Mly switching from 1st person to 3rd person and present to past tense was annoying It didn t flow well at all There were one or two nice twists but for the most part verything was rather predictableAll in all another YA novel that had nothing uniue or memorable going for "it I ll read the next one but just for completion s sake Fast paced thrilling and intensely "I ll read the next one but just for completion s sake Fast paced thrilling and intensely The Lair by Emily McKay is Campfire even better than the previous book in the series The Farm The characters are way likeable the actionven breathtaking and twisty and the completely jaw dropping plot developments are sure to leave you stunned and begging for the next book I m so glad I finally got to read the first two books in this awesome series I ll be honest with you I wasn t particularly impressed with The Farm I really njoyed the uniue take on the vampire lore combined with Mckay s truly blood chilling dystopian vision but I really hated the lead character Lilly I couldn t get past her annoying attitude She was always picking fights complaining and sabotaging very plan Carter came up with along the way Stubborn and often times completely irrational she made it very difficult for me to really Hurrah For The Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars enjoy the awesome plot and creepy atmosphere of The Farm And Carter while definitely better that Lily wasn t perfectither Some of the things he said really bothered me and I Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life ended up disliking him by thend of the first book That being said I was Crazy Love extremely happy to see that all these characters Lily Carterven McKenna and Mel were so much better in The Lair Sure Carter and Lily still argued sometimes but it wasn t pointless bickering any it was simply two strong characters having different opinions And considering Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society everything that happened at thend of The Farm and verything we learned about Lily and Mel it all made so much sense now Carter was way overprotective of Lily but he had his reasons and it wasn t just that he had feelings for her it was than that Most importantly Mel wasn t the guarded bitchy Ms I Know Better Than Everyone Else she was rational in her decisions thoughtful and mindful of the people around her She was still opinionated and fierce but there was finally some logic to her behavior now The Narration Is was still opinionated and fierce but there was finally some logic to her behavior now The Narration Is Divided narration is still divided three characters Lily Carter and Mel with Carter s now being in first person s POV I liked the shift I was really tired of being in Lily s head it was too messy in there too tiring Plus being able to see the world through his yes and learn about him and his relationship with Sebastian provided me with some priceless insight and made the plot ven interesting to follow I thought this was a brilliant move on McKay s part Then there s also the new Mel In The Farm Mel was probably my favorite character Struggling with autism she saw the world differently and her strong connection with Lily was fascinating to me At the same 231113Why have the POV changed I mean Lily s chapters are now in third personBeforeWHENI need like right now. E that turned her Living without her sister is hard but dealing with the fact that her autism was cured by the vampire bite is an ven bigger challenge But when a monstrous betrayal places Lily in mortal danger Mel must set out to find her save her and begin to unravel the mpire of destruction that the Ticks have bui. 45 starsStill missing the dose of romance I crave in My Reads But The Lair Is Even Better Then The reads but The Lair is ven better then the book in all the ways that matter the most Great character development and growth and the writing has such an incredible pull to it compelling me to keep reading till the last page Yes I miss the romance factor but this book is filled with non stop action paranormal goodness and characters that never say die it s asy to overlook A fast paced addicting read Need the next book NOW Ugh Just ugh Where I loved the first book in this series due to its portrayal of an autistic character this book read like a cliched teenaged angtsy relationshipIt felt like all Lily and Carter did was whine about their relationship How loving ach other put them both at risk How they couldn t act responsibly or logically if they were near New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood each other And yet neither wanted to be apart It was just all so overblownI was most disappointed in the developments of Mel s character Being turned into a vampire cured her autism and I found it almost offensive I was proud that when she looked back at her life with autism she was proud of it She liked her life then and obviously had doubts that being cured was a good thing Due to her outlook I didn t mind her just the changes that happened to herOverall I just couldn t get into this book It just felt full of all the YA cliches that I hate and left me withye strain due to all the Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey eye rolling There were some rather spectacular cliffhangers at thend but I don t think I care nough to continue the series BLECH DAT COVER I want to say something nice but nothing is really coming to mind right now I want to like this this novel and say something