Saturday, 22 November 2014

Review of House of Korba

House of Korba 
(The Ghost Bird #7)

By C.L. Stone

About:

It's homecoming week at Ashley Waters, but Sang Sorenson has a lot more on her mind than dresses and crowns. Silas's troubled past—full of secrets he and his team thought they'd buried—comes back to haunt him, threatening to ruin everything.

Silas tries to deal, but guilt weighs heavily on him and Sang realizes she might be the only one who can help him keep it together.

Bomb threats have increased. They are followed at every turn. The principal is resorting to drastic measures to make sure they're all going to be kicked out. Pushed to their limits, Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North, along with other members of the Academy, have finally had enough. This time, more Academy members are brought in to help hunt down the culprit, and keep everyone safe. It'll cost the boys, but in the end, even a bittersweet victory is better than disaster.

This time, they're getting what they need. All it takes is learning the line of when to let go, and when to never give up

The Academy, Together
 


Source: Goodreads

My Rating: 4.5 / 5

My Thoughts:

Every single time I read an Academy book by C.L. Stone I fall in love with the characters all over again. I love the concept of this girl that knows little to nothing about being normal because of her twisted mother who has always told her to never interact with strangers, especially boys, because they will hurt her. Sang's mother has scarred her, emotionally and physically, such that she believes it; until she meets the Academy boys. The boys change her beliefs and slowly she comes out of her shell. The only problem is that she's beginning to fall in love, with all nine of the boys in the academy 'family.' Sang knows this isn't 'normal' but she's never been like other girls and has no clue what normal is. The boys are falling in love with her too but they're conflicted because they're afraid of losing her and their academy family. Can they expect her to love them all?

House of Korba is Silas' story. We learn more about his blood family, and the secrets of his past. Dr Green mentioned in a previous book that they all came from broken families but it's still sad to learn about it.

Volto is back and he ends up helping sang. I'm trying to figure out who Volto is and as ive just finished reading 'liar' in the scarab beetle series, I suspect it might be Will?

One thing I missed in this book was reading about their general time in school. Due to the bomb threats, school was severely disrupted and although there were scenes related to school, such as football games and homecoming, the normality of classes was amiss. I also missed Sangs interaction with Karen and Rocky, they shared some amusing scenes in the last book.

In fact, I can't remember reading a scene with Marie, Sang's sister, present in the entire book. That was rather weird considering she's the only 'actual' family sang is in contact with, so you'd think she'd pop up somewhere, or that sang would think about her at some point, but no... That was probably my only real (but very minor) issue with this book. Given the family problems sang faced in the previous books, I found it odd and a little unrealistic that she had so little contact with any member from her actual family. I expected to hear from her father, stepmother or at least her sister in some way.

The only academy boy that irritated me was North. He's supposedly this big scary guy who is a softy at heart, but he comes across more creepy than sweet to me. The heart tattoo and the creepy stalker like watching was weird. I'm afraid he's beginning to bug me, but aside from that, loved this book as usual and I'm looking forward to the next book in April!


Zed (:

Favourite Quotes:

“Sang,” he bellowed into the phone. “I will shock who I want if I think they need it. Don’t let Silas intimidate you. Tell him to back off if you’re uncomfortable.”
“I’m uncomfortable with someone watching us without saying they’re going to do it and trying to shock other people, North.”

“Come on, Trouble. Let’s go before you start farting bunnies and rainbows or some shit.”

“When is it enough?” he asked. “We’re told to let go of the ones that don’t want help. How long do we try before we step back and let them do what they want? Before its hurting everyone else around you to keep that person around?”

He knew he had to work on that. Guilt was heavy to carry. Sometimes, you did have to let go.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Review of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between #1)
By April Genevieve Tucholke




About:

You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town… until River West comes along. River rents the guest house behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard.

Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more?

Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery... who makes you want to kiss back.

Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.

Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch.


Source: Goodreads

My rating: 4.9/5

My Thoughts:

I wrote and published this review agesss back, but for some reason it had reverted to a draft :S Weird...anyway, if you haven't read this already, here goes!

Seriously creepy; the perfect read on a cold, dark night. Normally I stay away from horror stories as such, and I prefer paranormal romances and although I wouldn’t classify this book as horror, it was definitely scary and gave me the chills. This story is full of mysteries, disappearances and secrets that I couldn’t help but tremble as I turned the pages.

