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message 1: by Kim (new)

Kim I can't wait to hear what you think ^^

message 2: by Ceilidh (new)

Ceilidh Ooh interested to hear what you think of this. I've got the 3rd book for review on NetGalley but need to wait for my copies of 1 and 2 to arrive.

Barbara (VampAngel) I stopped reading it around page 50, so I'm curious as to what will think of it. I wonder if I gave up too quickly.

message 4: by Rianne (new)

Rianne i loved it it was so strange but interesting.

message 5: by Misty (new)

Misty I rolled my eyes a lot reading this (A. Lot.), but I think the second book was an improvement.

message 6: by Scribble (new)

Scribble Orca No stars?

message 7: by Lyndsey (new)

Lyndsey LMAO!!! How hard is it to step out of the way of charging rampaging monsters who are trying to eat you? I hate that durned Damsel in Distress disease. Far too many teen heroines suffer from it. How has there not not been a mass die off of them already?

message 8: by AH (new)

AH There is an online book in between this book and the next one - I think you can download it for free from the author's webpage (not sure if it is still available)

I've had this on the to-read list forever. Might have to give it a try. 3 stars from you is pretty good. Great review, Kat.

message 9: by Kitten (new)

Kitten Blue I also may have given up too soon, lol, but I just couldn't take any more after she dived into bed and hid under the blankets when she discovered that her BFF was Puck! :o

message 10: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Thanks, AH. I might look it up. I'm not sure how invested I am in this series though. Give it a try. I think you'd like it.

Izabela, this series garnered a great deal of eye-rolling from me so I think you may struggle if you keep reading!

Lyndsey, I KNOW! Seriously. Beast charging at you wanting to kill you. Options? Run the fuck away would be a good one! Don't just squeeze your eyes shut and hope it's quick! How's that supposed to make us respect you? I've never before respected a person for a complete lack of survival instincts and I'm certainly not going to start now.

Since when did literature decide that to be a woman you have to be either as delicate, innocent and pathetic as a freshly picked flower, or uber butch? Can't we have something realistically in between? Someone who DOES move out of the way of certain death but CAN'T kick a monster's ass using only their pinkie and smart-alec quips?

message 11: by Scribble (new)

Scribble Orca "....pathetic as a freshly picked flower, or uber butch? Can't we have something realistically in between? Someone who DOES move out of the way of certain death but CAN'T kick a monster's ass using only their pinkie and smart-alec quips?"

Aww, gee Kat. I LIKE fresh flowers. Unpicked, of course. What you really need are ninja kicks for moving the monster and a few back-handers.

message 12: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy I like freshly picked flowers as well. But they're pretty and decorative and useless.

You know what's a good present? A ring with a big ass stone that hurts like a sonuvabitch when you punch someone. Form meets function - that's what I like.

message 13: by Scribble (new)

Scribble Orca This the kind of knuckle duster you had in mind?


message 14: by Joyzi (new)

Joyzi Lol love that last statement ^^

message 15: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy I was thinking more like this:

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message 16: by Scribble (new)

Scribble Orca Damage.

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message 17: by Lyndsey (last edited Jan 10, 2011 01:59AM) (new)

Lyndsey Mac Lane could totally rock that! You know what would be awesome? A chick who could stake a vampire with a frikkin twig -- or even a toothpick! I'd love to see someone bad ass enough to pull that off!

message 18: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy You can't. Do you realize how hard it is to stab someone in the heart? We have this thing called a ribcage and it's really freakin' strong. Cordelia Chase once staked a vampire with a pencil though.

message 19: by Lyndsey (new)

Lyndsey You totally could with a twig! Angel killed a werewolf with an ink pen. That was pretty sweet. I don't remember the pencil though? Was that on Buffy or Angel?

message 20: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Buffy. Actually both Cordelia and Dawn staked vampires with pencils. Cordelia at the graduation ceremony and Dawn on her first date with a vampire.

No way. Staking is hard work.

message 21: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy I should know, btw. I'm totally a vampire slayer when I'm not writing awesome book reviews.

message 22: by Lyndsey (new)

Lyndsey I think I remember Dawn. When they were by the car and she didn't know he was a vamp... God, I miss Joss Whedon TV.

message 23: by Lyndsey (new)

Lyndsey Well, shi-at!! I'm part vampire!! I have a soul though, I swear. And no, I'm not like stupid Renesme. I'm way more awesome and my teeth aren't pointy.

message 24: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy It's too bad we have to be mortal enemies now. Would you like me to let you have the chance to read Shadowfever before I stake you?

message 25: by Lyndsey (last edited Jan 10, 2011 02:32AM) (new)

Lyndsey Yes pleeeease. I haven't gotten to any Barrons and Mac sexy times, yet! (Lol, I just figured out that it doesn't bother me as much if I swap their names and say Barrons and Mac, instead of Mac and Barrons. Whoo hoo!)

Who knew it'd be so simple?

message 26: by AH (new)

AH The visual aids in the comments are great! I love the engagement knuckle ring. Totally awesome!

