4 hours, people. It took me 4 hours to read this book, and if I hadn't been so tired after the first time, I would have read it again. And again.
Fans...more4 hours, people. It took me 4 hours to read this book, and if I hadn't been so tired after the first time, I would have read it again. And again.
Fans of the series know how I feel when I say I nearly died waiting for this book to come out. Hunger Games and Catching Fire are the first two books of this series, and after every single book you can't help but think 'It CANNOT get any better than this.'
But it did.
Sadly, Mockingjay is the last of the series, and I cried for ten minutes about that fact alone. The other times I cried were for the major...for the unexpected turn of events. In most books I can point out a character and think 'They aren't going to make it' or read a few lines and be like 'This is what's going to happen' but not in this book. That's thanks to an amazing writer and story-teller.
Nothing will prepare you for reading this book. Nothing can prepare you for the profound love that you will read about. The immense greif that you will read about. The deep suffering, and tragedy that you will enconter as you read through this book. If you think the first two books had these things, if you think that they went beyond your expectations, you are in for one big surprise. Mockingjay is all that and more.
There were very few times that I just had to set the book aside. I set it aside, and took a few deep breaths and when I was calm, I picked it back up. I'm trying to find the one word to describe this book, but I can't. Nothing seems to fit it properly. The words I'm typing and erasing just aren't good enough to describe the book. Maybe one day I'll find the right one, and I'll let you know.
The only thing I can tell you is this: Mockingjay will haunt you. It will devour you completly. It will take you on a ride so exhilarating. Sometimes you will want it to stop, because it's so hertbreaking, but you know can't simply stop. You have the urge to keep going, because you know it's worth it. You hope it's worth it. You have to find out what happens. You want to see if there's a happy ending after all what has happened.
I gladly give Mockingjay my highest rating :
This is a book that will stick with me, and most of you, forever. The whole series will. It's...unforgettable. If I ever got to meet Suzanne Collins, I'd thank her profusely for giving books lovers around the world such an amazing story to read. I'll save these books for my neice, and my children, to read when they get to that age. That's how much I love this book, and the series. That's how good it is.
I know this is the second book in the series, ut seeing as I read it before I read the first one, I'm writing the review for this book first. I tried...moreI know this is the second book in the series, ut seeing as I read it before I read the first one, I'm writing the review for this book first. I tried writing it in order of the series, butI kept wanting to talk about how I felt about reading this book. It was difficult.
When I first read the backs of the book, I was insanely interested, but skeptical. I like reading about disaters on Earth and how the people here are affected. I'm odd, but it's cool to me. I knew I wanted to read the series, but I wasn't sure if it would be good. I bought this one anyways. They didn't have the first novel on the shelf, so I bought this one and read it...
In like 3 hours.
I couldn't put it down. It's amazing. It sucked me in before I reached the middle of chapter 1. I was gone. It had me in it's claws, and I wasn't trying to get away.
Susan is an amazing writer. The story is so imaginative. So real! I was still in the early stage of my pregnancy when I read this like a month ago, so I read it in bed, and I can't tell you how many times I had to set it down and take a breather. I can't tell you how many times I started crying (not from the hormones) and had to get up and walk around. A few times I walked outside and looked around to make sure what I was reading wasn't really happening.
That's how real it is. The tragedies are yours. The loss is yours. The tears, the greif, the suffereing...you feel it all. You get scared, and look out the window to see if you can see the moon. Or you simply get scared of the moon. Quite a few people in the book did.
The best things about the book to me is that it takes place in New York. I don't want to give too much away, I never do, but seeing New York City through Alex's eyes as such a weakened part of our country was indescribable. I've always looked at New York City as a strong, busy and lively city. That's not the case in the book. Not after the asteriod. Not after the effects of the asteriod. NYC is dead and gone, just like the title says.
I highly recommend this book to anyone. Teens, some pre-teens, adults. Though you'd never want to think of something like this happening, if it did, this book gives you a heads up. It will give you the strength to get through. To survive. Just like Alex tries to do for himself and his two younger sisters.
Summary : The second book in the Darkness Chosen series follows middle brother Rurik Wilder. It all takes place after his oldest brother finds love and...moreSummary : The second book in the Darkness Chosen series follows middle brother Rurik Wilder. It all takes place after his oldest brother finds love and the first of four icons that will save their father from Hell and their family from the curse that has haunted them for centuries. He is an acrcheologist, a scarred former Air Force Pilot and, when he gives into his innder self, a fierce bird of prey.
He's also falling in love with a woman who holds a deep secret of her own.
Tasya Hunnicutt is a journalist who has followed Rurik on many digs not because she loves the history of his finds, but for her own reasons. Her family was murdered by a cruel family and she wants revenge. She wants to expose them and weaken them. But these murderes are not your average day Joe's. These men, this family holds a power within that makes them more than human.
I loved this book. I think archeology is the coolest thing, so the fact that Rurik was an archeologist made it much better for me, which says something because the book was fantastic by itself.
There was so much to this book besides the romance and the Varinski's. We learned a lot about Tasya's family and her culture, and we learned more about Rurik's horrible past. Of course, it had a semi-happy ending, but this book by far had one of the best adventures of the whole series.
I am going to try my hardest to noy spoil anything but for anyone who has NOT read this, tread carefully, I might get too excited for my own good and...moreI am going to try my hardest to noy spoil anything but for anyone who has NOT read this, tread carefully, I might get too excited for my own good and spill some juicy stuff.
