This book was long, disconnected, and really freaking DULL! I didn't like the characters therefore I didn't give a flying flip what happened to them. I don't recommend the audio version of this and not because the narrator was bad (she was quite good) but because you should get it from the library so you can abandon it after it bores you to death.
With all that said I have friends that gave this book 4 stars so please read at your own risk.
Overall this series is a pretty good one. If you're looking for a distopian that is actually well written, not completely predictable (and GASP no love triangle, well not really) then I totally recommend this one.
I seem to be the only one who didn't love the ending. I don't know... June just got so self-sacrificing and melodramatic there towards the end. Other then being a little frustrated with our heroine this conclusion was a wild ride that I am so glad I got on.
So I stand alone in not "loving" the ending but I didn't and hate it and most days thats all a girl can really ask for.
I recommend this series to lovers of "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent" obviously..
just like these two did. I don't care that their relationship is a tiny bit ridiculous and just a smidgen unrealistic. I love Katie McGarry she has a way of writing a romance that really cuts pretty deep especially for a couple of 17 year olds.
I love that her characters are always so complex and miss-understood, and we are allowed a rare look into the heart of people who hide for a living. Every time I start one of her books I can't stop until I have devoured the whole thing.
Please tell me there will be more... and who will we hear from next Abby?!?!
A fast paced wild ride you will enjoy I promise.
Ok so I loved this book. The story is compelling with just enough depth and the romance is the perfect mix of hot, sticky, and sweet.
Katie McGarry's book Pushing the Limits is not a must read, but would give you a different perspective on the main character before starting this one.
The male reader is eh.. alright, but the female is fantastic!
Overall I recommend Dare You To to any lover of YA fiction.
Cuckoo's Calling (actually written by J.K Rowling) is pretty darn good. I say "pretty darn good" and not great because even though this book is not my usual haunt I still really liked it. Cuckoo's Calling is written extremely well (obviously) and kept me coming back for more. In this classic who done it I was left guessing until the very end!
I am thinking this could be a series?? Same characters new mystery.
I am a fan.
I loved this book.
If that isn't enough for you allow me to elaborate. Susanna Kearsley is a great writer. She knows her stuff and her History is SPOT ON. I read The Winter Sea and liked it enough to try her second one, tried the second one and LOVED it enough to never want to read anything else ever again.
Do you need more?
Firebird has it all, light romance, heavy history, and interesting and funny running dialogue. If you like historical fiction steeped in character development you will love this book!
BUT you must read The Winter Sea first... YOU MUST!
Winter Sea is well written and very much a Historical Fiction. I liked this book but really only liked it. The story really drags... I would say in the middle but actually it feels like it drags the whole time.
The ending was great even though you are convinced the whole time you are not going to like it. I implore you to read this book if for no other reason then it is a prerequisite for Firebird by Susanna Kearsley and Firebird is amazing.
All in all Winter Sea is a good passer of time, has a great narrator, and is a MUST read series so far!
Is it just me?!
Siege and Storm is delightful story. I will be honest I find myself struggling with fantasies a lot of the time. Too many strange names and places to remember and pronounce. This book is an exception for me. It is no fluff ball but it never takes you too deep you get lost. The plot stays on course and the people and places stay to a minimum, which in my opinion is essential to a great fantasy.
Wild adventure, beautiful magic, good vs. evil, and a little bit of love sprinkled in. What else do you need?
The Sun Summoner will suck you in and leave you waiting for more!
I am one of those people who watched a couple episodes of "True Blood" before ever reading any of these books. "True Blood" to be honest, turned me off of even trying the series out, but a friend of mine finally talked me into it and I am glad she did.
This book has a great running dialogue, spicy romance, and, a surprisingly complex who done it. Although, its been about two weeks since I finished this book and I don't remember who done it or why, but you know what it doesn't matter. The book is fun and well rounded and you will undoubtedly move on to the next.
If you like vampires, mystery, heavy romance, and southern accents then this book is for you. The narrator is not bad but definitely gets into character quite strongly so if that is distraction for you, you might want to consider reading this one yourself.
There are so many great reviews for this book and I feel kinda alone on this one so bare with me. Outpost had great potential, and there are times it really lived up to it, and times I wanted to fast forward. Once I was at the middle of this book it was a little bit...ummm...boring? I don't know it just wasn't what I expected.
Seeing that Deuce lived underground in a society that made up it's own rules and brainwashed it's people I was excited to see her paradigm shift. It felt as though it was going to be reminiscent of Plateo's "The Cave." It wasn't. The most she wondered about was why you celebrated birthdays and "who says I cant wear pants!" All of her "paradigm shifts" were quite shallow.
Romance is weak and there is a pointless love triangle once again.
The book starts to redeem itself towards the end and leaves you with quite the cliffhanger. I think the final installment in this series has the setup to be the best yet. Here's to hoping!
OH! Most importantly the narrator is bad. I honestly wonder if I would have felt completely different about this book had I read it instead...
Hex Hall was a book that at first glance had everything stacked against it. It looks like the same dull story line I have already read and hated a billion times. Yet I still picked it I don't know maybe I am a glutton for punishment. However, this book was by no means bad.
Sophie is a smart, funny character that you can't help but love. There is a bit of mystery and the book never takes it self too seriously. Too often YA paranormal books are so angst ridden and weird you feel the need to take a shower afterward. Hex Hall is a refreshing reminder that, "it doesn't have to be this way!"
I have not decided if I will be moving on to the next installment or not but I am glad I got to meet this one. Who am I kidding I read every single Vampire Academy book which means I am in fact a glutton for punishment.
I recommended Hex Hall to those who love YA paranormal but are sick of the love triangles and super angsty brats that haunt ever single page. You will enjoy it
P.S The narrator is good too!
P.S.S I did hear that there is a bit of love triangle in the second installment :/ Proceed at your own risk.
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