Aaaand we're back to Mac and Barrons. Mac is seriously getting on my nerves, Barrons is still an annoying caveman.
Break my heart, Barrons. Break my fuAaaand we're back to Mac and Barrons. Mac is seriously getting on my nerves, Barrons is still an annoying caveman.
Break my heart, Barrons. Break my fucking heart.
What I wanted was more of the secondary characters. Jada, Ryodan, Christian. More of these please, Mac and Cavebro have nothing new to offer.
(view spoiler)[And seriously, Mac praising Barrons' dick in detail was the most cringe-worthy experience I've had in a long time. Their sex is not hot anymore. Their relationship is not interesting. Mac becoming a female version of Barrons is not helping either. (hide spoiler)]
I have no idea where this series is going. Again.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
I’ve always had a fear of reading sequels. Most of the ones I’ve read ended up disappointing me, others were not as good as the first book in the seriI’ve always had a fear of reading sequels. Most of the ones I’ve read ended up disappointing me, others were not as good as the first book in the series. You’d rarely get that one book that is better than its predecessor. I’m happy to let you know that Elements is one of those rare exceptions. Now, this is all my opinion. Some of you might not agree, but I’ll try to justify myself as best as I can.
I was afraid I’d end up not liking Elements so much. You can blame all those cheap Young Adult books I’ve read over the years. I was expecting a lot of drama revolving the love triangle, scandal over scandal because of Willow and Fillion’s attraction, and possibly a predictable cliffhanger ending. Well, Jesikah proving me wrong is an understatement.
The story was awesome, almost no predictability whatsoever. There still was a cliffhanger (grrrr I hate my life!) but it was a very nicely built and intense one. Is this good? Is it bad? Maybe bad because now I need book 3 and I got nothing. Otherwise it was a very good punch in the gut. I took it like a champ. Mostly.
Willow and Fillion didn’t get as much romance as I was expecting, but I think that can be considered a good thing. There’s always that point in a romance where the characters get together and pretty much lose their spark. Things between them get normal, and boring, a tad too fast. So I guess Willion (omg I can’t believe I’m doing the name merge thing, blame my laziness) getting a bit less screen time than expected served into keeping the romance tensed and still interesting.
Now for the big part. The Unholy Triangle. Did it suck? Did Guy #2 die in order to save Girl, leaving an open road for Guy #1 to be forever and ever with Girl?
Nah, that would be silly, wouldn’t it?
Guy #2, aka Coal, aka Mr. Awesome ended up becoming one of my favorite characters in the series. I know, I keep on adding more and more people to that list. But holy sh*t did the guy change. I’m speechless. I won’t spoil anything, but trust me when I say there’s no place like a book without a f*cking love triangle. That is all.
We also got a closer glimpse at the Outside world through the eyes of Mr. Six Pack Awesome, which was a very nice change from the peaceful New Eden, a lot more character development and a damn unpredictable book #3 setup.
Did I mention the pain that the cliffhanger caused me? No?
READ IT. And then PM me so that we can fangirl about it together....more
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Legacy is one of the best books I’ve read in a while. I mean it. Ini93% off on Amazon on the 24th of Sept 2015. Check if the offer is still available.
Legacy is one of the best books I’ve read in a while. I mean it. Initially I just got it because I thought the cover looks really cool. I have a thing for emo/goth boys, and having read, and loved, Kelly Creagh’s Nevermore, I was longing for a dark and tortured hero falling for a pure and sweet girl kind of story. Judge me all you want. Lucky for me, Legacy ended up being waaay more than that.
First of all, it’s not a romance novel. Yes, a romance element is present. Yes, it has love (or lust? something along those lines) at first sight (kind of) and a love triangle. Gasp! However, the main focus is on the character development and world building. The book is full of chunky paragraphs full of descriptions. It focuses on more than one character, so a lot of time is spent on following them and observing their interactions with the world. The book is full of tech, LARP and gaming references, so if you’re into that sort of thing you’ll have a pretty good time going into details. If you’re not, you’ll probably end up getting bored waiting for the hot romance stuff to happen.
But oh, when it does happen you’ll be happy. Trust me.
I guess that’s the best way of summing it up. Legacy is not your typical Young Adult Romance novel trying to pretend it’s something more than that. Legacy IS something more than that. It’s a unique story, a unique world full of interesting characters and intrigue. I’ve never read something like this, so I’m pretty hyped about it.
Lucky for me, I managed to bribe the wonderful Jesikah Sundin with my desperate fangirl tears in order to allow me to read the ARC for the sequel, Elements. Totally worth it.
SPOILER: the series keeps on getting better and better.
Read #1: 9th - 12th May 2014 Read #2: 8th - 12th Aug 2015...more
This book was uncomfortable as fuck. Seriously. It was a pain to read, and I say this in the best of ways. It took all my feelings and fears, threw thThis book was uncomfortable as fuck. Seriously. It was a pain to read, and I say this in the best of ways. It took all my feelings and fears, threw them in a blender and turned them to mush. For this I'm going to give it the big 5. I rarely get so bothered by reading a book. Well done....more
When Velveteen Monroe pictured Bonesaw’s house—and she did, more often than could be considered healthy—blood striped the paint a mu
When Velveteen Monroe pictured Bonesaw’s house—and she did, more often than could be considered healthy—blood striped the paint a muddy reddish-brown, internal organs floated in jars of formaldehyde, and great big taxidermy crows leered from branches that twisted from the wall like palsied arms.
Velveteen started out well. A morbid story about a murdered girl's ghost who's out for revenge on the person who took away her life.
I really loved the fact that even though she's stuck in Purgatory, she can travel to and back from Earth anytime she wants. Thinking about it, the whole concept of the book is interesting. But, and there's always a but when it comes to the Young Adult genre, Velveteen is full of problems.
I think the best way to show the positive and negative aspects of this book is by making a list. I love lists.
Les positifs - Morbid story;
- I like the idea of the Purgatory being a city where one could actually try to make a living, or whatever the hell they do in there;
- The MC is a total bitch. Why on the plus side? Because I like bitches;
- Her pre-murder thoughts, her experience, the trauma - all these things feel genuine;
- The book is pretty original (at least for me, it's the first time I read a story such as this);
- Nick (aka the MC hottie) is charming.
Les negatives - Teenage drama, freaking full of teenage drama;
- Choppy writing;
- Too much focus on Purgatory issues and not on her revenge;
- I feel like the plot was ignored in favor of the romance. As charming as Nick is, this goes to the negatives. Why? Because it made the events that took place in the book feel extremely chaotic. Lots of wtfs were used during my read;
- After loads of mutual butt sniffing, Velvet agrees for Nick to court her. Then Daniel Marks decided that it's time to dump 70% worth of information on my head just for fun;
- The story gets incredibly idiotic towards the end.
In the end, the negative aspects overcame the positive ones, and my overall experience with Velveteen left a sour taste in my mouth. I would recommend it ONLY if you're into the Young Adult genre.