Jack Dodger's book and I was fascinated! An orphan and a thief who live among the gruesome fate of gutter. I really like Jack for he was a man of honoJack Dodger's book and I was fascinated! An orphan and a thief who live among the gruesome fate of gutter. I really like Jack for he was a man of honor and loyalty. He was not embarrassed by his humble beginning but flaunt it to the world that he, from below, can climb up the steepest slope of ton. He stole my heart from the very first book and definitely happy that he had a partner to share his passion in life. Though I can't say the same for Olivia, she's the least heroine I want for Jack and never liked her from the very first page of the novel.
One thing I like to take note, he definitely must change his name 'Dodger' for he was not almost living up to his name *wink* hahaha...more
The first part has potentials to get a 5 stars for me. I like independent, fierce heroine who doesn't give a damn about society or propriety. But hereThe first part has potentials to get a 5 stars for me. I like independent, fierce heroine who doesn't give a damn about society or propriety. But here's the downfall:
1. Age of marriage: who in their right minds will wed their children for such young ages? I can accept if they are arranged to married since birth. But 4 years old girl? 7 years old boy? c'mon!!! give me a break! 2. Stupidity and pervertedness of Damon: I LOVE the name DAMON so much that I want to picture him as Damon Salvatore! *wink* HOWEVER, as the story progress, I just can't!!! He begin to be TOO POSSESSIVE AND OBSESSIVE for me! I know love can be too stimulating to pursue notions of possession to the point that it will addle your mental status. But c'mon! She lived for 3 years without your help! Can you at least be a little gentleman?! I guess not! 3. No backbone heroine at the last chapters: seriously, I adore her fierceness and ambitions! But to waste it for lust and a bit of romance?
What kept me going?
1. My beloved Logan Scott! I love his ambitious soul to the bone! hahaha at first I thought he and Julia had tryst but just like every other secondary hero characters of LK who helps the heroine, platonic friendship rules. 2. William. William. William. The young Lord Savage! hahaha I love his role in this story: reckless, rake, scoundrel, witty and loyal younger brother of Damon. He gave enough entertainment when he flaunt his prowess and charisma to every characters who wear laces and silky chemises.
For me love is consensus arrangement to both representatives. It should enliven the life of both persons. It must be selfless and unconditional. No notions or validity needed because both of each souls are communicating. For me, this is infatuations with lust dominating inside them.
I think that Will's story can be lengthen more than this. I like Will and thought he will be given a big break. But this tale is still delicious if yoI think that Will's story can be lengthen more than this. I like Will and thought he will be given a big break. But this tale is still delicious if you can tolerate sometimes the stupidity of heroine. She's ok but not a really match for Will, if I say so myself....more
Splendidly written. I like Melisande since To Taste Temptation which is the first book of this series. And I was not disappointed but really happy thatSplendidly written. I like Melisande since To Taste Temptation which is the first book of this series. And I was not disappointed but really happy that she became wife of Viscount Vale. They were so dissimilar that at first no one among the ton believe them to have a haste wedding without any valid reason. Well, if the ton only knows the whole story, they will be surprise for sure. For this heroine external demeanour was only a decoy to her real sensual self. Lady Vale was not innocent as the ton knew of her. She was an independent, sassy, loyal and fierce woman. I adore her and definitely one of my favourite heroine in historical romance. She knew what she want and she will take it with all her heart and soul. As for Lord Vale, Jasper Renshaw, he was a common lord of the ton, a devilishly handsome rake and scoundrel to the boot but nobody knows he was scarred beneath all his mischiefs. What makes this story good is because it was not only a romantic story but a mystery as well! It opened the eyes of the readers to the ugly evil post exposure of war to the survivors, and only strong women can only put up with them and at the same time heal their battered soul. A definite must keep!...more
Well, welll, well. What a surprise! My first Sophie Jordan and, though I'm one with those people who truly appreciated this gem after so many years, itWell, welll, well. What a surprise! My first Sophie Jordan and, though I'm one with those people who truly appreciated this gem after so many years, it totally blown me away by the finesse she honed her characters from rough edges to a briliant diamond they become. Let's be honest that it's heavy laden drama from the moment Heath and Portia saw each other and it dragged up to the very last end.
Some will be annoyed by the drama and stubborness of both hero/heroine of the story especially as the problems and skeletons of each family were revealed but that's the beauty of this. I always thought that if you truly love each other, no mountain nor past will hinder the greatest gift that will ever be bestowed upon them. But as I deduced from the end, they can't help themselves of how they become because they were victims of the tragedy of their own families. What I like about them both were their strong determination to fight for their beliefs and seek for their own freedom even if they became selfish bastard because as I conclude later on, it were the only things that truly matter and distingiushed themselves from the root of their own misery. It was the only way to survive the madness and driven them to thrive, to live each day. I cannot blame them both for their thickheadedness and stubborness because it became the shield and comfort when no one else understand them. And these are the reasons why they became the perfect human fiction and perfect couple. No mister nice guy and no prim heroine waiting for her knight in shining armor to swept her daintly feet....more
This is the last book of Divergent series and there were so many emotions swirling inside me until I read the last word of this book. It's a packagedThis is the last book of Divergent series and there were so many emotions swirling inside me until I read the last word of this book. It's a packaged of twists and turns that will get you on the edge of your sit. Good thing, I started reading this series on October (the month of this last book will be released) or else I will be half-torn on the second book. I am not a fan of YA novels but I must say, this series definitely caught me until the third book. A gigantic beast of a story that is full of surprising dramas about friendship, family, hope, forgiveness, love and undying thirst for truth.
And the truth is, you'll never leave this book alone for an hour without finishing it until the last page and after that..it's either you'll hate it or you'll love it. Choose wisely....more
This is my second attempt on dystopian novel and thank goodness it didn't disappoint me in any way. Well, there are times when I got frustrated to theThis is my second attempt on dystopian novel and thank goodness it didn't disappoint me in any way. Well, there are times when I got frustrated to the heroine, Beatrice Prior or "Tris" but honestly, she was a hell of a woman to begin with. Got some angst and stubbornness which made her sometimes got into some serious life-threatening situations. ...more