1. Sara is a recipient of oral sex on about ten different occasions, and yet Alex gets no pleasure whatsoever until the end of the book. She half-hear...more1. Sara is a recipient of oral sex on about ten different occasions, and yet Alex gets no pleasure whatsoever until the end of the book. She half-heartedly asks him about it, but it goes no further. Why? Not only is this unrealistic, but it's pointless. Is it meant to prove he's a martyr? Because he isn't. He's so selfish.
2. When Alex offers to cure her brother, she tells him not to because she thinks it means all the time SHE spent trying to find a cure would have been useless. Um, can you say selfish??? Ugh. No, I don't want you to save my bro because that would mean I'd have wasted my time. Um, come on. It's ridiculous. This is supposed to be a heroine we like?
3. Alex basically tells Sara: either I drink from this vamp chick or I die. And Sara tells him to choose death, because she can't stand the thought of him being with someone else - even though all he'd be doing was drinking from the woman's wrist. AND THEN Sara goes and kisses someone else...just because it's a woman, doesn't make it okay, especially since the woman she kissed is attracted to her, which - by the way - is stupid. I'm going to be angry if Dillon gets a book for herself with another woman, because that type of thing is not allowed when it's two men. Whenever a gay man gets a book, he suddenly turns straight, so either Dillon will turn straight, or I'll be pissed off.
4.Alex is a jerk. To everyone. He's so mean to Evans. He treats everyone like crap, even his brothers, and is extremely violent and unappealing. He's too possessive. He gives Sara's boss food poisoning just because the guy interacted with Sara. That's so pathetic. He's so selfish that he doesn't even want Sara to spend ANY time with her brother. He wants to control her life.
5. Sara is a pathetic weakling who does nothing to defend herself, only sits there crying while a baddie attempts to rape her. She's very selfish and when it comes to her patients, she picks favorites. Once she is going through her patient files, literally thinking things like, Yeah, yeah, whatever. Oh, okay, whatevs. Deal with that later. Blah blah blah. Who cares? And then when she gets to Pearl's file, she's all: "OH MY GOD I MUST SAVE HER!" Is that a likable heroine? And the thing is, I'd heard so many good things about Sara...they were all false. At one point, she tells Alex to be careful - not because she actually cares, but because she knows another woman would have to heal him if he did. She actually says this to him. Uh-huh.
6. The Pearl subplot? Who the heck actually cares? I mean, really. I couldn't possibly have cared any less about that weirdo.
7. At one point, Alex threatens to rip out her boss's heart if the guy ever looks at her again...and Sara gets turned on by this. I find that extremely strange.
8. I don't like this book. I don't like its characters or its plot. (less)
Apparently, women are horses who are constantly "tossing their heads" and "flaring their nostrils." Apparently, chemistry, conversation, or any intera...moreApparently, women are horses who are constantly "tossing their heads" and "flaring their nostrils." Apparently, chemistry, conversation, or any interaction at all, is not necessary to build a relationship. Apparently, when people die, no one cares. Apparently, people become mean, uncaring bastards ready to commit murder under the mildest of strains.(less)
Payne/Manny I was looking forward to their story since I liked both Payne and Manny in the previous installment. I wo...moreWhere to begin?
I'll start with...
Payne/Manny I was looking forward to their story since I liked both Payne and Manny in the previous installment. I wouldn't say I was disappointed, but I wasn't amazed, either--I blame this on Ward and not on the characters themselves.
I actually thought they were a cute couple, and usually I'm not one for the 'you are mine' at first sight thing, but that's what this series is, so I've gotten used to it and actually kinda like it now, since it spares all the 'I hate him/hers.'
I felt so SO sorry for Manny after they screwed with his mind so much. The poor guy was so confused and thought he was going crazy. I really wanted to give him a hug at that point, but noooo, I had to watch him constantly helpinghelpinghelping with no one ever doing the same favor for him. The guy got maybe three minutes of sleep during the whole book, and yet he was fine, performing major surgeries etc. I kinda wished Payne would sit him down and say, "You deserve a break." Alas, that was not to be.
