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It was everything I needed. It was beautiful. It was us. And he was mine. Literally sobbing! It's not long-lived though, as Brian and Sydney get their heads on straight and get the HEA they deserve. No one's ever hit that. Daniels since she released her first book over two years ago. I've adored all of her writing but was so looking forward to Four Letter Word and she delivered! I went into this book completely blind and I'm so glad I did! Glitterjen Top Contributor: Knitting. I loved the beginning of this. I was so confused.
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One Word Kill (Impossible Times, #1) by Mark Lawrence
I loved the connection and humor. I loved the relationship between Sydney and Tori. And Brian and Jamie. The beginning of the book was so so good. And you just know they will work. And you just know that all secrets will be revealed. Somewhere in the middle the book felt a little odd to me. It felt a little too much filler talk and details, like a KA book when she over describes a living room.
He kind of cheated? Or maybe he didn't. He didn't love her anymore. They were legally separated I assume in the state they are in that has to happen for a year before they can divorce. That is just a little gripe. I really loved the book and the relationship. How they healed each other and helped each move on from past mistakes. And what about Brian's sister!!! She needs a story and a man!!! I love J. Fabulous author. This book was good, really good. I loved how they met. I'm not sure it's a first but, it's different, in a good way.
The main problem I had was the occasional immaturity of the characters main and secondary. The h to me was very immature and dramatic. One minute she's admitting that her marriage was failing, next, she was blaming the ex-husband and putting all the blame on him. If she was so in love with him and he devastated her, why was she so in love with the H within a few weeks? Obviously her marriage wasn't working. She should have been grateful and the author could have speared us all the associated drama.
Additionally, if I had to read " my best friend" one more time,when describing Tori,I would puke. We got the memo the first few times it was mentioned. No need to keep hammering away at it. Other than this, good book. Next book Tori and Jamie , please include only necessary drama.
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. I still remember when I was on facebook, and I saw this beautiful cover with sugar lips and immediately caught my attention. But it was not until Where I Belong where I had the opportunity to read some of her. And then I went to sugar lips Sweet Addiction and I mean that was a sweet addiction. I became addicted to the words of this author.
I do have one criticism but it's a spoiler. A guy who calls himself Demus arrives and not one person seems to make the connection. I think younger readers will appreciate that they are not being molly coddled through some tough sequences as though there is some adult exclusivity on being sick. You know where and when you are from the authenticity of the dialogue and the surrounding elements not because someone is constantly dropping pop culture references but simply because it sounds natural.
As a fan of both I felt like Charlie in the chocolate factory, which would make Lawrence Willy Wonka. One Word Kill is published by 47North and is coming out on May 1st. It will be followed very quickly by Limited Wish in June, with the final book in the series slated for release before the end of View all 7 comments. May 07, Sara rated it really liked it. Mark Lawrence can do no wrong. I devoured this story, it was just so much fun. This story follows Nick, a young boy who at the start of the story, find out he has leukemia. The story is set in 80's London and feels authentic and nostalgic with callbacks to my own slightly later childhood.
The pace of the story does not let up and keeps you hooked all of the w Mark Lawrence can do no wrong. The pace of the story does not let up and keeps you hooked all of the way through.
I really really enjoyed this and can't wait to read the next one. View all 3 comments. Jun 19, Celeste rated it really liked it Shelves: novella , sci-fi. But just as harrowing is their internal turmoil as they learn that one of their number is currently in a battle for his life against the grimmest of foes: cancer. In hospital they ask you to rate your discomfort on a scale of ten. And, like a thumb of constant size, what it blocks out depends on how close it gets to you. Held close enough to your eye it can blind you to everything that matters, relegating the world to a periphery.
Nick is our main character, and we get the story from his perspective. The story begins with his cancer diagnosis, and we see him wrestle with the horrors of chemotherapy and the knowledge that his body is turning against him. Truth may often be the first casualty of war, but dignity is definitely the first casualty of disease.
