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 diLike 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"]>...more
Three stars because I love Clay and I like hunter a lot, but wanted to see Madeline dead. Really. This book was...bad. Boring, repetitive, annoying. IThree stars because I love Clay and I like hunter a lot, but wanted to see Madeline dead. Really. This book was...bad. Boring, repetitive, annoying. It went on and on and I had to force myself to continue reading about how much of an imbecile/b*tch Maddie is, especially to Clay, who would do ANYTHING for her....more
Boring. Main characters were not likable or unique or developed. The character with the most development was the bad guy, who I didn't care about andBoring. Main characters were not likable or unique or developed. The character with the most development was the bad guy, who I didn't care about and found boring. There was WAY too much of Creighton. The plot was stupid and drawn out into a book when it could have been a five-page short story.
I liked Derek, mostly because he loved his dog so much...and then SB had to go and ruin that, of course. As for Julie...she was strange and annoying. Irrational, too. She wasn't likable, and I wasn't sure why the two of them liked each other.
It was supposed to be a suspense, but, well...I was bored. I had to force myself to keep reading. Nothing much else to say....more
I'm honestly not sure why this book has such good reviews. I found it to be boring. The characters all had very distinct personalities, as all NR charI'm honestly not sure why this book has such good reviews. I found it to be boring. The characters all had very distinct personalities, as all NR characters do, but I can't say I liked them very much. I liked Quinn quite a lot, actually, since she's pretty different from the majority of NR characters. She doesn't get pissed off at every little thing. And she and Cal don't fight every other second. They actually LIKE each other through the whole book, which I liked. Cal...he was nice and I liked him, but not for a romance hero. I just didn't find him sexy at all...
This books was supposedly scary, yet...I didn't find it even a tiny bit scary. I found it boring and tedious. The random acts of the demon were stupid, what with slugs and incorporeal wolves. Whatever.
I have to say, I hated Cybil. She's annoying and way too fiery and gets mad for no reason on about every page. Typical NR heroine. ...more
Two and a half stars for me. This book is awful. There is no romance in it whatsoever.
Let's talk about Chastity. She is a cardboard cut-out with no sTwo and a half stars for me. This book is awful. There is no romance in it whatsoever.
Let's talk about Chastity. She is a cardboard cut-out with no spine and no interesting qualities. I don't believe I've ever read of a character who felt more fake. She is flat and simple and stupid and pathetic. She falls under Thane's spell every time he approaches her. Then, after one night of sex with him, she suddenly loves him for no reason. All she does in this book is go around thinking, Oh, woe is me! I'm losing my virtue!
Thane. Okay. I don't understand why people find him attractive. He thinks of Chastity like an object, and just wants to have sex with her. Yes, he's Lust, but that doesn't mean he couldn't express love, which he does not. He claims to love Chastity, yet they do not converse, do not know anything about each other. They participate in foreplay and sex and nothing else throughout the whole book. How is this a romance? I do not know. He plays with her mind, her emotions, and treats her, as I said, like a an object that he can bend to his will. He claims otherwise, but does he ever prove his words? No.
Let's talk about the fact that 90% of the scenes of from Chastity's POV, 3% from Kian or Mercy, 5% from Chastity's father, and 2% from Thane's POV. Also, the only scenes from Thane's POV with the expection of maybe one scene, also have Chastity in the scene, so basically we get no real idea of what he's like. He's just...lustful...he has no real qualities, nothing interesting about him.
This books is all about sex and nothing else. There's hardly any plot, and what plot there is is squished beneath the heavy weight of lust. One sex scene goes on for a good 20 pages.
On top of that, the book is just plain boring. AND, Chastity's idiot sister Prudence thinks the Seelies are the good ones simply because they have golden hair instead of dark hair. She's a real smarty-pants, that one. Plus, Featherstone's dialogue was annoyingly repetitive in this book. Her characters would say things like "Do you not? You own this house, do you not?" Not a big deal, but kind of jarring for me.
