I checked this book out from the library this week, and I finished it in two days. This is the first book by Shelly Laurenston that I have read, and I...moreI checked this book out from the library this week, and I finished it in two days. This is the first book by Shelly Laurenston that I have read, and I was not disappointed. In fact, I plan on reading the entire series.
Reasons to read & enjoy this book: The characters are fresh, funny, quirky, and come to life with each page turn [or finger-swipe]. You know a book is good when you find yourself thinking that the characters are your best friends, or at least you wish they were. Thats exactly what I felt the entire way through. In fact, the characters were so vivid for me that I couldn't stop making noises out loud [laughing, inhaling sharply when surprised, giggling...you know the deal]
Also a good point to make, you know a book is good when the author can make you loathe a character. Just completely hate them to the point where you strategize what you would have done to make their life miserable. [I did do that while reading this book, read it and you'll understand.]
The sex scenes are good, but not explicit like other erotica novels. The plot is suspenseful but not unpredictable.
In general, this is a fun, non-stressful read. But do plan on becoming obsessive and reading it all day. (less)
I admit I never finished reading these books...because I disliked them so much.
Firstly: The relationships displayed in this book were unhealthy and w...moreI admit I never finished reading these books...because I disliked them so much.
Firstly: The relationships displayed in this book were unhealthy and wrong. It upsets me to think hundreds of people read these books and enjoyed them. What are they learning from this? All I learned was that Edward was a controlling boyfriend. Then I learned that Jacob was an obsessive boy. Then I learned that Bella was a girl needing friends to help her cope with her many issues. Including not being able to stand up for herself like a real woman should. Girls, don't you dare look to Bella for advice, she needs advice given to her. And not from Edward.
Secondly: I believe this pissed me off to such an extent that I never finished a book. When I read that Bella MOURNED the disappearance of Edward...I nearly burned the book. No girl, lady, woman, anyone should ever think their life is pointless unless their boyfriend is there. Bella has never had more than one relationship, gotten a successful job, gone to college/or career, been alive for more than her highschool life, yet she already thinks her life revolves around this one silly boy. And when he leaves she in turn becomes an empty shell. What is this saying about girls? That we NEED a relationship in order to be worth something? Go shove it. I have no idea what Stephanie Meyer was trying to teach girls, but I refuse to think that Bella felt anything for Edward other than silly highschool obsessive crushes. They happen to the best of us, but we always grow up and realize how ignorant we were. Bella never grew up, and that upset me. In fact, she never became a woman. (less)
I read this book a couple years ago, and I can say that the only thing I remember about this book is that it had a lot of sex and an interesting plot....moreI read this book a couple years ago, and I can say that the only thing I remember about this book is that it had a lot of sex and an interesting plot. I've been reading paranormal/urban/fantasy novels since I learned I could read, for this reason I've acquired the ability to predict what happens in a book because it's so cliché. If you've been reading this genre for as long as I have, then you'll understand what I mean. [Isn't it frustrating?! You want to get into the book, but you already know whats going to happen...mood kill] This book surprised me, so that gives it four stars in my book. (less)
This book features a woman that is...annoying. Granted, she doesn't reflect how all women are, but it scares me to think that she does represent at le...moreThis book features a woman that is...annoying. Granted, she doesn't reflect how all women are, but it scares me to think that she does represent at least one woman in every city. I felt that there was too much sarcasm, jokes, and wit that it made it all fall flat. I like funny books as much as anyone else, but when you use it in every paragraph, it comes off as trying too hard. Beyond that, a fun plot that I commend the author for thinking of. (less)
1: FANTASTIC & NEW story [nothing cliché, I was genuinely impressed by how original the story is]...moreOh lord! What isn't there to say about this book!
1: FANTASTIC & NEW story [nothing cliché, I was genuinely impressed by how original the story is] 2: STRONG female lead. [I prefer when books represent what every woman is, powerful] 3: STEAMY sexual tension & action [...wow] 4: HOOKS me in so good that I laugh/yell/cry/& panic out-loud. [yes I'm one of those] 5: READ IT(less)
This book is good because it's meant to be a series. The author doesn't rush the relationships, she allows them to build like a rea...moreLet me lay it out.
This book is good because it's meant to be a series. The author doesn't rush the relationships, she allows them to build like a real relationship would. The friendships and hardships are powerful and last throughout her entire series.
I think people read this book without understanding that it won't be a short novel that smashes everything we expect from a book into ONE book. I love that Briggs took the time to show you every aspect of the character so that you felt you really did know that person. Granted, you won't know them within the first book, unlike other novels, but if you keep with the series you'll realize how refreshing it is to grow with the character through multiple books.
I suppose thats why people considered this a slow read, but in my opinion, it was a refreshing and fun series. You can't judge it on one book because it wasn't meant to be.
FYI: if you're looking for a book with explicit sexual acts every chapter, don't expect it from this one. [and yes I like that about this book, its a tease, not a porno] [Not to say I don't read the pornos, in fact, I love erotica. But every-now-and-then I want a book that teases me to make up the sexual acts in my mind.](less)