I tried. I really really tried. I wanted this to be good. Exceptionally strong bromance, supernatural creatures, and an interesting storyline (or so i...moreI tried. I really really tried. I wanted this to be good. Exceptionally strong bromance, supernatural creatures, and an interesting storyline (or so it seemed). What could possibly go wrong?
I'm ok with Cal (what he is and the way he acts) and I love how strong the connection between him and his brother Niko is ,but Niko is just too... I'm sorry but when a guy is just too ~perfect I just lose interest. Gorgeous. Strong. Very intelligent. Martial arts/weapons expert. Has the ability to stow away 20 different weapons in one long coat (and he can fight without getting one of the 19 gizmos he doesn't use stuck up his ass by accident cause he fell down the wrong way in a fight. But who am I even kidding? Niko doesn't fall down! He's perfect! I'm surprised my eyes didn't pop out of their sockets cause I lost count of how many times I rolled them after page 67.
The book bored me to tears at some points. There were some good parts but not enough to keep me interested. The only reason I kept on reading is cause it's the first in a series, and it looks like it gets better. Dear god, I hope I'm right.(less)
It took me 2 weeks to read this. I don't know why it took me so long, cause it's a good book. It wasn't as funny as I expected it to be, although I fo...moreIt took me 2 weeks to read this. I don't know why it took me so long, cause it's a good book. It wasn't as funny as I expected it to be, although I found the "sex" scenes to be (unintentionally) hilarious.
I like Alexia a lot but I got a bit annoyed by the constant remarks of her so-called ugliness. She has a big nose and doesn't look like a stickfigure. Somebody call the police and arrest this completely normal and average woman! I know the book is set in a different time but come on. Time didn't change how pretty people look.(less)
Urban fantasy books are always difficult for me. Whenever I see a shelf of those in a store, I look at a few titles and hope something will look inter...moreUrban fantasy books are always difficult for me. Whenever I see a shelf of those in a store, I look at a few titles and hope something will look interesting. They seldomly do, because all these books are the same to me: Hot heroine with at least one guy on every finger. (I blame this on Anita Blake, who I liked, at first, but after a while I got so bored with her books and, I'm glad I did because, apparently, I stopped reading before the completely messed up books came.)
But back to the sassy heroine: this book was absolutely no different, yet I got sucked in (no pun intended) immediately. Quite a few of my friends recommended this to me, and I'm very glad they did, I cannot thank you girls enough.
I love Georgina and her entourage. Some parts of the book were hilarious (the first conversation between G and Seth, for example). I'm not entirely sure about the dancing lessons (seriously?) and it took her a while to catch on with what was happening (but then again, if she had her epiphany in chapter 15, the rest of the book would have been pretty boring) and the climax was you know... a bit short? But the way they, ahem, 'worked' their way towards it was... was... something.
And then there's Seth... Finding a guy like that... Where do I sign? I'd spend the rest of my life being perfectly happy with him.
Best parts of the book: The Kiss. What he wrote in her book.
I felt like fainting dramatically on both occasions.(less)
I'm trying to decide if I should give this 3 stars or 4, so I'm going for 3.5. There might be a few spoilers in this review, so be warned.
I had a lot...moreI'm trying to decide if I should give this 3 stars or 4, so I'm going for 3.5. There might be a few spoilers in this review, so be warned.
I had a lot of fun reading this, but a lot of things overshadowed my buzz.
Oh and before I start: there will be some complaining about the realism of this book, and yes, I do realize this is pretty stupid, because, hello, vampire book. But that doesn't mean I have to accept things when logic get's introduced to a window.
Cat: I like her a lot, but 'slaying vampires since she was 16'? Where did I hear that one before? *cue Buffy theme* I had serious problems with Bones 'trolling her up'. It's like a woman can't look hot without showing a lot of skin and wearing so much makeup you'd need a putty knife to get it off again. That's not my definition of sexy, it just makes a woman look like a cheap whore. And OMG! She had one bad experience with a guy who only wanted to sleep with her. But is that reason enough so swear off guys for the rest of your life? If we all gave up so quickly then the world would be in serious trouble.
Bones: I have to get this off my chest first: He claims not to breathe more than a few times every day. Which is impossible, unless a ventriloquist is doing the talking for him. But he's alright. Way too cocky and unintentionally funny, but he provided most of the entertainment in this book. And he's exactly the kind of guy I'd never go for. But seriously... how did almost ALL of my friends around here forget about the fact that... his sperm... is... pink. Seriously, I've had 24 hours to get used to this little piece of information and I'm still laughing my ass off.
When him and Cat 'finally' hook up (never saw that one coming), he spends so much time bonesing her, it will even make bunnies arch a brow. Thank god we didn't always get the X-rated version. Of course he loves her from the moment he laid eyes on her yadda yadda yadda *yawns*. If I was a vampire, and I would have to spend so many years waiting for the man of my dreams, I would have killed myself before I turned 100 years old.
