There was no slow parts in this book. I liked the fact that it started with a6 OUT OF 5 WOW-WORTHY STARS
Holy fudge, this book... you guys... I can't.
There was no slow parts in this book. I liked the fact that it started with a zap and kept it that way until the last page. It was enthralling and you can't help but keep turning the pages.
The tension between Dallas and Carson was palpable throughout the book. Each of them was wonderfully drawn. They were so cute and perfect together I found myself crying like a proud stage mother a couple of times. They're my babies!
I love everything about this book except for the cover. The writing was fabulous, the humour sprinkled in the book, the romance, the friendship, the tinge of family issues and the passion for football and dancing were marvellously crafted and woven together.
A definite must read!
••••••> This would probably be my last read for this summer because I am officially doing some adulty stuff and going to return to university tomorrow. *sniffs in Spanish*
I couldn't think of a better way to end my summer than reading this, mic drop....more
My fantasy cravings are off the charts right now! So a Maria V. Snyder book seems only fitting.
I've read just now that I have to finish the Study seriMy fantasy cravings are off the charts right now! So a Maria V. Snyder book seems only fitting.
I've read just now that I have to finish the Study series first before reading this series. But I'm still gonna read this. Ha. Why not? I'M A REBEL!
This was a very fast-paced and action-packed read. I liked the first half better because our MC, Opal, wasn't torn from her feelings on any guy which was a surprise for me because, normally, I would already ship the main female character to the first swoon-worthy guy introduced and plan their wedding in my head like I did with Snyder's other books. That's the normal me but in this book I feel like the romance was unnecessary.
To say that I was not a big fan of the romance was putting it mildly. I think it was poorly executed and a bit rushed. I was rooting for the first guy right from the start and it didn't happen until the last few chapters and when it did happen I didn't feel giddy at all. But I still ship them. I would still ship all the ships in this world.
The plot was amazing as expected with Maria V. Snyder. It was engaging. It enthralled me right from the beginning. I liked the idea of Stormdancers. I want to be one! I hope we'll see more of them in the next two books.
This book has a lot of crossovers which made me miss Yelena and Valek. Especially Valek. Janco and Ari's names tickle my brain! I feel like I should know them. I think I'll be picking up the Study series sooner than I planned.
This was a book I truly enjoyed but did not loved as much as Touch of Power or Poison Study. But it was still really good. I am still excited about the sequel. I am still gonna read it with passion. This series would still go straight to my top fantasy reads....more
Squeezing in as many books as I can before going back to uni.
This was an awesome, quick and heart-pounding read. The story was unpredictable. The writSqueezing in as many books as I can before going back to uni.
This was an awesome, quick and heart-pounding read. The story was unpredictable. The writing was witty and fun. The romance made my eyes rolled out of its sockets a couple of times but it turned out great and made me turn green with jealousy. Oh, and it had a bit of suspense too.
I had a love and hate relationship with Jase though. But he's redeemed.
What more can I say about a Jennifer Armentrout book that hasn't already been said?
With all the talk about cupcakes.
“He was going to make me gain ten pounds this way, but so far I’d had a variety of cupcakes—Twix, Oreos, strawberry, white chocolate, Skittles—that was kind of gross—banana and chocolate, and a dark chocolate cupcake that was so decadent I felt like I had to go to church after eating it.”
“Today we shared a red velvet cupcake with some kind of cream cheese icing.”
“It’s peanut butter icing and filling.”
“It’s vanilla with strawberry icing.”
All I can say is I NEED TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY CUPCAKE RUN RIGHT THIS INSTANT!
(That's right! I just quoted the ones about cupcake. So sue me.)...more
I have no idea why this book isn't shelved since I've read this centuries ago. Lol.
Great book. Anne Frank was a great narrator and I remember feelingI have no idea why this book isn't shelved since I've read this centuries ago. Lol.
Great book. Anne Frank was a great narrator and I remember feeling like I was with her throughout her journey. I got scared of discovery too. I got emotional hearing someone they know have been captured. Her joy made me smile and her pain numbed me as well.
I was physically in pain moments after I finished this. Her story hit me like a ton of bricks. I'll treasure this book forever....more
ALL THE STARS IN THE UNIVERSE AND PARALLEL UNIVERSES!
You guys should know I have infinite love for Kristen Ashley. I adore her with all my heart. I haALL THE STARS IN THE UNIVERSE AND PARALLEL UNIVERSES!
You guys should know I have infinite love for Kristen Ashley. I adore her with all my heart. I have read 31 out of 37 (contemporary) books she published. And reread my favourites 10 million times. Including her last published book, Bounty. So, logically--- my nervous system decided to have a sudden KA withdrawal because apparently 31 plus a few million rereads wasn't enough! How cute. Which forced me to finally read her non-contemporaries. And OMG.
