OMG! First issue and I'm officially obsessed. COYOTES is about a band of women fighting back against shape-shifting wolves/coyotes that are hunting and killing them in a ghost town called The City of Lost Girls. After her mother and sister were killed, Red (formerly Analia) runs off with her best friend, Eyepatch and joins the Duchesses' group, where she learns how to fight like a samurai. The first issue start with Red standing in a room full of corpses and gets more gruesome as it goes on-definitely not for the faint of heart and rated M for a reason. This is NOT a children's comic.
⭐️⭐️OOOMMGGGG my romance novel kick is officially over. What started as a really good first book became a really frustrating and annoying series. I really have enjoyed Colleen Hoover lately and I’ve read a bit of Tarryn Fisher and really liked her, but this joined series was NOT what I expected.
Charlie and Silas have been in love with each other for most of their lives, but when their fathers’ financial group falls apart and causes a rift in their relationship, they start to change I to different people and drift apart. Somewhere along the line they lose their memories and forget who they are, as well as each other, their families, and their friends. They come to find that this happens every 48 hours and have to find a way to stop it.
I mean, it was a cute romance story, but it just got kind of annoying and repetitive after a while. I’m ready for some sci-fi now!!
Again, I'm not a romance novel kind of person, and this one was really damn good. It got a little corny at the end, but overall it was great. The only reason I'm not giving it five stars is because of the corny ending.
Tate is a nurse/student who moves in with her brother in his apartment; on the night that she moves in Miles (the neighbor across the hall) is drunk and thrown against her new home's door. He ends up being a friend of her brother's and she allows Miles to sleep on the couch. You can immediately feel the sexual tension between the two of them and it never lets up over the course of the book. Of course, they end up having a thing, but Miles tells her that this is strictly sex and nothing will come of it, but of course-Tate falls for him anyway. But Miles' secret past is revealed to the reader through Miles' POV chapters, and believe me when I say that I was NOT expecting that twist. Of course, there is a happy ending, but not one that I expected. I really enjoyed it :)
I am not a romance novel person; I don't enjoy reading something based entirely on a relationship That being said, this book was FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC! I felt emotionally connected with both Fallon and Ben and the character development as the story progressed was great. Nothing felt corny or forced at any point. I usually read YA, but this book did not feel far off from it.
Fallon is an ex-actor who was in a fire and has burn scars on the left side of her body from her head to her legs. She meets Ben on November 9 before she moves from California to New York. Ben has an extremely dark secret and immediately is interested in Fallon, who returns the feelings. What starts as being fake girlfriend and boyfriend leads to the two of them agreeing to only meet once a year on November 9, with no interaction otherwise, for the next five years. After that, they will decide to continue in a real relationship or let theirs fizzle out. The book goes through both character's perspectives and through each year's date. As both of their lives take drastic turns, they find ways to still meet each other on November 9 and reveal their feelings for each other. They hurt each other's feelings, forgive each other, and mend each other as normal relationships go. I loved going through the relationship with them.
Ben is a writer. And he is writing a novel based on his and Fallon's relationship. About halfway through the book, Fallon is allowed to read Ben's manuscript and it creates a drastic change on her feelings as well as the reader's, but allows the reader to see a much deeper part of Ben as well as explains his secret and how he came to "run in" to Fallon on the day that they met. There is much more than fate involved.
What is really fun about the book is that Fallon loves romance novels, so she is frequently commenting on what would be corny or what wouldn't work if their story was a book, so nothing ever feels like your typical romance novel. I'll definitely be reading more Colleen Hoover after this. :)
Despite the length of BTDBY, I really enjoyed it. It is much darker than the rest of the Diviners series and takes the reader down a history lesson of the United States. I love the historical fiction piece as this is the time period when people were trying to "cleanse" the US of immigrants and adding the Diviners to this prejudice feels perfect for the time period. The Diviners not only have to deal with helping rid New York of ghosts that are killing people but also with prejudice against their diversity. This was a great mirror of our immigration current situation and I LOVED it! I think the conversations that this book starts will be of great importance.