The last few chapters are pretty action packed. Ribcages are worn as hats thrown around, and little gems like "Bones punched through the neck of the vampire closest to him, his hand proceeding out the other side" pop up left and right,... in short, more deaths than in an average Rambo movie.
I'm moving on to the next book now, where the already infamous Chapter 32 is waiting for me. DUN DUN DUN.(less)
This review will sound strange. I'm giving 2 stars to a book I didn't like and I haven't even finished it yet. I still have another 200 pages to go bu...moreThis review will sound strange. I'm giving 2 stars to a book I didn't like and I haven't even finished it yet. I still have another 200 pages to go but I just can't be bothered anymore. I'm putting it down for a few months and I hope this is just because of the state of mind I'm in, and not because the book sucks. I thought about this all day. The general storyline is good, the concept interesting and the characters are pretty likable. What's not to love, right?
I'm all for sensitivity and feelings. But for god's sake... Every 2 pages somebody is crying. I'm not even kidding, I wish I was making this up. Either it's an angel (their tears are golden btw), or it's Gabriella, or it's everybody. Hell, even I felt like bawling my eyes out.
This book even brings out my inner Leatherface. You know those kids in stores who are making a big scene because mommy told them they couldn't have something? Well every time I see one of those brats I think 'I want to slap the kid, at least then he'll have a good reason to cry'. That's how I felt like during the entire part I read. I even slapped my book at certain points.
Gabriella graduated from Yale when she was 19. Um... shyeah. She never had a decent boyfriend, and suddenly she has two über hot guys lined up. All my reactions to this are heavy on the sarcasm.
I'm one of those weird people who is crazy about endearments and nicknames. I go berserk when somebody comes up with a good one for me. But when they started calling Gabriella things like 'baby' and 'sweetheart' I was nearly vomiting in my mouth. Especially when Andrew said them.
I'm reading the rest of the book when Soul Stalker comes out. I'm sure I'll be calm enough by then.(less)
**spoiler alert** I don't suggest reading this if you haven't read this, because it contains spoilers, I'm sorry. I'm a scatterbrain today (even more...more**spoiler alert** I don't suggest reading this if you haven't read this, because it contains spoilers, I'm sorry. I'm a scatterbrain today (even more than normal) so this is basically me saying random things that pop into my head. (and spelling errors will have to wait for when I get home)
It's been a while since I read a book that didn't feel like I was reading at all. The pages just keep coming, my mind stays focussed on the story and I'm always sad I have to put it down. I'm still in the middle of a 4-or-5-stars debate with myself, so my rating may change soon.
What's to say... I didn't like the red crystal part of the book, it felt a little bit like 'we need at least one supernatural thing to happen here' and the parts with Dana (I'm suddenly not sure about her name anymore for some reason) were a bit boring.
I know it's a little odd, giving a book a good rating, while having quite a few issues with it. But so many amazing things make up for the 'bad' stuff. But I will keep my biggest objection for last...
Georgina and Seth. I lost count of how many times I sat there, melting in my comfy chair. I gasped, I swooned. Thetis... my god, (this is my love for pet names surfacing) I'll marry the first guy who comes up with something that appropriate for me. The final scenes were very, very enjoyable ^^ One other thing: Seth is loyal, but a little bit too loyal for his own good. I've seen doormats giving up quicker than he does. I know it must be hard for him, but seriously...
I love and hate Bastien. I really liked everything about him, he's a good friend to Georgina. From the moment he walked through the door I wanted to yell "DON'T YOU DARE TURN INTO SETH" and then when he finally did I wanted to gouge my eyes out with a spoon. Don't get me wrong, I'm dusgusted with G as well for falling for it, but what he did was so below the belt we need shovels and a flashlight. And then Bastien goes ahead and throws it into Seth's face, before G gets a chance to tell him, that's even worse.
So... I'm already sure the next book will rip out my heart, complete with a stampede running over it and tearing it to pieces.(less)
I'm writing this letter because my feelings are so troubled right now. I'm torn between wanting to hug you and wanting to...more**spoiler alert** Dear Seth,
I'm writing this letter because my feelings are so troubled right now. I'm torn between wanting to hug you and wanting to hit you in the face. The world needs more sweet guys like you. You are nice, caring, chivalrous, intelligent, funny, quirky and socially awkward. This automatically makes me want to have your babies. And that's saying a lot, coming from a girl who only likes kids because none of them are her own, and therefor said kids can be sent to their parents after getting bored/annoyed with them. You deserve to be happy. You deserve a girl who is as amazing as you are. But you broke my heart into a million little pieces.
You knew from the start what you were getting into with Georgina. Yes she sleeps with other men, but she literally can't survive if she doesn't. You, on the other hand, can. Sleeping with another woman, just because you got a free pass, is wrong. I'm not saying life with her is easy. Hell, I don't even know how you even held on for as long as you did and I have to admire you for it. But you should have broken up with your Thetis first, before you moved on. What you did was selfish, and not simply because you wanted to. It was to get back at her. You knew it would hurt her. You wanted to hurt her.
