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Kerri (Book Hoarder) Does this mean that you're feeling masochistic?


message 2: by Ksenia (new)

Ksenia Steph, I thought that after Meg’s comments you wouldn’t read this series… Why?


message 3: by Evelyn (new)

Evelyn Looi I believe Steph has made the right choice. You see, many people pointed out the many flaws associated with this book(The worldbuilding, character development, romance, prose, etc).


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Steph Sinclair I am extremely curious to see why it's a NYT bestseller.


message 5: by Amber J. (new)

Amber J. vaya con Dios

I hope you can make it all the way thru


message 6: by Steph (new)

Steph Sinclair If I can make it to book 4 of the House of Night series, I should be able to at least finish this book.


message 7: by Morgan (new)

Morgan If it's any consolation, at least this one is the "best" of the series. It's all downhill from here.


message 8: by Steph (new)

Steph Sinclair That's what I've heard. Shame. They have such pretty covers.


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Candace Robinson I actually liked the series!


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Trakena I didn't mind this series, but noticed I did more skimming than actual reading after book 1.


message 11: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Yeah I don't see you liking this one. I know I felt like a glutton for punishment when I finished this series.


message 12: by Kalla (new)

Kalla [A Bookish Nerd] I enjoyed the series! In my opinion, Kiera Cass improves drastically as the series progresses.


message 13: by Rawan (new)

Rawan I couldn't continue this book. Or even half of it.


message 14: by Mariana (new)

Mariana In this book, all the characters are stupid. In my personal opinion.


message 15: by Mary (new)

Mary Hahahaha what? But The Hunger Games was all about the bread!


message 16: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer It's a very fluffy read. I enjoyed them for what they were lol.


message 17: by Brigid (new)

Brigid HEY! You made it to the 4th House of Night book too? *FIST BUMP*


message 18: by Faisal (new)

Faisal AlAbdulhadi I DEMAND A REVIEW. I LOVE THEM FROM YOU


message 19: by Faisal (new)

Faisal AlAbdulhadi Why did I even purchase this book?


message 20: by Trakena (new)

Trakena Can't wait to read this review ☺️!!!


message 21: by Nova (new)

Nova Zaiden This is probably the best thing I read today. You win, Internet.


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I actually read the second one, out of...I don't even know why I did it. But I can honestly say that the second one is even more laughably horrible than this one.


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Steph Sinclair Abigail wrote: "I actually read the second one, out of...I don't even know why I did it. But I can honestly say that the second one is even more laughably horrible than this one."

I can believe that based on the way this one ended. It's a shame really.


Category Is: Book Review Realness! I still can't understand how the hell books get to be best sellers. There seems to be no formula to it besides "just go there and write whatever the hell you want".


message 25: by Steph (new)

Steph Sinclair I should just write a book, tbh. I mean, why the hell not?


message 26: by Carlos (new)

Carlos García I would read it for sure!


message 27: by Morgan (new)

Morgan In regards to the love triangle (and everything in general): it gets worse in the second book. America is actually just the most annoying narrator. I swear to you, she spends more than half of that book going "I want Maxon. No, Aspen. Wait, no, Maxon. Jk, Aspen. Maxon? Who knows! I sure don't!" Homegirl needs to learn how to make DECISIONS. Except she can't because she sucks.


message 28: by Steph (new)

Steph Sinclair Morgan wrote: "In regards to the love triangle (and everything in general): it gets worse in the second book. America is actually just the most annoying narrator. I swear to you, she spends more than half of that..."

Hahaha. Review of book 2 in a quick paragraph. It's a shame that I can tell that just from reading the first character of book 2.


message 29: by Brigid (new)

Brigid LOLLLLLLL the irony in this is that I've been told this book has a positive female friendship, looks like that's not exactly the case. *snort*


message 30: by Steph (last edited Jan 30, 2015 09:38PM) (new)

Steph Sinclair Well, I guess it does... but it does not feel organic at all. She does meet several girls during the Selection process and most of them get along. But they don't actively talk about anything other than the prince, so their relationships never feels real.


message 31: by Morgan (new)

Morgan I'm like, 99% sure this series does not pass the Bechdel test. Which is a shame.


message 32: by Steph (new)

Steph Sinclair Morgan wrote: "I'm like, 99% sure this series does not pass the Bechdel test. Which is a shame."

