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Now it was really no longer a joke, and Gregor forced himself, come what might, into the door. One side of his body was lifted up. He lay at an angle in the door opening. His one flank was sore with the scraping. On the white door ugly blotches were left. Soon he was stuck fast and would have not been able to move any more on his own. The tiny legs on one side hung twitching in the air above, the ones on the other side were pushed painfully into the floor.
Then his father gave him one really strong liberating push from behind, and he scurried, bleeding severely, far into the interior of his room. The door was slammed shut with the cane, and finally it was quiet. I think that's enough craziness for today, honey," he said. Do you really like creepy stories about men turning into giant bugs? Haven't you had enough of those on Zabytij Island? There's something interesting about it, don't you think?
And there's a lot of truth in this story as well. People only like you as long as you're someone they know. But as soon something bad happens to you, as soon as you change Barry shook his head, laughing.
Or any of my daughters. But you should really go to sleep now. We have a long day ahead of us. She still had trouble calling the old man her father, even though that was exactly what he had been to her since he saved her from that horrible island. He and his wife Kathy had become parental substitutes to Natalia, who had been orphaned at an age too young to actually remember her real parents.
They had died in a floating city overrun by bioterrorism, and an entire island overrun by bioterrorism was the place she had encountered Barry for the first time when she was nine. Now, two years later, she was a full-fledged member of the Burton family.
Moira and Polly were her big sisters, and they took turns at reading bedtime stories to her like Barry had just a minute ago. Everyone was so nice and welcoming, it was like she had lived in this house since forever. But something wasn't right about all this, and she had yet to come up with a way of explaining it to her new family. I'm a big girl now. And if I do get scared, I still have Lottie to take care of me," Natalia explained, clinging to the stuffed brown bear in her arms.
It was the night before Christmas in the year , and tomorrow would be a special day. Not just because of the occasion, but also because Natalia would get to meet Barry's, and in a way also her own, extended family.
Claire Redfield was already friends with Natalia, but they hadn't seen each other in ages. On the other hand, Claire's brother Chris and his partner Jill Valentine were people she had only heard stories of — quite exciting ones to say the least — but never met in person. That was going to change, because they were invited to join the Burtons on Christmas Eve. And that was the "long day" Barry had been talking about.
There was a lot to prepare, and Natalia was eager to help, so she figured it would really be best to fall asleep quickly. Despite everything she had experienced at her young age, the traumatic memories of living without parents, Zabytij Island and other horrors, she usually didn't have trouble sleeping.
But that had changed recently. There was a part of her that just wouldn't stick to the rules she and other members of her family had established. And that was the big secret she couldn't talk about to anyone. You're not going to sleep now, are you? You're not even tired. There's so much more exciting stuff you could be doing right now. Natalia opened her eyes and rolled them before sitting up.
There she was, sitting in front of the mirror, or rather, in the mirror, staring at her from the other side. She always appeared in that same dark purple dress, her hair in a braid, the way Natalia herself preferred to wear it, but blonde. Her skin was also paler, her eyes brighter, she basically looked like a scary ghost version of Natalia, an effect further emphasized by the dim, white light of the moon falling in through the window.
The girl in the mirror that wasn't really her mirror image rolled her eyes. The sooner you accept that, the sooner we can stop arguing and start having fun.
Natalia's condition was the result of an experiment she had unwillingly taken part in back on the island. A scientist called Alex Wesker, obsessed with the idea of becoming immortal by transferring her mind into the body of a younger, healthier vessel, had chosen her to be that vessel, and succeeded despite the combined efforts of Barry, Moira and Claire to stop her. Alex had long since passed away physically, blown up by Claire after transforming into a horrible monster, but her mind was still there, living on in this new body and constantly trying to take control over it.
So far Natalia hadn't succumbed to her influence — hell, she hadn't even realized anything was off for almost eighteen months.
But then, half a year ago, Alex had started talking to her, first in her sleep, then only at night, and now she could do it whenever she pleased. And she never stopped, getting more and more intrusive as time went by.
She was also the reason for Natalia's sudden interest in the disturbing works of a certain late European author. But as annoying as she was, sometimes she actually had useful ideas. No matter how much she tried to deny it, Natalia was curious. Not only about what she herself would get, but also the others. Even after two years in this household where people were gifting each other on every possible occasion — Christmas, birthdays, Valentine's Day, anything really — the concept of giving and receiving presents was still new to her.
So what was she going to do? Go back to bed and try to sleep even though she wasn't even tired? Or go outside and take a peek? There was nothing wrong with a little peek after all, was there? Lottie just looked at her with those big, black eyes, not saying anything.
