TO READ OR NOT TO READ...that is the question. I'll do the reading in various genres of books mostly fiction, some popular and some you may be less familiar with. I do read some non-fiction but rarely. For those of us who are capable of getting lost in a world of make believe; stick with me and hopefully I can point you in a direction that will save you from a waste of life or entertain you into the wee hours of the morning.
Note to reader!
I try not to reveal too much of the book's major plots but some times I can't help it to give an overall idea of what I personally thought. I try not to ruin the book for anyone and sorry if I do so. Any of the books I write about have been read recently so that the review is fresh in my mind. Some books I will reread and post again later but if you have a request let me know, it will take me a while to go through my library again.
Also I try very hard to find the cover art from the actual book that I have some times this is not possible and I may result to a more common known cover. At no time will I ever post a book cover with a movie poster on it I like the originality and imagination of books movies just ruin what the readers imagination is capable of creating.
Rating Scale: The books I post here will be set on a rating scale. The scale being from 1-5 one being most likely to read again and 5 being least likely to read again.
The final book in the fallen series and the series definitely ended so much better than it began. There was a scavenger hunt to the end of the world and the big fight between groups to get the "magic" stuff and an AWESOME library. There was a lot of talk about God and the creation of everything, but it worked for me and well in this story, I have said before that I am not a religious person that does not mean I did not love this book. Also huge plus was that God aka "The Throne" had to change forms so that the angels could see and speak to the Throne so it transformed into a woman! Love it, I always knew God was a woman! And finally the big question is answered where the hell did Daniel and Luce meet?! I will say that I really liked the answer and it goes along with how Luce plays into the grand scheme of things. I'm glad to say that I just couldn't seem to put it all together. Maybe I'm slow on the uptake and it was obvious to everyone else, but I enjoyed not being able to just guess the ending and only continue to read to find out how it tied together. As for this book I love it and will re-read it but as a series as a whole ehh stick with book 3 and 4 for the second time around.
Here is the best selling book according to EVERYONE! One of my besties sent me this book and said you have to read this, my mother-in-law called and said have you read this?! you must! (in hindsight gross) I read the synopsis several times to understand what the hype was about and didn't get it. Well I bowed to peer pressure and read the book and I say BORING!! OMG it had good parts but the writing in this book was awful if I never read the words "baby," "groan," or "delicious" ever again it will be too soon. It was the same thing over and over again, by the end I was skipping pages just to get to the end. The last 30 pages or so it finally starts getting interesting but not enough to make me want to go into the second book. It will just be more of the same and bleh it was hard enough the first time around. The love story was ok, the heroine is strong in some aspects and I like that, but the entire book builds to a decision that is decided on three different times and still changes.. so annoying. And the poor hero has a predominately f'ed up up bringing. Here is a controlling bastard, but the hints of his abuse as a child and the denial of his abuse during his teen years is upsetting. not to mention he continued a relationship with his abuser well into adulthood always reminding him what happened, no wonder he was messed up I would be too. BTW on a tangent what woman who knows she has freaky hard core sex constantly, wears white cotton panties to see her man? That is completely ridiculous no 23yo wears white cotton panties these days especially if she expects to have sex! I think people were just surprised by the sex scenes in the book and S&M is not THAT interesting. I know how the trilogy ends you know how it ends everyone knows by about chapter 5. I almost gave up at chapter 4 and wouldn't have missed much if I had. All in all skip it move on unless you need a boost in your sex drive/life. No offense to my peeps who loved it, I love you still but not this.
So after the second book in this series I was hopeless and about to give up completely on it, but I happened to find the third book at the used book store for half price so I thought what the hell it can't be that bad right? Well turns out this book was AWESOME which is made obvious by the amount of time it took me to finish!! I was really surprised at how good this book was, I couldn't manage to put it down. The difference between this book and the previous books was that there was a goal in the end, the main character was striving for something and she knew what she was aiming for not just wandering in the dark, like it the previous two books. This book was basically a hop from lifetime to lifetime describing Daniel and Luce's past lives and love together. You get to see where their love grew from and what all went into their idea of "soul mates." It still doesn't answer the nagging ever present question of where in the hell did Luce and Daniel meet?! That is the question I really want answered and I am still left wanting, damn it they better answer this in the finale known as Rapture whenever it is released. (which by the way they set up the finale story very well in the end here, i'm looking forward to it.) This book goes all the way back to the beginning of time through Egypt, Mayan, and Shakespearean history it was pretty cool. I am a big history buff so the idea of going back in time is interesting to me , there are no factual events that happen but whatever that's not the point the romance mixed into different eras is the point. I would say that this book makes trudging through the first and second book worth it.
The second mortal instruments book, I only continued on because my friend assured me that the series did get better after the first book, turns out she was right. This sequel can be added to a short list of books that I classify as better than the original book. The action really picked up in this book which made it more interesting right off the bat, and there was less of the poor me love triangle BS that gets old fast. There were a few unexpected turns in this book which proved one of my previous complaints incorrect.(too predictable) There is still the very odd love story present throughout but fortunately, it isn't as prominent in this book as it was in the mourning teenage drama original. This book is more of finding out what the villain will do next and why, the real history of what happened to the main characters, and the love of family it just has more sustenance. The villain still has a seductive lure to his son in the book and you catch yourself wondering if his kid will fall for it all. I still believe I can predict the way the romance story will end, and if the series is any good how it will end, but after the second book I am more inclined to find out what happens in the middle. I have requested from my friend the third and fourth book of this series and hope that it continues with the mystery and violence(PG) to an awesome climax. There are quite a few books in the series so lets hope the author doesn't over write the story just for more books/money.
A friend of mine pointed me in the direction of this book. This time around I was having trouble deciding what I wanted to read and started several different books to no avail. I started reading this on a flight and I got hooked into the odd story. I have come to accept in books that I need to disregard what age the author has placed the main characters in always, some of my fav books the actual ages of the characters are completely ridiculous. Anyway rambling..these guys are supposed to be 15 (who remembers what they were like at 15) and hot demon killing badasses!! Yea well in my minds eye they are more like 23 but that is because i'm getting old and jaded about the teen age. The book started kinda slow but picked up after a few chapters. This girl character is very damsel in distress; having the chick just let the boys save her when necessary and not arguing so much about it is ok once in a while. The male character it the typical sexy emotionally and physically scarred badass with a soft spot for the new girl. The creepers through out are pretty cool and described in good if somewhat confusing detail. I had trouble picturing some of the characters or places in the book just because I couldn't wrap my mind around what the hell the author was talking about. (some say this is a evidence of a good writer, one to stretch the imagination of the reader) I was, of course I think I'm seeing a pattern, disappointed in the end of the book or at least the big "twist" in the end slightly grossed out and just bummed so much so that I will continue with the second book but if I'm not more impressed I may stop the series, at this point I could probably tell you how it ends if the direction doesn't change.