BEST DECISION EVER!
She created not only a brilliant world but also an EXTRAORDINARY one. I know some people don't like how descriptive she is with everything but I like it. *cough 31 books cough*
The characters were downright fabulous, major characters and side characters alike. And I am frustratingly in love with Finnie and Frey. I SHIP THEM SO HARD I'M HAVING LEGIT SEIZURES RIGHT NOW.
This book was all kinds of awesome. I can't. I am truly at loss for words.
P.S. I'd love an epilogue where they have two dozen kids and 489 dragons.
P.P.S. I expect to read a series wholly dedicated to Finnie and Frey Drakkar with six thousand installments....more
“If you’d given me a chance, I would have tried to be your anchor, to keep you grounded, given you a reason to live. You could have breathed me in, e“If you’d given me a chance, I would have tried to be your anchor, to keep you grounded, given you a reason to live. You could have breathed me in, even when it hurts to breathe, and I would have helped you heal. You could have found love so profound it stopped time in the face of it—that’s what I would have given to you if you’d been brave enough to try.”
If that didn't hit you right in the feels, I don't know what will. Damn this book. It made a blubbering mess out of me.
It's written in a dual narrative and follows our two main characters as they go through grief, forgiveness, self-discovery and love.
It sucked me right in and didn't spit me out (gross I know sorry) until I get to the last page. I read this in, like, 6 hours tops. I. Can't. Put. It. Down. Maybe because I am such a sucker for alpha male characters it's not even funny.
I must say I am not very happy with Shane here. He's so stubborn and hard-headed and he spent literally 70% of the book with his head in his ass. And that was not cool. He's a major dick to Sage multiple times. Definitely not my favourite person in this book.
On the other hand, Sage is a dream. Even with her abusive past and recent loss of a loved one, she still forgives so easily. Too easily. Almost to a fault. She completely understand Shane's guilt and holds him in such high regard (because of her little sister) and truly see what he's hiding underneath his demeanor.
Was it easy to forget Shane's cold and hurtful treatment towards Sage?
Of course not, but I do think that's what makes them so fabulous together. They balance each other out. They strive to help each other in the most hair-pulling (at least only in Shane's part) and charming ways. At the end of the day, what really matters most is their mutual trust and respect and love for each other. So, yes, it was easy to disregard Shane's earlier actions. He redeemed himself in the end, don't worry.
The writing may not be perfect but the author has this way of writing that was so captivating. The plot wasn't as well-realized as her previous works, in my opinion. But I still loved this. I cried, laughed, swooned and fell in love with the story so quickly. I might re-read this series soon.
C.P. Smith is my new Kristen Ashley, my new auto-read author, I feel like.
“I love you the mostest of everyone, so can I updopt you too?”
This book drained me physically and emotionally. It was tragically beautiful.
Story wis“I love you the mostest of everyone, so can I updopt you too?”
This book drained me physically and emotionally. It was tragically beautiful.
Story wise, this book wasn't as angsty as I thought it would be. And I liked it. I liked that it's still as original as only Riley Mackenzie can do. I guess the saying 'two heads are better than one' is true after all. The only concern I have was, in the entire book, I have absolutely no idea how old Guy is, it's frustrating. But he's gotta be in his early 30s right? But if anyone knows please tell me. I might go crazy not knowing.
I was completely sad when we didn't have crossovers except for Sam Petit which wasn't really counted because he's only a minor character from Beautifully Awake. I'm cruel I know. But I was dying to see Dr. Chase Colton again. Sad sigh.
I couldn't believe this is the same Guy that I knew and adored from Beautifully Awake. He's serious and broody here. A total one eighty from his former laidback and cheery self.
“No more minutes, no more leaving”
Jules, on the other hand, was a strong and undoubtedly brave main character. She's very likeable. None of those heart-eyed, deer-in-headlights, Stepford type of women. She's independent and not afraid to speak her mind when needs must. I couldn't ask for a better heroine for our hero. *howls*
The minute I read the synopsis and learned that this is gonna be about Guy. I knew I had to read it before Beautifully Done. It was a risky decision but it was worth it. My precious little beans, Finn and Max (and Raffy and Tommy), were totally worth it! Read this! You're welcome! ;)...more
This was actually pretty sweet. I liked it. This was like a sexy and dirty version of Beauty and the Beast. I'd consider picking this up again aroundThis was actually pretty sweet. I liked it. This was like a sexy and dirty version of Beauty and the Beast. I'd consider picking this up again around Christmastime. ...more
I like this one better. This was more realistic and on point. I must say, Alexa Riley has a knack for descriptive writing. And I am seriously gonna biI like this one better. This was more realistic and on point. I must say, Alexa Riley has a knack for descriptive writing. And I am seriously gonna binge read all of her works. ...more