This was a cute read, took a while to get into but all in all a pretty good book. There where some weird moments and it was a little predictable but I...moreThis was a cute read, took a while to get into but all in all a pretty good book. There where some weird moments and it was a little predictable but I don't regret reading this. (less)
I am absolutely in love with this series and the characters, so of course when I was about to finish "Clockwork Angel" I ran out to Barnes...more4.5 Stars!
I am absolutely in love with this series and the characters, so of course when I was about to finish "Clockwork Angel" I ran out to Barnes and Noble to get the sequel. I have to say it fell just slightly short of my expectations. I think it was the lack of progression through the book with the Pandemonium Club deal and the Magister. I thought that by then end of like 479 pages we would have gotten somewhere with that side of the story. But instead we got a look at the deep inter-workings of the main characters, which I really liked. You got to see their motives, fears and deepest desires which I really, really enjoyed. Cassandra Clare is an excellent writer and she is just absolutely wonderful at telling this story from separate point of views and, equally brilliant, at keeping the mysteries ever present throughout the novel.
Now I know I can't avoid it any longer, the classic "Which 'Team' are you on?" question to this certain love triangle: Jem or Wil? I have to admit I had a REALLY hard time choosing at first, but as both books progressed I had admit that the only one of the two that I really, really adored was Will. I know he has been really horrible in the past. But as I unearthed Will's secrets I found myself loving him. I loved his sense of humor, and the way he quoted literature ALL THE TIME. I just thought he had so much more gumption then Jem. Don't get me wrong I really like Jem, he's really sweet and obviously cares about Tessa but at the same time Tessa is clearly not over Will and I think she messed when she agreed to marry Jem. It's like "I KNOW HE'S DEING, BUT PLEASE, YOU ARE IN LOVE WITH HIS BEST FRIEND!". So in the end I think that Jem deserves more then a person who loves him with only half their heart. So to finish of this review...
TEAM WILL! And PLEASE CASSANDRA CLARE MAKE CLOCKWORK PRINCESS COME OUT FASTER!!!!!!!!!! (less)
CAN I MARRY THIS BOOK! This is the best thing I've read in months and I can hardly contain myself. All I can say is: THANK YOU CASSANDRA CLARE FOR BRI...moreCAN I MARRY THIS BOOK! This is the best thing I've read in months and I can hardly contain myself. All I can say is: THANK YOU CASSANDRA CLARE FOR BRINGING THIS INTO MY LIFE!!!! I love the characters, the plot is genius and the mysteries where a constant through out this book, it'll have you crying, gasping and melting with happiness. This is not a light read and had me jumping in my seat sometimes out of fright! I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who appreciates the amazing adventures that books can provide. (less)
Okay, so let's get one thing straight. I have HATED Twilight for the past three years. But then I realized that I had never read the book, and so i de...moreOkay, so let's get one thing straight. I have HATED Twilight for the past three years. But then I realized that I had never read the book, and so i decided that I must have an opinion that I can back up. I must say when I started reading it, I was pleasantly surprised. The book had a certain feel and isight that I very much enjoyed and I found myself kind of intrigued. I was amazed that this was the book I had been bashing for years, but then, alas, came the "Edward and Bella" fiasco. Don't get me wrong I love romance and chick flicks and all that good stuff, but I found in this case that I like the "chase" better then the actual "relationship." It was just too overdone, trying too hard to be deep and profound when really it was a joke. I mean seriously EDWARD TASTED BELLA'S TEARS!!!!! I also had a problem with the fact that Bella FAINTED when Edward kissed her. And DO NOT get me started on the whole "Edward's so beautiful how can he like me?" struggle. I mean come on Bella GET A FRIGGEN' BACKBONE AND HAVE SOME CONFIDENCE IN YOURSELF!!!! I don't regret reading this book, it gave me insight into the phenomenon that changed the world. But as a whole I have to say, that in the end Twilight was everything I thought it would be, and maybe less. (less)
I have to admit that I was scared to read a book that took place in World War II, how on earth can a book about the mass murdering of millions of inno...moreI have to admit that I was scared to read a book that took place in World War II, how on earth can a book about the mass murdering of millions of innocent people have a happy ending? The simple answer is that it can't, and this is the case with Jerry Spinelli's 'Milweed'. Told from the point of view of a little boy who lives on the streets in Poland, the script and story holds a certain ignorance and innocence. The following made especially difficult to read, because hearing horrors from the point of view of a child, is very, very scary and painful. Especially when it comes to the way Misha tells this story, he doesn't know what's happening in his small world, and he doesn't know why it's falling a part. I liked this book a lot, but I can't rate it above three stars because it was emotionally painful to read, and that's something I can't overlook. (less)
Fever by Lauren DeStefano was a disappointment in my eyes, it was okay, decent and as a whole all right. It's just that after reading "Wither" and lov...moreFever by Lauren DeStefano was a disappointment in my eyes, it was okay, decent and as a whole all right. It's just that after reading "Wither" and loving it as much as I of course eagerly picked up the next installment determined to know what happened next, only to be let down. The book was boring in my opinion, the beginning was great and so utterly creepy with Madam's circus of prostitution and it gave me chills of horror (which I enjoyed) but then as soon as they escaped that obstacle the book went into a downward spiral, of sickness.
