I discovered this manga two years ago. It was on the popular manga site, Mangafox. I've read my fair share of of manga, I can assure you. They were se...moreI discovered this manga two years ago. It was on the popular manga site, Mangafox. I've read my fair share of of manga, I can assure you. They were several reasons I hated this manga.
First, it was Fuuko. To put it simply- she was a Mary-sue. Some of the actions she did were stupid, and extremely selfish.
This series glorifies rapists, abusive and unhealthy relationships. I refuse to read a series where these themes are brushed off, and even come to con...moreThis series glorifies rapists, abusive and unhealthy relationships. I refuse to read a series where these themes are brushed off, and even come to consider themselves romantic. (less)
I've been waiting to read this a long time! Months to be exact. The summary hooked me right in.
Hopefully, it's great as it seems.
Update: July 2nd, 20...moreI've been waiting to read this a long time! Months to be exact. The summary hooked me right in.
Hopefully, it's great as it seems.
Update: July 2nd, 2012
I just bought Easy by Mrs. Webber. With it's glowing reviews and most of my goodreads friends proclaiming how good this book is. I just had to buy to read it myself.
My expectations are really high.
Hopefully, this delivers.
Update: July 3rd, 2012
I was browsing through Goodreads a couple of months ago, when I found this e-book. I fell in love with the summary and immediately placed it in my wish list on Amazon for my Kindle. Months past when I crossed paths with this book again, and you imagine my surprise this book was already released and earning glowing reviews from this site and Amazon as well. And it's price was only 3.99, so I had no hesitation when I bought this.
I read most of my GR friends' reviews, which gave they gave it a five star ratings. But sadly, I couldn't. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed reading this e-book, and Mrs. Webber certainly is a great writer, but I could never actually let myself give it a five-star rating.
I had a few problems with this e-book, due to it being extremely predictable, it's stereotypes, and some of the characters themselves/ and some of their actions were never believable to me.
As I was reading the second chapter, I already had an idea of how events would proceed, and who was the tutor and what was going to happen between them. It was so obvious that I wondered how anyone could even be surprised when they revealed the truth. And once I realized the entire story, I placing the entire rating on the characters and the main lead's relationship.
Did they have chemistry?
Did I even like Jackie?
Did I swoon over Lucas?
Well, the first one is a yes. Mrs. Webber captured their chemistry perfectly, that I could only compare it with Mrs. A., with her e-book called, Obsidian. Lucas and Jackie were fantastic together and I loved them together, although most of Jackie's intentions in the beginning wasn't for love, but more of a re-bound. But nonetheless, they both fell in love and it was not to fast and not rushed. Which is big in my book.
I liked Jackie enough, she had a realistic reaction to her break-up and she cared about her friends as well. But other than being the main character, I never really really liked per se. I also really loved how realistic Mrs. Webber wrote Jackie's emotions and reaction's to Buck's attempt of rape. Major points for that.
I also like how she overcame her fear and disgust and learned to defend herself against attacks.
But the thing I loved between Jackie's and Lucas' relationship was that, Lucas always made her safe. Nowadays, relationships in YA novels aren't about if the main girl feels safe, it's all about looks and the mentality of I'm-a-man-I'll-keep-you-safe. No, Lucas always told Jackie to defend herself, and made her feel safe and comfortable every time they were together.
Well, I did swoon a bit for Lucas. The boy is an artist, has sexy hair, and cool pale blue eyes, and works at Starbucks. Of course, swooning was involve while reading this book. And even during the scene, Mrs. Webber created Lucas in a way, that made the reader and Jackie feel safer in his presence.
I will say that I didn't expect his tragic past, but I really liked reading of a male lead who was hardworking, responsible, and had problems of himself that connected the couple closer.
I did have a problem with one aspect of Lucas. It was his smiles, and maybe it's how Mrs. Webber described them that made them feel so repeatedly.
"He was wearing that ghost smile, and I wanted to melt into it." (Percent 67%)
"He shook his head and stood, leveling theghost smile on me." (Percent 96%)
"Wearing his ghost smile, he watched her." (Percent 86%)
I didn't realize that Benji was actually a "character". But suddenly her classmate was her friend then boom, we learn his gay. And that was WAY to fast. We barely knew the guy, and he just so happened to be gay. This is a problem I have with YA novels.
