As usual Alexandra Ivy did a nice job. I'm giving it this score because at some points the story got a bit boring; too many arguments where the decisi...moreAs usual Alexandra Ivy did a nice job. I'm giving it this score because at some points the story got a bit boring; too many arguments where the decisions were obvious. Overall it was a decent read.(less)
Grave Witch is full of mixed reviews. Some people liked it, others hated it. Most of the people on my list loved the damn thing so there’s no surprise...moreGrave Witch is full of mixed reviews. Some people liked it, others hated it. Most of the people on my list loved the damn thing so there’s no surprise when I say that I was having high hopes for it. And of course life took away my hopes, stomped all over them and threw them in the toilet. Much appreciated.
Why did I have such a hard time reading it?? Ugh why?? I tried my best to find stuff to like about it. Nothing happened. Nothing! And I’m pissed off because I’m still looking at all those good reviews and I can’t seem to figure out why the hell people liked it.
I did not enjoy the story nor gave a shit about any of the characters in the book. And I mean it when I say NONE. NADA. No character was worthy of my love, admiration and not even hate! I did not hate anyone in the book! Do you know what this means?! A hater without hate is like a day without sun! Like a happy meal without a toy! Like a dolphin without its porn!!
Yes, dolphins watch lots of porn.
Alex is a sad excuse of an urban fantasy heroine. She might be good in a paranormal romance, contemporary romance or young adult, whatever – you name it, but urban fantasy? Bitch please. She’s a wimp. She’s not funny. She doesn’t know how to fight, she’s not tough. She’s just.. out there. Existing.. Taking up the extra space that should belong to a fucking good heroine.
I’d already activated the charm that blocked my image from cameras, so now I just needed to worry about the two people Roy had seen.
Isn’t this a bit too silly? Am I being too harsh? Of course I’m being too harsh, that’s what I do. But anyway, I watched Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol this weekend so I had my ratio of silly ideas bullshit for this week. Well, at least MI has its own "badass spy" excuse but using a charm to block cameras from seeing you? Really??? A charm?? My mind is having a tough time swallowing this.
Whenever I feel like I’m boring my readers I dress up as a ninja and pretend to have awesome super-powers. This helps me get over my childhood traumas and the insecurities caused by all the badass heroines who are better than me.
And even though I was excited about the Devil being a character in the book, I can’t say that I’m happy with what I got regarding him. Yes, I know I’m the silly one for being excited over something like this but whatever, we all have our little brain gnomes who put weird stuff in our zomg-I-must-have-it shelf. So I have my excuse. And I have my own ideas of how Death can be hot and perfect and the best villain (and yet a hero) deep down in his nonexistent black heart. Death in Magic Graves is a Good Guy Greg.
One does not simply make Death a Good Guy Greg. Death is a force to be reckoned with. He makes you want him and yet you shit your pants because of the fear you feel when he looks at you. So please cut the crap!
Oh, and it has a love triangle. It’s mild, but still there.
*removes one star from the rating*
I’ll take back my star, thank you very much.(less)
And here's where this series gets blah for me. I think I would have wanted Cat and Bones to have more obstacles in their relationship. More sexual ten...moreAnd here's where this series gets blah for me. I think I would have wanted Cat and Bones to have more obstacles in their relationship. More sexual tension. I think it all got wasted with them getting together so fast.
1st read: 16th - 18th Dec 2010 2nd read: 4th - 7th Jan 2014(less)
The Darkest Night is a fun introduction to a new series (for me at least) that goes around demons, crazy people, violence, hot drooly (yes, I mean it...moreThe Darkest Night is a fun introduction to a new series (for me at least) that goes around demons, crazy people, violence, hot drooly (yes, I mean it as drool-y - it should be a word, it’s awesome) sex and extreme redecorating. But we all love crazy people don’t we? And violence. And sex. And hotties. Beats the hell out of watching Animal Planet.
Even though the book was a great read I found many problems regarding it. It stars with the typical PNR problem: the ease with which they hooked up. I’d like some more obstacles please! Then there’s the true love conquers all problem. They’ve known each other for a few days so true love is out of the question. What is it then? Lust? Desperation? Drugs? Noodles? You tell me.
I didn’t like Ashlyn because she is too dependent. First Macintosh* (lol) whatever his name and then Maddox. Plus she was always taking things too lightly. First Maddox has sex with her and then locks her up because he has stuff to do. What’s her reaction? She gets a wee bit angry and then says to herself "Meh, still want him, he’s hot". Not cool. And after being his captive she still falls for him. While this is a classic move for most romance novels, I have to admit that I don’t agree with it. You simply don’t fall for the assh*le who’s keeping you prisoner unless you’re into BDSM or something. Plus he’s a demon and he’s violent and creepy. He may be hot but still, come on! Exaggerated much?
Maddox is… special. Even though he has a wall punching problem, tends to destroy most things around him and is a serial killer, he’s pretty cool. I mean how often do you find a guy who knows how to repair stuff? And he’s hot. I mean duh! It’s PNR we’re talking about! Duh! And he like has powers and stuff. And he like kills people. And has a tattoo. I mean awesome, dude!
I’ve always wanted to be in the mind of a psychopath, there’s a certain depth to life in there. Let’s take some examples, shall we?
First there’s a typical “problem” between a husband and his wife.
Then there are some kids thrown along the way.
And finally the moments when you just sit back and relax.
(I could do this all day!) Yep. A pretty high chance of all this happening to the person marrying this guy.
Probably Maddox is like this because of sexual frustration. Once he gets laid properly his demon goes back to sleep.
Anyboob, the final score is 3.5 or 3.25 or 3.19999999999999. But that’s beside the point. The Darkest Night is a nice intro to what seems like a good series but it lacked action. As you know the action-eating monster living inside me needs to be fed so it wasn’t totally happy with the situation. Just one location and few to none proper action scenes don’t make a fun story. These warriors have potential so put ‘em to good use! Aaaaaaaaand it was a bit cheesy.
P.S. A wise man once said: ”A butterfly tattoo on a guy can never be fierce. It can only be gay!”
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I am a bit disappointed by this. I loved the story involving Savitar, Ash and Nick, loved the way it ended (shame on you Nick!!!) but seriously the ma...moreI am a bit disappointed by this. I loved the story involving Savitar, Ash and Nick, loved the way it ended (shame on you Nick!!!) but seriously the main characters sucked! The book had potential; I felt it being different from the previous ones. Sure the guy doesn’t drool so much over Susan, and they kinda “court” (if I can use that word) each other more before doing the horizontal tango (lol - did I just say that?!).
I also liked the fact that it focuses on other characters, not only the main ones; the whole universe grew a bit with interspecies relationships, humans interfering with everything and so on. This was actually a nice change but I still feel that something was missing.
So, overall a decent book but not the best in the Dark-Hunter series. (less)