I don't admit defeat very often but I just couldn't keep reading Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr. I took it back to the library yesterday and picked up my 4 on hold books in it's place.
A new rating system has arrived....alight it didn't "arrive", I made it.
Calling out "stars" was boring and I wanted a visual so I chose birdies! You can find this in it's permanent location on the right, scroll a bit....there you go :0)
A Break down for you of what each one means to me:
5 Birds = More Than Loved It...
I would buy it in hardcover and wait in line for hours for the author to autograph it. I would also buy and/or make my own merchandise pertaining to this book and annoy my husband for days about how awesome it was.
All teenagers have problems, but few of them can match those of Aislinn, who has the power to see faeries. Quite understandably, she wishes that she could share her friends' obliviousness and tries hard to avoid these invisible intruders. But one faery in particular refuses to leave her alone. Keenan the Summer King is convinced beyond all reasoning that Aislinn is the queen he has been seeking for nine centuries. What's a 21st-century girl to do when she's stalked by a suitor nobody else can see? A debut fantasy romance for the ages; superlative summer read
Teenager Alice Bonham's life feels crazy after she meets Jack. With his fondness for pink Chuck Taylors and New Wave, he's unlike anyone she knows. Then she meets his brother, Peter. Even though he can't stand the sight of her, she's drawn to him. Falling for two guys isn't even the worst of her problems. Jack and Peter are vampires, and Alice finds herself caught between love and her own blood
These are quick reads, under 200 pages on my Nook and true to Ms Hocking's form she doesn't waste a lot of time with back story after back story - you get into the good stuff from the get go and get filled in on the things that you need to know along the way.
"When the Kings move from L.A. to a secluded small town, fifteen-year-old Xander is beyond disappointed. He and his friends loved to create amateur films . . . but the tiny town of Pinedale is the last place a movie buff and future filmmaker wants to land.
But he, David, and Toria are captivated by the many rooms in the old Victorian fixer-upper they moved into–as well as the heavy woods surrounding the house.
They soon discover there’s something odd about the house. Sounds come from the wrong directions. Prints of giant, bare feet appear in the dust. And when David tries to hide in the linen closet, he winds up in locker 119 at his new school.
Then the really weird stuff kicks in: they find a hidden hallway with portals leading off to far-off places–in long-ago times. Xander is starting to wonder if this kind of travel is a teen’s dream come true . . . or his worst nightmare."
- Dude, I know she's your BFF. It is unnecessary and really efin annoying that you refer to her as such when ever she is referenced in the book. And I don't mean "I glanced at my best friend" which could be tolerable...I mean "I glanced at me BFF" oh yes...each and every time thats how it's written (Note: neither Stevie Rae or Zoey are listed here because they both do it.)
- The use of the word "niggling" on page 152. WHAT THE HELL?! Did one of them get word of the day toilet paper and think, "Hey that would go in my book great". You want teenagers to read this crap then you use a word that they don't know and won't look up and will most likely think is somewhat racist considering all the "down south, you-got-a-purdy-mouth" BS you toss out there. And it's not even used by Damien the "wordsmith" of the series, so we don't actually get a definition....HEY LADIES: PICK A TARGET AUDIENCE AND STICK WITH IT! For reference on the word Niggling
nigglingpresent participle of nig·gle (Verb)1. Cause slight but persistent annoyance, discomfort, or anxiety: "a nasty leg wound which still niggled at him"; "a suspicion niggled at the back of her mind".2. Find fault with (someone) in a petty way
- Can someone please explain to me how you "Twitch" into a room. Forget the meaning of life, this is a phrase I have never heard before these books and can not for the life of me sort out what it means or how you do it. Though I imagine I can create some rather humours times with my friends and a bottle of wine trying to recreate what the book is trying to tell me it means....If any of you can video yourself twitching into a room, let me see it. I would love to see this confident walk played out before me once and for all.
- Yay for Aphrodite! If not for her through out the majority of this series and her cynical, bitchiness I would have given up all hope but she really shines in this book. I want to bottle her and memorize her snappy comebacks and keep her with me always!
- Yo, Nerd Heard, you're not needed anymore. Please stop showing up in the books. I hate you twins and Jack....there is such a thing as being "too gay" just saying.
- STOP using the word "poo" as in "bull poopie" and such. Following with a stronger word only makes the person saying it (and the books as a whole) seem even more juvenile. Very cringeworthy.
- Kramisha's talk - can't you just say she speaks with a strong southern drawl? Really I felt like I needed medication and speech therapy after reading her parts...they hurt my head and I mean it. Same with the Scottish dude. Just saying.
- Plot - double yay! It made sense, it was good, it wasn't a repeat of the first books, it was different then them all in fact and I liked it, damn near loved it.
Books like these make me happy they were invented in the first place.
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing - not even a smear of blood - to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know....
Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.
I love Mah Nookie, really I do. But I HATE.HATE.HATE. that the device is so new that I can't find a good case for it for a reasonable price in a color I want, or could even tolerate for a short time.
"LOOK," he said, cutting across yet another plea, "You're dead. You need to accept that.""But - ""No. Stop pretending to be alive. It's stupid. It's creepy. Now. GO. THE. HELL. AWAY."
But with the beauty of Lend-Me on "Mah Nookie" I got to read it for free, by borrowing it off a friend.
I'm sorry to all you Fallen haters out there, but this book was good. Not "holy-freaking-crap-rocked-my-world" type stuff, there was no choir of angles singing when I finished....unless you count the screams of my 1 year old fed up with the Nook taking over mommy time. But I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to part two.
The characters were well written though the main girls name; Luce, drove me nuts. It's pronounced "loose" short for Lucinda......but it just drove me batty for some weird reason and actually started to pronounce it Lucy because it more palatable to me that way.
Bits in the end, realizing who people really were, that was a bit far stretched even for a YA Supernatural read about Angels. But that's just me. I recommend this book, and am proud to say that my first book of the year isn't vampire related -yay for me - :0)
Oh! And can I just say - isn't this the most beautiful cover ever!? I love that the cover ACTUALLY has something to do with specific details of the book. Some publishing companies get it so wrong when they choose cover art - but not this one....I want to go buy that dress for myself now!!! If anyone sees it on sale, let me know kay? Cool.
I give the book a solid 4