Not a bad premise, a cross between Revolution, the Savage Land and Fae Fantasy, Hinterkind allows the reader to wonder who or what should survive i...more3.8
Not a bad premise, a cross between Revolution, the Savage Land and Fae Fantasy, Hinterkind allows the reader to wonder who or what should survive in a post apocalyptic world.
Are all humans evil, a few? Are the new rulers of the world any better than their human enemies?
And all the while, we also have the pleasure of wondering, what's going to happen to Prosper? What's up with Angus' secret? Where is Angus? How far can you trust, or throw, Jon? And why is the Queen looking like the best option right now?
Worth the read and the price. I think this is going to follow the same twists and turns as another hit Vertigo title -Fables.
I wanna be there for the ride.
Thanks to NetGalley and DC for the ARC. In return I have given the above honest review. (less)
Ok, so I feel that this review may make people wonder if something is wrong with me.
That's ok. I'm prepared for that. Just don't hate me.
The world bu...moreOk, so I feel that this review may make people wonder if something is wrong with me.
That's ok. I'm prepared for that. Just don't hate me.
The world building in this book was top notched. Confusing at first, and so, frustrating, I was really gripped by the Horde invasion, the end of the invasion and the way that the Wentworth family lived out their daily lives. Not to mention there are airships and pirate ships and krakens. Krakens! Yes please.
So that get's a 4.5.
Interesting. I wanted to find out who was behind freezing devices and doomsday devices. Yes please! However, the ideas sometimes stumbled upon themselves due to secrecy from the reader and an assumption that the reader was well versed in the lingo. Buggers? Took me about ten pages to know what the hell that was. Bounders. I mean, I thought I knew what that was until about ten pages in. Plus, there are titles and hierarchies that are not always clearly laid out. There is a lot of information in this book crossed with relationships, world building and dialogue, I felt there was just a lot of stuff that could've been condensed and explained better. Ex. The Iron Duke. Iron or just a Duke?
That's getting a 3.5
Well well well well. It's been a really long time since I've disliked a male lead. I didn't hate him, that would have made me stop reading the book, but I had no affection for him. No sympathy and therefore I wasn't rooting for him. Maybe it's because I didn't know enough about him. I don't blame him for any of his sexual issues because it seems that both parties wanted it and he exercised poor small brain judgement. However, the only thing I felt sympathy for was the earring story and with that coming in well past 100 pages, I couldn't muster up enough to give a crap whether he got his ship or not. Yay for an under developed, bully-like, control-freak, albeit hot, male lead. Sorry, Rhys, maybe next time.
Mina. I didn't really care for her either. Repressed, on PURPOSE, stubborn and cynical - she should be the right alpha female to Rhys' alpha male. Nope. Mina as a character fell flat for me. Yes, I was inside her head for most of the book (Rhys also shares this distinction) and yes I understood her life was confusing and tough because of her blood and though I liked her better than Rhys, there was something missing. Her character was missing that very important element that made me want to root for her, to worry about her, to hope that everything went well for her. Instead I'm left with a shake of my head, wondering why she hasn't seen a therapist but not caring enough if she did. Throughout the whole book we get a glimpse of how she is perceived (Fear and Revulsion) and the best example is with her mother. When your mother gouges her own eyes out at the sight of you, I want to know more. I want to know exactly what you look like. I want to know why you've forgiven her and I want to understand the "deep" relationship you have with your parents.
Both characters fell flat, fueled by their lust or repression of it and circling each other like shy vultures. Sex shouldn't be that difficult. Trust shouldn't be that painful. If you can't trust someone, chances are you shouldn't sleep with them. If you come to realize that you love someone and you push them away, and conversely, if you let them, perhaps your issues are bigger than you think. And no, I don't care how hot the man is but if all he can ever talk about is shagging me, especially when I'm on a case or searching for a dear family member, I need to evaluate my goals.
So for me, the book was a little confusing and spearheaded by characters I didn't care for or about. I wanted to like this book but at the end it left me with a confused and sour taste. It's like going to a banquet and expecting choice food and wine only to be given a boiled cabbage and a Natty Lite.
I cared more about Scarsdale and Yasmeen and I can only hope we see Fox again.(less)
Very good ending, there could've been no better ending that summed up the lessons that Yorick et al. learned...moreWow, that was sort of a punch to the gut.
Very good ending, there could've been no better ending that summed up the lessons that Yorick et al. learned throughout the five years they were together. The lesson being that Immortality is only as strong as your memories.
A very good socially sarcastic depiction of what would happen if all the men in the world died except for two; one monkey and one man. And what if tha...moreA very good socially sarcastic depiction of what would happen if all the men in the world died except for two; one monkey and one man. And what if that man was a young escape artist slacker who has a senator mom and a crazy monkey.
All the women in the world have gone just a little crazy as would be the case if suddenly most of the people you knew died. A majority of these women aren't crazy - just grieving - the real crazies are the Amazonians and the Republicans.
Great read. Focusing less on the undead and more on the dynamics of people that are more or less the only 'live' ones around for the next 100 or so mi...moreGreat read. Focusing less on the undead and more on the dynamics of people that are more or less the only 'live' ones around for the next 100 or so miles. Jealousies, burdens and the little things that we take advantage of are the main themes of this book.
Rick is the main character who was left behind after falling into a coma for a month. He wakes to a hospital full of the undead or the dying. Finding a lone survivor and his son, he grabs ammo and hightails it to Atlanta where he believes his wife and son are. His trip to Atlanta is full of determination and he finds surprises, both good and bad, when he reaches the Atlanta camp. His old partner (who was with him when he got shot) is there and the tension between the two of them is one-sided but realistic.
The best scene for me was the laundry washing scene. Something so mundane can be so dangerous. In truth, that's how I feel when I am doing laundry in my building...(less)