Every time the main girl becomes friends with a male, their usually in love with the girl or they're gay. And I feel that every YA author feels the need to at least put the gay stereotype in their book. Like they have a checklist and feel the need put them there."
Like, let's say.
Author: "Let's see, I have to make friend for my main character, who should I put?"
Editor: "Why don't you put someone gay."
Author: "Perfect. Because every book already has that cliché in them. Might as well be as unoriginal as possible."
This was a reason I took a star out of my rating. Why does the male have to be gay? Why can't we find a guy who's not in love with the girl but who can be friends with her without his sexually orientation becoming a reason why he's friends with her in the first place.
I was disappointed in that.
I would like to say that out of all the characters, Erin was my favorite. She was badass, supportive of the main girl, and stood by her friend at all times. We need more characters like Erin.
Overall, I enjoyed this book but it was extremely predictable and I already the ending two chapters before the ending. They were some stereotypes, and some of the character's actions just didn't match their personality. And I knew the happy ending was coming, I could even feel it.
I didn't love it, and I didn't hate it. But I expected so much more, and it just didn't deliver.
I consider myself, a HUGE fan of this series. You name Bones, and I'll become a fangirl. But recently, I've reconsidered that although I loved this s...more
I consider myself, a HUGE fan of this series. You name Bones, and I'll become a fangirl. But recently, I've reconsidered that although I loved this series, the only reason I read this series is to read the relationship between Bones and Cat. Other than that, I'm not left with much.
I do love the characters, don't get me wrong. Me likey some Bones/Cat scenes, but the plots are weaking and are becoming repetive. I hate to say, because I really love this series. But it's becoming predictable.
The plotline goes something like this:
1. Bones and Cat are relaxing, enjoying their relationship.
2. But from somewhere(usually, their friend/family) goes to them for help, to kill/capture a new and powerful enemy(ex's, ghosts, vampires, ghosts and witches).
3. Bones and Cat accept, and go to find the enemy.
4. Finally, they find the enemy. Then the enemy wants to kill either Cat or Bones.
5. Cat and Bones argue, almost breaking their relationship.
6. Then the one who the enemy is seeking will go alone to face him/her.
7. Cat/Bones almost dies, but then their saved by the other one. Then they repair their relationship and become happy again.
*Sigh*, I deeply love this series, but if I see another sequel(I'll be delighted!), it better not have these same events. Or I'm going to be furious. Hopefully, this series continues and improves.
I'm not going to lie, I'm utterly disappointed. There, I said it. Jeaniene is one my favorite authors, and it pains me to say this,...moreUpdate: August, 22
I'm not going to lie, I'm utterly disappointed. There, I said it. Jeaniene is one my favorite authors, and it pains me to say this, but I didn't like this book. I never felt that connection between the main characters, especially, from Vlad.
And the beginning was soooo slow. The plotline was practically not there, until half in the story. I am disappointed, but I still this author.
I will be looking at her other upcoming work. But this has left a sour bitter taste in my mouth.
Come on! Do I really have to say, how much I desire this book!? Jeaniene is one of my favorite authors, come on! I need this book so bad!
Vlad, he's so sexy, charming, has a sense of humor, and actually badass! Dear lord, I need this book now!
Darkfever was exactly how I expected it to be. On one side, it's a pageturner and the fae's(faries) were definitely a breath of fresh air. They weren'...moreDarkfever was exactly how I expected it to be. On one side, it's a pageturner and the fae's(faries) were definitely a breath of fresh air. They weren't cute and cuddly, they were evil and sex-driven. I loved that Karen drew another picture for faries and turned them into dark creatures. Brownie points for her.
Although, I loved the faries(as ugly and revoluting as they were). I felt the novel was missing something vital. Don't get me wrong, I really liked this book. I loved Mac, her attitude, her love for her murdered sister had me rooting for her. Jericho was to be expected, and I liked him as well.
But I still felt that the novel was missing something. And the plotline intrigued me enough, it was remarkable and pretty awesome that Mac did all she could to find her sister's murderer. But I felt that the end of the middle and the end were lacking in plot. And the ending was too erupt, it felt like Karen suddenly ended the book for us to go grab the next one.
