**spoiler alert** This book had my shipper-heart going everywhere! Here's a rough description of my roller coaster of emotions: Will!! Ohh, but Jem! B...more**spoiler alert** This book had my shipper-heart going everywhere! Here's a rough description of my roller coaster of emotions: Will!! Ohh, but Jem! BUT WILL. Oh, JEM! No, Will. Yes, definitely Will. BUT JEM. No, Will! Will! Yeah, Will! And then noooooooooooo.
I thought it was fairly obvious that this curse couldn't have been in place, because contrary to what Will thinks, there are a lot of people who love him! It just had me thinking of the book, One Day. My favorite line there was the whole "I love you, Dexter. I just don't like you anymore.". Which for ME proved that it IS possible to love people, even if they aren't always nice. Love kind of just grows on you, even if you want it or not (Tess being a fantastic example)!
The MOMENT Jem went into her room - yeah, THAT scene - I thought to myself that this could not possibly bring anything good. And then when he PROPOSED. Goddamnit. No turning back. Ugh, and I LOVED seeing Will so damn happy and giddy, and it made me cry because I knew it would not last. Hope this will be resolved in a humane way, without hurting Jem too much, ASAP in the next book. Like, seriously. I even caught myself thinking "Well, if Jem dies soon, Tessa can finally be with Will", and I do NOT want to think like that because I LOVE Jem. But like I've said before, I will always ship the pairing with most chemistry. Yes, you might feel safe with the other guy, and sometimes feel sparks, but, dudette, if you're with the guy, and still can't get the other guy out of your mind, you're not with the right guy!
So yeah. Keep in mind that this review was written the moment after finishing the book, so the thoughts are jumbled and all over the place. (less)
**spoiler alert** I am so beyond pissed off. So I completely loved the book, with the exception of the last part. Let me just start this off with: whe...more**spoiler alert** I am so beyond pissed off. So I completely loved the book, with the exception of the last part. Let me just start this off with: whenever I'm reading a book, I always fall for the pairing with most chemistry. Always. So it's no surprise that I fell for West.
So, when Eve gets to the power plant and jumps over the "bloody and infected body of West", it's complete bullshit for me. Fine, she didn't end up with my faorite character, West. Fine, apparently she loves Avian. But nothing, NOTHING, will convince me otherwise of the fact that Eve still feels something for West. She cares for him. She would NOT jump over the body of someone she cares about. I mean, dude, if you see your friend and the person you love lying there all bloody, you would most probably go to the person you loved first, but surely you wouldn't jump over the body of your friend, which you still care about, without a second thought?!
And this whole infected part: next book either means that West dies, which will piss me off even more because you CAN'T just kill off a character because it's what's more convinient!!! OR West will be the poor, scarred, rejected boy, which will also piss me off even more, because West is my favorite character. EDIT: just saw that this is a stand alone novel. Which pisses me more off! So we're really not going to know what happened with West. Holding back profanities here, not gonna lie.
The other thing that made this anger be even bigger, was that when Eve got the news about West possibly being her brother, SHE WENT INTO SHOCK. Like the medical kind of shock. She was actually hospitalized. THAT right there had me 10000000% sure that OF COURSE she was going to pick West. I mean, who else goes into shock when learning someone, who apparently, later on we find out, you don't actually love, is possibly your brother?! If you care SO little about someone that you jump over their body, without knowing if he/she is alive or deaf and not giving it a second thought, why the HELL would she go into freaking shock when she learns that he might be her brother?! Why?!
I don't think I've been this pissed off with a book ever. I feel like the ending was just a "oh, crap, I've written long enough, and this whole love triangle still isn't resolving. Hmmm.... Let's just get this over with!" from the author's side.
Yes, I do realize that the whole Eve/West-pairing had issues, but, come on! So did the Eve/Avian-pairing. The author could totally have managed a better ending which was more humane, resolved more, and didn't cause a complete personality change in the main character.....
I'll give this book a 4 because the rest was really good, and I still want other people to read it. But the ending deserves a 1 in my eyes. So disappointed! EDIT: yeah, changed my mind. It doesn't deserve a 4. (less)
I felt like this was an ad in book length for not driving recklessly. And there was so much romantic goo (not the good kind) that I almost puked. Huge...moreI felt like this was an ad in book length for not driving recklessly. And there was so much romantic goo (not the good kind) that I almost puked. Hugely disappointed!!(less)
You know at first I thought this was a stand alone novel, and was thoroughly pissed off when i read the ending. But then I read that there was a seque...moreYou know at first I thought this was a stand alone novel, and was thoroughly pissed off when i read the ending. But then I read that there was a sequel, and all was right again!
I was completely swept away by this book! Read it in one sitting, and tears ran down my cheeks quite a few times, to be honest. Not always because something was sad, but because something was beautiful. I'll be off now to read the sequel! Thank god for my iPad with the Kindle app!(less)
Let me start this off with this: I love the way Rachel Caine writes. I also found Joanne a breath of fresh air. She's independent and strong - somethi...moreLet me start this off with this: I love the way Rachel Caine writes. I also found Joanne a breath of fresh air. She's independent and strong - something I love. And, dude, she likes cars. 'Nuff said right there!
I loved the whole universe Caine created with the wardens and djinns. The djinns especially. The ending took me completely by surprise, and I can't wait to see what else is in store for Joanne. I do think, however that I need a little break from that universe, 'cause that is some heavy shit right there.
This book completely shifted my way of viewing the world. Seriously. I mean, you see Lena, this smart and capable girl who has been fed with lies sinc...moreThis book completely shifted my way of viewing the world. Seriously. I mean, you see Lena, this smart and capable girl who has been fed with lies since her birth. And slowly, with the help of Alex, her world starts crumbling and the lies start unwindling. And it's devestating. I cried so much while reading this book because it was just so damn SAD that they all viewed love as a disease. That people's childhood were completely devoid of love from their parents because of this cure.
And since the story was so sad, since that whole universe was so sad, it was such a beautiful thing to read about Lena falling in love. It was so beautiful that I cried some more.
Lauren Oliver is a genius. Loved her story, and I fell completely in love with her way of writing. I'm just in awe. If I could ever write like her... I- I don't even know. It was just so beautiful to read.
And the ending! Oh, the ending. Bah.
I think I'll just stop here. How I wish i had book number two in my hands! I guess I'll just have to reread Delirium many many times. (less)