Sunday, May 27, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
I liked this book but didn't love it. I found the main characters to be a bit quirky, which I liked but also a bit too whiny for my liking. I couldn't emotionally connect with them & certainly didn't fall in love with them as I've done with other various book characters. However, there was one character, Loring, with whom I did fall in love. I would love to hear much more from him. He was so sweet & loving & wanting & just the kind of character that makes me fall in love, whereas, I couldn't connect with Paul or Eliza. I guess I can say I'm indifferent toward them & this book.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Luckily, this book was a freebie because I just couldn't quite get into it. I read the entire book, but it never fully made its way into my heart. It's been touted as a "what to read after Fifty Shades" book but I found it didn't even come close to the kind of emotional roller coaster ride I took while reading "Fifty." The story had a tendency to jump around from one thought to another, with the female lead character often going off on tangents at the oddest times. It also lacked any kind of consistency. There were bathroom scenes that in my opinion were quite unnecessary. I was not able to develop any emotional attachment to the characters or connect with them in any way. If there's such a thing as a book being too descriptive, this book would easily fall into that category. I prefer books where I can connect easily with the characters and experience a gamut of emotions while reading. This book didn't do that for me. It just wasn't my kind of story.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
“You forget who submits, Eva,” he said gruffly. “I’ve given up control for you. I’ve bent and adjusted for you. I’ll do anything to keep you and make you happy. But I can’t be tamed or topped. Don’t mistake indulgence for weakness.”
An easy and quick read, this book takes the reader on an emotional journey as experienced by the two main characters who are of young adult age. These young characters along with their even younger siblings taught me, a middle-aged woman, a great deal about living life to the fullest. I couldn't help but fall in love with them and their story. The words of advice provided by the mom to her children are words I will certainly steal and impart to my own daughters. I love words and the words in this book are fabulous!
Another "butterflying" AWESOME book, this sequel to "Slammed" once again takes the reader on a wild emotional roller coaster ride! The two young main characters in this novel have gone through more life altering experiences in their short lives than some people experience in a lifetime. The tears I cried throughout were gratefully interrupted at times with the introduction of a feisty young neighbor and her mother. The poetry included was incredibly raw, breathtaking, and inspiring! What an incredible read!