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A teenage book lover with an addiction to fiction. Visit my official blog http://nobentspines.blogspot.com/

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Hope(less)  - Melissa Haag 3.5Full Review to comeSide notes: mate, awesome friends, power, colors, do i like the ending??, talking, my thoughts on beards, luke, double connection, soul mate gps, trust issues, slight annoyance with waiting so long (I mean so long), talking,
When You Were Here - Daisy Whitney 2.5http://nobentspines.blogspot.com/This was given to me by KPSimmon and by no way did this influence my opinionWhy hello there lovely bloggy world. This is a really difficult book for me to review...so beware. I honestly don't have that much to say about Daisy's book. For those of you who actually look at the section to the right of the book, you probably are wondering why I gave this book a 2.5 when there are so many raving, 4 star reviews of this book. I mean a lot. I think I could scroll for an infinity and see nothing but. Well here it goes: this book just didn't keep me interested. Why, you ask. The writing was good, it really was, but the story line was rather annoying I found Danny's voice depressing. I need happiness people. I have school. I like uplifting books during the school year. I'll read the drama-filled depressing books during breaks and in the summer He is just so angry. At what? At his mom for leaving so early and so close to graduation. At being alone. At Holland for breaking up with him. At life.I found myself skipping chapters in this book. (goodness that made me feel guilty) Y'all know I hate doing that. *sigh* I love Sandy, the dog. That dog is pretty amazing and the description of Tokyo was pretty awesome. The writing was really good and very well thought out, I just wasn't in the mood for the book, I guess. Rawr.Here is where I put some quotes because I don't know what else to say: “Because this is what I believe - that second chances are stronger than secrets. You can let secrets go. But a second chance? You don't let that pass you by.” “ Trains are all the ways you miss each other—wrong train, wrong tracks, wrong time. ” “Life is short, and life is beautiful, and everything is lovely. Love it, embrace it, smell the lilacs, play with the dog, and love endlessly and fiercely with everything you've got. Live without regret.”
Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) - Jamie McGuire Review to come

The Darkest Part (Living Heartwood)

