain and suffering a3.5 stars
I was very surprised by this novel. I did not expect at all to be overwhelmed by emotions from the very first lines. The pain and suffering associated with the loss of a loved one, the differences phases through which we pass and the perception of others while you pass through this ordeal ... Wow! Everything was right. This echoed in me and put me ill at ease. I experienced difficulty not to cry with Kelsi ... Beautifully sad!
I also liked the paranormal touch. The author manages to keep the story plausible. One wonders if the events occur in Kelsi's head and if these visions are related to depression, grief. Perhaps Aiden's revelations arrive a bit late ... This would be my only criticism.
The ending is sweet, touching and full of hope until the final sentence that leaves you in suspense. Very well done!
A very big emotional slap! Very well written, this novel hooked me from the start and I was unable to put this book down......more
I love the character of Emily Strange and it is with great pleasure that I immersed myself in this comic. The synopsis looked fun and promising. The cI love the character of Emily Strange and it is with great pleasure that I immersed myself in this comic. The synopsis looked fun and promising. The cover was beautifully illustrated so, I was hoping to have a good time.
Unfortunately, I was soon disappointed by the story. Too messy! Too much confusion and bickering that show Emily as very bossy and inflexible woman.
It's a shame that the story is confusing because the moral is that we need others to succeed and that some project can not be done alone. But the plot failed to capture my interest.
Nevertheless, the illustrations are interesting, colorful and graphically very nice to follow and appreciate.
I really was surprised by "The Ghost Bird Series", a touching, innocent and original story. So, I eagerly plunged into the adventures of Kayli. I wasI really was surprised by "The Ghost Bird Series", a touching, innocent and original story. So, I eagerly plunged into the adventures of Kayli. I was excited to go back to the adventures of the Academy even if it is of novels for teens. To be honest, I have not been seduced by the main character. The group intrigued me and the guys are endearing and charming but Kayli puzzled me. I haven't been able to attach myself. Less loyal than Sang, more sexual and more independent, her difficulty to trust and her need to fly bothered me. So it was not love at first side, but she had picked my interest along the way. It's the agreable and original writing of the author that charmed me once again. I let myself be taken by the plot and I began to appreciate this new team. And I really had a great time. More mature with more action, this first volume does not allow the reader to be bored. Endearing characters, secrets and explosions... At the end of my reading, I was excited to put my hands on the sequel...
This story intrigued me as soon as I've read the synopsis.
From the beginning, I liked that the reader is able to know the identity of the serial killThis story intrigued me as soon as I've read the synopsis.
From the beginning, I liked that the reader is able to know the identity of the serial killer. This helped to get into his head and see his interactions with others. He really likes to play with fire, manipulating people. This character is intriguing, captivating as well as repugnant. But he made me curious. I would have enjoyed if the author had allowed me to go a little more into the serial killer's mind.
I also liked the weight of family secrets and choices that ambition can lead to.
I admit I had a great time with the characters and the plot. For cons, I did not have the "wow" factor or some racing of my heart that would have made me devour this novel.
I had a great time but not intense enough for my taste! ...more
A dark story with conspiracies, assassins and a witch without power.
The story has grabbed me from the start. Very quickly, I found myself wa3.5 stars
A dark story with conspiracies, assassins and a witch without power.
The story has grabbed me from the start. Very quickly, I found myself wanting to know more about Sorin and the master's assassins. Of course, I was interested in Ileni since she is the main character and her presence among the assassins awakens many questions. I expected her death, her murder while turning the pages of this novel. I also spent a good time seeking answers to the other assassination regarding the tutors.
I liked how the heros's minds work doubting all actions, all informations even when love is in the air. They are always on the alert and do not trust anyone. Sad but perfect for this rather cold and dark novel. The relationship to death is also interesting.
The end has me a little confused because I was expecting a different outcome. But it made me curious ... so I look forward to the sequel...