Millay’s novel will pull you in right from the start, but it’s a slow-burner. The plot of this novel isn’t fast-paced, and in some ways, it’s not insa...moreMillay’s novel will pull you in right from the start, but it’s a slow-burner. The plot of this novel isn’t fast-paced, and in some ways, it’s not insanely unique. It’s about people who have yet to figure out how to deal with their emotional baggage.
If you have not ordered your copies of For Darkness Showsthe Stars and Across A Star-Swept Sea, stop reading here. Go to your favorite bookseller and...moreIf you have not ordered your copies of For Darkness Showsthe Stars and Across A Star-Swept Sea, stop reading here. Go to your favorite bookseller and get copies of these two. As soon as I finished For Darkness Shows the Stars, I immediately wanted more set in this world. I wanted to learn about corners of Peterfreund’s universe other than where Kai and Elliot live. Thankfully I loved exploring New Pacifica, especially since I got to see it through the eyes of Persis, certified badass. Across A Star-Swept Sea provides fantastic examples of great world-building, awesome characters, and riveting plot, making it one of my favorites of the year.
I feel like shaking things up a bit for this review, because this is an exceptional book, and John Green’s work is beginning to hold a special place i...moreI feel like shaking things up a bit for this review, because this is an exceptional book, and John Green’s work is beginning to hold a special place in my heart, so I’m going to start by telling you how I came to read The Fault In Our Stars.
1.) Pre-order The Fault In Our Stars in July, despite having not read any of John Green’s books. Justify it by saying that his stuff is supposed to be great, plus all pre-orders will be signed. 2.) Read Looking for Alaska in August and immediately add it to my all-time favorites list. Become ten times more excited for The Fault In Our Stars. 3.) Skip ahead to December. What? B&N leaked several pre-orders so people are getting early copies? Now I’m torn between jealousy and frustration on John Green’s behalf. 4.) The Fault In Our Stars is out! Why oh why did I select free aka slow shipping in this case? 5.) It’s here! It’s here! Why am I swamped with homework? 6.) A few weeks later: I just turned in a major assignment! Time to start The Fault In Our Stars as my reward. 7.) Yet a few more weeks later: oh man, I just endured nine straight hours of class. Time to curl up in my bed and finish The Fault In Our Stars because it’s SO GOOD. Oh, and I need to flag every passage I like, and there’s one of those roughly every 5 pages. 8.) Two months after finishing: time to record my favorite quotes in the quote book! Wow, I loved this book. I love these characters. I love this story. Can I read it again?
There’s a saying in the YA world that once you read one John Green book you’ve essentially read them all. When I thought about that shortly after finishing The Fault In Our Stars, I could sort of see that. Some of the themes Green tackles in his latest work are similar to the themes in his debut, Looking for Alaska. But then I sat down to record my favorite quotes, because I am bizarrely meticulous in some respects. As I thumbed through the pages of my book, I remembered how much I loved Augustus and Hazel. They are both quirky and intelligent, and I loved the way Augustus expressed himself. I remembered that this book is filled with so much intelligent writing, but that the story felt accessible. The Fault In Our Stars made my heart swell and ache. I don’t mean to sound excessively sappy or like a fangirl. I’m saying this because I think the reviews that have the most sway are those that contain genuine emotion, and this is the most honest way I can think of to tell you that I loved this book. I hope you decide to pick it up if you haven’t already. (less)
Cinder is the type of book that makes me want to cry tears of joy. Sometimes a great book idea gets put into the wrong hands and the whole thing just...moreCinder is the type of book that makes me want to cry tears of joy. Sometimes a great book idea gets put into the wrong hands and the whole thing just crashes and burns, but that wasn’t the case with Cinder at all! Cinder far surpassed my expectations and is a book that I am eager to fanatically shove into all of your faces.
Being a cyborg isn’t easy for Cinder. Although she’s respected as a mechanic, a lot of people look down on her for what she is. Cinder was a great character because even though she was angsty about who she was, she also tried to change her life for the better. While we’re on the note of characters, I loved Prince Kai! He was down to earth (no pun intended) and a sweet guy who was decidedly worthy of my swoons.
The plotting and the world in this book are both incredible. While Cinder still would have been an interesting read without the Lunars, having that extra threat gave it a nice element of political intrigue. There were also a lot of twists and turns that kept me glued to the page.
