Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Stranded on a boring island with no malls, no cell phone reception, and an aunt who talks to her plants, Colby worries that her new friends have forgotten all about her. But when she meets Yannis, a cute Greek local, everything changes. She experiences something deeper and more intense than a summer fling, and it forces her to see herself, and the life she left behind, in a whole new way(Summary taken from goodreads).
Normally, I would have never given Cruel Summer a second glance, but since I really enjoy the way Alyson Noel writes and have only read her Immortal series, I figured I’d break out and give it a try. Unfortunately, I found myself rather disappointed. The writing style did not please me and the overall plot was a bit all over the place.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Anna’s character was easy to relate to. As amazing as being shipped off to Paris for senior year sounds (I would love that!), you can’t blame her for being upset. Everything just started falling into place for her and then surprise! She’s going to France! Still, she was seemed like an average teenager. Worried about what people will think of her, falling for an irresistible, but taken guy, and so forth. Then there’s Étienne St. Claire or just St. Claire as his friends call him in the book (though Étienne is a pretty awesome name). I loved that fact that despite how perfect he seemed to be, he was short, which was really kind of cute. I give Miss Perkins credit for creating a character that isn’t like all the others out there. Overall, he’s a total sweetheart. He’s the kind of guy that is there for you when you need him, but willing to defend your honor at a moment’s notice. That being said, I loved St. Claire.
Hey everyone! I know I haven’t posted in what pretty much forever, so my apologies for that. I’ve been really busy lately and I know that sounds like the worst excuse in the world, but it is unfortunately true. Therefore, I haven’t had too much time to read (which really breaks my heart). However, the past few days I’ve been wicked sick, which isn’t any fun :( So, as I spent most of my time lying on the couch, I was also reading! I managed to get quite a number of books done, so that means a handful of posts are coming soon! Okay, well I just wanted to keep everyone in the loop and thank you everyone who has been following me :)
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The characters were what made it interesting. Personally, I love Patch. He was a total jerk, I’ll admit to that, but for some reason, I couldn’t help but love him as a character. Sure, he teased Nora and pushed her buttons, but it seemed more playful than anything. He was also one of those dark characters with a hidden past, but it was definitely intriguing. I actually liked Nora too. Most times if I like the male main character, I usually dislike the female one. However, Nora seemed really level-headed. She didn’t complain constantly about Patch (though she did get annoyed with him) and she wasn’t a total ditz. I also really liked Nora’s friend Vee. She was hilarious! She definitely enhanced the story in many ways.
The writing style was phenomenal! I though Fitzpatrick did a great job. It wasn’t choppy or over descriptive. The storyline itself was interesting as well. Again, I wasn’t really sure about this book. I mean fallen angels? It just seemed a bit cliché because it feels like most books nowadays are about fallen angels who fall in love with a human. Though, when I read Hush, Hush the fallen angel thing didn’t really bother me. To be honest, I hardly noticed it. So, thumbs up for the story line :) I also really like the cover! I’m not a huge fan of his hair (weird, I know), but I really, really like the wings. They look so cool!
Overall, I am so glad my friend let me borrow Hush, Hush. I would recommend it to those who enjoy a mix of action and romance (which it certainly had the perfect balance of!) I’m also looking forward to reading the sequel, which I still have to get my hands on! Anyway, I would check this one out! If you’ve read it or not, let me know what you think! :)
Thursday, March 17, 2011
The characters were amazing as usual. I really loved how Noel introduced a new character into the mix: Roman. He was so mysterious, sort of like Damen. I wasn’t sure how to feel about him. I liked him sometimes and hated him others. Damen, as always, stole my heart once again. Though, I still really hate how hot and cold he can be, I can’t help but love him. I really enjoyed Ever in this book. She seemed to be breaking out of her shell more. In the first one, she kept to herself so much, but in this one she definitely burst out a bit more. It was a nice change.
The storyline itself was really creative. I don’t know how she does it, but Noel crammed so much into that book! There is never a dull moment. It’s just this string of events that gets you hooked. The ending was great! Though, I was wicked mad! There was a huge twist! Which, of course, I’m not going to tell you about :)
I just got the third one in the series Shadowland, so I’m very excited. I need to know what happens next! If you enjoyed Evermore, then definitely read Blue Moon. You won’t be disappointed. If you haven’t started this series, then what are you waiting for?! Check it out! If you read this book or enjoyed the review, be sure to let me know! :)
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.
To be truthful, I really didn’t enjoy this book. My best friend had been reading and she told me how much she loved it and how good it was. Knowing how honest she is about books (and she’s honest! If she hated a book, she’ll say it), I figured if it was really that good, I’ll give it a try. It started off strong, but for me, it faded towards the end and it lost its appeal. It wasn’t awful or anything, it just didn’t reach my expectations.