As for Payne, I did like her. At first I despised her, because I despise characters who ask their loved ones to kill them, because it's so unbelievably selfish, and they KNOW they're ruining the person's life by putting this on their conscience, but they care more about themselves, so don't care. So, when Payne asked V to kill her...I wanted to kill her. Then when she realized later how awful and selfish she'd been, I forgave her. She was generally a nice, strong, protective, and loyal woman. Her arrogance toward the end annoyed me a bit--she acted like she was so superior because of who her mother is--but overall I liked her.
V and Jane I'v never liked V. I know I'm the only one, but it needs to be said. I find him dour and unpleasant all around with no real redeeming qualities. He's violent AND uninteresting. (Please don't kill me). It irked me how he asked Butch to beat him, and yet was not seen as a bad guy, yet when Z asked the same of Phury, they all looked down on Z and basically agreed he was selfish scum. So why not for V? It's not fair.
I do like Jane, always have--again, I realize I'm in the minority. I just never found anything to dislike about her. She's loving, smart, strong, caring--however she did become annoying when she was saying Manny 'didn't need to understand' anything that was going on, despite the fact that he was WITH Payne and despite the fact that if she were in his situation, she too would want answers.
I'm glad, though, that we got V out of the way again. Hopefully there won't be much of him in future.
Qhuay I'm SO SAD. When I was reading Qhuinn's POV I literally felt like my own heart was breaking. I can't take much more of Qhuinn and Blay being separated because of a stupid misunderstanding. They neeeeed to be together right now.
Also, I like Blay, but he's blind and dumb if he STILL thinks Qhuinn is having a blast. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he didn't see Qhuinn since Qhuinn changed his appearance and became a walking skeleton--because really, how could he read Qhuinn's misery as happiness? Sure, Qhuinn was an idiot before, but now he's seen the light. Blay needs to see it, too, and stop using Sax. I get that he 'needs' to move on, but that doesn't mean I have to like it.
Sax is so nice and I can't hate him even if I want to--but I truly don't like Blay for using him, even though Sax does know the deal. It doesn't seem right.
Also, eff off, Layla.
The Jose/Veck Subplot I actually adore the crossovers between this series and the Fallen Angels series. It makes them so much more fun to read. Plus, I'm very intrigued by Veck and now can't wait for the next FA book. He's an intriguing character, so I hope he stays that way!
The Band of Bastards Hah. Hahah. Okay, but really. I liked the new additions. Xcor is kinda evil, and normally I don't like characters like him, but for some reason I did like him--maybe it was because of his malformed lip. Yeah, I know, but when he told the story of how his mom supposedly didn't want him because of it and how 'ugly' it made him look, I actually got teary-eyed, which totally surprised me.
I'm also curious what Throe's deal is, so I'm glad he's going to be in the next FA book. Why is his conscience so much more apparent than that of the other 'Bastards?'
I was soooo happy not to have any POVs from lessers! I didn't have to skip through pages! Yay! And I was thrilled to only have one scene from JM.
Btw, am I the only one who's wondering what will become of Rehv? People said V's story wasn't finished, but neither is Rehv's, really. I mean, he still has to use his cane and still is always freezing. How is that fair? That doesn't even count as a happy ending. Is that ever going to be resolved, or is he just doomed?(less)
Okay, the reason I'm giving this three stars instead of four is because of John Matthew, who I loathe. Other than that, though, it was well done relat...moreOkay, the reason I'm giving this three stars instead of four is because of John Matthew, who I loathe. Other than that, though, it was well done relationship-wise.
I'm just going to dive right in.
John Matthew. Well, he's changed, but certainly not for the better. When I first met John, I liked him and felt sorry for him, then, as time went on, he became too whiny, boring, and selfish for my tastes. In this book he isn't much different. Somehow, everything is about him--ALWAYS. Even when he's worried about Xhex, he's still thinking about how he knows what this pain is like or what that pain is like, and he just can't seem to put himself in other people's shoes. Also, he treats Blay and Qhuinn, especially Qhuinn, as if they're his servents. He just brushes them off and never spares a thought for them other than how their moods will benefit or hinder him. I didn't like him as a pre-trans or as a warrior or as a drunk or as anything. And I never did like the way he treated Tohr. He's JUST starting to come around, and the ONLY reason he did so was because he pictured how HE would feel if Xhex were killed, not because he actually put himself in Tohr's shoes.
