James and Samantha Blake are back in London after an adventurous stay at their grandparents. They are now trying to go back to the life they left in L...moreJames and Samantha Blake are back in London after an adventurous stay at their grandparents. They are now trying to go back to the life they left in London and are also excited to meet with old friends. Everything seems to be normal until they were invited to an underground party and learned that Super D is being given away by the mysterious DJ Alchemy. Add to that, Lolly Rosewood appears on their doorstep and seeks refuge in their home and proposes a truce. There are a lot going on at once and the twins’ trust for each other are tested as they are forced to defend their new found relationships.
1. Since I love Lolly, it really interested me when she appeared and became part of the Blake’s home. I was beginning to think that she might have turned over a new leaf but am happy that she did not change as much.
2. DJ Alchemy’s character was quite annoying. He has this self-righteous attitude and dreams too big but just cannot handle it. He is still a boy trying too hard to change the corrupt society.
In Coldwater, Michigan, seven people have claimed to be receiving phone calls from their departed loved ones giving them reassuring messages about the...moreIn Coldwater, Michigan, seven people have claimed to be receiving phone calls from their departed loved ones giving them reassuring messages about the the after life and giving them words of encouragement to go on living their lives. It is penned to be one of the greatest miracles that has happened in their town or perhaps the world. Is it real or is it a hoax? While everyone in town believes to have witnessed a rare miracle in town, Sully Harding, a grieving husband fresh out from jail for a crime he did not commit, thinks so otherwise. He believes that these miracles are just a fraud played by someone in town and tries to prove to his son (and more to himself) that miracles are not true and these phone calls from heaven are just man-made.
The story was dragging. The supposed progress of events doesn’t take you up, it stops and remains on a plateau. It was disappointing how the climax became anticlimactic (at least to me). There was just too much nothingness going on and you just wanted everything to end. The only saving grace I believe was how Sully uncovered everything. I was actually rooting that he prove nothing of his hunch only to discover otherwise
Clay Jensen returned from school one afternoon to find a mysterious package for him without a return address. He opens it and finds cassette tapes rec...moreClay Jensen returned from school one afternoon to find a mysterious package for him without a return address. He opens it and finds cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, a classmate who committed suicide earlier in the month.
On those tapes, Hannah explains that the receiver of the tapes were connected to the reasons why she decided to end her life. And if the receiver listens through it all, he will know why and how he is connected in her demise.
My sister recommended that I read this book. I found its premise interesting. Recording a tape of what was supposed to be your suicide letter and sending it out to people who affected your decision was exciting and scary at the same time but as it turns out, I may have set my expectations too high. I feel disappointed.
After all the ruckus on Jack Madson’s life, he starts a new life as a private investigator to try make up for every wrong he has done in the past. But...moreAfter all the ruckus on Jack Madson’s life, he starts a new life as a private investigator to try make up for every wrong he has done in the past. But after a night out, he finds himself in bed with Amber Starr, a stripper, and no memory of what happened the night before. As he was trying to start his day, he finds an unidentifiable human head in the trunk of his car and now, he is considered as a suspect. He tries to uncover the supposed murder but then an old friend, Tom Dougherty, now a head in FBi asks for his help to try shake off Havana Spice, a porn queen, who is blackmailing him after an affair. Thinking of helping an old friend, Jack now also pursues Havana to try stop her from blackmailing Tom. That’s when it hits Jack, that this is no ordinary murders, blackmail and whatnot. Everything is a tangled web of mischief done by the Kafka Society and it is up to him to try expose everything before it is too late.
I found the book exciting since I’m the type to read more to uncover more when mystery is involved in the plot. I generally enjoyed the book and would recommend this to those who love reading urban thrillers.
But through all the good and sensual things that I have read, I clearly am still not a fan of erotica. Better than 50 Shades of Gray but still not som...moreBut through all the good and sensual things that I have read, I clearly am still not a fan of erotica. Better than 50 Shades of Gray but still not something I totally enjoyed.(less)
Jack Madson is sick and tired of the lie life he is living. He has long lost any form of affection from his wife, detests his influential father-in-la...moreJack Madson is sick and tired of the lie life he is living. He has long lost any form of affection from his wife, detests his influential father-in-law and definitely sick of the job he leads. He wants to leave everything behind and the only escape he can come up with is to fake his own death, move to Mexico and start a new life. Everything goes smoothly until he discovers that his partner double-crossed him. Every single cent he saved in a secret account – all gone. With nothing in his pockets, he strikes a deal with a Chinese investor to get an important bio-med file from his former office in exchange for a hefty amount of money that will surely make his new life better. Add to that, Martin Phials, an investigator from his insurance company is hot on Jack’s tracks trying to prove that the death of Jack Madson is no accident nor a suicide. The story is about a cat and mouse chase between Phials and Madson that surely keeps you on the edge of your seat.
I’m not much a fan of urban thrillers but this story got me engaged. I really wanted to know what happens to Jack at the end of the story and it pretty much kept me up all night trying to finish the book.
Where Is Lolly is a short story describing the events that has happened to Lolly after escaping and heading to London to look for Edgar Masters, Sir M...moreWhere Is Lolly is a short story describing the events that has happened to Lolly after escaping and heading to London to look for Edgar Masters, Sir Michael Rosewood’s accountant (or something like that) and ask for help in finding the whereabouts of her father and provide her with financial aid that Sir Michael has stashed away in case emergencies happen.