champion is a breathtaking finale to this trilogy and it's honestly pretty perfect. it has everything the past two books have, with the perfect amountchampion is a breathtaking finale to this trilogy and it's honestly pretty perfect. it has everything the past two books have, with the perfect amount of character development, action and suspense, betrayal and crazy subplots, and both friendly and romantic love. either way, it's hard to describe this series correctly, but if you think about it everything is a carefully constructed house of cards that could topple if it isn't supported correctly. and lu for sure keeps her delicate structure intact and safe!
my only issue is that the whole cure to the plague thing was a bit far-fetched and relied on sheer optimism rather than logic, and the solution to the whole thing was more focused on the romance than the actual state of the republic. but i did like that emphasis on the romance to an extent because day and june are adorable and the last few chapters were really nostalgic and bittersweet....more
I loved Nina, like a lot! And I loved the concept of letting go and all that, but I felt like the characters TOTALLY killed it and I WOULD have likedI loved Nina, like a lot! And I loved the concept of letting go and all that, but I felt like the characters TOTALLY killed it and I WOULD have liked Viv better if I got a little background about her. Le sighs....more
Ciel has some seriously loose morals. She's so...WANTON. (Vocab word!) Like she was kissing two guys back to back which was jst a little quirk I noticCiel has some seriously loose morals. She's so...WANTON. (Vocab word!) Like she was kissing two guys back to back which was jst a little quirk I noticed. I mean, this is adult, so I probably won't be reviewing on my blog anytime very soon, but her morals were all over the place and she was really indecisive, which was a little good and bad.
And the background was a little confusing at first, but I got it afterwards. Other than that, this was a great read especially for adult fans! :) Definitely worth it, trust me!...more
I knew Eve and Adam would be a hit or miss with me, and I was hoping it'd fall on the positive side of the rating spectrum. Unfortunately, Eve and Adam didn't exceed my expectations.
Originally, I planned on giving Eve and Adam a 3-star rating. After reflecting a bit on my decision, and when I finally sat down to write a review a few days later, I felt like there weren't enough positive points to highlight. I admit, Eve and Adam was short and a really quick read, but maybe that's what gave it the illusion of another positive point. I do honestly feel that this will be a great addition to a science fiction fan's reading selection, but I was never a science fiction fan in the first place.
First of all, the characters weren't very dynamic, in my opinion. To avoid spoiling a major portion of the plot, Eve, our main character and Solo, another main character, didn't express a lot of emotion. They did actually feel emotions, don't get me wrong, but when it was delivered to me, I felt like they were really forced or underplayed. I wanted the characters to make a mark in my brain, but they were just semi-enjoyable throughout the duration of the book and afterwards, I really didn't care too much about what happened to them.
As far as plots went, I felt like there wasn't anything revolving around it. The idea of creating your own person was really complex and well done in terms of genetics, although it didn't make a significant appearance until halfway through the book. If you were eyeing to read Eve and Adam because of the fact that there was genetics involved, you might be a little let down. However, Eve and Adam is kind of structured like an internal dystopian. Instead of the main character rebelling against the entire political system, the main character's rebelling against her mother's science lab.
Speaking of which, the details of the genetics were really great. I would never have thought of all the genetic thought it would take to create a person, and when the genetics of that were introduced, many other plot lines were introduced, making the plot a lot faster and engaging. I did like how Michael and Katherine expanded on their original idea, and after maybe the first half it was a really pleasurable read.
A sure hit with science fiction fans, Eve and Adam was a light read that would appeal to readers who enjoy something not as intense. However, for me, it wasn't something that I particularly enjoyed. It was a quick, light read with a lot of potential positives that didn't hit the mark for me.
Okay, I'm not a big fan of Maggie's stuff in the first place. This is me during the entire book (roughly):
Chapters 1-10: WHAT'S GOING ON?
Somewhere inOkay, I'm not a big fan of Maggie's stuff in the first place. This is me during the entire book (roughly):
Chapters 1-10: WHAT'S GOING ON?
Somewhere in between those chapters: RONAN! *sings* Come on baby with me we're going to fly away, from here. Out of this curtained room with this hospital gray, will just disappear...