Aside for the plot lacking, they were some times I felt punching Jericho. Other than that, this book was a huge treat and I deeply enjoyed it. I hope Karen moves the pace faster on the sequel. The slow pace of the beginning was getting to me.
Other than that, this book was awesome. Looking forward to the next one.
Warning: There will be spoilers, angry ranting, and profanity in this review. If you are not comfortable with any of these, and loved the book down t...moreWarning: There will be spoilers, angry ranting, and profanity in this review. If you are not comfortable with any of these, and loved the book down to every single word, I highly suggest you don't read my review.
I can't even begin to describe how much I hated this book. It hurts me to say this because I loved the first two book, but this book was just a complete disaster from start to finish. I actually threw the book several times, and screamed at Kelsey- who was the problem ninety-nine percent of the time.
I made a list of the things I hated in this book, and had to condense the list into nine things. There was a lot I wanted to add on the list, but I stopped myself from writing an entire book.
4. The Writing
5. The LOTR/Narnia battle scenes
6. The Love Triangle
7. Mr. Kadam's death
8. Kishan and his decision in the end
9. The ending
The first on the list had to be Kelsey. It just had to be her. She was manipulative, jealous, and constantly needed to saved because she was too precious. There was also the fact that every male in the whole fucking universe wanted her. I can count all the men who wanted to be her if you don't believe me.
You've got to be fucking me, that is way too many suitors lusting after Kelsey. The author is basically writing on Kelsey's forehead Mary-sue. And the interesting thing is that Kelsey is boring, stupid and selfish.
How can men find her at least a bit attractive is beyond me. I wanted to dive inside this book and grab Kelsey by the shoulders, and shake her hard. Most of the time, she's overly dependent on Ren and Kishan that she can't do anything by herself. In the beginning, she's trapped by Lokesh. Kelsey tries to manipulate Lokesh but ends up looking stupid.
Lokesh, on the other hand, was the stereotypical villain who has to have the girl, and blah blah blah. I'll get more into that later. Anyway, Kelsey agrees to marry Lokesh. In the meantime, the audience is told how its IMPOSSIBLE to infiltrate the place where Kelsey been kidnapped to and how its impossible to escape.
But somehow during their wedding, Ren and Kishan appear out of nowhere and stop the wedding. Wait hold the fuck up!
You just said that its IMPOSSIBLE to get inside this place, but somehow the two brothers disguised themselves and successfully got inside. How does this make any sense whatsoever. I just couldn't understand this. You just contradicted yourself.
After this stupidity, Kelsey gets rescued and their off to their next quest. The transition between these two points was horribly written and rushed.
During their next quest, Kelsey is still in a relationship with Kishan, but her heart yearns for Ren. This also bothered me A LOT. How can Kelsey be so selfish and stupid. Early in the book she realizes that she's still in love with Ren, and Ren finds out about it. Then she does the following.
Ren:I wanted to know. I needed to know. You've kept all your true feelings from the both of us. Kelsey, why didn't you share these worries? These fears?"
Kelsey:"Would it have changed anything? Does it make a difference?"
Ren:"I don't know. Maybe. Maybe not. But at least all the cards are on the table now."
I wanted to slap Kelsey in the face right then and there. How DARE she say she doesn't see how it could help. She's deceiving a poor man and leading on his feelings when she isn't really in love with him. How low of her to even say that, and for Ren to keep quiet about this was cowardly of him. Kelsey deserved a slap. If only I were in that book, I'll do it without thinking twice.
Then she has the audacity to accept Kishan's proposal, and at the same time he's proposing, she's fucking staring at Ren. She accepts of course, and Ren flees. After accepting Kishan, she feels like her heart is breaking, and how she wants to be really be with Ren not Kishan.
Kelsey, I won't speak your name anymore. From now on, your name is two-face. It fits you perfectly.
Through all this unnecessary drama, two-face treats her like a fucking queen. Even Mr. Kadam treats her like a daughter, and completely ignores Nilima. It's absolutely ridiculous. I don't the attraction of two-face, I really don't. Is it because she's pretty because it's mentioned A LOT. But of course, like the true Mary-sue that she is she doesn't know.
