Lucinda Price is a new student at a reform school in Georgia. She was sent there due to past events where her boyfriend died under suspicious circumstLucinda Price is a new student at a reform school in Georgia. She was sent there due to past events where her boyfriend died under suspicious circumstances in a fire. She carries the guilt, as she cannot explain what happened. She blames the shadows that follow her around everywhere. She meets Daniel, and Luce is immediately drawn to him of reasons she cannot explain. It is like she has seen him before, but where and when?
“Sexy, fascinating, and scary” is written the cover of this book by P. C. Cast. When reading this novel I did not come across any of these. It is rather sad as I was looking forward to something new. There are too many books circulating out there with vampires and werewolves, and whatever. But this book promised fallen angels, however, I had not expected ‘this’ kind of fallen angels. But we are picture something different in our heads.
I did not see any serious character development, as Luce just could not make up her mind. Daniel keeps leading her on, then suddenly he disappears on her, and she starts stalking him because she is obsessed.
Another dislike of mine is that is seems that the book is divided into 2 parts. The first part is the 2/3 of the book where nothing really happens, and no explanation for anything. Then we have the last part, which sadly is only 1/3 of the book, where everything happens and it happens so quickly. Simply too quickly for my liking. Everyone around her knows about her and her past. All the people from the school that is mentioned in the book are a fallen angel or know about it.
Maybe it is because this book is the first in the series that I have so many unanswered questions. The story could be good if there were some changes to it. ...more
**spoiler alert** 1 star: Male POW 2 stars: Curse workers (that's new, at least for me) 3 stars: messed up family 4 stars: Cassel enjoys his cons too muc**spoiler alert** 1 star: Male POW 2 stars: Curse workers (that's new, at least for me) 3 stars: messed up family 4 stars: Cassel enjoys his cons too much 5 stars: doesn't end with 'AW LOVE LOVE LOVE *snog snog snog* like in most books!
I know there are a lot of similarities to the work of Tolkien, however, everything is a product of something. I think Robert JordanI loved this book!
I know there are a lot of similarities to the work of Tolkien, however, everything is a product of something. I think Robert Jordan did a wonderful job creating this world and story. Looking forward to be starting book no. 2...more
Hmm, I really do not know whether I liked it, or if I just think it was okay...
The first few pages when it read the rapids I read 'rabbits', so firstHmm, I really do not know whether I liked it, or if I just think it was okay...
The first few pages when it read the rapids I read 'rabbits', so first I thought "wow, that is some killer rabbits they got there. Why rabbits though? Killer bunny..." But then I read it right, and thought "meeh, bunnies were more fun!" And moreover Kanin means rabbit in Danish. So basically I thought Julie had an obsession with rabbits all of a sudden.
(view spoiler)[ +1 All her friends died because of her trying to rescue them (I am morbid I know, but this really define a character) +1 Even though she gets rejected she still wants to help +1 Zeke's name. +1 The world they live in.. I like dystopian +1 Ruth. OMFG she is so annoying that I have to like her
- Becomes a vampire too fast - Apparently she knows how to fool people, so they do not think she is a vampire... I mean, there are tell tales, and she cannot have mastered them so quickly? (Maybe I have read too many vampire stories where newborns are almost uncontrollable, I do not know)
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review
A young troubled girl named Jamie Piper has been thrown in andI received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review
A young troubled girl named Jamie Piper has been thrown in and out of different foster homes her entire life. She gets blamed for all kind of trouble, and is therefore sent to a school for troubled kids. Here she finds comfort in her teacher Mr. Grey, who got her into reading. One night when Evil is out to get her, she flees to his house to seek cover. Jamie has the gift of sensing ‘Evil’ or ‘darkness’, and due to her ability the Catholic Church wants her. However, some people from the church wants her dead rather than alive, and they will by all means do everything to get to her. Due to all the scandal lately, about the abused forced upon children by the Catholic priests, some believe that they are demon possessed. Meaning they do not fight their inner demons, and what if the next pope is demon possessed, what will happen then?
The Canary List by Sigmund Brouwer captivates the reader by changing the point of view of his characters in very short chapters. The whole conspiracy against the church is very fascinating, because like Mr. Grey keeps asking himself, WHY? Why does the Church want a little girl like Jamie? Why is he, a schoolteacher involved in a conspiracy against the Catholic Church?
My personal opinion of the Canary List, is that there is too much telling rather than showing. This is, however, difficult to master. Another thing that slightly annoyed me during the book is that many little details are repeated too many times. We got it the first time, and if we missed it – we caught it the second time, but something is mentioned around ten times (yes, I counted it). However, I really enjoyed the characters, and I was especially fond of the chapters from Jamie’s point of view, as the narrative seemed like something a twelve-year-old would say! ...more
Eight-year-old Alexander does not like when people touch him, in fact he killed another kid just for doing so. One day when he is busy looking at hisEight-year-old Alexander does not like when people touch him, in fact he killed another kid just for doing so. One day when he is busy looking at his fire ants taking out a colony of regular ants, a guy from the army requires his attention. Alexander has been picked to battle against an unknown alien enemy in the future.
My .mobi version which was downloaded from smashwords.com contained several errors which made it quite annoying to read. There were several words missing, and the point of view changed a couple of times from third person to first person. I think it is sad that the book has been published with these mistakes as it removes some of the professional feeling, as if it has been rushed. In my opinion there were more telling and showing as well, including several repetitions such as the water bottle.
