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.
*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.
I hate, hate, hate it when the hero/heroine has a brother/sister they're trying to protect or hide throughout the whole book. It's annoying as hell an...moreI hate, hate, hate it when the hero/heroine has a brother/sister they're trying to protect or hide throughout the whole book. It's annoying as hell and just make the book a bored to read.
"Oh no, I have to protect my precious brother even though he's a jerk, rebellious, and dosen't give a rat's ass about me. But! If I save him then that'll prove that I'm a part of this family and maybe he'll learn to love me. Oh no! The hero is giving me googling eyes. My breasts are heaving heavily and his arms are around me bending me over the table. His dark skin is so dark against my pearly milky skin. Oh no, I must resist him but his magically kisses are making me forget about my brother. Oh no! I must not fall for temptation! He's only kissing my kissable lips because he wants to know where my rebellious brother is. No matter how long he starves me and "tortures" me into confessing where my brother is, if he learns of my dark past he'll become my gentle hero and he'll save my brother! Oh no! Is this LOVE?!?"
Ok, ok, I must have slightly exaggerated on some parts (because I was skimming by the half-way point) but the heroine who is trying to save her brother is such a turn-off in books. Grow up women! He's still going to be the lousy brother he always was no matter how much you try to talk some sense into his over zealous head. (less)
*Oh, this better not end with the Hero turning into some Bow Street Runner who is a "Lost Lord" or something. Come on, give me something original and...more*Oh, this better not end with the Hero turning into some Bow Street Runner who is a "Lost Lord" or something. Come on, give me something original and fresh!
EDIT: I love the way the hero's past was revealed. Really caught me by surprise.(less)
Lora Leigh has officially made me hate these words: "mate" and "mine." If there's anything I hate more than when the author who makes the hero a cheate...moreLora Leigh has officially made me hate these words: "mate" and "mine." If there's anything I hate more than when the author who makes the hero a cheater is when she makes him repeatedly repeats "You're mine" as he savagely rips into her throat or "You and I are mate forever b/c we're mates for life."
That becomes a load of crap when it's all we hear from the main guy, the secondary characters, and the stupid narration. I get it, damnit! You're freaking mates and you like them to be "mine" forever. STFU!
Oh yeah, I found the guy and the chit to be annoying and totally deserving of each other. In other word, a complete mess of a couple who solves their problems by letting other people interfere and creating more problems for their problems. How romantic. NOT. Just plain irritating.
I even skipped over the sex scenes. That's how much I hated them. I actually wanted them to find their HEA in the arms of their enemies. Now wouldn't that be romantic?
Plus, the ONLY reason why I read one of my to-be-avoided-author is b/c I've been sick lately and can't get out of bed so I ask my sister who works at the library to get all the books with red and orange covers. Leigh's book was one of them and I went why the hell not to only regretting it less then a day later.(less)