Monday, May 13, 2013
I must say that what I love about [author:Alexandra Lanc|5221456] is her diversity. This new dystopian vampire vs. humans book was definitely more than I expected.
I was actually sucked right into this book and enjoyed the twist of the vampires being the supreme rulers and the humans being the slaves. What hits the mark with me with her writing is that I find myself feeling as if I am inside the book with the characters. This is another reader participation book where you can help determine the way the book goes and once again, it was a cliffhanger of an ending and I'm excited to see where it goes.
I first got addicted to her writing through a Christmas book (which everyone knows I'm a sucker for), but Ms. Lanc, really can draw you in and on so many levels, I have enjoyed reading her books, diverse as they may be, because it helps me to expand my reading genres.
I think the beginning of this book managed to turn me off of it. I did not care for the first few chapters being told over and over. The subject matter of child predators is a difficult subject matter to begin with.
This is the story of Dinah, Whit and Robbie. Robbie is snatched from his mother's grip while looking for their car in the Mall parking lot. The abductor, Chester Cash is a part-time preacher and no one suspects that he is such an evil man with deep, dark secrets. The book at times made me cringe to see how sick this man was. The remainder of the book was how a marriage can fall apart and/or survive something so devastating.
I can't say that I hated the book, but I didn't love it either.
Friday, May 10, 2013
OMG, how totally awesome was this book. There were moments that were so obvious that the book was setting them up and in the next breath, I was blown away. I am so in love with Will. I want a Will of my own.
Getting to know more about Will and Lake was wonderful. I love how their lives mess and I was surprised at how stubborn Lake can be. The group of friends that is expanding with each book are a great group of characters. I could go on and on about this book, but I'll stop by saying that I absolutely loved it.
Monday, May 6, 2013
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Sunday, May 5, 2013
Wow, talk about a book that grabs you by the heartstrings and never lets you go. I absolutely adored this book. I think the best part of this book for me was that there was no high school "drama". There were not catty girls, none of the things that generally occur in these type of books. There was definitely angst and the story was solid and wonderfully told. The subject matter was heartbreaking, but I loved it from start to finish.