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May 06, 2012 05:20AM

390 I believe when someone harms another person they should apologize for their actions. Not make justifications for what happened. To me posting what happens in chapter 18 is inappropriate in a thread labeled "Book title - chapters 1-10" when the first 3 posts in that thread state spoilers will be limited to the first ten chapters.

Apparently I am wrong and do not deserve an apology or even the right to be upset.

I only have control of my actions. I have been hurt emotionally by someone giving a spoiler in the inappropriate thread and when I expressed I was upset I was accused of "attacking." I only have control of my own actions. Therefore i choose to leave this group that refuses to respect that some readers do not wish to be spoiled.

Thank you Abby for being that one shinning light who was kind enough to express sympathy.
May 05, 2012 01:14PM

390 Point taken: It was okay to spoil me. However it is not okay for me to be upset by it.

Yet, I am guilty of spoiling all, because I listed details in a message that does not even contain the title of the books it refers to?!

Guess I am always wrong and nobody has any empathy for the fact that once I read the first paragraph of the climax scene I knew exactly what was going to happen in that scene and how the book was going to end.

I think I'll go have a good cry now, because apparently I'm not meant to interact with other readers.
May 04, 2012 01:44PM

390 Katie wrote: "Spoilers are okay for what is revealed in chapters 1 through 10? Or spoilers are okay for entire book? I haven't started it yet and don't want to be spoiled, so I'm wondering if I should avoid this..."

My post regarding spoilers is the second post in this thread.
May 04, 2012 01:42PM

390 (view spoiler)

...should i list more similarities? Or question how anyone could state the series but not notice those similarities and others in both stories.
May 04, 2012 01:40PM

390 So sorry to be offended by being spoiled (deep sarcasm). I guess I should thank Tom for making sure I realize this is not the type of readers I want to be around.

(view spoiler)

...should i list more similarities? Or question how anyone could state the series but not notice those similarities and others in both stories.
May 04, 2012 12:51PM

390 Christine wrote: "I hope you get your copy soon! It's a horrible cliff-hanger. But it's not one that made me mad (can anyone say Fever?) but rather one that just makes me very eager to move on and find out more. ..."

That one word spoiler states what happens to both main characters.
May 04, 2012 12:50PM

390 Christine wrote: "I hope you get your copy soon! It's a horrible cliff-hanger. But it's not one that made me mad (can anyone say Fever?) but rather one that just makes me very eager to move on and find out more. ..."
May 04, 2012 12:23PM

390 I was participating in a thread for the first 10 chapters of a certain book. The second post to the thread was making sure it would not contain spoilers past chapter ten. Then someone stated how it ends. When I complained. That person replied saying 'sorry' then proceeded to state exactly what happens to the heroine and hero of the story.

Maybe I am being sensitive? But I just don't get why someone would deliberately ruin a book for another person.
May 04, 2012 12:10PM

390 I will be leaving this group. After participating in the (view spoiler) book discussion I was told spoilers in that thread would be limited to chapters 1 through 10. Christine then proceeded to spoil that the book had a cliff hanger. When I stated how displeased I was that it had been revealed there was a cliff hanger in a thread that was suppose to be limited to discussing the first ten chapters. That same person responded claiming to apologize but stating the cliff hanger is the same as the "Fever" series. This exactly states what plot this book copies and what happens to both the main characters.

To me that is beyond rude.
May 04, 2012 12:03PM

390 Christine Why the F*** would you do that? I have never been so pissed. After I write the supervisor of this group I will be leaving this group.

It was made clear in the first posts to this thread that spoilers would be limited to what happened in the first ten chapters. I complained about the spoiling of a cliff hanger and you responded by telling exactly what happens at the end of the book.

That is EXACTLY the type of reader I want no contact with. Some of us want no knowledge of spoilers before reading the actual writing. When i made that clear you deliberately and with succinctness made sure I knew exactly what happened before I had a chance to read it.

To me that is beyond rude. It ruined my enjoyment of the book. I will never buy another book by this author.

