I truly loved everything about this book.....the music, the song writing, the story line and the pranks. There were moments that made me laugh so hardI truly loved everything about this book.....the music, the song writing, the story line and the pranks. There were moments that made me laugh so hard I had to stop reading until I recovered and moments that broke my heart and almost put me in tears. I loved the fact , they worked into the book where real, listenable songs that had been written and recorded specifically for this book were integrated throughout the story in such a way where you could be prompted to listen to them at the exact right time. Wow ...incredible. I enjoyed the story being told in alternating POV's so the reader really gets to see all the different sides of the story and is really able to connect to each character. This book kept me reading and wanting more, I couldn't put it down. I was desperate to find out what was going to happen, I just didn't want it to end. It was fresh, and unique. I honestly don't have a single complaint to make. This book is perfect. I can't recommend it highly enough. READ THIS BOOK....more
I had been wondering for some time as to what I was going to write for a review for this book. First off, I recieved a few recommendations to read th I had been wondering for some time as to what I was going to write for a review for this book. First off, I recieved a few recommendations to read this book, the reviews and rating (3.88) all sounded very interesting, so off the to library I went to search. I began reading and reading .....and reading in hopes that with each page I turned, the book would get better and grab my attention. It did not. Half way through the book I was questioning myself as to whether it not I would be able to finish the book. I have never quit a book, and no, I didn't quit this one either. I continued to read in hopes that the rating on goodreads would soon show itself. Again, it didn't. It’s hard to care about those characters at all, they are almost cardboard characters. We hardly know anything about them beyond Cady’s descriptions. We hardly see the characters being any of those things: Johnny is “bounce, effort and snark”; Mirren is “sugar, curiosity and rain”; Gat is “ambition and strong coffee.” That said, I go back to the fact that we are so restricted by Cady’s viewpoint. She did not really know who they really were either. I admire the author’s commitment to taking her narrator all the way to the end even if it kind of backfires. The fact is, for me, the grand finale felt under-whelming. I think part of what makes me so uncertain about the book is that I was left with the impression that “what happens in the end” mattered very little, has changed very little. It is a tragedy that is confined. The Sinclairs will remain, will continue as they have always done. Cady will go on with her guilt and grief which are terrible things indeed but without suffering any real-world consequences for the very real thing she did. So in a way the book goes nowhere, moves no further than its opening. It’s restricted, it’s history repeating itself, it’s the cycle of privilege continuing. You don’t stop being privileged just because you know you are privileged. Well I guess that sums it up for me. I'm glad I finished the book only because it would have bothered me, as a reader, to have quit a book half way through. Please remember this is only my point of view and who knows......you might enjoy it....more
One thing I loved about World After, right off the bat, was where it started in the story. So many series tend to leave some stretch of time between tOne thing I loved about World After, right off the bat, was where it started in the story. So many series tend to leave some stretch of time between the books, and pick up days, weeks, or months after the end of the previous book. But I love series where one book just flows into the next — and this was the way with World After. It picks up exactly where we left off in Angelfall, with Penryn paralyzed, apparently dead, being whisked away from Raffe after he returned her to her mother at the end of Book 1. Thankfully we find out what happened after that point, not days or even just hours later.
Right from the very beginning, World After is packed with action and tension and omg-what-is-going-on moments that kept me on the edge of my seat through the entire book. There was never a moment where things slowed down. And even though it’s longer than Angelfall, to me it felt shorter, because it was just so jam-packed with Important things happening.
Finally — the ending to World After is perfect. It’s slightly cliffhanger-ish. It’s a great ending. I neeeeeed to know what happens next, but I’m also content to wait ....but hopefully it won't be too long :)
I’m not really sure what to make of All The Truth That’s In Me. It came as a really weird surprise to me. I mean look at that cover, doesn’t it just sI’m not really sure what to make of All The Truth That’s In Me. It came as a really weird surprise to me. I mean look at that cover, doesn’t it just scream at you that it is some kind of twisted horror tale? That it is not. It’s actually a historical novel, that does throw out some creepy vibes here and there but it is more so about a girl finding herself after something terrible happened to her. I admit that the pacing did feel off here and there; the beginning was slow to start and there was a lot the reader doesn't know. The middle dragged quite painfully and the ending had me hanging onto every word . I was a little disappointed that it took me over half way through before the book really started to get interesting. I have never abandoned a book, so I continued to push on, which I am thankful I did. This is where the bigger picture is revealed and we find out the story surrounding Judith's abduction. . I think it’s safe to say that I have never read a novel anything like it, the writing was unique, and I am not sure I will ever read one in the future which really makes it stand out in my mind....more
Absolutely loved this book! What a shocker for an ending, didn't see that coming! The only bad part is, now I have to wait for the next book to be pubAbsolutely loved this book! What a shocker for an ending, didn't see that coming! The only bad part is, now I have to wait for the next book to be published! ...more