For some reason she was unusually quiet tonight. Of course that stupid ghost would never understand the connection Natalia had with Lottie. But the bear never broke its stubborn silence, so Natalia decided for herself and quickly got out of bed.
Now don't say another word! I'm already doing what you're asking. Next time ask me right away instead of that stupid bear. You know, I think it's actually a good thing he doesn't talk too much. If memory serves me right, the last thing he ever said to you was something along the lines of Gosh-arooney, you little bitch! What does that even mean?
Not a very educated bear, is he? She didn't remember the last time she had run into a boy named Lottie. Then again, it had been suicidal before, which doesn't surprise me at all.
I would be too if I had to spend my life with a boring girl that deliberately misses out on all the fun But that's what I'm doing right now anyway, isn't it? And it's not like I can just kill myself like Lottie. Come along if you have to, but be quiet already! Being the baby of the family and as many as eight years younger than the person closest to her in age, Natalia was, of course, the only one in the household who had to go to bed that early. Her room had been a guest room before she moved in, and was the last door in a long corridor on the upper floor of the house, which meant she had to get past everybody else's open bedrooms without being spotted.
Due to her adventures on Zabytij Island, she did have quite some experience in regards to being stealthy, but it wasn't quite as easy with normal humans as with BOWs. People that hadn't been infected with any artificially created viruses didn't have that colorful aura around them that she usually saw on monsters, even through walls. So when she got close to the rooms of her sisters, which were on opposite sides of the corridor — both doors wide open, of course — she had to stay still for a while and rely on her normal human abilities, especially her sense of hearing.
Just when I misplaced it But Moira didn't stop whining. Thank God Kathy was an interior designer who couldn't stand boring, empty corridors, so there was a piece of furniture here and there for Natalia to hide behind. It was the first time since she had moved in that she was glad about the presence of the useless cabinet between her door and Moira's, the only purposes of which usually were to look pretty and get in the way.
Thanks to it, Polly didn't see Natalia when she left her room and walked over into her older sister's. It was quite amazing how well those two managed to get along, despite their diverging personalities. Moira was a rebellious tomboy with short, dark hair who took after her father in many ways, swearing a lot and generally distrusting strangers, a major difference being that she didn't share Barry's enthusiasm for guns after one of them had almost gotten her sister killed in the past.
Polly, on the other hand, was kind and very girly, interested in aesthetics and a healthy lifestyle, just like her mother, who she had also inherited her blond curls from. She usually straightened her hair, though, sometimes colored it as well, which was no surprise considering that she had just begun her training to become a hairdresser, already dreaming of setting up her very own beauty salon someday. Moira and Polly really didn't have an awful lot in common, but they were known to stick together in the most difficult of times, such as when one of them was desperately searching for her phone.
Natalia left them at that and sneaked by their rooms while they were busy trying to find Moira's most prized possession in the most unusual places. Next was the master bedroom, the place where presents were usually stored So it wasn't the first time in this house that someone was sneaking about in their pajamas looking for something to ruin their own surprise./p>
While she is judgemental, it wasn't overbearing for me. She was bit dull and really needs to loosen up, but the world building and storyline made up for a lot of that. My fingers are crossed that there will be some romance in the next book and that it won't take away from the interesting world and abilities created in this book. Dec 26, Anne Osterlund rated it really liked it. Lee is absolutely ordinary. And the fact that Lee is particularly sensitive to music not in a good way.
And that she left her family before the age of ten to be prepared for the day, which happens to be today, that she will be bonded with a Sword. A bond to someone she has never met. And a bond that will Lee is absolutely ordinary. And a bond that will last for the rest of her life. Lee asks only two things. First, that the Sword not be an insane, frightening criminal. She manages to escape the former. Lightning fast reads with plenty of humor, romance, and a unique twist that is pure fun.
View all 24 comments. Mar 02, MrsJoseph rated it really liked it Shelves: Tamika, I really enjoyed this one! It's not a Romance but rather it's a Fantasy book with a romantic ironic cover.
I had a lot of fun reading this one How much straight Fantasy do you read now? Jun 25, Katyana rated it really liked it Shelves: So it turns out, I actually liked this quite a bit. I was worried at first, because I thought Lee was pretty judgmental and unfair particularly about Taro. But she won me over. Let's talk about how. I think the author used POV to wonderful effect here.
Lee definitely doesn't always say the right things. But she's thinking them - we see that, with her internal dialogue. She's also witty, funny, and at times gut-bustingly hilarious. But the reason she didn't read as bi Okay. But the reason she didn't read as bitchy, to me anyway, was because she pointed that criticism at herself more than anyone else in the book. She called herself an idiot, for example, more times than everyone else put together. I would go so far as to say that she doesn't think highly enough of herself.