Chapters 11-20: Wait. Who's Noah and Neeve? And what exactly is the relationship between Calla, Persephone, and Blue? CONFUZZLED
Chapters 21-30: Okay this is making sense. Sort of. Is there supposed to be romance between Blue and Gansey? I'm not feeling it. And what do all these characters look like? In my mind they're big blobs. Am I the only one?
Chapters 31-40: Brother comes up to me: *reads page I'm on* Brother: Ag-LION-bye? Me: AG-lee-ON-bee Brother: Gansey? What kind of names are these? The only normal one is Helen! Me: ......*no comment*
Chapters 41-50: Maggie needs to write a middle grade book. Apparently there's romance. But I have no idea where it is. And I'm not really feeling anything from this book. I'm not a fan of her writing style it's so...dry.
Chapters 51-end: .......Okay, so paired with a writing style I'm not over the moon with, characters that were flat which I didn't get any emotion from, and the plot was honestly really boring. Nothing happened at all, unless you count Blue and all her friends going weird places and trying to find this person-god thingy (I have no idea) named Gendower, and nothing happened until maybe the last few chapters. And I didn't really care at that point.
Don't You Wish was a strong and compelling read about a girl who finally grew up and realized what she really wanted to do with her life. Don't You Wish is perfect for any teen who is also looking for that right path and want a little insight. Because being popular is nothing like what you think it is.
In the very beginning of Don't You Wish, we discover that Annie Nutter does not want to be Annie anymore. She wants to be popular, she wants to have all the glitz and the glam and the fashion that comes with popularity, and she doesn't want to constantly be teased anymore. From an outside point of view, you understand why she might want these things, because her life as a social outcast with a free-lance scientist as a father who sucks up most of their income through his inventions is not fun. My heart went out to Annie the first few chapters, and then it kind of retracted back into my body a little bit. Annie was so desperately insistent on clinging to her new popular life when she found out that landing in a parallel universe wasn't a dream. At first, I understood, but afterwards, after Annie discovered what it really meant to be popular, I didn't understand why kept on doing it.
However, something I absolutely loved about Don't You Wish was Charlie, who plays our love interest. He was compassionate, and he understood everything Annie tried to explain to him, despite the fact that the theory of a parallel universe sounds highly improbable, and let's face it, kind of insane. However, Charlie got Annie because Charlie is what you would call a child prodigy when it comes to science and technology. His character was the perfect compliment to Annie's and I loved reading about him and his story.
Don't You Wish didn't just focus on Annie's characterization, we also spent a lot of time building up the secondary characters, like "Ayla's" dad, mom, and brother, and also Charlie. I loved how you didn't just get to know the main character, but I started to fall in love with Charlie and his entire family (oh yeah, we even develop the family). I even had to love Ayla's dad, even though he was portrayed as a conniving, greedy businessman. Even the characters that we don't see much of and are introduced to us at the very end got developed and I fell in love with pretty much every character that was even mentioned.
The story behing Don't You Wish is just inspiring. While there are many books on how popularity is not the right thing, this is my favorite. It's real, it's raw, and while it's not gritty it portrays just how messed up someone's life can be without anybody around them noticing. Everything about Don't You Wish captivated me and I loved the lesson that Annie learned at the end, about popularity, about herself, about how if you're driven and determined to do something, nothing can stop you.
An inspirational tale depicting the high school scene and just how brutal and chaotic it can be, Roxanne St. Clair delivers one of the best contemporary coming-of-age novels I have read so far. Any person looking for a strong story can look no further, because from beautifully woven characters to life lessons, Don't You Wish has it all....more
Pretty Sly was so much more thrilling than Pretty Crooked. The plot thickened, the intensity level spiked, and my heart was pounding throughout the novel. Mesmerizing and engaging, Pretty Sly will do its job and bring you on a roller coaster.
Something I admired the most about Pretty Sly was its ability to keep you guessing. The opening of Pretty Sly started with a stirring scene that happened at least halfway through the book to immediately grab your attention. Then it eased into a comfortable pace, which sometimes jerked around and left your blood pressure slightly higher than you wanted. I didn't know what was going to happen next in Pretty Sly, which made it so easy for me to forgo sleep to finish this book.
