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Posted May 30, 2014
Beyond awful! Failed to capture my interest in this very short novella. The only thing I got from this is that the author seems to be very anti-Christian. Characters had no depth!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 25, 2014
Posted March 5, 2014
To be honest i really didnt lie it. It was extreemly short (three pages) and nothing really happned. As soon as he started paying ttention to her the book ended
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Posted October 14, 2013
Charm and Consequence picks up right after the ending of Snark and Circumstance. Georgia has written an article about ethical reasons to go vegan and she's experiencing quite a bit of harassing because of it. Michael is giving her a hard time, but it a teasing way. They've begun to overcome their initial issues and started to become friends. Until, that is, he blatantly turns down an invitation for a double-date with her and her sister and her sister's boyfriend, his friends, with no excuse. Georgia finds herself incredibly mortified and more than a little offended.
"I will probably die a misunderstood virgin like Ophelia in Hamlet, only I won't do it by floating down a stream, singing my own mad song. They'll just find me here, on my bed, on a weekend night, my dead body slumped over a homework assignment."
As Georgia's sisters continue dating the guys in their lives, she continues to feel more and more left out. Then she meets Jeremy Wrentham, Michael's former prep school classmate, and things start to change. They have a bit of chemistry and she's interested in seeing where it goes. Michael's jealous, though he won't admit it. Jeremy is just too suave. I never got a good feeling from him. Of course, that could be because I was solidly on the Georgia/Michael ship, too. :) Georgia and Michael do have some cute moments in this novella. They're obviously into each other. One of them just needs to step up.
"I finally sink into a troubled sleep knowing one thing: Michael Endicott is a mystery I need to solve."
The second novella in this series continues this storyline well. I am hooked on the characters and the story. Charm and Consequences ended rather abruptly, but it was ok by me. Of course, knowing I had an ARC of the third novella certainly helped.
Posted June 15, 2013
This series has been a strange one for me – very much a love/hate relationship throughout. There are certain aspects of it that I absolutely love: the whole mythologically-based world and how it works, the heartbreaking torment of Lucas & Helen, several of the characters (Hector and Orion, I’m looking at you.) and Josie’s plot development is pretty great overall. But then there are things that bug the everliving snot out of me – the rampant telling vs. showing, the multiple third person perspectives that constantly seem to switch never letting me connect with any one character long enough, the relationship development that needed more emotional foundation and the weirdly inconsistent quality of writing. Normally these are things that would make a book a definite no-go… but the story got under my skin. Despite everything, it had my imagination hooked, and I just had to know how Helen & Lucas’ story ended.
And it ended with quite the bang! It meandered a bit the the beginning and suffered from and unnecessary plot devices, but on the whole I found Goddess to be exciting and action-packed as Helen deals with a new, emerging side of herself and as the Houses begin to deal with the divine mess Helen unknowingly unleashed upon the world. It was suitably and deliciously angst-ridden as Helen and Lucas continue to pine for what they cannot have. There was a fascinating back story for Helen as she begins remembering things long past. The politics in this book also proved to be very interesting (and heartbreaking) as battle lines begin to be drawn in preparation for the confrontation with Olympus. Also, I liked how Helen has evolved since Starcrossed, becoming more and more a force to be reckoned with. And the villains of the piece are pretty intimidating, the risks greater, the consequences graver.
Overall. It definitely had its flaws, but even so, Goddess proved to be a fitting end to this series, being at once both satisfying and bittersweet.
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Posted May 31, 2013
"When I first met him (Michael) at the beginning of the year and found out that I would have to be his lab partner in bio and the year-long series of projects in AP English, I seriously considered taking night school classes and getting a GED just to avoid him." ~Georgiana Barrett
Since completing Snark and Circumstance, I've been eagerly awaiting the second enovella in the series, Charm and Consequence, and Stephanie did not disappoint. This title goes perfectly with the storyline considering the new character, Jeremy, who comes along and shakes things up a bit. Georgia's still snarky as ever, and still has a big, emotional, uncontrollable mouth; but like in the first installment, this helps you understand where she's coming from. She also struggles with being the "different" daughter. ( I suppose I look acceptable, the black (haired) sheep among the Barrett blondes.), and chooses to remain true to herself even when there are consequences in choosing to do so.
As Charm and Consequence progresses, Georgia begins to tolerate Michael. Her snark is slightly overshadowed by situations with Jeremy, in order for the title's theme to take precedence, and this makes things very interesting, leading up to yet another cliffhanger leaving you anticipating #3 in the series. (Should she pick the "bad boy"? Or the one that may or may not even like her? Readers who know Jane Austen's stories probably already know the answer.)
Though I love Georgia's strong attitude, I love the fact that she's still a normal teenager dealing with normal teenage things even more.
"I will probably die a misunderstood virgin like Ophelia in HAMLET, only I wont do it by floating down a stream, singing my own mad song. They'll just find me here, on my bed, on a weekend night, my dead body slumped over a homework assignment.
Hopefully they'll discover me before Teeny eats my remains."
"...and while Trey and Tori include me in their conversation about some school stuff, I still feel like the table's appendix, an unnecessary appendage."
Silly Georgia. She doesn't *want* to be alone. She just doesn't know how to control her mouth.
As usual, Stephanie's descriptions crack me up. I always find myself a little sad when I reach the end, and can't wait to read what happens between Georgia, Michael and Jeremy in the next installment.
Posted May 31, 2013
I've been so excited for the sequel to Snark & Circumstance, it lived up to all my expectations. Charm and Consequence was fabulous! I'm a sucker for retellings, and Stephanie Wardrop stayed true enough to the Austen classic to satisfy die-hard fans, while putting her own spin on the characters in a way that makes them absolutely charming. Georgia's voice has all the snark of Princess Diaries' Mia Thermopolis, tempered with the angst and sensitivity we all felt as teenagers. And Michael is the perfect mysterious foil to Georgia's feigned disinterest. Charm and Consequence is a brilliant take on Austen's classic, told with the engaging voice and fresh perspective of an amazing new author. I can't wait for the next installment!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 16, 2013
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