And sure, in the beginning, she made mistakes with Taro. To some degree, that is justifiable - as his professor told him, that's the reputation that Taro has chosen to embrace, and so it is unfair to expect that he wouldn't be judged by it. But Lee's opinion of him changes as she gets to know him, through working together.
You can see the shift vividly in her internal dialogue. Her relationship with him still struggles, because though she is thinking the right things, she doesn't know how to say them. I can forgive her that - given that from the age of 4 onwards, she was taught to control all emotions, be a calm, blank slate, she is pretty emotionally stunted. I see her coming around, though, and at the end, I think she and Karish have begun to form an understanding of each other because yeah, he makes bad assumptions about her too I think altogether, it plays out pretty beautifully.
In terms of the overall story, I really enjoyed it. The world-building was fabulous, and I liked the system of magic. Also, I agree with the disgruntled Shields to a fair degree - they really do get a raw deal. No credit for anything, but they share the blame when they are bonded to douchebags. I agree that system needs to change. I obviously don't, however, agree with their methods.
View all 20 comments. Apr 25, Alexa rated it liked it Shelves: Feb 16, Lyndi W. What the hell did I just read? This is one of those "so bad it's good" books. I wanted to DNF it a lot because Lee is like, super inept. This is a pretty good example of her: I studied some maps of Middle Reach and the surrounding areas, just because I thought I should. She has great intentions, but she is totally clueless in the execution of anything other than her actual Shield m What the hell did I just read?
She has great intentions, but she is totally clueless in the execution of anything other than her actual Shield magic stuff. She pulled through in the end, but lordy did she stumble a lot on the way. She's a total newb, so it's forgivable in the first book. But I'll be very disappointed if she hasn't improved in the next book. I liked Taro, but his character is so obviously tainted by a biased POV. I wouldn't mind a change in POV every once in a while. But the mystery was pretty good and I think it was smart to go super slow on any romance with all the wackiness happening.
I'll give the second book a shot. Nov 30, Gail Carriger rated it really liked it Shelves: I read them all, one after another so I'm afraid they all blur together in my head but I certainly enjoyed them. The main character is a tough practical Shield with some odd ideas about how the world works and her own feeling on the matter. Much to her disgust, she is bonded to an outrageous overly-emotional Source. Together they form one of the few magical defenses against their world's unexpected and fierce storms.
The hook is the dynamic combative relationship between the two main characters, and it's a good hook. I waited forever to read this book finally found it in the library and grabbed it immediately.
It was completely worth it. Two unlikely people learning to live, work and like each other think Pride and Prejudice if only Darcy and Lizzie were permanently stuck together on the day of the ball and couldn't separate because it would result in either death or uselessness.
I don't think they would get along so well either. Underlying that, Source Taro - reputation: You realize the inherent problems with the system that is set up to govern those with Source and Shield talents and you find a lovely despotic place where Taro might be.
Lee has to overcome her sheltered life and fight her own lack of control which doesn't happen often but she is susceptible to music Dec 10, Erin O'Roark rated it it was ok Shelves: I forgot I even read this. May 29, Martha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ignore the cringe-worthy title and cover - this book is amazing! This book does such a great job of creating a fantasy world.
In this world, there are Sources and Shields. A Source, typically popular with a crowd and the receiver of much glory, can stop natural disasters, such as tidal waves. However, to do so is a great trial upon their minds and bodies and could ultimately cause their deaths.
This is where the Shields come in. When a Source opens their mind to stop these natural disasters, a Ignore the cringe-worthy title and cover - this book is amazing! When a Source opens their mind to stop these natural disasters, a Shield can reach out to them, calm their minds so that the Source can survive the event unharmed. The Shields and Sources are both trained in their own academies.
Sources are typically spoiled and are more prominent in the public eye, while Shields have a reputation for being extremely stoic. A Pair is bonded for life, sworn to protect each other and complete assignments together. Even if one dies then other will also die. It's a lot to take in a first but I soon found myself in complete understanding of this world and didn't have to double-check anything. He was not Lee's first choice. She wanted someone quiet and dependable. She likes being in the background and is immediately bitter that she is paired with such a legend.
She presumes him to be arrogant, flirty and undependable — and she is stuck with him for the rest of her life. A lot of intriguing thoughts came up in this book. Politics in this world played a large role, with one group of people constantly questioning the motives of the Triple S — the rulers of the Sources and Shields.