Like in Pretty Crooked, Willa was still thinking like a criminal. She still got that thrill whenever she stole something or completed a heist successfully. It kind of annoyed me because even though she went through such serious repercussions in Pretty Crooked, she still hadn't learned her lesson. Of course, sometimes the circumstances were do-or-die, so I would've made an exception, but usually it was something Willa did because she was still living on the unmistakable thrill of stealing. She did grow a lot as a person and a character, learning a lot about herself and her family, though, so I appreciated that aspect of Pretty Sly as well.
Aidan, the love interest, managed to capture my attention from square one. He ran really hot and cold throughout the novel, which could peeve some people, but that's some weird quality I like about fictional boy love interests. He kept me guessing what his next move would be and if he would show his feelings for Willa, because from what happened in Pretty Crooked and Pretty Sly, it was kind of obvious there was chemistry. The hot and cold treatment made it a little hard to tell if Aidan did like Willa, but the connection between them was so cute!
Most of this story takes place as a road trip on a wild goose chase to find someone who had run away at the end of Pretty Crooked, and there were so many more plot twists introduced because of this. I really didn't expect what had happened in the end of Pretty Sly, even though the clues were pretty straightforward at the same time not, if you get what I mean. The clues could have been pieced together if you really tried, but if you just went with the flow of the book, the plot twists will definitely surprise you.
Even more tangled than its predecessor, Pretty Sly will trigger your sense of adventure as Willa's adventure becomes more and more dangerous...and thrilling.
After reading multiple positive reviews of Shade, I was more than excited to start it for myself. After turning that very last page of Shade, I could understand what everybody loved so much about it, but it fell a little short for me. The craziest thing that prevented me from loving this book was...believe it or not...the cover model. In Shade, there was an intimate scene between Logan and Aura and I could envision it happening, and Aura was the cover model, and...just...ugh. No. No, no, no, no, no. I've had this complaint before with separate books, but I can't shake that scene from my head and it was completely distracting for the rest of the book. Don't ask me why, it just was.
In addition, the initial world-building fazed me. Like, a lot. For example, I had no idea what the "Shift" was. Obviously Aura was struggling to find out why the Shift had started, but I jumped in blind when I started Shade and had no real conception of what was going on. I wanted some type of explanation of what the Shift was instead of running back and forth aimlessly trying to understand what it was and why Aura was so set on researching it.
And, my last complaint was I didn't believe the romance. Like, at all. It wasn't the most convincing romance relationship out there, despite how most of Shade was built based on the romance. I personally thought Aura and Zachary was a much better couple, and it may just be me, but I am totally #TeamKilt. But Shade was dedicated to Aura and Logan's relationship, although I didn't feel they had any strong connection. It felt like Logan was all wrong for Aura also, because Aura kept saying how she'd never be Logan's first and foremost love, that his love of being in front of a crowd would.
However, those were very minor, even though I managed to squeeze a paragraph out of each of those issues. The writing was extremely amazing and I will definitely be on the look-out for more of Jeri Smith-Ready's books, depending on how the whole Logan-Aura thing is solved. The writing kept me from putting down the book and although I struggled with a few things, it was still totally worth the read and a gripping novel with an original premise. And besides, who doesn't love a foreign maybe-love interest?
Overall, Shade was a gripping novel, although some aspects of it didn't draw me in as well as I would have wanted at first.
Breathe was...how do I give it justice? It was amazing. It was epic. It was one of my favorite books this year. After hearing some mixed things—it seems like everybody either loves this novel or hates it—I was a little reluctant to start it. But, soon, I fell in love with this book and I could NOT put it down. When I first found out I won this my immediate reaction was:
And then I was to Sarah Crossan:
Then I found out we lived in the same state. That's always awesome. And then I started reading the book. The idea of it is just amazing. I immediately fell in love with the idea of having a limited air supply. Because, it could happen one day to us. I loved how Sarah took something so possible in our future and crafted a gripping story from it. The story was so compelling and it just emphasized the idea of progress on the earth. Also, there was a background to back it up. Along with the idea, there was a strong foundation in which to support it.
