Posts Categorized: New Adult

Jul 23
Review: Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James

Review: Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James

“You are a pervert.” “I know.” He raises his eyebrows and his grin broadens. “My pervert,” I whisper. “Yes, yours.” This is actual dialogue between Ana and Christian, the narrator and her billionaire boyfriend. These books have conflicted me. The dialogue, plot contrivances, and most of the characters are completely ridiculous. And yet, for reasons I don’t fully understand, I am on book three of the trilogy. I guess I want to see what happens with these characters, even though… Read more »


May 07
Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

As with the execrable Ten Tiny Breaths, I read Hopeless after seeing many glowing reviews, and I was left feeling disgusted by the behavior of the main characters.  I can only believe that people who love books featuring stalkers have never been stalked themselves, and that is a wonderful thing.  However, it distresses me whenever stalking and violence are portrayed to girls and women as some kind of manly ideal.  I, unfortunately, was the victim of a stalker (threats to… Read more »


Apr 18
Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

I think this book takes the award for most ridiculous and jaw-droppingly insulting twist I’ve ever read.  But let me back up for a moment.  I don’t read a lot of New Adult, primarily because the female main characters are typically weak and insipid, and the men are often boorish, creepy stalkers.  But when I read the synopsis for Ten Tiny Breaths, I thought it would bring something new to the table.  I was wrong.  Very wrong. For something a… Read more »


Feb 10
Review: Bared To You by Sylvia Day

Review: Bared To You by Sylvia Day

“Graceful,” “strong”, “sliding fluidly”, “moved with animal grace and arrogant economy”, “turning in a leisurely pivot,” and “easy and unhurried stride.”  If you had to guess, to whom or what do those phrases refer? A leopard?  Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt?  Figure skater Michelle Kwan?  Certainly, those descriptions could apply to any or all of them, but in this case, these are phrases describing the walking habits of Gideon Cross, the love interest in Bared to You. I noticed all… Read more »