The story is about two twins, who live in a run-down mansion. Violet and Luke's family used to be rich, but their parents have spent most of the inheritance on their travels and artistic temperaments. Although their parents are never around, Violet truly felt loss of a family member when her grandmother passed away not long ago, and it's only Freddie she actually misses because Freddie was more of a parent than anyone else. Violet is rather odd in that she wears her dead grandmother's clothes, but her oddness was rather enduring.

The twins have a love-hate relationship, mostly dislike, and are forced by circumstance to take care of each other. Luke finds his sister weird, especially her tendency to wear their dead grandmother's clothes, and Violet finds Luke's rude, sexist nature demeaning.

Money is running low, and there's no sign of their parents so she decides to rent out the guest house. And along comes River West. He appears to be the typical mysterious bad boy but strange things happen when River comes to town, and there's more 'bad' to him than first meets the eye.

The characters were very realistic, I loved and hated River at the same time, and felt sorry for him, especially at the end when the truth comes out. River's logic of justice and wanting to use his gift to punish those that deserve it, makes sense in a weird way. Yes, he's not going about it in the right way but it was more real this way. Heroes are so overrated anyway. Plus, the origami money animals that he gifted to Violet when he knew she needed money were a cute touch!

The creepiest parts are at the end and there were chapters when I was on edge, not entirely sure who would live and who would die, but you will need to read the book to find out more!

Zed (:

Favourite Quotes:

And what she found was God. God, and the Devil. Because one didn't exist without the other.

And I prayed to Freddie about the Devil. I asked her to keep my hand out of his. I asked her to keep me safe from evil. But, for all my praying, the Devil still found me.

'Violet, Violet. You curl up next to me, nap and leave. What is this, some sort of one-nap stand?' He smiled. 'Screw the movie. Get back over here.'
I laughed. 'You said you wanted to go. You said Casablanca was one of your favourite films.'
'I was sleeptalking when I said that. It's like sleepwalking, except you do it with your mouth.'

Then Luke stretched out his leg and kicked me in the shin. 'God. Please tell me you don't go around saying crap like that to everyone. No wonder no one in town ever talks to us. Wealthy families always have a crazy person or two. Is that really the role you want to play, Vi?'

'...It's easier to forgive someone for scaring you than for making you cry.'

'Yeah. I know, River. But at some point you're going to have to learn how to deal with injustice, like the rest of us non-glowers. It's part of life. You can't punish everyone.'
'I can try.'

Freddie often told me that you've got to be happy when you can, because life won't wait for you to take the time.

What I felt, though, deep, deep down in the darkest dark of my heart, was that I didn't give a damn if River was evil. I still liked him.
Maybe I even kind of loved him.
And maybe that made me wicked too.

Review of Far Far Away

Far Far Away
 
By Tom McNeil
 

About:
It says quite a lot about Jeremy Johnson Johnson that the strangest thing about him isn't even the fact his mother and father both had the same last name. Jeremy once admitted he's able to hear voices, and the townspeople of Never Better have treated him like an outsider since. After his mother left, his father became a recluse, and it's been up to Jeremy to support the family. But it hasn't been up to Jeremy alone. The truth is, Jeremy can hear voices. Or, specifically, one voice: the voice of the ghost of Jacob Grimm, one half of the infamous writing duo, The Brothers Grimm.

Jacob watches over Jeremy, protecting him from an unknown dark evil whispered about in the space between this world and the next. But when the provocative local girl Ginger Boultinghouse takes an interest in Jeremy (and his unique abilities), a grim chain of events is put into motion. And as anyone familiar with the Grimm Brothers know, not all fairy tales have happy endings...


Source: Goodreads

My rating: 4.7/5

My Thoughts:

*I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley*
‎A little boy called Jeremy who lives with his father, and can hear the ghost of Jacob Grimm. The town folk think Jeremy is strange, which I guess he kind of is, but he finds a friend in Ginger, another poor child who loves adventure and mischief, but has a very kind heart.

Jacob, the ghost, cannot pass on until he has fulfilled his unknown mission, and protected Jeremy from the finder of occasions. Very few people can hear the ghost, but none as clearly as Jeremy. And Jacob helps Jeremy in many occasions, mostly giving him comfort and telling him stories when things look bad.. and likewise, Jeremy is the only companion Jacob has.

