Friday, December 9, 2011

Head Rush by Carolyn Crane

The Disillusionist Trilogy, Book 3

What do I say? I'm at a loss for words. I really don't know how to start this. Ok wait, let me think ......................

Ok. What I loved about this trilogy, as a whole, is that it was light hearted. I thought each character was very well crafted and each book showed you a different piece of each person.

What do I say? Ok ... See ... A bad ending can kill a great book for me. This ending was not bad by any means but it was kind of anticlimactic. Ok, the big stuff that goes down at the end is great, but what comes after is what is leaving me stumped. It's like, you don't put me through all this stuff and then do this ... I mean sure, everyone loves a happy ending and I don't mind them, but I don't want them to be SO happy that you're like ... WHAT ABOUT ALL THE BAD CRAP THAT JUST HAPPENED? That's what I'm feeling right now.

1. I love what was done as far as revisions go and how they are worked through. 2. I love the rollerblading, it's a passion of mine. Well, not a passion, but I love it. 3. I want an entire book or series dedicated to Simon, he just makes my day so much brighter. 4. I was right with Justine in feeling bad for Otto. I see where she was coming from in just about every situation. However, Justine was a little naive ... She reminded me of an independent teenager who was confused about which boy to take to the prom. But its part of her appeal. 5. The way the prophecy plays out ... Yea I dig it, sort of. It's just the part that deals with Otto is part of that WHAT ABOUT ALL THE BAD STUFF ending that I can't quite elaborate on.

Yea, this review is dirt crap but I am honestly in a loss for words. I don't know how I'm feeling at all about this. A bad ending always ruins an amazing book for me. And even though it's not ruined, it just leaves me feeling like ... Ok well on to the next book. The ending was also predictable but I was really hoping Crane would throw us for a loop ... Alas, what we thought would happen, happened. Still, I love it, the trilogy is a fun read and I will tell anyone I know to get into it.

3 1/2 Stars
Casting: Justine - Sophia Bush. Shelby - Jessie J. Packard - Simon Woods (Pride and Prejudice). Simon - I don't know. Any suggestions?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Betrayal by AC Mason

Aequitas, Book 1

I'm a little confused. How can I start this? I'm confused. Ok ... This was a short but very good read. I can't help but wonder what a full novel would have been like. I also feel that a full length novel would give the reader more time to digest the characters as a whole. The book was good. The use of the word 'cock' was kept to a minimum and the sex scenes weren't bad so I have no cause to complain much. But ... I'm just a little confused.

I really don't know how to write this review.

I think things moved a little too fast for me. There's so much back story on both General and Etienne and we only get the bare minimum. That's why I feel like I need more room. Not only that, Gabriel, Deimos and others need more explanation in reference to our main characters.

I'm confused! Lol.

Ok let me just ... Ok ... 1)I felt as though General was a really well written heroine but can't help but feel like the brain in her pants overrules the brain in her head. Yes, that's usually said of a man but this is a female and therefore all the more interesting. There is reason for it but I felt like a woman this strong should not have to deal with that as a weakness. 2) Etienne bored the shit out of me. It wasn't that he was completely boring, he was just such a good guy that you would easily over look him ... In the beginning. 3) Deimos really intrigued me and I am really interested in finding out more about him overall. 4) The transformation of both our hero and heroine are like ... I swear it was like 2 different people. Sure, for Etienne ... But I didn't expect that for General. 5) The ending left me saying 'where the hell is the rest of it?' It was a hell of a cliffhanger.

Recommended? Yes. Will I get book 2? Yes.
Casting: General - Ada De La Cruz, Etienne - Christian Bale

3 1/2 Stars.
IR: General (AA? Half AA? Just light skinned maybe)