Xhex. Okay, so I really like Xhex. She's a great heroine. She's caring and very, very strong and she just impressed the hell out of me. I could tell she really cared about John and truly loved him and always considered his feelings, even when John didn't return the favor. I think, after her ordeal, she's the only heroine who could have come out of that with her mind intact. If say, Bella, had been kidnapped by Lash, she would have turned into a sniveling pile of goo, her mind a fried egg--forever. Xhex changed, yes, but her change made sense and was understandable to me.
Blay/Qhuinn/Saxton. Okay, okay. I'm a Qhuay fan, obviously, so it irked me quite a bit to get up close and personal with Blay and Sax in bed together, especially since Sax is Qhuinn's cousin. It kind of annoys me that Blay is getting with Qhuinn's cousin when he's still in love with Qhuinn, and, surprisingly, I actually felt sorry for Sax, because it seems to me that Blay is just using him. Even so, Blay is caring and kind, unlike John Matthew. I was actually shocked to find out about how Qhuinn faked orgasming. I got so excited when his bonding scent came out toward Blay, and can't wait till they FINALLY get it on. That better be in the next book, or I'm crunching skulls.
Relationship. John's and Xhex's relationship was fully developed and completely believable. They had chemistry, spark, and they just worked well together. They were so different, and yet so similar, and I could totally feel their love. Unfortunately, I was uninterested, because of John. In fact, it actually pissed me off that John got a heroine as good as Xhex. I really don't think he deserves her, though I'm in the minority here, as usual.
I'd like to say that parts of this book were just too gross and disturbing and graphic--all of these involved Lash. Everything he did made me sick to my stomach, and then we had to go into the whole peeling skin thing, which disturbed me to no end and will give me nightmares from now on.
I was glad with the outcome of the book, and with what Xhex did to Lash. Also, it makes me mad that JM thinks he understands what it's like to be Z now. I'm sorry, but no. Just no. It's not the same thing. John has to make every bad thing that's ever happened to him seem a hundred times worse.
I also didn't find the subplot with Tohr and Darius all that interesting, just because I KNOW that Darius is John--even though I like Darius better. How those two are one in the same is beyond me.
One more thing...the sublpot with the Ghost Hunters...I knew what that was about from the VERY beginning. It was sooo obvious. Bleh. OH, OH, OH! And one MORE thing. I'm getting tired of the whole 'heroine kidnapped by the bad guy(s)' plotline. I didn't like it with Bella, and I didn't much like it here, either. I know it wasn't exactly the same thing, but it was close enough, and I frankly got tired of Xhex's freak-outs after about half a book of screaming and pain and anguish.
Uhhh...I want the next book so I can see my Qhuay.(less)
I liked this one better than the last, though not due to the heroine, that's for certain.
Rehv. I admit, at first I didn't like him, but by...moreI liked this one better than the last, though not due to the heroine, that's for certain.
Rehv. I admit, at first I didn't like him, but by the end of this book, I really, really liked him. He'll never be one of my fave characters, but I like him quite a lot. He claims not to care for anyone, when this is obviously not the case. He puts those he cares for before him always, and never spares a thought for himself. Despite being a drug lord and a pimp, I still found him to be a good man/vampire. Plus, he was actually a pretty romantic guy. When he made dinner and set up candles and stuff for Ehlena...I died. That was so adorable and unexpected, and I think that was the moment I really started to care for him. And the way he talked to his sister, with such care and love...he made me melt, truly.
Ehlena. Meh. Blah. That's what she is. There's just nothing remotely unique, special, or interesting about her. I didn't mind her in the beginning, but then, after she played the "I'm too good for you, you don't deserve my love" card with Rehv, I just started to despise her. I just wanted to rip her eyes out. And then, when she thought Rehv was dead...she didn't even care. She was like, Oh, it's a good thing I don't love him anymore, otherwise I'd have to be sad. Not my idea of a heroine. FINALLY, in the end, she did something moderately good, even though she was annoying while doing it. Her determination to rescue Rehv was the LEAST I'd expect out of a heroine, so it certainly didn't redeem her in my eyes.
