I need her, like oxygen. Who exactly is the audience for this book? Did I miss the note that this book was Twilight Fan Fiction? Natalee tripped, fell, ran into things, engaged in lots of pining, and made Twilight references. This isn't even about bagging on Twilight, but I can't figure out why this book had a weird Twi imitation going on. I dropped all my books to the floor.
It was like, oh, gosh, I'm totally going to kill Stephenie Meyer and Twilight. It really was like breathing. Sorry Jacob and Bella, but it's true. Would I be more of a Jacob or an Edward? It was like crack to me. Having a guy say that was like crack for a girl. When one of the brothers cheats on her after she'd been pining for the other brother , she gets to "mourn" him after their five minute her words relationship ends, to the point where she breaks down and hot brother number 2 scoops her up into his arms and carries her into the house like she was a helpless child.
Does this sound ridiculous to anyone else, or is it just me? This chick struck me as being completely clueless and unable to put 2 and 2 together. When someone cheats blatantly, you forgive them almost instantly? I had a moment of thinking "good going, Sherlock" when I read this thought of Nat's: Apparently, just because a guy glares and has dark features, doesn't make him the bad guy. Just like dimples and an easy smile don't automatically make him an angel. Or what about this musing?
I couldn't imagine the depth of despair it would be for a parent to lose a child, especially a teen parent. I'm pretty sure that ANY parent who loses a child would be devastated, regardless if they were a teen or an adult. If you're anything like me and would prefer not to read an ample helping of brooding, winking, smirking, smoldering, and all of the other emoting options which were present, then you'll get where I'm coming from. Who would I recommend this book to? If you want to live out the fantasy of having two hot musicians fighting over you, then this might be something you'd want to check out.
View all 44 comments. Dec 06, Kelly and the Book Boar rated it did not like it Shelves: Find all of my reviews at: Th Find all of my reviews at: That book made me ask. This was nothing but a baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad Twilight knock-off. Tear is the story of Natalee — 18 years old and never been kissed.
I mean really who could blame her? The story then evolved into a very not healthy AT ALL tale about their bizarro love triangle and it was at that point I told my husband. In MY OPINION Natalee should have had a couple of dates with him until his true personality was exposed and then jumped ship into the arms of Brother 2 without all of the back-and-forth drama llama bullshit. Instead, the entire story had me saying. Van Dyken that I had to 1 Star your book. And just in case the big guy is reading this. View all 9 comments. Jan 21, Jacqueline's Reads rated it really liked it Shelves: It has a love triangle between two brothers, oh and there is slight cheating, that pretty much screams a no for me.
Demetri and Alex are not only brothers, but famous rock stars. Demetri is a major man-whore, who loves attention and Alex is the broody brother who continues to ignore Nat. Girls like Nat are a huge fickle for me. I really try hard to understand the mind of a girl who can love two men. For the most part, Nat was not really annoying, she did stress me at times, but I truly understood why she was torn. Of course the book is written to like one brother more than the other, so that helped me a bit, but you still love both.
You love both brothers because when you find out about their past, you are like blown away. Maybe that is what Dyken wanted. Reading the inner struggles Nat was dealing with and trying to figure out which brother you wanted her to be with was somewhat entertaining as much as it could be for me. Even though you liked one brother more than the other, the other brother would do something completely sweet and kind of threw you off. I do not like cheating, any form, was I surprised, something like that happened?
No, it is a book with a love triangle. Did I think it was justifiable? I am not sure, but it did add some nice spark into a very mild book.
When you read a Dyken book, you never know what you are going to get. I can get a series with light and fluffy and then go into something that is intense and moody.
I am not sure if I want to move on with this series. If you like love triangles and love triangles with brothers, then this one is for you. Aug 01, Dorie rated it did not like it Shelves: Normally, I'd finish a book no matter how dumb or unrealistic. What can I say, I'm a sucker for YA anything.
However with this book, I dropped it before I could finish Chapter 3. I'll get to why in a bit, but let's start from the beginning. Almost immediately in Chapter 1, plain ol' Natalee catches the attention of not one, but TWO, super famous super hot rockstar transfer students. I must say that the first descriptions of her as a plain girl who hadn't had any romantic experience made me a tad interested in the progression of her character, but that lasted for maybe two pages before she simply runs into literally, books flying and everything hotties Alec and Demetri which somehow magically makes them attracted to her..
