- Soul Of The Sword
- Cursed City
- Audiobooks & Original Audio Shows - Get More from Audible
- See a Problem?
Also, considering that she recounts stories of past abuse in the foster homes she's had, and the trauma of having accidentally murdered someone, she seems very sane. Why is she so sane? Right, 'cause she's perfect. The character of Harper was both bland and clueless, not having too much of a personality despite the entire three books being narrated from her point of view.
Soul Of The Sword
I think it just annoys me when I don't see an overarching major problem through the series to be fixed. I don't really see the point of a using a whole series if you only introduce minor problems to fix in each book, and just use the series to have the character keep discovering more and more of her powers and the town secrets.
It's just not compelling enough to keep reading. And, to be honest, with how quickly I got through the box set, it might as well have been a single book. Even now, having just finished, besides naming the individual climax of each book, I can't really say what other situations happened when. The fact that each next book starts only a short time after the previous one ends, and without too memorable of a beginning, just makes the entire box set blend together into a single piece rather than three individual books.
Need I say more? Wow, I can't even remember the love interest's name! Seriously, these revelations just kept coming way too slowly , for most of the box set I couldn't help but wonder why he liked Harper so much. He practically risks everything for her when they barely know each other, save for a few stolen kisses and secret meetings here and there.
But let me explain! Sure, he was a bit of an ass, but I liked the dynamic that his character gave to the book. He's a character who is seemingly sweet and romantic, but only acts that way because his mother has told him to. This almost never happens in books of this kind! Usually, you get the gorgeous young man who is instantly infatuated with the main character, but in this case, you get a gorgeous young man who is told by his mother to ACT infatuated, which Harper, naturally, doesn't like.
Strange as it is, I enjoyed his scenes. Bad person, but good character. She even forgets her entire relationship with Jackson, putting him in a bit of an awkward position. It was very interesting to have her attempt to remember, and I personally spent a great deal of the part excitedly waiting and waiting for her to eventually regain her memories, until she finally did because of course she had to. I only wish that the author had used this a little more, and had had Harper discover something else that the reader didn't know about, to add an extra bit of intrigue and anxiety and desire to keep reading.
I liked how I could really FEEL that it was a small town: the way everyone turns up for the games, the way that the high school cheerleaders are basically the town VIPs and go on to become the most influential people there after graduation, the way everyone knows each other, etc. It all works beautifully! Plus, the name. That name is so perfectly ridiculous it would be the last place you'd expect to find what you do, which only makes it better.
On one hand, I enjoyed the unexpected, but on the other, I barely saw any hints leading up to it. I love baby hints; I'm sure you know the kind: it's the kind of hints you don't notice in your first reading, but in your second immediately pick up on as subtle foreshadowing. Like in Young Justice! Or am I the only one who watched that show? Also, these come way too slowly in my opinion.
There was a ton of stuff that could have been revealed in the first book, rather than having to reveal them in the two next ones. Like I said earlier, the series seems only to exist to keep Harper discovering these revelations, rather than to actually play out a plot, which is annoying.
So there you go: my opinion on this box set. Will I read the fourth book in the series? I'm not willing to continue a series where I don't like the main character, the romance, and the plot or lack thereof.
I don't doubt that a bunch of people have different likes and dislikes, and may love this book more than anything. But to me, it's just OK but not worth continuing.
If you're like me, you often find yourself picking up one of your daughters "young adult" books scattered around the house And in minutes, you find yourself immersed in another world. The world of Peachville, full of seemingly normal everyday life, is one fantasy town is love to live in!
Our heroine in this wickedly entertaining series seems so believable; a young girl, orphaned and put through the foster system Salvation for her comes in a last ditch effort from playing her in a home for young girls, typical of her situation: No one wants her, they don't understand her - and she doesn't really know who she is, herself. But she's soon to find out the mysteries of the third floor of her new home, and meet the girls that live there.
Friends or foes? And then there's school And the cheerleaders seem to reign over everyone. Rich, beautiful, intelligent. From the start, they tease and taunt her, yet after a mysterious event and "illness", she's suddenly the most popular girl in school. She's always known she's different, and the only memory of her mother is a beautiful necklace she's vowed to always wear. She's not who she thinks she is Or was. She is the Prima.
Well, at least the Prima Futura. Meant to be the most powerful witch and keep the town safe. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself.
Her quest for knowledge transformed her. If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. It's yourself and the negative self-talk you keep telling yourself. For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove. So in late , when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand.
Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.
Audiobooks & Original Audio Shows - Get More from Audible
Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!
One evening, her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face and then never speaks another word. Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. In Girl, Stop Apologizing , number-one New York Times best-selling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar media company, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call.