Romance, world building, and political intrigue are often three places where books go horribly awry, yet Cinder didn’t. It was a fantastic read all the way to the final page and I immediately picked up Scarlet, the sequel, which is a rarity for me. Meyer perfectly juggles these three elements so that none of them take over the story and make it feel too contrived.
I was hoping I’d like Cinder, and I wasn’t at all disappointed! I was blown out of the water, and it left me so satisfied and wishing I could feel this way about every book I get excited about it. Cinder will almost definitely be one of my favorites of 2013.(less)
As soon as I heard the title of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making, I knew right away that it would be going on my to-...moreAs soon as I heard the title of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making, I knew right away that it would be going on my to-buy list. Plus, this awesome book trailer came along.
So, I pre-ordered a copy of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland and it hung around my shelves for a few months. I wound up sharing the book trailer with some of my friends at school, and we decided to read Valente’s novel as a selection for our book club. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making charmed and awed me, and is slated to join the canon of children’s literature.
At first, I struggled to get into The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland, because it initially felt too much like Valente was trying to write the next Alice In Wonderland. However, once I got further in, I discovered where Valente’s true strength as an author lies: in world building. I loved reading about all of the places and creatures that Valente created.
September is a great main character. She’s adventurous and confident, but I never felt that either of these traits were so strong that they were unbelievable. Plus, September’s story is enjoyable. It’s well-paced and Valente ties the threads of her plot and world together nicely at the end.
At the end of the day, The Girl Who Circumnavigated In A Ship Of Her Own Making surpassed my expectations. I would happily pass this book onto any reader I know. I highly suggest curling up with this book and a mug of hot tea as soon as you can get your hands on a copy.(less)
Although some people deplore Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver with the fire of a thousand suns, I personally was blown away by it and therefore plan to rea...more Although some people deplore Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver with the fire of a thousand suns, I personally was blown away by it and therefore plan to read everything she ever writes, even if it may not sound like my type of book. Once The Scorpio Races won the Printz (after receiving rave reviews from ample bloggers I trust), I had to pick it up. With its gorgeously written atmosphere and compelling tension, Stiefvater’s latest release immediately found a place on my all time favorites list.
I just wasn’t sure about the idea of killer water horses that Stiefvater refers to as capaill usice, but they were some of the most terrifying mythical creatures I’ve ever read about. In an author’s note Stiefvater mentions how many attempts it took her to write a story about water horses that she was happy with, and I’m glad she kept at it, because this story is so well done. The novel also has a slight ethical component, and reading about how certain characters treated the capaill usice left me shuddering and on the verge of tears in some places.
The plot of this novel isn’t terribly complex in that the characters essentially wind up in a catch twenty-two. However, both Puck and Sean are deeply passionate, headstrong people, and there was no way I could resist caring about them or their stories. If anyone was wondering whether or not Stiefvater does characterization well, The Scorpio Races will indubitably answer your question.
As much as I’ve ranted and raved, I haven’t addressed the best part of this book (although, really, I think the whole part of this book is the best part): the atmosphere. You will taste the salt of sea air and smell the sweetness of the November cakes the second you open this book. If the island Stiefvater wrote about were real, I would be there right now. Guess I will have to settle for testing out her November cakes recipe in my own kitchen.
Most of my comments are probably things you’ve heard elsewhere. I can live with that. Regardless, you need to know that The Scorpio Races is Stiefvater’s best novel by a long shot and showcases what a fantastic writer she is in every possible way. (less)
When I marked Virtuosity as to-read on GoodReads some time in May of 2011, I didn’t give it a lot of deep thought. I figured I might enjoy it because...more When I marked Virtuosity as to-read on GoodReads some time in May of 2011, I didn’t give it a lot of deep thought. I figured I might enjoy it because I play the violin and hey, the cover is really pretty. Turns out, I was able to read an ARC of this one through Teen Book Scene. Virtuosity is a beautiful, poignant, heart breaking and hopeful novel to add to your must read list.
I read Virtuosity over the course of 48 hours, which is very fast for me. The was only willing to stop to sleep, eat and do chores. I had to know how Carmen’s story ended.
