Wow! The only real complaint I have is that I have no idea when the next book, Edge of Darkness, is coming out! Cuz I reallllly wanna read it now :). AWow! The only real complaint I have is that I have no idea when the next book, Edge of Darkness, is coming out! Cuz I reallllly wanna read it now :). Anywho... This was a great addition to the series. A real emotional rollercoaster. Fair warning, though, it has parts that are pretty damn dark. Rhiannon (and the reader) has been shielded a good bit from the ways of the majority of vampires and their makers up until this point. It gets pretty rough. But to me that makes for a more realistic experience (as much as you can get in this kind of series anyway :)). Bad guys suck. Really evil people don't just bluff and they don't just slap people around. Shitty, horrible things happen when EVIL people get involved. Saare has created a world where the characters are flawed, not everything works out alright, actions have consequences, evil is horrifying, and nothing is easy. It makes for great writing & a great series, and I can't wait to continue reading & seeing where it goes next. ...more
WOW. This book was a-frickin-mazing. Even better than the first in series! There's a lot going on in the course of this book, and a lot of different cWOW. This book was a-frickin-mazing. Even better than the first in series! There's a lot going on in the course of this book, and a lot of different characters involved. As Rhiannon puts it, “Vampires, and werewolves, and demons, oh my.” I feel like almost anything I get into will be all spoilery, so I won't write any details. I'll just say that this installment in the series was FANTASTIC. It was exciting, and heartbreaking, and funny, and frustrating, among other things, and left me desperate to read the next book, The Ripple Effect. Rhiannon has quickly become one of my favorite heroines ever, and I am now a die hard fan of this series.
(view spoiler)[Oh, and needless to say if you've read this book, I am dying to know what's going to happen with Rhiannon, Disco/Gabriel, and Paine... as much as I love Disco, and hate the love triangle thing, Paine absolutely won my heart in this one. I feel for all of them for being stuck in this situation :/. (hide spoiler)]
Some of my fave non-spoilery quotes:
I was consumed by the fears of a girl who continued to exist in the woman who had outgrown her.
Chock it up to another person won over by my superb conversation skills and outstanding wit. I would have pumped my fist in the air, but I had a feeling it would have only made matters worse.
Rhiannon’s Law #68: If you’re going to fly by the seat of your pants, rock out with your cock out. The landing is going to hurt either way, and you might as well make an impression when you nail it.
“You have a lot to answer for, love. I can’t decide if I want to take you to my bed and bust that perfect ass of yours”—his hand came down, cupping my right buttock—“or rip off your clothing and take you here and now against the wall.” *pant*["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
First off - love this cover. It's fantastic! I really want to buy all of these books in hard copy. On my wish list :). Anywho! This book was UNBELIEVAFirst off - love this cover. It's fantastic! I really want to buy all of these books in hard copy. On my wish list :). Anywho! This book was UNBELIEVABLE!! I feel like I'm being repetitive, cuz I've pretty much said that about all of them I think, haha (but they are!). They just keep getting better and better. I'm sure if you see all of my little update comments, you'll realize how emotionally invested I've become in this series. There were some SUPER creepy bits in this one... one scene in particular got me (view spoiler)[...(when the monster came out from under the bed and tried to take her under there.. brrr! One of my worst (and honestly probably silliest :)) fears!) (hide spoiler)] I laughed, got weepy, got the urge to slap some folks :)(view spoiler)[..(why oh why would you think sleeping with Ginger Elvis was a good idea????...and speaking of him, I wanted to slap him the most) (hide spoiler)], I literally cheered (view spoiler)[...('I spat in his face with all the nastiness I could muster. The ball of spit landed right on his nose. I smiled viciously at the look of shock on his face. “That was from me, too. The real Perry.”') (hide spoiler)]... and there were some parts that made me look around and wonder if reading at night while my boyfriend was asleep was a good idea hahah. You tend to hear 'strange noises' when you're creeped out. One of my favorite series ever, fo'sho :). Oh yeah-- and Ada totally rocked the shit in this one. Love that girl now! ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
