I really liked this story. Lady Abigail was sweet, and was surprisingly steely when she needs to be. She is no pushover, which is what I had been really worried about given how everyone kept talking about how sweet she is.
My Bucket List
Today's All Played Out Bucket List Tour theme is 5 Musical Acts (bands/musicians) I want to see live, so without further ado, here's my list:
And then, just because I'd love to see these AGAIN, I'll add ONE MORE bonus:
And that's it! Scroll down to read more about All Played Out and my review.
Let me just say that I love all of Cora's books. I mean, seriously, how can you not? But out of the entire Losing It, Muse, and Rusk University heroines, Nell is by far the most similar to me. Her feeling like she's been working her whole life, but missing the point? Check. Wanting to make a checklist to improve her social life? Check. Exciting college adventures as a result? Still to be seen :) While Nell starts out somewhat timid in new situations, she blossoms into a strong, confident woman who I admire. And she gets an awesome boyfriend in the process. Not a bad bonus.
Still not convinced that you need to read this book? Then, let's move to the male lead of this novel.
It’s not that I don’t like vampires. It’s when the plot is tired or badly written that I have a problem—and that goes for any genre/trope). So, while I admit I read all of the Twilight books, and enjoyed the Vampire Diaries more because because it had plot and grammar going for it, I was never a huge "vampire fan."
As for Velvet... it's in a whole new arena. Oh my god, I loved this book. The premise pulled me in immediately, and kept me turning pages from start to finish! There are 4 specific scenes that I just love more than words: one is how the story starts, the end of chapter 4 after a party, another involves zooming around a library (how cool is that?!), and the last is a really intense scene (which is partially shown in this book trailer)—but I actually prefer the conversation that takes place in the kitchen before. If you like vampires but want something different (e.g. there's actually science in this explanation), this book is for you!
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