It was slow... Another dystopian that has a contemporary feel to it. I don't know how I feel about this book. There are things that I didn't like...mo...moreIt was slow... Another dystopian that has a contemporary feel to it. I don't know how I feel about this book. There are things that I didn't like...mostly the main character Cassia. Then there are things that I really like...Ally's writing style.
I am going to continue with the series though, because I just want to complete it.(less)
I love how this book wasn’t just another angel book. There substance and normalcy to it as well. One side where Clara is just experiencing regular tee...moreI love how this book wasn’t just another angel book. There substance and normalcy to it as well. One side where Clara is just experiencing regular teenage life and you can actually say ‘been there, done that’. Then there’s the other side, where Clara is maturing into her angel form and you kind of wish you were part angel as well. There were no action scenes with demons or bad-ass scenes from like a movie; however I am still in love with all of that in the Angelfire series by Courtney Allison Moulton.
The part where Clara is going to regular school, dealing with regular teenage habits and drama, was so much fun to read. I had moments where I was laughing, or sighing, or saying ‘Oh my god’ out loud. It felt like I was reading a contemporary novel! And that part kept me reading more because I wanted something new in ‘angel’ genre and Cynthia gave me what I was looking for.
Then there was her angel side! I love the angelic ideas that Cynthia has given us. Clara isn’t half-angel, she’s only a quarter of an angel. Her mom is half-angel. Even though Clara isn’t a full angel, she has wings and she has this visions. These visions serve as her purpose, and she figure out the meaning behind it. The vision in this book is about a forest fire, and Clara thinks she has to save this boy.
The characters are just amazing. They felt so real to me. Well, it felt like I can picture clearly in my head. I think what I really liked was how Cynthia brought a sibling into the mix. I don’t see that happen often in paranormal books, and I love it. And Jeffery wasn’t just a background person, who shows up in some random spots, he is actually more of a main character. The only characters I couldn’t connect with well were Angela or Wendy. Angela was the one I wanted to know the most about, though. Glad she comes out more in the sequel.
I am actually glad I held off on this one until Hallowed came out, because I could go from the ending of the first right into the next one. AND I have finished the sequel to this book, and I can honestly say the series does get better!! So, if you are holding off, START RIGHT NOW!!
Now, I usually don’t pick teams because I just wait to see how the relationships play out. But I can’t help but love Tucker over Christian. TEAM TUCKER!!
I had this book on my Kindle for awhile now. I think for about six months. I bought the book when Harperteen was doing some special on it, and it was...moreI had this book on my Kindle for awhile now. I think for about six months. I bought the book when Harperteen was doing some special on it, and it was only $0.99. I couldn’t turn down a good price like that. I hardly read books on my Kindle because I prefer published copies. I only read e-books if I am really interested in the novel or if it was a requested review. Besides those, I only touch my Kindle maybe once or twice a month.
Well, I am trying to change that. Since I had this book for awhile now, and I have a copy of the sequel, I thought I might as well give Bumped a chance.
Bumped was an okay book for me. I am not into shows like Teen Mom or 16 and Pregnant. I actually find those types of shows uninteresting, but I hardly ever like reality shows. So I didn’t really have high expectations for this book. To me, it was just going to be a quick read or just a book to check out.
The premise did sound really good. I mean can you imagine being rushed into getting pregnant. I don’t know how these girls could stand all the pressure of getting pregnant as fast as they can. In this world, girls and boys are pretty much getting paid to have babies for other people. Some get paid more than others depending how well your file looks. It all comes down to if your intelligence, good-looks, healthy lifestyles, and well-rounded personalities. You just wait for the highest bidder.
The book is only set through a couple of days. Yeah, that’s right a few days. I was little surprised that so much can happen in only a few days. Harmony leaves Goodside, a Church life style, to find and connect with her Melody. Then, Harmony doing something I didn’t expect her to do. She goes behind her sister’s back and takes her sister’s sperm fellow and bumps with him.
I get that the author was trying to show us that the girls had choices if they were only brave enough to see them. The characters were just a little wacky for me. I took me awhile to connect with them. And since the book’s setting is only like three days, I don’t think it was enough time to truly understand the characters and their choices.