She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people - whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes.
For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. This audiobook answers this question. One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice.
See a Problem?
The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but.
- Cursed City (Shadow Detective #1) by William Massa;
- Our Time.
- Streams of Gold: A Beginning Prospectors guide to alluvial deposits;
No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving - every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system.
Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. Who Fears Death , based on the novel by Nigerian-American writer Nnedi Okorafor, is a science-fantasy coming-of-age story set in post-apocalyptic North Africa, where the light-skinned Nuru people oppress the dark-skinned Okeke. Protagonist Onyesonwu, whose Okeke mother was raped by a Nuru man, sets out to find and kill her father, a powerful sorcerer, while mastering her own incredible magical abilities.
Selwyn Seyfu Hinds has been confirmed as screenwriter. With its compelling heroine, and Thrones master George R. At the center of the franchise is Celaena Sardothien, the badass teenage assassin that Maas dreamed up when she wanted to give Cinderella more of an edge. Well, showrunner Bryan Fuller has already departed the series. But the good news is that Hulu is moving forward with the adaptation, which is being co-produced by Rice and her son Christopher, along with production company Anonymous Content. Cursed the illustrated YA book will be published around the same time Cursed the Netflix series airs.
They follow Geralt Of Rivia, a monster-hunting lothario at work in a time of shadily understood magic, grand political intrigue, and appealingly medieval ribaldry. Fans of the game are obsessed with a sex scene atop a unicorn, for example. Far enough to have its own placeholder page on Netflix. Hissrich documents everything on Twitter, including script progression , shooting locations , and its possible premiere of And one all-important casting choice has been made: Henry Cavill will be taking on the role of Geralt.
Netflix runs a whole lot of shows. The saga is told to a scribe by a much older Kvothe, who in present day is in hiding as a humble barkeep in the boonies. Like George R. Martin before him, author Patrick Rothfuss has yet to publish the final installment of his Kingkiller Chronicle series. In January, Variety confirmed that Sam Raimi will direct the first film installment.
Back in John Rogers who worked on the shows Leverage , The Player , and The Librarians was attached to the Showtime series , and Lin-Manuel Miranda is producing and working on music for both projects, though specifics of his involvement have yet to be revealed. After years in limbo, Showtime picked up a episode series in June.
Maybe that sprawl is why the series will reportedly only be based on the first book in the series, Hyperion —the one with seven pilgrims on a journey to unravel a mystery. God only knows. Simmons took to the internet last year to suggest there was no way in hell this series would actually be happening, but we have yet to get an official word on that. The novella was republished as part of a short story collection, and adapted for the big screen by Martin himself in When we first published this feature in September , we only had a couple of teaser trailers to go on.
The previous adaptation struggled to recreate the thrills of Aliens , which was released just one year prior, and fell flat. Starz is putting its marker down on the idea that said universe can sustain that same interest even without Baba Yaga himself—although Keanu Reeves is expected to occasionally pop in for this TV take on his hit series, presumably checking in on a new assassin protagonist. As we all know, John Wick is functionally unkillable.
An epic drama set on a supercontinent being torn apart both literally and figuratively, The Broken Earth will follow a woman named Essen as she crosses this ruinous land to piece together her shattered family.
- It's time to start listening! Choose from some of our favorite audiobooks.!
- The Man-ual: The Relationship Manual Created For Men But Loved By Women.
- In viaggio con Platone (Italian Edition).
- Dogs on wheels - Travelling with your canine companion.
- 30 Day Journey to Discovering Who I Am in Christ.
- People who bought this also bought....
The adaptation was announced in August of , with no more details. As great and acclaimed as J. The first two books—a hallucinatory saga of a ruined castle and the fantastical creatures still adhering to its archaic rituals—were released in and , but Peake eventually released a third installment shortly before his death, which detoured into an even stranger, almost proto-steampunk city.
A fourth installment, by his wife, was released in Gaiman has dreamed of adapting the works, which have a clear-cut influence on his style of lustrous dark fantasy, since at least The books are incomparably rich reading experiences that sometimes stretch single moments out for dozens of pages. There were plans for a feature film in ; they fell through, but not before comics legend Jack Kirby created some artwork for the set. No network is attached yet. If the adaptation leans into a class warfare angle, Lord Of Light could be a timely hit. The book is also packed with enough otherworldly characters to make this a lavish escapist fantasy, too.
Both use sci-fi as a springboard for dark humor and withering insights into the human condition. Helping Harmon bring the project to life—always a fraught process for the creator—is former 24 showrunner Evan Katz. The A. Illustration: Emi Tolibas. Browning , Kelsey J.