Frankenstein in Pink? Or: Stephen King on the Kindle

 

Frankenstein in Pink

Mini Review of Stephen King’s UR

Definitely a fast paced read that holds your interest throughout. Good for fans of King, especially of the Dark Tower series. It is peppered with references to other books as well, so it is a pleasurable read. A blend of historical/political references are also dispersed that add interest and open new possibilities that tie in to past and current events.

 UR is based on discovering new technology and it makes for a good read with modern references. It is slightly reminiscent of Cell, in this fashion, with a similar message of the dark side or possible dangers of technology, albeit without all the dead bodies (not as many, at least). The new technology type monster-not Frankenstein, but a cold metallic machine.

 All in all, I would say it is worth it for the King fan, definitely something to add to your Kindle…ur…if you so desire. Just make sure you don’t see any pink before you start reading (as the main character did).

 I would not rush to read it, save the midnight oil for another book, as it was not totally what I was expecting.  If you are looking for a fast paced thriller that you cannot let go of, check out his new Mile 81, read the review here.

UR, although an engrossing, quick read with a good pace,  seems to lack something essential of King, at least for me, by the time you reach the end.  Great references to the Dark tower and definitely has some feel good parts as well as some parts that may leave you on edge.

Cell may be more up your alley if you are looking for a great thrilling horror story by King, fully equipped with technological metallic parts that cause tingles down your spine. Definitely for all those who use cell phones as well as those who don’t (along with some of the undead thrown in) but definitely is an enjoyable read for all! And as I said before, Mile 81, (read my review here) needs to be on everyone’s top shelf for their next read. (Read:pronto)

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Boyfriend from Hell: When it all seems too perfect (Or fiery teenage rebellion from the not-so-good girl)

Review: Boyfriend from Hell by E. Van Lowe

This book defies the traditions of the paranormal romance realm and delves into the deep end. With shocking twists at every turn, the main character, Megan feels like she doesn’t know who is who anymore or what is going on, as her life totally changes once her mom starts dating. The man seems perfect, almost too good to be true, (in her mom’s eyes, at least) until she digs up some serious dirt on him. Not your average dirt either. But no one believes her, because it sounds too crazy. Who would believe a teenage girl saying that her mom’s new love interest is from hell?

What she doesn’t know will hurt her

So many changes are going on in Megan’s life that she responds at first in the usual teenage way. She breaks her tradition of being the good girl who is known for following the rules and starts to do what she wants. Rules be damned! Things get more serious when she is in danger and has to break some rules, this time for a reason- she has to protect her mother and cannot tell her what is really going on.

The relationships are what drive the book forward with an ever increasing momentum. Just as she doesn’t know who she truly is at times,  she now doesn’t feel she really knows everyone around her, let alone if she can trust them any longer.

As far as love interests go, as the title does say boyfriend– Megan does have a new love interest. And when her two best friends start dating, this throws a whole new dynamic to her friendships. Along with her mom’s new boyfriend situation, Megan does not know who she can really trust or love, let along if they are really there to protect her or hurt her. This definitely adds layers of tension and mystery to the already fast paced story. The complexity of the relationships alone is a great reason to check out the book to see how her relationships fare and how this affects the story, as well as her very chances of survival.

The ending pulls you so completely in that you need to know what happens next. Just enough is revealed so that it leaves you craving more to see what happens next between the characters that you come to love (or hate/fear, depending on who we are talking about). It’s all about the dynamics and this book nails them down.

Megan has to fight to protect her best friends, loved ones and her mom, who she loves more than anything. But who will fight for her? And what if the ones she fights for turn their backs on her?

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Boyfriend From Hell is the first book of the saga, which is great, as it definitely leaves you looking forward to the next one, Earth Angel!