Wow. I just can't get enough of this series. I think each book just gets better and better. And I don't like violence, or gore. I don't usually read Wow. I just can't get enough of this series. I think each book just gets better and better. And I don't like violence, or gore. I don't usually read a series all at once, but normally I spread it out and read other books in between. I want to know what happens next. Another great book, that's for sure. Sookie just can't stay out of trouble, someone is always trying to kill her and when that's not the case, she has bad luck and is in the wrong place at the wrong time, and ends up getting hurt. Someone tries to burn down her house, with her inside it! And someone is shooting Weres and shape-shifters. And her list of admirers keeps getting longer and longer. Bill, Sam, Eric, Alcide, Calvin, and now Quinn. And her friend Tara, is all over the place: loyal friend, then ignores her, then helps her out but doesn't want to talk to her - she has some major issues. And she goes from guy, to guy, to guy. She was so against Sookie dating Bill, then she starts hanging out with this loser Mickey, after the nice vampire - Franklin. Maybe she'll be a little more careful next time. But some women just can't help but pick the losers in the crowd to be attracted to. This book was jam-packed with action, and just when one lose end gets tied up, another gets reveled. My thoughts are all jumbled, but I just finished the book and wanted to try to get my thoughts down before I can't separate this book from the others as the story keeps unfolding. It seems as if the story should be getting stale and forced, but it just keeps getting more and more fascinating. We find out if Jason is a were-panther or not. Eric seems quite concerned as to Sookie's safety, which I find highly interesting. Why are most of the vampires so drawn to her, just because of her telepathic ability? Or because they can't glamour her, so she's mentally stronger than normal humans? These are just a few of the questions I'm tossing around, trying to figure out. I like Bill, and Eric, and Alcide (well sometimes). But Alcide is too emotional, he's still all over the place, constantly mad at her, or infatuated with his ex. I don't want her to end up with Calvin, they give me the creeps. And Sam, although they are attracted to each other, I don't think they are right together. I don't know much about Quinn, but he seems nice, so far. I read a lot of romance novels, so I like happy endings, and want her to end up with someone great. But I figure, she'll probably end up getting turned into a vampire or a were-something. She's too close to the action and like I said, she's usually in the wrong place at the wrong time - her luck is bound to run out. However being the optimist that I am, I hope I am wrong, and she ends up okay at the end of all this. That's all I will say for now. I don't want to ruin the story line for someone who likes to read the reviews before they've read the book....more
Another great story by Kristin Hannah. This was about 2 sisters, Meghann and Claire. Meghann was 7 years older, and since there mother hardly raised tAnother great story by Kristin Hannah. This was about 2 sisters, Meghann and Claire. Meghann was 7 years older, and since there mother hardly raised them, Meghann ended up motthering her younger sister. Their mother was a aspiring actress then never quite made it. She also had a revolving door as far as "step-dad's for the girls. She was married several times, and imagined herself in love each time. So the girls basically just had each other, and they extremely close. When Meghann was a young teenager, their mother abondoned them for about a week, and Meghann contacted Claire's father, who didn't even know that his daughter even existed. He quickly came to their rescue and attempted to take them both in, but quickly judged Meghann as a troubled teenager, and she left.......more
This was an amazing book. I loved the story. It starts in Africa and tells the story of an African family through several generations. Slavery plays aThis was an amazing book. I loved the story. It starts in Africa and tells the story of an African family through several generations. Slavery plays a large part of this book. This is not always book to read because of the way people are treated and interact with each other. However the story is extremely interesting and drew me in from the beginning....more
Wow, this book is not for the faint of heart. And definetly not a "chick lit" even though the spine calls it, "Romance". I personally loved it. I don'Wow, this book is not for the faint of heart. And definetly not a "chick lit" even though the spine calls it, "Romance". I personally loved it. I don't believe I've read anything from her before, but I will again! I will be looking for the rest of this series, and will look for other books by this author.
This book was about a woman who was gang raped by 5 of of the popular kids from her school, when she was only 16! If you haven't read the book yet - I'm not ruining anything, because this is revealed, right in the beginning of the storyline. And she hasn't been back home since she graduated from high school, and now she comes back "home" after many years away...15.
I liked how the author gave just enough detail to let you know what happened, but not a graphic blow, by blow, that sends you running for the hills, and unable to keep reading.
Brenda Novak pulled me into the story and I fell in love with the main characters, Addy (Adeline) and Noah immediately. Along with Gran and a few other characters. And there were other stories going on besides the Addy and Noah, so it wasn't a one dimension story (do I have that right?).
I don't want to reveal anything, so get to reading and let me know what you thought!...more
I believe this is the first book I've read by this author, and I see from her autobiography she's used a total of 7 pen names. I am really enjoying thI believe this is the first book I've read by this author, and I see from her autobiography she's used a total of 7 pen names. I am really enjoying this book so far - I just started it a few days ago, and I'm 3/4's of the way through it already. I do not want the book to end, and I'm hoping this book is part of a series, because I'm falling in love with the characters. Great book so far! Well I finished it, and it really was amazing. So sad that the book ended though....more
This is a light Sci-Fi/Fantasy book. I call it more fantasy. He's an odd author, but this Xanth Series is all about puns and it's really a fun read. CThis is a light Sci-Fi/Fantasy book. I call it more fantasy. He's an odd author, but this Xanth Series is all about puns and it's really a fun read. Check it out if you've never tried Fantasy before....more