Mrs. Marchetta, let me count the ways I love thee.
1. Your writing grabs my heart, stomps on it, burns it to sherds, and places it back together again...moreMrs. Marchetta, let me count the ways I love thee.
1. Your writing grabs my heart, stomps on it, burns it to sherds, and places it back together again. I can't even begin to describe your writing, I swear your other previous books made me cry like a little bitch.
2. You're from fucking Australia.
3. Your characters are beautifully written and real.
4. You wrote one of my favorite books of all time.
I can't wait to get my hands on this book, I'll devour it in one day, and I'll still crave for more, because Mrs. Marchetta angel upon this earth your books are fucking amazing.
And this one, I know for a fact, won't be an exception. (less)
First and foremost, Alenna needs to set her priorities straight....moreMy reaction to reading the summary of this book.
My reaction to finishing this novel.
First and foremost, Alenna needs to set her priorities straight.
One moment, she's saying that she won't fall in love with hot boy Liam and focus on surviving, then the next moment, she's drooling over him, and his muscles. No, just no. And another thing that further fueled the fuel with this book was the instant love. I swear on the third meeting between these boring characters they both fall in love.
I was literally shouting at the book at this point. Finding a guy attractive then kissing him isn't falling in love. And the whole love triangle thing with Gadya was pointless and frankly, stupid.
You're stranded on a island with enemies everywhere, and you're fighting over a stupid boy. You must have a small brain because you're stuck on a fucking deserted island with no food or water, and anyone at anytime could come and kill you. But no, Liam was just too hot to resist.
Alenna, definitely had her priorities fucked up.
And Gadya had so much potential as well, but instead, the author doesn't know what to do with her so she makes her into two characters: the jealous ex-girlfriend who hates Alenna, and the brave, strong warrior hunter. And even then, Gadya couldn't even make up her own mind, which left her with two vastly different personalities.
I'll give an example:
"Alenna, I'll help and teach how to hunt." [Gadya smiles, and holds her hand.]
[Liam walks by, and smiles at Alenna. Alenna, in return, blushes.]
"Alenna, you bitch, don't look at him! You're stupid, ugly, and weak!"
[Liam leaves. Alenna and Gadya are alone.]
"I'm sorry, I'm over him now. Let's be friends again, okay?"
[Liam comes back. Both lovers lock eyes.]
There was even a time where I wished I was in the book, so I could go in and slap Gadya silly over and over again. It was annoying watching this go on back and forth.
Alenna, on the other hand wasn't any better either. She was boring, and somehow all the boys wanted her. Even from a mile away, I could tell that she was a Mary-sue. She was also very pretty. I'm not against the main character being beautiful, I really am not, but when that's all the main character really offers in the story, I get mad. From the start, Alenna is perceived as this timid girl and orphan, but the second, she enters the island, she turns pretty and everyone for some unknown reasons want it.
Everyone mentions it, and I got tired of it fast.
Another thing, in the beginning I was reminded of Divergent. With the whole test thing. All I kept thinking was Divergent. And I can tell you that Divergent was a lot better than this.
The only thing I remotely liked was The Monk's real identity twist, and David. Everything else was generic, and the whole love thing should have been cut off completely. The only reason I gave this book two stars was because of that, the idea and the cover. The cover was beautiful. It was what attracted me in the first place.
I was deceived. Then again, I should've known when I read all the bad reviews. But I didn't want to believe it. Even with this awesome idea, the author couldn't save this book. And finally, the writing was not good. And sheesh, Alenna was so slow. I could see something a mile away, and five pages later she's barely thinking it.
I got so frustrated.
But alas, an awesome idea, one huge twist, and one complex character can't save this book from its doom. And it's sad really, I had so much hope.(less)
Wow, the rating is high. I mean, 4.54 is high in my opinion. And the last book I read that contained an astounding rating of 4.64 was Fault in Our Sta...moreWow, the rating is high. I mean, 4.54 is high in my opinion. And the last book I read that contained an astounding rating of 4.64 was Fault in Our Stars by John Green, which was added to my all time favorite list.
So with much confidence, I expect a lot of badassery of the main character, and the plotline that has me drooling after it. Usually when I get really high hopes, they are letdown.
But with the combination of a woman assassin, who must fight for her freedom, and solve a murder. Come on, this book is dying to be read by me.
I need it. I have to read it!
Hopefully, it blows me away. I except a lot of badass shit from this book.
