Saturday, June 14, 2014

Short & Simple Reviews: Cursed & Boys That Bite

This is a place for books that I didn't fully review.
Maybe I listed my likes and dislikes, had a little short paragraph, or a few sentences to convey my feelings on the book, but whatever the "review" is, all of them are short and simple. (hence the clever name)

Dying sucks
...and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand.
 After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.
 Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things--including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he's a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she's more than interested. There's just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden's adopted father, a man she's sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. However, she's willing to do anything to hold her sister's hand again. And hell, she'd also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn't?
 But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not've been an accident at all, she's not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life.
 For real this time.

While I did like this book, I cannot get past "the like-zone"
Which means that I liked it but I won't be calling it amazing or awesome.

I liked the idea of the story (A touch that kills) but the main character, Ember, has a horrible life! This is what made it difficult for me to really like it. There were moments where I had tears in my eyes or I really really wanted to punch the people that made her life horrible.
I just have trouble liking a book that gets me this sad or this upset.

Although, I do have to give it to Ember.
I wouldn't have been able to survive her life.
I would be crying every few pages and maybe commit suicide.

So Ember? You have amazing strength!

Overall, this was an interesting (yet somewhat depressing) read.
This would not be my favorite book by Jennifer L. Armentrout though.
So if you're new to her, read Obsidian first!
I also would like to say that after reading many other reviews, I realized that I seem to be the only one affected by Ember's life...

Well, I guess I get depressed easily!

I hereby give this book
3 Wheels
Meaning: I liked it.

Boys that Bite (Blood Coven Vampire, #1)
Two sisters—as different as the sun and the rain. For one, getting into the Blood Coven is to die for. But for the other, getting out could be lethal...
 When Sunny McDonald gets dragged to Club Fang by her twin sister Rayne, she doesn't expect to find anything besides a bunch of Goth kids playing at being vampires. But when some guy mistakes Sunny for her dark-side-loving sister and bites her on the neck, she finds out that his fangs are real—and deadly.
 Now, Sunny has less than a week to figure out how to reverse the bite, or else she's going to end up as the perpetually undead. And not only will she be a vampire, she'll also be bonded to Magnus—the bloodsucker who bit her—forever. And forever is a really long time...

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The was a really fast, entertaining, and cute read. I actually didn't have much of a problem with it. 
But Sunny's voice was just... annoying. Sunny has what can be considered the stereotypical teenage voice. Texting acronyms, pop culture references, and joke attempts are all involved of Sunny's parts of speech.
The characters weren't very enjoyable, but , as I said, it's a quick read.

I hereby give this book
2.5 Wheels
Meaning: I kind of liked it, but not really.

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