Everybody over at Cannonball Read has been losing their minds over this book since it came out, so I knew I would read it eventually because I am a shEverybody over at Cannonball Read has been losing their minds over this book since it came out, so I knew I would read it eventually because I am a sheep and do what I'm told. BaaaAAAaaaAAAAaaAaAA,
This book was great. Nothing earth-shattering or revolutionary, just straight up cute romance featuring hate-to-love protagonists. My only real complaint about it is that it wasn't long enough. I needed at LEAST fifty more pages of them being in that stage right before actually falling in love with each other. This book didn't even break 200 pages and that is unacceptable.
I'm sure it also suffered because I read it after the OTHER book CBR has been losing it's mind over (and rightfully so), The Hating Game. That book was perfection. I shoulda read this one first....more
I spent almost my whole review of the second book in this series being baffled about why I had so many complaints about it,Awww, I like this series.
I spent almost my whole review of the second book in this series being baffled about why I had so many complaints about it, and yet still enjoyed it so much. I'm just going to embrace the cognitive dissonance. I'm in for this series.
Vision in Silver is very much a transition book. Meg was the catalyst for a whole bunch of changes that were gradually creeping up on both the Other and human communities of Lakeside, and then began trickling out to the rest of the world. And now, those changes are beginning to snowball. Her appearance also seems to have coincided with the rise of the Humans First and Last (HFL) movement, which is really just a terrorist organization, if we're being honest. Meg's presence has been a positive influence, gradually getting the Others to work and live together with humans, and vice versa. And that newfound and fragile harmony just may be the only thing that saves humanity once the Others who live in the wild country, who really run things and make decisions, decide that humans are more trouble than they're worth.
Meg's personal life is beginning to snowball as well, and she starts to run up against some psychological limitations from being institutionalized her whole life. A large portion of the book is her learning to deal with them, and using what she learns to help the other cassandra sangue, who aren't doing so well out of captivity for the first time. It only slightly pinged my radar that she hadn't had any breakdowns previously, but I think Bishop put enough hints in that something was coming that I'll let it slide.
Can't wait to see what happens in the next couple of books. I have a feeling things aren't going to end well for humanity. ...more
I liked this, but it descended into the bad kind of cheesy at points, and I didn't feel their romance as much as I would have liked. It was fun, thougI liked this, but it descended into the bad kind of cheesy at points, and I didn't feel their romance as much as I would have liked. It was fun, though! (I'm worried this series will soon descend into paint-by-numbers-itis.)
I feel like neither one of the stories in this really worked that great together. Both sort of felt like cop-outs when you put them together? I dunno.I feel like neither one of the stories in this really worked that great together. Both sort of felt like cop-outs when you put them together? I dunno. I'mma keep reading....more
I mean, I did like this, but I didn't like it as much as I liked the first book. And it's probably mostly my fault. I don't kHoly cliffhanger, Batman.
I mean, I did like this, but I didn't like it as much as I liked the first book. And it's probably mostly my fault. I don't know, I was in a weird place with this, not paying it enough attention as I should, on top of Ryan going and changing up the format on us. The first book was told through Vaelin's perspective, and it was so immersive. I normally love books that have rotating POV characters, but I kept getting angry when it would switch between them, and that's never good. I also wasn't super invested in the outcome of the battles. I figured the good guys would win. The biggest 'oh shit' moment came at about the 3/4 mark, and it was all downhill from there. (view spoiler)[I'm speaking about Frentis being forced to assassinate the King, and then Lyrna being lit on fire. It was the only moment in the book that surprised me. (hide spoiler)]
The four POV characters are Vaelin (he's still here, but his sections felt the shortest, which I thought was sucky), Frentis, Lyrna, and a new character called Reva. I wasn't in to Frentis's chapters at first because he was so passive. it's basically just him being held in thrall by magic to this woman who is part of the Big Plot, and she forces him to murder a bunch of people and then falls in love with him like a big creep. His sections got better after he started regaining some control. I actually liked Lyrna's sections a lot. I didn't much care for her in the first book, and I do think Ryan mostly wastes the traumatic incident that occurs halfway through the book. He could have done a lot more with it. I liked Reva a ton. I love stories about people who change their beliefs and have realizations.
Anyway, I liked this, the narrator is still great, but it didn't really get me emotionally like the first one did, for whatever reason. Will read the last book soon, though, before I forget everything. Kinda nervous about it, though. Seems to most people's least favorite of the three.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more