I'm serious, it's like throughout the whole book neither Gabriel and Rhine was healthy at the same time, it was like if one was sick the other was healthy, I just got sick of the suffering and the angst and after a while it was like: "Alright I get it you're suffering from withdrawal from a dangerous, made-up drug" or "Great... you've gotten yourself in a dangerous situation again because you didn't follow your intuition... whoohoo..." So it came to be that I was just reading to get done not because I wanted to know what was going to happen next. Frustrating is the proper word to be used when describing how I felt while reading this book, I mean yes it had its good bits, but the ones when I was left going "Wait, what?" overpowered the unexpected twist, which I usually love. I probably will read the next book, but just to find out how it ends, not because of my desperate attachment to the series. (less)
Hands down the best book we've had to read in school ever! I loved this book a lot! I loved all the characters, the plot, the clever dialogue and word...moreHands down the best book we've had to read in school ever! I loved this book a lot! I loved all the characters, the plot, the clever dialogue and words that where so 60's. I just always had to repress a giggle when someone said "I can dig that" or "Ponyboy your hair! Your' tuff, tuff hair!". But it made the book so much more likable and realistic, and I loved that! My one issue with this book? I can't really think of one, but I know that there was something holding me back from just full-out adoring it. But still this is a fantastic book and I am really glad that our teacher assigned it for us to read. I highly recommend this book to whoever: boy, girl, old, young (maybe not too young) but still this book has that certain quality that makes it so charismatic but so deep and intense as well. So read "The Outsider" and I promise you won't be disappointed. (less)
"The Big Burn" was a mediocre read in my opinion. I mean it was okay, I just felt that through 3/4 of the book I was thinking: "Now is it going to bec...more"The Big Burn" was a mediocre read in my opinion. I mean it was okay, I just felt that through 3/4 of the book I was thinking: "Now is it going to become exciting?" And in my opinion a book should get exciting either the whole way through or around 20 pages in, not on like page 167. I also felt that the characters where kinda bland and I got frustrated with them a lot. Lizabeth was okay though I like her ferocity and determination, Seth drove me crazy because of his lack of independence throughout practically the whole book and Jarrett was just there I felt that he wasn't fully explored even though he was the main character. Overall this was a decent read but I need more from a book then this offered me, so I would not recommend this book to readers, maybe you would like it, but I just didn't. (less)
I was not expecting "Wither" to be this good, I really didn't. Or terrifying for that matter, I thought it was going to be a disappointment to be hone...moreI was not expecting "Wither" to be this good, I really didn't. Or terrifying for that matter, I thought it was going to be a disappointment to be honest. But it wasn't, it seriously horrified me and shook me to my very core, it was so scary and so eye opening. I can't believe it took me so long to read this. I loved it, it was addicting and sort of scarred me in a way I can't explain. It is so epically groundbreaking, I just can't get over how amazing this book is. I really can't, I love all the twists and all the characters, all I can say is: READ THIS BOOK, please! I promise you, you won't regret it. (less)
Yes! My chick flick fix, this is the perfect girl read. It is a witty, hilarious, endearing book that will make your day. I recommend this to "Anna an...moreYes! My chick flick fix, this is the perfect girl read. It is a witty, hilarious, endearing book that will make your day. I recommend this to "Anna and the French Kiss" fans. Not quite as good but still very, very impressive. I would have given it 5 stars if it wasn't for it's cliff hanger ending and lack for a sequel, but all the same it still is super good. So if your into light hearted fun girl reads I recommend this to you! :) (less)