However, I love reading or watching, regarding Stranger Things groups of friends who have bonded over D and D. It was similarly sweet, though not as pure. I can see that relationship becoming even more of a central focus in the next two installments. We might live in a multiverse of infinite wonder, but we are what we are, and can only care about what falls into our own orbit. I will say that I figured out the plot incredibly early on, but the story was fun enough for me to look past that.
I'll give it a read very soon! Apr 01, AM. Teodora Nice review!
Jun 19, PM. Celeste Thanks, Teodora!! Mar 18, preoccupiedbybooks rated it it was amazing Shelves: A really enjoyable and nostalgic adventure, with a great bunch of characters! This quite short book packed a punch, and I loved it! I had been meaning to read a Mark Lawrence book for a while now, and I'm so glad that I finally did. Firstly, the characters in this were fantastic! I loved Nick and his gang of misfits! I can see why people have been comparing this with Stranger Things because there were a few para A really enjoyable and nostalgic adventure, with a great bunch of characters!
I can see why people have been comparing this with Stranger Things because there were a few parallels. Nick was a great character, I really cared about him, and found him interesting. Every character added something to this group, and I loved their friendships! John, the cool, handsome rich one, Simon the socially awkward one with a brilliant mind and memory, Elton the play master, and Mia the new, edgy girl.
I wont say much about the plot, as I don't want to spoil it for anyone, just that despite Nick finding out that he has cancer, him and his friends had to solve a mystery and save a girl, plus deal with the usual teenage dramas! It was a really engaging read, and I had fun following the mystery, seeing what Nick and his friends would do. As Mark Lawrence is a scientist, there was a bit of quantum mechanics and maths in here too, which made me think.
It was very thought provoking. So yeah this was a lot of fun, but it also did hit on some darker themes, such as terminal illness, drug dealing, violence and racial tension. You don't wake up. And in the end you just have to get on with things exactly like everyone else does. The setting and world building felt really nostalgic to me. I remember having to sit in my mums kitchen like these characters if I wanted to talk on the landline, which was attached to the wall lol! I remember using phone boxes with my friends in the days before mobile phones.
I also liked the pop culture references, like to Back to he future! I loved that film! Like said earlier, this was a relatively short book, and it had a great pace, with short and snappy chapters.
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I was engaged the whole time. Shout out to Mark for not making us wait a gazillion years for the rest of the series! I so appreciate that the next book is also out this month, and the final one later this year! That is so awesome, thank you! View all 4 comments. Apr 01, Olivia rated it it was amazing. This made me want to play Dungeons and Dragons, and after not playing Dungeons and Dragons for thirty-five years, I finally did.
Partly because a friend kept nudging me, and partly because damn, now I had to. Mark Lawrence has an amazing voice, and by the end of the first page it's clear One Word Kill can only turn into a great book, and there's nothing that can stop it. On the first page. The story is t This made me want to play Dungeons and Dragons, and after not playing Dungeons and Dragons for thirty-five years, I finally did. The story is told through Nick who is an incredibly likeable and compelling character.
The rest of the cast is well developed, and I cared deeply about their relationships with each other. Lawrence's writing is imaginative and hilarious. He's got the reader chuckling, then welling up three sentences later. The biggest theme here is friendship, but the novel has a bit of everything: The kids from Stranger Things meet Donnie Darko's time travel, topped with a healthy dose of young adults growing up in England. It's a short book, the pacing is impeccable, and it can be swallowed in one swift gulp. And the best part? This could be a standalone. It wraps up neatly, and I actually thought it wasn't part of a series.
I am pleased to hear there will be more, but people who are afraid of cliffhangers: don't be. Basically: read this, and you will love it. May 27, Bradley rated it it was amazing Shelves: sci-fi , shelf , ya. There happens to be a real-world adventure, a bit of romance, and a psychopath, but let's not forget a few closed-time-like-loops, memory alterations, and the sweetness of kissing a girl.
Ahhh, this is where the book gets really good. I love it. It's light, definitely YA, but it was also good in the way that really surprised me. In a deep way. The time travel bit was not a gimmick. It worked very well. Enjoy it for yourself! May 09, Robin Bridge Four rated it really liked it Shelves: reads , awesome-audio , super-sidekicks , stars , sci-fi , ya. The kids in this remind me a little of the group of friends in stranger things. It is the 80s and they are English and there is time travel instead of the upside down. But it is a group of four boys who have been friends for most of their lives along with the new addition of Mia.