This "thing" where the main character doesn't know that she's beautiful is seriously pissing me off. Ever heard of mirrors? I'm pretty sure anyone can see if there pretty or not. They should a brain that works, unfortunately, two-face doesn't.
And why is so bad to have a normal-looking girl as the main character? Why does every main character have to be gorgeous, and beautiful?
There's also the fact that two-face feels that both brothers belong to her. She always says, "my tigers". Mine, mine, mine. Two-face is a two-year old who doesn't want to share her toys. It pissed me off.
Also, two-face was too dependent on Kishan and Ren. They were two moments where she'll get mad for sitting on the sidelines, and say she'll fight with them, and I was slightly happy. But in the end, she still sits on the sidelines waiting for the men to do all the work.
The last straw I had with two-face was when she met Durga, and called her an Amazon. Seriously, two-face. I've had enough of you. You're unnamed now. Several times does she call her a Amazon, and I found it EXTREMELY rude. I wouldn't like to be called Mexican. I have a name too, thank you very much.
Ren, in the third book turned into a asshole, plain and simple. In this book, he was sweet at times, then he would turn into that asshole again. He would say that he accepted two-face decision, then the next second, he would throw a tantrum. This got old fast.
Ren could gone with Durga, and started a relationship, but no. He waited for two-face, and wrote poetry to her. He was also overprotective to the extreme. He constantly growled at everything. And he treated tow-face like a child.
"Don't do that! You'll get hurt. I'll do it for you."
Fuck, Ren just stop it. She's a grown-ass woman, she can do it herself. Still, she accepts this treatment.
But the thing I hated was when he told her that she was his only one, and that they belonged together, and all the corny shit. Then the next scene, he's kissing Durga.
Lokesh was the typically bad guy. He was evil, did evil stuff, and had absolutely no depth. He was just evil. It's not explained why he's evil, he just is evil.
And when he died, I was like, "That's it."
Towards the end, he turned into a half-demon. He even had horns. I was utterly bored with him.
4. The Writing/Plot
The writing was bad. I mean, really bad. The font distracted me many times, and the writing left much to be desired. Also, there was too much "telling," and not enough, "showing". No name's thoughts often drifted from what was going on. Like I mentioned earlier, the font was huge. I felt like I was reading a picture book. And the pacing was too fast. We barely had time to accept some events before something else happened.
As for the time traveling device, it completely took me by surprise.
5. The Narnia/LOTR battle scenes
The previous sentence should be self-explanatory. Animals and even the famous elephants fought in the battle. And I swear, I saw these movies playing in head. It is completely unoriginal. I was tempted to skip these pages.
6. The Love Triangle
This over-used plot device was forced and cliche to the extreme. I didn't understand why no name couldn't be with Ren. In the end, the author tries to create more drama by putting Durga in the mix. No name being the immature brat that she was, destroyed Durga's belongings, and ran away to cry alone. If I were Durga, I would've slapped her.
As for Kishan, he got nothing. And we all KNEW, everyone one of us knew that no name would stay with Ren. It was a no brainier. And frankly, I annoyed that the author dragged it out to the end.
Kishan was only person in the whole love triangle-octagon to lose everything. Seriously, he got the bad end of the deal. No girl, no brother, returned to the past, no longer immoral. Poor guy.
Either way, the love triangle caused me to scream and throw the book at the wall.
7. Mr. Kadam's death
He didn't deserve to die, he didn't. After Kishan, he's my favorite character, and for him to die, I was done with this book. How can you kill off one of the characters who actually use their brain?
As I stated previously, Kishan didn't deserve what he got in the end. I don't believe for one second that he fell in love with Durga. That's such bullshit. I feel the author did the letter to tell us that he's supposedly happy with his life. I'm sorry I don't accept that. If anyone deserved a happy ending, it was Kishan.
I was really mad he couldn't fall in love on his own, because his falling in love with Durga felt too forced. The last time we saw him, he couldn't stand the sight of her. So, falling in love with her was a huge long shot, and completely unbelievable to me.
9. The Ending
When I was in elementary school, my mother used to watch Telenovelas, which are Spanish speaking soap operas. Anyway, every SINGLE ending for each telenovela I saw there was a wedding. It didn't matter what the story was, but every single ending, someone was marrying.
