"The Vampire is not bad. He loves you. " Which Vampire was he talking about? Sookie sure has a hard life. Poor Sookie, she deserves some normalcy and"The Vampire is not bad. He loves you. " Which Vampire was he talking about? Sookie sure has a hard life. Poor Sookie, she deserves some normalcy and some happiness.
First of all, let me just say this is an amazing book if it were a piece of fiction, but knowing that it's an autobiographical novel, makes it that muFirst of all, let me just say this is an amazing book if it were a piece of fiction, but knowing that it's an autobiographical novel, makes it that much more awesome! The book is a bout a young boy who moves to the south. Kelly's life is anything but boring, the coming of age story will have you hooked by page one. The dialogue between characters seems casual and out of the ordinary to most. I could hear the voices and imagine them all so clearly in my mind, I felt I knew them myself.
Louis seems like a guy I would want to get to know better, and it was a pleasure to do so after reading this book. He seems like the punk rocker kids I used to have as friends. He's charismatic and really quite a smart ass, which made me laugh out loud at many different parts of the book. That in itself makes for a great book. No matter the situation, he always seems to make things work out in his best interest.
I too am from Southern California, and moved to the south recently, so I enjoyed taking the trip with Louis from Los Angeles to Alabama. The colorful language reminds me of my own family and friends so the dialogue reminded me of some of my own memories.
When it comes to situations that may be difficult for some to write, or even read, he does not play the victim card, he simply tells it how it is, and how he escaped it all. I enjoyed being taken through every emotion and situation that Louis went through, and could relate a great portion of his life to my own.
I can't stress enough how much I enjoyed this book, it was a such a quick read too because I just couldn't put it down. I know once you pick this book up, you won't want to put it down either. Just because it's a coming of age story, doesn't mean it's a juvenile book, I would say everyone of all ages can relate and be entertained by the end of this book. It deserves a 5/5 rating. ...more
Morgan gets 5 days of freedom while her parents are away. Morgan's Aunt Rory will be checking in on her but they both know that Rory is more like an oMorgan gets 5 days of freedom while her parents are away. Morgan's Aunt Rory will be checking in on her but they both know that Rory is more like an older sibling and not a babysitter. While Morgan is on the way to the party of the year, she runs out of gas in the very car her parents only to use for emergencies.
A stranger offers to help her but she refuses at first, remembering all that her parents taught her about talking to strangers. As he comes back a second time to offer her some assistance, she finally gives in after being on the side of the road with a dead cell phone for over an hour. Little does she know what really happens when you get in a car with a stranger.
An exciting novel that really captures how teenagers think in these situations. When something tragic happens in a situation that you shouldn't have been in to begin with makes you feel like it was your fault. Morgan is so concerned that her parents will be more furious at her for being irresponsible for taking the car, going to a party, not charging her cell phone, and mot importantly, getting in a car with a stranger. When her dog comes up missing is when she finally admits to herself and her best friend that maybe she can't fix this without dealing with the authorities and her parents.
This book made me think of myself and all the trouble I've gotten into in my teenage years. I was in a similar situation with Morgan where I thought that because I had turned into a victim in a place where I shouldn't have been, that somehow made it my fault. It's not. If you are a victim of a crime it doesn't matter that you were drinking underage, or asking a stranger for a ride, you are a victim none the less....more
**spoiler alert** It was so hard to read about Damen becoming something he is not. The whole book is so depressing and sad. Everything bad that can ha**spoiler alert** It was so hard to read about Damen becoming something he is not. The whole book is so depressing and sad. Everything bad that can happen to Ever, is happening. I couldn't take it. I don't know why her horror was embellished for so long.
The characters are doing nothing but hurting one another. Are they going to grow and mature or just stay the mean hearted and cruel. Every time an issue came up, Ever broke into a million pieces. I was waiting for her to be the hero, take some action. Instead I kind of feel like I read a book that could be summed up in a small paragraph. The ending was hard to read too. Knowing they can never touch has put an odd spin on the series.
One thing I do not like about Alyson Noel's writing is her continuous use of periods. Sentences were not complete and periods were thrown in too often. I don't understand some of the adjectives that she chooses to use. I have heard many poor reviews about this book, but I didn't think it was all that horrible. It's just not great. ...more
Richelle Mead writes another great sexy and funny read that had me addicted until the very end. Bastien visits and stirs things up around Georgina. HeRichelle Mead writes another great sexy and funny read that had me addicted until the very end. Bastien visits and stirs things up around Georgina. He turns into someone that Georgina knows, trying to convince her to have sex with him in the familiar body. She knows she shouldn't, but can she control her inner succubus?
After getting to know all the characters in the Succubus Blues, I was anxious to start right after finishing book 1. There's just enough humor, romance, and sex to keep me entertained for hours. Georgina has the full package being sexy, funny, and sweet. Not to mention, she's a complete bad-ass. All while being a life stealing succubus.
But, does Georgina really think that she can be with Seth and not hurt him. She's immortal, and will eventually out live him. Why aren't they both assessing the situation and understanding it will never work. In order for her to even live she must sleep with strange men. That's got to get under Seth's skin some what. Even though he is sexy, mysterious, and oh so perfect. Even with his shy coy personality.
I cannot wait to start book 3. No, literally. I am starting it right now. I give this book 5/5....more
Max and the flock split up due to conflicting opinions about Ari. Angel, Nudge, Max and the mutant talking dog are in one gro What is the book about?
Max and the flock split up due to conflicting opinions about Ari. Angel, Nudge, Max and the mutant talking dog are in one group while Fang, Iggy, and the Gasman are on their own reaching out to other kids through Fang's blog.
