I can't quit Jennifer Echols . Not that I really try that hard, but I read her new ones and often feel as though I'm still searching for that one in possession of that certain something that will make me feel the way Going Too Far did. Like I couldn't put it it down. And definitely like I didn't hate either of the main characters after the fact. Well, I found it with Such a Rush . I read this 300+ pager in a single night, which clears up the question of whether or not I couldn't put it down. And I finished it definitely not hating either of the main characters. I didn't finish it loving them both unreservedly, though. I loved Leah with my whole heart from page one and that never changed. My feelings regarding one of the Hall brothers remain complicated. More to come on this in a bit. On a side note, I'm delighted that Such a Rush is Ms. Echols' hardcover debut. It's a meticulously designed book, a pleasure to hold in my hands as I stayed up way
Oooh must be really good then! Can't wait to read it.ReplyDelete
Wasn't it incredible? I already want to read it again!ReplyDelete
I agree. The book's resolution was both different and better than I had ever anticipated. I had expected to be disappointed by certain aspects of the outcome, but ultimately I wasn't. And that is some good writing.ReplyDelete
Oh yes Team Katniss definitely. It was a brilliant conclusion, I loved it!ReplyDelete
Loved it. When will you share your more detailed thoughts oh trusted reader friend?ReplyDelete
I wanted to cry like a baby when I was done. AMAZING.ReplyDelete
I love that you stayed up so late to finish it. I'm sure that will be me sometime soon. :o)ReplyDelete
Someday I'll read these....ReplyDelete
Feeling really out of touch with this release...
Yay! Glad to see more Team Katniss out there!ReplyDelete
I did cry like a baby when it was over. I'm reading a lot of people who weren't happy with it, or at least certain aspects, but I thought it was excellent. Not perfect, but very very good.ReplyDelete
Chachic, it really really is. REALLY. :)ReplyDelete
Lori, in a word--yes!
RJ, precisely. I was ready to be upset over a couple of things and, almost out of the blue, I wasn't. Damn fine storytelling.
Alexa, wasn't it? My mind is still spinning a bit, actually. And I may have read the last few pages several times...
Amy, *grin* soon! Stuck back at work again at the present moment. Grrr.
Makayla, you know I cried at the most unexpected moments. Took me by surprise. But, wow, the end. There were tears.
Alicia, I'm sure it will be. There's just no stopping past a certain point. And it's not that far in at all. :)
Britt, yeah. I recommend them. Incredible entertainment.
Enna, yup. I was so behind her. All the way.
Brenda, well, how could you not? It was stunning to see it all come to a conclusion like that. Are there really that many unhappy with it? That's too bad. There were a couple threads that I'm not sure went in the direction I think they would have or should have. But I have to say I ended it unbelievably pleased.
I'm re-reading it now. My brain kept jumping ahead and I don't feel that I was adequately able to stay in the moment for most of the book. But it was that way with the first two, too.ReplyDelete
Jena, they really are the kind of books that keep your brain hopping, aren't they?ReplyDelete