I felt the same with this ending. The wedding was a week after Kishan got left in the past. That was way too fast in my opinion.
Why does marriage even have to be a option? There both young, they can both travel the world. It seems these days that if you're not married with your partner, that somehow is looked down in this society.
There is going to be sequel, and I am not going to read it when it first comes out. I'll wait some time before I can forgive no name because right now, I want to strangle her. And without my favorite characters, I don't think I can survive being in no name's head for that long.
Overall, this book was a cliche mess with a main character I wanted to slap constantly, and a love triangle that was stupid and unnecessary.
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)
**spoiler alert** The third book in the Tiger Saga series, it manages to become a huge letdown. This review will contain spoilers and events that happ...more**spoiler alert** The third book in the Tiger Saga series, it manages to become a huge letdown. This review will contain spoilers and events that happened in the previous books. If you have not read, I consider you don't read this review.
As a fan of this series, I have to say this book was a HUGE LETDOWN! It pains me to say this but Colleen, what happened? The series was awesome, and I enjoyed reading it immensely. So why did this book just fail and placed in the letdown, alright and could have been better shelf. Why Colleen? Why?
I had huge hopes for this saga but this book ruined them, destroyed them and burned them to ashes. I won't deny that the second book angered me but this book had potential, but Colleen instead turns the saga in a soap opera with a weak and useless main character, who couldn't fend for herself. That in itself was infuriating but what she does next sends me in a rage fit.
Every time I pick up any of these books, one thought runs to my head.
Too much telling, and not enough showing.
I don't mean, I want every detail and all the information on, what Kelsey eats for breakfast but come on now. I feel it's too much and ruins the book of the richness it could have. That's the only problem I had with the writing.
2. The Plotline:
I love the plotline: Kelsey travels around the world to find Durga's special items that help break the curse of the princes. She must find them quickly before an old enemy destroys everything; her love, her family and the world hangs in the balance.
And as much as I love the premise, sometimes it gets out of hand that it confuses me. Some pages are filled with paragraphs full of old history and legends that could bore the hell out of you. My eyes skim throught those parts and I miss absolutely nothing.
Another point I want to make, the history of the dragons were confusing to me and although I understood most of it, I also felt bored during those parts.
3. The Characters:
Her character had potential in the beginning of the series. She was brave, smart and extremely caring to her princes. But then she turned into a la Bella Swan mode. It saddens me really, but it must be said. Kelsey turned into a Mary Sue, who must be cared for and protected or else, she's practically useless. Why Colleen?
I am aware that Colleen is a fan of the The Twilight Saga. But come on, please don't make her into another Bella. We have enough of them to go around, we don't want more. There are many times while I was reading, I asked myself, why her? Why is she so spechel? She's absolutely boring, and useless. And she uses Kishan only for her own sake, so Ren will back away. But she truly luws Ren, and with him, she feels in heaven and her skin prickles in excitement and yada yada. I couldn't care less.
And that's when my relationship with the book turned sour. If I can't tolerate the main character, how am I suppose to continue with the series?
That's the million dollar question.
Another point against Kelsey is that she let's Ren manhandle her into anything and everything he wants. He'll grab her and kiss her and it will leave like an idiot and she would have forgotten the reason, she was fighting in the first place.
I was about to protest when he yanked me against him and crushed his lips against mine. I ineffectually pushed against his chest as his lips bruised my mouth. He held me in an inescapable grip. He found my hands and trapped them at my sides...He took my braid.. and yanked it back to deepen the kiss. It hurt in a..very..good..way.
When he finally raised his head, he smirked.
They were arguing about his abusive ways, when he does this. And she let's it happen! After I calmed down for about a minute, I tried thinking of happy thoughts and even then I grew more angry.
Which leads me to my next point.
Why does EVERYONE LOVE Kelsey? She's so boring and useless. She has three guys, wait four guys after her. All of them want her, because she's spechel! But I just don't see it. I don't feel the love between ANY of the couples. I don't feel anything but I much prefer Kelsey with Kishan instead of abusive, controlling and jealous assholeEdward Cullen Jr. Ren.
Ren practically treats her like a dog, and commands her orders and she complains. Then he kisses her to shut her up.
And the last point against Kelsey.
She can't do anything by herself. She has to have Kishan, Ren, Nilima or Kadam with her, or else she's confused.
