Gena Showalter is one of my favorite authors, and this book is a spin-off of the Lords of the Underworld series, but it doesn't have the same feel and the story didn't measure up at all. It doesn't have Gena's usual humor, which I think makes her books. The narator is the same narator that reads the Lords of the Underworld series, but I think this book may have been better with another narator, because it makes you want the same feel as the lords of the Underworld, and you never really get it. It somehow falls flat. The story just isn't that captivating. I wasn't impressed .
Well there are a few things about this book I loved, but what I enjoyed most was the totally romantic love story. Though sappy at times, it was a refreshing aproach to a story that is smoking hot. Ryan and Julia are just perfect for one another; perhaps a little too perfect at times, but I didn't mind.
I can't really think of a comparison, but the premise is not at all original; it's just that the chemistry between the two main characters in this book made it unique for me.
The naration is another thing about this book that I loved. Both narators were excellent, and dual narators is always better with two point of views, but I loved the fact that no matter the point of view, the male voices were don by Blake Richard, and the female voices were done by Liona Gem. I have never listened to a naration like this in a romance novel before. Usually the male narator is lacking with the female voices, or vice versa, so this was a real treat. It made the entire book play out like a movie.
I think the author was great, but I do want to warn this book ends with sort of a cliffhanger, so you may want to wait for the next one to buy. Definitly worth a credit.
This book was a pleasant surprise. The characters were engaging, funny at times, but most of all real. The backstory of both main characters though definitely TRADGIC, was also Intriguing and not at all out of place with the story as so many books come across. The romance is also real, not just cheesy chemistry and sex. The chemistry between Rook and Ronin manages to be hot while at the same time not exaggerated by explicit sex. J. A. Huss's writing is superb. Both narators did a fantastic job. Definitely worth a credit. I can't wait for the next book in the series.
I loved this book. From the start it is a little tough to listen to as it starts out with eight year old Amber and her ten year old brother Jake, revealing the horor of the abuse they suffered via their very Loathsome father. But once chapter two came I was hooked. The love story between Amber and Liam is so sweet and sexy I was shocked, especially with this type of book. But Liam is really the most praise-worthy boyfriend their is, and I do agree with another reviewer... so much so that it must be fiction. I didn't care though, . Amber is a little clueless at times and naive , but she is only sixteen, so I didn't have much reservations with her flaws. Seriously though, although there were indeed dark elements to this story, the love story was the best part of this book for me. Another pleasant factor in this book, is that there is no explicit sex scenes as in so many of the YA novels nowadays. The narators did a fantastic job. I think this writer shows good promise, though I wasn't blown away with the riting in a whole. All and all I can't wait to see another of Kursty Moseley's books on Audible. Definitely credit worthy if you like this type of story.
I really enjoyed this book, one of Kresley Cole's best stories. Though the novel is clearly made for teens, it can be enjoyed by adults, since it has a truely unique storyline. The book has been compared to Twilight, but the world that Kresley Cole has created is so different that it isn't much like Twilight not even with the romance. It's ramped up a couple degrees with the physical chemistry between the lead characters, along with much more sinister villans, but apt to the story in my oppinion. I do think Jackson is a bit too hard on Evi at times, but I can see where the author is going with it. The book starts out with the villan doing the narating in the prologue, which makes for good intrigue, though I did find the start of the book somewhat slow. But it picks up and then doesn't falter much after that, so if you get a little board with the teenage stuff just hang in there a little longer. The narators did an excellant job. All and all I can't say anything but good for this book, and I can't wait for the next in the series.
I came across this title after I finished the Hunger Games series and I was hesitant to get it, despite the rave reviews because I just didn't believe any YA novel could live up to that series. I was wrong! Though totally different from the Hunger Games, Divergent is just as wonderful. The romance in this novel is amazing, the story is amazing, and the writing is equally so. It's very poignant and the characters are wonderful. The world the author has created is incredible. Veronica Roth has a truely unique mind. I started listening to this book with very little expectations, but after the first few chapters I was loving it. The narator does an excellant job, she's very easy to listen to. If you like dystopian novels, romance, and a great story, you'll love this one.
This book is a great continuation from Divergent. It's hard to say which one of these two novels I like the best. They both are so unbelievably gripping. Insurgent has all the powerful emotion that Divergent instills but it also has something else that was a bit lacking in the first novel. This novel gives a better understanding of all the factions in Veronica Roth's world. The first book mainly focusses on Dauntless and Abnegation, but now we get to learn more about Erudite, Cander, and Amity. I was glad this book explained all the factions with better clarity, because I wondered about the others when I read Divergent. The main character Tris, is one of the best characters in a YA novel I've come across, someone that I think is so real its a little scarry. And the love story between Tris and Tobias is moving. Veronica Roth has a gift and it shines. The only thing I didn't like about this book is the fact that I have to wait for the third book, because like Divergent I never wanted the story to end.
Emma Galvin has done such a fantastic job with both the Divergent novels, she makes both books an absolute delight. If you are a fan of Divergent then you will love Insurgent and if you haven't read Divergent yet, then what are you waiting for!
I love Julie Kagawa, she is a very tallented writer and has a way of explaining detail with great imagery. Though I think the vampire genre is a bit played out, this one has enough uniqueness to make it worth the listen. The lead character is great, a bit naive at times, but she gets herself together as the book progresses. Not at all a typical Ya vampire novel or story for that matter. No high school drama, or high school crush, in fact, no school at all. I enjoyed the book and listened to it all the way through. I can't wait for the next in the series. As always, Therese Plummer did an excellant job.
For an erotica novel this is a good book; however I know a lot of people are comparing this one to the Fifty Shades trilogy and I have reservations. Firstly, the female lead in this book is good she's got spunk, and I like that, but the male character, though he is similar to Christian Gray in Fifty Shades, I'm not sure I like him as much. I don't like his use of the word C$nt during the sex scenes, it just doesn't seem necessary . I don't know why so many erotica writers find it necessary to use that word at all. It's not sexy, and it doesn't make the sex any hotter, quite the opposite if you ask me. El James didn't use the word once in all three of her books, and the sex scenes were definitely hot. The story in this book is good, but I wasn't overly impressed. The narator did a great job.
Kelley Armstrong is such a tallented writer that it makes it hard not to enjoy any of her books, however I'm so glad Johanna Parker has narated the last three books in this series, most of the other narators in this series were terrible and I had to read the print version. That being said, Thirteen is an exciting read and wrap up to the series, since it involves all the characters of the series in one way or another. The story is told primarily by Savanna, but all the women that made this series have there hand in it. I'm sad to know the series is over, but enjoyed the end of it all the way.
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