Summary of Lust:
Thane spies on Chastity. Chastity hates Thane at first sight because he's a "man." Thane stalks Chastity, then forces her to make-out with him. Thane wipes away Chastity's memories. Thane hides his essense in a perfume bottle and uses this essense to essentially rub himself all over her when she uses the perfume. Evil baddies conspire against the Unseelie Court. Chastity's bumbling idiot of a father realizes he's a bumbling idiot. Thane tricks Chastity into meeting up with him so he can rub himself over her. Chastity resists Thane's advances--barely. Thane has dream sex with Chastity then erases her memory Thane kidnaps Chastity and has sex with her while she suddenly falls in love with him, because he's oh-so-appealing and, as an added bonus, she has no idea who he really is. Thane has invisible sex with Chastity while she's in a carriage with her sisters and the baddies. Chastity really loves this creepy, perverted stalker! He's a hottie! Chastity and Thane have sex for about 50 pages. Chastity declares her love for her stalker for no reason. Randomly, Thane decides she's too good for him and tries to throw her away. Chastity whines and protests like the pathetic worm she is. Chastity's brainless dad barges in to display his idiocy, hand-in-hand with the baddie. Chastity suddenly realizes she doesn't love Thane and decides to go live forever with the baddies. Thane kidnaps Chastity again, because he can't make up his mind. Thane shows his demonic self dundundundun!!!!!!! OH, THE HORROR!!!!!!!!! *swoons* Chastity: Egads! I am horrified. *shrugs* Oh well, whatevs. I love you for no reason, so I'll stay with you forever. Let's get jiggy, even though that's all we've been doing for the past week or so. Thane randomly realizes Chastity doesn't love him. A lightbulb goes off in Chastity's head: GOLLY, I DO LOVE HIM! I have no idea why, since I know nothing about him, but, man, he makes me hot! I want to spend the rest of my life with him. More sex. Some more sex, with lots of moans and groans and, gee, true wub!!! Chastity suddenly gains confidence for no reason and decides to become a different, yet still boring person. Thane ruins everything for everyone because he's a selfish dumbass. Fake words of love for no reason, since these characters have no chemistry. More of the same. Sex, sex, sex, sex, sex. Fake love, sex. Chastity becomes a new woman because she's had wild sex with a personality-less rock.
Was the sex hot? I didn't think so. Why? Because these characters have no chemistry, feel like one-dimensional nothings, and are unlikable.
This books is boring. I forced myself to read it yet did not care at all for the characters. Kayla was a complete imbicile. Nick was boring, just a tyThis books is boring. I forced myself to read it yet did not care at all for the characters. Kayla was a complete imbicile. Nick was boring, just a typical alpha guy. The characters felt fake, forced. Evan was vaguely interesting and unique, because I wasn't sure how he ticked or how far he would go, but other than that, I was falling asleep reading this. Some parts were all right, but mostly, it's nothing special. ...more
This book was riciculous. It had no descriptions. It was mostly dialogue with nothing else. The characters felt sooo fake I couldn't forget for one seThis book was riciculous. It had no descriptions. It was mostly dialogue with nothing else. The characters felt sooo fake I couldn't forget for one second I was reading a book. I felt no connection between Jake and Rebecca. It was forced and stupid.
Katie, their daughter, had no personality. She was just there.
What annoyed me the most was that Katie was NEVER told that Jake was her father! I mean, are you kidding? That's the whole reason I kept reading the book!
The resolution was rushed and silly and anticlimactic. I'm not sure how anyone could enjoy this book. ...more
This wasn't a bad book--it just wasn't my taste. To me, it was a bit boring and a little too fluffy. It didn't evoke any emotions in me...it wasn't evThis wasn't a bad book--it just wasn't my taste. To me, it was a bit boring and a little too fluffy. It didn't evoke any emotions in me...it wasn't even funny.
Delaney was an okay heroine. Nothing special. She seemed...nice, I guess, but a little on the stupid side. Nick was the typical "bad boy," though I have to admit he was pretty sexy...though that may be just because he has just about the coolest name ever. Nick Allegrezza. It's weird, I find myself randomly saying his name from time to time.
This book isn't memorable...the only scene I can recall with any clarity is their little snowball fight, which was cute.
Nick seemed to have a sudden personality change at the end of the book, which...was annoying, if not unexpected. But, I do think Nick and Delaney had chemistry, which I've found is strangely lacking in a lot of romance novels for some reason. I could understand why they liked each other, I think, even if I didn't personally like either of them that much....more
I found this one to be extremely boring and not up to par with her other works. I liked the premise, girl and her childhood crush (obsession) meet upI found this one to be extremely boring and not up to par with her other works. I liked the premise, girl and her childhood crush (obsession) meet up again as adults, but... It's missing something I can't quite put my finger on. The characters have pretty smooth development, but I didn't find them all that interesting. I guess this whole book felt like a bit of a joke to me, very fake. It's actually a pretty long book, but even so it felt like just the frosting on the cake....more
Well, I feel like I have to give this one 4 stars, even if it isn't to my taste.
The problem is that I don't feel there is much of a plot. What IS theWell, I feel like I have to give this one 4 stars, even if it isn't to my taste.
