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This and other reviews can be found on The PSYCHOTIC NERD MY THOUGHTS THIS JUST WASN T MY Nerd MY THOUGHTS This just wasn t my of book I kind of knew that after reading the synopsis but I decided to give this book a chance for three reasons 1 The book has a high average rating and very positive reviews 2 The MC is biracial and that is so rarely seen in paranormal YA ven rarer at the time of this book s publication 3 I owned copies of the Aviation Logistics: The Dynamic Partnership of Air Freight and Supply Chain entire series Unfortunately I wasn t a fan of this bookSamara or Sam is a bit suspicious of her coworker Caleb He has a revolving door of ladies and when Sam catches him making up with a customer in the shelves she s not surprised But then the woman turns up dead She wants to get to the bottom of this and shends up sort of going on a date with Caleb When women turn up dead and Sam starts noticing how oddly women act around Caleb she starts finding up that there is going onI downloaded this R High Performance Programming ebook in 2012 In 2012 I was still devouring YA paranormal I don t read much in YA paranormal any and if I do I am looking for uniue ideas Maybe with some spookiness and I am not so much interested in the romance This book starts with the plotline that I ve seen so many times in which the main girl meets a guy who is secretly a paranormal being As I said so many things about the synopsis were off putting to me I don t like it when a synopsis makes it clear that a boy is changing a girl s life It bothers me when it pays certain attention to the guy syes and how women are so attracted to him From the peculiar glow to his yes to the unfortunate vents that befall the girls who pine after him Caleb s Scala for Java Developers eye color turns out to be violet and yeah that s in the title but I hate seeing violetyes in books For some reason it s so common in paranormal YA and it s always used as a symbol for a character being specialI will say that while the general premise girl meets secret paranormal boy is not new there are new ideas here The paranormal The Qur'an, Morality and Critical Reason: The Essential Muhammad Shahrur entity is this book is not one I ve seen much of in YA and I do think Reed did a new take on it But not much seemed to happen in this book Eventually the plot picked up near the climax of the book but looking back at the book now not a whole lot happened There is the progression of Caleb and Sam s relationship and Sam figuring out Caleb s abilities but most of the book felt like filler For instance both Sam and Caleb work at a bookstore and the bookstoremployees meet very so often to pick a STAFF PICK STAFF MEMBERS SUMMARIZE A FICTIONAL BOOK AND pick Staff members summarize a fictional book and their opinions on it so veryone can vote We see two of these meetings and there was no reason for it I m not kidding we hear full plot summaries for books that don t plot summaries for books that don t Heaven to Betsy exist The only reason we see these sessions is because the author wanted to make fun of Twilight One of the staff loves a YA paranormal book similar to Twilight which Sam makes fun of I don t like Twilight but it didn t sit well with me that this was put into the book I think it was supposed to be funny that Sam hates this Twilightsue book when she is involved with a paranormal boy but it didn t come across as funny to me It also bothered me that she makes fun of adults who read YA booksSam was an okay character She does have some witty lines but sometimes it rubbed me the wrong way Like her sarcastic comments at the adults liking YA or the fact that she used the word retarded She is a strong character in spirit standing up for others at times I also like how the book tried to showcase her family life and her interactions with her family Sometimes I feel like parents get pushed around in YA paranormal Sam is shown as a bit special and different though She s not as susceptible to Caleb s charms This is So B. It explained that it s because she is closed off and is a virginI wasn t really a big fan of the romance I m really picky about romance in books and I don t really go for romance in books any The romance in this book made me cringe I admit it was sweet at times but the romance was very uick Sam went from being annoyed with Caleb to liking Caleb very uickly I love hate to love romances but it has to be a slow one I also don t like lust based romances and because of Caleb s abilities there was lust involved in the storyline I mentioned how I don t like books featuring love interests thatvery other girl wants In other books it makes me sick because it shows girls as only wanting a boyfriend and competing with Cabaret eachother Thankfully this book didn t do that It did not read as very toxicxamples as girls and it s xplained that the attraction is due to Caleb s abilities not any uber hotness Still I thought it was odd that very girl would be interested besides Sam IN CONCLUSION Overall this wasn t my cup of tea I should have known tha. He's persuasive charming and way too mysterious And for Samara Marshall her co worker is verything she wants most and verything she most fearsSamara Marshall is determined to make the summer before her senior year the best Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice ever Her plannjoy downtime with friends an. .



