Yes! I love this series. Though, I must admit I wish Mary Ann's POV would be cut out entirely, since I find it extremely repetitive and boring. I'd raYes! I love this series. Though, I must admit I wish Mary Ann's POV would be cut out entirely, since I find it extremely repetitive and boring. I'd rather have Victoria's POV, or even Riley's, 'cause he's a hottie.
There is still a lot going on in here, but that didn't bother me, since, well, I like to have a lot of stuff going on! It's entertaining. We've got the whole problem with the witches. We've got Mary Ann's weird issues. We've got Aden's role with the vampires along with the new demon creatures that popped out of nowhere. We've also got Aden's problems with the faeries, and even some stuff with Shannon. Then we've got the stuff with Vlad/Tucker and Aden's upcoming demise to worry about, along with the Aden/Victoria and Riley/Mary Ann relationships.
Crazy, right!? Yes, I agree.
So, I love Aden. He's just a really good, really nice person. I loved his reaction to Shannon's revelation. It made me want to give him a big hug and tell him how much I adore him! I like that the two of them are becoming friends, and hoping nothing stupid happens to mess this up. He's strong, brave, altruistic, smart, loving, loyal, everything you could want in a hero.
Mary Ann, on the other hand...not so much. She's whiny, self-centered, juvenile, short-sightened, and generally unintelligent. Despite this, I actually like her--I just don't care for her as a main character, and I really don't understand what Riley sees in her.
As for Victoria. I find her really interesting. I can really see her love for Aden, and I like that she tries to protect him, and I love that's she strong and smart and is willing to do anything to save him.
As a side note: I feel so sorry for the poor people who live with Aden at the ranch. Especially Dan, 'cause he's such a good guy, and all these supernatural creatures are always manipulating him.
Back to Aden. His new "power" is very cool. I wonder what exactly is behind it. I liked getting to see a little more of Riley's brothers, too. Hopefully we'll see more of them in the future. Speaking of Riley, lord do I feel bad for that dude. The situation with Mary Ann is impossible! I almost don't want to know what's going to happen there. It was also good to see Riley and Aden starting to become friends, 'cause originally Riley hated his guts. But, really, who can hate Aden?
One thing about this, though...I really hated the ending. Not only was it a cliffhanger, but something happened with Aden's souls that really ticked me off. I mean, my favorite part of this series is Aden's relationship with the other souls living inside of him, and now...well, you'll see. But it makes me very sad. I hope things go back to normal!...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
This is your fault RACHEL! LOL! =) I hope you're proud of yourself!
I seriously LOVE Simon now! I enjoyed his scenes so much more than Clary's. It's noThis is your fault RACHEL! LOL! =) I hope you're proud of yourself!
I seriously LOVE Simon now! I enjoyed his scenes so much more than Clary's. It's not a secret that I'm not a huge Clary fan. Probably because Jace loves her. Yup. I mean, she doesn't even notice anything is wrong with Jace! SIMON notices! Which is adorable, by the way. When they went to the supermarket. Funniest/cutest/sweetest thing ever. Mangoes. Tomato soup. God. Also, Clary is always thinking about how hot Jace is, and it seems like she only loves him b/c of his looks, which is annoying.
Simon and Jace are actually friends now. I can't lie, this is officially my favorite aspect of the book. Yes, Clary and Jace have spark, but seeing them together is often torturous, because something terrible is usually keeping them apart.
I never ever expected to like Simon this much, seeing as I never cared for him before. But he was SO likable here! He spends so much of his time worrying about others, whereas Clary only ever thinks about herself. When Jace was acting weird, she only thought about herself. It never occured to her that JACE was having a problem. No. Obvisouly, he didn't love her. That's not to say I think Jace made all the right moves, but still, that doesn't excuse Clary, either. I just wish they would all be more open with each other. So many problems could be solved that way.
This book is so much different than the others in the series, which isn't bad or good, really. Some of the scenes were amazing, better than any of the ones in previous books, but as a whole...there wasn't quite as much fighting/action. The drama was more character-driven, which I actually kind of liked, because I got to see the relationships of all the characters developing.