The Darkest Part (Living Heartwood) - Trisha Wolfe *received for blog tour*http://nobentspines.blogspot.com/3.5 New Adult is a rising genre, and I have to say, I love it. The main thing with all the NA drama is it focuses of self discovery. Usually the main character(s) are broken in some way and through out the book they heal and figure out who they are and what they want from life. This is exactly what Trisha did and it was done beautifully. This book deals with some heavy subjects that a lot of books don't dare touch. Yes, a lot of authors kill of the loving and utterly devoted boyfriend (rawr) but hardly any have the heartbroken girlfriend (and fiance) see his ghost. Sam doesn't just see his ghost but can heard him talk. And she talks back. There is so much conspiracy around Tyler's death and she is drowning in everything. Then, she decides to take a road trip to everywhere they would've gone on their honeymoon they planned. And she's taking Holden, Tyler's older, artsy brother with her. Against her will, of course. They're both hiding so much from each other on the trip that it's a little aggravating. And even though Holden is head over sneakers in love with Sam, he's totally afraid of her mental illness. He's afraid of breaking her. He's afraid her won't be able to put her back together if and when she does break. He's afraid that she won't ever get over his brother. He's afraid she doesn't want to. "He’s got some deep-seeded anger, a past that haunts him, and I don’t think I’m strong enough to wrestle his ghosts. Not while I’m dancing with mine."I love Holden. His emotions in this book were raw and real and oh so very scary (hey that rhymed) He was just as broken as Sam even though he doesn't show it nearly as much. He wanted to help her so much and he didn't know how. It was like his brother all over again except this time he's in love with the person he can't help. It's killing him to see her becoming a shell of her former self. Sam is awesome. She has her good days and her bad days. She's having a hard time letting go and this trip, even though it hurts, brings her closer to Holden, brings her back to herself and helps her let go of Tyler. She is so strong. Mel and Darla are awesome. I really don't know how to explain their awesomeness. *shrugs* I love, love LOVE how the title was incorporated into the book. Ohmigosh. It's almost a summary of the entire book. The way Sam describes The Darkest Part Of A Tree then how Holden does. It's kinda perfect. "I may have zero chance with Sam. But if she ever does give me a shot, I won’t back out this time. Not for anyone. Not even his ghost."Overall this story was heartbreakingly beautiful. It didn't draw me in as a lot of other New Adult books do. It was decent, just not really rip your heart out awesome. I mean I would read this again just because I adore Holden. (have I mentioned I love Holden. Book Boyfriend, anyone?) The story is filled with secrets, lost love, renewed hope, new love and then sprinkled with desire. I mean this is New Adult (; Should you read it? Uhm, yes. Holden. Is. Awesome.
The Beautiful and the Cursed (The Dispossessed) - Page Morgan 4.5http://nobentspines.blogspot.com/Set in the dark, mysterious and utterly romantic city of Paris, Page Morgan offers us a stunning debut with one of the less written about creatures: gargoyles. That gorgeous cover drew me in but Page's unique and magical writing style and way with words are what kept me reading.Wow! That is one would that describes my feelings on this amazing novel. The Beautiful and the Cursed reminded me why I love books with gargoyles and books set in Paris. I mean PARIS is Paris. It's beautiful and magical and ugh! Why can't I be there already? The way the city was portrayed in this book was true to the era. I love historical fiction. I think it is just so intriguing to read about a different time. This one was set in 1899 and Page did a fantastic job of transporting me there. I could see everything unfold before my eyes. There was mystery, romance, gargoyles who are sworn to protect, evil fallen angels. Ingrid's story is told from multiple POVs. I believe that it was mainly between her, Gabby (her sister), her brother and Luc (the really amazing Gargoyle protector). What was really interesting to me was the way the classes and social standings were addressed in this. You have the humans, demons, gargoyles, angels and the Alliance. The Alliance are humans who fight for the safety of humanity. Gargoyles were humans, but they all committed the same sin that doomed them to serve the Angelic. Angels obey God without questioning and the demons obey their master without questioning. I personally love the whole gothic scene in books and the entire mood of this book was gothic with hints of mysterious disappearances and forbidden love. I think you've all gathered that I love forbidden love. Oh, and there is a love triangle in this book. It's totally obvious that the two guys are utterly devoted to her. I found the love triangle is this book a little annoying, but that's probably because I strongly preferred one guy over the other. Though the other is cute, he's more like friend zone material. Sorry. "Ingrid deserved better than selfish kisses and an empty, hopeless future. Even if the Dispossessed allowed it, she deserved to be more than Luc's human obsession."But of course, Luc is the gargoyle who is utterly protective. His devotion to Ingrid is super sweet and he is just wow. *runs to see if any of the gargoyles on Notre Dame are actually really hot guys who are sworn to protect humans**comes back empty handed*Darn. Ingrid is the true main character of this book. I really liked her. She was stronger than anyone realized, even more than she thought. She fights for what she believes in and won't stop for anyone if it means saving someone she cares about. Through all this though, she is broken from what happened in London. (I really wish they elaborated on this incident a little more. Maybe they will in book 2?) It doesn't take long for her to fall all over again. She's careful with her heart and with what she's been through, she is breakable. It's weird though. I almost think that her breakability makes her stronger.Okay then, I really loved this book if you couldn't tell. I can't wait for The Lovely & The Lost to come out! (May 14th 2014, are you kidding me?!) I am so totally reading it. Mwahaha.~Jackie

For Darkness Shows the Stars

For Darkness Shows the Stars - Diana Peterfreund Review to come

Audrey, Wait!