I even reread a few of the paragraphs both times they collided yes, she actually manages to crash and fall into them twice on my pdf file to see if I missed some hidden quality in Natalee I was immediately disheartened at this pathetic cliche encounter, but I pushed on. I thought, 'okay, maybe there's a reason they seem interested in her. Maybe they already knew her'. If that's how it worked, I'd have guys lined out the door waiting to date me. It goes as follows: But these texts were unforgivably cringeworthy enough, and I had to stop myself from reading anymore of such madness.
Anyway, the whole texting thing is my own personal peeve that really was the deciding factor to put the book down after the disappointing start that is overall, just too unbelievable. But if you don't mind that Natalee can reel in two rockstars upon first glance along with their horrendous attempt at texting, then you should give it a try. At the very least, you'll make it passed chapter 3. View all 3 comments. Jan 02, Cristina rated it liked it.
I've just started my Seaside series marathon after reading Capture so basically I have a week or so to finish al the books in this series. I know but I just had to put it out there I just remembered why I don't often read YA!!! The characters are so immature I just what to straggle them and to top it off I broke one of my cardinal rules and went for a novel with a love triangle Overall I enjoyed the book so I'm moving on to the next one View all 8 comments.
Dec 31, Eatonlm rated it it was ok Shelves: I picked this book up for two reasons. First, the cover is amazing. Second, how can you go wrong with a story about rockstars? I really wanted to love this book. Nate and Alec are both well written characters with some serious issues.
Once the story started getting serious it got better. The problems with the story line are what threw me off. These boys are described as being really famous. In my mind the descriptions of their fame put them on a level that equates with I picked this book up for two reasons. In my mind the descriptions of their fame put them on a level that equates with the Robbert Pattinson Twilight phenomenon. If you are that famous what makes you think you can just go to high school without issue?
A public high school mind you. You live in a normal house on a normal street. No gates, no security systems…. I have a very hard time viewing this as an authentic to life story. That makes them no longer objects of interest and turns them into just normal high school students who lean toward the popular side. Nat has a thing for both boys. Nat has the mentality and experience of a 13 year old girl. Not for one second was I able to believe her to be an 18 year old high school senior.
Okay I can wrap my head around her. Despite all these ridiculous things she does both boys fall in love with her after about a week of knowing her. The author develops somewhat of a relationship between Nat and Alec that makes you understand their attraction to each other, but Demitri has nothing going on.
Moving on to sex, Nat has never had any, the boys have had a lot.
They both want her. Despite a lot of buildup it never happens. There were some great lines delivered by Demetri, but again it never goes anywhere. I want you more than I should after only knowing you a day. I want to revolve around you All in if you are looking for something mindless about a bunch of really immature teenagers than this book is for you. If it had stayed more toward the serious side the entire book it had the potential to be an amazing story. Better yet re-write the whole novel and tell us the story of what screwed up Alec and Demetri so badly.
That was the best part of by far. Nov 25, A. I really really liked it! I mean, once it got serious, at first I thought it was just the same as all mindless YA without much substance out there. But things got sort of heavy somewhere in the middle, and I have to say I was surprised. I can't even lie, I liked both brothers. I actually liked Demetri more even if I hated his name.
He had so much potential and I liked him with Nat. I liked Alec, too, but not as much on his own as I liked him with Nat. I was heartbroken at their story I really really liked it! I was heartbroken at their story and the issues the brothers were struggling through. I figured it had to be something like that, but I didn't guess exactly what it was.
Stupid kids, so much heartbreak. I'm sad we didn't get to see more of Evan and Alesha, and I hope they're still present in the second book. What surprised me the most is the writing! It was really really good, straight-to-the-point, simple but engaging. I wasn't familiar with this author and now I kind of want to read all her contemporaries even though I have no idea if she wrote any!
Because I like her writing style. It's hard enough creating chemistry between two characters, but she did even better than that. The chemistry between Nat and Demetri was equally good as that between Nat and Alec. So yeah, looking forward to the second book. I also hope it's all written from Demetri's POV, like in the teaser thingie. I may just have to start reading historical romance because of this author. View all 16 comments.
Feb 07, Trisha rated it it was ok. I live in Oregon, so it was exciting to see a book based in Seaside, a place I have visited every single summer every single year almost my whole life. Even though I loved hearing some of the quirks of Seaside, Oregon mentioned I had a tough time staying focused on the story. It was like watching a ping pong match watching her struggle between Alec and Demetri. She never seemed happy with her lot in life - Seaside wasn't goo I live in Oregon, so it was exciting to see a book based in Seaside, a place I have visited every single summer every single year almost my whole life.