The problem is that I don't feel there is much of a plot. What IS the plot, you ask? Basically, the plot is Jarret helping Annabel try to save her brewery. That's it. Really. Nothing else happens. What does this mean? That this book is boring.
Good points: Hettie, Jarret's grandma. She's hilarious with all her plotting and scheming. I liked the beginning, where we get to see Jarret as a kid. I almost wish we got to see more of that. I would have liked the freindship between Jarret and Giles--if it actually existed. I mean, Jeffries says it exists, but...there is no proof whatsoever. Okay, so that's not a good point, but it COULD have been! Jarret's relationship with George. That was adorable, with Jarret trying to treat the boy as a man and Annabel basically fighting him the whole way. I also liked seeing Annabel realize that her assumptions about Jarret's lordly idiocy had no truth.
Bad points: The non-existent relationship between the Sharpe siblings. They do NOT interact. There are a total of maybe 3 scenes in which they are together, and these scenes are very limited. I mean, what's the point of a series if the characters don't interact? I wasn't really feeling the love between Jarret and Annabel, either. I can't say there is any specific reason for this, I just didn't feel it. I don't think I believed in the characters enough for me to feel it. I didn't really understand Jarret, and Annabel was a little too dramatic to be likable. I don't think they had enough emotions for them to feel like real people. There is a lot of telling and not showing.
The romance is drawn-out, so that made it feel more believable, and there are a few scenes that I did really like, such as when Jarret is singing with Annabel's family and everyone's telling him how terrible his voice is. "Fighting cats" or some such. I like these small details about characters, and wish there were more of them.
Another thing I like is that Annabel is NOT a virgin. For a historical, this is pretty good stuff. She actually LIKED to fool around etc...and wasn't all prim and prude about it, feeling guilty, you know.
It did make me sad that Oliver/Maria don't make an appearance until the VERY end of the book, but, like I said, this series may as well not be a series....more
Three stars because--please don't hate me--I don't really like Leo or Catherine. I hated him in the first book, then less and less throughout the seriThree stars because--please don't hate me--I don't really like Leo or Catherine. I hated him in the first book, then less and less throughout the series, but still...not very much now. And Catherine came across as a weak, whiny woman pretending to be strong. I know I'm in the minority here, but I just didn't like them! They went well as a couple, though, that's for sure. Lots of chemistry....more
This was really nothing special. I don't understand the rave reviews.
It felt like an outline of a book rather than an actual book, which was weird coThis was really nothing special. I don't understand the rave reviews.
It felt like an outline of a book rather than an actual book, which was weird considering its length.
The characters were flat and had no development, save for Bryn. Devon was a stereotypical cardboard cut-out of a theater guy who dresses all fancy and in-fashion and talks in annoying movie lines. So was Lake, whose only trait was her love of guns and protectiveness of *gasp* Bryn. Chase was less than even that. His only line was basically "Bryn, mine, protect," or some variation of that. He acted like a wolf throughout the entire book, which got tiresome, and he had no personality whatsoever. He was obviously created to fill the position of Bryn's mate, and no thought was put into his character.
Ali was the only remotely interesting character, though I can't even say I liked her. She was a good mother figure to Bryn, but not much more. I liked how she "stuck up" to Callum, the pack Alpha, though.
The plot was...easy? I don't know, there was just nothing special about this book. Maybe I was expecting too much from it?
I didn't really find the Were lore to be all that unique, despite what others have thought. Maybe I've read too many werewolf books to feel like anything relating to them is new?
And then Bryn. I didn't like her. It annoyed me how she referred to her dead father as "the one I called Daddy" instead of "my father." Just because he died when she was four doesn't mean he wasn't her dad.
And she was supposedly so messed up from being there while her paretns were killed by the werewolf, but she never actually acted like it. Barnes just kept repeating the same "big bad wolf" is coming to get you line, and "blood-blood-blood," and it was supposed to be some big emotional thing. Well, it wasn't. I didn't feel for her at ALL. She really felt sorry for herself.
Oh, boohoo for me, I could have been killed etc..I have such a traumatic past wahwahwah. Now I'm gonna cry.
Overall, just...not the best. It keeps you entertained and you want to know what happens next, but, really, you're not missing much if you skip over this one....more
I just want to say that the only reason this book gets four stars and not two is because of Han. Han is my man. He is one of my all-time favorite charI just want to say that the only reason this book gets four stars and not two is because of Han. Han is my man. He is one of my all-time favorite characters, and he outshines everyone in this book. I did NOT CARE ONE WHIT about Raisa. Now, I don't hate Raisa, but sometimes she SO annoys me. She's very self-absorbed (not purposely) and can't put herself in anyone else's shoes. She treats Amon like crap, and never considers his feelings--she thinks she's the only one with feelings, and, as she readily admits on numerous occasions, she likes to have pity parties for herself.