This book showed me that appearances can be deceiving. Who would have thought that the fat, jolly baker has evil intentions and kidnaps, starves and kills children? 

I really enjoyed this book, the characters felt very real, and the story was very well written. A highly recommended read.
 
Zed (:
 
Favourite Quotes:
 
So why not mercy and justice to a sweet youth from an omnipotent and benevolent Creator? There are only three answers. He is not omnipotent, or he is not benevolent, or-the dreariest possibility of all-he is inattentive. What if that was what happened to my nephew? That God's gaze had merely strayed elsewhere?

Ginger said, "My grandfather says there's no point in travelling. He says all that happens when you go far, far away is that you discover you've brought yourself along."


Some in the town believed there was something askew in Jeremy's mind, some believed he was suggestible, and some believed his silver tooth fillings received transmissions from distant radio stations.

"Zounds," Ginger said. "They're almost too beautiful to eat." Then, smiling at the baker, she added, "Notice I said almost."
Marjory said, "I noticed you said Zounds, which I hope to God you will never say again."
Ginger regarded her. "How do you feel about Egads?"
"Worse."
Ginger smiled and sprang her little trap: "Then Zounds it is."

"Please don't let Grandpa find out I was gone last night, because I didn't do anything and he will think I did." She was quiet a second or two. "God bless Jeremy," she whispered, "and help me figure out a way to help him. And God bless Grandpa, but please don't put off calling him to you on my account."

Another boom of thunder, sharper, almost crackling.
Ginger looked up at the sky. "Maybe my granddad will get hit by lightening."
"Seems unlikely."
She shrugged and grinned. "A girl can hope."

Finally, I said, Jeremy, what is the matter?
"Everything's the matter!" he blurted. "Every single freaking thing!"
Ah. And may we consider them particularly, one by one?

The baker was nodding now, as if liking the plan more and more, but Mrs Bailey said, "No, no. A good-bye two hours before dawn or two hours after-it's all a good-bye."

After a long silence, Jeremy said in a quiet voice, "What did you do when your nephew died?"
I died a kind of death. My heart shrank and blackened and I died. Though I did not quite know it at the time. But of course I could not tell Jeremy this. I went on, I said. My life had changed and I had changed, but I went on.

After a time, Jeremy whispered, "The thing is, in fairy tales, when the heroes are chopped up or eaten by the wolf, they still come back to life at the end and live happily ever after. But this isn't like that. If we die, we stay dead."

Nothing, it seemed, was too cruel to be true.

"I don't know," Jeremy said, as if to Ginger, though I knew he meant it for me, too. "You can try to be different, but in the end we always are who we are."

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Review of Cinder & Ella

Cinder & Ella

By Kelly Oram

About:


It’s been almost a year since eighteen-year-old Ella Rodriguez was in a car accident that left her crippled, scarred, and without a mother. After a very difficult recovery, she’s been uprooted across the country and forced into the custody of a father that abandoned her when she was a young child. If Ella wants to escape her father’s home and her awful new stepfamily, she must convince her doctors that she’s capable, both physically and emotionally, of living on her own. The problem is, she’s not ready yet. The only way she can think of to start healing is by reconnecting with the one person left in the world who’s ever meant anything to her—her anonymous Internet best friend, Cinder. 
… 
Hollywood sensation Brian Oliver has a reputation for being trouble. There’s major buzz around his performance in his upcoming film The Druid Prince, but his management team says he won’t make the transition from teen heartthrob to serious A-list actor unless he can prove he’s left his wild days behind and become a mature adult. In order to douse the flames on Brian’s bad-boy reputation, his management stages a fake engagement for him to his co-star Kaylee. Brian isn’t thrilled with the arrangement—or his fake fiancĂ©e—but decides he’ll suffer through it if it means he’ll get an Oscar nomination. Then a surprise email from an old Internet friend changes everything.


Source: Goodreads

My rating: 4.5/5

My Thoughts:

A total swoon-worthy read. As you can guess from the name, this is a re-telling of Cinderella but with twice as many twists and drama. Ella meets Cinder through her blog and their regular banter on books and movies makes them best friends. Neither knows the other’s real name, so Ella has no idea that Cinder Is in fact heart throb and movie star Brian Oliver. The day Cinder asks for Ella’s address to post her a signed first edition of her favourite book, she’s involved in a car accident that costs her mum’s life and leaves her crippled with permanent scars over her body.