"Article 5" a book I was so excited to read but when I finally cracked it open turned out to be a disappointment. And that makes me sad, the idea and...more"Article 5" a book I was so excited to read but when I finally cracked it open turned out to be a disappointment. And that makes me sad, the idea and world that Kristen Simmons created was very intriguing and powerful but I don't think it was very well executed. Now comes my one sole dislike of the whole book. EMBER MILLER! I hated her sooo much!!!! And why? Because she completely ungrateful for everything that Chase did for her through out the whole book, leaving out maybe the last 35 pages. She was so determined to think of Chase as a monster when really he saved her life like a billion times throughout the 351 pages. Plus she was meek and couldn't defend herself at all, and coming from reading a book like "Blood Red Road" when the main character was as independent and bad-ass as Saba and then have to endure the ignorant, naive thoughts of Ember was intolerable. But the book did have it's strong points though I hated the bipolar feelings that Ember had for Chase that seemed to change every chapter, I did enjoy the key points of the world that Kristen Simmons created but overall I did find this book a disappointment and that makes me sad. (less)
I LOVED this book no doubt what-so-ever. I loved the plot, the characters, the idea. It was just so GOOD. I read a lot of good books and sometimes I j...moreI LOVED this book no doubt what-so-ever. I loved the plot, the characters, the idea. It was just so GOOD. I read a lot of good books and sometimes I just forget what a truly amazing read is, but this has brought me back! I loved this, LOVED it. And October 30th should just get here all ready so that I can read the 2nd one. The reasons I loved this book so much, is that it doesn't fit specifically into one category or genre, it's so unique. I mean yeah technically it's "Dystopian" but to be fair it could also be fantasy, adventure, science fiction, romance, thriller it's everything! And that's why I think I loved it so much it was completely and utterly it's own. And to be honest when I started it, I wasn't that impressed, but then I got to like page 70 and I couldn't stop. I was thrilled and enthralled that I couldn't tare my eyes away, this book is phenomenal! I loved it. I still don't know if I like it more then "The Hunger Games" or not but still is a brilliant read. So read it, if your a boy, girl, doesn't matter "Blood Red Road" will still make your shudder in fear, laugh our loud and capture your heart.(less)
"Lola and the Boy Next Door"... what to say, what to say? I really enjoyed it, I did. It's just that it wasn't as amazing as "Anna and the French Kiss...more"Lola and the Boy Next Door"... what to say, what to say? I really enjoyed it, I did. It's just that it wasn't as amazing as "Anna and the French Kiss" which set the bar for the rest of the Young Adult Romance Fiction books that I was yet read. Especially Stephanie Perkins books, I expect the greatest out of them. The characters where pretty great, I enjoyed the plot line and I LOVED so many of the moments between Lola and Cricket and Stephanie Perkins creates such tension and suspense that you can't help but get lost in her book.
All in all, a fun read. But while "Anna and the French Kiss" was so comforting and made you feel so good "Lola and the Boy Next Door" is more... dramatic? It has some unsettling moments, that make you a little frightened for the characters. As a whole this book was satisfying and very well written and completely delightful. I can't wait for the next companion of the books "Isla and the Happily Ever After"! (less)
OH MY FREAKING GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!...moreOH MY FREAKING GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! READ IT READ IT READ IT READ IT READ IT READ IT READ IT READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now that I have recovered from my girl attack, I can state the many, MANY reasons why I loved this book so much. You see I'm currently in a production of "Once Upon a Mattress" and I became so enthralled by this book that I couldn't put it down and the whole time I was on stage preforming a number I would be wishing that I was back in the green room with Anna and St. Clair. And also if you want to get technical: the plot line, Brilliant, so are the characters and Stephanie Perkins writing is absolutely fabulous! She's witty, charming, laugh OUT LOUD funny and makes everything that happens in the book seem so real (I accidentally gasped when reading it and all my cast members looked at me like I was a freak, which I am... kinda)
I recommend this book to girls (not that guys wouldn't like it), but I think girls can really appreciate the gut wrenching and toe tingling story that "Anna and the French Kiss" is. It makes you giddy, it makes you cry and most of all it makes you REALLY WANT TO GO TO FRANCE! So I recommend this to girls, girls who know that the perfect guy for them is out there and with the right circumstances, faith and serendipity you'll find each other.
Read "Anna and the French Kiss" and I ensure you it will have you half crying, laughing and screaming with joy when it's over. (less)