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Able or trying to be funny she tends speak Elizabethan uoting Shakespeare So Cool She so cool She goals beyond becoming the love interest of mysterious hawt boy stalker du jour She also has a circle of uirky friends who actually look like the rest of the world For Samara it s summer which means days spent working at Buncha Books saving up for a new car babysitting for her demon step siblings dealing with her single mother who s jumping into the dating pool once again while scaring Samara and her friends to death with Dateline pisodes about stalkers and predators while also watching best friend Mia and her boyfriend Dougie suare off yet again in another lover s uarrel For Samara love is just NOT WORTH ALL THE ATTENDANT DRAMA THOUGH SHE GETS worth all the attendant drama though she gets huge kick out of observing what she and a few others consider better than reality televisionOf course such an idyllic summer comes to a screeching halt with the introduction of the mysteriously violet yed Caleb Baker an somewhat shaggy mo boy with an almost unhealthy sugar kick and a knack for women throwing themselves at him for no good reason Samara is totally put off by his weirdness and it certainly doesn t help matters when she catches him lip locking a girl in the magazine aisle It also doesn t help matters when she notices his violet yes glowing and some kind of rays coming from his fingers Now this is the moment most authors in this genre toss out all good sense and throw their heroines under the bus Suddenly Dance Real Slow everything that was good about the heroine goes to hell and it suddenly becomes all about the mysterious hot boy du jour Not Samara After a date or two and some very scary happenings centered around Caleb she realizes in spite of his arrogance his sweet tooth and the fact that women tend to have heart attacks after kissing him that she likes him I often wondered why girls were attracted to dangerous mysterious men The answer was simple It sxciting and provactive They re constantly on The Art of Memoir edge nothing sver boring and danger is a turn on Yes I can get behind this but again Samara doesn t lose all common sense When her well ordered world starts running amok she doesn t get all weepy and dependent upon hot guy du jour to save her life Samara doesn t get mad She gets mad AND The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life even Outside of Samara one of the mostngaging characters was Nadine a Polish xchange student too beautiful for words but who nursed a definite streak of sarcasm You know those t shirts that read Sarcasm Just One of the Many Services I Offer I could asily nvison her wearing one I hate those Elmo goth kids she griped What self respecting sociopath drinks chai anyway What do they know about real torment Let them survive a concentration camp and then they can complainIt s called mo I corrected her And your grandparents didn t PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition even get to the camp before the US troops came inNadine moved to the back counter and checked the timers on the coffeepots It s still torment And if you saymo I say Elmo because they are Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography eually childishOkay so I haven t said much about Caleb That s not because he s not likeable and sympathetic He is Something about him goes above and beyond that mysterious hawt boy stalker du jour and it s not his paranormal origins Even without them he s still a fully fleshed character He s open to a point honest and self depreciating This is a guy who can laugh at himself and the absurdity of his situation He s also strongnough to protect Samara and wise The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, enough to know when to back the hell off and let her handle herself I like that Unlike a lot of so called paranormal heroes he s not watching her sleep or messing with thengine of her car to keep her from harmIn spite of this being a paranormal YA romance Ms Reed gleefully and cheerfully skewers many of its conventions including a not so subtle and well deseved dig at the Twilight books and its attendant and scary fanbase Those of us who absoutely loathed those books and the rash of copycats will sympathize with Samara Nicole Caleb and the rest of the Buncha Books staff who have to suffer through the slavish devotion such dreck has ngendered not just amongst teen girls but their momsThe other big reasons for five stars it s an interracial YA romance something there isn t nough of Samara and Caleb are a couple I liked reading about because they felt real in spite of the paranormal lements The other reason is No Cover Fail Yes Virginia that s actually a black girl on the cover of the book with a white boy Take that all you mainstream publishers who think whitewashing covers is a good business modelIn short if you re a YA reader who s been waiting for a heroine worth the name then Samara Marshall is your girl and Living Violet is the book Come on Ms Reed hurry up with volume Only one to sense danger behind his smileBut Caleb's secrets are drawing Samara into a world where the laws of attraction are a means of survival And as a sinister power closes in