Shields apparently have it pretty rough in this world, some being treated like servants from their arrogant Sources and being punished when their Pair is in the wrong. The main character, Lee, is suddenly questioning what she has been taught her whole life at the academy and she can't help but feel that her Source isn't as bad as she originally presumed him to be.
I loved the characters in this book, I really did. Lee was strong, calm and collected, but with moments of real emotions that allowed the reader to see that she wasn't just a stoic robot.
I loved how sensible she was though. I really liked her. I also loved Karish Taro? I'm not sure what to call him at the moment! I loved his development. He was introduced with this arrogant reputation but the reader quickly saw that this wasn't the case. He was actually steady and kind, though sometimes an overemotional character. And I loved their relationship and can't wait to see it further develop in the next books. So the plot was interesting. The characters were amazing. The action was fun to read.
The shades-of-gray morals were interesting to think about. The whole book was extremely addictive. I'm ordering the second book now. View all 6 comments. I can't remember how I first saw this book and added it to my to-read pile but I'm glad I did.
There were parts of the story that were a bit complex to imagine but once I let go and went with the flow, it was all good and I enjoyed it very much.
The world is under threat of many random natural disasters and certain people are able to prevent these. They work in pairs, Souces and Shields; while a Source has the ability to detect and avert the disasters by channeling their powers through themselves I can't remember how I first saw this book and added it to my to-read pile but I'm glad I did. They work in pairs, Souces and Shields; while a Source has the ability to detect and avert the disasters by channeling their powers through themselves, a Shield is the one who, well, shields them from the aftereffects of absorbing that mcuh power that otherwise would most definitely kill them.
And this 'bonding' between pairs is for life, if one dies, so does the other. Add to that the possiblity that you're paired with someone you despise, and then you've got yourself hell on earth. Which is close to what Dunleavy -Lee- feels.
She's bonded to the sweetheart of all Sources and Shields, Shintaro Karish -Taro-, the boy whose charms has made everyone fall in love with him while all Lee wants is to stay on the sidelines and do her job as a Shield without any spotlight or action.
Needless to say her wish does not come true. I gotta admit, at the beginning I was afraid of not liking Lee, she was strong but she also was self-centered and had the potential to be a cocky and annoying heroine. Thankfully while I stuck to the story, she became more likeable. I do look forward to her character development though, in the future books. Now, Taro, our hero, is another story. I liked him from the start. Through the point of view of Lee, he's described as the charming, handsome sweetheart with talent but not much wits or conscience to go with it.
But as we read on, we see that he's in fact more than what Lee believes. He's a Source and usually Sources steal the show. While most of them might've acted the way that was expected of them, Taro immediately made it clear that he's different.
He has a heart and, as opposed to common belief, a conscience as well. He really was charming and pretty funny, and overall, an adorable guy who made me come to the point where I wanted to smack Lee for being so hard on him. Like I said earlier, I did find some parts of the story a bit hard to imagine and follow, but it was generally very enjoyable. I gotta say it actually got much better towards the end where the real action and mystery took place. The beginning was a little bit about introducing us to the story and the world.
I'd recommend this to those who like fantasy, and I sure look forward to how our hero and heroine will work on their relationship as well as averting all kinds of disasters, natural and annatural.
View all 79 comments. Mar 28, Sarai rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Recommended to Sarai by: Okay I am half way through this book and couldn't put my finger on what i disliked about it until I came across this review which hits it on the head: Throughout most of the book, although there is a lot of evidence that Karish is a good, responsible Source despite his partying ways, she continually sees him as irresponsible and overbearing.
Dunleavy herself came across as a stuffy stick-in-the-mud. Maybe the author meant Okay I am half way through this book and couldn't put my finger on what i disliked about it until I came across this review which hits it on the head: Maybe the author meant for her to be that way after all, the essence of good fantasy is watching your characters grow and mature.
Despite having cause to be a bit naive in the ways of the world, Dunleavy just doesn't seem to be a good judge of character at all. Her self-righteous attitude also started getting on my nerves. I simply couldn't connect with this character. Alas I will continue to attempt to read through this one but it might be the last in the series if Lee doesn't get off her high horse. It had great potential wonderful world-building, fantastic ideas, and creative thought.
The story would have been perfect if not for Lee. I don't think I will continue with the series I just can't stand her. Other than that the prose was tight, the characters had their moments the plot was good.
The whole villian thing was ehe? But then again I skipped most of it. So take it with a grain of salt I have heard nothing but good things about this story but it is one I just didn't care for. Dec 29, Kiri rated it it was ok Shelves: Haven't finished it yet, but just had to comment on a few things.