Loved it!! Can't wait to start the next book in the series... Which I'm doing immediately :). Loved everything about it; the characters, the plot, theLoved it!! Can't wait to start the next book in the series... Which I'm doing immediately :). Loved everything about it; the characters, the plot, the world, the writing. Cady is a great heroine, smart and funny, with none of those TSTL moments you get sometimes in UF ;). Lon is fantastic; I've seen some people are a little bothered by the mustachedness :) I'm not a fan of mustaches myself, but really it's described as more of goatee-ish facial hair. I pictured a Brad-pittish man myself. Definitely helped! Jupe was hilarious. I loved him to pieces! He about stole the show :) Great start to what's sure to be a great series. So glad I bought it! And I definitely recommend it....more
3 1/2?? I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this book. I really liked the first in the spin-off, Wicked Nights, and I'm a huge fan of the LOTU seri3 1/2?? I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this book. I really liked the first in the spin-off, Wicked Nights, and I'm a huge fan of the LOTU series, but this one seemed a little off. I'm struggling with a description... It wasn't bad, but it wasn't up to par with the rest of the books, I guess. I was confused in parts (like where this 'Sent Ones' thing came from rather than just different classes of angels like before; (view spoiler)[...and WTF why did she get turned into one? Nobody mentioned anything like that before. And the tattoo shield thing that appeared that apparently nobody knew about, and her sudden bad-assed-ness...I could go on but I won't.) (hide spoiler)]. And a little bit put off in parts -- I kind of feel like there was an overall implication that people die of illnesses (etc) because they don't have 'faith'... which is kinda fucked up. Maybe I'm reading into it wrong, but that was the impression that I got. (view spoiler)[... I mean, the sister died because she had demons whispering to her and infecting her, and she was scared, basically. She didn't even really get a chance to learn to defend herself, because Koldo was focused on Nicola. But, no, it was her fault for not having 'faith' and battling the things she couldn't see -- "I cannot help her if she will not help herself.", Koldo says. And I'm still confused about the whole thing period; they were obviously born with this heart defect, so how would they get better by having positive thoughts? If they had died as babies would that have been their fault as well? Shoulda been 'calm and joyful', geeze babies. Whatever...Confusing logic all the way around. (hide spoiler)] Sorry, I'm ranting a little bit I guess. Like I said, it's not really that the plot was bad, and the characters weren't bad (I liked Axel especially :)). I just really didn't enjoy it all that much; I found myself scanning, which I've never done with Showalter's series', mostly through the more Sunday-Schoolish parts -- the 'He loves all His children' type things. Really, I think I just spent the whole time kinda irritated in the faith based self-healing idea and the implications that went along with it... and that's not me saying that a positive attitude is a bad thing or anything like that, it's just me saying that obviously not everyone who has faith and 'sows joy' can miraculously be cured of cancer or what-have-you. And people don't die of cancer because they don't 'believe' enough -- They die because they have frickin cancer. ANYWAY! I just hope this isn't the kind of theme I will continue to see in this series; next time I won't be buying the book straight away, I'll borrow first. And read lots of reviews on here also!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
Loved it. Great conclusion to the Horsemen's storyline. Well kinda. Still gotta wait for Reaver's story (which I'm super psyched for!). Loved Reseph
Loved it. Great conclusion to the Horsemen's storyline. Well kinda. Still gotta wait for Reaver's story (which I'm super psyched for!). Loved Reseph throughout the whole book... I wasn't sure how this would work out at first and wasn't expecting it to be so good. I had hoped for a happy ending for Reseph from the beginning of the series... The siblings' memories and his little breakthroughs begging for death tore me up. Great job by ms ione for sure. I don't wanna say anything else cuz I don't wanna get spoilery :). ...more