I loved Mac. She's the friend we all should have and strive to be. She's protective, loyal, will kick butt to save you and yet she's there to party it...more I loved Mac. She's the friend we all should have and strive to be. She's protective, loyal, will kick butt to save you and yet she's there to party it up with you whenever she can. I wrote before that I had cried with her, I had laughed with her, I had felt her frustrations, her sorrows, her joy, her determination, and I held her hand as she went through her darkest times. When she kicked Fae ass I cheered her on, when she made mistakes I tried to shield her from the hurt, when she was stupid I wanted to smack some sense into her, when she was raped by those fecking Faes I wept at her side, and when she being toyed at by everyone who wanted to use her, I had my weapon at my side waiting to fight those bastards off.
Yes, I loved Mac. For being such an flawed character who strive to change herself and fought her hardest to live even when death beckoned at her. I just wish that for everything that Mac went though and all the heartache she endured she would had been given a HEA that was worthy of her. No, I don't mean sparkles and a fake everything-is-rainbows-and-unicorns ending. It was just that, I didn't like Jericho as the series continued and I hated that he was Mac's Hero—you know the man who is suppose be Mac's love interest and her One True Love.
Sure he was dark, brooding, had a sense of humor, intelligent, mysterious, and hot--just about everything you want in a man and it almost made me forget why I hated him. That is, until his ugly personality came out knocking away his good looks and he showed me his true self. He wanted Mac to tell him her darkest secrets BUT god forbid if he gave her a wisp of what HE KNEW. And, God forbid if she didn't upright tell him that she loved him when all he did was growled and manipulate her into submission while keeping her in the dark about everything under the damn sun. So yeah, why would she give him a heart-wrenching confession under these circumstances?
Plain and simple, Jericho was an ass. The Ass. I could write an essay on why I absolutely hated him but my brain is pretty much mush now after re-reading this entire series. As a "hero", for lack of a better word, The Ass could had had been a little bit more development in the growing-up department. It was irritating since he kept secrets from Mac and didn't lift a finger to help her until she was bleeding or almost dead. Or both. Yeah, yeah, I didn't expect a Heart2Heart from him but it would had been nice if he had developed some sense and realized that maybe because Mac is the woman he's using, it wouldn't hurt to inform her of some of His Dark and Deadly Secrets—you know before she almost die for the hundredth time and not because it's ¾ into the last book of the series. Or maybe I'm just tired of the mysterious assholes aka brooding angry emos that seem to keep bopping up in books either be adult romance or young adults. I know years ago I would had gone all gaga over Jericho but now guys like him just make me wanna bang my head over my desk. Repeatedly.
Mac really got the last end of the deep shit. By the time the “love confessions” came around I was already weeping at the unfairness and lousy execution of it. It was just thrown at us. Literally thrown at us. The Ass pretty much figured out that once Mac had been exhausted to no end and wouldn't run away from him he'll suddenly start touching her like she's some kind of fragile glass and tell her of His Dark and Deadly Past. Big Whoopee Yippee. Good for you, The Ass.
I know this review is all rambles and incoherent but I can't help it. The FEELS I have for this book is completely out of my mind-range. I don't know how to deal with it. I don't think I know how to deal with it. It's like my mind has been mind-warped into some other dimension that doesn’t allow me to think freely or clearly and then I suddenly have a bright idea to write how I truly feel. --sigh of frustrations-- I don't want to read any more of Moning's books because I have a feeling that her next ones will eat my brain completely and devour my heart along with it. But then again, my older sister the Ultimate-Mac-and-Jericho-Forever-Fan aka Deeply Devoted NutJob will probably buy the next series and I'll have no choice but to read it (b/c it's JUST RIGHT THERE) and say goodbye to common sense. Oh, the joy.
For the longest time I couldn't figure why I did not like this book. I thought about it and just couldn't put my finger on it. That was until I ended...moreFor the longest time I couldn't figure why I did not like this book. I thought about it and just couldn't put my finger on it. That was until I ended reading Devil in Winter again today at 3AM in the morning. Everything just clicked. I realized I was rooting for Cam and Daisy to get together the whole time I was waiting for Daisy's book. You can imagine my disappointment when she ends up with Matthew and Cam ends up with Amelia in Mine Till Midnight.
Oh well, what's done is done. A good book that's unfortunately is just that, good.(less)
I love how the heroine Zosia had this "flaw" that is actually life altering and not something stupid like having freckles or that she is...more SPOILERS AHEAD
I love how the heroine Zosia had this "flaw" that is actually life altering and not something stupid like having freckles or that she is from a out-of-this-world-crazy-family. Pssh, like that's anything new or damaging. I gotta admit that the hero Tristan who like to cut himself and saw no worth in himself was an appealing somewhat different character from most other males. A true brooding almost depressing hero. I couldn't imagine truer characters who were not only far from perfect but actually had real life problems that made them so attractive.
The only problem I had with this book was that it was just so damn descriptive and more than halfway through the book I was bored with it. The ending could had been better then the "oops, I gotta wrap this up and tie it in a pretty bow" ending the author gave us. Big whoop that she got pregnant after the first time--not that you can't but I won't go into the dilemma.(less)
*As soon as I read the reviews about how terrible this book was I just had to read it. My interest has been pricked and I can't wait to find out just...more*As soon as I read the reviews about how terrible this book was I just had to read it. My interest has been pricked and I can't wait to find out just how bad this book truly is. Will I regret my headache later? Probably. But the price we pay to stay entertained is worth it.
OMG. What the hell did I just read? LOLOLOLOL.
You, Abandon, is a joke. J-O-K-E. I can't believe they dare call this thing a book, much less got it published.