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text 2016-06-02 00:49
Series I Hate, pt 2
Chosen - Kristin Cast,P.C. Cast
Twilight / New Moon / Eclipse / Breaking Dawn - Stephanie Meyer
Evermore - Alyson Noel
Halo - Alexandra Adornetto
Taking Chances - Molly McAdams
The Infernal Devices, the Complete Collection: Clockwork Angel; Clockwork Prince; Clockwork Princess - Cassandra Clare

Women So Dumb That Surviving to Adulthood Seems Unlikely

 

 

My first installment was about the love of abusive asshole men, and how they are romanticized. This time, I'm going to look at the women that are so stupid you don't know how they make it in life.

 

Chosen (House of Night Series): I want to start out by saying I read the whole series. And for the first several books, I loved it all. I loved the world and I loved the characters. But then it got stupid. Zoey is supposed to be saving the world, but she really spends more time boning boys than doing anything productive. She went from hero to boy crazy, and nobody seemed to think she needed reigning in. She also couldn't see things that were right in front of her face and was way too soft and forgiving.

 

Twilight: It makes the list again, simply because Bella is as unappealing as a rock. She is devoid of personality. And she can't figure out obvious plot points. Not to mention she thinks only she can turn the tides in every single fight the Cullens have with outside forces. Which always ends up putting her in danger and making things worse rather than better.

 

Evermore: Ever was a bitch. There is no way to put it any better. After her parents die, she goes to live with her rich aunt. And she acts like a horrible brat. She drives drunk, drinks at school, and goes off to the beach with a boy she hardly knows. She's always rude, and she even keeps her sister's ghost hostage for most of the book. I don't know why so many people liked this terrible book. Ever was horrible.

 

Halo: Oh, Bethany, you empty-headed little twerp. She was the worst representation of an angel I have ever seen written. She lies, she makes out with a guy, she gets trashed at a party. And that little tidbit is where I really got frustrated. Because supposedly, the angels have all human knowledge...but she didn't know alcohol would get her drunk. All of the angels in this book were stupid, but Bethany took the cake.

 

Taking Chances: Harper. Harper was raised by a marine father. Harper had never been inside a mall in all her 18 years. Harper didn't know having unprotected sex for 2 days would end up with her popping out a child. Harper also took a guy bruising her as a term of endearment. She believes that no matter how fucked up she makes her life, a rich, muscle-bound man will swoop in and take care of everything. Buy her a tricked-out car, a townhouse, adopt her illegitimate baby. And there are never any true consequences to her stupid actions. In fact, everyone will swoon over you and coddle you. Because you're super special.

 

The Infernal Devices: Barf. Tessa is so dumb she has to live with a house full of people just to not die. Which she tries to do at every turn. And while not attempting death, she makes out with 2 guys. One that is adorable and sweet. One that is a complete dick. And as things go, she falls for the asshole that calls her a prostitute. Lofty goals, lady. Let's close with the fact she abandons her family when her husband dies. Poof. No more momma. Don't call us, we'll call you.

 

Have I given you a headache yet?

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text 2016-05-19 03:40
Series I Hate: part 1
Obsidian - Jennifer L. Armentrout
City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
Twilight / New Moon / Eclipse / Breaking Dawn - Stephanie Meyer
Fifty Shades of Grey - E.L. James
Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick
Fallen - Lauren Kate

I'm going to make a few posts this week and next about books I can't stand.  So let's start with the basics.

 

part 1: Books with Abusive Male Romantic Leads

 

The Lux Series: This was Twilight with aliens. And the main man was a bipolar narcissus. 

 

Anything Cassandra Clare: Every book I ever read by this woman involves a man that treats his lady like garbage and still gets the girl. I hate it. Plus her writing is derivitive and juvenile.

 

Twilight: Edward isn't so much abusive as he is stalker creepy. He knows everything Bells does. That's not healthy. Plus, Bella's whole life becomes dedicated to suicide and boning a vampire. Not a good role model.

