I was given this novel in return for an honest review.
If you're looking for a fun, sweet read, you've picked up the wrong book. This book is literally...moreI was given this novel in return for an honest review.
If you're looking for a fun, sweet read, you've picked up the wrong book. This book is literally a rusty dagger in the heart, one that twists and turns with every page. I don't think any of the characters in this book are actually whole. They all have some type of issue. They were all broken in some way.
Jack is a troubled, troubled boy. He not only has daddy issues, but mommy, grandmother, girlfriend, alcohol and so much more issues. Reading through his mind, I couldn't believe he could even function properly. Then there was Alana. I did not like her. Not one bit. I understood the things she went through her entire life and that she was more broken then even Jack, but gah! I wanted to slap her. She was such a bad influence for Jack, even while she was his crutch to keep it together. As best friends went, they are two people I wish would separate for good.
Lily, I haven't read Lily's story as Forget Me Not is from Jack's POV only so we don't really know what Lily's thinking or feeling. I know she has another story of her and Derek, but I haven't read it yet. Lily is a little too perfect, but maybe that's because Jack thinks the world and moon of her. I wish we were told a little more about what happened between her and Derek to make her assume they'd broken up. I also would have liked to know why she didn't wait a little longer than a few hours before jumping into bed with another guy. I mean, she says herself she and Derek had been together for a year, but had known each other for much longer, since they were kids, yet she assumes at some point they are no longer together and sleeps with Jack. I want to know why and how that happened. I think that was the only thing that bothered me most about this book. There was so much happening on Lily's side that we did not get the chance to see.
There was sex. Lots. And Lots. And Lots of sex. Jack proved beyond a measure of doubt that he had the stamina to please a woman all night long and well into the week with very little rest. I personally didn't care for the steamy parts, although they were very well written. My favorite part was the author's voice. She has a powerful, unique voice. She draws the reader in, she makes them feel everything the characters are feeling. She knows how to keep her readers addicted to the pages so you can't help but want to know what happens next.
Overall, it was an interesting read. I recommend this for anyone who likes strong angst with a heavy dose of erotica.(less)
It's a little frightening how excited I get when I get my hands on one of Stacey's books. She is frea...moreMe every time Stacey Rourke writes a new book...
It's a little frightening how excited I get when I get my hands on one of Stacey's books. She is freaking amazing, more amazing because of the fact that she's the creator of Rowan.
and a whole lot of...
I know this review is going to get me in a lot of trouble. I know the majority of people are Team Celeb, which is fine 'cuz you know, that just means I get Rowan to myself. I've already petitioned for Ms. Rourke to write a novel of my fictional marriage to Rowan. I think she might do it. Maybe?
Anyway, so this is supposed to be a review of the book so let's get back to that.
The Sidekick Chronicles Vol II; a Pirates Tale is a 30 some page novella with a deeper insight of the characters. But more importantly, a deeper insight into Rowan. We get to see where he'd come from and why he is the way he is. It's perfect for Rowan fans like me!!
This book was a total Holy Cow smack upside the head. It was beautifully written with realistic characters and insane plot twists. It...moreOne word: EPIC!
This book was a total Holy Cow smack upside the head. It was beautifully written with realistic characters and insane plot twists. It was a whirlwind of unique personalities brewing into an amazing story line that left me yelling at my screen, demanding more. Elizabeth Kirke is brilliant!
This book had a little something for everyone with every sort of taste. There were vampires, werewolves and even freaking mermaids! It kind of reminded me of this old TV show I really used to love called Breaker High, but WAY cooler. The kids are all supernatural creatures who go to school on a cruise. Okay, why was this option not available when I was going to school?! Seriously. They get to go to all these awesome places so you're not trapped reading about a bunch of kids floating around on a boat the whole time. Everything is explained in perfect detail, but it's not overwhelming. I didn't skim a single part. It was all beautifully paced.
Our Heroine, Jen, adorable. She's the kind of person everyone wants as a friend. She's funny and sweet. And she handled the whole kid getting shoved overboard a whole lot better than I would have. I would have been running around screaming like a lunatic. Then, because that wasn't crazy enough, she finds out she's a witch and there are blood-thirsty vampires out killing students. Then! THEN!! She learns that her blood is like vampire crack and everyone wants a piece of her. *exhale* poor girl does not get a break. Luckily for her, she's got friends like Mariana the mermiad, who is my all time favorite character, btw. LOVED her. And Charlie the Fire Elemental (anyone who knows me, knows my love of Fire so this was no big surprise). There are others and each one is so cleverly written that you feel like you know these people, that you've known them your whole life. I could seriously go on and on about this book, but I won't. In fact, I don't know why you're still reading this when you could be hitting the buy now button and getting your own copy. No review in the world could do this book justice. You have to read it yourself to fully experience the awesomeness.
Copy given by the author in return for an honest review. There's only one other book I've read that made me want to reach through the pages and strangl...moreCopy given by the author in return for an honest review. There's only one other book I've read that made me want to reach through the pages and strangle the mother. This book and the entire Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon. The mothers in these two books will make you want to turn homicidal with rage. Hands down the worst parents... EVER!
and a lot of...
ANYWHOOO... moving on.
Then walks in Nathan and I'm like...
But then that's nothing unusual when it comes to one of Laura's book boys. She has a disturbing ability to write some very sexy and yummy boys. Alas, I swore to myself that I wouldn't go on about boys in my reviews. Well, not as much so let's discuss the plot.
Charli is a cute, fun girl who comes from a privileged household. Her parents are both total jerks, going so far as to deem when she's ready to date and have her followed around like some criminal... but despite her parent's many lacking qualities, Charli's sweet and normal.
So like all of Laura's characters and books, I recommend this one (which may be my favorite of hers). I'm kind of hoping she'll write a book two, even though the end was fully flushed out and left nothing wanting. But I know she has tons of other awesome books coming out so I'm not too sad.