This is not your average crime story who done it mystery, this is about a detective that works for a undercover group that look for criminals that areThis is not your average crime story who done it mystery, this is about a detective that works for a undercover group that look for criminals that are not human. they can be witches, demons, werewolves, etc... this detective finds the demon that was on their most wanted list. so him and his coworkers go out to celebrate. he has been hitting on this waitress for sometime but she keeps turning him down until this night, she agrees to go back to his apartment when her shift is over. she gives him a night to remember. the next morning h awakens to find his apartment a shambles, he doesnt remember what happened to cause all this mess, he spots a big red colored stain on his floor, he goes to see what it could be and discovers its blood. he goes into the bathroom and finds the waitress dead in his bathtub. all evidence points to him as the killer but he doesnt remember what happened. he is certain that it is the work of a demon that is after revenge on him for putting someone in jail. so the search begins to clear his name.
I enjoyed most of the story andthe direction that the ending was going until the final chapter when it went off in a completely different direction that just didnt make any sense to me. it left you hanging with no explanation on how it could have happened this way. when finishing the book you are left unsatisfied with the death of the waitress and how it went down and why.
This story wasn't as intense as the first one but it was still good. When I started reading the story I almost stopped because I didn't like the direcThis story wasn't as intense as the first one but it was still good. When I started reading the story I almost stopped because I didn't like the direction the story was going, I wanted a happily ever after. There is already to much sadness in this world and I wanted this story to leave me with a happy feeling, a feeling of hope and that through it all love can conquer all. I did read the whole thing because I wanted so desperately for Mia and Adam to have their happy ending.
This story is Adams story. He tells how he met his band mates and how he met and fell for Mia. He always wanted to be a famous rock star and when thT dream starts to become real for him he realizes that maybe that's not what he wants after all. He just wants a normal life playing his music but still being able to take a walk in the park or go bowling without people stopping him for pictures and autographs and without the paparazzi following him around. In the mean time Mia starts a music career of her own so sometimes they are touring on opposite sides of the world. They struggle with finding time for each other.
Adam also recounts his feelings and pain that he went through before, during and after the tragic accident that took Mia's family and the struggles he endured during Mias recovery. Even though Mia and him were only dating he felt the terrible loss just as much as if he were a family member. This story takes place three years after the accident but both Adam and Mia are still dealing with the loss.
I don't want to say any more to give anything away. It was very interesting to get Adams side of the story and I am so glad that I finished the story. You will have to read yourself to see if Adam and Mia get their " HAPPILY EVER AFTER "....more
This story is about a 17 year old girl who is in a fairly new relationship with a guy named Adam. She and her younger brother who is 9 are getting reaThis story is about a 17 year old girl who is in a fairly new relationship with a guy named Adam. She and her younger brother who is 9 are getting ready for school when it comes across the radio that there is a snow day. Mid morning the snow stops so the family decides they all want to go see a family friend who just had a baby, on their way there they get into a terrible car accident, both her parents are killed instantly. She is not sure what is happening to her at first because she is outside her body. She can see herself laying there but she doesn't feel anything. She is taken to the hospital and they operate on her to try to save her life and then she lays there in a coma. She can see and hear everyone but they can't see her walk around or talk back to them.
She wants to see Adam so badly but they won't let him into the ICU because he isn't immediate family. Adam gets frustrated and tries several times to sneak in but he gets caught, finally Mia's aunt comes and she is able to get him into see Mia. Mia is so sad and so torn about what she should do. She lost her whole family and wants to go be with them in heaven but yet she loves Adam so much she doesn't want to leave him either and she knows she can't stay in this limbo state forever that she has to choose.
Adam leaves to go get a classical music tape that Mia loves, he hopes if he plays it that Mia will come out of her coma. Just before he gets back Mia starts to see the light that everyone talks about before entering heaven, she knows she has to make a choice now. Adam is back playing the cd for her and pleading and begging for her not to go but to please stay.
It just broke my heart how Adam was pleading with Mia. This is a real tear jerker for sure. This story bounces back and forth from the present to Mia remembering her childhood and how her and Adam met leading up to the present. It was written in such a way that it wasn't confusing at all. I absolutely loved this story and the movie is just as good. I can't wait to read the conclusion in book 2. I hope that Mia chooses to stay and that her and Adam have their happily ever after....more
This was a good mystery/thriller... It's about a young woman who is divorcing her husband because of his anger issues and abusive tendacies he has wheThis was a good mystery/thriller... It's about a young woman who is divorcing her husband because of his anger issues and abusive tendacies he has when he is drinking. She owns a coffee shop and that helps her keep her sanity. One day a young Doctor comes in fir coffee and they are attracted to each other. Soon after they start dating but her ex husband keeps stalking her. She has a close relationship with all her workers. An older lady works for her and she wants to have a dinner party. She invites everyone over to her spooky house even the Doctor. It was a very interesting dinner party. The next day the old lady and her friend want to go on vacation so they ask Ellie to house sit fir them. She agrees and that's when she discovers the truth about her old friend, the house and why her husband was drinking...