Martinez’s debut automatically earns brownie points in my book for its original premise. While there are a lot of teenage musicians in young adult literature, I haven’t read about many who are classical music professionals. I know some people are tired of reading about wealthy teens and their problems, but I admire Carmen’s desire to reconnect passion and music.
What sent me head over heels in love with this book, however, was the writing. Martinez’s writing is incredibly poetic and enchanted me every step of the way. She has a gift for finding the perfect images to pair with her descriptions of music and rhythm. It seemed like every five pages I was stopping to write down a quote I loved because the imagery was so incredible.
No matter what I write, I’m not sure if I can convey how much I loved this book. There are some reviewers who like to use the phrase “well-crafted” to describe novels they love, and that is absolutely true of Virtuosity. Yet in this case, every plot point and every word is expertly crafted. Virtuosity made me want to pick up my own violin and start playing again. Martinez has written an exceptional debut, and I will be clamoring to read any other books she publishes. (less)
The moment I saw Wither’s beautiful cover and read its intriguing summary, I knew I had to get my hands on this book, so I was thrilled when an ARC ar...moreThe moment I saw Wither’s beautiful cover and read its intriguing summary, I knew I had to get my hands on this book, so I was thrilled when an ARC arrived at my doorstep in December from Shelf Awareness.
Even though I barely put down Wither as I was reading it, I wouldn’t exactly say that the plot of this novel is fast-paced. However, between the world-building and DeStefano’s writing, every page is filled with intrigue and emotion. Wither is not only one of the best dystopian books out there, but is also one of the most beautifully written. Beauty and horror are perfectly juxtaposed on every page of this novel, leaving the reader in awe of Linden’s mansion and terrified by the secrets it holds. This combination kept me up at night turning the pages, and I wasn’t happy to put Wither down until I had learned everything I could about the world DeStefano has created.
When it comes to characterization, DeStefano is brilliant. I loved Rhine’s strength, dedication and insatiable curiosity. Several other characters, such as Linden and Cecily, appeared completely black and white at first, but quickly proved to be much more layered and complex. I liked Gabriel, but I also wanted to see more of him in the story, and can’t wait to see where his character goes in future installments of the story.
Wither has gotten a lot of rave reviews from bloggers, and it deserves every single one of them. This book absorbed me, yet still left me with so many questions, wanting to know more about this world. Whatever the sequel to this book is called, whenever it comes out, I will be purchasing a copy the day it becomes available. This dystopian debut is a must read.(less)
A futuristic retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion? The moment I heard about For Darkness Shows the Stars, I knew I’d need a copy for myself, and anot...more A futuristic retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion? The moment I heard about For Darkness Shows the Stars, I knew I’d need a copy for myself, and another blogger was gracious enough to loan me an ARC. Peterfreund’s latest novel showcases how gorgeous her writing can be and gave me a story I fell in love with.
Everything about For Darkness Shows the Stars is magical, from the cover to the very last page. The world that Elliott lives in is imperfect, yet incredibly well built. Although it takes time to grasp what’s happening, it’s carefully thought out. The images in some scenes where so lovely that I wanted to jump between the pages of the book.
Of course, the romance is one of the key elements of this book. You guys, it was so well done. There was the same combination of pain, yearning, and hope that I find whenever I read Persuasion.
What more can I say? To me, For Darkness Shows the Stars is a magical book in so many ways. I highly recommended picking this one up if you haven’t already. Plus, 2013 is going to bring us Across A Star-Swept Sea, an amazing sounding sequel based off of The Scarlet Pimpernel. I cannot wait! (less)
If I had to give Mockingjay an award, I would call it The Delivery Award, because that is precisely what this book does. While I’m no expert on the su...moreIf I had to give Mockingjay an award, I would call it The Delivery Award, because that is precisely what this book does. While I’m no expert on the subject, I’m ninety percent certain that Mockingjay is one of the most anticipated young adult novels of 2010. Friends, I have not been disappointed. Collins is a prolific writer, and while this trilogy has come to a close, I don’t think it will go forgotten and unread anytime soon.