And then she waits for Ren to save her.
There is about two chapters, that Kelsey waits for Ren and Kishan to come to save her. I get it, you got kidnapped by a powerful dragon, you can't escape.
BUT AT LEAST TRY, GOD DAMMIT IT! Don't wait for rescue, fight with your hands and teeth to become free! But no, she waits.
One image sums my feeling for this asshole, jerk, dickhead, controlling and abusive man.
He wants to control every detail from Kelsey's life. He even gets mad at her, when she cut her hair and even threaten to fire Nilima if she tried to cut her hair. God no! This is just horrible. And then we have him saying the most cheesiest things. I get it, he loves poetry but when they asked him, how much he loves her, he responded.
Something like, "I love her more than earths and the heavens. She's beyond anything I have ever seen before. My love for her would burn Hell and destroy the universe. I love her more than the moon, sun and my living soul. I love her like the beauty of the heavens, yada yada."
Ren, try to keep you're cheesy lines in check. Then he believes that after purposely erasing his memories, he can just come back and everything can be the same as before. Hell no. He treated Kelsey like a dog, still does, and expects for their relationship the same as before. What the hell, you smoking?
Then he tells her, "We are soul mates, we belong together. I've always loved you.
It seems that the only reason, he loves her is because she's his "soul mate."
Nilima was the only person, beside Kishan who I tolerated. I wished for her to find love and start her dreams. The only time she appears is to comb Kelsey's hair. That's about it. She's described as beautiful and smart, yet she can't find someone to love her?
Nilima, who's caring and can kick ass can't find someone? Yet, Kelsey has men drooling at her feet. That doesn't make any sense. Nilima better find happiness, she better. I'm warning you, or else I'll go ape shit on the last book.
In conclusion, this book made me angry. It has so much potential as a book yet it failed. Another series bites the dust. I don't mean to sound harsh, but this book could have been a lot more, with healthier relationships, a better heroine and a plot not consisting entirely of a love triangle. I will be reading the last book, but this series has disappointed me.
Yes, Michael. I am surprised as well. I'm going to admit, this was an extremely enjoyable read. Yes, I had my dou...moreWhoa, this was actually pretty good.
Yes, Michael. I am surprised as well. I'm going to admit, this was an extremely enjoyable read. Yes, I had my doubts from the beginning. But, I decided I'll read it for the heck of it. Many of my friends, and reviewers had me convinced. So I bought it, and I have to say. It was worth every penny.
Does it have it's flaws?
Yes, it does. But it managed to make laugh, smile and in the end, enjoy it. I have to say, Jennifer. Not bad, not bad at all. Yes, in the beginning it was suffering from no plot, but then it somehow it immerged right on time. I also noticed it's striking resemblence to Twilight.
Edward acts like a douchebag. Alice and Bella are best friends. Edward and Bella both have a hot make-out session, and Edward pulls away. Edward shows Bella, the meadow. Edward saves Bella, from a car, then reveals that he is indeed, a vampire(not in my standards). Bella runs away, to face the enemy alone. Edward saves Bella in the last moment, and takes to the hospital. Where her mother is worried, and Edward is pretending to be asleep(creepy bastard). Edward has an ex, with blonde hair, Delani. Edward and Bella do a lot of hiking. They both go to prom.
Daemon acts like a doucebag. Dee and Kat are best friends. Daemon and Kat both have a hot make-out session, and Daemon pulls away. Daemon shows Kat, a lake. Daemon saves Kat, from a car. Then he reveals, his an alien. Kat runs away to face the enemy alone. Daemon saves Kat in the last moment, and takes her to the hospital. Where her mother is worried, and Daemon is pretending to be asleep. Daemon has an ex, blondie Ash. Daemon and Kat do a lot of hiking. They both go to prom.
As you can tell, they have a lot of the same events. But I can say with 100% of my soul, that I prefer Kat over Bella any day. Kat, at least defends herself, and doesn't let Daemon treat her like property. She has her own voice, and she makes her own decisions(no matter how stupid, they are).
And I prefered Daemon over Edward any day. Sure, at the beginning I was appalled at Daemon's attitude towards Kat.
