318 Haunted By
190 Haunting

Stacia in Progress

Sparkling water fanatic. Lover of random crap. Goodreads member curious to see if the grass really is greener on the other side.

Currently reading

Dreams of Gods & Monsters
Laini Taylor
Still Life with Strings
L.H. Cosway
Rated YA-MA : Adults Who Read Young Adult Fiction
Rated YA-MA 2854 members
A group for adult lovers of Young Adult fiction. We feature a different type of book for each mon...

Books we've read

Vampire Academy Vampire Academy
by Richelle Mead
Start date: September 1, 2013

Eve and Adam Eve and Adam
by Michael Grant
Start date: August 1, 2013

View this group on Goodreads »

Own the Wind: A Chaos Novel

Own the Wind  (Chaos #1) - Kristen Ashley First off, I want to thank my friend Amanda for making it impossible for me to look at this cover title without thinking of flatulence. 2.5 stars. Remember when I said I was on a long, long break from this author? I blame friends for dragging me back in. Others : Stacia, this one is EDITED. Me : Nope. I'm not going there.Others : But it's shorter. It's more polished. You know...Me : Fine. I have at least 3 lives left. My curiosity is going to get me soon though.I honestly think that the ship of 'hoping for something unique' has sailed for me. Ashley's got a formula and she's sticking to it. The hardcore fans love it and I get that. I just personally can't get excited about reading the same story over and over with only a few tweaks here and there. You can change the wrapping paper each time you re-gift, but there's still gonna be a Chia pet inside. The Positive : ~ The editing and condensing helped. A LOT. I don't recall one 5 page scene of backyard BBQ details.~ The characters were likable. Given that I don't generally like KA heroines, I was surprised to find that I liked Tabby. And Shy was more my speed than some of the super-roided out alphas I've seen before. I have a weakness for the tall and lean ones. ~ The steam content is always nice and the story was an easy read. For the first half, at least.The Negative :~ There's nothing new to see here. The story is rearranged and the characters all still talk the same. And that remains the recurring problem (for me).~ Shy put his hands on Tabby's mom by hitting her in the chest and pushing her into a wall. Not cool.~ Like others have observed, it appears that the MC info was very poorly researched and/or lifted from television ideas. Nothing about that part of the story felt real.~ The second half of the book had me skimming. I got bored after they got together and I didn't really care to want to read another "insert random scene of drama in the second half" again, so I skipped ahead a few chapters to the epilogue. All in all, I wasn't impressed but I also didn't feel like I completely wasted a couple of hours. I enjoyed the sexy times and was able to breeze past some parts I didn't like. The editing is really what saved the book from being repetitive to the point of being bad. I know now that I'll probably never again read one of the older (pre-edited) long KA books, but I might at some point check out another one of the newer short books. My one big WTF moment (if you know me, you won't be suprised) : It was more intoxicating than any liquor, a high better than any fucking drug.