This is a quick read about conspiracies! I bought Altered because the synopsis sounded amazing, four hot guys who had been Altered by a secret branch...moreThis is a quick read about conspiracies! I bought Altered because the synopsis sounded amazing, four hot guys who had been Altered by a secret branch and living in a lab in the middle of nowhere under a farmhouse! Sounds pretty good right!? Then you meet Anna the daughter of the man who works in the lab and lives in the farmhouse. She helps in the lab and works in the lab! As the synopsis says, the boys escape the lab and take Anna with them at the insistence of her father! Anna has no idea why he would make her go.... And this is where the excitement begins!
This book is a real page turner, I read it in a couple of days, it's not very long... There's twists and turns and truths unhidden at each turn! This is a great suspense/thriller type of book for the YA (or me, older than the YA) genre... There's lots of man candy, action, plot twists, and a very small amount of innocent romance. To summarize this book has a bit of everything and is an excellent read! I can't wait to start Erased today! (less)
Okay, have you ever wanted to slam your head into a wall for making a bad decision? Throughout this entire book I fought with wanting to throw it acro...moreOkay, have you ever wanted to slam your head into a wall for making a bad decision? Throughout this entire book I fought with wanting to throw it across the room or finish reading... I chose to read it, the characters were over the top, I agree with comments that state the book is offensive to women. I am not sure what all the hype is about... The reading is fast paced and easy to follow.
I thought both characters needed more descriptions, the epilogue is where I read that Travis was bald... WHAT?? Ok, obviously Jamie McGuire wanted to make Travis over the top, but sleeping around with random girls (bagging them on his couch), getting in unrealistic fights and winning (beating up mob bouncers), having a terrible stalker attitude (refers to self as stalker), breaking things, terrorizing people, do not make a man crush for me...Yuck! I wanted to scream at Abby for being so into Travis.
Abby did not have many great qualities either, all we know is that she's attractive, has some sort of secret history, and she doesn't have much of a personality. I felt that Jamie McGuire was still trying to build Abby's personality throughout the entire book and I felt no depth or connection to her. She just annoyed me, she was naive and smart, a walking contradiction.
Just all around weird book... I didn't like it, but I couldn't put it down. (less)
I bought this book because it was recommended by Amazon as a book I might like, the 5 star reviews sold me on it... I have only ever given maybe 1-2 (...moreI bought this book because it was recommended by Amazon as a book I might like, the 5 star reviews sold me on it... I have only ever given maybe 1-2 (if that) 1 star review, and I hate giving poor reviews.
Okay, honestly, Kiersten is socially awkward to the point it is painful. Her roommate makes it slightly more bearable. Then you add in the roommates strangely over protective cousin. This is Kiersten's posse. Kiersten meets Wes, cliche popular and rich college football quarterback. Their conversations were so awkward it made me uncomfortable to even read them. I didn't understand any of their relationship or why the attraction was so strong. Kiersten was weird and Wes was like a stalker (even referred to himself as one)...
I got almost halfway through this book, I forced myself to keep reading, but once I hit that spot around halfway I just couldn't do it. I didn't believe the relationships, the dialogue and script was extremely basic, there was no depth to anyone or the story. Just weird in my opinion and not for me.(less)
Here's why I love Shelly Crane... within the first page of a book I know if I want to read it or not, her books come off strong and addictive, they ca...moreHere's why I love Shelly Crane... within the first page of a book I know if I want to read it or not, her books come off strong and addictive, they captivate you from the start and keep your attention through to the end. This book was a fantastic and fast read. Jude is a young guy on the run from "Biloxi" for reasons unknown. He meets Marley a girl with her own problems, they were meant to cross paths and their story is unique and real, it's raw. I loved these two characters together, the plot was great, the depth was real.
I read it in a day and can't wait to see what Shelly puts out next. A great read!(less)
So I loved the first two books, couldn't put them down. I was so disappointed in this one! It took me weeks to get through... Abbi Glines is an amazin...moreSo I loved the first two books, couldn't put them down. I was so disappointed in this one! It took me weeks to get through... Abbi Glines is an amazing author no doubt. I feel like this book lacked any depth and was just written to get readers interested in the Woods/Della and Grant/Harlow series coming out. There was a lot of action going on with these other couples to kind of grab your attention and I really want to read the Woods series now but that's all I got out of this book. I'm so happy Rush and Blaire got their happily ever after but didn't really see a need for this one.(less)
I literally couldn't put the book down. I read it over the course of a few hours, completely abandoning my children for the day. I'm really addicted t...moreI literally couldn't put the book down. I read it over the course of a few hours, completely abandoning my children for the day. I'm really addicted to these characters so I'm sad it ends after Forever Too Far.
