I decided once I finished this book tonight, that I was going to give it an extra star. (three stars in lieu of two) The reason was because, although...moreI decided once I finished this book tonight, that I was going to give it an extra star. (three stars in lieu of two) The reason was because, although I wasn’t blown away by the whole story, I found myself highly entertained reading it. The characters were likeable, the book moved at a rather good pace, the plot was fairly interesting, and the writing style was smooth and simple to comprehend.
I think what I appreciated most was the fact that the main character wasn’t a sniveling whining female who sat and complained about everything. As of late I have found I developed a particular appreciation for a female character that I don’t feel like beating with the book bindings.
The book isn’t mind blowing, but it’s a racy read, a few parts that will quicken the pulse, a few parts that will give you a chuckle, and many of the character will endear themselves to you in their own little way. Great book for a lazy day, where you don’t want to think of anything overly complicated, just something to slip away to for a bit of entertainment. (less)
the first time I read this book i cried, and I cried again when I read for the 3rd, 4th and 5th times.
Why do I re read this over and over again? becau...morethe first time I read this book i cried, and I cried again when I read for the 3rd, 4th and 5th times.
Why do I re read this over and over again? because it is a beautiful book. The cast and characters are brilliant, deep, complex and insightful. I love their lives, I love their struggles, I love how they love unconditionally against all odds. I love how their mortality hangs in a delicate balance of remission and relapse- and how hazel and gus never let that come between them. I love how they find each other, and form a relationship that is real. Real life, real love, real laughter and happiness. I could read this book over and over again because it makes that much of an impact, to the point where it is worth,no..it is an honor to shed a tear for the characters at the end. Simply beautiful, heart wrenching, touching, quirky and real.(less)
I hated this book!(lol..ok I did not hate the book, not even a little, but read on for my explaination) You may be asking yourself why I just made thi...moreI hated this book!(lol..ok I did not hate the book, not even a little, but read on for my explaination) You may be asking yourself why I just made this statement, and gave the book 5 stars. There is one reason and one reason only, I am 32 years old and spent the last half hour bawling my eyes out over this book. So honestly I don't hate it, I just hate being reduced to a sniffling, sobbing mess.
I have never read anything from this author, and I loved her writing style. Having the book written in prose made it go by so quickly, yet every single word made an impact. In Amber and Cade's day together, I felt every ounce of laughter, all the pain and sorrow, their fears and apprehension for what tomorrow would bring and I love how they came together at the time when they needed each other most- to be the rock that got them through the challenges that would come to pass. ( I was petrified to get to the last page because I saw a possible ending, and I think my heart would break if I ended up being correct)
One day can change everything in a person's life (for better or worse) and this story explains how it can happen. I don't want to give away the plot, or anything about the story, but it was a fantastic read, and I expected to read a bit and sleep- nope..been awake almost 24 hours because I opened this book! (It was worth the stinging, burning eyes I now have, half from exhaustion and half from tears)
You will smile, you will feel many emotions, and if you have any heart to you at all, you may shed a tear, but its a sacrifice to be made for something so beautiful.
(may edit and add later, but thanks to this story I am about 24 hours with out sleep!)(less)
It was a quick read, but I enjoyed the hell out of it. (Don't ever read this to your kids though) I laughed, and although it has been forever since my...moreIt was a quick read, but I enjoyed the hell out of it. (Don't ever read this to your kids though) I laughed, and although it has been forever since my daughter was this age, I do remember these days (not so fondly lol)(less)
I read the first few pages and got excited, the book starts out with Edgar Allen Poe! I figure this is going to be epic!
I am disappointed to say the least. There were so many elements in this story that could have made it amazing, but somehow or another it just didn’t come together for me personally.
I know there are other books to continue the story, and I know at some point I will read them, just to see how it all works out in the end, but for the moment I am not going to rush to read them.
I am sure I will think of something more specific besides “it didn’t work for me” eventually, but for the moment we will just leave it at that.
In spite of this, the writer herself has talent, It was easy to imagine the scenery, and feel the emotions, which I appreciated. Hopefully down the road I will finish the series of and have a much better outlook (finger’s crossed for maybe a slow start??) (less)
I liked the story line/plot but it dragged on to the point where I stopped reading it for over a week. Finally finished it this morning and it all wra...moreI liked the story line/plot but it dragged on to the point where I stopped reading it for over a week. Finally finished it this morning and it all wrapped up well, if not slightly predictable. Overall enjoyed it, but it could have been shorter.(less)
Wow. No really that is exactly what I think. When does the next book come out? Here is a summary of the story...
It’s been six weeks since angels of th...moreWow. No really that is exactly what I think. When does the next book come out? Here is a summary of the story...
It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel. Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl. Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.
Again I will state, this book was fantastic. I may have mentioned it before, but I sort of love it when angels are written as complete dicks. I know that sounds rather twisted, but I can't help it. We always hear people say that there are angels, and they watch over us, so to read something where they don't give a rat's behind about humanity, and our suffering- just makes for a great read.
The two main characters, are a complex pair, and how their relationship grows slowly into something heart stopping kept me turning pages till my eyes were red and my vision was blurry. I also must admit that I loved the mother, she was stark raving mad, and just seemed to provide a twisted sense of comic relief.
If you are looking for something interesting and unique to read, I would certainly pick this up and give it a go.(less)
WTF...yes that is the first thing I thought when I finished this book. Seriously WTF.
This concept of the book had promise, but something went wrong i...moreWTF...yes that is the first thing I thought when I finished this book. Seriously WTF.
This concept of the book had promise, but something went wrong in the process between great idea and writing this book.
Summary Laura Cubus was perfectly content with her life. A junior in high school, she felt perfectly normal. She had good friends, a great family, and did well in school. Nothing particularly exciting ever happened where she lived, and everything was stable.
But that all drastically changes when a new student arrives at Laura's school. Wild rumours swirl about his past, and Laura becomes determined to find out the truth.
As she gets to know the mysterious student, he shares with her an ancient secret... one that may yet put both of them in grave danger.
And for the first time in her life, Laura is exposed to a completely unfamiliar world. She is swept away on an exhilarating journey that takes to a place where romance and great destiny may yet await... and where supernatural powers run rampant.
For starters, this new guy shows up and rescues her from her crush and 3 boys trying to attack her. He then shows her the magical "dream world" where she should not have been taken, they get caught..and end up on the run..her leaving her whole life and family to no go on the run with some guy she has known for a week. I mean seriously..wtf. This guy who is a vampire just takes a human girl on the run..should he not have considered what kind of danger he was bringing a human in to his messed up blood sucking world? With out considering her family, her friends...you know all the people who love her? To make it worse...the whole journey all he does is talk about his powers...
This is a pretty lengthy book,(and some of the length/scenes seemed to be added fluff and detail) but outside of me getting a bit bored with descripti...moreThis is a pretty lengthy book,(and some of the length/scenes seemed to be added fluff and detail) but outside of me getting a bit bored with descriptions of Noah, it was rather engaging. I most enjoyed how the mystery of "what happened?" was slowly revealed through out the story, and how Mara had to deal with the flashback of memories..questioning her sanity, therapy, and how it moved the story to the end of the book.
Generally i find that relationship development (especially romantic relationships between character) is often a sore point for my reading, because it often takes center stage of the book, and the plot seems to revolve around that, but in this case although it seemed to be the most important aspect, I found it took second stage to the flashbacks, and plot development. I liked the background story, and the other characters, even the ones that had the YA novel stereotype (the mean bully at the school who has nothing better to do than bully etc)
I will read the second one when it comes out, because I am interested in seeing how Mara copes with who she is and what she is capable of doing..(less)