Audrey, Wait! - Robin Benway Review to come

Of Beast and Beauty

Of Beast and Beauty - Stacey Jay 3.75http://www.nobentspines.blogspot.com/Of Beast and Beauty is an enchanting retelling of the classic Beauty and the Beast, complete with sci-fi feelings, a love the will rest in the stars and a world on the brink of self destruction.Have I ever told y'all how much I freaking adore retelling. Have you read When You Were Mine (a Romeo and Juliet retelling in the voice of Rosaline)? You really should, it's one of my favorite Shakespeare retellings. I got a new hardcover of that book for $3. Mwahah.Anyway, back to the current book at hand. Although I really like this book, there were a few issues I feel I need to address. Why? I have decided to end this review on a happy note. You're welcome.For the first 60% of the book they are both completely idiotic idiots who are UNDENIABLY feeling something for each other, yet, because they are different (but not as different as you'd think) choose to think that the love they feel is hate. *rolling my eyes* They are just so stupid. But after they realize that they can be together (thank the ancestors) they are all like. Let's do this!!! And I'm like IT'S ABOUT FREAKING TIME!!! This is told from three perspectives: Bo, Isra and Gem. Oh how I love Gem ^.^ Mainly Isra and I really like her voice. It's strong but naive and innocent. Gem doesn't realize how shielded she really is and blames her for everything. Or maybe he just wanted a reason to hate her so he could convince himself he wasn't in love.Of course fate is a terrible thing as you probably remember from Beauty and the Beast, death is involved but so is revival. But, remember, this is a retelling and I'm not going to tell you how our star crossed lovers survive.
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - April Genevieve Tucholke Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is a stunning debut that will leave the reading breathless and begging for more of April Genevieve Tucholke's seemingly magical, mysterious and downright haunting writing. The way she writes has an eerie and timeless feel that will leave the reader enchanted and undoubtedly finding themselves entwined with River and Violet's tale.This is the most anticipated book of 2013. Don't deny it. Everyone wants it and you're worried it won't live up to the hype. Well, I'm here to squash those pesky worries of yours like bugs. The way April writes makes the words float off the page. Her style automatically, and I mean right off the bat, gives you the shivers and transports you into Violet's sleepy world. As the reader, you are plunged into a small town with a small town feel. Violet and her brother's artistic parents take off for Europe to pursue a colorful passion, leaving them at their late grandmother's estate to fend for themselves. They've gone broke. More like four leaps past broke. Violet decides to rent out the guesthouse (I told you it was an estate) for more income and just a little while later the utterly handsome and insanely mysterious River comes to stay. River's a compulsive liar. I'm pretty sure everything that comes out of his mouth is his interpretation on a much more normal life. Well, okay, he did tell the truth about a few things. But the majority, come on people. Of course, will this handsome liar comes a secret and deep as the ocean itself and nearly as dangerous. River is really a extremely complex character. As I've previously stated, he compulsively lies. Not only that but the power inside of him is eating at him. There has been no one before Violet so he has no idea what to do with himself. Yes, he is falling for her...or is he? You really can't tell with his excessive mood changes and strange powers of persuasion. I think he is. But you'll have to decide for yourself when you read the book. Honestly, he's passionate and strange and deadly and beautiful. That's what makes River River. His need to be the justice that strikes you down or holds you up defines him. It's who he is. His need to save the good and punish the evil isn't going to change, but if the power continues to consume him and lead him toward the path of insanity, there will be nothing let and even the one person who owns his heart won't be able to save him. Now as for Violet, she is just so awesome. Heck, she loved the story A Rose For Emily and that things is as creepy as hell. Those of you who've read it know exactly what I'm talking about. But she found it to be the definition of true love. She drinks coffee on her toes, wears old clothes and is simply her. She doesn't care what people think about her and she just simply is. When River reveals his secret to her she wants to hate him but just can't bring herself to. She had already fallen too far.Through everything, all the lies and as she unfold his tale, releasing his demons and falling deeper into his tangled web, she wants to save him from himself. With him, she find secrets about her grandmother's past that have everything to do with what's happening. History has a talent for repeating itself. The climax was like wow. Yup. I can't say much about that except I'll be looking over my shoulder for a while. Also, I know I should hate the ending (and I love who's in the guesthouse by the way. Violet can have River, I want him) but I love it. Why? You'll just have to read it for yourself. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is a stunning debut that will leave the reading breathless and begging for more of April Genevieve Tucholke's seemingly magical, mysterious and downright haunting writing. The way she writes has an eerie and timeless feel that will leave the reader enchanted and undoubtedly finding themselves entwined with River and Violet's tale.This is the most anticipated book of 2013. Don't deny it. Everyone wants it and you're worried it won't live up to the hype. Well, I'm here to squash those pesky worries of yours like bugs. The way April writes makes the words float off the page. Her style automatically, and I mean right off the bat, gives you the shivers and transports you into Violet's sleepy world. As the reader, you are plunged into a small town with a small town feel. Violet and her brother's artistic parents take off for Europe to pursue a colorful passion, leaving them at their late grandmother's estate to fend for themselves. They've gone broke. More like four leaps past broke. Violet decides to rent out the guesthouse (I told you it was an estate) for more income and just a little while later the utterly handsome and insanely mysterious River comes to stay. River's a compulsive liar. I'm pretty sure everything that comes out of his mouth is his interpretation on a much more normal life. Well, okay, he did tell the truth about a few things. But the majority, come on people. Of course, will this handsome liar comes a secret and deep as the ocean itself and nearly as dangerous. River is really a extremely complex character. As I've previously stated, he compulsively lies. Not only that but the power inside of him is eating at him. There has been no one before Violet so he has no idea what to do with himself. Yes, he is falling for her...or is he? You really can't tell with his excessive mood changes and strange powers of persuasion. I think he is. But you'll have to decide for yourself when you read the book. Honestly, he's passionate and strange and deadly and beautiful. That's what makes River River. His need to be the justice that strikes you down or holds you up defines him. It's who he is. His need to save the good and punish the evil isn't going to change, but if the power continues to consume him and lead him toward the path of insanity, there will be nothing let and even the one person who owns his heart won't be able to save him. Now as for Violet, she is just so awesome. Heck, she loved the story A Rose For Emily and that things is as creepy as hell. Those of you who've read it know exactly what I'm talking about. But she found it to be the definition of true love. She drinks coffee on her toes, wears old clothes and is simply her. She doesn't care what people think about her and she just simply is. When River reveals his secret to her she wants to hate him but just can't bring herself to. She had already fallen too far.Through everything, all the lies and as she unfold his tale, releasing his demons and falling deeper into his tangled web, she wants to save him from himself. With him, she find secrets about her grandmother's past that have everything to do with what's happening. History has a talent for repeating itself. The climax was like wow. Yup. I can't say much about that except I'll be looking over my shoulder for a while. Also, I know I should hate the ending (and I love who's in the guesthouse by the way. Violet can have River, I want him) but I love it. Why? You'll just have to read it for yourself.
Wickedest Witch - Eve Langlais 3.5
Dance in Shadow and Whisper (The Marionettes of Myth, #1) - Sarah Godfrey,  Victoria DeRubeis 3.75http://www.nobentspines.blogspot.com/Dance in Shadow and Whisper is a dashing debut filled with an undeniable destiny, loveable characters and a wonderful writing style that will leave you wanting the second book in this saga more than air. Or at least it did for me. (I mean that ending) The characters were easy to like (except for Yuuhi, I had to learn to love him) and the setting was really cool. Kali's brothers are over protective and typical teenage boys....in their minds at least. Yeah, that was a little awkward to think about. In this lovely not so little novel, there is a wide variety of demons that do not conduct your usual demon-like behavior. Yuuhi is a vampire. Vampire are traditionally heartless, right. come one guys, I'm not talking about Edward or any of your other mushy gushy vampires. Let's think Dracula. A lot of the vampires in this book are like Dracula, like Yuuhi's 'mother' *shudders* Yuuhi himself and another vampire who will remain nameless, are not completely evil. Yuuhi can be deceiving and on the edge of crazy, but he keeps everyone at an arms length because of all he has been though. And he's been through A LOT. Can you tell I like Yuuhi? Maybe just a little?Jason. Well right off the bat they tell you that he is the reincarnated demon Ares. Keep this in mind, I'm going to talk about this later. Okay so I think, still not really sure, that Kali ended up liking him. Still sorta on the edge with this since there were no definite signs. Anyway, he was a really good thinker. He was good at calculating and he wasn't afraid of sacrificing people to win. (dodge ball) Honestly, I think I was supposed to like him....but I just...didn't.Kali is...well I never really figured out what she is. Well, except for that. But I can't tell you that so you might as well read it to find out what that is. Kali is completely naive about pretty much everything. You think I'm exaggerating don't you? Well, sad to say, I'm not. She doesn't know what the horrific game called dodge ball is. Goodness I hate that game with a fiery passion.Her dads. Their brothers with a mighty ginormous secret that I really think that they should have told everyone sooner. But their awesome. Especially Lio. Mostly this book surrounded the reincarnation of Ares and Amos, two demons who fought over a girl that they both loved but died and they each blamed the other. *scoffs* Males. What are we to do? Everyone is chasing their tails (haha, Tails) trying to figure out who it is. I have to admit when they finally did figure out who it was, it didn't surprise me.Also her sister is evillllllllllll. EVILL. Overall this book was really, really funny with a few romantic twists and a lot of who questions. There were a few unanswered question that I would have liked answered. The ending was a shocker. I'm really confused about Jason's mother and what the deal is with her....