This review will be short and to the point: Tiger's Quest is okay-meh sequel with a twist ending. My favorite characters of the series are Mr. Kadam a...moreThis review will be short and to the point: Tiger's Quest is okay-meh sequel with a twist ending. My favorite characters of the series are Mr. Kadam and Ren. Unfortunately, Ren was kidnapped and Mr. Kadam disappeared as usual. I have say, this book didn't do for me like the first one did. Kishan was alright but the moments between him and Kelsey were okay, but I didn't feel the pull or the attraction Kelsey had with Ren.
Some moments I wanted to slap Kelsey silly for her dumb actions and her woe-me moments. I have to say I was slightly disappointed in this sequel but the ending pulled on my heart strings and made me cry a bit. One thing I've noticed is this, it happens about three times in the book.
"One single tear shed down my face.."
"My eye let out a single tear..."
"A single tear ran down my cheeks..."
Ok, I don't know about you but when I cry, I CRY WITH BOTH EYES. Never have I let out a single tear, how is that even possible?! It annoyed me to no end.
Overall, I will definitely read the third book. The beginning of this book was soooo slow I wanted to shot myself, but then finally in the middle, it started to get good. The ending made the entire book for me. A bit of a letdown but overall, I liked it. Not as much as the first one but I liked it. I will patiently await the next book. (less)
I don't know what's more of a disappointment- my horrendous cooking on Christmas day, or Into the Darkest Corner. With that being said, I'm a horrible...moreI don't know what's more of a disappointment- my horrendous cooking on Christmas day, or Into the Darkest Corner. With that being said, I'm a horrible cook, so bad I'm even banned from cooking in own house.
So, when my burned Christmas cooking is better than this book, you know this book is just not good. First, of all there is the fact that I placed just a tad bit too much of hope on it. Then we have the problem where the beginning was far too slow.
One thing I will give Mrs. Haynes credit is that bastard piece of shit Lee. The first time he appeared, I wanted to punch him, then kick him in his balls, and burn him alive.
Another thing that bothered me was that Cathy was a Mary-sue. It was subtly at first, then it turn to full blast when Stuart appeared. Even after I finished reading the entire book, I still couldn't understand why Stuart loved Cathy. Was it because she was extremely beautiful that every single man wanted to get with her, or was it because she was the only available option in his life at the moment?
I'll also have to say that Cathy's OCD was interesting to read. In addition to that, Cathy's everyday paranoia and fear was done perfectly, and her lack of getting help was also done extremely well.
But the cons over weigh the pros. And there was some scenes where I deemed were completely unnecessary, and a bit boring.
The reason why I was SO angry wasn't only the fact that Lee was a complete bastard that deserved to burn in the deepest part of Hell, it was the fact that Sylvia(Cathy's suppose best friend) betrayed her by sleeping with her boyfriend, and if that wasn't enough, she lied to the court stating that she was suicidal, which caused Lee to walk away with only three years of a sentence.
What type of piece of shit can you be to actually do that, and to your 'best friend no less'. Then when they meet again, she is still with him. I'm not saying that she deserved it. NO WOMEN DESERVES TO BE BEATEN AND/OR RAPED. But, it pissed me off that during the point where Lee was being judged in court, she was NOT being beaten nor raped, so why did SHE stay with that piece of shit, when he raped and beat her best friend.
I just can't understand what type of person would do that, and I never will.
The ending was rushed, and a bit anti-climatic. The last scene might have suggested a sequel, but this time, I won't be reading it. (less)
God, this book was a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT! Everything, the characters, the plot(I didn't see it, until the last couple of pages)...moreI don't even, I can't..
God, this book was a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT! Everything, the characters, the plot(I didn't see it, until the last couple of pages), and the ending were horrible. How did this book get published, let alone get a sequel?!
WHAT THE HELL?!
I was looking for a good, entertaining, fun read. What I got was something else, something boring and completely stupid. Arrgh, I hate this book with a fiery passion that only the sun can compare.
Why did I spend eight dollars on this piece of shit book? Why, God?! Someone should slap me right in the face. I deserve it, I need it.
I should have known, I should have seen the signs. But I was compelled by the pretty cover, the great reviews and the author to sway me to buy this. But my stupid brain decided that this book would be great. Unfortunately, brain you were wrong!
