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Maddy has walled herself off from anyone who could possibly hurt her, again. She thinks she is unworthy of love, having been abandoned at birth and feeling like her adoptive family doesn’t want her. But are they ignoring her because of her actions or is what she’s feeling real? Is there a place in the world where she can belong? Since she was younger she’s had str ...more
Unclaimed is told through the POV of Maddy and MJ. That didn't bother me, usually different POV can be confusing, but I enjoyed reading about those two.
Unclaimed starts off with Maddy Page , a 16 year old that started distancing herself from her family and friends. She gives up everything she enjoyed doing when on a trip with her uncle Duane, she learns of a secret. The secret really did affect her. She also has these dreams about a girl and a guy. Things star ...more
First things first, don't let the blurb misguide you: ‘Unclaimed’ may sound dystopian but it's really not. It is more of a paranormal YA novel than anything else. I had strong suspicions that this was yet another angels and demons story but – shockingly – I did not mind. In fact I was quite pleased and very eager to read the 'Unclaimed'.
The novel also vaguely reminded me of 'Twilight' by Stephanie Meyer. I spo
Maddy has spent her whole life feeling unloved because her real parents abondoned her, although she didn't know she was adopted until 3 years ago. After she found out she gave up on everything, sports, friends, family pushing everyone away until she was left in her own bubble. She wasn't happy but she was contentor at least she thought she was until MJ.
A mysterious guy who showed up out of no where and caused feelings in her like never before. Even with all the weird things like him di ...more
In this book, we meet Maddy. She is a high school student that has weird dreams that have been going on for a long time in her life. She thinks her life is strange and that no one loves her. Her life is di ...more
The story starts with Maddy who is having weird dreams and just in general weird things happening to ...more
.... Well, aren't you just a contradictory surprise.
I absolutely love this book and hate it all at the same time.
The storyline is fresh and original which is pretty hard to do in the 'angels and demons' genre. The author has a very good writing style and the plot flows effortlessly. It has just enough suspense and just enough hints left at the end of the book to make me want more.
Honestly, I really don't like the characters all that much. Which is pretty crucial to likin ...more
I think the best part about this book is the structure. Really short chapters coupled with rotative POV means that I felt really close to both the hero and the heroine, and I kept getting sucked in c ...more
Maddy Page believes she is just another girl, a little bellow average that interests no one. Even though she sees herself that way, at night she is everything but common. Every night she dreams of being inside other girl's body and lets her take the lead while she experiences her life.
One day Maddy meets MJ and he is completely different from any guy she's ever met before. She soon finds herself confiding in him and starts to feel so ...more
First of all (sorry for the ranting to come): For the love of ....! I've read 470-something pages and I still wonder; WHAT is she?! There is such a build up around what the main character is through the whole book and in stead of FINALLy getting the answer, you get a "please continue to the next book to (maybe) get the answers"...bah! Leaving some questi ...more
Thank you Sheldon for totally nailed my reaction after reading this book. I’m in a fangirling mode right now and still can’t turn that off.
“I feel as if I were Alice, falling down the rabbit hole into a world of nonsense and make-believe. Her story ended with it all being a dream. I don’t think I’ll get that lucky.”
Maddy is different, or I would prefer, special. She’s good at everything, literally everything that she wanted to be good at, and has dreams that are way too vivid to just be dreams. ...more
"I'm unlovable. Even my birth parents didn't want me."
This is in dual POV of Maddy and MJ. Maddy has had dreams all her life and always felt different from her family till one day a few years ago, the truth came out. That day changed not only her life but the way she looked at the world itself. Maddy Page only dreams of love since in real life she believes she is unlovable.
Maddy then runs into some trouble and meets MJ, the mysterious person who has supernatural abilities she cannot explain. ...more
This will be my first time reading this author's work, but she certainly knows how to hook a reader from the very beginning, making us the readers craving more and more
"I feel as if I were Alice, falling down the rabbit hole into a world of nonsense and make-believe. Her story ended with it all being a dream. I don't think I'll get that lucky."
I can only imagine ...more
secret to her which caused her to withdraw and put up walls. She was miserable. Now in her sixteenth year of age, a jerk, Justin, is further
complicating her life! Can life get any worse? Yes!
BJ is sent to assist Amber. However the uncanny resemblance of Maddy and Amber causes him to come to the aid of the wrong girl! He tries
to correct it but through a serie ...more
Maddy was a relatable character for me. Even though she dealt with situations that I would never encounter, I felt she was a very well written, complex character that I could connect with.
I haven’t been much of a sci-fi reader, but this book had me hooked and makes me want to read more sci-fi book ...more
MJ is a mystery to her, ...more
Ohhhh my goodness! This is just the kind of book I like to read. Granted, the only other "paranormal" book series I've ever read was Twilight. This book is 1,000 times better than Twilight in every way.
I originally went into the book pretty confused. There is a lot happening in the beginning with meeting Maddy, finding out about angels, and trying to figure out what is happening in Maddy's dream world. It was so worth the confusion though bec ...more
I added this book to my TBR ages ago....I think I discovered it through a giveaway. Promptly forgot about it...and was only reminded of it again when I saw it sitting (in basically mint condition) on the shelves of a library. I took a look at the blurb on the back, and to be honest....I was a bit...disappointed? It sounded kinda cliche and...trivial, but I remembered having high expectations and hopes for this when I first saw it ages ago...so....I took a chance, and borr ...more
The storyline overall is good. I liked the plot and I thought that it had potential whenever I started it. However, the farther I got, the less I liked it. I did not care for the chara ...more
Unclaimed captured my heart from the first sentence. I was pulled into Maddy's world of angels & demons. She was my kind of character and I deeply connected with her.
The story is intriguing with rich descriptions, characters, a gripping plot and a couple of twist and turns. It kept me on my toes and at the edge of my seat, turning the pages as quick as possible so that I could know what would hap ...more