I also loved her characters. They were relatable and unbelievably strong. I mean, if I were put into Bea's situation or Quinn's situation, my reaction would first be:
And then I would realize that I was taking up even more air than I was supposed to so then I would:
Her characters were fantastic. I loved how the point of views alternated from Bea, to Quinn, to Alina. Each character's voice was believable and so compelling. Alina was fiery and independent, Bea was strong and compassionate, and Quinn was...well, he was Quinn. But I still loved him. Each character had insecurities and flaws, but they wanted to make sure they fixed their mistakes and remedied them. Sarah's characters were each so original that I could easily distinguish the difference between the characters as they switched point of views. And as soon as I met Quinn, my first thought was:
Filled with lyrical writing and prose, Sarah brings you through the story flawlessly and effortlessly. I was glued to every page and soon, one page became ten, which became a hundred, which soon became the entire book. The plot moved quickly and there was action in every page. I ate up Breathe and at the end was left desperately wanting more. As soon as I flipped the last page and saw I was at the end, I got out of my bed and...
After calming down enough to form a coherent thought...
It was so emotional and touching! It did hit me right in the feels. I felt so sympathetic to every character! And the villain, who might I add, wasn't the "pure evil mwahahaha" villain, but he still managed to make me hate him, yet at the same time want to give him a huge bear hug.
So yeah. That was my reading experience of Breathe. Chronicled in gif-form.
Refreshing, original, and gripping, Breathe will leave you craving more and absolutely breathless. (Pun intended) It was most definitely worth the read.
Okay. It's official. Such a Rush needs a brand new genre for itself called, "Mind-blowingly epic pilot books with HOT romances". I kid you not. It was that good.
Such a Rush opens with a little bit of Leah's (did I mention I love the name Leah?) background and her broken history. She's lived in trailer parks for her entire life, and she's always lived next to an airport. One day, Leah starts working at her most recent airport, and we fast forward into her life as an 18-year-old. Something I loved about Leah was that she didn't let herself get pushed or stepped over. She broke up with her manipulative boyfriend, even when he begged for her to take him back, and even when she was drunk. Leah's got some serious guts, and I loved the fact that she stood her ground in any fight.
Can we take a second to mention this hot romance? Grayson was not only protective of his brother but also really compassionate and independent. Leah always remembered him as the risk-taker, but when she sees him again, he's this charismatic and handsome boy who's nothing like the guy she had a crush on as a fourteen-year-old personality-wise. I loved Grayson so much because of his obvious love for his brother and the way he had the rugged bad-boy vibe going on at the same time. It gave us a chance to see his sensitive side and his tough side.
However, Such a Rush was not just about the romance. There was also a lot of character growth for both the secondary characters and Leah. They all slipped into their respective roles as men and women with a place in society. Their character arcs could be described to something very much like a marathon. As Such a Rush progressed, their lives finally ran that extra few feet to the finish line. It was so refreshing to see these characters get a happy ending but at the same time know that it wasn't just handed to them on a silver platter and a pat on the back.
Touching, riveting, and totally worth of a box of tissues, Such a Rush will make you want to jump onto a couch and scream for more. Fans of gritty--but no too gritty--contemporaries with a lot of swoon-worthy romance will love Such a Rush....more
Throne of Glass has been receiving some of the best hype for a summer release. It seems everybody has a lot of praise for Throne of Glass, and I was afraid I'd be the black sheep who wouldn't like it. However, that was not the case. I really enjoyed Throne of Glass a lot, and it reminded me of the Hunger Games in a way, but it still identified itself as an original novel that kept me turning the pages.
Celaena, the main character, had been in the most brutal prison Endovier for approximately a year. Right off the bat I knew I would see her transform from the toughened girl who survived a year in Endovier to a compassionate girl who was still strong. Celaena herself was one of my favorite parts of Throne of Glass. She was witty, strong, and clever. However, she had her faults. I admit; she was a little distant towards the beginning of Throne of Glass, but she warmed to me extremely quickly afterwards and I couldn't get enough of her. She was still haunted by her year spent at Endovier, especially when she was whipped, and when the people around her were tortured or killed.
Speaking of Celaena's year at Endovier, I felt Celaena adjusted to her surroundings too easily. When you leave the war after serving a year, you will have scars and possibly some battle fatigue. Endovier was described to the reader as a scary prison where most people wouldn't survive more than a month. Although Celaena had a few nightmares here and there, I didn't feel she exhibited enough of the horrors that would be left over from the experience. She didn't nearly exhibit enough of a haunted expression to me.
One of the highlights of Throne of Glass, by far, was the writing style. It was written in third person, which definitely made me balk because I've had very bad luck with third person, but with Throne of Glass, it couldn't have been any more perfect. I felt like the characters really leaped off the page, and Sarah's writing style definitely helped along in that aspect. I felt like her writing just put the story to life and I loved how she executed Throne of Glass.
