This book was on my 'to read' list for a while and after reading excellent reviews about it on Amazon, etc., I was so excited to read it.
I think I hyped up the book while waiting to read it and was somewhat disappointing when I did finally read it. Don't get me wrong, it was a good book and I finished it in a single day, but it wasn't entirely memorable.
The characters were believable and well developed, but like other reviews have stated, their actions not quite fully believable. I was a little confused as to what was going on the first chapter (I had to reread it) and it wasn't until the second half of the book that I was actually enjoying it. The ending was pretty clever. I also really enjoyed all the literary references throughout the book. I smiled when I read that the boy's name was William (Billy) Blake.
Another thing, this contains some graphic sex scenes. I was a bit embarrassed while reading it, I just wasn't expecting it, well at least not so soon and not so detailed.
Overall, I'd say it was an okay read. It's not something I would reread.
I hated this book, hated how the whole time I was reading this book I was on a coaster ride of emotions. One second I was happy with everyone, then I was frustrated at some of the characters (mostly Clary), then I was terrified at how the book would end (and I was right).
I did, however, love that most of the book was about Simon. He is one of my favorite characters, so much that I wish he were real and my friend.
I do love that I'm getting to read about these beloved characters more, but like another reviewer mentioned, this could have been all been wrapped up in City of Glass. Wasn't it supposed to be like that anyway?
I'm biding my time to read City of Lost Souls. I have a general idea where that story is going, but I know I'm still going to have A LOT of emotions about it.
LOVED THIS BOOK. It was fast-paced and action packed. I was just thoroughly satisfied with all of this book and the series overall. I cannot wait to finish Fallen Angels and Lost Souls and wait for Heavenly Fire!
This wasn't my favorite of the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy, but I thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless. As I did the entire trilogy.
It took me a while to finish reading it, as opposed to the previous two which I finished in a few days. The beginning was promised everything I had hoped for in the last book, but it took most of the book to finally get to the, for lack of a better phrase, "good" parts.
I remember reading Shiver for the first time and thinking I was going to be so confused at the different points of view, but I got used to that and even looked forward to reading what everyone was thinking.
I loved all the tender moments between Sam and Grace; I loved the snarky comments between Cole and Isabelle. I love books that make me laugh and this definitely had a few laugh out loud moments.
It was sad to leave Mercy Falls and read the last chapter of Forever. I really anticipated more for the grand finale. I left like the ending was too rushed and the ending was too vague. Maybe the author wanted the reader to imagine their own ending for the characters, but I just wouldve liked a more concrete ending.
Final rating: 3 1/2 stars and I highly recommend this trilogy for the YA fantasy novel fan.
Before I read a book, I like to read what other people think of it. Most called it typical 'chick lit'. This was anything but that.
I loved reading this book! It did take about seventeen chapters to actually get to the roller derby part (which was the main reason I picked this book up) and I did feel like the majority of it was the main character complaining about her troublesome marriage and moping around, but I grew to really like her, really feel for her and eventually root for her to succeed.
Overall it was a good read. It was hilarious and witty throughout. I even laughed out loud at some parts, which I rarely do.
I give Going In Circles 4 panty stars.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It was a quick read with so much helpful insight. I was able to take all the information I learned and apply it to my own writing journey.
This book was also such a pleasure to read. Gore's writing is witty and written in a manner that's comfortable. I felt so motivated to write after finished this book. Everything that was suggested to start writing and become a famous writer was practical.
I highly recommend it.
Hush, Hush was a fun, quick read. The characters were memorable, and sometimes annoying. It was fast paced and a little unbelievable at times.
Most of the time I kept thinking about how this book was Twilight and The Mortal Instruments rolled up into one.
I will eventually read the rest of the books, but I'm not dying to get my hands on them like other series.
Overall a good read.
I read this book in two sittings after hearing rave reviews from some of my friends and I honestly did not like it. I know this is supposed to be in the pov of a young teenage girl, but I felt like I was reading a 10 year old's diary. And the subject matter isn't something that I'm used to reading, I admit it was a little hard to read at times.
I had heard of The Odyssey before and tried to read it on my own, but it wasn't until it was assigned in my World Lit class that I feel in love with it. It's full of adventure, vengeful gods, lusting goddesses, disguise, and mystery. I don't understand why few have really taken the time to read Homer's works.
I really liked this translation in particular, Robert Fitzgerald did an amazing job of making this ancient text easier to digest and analyze.
I highly recommend reading The Odyssey, whether you are an English major or not.
This is my favorite Sarah Dessen book. I guess it's because I was Remy's age when I read this book, so it was more relatable for me. I read this years ago and just recently reread it. I was surprised at how much I remembered. I read so much that sometimes information in books that are not part of a series get dumped into the same part of my brain that some books are indistinguishable. Not this one! Dessen's characters are so well developed that they're unforgettable, especially Dexter.