Is it really over? Real or not real? Real. Well, this book ends it all. Started with a 16 years old girl Katniss Everdeen grew from being a sister to Pr...moreIs it really over? Real or not real? Real. Well, this book ends it all. Started with a 16 years old girl Katniss Everdeen grew from being a sister to Prim at Hunger Games to being a Tribute with Peeta as her star-crossed lover during the game, then as a symbol of inspiration for hope by districts in their midst of darkness and thus, President Snow watched her carefully. Then, she came back again on the arena with Peeta and other victors for Quarter Quell. And lastly, her as a symbol of hope became real as she accepted her fate being a Mockingjay. Now, she ended to a guy she can't live or survive without.
This book is brutal to its extent. All characters I come to love were, one by one dead in front of my eyes as I read the letters of their name. So many death, blood, cries and pain - the product of war. And I can't barely control the pages I flipped to finally know the end. The terror I saw in her eyes were portrayed very vividly like I was with her in every step she took to execute her final mission on this Game. And I was very relieve that I already ended this series for if their is another book, I don't know if I can hold anymore the emotions and nightmares Katniss felt and saw.
Maybe without Peeta in her life, she can't survive her ordeal and maybe she will be forever alone in the dark. Once again, love conquers all, even the darkness and nightmares. And maybe, we can conclude that...
after I read the first book, I jump literally on my bed for the second book. I know every book will be a major...moreOkay, so here it goes... Rating: 5 stars
after I read the first book, I jump literally on my bed for the second book. I know every book will be a major cliffhanger so I wait for all of them to finish, and I was not that disappointed. But, the momentum from the first book lack a lil bit in this book were Katniss Everdeen is having a complicated issue about her family's safety, her stage-boyfriend Peeta and about her cousin-wanna-be Gale. Now, everything centered on her come back at arena to face again her darkest deepest weakness - herself. I still see this book as a keeper for it portray deeply the emotions set by Suzanne Collins to each characters and I was moved by their principles in life. These are what war produces...bloodbath, cries, pain, and a hero.
Firstly, I already read the 1st book of this series about a year ago. And though I read it, I forgot already some of the scenes on the first book. Now I read this book, I'm again enamored by Julie Garwood writing. She done it again, the quality of the story and the twist kept me hours in full agony. Who is the real Pagan? It kept me awake at night because of my itchiness to finish this book and to finally meet the Pagan. But, with the length of the book, I waited for 3 days more to finally meet ***. I don't want to spoil anyone. It's up to you to find it out. It kept me rattled along the way, hope you feel the same curiousness crept within me while reading the novel. It's good. (less)
Full of sweets and spices packaged inside to delight you as you immersed yourself in this delicious, one of a kind treat. Help yourself, have a bite....moreFull of sweets and spices packaged inside to delight you as you immersed yourself in this delicious, one of a kind treat. Help yourself, have a bite.
Sounds yummy! And literally it was. Well, all sugar daddy's like their women seasoned. hahaha. I really cannot stop myself from devouring this sweet, light, hot and juicy treat that was waiting for me to finally not to ignore it. And I was soooo glad, I finally bought one!!! Yehey for me! Now I'm not an outcast. hahaha
This book gave me one hell-of-a-ride, and it was smokin' hot (sounds like a true blood Texans). All characters were well defined and furnished as it should be. No adjustments or alteration needed, just a wild imagination and you're in for a ride, honey. haha. I was clearly amazed by Lisa Kleypas for she didn't jump from historical to comtemporary, she also nailed it! She definitely owned the romance genre. And I, as one of her undying fans, salute her for her wicked, incomparable stories not just during Elizabeth or Victorian period but also during our present times.
I cannot add nor extract anymore from what my GR friends had already been said and will say in the future. So it's up to you, future readers to criticize (if their is worth criticizing for) and adore the heroes inside this 418 pages novel. If you are up to a fast, wild, funny, chick-lit novel, give this a shot, and trust me, you'll savor every words in it.