This story had a very smooth pace, it kept my interest through out. Really enjoyed this one. A good read.... :)...more
This story just wasn't for me. It was all over the place and very confusing . It was about this young girl who has dreams of this young guy who turnsThis story just wasn't for me. It was all over the place and very confusing . It was about this young girl who has dreams of this young guy who turns out tobe her soul mate. Then there is this bad boy that thinks he IS her soul mate. She finds out that her parents are not from this world that they came from another dimension and stayed in our world to protect their family. Now her father thinks it's time to take the family back home to his dimension so is daughter can find her soul mate because she is old enough and that is there way of life. To travel to all these dimensions they walk in a string. It is like a vortex that looks like that haze that you see in a distance on the highways. That blurry gaze that we all have seen. They can travel across many countries on this string by only walking a short distance. Sometimes there can be storms in these vortexes. You gave to be careful when you step out of these vortexes because you could be on a cliff or in the middle of the street. Could be dangerous.
Most of the story was just to confusing for me to even put into words what it was really all about.
This story is about four young middle school students who go into a candy store one day after school. The owner takes a liking to the youngsters and aThis story is about four young middle school students who go into a candy store one day after school. The owner takes a liking to the youngsters and asks them to do favors for her in exchange for some magic candy. The teens agree at first, because they like what they can do with the magic candy. Some candy makes them leap over tall buildings like superman, some allows them to run as fast as they can without tiring or sweating , others give them the ability to zap people with electric currents. After they have done several favors for the old lady that owns the candy store, her requests for more favors make the teens uncomfortable. They decide they no longer want to help her so they go to the ice cream truck driver man for help. He tells them that she is a magician that has evil intentions. What she is reall y after are clues that will lead her to the fountain of youth and she needs their help to get it.
I was so disappointed with this story from this author, after reading his series of Fablehaven I was hoping this one would be just as good, but it fell way short for me. I also didn't like his description of some of the characters in the story or some if the favors that the kids their age had to do for the elderly lady. I found it hard to keep interested in and struggled through out to finish. So sorry..... :(...more
this story is abut a teacher who is asked to go back in time to change the events leading up to the assassination of JFK and the effects it would causthis story is abut a teacher who is asked to go back in time to change the events leading up to the assassination of JFK and the effects it would cause in doing so.
this story really made me think about what I would do if I could go back and change things. Ive come to realize that as much as we love and miss the ones that we lost, by going back and changing things to have them back, would alter the things that we love and cherish now. it makes my belief that things happen for a reason and when they are meant to happen even stronger. I asked myself .... what if I wasnt born? How would things have been different?... I wouldnt have my daughter, her students wouldnt have her as a teacher, her husband would have moved to a different state and wouldnt have his dream job here. my hubby wouldnt have had his own business, wouldnt have owned a race car, wouldnt have been on a bowling team and met all the wonderful people on that league, wouldnt have known our wonderful neighbors,... so many things would have been different all because one person didnt exist. by going back in time to change things to make yourself happy will cause someone else to not even have a chance at life....
its been along time since i have had a book make me do some deep thinking of what would I do... This book took me a while to get through because I was busy with other things but it was a good read......more
This story had me right from the beginning. It is about a small town that suddenly finds itself trapped under a dome that fell from the sky. They coulThis story had me right from the beginning. It is about a small town that suddenly finds itself trapped under a dome that fell from the sky. They couldn't break through it or dig under it to get out. They were trapped, so they had to learn how to live together and rely on each other until they realized that sooner or later they would run out of food, propane, medicines and other things they needed to survive. In the mean time one if the selectmen of the town has been hoarding all the propane because he has a meth lab going with a couple of other guys from town. Big Jim is his name and he thinks he is in charge of the town and everyone in it when the dome traps them. Airplanes crash into the dome because they don't see it as well as automobiles and trucks that are coming to town.. The military comes to try and blow it up or blow a hole in it but that doesn't work either. Then they try to nuke it and that doesn't work.
This book is true to Stephen Kings style of having so many characters. I stopped reading his stories for awhile because if that. When there are so many characters to keep straight I get confused. You will meet say four people in chapter one then you won't hear about them again until chapter twelve. By then I forgot about them and how they fit in. Then he brings them all together at the end.
I was very disappointed in how this story ended. The story itself was very good but he could have come up with a much better ending than this one. I almost feel like he didn't know how to end it so he just ended it with the first thing that came to mind. The book was over a 1000 pages long so big deal if it would of had another couple of hundred more pages to have a good satisfactory ending.
