Metairie, LA, United States | Member Since 2012
Variant and Feedback were excellent! I actually enjoyed this 2nd book more than the 1st. Wells did a great job keeping you on your toes. And while the ending is an "ending" (to the series) I think there's enough there for the author to continue the story later if he wants to.
It reminded me of other distopian future books. Not that this was at all distopia.
Benson. Goldstrom performed his role very well.
I would say to name the film "Maxfield", or something with Maxfield in the title.
I enjoyed the "happy ending with unsaid twist". I love that Benson has his happy ending with Becky. But behind the scenes, these "testings" will go on. Benson, Becky, and the other students may have been freed but what happened at Maxfield will continue to happen, just to other people around the world. And it leaves my imagination wondering about Benson and Becky's future...will they come back to kill them? Becky still has the implant so they can kill her at any time. As well as the others! What lasting effects will the implants leave on Becky and the other students? (health wise) It would be neat to see another book made about Benson and Becky 10 years from now and they are after them again. Like Becky becomes pregant and the androids/government try to get Benson to come back to them for another testing and threaten to kill Becky (via the implant) if he doesn't. While the ending is an "ending" I think there's enough there for the author to continue the story later if he wants to.
Idk.... maybe more of a storyline and plot.
Shape-shifting werewolf/vampires --- Seriously?
Tavia Gilbert wasn't bad... I think it was more the story that I didn't like, rather than the narration.
Disappointment. I really wanted to like this book but it was just dull with no real plot.
It was different than your typical paranormal stories.
Watching Matthew and Diana's relationship blossom.
Matthew's. She did great with his accent.
The intimate scenes between Matthew and Diana. While there wasn't any sex, it was still extremely passionate.
No, for me it was not.
No, I don't recommend something I didn't myself enjoy.
I don't want to knock the book. It was well written and narrated. I just didn't care for it.
The narrator. She was excellent.
She did an incredible job!
Nora Roberts never disappoints. The story and the characters were excellent!
Must. Read. Now.
Charlie, of course!
He was superb! I can't imagine anyone narrating this any better.
The narrator, Davina Porter! Someone please give this lady an award! I could never actually read thiis series because the audio version, with Porter, brings this story to life!
There’s so much action, scandal and drama in this book that it makes it hard to put down. I’m so glad Diana Gabaldon gives us different POV’s from the characters. The humorous and touching dialogue keeps you sucked in.
When Roger and Brianna realize that little Jemmy IS indeed Roger's son. *tear*
Jamie and Claire. It's their story.
Diana Gabaldon’s last 3 books have actually been way too long and contained a lot of unnecessary stories. Many people find the last few books too long and boring. So with that in mind, you should only continue with the series if you are a true “Outlander series” fan and enjoy the characters. Being a huge Outlander fan I myself enjoyed the book.
There were so many gruesome and scary things going on constantly throughout the book, making it hard to put it down.
Mr. Perry. He was a good husband/father and Bentley LIttle made his character very lovable.
He narrated it perfectly.
This book was dark, gritty, bleak and horrifying and such a great read! It has some really creepy moments that aren’t normally found in haunted house movies. I loved the bizarre history of the haunted house. There was so much excitement in this book and I couldn’t put it down! The ending was unexpected and not at all how I imagined it would end. It was a sad ending but great for the story.
I think everything is better in audio
I thought it was different from all the other YA novels out there.
Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross could read the phone book and I would listen to it.
Not in my "best" category but it def was an enjoyable read.
I prefer most all books in audio. When you have a good narrator it brings so much more to the characters and the stories.
It reminds me of the tv show True Blood (I haven't read the Sookie Stackhouse series) in that vampires have "come out of the coffin" and are a part of society.
No, this was my first. I read of couple of bad reviews on her, but personally I thought she did a fantastic job.
I was smiling for pretty much the entire book.