They may figure things out while being separate but we all know they work best as one family flock.
What did I think of the book?
Third book in the Maximum Ride series. I immediately finished the same day I started School's out Forever. This series is so captivating, you will be hooked from the very first sentence I first read from book one "If you dare to read this story, you become part of the Experiment. I know that sounds a little mysterious - but it's all I can say right now."
This book has the most action compared to the others before it, and I loved it. Without giving up too much, I will tell you this much, Max really is saving the world with a little help from Fang and his blog. Patterson really takes you through an exciting ride that you won't forget.
What is the book about? While fighting with the new and improved flying Eraser's, Fang is injured so badly that the rest of the flock feels they have nWhat is the book about? While fighting with the new and improved flying Eraser's, Fang is injured so badly that the rest of the flock feels they have no choice but to take him to a human hospital. Immediately he draws attention to himself, having wings and all, so the FBI is called in.
Anne Walker is the lead agent from the FBI, and makes an executive decision to take the flock back to her Virginia Farm house where she has more than enough room for the whole gang. She tries her hardest to get to know the flock, and be a parent to them. Anne even enrolls them all in school where they experience somewhat of a normal life.
That is until they realize what is really going on, and how much everyone betraying them. Trust no one. Stay with the flock.
What did I think of the book? Another great book by Patterson. Nothing can keep these kids to stop them from saving the world and sticking by one another's side. This is a page turning, exciting sequel to the infamous Maximum Ride series.
As second in the series, Patterson only improved from the first book, and made me even more addicted to the series.
It's the end of 1916, and John Shaw has returned from the trenches of the first World War with the fever that is causing him paWhat is the book about?
It's the end of 1916, and John Shaw has returned from the trenches of the first World War with the fever that is causing him pain, delirium and horrible nightmares. Mary Seward is immediately drawn to him and takes a special interest in John.
When John is brought into the sanatorium he is clutching a red leather journal, that Mary brings home for safe keeping. Curiosity kills her, and she reads of the things that he has witnessed in the war. It's no wonder is he is ranting and raving from the fever.
John's Commanding Officer, Captain Quincey Harker, is a ruthless and determined leader who has been known to do solitary missions at night to attack and kill the enemy. John has suspicions that there is more to Harker, but hasn't put his finger on it quite yet.
When John wakes up, he remembers how well he was taken care of by Mary, and they spend time together outside of the sanatorium when he is discharged from care.
Mary and John find out that John's sister Lily has fallen in love with Harker and run off with him to elope in Transylvania. When Mary and John discover who Quincey Harker is, they follow after them, in hopes to stop the inevitable.
What did I think of the book?
Bloodline is written in journal format, showing you the journal entries from each of the characters; Mary, John, Lily, and Captain Harker. It bounces back and forth keeping up with time to show everyone's perspective, which I thought is brilliantly written.
Cary's first novel to the Bloodline series, has a great twist to the vampire stories of Van Helsing and Dracula. There's blood, love, romance, and death all wrapped up in a great novel. I thought Kate Cary did a great job at the dialogue between the characters, since it takes place during World War I, the speech differs from current times, and it seemed realistic while also entertaining and easy to understand.
I cannot wait to start the next book in the series, I don't have it yet, but I'm hoping I can take a trip to my favorite used book store, and pick up a copy today!
Stevie Rae and her red fledgings aren't a secret to Neferest any longer. Neferest has turned evil and is working with her consort Kalona while they taStevie Rae and her red fledgings aren't a secret to Neferest any longer. Neferest has turned evil and is working with her consort Kalona while they take over the school and attempt to sway the council into continuing to go against Nyx.
I am getting really sick of Zoey getting involved with so many boys. Eric. Heath. Stark. Loren. How many guys does the most powerful fledging really need?
I really thought Heath would be out of the series by this book, but then blood is drunk, and she imprints, again! That is just too much. Eric is such a great guy and she's always messing it up. I really hope that throughout the series I can watch her mature and gain some perspective in her own life.
Or maybe there is something to her being a man magnet whore that will come out in one of the future books. I really hope so, because it's quite pathetic that the new High Priestess has so many relationships with so many different guys.
Even after everything Aphrodite has done for the nerd herd they still continue to bicker. I can understand it from Aphrodite since this is very much her character but she's also the one doing the good deeds and showing how she can overcome her differences. It still doesn't make sense why the twins are still so mean to her. Especially how much it seems Aphrodite really cares for the bunch, she goes into panic mode when any one of them is hurt. But then again if it weren't for all the inner drama with the fledglings I probably would have put the book down.
The plot needs an adult character that is able to help them through tough situations an is on the right side. I think Darius and Lenobia are the two perfect characters for this position.
I'm a little confused on how much time is passing by, when they are in the tunnels they talk as if they are down there for one night, but with all the activities that are going on it seems as if they had been down there for weeks. So much in so little time.
It felt like they were down in the tunnels for so long, that it took up half the book and I was anxious for the climax of the face to face between Zoey and Neferest to finally happen.
I've never seen Christopher Moore quoted in any other books, but the Cast team referred to him on 188 and it made me love the book just a bit more.
By the end of the book, Zoey is complaining that Eric is too jealous. I was blown away by this statement, Eric has had to witness her drinking other guys blood, imprinting with other guys, having sex with other guys, and he's the one acting jealous?
She should face the facts of her actions and stay away from a relationship with Eric because all she's doing is breaking his heart. So sad.
Good news though, by the end of the book it seems Aphrodite and everyone seem to be finally getting along. I hope this means no more bickering in future books.