This is a YA story based on five teenagers who have different physics powers. One can heal by touch, one can move things with his mind, one can predicThis is a YA story based on five teenagers who have different physics powers. One can heal by touch, one can move things with his mind, one can predict the future by drawing out pictures, one communicates with animals and the other one can influence people and things by the power of his mind. All five teenagers are brought to a institute where a old man who has evil in his blood wants to control their powers to use for his own selfish devilish reasons. He uses a crystal to try to control them but they learn the truth and run away together only to have him use other teens with the same kind of powers track them down and bring them back.
This story had its ups and downs but over all it was an ok read. With 250 pages to go it started to drag a bit. I think they could have cut out a lot of that nonsense and ended it 150 pages shorter. ...more
I'm finally finished with this book and series. I had a really hard time reading and staying interested in this book. There are to many different charI'm finally finished with this book and series. I had a really hard time reading and staying interested in this book. There are to many different characters to keep apart and to many side stories going on that it was hard to keep it all separate. At times it was sooooo confusing and boring. I rated this book a three star and finished the book only because I wanted to find out what happened to Salander. If the story line would have stayed focused on her and not all that other stuff it would have been a really good story.
I'm not sure how this series could have been a top seller but in my opinion it just wasn't that good.... Sorry ...more
This was a slow starter but once it got going it kept my interest. Salander is being accused of multiple murders. she has a couple of friends that knoThis was a slow starter but once it got going it kept my interest. Salander is being accused of multiple murders. she has a couple of friends that know she is innocent and they try to prove her innocence but a couple of the detectives are not buying it, they are being pig headed.
there were some twists and turns that surprised me. finding out who her family was came as a complete shock to me, have to say I never would have thought that.
this book ended on a high note so I hope the third book picks up where this one left off and is not a slow starter. The first two books of this series started out slow but I didnt want to give up on them because so many people said it was a good story. It is a good story, i just think the beginning is just dragged out with too much background stuff. because they were slow starters thy took me waaaaayyyy to long to read....more
This story started out really slow, I almost gave up on it. Once the story got going it was interesting while he was investigating the theory the oldThis story started out really slow, I almost gave up on it. Once the story got going it was interesting while he was investigating the theory the old man had about his missing niece. there were some surprises that i didnt see coming. I saw bits and pieces of the movie, so now i would like to see the entire movie.
I hope the next book doesnt take as long to get into. when I have to struggle to get started in a book then it takes the enjoyment out of it. Friends and family have read this series and asked me to read it they say it does get better so we will see....more
This story started out interesting. I thought it was going to be a good read but it was a disappointment. It's a story about humans that turn into werThis story started out interesting. I thought it was going to be a good read but it was a disappointment. It's a story about humans that turn into werewolves. They don't attack people they are more like the ones in Twilight.
It starts out that the Alpha pack leaders mate Darcy and his sister go into town to pick up some things at the store. They are encountered by a crazy man who was bitten by a vampire. He happens to have a crush on alpha leaders sister. He tries to kidnap her but things get out of hand and she is shot. That infuriates Darcy so she changes into mega bitch werewolf and goes after the guy... That was the best part of the book.
Most of the book didn't have a story line. It was just about Darcy and her alpha mate Mason KISSING ALL THE TIME! There wasn't even any SEX, it was just all kissing.... The book was 387 pages and I swear 300 of those pages was about them kissing.
I gave it two stars only because I finished the story and because it had a good beginning, otherwise it would have been a one. :(
It makes me wonder if the authors agent or proof readers even read the book before it was published, because there is no story line.... If I would have been her agent I would have said where is the story? This is a book about kissing, I need more than that....
My opinion only... Others might enjoy.... Sad to say I won't be reading book two....more
This story is about a middle aged lady who is haunted by her childhood memory of being molested by a neighbor that lived in the woods. Her and her twiThis story is about a middle aged lady who is haunted by her childhood memory of being molested by a neighbor that lived in the woods. Her and her twin sister were walking through the woods when they were twelve years old when they came upon this house in the woods. They went inside to explore when the guy came home and caught them in his home. He was a sicko... He tortured them a bit then molested them. One of the girls managed to hit him hard in the head to daze him long enough so they could get away. Fast forward........ The guy was in jail for 30 years now he is released and looking for the girls whom he calls his kittens. One of the girls has died from cancer while the other one is trying to go on with her life. She is a art teacher and one of her students draws her pictures using the five senses to try to warn her of the danger that is coming into her life . At first she doesn't understand what they mean but soon realizes that the guy is out of prison and is looking for her.
I thought this was a fast read. Well written. It was a nice page turning mystery. Kept me interested through out....more