I can't be mad at you, I like and respect you too much. I sincerely hope you'll be happy with your new-found love. She's a very sweet girl, and probably exactly what you need. But I'm even more sincere when I tell you I hope you and Georgina will find a way to be together, eventually.
These books only get better, how is this even possible? I want to give it 6 stars.
You wouldn't believe how many somersaults and plunges my stomach mad...moreThese books only get better, how is this even possible? I want to give it 6 stars.
You wouldn't believe how many somersaults and plunges my stomach made while I was reading this, so many highs and lows, I can only compare it to a roller coaster. Please give me more Richelle.
I'm too caught up in my thoughts because of what happened to come up with a decent review, I have a lot on my mind right now.
I think I'll leave you with two things:
If you haven't heard the cover Placebo made of Running Up That Hill yet, then I suggest you hit the iTunes store immediately. Because what Seth said is absolutely true. It's been one of my all-time favorite songs for years now and it still gives me goosebumps every time I hear it.
It will physically hurt if Georgina and Seth don't end up together. Yes, I can't believe I'm saying this either. But I'm dead serious. (less)
Warning: This review will sound corny because I can't write reviews for books I like, so it's even worse when it's about a book I loved.
I want to than...moreWarning: This review will sound corny because I can't write reviews for books I like, so it's even worse when it's about a book I loved.
I want to thank all my Corner friends around here who keep nudging me into the direction of the right books.
These books are... really something. I'm sorry, it sounds stupid, because how can a series about a Succubus living in Seattle be the best thing you've read in the past 10 years? It sounds crazy, I know, but it's still true. I've spent the past 2 weeks obsessing about Georgina and her life and I'm sure it will be a while before she gets some peace and quiet because I keep going over what happened again and again.
The relationship between Georgina and Seth is so beautiful it makes me want to cry, and believe me, there were tears. I want my own Seth.
I wish I could explain it any better (I really should start doing video reviews lol) but I can't. I'll spend the next year looking forward to the sixth book.(less)
**spoiler alert** This will be just me ranting instead of writing a review. But it has a few spoilers.
We pick up the story 4 years after the events of...more**spoiler alert** This will be just me ranting instead of writing a review. But it has a few spoilers.
We pick up the story 4 years after the events of Halfway To The Grave. Cat is now Commander Cat (lawl), and she leads a special government team. She broke up with Bones and hasn't seen him since. She was never subtle to begin with, but now Cat is so goddamn hot, it seems like everybody around her is constantly trying to get in her pants. In the first book, Bones provided enough distractions to keep things interesting, but he's nowhere to be seen in the first half of the book. *yawns*
Cat is bordering on pathetic; she took the same last name as her former lover, she got the same tattoo on her hip, she hasn't slept with anybody since Bones and she spends her days snapping nasty comments at people, and thinking of Bones and his tongue. Obviously she is completely oblivious to all the admirers she has, because that's what a Mary Sue is supposed to do, right? Tate has to spell it out for her. And even then she doesn't get it.
The way Cat and Bones meet again is just one big followup of convenient plot devices. Cat has a best friend now, who gets married to a computer genius, completely out of the blue. (she is probably on honeymoon for the rest of the book because we don't hear from her again) And you already know this genius is going to be very useful some day (more like 10 chapters later). And you already know who is going to show up at the wedding. Only a massive amount of self-restraint causes Cat to keep herself in check when she sees Bones standing there in front of her, at the wedding. Which is completely out of character, since it's kind of her trademark. For example, when she meets the first vampire Bones made. Which is of course a woman. Who is in love with Bones. Who tries to scare Cat away by commenting on the massive amounts of sex they had over the past centuries. Result = Catfight.
Of course, they hook up again, and then I finally got to read the famous Chapter 32 my friends kept talking about. WTF was up with that? I kept thinking about pigs, because Morgan once told me they have 30-minute orgasms. That's pretty much what Cat went through for an entire night. With an audience. And with Bones boldly going where no man has ever gone before. Ick. I'm afraid to pick up the next book, because I'm positive the words 'golden' and 'shower' are going to pop up in the same sentence.
I'm not saying I didn't have fun while I was reading this but there was just too much stupid in there. Things like Cat 'forgetting' she was half naked while she paraded around for everybody to see, the completely ridiculous impromptu marriage (basically they cut their hands, slapped them together and said "by my blood, let's do this shit"), the OMFGICANTLIVEWITHOUTYOU romance... That and about 409 other little things that got on my nerves. After a while I was thinking "If I see her 'palming' one more goddamn silver knife I'm going to slap a bitch. Because that's basically all she does, besides being a foulmouthed bitch to everybody and shagging Bones. Meh.(less)