I downloaded this on a whine, a vague recommendation from somewhere or other. At first, I was annoyed by the alternate world terminology. I had to work a lot of it out contextually and it slowed the reading/leap into the story which is always my favorite part. Then the characters caught me - sweet, conflicted Andrews, Shelby with her awkward edges, Carl, so invested in the physical his emotional reactions catch him by surprise. And, of course, my absolute favorite - 4 year old Neil aka Mr. Leonard Cohen.
Once that happened I was committed, devouring pages instead of taking care of other tasks. The last 30 pages or so had me holding my breath until the very end.
And therein lies the problem. Even though this is the first book in a planned series, it ended too abruptly. It's one thing to lure your readers into continuing with the next book but this one took it too far. Especially when I have no idea when the 2nd book will be out.
This is one of her best books yet. I didn't even know she had a new book out so it was a happy surprise to find it at the library. I finished it in 2 days!
I'm really glad I read this one - it answered all of the questions about what happened to Andrea and Raphael between books. In one they were broken up, the next they were together again and now I know why!
As awesome as Hell Bent was, Stone Cold is so much better. Tense, funny, heart-breaking - girl knows how to write! I'm just afraid this is the last book because of the way it ended. Please tell me it ain't so!
I loved Devon Monk's Allie Beckstrom series and devoured every book but of all the characters Shame is my favorite so I was excited when she announced she was writing a series following Shame and Terric, his Soul Complement. Let's just say the first book didn't disappoint although Shame, always the quintessential bad boy, has really gone to the dark side.
I can't believe Kelly Meding is not continuing this series - it's so fricking good! I had to buy this as an e-book because it's not available anymore in paperback and nothing on her website about another book.
I lost track of this series for a little while and forgot how good it is! I'm not happy that's there's only one book left after this one.
Paul Monette was a brilliant writer who died in 1995 of AIDS. In his book "Borrowed Time" he chronicled his his long-time relationship with Roger Horwitz and their battle to keep Roger alive when he was diagnosed with AIDS. The tenderness and love Paul showed his lover/"little friend" transcends sexuality, disease, homophobia. It is simply a testament to the strength and endurance of love