on those she loves Samara must take a risk that will change her life foreveror consume it. T before reading it I was hopeful There wasn t anything really new in YA paranormal to me the romance made me cringe and not nough happened in the story I think there are people who may The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl enjoy this series asvident from the ratings but it was disappointing for me I won t be continuing the series Fun fast reading not the best out there but great when you are bored Don t xpect much from it but rather try to read it with open mind 255 Stars I recently participated in a giveaway and won this book as a result It S A FEW YEARS OLD BUT a few years old but figured What the heck I ll read and review it anyways Interesting nough I actually came across this book back in 2012 when I was looking for something new to read and for reasons unknown or forgotten I decided not to buy and read it It s a decision I regret as this book wasn t half badDougie s body went stiff and on high alert Did he try somethingI turned to him Relax He hasn t done anything Don t strain yourself I d hate to have you bust some of your stitchesI think what I liked most about this book was the diverse cultural backgrounds of the lead characters I seldom see paranormal romance stories that have a protagonist who is of a different thnicity other than Caucasian in addition to a story that is well written and lacks the ver present cheese fest so many novels of the romance genre possessChad chad noun A young Anglo American malewith athletic build typically named Chad who is very popular with the opposite sex and usually the alpha male of a social group Chad ate often found in fraternities tailgate parties sporting Hannah Montana: The Movie events and anywhere in the vicinity of a light beer kegger Staple attire consists of the following baseball cap wife beater undershirt or T shirt with ironic slogan cargo shorts and leather sandals Prone to utter inappropriate phrases like What s up bro or Yo dogI m a sucker for great humor and some witty remarks For some reason I find that itndears the characters to me Sam our POV character and heroine seems to be the heavyweight champion in that department Samara or Sam comes from a mixed parentage I disliked her constant complaints of her thnicity there s nothing unpleasant than reading from the point of view of a character who hates herhimself She clearly has some racial programming going on But it was great to see Sam be of a challenge and not immediately fall at Caleb s feet and profess her undying love like some love sick puppy Despite Caleb our hero and Sam s love interest being a bit supernatural he s not your stereotypical guy He s not the uber hot dark and brooding dude like you ll see in Vampire Diaries or God forbid Twilight but that is probably an unfair comparison as they are vampires and Caleb is something lse ntirely Never the less he is still a really cool guyFor some reason I though of that Valtrex commercial where the couple skips along the beach despite the fact that one of them has a highly contagious incurable disease I imagined Caleb and me in that situationWe re holding hands and he looks at the camera an have a demonic parasiteAnd I don t I say with a smile Nadine is the secondary character and also Sam s best friend who surprisingly has something suspiciously strange about heryou ll have to read to find out I will say that Nadine naming her pet Lilith garnered a serious head shake and side ye from me My first reaction was to say really how apt that name isDo I look like a Happy Meal to you He s not feeding off me SamI really do wish I had read this before but it is what it is Decent writing and some interesting plot twists I might read the next book in the series so check back with me later Happy reading all Love indulged the masochist Truer words have never been spoken if I do say so myself It s a philosophy that has kept me sane for as long as I can remember and helped me survive the weirdest summer of my life On the flip side it s very ntertaining what love will make people do It s a great way to spend your lunch breakThis wry and witty observation opens up the amazing first novel by Jaime Reed Living Violet and xplains why it deserves than a measly five stars Samara Marshall the narrator and author of the above Cardiovascular Pet: Current Concepts excerpt is the kind of heroine many of us who love YA and who miss the intelligent and take charge type have sorely missed The YA genre seems to have gone out of its way to turn the clock back on strong and self sufficient heroines opting instead for weak vacillating and co dependent girls who have no reason toxist save as a foil for the attendant mysterious hawt boy du jour Thankfully Samara is smart funny wry and tough as all get out Her behavior bears this observation out Samara speaks her mind yet sometimes overanalyzes things Whenever she s uncomfort. D work to save up cash for her dream car Summer romance is not on her to do list but uncovering the truth about her flirtatious co worker Caleb Baker is From the peculiar glow to his yes to the unfortunate vents that befall the girls who pine after him Samara is the. ,
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