I remember reading Catching Fire and being amazed by how carefully it was plotted out, and how Collins seemed to weave every detail together. In this respect, Mockingjay blew me out of the water. Rest assured that Mockingjay is not an easy book to read. I left feeling that Collins had not only done an excellent job of researching the topics she writes about, but did a fantastic job of applying them to her characters and the nation they live in. There were several points where I felt goosebumps or froze in my set as the action on the page unfolded before me and as I turned the final pages, Collins had tears formulating in my eyes. While there is a lot of action, this is also a very psychological, intense and honest story. This aspect reminded me of nothing I’d read before, and I applaud Collins for dealing with it so frankly.
I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to teams, I’m not a particularly reliable person to have around, because I am incredibly indecisive. Collins had me waffling throughout the entire novel, not entirely sure which side to be on. I was constantly asking myself that the same questions as the characters, which I loved doing. Yet by the end, she had me convinced that the outcome was perfect and what I wanted for the characters, not to mention back on my original team.
Collins kept me glued to the story while still providing the closure I sought as a reader. Reading this novel has been an emotional roller coaster, and the characters feel as alive as ever to me. I know, having already heard that some people have been let down, that not every reader will agree with Collins’s choices as much as I did. Mockingjay is a book that will leave me thinking for a considerable amount of time to come, and I look forward to seeing the discussions it brings about. (less)
Is it August 24th yet? What about now? Now? Allison wrote that she can imagine Suzanne Collins sitting at her computer and laughing as she reads all o...moreIs it August 24th yet? What about now? Now? Allison wrote that she can imagine Suzanne Collins sitting at her computer and laughing as she reads all of the reviews of this book, I can agree. I want to know what happens! If you haven't already read The Hunger Games, be thankful that your wait is not too long. For those who read The Hunger Games and Catching Fire long ago, I pity you and am sorry for whining, but am now one of your anticipatory ranks.
With that rant out of the way, I have to say that Catching Fire did not disappoint. After some careful thought, I'd definitely say I liked it as much of The Hunger Games, but the two books are quite different, so it's somewhat challenging to compare them. I think it was a little easier to put this down, but not by much. The settings in the two books are a little different. Catching Fire begins in District 12, and the story stays there longer than it did at the beginning of The Hunger Games, so while there is still action and plot, I find it's a bit slower than the action in the arena that readers saw during The Hunger Games. I will say that I think Collins did a nice job of tying up some of the loose ends from The Hunger Games, while still leaving her readers with plenty more to think about.
I'd say I had two favorite aspects of this book: learning more of the back stories of different characters and learning more about the different districts of Panem. I also loved how I felt that the characters were being tested even more and really contemplating what they were doing, especially Katniss. And I loved how action packed the end of the book was--not what I saw coming!
Of course, I feel that I must mention the love triangle. I love that Peeta brings out a passionate and empowered side of Katniss, but part of me is also very attracted to Gale. Perhaps I'll just swoop in and take Gale for myself. I'll have to think this one over.
To be honest, I don't really have any complaints about this book, except for the cliffhanger, but I'll only have to wait exactly three months from today to find out about that, and I have plenty to read in between. I'm really glad I've decided to read this series, and like many of you, eagerly anticipate Mockingjay!(less)
Jellicoe Road is a book that people either adore or hate, and by December of last year, I couldn’t take it anymore. I had to know why people were cons...moreJellicoe Road is a book that people either adore or hate, and by December of last year, I couldn’t take it anymore. I had to know why people were constantly raving about Melina Marchetta and her books, especially this one. I knew Jellicoe Road was good as soon as I closed it, and as I sit here trying to write this review I’m only just now realizing how good it is.
Where do I even start with this review? Because let me tell you, Marchetta is a master of her craft. Should I start with the flawlessly plotted albeit sometimes confusing storyline? Or perhaps the fact that Marchetta could send a swell of emotions crashing into me with about two lines of dialogue?
If you look at it from a pragmatic standpoint (great plot, great writing), Jellicoe Road is a masterpiece. But let’s be honest--it’s the characters that make this story. I loved that Taylor was badass but just a little bit broken. I loved how sometimes the various characters’ affection for each other came across as begrudging, but you knew that their emotions ran so much deeper than that. And even though Marchetta’s story about these characters might seem unrealistic at first, when I thought about it, I realized it could take place anywhere.