The writing style is starting to bother me; there's a lot of summation of events that could have been told in a more narrative style. The dialogue has been snappy and humorous all along, but a lot of it seems unnecessary, especially when important plot points are glossed over. I found the entire bench dancing sequence really hard to picture - the description left me imagining the dancers hopping from one foot to the other back and Haven't finished it yet, but just had to comment on a few things.
I found the entire bench dancing sequence really hard to picture - the description left me imagining the dancers hopping from one foot to the other back and forth between two benches while two other people deliberately try to injure them - not very dance-like, and a stupid activity to perform. Also, Aiden's injury seemed farfetched - a shattered knee?? Maybe I'm being overly critical. I like the frank, humorous dialogue. I considered not finishing this at one point in the story, but I'm glad I stuck it out.
Those elements made it worth reading. The speech patterns and thought patterns of the characters are much like modern American people transported to a medieval fantasy setting. This can be refreshing, or it can come across as uninspired. There were a couple of big plot points that seemed to just be ignored by the characters i. Apr 27, Keertana rated it liked it Shelves: While I fell head-over-heels for the world-building in this novel, not to mention the subtle weaving of politics between Source and Shield, I was less impressed by Lee's naivety; her refusal to alter her opinions of others, despite overwhelming evidence.
Resenting the Hero is full of entertaining banter between Lee and Taro, but the fact that it takes them the entire course of this novel to simply like one another, looking past reputations and pre-conceived notions, grated on me. Meanwhile, Ben is in the kitchen spurning the advances of Moira the Younger and drinking coffee. Seriously, these people and their hot, caffeinated beverages — it should be called Mormon Horror Story. But this time Moira backs off relatively quickly and moves on to the parlor, where she enters as Moira the Elder Francis Conroy and catches Connie stealing more silverwear.
Way to go, girl. Like, the most boring person in the entire world. In fact, her husband of 23 years is leaving her precisely for that reason. Nope, nothing odd about that. Viv comes in just then and we see what she sees — namely, Ben throttling Moira the Elder.
Ben tries to explain that Moira has been shoving her ass in his face for weeks and prancing around in fetish wear and Viv is dumbfounded.
Wonder if that will come into play again. I never promised you a heyyyy, why are all those people looking at me? Nope, nothing at all. He says that if she needs to talk to someone, he can write her a referral.
When Ben leaves Tate Evan Peters emerges from behind the bushes and remarks on what a great dad Ben is because he tries to be there for her, even if only professionally speaking. Inside, Ben asks Moira the Younger where his tape recorder is.
She gives him coffee instead. He apologizes and said he called, but that he had to come back with the whole home invasion and deaths in his house and everything. Hayden Kata Mara from Urban Legends: Turns out the detective is there about Sally Freeman , his boring patient. But the real shocker: Oh dear — she at least could have let the realtor enjoy it in her place. The cop mentions that everyone he talks to about Sally says she was about the most boring person they ever met.
Suddenly we cut to a guy in a greaser outfit picking up another guy in an alley. The ghosts fade were they ghosts? Still got it, Viv! The animated yet slightly ghoulish tour guide tells us that The Murder House — the most famous house of horrors in LA — was built in by Dr.
Charles Montgomery, acclaimed surgeon to the stars, for his wife, Norah, an East Coast socialite. Peter is disappointed because of Alex not being there He hates to see his daughter with those sad eyes when she's not able to visit uncle Alex. Charlotte looks at Stevie with a questioning look "You know where uncle Alex is? Let's find him, please. This is so not Alex. Where could he be? If he really was going to spend the weekend with Charlotte, he wouldn't forget But suddenly she remembers the amount of alcohol he had, she looks at Regan.
But Regan is a bit embarrassed when Stevie let's go some of her anger while Peter and Charlotte are there. Since Tess and Nick are away he hasn't seen Charlotte much. Charlotte recognises Dave immediately and talks spontaneously.
We were going to have lot's of fun! Dave gets the point and forces a smile on his face But Stevie isn't feeling any better, she had her own thoughts about this. Tell me he's not sleeping! How stupid can he be? Stevie gets really affected by that, she takes a deep breath and kneels down. Peter is just standing there, doesn't really know what to do.
Dave saves Alex' back. He's off to Fisher actually, to get some supplies. Probably some things wrong with his watch? Dave smiles friendly at Peter and Stevie. Stevie shakes her head. Regan sighs, but suddenly gets it, she knows what's Dave is trying to do. It could happen to anyone. Peter agrees and kisses his daughter goodbye. Stevie walks away with little Charlotte.
Regan points at Stevie and looks at Peter.
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