In most books you read you can tell right off the bat who is the bad guy and who is the good guy. You can also tell if one person is good or bad. That's because the authors aren't so good with the mysterious stuff. They can't write the suspense like they want to. And though it's a good book, you can tell that the person they are trying to tell you is bad, is really good or vice versa.
Hush, Hush is not one of those books and Becca Fitzpartick is not one of those authors.
Until about page 300 I really could not tell whether Pacth was the good guy or the bad guy. He seemed bad...oh boy, was he bad but Nora didn't think so. Well, she thought so but she didn't think so. She was torn, like most of us. But everyone else told her she needed to saty away from Patch. Her bestfriend didn't like Patch and her new guidance counselor even told her to stay away.
But Nora went with her gut. Though she thought he was stalking her at times she felt safe with him. Why would she need to feel safe? Well, because a scary someone wearing a ski mask was after her, of course! And no matter how many times she called the cops, or ran the person over, she kept seeing the murderer/stalker and *slight spoiler* people were getting hurt...and killed because of it.
I read it in six hours, with few breaks because I was so interested in it. It was confusing at times but in a good way. Becca really pulled out all the stops to make sure we couldn't figure out what was happening, which is great! What's the point of reading a book if you know what will happen? *eye roll* She kept me on my toes and I was nearly jumping with excitment when the big reveal and big secrets came out.
Not only was the story well told but it is an amazing story. Fallen angels and guardian angels...it's very intruiging. It's refreshing to read something other that vampires, lol. And Patch's story and his past and how he got to where he is and what he has to do to get back to where he was or almost was...it's great. It's nothing like I've ever read before.
And big thumbs up for me, it's not all about romance. There's a story behind it. There's more than Patch and Nora making eyes at each other, though that is great. They don't jump into a relationship. They don't swoon for one another...well, Nora does a couple times, lol. It's equally balanced with romance and mystery and action and fantasy. Oh, of course it's not real but it's not oturageously fantasy like. Ya know?
It's just a really good book and I think everyone should read it because it's going to be a hit when word spreads around more. This has definitely become one of my favortie books of all times. It's right next to Catching Fire, The Giver and The Mortal Instruments Series. (less)
*sighs* I've waited for months to read this book. I read the first 5 over the summer and have had this one on hold for months!
There were really two my...more*sighs* I've waited for months to read this book. I read the first 5 over the summer and have had this one on hold for months!
There were really two mysteries in this book. 1st) They had to find out how Hadley died and who killed her, how a Were got turned into a vampire and why he was turned. 2nd) They had to find out who was attacking and stalking Sookie and why. Both of those are solved.
It actually didn't seem like a lot happened in this book because it wasn't contanst action, at least until the very end when we find out who had been attacking Sookie and Quinn. Sookie is dating Quinn now and they were attacked a few times and even kidnapped near the end. We also got to see/read Quinn as a tiger. A Bengal tiger. *sighs dreamily*
There wasn't much Eric but there was an unexpected kiss from the Viking vampire on a equally unexpecting Sookie in the midst of a ballroom brawl. We got to meet the Queen, saw the emotional side of her, and we heard about Hadley and her death.
Oh, witches! We meet Ameilia, a witch from New Orleans and we get to see some super cool witch stuff. It's awesome.
Jason, Sam and Tara aren't in it as much but we go get an appearance from Calvin Norris. Caludine and Claude make appearances as well but not together.
Over all it was a great book. I read most of it in one day. I ejoyed reading Sookie again and I cannot wait to read the rest of the series. It's funny and romantic and so (less)
I loved this book! People have been telling me to read Larissa's books, but I was swamped with other things to read, so I told them I'll wait. I reall...moreI loved this book! People have been telling me to read Larissa's books, but I was swamped with other things to read, so I told them I'll wait. I really wish I'd have picked them up when they told me to!
I love the fact that there were more than just demons. There were sub-species of demons. Probably hundreds of different kinds of demons in this book, and they all had different traits, looks, powers and history. I also love that Larissa put the brothers, Ediolon, Wraith and Shade, in a hospital. They all have diffrent powers but they are kind of based around healing.
I've never read a book like this. I love paranormal books. I love romance books, and I love nurse/doctor/ER/hospital books. This ONE book has all three of those. It's my dream come true, really.
Oh, and the romance. Most books jump into a romance but not this one. Tayla gives Eidolon a run for his money and life, literally. (less)
I actually really loved this one. I hate to say that I cried a few times, lol. But that was like a big point in my mind. I love that Kestra didn't ins...moreI actually really loved this one. I hate to say that I cried a few times, lol. But that was like a big point in my mind. I love that Kestra didn't instantly fall for Noah. Her pain and scars weren't overlooked in the romance. It was just a really good book. I think Elijah was my fave besides this one and i'm not sure if Noah beats him out or not, lol. The whole series was amazing.
Crap, I still haven't read Gideon, lol, but I will. Other than that, the series was amazing to read. I loved every word of it. (less)
I absolutely loved this damn book, lol. It's one of the best I've read in a looong time. It almost made me cry at one point, which is hard to do, lol....moreI absolutely loved this damn book, lol. It's one of the best I've read in a looong time. It almost made me cry at one point, which is hard to do, lol. This is def going up on my faves list, both author and series. I can't wait to read more from the series. Maybe once I can get off my excitement, I'll write a legit review. (less)