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.
Colleen Hoover has an amazing ability to make you feel a range of nearly every single human emotion possible. You'll cry your eyes out and then on the next page you'll left hysterically.
All the confessions and the fact that they are from real fans.
Can't pick just one.
The prologue had me crying and then again at the end.
I was 7 minutes into the (audio) book and cried. So I knew this would be a great book. Just like every other Colleen Hoover book, this one had me full of feels and emotions. Of course I was laughing so much as well because let’s face it, Colleen Hoover writes hilarious books! How does she always seem to come up with these exceptional story lines??!!!
Trey and Lydia – I can’t say out loud what I think about you both because Jesus is watching.
Anything Phil Gigante narrates is better than the print version.
Lor! Loooove that man! Hope to see more of him in the next books!
Their narration is flawless.
Love the Fever Series! I thoroughly enjoyed this book! New characters, new POV’s, new dangers, new mysteries, new everything!
That being said, another blogger wrote “Burned was not a book she (KMM) wanted to write and you feel it on every single page.” While harsh, I have to agree. This was not KMM’s best work. I’ve read lots of stuff in the past 2-1/2 years saying that KMM is going through a hard time in her life with different personal issues. It definitely shows in her writing style in Burned. There’s just way too much of a “depressing” emotional feel to this book. Mac was portrayed as depressed and weak. Not the version of Mac that we were left with after the 5th (and what we thought was final) book.
In my opinion, where KMM messed up is that she listened way too much to the backlash of Iced and Dani’s age. You can absolutely tell that this version of Burned is not the original Burned that she had intended.
There are GREAT things in this book. (I especially love the scenes with Lor.) The book could’ve been fantastic, but it somehow failed. Over all, KMM let her personal life along with the bloggers backlashing over Iced negatively impact her writing Burned. I’m disappointed with this one. But KMM is an amazing author so I’m praying she will redeem herself.
I hope all the people that bitched about Iced (namely about Dani and her age) got what they were looking for. KMM was able to give you what you wanted, and in doing so disappointed many of her TRUE fans. There was absolutely nothing wrong with Iced to begin with.
I still and always will LOVE KMM and the Fever series. Forever a devoted fan!
Top 5 for sure (when combined with If I Stay)
Umm duh, Adam!!!
He was perfect for the part of Adam!
First off, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT read the synopsis for this 2nd book before you finish If I Stay!
Where She Went ties everything together from If I Stay. Together these 2 books make for a beautiful story that I will remember forever!
The narrator and the writing were both wonderful. The narration was perfect for Mia and the writing is very fluid and easy, making for a great audiobook!
Everything. There's not 1 thing that I liked "best". The whole thing was great.
First off, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT read the synopsis for the 2nd book before you finish If I Stay!
What an emotional journey! This is definitely a story that will stay with me forever.
I do think that you HAVE to read the second book “Where She Went” to truly appreciate the whole story.
Type 5! A frightening and intense read that I didn’t want to end! There’s suspense, danger, love, heart-warming moments, cleverness, surprises, time travel, and a strong female character. How could you not love this book?! The huge amounts of imagination in this book make for a fantastically plotted novel!
He did very well.
Some of the reviews I’ve read show that a lot of people didn’t like the way the author interrupted scenes by splitting them up. I personally enjoyed this. It kept it more suspenseful. It gave me an “Omg what’s going to happen?!!” type of feeling.
Laura Shane and Daniel = Perfection! There’s was a great love story more realistic than what is normally found in syfy books. The characters are so rich and intriguing.
While I love Daniel I just couldn’t help but root for Stefan to get the girl in the end. I thought that ending was very realistic and more profound than what is found in most books these days. Koontz didn’t do what most people do which is having a girl fall immediately head over heels in love with her rescuer. There was time for Laura to heal, move forward with her life (herself and her sons), and then gradually fall in love. It’s a much more caring and appreciative type of love.
Top 10 for sure!
Any Steven King book-- for obvious reasons. This is my 2nd Joe Hill book and I loved it just as much as I did Horns. His writing style is superb. Hill’s character development is well thought out and it shows in his writing.
Very creepy book about revenge from beyond the grave. How can you stop an enemy who isn’t even alive? How can you stop an enemy when they can control your mind?
Judas Coyne is a big rock star jerk but I loved him as well as his weirdo girlfriend, Georgia. It was hard not to fall in love with this old-rock star/bad boy/gothic-chick-defiler. Craddock was a sadistic bastard with an evil step-daughter. I was glad they both got what they deserved in the end.
I truly believe that there’s nothing John Green can’t write that I won’t love. This book is very sincere and has many life lessons, as does all John Green books. I would describe this book as a “feel good book”. The dialogue between the friends was funny and immensely entertaining, as you would expect from a John Green book.
I adored Quentin but I have to admit, I didn’t much care for Margo. I think her character should have been more likeable. That being said, I did thoroughly enjoy Margo’s intricate plans on revenge as well as her escape/run-away plans.
Ben and Radar were such enjoyable and loveable characters. They made reading Q’s journey so much more enjoyable.
He's an incredible narrator and I look forward to listening to more of his narration in the future.
However, I only gave this book 4 stars instead of 5 because of the ending. The ending was very anticlimactic and could’ve been much better. In my opinion, John Green dropped the ball on the ending.
Love, love, love all the road trip antics! The road trip with Lacey, Q, Ben and Radar was my favorite part of this book.
Oh, and the black Santa’s: PERFECTION!!!
It was wonderful to watch Will and Will meet and change each other’s lives forever. John Green’s Will Grayson was my favorite of the 2 Will Grayson’s but they were both equally amazing characters.
Every moment with Tiny! To quote Mean Girls: Tiny is almost too gay to function. I need a Tiny Cooper in my life.
No, I haven't. I strongly recommend listening to the audiobook version of this book instead of reading it. The audio version gives this book so much more than reading it ever could. The narrators even sings all the songs! I just don’t feel that reading the book could be nearly as enjoyable as listening to it.
The ending with Tiny Dancer
I truly believe that there’s nothing John Green can’t write that I won’t love. I literally laughed out loud almost the entire audiobook listen. My coworkers were looking at me like I was crazy while I was laughing out loud at one of the numerous hilarious quotes in this book.
And now I definitely need to read more my David Levithan now. His writing style was excellent and so incredibly funny!
The plot, the setting, the whole story.
Yes. The storyline is too good to look away.
This was the first book I listened to by her and I loved it. She did an excellent job!
This was the first series I read as a teenager that really had depth to it. I read it 5 times between age 15 and 18 but haven't read it since. Since Lifetime is doing a remake of the movie I decided to get the audiobook. I forgot how much I LOVE this story!!!! And at age 35 there's so much more that I'm getting from this book than when I was 15 to 18 years old.
Eh, it's 6 one way, 1/2 a dozen the other.
Kennedy. She was a typical character for a YA book but I really liked her.
Good, okay, fine.
If I had to describe the book in one word that word would be Ghostbusters.
It was a good start to the series for sure. Not great, but still very good and entertaining. For being YA it was good. If you’re an adult looking for a paranormal story you should keep looking. This is definitely YA paranormal. Nothing scary about it. But I’m a sucker for YA books so I really enjoyed this one and am looking forward to the remainder of the series.
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