Definitely had the creepy factor. At least, until the climax; that ruined it all. Would have been 5 stars instead of 4 if the climax and end had beenDefinitely had the creepy factor. At least, until the climax; that ruined it all. Would have been 5 stars instead of 4 if the climax and end had been better....more
"I know; it's hard not to like me," Amelie said, throwing her arm around my shoulder. "I'm extremelyThis was a free book and oh. my. god. I loved it!
"I know; it's hard not to like me," Amelie said, throwing her arm around my shoulder. "I'm extremely charming."
I fell in love with the characters, especially the (view spoiler)[ Ratheus bunch, excluding Rachel (hide spoiler)], Sofie, Leo, and Max. The above par writing was an added bonus. There were a few mishaps (doddle instead of dawdle being a very noticeable one in the first or second chapter) but nothing that took away from the story.
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Jennifer lives a life of lies; lies to make her happy, to make her feel thYou can find this review and others at my review blog Pages & Prose
Jennifer lives a life of lies; lies to make her happy, to make her feel that everything is okay in her life. The problem?
The lies aren't working.
She's stuck in a relationship with a man she doesn't even like and she's plagued by dreams of a large, black dog. While at a party with the annoying fiance she leaves after a disagreement and takes a drive only to end up at the Devil's Tower (which confused me because I still have no idea what it was). She spends the night, decides to go for a walk the next morning (in heels and a cocktail dress, no less. Now, that's pure awesomeness!), and ends up in Fairie World.
That's when the fun starts. For Jennifer and the reader.
I have to say that Jennifer/Gwynn is one of my favorite heroines out of the books I've read lately. She's tough, intelligent, and, for the most part, highly logical. Those irritating ladies who seem to misplace logic as soon as they're faced with a hot guy get annoying. Jennifer was not one of those chicks and I loved it. Sure, I didn't agree with all of her decisions, but I understood why she did them. She was pretty badass.
The world was complex and well thought out. I loved that Fairie World was dark and somewhat sad. As an adult reader, I want the dark because not everything is bright and beautiful in life. That's how I picture my fairies. Gorgeous to look at and scary as hell up close. I was completely sucked into their world and didn't want to leave when the book ended. Only one series of books have had that effect on me, Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts, and that, in itself, was a revelation. I like/love certain books but I'm not sad to leave the world when they end like I was here.
Write more, Jeffe!
It took awhile for me to get into the book, but once I did, I couldn't put it down. The reason I gave it 4.75 out of 5 stars is because in some places the writing was confusing. It was almost too much description, which I never thought I'd say. I'm aghast at my words! But, they're true. And, this is a small thing, but it bugged the crap out of me for some reason, (view spoiler)[ stop talking about your contacts! I don't care about them. And, anyone who wears contacts knows that you never, ever put them in water to soak. Bad, bad Jennifer! (hide spoiler)] My other complaint is that I still don't know what was so special about Jennifer/Gwynn or why Rogue called her. Fill me in!
Honestly, this book was awesome. Intelligent and beautifully written. I will definitely read more of Ms. Kennedy's books and I highly recommend this one to anyone who enjoys non-cookie cutter type heroines, heroes, and worlds. ...more
Okay, I know I need to review this, but I'm not sure where to start. I'm giving DeadlocYou can read this entire review and others at Pages & Prose
Okay, I know I need to review this, but I'm not sure where to start. I'm giving Deadlocked a 2/5 only because it did get better toward the end.
I suppose I should say that I've been readying the Sookie Stackhouse books for a few years and many of them I've loved. However, when I picked up this one I realized that I couldn't even remember what had happened in the previous two or three books. Everything blended together in this huge mish-mash of jumbled ideas. I felt kind of lost when I first started reading Deadlocked, but I soon figured out everything that was going on, which was a lot of nothing. Honestly, it would have been better if I hadn't even read this one.
I don't recommend this to fans and especially not to those new to the series. I suggest y'all just skip this one and call it a night. Read Ms. Harris's Harper Connelly series if you want a southern style paranormal story that's well written....more
Definitely one of my favorites of the series. Rachel has grown, Ivy, Jenks, and Trent are changing/growing as well. I enjoyed every aspect of this booDefinitely one of my favorites of the series. Rachel has grown, Ivy, Jenks, and Trent are changing/growing as well. I enjoyed every aspect of this book and couldn't put it down....more