I really like how you picked up on the original story, but it was more than that. Yes, it's set in a fictitious future, but who Cinder is and how she evolves is a much deeper process. I like how it can be retrospective as well.
I couldn't figure out how she was a "princess" until later in the story and I like how that thread was woven.
The different voices and accents really give the characters life and more of a personality.
The title I wrote.
Yes, I loved how the alternative universe was portrayed in this story, the way the mystery started and Gshtalt.
I liked the whole relationship/dynamic between Myfawny and Gshtalt. I also liked how the American counterpart was introduced into the storyline.
Her character voices, the way she pronounced the different words in the book that would have hung me up if I read it, the pace and flow of the intense scenes.
Yes! I wanted to just sit and imagine the storyline the whole day.
I thought this book sounded a little lame when I read the plot, but sound bite peaked my interest a bit. I didn't have high expectations going in and I was blown away by how well the story reads. It looks weird, but once you get into this universe, you have no idea how amazing it is.
Yes, I thought the story line was intriguing, compelling and I would want to see if I could pick up on the clues even sooner.
I liked how it wasn't a laid out, get to the end mystery. There were twists that became more disfigured as the story played out.
The scene where Nick plays the performance of his life to get the "villain" to come back to his house and where she's shocked he pulled on over on her.
Hell Hath No Furry Like a Woman Scorned
This book has a lot of people divided by the last half of the storyline. I felt that going into it knowing some of the twisted part made me love it even more because it was like sitting in a movie, seeing someone is going to get their head chopped and you scream (futilely) "Turn around! Behind you!"
I think knowing who the bad guy was before it was revealed really made me want to figure out how it was discovered and how it ended. I think if you read this book going in blindly you would grow to hate it, because it messes with your head.
Heck, the ending alone messes with you - but it was so awesome!
This was a great conclusion to this part of the series. While it does show the side of the story we didn't know about in "Call me Irresistible" and doesn't disappoint.
While not as funny as the other novel, it is a more introspective approach to what went on with Lucy.
This story doesn't move as quickly, or as smoothly as it predecessor, but it does conclude in a satisfying way.
The novel is read with great speed and animation. My only complaint is some of the voices are a little shrill and lines delivered a little too campy. But overall a great feel-good book.
I loved this book and this is one of the best historical fiction novels I have ever "read". Alison Weir not only has a great ability to tell a beautiful story but to also weave in the true details in a way that make it engaging and wanting to know more about other characters you meet. I was looking up historical accounts of her story and was finding that anything with actual fact, really did happen. The only difference between fact and fiction was the specific dialogue (except for what King Henry said about Thomas Beckett).
I wish my history classes were like this because it was like watching a TV show in my head about all the captivating things this queen and strong woman did in Middle Age England.
I absolutely loved the first book and this follow up story was ok. The story moves a lot slower than the last one then all of a sudden, at the end there's a rush for the plot to move toward the next book.
Both books are long, but the plot is pretty stagnant with the author describing a lot of how Elizabethan England and notable figures were really like. While that is all well and good, I would space out and come back in when the action was going. The other part I wasn't too keen on were the other plot snippets that would come back into the book but then nothing ever happened with them again.
I really enjoyed the telling of 1590s England, it's one of my favorite historical periods and Jennifer Ikeda does a great job telling it. It was a necessary bridge book to understanding more of Deborah's explanation of Vampires and Witches as well as the origin of the book but didn't take 24 hours to get there.
You know a book is good when you sit in your car after you park, so you can listen for a few more minutes.
Nora Roberts wonderfully weaves tragedy, mystery, comedy and love in this tail about a young woman who tries to take back her life after the unthinkable happens.
I really liked Brooks more than Abigail/Elizabeth. Her paranoia and fear, while founded in a good reason, got on my nerves after awhile. However, the pace and flow of the story really keep you entertained.
The narrator has a great reading style and voice differentiation. She does male and female voices without detracting from the characters.
All in all, a definite worthy read. While it is predictable, it leaves you satisfied and wanting to hear more about how Brooks and Abigail live their lives.
The storyline blew my mind! I was apprehensive to get this book once I read reviews that it was an "adult twilight" book (I refuse to read the series and I'm not into those kind of vampire books).
Nevertheless, I forged ahead and got it - what a great move. This book is not only magical, but it's also a very smart read. If you love historical fiction, science fiction and any part of fantasy, this book is for you.
The narration was solid with wonderful accents and colorful characters. It flows like a mix between.
The best way to describe this book was a mix between Ken Follett, Ilona Andrews and Meg Cabot.
I can't wait for book two.
I LOVED the first book of the series and was so intrigued with Meg Cabot's take on vampires. This book while much shorter, was slow, unclear and suddenly ended.
Emily is a great narrator and really delivered in this book - it wasn't her fault the story did have much subtext.
It starts out really exciting and action packed but about a 1/3 of the way through, one starts to lose interest. I was anticipating a deeper plot line when they mentioned the Jersey devil - but it really didn't take that fun turn into story land.
I did enjoy how we got to know Alex more, somehow he turns out alright. But if there's another one of these stories coming out, it needs to be more like the first.
I really loved the struggle and love story in this book. What's great about it, is there is a lot of adventure/action, a progressive maze of a story, with the right sprinkling of love. I think it's the best of the series.
It wasn't only action packed, it had a ton of mystery and intrigue. The wolf portion of the saga is so great, you see it in all three books. This one doesn't let you down, it gets you more interested in the stories.
The narrator was great and really got male and female voices down. It was such a great book, I thought the story could have gone on longer!
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