Twenty-year old Emma just landed in Rome, to find the father who walked out of her life more than a decade ago and was too busy eating pizza to call. Traveling with her is a secret she’s carried alone since childhood: sometimes, around her, time stops. P ...more
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4.5 Ingenious Stars
Review now posted 8/3/18
Camilla Monk is an evil genius. I love her gripping writing to bits but boy does she love putting her characters and us by extension through hell or is it Tartarus? Here, she takes the German legend of Faust and transmutes it entirely. Infused with Greek/Roman mythology this story takes fantasy to a whole different level.
Anyone who has read her Spotless series will immediately se ...more
I picture Camilla Monk having a cackling laugh. She’s an evil genius who likes to mess with her readers. In the Spotless series we have an extremely intelligent heroine who steps up to save the world. She’s matched with an extremely obsessive clean freak who’s also a hired killer. In the Still series we have a high school dropout heroine who is forced to save the world and doesn’t really get a choice whether she wants to or not. ...more
It's not Spotless.
Readers have been waiting for, like, a billion years for Spotless 5—there's been reports of self-harm!—and what do we get for all of that? A paranormal hobo, a gutter punk girl and a taxidermized fox. Really? F***ing really?
The sex better be good in that one! ...more
Emma has a secret. She can freeze time. She doesn't know how or why. She doesn't even know if she is sane
When she turned 18 she left the happy family that she wasn't a part of. She lived on the street. She worked dead end jobs. And finally she decided to track down her father who had moved back home to ...more
Here are some of my thoughts:
• I fuckin’ love the protagonist, Emma. She is so complex. I was expecting an interesting story about Rome and historical context and just “fun”, and I got a story where I felt deepl ...more
At 10% of the book... I knew.
I knew that I was going to rate this 5 stars.
Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!
If you loved Spotless, you'll love reading Still. The stories are definitely different, but they have similar amounts of humor and cheesiness that only Camilla Monk can deliver. I laughed. I cried. And now I can't stop thinking about book 2.
All the characters are interesting and bizarre. For example, Emma's ally in Rome is a sexy blind hobo....
Just read the book...
The only thing ...more
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this book. I know the author's previous work well and the blurb lead me to believe this adventure would be totally different.
I loved the fantasy/supernatural aspect of this adventure. There is something very satisfying about learning while being entertained and I learned a bunch in this book. Though, I hope Camilla's a fact checker or spouting mythological stories from this book could potentially be really embarrassing for me.
Read Camilla Monk novels !!
I feel Camilla Monk needs a big shout out. She is an amazing author and her books need to be read. Her books are action packed and hilarious.
This is it. This is my favorite Camilla Monk novel! It's full of Titans, Roman gods and Roman god stuff, paranormal abilities, a hobo and cats.
Still is about, well, everything going still for Emma. Time freeze for Emma. She has no control over it or why it randomly happens. Being an outcast in her family, Em heads...more
I was lucky enough to read this book pre-release in exchange for my thoughts and I clearly had a few. ...more
Interesting enough, but had I known this book was going to involve (view spoiler)[ancient gods/titans/Greek mythology (hide spoiler)] I would've passed on it. Unfortunately, everything that goes with that premise bores me. All the plotting, backstabbing, and superiority complexes lead to an exasperated and annoyed me.
The characterization of the heroine, on the other hand, was great. She was pretty unlikable but also very complex and real. I can't believe it, but Camilla Monk actually ...more
Emma is 20 years old and travels to Rome to finally see her dad again after he ghosted her 13 years ago. When she bumps into her stepsister Lily on the first day, she is not happy. Emma's family story is quite sad and I felt so sorry for her and understood why she lashed out at everyone and everything. Part of her difficult childhood is the fact that Emma sometime ...more
I absolutely adored The Spotless Series and I was kind of putting this one off until there were more books released but I’m trying to get through my giant TBR pile at the same time. Anyway, this was SO MUCH FUN. Everything I loved about The Spotless Series was here: adventure, romance, unique storytelling, weird characters, plot twists and hilarity. But, this one had the added bonus of MAGIC! Not only that but Greek and Titan mythology inspired ma ...more
I don't know how authors can be so cruel. They probably collect somewhere our tears and bathe in them to gain youthful appearance and stuff like that.
Don't get me wrong, "Still" doesn't end with some huge cliffhanger. No, I even don't care about the person (view spoiler)[who decided to sacrifice herself for her love (hide spoiler)]. But after getting to know Em and Faust you want to read more and more about them and their adventures. And that awesome blurb for the next part is simply ...more
A first volume that I loved with the character of Emma tying, I immediately put myself in her skin. Too anxious to read more.
I love learning the history along with a great story.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. ...more
Full of action and adventure with a bit of romance.
I cant wait to read book 2
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
A very entertaining read! Emma is so different from Camilla Monk's heroine from the Spotless series. While I really liked Island and could relate to her, I had difficulties liking Emma. The story, the writing and the blind, paranormal hobo eeer hero made up for it :) ...more
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I really enjoyed this story. I love all the characters, the sense of humor, the education that’s sneaked in, and everything that makes this story stand out from the cookie-cutter plots that are all-too-common. ...more
Camilla has a fabulous way of making her characters instantly connect with you, so you are a part of the journey right from the start. And what a journey this one was!
Immortal hobos, gods, Italy, uber, one very important table and some good ol fashioned family drama - I loved it.
10/10 will read again.
(I got an ARC of this book and will beg, borrow and steal to get one of book two just so I can read it sooner).