John Matthew. Nope. I hate him more than ever. He's selfish and cruel, and the way he treated Xhex was despicable. Also, he refused to reply to any of Qhuinn's and Blay's calls or texts just because he was in a bad mood, and they were all dead worried about him...but he just didn't care. He only ever has a thought for himself. He's all boohoohoo etc...
Xhex. I'm honestly undecided on her right now. I liked her loyalty, but, honestly, she's a bit on the scary side. Not gonna lie. The way she enjoyed torturing that guy...I'm not much of a fan of sadists, but I can't say I dislike her. She's definitely an intriguing character.
Wrath/Beth. I love these two. And Wrath develops even more in this book and becomes more likable. He's actually becoming one of my favorite brothers now, right after Z and Rhage. He really impressed me here, and I also still really like Beth--she's a sweetie.
Rehv/Ehlena. Well, at first I quite liked them together. Their verbal sparring was amusing. Then it got better, when they finally got together. The love-making they did was actually pretty sweet and just pleasant. Then Ehlena ended things and they spent so much time apart, and I just don't feel that their relationship was developed enough. They didn't spend enough time together for me to truly believe in them. However, I don't think they're a bad couple. I just would have wished for a better heroine for Rehv.
This was a loooong book, and it did get boring at times, especially in Lash's POV. Way too much Lash, in my opinion.
I'd like to say that I liked Z a lot in this book. He's grown even since the last book in the series. Also, Lassiter. I love that guy, because he's actually funny--and I really don't think any of the characters in this book are funny, so it's nice to get some tiny bit of humor. I hope to see more of him in the future, because these books are dark and depressing and definitely need some "funny" to even things out.
Also, Blay and Qhuinn were not in this book NEARLY enough, and I so missed them (especially Qhuinn). I'm looking forward to seeing more of them, and can't wait until the next book in the series is released in March, because those two seriously need to get together. Ya'know?(less)
And yet one more BDB book with a hero that did nothing for me. But I must be fair, and not base my rating on this fact.
Vishous. Um. He's o...moreAnd yet one more BDB book with a hero that did nothing for me. But I must be fair, and not base my rating on this fact.
Vishous. Um. He's okay? I never really felt much for him, and I still don't. He's rather closed-off, even from his brothers, and...I don't know...for some reason it didn't bother me that Z was closed off, because I understood him and just liked him more than I do V. It was still vaguely interesting to find out about V's past, though, truth be told, I found myself a little bored and not caring over much what had happened to him. Something about him just put me off. Also, I find it necessary to point out that I don't find possesive violence an attractive quality. I understand that mated males are crazy loons, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. And, you know what, V really didn't change at all in this book. After he met Jane, he loved her, but he himself didn't change.
Jane. Now, here we go. She's what I like in a heroine. She was tough, smart, kind, caring, sensitive, loyal and loving all at the same time. Her reaction to being kidnapped by V was actually realistic! And she was totally ready to defend herself, even as she couldn't stop herself from helping someone in need--in this case, V. I love how caring she was toward V and even Phury, when he was injured. She just seems like a sweet person, and she was beautifully accepting of V and all of his issues, too. She didn't imply that she was better than V, or that he had to earn her or that he didn't deserve her, but she loved him anyway. She loved him and loved loving him.
Phury. You know what, yes, he is self-sacrificing, but damn, no one asked him to be! He does this with his own free will. Being celibate? His choice. Did Z ask him to give up his happiness? No. Z WANTS Phury to be happy, and the characters in the book don't seem to realize this. Now, if he didn't constantly think of Z as a burden or a pet, I think I might actually like him, because other than his annoying obsession with Bella and need to sacrifice himself ALL the time, he's a good guy.
