Damien + Sionn - HOT!!! HOT, smexy, adorable, mouthwatering...did I mention HOT!!! I adore these two men, I loved watching their relationship develop. I' only a fan of love at first sight or insta-love if it's done right and for me this was done right. The Attraction between these two men was instantaneous but they didn't act on it and suddenly fall into bed without any preamble. We got to watch as they spend time together, talked, shared coffee, went out, got shot at...you know shared those little day to day things that help to build a relationship.
As if Damien & Sionn weren't enough we got some Kane & Miki time not to mention Kane & Sionn's family. I love this bigger than life Irish clan. They are the family that we all should have. Donel is the best father ever and the fact that Brigit has all the men in her life wrapped around her little finger and terrified at the same time is both awe inspiring and laugh out loud funny.
Then on top of all these wonderful characters we had a story with a very interesting plot and one scary, screwed in the head assassin stalking Damien and trying to kill pretty much anyone he got his hands on.
The first book had me wanting more, this book has me needing more. Did I mention that I think I'm totally smitten with Connor already and we really on ly got a teaser about him. Oh, Ms Ford, you are a devious woman but thankfully I have your other books to help fill the gapuntil more 'Sinner's Gin' arrives...Cole McGinnis here I come.
Bad Apples is Five Slices of Halloween Horror.
I received and read this book in October of 2014, but…
These unique, gruesome and devilishly delicious stories will have you looking over your shoulder, jumping at every noise and shadow.
Be careful of wandering dark streets at night.
The authors twisted imaginations take horror to the highest levels with surprise endings and plenty of twists and turns along the way.
Four stars all the way!
The Riggle Twins by Gregor Xane
Pretty gross and devilishly delicious with tricks and treats for the Halloween hater. Do you have a dark house on Halloween, no candy for the treaters? Beware…egging and tping are not the only tricks these children have in store for you. 4 Stars
Pumpkinhead Ted by Evans Light
What they did to Ted is so awful…I can’t tell you. You’ll have to read it for yourself. BUT, he is back, one year later, for payback. OMG. I never saw that coming. Evans Light takes me to a place that smacks me around and makes me scream UNCLE! 4 Stars
Ghost Light Road by Adam Light
Of course, someone saw the light. Of course, what happens next, had to happen. I actually laughed. Dumbasses! Here comes the badness. You think vampires and werewolves are scary, you haven’t met Uncle Jesse’s children…and you really don’t want to. 4 Stars
Easy Pickings by Jason Parent
Beware. What goes around, comes around. Like a cat playing with its prey, I know something is coming…Now…No, now….Uh Oh. 4 Stars
The Scare Rows by Edward Lorn
Children of the Corn and Supernatural on steroids. I didn’t see this story developing the way it did, but I should not have been surprised, with Edward’s twisted imagination. Horror, perverted sex and evil do go together well. I wondered how he would end The Scare Rows and I couldn’t help but laugh when I got there. Corn Whisky…HA HA HA HA HA! Excellent. 5 Stars
I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Bad Apples.
Fangirl is one of the first book I heard about when I started watching Booktube videos back in the day, but it took me a lifetime to decide to purchase it and read it. I finally found the motivation to read this and I kind of liked it. But I was not such a fan; I thought I would like it way more than that. Maybe I should have read it when I started university 5 years ago, it would have made me feel closer to Cath I guess. Reading it today made me feel so far away from these characters, which is weird because I read a lot of YA contemporary and never have this feeling.
I love the idea of Cath and her sister Wren. I have a bigger sister and we have never been really close. I mean, we like spending time with each other etc. but we never talk about our problems. Reading about Cath and Wren was weird for me, I’m not used to such strong sister relationships and it was cool to see how they interacted with each other.
The romance was so realistic, I totally adore it. It shows how difficult it can be when you are kind of shy and “socially awkward”; it was not the perfect romance you find in most books. It felt so real. Cath is really nerdy and Levi is kind of insecure even if it does not show. I love how their relationship develops throughout the book.
I think the thing I like the least about this book (and I guess many people will disagree because it is kind of the point of this book) was all the little stories about Simon Snow. I love the whole concept of Cath being a real fan and needing this fictional world to escape the real one, but I did not really care reading about Baz and Simon, it was not a pleasant experience for me. I guess I will not read Carry On, but I understand why everybody is so excited about it and I think it was a great idea to write it. But it just did not work for me.
This book was a really interesting about leaving your comfort zone, meeting new people and struggling with life in general. I really wish I had read this book sooner, I think it would have make a big different in my rating.
I really enjoyed this book! I had been expecting to love it, so I'd been waiting to read it at a time I could take my time with it. I didn't want outside distractions to leave a negative influence. However, I was waiting for an audiobook to come available at my library and I needed one to listen to, and Fangirl was available. It was risk - what if the narration sucked?
Well, I loved the narrator so that was a non-issue. One of the things I've come to love about Rowell's books is that most of the characters come off as 'regular' people. We're not told on every other page how hot they are. They come across as real and I love that.
I loved the way the relationship between Cather and Levi developed. I could get lost in that story for a long time.
The only minor complaint I have were the sections where Cather was reading her Simon and Baz stories. They were too long for me. I wanted to experience the connection developing between Cather and Levi, not between Simon and Baz. Maybe it was supposed to represent her relationship with Levi, but it felt more like a distraction. It might have bothered me less if I had been reading where I could just skip past them.