Okay, so this book has both Blaire and Rush POVs. It starts with Blaire back in Alabama and she ends up deciding to go back to Florida. She doesn't want to but she has to do what is best for her and we all know Woods and the boys pay well at the country club so she can save up money fast! She's determined to stay away from Rush but he is determined to rush in (pun intended) and make her love him.
Rush is like perfect amazing swoon boyfriend in this book... He messes up a few times but he's quick to beg for forgiveness. He gets torn between his family and Blaire... but YOU WILL FALL FOR HIM if you haven't already. He's just perfect in this book. Abbi Glines can do one thing really well and that's make you swoon over a bad boy.(less)
So I wanted something different than the common paranormal, more mature than a YA, and a bit more young adult than 50 Shades (I read all of these type...moreSo I wanted something different than the common paranormal, more mature than a YA, and a bit more young adult than 50 Shades (I read all of these types of books)... This fit the bill. Blaire is 19 and Rush is 24... I honestly didn't care for Rush in the beginning but started falling for him when Blaire did.
There's sexual content, it's graphic! I hadn't been expecting that. The story was really good though and Abbi Glines knows romance! Blaire is your typical hurt and sad "poor girl" working her way through life with the hands she's dealt. Rush is your typical pretty, privileged, work for nothing, "rich boy" that's used to getting whatever he wants.
This book was super addictive, I read it in a day and eagerly bought number 2 and am almost finished with that one! Yes the storyline is the typical rich boy falling for the poor girl. These types of books sell though and if there's nothing wrong, don't change it. The plot thickens and there is a storyline that's more complicated added to the basic concept.
Not the most in depth but I give it 5 stars because of the addiction factor... good easy quick read for someone who wants to take their mind of things for a few hours!(less)
I love the world that Tamara Webber built in Between The Lines. The lives of celebrities has always fascinated me, I pick up tabloids on a frequent ba...moreI love the world that Tamara Webber built in Between The Lines. The lives of celebrities has always fascinated me, I pick up tabloids on a frequent basis. This was a first hand look at Hollywood bad-boy and heartthrob Reid Alexander. It's everything you would expect of a celebrity, drinking, partying, PR, girls, hookups, paparazzi...
Then you have good girl Emma Walker who gets selected to play opposite Reid in a new blockbuster hit movie. She was a really great character. Down to earth and fun, good personality, and sweet. I enjoyed the relationship and chemistry between these two! There's other characters who were just as important including Brooke (Reid's ex), and Graham (another actor)...
Emma's best friend Emily was a great add, they had an amazing friendship.
There's drama, partying, sex, and drugs as we take a look at the lives of the rich and fabulous celebrities! I recommend this for a fun easy read.(less)
First line: My name is Brandt Cross, and I once ate a caterpillar on a dare...
I love the Denzazen books, and decide to read Faceless (#2.5) before rea...moreFirst line: My name is Brandt Cross, and I once ate a caterpillar on a dare...
I love the Denzazen books, and decide to read Faceless (#2.5) before reading the final book! I've always enjoyed Brandt's character and the soul jumping aspect is cool. I was pretty bored by the book up until about 15-20% on my kindle. I almost quit reading it but it got much better when introduced to a new character named Wentz. He stole the story for me!
Brandt is a really nice guy with a ton of emotional baggage. His love interest Devin was also just a nice girl. Their characters didn't really stand out which is why I'm sure Dez & Kale are the characters behind the real story and these are the extras. I enjoyed reading about them but am happier to be reading the final book in the series as I've missed the stand out characters!
If you are a fan of the series, check it out, it's fun reading about different sixes and their abilities. The book wasn't my favorite but it will keep you interested.(less)
If you are reading reviews you are a fan of the Shadow Falls series already... This book was the final in the series even though it looks like Della i...moreIf you are reading reviews you are a fan of the Shadow Falls series already... This book was the final in the series even though it looks like Della is getting a series next! I loved the ending, CC Hunter leaves no loose ends and ties everything together perfectly.
You finally find out who Kylie chooses to be with, there's fun surprises with Holiday and even Kylie's family. The book keeps you on your toes and the ghost in it is by far my favorite! I will definitely miss Miranda, Della, Holiday, Burnett, Kylie, Derek, Lucas, and even Perry. I'm sad to see the series end but as far as series finales this one is one of my favorites. (less)
Stopped at 39%. I did not like Laken, the plot and storyline was overly complicated and confusing. The girls were obnoxious, I couldn't relate to any...moreStopped at 39%. I did not like Laken, the plot and storyline was overly complicated and confusing. The girls were obnoxious, I couldn't relate to any of the characters. This book glorified cheating boys and the need to win back their love. Just wow... I don't even know. I tried so hard to finish this book.(less)
So this was my least favorite in the trilogy. I am excited to read about someone new in Extras. In this book Tally and her friends are Specials, not j...moreSo this was my least favorite in the trilogy. I am excited to read about someone new in Extras. In this book Tally and her friends are Specials, not just Specials but Special Specials... Cutters. They are a new breed of Specials. They are on a mission to take out the rebels of the New Smoke!
