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
In the Marked, book 1 of the House of Night series, I was introduced to a new type of vampire vampyre. It took me more than a few pages and a littleIn the Marked, book 1 of the House of Night series, I was introduced to a new type of vampire vampyre. It took me more than a few pages and a little patience to get into the idea of vamps, (view spoiler)[being chosen and getting a crescent moon engraved on their forehead, having to go to a school to learn the new way of life, and worship Nyx. Oh and not being dead! Getting tattoos mysteriously marked on your body as a badge of honor from the Goddess was alien to me! (hide spoiler)] Don’t get me wrong, I’m not being sarcastic. By the end of the story, I was completely sold on the whole idea. It’s like when you hear a weird song for the first time, you’re thinking “this is garbage” but after you give it a fair shot, it starts to grow on you. Needless to say, I was curious to find out what happened next in Zoey’s life. ...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
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.
In this second installment of the Hunger Games, Katniss’ victory comes back to haunt her. She caused the spark of anarchy erupting by the district. ThIn this second installment of the Hunger Games, Katniss’ victory comes back to haunt her. She caused the spark of anarchy erupting by the district. The ever spiteful President Snow sees Katniss’ actions of winning the last Hunger Games as an act of treasonous rebellion; and forces her prove her love for Peeta. Ultimately she is forced to participate in an All-star version of the Hunger Games. I must have screamed “NOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo” then rant and raved for at least 20 minutes before I got back to the story.
Nothing short of epic!
From the first sentence, I felt as if I’m immediately sucked into the book. Suzanne Collins’ beautiful writing style makes it all tangible. I felt every emotion, every injury. All my senses actively reinforced the words. Panem is no longer a world of science fiction but just as believable as a summer vacation location. (One I would dread to visit, of course.) The well developed characters are now extensions of my own family. Catching Fire has teeth grinding scenarios and heart breaking dilemmas. This book does not disappoint and the ending is like a death blow.
This was by far the darkest hour in the series. But I still give it a 5 star because it evoked an emotion.......FRUSTRATION is an emotion. This one waThis was by far the darkest hour in the series. But I still give it a 5 star because it evoked an emotion.......FRUSTRATION is an emotion. This one was full of sooooo much DRAMA it makes you want to stop reading or skim read it. Stick it out. Things get better and more interesting later. Besides the stuff that happened here helped me to understand the end results in the next book....more
I tried to start a new book last night, but I couldn't stop thinking about Sophie and Myles. Hence it's ruining my new novel reading experience, so II tried to start a new book last night, but I couldn't stop thinking about Sophie and Myles. Hence it's ruining my new novel reading experience, so I give up. I would like to review this sequel also.
Descent is the prequel to the Hidden Wings series. It is a coupling of mini back stories that fills in the blanks of the mysteries concealed in HiddenDescent is the prequel to the Hidden Wings series. It is a coupling of mini back stories that fills in the blanks of the mysteries concealed in Hidden Wings. Yet I do not recommend you read Descent first. I rather loved the discovery of Hidden Wings and was able to fully enjoy Descent after the unraveling in Hidden Wings.
In Descent you are introduced to a Fallen Angel, Samuel and told his tale through his eyes. In the next chapter, you're introduced to a random women who had a one-night stand with an angel. The next chapters highlight how her love child later went down the same path courting an angelic being. All these seemingly random love stories are connected and the back stories to the events later played out in Hidden Wings.
Descent was the perfect companion to this series and I devoured that I one sitting! ...more
The Boondocks is one of those creative ideas that have graced multiple broadcasting outlets. There’s the television show, the Sunday comic strip, andThe Boondocks is one of those creative ideas that have graced multiple broadcasting outlets. There’s the television show, the Sunday comic strip, and the novel. I was first introduced to them in the Sunday papers. I’ll admit I only looked at the pictures, happy that there’s a “brown people” cartoon. (Don’t judge me. Hey, we were all young and oblivious once.) I watched one episode of this television show back when it first aired. It was a big deal at the time in my neighborhood, because very few “all African American” portrayed cartoons were available. I absolutely despised Uncle Ruckus and the repeated use of the N-word. While there are episodes that are hilarious, I can’t help but wonder the morals behind the mockery. Recently a co-worker asked me if I’ve read the novels and offered to lend them to me. I was reluctant at first, but NOW I SEE! There is so much more then what’s on the surface.
This installment of the series combines all the segments from the Sunday Paper. The title says it all. I took an African American studies course in High School; and this is reminiscent of that. This author fuses the sociology of black people with comedy 101. He found a way to create a character that’s representation of the most common generalization of personality’s psychological mechanics. It’s funny and sad at the same time. Funny because I can see many people I know depicted in the mannerisms of the fictional characters. It sad because it chastises ALL RACES at the same time; Yet many view this comic as “just a black thing”. The Boondocks is political cartoon tackling issues on religion, social, current events, and self reflection. The brutal harsh comedy may turn people away from the real message, but without the voices and antics, the moral can be found in the novels. I don’t agree with every strip or every episode, but the bold & brave bravado tenacity begs to be recognized. I look forward to reading the next novel; because this is the kind of controversial stuff too frowned upon to air on television. ...more
My first thought on Secret for a Song were, "He’s terminally ill and she hurts herself for attention. If that ain’t dysfunctional I don’t know what isMy first thought on Secret for a Song were, "He’s terminally ill and she hurts herself for attention. If that ain’t dysfunctional I don’t know what is. Toxic relationship...ticking time bomb maybe. And yet, I’m really looking forward to reading this. This has a very different story line. Sounds like it may be a really good one." I was not disappointed!