Furthermore, Throne of Glass' romantic interests were also extremely fun to read. Personally, I'm Team Chaol, mainly because I loved how Celaena and Chaol had a really strong friendship throughout the novel that started to grow into something more personal by the end of it. Hopefully the next book will focus and Celaena and Chaol's relationship! I loved Chaol (pronounced Cole?) and his bad boy attitude, but on the inside, he cared. There were a few select scenes where they were told in Chaol's point of view and I absolutely fell in love with those parts!
Lyrical, mysterious, and just plain fantastical, Throne of Glass will grab you by your lapels (do people still have lapels?) and shake you senseless. Fans of any great fantasy of The Hunger Games will love this.
Crewel was mesmerizing and enchanting all in one. It had the adventure, it had the thrill, it was so ingenious you'd be absolutely crazy to not admireCrewel was mesmerizing and enchanting all in one. It had the adventure, it had the thrill, it was so ingenious you'd be absolutely crazy to not admire the premise of Crewel even a small hair. You all know you do.
Speaking of which, Crewel's premise was equal parts intriguing and equal parts really creative and unique. To think that girls are taken away from their home and into this facility because they can weave time using the fabric of the universe (taken quite literally in this sense) is absolutely perfect. It takes a lot to understand this novel, and you really have to pay attention. If you don't, you could easily get lost in this complicated world. Trust me on this, I spent a little extra time reading and concentrating on this so I could understand the society Adelice lived in, and it made reading Crewel a ton of fun and I enjoyed the story immensely.
In the beginning, it was evident that Gennifer was setting you up for the roller coaster of emotional thrills and pains. I loved the fact that Adelice and all the other characters were extremely rough around the edges, which gave them a really realistic feel. I liked how Adelice started off as a really scared heroine who had no idea what was really going on, other than obeying her parents, and by the end of Crewel, she became an extremely sacrificial person who wasn't afraid of being a rebellion and standing out from the crowd.
Something that immediately stood out to me was the society that Adelice lived in. We're introduced to a structure very similar to a classic dystopian society, but there's a twist. It's a society that we don't really understand; it's a society where the people who have to live with the rules of this society are okay with it. The girls who are gifted with the ability to weave time go willingly. The townspeople bless the girls when they leave. Not only is the premise so intriguing, the building of this dystopian world was so articulate and specific.
Adventurous, dangerous, and romantic, Crewel is a gripping read and a unique twist on dystopian books. Fans of the dystopian genre and Divergent will love this novel.
From the intense, war-ridden world of Ravka to our tough characters, you will be transported away from the safety of your home into the dangerous and dark depths of Shadow and Bone. Any fantasy fan will gobble this one up. (Get it? No? Oh right. You're not reading this on Thanksgiving. Yeah, well, it totally makes sense if it was November 22nd right now)
Shadow and Bone is a lot to digest at first. There are about as many fantasy terms you can think of, and there isn't much explanation for them. You really have to use your inferring skills and guess. However, it's extremely easy to figure them out as soon as you get used to the new terminology being used in Shadow and Bone. However, at first, brace yourselves for the onslaught of fancy words and phrases that will leave you slightly perplexed, but do not fret! It will get better. Trust me. Keep on reading, even though what is going on may overwhelm you. And if worse comes to worse, Google whatever you need help over! Or Twitter. That works too.
My favorite part about the protagonist, Alina, was her normality. She was so normal. She wasn't a weakling, and she wasn't insanely strong. She was just herself. She was a normal girl, but not just any normal girl. She had gifts that she never displayed when she was younger. Throughout Shadow and Bone, we slowly unravel what happened with Alina and her past. It's extremely refreshing to learn how Alina came to be the person she is now and what happened since then. There's a backstory that slowly comes into the light as Alina grows as a character, and Alina finally unfolds things that even she didn't even know about herself as a child.
Shadow and Bone's villain was quite something. Half the time you thought the villain was on Alina's side and that he was trying to help her, and then all of a sudden he turned out to be that evil, plotting villain. This was discovered about midway through the plot, and even though I knew how despicable and how corrupt he was, I couldn't help but wish that he was actually good, somewhere deep inside him. I didn't know what to think after a while, going from sympathizing with him to absolutely hating his guts. And I loved that about this particular villain!