I’m not sure that this review is particularly coherent anymore, and I won’t guarantee that you are going to love Jellicoe Road. Even if you’re not sure, I’d give it a shot. For me, all the confusion I felt trying to read this book was worth it in the end.(less)
I am ready. I am ready to go to Paris, eat a baguette, see the sights and fall in love. If you are ready for an adorable, sweet, heart-thumping, nerve...moreI am ready. I am ready to go to Paris, eat a baguette, see the sights and fall in love. If you are ready for an adorable, sweet, heart-thumping, nerve-wracking and fantastic novel, look no further.
Anna and the French Kiss is an adorable chick lit romance. While I definitely feel that it falls under the category of chick lit, I also feel guilty for giving it a label that might cause some readers to dismiss it, especially since this story isn’t just romance. It has amazing characters, pop culture references, and real characters with real problems.
Can we discuss how much I love Anna? I admit, there were times when I got really frustrated her. Actually, scratch that--Perkins had me frustrated with all of her characters because I cared about them so much that I wanted everything to work out. Honestly, though, as I watched Anna’s friendship with St. Clair and watched all of her emotions, I kept thinking, “I know exactly what she means.” Plus, Anna is totally hilarious and ultimately learns from the mistakes she makes.
St. Clair is the perfect mix of charming and imperfect. Seriously, I want one for myself! With every witty comment, every line of dialogue, every moment between them, I knew what great chemistry Anna and St. Clair had. Perkins also describes Paris beautifully, and with this as the backdrop to the tension and drama between Anna and St. Clair, it was impossible not to fall head over heels for this book.
Frankly, I’m not sure if I can possibly fit everything that’s awesome and wonderful about Anna and the French Kiss into a review without said review turning into an epic poem. I went into this book in the mood for and hoping for a romance. I came out with so much more, and it proved to be better than I expected. Do not miss this book.(less)
After being intrigued by the premise, lured in by the cover and hearing many, many bloggers sing its praises, I was very interested in reading Before...moreAfter being intrigued by the premise, lured in by the cover and hearing many, many bloggers sing its praises, I was very interested in reading Before I Fall and followers, allow me to assure you that I was not disappointed. This has quickly jumped to being among my favorite reads of 2010.
I had seen some reviews of this book talk about how people didn’t like the main character, Sam, yet were drawn to the story anyways. I didn’t hate Sam at first. I definitely grew annoyed and frustrated with her, particularly her apathy. I was really annoyed that the only thing she seemed to care about was maintaing her position at the top of the social ladder. Yet as the novel went on, I noticed that Sam put a lot more thought into the little things: she thought about what exactly made her happy and how what she did affected others. I was really intrigued by her friends, particularly Lindsay, and I think Oliver did an amazing job of using back story to develop her characters.
The writing, to put it quite frankly, blew me away. Oliver is truly gifted with setting the emotional tone, and I particularly felt this whenever Sam was with Kent. In some of those passages I just forgot about everything else around me and became completely lost in the story.
This novel deals with so many issues that relevant to teenagers and adults including bullying, acceptance coping mechanisms and what things seem to be versus what they actually are. Oliver kept me thinking all throughout her book and long afterwords about how I would change any given day in my life. It made me think about some times I feel pressured to do things not necessarily because what I’m passionate about them but because I know it’s what society expects of me.
As sad as this book was, I felt a mixture of sadness and joy when I was finished. This book made me really want to get out and savor every moment. I read this book about a week ago, but Oliver’s words and the poignancy of her writing have remained with me, and I think they’ll continue to do so. If you haven’t read this book yet, I highly suggest you obtain a copy and remedy this situation. Oliver has provided a truly fantastic debut novel, and I cannot wait to see what she comes out with next.(less)
Until I read The Knife of Never Letting Go, it felt like every other blogger had read Ness’s Chaos Walking trilogy. I even met Ness in the fall of 201...moreUntil I read The Knife of Never Letting Go, it felt like every other blogger had read Ness’s Chaos Walking trilogy. I even met Ness in the fall of 2011 before reading the books and got the whole trilogy in hardcover signed. Even though several people told me how good Ness’s debut novel is, no one truly impressed upon me how awesomely fast-paced or gut-wrenching The Knife of Never Letting Go would be.
Even though Todd and Manchee’s story is immediately engrossing, I wasn’t immediately drawn in by the writing. Todd is only a semi-literate character, so the text is filled with deliberate misspellings, and some pages are filled with Noise, which is the thoughts of everyone around Todd. Once I trained myself to read Todd’s narrative as though it were spelled correctly while keeping his literacy level in mind, I was set.