Stay With Me

Stay with Me - Elyssa Patrick Thank you to Elyssa for providing me a copy to review!!!3.75http://www.nobentspines.blogspot.com/Hailey has escaped her hectic, sleep deprived, media filled life along with her money seeking mother. Since she was a child her mom has used her to get back at her absentee father and at earn money. When Hailey's mother takes it a giant leap too far, she leaves. She does something she's always dreamed of: going to an actual school filled with actual people and not people paid to get a story out of her. At Hailey's first 'normal' college party, she runs into Caleb. Much to her surprise, he doesn't immediately go fan girl on her. He offers her his coat (they're outside) and even makes her introduce herself (like he doesn't already know who she is) For him, it's an ista love. For them both, it's instant attraction. Hailey's been betrayed and hurt too many times to count and trusting doesn't come easy. She is automatically friends with his sister, Daphne. Daphne brings some spice to the book. She's an awesome best friend. So here's what I think: The first few chapters of the book were painful for me to read. The writing was super stiff and on edge. It was almost as if Elyssa couldn't make a conclusive decision for the characters.Hailey's thoughts for the first few chapters are consumed with Caleb and how sweet he is and how she can't let herself get hurt. It was a little tiring to read. After that was over, it was very enjoyable to read. What I really liked was how much Elyssa's writing developed. By the end, the words flowed off the page and I began to like Hailey. She's been through a lot. The big secret. Huh. I was a little let down and I thought it would be a little more than that I guess.The whole relationship with Caleb and Hailey was conducted really nicely. I mean Caleb is amazing. He doesn't judge or assume and he listens. *sigh* He is totally sweet and genuinely nice and love blackberries and remembers that she likes tea and coffee and makes her chocolate chip pancakes and and and *double sigh*This book was an amazing combination of good and bad. It was filled with cute twists and likeable characters. Especially Caleb's band of best friends (Daphne, give the guy a break!) They all had their totally unique and cool personalities. Although they were all completely different, they complimented each other perfectly."With you, there's always music."

