I don't understand how I got drawn into this and how this is all that is taking up the time in my head. Currently, I'm not into reading much, especialI don't understand how I got drawn into this and how this is all that is taking up the time in my head. Currently, I'm not into reading much, especially not manga, since I find it hard to follow most of the time and I have to pay close attention not just to the words, but the pictures. I read for pleasure and as something relaxing to do, and manga is everything but relaxing. So I find it quite a feat that it only took me a day to read the whole series (the books that are out) and another to catch up with the anime. What's more, is that I enjoyed it, A LOT.
I seem to have lost my innocence and I just find this manga fascinating. People are saying that this is a gory manga, and on some degree I agree, but it's not that bad. The gore is mostly blood oriented, and some limb disfigurement, but otherwise it's cool. Plot-wise, there is so much going on and so much foreshadowing that I easily find myself confused, but the good kind of confused, where I look forward to re-reading some parts to bloody figure out what's going on. It's a nice feeling.
The characters are also all refreshing. The character development is amazing in it's terms, because the characters stick to their personalities. And it's all put together nicely enough that even if you wouldn't agree with what they're about to do, you could easily see it coming and understand it. (view spoiler)[The way Eren wants to kill all the titans, it's not only based on him seeing his mother being eaten by one, but also for his sense of wanting to be free and see what lies behind the wall that surrounds him. His dedication to fight to achieve anything, even as a kid when he told Mikasa (his foster sister) that she must fight to survive, is clearly another part as to why he is so passionate about any of it, as to why he joins the Scouting Legion (the most dangerous of the military branches), why he wants to meet the titans head on. (hide spoiler)] If one pays attention, all the little details contribute to creating the big picture almost subconsciously. And for those that don't get it, Armin (the little genius) tells it all anyway.
I can't really put it down. I'm already hunting for fan arts and fanfiction. I recommend. 10/10 stars, will buy to own.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
I like John Green, really, I do. I watch him and everything, but just... This book wasn't for me. Ever since I got into tumblr, I haven't been spendinI like John Green, really, I do. I watch him and everything, but just... This book wasn't for me. Ever since I got into tumblr, I haven't been spending as much time on reading as I'd like. Well, you know, reading actual, published works (haha too much fanfic) and it's...kinda embarrassing. I mean, it's already May and, wow, I can't even finish reading ONE book. Lord help me with my next challenge....
An Abundance of Katherines was not by any means a bad book. It was an okay book. Well... Maybe not even that. Colin is a child prodigy, on a self journey to discover his worth (don't know if he did or not, I didn't finish the book) with his best friend Hassan, so he comes up with the idea of the Theorem to predict the outcome of any relationship after getting dumped for the umpteenth time. Apparently the dude's got a thing for girls with the name Katherine. So, him and Hassan go on a road trip, end up in Gunshot, get a job (unofficial, I think, correct me if I'm wrong), works on the Theorem, yada yada yada. The story goes on. (I feel like I should mention Lindsey, but I didn't like her much, you know, with her fake-ness, but at least the girl recognizes it. Coolio.)
So the story goes on. Lots (tons) of math. Yea, if I tried, I would probably be more enthralled in the book, but because I read for pleasure, (lord, research projects DRAIN me) and not for figuring out graphs and how in the world all the variables fit in, I found it....dull. And the relationships between the people....also dull. I didn't feel any compelling to keep on reading (just keep swimming).
In conclusion, not a bad book at all, amusing, and factual (oh god, at least I hope, I didn't check all the facts but they were in the foot notes and looked all official. I will be very disappointed if John Locke was not a British philosopher or political scientist who could read and write Latin and Greek before the rest if us can tie our shoes.) but I didn't have a spark with this one. I'll give John Green another try sometime later, but this book? Not my favorite....more
I didn't like it. It had some witty remarks and I liked Aislin but.......if you had the chance to create a perfect boy......Adam ain't it. And if youI didn't like it. It had some witty remarks and I liked Aislin but.......if you had the chance to create a perfect boy......Adam ain't it. And if you heal at the rate of God.....no. The characters enraged me, but I honestly couldn't sum up enough energy to even be enraged. Boring read, because half the time I didn't care WHATthehell happened, just sort of read through it as I was thinking about social studies homework and the best way to eat another carrot without puking. Snooze.