There were some things that I liked about the book and some that I don’t. What I liked was taking some serious topics like religion and getting pregnant at a young age, and making it relatable to teenagers. Even though it’s futuristic, you can still see the challenges of being pregnant and the choices you have to make. The author also made some parts really funny and I always count that as a plus.
As for the things I don’t like, well it was just mostly the characters. I wanted to connect with them more. When the book came to end, I felt like I didn’t even know why everything went down the way it did. I just felt confused.
Will I continue on to the next book? Yes, because I am curious to see what happens to the characters.
This book was a futuristic world with some romance and lots of drama. So if you like that kind of thing, then this book might be just for you.
I actually got an ARC for this book during ShatterDay, an event to celebrate the upcoming release for Shatter Me. Before I won though, they let us re...more I actually got an ARC for this book during ShatterDay, an event to celebrate the upcoming release for Shatter Me. Before I won though, they let us read the first 25 chapters of the story, and then Barnes & Noble gave us chapter 26, with all of that combined I needed to read the entire book.
This book is fantastic. Tahereh’s writing draws you in, and her descriptions create a new world. Juliette’s voice, for me, was hard to get into at first but after the first couple of chapters, my mind was reeling at how amazing this book was written. I sped through the first half of the book quickly, because I love everything about Juliette.
After I received the ARC, and did a little dance, I sat down to reread it but I never finished it. I think I only made it chapter 30, and got caught up with other things, that I never got around to finishing it until now.
The book was even better the third time round and this time I can say I actually finish it!! The complete story was just mind-blowing. If you haven’t read it yet, then go pick it up.
The characters were amazing as well. We have Adam and Juliette and all of their intense moments. Juliette can’t touch anyone because when she does she kills them. However, Adam can touch her and isn’t affected by her gift/curse. At first, I was thinking of course his able to touch her, and I kind of didn’t like that as the story. Even though every time they touch, and Juliette goes through this emotions, because she never thought she would touch by anyone. Adam completes her.
But then, Warner (the bad guy) can touch her as well. That got me excited! I know that sounds bad but it really does make the story more exciting because Warner is obsessed with her. He will do anything to have her on his side.
I know this book is set in the future, but I didn’t really think about it being in the future. I was thinking more about the supernatural part of the story, because you really can’t ignore it. Juliette is one of my favorite characters of all time. Can't wait for the sequel, and the movie because this will make a really awesome epic movie!! I just hope they portray Juliette well.
Cinderella is a cyborg!! Brilliant! The idea itself is amazing but will the story and characters be amazing as well… Hell yes!
Not only is this a futur...moreCinderella is a cyborg!! Brilliant! The idea itself is amazing but will the story and characters be amazing as well… Hell yes!
Not only is this a futuristic retelling of Cinderella, Marissa has add things to the original fairytale. There’s an evil queen, a friendly step-sister, a new world, and of course the half human, half robot Cinderella. I think Marissa is the beginning of a new trend, and she started it off with a bang.
The author does keep some things from the original story. Cinder does the hard labor for her stepmother and sisters, by running a local mechanic shop. She is known for her skills on fixing anything technical and mechanical. Instead mice or birds, Cinder has friend in a tiny robot named Iko who I really did love. And then the Prince!
Instead of being a side character, Prince Kai is a main character in this one. He has a lot on his plate. A worldwide plague, called letumosis, has caused problems for many characters in this tale. Prince Kai’s father has it. The prince has his doctors looking for a cure, but they been searching for long time, and it looks like Prince Kai will be the new emperor.
Another thing that Marissa added, a world located on the moon with people known as Lunars. I love how Marissa created this world, and with all her spot on details, I can picture everything as if I was there. This is where the evil queen is from. The Lunar race is quite different and really powerful, they kind of scare me but there are a few good ones out there!
I love the ending! It was a cliff-hanger and we will have to wait until the next book to see what happens Cinder, Kai, and all the other characters.
So Cinder in a few words: Beautiful, haunting, and utterly fantastic!