Normally I can't stand love-triangles, but the great thing about Unearthly is that I didn't feel like I HAD to root for one guy or the ot...more4.5 - 5 stars
Normally I can't stand love-triangles, but the great thing about Unearthly is that I didn't feel like I HAD to root for one guy or the other. And that’s what I loved about it. Of course, near the end I was leaning towards one guy, but I still was okay with the other guy. Basically, I think I’m more on the neutral side when it comes to which couple I support the most. I’m really curious how things will play out in Hallowed, since there were some pretty shocking moments and lots of unanswered questions. Really great read.(less)
An interesting and unique read. Easy and quick to get through.
Jonah eventually figures out his reason for breaking his bones, but my reaction...more3.5 stars
An interesting and unique read. Easy and quick to get through.
Jonah eventually figures out his reason for breaking his bones, but my reaction to it was probably similar to the psycologist's. It was a strange reason and didn't entirely make sense to me. (Although, I can kind of see why Jonah would think it made sense.) Another thing, I didn't understand what was up with those people in the psych ward. Why did they think that what Jonah did was so great? It was creepy. This book just made me feel uncomfortable. o_o;;(less)
I think people would have been prepared for Mockingjay if they had read the Underland Chronicles first, especially this book.
And I remember people com...moreI think people would have been prepared for Mockingjay if they had read the Underland Chronicles first, especially this book.
And I remember people complained about the epilogue in Mockingjay, and well...at least it got an epilogue. :(
I had a couple of questions about the ending, and I planned on listing them in this review. But I think I probably just need some time to really think about it and figure it out. (Use my imagination. What Suzanne Collins would probably say to me if I asked her these questions. :p)
Anyway, great series! Wonder what her next book or series will be about.(less)
Might be my favorite book in the series so far. I love the characters. Gregor, Luxa, Boots, Temp, Ripred, and Ares are all great. And I can totally un...moreMight be my favorite book in the series so far. I love the characters. Gregor, Luxa, Boots, Temp, Ripred, and Ares are all great. And I can totally understand why Ripred is Suzanne Collins's favorite character.
Since this series is for a younger audience, it's a bit more lighter and funnier than The Hunger Games. But really, it's not that much different. Sad things happen. There's war and hunger and death. And there's creepy stuff too. (Like with what happened to a bat in the previous book or the plague in this book. Really grossed me out.) There was a quote I wrote down from the first book that really made me think of THG, but I misplaced the paper I wrote it down on. Don't want to give spoilers, so I would say it was something like....life would never be the same but at least they had each other.
Suzanne Collins is definitely one of my favorite authors. Can't wait to finish reading this series. :)(less)
(view spoiler)[In Shadowland, Ever tried to use magick to bind the evil, immortal rouge Roman to herself so that she could have control over him. But since she's horrible at following instructions and loves to do things her way, she screwed up the magick and she ended up being bound to Roman instead. So in Dark Flame, we find out that the binding spell (and apparently her dark shadow side) has caused Ever to have forbidden thoughts and dreams about Roman. Basically, she is obsessed and wants to have sex with him.
Throughout the entire book, Ever seriously kept making STUPID decisions! Every. Single. Time! And throughout most of the book, she was either trying to break the binding spell or trying to stay away from Roman. She failed on both things, of course. When she asked for help/advice, she continuously would NOT follow the steps given to her exactly, and then she would blame the person, who gave her the advice, for it not working properly! With Roman, she couldn't stop herself from going to him, even when Damen or Jude were around ((that was actually pretty hilarious)). She almost lost her virginity to Roman. Seriously, she was this close.
The one person she never asked for help from was Damen. It wasn't only because the magick spell wouldn't allow her to say anything to him, but Ever believed that if she told him what was going on he would finally lose patience with her and blahwahhwahh. She was wrong though. I wish she wasn't. Damen let her get away with everything! He never pushed answers out of her, and when she finally did admit that she was in some shit, he was all like, 'It's okay, Ever. I still love you.' WTH. Take control, old man! (I guess that's why he was barely in the book!)
In the end, Ever got over her Roman obsession with the help of meditation stuff and maybe some other things that made no sense to me. She also managed to convince Roman to give up the antidote ((the antidote that would allow Ever/Damen to FINALLY touch each other again & to FINALLY have sex)), but only after she showed Roman where Drina was at. Not surprisingly, it did not work. Because Jude came in the room, thought Roman was taking advantage of Ever, and killed Roman, hitting the charka spot located over the same area on Roman's shirt where Roman kept the antidote, which broke the glass vial & caused the antidote to spill out. So nope, Ever and Damen still can't have hot smex. *rolls eyes*
Other things that happened: -Ever kept mentioning that Jude makes her calm, while Damen gives her tingle and heat. Claims she only loves Damen. -Haven, the attention-whore, seems to have strong immortal powers. She hates Ever. Especially after Roman was killed because Haven was in love with him. So she's most likely going to be the villian in the next book. No surprise there. -Ava is the reincarnation of the twins' aunt. Who cares. And who cares about the other non-immortals. -Ever took Jude to Summerland. Jude went to the Great Halls of Learning and found out everything about his past. Jude makes up his mind that he isn't giving up on Ever this time.
There was just too much stuff I didn't like in this book. And I can't say I can recommend it. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
At first I wasn't feeling it. I admit all I kept thinking was: 'This love-triangle better not get on my nerves.' And actually, it did annoy m...more4.5 stars
At first I wasn't feeling it. I admit all I kept thinking was: 'This love-triangle better not get on my nerves.' And actually, it did annoy me a bit. Because all of sudden this HOT, new guy is interested in Aura for whatever reason, and Aura's boyfriend seems immature and...pretty stupid. That's why it took me forever to get through the beginning, but once I finally read further, it wasn't that bad. So the love-triangle ended up not bothering me, which was a good thing. ;)
As for everything else that happened in the book, I really enjoyed it. Thought it was very interesting and unique. I really want to know exactly what is up with Aura and Zach, so cannot wait for the next book! :)(less)