John Matthew. Ugh. I hate him. He's self-pitying, annoying, boring, selfish, self-centered, and he thinks he is the ONLY person in the universe with problems. He can't comprehend that ANY other person in the world has a life that isn't perfect. He begrudges V his happiness with Jane, and actually went as far as to wish that Jane hadn't ended up with V, because he's jealous of their relationship. First he complains about how small he is, now he complains about how clumsy he is and compares his body to a bag of water. Seriously.
Relationships: Vishous and Jane. Although they fell for each other REALLY fast, I somehow still felt it. I thought they had chemistry and worked really well together. Plus, they actually talked. They talked about their pasts with each other and actually got to know each other. They shared with each other, and it made their love seem genuine. They really didn't spend much time together, but somehow I still belived in them.
As for John Matthew and Blay and Qhuinn...we get a bit more of them here, and I still don't get why either of them would want to be friends with John, but apparently they are, so, fine. Anyway, I'm more interested in both Blay and Qhuinn than in John, and it is sweet how the three of them protect each other.
I was kind of sad that the friendship between Butch and V fizzled out. I'm aware that V no longer believes he's in love with Butch, but still, I was sad to see it take a toll on their friendship. I could tell Butch still really cared for V, but after V got with Jane, it's like he didn't care about Butch anymore. Maybe I'm being too critical, but, hey, read the username. Critical is my middle name.
Highlights: Toward the beginning, when Butch was ready to keel over, but he still refused to allow anyone to help him carry V out of the hospital. I love their close friendship, and was sad to see it dim. John Matthew finally went through his transition; now, this didn't make him any less annoying, but at least I don't have to hear about his thumb-sized penis anymore.
Anyway...I like this book, but read it again? Nooo...(less)
Mary. So, I wasn't expecting to like Mary, but I really did. She's kind, loyal, smart, caring, tough, sweet, and just everythin...moreOoookaaaay.
Mary. So, I wasn't expecting to like Mary, but I really did. She's kind, loyal, smart, caring, tough, sweet, and just everything I like in a heroine. If she's made a mistake, she admits it. She's very insecure around Rhage at first, and I could completely relate to her. It was great watching her slowly fall for Rhage and slowly start to believe that she's worth it, and that, to Rhage, she is beautiful. The way she could tame his beast...amazing. So sweet. I just really liked her and liked reading about her and genuinely cared about her.
Rhage. In a word: yum. Okay, but shallowness aside, I adore Rhage. Seeing his POV was very elightening to me. We find out a lot about how he feels about all the woman he sleeps with, and I really began to sympathize with him. He just seems like a genuinely good guy, despite his fiery temper. Every time he came back from his beast form, I just wanted to hold him close.
Bella. So far, I really like her. She's very gutsy, and I couldn't believe how well she stood up to Zsadist. Those two are gonna make a great couple. She seems caring as well, and I can tell she's the type to go after what she wants no matter what.
Zsadist. I was pretty excited to get some time in Z's head. I already knew he wasn't the soulless monster every thinks he is, but it was still awesome to have it confirmed. He's just so interesting. I want to know everything about him.
Just a little rant about Phury. I know I'm supposed to feel so bad for him b/c he has to deal with Z, and I do sympathize with him, but I think he crossed the line when he said Zsadist was ruined and blah blah blah there's no hope for him...they just have to wait till he dies....etc...Sorry, but I really didn't like that shit. Please don't bite my head off for saying this!
John Matthew. Hmmm, I have some suspicions about him. Anyway, he's all right so far. He's currently sort of pathetic and pitiable (and I don't blame him for that), so I can't wait to see how he develops.
And a little bit about Butch here. I actually liked him in this book. I can't lie. After that scene toward the end where he talks to Z...I just like him better now. That is all.
Mary and Rhage. Perfect. Seriously perfect. And I thought Wrath and Beth had chemistry? These two are so perfect for each other I can almost taste it. I just think they make such a great couple. I actually really liked that the brother everyone says looks like a model ends up with the not-too-attractive Mary and really makes her believe that she is beautiful. These two help each other so much. She accepts him for who he is and helps with his beast, and he does the same for her--minus the beast. When I think of love, this is what comes to mind. It did take Mary quite a long time to finally admit she loved him, but I wasn't too bothered b/c it was just so obvious throughout. She had a few tstl moments, but other than that, only once was I bothered by her. This was when Rhage needed to feed and Mary was skeptical. She actually considered telling him not to feed, which I think was stupid, since he'd die otherwise. I think she made too big of a deal about that whole thing. I get why she was uncomfortable with it, but the fact was he had to do it to survive, and she shouldn't have made him feel so bad about it.
