Fun read. Also, 100% a how-to-please-a-woman sex manual! No joke! :) #erotica
Holy cow! The sweet cover didn‘t prepare me for the erotica inside! ;)
Wow. I am a pretty critical reader, and I am 100% hooked. I am surprised by how many so-so reviews and crits. I am wondering if a book being a free kindle read makes people more skeptical judges. What do you think??? Honest question. Looking forward to candid answers. Xo (pic is me and one of my daughters. Meant to be neutral. :))
The writing is good. The premise is interesting. I read a lot of YA. This one somehow felt *too* YA. But as it is YA, this is clearly a case of “it‘s the reader, not the book.”
The film Adore is based on this book. I‘m addicted to it. It‘s like Blackfish. Watch it all the way thru & start it again. Finally bought the book. Good enough, but different. Meaner and with less char depth. Has the strangest premise, but this explains it. I am thoroughly absorbed by this one character and his sexual and emotional earnestness. That part is in both.
I devoured this book right up to the end. But the ending? I‘m ... irritated? No. I feel cheated. Addendum: Don‘t read this review if you don‘t want spoilers. For me, it made me feel sane again! http://wendythesuperlibrarian.blogspot.com/2019/02/epic-spoiler-review-sadie.htm...
The film Adore based on this book. I‘m addicted to it. It‘s like Blackfish. Watch it all the way thru & start it again. I just bought the book! Saw it yrs ago on netflix. Watched it nine times since! It is the strangest premise. I finally found this article. This is it. I am thoroughly absorbed by this one character and his sexual and emotional earnestness.
Absolutely gripping. Friday Night Lights meets thriller. Loved it. Getting a hardcopy for my husband.
A book and a beer. Just, yay. :) (The book is the English translation of a Chilean title, and it is phenomenal.)
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Good. I had some trouble following the timeline, but it didn‘t mess me up. E. Lockhart is the perfect cover blurber. If the premise interests you, go for it. You‘re safe for a solid read. :)
Regrettably, no matter how good the writing was, this book was a punishment for me. Way too much description. Turtle‘s rationalizations meandered so much I repeatedly lost interest. Loathed the relentless misogyny. Didn‘t believe Jacob would put up w her abuse. Molesting Cayenne eliminated depth of father-daughter relationship which was ENTIRE premise & made him a plain ole pedophile. I wish I‘d bailed. Glad for its success, but big miss for me.
Still plowing thru. The writing is phenomenal. I am not using “but” to qualify that because it is indisputably phenomenal. My issue is with how I feel as I read. When I am not sickened and or terrified, I am bored. I don‘t care this much about the details of (so many) guns and settings. The constant misogyny is not easy to deal with even as I understand it and respect the authenticity of it. Anyone else??
Perfectly paced, no sense of feeling contrived, really good. The final chapter added a lot. I didn‘t find the chicken bone analogy to be resonant. I wish something more had happened btw two of the characters. No spoilers here. ;) Solid suspense. Interesting characters and plot. Definitely recommend.
It‘s not bad. I love her writing and the characters and relationships are good. I just don‘t care about the secret. I feel like: “Tell or don‘t tell, life will go on.” It‘s not just this book. It‘s fine. It‘s all books with this commonplace secret. Sorry, Jane! I love your others and will buy all new ones!
If you love Scottoline, you‘ll love this one too. I wish the end had been thread through from the beginning. At least a little. (She did that in Look Again too. The big reveal came out of nowhere and seemed dramatic for drama‘s sake.) I also didn‘t understand that the final lines were that she was more this now, he was more this now when those things didn‘t seem like issues at all. Good read overall. I finished in record time.
I‘ve been reading We Hope For Better Things by Erin Bartels in a sunny corner of my living room while supervising my children do their homework. But this novel is so evocative and thought-broking that I don‘t think I‘d‘ve noticed if they‘d gotten up and walked away. They didn‘t, but they could have. Shhh. Don‘t tell. ;)
I am overwhelmed. I‘ve sent so many pictures of passages to my husband and daughter... MRO is imperfectly human, perfectly compassionate, absolutely authentic and honest... Passages will hurt and haunt me forever. Others are the echelon I will strive for in perpetuity. I am overwhelmed.
Nope. Nada. Don‘t - can‘t - buy into this one. I do not recommend it. The writing is very good. But the magic, which is the spine of the novel, did not work for me. (As a rule, I don‘t review books that I don‘t enjoy, but this one is old. I don‘t think my review will hurt any book sales. Read him! Just not this one.)
Now available on Hoopla! I was not expecting much. The cover is too sweet for me and the premise has been done a lot, but this was great!! Thoroughly enjoyable protagonist. Truly good, resonant writing. Twists a plenty. Not saccharine at all! This premise has never been done this way. A perfect gift book. I‘m getting it for a teacher or two, for sure.
While slow at points in the first half, I give this a solid 👍. The author‘s note at the end resounded w me. I relate so much to Marty‘s struggle between home life/personal relationships and her passions/drive/action. She could not be her without the latter. Even tho I despise the Hemingway and do *not* understand her draw to him, I dk many marriages that could sustain repeated several-months long absences of the wife and mother. Unfair & true.