Some stories were worth reading, the others? Not so much. Nonetheless I found myself laughing at the crazy thing that he does. IHTSBIH was better, butSome stories were worth reading, the others? Not so much. Nonetheless I found myself laughing at the crazy thing that he does. IHTSBIH was better, but this is a decent follow-up. Without a doubt, this book is the ultimate guilty pleasure....more
Rose is not as prim as her name - she's an absolute bad-ass character with snarky remarks but with a fierce loyalty to Lissa. I can already say that she's one of my favorite protagonists in YA books. Other characters that also kick ass... Dimitri (that sexy mature man!) and Christian (what can I say? I love those brooding quiet ones).
Mead does a remarkable job at creating a world and introducing it to the reader without being in your face about it. Her storytelling and structure remain strong throughout the novel, and while I had some suspicions about what was going to happen next, she still managed to surprise me. On top of that, I feel that Mead tackles some areas and concepts that pertain not only to the characters in the stories, but to the audience. Realistic and relatable issues can be found through issues like rumors and popularity while there are stranger things going on like dead animals on your bed. Mead manages to weave a supernatural story while also balancing the fact that these are still girls with teenage problems.
Great first book to the series. Can't wait to see what happens in the next book, Frostbite! ...more
I didn't have the chance to pick up a new book to read for quite some time, but I'm glad I finally got the chance today. This book was an easy read anI didn't have the chance to pick up a new book to read for quite some time, but I'm glad I finally got the chance today. This book was an easy read and relatively predictable. Even so, I found myself enjoying the story on many levels. It started off as a betrayal between sisters, but White doesn't heavily focus on it which made it work very well. There was love, confusion, mystery, and honestly everything came together very well. If you liked Sweet Home Alabama, this is definitely reminiscent of the film but goes even deeper. ...more
Me: I cried on the train this morning. Carin: What book were you reading?
Girl knows me well. The book in question is none other then Mark Zusak’s The BMe: I cried on the train this morning. Carin: What book were you reading?
Girl knows me well. The book in question is none other then Mark Zusak’s The Book Thief. Debuting at #10 on NPR’s Best Young Adult Novels and as a nominee of my young adult book club, naturally I had to put my vote in for it.
The Book Thief will make you THINK, EXAMINE, and FEEL. It’s the type of book that draws you in, makes you savor the words, and leaves you satisfied every time you put it down. Beautifully written, raw, and with great impact, The Book Thief goes on my list of Must Reads— not for the usual “unputdownable” ability, but for the amazing work of art that Zusak has created.
I really can’t put it any better than the blurb on the cover:
“BRILLIANT and hugely ambitious… It’s the kind of book that can be LIFE CHANGING.” - The New York Times