No. It was too contrived. I love fantasy but the situations were too contrived and the Xandra is just not believable as a person. She is too spoiled and dumb. Plus I am so tired of the story line that parents forget or never get around to telling their child they are a world changer and some group is out to kill them. If any such parents leave their child so unprepared then they deserve the death that always happens to them in these stories.
She performed well. She had a good voice and was entertaining but the story was not good.
Try to avoid similar works.
Doubtful. I had to give up on this book almost ninety percent through it. I couldn't take the surgery sweetness any longer. This book is for 13 year old girls who want to believe that the perfect man exists. That a soul mate is out there that will perfectly match your soul. I do believe in soul mates having been married to one for 37 years but non of them are perfect and match you perfectly.
It is one and the same. The rival clan was willing to kidnap Maggie and in several cases take actions that would have or should have killed her and probably would have raped her and they are beat up a little and let go. It was ridiculous and unbelievable. The author would have lost me on this point if she hadn't already.
Yes the narrator was very good. It is one reason I listened as long as I did.
Stop reading similar books.
Young adult should not mean the story should have a total lack of realism. If Caleb was so tuned in and in love with Maggie he would not have acted as he did. No matter how tuned you are and in love having the person in your head all the time would be invasive. Everyone has thoughts that the other person should not and does not want to know. I can accept the significant premise but not the execution of it by the author.
No. I thought the story of Samantha was a good story and had something to say but her falling for Mason ruined it. Mason because he is so handsome,good athlete, rich and charismatic is given a free ride with no consequences to being a total spoiled ass. He is a bully and treats all lesser people as he sees them as pawns.
I wouldn't made the main love interest a spoiled brat and ass. Mason is the stereotype of what is wrong with most professional athlete. His behavior ninety percent of the time was inexcusable. I kept waiting for Sam to wake up and see what he was but the story endorses the fantasy and behavior.
None really except frustration when I realized how the book was going to end. The story of Samantha was a good one if it had not been tainted by the Mason story line.
Sam's long runs and how she felt about them and the inability of any adult in her life to see her downward spiral
The author has real talent. if she can get away from the fantasy that the male love interest has to be a bad boy, rich, incredibly handsome, super athlete, and have disdain for everyone and everything and act like an ass to show how special he is she could write a really good novel. .
I believe in the story and wanted to like the book. My wife and I listen to it on a trip to Mississippi but two thirds of the way through it she finally asked if we could listen to something else. I had felt the same way but didn't want to say anything. I can't place my finger on it but it was boring.
The culture of the times
Yes. It is a good story with some minor flaws but was very enjoyable.
The characters and how they interacted with each other. It was believable. The one flaw is that Jacinda was supposed to be so powerful as a fire breather but it never seemed to really help her or make a difference.
She has a nice voice that sounded age appropriate and lent a lot of enjoyment to the story.
Dragons are beautiful creatures.
Any parent should be happy for their child to read this book
Immature young adults.
It was simplistic. It had no character development and Arianna Grace was plain and boring. I know she was supposed to be in a strange environment but she was slow and stupid. Ten obvious clues or events all but slap her in the face before she can draw a simple conclusion or until another character comes out and tells her the information and then she still doesn't believe it. She is captured and the men discuss how to kill her but then she questions why she needs security! How dumb can she be? I quit the book because it was so stupid. I almost never stop reading or listening to a book. Don't get this book.
Put more feeling and emotion into the character.
I only listened to about one third of the book before I quit but the scene where she was captured and held in the cellar should have been cut or rewritten. It was atrocious.
Give Arianna some smarts. Being a fish out of water shouldn't make you stupid.
Near the top of my list. I liked the unique story. Exploring the world of live online porn was an eye opener for me. I knew it existed but never understood the draw. To think that many people pay so much for the experience was a revelation. But mainly the story was interesting and grabbed you from the start and took you on a journey of twists and turns that was fun and exciting. What more can you ask of an author. I thoroughly enjoyed it and the thought process of DeAnna/Jessica was interesting and believable. The way she became integrated and part of her client's lives was interesting but sad at the same time, which I am sure was the point. It is hard to accept that many people in the world look to a sex worker to be a significant person or the significant their lives was truly sad because I believe it is true. But don't let that put you off because in short it was a fun and exciting read.
I was fascinated by the world and how profitable it was.
Yes very. She does this by just telling the story and letting the facts come out as Jessica interacts with clients.
Nothing. I thought she was excellent.
Sex is not the subject of this book. It is the world that DaAnna lives in.
No. Zoe makes her way though live belittling, insulting and degrading others with a in your face attitude if anyone tries to help her. Her first reaction is aggression or violence by word or action. She doesn't want any one "In her business" but she feels free to intrude into everyone's else's business. The plot device that both men she has affairs with are violent jerks and one a serial killer was not believable. Zoe reacted to people and life like a macho immature 14 year old boy yet supposedly everyone liked or loved her even though she was a bitch. Life doesn't work that way.
Maybe. She has talent as a writer and I think she thought Zoe's attitude was strength which it wasn't.
I thought it was going to be but the last quarter of the book changed my mind. I think the author was lazy and used simple plot devices to resolve the story and have a happy ending. and to explain the behaviors.
Being insulting, degrading, and belittling people is not strength. It is being obnoxious and a bully.
Yes for the perspective of what love isn't. The relationship between the two girls is abusive. Cece is abusive of Holland and when you love someone you just aren't. As an attorney who has helped many women in such relationships with men the fact the other person is a woman doesn't change the situation.
Obsessive love is not love. It is possession and selfish. As an example of this yes.
Yes to write this review. I had not written any before reading this book. It took me six months to get around to it and I even wrote other reviews prior to this one but reading this boom left me with a desire to say what happened in the book was not true love.
The performance of Sarah Drew really enhances the story.
The journey of change Samantha goes through.
I got a deep sense of satisfaction at the end.
Yes. It is a good story and well performed.
I am not sure if I have but she does an excellent jog
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