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I See London
When Maggie meets Hugh, a twentysomething British guy, she finds herself liv ...more
Title: I See London
Series:I See London #1
Author: Chanel Cleeton
Release Date: February 3rd , 2014
Rating: 3.5 stars
Cliffhanger: Hard to say
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I See London is one of those reads that are very hard to classify or grade, and especially write a review about. There were things I very much enjoyed, liked or was pleased with and few that made me bat shit crazy. I was jumping from ‘I liked it’ to ‘I’m not sure what to think’ to ‘I want to kill the main charact ...more
I SEE LONDON, I SEE FRANCE, I CAN SEE YOUR UNDERPANTS!
So sorry. I had to get that out of my system.
Book by book, my faith in New Adult is being restored. This is the second NA in a row which has impressed me and kept me reading. And..? No eye rolling.
This book did have me feeling a little rage-y at points, but it worked so so well by the end of the book. When you get to the bit when you think "Really, Maggie?" just keep reading on. Because it's ...more
This was a bit reminiscent of Anna and the French Kiss (American girl goes to school in another country, her eyes are opened to new experiences, etc.), except not as fun and a tiny bit more NA (just a little though -- even though Maggie is in college, it still felt a little high-schooly.)
The writing was decent -- I think the only thing that ever turned me off about it (but also made me kind of laugh), was the excessive heat that flared everywhere. The heat flared in his eyes. It flare ...more
The heroine was obsessed with underwear.
Not worth $1.99. My opinion. Reading is subjective.
First Impressions...I read the summary for this book before I saw the cover and I was interested. The idea of going to school in London away from home and everything she knew captured my attention. Then that half French, half Lebanese guy sealed the deal.
The Story... Here I have mixed feelings. I really, really liked the fact that there was no insta-love going on. The characters were definitely given time to ...more
Holy smokes, this book was very addicting. I loved everything about this book, from the beautiful cities of London, Paris and Italy that Maggie gets to see, to the swoon worthy guys that have captured her attention, jealousy, secrets, and of course the sizzling romantic chemistry. I found myself even thinking about the novel while I was work, wanting to sneak a few chapters in here and there.
The main character Maggie was very likable. ...more
I'm pretty obsessed with anything British, so I was on board for trying this one out.
In high school, Maggie was so focused on her studies that she didn't leave much room for a social life. Now, she has the chance of a lifetime. She's off to London for college and she wants to make the most of her time there. There are new friendships formed, reluctantly, and lots of boys to ogle. One particular boy, Samir, seems to constantly creep into her thoughts, but she ...more
I don't want to rate my books low. In fact I hate it. But being a member in this fine community has saved me from a lot of bad book choices so I hope to reciprocate.
I'm not a fan of Samir. And darn it all to hell, I wanted to. I mean come on, a hot, dark Lebanese rich boy? Samir though was indifferent, obnoxious and sometimes downright hateful. His actions were impulsive at best or sneaky at worst (and who likes a sneaky hero?). Does he like Maggie? Who the hell k ...more
One star to the writing style and the other one is for the events and the European places/countries.
The romance is horrible, I didn't get the main character actions in one chapter she's innocent and she doesn't know any single thing and in the second chapter she want to be free and to date Samir oh no wait she want to date Hugh, like get a life please you aren't a baby to act like that!!
Minus the romance and the love triangle thing it's going to be an okay book!
“It doesn’t matter. You could be in a car accident and then what? Would you want people to see you in those?” (Cotton, black, perfect for fat days.) I wasn’t sure if the underwear rule applied to plane crashes. But if it did? I was about to die in the world’s ugliest pair of black cotton underwear.”
Usually my star ratings can never really convey the right feelings because I'm really selfish at giving them out. Unless I give a one-star rating, it just simply means I dislike it. But two stars ca ...more
I See London de Chanel Cleeton me parece difícil de reseñar porque hubo momentos en cuales la historia me gustaba, en los que me pareció adictiva, otros en los que la protagonista principal, Maggie, me desesperaba con su inseguridad y me hizo pensar más de un “Really, bitch, really”; sin embargo eso no impidió que dejara de leer I See London y que, al final, me pareciera una lectura pasable.
Maggie Carpenter, de diecinueve años y de Carolina d...more
You guys! This book was so gooooood!! I was completely hooked from the start!
I See London takes us on a wild ride through London’s night clubs, holidays across Europe, and Samir. Oh, Samir. And yes, it even gives us a look at what it’s like to attend university in London. Man, how I wish I’d gone to university in London. It sounds awesome! I loved the diversity of the characters. You have all kinds of nationalities and it all just ...more
To be honest, I didn't really have many expectations when I started I See London. I was just looking for a quick, fun read and I thought this one might be good. It was. I'm quickly becoming a fan of the new adult genre and it's all because of books like I See Lo ...more
First I would like to say that one aspect I really enjoyed about this book, is that Chanel included people from different races, cultures and backgrounds. I have not read many books that are very diverse like I See London is.
Maggie Carpenter moves to London to attend the International School, all the way from South Carolina. Maggie has always been a good girl, following the rules, and always spending her high school friday nights at home studying inste ...more
Maggie's life plan has been thrown off course when she doesn't get into Harvard, taking drastic measures she gets a scholarship to a prestigious international school in London. You would expect her to become the poor scholarship student among the privileged yet Chanel Cleeton manages to steer clear of the stereotype. The world building she does is exquisite and realistic, avoi ...more
Maggie is a young American that decides to attend the International University in London. Right away this brought back my memories of my trip to London when I was 14-years-old. It was my first time outside of the US and being alone ...more
The story was incredibly flat and the characters lacked any depth. (e.g. So Fleur is a bitchy Ice Queen in the beginning? Well if she is it wasn't shown.) The character's background stories were dropped left and right. everyone coming from some kind of messed up home - but it wasn't really explored in depth. So the story and the characters all felt really superficial. It could have been a good story, really. The basic plot wasn't bad but it just turned out really flat. T ...more
What can I say? I was hooked from the first chapter! In fact, I read this book within a few days! I LOVE the tension between the main characters, and of course her struggle between 2 men. Samir is waaaay hot! Not my typical attraction but the way this writer describes his strengths, his sex appeal, his passion.... U can't help but fall for this bad boy!! And Hugh... Well he's every ladies dream come true! A hot British man?!? Come on!!! Soooo glad I w ...more
Snooooooooooze. I didn't give a flying shit about any of these characters.
I think I was supposed to appreciate the fact that this book has characters from every country ever. Palestinians and Israelis and Nigerian and what have you. It was so incredibly gratuitous. Hugh was boring, Samir was a jackass that somehow managed to successfully fry Maggie's brain cell and solidify the air between them when he looks at her.
Burn, book. Burn.
This book has the biggest man whore of the year....this book was just the right amount of incredible. Will definitely read book two! Well written and interesting. I devoured it and loved it. Overall entertainment is four stars. Lovely cover and title but the synopsis won me over. This is my first read by this author and a very cute romance.
I really enjoyed how much Maggie grew through the story, every character was unique with a strong personality of its own.
Can't wait to read the next one!
Chanel Cleeton is the USA Today bestselling author of Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Next Year in Havana. Originally from Florida, Chanel grew up on stories of her family's exodus from Cuba following the events of the Cuban Revolution. Her passion for politics and history cont ...more