I am extremely hurt that members of this group became so irate that another person was participating (other than Christine, Lisa and Crazy) in their private discussion that you then felt it necessary to spoil the book in order to make sure I will no longer participate in this group.

I prefer to belong to groups that help other readers--NOT ruin books by telling how it ends when they have asked not to be spoiled. Thanks for wasting my money. I only have limited funds to buy books and very much regret buying this one.
May 04, 2012 09:59AM

390 wish I had been warned in the first post not to participate if I didn't know when to stop reading in order not to be spoiled
May 04, 2012 09:56AM

390 But that is the point. The cliff hanger books end during the climax. Then the beginning of the next book starts with the same scene, but the action level is about setting up the current book rather than concluding the climax. Therefore the intensity level is much lower. Plus with a year between books I really don't care about the plight anymore. I mean you have to assume it is going to resolve with the main character being safe from lasting harm since there is a next book.
May 03, 2012 01:52PM

390 The Faith thing is so stupid. I was rolling my eyes also.

So many of the things they do in this book are so stupid it seems unbelievable.

The plot is what is driving me nuts. I prefer a tightly plotted book where the author goes back and edits out anything that doesn't advance the story, but in this book we get scenes of long horseback rides that the only purpose I can come up with is to superficially show how Devin is manipulating things. Although I do like seeing more of Cora and the plot crutch dog (which I'll expand on in the next thread once I finish the book).
May 03, 2012 10:13AM

390 no problem. I'll live
May 03, 2012 06:58AM

390 Don't they mention the fey thing twice in the first ten chapters? Or am I confusing where chapter 10 ends?

Once where Jonathan mentions asking about a fey connection.

Then again when (view spoiler)
May 03, 2012 06:55AM

390 I loved book one. This one I don't care for, so far. A number of the plots from the first two books have been re-hashed in the first 10 chapters of this book with different pairings.

I mean geez can't the author come up with a fresh way to create conflict between the main couple? Did we really need to deal with an old love again?! I mean in the second book it was reasonable that someone who loved David in the past might fall into events with him again, but bringing up the plot of another person who loves him in yet another book just comes across as rehashing plots.

I'm also not liking the lack of plot movement. I mean hello?! bringing it up in the prologue than dropping it until after chapter ten does not come across as good writing to me.

Then there is the whole build up of what a big deal the summit is suppose to be...then it came off rather anti-climatic. I mean nothing happened.

There just isn't a whole lot going on in this book. The first 60% of the book and the only thing that happened was one out of the blue non-lethal death attempt and a lot of casting suspicion on if Devin is good or evil.

And I mean come on! Given all the reader outrage about the Devin plot in book two it comes off, to me, as condescending to make him look like the big bad in book 3.
May 03, 2012 06:44AM

390 We should have divided the chapter discussion to be 1-9 since book one ends after chapter 9.
May 03, 2012 06:43AM

390 Why did people feel the need to spoil that there is a cliff hanger in the thread for chapters 1 through 10?!

I've been dissatisfied with this book so far and now knowing I am going to hate the ending I'm wondering if there is a point in reading any further.

To me books that do not tell a complete story feel like extortion, because you have to buy the next book to find out how the climax the book ends with actually ends!
Apr 23, 2012 08:10PM

390 Spoilers are okay for what is revealed in chapters 1 through 10? Or spoilers are okay for entire book? I haven't started it yet and don't want to be spoiled, so I'm wondering if I should avoid this tread.
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Mar 23, 2012 10:13PM

390 I'm not sure I'm following here. If I rate an item when I delete that item from my wish list it allows me to just rate the number of stars. If I then go to that items page I do not see a review for me, because I didn't write any review. However the number of star ratings does increase. Therefore I think it is counted (try it yourself).

Before reading a book I only look at the star distribution. Too many people include what I consider to be spoilers in their reviews.

I also think you should not be required to verify your purchase in order to rate a book. There is a line item next to the review that specifically states if it is a verified Amazon purchase. I often find reviews complaining about the price are often a valid expression of dissatisfaction after reading the story and feeling you didn't get your money worth.
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