Perfect for any fantasy fan, Shadow and Bone with enrapture you with the rich foreign setting, magic, and people who are nothing like what they seem to be. From characters that will catch your heart to a undeniably strong romance, nothing is what it seems in Ravka....more
Wow! I was not expecting that at all! Fiona Paul has outdone herself in Venom. From the gripping intrigues to the danger-ridden canals of Venice, Venom will grab you and yank your stays tight.
Venom opens with an introduction to Cass, our leading protagonist. We're introduced to this high society that Cass lives in, similar to that of a caste system that they did have in the Renaissance era. While Cass had that prim and proper classy girl, she also had a rebellious streak that is introduced when she first meets Falco, our main love interest. I, for one, immediately fell in love with Falco's character. Venom spends a lot of time developing Falco and Cass's relationship in the romance aspect of the plot, and to say that I fell head-over-heels for Falco was an understatement. He was compassionate, mysterious, handsome, and your classic Renaissance artist.
The mystery of Venom was so intriguing and mesmerizing that it captured you from Page One and kept you engaged all the way through. The web of deceit, the unpredictability of where the clues would take Cass and Falco next, and which girl would be taken next. Venom's entire plot revolves around Cass and Falco endeavoring to uncover who has started to kill young girls around Venice, and why they're targeting Cass. The mystery of Venom really completes the book; it doesn't make it stuffy and really unbearable with talk of clothes and husbands, but it adds a really creepy lining to the whole thing.
Renaissance Italy is maybe one of my favorite historical settings. It's official. Actually, Venom and My Super Sixteenth Centuries are the only two historical fictions I have read recently, and both take place in Renaissance Italy, so in the end, it's kind of self-explanatory. However, in Venom, I felt like I had been transported and the entire story played in my head like a black-and-white old, filmy movie. The canals of Venice really jumped off the page along with the dark alleyways and lush, extravagant dresses.
Enchanting, dark, romantic, and mesmerizing, Venom has it all: the story, the historical standpoint, and the lush and rich mystery. Fans of a fantastic historical romance with a little extra danger than you would expect will love this novel.
Scarlet, the sequel to Cinder, by Marissa Meyer doesn't only live up to the high expectations set up by Cinder, but it surpasses them and only leaves even higher expectations for Cress, which, of course, I have no doubt will be exceeded again, because Marissa Meyer is just that awesome.
Scarlet's best feature was no doubt it represented the original Little Red Riding Hood story. It had many of the same qualities as our classic fairytale, like the big bad Wolf, Scarlet's grandma, Scarlet herself, but it also branched off from what we usually know about the tale, like the futuristic quality and the Lunar population. I applaud Marissa Meyer for crafting a book so similar and so different from the tale we are all so familiar with. (I even have a pop-up book of Little Red Riding Hood! Not kidding)
In Scarlet, not only are our old characters Cinder and Kai furthering their journey, but our new characters Scarlet and Wolf's destinies are inextricably tied with them, making our once small group into a not-so-small group. Even though Cinder and Kai are separated for the entire novel, some chapters are told from Kai and Cinder's point of view, which really highlight how big and how dangerous the stakes are.
I also love Iko, Cinder's cyborg. I just needed to say that one thing.
Scarlet also really transports you into the world of the futuristic France setting. There is the same technology that we saw in Cinder, but it still felt so realistic to be with Scarlet, Wolf, Cinder, and Kai. I sincerely felt so bad for them, because this world is so corrupt and messed up. Queen Levana, the queen of this species from the moon, was so evil and so sinister I wanted her to leave so insanely badly just so these characters that I loved so much would get their deserved happily after ever.
Our protagonist Scarlet in Scarlet (see the connection?) completely captured me in her strength and loyalty to her grandma. And Wolf, Scarlet's love interest, was so unbelievably HOT. I loved him so much, because he was so mysterious and aloof yet so caring and compassionate and loyal. Furthermore, not only did all of our characters grow and strengthen by themselves, but they also strengthened in the presence of each other, which gave every character meaning that wasn't as prominently there before.
A unique and modern twist on Little Red Riding Hood, Scarlet will enthrall you with its compelling characters, it's futuristic French setting, the H-O-T romance, and the plot that will never let these poor characters get a break. I loved it!...more