Superhero-isim is a lost art! Reformed villains are so popular now they have become the new norm. Sidekick brings back the “good guy”, um gal. Meet BrSuperhero-isim is a lost art! Reformed villains are so popular now they have become the new norm. Sidekick brings back the “good guy”, um gal. Meet Bremy St Claire. She’s brave. She’s cute. She takes orders well from the lead hero, Knight Rider. She’s beyond reproach. Um okay, so maybe she needs a small push from time to time to act. So what if she wears the wrong shoes, has bad hair days, and seriously has no “hero gal style”. Oh and like you listen to EVERYTHING people tell you. Sure she has a past, she’s not particularly proud off and rather not discuss. But hey, that’s what’s made her the crime fighter she is today, “Bre…., um Brenda.” She has an alias. That should count for something. Right?
Sidekick is the type of story that really jumps right into the action. Bremy StClair is instantly loveable and ridiculously hilarious. Sidekick delivers without the magic, but loads of glam.
If you’re looking for a quick lighthearted contemporary comedy about a normal girl looking to save the world, starting with her rich girl gilt, then this book is for you. Caution: You will laugh while reading, so refrain from doing so in public places. ...more
This would make one heck of a kick ass action move. There was a plethora of suspense, violence, gore, and the blood flowed freely. I'm a bit shocked bThis would make one heck of a kick ass action move. There was a plethora of suspense, violence, gore, and the blood flowed freely. I'm a bit shocked by the lack of romance. It would appear that my favorite romance author has turned thriller action suspense. The lead character was definitely not someone I would like to meet in real life. Goldie Locks Reaper was downright scary. She was unexpected and surprising. Her execution of violence was thorough to the point of excessive. I'm not sure where the next novel will take us, but I don't wish to cross her path again....more
Uninvited is one of those novels that mirrors the issues of real life so much that the lines of fiction become blurred. We live in a time where randomUninvited is one of those novels that mirrors the issues of real life so much that the lines of fiction become blurred. We live in a time where random acts of violence and mass murders are all too common. There have been massacres on college campuses from single gunmen. Children and faculty were slaughtered on regular school day. A slew of athletes terrorized at a marathon. The list goes on. We are a nation constantly on edge from a danger that could be the very person we speak to everyday. The fear is “never truly knowing the cause of it all”. The public can only be mollified with gun control and theories of mental illness for so long. In Uninvited, researchers have narrowed it down to one common denominator that can be found in a single gene; and the government to a single conclusion: Control the HTS carriers, control the killings.
Uninvited was gripping, chilling, and all too believable. Sophie Jordan trail blazes this story with a character sure to evoke sympathy and outrage from the reader. Davy Hamilton is the American Dream. She’s a blond hair, virgin female musical prodigy, dating the most popular jock, and born into a wealthy & respectful family. Yet none of this could save her from her own DNA. Davy is a vision of everything perceived as pure; and she carries the “kill gene”. The irony is staggering. Once diagnosed, Davy goes from Pretty in Pink & Clueless to Orange is the New Black. She is ostracized by her friends, denounced by her family, “uninvited” by her school, dumped by the love of her life, and completely thrown to the wolves of the killers she is labeled as being amongst. The magnitude of her loss is, lump in the back of your throat, tangible. Contrarily to other dystopian novels, this heroine doesn’t automatically turn kick ass overnight, she wallows in her loss for a while, and for that I find her very believable.
The world of Uninvited, as seen through the eyes of a HTS carrier, is so oppressive, it’s downright suffocating. The iron hand of the law is a sliver notch able genocide and restructured holocaust. This world WILL piss you off. My only complaint is there was a lot of rebuttal to the HTS theory. While some HTS identified were certifiable sociopaths, others appeared dormant. It made me question the science behind the hypothesis. Since the case studies weren’t fully disclosed it left me wondering. This wasn’t enough to take away from my overall enjoyment. The romance is sweetly paced and the buildup will leave you breathless. The suspense and action makes Uninvited worth the read. I would recommend to fans of dystopian. This was my first Sophie Jordan novel and I hope to read more of her work. I look forward to the conclusion in the next novel.
*This ARC was provided by the publisher for an honest review....more
Academy of Love was much steamier than I anticipated; however not as naughty as the cover would suggest. It's definitely a "hot" summer romantic read.Academy of Love was much steamier than I anticipated; however not as naughty as the cover would suggest. It's definitely a "hot" summer romantic read.
The setting and character roles were the ultimate pawns of scandalous. When their affair first began the situation was student/teacher and when it picks back up again it's deputy headmistress/faculty. Talk about obstacles! And of course there were many more conflicts standing in the way. The drama was a romantic roller coaster ride into the great unknown.
The love connection was snuggle worthy! Cassianna and Lawrence have that sweetheart type of chemistry. Which is cute and a tad baffling considering you're lead to believe there's a significant age difference. *uh hummm*
The overall competition of this novel was magnificent! The main characters were lovable. The villains were teeth grindingly aggravating. The setting was tranquil. The plot was topsy turby and unpredictable. The steamy scenes were blush worthy without being too over the top. While I wouldn't recommend this to my Mom, my aunt may be able to handle the heat. ...more
"New fashions are created by the logical accident of experimentation ... gradually evolving into numerous mutations that may take decades to play out."New fashions are created by the logical accident of experimentation ... gradually evolving into numerous mutations that may take decades to play out... if everyone likes the new look then that is IN and everything else is OUT!"
Betty's theory of evolution is the law of the fashion world. This book is a jewel. I held onto my Survey of Historic Costume text after fashion college; but I can see now that this book will replace my former first line reference tool. This is so much more fun to read.
My favorite section is "A Good Body Never Goes Out of Style". The "stuff with cotton what God has forgotten " comment had me dying of laughter. As a designer myself I can relate. I adored the tips also. Like "do not over-fit a bad figure..." will stick with me forever. The conversational tone and witty titles like "Look Ma!...No Bra!" kept me fully engaged.
The author does and excellent job of breaking down the details in each sketch.
My only complaint at the moment is I wish the history went further back. I always have issues dating the tunic eras.
I've got warm and fuzzys all over. I loved this soooooo much! Faith Sullivan you're pretty damn awesome. Finally a guy I can call home and talk to momI've got warm and fuzzys all over. I loved this soooooo much! Faith Sullivan you're pretty damn awesome. Finally a guy I can call home and talk to mom about! xoxo!
Oh Adam.....*sigh*...it's not you it's me. Oh my goodness that sounds like a break up speech! Retract, RETRACT.
*ERASE & start again* Adam you're cool, but Eric's cooler. I don't want no guy guy, I just want a shy guy.
I finally finished the four part series of Alibi! This was one seriously twisted group of teens. I loved the originally of a story told from four diffI finally finished the four part series of Alibi! This was one seriously twisted group of teens. I loved the originally of a story told from four different alibis. Each point of view was equally enthralling. The conclusion was shocking. I would love to read more mystery novels like this....more
This is a beauty and the beast retelling with a Gothic mythological twist. While is was original, my attention wavered from time to time. It took muchThis is a beauty and the beast retelling with a Gothic mythological twist. While is was original, my attention wavered from time to time. It took much longer to finish then necessary....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.