Opening line: I ate my first needle when I was seven.
Saylor was a new type of YA character for me. I've been exposed to terminally ill and mentally unstable; but never an individual that's unstable to the point of desiring to be constantly ill. The severity of her situation was truly disturbing. I kept wondering why no one would suggest a little white padded room. I needed constant reading fortification and motivation reinforcement to get through this read. This female is seriously sick with the self inflicting harm. She had it down to a science and S.K.Falls didn't skimp on the details. Weak stomachs beware. This is not one to read paired with a lite snack.
The romance was sweet and I wanted so badly for it not to have been built on a molehill of lies. This novel completely shattered my expectations on "the perfect guy". Drew was a perfect gentleman and swoon worthy lead even with his ailment. It was heartbreaking to know he had a very short winded clock ticking above his head like a dark cloud threatening rain. Every stolen moment was precious and I was constantly on edge praying that his time wasn't cut prematurely. I was selfishly invested in this couple hoping that Saylor's lie continued just so the relationship would never end.
For the most part the supporting cast were developed. However, I would have liked the mother and father's actions to be further explored. They were the enablers and possibly source of Saylor's condition, so I was curious of how and why they got so disconnected.
Overall this story was so very real for me. The lines of fiction were blurred; and I was able to fully escape diving in completely! Saylor was manipulative and broken....and crying out for help. Drew was broken and dying slowly...and yet he was her knight in shinny armor. Secret for a Song emphasizes that love blooms anywhere. And love heals....even the most broken elements in us. The ending was bitter sweet and is sure to not leave my memory anytime soon.
*I received a complementary copy of this novel for an honest review....more
This is one of those books that I judged before giving it a fair shot. The heroine's name is Mercedes. She's a Volkswagen mechanic, half American IndiThis is one of those books that I judged before giving it a fair shot. The heroine's name is Mercedes. She's a Volkswagen mechanic, half American Indian, who can shift into a coyote. Well as you can see I gave this 5 stars(and would gladly give it a 10). Needless to say this is a shockingly GOOD BOOK and I'm hooked on the series! ...more
Another Faust is the story of five "perfect" teenagers from various parts of the world with these gifts powers that come with side effects. They liveAnother Faust is the story of five "perfect" teenagers from various parts of the world with these gifts powers that come with side effects. They live with their creepy governess Madame Villeroy. And there's more to the story then first appearances....
I absolutely LOVED this book.
I dreaded taking this back to the library, and actually considered how many late fees would have to build up before they just let me have it!
If this was a movie.......... I would.......
I didn't care for the original Faust legend; however this new version is much more intertaining. Each character varied in personality and villainy. Oh, and the use of different viewpoints gave me a thorough view of their complexities.
Christian and Bice were my favorites!
I loved to have Victoria.
Valentin and Belle were annoying.
Madame Vileroy was scary as shit!
And those freakin' moths made my skin crawl. ...more
“Much worst than discovery, than the sense of betrayal, is when you start to believe your own lies.”
“Your lies get“Being a liar is not easy business.
“Much worst than discovery, than the sense of betrayal, is when you start to believe your own lies.”
“Your lies get stronger and weirder and denser, get bigger than words, turn into worlds, and become real.”
“I will tell you my story and I will tell it straight. No lies, no omissions. That’s my promise. This time I truly mean it.”
Even that is a lie! I LOVED this book. I know I say that a lot, so let me clarify. It was mind boggling and quite entertaining. However I must warn you, so you’re not alarmed. This book contains strong language, graphic details of the murder, and sexual content (no scenes just talk about it). More so than any other young adult book I’ve read. It’s not too explicit, but initially it shocked me just a little. This reminds me of the movie Vanilla Sky. It will definitely get your wheels turning trying to figure out fact from fiction. The narrator, Micah, takes the reader on such an intricate weaved journey of complex and simple lies that’ll definitely keep you on your toes. The story is divided into three parts: telling the truth, telling the true truth, and the actual real truth. It’s jammed packed with lies, half truth, and omissions. In the end you will still question whether Micah’s genuine. I especially enjoyed the hint of paranormal with the mind tricks. If I tell you anymore I’d give it away, so read if for yourself. ...more
I’m not normally this hyped about writing a book review. Right now my emotions are all up in the air; and I can barely compose myself to get the wordsI’m not normally this hyped about writing a book review. Right now my emotions are all up in the air; and I can barely compose myself to get the words out……..okay, okay so maybe I’m always like this. Anyway, I am particularly excited about Hex Hall. The entire time I was reading this I was thinking, this reminds me of Sabrina the teenage witch, then I was like "this reminds me of Evernight", then Harry Potter, and then I was like "OMG, I don't care this is GREAT". It’s like a play on all my favorite stories with such an original spin. ...more