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Waaaaaaay too many characters introduced left and right. Numerous times when I'd be reading along and have to stop and say, "Wait, who the fuck is that again?"And Scott doing a complete 180, turning into a horny moron. Ugh. He needed a good bitch slap, which I really wanted to give him.
This was an excellent conclusion to the Ryan/Scott story. At first, I didn't like how he kept introducing seemingly 20 new people for us to keep up with, but it was worth it because of the way he approached and concluded the story with how the different storylines and perspectives interconnect with each other. I liked how this one was less concerned about the sex and more focused on the psychology, trials, and tribulation of maintaining a relationship. Also, I like how he approaches how one grad...
I still fucking love this book. I totes wept when Elaine bought the perfect frame for the pic and put it on the mantle. Sigh.
Can’t believe it’s over I really enjoyed the first book when I read it a couple years ago, and even more when I reread it a month ago. But I was completely elated when I discovered there was a a sequel! This book was exactly what was needed to close the chapter of my life that included both Scott and Ryan. Their romance has reminded me of my days in high school, and what could have been, as well as my early days of college. I too applied and was accepted into UCLA and Cal Poly, but I attended th...
Maybe since the boys are grown and so, in a way, the are more engaging, maybe since I like my romance, and in this sequel to Desert Sons there is plenty of it, I think I liked even more Into This World We’re Thrown than its prequel.Ryan and Scott are boyfriends and as such they have sworn to each other to come clean with their respective families; Ryan’s revelation goes pretty smoothly, and instead Scott has to face some more issue. Then there is the problem that Scott is still in high school, a...
4 solid stars! This second book was so confusing, we get to read more About Scott and Ryan, both are already steady as boufriends, Ryan is no longer depressive or sad, both boys are happy witb each other and also they both come out fully to their families, Ryan comes out to his uncle Howard and Scott to his dad. Both don't get the reaction they were hoping for. One for good and the other one for worst.. Besides that there's the whole career issue, and where to apply to for college, there are als...
This one I liked more than the first one as far as the Ryan and Scott relationship went. There was drama with the two of them, cheating and it made for an intriguing story. However, the writing was again all over the place. There were new characters Doug, Jill, Casey, Preston, and Joe (and probably a few others), but Kendrick felt it was absolutely necessary to have the entire back story on each and every auxiliary character when they were completely irrelevant to the plot. It didn't flow well a...
4.5 starsHonestly, I was about to give up reading after finishing the first 20 pages. The beginning didn't grip my attention, but I was still stubborn and wanted to finish it. I'M GLAD I DIDN'T GIVE UP! Being different from the first book, this one doesn't focus the physical interactions between Scott and Ryan too much; the author seemed to focus on teenager's problems instead, which I love. What makes me cannot stop awing was the conclusion. I feel like I wanted to jump and clap as much as I co...
Wow! Loved this! The first book was great, it was my first time reading a young adult gay romance story and boy was it intense. This book (2nd one) was sooo much better. Characters had depth and I found myself relating to and connecting with almost everyone. The last few chapters were seriously intense, I found myself not wanted to put the book down because I wanted to find out what was going to happen next. This book was a little darker than the first but, it was great to be able to see the cha...
Great ending to their story. I was glad to see some real character building. It also kinda played like a TV series. The last few chapters it really brought an end to ALL the characters from both books. Everything came full circle. The only thing that was difficult was at the beginning when Kendrick introduced a bunch of new characters all at once, and it was a little difficult to keep everyone straight in my mind at first.
Scott (17) and Randy (18) are struggling with coming out, fall in love and live happily ever after, smoothing some bumps on the way. The bad-guys get their just desserts. This and the prequel Desert Sons should have been one novel. It should have been more tightly edited. The resolutions were a bit too pat. But, the main characters are lovable.
Wow this book had me go through many emotions that is for sure! I was glad that Ryan got the help he needed. And Scott man I was so mad at him for what he did I had to stop reading for a bit. In the end I like seeing that the three not so good guys get theirs in the end. I really hope there is more to Scott and Ryan's story I really like them.
I was not as excited about this book as I was the first in the series. Ryan and Scott went through a lotmore of life's roadblocks and both of them seemed to loose so much of the love and respect that they had for each other in The Desert Son's.
My review of Desert Sons and its sequel Into This World We're Thrown can be found at Indie Reviews.
A perfect endingWhat a story. So rich with personality. I truly cared for all the characters. Certainly some way more than others. I read both books over a couple of days. And now I'm going to miss my friends. Definitely on the best book(s) list. 4.9 stars.
a bit drawn out from the first one with many diffrences in ryans story from the first one where his parents are concerned. still a look at how people around us can suprise us, how we react to whats diffrent, even though we are diffrent in some way, shape, manner or form.
I loved thsi sequel because it felt as if the characters got a bit more real to me. Maybe because it wasn't trying so hard to make romance out of Jethro Tull but the younger characters really spoke to me. As a set they balance out.
While the first book, "Desert Sons", was a love story, a coming-of-age story, this book is more.. sad? There's cheating, lying, and all kinds of bad things that happen. It's worth reading if you read the first, but be forewarned -- it's not as good.
Loved the sequel to, I didnt like how the POV kept jumping around at first though..
My view of this is the exact same as the first book.
So far I think it is a good and as I loved the first book so much I know I am going to enjoy this book just as much
FANTASTIC! My only complaint is it seems that Kendrick hasn't revisited these roots in too long. Come back to writing these kind of stories Mark Kendrick! Please!
Great book to read