In the past few years I have discovered that I love creepy books. The creepier the better and when I saw Insanity I knew I had to have it. UnfortunateIn the past few years I have discovered that I love creepy books. The creepier the better and when I saw Insanity I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately it didn't quite work for me and I ended up putting it down at 30%. I know my rule is 50% but I sometimes you just know something isn't going to get an better for you and this was the case for me.
Insanity started out very creepy and at the point I was a very happy reader. That ended soon after I finished chapter 2. What followed after the prologue felt like a totally different story and honestly if felt like a totally different author. The writing in chapter one was very choppy and very scattered for me. I couldn't ever really grasp what was going on. One minute Forest is running down the hall and the next there are hounds and darkness around her. I know this place is supposed to be creepy and crazy things are going to happen but I just feel like the author left out a lot of details that I needed to know. I wasn't creeped out I was just lost.
I had problems with the characters as well. Forest was really hard for me to connect with. She seemed very young for being 18 if I hadn't known she was 18 I would have thought she was 15. I'm not sure if it was her dialogue that made me feel that way or just how she acted overall but it didn't work. Her part of the story felt very predictable as well. When Levi was added into the mix I will admit I had an eye roll moment because he felt like every other bad boy out there. He was fiercely protective of Forest even though she can hurt him with a singe touch. Just to cliche for me. I'm not sure where their storyline would have gone since I DNF this book, but I'm pretty sure they found a way to be together.
I have read other reviews that say the POV skips around and I did skim ahead and see this, but I'm not sure if this was a good thing or not. The part I did read where Forest skips a whole bunch of time seemed very weird and out of place. I don't know what the author was trying to accomplish and I'm guessing if I had read the whole book I would have found out but I don't want to have to dig through 100 pages of nothing to get that one page of creepy.
I know the author was going for creepy and weird, but there were too many low points that filled up the story. I really wish the story would have stayed true to the prologue. It was beyond thrilling and I loved it. So for now I am going to set this one aside and let it go. ...more
Of Triton was an awesome addition to this series. It was fun and totally kept the wonderful pacing that its predecessor Of Poseidon delivered.
This seqOf Triton was an awesome addition to this series. It was fun and totally kept the wonderful pacing that its predecessor Of Poseidon delivered.
This sequel takes place right where Of Poseidon left off. Nalia, Emmas mom, is on the run thinking that Galen is trying to arrest her for killing his brother Grom. When Grom and Nalia come face to face for the first time in many many years their love is instantly rekindled. This isn't all fun and games though, Grom is already mated and with Emma being a Half Breed everyone knows their journey back to the waters won't be an easy one especially with a rebellion going on.
This book was like I said all kinds of fun. Is it amazing beyond belief no, but it was just what I was looking for and sometimes we as readers just need some good ole fashioned fluff. Of Triton wasn't all fluff, but it wasn't filled with drama drama drama. There were so many moments between Emma and the cast of characters that were just perfect. I enjoyed the underwater scenes and I really enjoyed seeing the tribunal happen since it gave us a look into the Syrena history. I am honestly very intrigued by this world that has been created.
So while this wasn't something that will forever be known as the greatest work of fiction, it definitely left a mark on me and I will definitely pick up the next installment. I have absolutely no idea what the third book could be about since this one ends in a good place and honestly that is half the fun. Anna Banks has created a fun world that I can't wait to read more about!...more