This novel is a staple in my reading milestones of epicness.There's two versions of me now.....me before "If I Stay" and me after "If I Stay"! Wow....This novel is a staple in my reading milestones of epicness.There's two versions of me now.....me before "If I Stay" and me after "If I Stay"! Wow....just wow....more
I really loved this story but there was far too many loop holes and unexplained happenings.
If I could eat dinner with any author it would be Andrew FI really loved this story but there was far too many loop holes and unexplained happenings.
If I could eat dinner with any author it would be Andrew Fukuda and the character would be Gene. I read The Hunt two months ago and I have so many questions about the setting. I'm going to try not to spoil it for those who have yet to read this but
•How did the world become over run with vampires? •Are they on Earth, another planet, or a parallel universe? •What happened to Gene's Dad? •If a human get's bitten, do they turn into a vampire or do they die? •Why are these vampires so carnivorous? •How do they not know you're human? Do they not have super hearing to detect your heartbeat? Or do they have heartbeats also?
I could go on and on. Don't get me wrong, I loved the book and plan to check out the sequel "The Prey". I just have so many questions, it's driving me nuts even months after finishing the book....more
while listening to the Burn for Burn audiobook it took me a while to get into it. I keep repeating chapters and even the secondmean girls meet Carrie
while listening to the Burn for Burn audiobook it took me a while to get into it. I keep repeating chapters and even the second time was just as cryptic as the fist. By mid nerve working however it clicked and started to unravel. These girls were seriously out for social murder. The havoc they reeked was unfathomable. There were hints of a possible paramormal element. and I hope so because otherwise it means the character is undeniably insane. The ending was a major cliff hanger; and I plan to be on the look out for part two.
I plan to clean this up better and correct errors when I get to an actual computer....more
As I lay in bed two days and three books after reading The Fault in Our Stars, I can't help but to still think of the novel. Hazel Grace and AugustusAs I lay in bed two days and three books after reading The Fault in Our Stars, I can't help but to still think of the novel. Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters will be on my mind for an uncalculable duration. When my many emotions settle perhaps then I will be able to fully express how I feel about The Fault in Our Stars....more
No! Omg, I am so upset at how this played out. This may be my first ever one star of a novel I actually finished. No let me be fair....two stars. TheNo! Omg, I am so upset at how this played out. This may be my first ever one star of a novel I actually finished. No let me be fair....two stars. The beginning was okay. I just really didn't like the twist and ending. And the "baby sexy" voice of the narrator made me grind my teeth. Ugghh!
I listened to the audio version. The voice of the narrator was extremely irritating. However if you get a hardcover, paperback, or ebook and actually read the novel you'll be spared.
I hope I don't ruin it for you by saying it contains creatures like mermaids. Well there you go! But their actually sirens, but mermaids is the closest I can relate to them. They aren't normal half fin maidens, they have another form also. Their other form is so freaking bazaar. If you research "Sirens", you'll get my drift. I was sort of under the misconception of the villains being just seductress, but their intentions with men are much more gruesome.
I'm also a fan of HEA (happily ever afters) and yet got one of those "all for naught" endings.
So to sum it up: the voice of the reader, the villains' portrayal, and the ending all contributed to my rating. ...more
I was interested in reading The Raven Boys mainly because it got such high ratings upon and even before its release. Another determining factor was beI was interested in reading The Raven Boys mainly because it got such high ratings upon and even before its release. Another determining factor was because Maggie Stiefvater has been on my reading radar for quite some time now. I have both Shiver and Linger in hardback collecting dust on my bookshelf. I’m ashamed to say the only motivating factor for actually getting around to The Raven Boys was the fact that my local library had it in audiobook on playaway. I listened to it during my solo daytime working hours.
The Raven Boys tells a magical journey of a group of privileged teenage boys on a quest to find the age old genie in a bottle. Rather the bottle is energy ley line and the tale is much darker. From another angle, there’s Blue. She’s an “almost” normal girl from a family of psychics. Growing up among, oracles, Blue’s future is no secret. For as long as she can remember, she’s been warned of the bad omen looming over here future love life. When the Raven Boy’s and Blue’s path collide, they embark on a wondrous suspenseful journey to find what lies at the end of the ley lines.
There’s a plethora of suspense and mystery in The Raven Boys. The romance was downplayed, so that’s a plus for those who don’t like a dominating love story. The action comes toward the end of the novel. The characters were a colorful lot of mixed personalities. Ronan had a very short temper and downright mean. I understand that there’s more under the surface to his actions, yet he was a major turn off. I loved Blue. She was sassy and definitely held her own. Gansey was interesting enough also. Definitely a great pick for the ring leader. Noah was a sweetheart. Adam was disturbing and the story revealed enough for the reader to sympathize with his situation.
Overall The Raven Boys was an interesting and original story. I’m shocked to say that it fell rather low on my reading-enjoyment meter. Will Patton has a very theatrical and spooky voice. His renditions of the male characters were right on, but he sort of failed on his female portrayals. There wasn’t enough of a tone difference. Also overall, at times he neglected to use inflection and it sounded a lot like a Tear Eyes eye drop commercial. Audio books usually add a star or two to novels I wouldn’t normally have the attention span and patience to sit and read through. With this one I found myself needing a break from time to time.
While I didn’t particularly rave over this title, I encourage readers to still check it out. I have high hopes that the sequel will be far more action packed; and I’m interested in seeing what happens next via the physical novel. ...more
Please excuse my many grammatical errors. I'm typing on the Kindle Fire.
this is a great coming of age story with a "wonder years" cadence. Charlie ohPlease excuse my many grammatical errors. I'm typing on the Kindle Fire.
this is a great coming of age story with a "wonder years" cadence. Charlie oh Charlie. I loved him so much. he's like that guy on the football team who rides the bench. he's cool because, come on, he's on the football team. but he's not the memorable player in the least. there's a thing to be said about being a wallflower. About going to the hottest parties but never dancing. the fact that you were even invited is the "perk". Charlie was a wallflower. to those around him he made the perfect friend and ally. he didn't judge or gossip. those are the two single qualifications for an eventful high school social life. as a freshman hanging with seniors, Charlie had a very eventful story to share in his letters to a virtual stranger. By the end of The Perk's of Being a Wallflower the reader can't help but feel like the friend lending an ear to the anonymous boy who poured out his heart and sealed it with a stamp....more