nice but nothing is really coming to mind right now I want to like this this novel and in me a part of me does However I just can t help feeling a tinge of disappointment after finishing up this second installment in McKay s vampire series This novel picked up xactly where the first novel The Farm left off brownie point ЯED earned here for no tedious recap and persists with the same i OHNOOOOOOOOOOOOONONONONOOOOOOOOOwhere s the publication date oh no can t be pleaaaaaseeedon t make me wait oh heck at least it s 2013 so i should be fine but waiting makes meeeee A 43 Review as posted on KindleObsessed blogStunned is defined as To stupefy as with themotional impact of an xperience astoundI use a lot of different words when writing reviews Stunned is not usually one of them But after finishing Emily McKay s The Lair it s the only word I can think of to accurately sum up my feelingsI Was StunnedIf you remember last December when I reviewed McKay s The Farm I pretty much lost my shit As louent as that sounds I was head over heels in love with that book not only
*for its originality *its originality is still rampant in The Lair but because of the character choices McKay chose to The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs explore mentally speaking and the overall sadistic action that spread like wildfire through out its plot But the booknded with some fairly serious issues up in the air and while I was anxious to read its. In the battle against the vampiric Ticks humanity was slowly but certainly headed for Moreno extinction For months twin sisters Lily and Mel had been “uarantined” with thousands of other young people being harvested for their blood food for the Ticks Finallyscaping with a few friends the twins are separated and must co. Seuel I was also petrified I d pummel it with lofty xpectations
That Could Never Becould never be So I waited lite DNF at 30%No it with lofty xpectations that could never be met So I waited lite DNF at 30%No rating SpoilersMeh just as dull and unoriginal as the first book I didn t A Spark of Light: the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author enjoy the plot it was slow and nothing interested happened until the verynd Lily and Carter finally What If escaped the Farm and were safe fromvul vampires and ticks mindless zombie like vampires for all of 5 minutes Lily s sister Melanie was turned into a vampire and had boring thought after boring thought There was a tick attack or two Some danger Teen angst A long pointless journey All the adults fucked off somewhere The Exhaustion Breakthrough else and happily abandoned their kids as they usually do in YA More teen angst Lily was the typical reckless boring YA heroine All her talk about being smart was bullshit she was a right thicko She was also a fucking annoying do goody idiot She felt overly guilty about going into other people s abandoned homes and taking their stuffven though she had no other choice Why would anyone feel guilty about that if it meant life or death She was in "a fucking apocalypse there was no time to be all preachy and righteous about things like that I hate heroines "fucking apocalypse there was no time to be all preachy and righteous about things like that I hate heroines are all about morals and who don t think practically about the situation they re in Carter was the usual irritating bossy dull hero I ve still not forgiven him for telling Lily in the first book that the only reason he could have possibly fallen for her was because she compelled him using her abductrae or whatever the hell it was called powers How arrogant and rude of him Why on The Exhaustion Breakthrough: Unmask the Hidden Reasons You're Tired and Beat Fatigue for Good earth would Lily want to be with him after he said that to her The funny thing though was that he turned out to have those powers himself and he didn t once consider that he might have influenced Lily s feelings for him what a cocky prat Melanie was uninteresting I preferred her character when she was autistic Her changing into a vampire turned her into another run of the mill boring speshul snowflake heroine Jonathan LilyMelanie s dad was a wimpy douche He abandoned his daughters and didn t bother looking for them when the vampiresticks took over instead he just hoped they d be okay What kind of parent doesn t make sure their children are safe And then when he was reunited with them he didn tven apologise or try to make amends He just showed off and acted like a prick I hope he dies a horrible death in the next book I rolled my Supplemental Book eyes at Mel and Carter not making sure that Sebastian thevul mad vampire who destroyed the world was well and truly dead It would have taken them a couple of seconds to behead him but the thickos took their sweet time waffling around when they could have been killing him They knew that he d Hark! The Herald Angels Scream eventually hunt them down so why didn t they finish him off as soon as he was immobile and unable to fight back The whole thing was unrealistic and contrived I hate when characters don t seize the chance to kill the bad guy when they ve been given the perfect opportunity The POV s rando. Ntinue the fight on their own After making it to a resistance base camp in Utah Lily learned to survive at all costs But when a Tick attack decimates the fighters Lily and her pregnant friend McKenna decide to make the hard trek north to Canada and safety Meanwhile Mel is being taught how to survive by the very vampir.