This book was a mixed bag for me. I struggled to get through it, so much so that it took me 3 tries before I actually succeeded.
Part of my problem with the book was that i had a very hard time accepting Daemon as a hero and a leading man. Yes, he was cute and had some good one liners, but he was also incredibly mean at times. He might has had his reasons for what he did, but honestly, he came off more as a bully than an appealing leading man.
Katy was a strong woman (and i loved that she was a book blogger), but as strong as she was she still somehow managed to fall under Daemon's spell no matter how often he treated her like crap.
Not a huge fan of the alien aspect, but it ended up being a somewhat interesting twist.(less)
I'm attempting to get my hormones under control after finishing this book, so I will try and keep this revie...moreHoly Va-Jay-Jay, this book was a scorcher!
I'm attempting to get my hormones under control after finishing this book, so I will try and keep this review short and to the point.
Let there be no doubt about it; this book is an insanely, panties-exploding-off-your-body kind of hot. The sex scenes are ridiculously erotic, and while there was one thing I was a little put off by (view spoiler)[ I didn't like the whole 'sweet-butt' (i.e. how the MC's have a woman that they 'share' among themselves) aspect. Yes, I know that this book is about Motorcycle gangs and their lives are different and edgy and all that, but I'm not fond of reading about women being used that way, so that by itself...while a somewhat small part of the story...bothered me. But, that's just a personal preference and might not bother anyone else. (hide spoiler)], the book was a hell of a lot of fun to read.
And, I can't write even a short review of this story without mentioning the man of the hour....Horse. And yes...he has that nickname for the exact reason you think he does.
I am a huge fan of Alpha males, and Horse is about as Alpha as they come. He's sexy, crude, bossy, belligerent, arrogant, and goes after what he wants with a single minded focus that was at times downright scary. He was more than a little too pushy for my taste. As I have said many times before, there is a fine line between a sexy Alpha and an obnoxious asshat. Horse crossed that line more than once for me unfortunately.
However....even with the problems I had, I still really enjoyed this twisted ride on the wild side.
Warning: This book will cause a tingly sensation in your girly bits. Be prepared with an extra supply of panties. You're welcome.
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I am SO grateful to have found this series. Completely original and addictive storytelling. Deeply flawed characters that I still managed to care abou...moreI am SO grateful to have found this series. Completely original and addictive storytelling. Deeply flawed characters that I still managed to care about.
This book also features several characters who speak with what can only be described as a kind of intensely grammatically incorrect dialect that would normally be a deal breaker for me when it comes to reading and enjoying a book. I'm not sure if it was just the fact that the dialect made sense in the scope of the story, or if I have gotten more easy-going in my old age (i'm betting on the first option) but it didn't bother me at all here. In fact, i actually thought the way that my favorite character Trouble spoke was...kind of cool. I know, it's weird, right?!
The only thing keeping me from giving this 5 stars was the fact that I found the story slightly confusing towards the end. But, otherwise...this book totally rocked!(less)
This had been a solid 3 star book for me up until the final 40 pages or so, when the emotional intensity went through the roof. The last act of Frostb...moreThis had been a solid 3 star book for me up until the final 40 pages or so, when the emotional intensity went through the roof. The last act of Frostbite alone was well worth a 4 star rating.
I spent much of this book not liking Rose. She comes off as being very obnoxious and narcissistic to me (an un-popular opinion in the fandom, I know). But, in the end she stepped up to the plate in a big way, and my heart truly went out to her in that final battle. The entire sequence was dark, bloody, extremely powerful and so, so sad. Kudos to Mead for the way she handled the heavy ending.
I ended up loving the rest of the cast of characters. I have to say, the introduction of Adrian (emerging from the shadows on the porch of that ski lodge) was a scene I will remember for a long time. Adrian's dialogue was always entertaining and I loved him and his sexy, snarky ass to bits.
Speaking of sexy...*cough* Dimitri. Yeah. Not much to say there, other than Yes. Please.
Overall, Frostbite was a definite improvement over the first book in the series, and I'm excited to dig into book 3.(less)
Deuce is a teenage girl living in one of many self-contained Enclaves located in the sewer-system in a post-apocalyptic version of NYC. She has just b...moreDeuce is a teenage girl living in one of many self-contained Enclaves located in the sewer-system in a post-apocalyptic version of NYC. She has just become a Hunter (someone who patrols the tunnels, protecting their home from the zombie-like creatures they call Freaks) and has been teamed up with another Hunter named Fade. One day, Deuce pulls a Katniss and decides to sacrifice herself in place of one of her friends and is banished from her Enclave and forced to venture into the city above. This is basically considered a death sentence, since NYC is considered an uninhabitable wasteland. So Fade chooses to go with her having spent part of his childhood above-ground before making his way down into the tunnels.
This book felt a little like 2 seperate stories. There was Deuce's life at the Enclave, and then there was her life Top-Side. There were many dangers in the tunnels, but once she and Fade venture into the actual city above, they have even more things to worry about.
Enclave was an incredibly dark book. Especially after the story moves into the city. The people that Deuce and Fade encounter there are even more terrifying then the Freaks, which is saying a lot.
My one and only problem with this book was when the author felt the need to introduce a love triangle into the mix. Not only was it an unnecessary plot element, but it was also completely unbelievable considering the actions of the third party when the character was introduced to the reader. The idea that Deuce would be able to develop feelings for someone so cruel and barbaric was just completely ridiculous to me. The romantic angst towards the end of the book was a bit off-putting to be honest.
But, overall this was a terrific and original take on a dystopian world, and I look forward to reading book two Outpost.(less)