 

50 Shades: Do I really have to explain this one? He practically rapes Anna, he buys the seats next to her on the plane so nobody can get near her, and he stalks the crap out of her. 

 

Hush hush: Again, a Twilight rip-off. Patch is a soulless psycho. He only gets close to Nora to kill her. He's mean, cold and violent.

 

Fallen: I haven't given this book the time of day because the reviews from my trusted circle is so bad I won't even bother. A guy calls you names and is down right ugly to you, so you fall for him? What sense does that make?

 

To sum this up, I can't stand that young girls find these books romantic. They're terrible. And I think this sort of thing is exactly why there is such a high level of domestic violence in young couples. Because authors romanticize the abuse as men just not knowing how to express their love. It's bullshit, and it's not good for teens.

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text 2014-10-12 18:44
Przed świtem - Stephanie Meyer

Gatunkowo cała saga skłania się ku romansowi z elementami horroru (związek Belli i Edwarda na pierwszym planie, w tle przerażający świat wampirów, wilkołaków i nadprzyrodzonych mocy). Akcja rozpoczyna się na kilka dni przed ślubem dwójki głównych bohaterów. Po uroczystości udają się oni na wyspę Esme u wybrzeży Brazylii, gdzie spędzają swój miesiąc miodowy. Przerywają go jednak gdy Bella zachodzi w ciążę.

Upiera się, by ją zachować, mimo ogromnego ryzyka i wyczerpania błyskawicznym rozwojem dziecka. Po porodzie Bella zostaje wampirem, a jej córka dostaje imię Renesmee (na cześć Rene i Esme). Sielankę przerywa wizja Alice, w której widać bitwę pomiędzy Volturi, a klanem Carlisle`a i Tanyi. Cullenowie szukają swoich przyjaciół, by mieć jak najwięcej światków, którzy potwierdzą, że Renesmee nie jest nieśmiertelnym dzieckiem tylko pół wampirem. Akcja kończy się szczęśliwie - bitwa nie dochodzi do skutku, a Cullenowie zostają w Forks. Problematyka utworu jest bliska czytelnikowi. Kontakty między wampirami i ich specyficzne zachowania wydają się być niezwiązane z ludzkim życiem, lecz tak naprawdę wiele z ich decyzji to rozterki typowo ludzkie.

Moim zdaniem "Przed świtem" ma kilka wad, które łatwo zauważyć. Jacob, Indianin wychowywany w rezerwacie, jest mało autentyczny jako narrator - w pierwszym rozdziale mówi językiem potocznym, jednak pod koniec swojej części stosuje środki stylistyczne pasujące bardziej do powieści Jane Austen. Autorka zbyt długo ciągnęła wątek La Push, który nie odgrywa ważnej roli w akcji, tak samo jak kontakty między wilkołakami. Cała czwarta część powstawała w czasie wzrastającej popularności "Zmierzchu", więc wydaje się być pisana w pośpiechu. Według mnie najlepszą częścią była pierwsza, a najmniej udaną - ostatnia.

Jednym z większych plusów są oczywiście dalsze losy Belli i Edwarda - pary porównywanej do Romea i Julii (moim zdaniem niesłusznie), które jak zwykle niesamowicie wciągają. Dobrym posunięciem autorki były również szczegółowe opisy nadprzyrodzonych zdolności wampirów, które nadają książce magicznego klimatu. Pomimo kilku wpadek całość można uznać za udaną. "Przed świtem" na pewno zadowoli fanów całej sagi.

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photo 2014-03-14 20:39

pg 42 of Midnight Sun, Stephanie Meyer

Source: iamcyndi08.booklikes.com
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review 2014-02-26 03:37
exceptional kids saying exceptional things
Bullying Under Attack: True Stories Written by Teen Victims, Bullies & Bystanders (Teen Ink) - John Meyer,Emily Sperber,Heather Alexander,Stephanie H. Meyer

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