I am going to start off by saying that at first I did not like this book but towards the end I was totally hooked! The two main characters(Lissa & Rose) seemed very self-centered and preoccupied by non important things is the reason that I did not like it in the begging. But the way the story flows dose take some time to jump into especially if you are not currently a high school aged kid but once you settle into it's definitely a good ride. It was so good that I immediately after reading the first one went right into reading the second installment and the only other series that I could not put down like that was the twilight series! With all my likes with this book it was hard to find a dislike but here it is: the school, I did not find there security around the school very convincing because through out the whole book people could easy go to and get into places that they should not be so if this a well hidden private school with lots of security around then she(Richelle Mead) did not make that fact very believable to me. The two main characters lack of interest in important things. I know that they are teenage girls that live in a dangerous world where things like strigoi(the bad vampires) could just grab them at any moment and do horrible things to them but Mead had them focus on stupid things through out the world book. Things like: boys, who is spreading rumors about them, clothes, and what some random mean girl(Mia) is saying about them. I was thinking that if the strigoi could attack them at any moment then they should be concentrating on that and not the stupid that they probably wont live to see if the bad vamps get to them first . Rose(main character) was annoying only because she seemed to have a lot of responsibility but she just kept getting caught up into different unimportant things but other than those things that I disliked I loved!!!!!!! this book!
Monday, March 28, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Okay I first Have to start off by saying that I loved the cover of this book! The cover really draws you in! Then I like the setting of the book. It was set in New York City and I was thinking that was great because a lot of vampire books that I have read are set in some small town in the middle of nowhere and I always wondered how would a vampire story go if it was set in a more populated area( you know with a lot more than maybe 50 people in a town, where everyone knows everyone by their first name). I would say to myself that there was no way a vampire could hide who they really were in a big town but the way Melissa wrote it was good, she made her vampires some of the richest and most powerful members of society which in that case they really could do whatever the h*ll they wanted to do without anyone really noticing( poor people only pay attention to what rich people are doing when they are doing a job for them and have to get paid from them, otherwise no middle class or poor person can really afford to pay any attention to what the rich are doing). The whole vampires are fallen angels thing was pretty unique when you think about it and it seems to me like they were only doing such good things for New York so that they can get back into heaven which if I was a fallen angel I would try to get back on Gods good side(if you know what I mean). It was a little confusing at first with the three person point of view/narration but eventually I did catch on and really began to get into the story. I love the visual references about New York's surroundings(especially because I have never been there before) they really made me feel like I was there in the story, at the parties or really in the nightclubs! Bliss(one the three main female characters) could have been a bit more stronger, she was such a follower and pretty much just went along with whatever Mimi said or did. Especially because she was the IT girl at her old school in Texas, so she should of had more of a mind of her own. Mimi could had been a little bit more realistic. The whole blond -pretty-girl-gets -everything -that- she -wants- all- the- time is a little old and realistically that wouldn't happen(they would have at least had one moment of that not happening or a moment where they too would fall or something that they didn't like would happen to them just to show that they are 3 -dimensional). Schuyler was... predictable but likable( I really can't think of a complaint for her). I didn't care to much for Jack because he didn't stand with Schuyler and to me that makes him a wimp! If he really loves her than I thought he should stand with her no matter what! Oliver is a very good friend for forgiving her for turning her back on him for some random,rich, cute boy who barely even notices her(Schuyler)! And I really felt sorry for Dylan because it seemed like all he really wanted was to be with the girl that he couldn't have(Bliss) and every time they got together something or someone would get in the middle, that was terrible for them any way! But overall I would give this book on a scale of 1-10(1 is the worst and 10 is the best) a 7. Characters a 6, setting/backdrop a 11 and just the experience and the joy of reading this a 9. And yes I would be reading the next book and I would love to reread this one!
Posted by BoOkWoRm89 at 8:49 PM
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
What is going on today indeed? Lately I have been looking around for different kinds of ebook readers. Why? Because the HP Ipaq 3950 pocket computer that I have been uses as a book reader for a year is starting to give me some trouble. Details about this pocket pc can be found at http://pocketpccentral.net/ and http://www.ebay.com/ . With all of the book readers that's on the market today it's enough to make your head spin! There are small one( 4 inch screens on up to 6 inch screens) and big one ( 5inch screens on up to 10inch screens) and I don't know where to start! But there is on out there that has caught my attention. The Augen "The Book" book reader/mp3 player/video player/web surfer. Now I haven't tried it out yet but the price, features, and size dose look appealing to me but on the other hand I have been reading some reviews about this device that makes have second thought about it. One con that a lot of people keep mentioning is the slow web browser and poorly written user manual and that fact that if you set something as your favorite on the device in the favorite menu that you can not get it off of that menu no matter how hard you try! Hm.. I say just don't set anything as your favorite and only browse the web on it if the moment is necessary and as for the manual just do your very best to get around it(especially for the small price that it is being offered at! Well I'm going to give it a try and then come back to this topic and really say what's on my mind about it!
Posted by BoOkWoRm89 at 10:08 PM