The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.
Today and tomorrow are yet to be said.
The chances, the changes are all yours to make.
The mold of your life is in your hands to break.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Eclectic reader, nerdy, mother, animal rescuer, beach addict, kayaker, foodie and fan of books that slip me into another world. A life long reader, explorer, traveler and day dreamer who enjoys getting lost in worlds filled with mythical beasts, demons, shifters, vampires and other beasties.
“Tu n'es rien d'autre que ta vie.”
― Jean-Paul Sartre
"You're nothing but your life."
- Jean Paul Sartre
OM GAWD !!! Can they just tell her already ! I hate these secrets in a family. WTH is up with the creepy Mom attitude ? I want to reach into this book and shake a few of these people. Really pissing me off, I'd quit reading for that alone if I didn't want to know so badly. I like the book but really hate 1/2 the characters.
I didn't expect to enjoy this spin off. I thought the series would fall into dullsville without Meg and the pack. I was wrong! I didn't even miss her I was so wrapped up in these newish characters (a few came from the original series)and their section of the world. There are so many new beings, my favorite had to be the Sproings I pictured them as a Porg (Star Wars) like beastie, so cute. The vampire, who happened to be a lawyer, a double blood sucker was acknowledged as yummy. Finally they get some love. Vicki, is the main character, she moved to Sproing after a nasty divorce from a total tool of a semi man. She got a piece of land form the divorce decree with some cabins on it she rebuilt and rents for a living. Everything is going well till her ex tool husband and some of his greedy non environmental friends try to take it away from her. There is the easy way death, but there is also a lot of sneaky excellence going on with twists and turns that had me cheering loudly. The rules were simple, but some humans just can't follow the rules even to save their own greedy useless lives.
I didn't love it. 2.5 It was so long, too long and had so much going on it never felt focused. I love these characters, and felt bad for them, they were dragged through everything and the kitchen sink. Stuff was hitting the fan, well many fans from all different angles on high speed all the time. I was at 75% in the book and it was still pilling it on with no resolve. When I got to 80%, it took off like a crazed rat in a wheel, with all these elements jumping into the big finale. Oh it was tense, but I was just glad it was over. A major character dies and I didn't feel anything. I was not wooed into caring, like in the pervious books. I will continue for one more book in this series and hope for a change.
TWISTED ! This is an author to watch her mind works in really twisted sick ways and I liked it. I expected a suspense but it read more like a horror to me on the second half. One of my worst fears written out so well I was nauseous. Oh my gawd what a ride. I just finished minutes ago and am still trying to wrap my head around the whole tornado of truths that finally spilled out. I never saw, never thought, never any idea. Bravo Ms Feeney. This would make a wonderful movie.
It was a slow start, but still held my attention. The characters were being explored and the world built. Then second half took off running. I loved and hated the main characters with zest. The writing was superb. I found myself jumping emotions with each page, hopeful, hopeless, excited, sad, mad, outraged and horrified. It ended with a soft cliffhanger, so be ready with book 2. I went into this book blind based on a friends recommendation, my favorite way to explore new to me authors.
This was such an unexpected pleasure to listen to. The narration was fantastic. The information clear and written is such a way that I absorbed and considered the facts presented. For me that is amazing, I am easily distracted and seldom retain most information, ADHD yep. Some of the information seemed stretching, borderline ridiculous, but there were numbers to back the claim. I found his research on the learning systems around the world and the KIPP program the most interesting. It was just another wake up call for American school systems. I listened to this one and want to read it now so I can spend more time thinking about the revelations he explores.
I loved it. I think it was one of the best information books I've read on this subject.