Not really liking this book so far... the main character is far to... rebellious? for me... it feels as though the writer was trying way too hard to m...moreNot really liking this book so far... the main character is far to... rebellious? for me... it feels as though the writer was trying way too hard to make her a badass. We'll see though, hasn't been a complete horror to read.
Okay got past the first few chapters and fell in love... I think the MC was still trying to hard, or the writer was trying to hard, either way, the story is great! It's got a good plot, good character development and lots of twists that keep the story tied together, but interesting! i will DEF be reading the other books asap!(less)
I think there might be something wrong with me, just to let you know before I start this review. I have not out of the million of reviews I have read for this book, read a bad one. Yet somehow, despite how excited I was about it, and despite how much I wanted to luuurve it, after reading it, I’m left feeling ‘ehhh’.
First of all, let me start by saying I am not in any means exaggerating at the amount of main characters above. All of those people are quite important characters, and all have quite a few lines. This however is one of the reasons I will buy Act II (Perchance To Dream). She’s got 13 main characters, and yet none of them get lost in the story. Well, figuratively speaking. You don’t forget any of them either. The characters are so well made, and so unique that none of them are enough like the others to get them mixed up. Which leads me to the second reason I will buy Act II: Imagery. I’ll be damned if Lisa didn’t manage to create some of the best imagery possible. There was never once a time where I couldn’t picture what was going on. Never once where I wondered what a character looked like, or what a scene looked like. It was all there, every single detail.
I think the thing that put me off of the book the most was the ‘enter from stage left,’ ‘exit from stage right,’ ‘dim the lights,’ etc. I was never a Drama/Theatre person, I had friends that were, but never me. So some of the things were lost on me. Some of the references that were given might have been understood by others, but not myself. This however isn’t Lisa’s fault. I willingly purchased the book knowing what it was about (in fact when I saw it on the shelf, I think I even did a little dance in the middle of Borders. Maybe.) and I willingly read it. No one forced me to. So the two missing stars are less of a ‘this book is bad’ and more of a ‘this isn’t exactly the perfect book for me.’(less)
Okay, I still have not read anything from Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld series, but after this, I may just have to.
I don’t know what it is about the Darkest Powers series, but it has got me irreversibly hooked. So hooked that the Girl Who Doesn’t Buy Hardcovers (aka Me), well… bought a hardcover.
The absolute best thing about The Summoning and now The Awakening (and hopefully, The Reckoning), is that the action NEVER stops. Seriously. Any other book, some parts get boring, you’ve got filler. You get told things that aren’t really of any interest, and somethings that never end up being of any importance. The Darkest Powers though, I’m actually scared to put the book down, afraid that while I’m sleeping, or cooking, or writing, that I’m going to miss something. That something in the book is going to rewrite itself, and I will never know what really happened. There is absolutely never a dull moment.
The second best thing about the series, is the characters. I am definitely a ‘Plot and Characters’ type person, and these books have all of that and more. The characters in the books seem so real. They have attitudes, they don’t let anything slide, they bicker, they fight, they do stupid things. So many books have heroines who don’t do anything wrong, or when they do it’s not because of their own fault, but Chloe is not one of those people. She makes mistakes, she withholds information, her mouth gets her in trouble. All without being one of those I Know Everything, You Suck characters. Even Tori starts to grow on you eventually.
And I’ve just realized I’m rambling. Really, I’m surprised I’m able to form coherent sentences. That’s how much I loved this book. Just trust me, if you’ve read The Summoning, you will LOVE this book. If you haven’t read The Summoning (and therefore haven’t read The Awakening), you really are missing out on what I would seriously call one of the best books this year.(less)
Very, very good book! The characters were well thought out & you get to know just enough about all of them to be interested in their lives. It's n...moreVery, very good book! The characters were well thought out & you get to know just enough about all of them to be interested in their lives. It's not a large book but it kept me guessing and wondering until the very end. I love the way the author takes the most obvious answer to the issue at hand with Elijah and puts a spin on it. As I said, very very good book, a little sad, but very good. Glad I bought it and will end up recommending it to as many people as possible (mom's reading it now, sister next), as well as reading it again myself!(less)
This book was absolutely lovely - it's a little rough starting off, as the overabundance of detail is just of things that are really not interesting,...moreThis book was absolutely lovely - it's a little rough starting off, as the overabundance of detail is just of things that are really not interesting, but once you get past the first third of the book you're fine and well into the story & the world of Faerie!(less)