Awesome story. Loved the characters and their history. Found the book really hard to put down.... although the love story side of things was frustrati...moreAwesome story. Loved the characters and their history. Found the book really hard to put down.... although the love story side of things was frustrating. I want them together SO badly, but it just cannot be. I guess it keeps you reading though :)(less)
This book captured me from the first chapter. I warmed to Mark immediately. He was a well rounded character with flaws and a typical laziness that can...moreThis book captured me from the first chapter. I warmed to Mark immediately. He was a well rounded character with flaws and a typical laziness that can only be attributed to teenage boys who aren't quite sure where they're headed. I loved it. I found him endearing and incredibly human. I also liked Mark's best friend, Brian. Every person in the world needs a friend like this - someone who refuses to give up on you. In my opinion, Mark's character is made better by Brian's influence and I loved the friendship between them.
Miranda took a while to grow on me, but I loved her tenacity. I look forward to seeing more of her in the coming sequel.
Aside from the magic of time travel, this book was incredibly real. What I mean is... the family situations for Mark and Brian, the tension between different characters, and the unspoken secrets from the past touched on very real human emotion. C. M. Keller captured these emotions with raw beauty.
The story was written with intelligence and style. The mystery carried me through, along with the constant surprises that popped out of the pages. Each chapter ending made you want to keep reading.
This is a well-written story with great pacing, real characters and an enticing mystery. I can highly recommend this book. (less)
Simone Elkeles is one of my favourite authors and this book is just another testament to why. She knows how to write flawed characters that are so com...moreSimone Elkeles is one of my favourite authors and this book is just another testament to why. She knows how to write flawed characters that are so completely lovable. She gets inside their heads, making the reader part of the journey. She writes with humor and flair.
Derek and Ashtyn are great characters and the banter between them is awesome. I love how Ashtyn is a tomboy and I love that Derek was so good at pranks. The subsidiary characters added to the story beautifully. I especially loved Ashtyn's team mates.
If you like stories filled with humor, emotional romance, great dialogue and characters who can wiggle their way into your heart, then you have to read Wild Cards.(less)
The first thing I loved about this book was the cover. It's so emotionally captivating and I wanted to read the book as soon as I saw it. I thought th...moreThe first thing I loved about this book was the cover. It's so emotionally captivating and I wanted to read the book as soon as I saw it. I thought the premise of the book was fantastic and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.
The story played out very differently to what I was expecting. I guess I was a little disappointed by this, but it didn't stop me from finishing the book in two days.
I really like Ms. Argyle's writing style. It is so subtle and unobtrusive, you don't notice at all, which allows you to delve into the story with no interruptions.
The book is written with raw emotion and I found myself sometimes confused on how I felt about each character. Were they good or bad? Should I be cheering for them or not? I think this was very clever as it kept you on an emotional roller coaster throughout the book.
I liked seeing Naomi's journey. It was very realistic. I don't want say too much, because I don't want to give anything away, but I felt the ending was appropriate for the style of the story. It definitely left me thinking.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an emotional journey that deals with some of life's heartache in a very raw way.(less)
Firstly, I have to say this book was beautifully written. I really liked the two MCs a lot and thought they were realistic characters who I could empa...moreFirstly, I have to say this book was beautifully written. I really liked the two MCs a lot and thought they were realistic characters who I could empathise with. The setting was gorgeous too. I REALLY want to visit Scotland now :)
I'm used to reading YA, so I found the pace a little slow for my liking and there was also quite a few adult love scenes that I skimmed. That is simply personal preference however and does not make this a bad story. The only other thing I would have changed, was I found the Scottish dialogue slightly hard to read.
I would recommend this book to anyway who likes a story filled with romance, beautiful scenery and characters with depth.(less)