I’ve been listening to a lot of audiobooks lately, but I haven’t had a chance to review most of them. Here’s a quick overview of the good and the bad.
Summary: Lillia, Kat, and Mary had the perfect plan. Work together in secret to take down the people who wronged them. But things didn’t exactly go the way they’d hoped at the Homecoming Dance.
Not even close.
For now, it looks like they got away with it. All they have to do is move on and pick up the pieces, forget there ever was a pact. But it’s not easy, not when Reeve is still a total jerk and Rennie’s meaner than she ever was before.
And then there’s sweet little Mary…she knows there’s something seriously wrong with her. If she can’t control her anger, she’s sure that someone will get hurt even worse than Reeve was. Mary understands now that it’s not just that Reeve bullied her—it’s that he made her love him.
Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, burn for a burn. A broken heart for a broken heart. The girls are up to the task. They’ll make Reeve fall in love with Lillia and then they will crush him. It’s the only way he’ll learn.
It seems once a fire is lit, the only thing you can do is let it burn…
I love audiobooks with multiple narrators – especially when the book has multiple perspectives. It prevents me from getting confused, but each speaker also adds a different personality to their character. Fire with Fire had an awesome twist towards the end. For the most part, I definitely did not see it coming. Despite the awesome plot twist, I’m still not a fan of the book. I found the revenge plot to be really childish and petty and mean. It’s not my kind of contemporary read, so I’m not sure if I will continue on with the series.
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SINNER by Maggie Stiefvater Book Review
Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3.5
Publication Date: July 1st 2014 by Scholastic Press
Rating: – Exceeds Expectations |
Book Summary: Sinner follows Cole St. Clair, a pivotal character from the #1 New York Times bestselling Shiver Trilogy. Everybody thinks they know Cole’s story. Stardom. Addiction. Downfall. Disappearance. But only a few people know Cole’s darkest secret — his ability to shift into a wolf. One of these people is Isabel. At one point, they may have even loved each other. But that feels like a lifetime ago. Now Cole is back. Back in the spotlight. Back in the danger zone. Back in Isabel’s life. Can this sinner be saved?
Book Review Overview:
- It’s been a while since I read Forever, but I was able to jump into SINNER without getting lost
- Cole and Isabel still have kick-ass chemistry
- Couldn’t put it down
I fangirled when I first heard about SINNER by Maggie Stiefvater. The ending of Forever had left me aching for more Isabel/Cole, and I was a little bummed out that their ending had been so open. Luckily, Maggie Stiefvater had blessed me with this companion novel in which Cole St. Clair returns to Los Angeles to find Isabel Culpeper. But returning to LA also means returning to his rock star lifestyle – the lifestyle that ultimately had led to his downfall. Cole returns to the spotlight despite the risks in order to also return to Isabel’s life.
Every year, I track my most read authors (according to GoodReads) to see if there are any changes in my reading habits.
Last Years Most Read Authors: (read the full post)
- Meg Cabot – 29
- Julia Quinn – 15
- Charlaine Harris – 11
- Philip Reeve – 9
- J.K. Rowling – 8
- Richelle Mead & Diana Gabaldon – 7
- Anna Godbersen, David Levithan, Megan McCafferty & Rick Riordan – 6
Most Read Authors of 2013
- Meg Cabot – 30
- Julia Quinn – 17
- Charlaine Harris – 11
- Philip Reeve – 9
- David Levithan, Megan McCafferty, Diana Gabaldon, & J.K. Rowling – 8
- Richelle Mead, Maggie Stiefvater, & Eloisa James – 7
My list hasn’t changed much since the last year. The only new authors on the list are Maggie Stiefvater and Eloisa James.
I have a long way to go before I beat out Meg Cabot as my most read author. I basically just read her books throughout my adolescent years. So it doesn’t surprise me that she continues to be my most read author.
Maggie Stiefvater is continuing to be one of my must-buy authors whose books I automatically read. The addition of Eloisa James on my list reflects my growing love of historical romance.