She never seemed happy with her lot in life - Seaside wasn't good enough for her believe it or not there really are things to do in Oregon! She constantly batted them away and insulted them. I kept trying to understand why either boy liked the total train-wreck klutz that she was.
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View all 6 comments. I liked this one. Nat is a great character, funny, sarcastic, self deprecating. Dimitri and Alec are hot and tortured, with secrets and issues galore. They both love the same girl Nat so all sorts of angst ensues. My only beef is that the whole thing felt more than a little rushed.
I cannot believe that Im actually ASKING for a love triangle to be more drawn out, but really, it felt like insta-love all around, which I really hate. When Nat broke out the "L" word at like week 1. I'm glad that brother two is going to get his own book next. I have a feeling I'll like that one even more.
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Nov 24, Jenny Levine rated it really liked it. I hate love triangle! Especially "real" love triangle. When the girl is kissing one boy but thinks about the other and vice versa. She can't decide even if her heart is beating faster for one of them. And they used her!
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He toyed with her for petty revenge. And he cheated on her but she took him back "I'm sorry baby, I was drunk, she had blond hair and I thought it was you" So if you're drunk, you can do everything you want and not be hold accountable for what you did??? Ope I hate love triangle! Open the prisons doors, they're not guilty they were just drunk. OK, they were hot and rock stars and had suffered and If you are a fan of love triangle with undecided girl and rock stars, go for it. But it was not my cup of tea.
Mar 28, Crystal Spence rated it liked it Shelves: OK, I just finished reading this book. It was a very quick read, finished in under 4 hrs. I got really sucked in form the beginning. The story is quite fun, and the characters are unique. I definitely liked the contrast between the brothers Alec and Demetri. As I read the book I was pulled into the confusion that Nat carried with her about the boys. They definitely had the secrets and odd hints to some sordid past seeping through them. Ginni rated it it was ok Jun 09, ECOS rated it it was amazing Mar 20, Erica rated it liked it Oct 08, Kayla rated it liked it Jul 28, Anne Michalove rated it liked it Apr 21, Zhenhao Ren rated it it was ok Dec 25, Gayle rated it really liked it Mar 04, Janna Woodfall rated it it was amazing Aug 08, Rachel rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Abby rated it it was amazing Jan 20, Ginni rated it liked it May 10, Fritters rated it really liked it Nov 21, Ginger rated it it was amazing Feb 14, Eileen rated it liked it Jun 22, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Apr 21, Michele rated it it was amazing Mar 12, Sophie Crane rated it it was amazing Apr 29, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Other books in the series. BBC Fact Finders 1 - 10 of 18 books. Books by Steve Parker. Trivia About Seashore Eyewitn No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I really enjoy this book and so have my kids. Otto is a dog who goes to the beach but no one wants to do the same things as he does, even the fish swim the other way. In the end after feeling very sad Otto finds a new friend and all his misery is forgotten.
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I love Todd Parr books, I love the insanely bright colors, the cute simplistic illustrations and I love the messages they send. This book followed his other books perfectly and provided a great final message about not giving up finding a friend who will like all the same things you do! At the Beach by Anne and Harlow Rockwell. A little girl visits the beach with her mom. She plays in the sand, hunts for shells, takes a swim before she settles in to a nice beach lunch. A visit to the beach can be a full day and this story gives the reader a great description of what to expect.
The illustrations are muted and warm and fill the page and included our young red-haired beach girl enjoying herself in each one. This large board book is a fun and cute way to introduce toddlers to movement as well as animals you find or want to avoid at the beach. The reader is asked how they want to walk today then they see how each animal moves. This would be a fun read for a circle time where kids could get up and move like the animals in the book.
I love books like this that have absurd humor thrown in with a great story. What I love about this book are the details, the small asides will have you laughing and the main story will keep even young ones totally entertained. Super fun and a great message about overcoming fears as well. What Lives in a Shell? This book is a little long for toddlers but really great for preschoolers and easy to break into parts. The book starts talking about snails, then moves to turtles and finally sea shells.
Like the others in the series this book break down facts to a preschoolers level without loosing any substance. If you are looking for a non fiction book for your little one, you must check out this series, they are hands down my favorite non fiction for young children. The Seashore Book by Charlotte Zolotow is a touching story of a little boy excited to go to the sea for the first time from his mountain home. The mother describes it so well that you will be aching for a trip too.
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