I could have bought, Stolen, by Kelley Armstrong. But I decided that this book would be better.
Well, are these tears of happiness?
No. There not.
And this book broke all my hopes of reading a good book. Actually, this book was beyond boring. I found myself skipping pages and chapters. People chapters, whole chapters! And I didn't miss anything important, because this book happens to happen in ONE DAY!
Yes, folks. One stinking day. And the beginning, talk about slow extreme pacing. My Kinkle was telling me, I was 50% done but NOTHING HAD HAPPENED, SO FAR! All the characters did was talk, talk and talk. Nothing else, until chapter 12, I think.
Then suddenly, we have a plot and characters. Wait, where were they in the first half of the book! I'm beyond angry!
Yes, Hades. I'm not angry, I'm fucking angry! This book is put beside,Breaking Dawn, Hush, Hush and Fallen in my book!
I WASTED EIGHT DOLLARS ON THIS SHIT!
There were about eight times, I wanted to give up and erase this book from my Kindle, but you can't do that.
I almost gave up, when Anna (view spoiler)[punched Mariposa in the face(I wanted to do that myself with every character in the book).If the main Alpha, that controls EVERY SINGLE WEREWOLF IN THE NORTH AMERICAN REGION CAN'T DEFEAT THE ENEMY, what makes you think a lowly, werewolf who can barely defend herself kill her?! Anna does it with only a punch? Yes, only a punch and a twist on her neck. Then she runs away with Charles to marry. And everyone's happy, except me.(hide spoiler)]
This was my reaction:
And don't get me started on Anna! I won't go there. I know, she was raped and tortured. But girl, grow a backbone!
There was one part, I had to stop reading and just take a few breaths of fresh air.
Anna is about to kill Mariposa, when she hestitates cause she looks innocent and sweet. But wait, this girl watched how she tortured the man she loves(having second thoughts about that), and she hesitates as his life is on the line?!
What the hell, Anna!
Charles almost died because of you!
Then the happily ever after wedding. God lord, when I was done, I cried a bit because of how mad I was. I just can't, why!
This was my face, when I was done with this book.
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I have to say, I have to stop being impressed when wonderful Melina makes and create characters that are f...moreMelina does it again, ladies and gentlemen!
I have to say, I have to stop being impressed when wonderful Melina makes and create characters that are full of life and heart. Melina managed to write one of my favorite books of all time with her beautifully written masterpiece, Jellicoe Road.
I am green with envy at her writing. It's just so effortless and beautiful. Ahh, I am in love with it. Anywho, Melina manages to forge yet another wonderfully written book.
And I have to say Melina, "When will you write a horrible novel? Huh? A novel that regular humans can write? Because your level of writing is so good that when I compare it to other books in the genre. It's like comparing chocolate to cardboard stale year-old rotten chocolate that's been rotting in the bottom of a dumpster."
Although, this book doesn't rank with the beautifully tragic Jellicoe Road(I don't think I'll find another book in the level of J.C.). It still managed to tug on my heart-strings and pull them.
I loved Frankie, and I loved that she actually had faults. I have to say you can't find many young adult novels where the main character, actually has *gasp* faults. Frankie felt real. She was wonderful and I loved every minute of reading about her.
I will say I was a bit nervous about reading this. First, the summary didn't hook me in. It actually felt very cliche. Boy, was I wrong. Melina created real characters in those 200-pages than most authors nowadays, in YA(then again, it's a bit unfair to compare normal authors to the epicness that is Melina).
And the relationships between Frankie and her mother reminded me of my own with my mother. It was sweet yet real. Ahh, I'm gushing.
Some of my favorite qoutes:
“It's a weird smile, but it reaches his eyes and I bottle it. And I put it in my ammo pack that's kept right next to my soul and Justine's spirit and Siobhan's hope and Tara's passions. Because if I'm going to wake up one morning and not be able to get out of bed, I'm going to need everything I've got to fight this disease that could be sleeping inside of me.”
“A piece of me is gone," she told me once while we were bra shopping. "I think we're made up of all these different pieces and every time someone goes, you're left with less of yourself.”
Thank you, Melina! For creating such wonderful, beautiful real characters!
Ooh last but not least, I loved Thomas! He was fucking hilarious!