And GN's Damage pic was great.

You ladies are awesome! (now I sound like a fangirl - wait I am a fangirl for your reviews!)

message 27: by Desperado (new)

Desperado Great review, Kat! I love when you include pics, even if they are Emo Fairy pics!

message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

So is this like a modern version of the movie "Legend" ?

message 29: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Sorry, I never saw that movie.

message 30: by [deleted user] (new)

Its like one of those 80's fantasy movies. It was Tom Cruises first movie, and Mia Sara from Ferris Buller was in it. Its this alternate fairy tale world with goblins, fairies, this big bad devil guy, and unicorns. The worlds survival depends on the survival of unicorns!

Don't be fooled, as 'silly' as it sounds, the 80's fantasy movies (Labyrinth, Dark Crystal) were like the most entertaining movies ever made, and Labyrinth made David Bowie like freakishly hot, and Jennifer Connelly, well we know where Jennifer Connelly is today married to the hottie archangel from Legion. HA!

message 31: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy I personally think Labyrinth was on of the best movies ever made. Except for the Princess Bride.

message 32: by [deleted user] (new)

I have introduced my daughter who is 6 to Labyrinth, it gives me such pride when she's wandering around singing 'Dance Magic' randomly.

I haven't gotten her to sit all the way through Princess Bride, to much 'adult' talking for her I think. Which is weird, I was 6 when I first saw it and I was obsessed with it lol

message 33: by [deleted user] (new)

*'Magic Dance' LOL <---- Just woke up brain not totally working.

message 34: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy My 2 year old loves that song too!

message 35: by [deleted user] (new)

I think its the song itself and the scene its in. It just looks fun for kids. lol Mine favorite from the movie is, As the World Falls Down. God, I used to write great short stories to that scene in that movie in High School LOL

message 36: by Chance (new)

Chance I love you original review. I'm going to marry someone with your sense of humor as soon as I'm old enough :P ...I've got a few years to go yet... I've decided to read the book, but only because anyone who can make me laugh in their review (It would need to be some kind of statement that didn't go over my head, obviously) deserves a chance :) Write a book - I would have so much fun reading about your almost-kick-ass-not-meek-run-from-obvious-bad-situation-kill-things-with-awesome-knuckles heroine. :)

message 37: by Becca (new)

Becca amazing tips worth following (well except the never-dance one) :D ...

message 38: by Deniz (new)

Deniz This is with no doubt the best review to this book! I totally agree..too many similarities to other sources but it actually has left me wondering what will happen next...

message 39: by Islam (new)

Islam Seddiqi how can read it this books i didnt open any books

message 40: by Zarah (new)

Zarah "Can I advise all people reading this review: never be sixteen. It's a horrible age. Avoid it as much as you can. "
Bwaaaaah!! *laughs out loud, snorting in a very unladylike manner as she does so*
Have I told you lately that I luuuurve your reviews? No? I do! I lurve your reviews! *nodnod*
(I have a penchant for stating the painfully obvious. Like this! ;))

Anyway - thanks for the pointers...
...and the laugh! :D

message 41: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Glad you enjoyed, Zarah!

message 42: by Natalie (new)

Natalie lol this review was way better than reading the book. Plus you read kmm. awesome.

message 43: by Maria (new)

Maria Aguilar First I have to say thank you for the rules I might need in case something like this happen in the near future, you never know what might happen. Second sixteen wasn't that bad I would have to say fourteen was the worse of my life. Finally, I have to say I like the twist that they five of the whole faery world completely different then the whole disney aspect but it was not disappionted. I have to say Ash was dreaming but Puck has my full attention.

message 44: by Kacie (new)

Kacie Thompson Dude! I have got to say I just love reading your reviews! They crack me up sometimes. I love it! I just love that freedoms of speech you employ :)

message 45: by Kimberlillian (new)

Kimberlillian Haha the cat is like from Alice and Wonderland!!! XD

message 46: by Chanh Quach (new)

Chanh Quach I wish I had read your review before picking up the book (metaphorically since it was an ebook). You hit the nail on the head. Such a clumsy protagonist is honestly symptomatic of an inept writer.

message 47: by Antoinette (new)

Antoinette Wow, I don't think I could have put it any better myself, Bravo!

message 48: by Richard (new)

Richard You should see about fixing the broken picture links in the review.

message 49: by Shrisha (new)

Shrisha Pradhananga I've read this book for about an hour and I've punched my fist through the wall for like a million times. I honestly think that Morgan Chase is the most irritating protagonist I've ever come to read about, and believe me when I say I have read a lot.
I agree about what you said about her being a damsel in distress. She does seem to be useless till now but I'm hoping as the story progresses, she turns out to kick some ass, even a tiny-whiny bit is fine with me.

message 50: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Hmm..Casandra Clare has a similar thought when in comes to fairies...nevertheless I really want to read this book, it seems it has a good storyline and lots of action!

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