Tally was pretty awful during this book, her character was that of Dr. Cable's doing but still, I didn't like her or identify with her until the end. She was so different and I guess the author did a good job of making me dislike her character. I was glad to see more of David in this one and how the New Smoke was revolutionizing the "world."
Andrew Simpson Smith even makes a quick cameo!
The book was fast paced, a lot of it was action packed. There wasn't really a dull moment but with all the action a lot of the thinking, conversations, and world that I liked in Uglies and Pretties faded away.
I'm glad I got some closure as to what happens and I liked the ending. It suited Tally and the series.(less)
So sequels don't always do it for me, a lot of time they are full of fluff. This may have had fluff but it was "bubbly" fluff! Obvi...moreBetter than book 1!
So sequels don't always do it for me, a lot of time they are full of fluff. This may have had fluff but it was "bubbly" fluff! Obviously if you read book one you know this will start with Tally being pretty, she had the operation so she's pretty on the outside and pretty-minded on the inside! She's changed so much, her and Shay are besties and life is "bubbly." I caught on to New Pretty lingo pretty quickly there's only a handful of words they use a lot.
She is in a new pretty haze for awhile so we do get to see the new pretty lifestyle! Peris is in this, Shay, and some new characters Zane and Fausto.
This book is "sectioned" off. At one point Tally is completely alone and meets up with what can be described as the research for the operation which is was probably one of my favorite parts of the book! The tribe welcomes her and Andrew Simpson Smith is a really fun character.
This book is definitely all about the cure! We do see David and I almost cried at their confrontation! The surprise at the end of this one is probably as big as the surprise at the end of The Uglies. It's definitely a game changer and I'm really excited to see how this turn out for Tally.(less)
Read this in 48 hours because I could NOT put it down... I went to bed after 2 am just to find myself thinking about it when I woke up at 6 am! I love...moreRead this in 48 hours because I could NOT put it down... I went to bed after 2 am just to find myself thinking about it when I woke up at 6 am! I love the world Shelly Crane builds in her books... her characters are so loveable.
I recently finished the Significance series and had this one my Kindle since it came out but just got around to reading it! I'm so glad I did! The main character is Emma who wakes up from a coma and no clue who the privileged teen is staring back at her in the mirror. She has amnesia, a connection to her therapist, a meat-head boyfriend, uptight parents, and no idea who she is.
Shelly Crane amazed me with this book because it blew me away after it sucked me in! The world of who Emma was supposed to be and who she was before her amnesia was so vivid. She was an awful brat! Even she can tell! I loved how real Emma felt and she was so easy to connect with! She was so down to earth, disgusted with herself, and real. She has lots of emotion and she was so likeable.
Miss Crane writes excellent novels that draw you in and creates a world that you don't want to leave when it's over. All I have to say is wow and I'm so excited to see what's next!!!
I love the concept and the world built by Scott Westerfeld!
SO, where do I begin? What are Uglies? They are normal people... what???? Yes normal people...moreI love the concept and the world built by Scott Westerfeld!
SO, where do I begin? What are Uglies? They are normal people... what???? Yes normal people are considered uglies until they have an operation when they turn 16 that turns them all beautiful. They are warded off to live with other uglies until the operation and then once the operation hits they move to New Pretty Town and party all the time.
Tally is the heroine whom the story revolves around and she is an ugly almost 16. She befriends Shay who tells her of a place where you don't have to be beautiful, you can stay ugly. Tally wants to have the operation and go see her old best friend Peris and party until sunrise. She does NOT want to be ugly. She and Shay pull pranks and become fast friends. Shay tells her of the Smoke where the "rebel" people live. These are just normal uglies who did not have the operation. Tally can't imagine anything as awful as this so she lets Shay go on her own...
Too bad she didn't realize the consequences of letting Shay go to the Smoke and staying behind so she can become Pretty. All I will say is that her punishment for not giving up Shay is an ugly one.
I wont give anything away, it's definitely a new spin on a typical Dystopian novel. The world that Scott Westerfeld has built between the New Pretty Town, The Smoke, Ugly City, Special Circumstances, The Rusties, all of the inventions we use today and the new ones of the future is absolutely stunning. I can imagine this in a film with beautiful cinematography. There's a huge twist at the end which makes me desperate to see what happens in book 2 Pretties. Definitely a well thought out book and concept with a great spin that will leave your imagination to go run wild!(less)