You walk past a storefront in the mall and seeing a mannequin dressed to the nines in an overall look that’s calling your name. So you buy the stilettYou walk past a storefront in the mall and seeing a mannequin dressed to the nines in an overall look that’s calling your name. So you buy the stiletto heels with the intentions to return and buy the remainder of the outfit. Only to try on the heels and realized the rest of the set doesn’t look that appealing after all.
That’s how I felt about this book and its series. If that makes sense.Blood Song. Love the name. Love the cover. The story was unique to me; however in the end I wasn’t blown away. I didn’t get that “Wow” factor that normally turns me into a screaming fanatic half my age, beating down the doors of the bookstore for the next installment of the adventure. ...more
Only a few times per decade do a book or motion picture evolves beyond the realms to fable to EPIC! Think of it and you would agree: Star Wars (1970’sOnly a few times per decade do a book or motion picture evolves beyond the realms to fable to EPIC! Think of it and you would agree: Star Wars (1970’s), E.T. (1980’s), Star Track-series (1970’s), Waiting to Exhale (1990’s), Chronicles of Narnia(????), Harry Potter(1990’s),Lord of the Rings(2000’s). The list goes on and one, but the truth remains that it is then no longer “just a story” but an EXPERIENCE! The Hunger Games was an EXPERIENCE for me; and I think for everyone who picked up the first book in this series and had the testicular fortitude to see it through to this last book. I was afraid that the story would lose momentum, but it didn’t. Mockingjay was like the explanation point. I did not read this book. I lived this book. I want to hate Suzanne Collins for what she did to Finnick. My heart is officially and irreparably broken. I'll never get over him; but I'm not going to be bitter and not be happy for Katniss or the rest of the story for that matter. If you haven’t read this series, then do it now. I’m sure the movie won’t compare. ...more
I caught him stealing glances at me from across the room, and the sight of him took my breathe away. He slowly began to limp toward me and the way hisI caught him stealing glances at me from across the room, and the sight of him took my breathe away. He slowly began to limp toward me and the way his right knee dipped a little every time he landed on that side was so gangsta. And then his nose hit the ground, and I was like "Guuuuuurrrrrl, that's gone be my baby daddy!"
YESI judged this book long before I read it.NOneed to worry, this IS NOT that kind of book.
I was given a copy of this book from Net Galley via the generous folks at Random House Publishing Group.
Throughout and by the end of this book I had so many emotions volleying for my attention, my most difficult challenge proved to be reiming it all in and forming my review in coherent sentences.
I was excited by the action. The fight scenes definitly had my upmost attention to the point where I've missed my stop on the train more than once and was late for work, hence giving me more time to read this awesome book. (Not complaining here....just stating a fact.) The settings and reforming of society in this Dystopia novel had me in awe. I heart Steampunk. There's something uniquely fasinating about it and the culture and lifestyle of this tale definitely put me in the mind of Steampunk. I appreciated the fact that this has not one, but two kick ass heroines! And the one you'ld least expect is the boldest. Nora was a little diappointing in that aspect. I wanted her to be more hard core bad-ass-ness. (Um, you know what I mean right?) I was horrified of this author's audasity to try and make a zombie the leading male in this romance. I'm so not completely sold. It was super sweet how it all played out. I'm embarrased to say, I found myself sighing alot and a tad bit jelious of Nora. If you're old enough to remember Family Matter, you'll understand when I say, Nora and Bram had a Laura/Steve Urkel kind of love. (At first he was so undesirable to the point of "EWWW", then he grows on you.) The villians were surprising when revealed and infuriating none the less. I was disappointed when it ended. I'm excited and impaitent to see what happens next. If you're afraid to pick this up because of the ZOMBIE content, you're going to regret it. This is a very well written and darn almost believeable book. Well, it is, if you can get pass the whole walking dead thing.) There are decaying gross parts, but there's nothing too terrifying to give you nightmares. I rate this 4.5!...more
I made reading “Married With Zombies” a couple’s event, opting to read it with my husband. This is a witty novel with horror content. The comedic commI made reading “Married With Zombies” a couple’s event, opting to read it with my husband. This is a witty novel with horror content. The comedic commentary takes away from the fear factor. Similar to any horror flick, the novel begins with the realization that there’s a “threat”, the disbelief of the extent of that “threat”, and the reservation of killing to stop said “threat”……or in this case, amputate, decapitate, and/or mutilate in an almost savage display of extreme hatred to annihilate the “threat”. Now that’s the kind of excitement that keeps us up all night glued to the action until the very end.
This novel had a moderate level of action. The comedy was mediocre. The characters were all likeable except one. Unfortunately she was one of the main characters. So that’s what took away from the 5-star stellar review. The overall plot is of a troubled marriage forced to suck up the pettiness to survive a zombie apocalypse.
Don’t get me wrong, my marriage isn’t sunshine and flowers every day, but my gosh, these folks had issues. I could understand SERIOUS issues, but majority of the bickering was over absolute rubbish. The undead and the possibility of people getting “offed” is what kept our attention in spite of the snarky narrator. While my husband refuses to read anything further in this series, I’m willing to see what happens next.
His Rating 2.5 Her Rating 3.5 Average Rating: 3 ...more
Okay so we're back....Savannah lost her powers due to a selfless wish she made out of grief. I have to admit, I started to hate her in this book. NotOkay so we're back....Savannah lost her powers due to a selfless wish she made out of grief. I have to admit, I started to hate her in this book. Not because of the power loss, but because of her attitude. She was so not the kick ass butt heroine from Waking the Witch. (view spoiler)[A side from all that,I was cheering for her "magical" hook up with Adam....:( (hide spoiler)] All and all there was alot of build up that leaves me anxiously anticipating the next book!...more
I read this one for my new offline book club. I was not born under a rock. I've had a hardback copy of this novel for months now. Yet I refused to reaI read this one for my new offline book club. I was not born under a rock. I've had a hardback copy of this novel for months now. Yet I refused to read it. Why? Well I'm one of those people who refuses to ride the hype waves. Seriously! If I novel is deemed "perfect" I won't read it until no one is talking about it anymore. Silly maybe, but that's me. Well I want to slap myself for this one, because I loved every minute of it. Tris reminded me so much of myself. I won't go into a personal tangent, but I will say that I came from a somewhat prude family. I was the smallest and the only girl among all male siblings and I joined the Army. So yeah, I could see myself in Tris and dammit if I'm not on the fan girl wagon now.