Poor Han. He's got SO many people out to get him for SO many different reasons. I couldn't take the pressure if I were him. Nope. He's amazing. I mean, he lost his whole family, and he's still pushing through and trying to do what he feels is right. Everyone thinks of him as this cold, heartless killer, and they don't see the person he truly is. Raisa, though lying to him, gets to know him, learns to trust him, and discovers there is more to him than what everyone else says.
At times Dancer annoyed me, and at other times I loved him. I think part of the problem is that he falls a little flat for me. I'm not really sure what his personlaity is, who he is. When he's being nice to Han, I like him, but when he's accusing Han of one thing or another, of not doing this or that blah blah blah, I want to punch him! Han has so freaking much going on, and Dancer needs to shut up. He is right about one thing I won't mention, but other than that...the way he sided with Cat, a girl he'd just met and who treats him like complete crap throughout the book, calling him names and acting all superior toward him, over Han, his best friend, made me want to kick him in the nuts. And then Cat...nope. I hate her. She is THE MOST SELFISH PERSON EVER BORN in the literary world. At one point she actually asks Han to kill her because she's tooo cowardly to do it herself! Are you kidding me? And this is the girl Dancer is enamored of? Really? Ick. I'll pass.
As for Amon...well, I like him most of the time, but not when he's acting superior or condescending toward Han. Luckily he seems to come around by the end. He's so mature and soldierly...I feel really sorry for him, because I felt his pain and, unlike Raisa, he has no trouble considering others--he always puts himself last.
The first half of this book bored me to tears. Not gonna lie. It got better once Han got to Oden's Ford and met up with Raisa. Raisa seems to fall in and out of love at the drop of a hat--I think the issue is that she doesn't know what love is...Not sure why every male characters is so obsessed with her---she's not that great a catch in my opinion. Han is the ocean to her mud puddle. Yeah. I said it.
There were more side-character deaths here. Unpleasant as usual, but expected. Welll, that seems to be about it. Just want to get out of here with this statement: Raisa, pick a guy. Or better yet, don't, since you're too stupid. Han, dump "Rebecca" and come to me....more
Ugh, so, I don't know what happened with this last book, but I just...didn't like it very much. It was okay. But I'd never want to read it again, thatUgh, so, I don't know what happened with this last book, but I just...didn't like it very much. It was okay. But I'd never want to read it again, that's for sure. I'm not sure if it's because I'm just bored of this trilogy, or if this book just wasn't as good as the others. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for it?
First of all, Kelley pissed me off in this book. She makes some really stupid decisions that make me want to shake her and shout, "What are you thinking, you idiot!?" Then, of course, she allows Fen to kiss her. That is not okay. But one kiss wasn't enough for her. She has to kiss him twice. But, you know, it's okay, because Sonny never has to find out, right? Yeah, okay, Kelley. Whatever you say. I'm just getting so tired of heroines in fantasy kissing every guy that gives them the eye. And, of course, the guy never once cheats on the girl, and that's the same case here. Sonny stays loyal to Kelley while she's smacking lips with Fenris.
As for Sonny, I still love him, but...he just wasn't enough for me to enjoy this book. We find out a tiny slice of his past, which was vaguely interesting. Maddox is awesome, as ever, but he doesn't have much of a role. That's one of the things about this series that bothers me. The only main characters are Sonny and Kelley--the others are just very, very much side characters...if that makes sense. They don't really appear as much as I'd like them to. We did get a few new characters, which I liked, and we checked up on a few old characters, like Emmaline. I wish there were more interactions between Emmaline and Sonny, seeing as she's his mother, but this trilogy is kind of...thin, so it doesn't really get into the deep emotions.
Kelley's relationship with her parents was interesting--especially her mother, as Oberon didn't even really show up. I just feel as if this is such an appetizer of a book, even with three of them. Kelley gets better at using her powers and what not, but I found I didn't care. I guess I was supposed to be surprised by the bad guys, but I wasn't.
As for Fenris, (no, I will not spell his name right, I refuse) I really wanna murder that guy. He tries to poison Kelley against Sonny in order to get her for himself, when he's the one lying to her. Ugh, he just creeped me out. I did like Tyff, though, not that she showed up much.
Basically, I found this book boring. I had to force myself to keep reading, just so I could finish it. When not reading it, I didn't once think about the characters. I don't know, I'm just disappointed. This book didn't make me feel anything other than anger.
Goodbye Fenrys--oops, I mean FENRIS. Will. Not. Spell. Right....more