I thought it was a really interesting book. I liked how the faeries were a little scary. Many people had mixed reviews about the book (from my friends...moreI thought it was a really interesting book. I liked how the faeries were a little scary. Many people had mixed reviews about the book (from my friends) by I enjoyed it.(less)
It's not the best book I've ever read. For the most part I think it's pretty mediocre. But there is something unique enough about the story (and not t...moreIt's not the best book I've ever read. For the most part I think it's pretty mediocre. But there is something unique enough about the story (and not the fashion/fith avenue stuff) that keeps me reading each book that comes out. It's also not the deep and meaning relationships (sarcasim) either. It's the past lives, the references to the angels and the events in Roanoke that keep me so interested. So while I think this book is just mediocre I still can't wait for the next book in the series to come out. (less)
I’ve been on a roll with good books lately. Need was right up there with them too. This book came out in 2008...moreCaution: Slight spoilers but not really
I’ve been on a roll with good books lately. Need was right up there with them too. This book came out in 2008 and I can’t believe it’s taken me sooo damn long to read it! It’s awesome! But at the same time, I’m kind of glad I didn’t because the final book is about to come out and I won’t have to wait a massive amount of time to figure out what happens. I’ve already ordered the second and third books off amazon
The story touched on a bunch of emotions for me. I was sad for Zara because of the death of her father. I understand that all too well. I was excited for her when there was a cute boy showing some interest in her. I was scared right along with her when there was a intruder in her house. Carrie Jones really put me through the ringer!
Speaking of Zara, I’m a little surprised of how much I liked this book since I only kind of like Zara. She’s wishy washy and a little preachy but I still really liked the book. I liked how it made her interact with other characters.
Rolling with other characters, I LOVED Nick. He is such an awesome love interest. What can I say, I like the bossy werewolf alpha types. Especially, since I don’t actually have to interact with them. They are awesome on paper, but just like Indiana Jones, I’d slap the crap out of them if they ever bossed me around like that But it’s Zara, not me, so it’s fine!
I mentioned an intruder earlier in the review, I’m not really going to go into it because it would be a spoiler but that was my favorite part of the book. I loved the suspense and the action. I had no idea what was going to happen!
I’m giving it 4/5 bats because there was a kind of false ending at one point and a little bit because of Zara’s character.
Overall, awesome read. I recommend it if you’re into werewolves.
NOTE: I listened to about two-thirds of this on audiobook and had to drop it for the paperback. But I’m still counting it as part of my challenge because I suffered through a lot (less)
If you like strong female characters who aren't bullet proof then this book is for you. I love it when characters have weaknesses but aren't stopped b...moreIf you like strong female characters who aren't bullet proof then this book is for you. I love it when characters have weaknesses but aren't stopped by them. When they are able to work around them I just think it's amazing. Mercy is like that, strong and sassy but not superwoman. The book was an overall enjoyable book but I would have like to seen more development in the love department. In addition to that I would like to find out more about what she actually is, more like why she is the way she is. Hopefully later on in the series I'll learn that. (less)
This was a cute read but really fluffy. I can’t actually put my finger on why I like it. It seems like all the rest of Goddess Summoning titles but I...moreThis was a cute read but really fluffy. I can’t actually put my finger on why I like it. It seems like all the rest of Goddess Summoning titles but I still like it. It’s so strange! The characters are reasonably likable, the love is lovey enough…I guess that’s all.
I guess this is a craptastic review but I’d like to hear from anyone else if they can figure out why they like it. But I don’t think it counts if this is your first P.C. Cast book. All of the Goddess Summoning books are really similar.
Anyway, read it if you like PC Cast stuff because this reads like any of the other ones except with funnier cursing, “by Circe’s huge t***!” “By Ares’s perfect a**!” etc.(less)
I was happy to get my hands on this. When I read this I had been on a long streak of dull books and this was not. I’ve heard it wasn’t everyone’s cup...moreI was happy to get my hands on this. When I read this I had been on a long streak of dull books and this was not. I’ve heard it wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea but it definitely is mine. It’s darker then a lot of the faerie books I’ve read. I was creeped out a few times by the moving trees. I also thought it was freaking awesome because it takes place in St. Louis! Nope, this isn’t urban fantasy but it’s set in a future very different then what we can imagine right now. Seeing as how I’m from Missouri and have been to St. Louis many times I give this book bonus points
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 but...moreI 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.