We die alone and on the way we shed our attachments. There is a lot of talk about the Multiverse and Time Travel in this and I found a lot of the ideas presented very fascinating and fun to ponder. I very much enjoyed this coming of age story and the band of kids growing up together in the 80s. Sep 18, T. Munro rated it it was amazing.
It focuses on the first person point of view of one teenage boy — Nick Carter — and his companionship with his differently geeky male friends and the solitary girl who infiltrates their role playing game gatherings. And this is role playing games 80s style! For those who have only encountered RPGs through the medium of a TV screen and a console, think maybe of the TV show Stranger Things but with older teenagers — and all that entails. In One Word Kill as in Stranger Things a real adventure intrudes and intertwines with the imaginary world in which Nick and his friends strive to lose themselves and their woes, and they have plenty of woes.
Not least the fact that Nick is dying — diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. The schoolwork in which he was coasting - concealing his mathematical talent like a Ferrari ambling at low throttle through rush hour traffic — suddenly seems even less relevant. Each day differently precious, life itself suddenly fragile. For this is a book where the fantasy stays fictional and the fiction is driven by science. This idea that - at key junctures, or indeed every juncture, the universe splits into parallel worlds - different timelines that branch out along the two or more alternative outcomes to every event.
So too there are different worlds, different futures, available to Nick — one in which he survives the leukemia, and many more in which he does not. A stranger appears offering Nick the chance to live in a version of the world where he survives the disease - provided he makes the correct choices. But at what cost to his friends and other aspects of his future? What is familiar? This is the ninth book by Mark Lawrence that I have read and the consistent standout feature of all of them has been the quality of writing. The pain… kept lifting me from the shallow pit of my dreams.
She kept talking as I followed Mother out, as if the conversation were a rope and if she could only keep it unbroken I would be held by it, unable to leave. In One Word Kill, Lawrence returns to the intimacy of first person point of view that we saw in his first six books. However, Lawrence also weaves in to the narrative the quality of companionship that lifted Nona through the trials of Red and Grey Sister.
This is a book about friends standing by, with and for friends, whatever the sacrifice. What is new? Its link to the world of fantasy is preserved only through the window of the role-playing games that Nick and his friends indulge in, while the plot is driven by devices of science fiction. Even then the science fiction remains relatively low key, a backdrop that allows engaging characters and quality writing to take centre stage.
There are also the contemporary challenges and opportunities. For example the gut-wrenching male adolescent fear of dancing, the seeming impossibility of following a beat in any form of music, while at the same time hankering after the chance of a slow dance, those moments of closeness and intimacy that were the height of male ambition - or indeed comprehension - in a more innocent pre-internet age. What it left me thinking about His own medical prognosis together with the promises and demands of the stranger haunting his footsteps, force Nick into some reflections on the nature of self and existence.
We are all the product of our experience as recorded in our sometimes unreliable memories. Those experiences have conditioned our behaviours and expectations, heavily moderating the influence of mere DNA and made us definably us. But at the same time one could ask are we really merely the memories? But is such a restoration really the preservation of self or the making of a copy? He wrote the first draft while waiting to hear if he would survive or not and kept two endings to the book in mind depending on whether his own outcome was positive or not.
In Legend too there are the mysterious monks, the thirty led by Serbitar, who can glimpse into the future, following many potential time lines yet with limited power to change which one they themselves end up following. And the final takeaway? In One Word Kill Lawrence grabs some familiar science fiction conventions by the tail and gives them his own distinctive and brilliantly written twists.
The year is Little do they know that everything will change for them after the arrival of a new party member a girl! I picked up this one because I received an arc of the second book in the series. I am glad I did, because I enjoyed this more than I expected.
Unfortunately, some of them are just that, ideas , and I found myself wishing more than once that the author would elaborate more on the plot knots: it gave me the impression, sometimes, that giving the potential it has this book could be much more than it is. It still remains a very entertaining book, and even though sometimes I felt it was a little incoherent, in my opinion it has a nice plot, a humorous writing style and that British touch that gives it an undeniable charm.
