First off, I did not expect the religious aspect of this book. I did thoroughly enjoy it though. I think it added another dimension to the story line.First off, I did not expect the religious aspect of this book. I did thoroughly enjoy it though. I think it added another dimension to the story line. John was probably my favorite character. He was so wise and alive in God. I aspire to be like him. I felt like he was my grandfather or something. It was wonderful.
I went into this mostly blind. With that being said, I thought it was marvelous. For the most part, it was done well besides some slight problems that I can't quite pinpoint (reason for my 4 star rating). Although, I do think some sentences were repetitive, not many though.
Anomaly was dystopian-esque. I went in thinking it would be exactly like Divergent except with a more mental and science direction. I was glad to be wrong. Yes, in a way they were trying to "overthrow" their "government" or the State, but it wasn't done in a typical and predictable way. It was more like they were learning about their longing for freedom and what exists beyond their captivity of the mind and body. It was inspiring actually.
I loved the idea of each person having one specific purpose. I do think, however, that they should have been able to choose if they wanted to be more than that or not that at all.
I am so excited to see if there will be a trilogy or dualogy. At the end of the epilogue, I wanted more right away. If I had a second book within reach, I would've dove right in. ...more
**spoiler alert** Okay, to start off, I must admit that I was hesitant to read this even from the moment I picked it up at a used book store for $2. I**spoiler alert** Okay, to start off, I must admit that I was hesitant to read this even from the moment I picked it up at a used book store for $2. I'd read Twenty Boy Summer about two months earlier and had loved it. I loved the idea of a small town with a cute diner. Before starting this, I searched up some reviews. Not all were good... Some said the main character, Hudson, was angsty and rude. Others said it was not as good as Twenty Boy Summer. Yes, Hud was a little rebellious and standoffish at some points, but I surprisingly loved that about her. She was real. She was a real character with real feelings and real emotions and real reactions. She went through rough times with her best friend Dani, which happens in real life. We all through times when you drift away from the person you are always with. What matters is where you go from that point. Do you fix it or do you let it continue? Hud and Dani fixed their relationship, and that was the most important thing for them. They simply couldn't imagine life without each other.
There is a love triangle in Bittersweet. I know what you're thinking, "Oh my gosh, another love triangle? Can YA get anymore predictable?" Okay, I admit that it was predictable, but somehow it was different. Her relationship with Josh had me smiling from ear to ear from the moment their lives collided - literally. I loved every minute of them together. When he was too timid to make a move, I was basically screaming at him. When things were awkward between them, I felt awkward, too. I simply connected with them. I was in love with the idea of them being together. Hudson knew she was in love with him since they bumped into him, she just couldn't admit it. When she finally did, I was jumping up and down. I was so excited for them to be together. But, then there was Will. Will traipsed in and ruined everything from the start. I felt personally hurt when Hudson went back to Will. I couldn't stand them together. He used her. They were bad for each other. Kara knew that from the start. I knew from the beginning of Bittersweet that Hud and Josh were meant to be together.
All the reviews I saw told me that I would love Bug, her little brother. I don't know why I didn't. I didn't think he was a necessary character in the story. He didn't really add anything special. Although I do admit there were some cute moments between them.
Overall, I absolutely adored and devoured this book. Bittersweet is the perfect contemporary, probably more intended for the winter but nonetheless. It is the perfect length, not too short but not too long. Everyone who loves contemporary should read this. It is a journey. It is real. You will fall in love with the characters and their love. ...more
**spoiler alert** I actually finished this one about 4 days ago. After picking this up three times and putting it down each time, the fourth try was t**spoiler alert** I actually finished this one about 4 days ago. After picking this up three times and putting it down each time, the fourth try was the charm. It seemed to be different the other times.
I remember the scene when Luke and Clary were trekking to the city to be a lot more dragged out. Somehow, this time, it seemed to be much shorter.
Some parts, those of which I can't exactly pinpoint, were kind of slow. I just felt that I was waiting around for too long and nothing was happening. The action and fighting scenes were great, but in between when there was no romance and no action, were boring.
The romance scenes in this book especially between Clace towards the end were magnificent. The quotes from were he was confessing his love had me tearing up. ESPECIALLY AT THE END, OMG OMG OMG. I actually shed one tear. I was so happy. I never really liked Clace before. I always thought she should be with Simon or try again with him. But, at the end of this installment I am so happy for them.
I gave City of Glass 4 stars, but it is closer to a 4.75. The reason for my rating is for the amount of times I had to begin this book before finally finishing. Also, it was for the moments that seemed dragged out.
I had never heard of this book until it appeared in someone's book haul video. They didn't like it too much, so I began to become intrigued as to whatI had never heard of this book until it appeared in someone's book haul video. They didn't like it too much, so I began to become intrigued as to what my opinion on out would be. The fact that it was written by an anonymous author was a new thing for me.
Coming into this book I was very excited and interested in the topic, but on the journey that was this novel, I was slightly disappointed. I thought that the main character's life and actions were very very repetitive; it kind of annoyed me. I did not enjoy her at all. Which is partly why I gave this book the rating I did.
I really wanted to give Ask Alice five stars or at least four stars, but I just couldn't. This was also a very quick read which I finished in one sitting. I am really sad and disappointed in this book....more