Four in the Morning

Four in the Morning



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985081843
Publisher: Immortal Ink Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 05/28/2012
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Christi Goddard was born in Arlington, Texas in the early seventies. Her earliest memories are of seeing Jaws and Star Trek: The Motion Picture in the theater. The first was a bit much for a pre-K kid to take, and the second has much to do with what has inspired her imagination her entire life.

Her father is a bit of nomad, and they moved a lot when she was a kid. She inherited this trait and has lived many places and been just about everywhere in America. She hit puberty in Colorado, got married in Las Vegas, had her first child in Kansas, and her second in Illinois. She returned to Texas just shy of turning thirty and has been there ever since.

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Four in the Morning 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
TomWinshipTW More than 1 year ago
Four In the Morning is quite an interesting read. In it, author Goddard takes dark humor, teen angst, a real knack for wordplay, and generous splashes of psychological drama and horror ... and blends them into something unpredictable and delightful. Each time I thought I had the story figured out, I was proven wrong. I look forward to the next release from Ms. Goddard. BTW-am I the only person who spent the majority of the novel viewing Rigel as a modern-day Mr. Tumnus?
JinxR More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book quite a lot. It's very well written and cleanly edited. An exemplary job by new e-publisher Immortal Ink! The story is immediately engaging, and takes some unexpected twists and turns. Kathleen is an unusual but very likable narrator. I'm looking forward to reading Christi Goddard's next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not a young adult book reader normally but the author of one of my favorite books recommended this on twitter. *Four in the Morning* is a funny, fast-paced novel and Katherine is one of the best characters I have ever read in fiction! She's smart, true to herself, and she has a sharp tongue. I loved the doubt surrounding Aka and Rigel. Both of them were fantastic characters. I would read more by this author as her books were appealing to me even as an adult. Who knows if one day she will write adult books, but for now I recommend this to readers of young adult fantasy and adults too.
bucmjt More than 1 year ago
Oh, my, Four in the Morning by Christi Goddard is s seriously good read. It has its very difficult moments, but so good. I could have done without the questions at the end, but I like my books tied in nice, neat HEAs, no matter how difficult they are to achieve. Well done.
NessaLittle More than 1 year ago
funny book for older teens, like 15 or 16 plus some mild cursing and situations but no worse than a pg-13 movie. loved the characters especially Kathleen!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
fast pace and intensity. you are really inside the main character's head and  the ending is A TOTAL SHOCK!
RoxyKade More than 1 year ago
I wasn't quiet sure what to make of this book. Christi Goddard is a wonderful storyteller, and I enjoyed her writing style but the story as a whole was a little strange. It was unique in so many ways, which kept me reading, but I just can't help feeling like there should have been more to it. I initially liked Kathleen for her quick wit and sarcasm but after a while she just became annoying and precocious. Yes, she's had a hard life with a more-absent-than-not father, a control freak mother, and having to live in the shadow of her beautiful, charming sister, but some of the things she did, and the way she treated people, especially her friends, made me dislike her. At one point she even insulted herself in the process of ridiculing everyone else. Some of the events in Kathleen's life were brutal, and I would hate to see anyone suffer the way she did, so naturally there were times when my heart ached for her. I just wish I could have warmed to her a bit more. At first glance Josh Colby seems like a real jerk, he doesn't particularly care about Kathleen and his only interest in her is so she can help him get into another girl's pants. But then something happens and his interest shifts to her. I wasn't sure what his intentions were so I gave him the benefit of the doubt, but then he became stalkerish and after a particular phonecall, I ruled him out as being a good guy. Aka, on the other hand was wonderful the entire time. He was the typical good guy, a friend you can rely on in any situation. He really deserved a medal for putting up with Kathleen. He was just so genuine and I was aghast when she chose to believe Rigel over Aka. For all her quick wit and smarts, I thought Kathleen would have known better - her best friend or the magical creature that appeared so suddenly...hmm... When the truth about Rigel is revealed I was thrown for a loop. I was not expecting it at all. The explanation for his appearance seemed a little odd. It wasn't too farfetched, but it just didn't fit into the rest of the story. It felt like a bit of an afterthought. For the most part, this book flowed well. There were times when it lagged in pace, and then there were times when it was so rushed, I felt like I had missed something. The latter refers to the ending, when the answer to all the strange happenings jumps into focus and then the story is over. I had such high expectations with this story but in the end it failed to impress me. I wish I could have loved it more, but as I have learnt, not every book is for every reader...
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Magluvsya03 More than 1 year ago
edit | remove review Ok this is a oddly weird but enjoyable book. First, I completely understand Kathleen. She’s cute but chubby, so she has some issues in high school. I can’t relate to her on the parent issue though, I had a great mom and she has horrible ones. I like the characters, and the story is very interesting but I did feel there could have been a little bit more in the climax. The story builds very well and the climax happens and it’s all over. Now let me make clear that I’m not saying this story isn’t well written or it’s a bad story. I did NOT have trouble getting through it, or find it boring, just a lil sumtin more could be there. Now with that said, I really like Kathleen. I completely feel her food habit- I have one of my own lol- but I live in south Louisiana Cajun country, so everyone here does when her mother-evil- takes away all edible food and leave veggies and cardboard, she takes a payoff for writing a letter for a boy she doesn’t like to a girl she hates and they are both friend with her arch enemy. Hehhe so high school, eh! I like the mystery part. Trying to figure out who did what to whom was what really kept me interested. Her mom goes missing, her arch enemy attacks her then shows up dead, she finds out mind blowing info about her parents and the big whopper of a lie they’ve told her, and to top it off, a talking albino skunk is making her insane. The part I felt missing is this, I’m all about the “why”. Ya know, vampires and werewolves hate each other because….. Well, all these actions lead to this conclusion because… I didn’t like that explanation. Lol yes I know, I didn’t write the book, so I shouldn’t get to pick the “why” it happened. I DID like how it unfolded, and even the conclusion, so please don’t NOT read this book because I’ve said I didn’t like the “why”. If this book continued into a series, I would still pick up book 2 cuz I did like it. There’s many good things about this book which is why I’m not giving it a bad rating. I actually hope it does continue. I’m glad how things turned out for Kathleen, Aka and Josh and I’m not at all sorry about her mom nor her dad! so now you can add this book to your huge TBR pile 3.5 PAWS I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
StevenRamirez More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting novel. I especially enjoyed the way the author got into the head of an intelligent, sullen high school girl with a body image problem and a harpy for a mother. The dialogue is often sharp and surprising--something I appreciate. Definitely worth reading.