What I Thought: Every Word is the sequel to Every Breath, and picks up 8 weeks later. Mycroft has been following a case of the theft of Shakespeare'sWhat I Thought: Every Word is the sequel to Every Breath, and picks up 8 weeks later. Mycroft has been following a case of the theft of Shakespeare's Folio - a book worth six million pounds. This leads to the discovery of a dead librarian in a carjacking similar to that of his parents, causing him to travel to London alongside Professor Walsh to investigate. Rachel, being worried about her new boyfriend's past, decides to jump on a plane and follow him. This, of course, leads to plenty of drama and action and a rather terrifying situation, again.
I don't even understand how Mycroft and Watts end up in these situations, and even though I find it quite realistic, I enjoyed almost every second reading these stories. Ellie Marney has given us a fantastic YA version of Shelock Holmes and somehow, with her tremendous writing, she manages to pull it off astoundingly well. Mycroft opens up to Watts about his past, his parents and his problems and Rachel has to figure out how exactly to tread these newfound waters. Plus, they are a couple now, and are thinking sexy couple things which certainly brings new heat to the story.
Every Word was an amazing sequel, with a killer ending that left me desperate for the final book, Every Move. BRING ON MARCH 2015!! So if you haven't read Every Word yet, make sure you do, because this one may (definitely) leave you a bit breathless.
The Good: Things heat up to whole new levels between Mycroft and Watts, and it's freaking awesome.
The Bad: While I love the way these stories go, I can't help but read them with with this constant niggling feeling that likes to remind me how unrealistic some of the situations actually are. Like, shut up brain, who cares right.
So of course, being a John Green novel I had extremely high expectations. Looking for Alaska is a strong debut novel, and I can see the instant appealSo of course, being a John Green novel I had extremely high expectations. Looking for Alaska is a strong debut novel, and I can see the instant appeal for John Green and his poetic words. To be perfectly honest, my first JG book was The Fault in Our Stars, which I think, by far, trumps all his other novels, so I think I definitely may have enjoyed this one more if I hadn't read TFiOS.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed reading from the point of view of Pudge, and learning about Alaska, and watching all the characters grow and change. I definitely didn't expect, well, the major thing that happens in the novel - apart from that twist however, the novel was fairly predictable, while still being quite likable....more
This book was quite up and down for me. Blueberry Waller is the main character - a 14 year-old freshman, who is trying to learn about how to "put boysThis book was quite up and down for me. Blueberry Waller is the main character - a 14 year-old freshman, who is trying to learn about how to "put boys on the ledge", a concept that seems complicated and pointless to her. Slightly to me as well. She falls for a senior in her school play, Heath and tries to deal with him being "hot and sexy" while she is "short with small boobs". All the while another senior, Colin, is vying for her attention.
This book was obviously written for a teen, with the expression "Oh my god" coming up quite regularly. Blueberry doesn't know much about boys, including how to kiss them. Watching her fumble her way along with her friends just makes you want to help the poor girl, and in some instances just want to shake her.
Stephanie Rowe has taken a normal teenage experience and written it perfectly....more