Monday, July 29, 2013

Hooked



Hooked

Released: January 29th, 2013


Author: Liz Fichera


Publisher: Harlequin Teen


Genre: Romance


Pages: 368


Format I Read: Paper Back



First off, Thank You Harlequin Teen for sending me this book!! 

This book is in two perspectives; Fred's and Ryan's


Meet Fred, A Native American girl who loves to golf. She joins the schools only golf team. Plot Twist: she's the only girl on the team. Fred gets a lot of support from the coach, but there is some serious dislike between her and the guys on the team. 
Not only is she the only girl, but she is much better than all the boys on the team causing them to dislike her even more. 

This is when she realizes that by joining the team she took somebody else's spot. This somebody happens to be Ryan's best friend, Seth. When Ryan and Fred are partners for the first  golf tournament, Seth's revenge begins. 


To keep this review spoiler free, all I can say is......









I didn't like Ryan. Nope. Not at all... There was just something wrong with his character. I found my self dreading the chapters written in his perspective.

Fred, on the other hand, was interesting. She had to deal with multiple stereotypes and serious real life issues (i.e: sexism, racist remarks, bulling) throughout the story. The interesting part was that she didn't get whiney like most female protagonists do today, she found healthy ways to deal with it.  It was a welcome change.

While I didn't like the plot as much as I could have, I really enjoyed reading about Fred and Ryan's family life. Both come from families that have serious issues. For instance, early on in the book we find out that Fred's Mom is an alcoholic. How Fred deals with her Mom felt very real to me.
If the character building hadn't been so good, this book would have been utter crap.

Most of the book's contents made me want to burn my eyes.

Like this....


The only  characters I genuinely like were Yolanda and Kelly, two very minor characters. I liked them the best because they were literally the only people that could make me smile. They weren't even that funny. I was just desperate for any humor. ANY AT ALL. When you are so deprived, even the most rude and crude jokes were welcomed with open arms.


So in the end this book was bad.
 Characters? Okay.
 Plot? Bad.
 Humor? None.

I can't say I'd recommend this to anyone. Sorry?






Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hold Me Closer Necromancer

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

Released: October 12th, 2010

Author: Lish McBride

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

Pages: 343

Series Name: Necromancer




It was okay. Not much more than that.

The character building wasn't all that great. The first few pages I honestly thought Sam was a girl. The writing style just felt very... feminine. It got better throughout the story, but first impressions are important, right?

There were a crap-ton of POVs in this book. I just didn't get attached to anyone, except Brooke. I have an odd love for her. She's the only one who felt...interesting? Funny? Likable? Any of those work for her. They don't for the other characters.

 Hmmm...I'm forgetting something. Oh yeah, how could I forget? INSTA-LOVE. There is nothing I hate more than insta-love. Nothing. I'm not going too deep into that because I don't want to be spoiling anything for anyone. But be forewarned, there was some insta-love regarding Sam and another person I'm not going to name for spoiler reasons.

Wow. That was negative. Don't get me wrong, this book was nice. It was light and kinda funny. It was kinda predictable and cheesy in some parts, but that made the book endearing. I will go on to say that this is definitely a book you borrow from a friend or get at the library.

Now, Moment of truth. Will I buy the next one? No. Unless one of my friends happens to have it or I stumble upon it in the library, I will not be reviewing or reading the second book. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Demon Trappers Series

Read this series. 
Do it. 
Now. 
I promise, you will thank me later.

While I loved this series (Its my new absolute favorite) I won't be reviewing the rest of the books. The main objective of this post is to assure you that the possible love hexagon never amounted to much. While Riley did...uhh, how do i say this nicely...Hop from guy to guy a bit, it never got a out of control as it could have.  Anyway, Denver Beck totally made the series. If it wasn't for him The Demon Trappers series would be teetering on the brink of "Slightly Awesome" instead of "So Freaking Awesome I Can Barely Comprehend It"

Bottom line, read these books. I don't typically scream my praises like this, but this is a really outstanding series!