I don't know where to start on this one. It was up in the air for me, at points I really loved this one and at points I was left feeling confused andI don't know where to start on this one. It was up in the air for me, at points I really loved this one and at points I was left feeling confused and other points I felt like this story shouldn't end to feeling like it couldn't get over quick enough. I was eventually left with a feeling of deja vu in the end. Like I had read something like this before or even saw this as a movie a long time ago.
As I started to read this, it felt like it was going to be a contemporary romance. The whole story felt like it kinda of dragged at the beginning, and then it started to feel rushed. The transition from going from high school to this whole world of secrets and power was being rushed.
However, this story did have some pretty great aspects. I really loved the whole secret society type thing going on. About the power and greed of the twelve families. Stellan and Jack were some pretty great characters and Avery was a pretty strong individual who is put through hell and back. This is also left wide open for a sequel, which I hope will eventually answer quite a few unanswered questions from this book....more
I am so glad that I finally read this book. It was a totally mind blowing awesome book from start to finish. Not too many times do I come across a booI am so glad that I finally read this book. It was a totally mind blowing awesome book from start to finish. Not too many times do I come across a book that has amazing characters and an even better story-line. But this book had both, and even more. It seemed as if there was 2 different plots/story-lines in one amazing book.
Wick is your not so average teenage girl. She's a computer hacker, trained by her drug dealer father's best friend. But when her father runs from the police, her and her little sister, Lily, go into the system. Now she is known as the social outcast at her school and she does side-jobs to make a little extra money in case her and her sister need to disappear. One night, she finds a package on her steps, one addressed to her with a diary inside and a note that says "Find Me".
This book will take you on a thrill ride as Wick tries to uncover the truth behind a fellow classmates suicide and as she tries to stay hidden from her drug-dealer father and his equally terrifying friend, Joe. All while trying to keep her sister safe.
I highly recommend this book and I can't wait to read Remember Me, the amazing sequel to this awesome book....more
I have been wanting to read this book since I first found out about it back in October of last year. I am very glad to have been a part of this tour aI have been wanting to read this book since I first found out about it back in October of last year. I am very glad to have been a part of this tour and got the chance to read this one.
At first, this one started off being a little slow for me, I admit, but by about chapter 4, it started to pick up and the story completely swept me away and kept me wanting to find out what happens next. I got pulled in by Lady A and Arista and the whole thing. Some of the characters made me furious and some you fall in love with. I actually wasn't too particularly fond of Nic, Arista's friend/Lady A's bodyguard. Even though he is supposed to be one of the good guys, there is just a hidden quality that I didn't like about him. Same with Wild, I didn't trust him from the beginning (and apparently with good reason later on.)
Some of this story was a little predictable, but a good bit of it wasn't, which was refreshing. It seems that now-a-days too many books are becoming predictable. There is so much more that I want to say about this book, but I might give away the story, and I just can't do that (wink)....more
I have never really been a fan of Holly Black's writing. I had hoped that this one would have been the exception. The synopsis of this story sounded aI have never really been a fan of Holly Black's writing. I had hoped that this one would have been the exception. The synopsis of this story sounded absolutely fantastic. I love fantasy books about fairies and the like, but when I started to read this, my enthusiasm fell flat. In what I had hoped to be an amazing story about humans and fey, turned out to be confusing, at the very least to me. I don't think that I will be picking up much more of this authors works....more
The tagline of this book had me pulled in, "Boy Meets Girl..Boy Charms Girl...For Someone Else". So going into this book I was thinking it was going tThe tagline of this book had me pulled in, "Boy Meets Girl..Boy Charms Girl...For Someone Else". So going into this book I was thinking it was going to be some sappy romance book, but was surprised when it wasn't.
Jesse is a fouled mouth jerk. The writer portrayed him well, but he cussed like a sailor, worked for drug dealers, and pretty much knew how to work every angle there is. I enjoyed all the characters of this book, they seemed real and believable enough. Even the worst ones you couldn't help but like.
This story kind of reminded me of another book that I read, and even a few movies or TV shows I watched. But the plot was good and the story unfolded quite nicely.
Disclaimer: *I received a copy of this book for free to review from Night Owl Reviews and the publisher, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.*...more
So this one was a bit different pace for me. I don't normally read contemporary books, but I thought that I would give this one a try. I was quite pleSo this one was a bit different pace for me. I don't normally read contemporary books, but I thought that I would give this one a try. I was quite pleased with this one, although I would like to have known more about everything at the end. You are just kind of left hanging on, wondering what happened between her and her family.
This reads like a coming to terms with your family type situation. Minerva is the main character of this book, who loves small things and is upset because she didn't get a ukulele for her birthday. She had also been told her whole life that her dad walked out on them, and that he is pretty much the bad guy and wants nothing to do with her. She soon finds out that that is not true and is led down a path of self destruction while finding out the truth.
I do recommend this book to people ages 13 and older. Even if you don't like contemporary books, I suggest giving this one a try....more