Also, I'm glad Kyle's one of the new characters. I want to say more, but I won't. Also, Maia was more likable in this book, too, whereas Isabel was less likable.
But really, I wish Clare would pick on someone other than Jace. He needs a break from all the misery, and that cliffhanger pisses me the heck off. I honestly don't want him to go through any more pain--screw drama! I just want him to be happy. Seriously, he has been through WAY more than enough. I can't stand it. I just want to wrap him in my arms and never let go. Unlike some people, I'm not angry with him for not being perfect and for making mistakes. Jace is Jace. He's allowed to be sad, to be stupid, to make dumb decisions, to be afraid. I can't STAND that he feels he's anything like Valentine. Ugh. As if. That will never ever be possible.
Also, Jocelyn is annoying. That's all I have to say. I wish she'd go back into a coma. Sorry. Kinda.
Now a million years until the next book. Joy.
Also, you know who you are, and you NEED TO DIE. What the hell, you stupid character. DIE DIE DIE....more
Starts off really slow and boring, then gets progressively better. The main character, Meghan, is very stupid, which can be kind of annoying, but by tStarts off really slow and boring, then gets progressively better. The main character, Meghan, is very stupid, which can be kind of annoying, but by the end of the book she has gotten at least a little bit smarter.
What bothered me most was the unoriginality of the book. Too much Alice in Wonderland and Wondrous Strange and Neverending Story and Peter Pan and others. Also, I can only read about so many versions of Puck/Robin Goodfellow--this Puck, I believe, is my fifth or sixth. Sure, his character is entertaining what with the constant jokes, but he was also annoying and I found it kind of creepy/disturbing how much he ENJOYED trying to kill someone that was once a very close friend.
From what I've heard everyone prefers Puck to Ash...which, frankly, I don't understand. Ash is sexy and mysterious, maybe a little cliched, but not half as much as Puck, who isn't even an ORIGINAL character. Yes, Ash's relationship with Meghan could have been done better--it seemed a little abrupt--but I can still see them together, and they feel real enough.
Grim, the talking cat, was also very cliched. I mean, how many times have you read about a talking cat with a witty, lazy attitude? I liked him well enough, but still...
What redeemed the book for me was the whole idea of Iron Fey, which was, thank God, original. Also, having the entrances to the Nevernever being in closets and under beds...funny. The monsters in your closet are really faeries.
I find it kind of corny that Meghan, who is only half fey, is basically more powerful than anyone else, but I suppose she has to be one of those main characters that rules the world.
The ending was a cliffhanger, and I definitely want to read the next one...hopefully it will be better....more
Who doesn't love Arty Fowl? It's a great book, hands down. I've never seen such a take on faeries before--usually faeries are primitive, so I thoughtWho doesn't love Arty Fowl? It's a great book, hands down. I've never seen such a take on faeries before--usually faeries are primitive, so I thought it pretty awesome to have the whole underground techy faeries with a police force. Plus, Artemis is an awesome character, and funny, as is Holly. I love that Holly Short! This is the kind of book you can read again and again. ...more
I found Wings to be quite boring until about the last third of the book. The main character, Laurel, was not very likable and was basically uninterestI found Wings to be quite boring until about the last third of the book. The main character, Laurel, was not very likable and was basically uninteresting. David, one of her possible love interests is simply a nice guy. He has no personality or distinguishig features at all. The only remotley intriguing character, Tamani, is introduced for the first time about halfway through the book, and only makes a few small appearances.
I really like the concept of faeries being plants, and thought it was unique...but there wasn't much action, like I said, until the very end. Everything leading up to it was just blah, blah, blach, research, complaining, whining, etc....more
I absolutely adore this book!! It's unique in both its plot and writing style. The characters are likable and well developed, especially the two mainI absolutely adore this book!! It's unique in both its plot and writing style. The characters are likable and well developed, especially the two main ones, Deirdre and Luke. I loved their relationsip. I couldn't put this book down for a second, and it really got me invloved. If I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it.
It has lots of action without being overly hectic, and is full of emotinal turmoil, which, sadly, I happen to enjoy. I just loved it. Also, I thought the ending was good, because it wasn't exactly good or bad...though I *love* happy endings, I can't complain about this one. ...more