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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

My new BFF!

I LOVED THIS BOOK! I have to say that Stephanie Jenkins is a VERY entertaining writer. There are so many good things I can say about this book. Suspenseful, comical, romantic, PARANORMAL! I love YA Paranormal/UF Romance and this book gave me butterflies several times. T...
I LOVED THIS BOOK! I have to say that Stephanie Jenkins is a VERY entertaining writer. There are so many good things I can say about this book. Suspenseful, comical, romantic, PARANORMAL! I love YA Paranormal/UF Romance and this book gave me butterflies several times. The story is amazing, her writing style is extremely compelling and the characters are fantastic!

While reading, I couldn't take my eyes off of my laptop (I don't have an eBook reader)! The only time I pried my eyes from my computer was when I would become consciously aware that I had a big grin on my face and I wanted to make sure my husband didn't notice. After reading about 2/3, I had to go to bed so I went crazy at work the next day because I wanted to go home and read! Let me tell you, obsessing about a book is not very productive. But I did take some time out of my day to say this about the book. click here to read my Currently Reading review of Lure.

The main character Charlotte (or as Wyatt would say "Charrrr-liiiit"), cracks me up! She and I should be BFF's! About a week ago, Author Tiffany posted on her blog, "If you could spend a day with any fictional character from a book, who would it be?" Originally I picked Fred and George Weasley, (I was debating Rose from Vampire Academy or Jace from Mortal Instruments), but hands down I would pick Charlotte from Lure any day! Throughout the whole book Charlotte kept up this smart-ass attitude; when she was happy, sad, irritated, angry, even when I would least expect it. I absolutely loved it! The majority of the time she would keep her smart remarks to herself, but not always! Charlotte, alone, was a lot of fun to read!

Not only is Charlotte my new BFF, but all the characters have these fun little quirks about them. A lot of the characters call each other by their last names and it's not just the guys. The hottie, Robbins (Matt), calls Charlotte "Goose" because she puked Grey Goose on his shoes. Charlotte's boss is a maniac. Gotta love Lorelei! And,... Golden Boy!!! What can I say?

Anyways, this is for sure a must read!

posted by bookluvrmindy on April 20, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I wanted so very-much to love this book... The story started ou

I wanted so very-much to love this book...

The story started out a bit slow but quickly picked up pace around page 30 or so. I ended up finishing Lure fairly quickly, however I was left with a lot of mixed emotions that were weighed down by the negative.

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I wanted so very-much to love this book...

The story started out a bit slow but quickly picked up pace around page 30 or so. I ended up finishing Lure fairly quickly, however I was left with a lot of mixed emotions that were weighed down by the negative.

When it comes to supernatural YA books it feels like the characters interchange between Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies, or Witches, therefore I found it very refreshing to read about Sirens. I found that Lure did a pretty good job of taking well-known Greek Mythological stories and creatures and giving them its own twist, but I don’t think the story lines were fully fleshed out. I was confused quite a bit due to gaps in the plot and it was hard at times to connect different threads in order to get the story to make sense. On the other hand, even though the story line began to annoy me, there was enough allure to keep me interested in reaching the end. When it comes down to it though, I don’t think I’d eagerly recommend this book to a friend. Although Charlotte’s story is original and refreshing the other elements such as a strong characters, were missing.

A big aspect of what I consider a “good” book is deep and well-developed characters, unfortunately I felt like Lure lacked this completely. The main character, Charlotte, to be honest, annoyed me. In the beginning she was this angry girl who had shields up around everyone, including her supposed best friends, Andy and Sophie. By the end of the book she was exactly the same except she was a siren. Basically there was no character development whatsoever. To be a siren meant you were soul-less, having lost the ability to feel true emotions. However, Charlotte already had trouble feeling emotions when she was human. Throughout the book she kept having these epiphanies where she wondered and reveled in the fact that her friends actually “cared” about her especially whenever she’d have an accident (which happened quite a lot) or disappeared into her rooms for days. Also, for a girl who had trouble feeling emotions, she was awfully moody which I feel would invalidate her Siren-esque aspects… Very confusing.

The supporting characters were pretty lifeless, especially Andy and Sophie. The two would pretty much disappear (figuratively speaking) for days and when they showed up all we’d really get is more references to Andy’s afro-hairstyle and the big drug/pill-popping addiction Sophie couldn’t kick. I wish they had been fleshed out some more because it seemed like they had a lot of potential; they were pretty much useless.

Overall I’d rate this book 2.5 stars. I’m curious to see how the story continues (book 2 has already been released) especially since my only real, favorite character, Matt seems to play a bigger role. Out of all the characters he seems to have the biggest potential. However It’ll most likely be a while before I grab the second book.

posted by Some_Reading_Required on March 26, 2012

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