Fate laid out your life for you like a dress on a bed, and you could either wear it or go naked....
I go naked.
This one boggled me and i refrained from staring it for a while. Even now in not sure.
On one hand we have The Unique Point of View, I've never encountered a book with "WE" POV so far. It was disorienting at firs but you get used to it quickly once you understand why the need of plural POV. The Characters weren't declared good or bad but each character possessed ether characteristic. I found them more complex and more realistic. Also i find easier to sympathize with every single one of them. The Story - i love mind reading stories, i love the perplexity of them, the pros and the cons of knowing everything everyone thinks and the noise that comes along with it (another plus: at no point i find my self eye-rolling and i think that's refreshing).
On the other hand The Ending really bothered me! It was not a bad ending, at all, it just ended abruptly. I got to know the characters, i got to love the characters and just when i started to care what happens - the story ended. This book would ha much more sense if there was a sequel.
Anyways. That was my problem with this book. I was ready to give it all the praise up until the ending. I'm not sure did i loved this or did i hate it...? So i would recommend it but with caution and i seriously hope there is a sequel in planing...
I hate to admit this, but I am a sucker for reality TV. While I know a lot of it is staged and altered, I can get sucked into the stories so easily. This book is definitely going to be in the back of my mind while watching them in the future.
I wasn't expecting much from this read from the beginning, but I really grew to care about Bonnie's experiences over the course of the story. I felt for her and spent most of the book furious with her negligent parents, reality TV, and a world where things like this go unnoticed or unremarked upon. You root for Bonnie and her search for love, happiness and acceptance. I couldn't put it down. I devoured Something Real in less than 24 hours.
Heather Demetrios's book is a study in total family dysfunction, the harm of reality TV shows, and escapism in all its many faces. It describes how damaging these shows can be, especially to children who find themselves being taped 24/7. I can't imagine being in the spotlight at the most crucial times in a child's life.
Very well written and a really honest look at families we get and the families we make.The characters were very well written and easy to relate to. And I absolutely LOVE the relationship between Bonnie and Benton. In my opinion Benton deserves his own book. :)
There is no insta-love in this book. It was beautiful to see a teenage love story played out in an honest and beautiful way. Bonie and Patrick's relationship was very nicely done. I loved how quirky they both were and how these quirks seemed to forge a bond between them. It
For a book about reality TV, this one has a lot of heart. This story was amazing and would be eye-opening for any fans of reality TV. If you choose any contemporary book this year- THIS is the book you need to read!
I always love reading Brigid Kemmerer stories, usually feel deprived when i finished with the lest one and have to wait for the next to come out.
This one was no exception. If you've read Breathless (Elemental, #2.5) you know the big secret, if you haven't you'll learn it in the first few pages!
Needless to say I liked how everything was handled and that nothing was gained easily.
THIS BOOK! Those were the two words I kept repeating after I finished Eleanor & Park. Once in a while, there is a book that hits the market and blows the readers away. I was kinda at a loss for words. If I start praising the book, my words stock wouldn't be sufficient enough to describe my inner feelings. I've been reading raving reviews for this book a while now, and even though I was the last to arrive at the party, I finally gave it a go. And, man, I'm so glad I did ! Brace yourself for a lot of quotes. . . Just a warning. I cannot do these characters justice, so I'm letting Rainbow Rowell words speak for themselves.
There is always that one book/series that you like reading it and you enjoyed it tremendously but you cant honestly say that you loved it. You like the story, but you are never to invested in it. You like the characters, some more then the others, but you wont be to crushed if something happens to any of them - it would be just another plot twist...
This is a 4th book and it's basically the middle of the series. The story is pretty much progressed. Its not as much action packet as its predecessors, it's more of a "regroup and see what should we do next" book. Also, there are two of my favorite characters reappearing in this one so it was interesting.
There is distinction (in my head at least) between chick-lit and contemporary romance. The first one is more light-hearted the second usually features some kind of issue the the MC works thought the book.
The only issue the heroin had here was her problem to, ahm, "finish" (sex-vise). So, no, i didn't like this particular chick-lit.
When I finished Splintered I was desperate for more of Howard’s Wonderland and its creepy residents. Her writing is immensely visual, she brings to life every scene in my head in a way very few books can. So I was absolutely thrilled to receive an advance copy of Unhinged.
What I Loved:
What I Didn't Love:
Unhinged has a nice blend of romance, mystery, intrigue and fantasy and is a great addition to the Splintered series. It managed to blow me away. I ate up all the chaos and wonder that is Unhinged, and can't wait to read the next installment. I just wish it wasn't so far away, the wait will be VERY painful.
*Note: all the teasers we provide are from the Advanced Readers Copy of the book and may be subjected to changes upon publishing.
(Update: 01/06/'14) He leaned down, bracing his arms on either side of her, his lips soft as they kissed a trail from her mouth to her ear. “What I was trying to say,” he whispered, “is that I see you in everything. There isn’t a word for you that means enough, because you’re everything to me.”
“Perfect words,” she said, her smile wobbling with emotion. “Magical.”
He looked into her eyes, flashing a proud grin. “Yeah?...read the rest on the bog
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I've read J.L.B. before, she didn't leave much of an impression with her previous book. But this book i liked.
I've picked this up assuming is a paranormal science fiction, but it turned out to be plain mystery thriller.
The distinction was not all that obvious and keeping in mind that it is a first in series maybe it'll turn out supernatural after all, we'll see.
As if spurred by my silence, he withdraws his magic and the moths flock together, reuniting to the hat. He puts it on and his gaze locks to mine. His jewels flicker between passion and defiance- an evocative and intimidating combination.
“Fair warning, I intend to make good use of that time. I will be gentle, but I will not be a gentleman. You will be the center of my world... read the rest HERE
For us, usually, the character come front and center when judging the goodness (or badness) of a book. That's why today's article was the most fun to write.
It's our favorite (and the longest) of the three.
Read, enjoy and comment!
Snippet from the book:
* on Lish McBrid's blog
"I can be ready in five,” I said.
He wiped what was left of the suds I’d forgotten off my nose. “No, you’ll eat some breakfast, finish your coffee, and I’ll see you in an hour."
“Besides,” Duncan added, “evicting Ezra in under five minutes is hardly humane.”... read the rest HERE!
I often wish i was a superhero. Or at list live in the world where they exist so ill be their techno-geek (like felicity on arrow) and help them...
This book made me rethink my wishes.
Sanderson giver every superhero villains characteristic and makes the regular human the real heroes!
Now that's the world i wanna live in!
The setting is in Chicago, in the future where all city is made of still. Also because of the Epic named Nightwielder the city lives in perpetual darkens and almost all the citizens are relocated underground.
WOW. Just wow. This book? I'm not sure I can describe it as anything else but AMAZING! World After is one of those books that are hard to describe and review about because I feel like I can’t do the book justice and explain how much I loved it. Here I am, months later, trying to write a review for the hundredth time. And I can't (Not really, anyway.) This book is just everything I want in a book. Okay, how do I even begin?
THINGS I ABSOLUTELY LOVED ABOUT THIS BOOK:
I JUST LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK
Hard to focus on reality again after this one...