Taylor’s family might not be the closest-knit – everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled – but for the most part, they get along fine. Then the...moreTaylor’s family might not be the closest-knit – everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled – but for the most part, they get along fine. Then they get news that changes everything: Her father has pancreatic cancer, and it’s stage four – meaning that there is basically nothing to be done. Her parents decide that the family will spend his last months together at their old summerhouse in the Pocono Mountains.
Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere. Her former summer best friend is suddenly around, as is her first boyfriend. . . and he’s much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve.
As the summer progresses, the Edwards become more of a family, and closer than they’ve ever been before. But all of them very aware that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance – with family, with friends, and with love.
How do you honestly not expect me to not read this book, with a summary like this? Seriously, Morgan. You hooked me right in. I need to read this book.
"Eliza Benedict cherishes her peaceful, ordinary suburban life with her successful husband and children, thirteen-year-old Iso and eight-year-old Albi...more"Eliza Benedict cherishes her peaceful, ordinary suburban life with her successful husband and children, thirteen-year-old Iso and eight-year-old Albie. But her tranquility is shattered when she receives a letter from the last person she ever expects—or wants—to hear from: Walter Bowman. "There was your photo, in a magazine. Of course, you are older now. Still, I'd know you anywhere."
In the summer of 1985, when she was fifteen, Eliza was kidnapped by Walter and held hostage for almost six weeks. He had killed at least one girl and Eliza always suspected he had other victims as well. Now on death row in Virginia for the rape and murder of his final victim, Walter seems to be making a heartfelt act of contrition as his execution nears.
Though Eliza wants nothing to do with him, she's never forgotten that Walter was most unpredictable when ignored. Desperate to shelter her children from this undisclosed trauma in her past, she cautiously makes contact with Walter. She's always wondered why Walter let her live, and perhaps now he'll tell her—and share the truth about his other victims.
Yet as Walter presses her for more and deeper contact, it becomes clear that he is after something greater than forgiveness. He wants Eliza to remember what really happened that long-ago summer. He wants her to save his life. And Eliza, who has worked hard for her comfortable, cocooned life, will do anything to protect it—-even if it means finally facing the events of that horrifying summer and the terrible truth she's kept buried inside."
The summary was too good for me to pass by. I need to read this book. I love thrillers, hope this one doesn't disappoint.(less)
Book five?! What the hell? I thought they were only four books. But there's actually five?! What the flippin' hell?
Colleen, tsk, tsk. You tried to tr...moreBook five?! What the hell? I thought they were only four books. But there's actually five?! What the flippin' hell?
Colleen, tsk, tsk. You tried to trick me, you sneaky, real sneaky. No matter, I love this series!
Although, I would prefer for this to happen:
1.)Ren goes back to being Ren. I hated the third book's Ren, who was possessive, controlling and a doucebag.
2.) Kelsey goes back to normal. Stop making her into a Mary Sue, who everyone loves(even the villian).
3.) Stop making the men in Kelsey's life fall in love/lust with her. I've had enough of the long list of suitors who would love to be with her. It's a Mary Sue trait. And it's making her extremely annoying.
4.) Create more Kishan scenes, I love him!
Other than that, I'm loving this series! I can't wait to read the next two books.
Zombies and Steampunk, frikin' awesome stuff. This book better not disappoint me. But I'm not a huge fan of changing POV's. Hopefully, this book is wo...moreZombies and Steampunk, frikin' awesome stuff. This book better not disappoint me. But I'm not a huge fan of changing POV's. Hopefully, this book is wonderfully good! (less)
This year it appears a lot of great books are going to come out. My list of books-I-need-to-read is growing and I'm loving it. Can't wait to read this...moreThis year it appears a lot of great books are going to come out. My list of books-I-need-to-read is growing and I'm loving it. Can't wait to read this, and hopefully it's great!
I must say that is a huge title. Freakin' seven words. And I'm pretty sure, The Redemption of Ajax was totally unnecessary. I mean, the first three w...moreI must say that is a huge title. Freakin' seven words. And I'm pretty sure, The Redemption of Ajax was totally unnecessary. I mean, the first three words should be enough.
As for the summary, it seems interesting. But as I was reading some reviews, I noticed that more than a few people mentioned that the book starts with huge info dumping. I hate info dumping, it makes the book extremely boring. And I don't about the next guy, but I despise boring as much as the next person.
But I will give Trinity, the benefit of the doubt. (less)
The reviews are glowing, and I can't wait to get my hands on this e-book. I have heard many things of Mrs. Hoover's books, and this one should not be...moreThe reviews are glowing, and I can't wait to get my hands on this e-book. I have heard many things of Mrs. Hoover's books, and this one should not be an exception. (less)