I can already see the chemistry between Bella and Zsadist and can't wait to start their book (in twenty minutes).
I want to say that the Scribe Virgin pisses me off. She's creepy. Had to get that off my chest. Seriously, if I saw that broad, I'd run away screaming.
I want to give this two stars, but I'll be generous.
Honestly, I don't think I could have been any more disappointed with this book. I thought it was a...moreI want to give this two stars, but I'll be generous.
Honestly, I don't think I could have been any more disappointed with this book. I thought it was actually quite bad.
Bella. I don't like her at all. She was whiny and weak and unlikable. She cries a lot, and spends 99% of the book in some weak state, needing to be cared for. She also wishes that she was in love with Phury instead of Zsadist, and that pissed me off beyond belief. There was just nothing I liked about her in this book. I didn't like her when she fed Phury or when she insulted Z or was just so self-centered that she made him do things that caused him anguish just because she felt like it. I can't think of a heroine I could hate more than I do Bella. She ALWAYS puts herself before Z, and she can be really cold and uncaring and just cruel, and she doesn't remotely seem to care about Z. Now, don't hate me, because I know for some reason everyone loves Bella, but I loathe her to no end.
Zsadist. I love him, and that just makes me sad, because everyone treats him like crap and everyone calls him soulless, and no one is smart enough to EVER realize that he actually has a heart and is not some evil psycho. His problem is that he feels he isn't worth anything, not that he's doesn't care. No one realizes this. And certainly Bella doesn't, either, even though she's his heroine and SUPPOSEDLY loves him. Because, you know what, she doesn't act like she loves him at all.
Phury. I don't like him. He's annoying. He is always ready to think the worst of Z, no matter what, and it also bothered me that he went after Bella when he KNEW his brother cared for her. He accuses Z of raping Bella, and that made me want to kill him. He also goes all pity me pity me and gains lots of sympathy from everyone, because he has to "deal" with his soulles demon brother. Gag me. He's always doing something to get himself hurt and gain yet more sympathy.
John Matthew. Boring. That's all I have to say. And there was more of him than Z and Bella.
Bella/Zsadist. Utter crap. First off, they spend literally no time together. Maybe 50 pages or so in the whole book where they even remotely like each other. They had no chemistry whatsoever. Bella did not Love Z at all. Not at ALL. I felt nothing between them. It was flat, and seriously, there was waaaaay more of John Matthew and Phury than of Bella and Z. They had no role. It was as if this wasn't even their book. I was so pissed, too, because I wanted Z's romance to be great. I mean, how can they be a couple and how can this be a romance if there is no romance in it. They do not have a SINGLE nice moment together. I was almost so shocked that I actually fainted at how poorly written their romance was. I honestly can't imagine Ward doing a worse job than this with a romance. It's just so crappy I want to cry. Even when they said "I love you" to each other, I didn't believe it. Where was the romance? Where was the getting to know each other? Where was the spending time together? A few pages at the very beginning and end? Gag me yet again.
Absolute. Misery. Is what I feel after reading this. Why did it have to be so awful? I was literally pissed the entire time I was reading. There was maybe ONE scene in the whole book that I liked. Other than that, every single page, every sentence, I hated. Even the rescue scene at the beginning where Z saves Bella is such crap. She's unconscious at the time, and barely remembers it. This whole book was one big disappointment. I almost wish I could erase it from my mind, that's how bad it was. Oh, and it says in the blurb that Bella heals Z. Are you kidding? This whole book is about him taking care of HER. She does nothing whatsoever to help him. If anything, he heals himself. Bella played no part in it.(less)
All I have to say is Adrian better be in this series, and he better find someone to l...more118 days, 30 hours, and counting...
