My initial thoughts
Chapter 6, part 1
Chapter 6, part2
Chapter 8, part 1
Chapter 8, part 2
Chapter 10, part 1
Chapter 10, part 2
In which Damen invades Ever’s privacy, he annoys Ever at class for 2 pages, Haven joins a coven of vampires and I swear this is not Twilight fanfiction.
( You know, I imagine Edward and Damen going out every Saturday to exchange stalking tips. )
In which we have a diner with the literary equivalent of a life size barbie and emotional development gets shot dead by lazy writing.
( Whatever happen to developing a relationship between your characters? )
In which Riley creeps the fuck out of me!
( So is voyerism a normal hobbie for the ghost of a 14 year old middle class white girl? )
PS: A hurricane just passed here yesterday and my internet is still wonky. We are also getting another storm. I’ll post the other stuff during the weekend.
In which Haven has a fit over the possibility of Damen not show, then he just shows up and substitutes characterization with uber hotness.( I can honestly say I can't remember ever reading a chapter where 90% of the lines revolved around the hotness of one character. )
Well gentle reader the answer to that is yes starting next week and I said I would post it tomorrow, didn't I? Somebody just linked me to the excerpt of this series and I just couldn't help myself. To be honest I needed this. This gives me the same feelings Bree Tanner gave me. It's bad guys, no lie, but I was laughing as I read on. I could so do a dramatic reading of this book and I can't hate things that make me laugh.
( Tiny MST here )
So, as I said, my friend gave me this book and told me "You'll love it, it's better than Twilight." And hey, anything is bound to be better than Twilight. I've had more thrills from watching ants on the sidewalk than from reading that. Then again my friends so far have had horrible taste in books, but I have yet to take a book from her so she might be the exception to my rule. I'm hoping for good.
And no spoilers! I mean it! Either this will suck and I will tear it appart or this will be good and feel like I found the holy grail of vampire angsty teenage literature. What I will take are recommendations for books in the genre. Believe it or not, I do feel bad about shunning a whole genre just because of annoying covers, giggly fangirls and some bad series. I read manga and that section has those same problems.
I will be updating the first chapter this week. I have two deadlines in Thursday so I'm thinking Friday. I will not ditch The host though. That I will finish no matter what (Well, unless I die that is).
In this chapter Wanderer decides to stop at Picacho Peak to rest who is on her way to Tucson. This causes Melanie to flashback and reveal that that’s where the guys are heading because that’s where Melanie’s cousin Sharon lives. Wanderer gets the info and is thinking what to do about that. The chapter ends with them in front of the place. The end. There, the plot of this chapter.
I want to take the rest of the space to Shaolina’s “It just bugs me” post about the host. But before even that, there’s something I need to do before I can move on with this series.( Would anybody else here rather read a werewolf/human/vamp team humting giant bug aliens? )
Welcome to another sporking of “This is not Twilight, I swear.” Shaolina is still in a stupid comma and Justin bailed so I’m all alone. In the last chapter we learned how souls have instinctive driving powers since Wanderer is driving to Tucson without ever taking a class, doing it slowly on a highway and is mind probing Melanie as she does so taking her into her memories. How she hasn’t crashed yet I don’t know. Now let’s see what this memory is all about.
( Have you ever experienced deja vu while reading a book? )
Justin: Now, I bet whoever is reading this is wondering “Where is Shaolina?” She’s a bit indisposed at the moment. She was given more work to deal with and a new deadline. She thought she would be done by Monday but turns out she won’t be done until Wednesday. That’s when her special project ends.
Eliza: Plus the wussy went to see that… air magician movie to take a break and is overacting like a bad 70s ripoff movie actor. Something about living in a world where eclipses are ok and those blue cat people suck monkey balls. Then some lake shows up and she wants to dump toxic waste on him. Look guys, I don’t know. Let’s just get this over with, I was promised a 5-meat sub and some chips.
( Convo inside. )