The premise of Ness’s world is totally ingenious. Once you learn that everyone around Todd can hear his every thought, including the people who are chasing him, how could anyone not want more? I also latched on to Todd and Manchee quickly. Todd is obviously a good person and Manchee is the type of dog anyone would love to have. If you have read this story and know how much I love dogs, I’m sure you can guess how Manchee’s story made me feel.
The story of Todd and Manchee gripped me right away and didn’t let go until I was done. I cringed at the gruesome descriptions, cried, gasped, and was ultimately blown away. If you’ve already read The Hunger Games and are looking for another great dystopian novel, you must read The Knife of Never Letting Go. (less)
Until this past August, I always felt left out when people started talking about what a talented writer John Green is. Most bloggers seem to love his...more Until this past August, I always felt left out when people started talking about what a talented writer John Green is. Most bloggers seem to love his books and while I knew he makes great videos, I’d never read any of his books, even though I wanted to do so and own all of his books. I recently felt an incredibly strong pull towards John Green’s Looking for Alaska and followed it. Filled with brilliant prose, quirky characters and a heartbreaking storyline, Looking for Alaska is one of the best and most unforgettable books I’ve read in 2011.
I’ve been a little afraid to post this review, to be honest. I’m worried that some people will read it and think that I’m praising this book because I want to fit in with a certain crowd, or because I think it’s what the blogosphere expects of me. What has me singing John Green’s praises after just one book is the fact that I could not stop thinking about Looking for Alaska for days afterwards.
Looking for Alaska is about a teenager names Miles who goes off to boarding school and quickly becomes infatuated with a girl named Alaska. I liked Miles because even though he could be a jerk sometimes, his character read like many teenage guys that I know. I also have to say that I really enjoyed the sense of humor that Miles and his friends had.
Green’s prose is stunning. He sometimes incorporates quotations, and I thought this was done perfectly. They were there just enough to enhance the story but not so enough that the reader became bogged down.
Although this sounds lame, I’m not sure what else I can say to express how amazing this book is. Despite all of the rave reviews I’ve heard, I had never fathomed what a moving and thought-provoking book this is until I was sucked into Alaska’s world. Looking for Alaska has made my list of all time favorites, and I can’t wait to read everything else John Green has written and will write.(less)
When I first heard about Shiver, I was reluctant to give it a chance. Aside from Twilight, I haven’t read many books where werewolves are prominently...moreWhen I first heard about Shiver, I was reluctant to give it a chance. Aside from Twilight, I haven’t read many books where werewolves are prominently featured, and I think I was dubious about that aspect of the story. However, once I started reading reviews saying that Sam was the sensitive type, I knew I had to pick this book up. I finally decided to read it when Linger came out, and I enjoyed every page of it. Shiver has quickly become one of my new favorite books.
I loved that Stiefvater did a non-traditional take on the werewolves and explained it well. It felt fitting with the setting, but the way she explained the timing of the change made sense. The plot was clearly well though out, and I loved that we got to learn about the other members of Sam’s pack, instead of them just being mysterious figures in the background.
I ultimately grew to love Shiver because I grew attached to Grace and Sam and loved watching the romance romance between them. While I liked both characters, I have to admit that I found Sam particularly endearing. I liked that Grace was an environmentalist, and that she was more careful than to read things as how they seemed. Yet I loved Sam because of his connection to poetry and lyricism, as well as to his own emotions. And I still think he had is sharp, witty moments. Of course, these characters wouldn’t be who they are without Stiefvater’s beautiful, poetic prose. I could envision the snow and feel the bite of the cold even as I sat reading this book in ninety degree heat and extreme humidity. Woven together, these elements had me unable to put Shiver down and tears in my eyes during the last eighty pages.
Perhaps my favorite part of Shiver was the ending. While it wasn’t what I expected, I thought it was perfect and beautifully done, leaving me wanting to know where Stiefvater will take us next. Thankfully I have Linger right on hand, and I’ll be diving in as soon as I type the final character of this review.
I’m so glad that I read Shiver, despite a few initial reservations. This story surprised me in being far more moving than I anticipated. If you haven’t already read Shiver I highly recommend that you give it a chance. (less)