The most boring book I'd ever read. Never, in my years of reading, had I ever encounter a book that has taking me A MONTH AND HALF to read and finish!!...moreThe most boring book I'd ever read. Never, in my years of reading, had I ever encounter a book that has taking me A MONTH AND HALF to read and finish!!! I have read books that have 500+ pages and they have taking me at least two weeks to read and finish.
What was wrong with this book? It was painfully boring. Okay, I already said that a million times, but I mean it. The first hundred pages were fast and easy to read. Then, it went downhill from there. The next pages were very hard to get into. I remember that I was trying to read at least a hundred pages per day but it was to difficult, because I was falling asleep every time I was beginning. That's not always a good sign.
I could tell you about the plot but, unfortunately, I don't remember much of it. What I remember was how stupid the names of the planets were(Complete list of planets here ). And how idiotic Wanderer a.k.a "Wanda" was. Everyone claims how generous she is, but I never saw that. Never. And don't make me tell you about Ian and Jared. Those two were jerks and assholes. I want to slap them both . . . at the same time. And what about Melanie Stryder(notice the similarities with the name Stephenie Meyer?)? I don't know. I didn't get to see much of her. Only memories. If this book was from Melanie's point of view I could have given this book at least 3 stars.
80% of this book was pure shit. Stephenie Meyer's writing is still atrocious. If I read the word "moisture" one more time . . .
Fortunately, there was something good about this book: Its message. Twilight is all about the need of having a boyfriend. The Host is all about inner beauty and body image. When Ian told Wanda that he fell for who she is, not for what she is, it immediately became an extreme departure from Twilight. Even though Meyer failed very hard to develop a plot, characters, and writing, the message was well established and not corny. At least, I thought it wasn't corny. That's why this book was slightly better than the Twilight series. At the end, the themes were the only things that matter to me the most, hence the full 2 stars.
Then the ending came . . . (view spoiler)[I get that Meyer doesn't like tragedies on her books, but this one needed one so badly! What's the point of Wanda being selfless if she doesn't do any sacrifices at the end? The story could have been better if she died at the end of the story. It was hinted that she was indeed going to die, but it never happened. Instead, she gets another body(?) and live like anyone else. WHAT. THE. HELL. (hide spoiler)]
I once heard that Meyer doesn't like science fiction. Then why write one in the first place, you illiterate parasite? What's the point, Meyer? To murder a good genre? Don't make me torture you, Miss Stephenie Meyer . . .
AHH. Much better.
If you are one those people who don't like quality science fiction, then this is the book for you. People with common sense, don't even try picking this book up. It will only kill you softly with boredom. I warn you. There's much better books out there that don't ruin aliens the way Stephenie Meyer did. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
This novella was completely unnecessary. Why, Meyer? Why? Why write about a character whose only purpose was to be killed by the Volturi? I think it's c...moreThis novella was completely unnecessary. Why, Meyer? Why? Why write about a character whose only purpose was to be killed by the Volturi? I think it's called money.
Bree Tanner was--unsurprisingly--like Bella Swan. In other words, a Mary Sue. Can Meyer do any other type of character? Perhaps, but she prefers to write her main females weak. UGH.
And I noticed something. Edward said that newborn vampires are out of control and bloodthirsty. How come Riley's newborn vampires, especially Bree, are very calm and passive? Then again, Bella Swan turned out to be a calm, newborn vampire, so this argument is invalid. And apparently, the vampires sparkle because light reflects off of them like a prism does. Not only does Meyer fail geography, but also science? Prisms don't reflect, they refract. REFRACT. Then, once again, we are talking about Twilight here.
EVERYTHING ABOUT TWILIGHT IS SPARKLY AND INVALID.
There's some unnecessary romance, more Mary Sueness, and Bree finally dies. Shocking.
I really liked Katla LeBlanc: She was sassy, sarcastic, trendy, and doesn't take shit from anybody. B...moreHmmmm . . . I had mixed feelings about this book.
I really liked Katla LeBlanc: She was sassy, sarcastic, trendy, and doesn't take shit from anybody. But at certain points, she seemed stuck-up and self-absorbed. One can argue that Katla came from a place where the superficiality rules, and that's understandable.
The story had a fairy tale feeling. I just loved the mythology in it. Stork has the influence of Hans Christian Andersen written all over. If you read the tale of The Snow Queen by him, you will see where Wendy Delsol got her ideas, but still made it original. Katla is part of an order of women called Storks. It's meaning speaks for itself: Katla's responsibility is to decide which woman gets pregnant. It sounds weird when it's put like that, but it was actually very interesting.
The Icelandic setting was described very beautiful and vivid. The way the author showed it made me want to live in Iceland. That's the magic of good writing.
The romance was pretty spot on, too. Katla and Jack make such a good pair. They disliked each other at the beginning, but deep down they were in love with each other. Sweet. (view spoiler)[It's not a typical teenage romance. Jack's past is also supernatural as Katla, and coincidentally they are bonded. (hide spoiler)]
One thing I didn't like was the climax. It wall rushed and all over the place that I barely what was going on. It seemed that author run out of ideas and just randomly the first thing that was in her mind.
In conclusion, Stork was a fast, lighthearted read and I'm anticipating on reading the sequel, Frost. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Unfortunately, it is real. I still can't believe it even when I read it almost two years ago. What made her decide to write...moreNicole Richie? As an author?
Unfortunately, it is real. I still can't believe it even when I read it almost two years ago. What made her decide to write this? Money?
Seems likely. But it didn't work! Take that!
In early January 2006, The Truth About Diamonds peaked at number #32 in Hardcover Fiction on The New York Times Best-Seller List.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE!!!
Nicole Richie is the narrator (!!!) of Chloe Parker, a socialite, who was adopted by a famous musician. Wait, are we still talking about Nicole Richie? No? But she's in the story! She's the main, omniscient character! She knows what Chloe thinks even miles apart! WHAT.
Anyway, this girl Simone, back-stabs Chloe. Simone? The best friend of another socialite? Simone is based on Paris Hilton?!
Yeah, no coincidental at all.
After staying at rehab, Chloe is a changed woman! Yaaaay. She finally has what she wants! But oh no!! Simone wants to ruin her life! She's not a good friend! GASP!! Yawn.
Some drama later, Chloe gets her happily ever after. THE. FUCKING. END.
The worst part was that, I DIDN'T GET TO SEE ANY DIAMONDS IN THE STORY!! Well, except the pictures with Nicole Richie. Having a photoshoot on your own book? Priceless (See what I did there?).
No plot, no likable characters, and simple just bad!! Hey, Paris! Did you liked Richie's interpretation of you?
Just what I thought.
And the writing was outstanding. Look at this little gem: "My reunion with Chloe was bittersweet -- chocolate, that is."
Even though this book is well-written, A Mother's Gift had no plot and not a real conflict. And also, it is to sugar-coated. I like a sweet story once...moreEven though this book is well-written, A Mother's Gift had no plot and not a real conflict. And also, it is to sugar-coated. I like a sweet story once in a while, but this was too much! I found Holly an example of a Mary-Sue. I don't like Mary Sues. When her mother finally reveals that horrible secret that could "tear both apart", what does Holly do? . . . Nothing. Zap. Nada. She just forgives her mother (!!). Very predictable. I give it 2 stars because it was well-written. That's it. Other than that, it was a bad book.(less)