Not at all. Everyone talks about the prince. Even his mother and aunt.


message 33: by Brigid (last edited Jan 30, 2015 09:51PM) (new)

Brigid Steph wrote: "Well, I guess it does... but it does not feel organic at all. She does meet several girls during the Selection process and most of them get along. But they don't actively talk about anything other ..."

UHHHHH...I despise books that assume all teen girls talk about is boys and beauty products.


message 34: by Brigid (new)

Brigid Morgan wrote: "I'm like, 99% sure this series does not pass the Bechdel test. Which is a shame."

okay. forgive me, what is the Bechdel test?


message 35: by Morgan (new)

Morgan If it passes, it means that two female characters have talked about something other than a man. This entire series did not pass. :/


message 36: by Brigid (new)

Brigid Morgan wrote: "If it passes, it means that two female characters have talked about something other than a man. This entire series did not pass. :/"

Oh.....yeah a book based on the Bachelor? UNLIKELY TO PASS.


message 37: by Bee (new)

Bee I did quite like these books, BUT America & the love triangle annoyed me to no end.


message 38: by Sakina (new)

Sakina Amazing review Steph!

I had thought about reading this book but after the author and her agent wrote some offensive things pn twitter about a reviewer who had negatively rated her book I decided it wasn't worth my time to read such a author's book and after your review I am glad I didn't. But I do kind of want to read just to insult it because I know i'll hate it.


message 39: by Trakena (new)

Trakena Great review!!!


message 40: by Jennavier (new)

Jennavier I loved it when it first came out because.....reasons.... but now for the life of me I can't remember why.


message 41: by Jennavier (new)

Jennavier I loved it when it first came out because.....reasons.... but now for the life of me I can't remember why.


message 42: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Great review. Kudos to you for pushing through... I gave up at about 35%.


message 43: by Alondra (new)

Alondra Pll I read them all and I was thinking the same about the triangle love and everyboby had their own opinion... just read the whole saga, cause ther's 3 books and would be one more coming soon, and yes they worth it to read, you would change you mind


message 44: by Steph (new)

Steph Sinclair Alondra wrote: "I read them all and I was thinking the same about the triangle love and everyboby had their own opinion... just read the whole saga, cause ther's 3 books and would be one more coming soon, and ye..."

So they got better for you as you continued the series?


message 45: by Addy (new)

Addy I tried reading these when they were planning a tv series, but I never got past the second one.


message 46: by Mariana (new)

Mariana It feels so good having someone at my side.. 'cause really, I think this book was terrible but everyone was like "BestBookEvaaa" and I just felt a little left out


message 47: by Alondra (new)

Alondra Pll Steph wrote: "Alondra wrote: "I read them all and I was thinking the same about the triangle love and everyboby had their own opinion... just read the whole saga, cause ther's 3 books and would be one more com..."

Yes, the second one is to different in a so many ways! America learn new things, and she make a lot of decisios.


message 48: by Lizzie (new)

Lizzie Thankyou!!! i just finished the 1st one and for the life of me i cant figure out what i just read, seriously there is nothing in this book apart from a stupid love triangle that made me want to take a sledgehammer to my head. seriously was there no plot???!!! gah i hate my life


message 49: by Kathrine (new)

Kathrine Pachniuk I was just majorly spoiled by this review and I don't even care. It's a terrible book >.< And none these "plot twists" surprised me. I didn't think I would like it but then I have felt that before and been wrong. I was not wrong with this one...


message 50: by Nicole (new)

Nicole I totally agree with you on the "Love Triangle" episode, its totally played out and can be represented in a way that makes the girl seem to be obsessing over two boys& who to pick, like you've stated before


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