I’m a sucker for love stories and I really shouldn’t have read this during NaNoWriMo because it’s too addictive to put down. I was waiting to find out when Ella would meet Cinder, what would happen, and so on. Of course there’s a happily ever after but Ella goes through so much and her pain was so real. People could be so cruel, and it was horrible to see how much she had to deal with, but I was so happy for her when she finally gets her fairytale ending.

One of the things I really enjoyed was the way the author explained Ella’s flaws. Although she had been through a lot, sometimes she caused the distance and bitterness between herself and others, especially her family. It made the story more realistic to learn that even Ella had a few things to work on.

Cinder (Brian) and Ella argue more than anything and their chemistry shone through the book. I liked the introduction of her friend Vivian’s gay fathers too, it was nice to mix it up. In the original story of Cinderella, Cinder’s animal friends help her dream come true, whereas here it was her step sister and friends. Cinder & Ella was an adorable and contemporary retelling of a much-loved classic.

Zed (:

Favourite Quotes:

“At least the stepwitches aren’t home. Jennifer may be tactless, but at least she tries to be nice. Witch One and Witch Two make the devil sound tame.”

“I can’t help it if all people want to talk about when they interview me is my abs and whether or not I’d consider dating a fan. It’s not my fault that I’m too damn good-looking to be taken seriously.”

EllaTheRealHero: Sure you can, rock star. You wouldn’t know normal if it bit you on your ridiculously good-looking face.
Cinder458: You’ve never seen my face. How do you know it’s good-looking?
EllaTheRealHero: Because no ugly person could have an ego as big as yours.

“There’s no way I’m going anywhere near the upstairs with Ana in the mood she’s in, and I really don’t care about Ella’s love life. Besides, she’s not supposed to be alone, anyway. What if she tries to throw herself off the balcony or something?”
Was there anyone in the world that didn’t feel the need to humiliate me?

“I didn’t realize upping our relationship to phone buddies would come with a boyfriend title. Does that mean I we ever meet in person, we’ll have to get married?”


“I don’t go out there much,” I admitted, laughing. “With my luck, we’d have an earthquake and I’d plummet down the cliff and live through it.”

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Review of Master Over You

Master Over You: 
A Dark Romance Novel

By Cerys Du Lys & Ethan Winters



About:

There's a monster in every closet, and I'm in yours.

My name is Noah. I'm not a nice person. This isn't cupcakes and candyland, love.


I'll take you, break you, and offer you to the highest bidder without a second thought. You're mine now. It's business, nothing personal. You wouldn't understand, and I'm not going to explain it. Sorry, love, you don't mean a thing to me. 

Just know that there's a monster in every closet, and I'm in yours. 

Author Note - This dark romance novel contains themes that may be discomforting to some people. If you are sensitive to depictions of violence, then this book is not recommended for you. 

(Ethan Winters official debut release co-authored with USA Today bestselling author Cerys du Lys) 

Man’s POV = Ethan, Woman’s POV = Cerys 

There is a light at the end of every dark tunnel, no matter how dim it may seem.


Source: Goodreads

My Rating: 4.6 / 5

My Thoughts:

**I received a free ecopy of this book through via Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.**

Disturbing, intense but mind blowing. Master over you is this and much more. I was warned before I read it that it is rather graphic and at first I thought it was an exaggeration, but after reading it I realised that this definitely needs a warning sign. There’s a lot of bad language so it’s definitely not for children.

Noah is a slave trafficker. He knows he's a monster but in his own mind there are worse monsters out there and its better him than them. He knows he does wrong but he still does it.

When he abducts Chastity White, I was imagining some sort of romance between the two that she'd end up being the girl that changes his way, and so on. But when Angeline turns up and kidnaps them both, now that was unexpected.

Angeline. My God, she is psychotic and crazy and obsessive, and so much more. One minute she's ripping off Noah's fingernails with some ancient mechanical device to punish him, and the next minute she's cuddling him and licking his blood off his wounds. She has a weird blood fetish and her sadistic nature was so creepy but utterly believable. This is probably because the story is told through all three characters' points of view and when Angeline's broken thoughts come across, it gave me the chills.

