I love how she writes, its really well written. I loved this book and I'm so desperate to read the next one. The fantasy faerie world Livingston creat...moreI love how she writes, its really well written. I loved this book and I'm so desperate to read the next one. The fantasy faerie world Livingston creates is one of the best that I've read so far.
The characters are awesome! I dare you not to fall in love with Sonny. Impossible. The plot was very well driven. I really enjoyed the way she switched characters for each chapter. Last but not least, the cover is dark and mysterious. Great cover, even though I like the cover on the second book better. So, if you enjoy your fantasy/supernatural books set on the real world with that yummy romance, go find yourself a copy of this!(less)
The books that leave the reader blatantly puzzled as to how on earth anyone could have imagined such a plot are arguably the best ones. And those that...moreThe books that leave the reader blatantly puzzled as to how on earth anyone could have imagined such a plot are arguably the best ones. And those that leave the bittersweet taste of a terrible, unimaginable, catastrophically awful story told in such a vivid and tangible way, even more so. The voice in this story, Eva's voice, is so powerful that I had to wonder at several points if I was really reading a work of fiction. Sweet mother of books, what an intense and awe-striking story! Put on your big boy pants, hold your heart real tight and be prepared to ask yourself questions that, before this book, you hadn't even remotely considered. Unfathomable.
Yes, I'll admit that the fluffy I-swallowed-a-dictionary writing grew tiresome at times, even if I must admit that it was deeply well written, but at some point, I just gave in and stopped looking up fancy words and I let the story just flow overlooking many of her sophisticated terms. I was helpless, from the moment I started, Eva was nagging me at all times, to keep reading.
I can't even begin to understand the absolute perfection of character development or the magnificent effortless flow of the plot, so I won't attempt to analyze it for you. I'll just say that if anyone does not like this book, it will always have to do with either the subject or the dizzying array of words but never, ever because of its quality of literature. It is a profusely disturbing, haunting, terrifyingly hard story to read, even nauseating at times. I LOVED it and it's probably one of the BEST books I have EVER read. I do not throw that lightly, btw.
Maggie is an amazing writer. I do love the way she writes, in a different, creative way. I don't know why I was expecting something similar to Shiver,...moreMaggie is an amazing writer. I do love the way she writes, in a different, creative way. I don't know why I was expecting something similar to Shiver, but this is completely different, in a good way. I loved this fairy world. The book hooks you up since the very first page. The romance is delicious and the mystery is resolved smoothly. I also loved the ending, the last words were the perfect ending. The characters are interesting and down to earth. I loved James and his sarcastic sense of humor. On the other hand, Luke seemed way too perfect, lacking any flaws except the obvious. But I loved the story so I let it pass. The cover is the first one in a while I just don't like. It doesn't draw attention at all and has nothing interesting or pretty. I would have never picked this up by looking at the cover. Anyhow, if you like fairy stories, this is probably the one I've liked best.
Every time I read a Sparks book I wonder, is it possible to read his books without crying your guts out? I mean seriously! I'm not a big fan of crying...moreEvery time I read a Sparks book I wonder, is it possible to read his books without crying your guts out? I mean seriously! I'm not a big fan of crying as some of you know, I almost never cry, but geez, this one brought insane sobbing--the howling, moaning, wailing kind of sob. Yes, extremely cathartic indeed. I wont be sad for a long long time now, ha! But the thing is, I don't think he is a excellent writer but I do know with certainty that he is one extremely talented story-teller. It's almost impossible not to feel yourself floating inside the story. His way of engaging the reader is utterly effective and astonishingly atmospheric.
I loved the story, fell in love with the characters and would love to read this one over and over. I found that the psychological part was really good also. That was my favorite character, John's dad. OMG, I love him! Nicholas Sparks is a genius and his love stories are epic. So of course, if you enjoy good romance, this is a must. And if you don't, I think you'll like it too. It's hard not to. (less)
How can I even begin to review this book? How could I get you to trust me and read it, for it is one of the best book I've ever read? I can think of o...moreHow can I even begin to review this book? How could I get you to trust me and read it, for it is one of the best book I've ever read? I can think of only one way: Must Read. I speak as I read. I'm happy. I'm sad. I'm scared. I'm relieved. I'm shocked. I'm waiting. Yes, all this while reading. Fiction, action, romance, friendship, fantasy, love, coping, dealing, Kings, Queens, evil, kindness, villain, killing... What else can you ask for in a book?
The writing was excellent, astonishing. The plot was full of magic and emotions. The characters, oh, the characters; they were unforgettable and brilliant. I can not even pick a character a loved the most. They all were above marvelous. I love Po and Katsa obviously, but the rest were equally amazing. I do love Po! Did I say that already?
I could not have imagined a better cover either, I loved the color, the effects and the eyes! The beginning, the ending and the story were all amazing. How she came up with all this, I have no idea. Needless to say, that what ever your reading preferences are, you have to read this book. I highly recommend it. (less)
Oh, my! What a disappointment. This is my opinion, the first two book were so totally bubbly and this one was utterly bogus. I mean really? It's like...moreOh, my! What a disappointment. This is my opinion, the first two book were so totally bubbly and this one was utterly bogus. I mean really? It's like nothing actually happened. I felt I was reading an empty book. I kept remembering Haymitch -from Hunger Games- saying "Come on, give me something to work with". The whole book lacked any type of emotion. Except, in my case, anger! How could this be written by the same person? And oh, I don't want to spoil anything here, but the main event should not have happened. No no.
Geez, this is my first 2 star review and its heartbreaking. Because the first book is probaly one of the best YA books I've read. Moving on to characters, he managed to make David no-one. He showed absolutely no personality in this book. And the theme thing, I didn't feel it had a message at all. The plot was shameful, and devastating. The only thing that I kind of licked, is Tally's character and the cover art. Not the best cover, but it sure gets attention. So there, I did it. I wont read the next book for a while, but I'll read it eventually.
This has no other word but Amazing! It is obviously my favorite book of the three. Oh, I just adore the characters. All of them, Sebastian included! S...moreThis has no other word but Amazing! It is obviously my favorite book of the three. Oh, I just adore the characters. All of them, Sebastian included! She did a wonderful job keeping them real and unique. So many characters involved and they were all equally wonderful. The scenery was stunning, I cant believe I can actually see in my head a place that is pure fantasy. Well, not anymore, not to me.
It was a long journey and even all my previous heartbreaks were perfectly mended. It was the hardest one to read, and I was purposely reading extremely slow because I was praying for it to be longer. I didn't want it to end. But it ended perfectly. No cheesy or unbelievable ending. Just the right one. She made a terrific job with the surprising part, I admit I expected something to happen but not quite the way it did. She was terrific tying up the loose ends.
The cover of this book is as awesome as the rest. They make such a pretty collection. And finally the message of the whole plot -equality in every way- was one of the things I loved the most. She managed to create a terrific story -creative beyond any other- make a completely fantastic world come to life and send a message all at the same time. And with our required love dose in it. Marvelous!(less)