One You Can't Forget by Lexy Timms
Book one in Hades' Spawn series
comes from a good Catholic family, but years ago she embraces the wild
side and fell in love with a biker. Ten years later, she ends up getting
arrested and Luke "Spade" ends up contacting her. I love biker stories
and biker fanfictions. Some of my favorite Bethyl fanfictions are the
ones with Daryl as a biker and this read a lot like a fanfiction. Sadly
this didn't give me nearly the amount of feels as fanfics do. I really
enjoyed the concept and bikers are just all around awesome, but this was
She loved these men who claimed the road without caution on thrumming beasts that were a heart beat away from danger.
Whimsical Writing Scale: 3
main female character, Emily, is a bit of an immature wuss. She has no
backbone and while she may be an adult she doesn't act like one. She was
really frustrating because her emotions were so wishy-washy.
Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 2
main male character is Luke and he was a hottie. The problem is he
doesn't feel fleshed out enough. He is definitely the stronger character
in this novel, but he needed more fleshing out to really make me swoon.
Swoon Worthy Scale: 3.5
I'm pretty sure I know who the series villain is going to be, but there
are a lot of characters who pop up and could be problematic to the
Villain Scale: 1
characters are not very fleshed out. They don't have friends or seem to
have connections outside of the main couple. It makes the story slightly
unappealing. There isn't enough for me to love. While I'm entertained,
I'm not making connections to characters or feel anything while reading.
Character Scale: 2
also isn't enough chemistry between Luke and Emily. It doesn't seep off
the pages. I'm told they have chemistry, not shown it. Also the book
cut off right at the good part and I don't approve of this. I personally
think that these three shorts could've been combined. I feel
unfulfilled and disappointed. I wanted more.
Plotastic Scale: 3.25
Cover Thoughts: I'm a fan of the tattoos and the chest. Yes please.
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Araby by James Joyce
short story follows a young Irish boy going through his first
infatuation. This is a beautiful written story that spoke to me deeply. I
personally took away that life will cause you to face hardships, but
your hardships mean nothing because in the big World you are just a
nameless boy or girl in the vastness of the world. I really enjoyed this
one. I'm definitely going to be looking into other works by Joyce,
particularly his short stories.
The Veldt by Ray Bradbury
short story follows a family who live in the perfect house. This house
takes care of the family in every way. Whatever they desire or need done
is done for them. Anything from brushing their teeth to cooking dinner.
The most peculiar thing about this HappyLife Home is the nursery. This
nursey has suddenly become an African veldt with lions who seem all too
real. The Hadleys are worried that their children have become too
obsessed with Africa, but what they are more obsessed with is more
shocking. I love this story! It's fantastic- written brilliantly and the
themes of technology, parenting, nurturing, and comfort are all very
well thought out. I'm definitely going to be rereading Fahrenheit 451
and checking out more of Bradbury's works.
Have you read any of these? What are some of your favorite short stories? Let me know in the comments I would love the check them out!