This is my 2nd Molly Harper book and I am in love. This was such a fun paranormal romance. In the beginning I didn’t see how Collin could become any kind of lovable or even really likeable. At first he seemed like someone I would enjoy annoying and p***ing off, if I were Miranda. But ½ way thru the book I was falling in love with him. He’d kept himself so secluded for years that he forgot how to laugh and smile. But here comes Miranda’s quirky, funny and lovable self to break him down. I can’t get enough of the clever and witty banter between characters in the 2 Molly Harper books that I’ve read and I’ll definitely be reading more of her books. Vampires, lust, sex and laughs… What more could a girl want?!
heartbreaking, beautiful, and REAL
I often come across books that I love, will read over and over again, will dream about, will recommend to other friends. And then there are books that leave a mark on your soul. This is one of those books. This story is definitely inspirational. If you choose to read it, be sure to have a box of Kleenex next to you at all times. This book was so REAL. I am now broken. If you don’t cry while reading this book, then you are completely dead inside.
My fave Augustus quote comes after Hazel first sees him put a cigarette in his mouth. She yells at him for having cancer yet smoking to get yet more cancer. "They don't kill you unless you light them...And I've never lit one. It's a metaphor, see: you put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don't give it the power to do its killing."
"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves..." - Cassius to Brutus (Act I, Scene II, Julius Caesar)
Hazel is a 16 yr old girl with cancer who lives tethered to an oxygen tank. She meets Augustus, a 17rd old who has lost his leg to cancer and is now in remission, at a support group. She also meets Isaac there, Augustus’ bff who loses his sight to cancer.
The characters and their stories are exceptionally wonderful and funny. I smiled the entire time I was reading this book and even laughed out loud a few times.
Favorite quote from this book: “That’s the thing about pain… it demands to be felt.” Truer words have never been spoken.
“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”
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When Hazel was 13 she almost lost her battle with cancer. She overhears her mom tell her dad that she won’t be a mom anymore. That was the 1st point at which I cried. What does happen if your child dies? Are you still a parent? My heart says yet but I imagine for someone who is a parent (I am not), especially one who is watching their child die, would feel very differently. It was devastating following the emotional turmoil of the parents. I can’t imagine what that must be like for them.
Hazel and Augustus exchange books. Hazel’s selection is a book about a girl with terminal cancer. The book abruptly ends and you just know that it’s because the girl dies. But Hazel still has questions about the other characters in the book and wants answers. So Hazel and Augustus began emailing with the author and find that he now lives in Amsterdam. The author will not reveal the answers except in person. So Augustus surprises Hazel by using his wish, given to him by The Make A Wish Foundation, for a trip to Amsterdam. While there Augustus admits to Hazel that he’s in love with her: “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.” Hazel admits the same and their Amsterdam trips turns into a romantic trip. Then they find that the author has actually gone a little mad and won’t give them any answers. On the day of their return to the US Augustus admits to Hazel that he recently had a pet scan and that the test screen “lit up”. He is dieing. “I lit up like a Christmas tree, Hazel Grace.” My heart broke when he tells Hazel this and here was the 2nd time I cried while reading this book.
I’ve read numerous reviews on this book and some feel that these teenagers sound too grown up for 16 and 17 yr olds. Ummm…. DUH!!!! Cancer kids are NOT at all like regular kids. They have to fit their entire life into a very small window and are forced to deal with things well beyond their maturity levels. Hence making them more mature than normal teenagers.
Augustus has Isaac and Hazel write him a eulogy. – I cried… and cried… and cried. It was heartbreaking and beautiful. When Augustus actually died I cried some more. And then I cried some more.
At the end of the book Hazel is presented with Augustus’ eulogy for her. And omg was it beautiful! I’m a romance novel junkie and I can honestly say that I’ve never read anything more beautiful and loving! It made my heart break and I cried some more. The ending was Augustus’ words to/for Hazel Grace… “You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers.” Then Hazel says “I do, Augustus.” And the book ends. O John Green, THANK YOU for ending the book this way!
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