Siege and Storm

Siege and Storm - 4.25http://www.nobentspines.blogspot.com/I love this book. There's no denying it. Siege and Storm is filled with a fate that would make a grown man cry, power that makes people cower in fear and love that will either crumble like the country around them or stand tall like the hope of the people. Leigh Bardugo creates a magical world filled with strange myths that are real and filled with ancient power that you don't want to leave for a second. As soon as the book ends, your left in a ditch, because after you read something as epic as this, however will you go on?Here's the thing with this book; there is no way I will be able to do it to justice it deserves. Darn. Might as well just give up now. HAHAHA. Uhm. No. That's not how I roll. In the second installment to this epic series our lovebirds are captured by the evil (but super sexy even if his brain is pretty much fried) Darkling. When the pirate that The Darkling has pain to grant him safe travels turns on him the world is saved and everybody lives happily ever after. The end. HAHAHA. Uhm. No. (ooh, that's two times in one review. Can you tell I'm tired?) Okay, now in all seriousness, this wanna be pirate is pure awesomeness and he is MINE. Back off *holds up a magic wand to ward off all other fangirls* In Siege and Storm Alina has to not only battle The Darkling, but also all she's ever known. She takes command of the second army and leads them into battle. Sturmhond (the awesomesauce pirate) has a brother who is ten shades of stupid. *rolling of my eyes* The Darkling is more powerful than ever with his evil (x100) little minions. I love how realistic all the emotions are this book. Leigh does a really good job at the whole self discovery in this. Alina is accepting herself and figuring out what it mean to be the Sun Summoner. The emotions and responsibility are very well balanced in this. Alina doesn't hide under the covers from the darkness that is consuming her home-she thinks about it a couple of times. I was really impressed. I mean I had seriously unrealistic expectations for this after book 1. I was pleasantly surprised that this exceeded them ten fold. The flow of this book was magnificent. If possible, her writing improved. Shocker O.O Bow down to the queen. Anyways, the flow. The scenes practically danced off the pages. Yes. Danced. That's how awesome this was. Also, the twins are awesome. Look out for them when you read (and you might as well order a copy now) this book.Now to stir up some controversy: I don't like Mal. *runs to hide under covers* Why? Okay, I think he seems desperate for what Alina used to be. He's wishing for the old one, not the new, more powerful one. He fears her power and wants her to be the way she used to be: weaker than him. When something goes bad...he...oh I can't tell you but it made me MAD. I was mad not because of what he did (even though it was WRONG) but because of how much he hurt Alina by doing it. I MEAN GET A HOLD OF YOU EMOTIONS MAN. WHAT ARE YOU? 3? And then she...and he....and they. OHMIGOSH.So yeah Sturmhond, he's pretty awesome, right? Wait-that's not a question. I love him *.*I need to talk about the book more and less fangirling, don't I?The book was breathtakingly beautiful and composed wonderfully. It showed the characters in their true colors whether they were weak or strong. The plot was strong and well written. I love this. *shrugs* I really don't know what else to say. Unless you want more fangirling...I can do that. Fine. I'll spare you.
Enshadowed (Nevermore, #2) - Kelly Creagh 3.5http://www.nobentspines.blogspot.com/I just love the way Kelly Creagh writes. She's always a bit ahead of the reader and the way she writes is addicting. Varen's dreamworld is both haunting and beautiful. Lilith has him trapped there just like she has had so many before. Isobel's 'mission' is to save him before he becomes part of the nightmare he's created. The one question (which Gwen voiced) that rang in my head throughout the book was didn't he want it? To be trapped in a world besides his own? Away from his father? You can't be stolen into Lilith's realm, you have to want it. Even just the tiniest bit.Enshadowed focused more on Isobel facing her demons and getting to Varen more than anything else. Which is fine by me...I just would have liked a bit more Varen. I was also super surprised with how much Pinfeathers grew on me in this book.Overall, this was a lovely book and I cannot wait for the next. Because THAT ENDING. I HAD TO RE READ IT LIKE 20 TIMES.
Fallon - Valerie Zambito 2.5http://www.nobentspines.blogspot.com/ This is gonna be a quickie review people. Ahh... insta-love at it's finest. As soon as Kade sees Fallon, he's in love. No, I'm not kidding. He freaking proposes to her a few days after meeting her. Hahahahaha. Uhm. I'll pass....Fallon dies and becomes a protector of good on earth. She get's her wings chopped off and declares that she will be loyal to serving good for as long as she can possibly can. This assignment is different than the others because she is not only the hunter but the hunted. I wasn't particularly fond of Fallon or Kade. They were both..they were almost naive. It was a little strange. Everything in this book was very straight forward and very rushed. Rushed in a book is one of my major pet peeves. So is insta-love. *sigh*This book and I just weren't compatible. The ending was very uniformed and rushed. Their relationship felt fake and desperate. (this is all in my opinion) yes, they were in love, but I would have liked them to take their time and not, I don't know....Anyways. Not for me.
Catching Liam - Sophia Bleu Author gifted http://www.nobentspines.blogspot.com/Well, I read this about a week ago so this is going to be a very strange review...just a fair warning.Who is this Liam that everyone is raving about? Well he's taller than he (point) He's Scottish (point) and he can make awesome waffles (5 points) Now if your eyes aren't going a little stary with that...then I'm not so sure you're human. Catching Liam is a realistic story with a heartfelt romance, friends who are there until the end and twists and turn that will make your breath catch. Jillian's catch and release style of 'dating' takes a turn when Liam decides he's not so ready to leave. The story starts with Jillian waking up to the smell of waffles (ooh yummy) and Liam making them. All the while she's trying to escape him, he's drawing her closer and getting way close that any guy has been to her since high school. This book stumbles through an inevitable romance, broken bodies and secrets that could make or break her future with Liam. First off, I love the way Sophia writes. She draws you into the book. I couldn't help but feel sorry for Jillian even though her resistance to a real relationship made her seem rather cold. I loved how determined Liam was. And Scottish. And waffle making. And brave. He took on her mother (who is kinda a word I'm not supposed to say that rhymes with witch) and stood up to her when she was basically blaming Jillian for her illness. Second, have I mentioned Liam is Scottish? And he's totally down to earth with an awesome personality. He let's Jillian be herself and lets her become more her. Jillian has two awesome best friends who are easy to love. They help her up when she falls down and do what's best for her even when she doesn't know it yet. Most of all, no matter what they are by her side through it all. Everything. Every single thing. I was really impressed with the character development in this book. These characters grew as the book progressed.More than all, I was practically clapping by the time this book was over (and believe me that is hard to do with four people and four pets packed in a car that's not a SUV on a 10 hour car trip) The ending was wonderful. The lead into the next book was really great. I can seeee itttt :D