Several things bothered me. While I understood that theirs was a matriarchal society, I couldn't understand why the main male characters were under th...moreSeveral things bothered me. While I understood that theirs was a matriarchal society, I couldn't understand why the main male characters were under the control of females weaker than them (magically speaking) and forced to be sex slaves or watch as people they cared about were destroyed... for hundreds even thousands of years and not try to become free. I also couldn't understand why someone would let his kids be tortured for honor and abandon them or how there were facilities were little girls were violently abused and killed and nobody did something about it. Also, most of the problems could have been solved had the people most concerned with Jaenelle's just sat down, talked and PLANNED. That drove me nuts.
There was no happinness in this book and apparently no love. Could a society really be this corrupted and sick? Maybe. I hope not.
There were also several boring parts that could have been edited. Jaenelle could have been more than a super powerful, happy despite circumstances girl, Daemon could have been less of a poor tortured soul with temper tantrums (why didn't he just kill all the queens that used him was beyond me since clearly the ring of obedience wasn't enough to stop him) and Saetan... oh Saetan... he was more Santa Claus than the Prince of Darkness or High Lord of Hell.
I'm usually drawn to "lighter" dark fantasy books (less nasty sex, less ick factor overall) but I was curious. For some reason and even though several times I felt dirty while reading it, I am willing to try the next one. (less)
If I disliked Cat in the last book, I absolutely can't stand her now. She's whiny, impulsive to the point of being an idiot, cruel and irrational. She...moreIf I disliked Cat in the last book, I absolutely can't stand her now. She's whiny, impulsive to the point of being an idiot, cruel and irrational. She hasn't become Dante Valentine yet but she's ALMOST there.
I absolutely love Bones, Spade and even Ian. I wish my dear Crispin was the main character but I'm condemned to suffer through Cat's monologues to get even a little bit of info about him *sigh* oh well. (less)
"...and now that I have gotten my head out of my ass." - Sabina Kane
Finally, omg, I felt like killing her the whole time. She seemed to be suffering f...more"...and now that I have gotten my head out of my ass." - Sabina Kane
Finally, omg, I felt like killing her the whole time. She seemed to be suffering from the same symptoms as every other urban fantasy heroine nowadays. She's impulsive, impatient, unreasonable, a martyr, etc. I hope as the line on the top (and her actions in the last 10% of the story) seems to imply that that will change in the next book. This series could be so amazing. Well, ok, she does have a formulaic wilting flower, goody two shoes twin sister, a love triangle and the requisite "funny" demon sidekick but it could be amazing.(less)
Sigh. I was so excited I finally got my hands on this book, so excited that I'm reluctant to give it the rating I think it deserves.
From the beginnin...moreSigh. I was so excited I finally got my hands on this book, so excited that I'm reluctant to give it the rating I think it deserves.
From the beginning I got the sense that I was catching a movie halfway through. It felt rushed and we just got dumped a lot of information very quickly. I also didn't feel anything, as if I was being told the story by a barely interested party. Considering this was written from the main character's point of view, I don't think I need to tell you how disconnected I felt from it.
Two thirds of the plot were too similar to twilight. How? Garreth is impossibly beautiful, he likes to race, he pays nightly visits while her clueless mother stays...clueless. However, while Twilight (and Edward) managed to absorb my attention and devotion, Garreth didn't grow on me.
I didn't exactly dislike Teagan but she didn't become dear to me either. That was probably due to the fact that she was too stereotypical for my taste.(less)
I almost gave it 5 stars because the ending made up for the first half of the book coff moreChristophe coff but I just have some problems with the way...moreI almost gave it 5 stars because the ending made up for the first half of the book coff moreChristophe coff but I just have some problems with the way some things are repeated over and over and over. Like the fact that Chris can stay still the way only old djamphirs can. Or being told the way you are supposed to stare down a person or an animal for them to recognize you are alpha again and again.
What also drives me nuts is that even though she says her father didn't raise her to be one, Dru can be an outstanding idiot most of the time... Grave is a close second. Maybe they are supposed to be like that because they are teenagers. I don't know.
But despite all that, my God this is a good story. I just hope that the author doesn't follow on the footsteps of so many others that for the sake of trying to make the overused love triangle different they make their heroine choose the safest (less interesting, less dangerous) choice (I'm looking at you Richelle Mead).
Give me another Dante & Japhrimel! (just... ehm... please remember that despite a great beginning the dante valentine series ended up sucking after the 3rd book due to the whinning and bitching of the main character. Please, don't make me suffer again)(less)
(choir of angels singing hallelujah in the background)
FINALLY! A book where the heroine it's not a poor, poor victim that can't do anything but all gu...more(choir of angels singing hallelujah in the background)
FINALLY! A book where the heroine it's not a poor, poor victim that can't do anything but all guys fall misteriously in love with her for no reason whatsoever. Thank you oh almighty god of literature.
I really, really love this book. It has absolutely everything it needs and more to make it an all around amazing read. Romance, action, drama, witty conversations, likeable characters, original elements, interesting religious background, humor, the list goes on and on. IT made my heart beat faster, slower, skip a beat and stop altogether. The writing style of the author is superb. She's obviously growing with her characters.
The first two books of the series now seem just rehearsals. Everything came together in this one. *sighs happily*
I'll stop now before I kill someone from over using hiperbole.