Posts Tagged: Terrible Twists

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 22
Review: The Last Academy by Anne Applegate

Review: The Last Academy by Anne Applegate

Like many other bloggers, I take notes while reading to aid in the writing of my reviews.  While reading The Last Academy, my notes were comments like, “Is ANYTHING going to happen?” and “I feel like I’m missing something here.”  I considered giving up, because so much of this book just didn’t make a lot of sense, and it didn’t really engage me.  The synopsis describes a thriller plot, but what I was actually reading was more of the mundane… 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 »


Mar 27
Review: Stung by Bethany Wiggins

Review: Stung by Bethany Wiggins

The opening of Stung is very similar to the recent Pretty Girl-13; a young girl suddenly finds herself at her home, seeking her parents, with a memory loss of several years.  Both girls believe themselves to be thirteen and are surprised to see their “new” bodies.  But whereas Angie from Pretty Girl-13 falls into the shocked and loving arms of her parents, Fiona falls out of a bathroom window as she struggles to escape a crazed, animalistic man who attempts… Read more »


Mar 08
Review: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Review: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Let’s get straight to it.  This book was WAY TOO LONG.  As in 200 pages too long.  Maybe 300.  I felt the same way while reading this book that I felt when I watched Pearl Harbor at the movie theater.  I squirmed in my seat during the three and a half hour run time, and I grew increasingly distraught as calendar pages drifted across the screen.  I wanted to scream, “GET TO DECEMBER 7TH ALREADY!!!”  Same thing here.  I read… Read more »