I absolutely love these books! I fell in love with them right away, and read the first 2 books and the novella in 1 day. They are full of intense action, romance, friendship and teen angst. I think the most amazing thing about them is there are so many characters in this world and they are all interesting people that have their own identity - no one is typecast. I would love to read novella's about any one of them. I also love Dylan who doesn't have the greatest Talent, but is brave and hot anyways. Everyone who enjoys teen books should read these!
I really wanted to like this book. I read a lot of books, I love teen books, especially ones with werewolfs or other supernaturals, but this book did not work. First, it made no sense. The main character, Candra is forced to move to her aunt's and uncle's house having no idea she will turn into a werewolf on her 18th birthday. Then things start to happen - a couple brothers start bullying her at school, while their other brother befriends her. It turns out that their family has a longstanding feud with her family because they use black magic and ??? I don't know. It got really confusing, and though Candra is new to all of this, she seemed to know things or make assumptions that as the reader, you just don't see. If she is new to all of this, how come she seems to know so much? It just didn't make sense to me, the plot seemed to jump all over with events escalating and then dying down, then escalating again and I wish I had stopped reading well before the end. I still don't understand what happened.
I definitely agree with what others have written. This book has an amazing opening that pulls you right in, but it lost its magic early, and I had to struggle to keep reading. It has some really cool fairy tale characters and qualities to it that reminded me a bit of the movie "Legend", but it could have been better. I still buy all Amanda Hocking's books though, and I will probably reread this at some point.
This book was ok. I really enjoy werewolf books, especially with a romantic relationship in them, but it bothered me how quickly Allison and Cade fell for each other and how they kept the relationship a secret and he kept his girlfriend on the side so as not to piss off his dad. Considering how cool his dad turned out to be at the end, it was annoying how their secret relationship was banned. I also didn't understand how when Allison was kidnapped Kendall seemed to really take over and the rogue suddenly seemed very weak and submissive. Overall, an okay book, and I might read the next one.
Definetely agree with the other reviewers, it is a great book filled with drama, romance, sexual tension, action and werewolfs. The story had some slow moments but a great climax and the author left the ending right in the middle. I really hope Makenna can fix her relationship with Ty and convince him about the secret she knows. Aaahhh!!! I can't wait for the next one!
Hollowmen (The Hollows #2)
on May 01, 2012
I agree with the other reviewers, the first book was really good and this was a bit of a letdown at the beginning and end. It did seem pretty unrealistic how she had survived 6 months of surgeries and in the middle of having her stomach slit open she manages to flip the table, stitch herself up and escape. But after that it was really good, I always enjoy the events that happen on the way that show it's not just the zombies they have to watch out for! By the end, it's nice to see Remy learning to embrace her life and enjoy the good things, though I wish there had been a bit more with Laslo, like why did he leave her in quarantine? And what happened to him at the end? I did like how this book ended but it did feel a little incomplete, but maybe that's just because the books started with a bang and kept running and at the end they were suddenly at a crawl. I definitely enjoyed these books, they are probably my favourite Amanda Hocking books yet.
Concisus was okay. I liked the first book because it was interesting to see these teenagers land on a new planet and build a practical life. This book was full of a lot of different events and explorations, but the big thing that bugged me was how the characters kept misinterpreting each other's actions and words, and they never just confronted each other. It was interesting, but a bit blah, though I like how Brett overcomes the obstacles thrown in her way.
These books are a quick read, and a lot of fun! I was completely pulled in and I read the first 3 within 24 hours, but told myself I need to wait a few days to read the rest because books are costing me too much money these days.
These books are a lot of fun, and very different from any other teen books out there. Harper is an orphan who has been moved from home to home, experiencing strange occurences like having things move on their own when she gets angry. In the first book she moved to a new town where the people act a little funny around her, and she realizes there are a lot of secrets involving witches, demons, magic cheerleader sneakers, spells and powerful women. Poor Harper is kept in the dark about a lot of things, though she holds to key to their future. I can't wait to read the rest, these books suck you in till you feel like you are a part of the story!
I really liked this story. It is pretty straightforward, though it deals with Druids, which is something I haven`t read about before. This is heavy on romance, which I like. Alexis is a cool chick who rides a motorcycle and has a pierced nose, yet she feels like a normal girl. She is getting picked on at school by her ex`s friends, and she is just trying to survive high school, when she meets Christian, a sexy-as-hell artist. They quickly fall for each other and have to work together to help Alexis survive her transition to Druid and her ex who has more secrets than they ever thought. A great teen read!
These books were so action packed! There was constantly something happening and somewhere the characters had to go in order to try to save the world. I really appreciated that even though there was so much happening and they could travel into visions and almost other worlds that it still made sense and it was easy to follow. I felt so bad for Gemma and Alex who really just want to be together and can`t be, it was heartbreaking and their chemistry was pretty good. The only thing I did wish was that they had a bit of time to just chill sometimes and that it had mentioned a timeline along the way - mid December is the deadline to save the world, but there is never really mention along the way of the season or month, or how much time is left until the deadline. Otherwise, these were pretty good books and I did buy and read the 4th so I knew how they turned out.
At first, I was disappointed that this story switched to a new character as the main character, but I found Laila to be quite interesting and different. I did like how it continued the story of the first book, with the same characters, though I missed seeing things through Kess` eyes, and seeing her relationship with Cormac grow. I kinda fell in love with Finn in this book, who was absolutely adorable and perfect, and you can definitely see how he is a ladies man. This story was action-packed with a lot of interesting characters and twists. I`m looking forward to the next one.