I really liked it. I know a lot of people thought it was sappy but I liked it. I thought looking at humanity through an aliens eyes was amazing and thI really liked it. I know a lot of people thought it was sappy but I liked it. I thought looking at humanity through an aliens eyes was amazing and thought-provoking. The book makes you think about what really makes you human. Is it just the species or how you feel and treat others?...more
Another amazing Fablehaven. With each book I've been surprised at how much the characters and the environment they live in develop.
The book wrapped uAnother amazing Fablehaven. With each book I've been surprised at how much the characters and the environment they live in develop.
The book wrapped up nicely even though it's series book. With a cliffhanger and all but still had an "ending". I really appreciate that in series books.
Seth as a character has developed dramatically. I can't wait to find out what kind of person he will develop into being. Kendra too, although I feel Kendra has kind of hit her peak. But I may be wrong on that one. Who knows what Brandon Mull will do? ...more
If someone said to me, “Hey! You’re going to love an anthropomorphic book so much that you’re going to put it on your favorites list” I would not haveIf someone said to me, “Hey! You’re going to love an anthropomorphic book so much that you’re going to put it on your favorites list” I would not have believed them for a second. But I shit you not, it’s amazing.
The story and art are rich and the setting in which the story takes place is profound. Every section of every panel is filled with detail. This is a book I’ll have to read more than once to truly appreciate. I honestly cannot think of one thing I didn’t like about it. I am still in shock that I liked a book about a humanoid cat. Unbelievable.
Normally, I won’t even read an anthropomorphic book but this was great. I’m thankful this was recommended to me by the person who I take all of his recommendations. I loved watching Blacksad deal with racism and communism among other things. I liked seeing the different animals with their personalities that fit so well with their species.
Truly, this was well done. I recommend it to everyone, especially if you like great art and a touch of the abnormal. Get it! ...more
I agree with the decision to cut this. It just makes Jace too vulnerable from the beginning. We know that he is vulnerable beneath the quick with butI agree with the decision to cut this. It just makes Jace too vulnerable from the beginning. We know that he is vulnerable beneath the quick with but it would have been way too soon and we would have never saw Jace the way we did. Cassandra Clare was right “a mysterious character is always fun.”
This was a re-read for me. This first time I read it I gave it a five star rating. And the second time I read it? A five star rating. It was just so good.
Now I have to tell you that I’m not Team Jace. I’m Team Simon!
While I like Jace as a character, I will never think he is a better pick than Simon because Simon is the nice guy. Why do nice guys always finish last?
Two of my fav non-spoiler-y moments with Simon:
“That’s sort of hot,” Isabelle argued, “that evil thing.” Simon tried to look menacing, but gave it up when he saw Clary staring at him.
He [Jace] squinted at her. “Do you remember back at the hotel when you promised that if we lived, you’d get dressed up in a nurse’s outfit and give me a sponge bath?” “Actually, I think you misheard,” Clary said. “It was Simon who promised you the sponge bath.” Jace looked involuntarily over at Simon, who smiled at him widely. “As soon as I’m back on my feet, handsome.”
I feel like a lot of you have already read this so I’m going to mention my absolute favorite moment without actually spoiling anyone who hasn’t read it yet: When Simon is shocked at his own Badass-ness. That was so cool! He did better than Jace! Go Simon!
Re-reading this book was actually a little easier than reading it the first time through. The first time I read it I devoured it in like two days because it was so fast paced and I just NEEDED to know what happened. But I was also shocked at the big secret you get at the ending. Even though I’m team Simon that was just too much for me. But reading it through again? I didn’t have any of that reader’s anxiety which equalled extra awesomeness.
Cassandra Clare is an amazing author and deserves all the hype she gets. She throws a little bit of humor into an intense situation to make it bearable. But sometimes she doesn’t, just to drive home the brutality of what’s going on and I admire her for that.
I just want to end with one of Clary’s observations while being trapped in a hotel full of vampires that aren’t happy with her:
Clary wondered if there were any ugly vampires, or maybe any fat ones. Maybe they didn’t make vampires out of ugly people. Or maybe ugly people just didn’t want to live forever.