She's done it again! This author is amazing. I first got hooked on her Leaving series, and have been continually impressed ever since. Callum & HaShe's done it again! This author is amazing. I first got hooked on her Leaving series, and have been continually impressed ever since. Callum & Harper was no exception.
Two lost souls in dire straits find each other in the nick of time in this touching tale of self-discovery and survival. Callum, a wonderfully sweet and somewhat self-conscious orphan, will win your heart within five lines--guaranteed. Harper, a tough girl with only survival on her mind, will amaze, frustrate and endear herself to you as she grapples with the demons from her past and the ever-present uncertainty of her future. Together, they believe they can face anything, but the outside world turns out to be a minor issue in the face of their individual internal struggles.
Supported by a wonderfully rich cast of characters and pursued by a terrifying antagonist from Harper's past, these two lovely young people will draw you in and keep you entertained as they strive to make their mark on the world and on each other. Truly, this is a must read!!!...more
I almost gave this book five stars, but I was so upset about the demise of a particular favorite character (that's all I'm saying in an effort to avoiI almost gave this book five stars, but I was so upset about the demise of a particular favorite character (that's all I'm saying in an effort to avoid spoiling the story for anyone else) that I couldn't do it. I think this series is great, and I am anxiously anticipating the next installment. I just want to warn any emotional readers out there: grab some tissues before you start this one. It's a tear-jerker!!...more
The truth of the matter is this: I read too much. I always have a million things I want to say right after I finish a book, but I never remember themThe truth of the matter is this: I read too much. I always have a million things I want to say right after I finish a book, but I never remember them when I go to do my review. So, without getting into too much of a "close reading" frame of mind, I will say this: awesome sequel. Also: so ticked about having to wait for the next book. I mean, really!? I don't want to spoil anything, but the book ends just before a pivotal conversation can begin. How do I know it's a pivotal conversation? Just read it, and you'll see. I'm not giving anything away if I can help it. There are a few things about this plot line that disturb me. The main character, Ree, is human. Both love interests are, well... NOT. So, how does this story resolve? I mean, is Ree going to find happiness? If one is her soul mate, why is the other so in love with her? Why is there a connection between Ree and both boys? I can't wait to see what the author does with this because I certainly can't see an easy way to tie up the loose ends. Should be fun! I am also concerned with the perceived "cheating" on the part of the gods. That just CAN'T be good. As you can see, this book takes us farther into the story line, and even introduces some new characters ( hello, Ares, Loki and Hecate!), but it leaves the reader panting for the next installment.
Question: how do all of these different pantheons interact and why does one patron deity tell the kids to talk to his/her Greek counterpart? Does one deity lose its powers with the advent of a new pantheon? Someone help me out, please!...more