One of my main concerns with this book was the main character Alexander Hawk. I know it says that his IQ is off the scale, but come on. An eight-year-old knows more about warfare than a general? And the fact that he smokes cigarettes, and his extreme egoism do not make him a likeable character. Needless to say when he talks about his girlfriend and those kinds of things. It is just weird, and not something you expect from his age.
However, I enjoyed how the plot twisted in the end, it was a pleasant surprise and I am looking forward to be reading book no. 2 when it is published. ...more
The story is about two young apprentices, Alana and Kunlun, who goes to war on behalf of their master. The evil Aphelion has created evil creatures th The story is about two young apprentices, Alana and Kunlun, who goes to war on behalf of their master. The evil Aphelion has created evil creatures that are taking over the world, and someone has to stop him. They travel to the Maceland where the battle is being fought, and they encounter several beasts on their way. They discover hidden powers within themselves, and they aid and impress the generals who have been fighting for a long time. But can they beat the Dark Wizard and save their home from the Aphelion creatures?
William Dennis tries to create a somewhat Tolkien universe with really detailed descriptions of how the world and its inhabitants were made. It is nicely done, whoever, it can be difficult to keep up with all the names of areas, cities, people, and creatures. When the people and creatures then evolve and move to new areas that are then created one simply cannot keep up.
Furthermore then writing, when describing surroundings, actions or dialogue, is too detailed. Everything is told; the characters do not have any traits. If Alana dislike the elderly woman, then show it! I know that some is implied through the dialogue; however, it is not enough, sadly. If the author had shown us more the story would have been so much better. It ‘then he said’, ‘then he responded’, then he added’, or ‘the way led that way’, ‘which led that way’, ‘and around that corner’, ‘but they took the other way which led that way’ – kind of thing. And a personal dislike of mine is the repeating of ‘the lad and lass’, why not use him, her, he, and she sometimes instead of lad and lass, or childhood friends.
I received a complimentary copy of Aphelion Book One: The Adventure as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team. Visit www.dorrancebookstore.com to learn how you can become a member of the Book Review Team. ...more
Total Blueprint for World Domination is a self-help book for teenagers. It teaches you to breakdown your goals into minor parts so your goals seem movTotal Blueprint for World Domination is a self-help book for teenagers. It teaches you to breakdown your goals into minor parts so your goals seem move achievable.
The fact that the book 'speaks' to the reader is something that I really enjoyed. It uses 'our' language, makes us understand why it wants to help us. There is no super fancy formal written language that no one understands. No. It. Is. Simple. And to make it even more understandable for the teenagers or the readers, the books gives you real life examples of celebrities we all know. If they can do it, so can you!
Also this book made me super happy when reading it. I just wanted to get started with my goals! I felt so excited! This books is awesome, go read it!...more
Angel Evolution is book number one in the Evolution Trilogy, and it has you hooked from the very beginning. Taylor and her best friend Sam are roommates in college. They just started their freshmen year, and they are excited about all the freedom they now have, away from their parents. However, since little, Taylor has been having nightmares about a black snake with red eyes, and the nightmares do not end in her favour. Suddenly two beings enter her dream and Taylor’s life changes forever. One of them is Gabriel, one of the hottest boys on campus, and he wants her. But is he being completely honest with her?
I adore novels with angels and demons. Sadly they are becoming the new vampires. However, David Estes’ plot takes you where you have not been before. It is beautifully written, the flowing of the writing takes you from chapter to chapter, and along with the change of character point of views you simply cannot put this book down! Especially not if you are a YA fan!
I especially liked this book because I have not read any YA from a male author before, so it was very interesting to see which details he would highlight. And without revealing too much I like that it is not your common Angel versus Demons kind of thing. My favourite character through this book was Chris, the demon. I was not that fond of Taylor, Sam or Gabriel, the angel. But that is just me. I am not fond of most people in real life either. I am really looking forward to be reading book number two!
I recommend this book to every YA fan out there, it is a must read!!
I decided to read this book because it has, along with the other two instalments, been on the NY best sellers list's top for a time now. I wanted to kI decided to read this book because it has, along with the other two instalments, been on the NY best sellers list's top for a time now. I wanted to know what the fuss was about.
There are so many things wrong with this book, yet I do not hate it. It leaves me confused, and I wanna know the answer to my only question. Why is Mr. Grey like he is?
What I disliked: - She uses his toothbrush - She uses his underwear - He sniff her underwear - She bites her lip all the time - Pubic hair is mentioned several times. I just do not like that word. - I hate when best friends dates other best friends, or siblings. - HE PULLS OUT HER TAMPON?! WTF!?
What I liked: - Mr. Grey being a control freak and he stayed that way. He did not soften up, well he did, but then he went back being cold. He reminds me of an all too soft Patrick Bateman.
So I do not know how to rate this book, as shown above there are more cons than pros. Yet I still liked it somehow. Not because I liked the sex scenes. Gosh no, I skipped some of them. Because after so much sex it just felt 'meeeh', because they had done it so much.
So why is this a best seller? WELL, in my opinion, because it is literary porn. Every human being has needs and we all try sex in our lives. But here we have a rich handsome man with issues which are turned into dominant sex. It is exciting. Some people want it but are afraid of asking for it. When reading this book, they get it.
For now I will give it 2 stars, as I am still confused. ...more