But there's more to Angeline than meets the eye and that back-story was epic. This book was written awesomely and I can imagine great things to come from these authors.

Zed (:

Favourite Quotes:

Sometimes it is easier to suffer than to die. I think it is because of hope. You do not have hope once you are dead, because you do not have anything. Who is to say that dying is less painful than living? We do not know. We will never know.

I am not responsible for anyone else’s actions. They must deal with their own consequences.

“Noah, you are incorrigible and rude.”
“You fucking kidnapped me. You bit me. You slammed my head against a fucking wall. What the fuck do you want from me, love?”

I’d probably find it attractive id she didn’t have me strapped to a chair after previously almost suffocating me. And biting me before that, slamming my head against a wall, knocking the air out of my lungs...
I don’t think Angeline and I are going to get along, and how cute she looks when walking on the balls of her feet isn’t going to change that, is basically what I’m saying here.

“We need to have a talk, Noah,” she says.
“What the fuck are we going to talk about, love?” I reply. Shit. That’s two things she hates in one sentence. She’s going to fucking drown me with orange juice now.

You either have a monster in your closet, or you are the monster in someone’s closet. There is nothing else. That’s the only rule in this fucked up game of life.

“Maybe it is easier if you hate me,” I say. “I think I will like it if you love me, though.”

On the bedside table, there’s a knife. Looks dangerous. Yeah, I just said that a knife looks dangerous. All knives are fucking dangerous, alright? A fucking butter knife can gouge your damn eye out. Don’t play around with this shit, kids. I’m a professional. I know things.

What I’m saying here is you can have a nice time with someone and it might turn out well in the end, but it’s not fucking magical. Love is bullshit.

Be kind to others, asshole. You believe in God? God wants you to be kind. You believe in Buddha? Yeah, he wants you to be kind, too. You believe in the goddamn power of the sun? The sun wants you to be kind. Even if you don’t believe in any of that shit, it’s a good fucking thing to be kind to other people. It’s called common fucking decency.

Trying is not doing, and doing is the only thing that matters in this sick fucking twisted rendition of the world.

It is wrong. He deserves punishment for what he did, and yet the only thing that happened to him was death?
Sometimes I do not think this world is a fair place. Sometimes I do not understand why he was allowed to die, but I was forced to live.

I fell in love with a  monster and she ate my fucking soul. I let her, though.

Shit changes, and then you do things because of the changes, and more shit happens, and then you forget how the fuck you used to be in the first place.

I don’t believe in prayer and hope, though. I believe in getting shit done. If I can save someone, I’ll fucking save them.
If I can’t, I’m sorry.

Enough of this sob story emotional bullshit, though. I’m an asshole. I’m not a nice person. I’m nice tonight, though. I’m nice for her.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Thoughts on Bullying and review of 'Every Ugly Word'

Every Ugly Word

By Aimee L. Salter

About:


When seventeen-year-old Ashley Watson walks through the halls of her high school bullies taunt and shove her. She can’t go a day without fighting with her mother. And no matter how hard she tries, she can’t make her best friend, Matt, fall in love with her. But Ashley also has something no one else does: a literal glimpse into the future. When Ashley looks into the mirror, she can see her twenty-three-year-old self.

Her older self has been through it all already—she endured the bullying, survived the heartbreak, and heard every ugly word her classmates threw at her. But her older self is also keeping a dark secret: Something terrible is about to happen to Ashley. Something that will change her life forever. Something even her older self is powerless to stop.


Source:Goodreads

My rating: 4.75 / 5

My Thoughts:

Such a sad, thought-provoking read about bullying and the horribleness of it all. Unfortunately, bullying occurs in almost every high school and in this case Ashley is the victim. Bullies don’t realise that their actions can have severe psychological effects on the victim, which can last for the rest of their life. We see the damage the bullies do to Ashley when she talks to her future self in the mirror, and how the future self is suffering too from the lasting effects of bullying. 

In Ashley’s case, there was very little of a support system. Other students knew she was being bullied and were too afraid to side with her, which left her with one friend, Matt. And as we learned through the story, even he isn’t perfect. Matt is Ashley’s best friend but she’s in love with him, which made things a whole lot more difficult. Especially when he starts to date the girl that made her life hell. Even Matt can’t fix it all, and Ashley can’t tell him all the ‘incidents’ either, because she’s afraid he won’t believe her anyway. Instead of trying to help, Ashley’s mother is embarrassed of her daughter and accuses Ash for not making enough of an effort to fit in. And when you think that Ash only has Matt and her mother, there’s no wonder she feels like giving up and having almost suicidal thoughts.  