Apr 26, Ron rated it liked it Shelves: sci-fi , suspense-thriller. Squeaking by with 3 stars, cause I'm in a good mood today. View all 16 comments. Apr 05, Anton rated it it was amazing Shelves: also-strongly-recommended-fiction , d20 , sci-fi-alt-modern , sci-fi-fast-forward , urban-mystery. Just re-read the ending. Bumping my rating one star up.
My favourite book from Mark Lawrence. Stranger Things meets Dark Matter. Would definitely appeal to fans of Neil Gaiman as well. It would make an awesome movie or TV series too. Give it a go ;. Jan 07, Jane Kelsey rated it it was amazing Shelves: 5-stars. I had a fabulous time reading this and have felt sadness, anger, happiness, laughter all whilst reading One word kill. Nick has a lot to deal with giving his cancer diagnosis, but what I liked about him that he has the resilience and the capacity to continue to laugh and enjoy life.
The plot was entertaining and kept me on my toes the whole time. The writing is recognisable as Mark Lawrence… dark, gritty and full of dark humour. I absolutely loved the blend of fantastical and SF elements in this novel and I cannot wait for the sequel: Limited wish due for release on the 6th of June This year sounds like an amazing year to me already! There have been many years since I felt so many emotions when reading a book and I devoured this in a few days.
I loved everything about his book. One Word Kill is set in January Nick Hayes is a fifteen-year-old mathematical genius who finds out that he is dying. The diagnosis is something that immediately draws you towards the character before you even get to know who, as a person Nick really is and, in one word, the first page of One Word Kill is impactful. However, it is never confusing. The science involved is integral to the story and Lawrence writes in such a way that it is all really interesting.
The characters in One Word Kill feel real and they come to life on the pages. Not just Nick who is the main character but all of the characters from Nick through to the secondary characters through to the very minor characters with little page time too. It shows the power of the writer and the bond that Lawrence has created between the character of Nick and the reader.
The school bullies and the maniac in One Word Kill are menacing and written in such a way that you really get a sense of how threatening they are and how dangerous and deadly an encounter with them could be. Then there is Eva, the weekly chemotherapy sessions that Nick has to endure are where he meets her. To the reader even with her limited page time, Eva is endearing and she will tug on your heartstrings. I really liked the group of friends and found them and their dynamic to be a cross between younger teenage versions of the group from The Big Bang Theory more so Nick than the others with his intellect and to a lesser extent Simon too and Adam Goldberg and his group of friends from The Goldbergs only far less wimpy, grittier and with more mettle.
At just over pages One Word Kill is only a small book but it is a remarkable book that is full of feeling packing an emotional punch and a hell of a lot into its short length. One Word Kill is like an ocean, there are hidden and unseen depths beneath the surface waiting to be discovered. It is something more than words, it is something deeper and it is a meaning that can be found through reading the book. Nick is a character that makes you care and One Word Kill a story about who you are as a person, how you act on the chances and choices that you are given, how you face what life throws at you and how you deal with adversity.
Come to the end of One Word Kill and Lawrence gives the reader a bittersweet ending and one that leaves a lasting impression. Words have a power to them, put them together you form sentences, paragraphs, pages and a story. In the right hands that power can multiply and resonate, Lawrence is the right hands and One Word Kill has that power.
Jun 01, ChopinFC rated it really liked it Shelves: series , sci-fi , ya. One Word Kill is a perfect example that great things come in small packages! Mark Lawrence does not fail to impress me, with his range, his imagination and now showcasing his sensible side in this wonderful saga of a group of teenager friends going through tough shit together! As every other reviewer has said, this book has a 'Stranger Things' vibe Netflix series with crazy additives, including time-travel, a lonely and affable boy fighting cancer, a group of best friends who find escapism in p One Word Kill is a perfect example that great things come in small packages!