The funny part was I read this first before the other two novels of this series. I didn't know that this was the 3rd book for Travises novels. Without...moreThe funny part was I read this first before the other two novels of this series. I didn't know that this was the 3rd book for Travises novels. Without any background from the 2 books, I can say this book can stand alone even if, like me, you are naive of the series. Fast, sweet and funny novel. One of many great books by Lisa Kleypas. Well, the price payed of triple times when I started reading this. warning! never read this during a busy week swear! You don't want to know what will the conclusion be. ;)(less)
One of my first attempts in historical romance genre. Together with Knight in Shining Armor I am utterly and irrevocably attached to the era of rakes,...moreOne of my first attempts in historical romance genre. Together with Knight in Shining Armor I am utterly and irrevocably attached to the era of rakes, rogues and temptress.
Best hero of all time. A love story that will last for a life time.(less)
This is not the kind of book you had in mind right now (if you are thinking about fairytales) because its even better than that.
Once upon a time, not...moreThis is not the kind of book you had in mind right now (if you are thinking about fairytales) because its even better than that.
Once upon a time, not so very long ago... A truly magnificent tale as old as time of love between the two opposite pole of humanity, The Beauty and the Beast, was written and told many, many times. The unlikely pair of two human being that been drawn by their tremendous love life can only offer.
Linnet Berry Thrynne aka "Beauty" was a demi-goddess in its literal sense, for she did not only possess a face so beautifully shaped that angels would weep with envy and a body of a temptress, she had also an intelligent mind that almost been lacking among the ton. As if Aphrodite had been crossed with Athena. One could say she was almost next to perfection...but she's not. As beauty enthralled mundane being, it's also prone to being hated by many. And Linnet didn't escape the tons wrath.
Piers Ylverton, Earl of Marchant, and heir to the Duke of Windebank aka "Beast" was a huge tall dark doctor, with an intelligent mind and spiteful tongue. Dark past engulfed his life. He became vicious, bitter and lost his faith in "love". He was not a charming man every girls would want to marry. But for Linnet, he had everything she wanted for a man.
They were engaged to be married but their own pride never let their heart fall for each other. "Half of each other's half", that's what they are. They didn't belong to the place they both lived, but they found their place in each others arm. Destined to be together, but bounded with their past...it will all be too late before they'll learned the greatest thing they always had.
A pure magical love woven by endless time. Inspired by La Bella Y La Bestia, and my favorite fairytale of all time. Be inspired, learned and travelled back into those childhood times, were naivety of love can put smile into our tender hearts. Kudos to Eloisa James for a magnificent retold of one of the most enchanting love story ever told. For the beauty, for the goodness of heart and for the faith to love.(less)
Comanche raids into Mexico traditionally took place during the full moon, when the Comanche could see to ride at night. This led to the term "Comanche...moreComanche raids into Mexico traditionally took place during the full moon, when the Comanche could see to ride at night. This led to the term "Comanche Moon," during which the Comanche raided for horses, captives, and weapons.
A very well woven tale of revenge, hatred, hope and love. Set back during 1890's, Comanche people are infamous for their reputation. Savage natives who kidnapped white women for their revenge to those white men, who stolen their lands and ravished their women. "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."
This is a very powerful novel. It portrays various emotions full of angst, grief and revenge. Catherine Anderson injects the reader with the importance of equality. I'm deeply moved by the words she used in her characters. The honesty and uniqueness of every characters were engraved in my soul.
I thoroughly embraced the passion of the hero, Hunter, a half Comanche and a white man. Being tortured by his past, he set himself to retaliate his family. With the knowledge of the Prophecy, he met his destiny at the world he came to hate...Loretta Simpson, an orphan after her parents were killed by the hands of Comanche. She still lived in her nightmare and never awoken from the tragedy she witnessed. The terror was still deep within herself that she cannot surpassed the idea of the warriors will return again. The fear inside her was so great that she can no longer able to speak a word. Despite the hatred between two worlds, they will find with each other the prophecy that will unite the opposite world together.
A great force will shattered their lives and will leave a mark for the next generation to see.
I love this book without comparison. I read this story last year and I can say that this novel imprinted within me. I realized when I look back every now and then to the days I read it (with great passion), I can still see myself on the scenes and plots like I'm really part of the story ~ that was the magic of Catherine Anderson. She can weave simple stories and turn it into a beautiful masterpiece. And this is truly a work of art.
I shall read it again in the future, and be in love all over again.(less)