And all the plot-that-was-not-a-plot-twist, please, predictable and not to mention sappy. Saaaaaaaapppppyyyyy. It's like the author had an idea, an awful and terrible idea, but an idea nonetheless, and it started somewhere in the middle of the book, and then the author had no idea what to do and went "I know! The readers need a GOOD Terra Spiker!" And the sap happened. And Eves internal combat: oh my good no. The girl knew the guy for a couple of days. She knew her mother, who have her everything and anything, way longer. And she goes with the guy in the end?
I think this is a sign of me growing up. I finally realize what a shallow relationship is and what isn't. I am now going to go o a hunt for a good book. I also think that this is a prime example of a book that turns me off love. Because if that's love, I've been in love with over a hundred people, because OMG I can tolerate this person and I have this feeling in my stomach *cough*cough*social anxiety and now let's kiss and make up even though he would do the next pretty face, be it boy or girl, and shamelessly tell me that. Um, is that love? Is that the moral of the story? Because I sure as hell couldn't find anything moral related. ...more
Had some trouble finishing. The cliffhanger--boring. It just made me think that it's not worth the time to read the next book. But if it becomes availHad some trouble finishing. The cliffhanger--boring. It just made me think that it's not worth the time to read the next book. But if it becomes available, watch, I'll read it. *sigh* I can't believe I'm going to waste another two day reading the next one when I get it. Oh well, guess I'll have to live with it. ...more
It got boring after a while. I understand that she is an amnesiac and repetitiveness is bound to show its ugly head, but it got boring. Blegh. The endIt got boring after a while. I understand that she is an amnesiac and repetitiveness is bound to show its ugly head, but it got boring. Blegh. The ending was good though. Didn't even remotely expect that....more
I am warning you. This is the one and only warning you are going to get. DO NOT READ!(I can't stop you butHopeless. This book is absolutely hopeless.
I am warning you. This is the one and only warning you are going to get. DO NOT READ!(I can't stop you but please do not make yourself go through the torture.)
There was: -NO plot (All that happened was two missions, very boring missions that were not even related to one another. You will yawn. A lot.) -NO character development (Anyone who says different is either high or this is their first book ever) -NO awesome heroins (There WAS. She burned in the flames of historical fiction catastrophe.) -NO awesome hero (protagonist)(He was plain rude. And boring. And a fail.)
I wouldn't recomend this to anyone. 200 pages of reading about a whiny heroine that is drowning in all her self-pity,About time I finished reading it.
I wouldn't recomend this to anyone. 200 pages of reading about a whiny heroine that is drowning in all her self-pity, falls in love with a boy in under a week, hates her family when they actually care about her...
You see, I don't want to subject you to that.
And, as for the love interest, Christian, how? How can you love someone enough to give your life for her in under a week?
1.Made me view religion differently 2.Demons arn't always sexy 3.Demons can be hilarious 4Weird book. No other words.
Things it did to me/made me realize:
1.Made me view religion differently 2.Demons arn't always sexy 3.Demons can be hilarious 4.Deamons can be a pain in the ass 5.Deamons could be nice if they are bound by code 6.Demons are tricky bastards 7.Demons need to be bound by code or you die 8.Fallen Angels are....creepy.
So. The book is perverted. There is sexual reference everywhere and the prologue starts of with the main character giving himseld a hand job. Enough said.
Why did I continue? It was recomended to me by a dear friend. She said it gets better. It did.
We get that whole plot with characters getting attacked, characters are facing an apocalypse, characters are victorious and save the world. This time, I was actually impressed with how much I wanted this to have a happy ending. (It did) The main character was okay. My fave character was the demon.
Fon Pyre. I love you. You were mean, hated everyone, and I loved you for it. Your sarcastic remarks, your being bound by the code, you scaring the living daylights out of me....like I said, realistic. I just thought I'd share that.
Why three stars?
1.I'm a Christian. Some parts kind of offended me. (The crazy way everyone overreacted.) 2.The plot was really nothing I haven't read in other books. (I mean, seriously....) 3.The main character was just okay (not great.) 4.His love interest kind of really got on my nerves, too....
Why three stars?
1.The deamon. 2.Characters were in character. (I hated the bad guy, liked the good guy.) 3.Some of the struggles were very realistic to what I might be facing. 4.No cheesy love scenes.