Monday, October 15, 2012

Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt

So, I'm not sure how I feel about the fact that she ends up back in Cornish and getting married. I mean, I really like Will (much more than Oliver [even if he weren't gay] or James) and she's finding success as an actual writer. When she was in New York and Paris, she was mostly editing or turning out schlock, not working on her own stuff. I think Will appreciates her for who she is and knows what he's getting into, but... I don't know. It's very mixed.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Out of Sight, Out of Time

I like that the Circle was after Cammie because she saw some information. She's not some secret key to everything. She's not even more special than she already is. She just knows something that she happened to oversee once. That's it. It's a bit refreshing.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Last Little Blue Envelope

Ok, it was painfully obvious that with Keith paired up with Ellis, Ginny would end up with Oliver. Oliver the black-mailer. Oliver the fuckwad. Oliver who doesn't have ANYTHING to recommend him. Yes, he has the sob story at the end of the book, but NO. He sucks in a million ways and if you want me to believe him as a romantic figure, then you have to prove it. Johnson shows the growing attraction, but never sold it. I never fully believed in it, so when Oliver has a perfectly good reason for his douche-bag actions* and they kiss, all I could do was throw the book across the room. 

The fact that Ginny falls for him and his stupid act makes me really dislike Ginny. It ruined this book and the last book for me.

*And you know what? THAT'S NOT A GOOD REASON. You can work full time and go to uni part time. Uni fees for full time are only 3000GBP a year no matter where you go. They have student loans. You don't need to blackmail a girl out of her aunt's artwork (which, frankly, I think Ginny should have kept for herself instead of selling it and I think she wanted to.) BUT NO! 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Invisible Things

SERIOUSLY, WTF?! All of a sudden Sophie doesn't give a shit about ANYTHING because yay! Mikael's back? When did Sophie, smart brave kickass Sophie turn into Bella?! And we no longer care about Elsa's blackmailing or the war or the bomb or how CREEPTASTIC floating Nobel is? NO! Snow Queen gave back Mikael and all is well because I'm in lurve and who the hell cares if the world ends tomorrow. LURVE! Puke. But even if we're going to go with that, smooch smooch THE END. Who cares that they're still in the creepy ice palace? It could use another page or two. The end just seemed so rushed and not at all in line with ANYTHING else going on. It would have been a better ending if Sophie woke up and the entire thing was a dream brought on by a wacky history assignment.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rise of the Huntress-- Spoilers

So... on page 373, Tom shouts out "There's darkness inside me, too!... I can match anything you do. I'm the hunter, not the hunted!"

But... the title is Rise of the HuntRESS. Tom's not a huntress. Initially, I though the title referred to Bony Lizzie, but we've killed her off, so I'm thinking that the Huntress has to be Alice. Is anyone with me on this? Or am I totally off base.

Also, I'm excited for Ireland. I want to see more of the Morrigan and the Celtic witches. AND I hope nothing happened with Grimalkin-- I want her back because she's awesome.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

If I Stay-- Spoilers

1. The scene where her grandpa is at her bedside

"It's okay," he tells me. "If you want to go. Everyone wants you to stay. I want you to stay more than I've ever wanted anything in my life." His voice cracks with emotion. He stops, clears his throat, takes a breath, and continues. "But that's what I want and I could see why it might not be what you want. So I just wanted to tell you that I understand if you go. It's okay if you have to leave us. It's okay if you want to stop fighting."

2. When Kim is at her bedside:
"I do have a point to all this," she continues. "There are like twenty people in that waiting room right now. Some of them are related to you. Some of them are not. But we're all your family."

She stops now. Leans over me so that the wisps of her hair tickle my face. She kisses me on the forehead. "You still have a family," she whispers.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Every Soul a Star SPOILERS

Ok, so Bree being a secret geek was a little... convenient. Bree was so well drawn throughout the rest of the book this was just a little too easy. Especially because I think Bree could have done a lot with the campground-- there are hot springs! It wouldn't be that hard to do some sort of Spa as one of the Unusuals. It would draw people to the camp and would use Bree's talents at what she likes. Ah well.