As every other reviewer has said, this book has a 'Stranger Things' vibe Netflix series with crazy additives, including time-travel, a lonely and affable boy fighting cancer, a group of best friends who find escapism in playing 'Dungeons and Dragons'. Lawrence come up with ingenious story plots and unforgetable characters that will make you root for each one of these unpopular kids. It is yet the fight of their lives that will leave you yearning for more. Right from the first page, Lawrence shows his brilliance with a reveal that will later come to fruition and connect many of the odd dots.
One Word Kill is a fantastic read with great characters and unique background and along with memorable characters that gave me a strong 'E. Another stellar entry from a multi-talented author! It was also a novel I inhaled in about two sittings. Despite it being a world apart from the kinds of books the author is generally known for, and the fact it has time traveling elements which we all know can be tricky , this was a surprisingly easy and entertaining read.
In fact, other than the love for the game, the teenagers have very little in common between them. But at the beginning of the book, Nick receives the devastating news that he has terminal cancer, and the consequences and the events following his diagnosis bring them together in solidarity in a way that no one could have possibly imagined.
And yet, although everything Demus says sounds crazy, Nick is inclined to believe him. As a result, this story plays out like a very personal drama, to the point where pigeonholing it into sci-fi, time travel, or into any kind of category almost feels disingenuous, cheapening the experience. All told, One Word Kill was very different from what I am used to from the author, but it is now up there with some of my favorites from him.
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One Word Kill is a disappointingly average science fiction book whose saving grace is that it is authored by Mark Lawrence. So it will sell. The blurb gives away most of the story the little that there is except for a couple of twists that is foreshadowed a long way off. I suppose that if your exposure to classic science fiction is limited i. Hell, even the Terminator series offers more surprises. The problem is not that you can see these twists coming a long way off, but rather that this is all that the story seems to offer.
It is a satisfying and impressive accomplishment. Oh, my. Oh, no. Ballet Cat and Sparkles the Pony are trying to decide what to play today. What this story needs is a pig in a wig, on a boat in a moat with a frog, a dog, and a goat on a log. When children flow right through easy readers, they may start to talk about chapter books. Something about the feat of working through a bunch of chapters makes a young elementary school student feel gloriously grown up. Early chapter books are mostly published in series, because new readers who finish a book frequently want more time with the characters.
Forever friends, complex plot. In these books, children also begin to follow longer, twistier stories, to enter into enchanting and breathtaking literary fantasy worlds with their own rules and logic, and to discover stories that will help them work through the many changes they are experiencing in their world and in themselves. Visual interest still matters. If your child is shying away from or struggling to read chapter books, seek out the more visual ones, with at least one illustration on each page.
The best of these heavily illustrated early chapter books are brilliant! Long, long, loooong series. As strong as the original concepts may be, the freshness factor may indeed be lacking in later titles. Still, if your child is into these, keep them coming. Tip: Borrow, swap and otherwise obtain these books used, as your child races through each one once, never to crack it open again.
Reluctance to try something new. The early chapter book mega-series franchises also hog up valuable shelf space in libraries and bookstores, so make an effort to introduce your little fan to newer, lesser known series, many of which are more literary, nuanced reads, with better art and more interesting language. The books in some of these series are best read in order, but with many your child can jump in at any point. Two friends — who never meant to like each other — share adventures. Kids can use their problem solving skills to solve mysteries with Nate.
Here comes a lovably energetic little sister with a BIG personality — and an imagination to match! A cat goes berserk, in alphabetical order. The recommended age range for a middle-grade novel is not usually apparent on the book itself. Children of this age are interested both in defining their own identities and in investigating questions about the larger world.
A good middle-grade book can be surprisingly philosophical, taking on notions like fairness, justice, freedom and compassion. Some of the best are historical fiction set in challenging time periods like the Civil War, the Holocaust or the Civil Rights Era. They often deftly address, in an age-appropriate way, real-world problems your child is just becoming aware of: ideas like racism, refugees, the foster care system and mental illness. Tip: Whatever personal challenge your child is navigating — bullying, the end of a friendship, social anxiety, a cross-country move, or death or illness in the family — there is a good middle-grade novel that can help him or her get through it.
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