Everything I know about hockey I've learned from romance novels! 😆 Loved the start of Kate Meader's new series. Especially loved the male love interest. Probably a bit too perfect, but any guy who speaks French, loves his family, and plays hockey gets a pass in my book.
It's been a few months since I've been on Litsy because, life. In that time I gave up a serious addiction to Diet Coke, took a work/play trip to NOLA, got a promotion, bought a house and moved, and read 57 books. I've been waiting to dig into 👆 this for awhile. #currentread #probablyshouldhavereaditsooner #bookhangoverwaitingtohappen
It was a bit difficult to follow all the different view points at first, but eventually I figured everyone out. There was an intriguing mystery that I don't feel was completely delved into. Although I was engrossed until the end, overall I found this to be rather anticlimactic. I really didn't end up caring about who did it.
Uncomfortable is how I would describe reading the entirety of this book. Wonderfully complex story told from multiple perspectives. You feel the gamut of emotions while reading and most of the time what you do feel is confusion at what you are feeling. All that being said, read this now.
More weird than suspenseful. The story is told from the perspective of two women, then and now. I would consider both unreliable narrators (one more so than the other) and had difficulty distinguishing between the two. The ending was...disturbing, perhaps? I'm still puzzling out how I feel.
I spent the majority of this book thinking "what?" or "seriously?"...and then it jumped the shark at about 80%. Deeply unsatisfying end to the series. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised given all the problems I've had with this series from the beginning. I held out hope though.
Despite the myriad issues I had with this book, it kept me engaged until the end. I want to know what happens to the Tearling. That being said, I don't particularly like Kelsea. She thinks herself different and kind but actually is not. She frustrates me to end. I adore the rest of the cast of characters who do their best to keep Kelsea in line. We had more world building but holes remain and complicated issues are overly simplified.
Wow. My heart. This made me feel so means things, as the best books do. I don't have words for what this book did to me. This is a stark reminder there are no easy answers to some of the challenges we face in this world and life is not full of HEAs. But we can never show enough empathy and compassion to ourselves and for others.
The description of this book was intriguing. I've had the ebook on hold with the library for ages so opened it as soon as I got it. But I just couldn't get into this, despite military romance being a definite go to for me. The premise is completely unrealistic and the language is just over the top flowery and sappy. I couldn't stop rolling my eyes. Sadly, I bailed at 25%.
Beautiful writing. This pulls you in from the very first sentence. I was both fascinated by the family dynamics and angry at the same time. I found the characters to be rich and complex. Nothing is ever simple with families, but the parents were especially awful in this book. Their actions towards their children produced a visceral emotional response in me. There is hope at the end, but I still felt pained after finishing.
Compelling narrative, albeit unbalanced reporting. Brief research showed me the statistics have changed significantly in AZ since the publishing of this book in 2010, but immigration and the border between Mexico and the US continue to be central debate. And we still have a humanitarian and moral crisis on our hands and our national policy is ineffective and detrimental in many ways. This is a good introduction to the immigration crisis in AZ.
I confess dystopia/survivalist/post-apocalyptic fiction is favorite. This was a natural nonfiction pick for me. I thought it was well researched, but rambling. He takes the entire book tell us the electric grid is susceptible to cyberattack and there is no plan for the aftermath. You are on your own. Like it's fiction counterparts it makes me want to go out and buy all the things to save myself. But this book wouldn't help you with that task.
Those charged with restoring the nation after such an attack will have to come to terms with the notion that the Internet, among its many, many virtues, is also a weapon of mass destruction.
...we're all doomed.
Growing up, I hated being called a feminist because it had such a negative connotation. These days I own that I am. That being said, I learned from this essay that I didn't acknowledge/see areas of my life where I allow gender stereotyping to prevail or didn't accept it as a social construct of gender. Thought provoking read. I must go watch the TEDx talk now.
Flawed, but good. Extremely confusing world building or lack thereof. Overall, I thought Kelsea was strong female character but she had some horrible habits as well - focusing too much on looks and not taking the advice of people with far more experience than her. And I love books as much as Kelsea, but I'm fairly certain if my country where on the brink of war I wouldn't be spending my precious time copying books.
I generally read anything Sarina Bowen; The Year We Fell Down is still one of my favorites. This one didn't excite me as much, but it was sweet. Leo was a sweetheart and Georgia was kick-ass. I didn't feel the heat in this one though.