♪♫My Pick For Book Theme Song♫♪
♫All In by Lifehouse --These lyrics describe Oliver and how he feels after he screws things up in New York.
♫All night staring at the ceiling
counting for minutes I've been feeling this way
So far away and so alone
But you know it's alright
I came to my senses
Letting go of my defenses
There's no way I'm giving up this time
Yeah, you know I'm right here
I'm not losing you this time♫
Book Title: Ten Thousand Words
Author: Kellie Jean
Series: Ten Thousand #1
Genre: New Adult
Source: Own Kindle eBook
OVERALL RATING: 3.8/5 STARS
Overall, a stimulating story, that just suffered from one substantial issue; and one tiny issue. My bigger issue was TOO MANY SEX SCENES…this is a pet peeve of mine, lately, with the New Adult Genre. This story had so much going for it, an interesting premise with her being a writer and Ollie as the new cover model of her series. I loved that…and the sub-plots are also very intriguing too. I just don't get why she felt the need to add so many full on descriptive sex scenes, sometimes it's ok to leave some of the scenes details to our imaginations. I'm not sure if I'll keep reading this series…I might…I'll just have to do a lot of skimming through the sexy stuff if need be. My other issue is the excessive amounts of sappiness, especially from Oliver...actually, entirely from Oliver.
Main Characters: 4.2/5
Secondary Characters: 4.8/5
The Feels: 3.7/5
Theme or Tone: 4.5/5
Flow (Writing Style): 4/5
Backdrop (World Building): 5/5
Book Cover: 5/5
Ending: 4/5 Cliffhanger: Not for Xanthe and Oliver. The next stories are about different characters.
Will I continue this series? Maybe so. Like I mentioned there is some interesting subplots going on that I'm sure will get delved into more in future editions.
This post can also be found on my blog MissKatiEllen.
I didn’t get a chance to talk more about Vampire Academy as I had so much to cram in. Although I struggled with Rose to begin with I love how she developed and matured, I especially loved that Mead separated Lissa and Rose. It completely changed the game. Rose had to deal with the choices she made, deciding to leave her life behind to track down the man she loved without so much as a explanation could have broken the girls friendship. And choosing to leave meant she could not longer be there to protect Lissa, but being bonded through spirit Rose had to share every moment she couldn’t be there for her. And for Lissa it meant putting her trust in someone who didn’t share a bond, trusting that Rose would come back. Not to mention dealing with the responsibilities and pressures that come with living at Court.
Okay, so, The Fault in Our Stars was one of those slightly liked it, kind of hated it type of things for me. I had a lot of issues with it personally. I can see why people like it, if that makes sense, but it's definitely not a favorite. It was nice in some places, and kind of readable in others(and some place not so much).
Anyway, just wanted to say all of that to post this. This obviously isn't mine, but I do kind of like it. I think it brings it up some excellent points. Some points aren't so great, and some even feel a little ableist to me but I don't know.
But just thought I'd share it.