IT HAS A COVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
All I have to say is Adrian better be in this series, and he better find someone to love him, or else I'm going to have to jump into the book and make him mine.
Update: According to Mead's blog:
Bloodlines is the spin-off series to Vampire Academy (it's the name of the first book and of the series). It's set in the VA world but will be about different characters: Sydney (our narrator), Jill, Eddie, and one of the love interests from VA. I'm not saying who that last guy is, but it's mostly to protect those who haven't read Last Sacrifice. If you have read it, then it should be pretty obvious who the other character is.
So, clearly, this means it is 100% confirmed that Adrian is in it, so YAY!!! Thank you!!! Also, it sounds to me like it will be in first-person, so I'm not sure why it says otherwise on here, but we shall see!
Like I give a shit what Jocelyn is wearing. Or about Jocelyn at all. The woman is annoying as hell and needs to either go back into a coma, or just di...moreLike I give a shit what Jocelyn is wearing. Or about Jocelyn at all. The woman is annoying as hell and needs to either go back into a coma, or just die a painful death. After (view spoiler)[ Clary murders Jace (hide spoiler)], Jocelyn hops over and tells her to, and I quote: (view spoiler)["Let him go." Um. Are you kidding me? Let him go? After about twenty seconds? After Clary just killed him? (hide spoiler)] Ohhh, kay, Jossy, sure. You're a damned idiot, and I hate your type. You're like Sophie, making good people (that you don't even know) out to be villains of your past with no proof whatsoever other than her own idiocy.
Clary isn't much better. She has two modes: thoughtless badass and thoughtless weakling. Neither is appealing. She's just missing something as a character, and comes off as cold and hard.
I was pissed about Jace's mind-control gunk this whole book. Boring. I like Simon a lot. Isabelle more than usual. Alec, despite his TSTL moments. Magnus, just because. Jordan because of a certain pair of boxers. Maia is even growing on me because at least she's warmer than Clary and doesn't act all fluttery and up herself. Also, Clary is a sucky friend. Simon goes out of his way to help her every second, and when does she ever do that for him? She never can bother to ask how he's doing.
Most of the scenes just seemed so...pointless. It was like reading mostly filler.
I'm finding this a little disturbing, but I don't even like Jace that much anymore. He's way too whipped. He's not a man anymore. He's just...the person who loves Clary, spouting cheesy love lines that make me roll my eyes. Even when he was being "arrogant," it seemed more like he was just saying that stuff out of habit, when really he just wanted to gush about Clary and get all gooey and icky.
Also, Sebastian. There was just way too much of him. There were more scenes of Sebby/Clary than Clary/Jace...and they basically had more freaking action, too, which is just...wrong.
I'll read the next one to see what happens, but...my excitement is gone. As for Brother Z...people think he's Will or Jem, but I have another guess (someone not from ID). Anyway, that would be sick if it was one of them. No really. That would like, scar me for life. *shudders*["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Ugh, this book was so messy and rushed. Characters were on the verge of death one second and totally fine the next. Scenes were skimmed over and every...moreUgh, this book was so messy and rushed. Characters were on the verge of death one second and totally fine the next. Scenes were skimmed over and everything was resolved in about one page. Oh, and I hate Myrnin. Anyone who thinks he and Claire should have a "thing" is sick. Not only is he several hundred years old, but he also APPEARS to be "twice her age." On top of that, he has tried to murder her on multiple occasions, and yet people are in an uproar because Shane was RUDE to her? But it's fine for Myrnin to say he owns her and try to kill her and bite her and drink her blood? That's okay? That's a person she should have a relationship with? Wow.(less)
All I want to know is...why in the heck does Cian love Moira? She's dull and whiny and unlikable, where Cian is the exact opposite.
Also, I can't beli...moreAll I want to know is...why in the heck does Cian love Moira? She's dull and whiny and unlikable, where Cian is the exact opposite.
Also, I can't believe we don't find out how or why Cian stopped drinking blood. I waited the whole freakin' trilogy for this, looking forward to it, but his character ended up barely developing. I am hugely annoyed. I wanted more details about Cian other than, oh yeah, he slept and killed a few "whores." Really? Ugh.(less)