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 his...moreI 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!(less)
I was given a free copy of this Ebook for review from the author. I support the Tell Taylor Project, even after reading the book, but I would be a lia...moreI was given a free copy of this Ebook for review from the author. I support the Tell Taylor Project, even after reading the book, but I would be a liar to not point out why I’m wearing a smirk right now. I’m sort of on the fence about this book. I liked it, but I wanted to LOVE it. When I heard it was about Taylor Swift and her song “Love Story”, I went nuts. That song is what helped me first discover the artist, and it has been my favorite ever since. Needless to say, now I love Taylor Swift. Yes, I do! So just like the next fan, I was singing “Love Story” off key in my head as I read this book. But at last, this did not make me a believer in reincarnated love. I have serious issues with portrayal of the characters. Drew was a perpetual asshole throughout the ages. I just could not grow to like him, even at the end. Lizzy…..*sigh*….I just can’t see how her actions are justified. It was a believable tale, but so totally messed up. Maybe if the boyfriend was a bigger jerk or the BFF was a total B!@##$$%, I would think differently about the (view spoiler)[“guy leading a girl on to avoid another chick-then that chick breaks up with her longtime boyfriend to steal said guy from her best friend” (hide spoiler)] situation. But I wasn’t sympathetic in the end. What little love Drew and Lizzy felt was from the past life and unfair to base their actions on in the present day. I feel terrible to say, but in book two, I look forward to the classmate’s isolation and whispering in the halls. Wouldn’t it be funny is Chas planned revenge while her dad and Lizzy’s mom secretly dated? Now that would be a big ol’ slice of, what was it the Rock used to say, pie. Justice will be served in my mind if that happens. Better yet, I look forward to their relationship developing and having something stable to build upon. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
This has been the best four days of my life. If not for work, it could have easily been reduced to hours. This was my very first e-book read on my ver...moreThis has been the best four days of my life. If not for work, it could have easily been reduced to hours. This was my very first e-book read on my very first e-reader and it did not disappoint.
I’m talking 4.5-stars, but I'll round up to 5 for sites without a half scale.(I feel being generous today.) Thanks to the good people over at Shut Up & Read for enthrusting me to give an honest review.
Every chance I got, my Nook was glued to my hands. I’ve never seen a vampire/lycanthrope story told like this. H.D. Gordon put a new spin on vampire culture creating species within the race and a gated society hidden within our world. Complete with ancient secrets, prophecies, and oppressed people and of course…a chosen one. Who happens to be a very strong lead female, also known as, "kick ass heroine"!
In the beginning I was a little scared of being instantly turned off. The story starts with a seemingly abused teen girl living in a dysfunctional household and most ignored outcast of her high school. Then before you know it, WAM…..BAM……things get turned so far upside down, I didn’t know how I could have ever been fooled.
Alexa, her sister Nelly, and best friend Jackson flee this new world and that’s when the fun begins. We’re introduced to Kayden. There’s a love triangle. Seriously, a love triangle. Clarification- a real love triangle where both men are great guys; and I don’t know who she’ll end up with.
My only complaint is I would have liked to see more romance and a little more fighting. However, there’s so much more awesomeness that I can explore that'll have you kicking in the library door and pillaging the mall, neighbors, family, and friends. *GASP* Just to get your hands on this, but that’s all I’m telling…..sorry. You'll have to just read the book. READ THIS BOOK NOW! (less)