Bullying is not something to be taken lightly and until I read this book, even I brushed the topic off as something that is part of human nature and will not change. Ashley’s story tells us to be strong and to believe in ourselves and each other. Sometimes it is only having that one person to support you that makes all the difference between fighting and giving up. You may not be the victim and I certainly hope you’re not the bully, but if you do come across any sort of bullying, then you shouldn’t turn a blind eye. If you can’t confront and stop the bully, then support the victim and just let them know that they’re not alone. It takes a lot of courage because there’s always the fear that the bully might change its prey, but you could be saving someone’s life.

Zed (:

Favourite Quotes:

“People you love should always be more important than people who judge you.”

But I didn’t have any answers. I had to be alone. And maybe I did need to kill myself, because if it could get worse than this, I didn’t have it in me to survive anyway.

It isn’t what happens to you in your life that destroys you. It’s what you do about it.


As long as I had hope, the good things would stay good. So no, I’d never be a kick-ass movie star heroine. But I was real. And loveable. And for now, that was enough. 

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Review of Duplicity by Nikki Jefford

Duplicity

(Spellbound #2)

By Nikki Jefford


About:

If Graylee Perez thought sharing a body with her twin sister was bad, dealing with a duplicate of herself is two times worse. Gray the second doesn't seem to get that Lee's boyfriend, Raj, is off limits. Then there's the problem of Adrian. He expects one of the Graylees to be his.

Nearly a year later, the council is on to them for past misdeeds; Lee, along with the rest of the coven, has lost control of her powers; and Gray is being stalked by what looks like the Grim Reaper. 

If the two Grays work together, they may stand a chance of setting things right and making it out alive.


Source: Goodreads

My rating: 3.5/5

My Thoughts:

**I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**
Firstly, just wanted to say that I love the cover of this book. It doesn't do much in terms of explaining the story but it is stunning. 
Duplicity, the second book in the Spellbound series was an interesting but slightly confusing read. First Graylee Perez was taken from her body and put into another’s and now there are two Grays, one in Charlene’s body and the other in Stacey Morehouse’s body. It was confusing because I read the first book quite a long time ago so it took me a while to remember what had happened, plus having two Grays in different bodies, one who just came into existence after almost a year from the original ‘switch,’ is enough to confuse anyone! To prevent further confusion I’ll refer to the ‘duplicate’ Graylee that is in Charlene’s body as ‘Gray’ and the original Graylee that is in Stacey’s body, ‘Lee,’ as these are the names used in the book.
I pitied Gray, because she’s come back to find that she’s missed out on the last 8 or so months, another Gray has been filling her place, her boyfriend’s moved on with Lee and basically everyone has been fine without her. Not to mention that someone has put a spell on the town which is making everyone’s powers out of control, Gray coming back (again) isn’t exactly big news. The worst thing is that both the girls are Graylee but Gray is seen as the duplicate; the excess version when really they were all doing fine without her. Talk about feeling unwanted!
Surprisingly, or perhaps it isn’t that surprising really, Lee and Gray do not get along, to put it lightly. Each thinks the other is the ‘intruder.’ Gray feels that Lee has stolen her life, whereas Lee is feeling threatened by Gray’s return, especially since Gray looks more like the original Graylee Perez.
I’m not particularly fond of Raj, he’s too loved up with Lee for my liking, not that it stopped him from kissing Gray because he was ‘confused.’ Ha! Although to be fair it’s not exactly his fault since Gray can’t seem to accept that Raj is Lee’s boyfriend, not hers. Adrian, on the other hand, is far more interesting. Slightly evil, crazy and power hungry, but definitely has more appeal than Raj. I feel that he and Gray may share some interesting chemistry in the next book. Overall, a light and fun albeit confusing read but I recommend reading book one first!
Zed (:
Favourite Quote:
She didn’t come up with anything other than what she felt wasZ a reasonable question: if it was okay for doppelgangers to run around, why couldn’t there be two people with the same mind and memories? Who was that bothering, really?