The first book in the Iced series is good but there are still a few things that bug me. Major spoilers below
(view spoiler)[ 1) How could Karen turn a...more The first book in the Iced series is good but there are still a few things that bug me. Major spoilers below
(view spoiler)[ 1) How could Karen turn a MacKeltar into an unseelie prince? Where are the other MacKeltars? You'd think that they would do everything possible to stop this from happening, yet you don't hear about them at all in Iced.
2) At the end of Spell of the Highlander Queen Aoibheal thinks this:
Seven times now she'd prevented the exctinction of the purest and most potent of the Druid lines. And positioned the five most powerful Druids that have ever lived precisely where she wanted them. So they could ally her. ... As for her other two chosen, she would be seeing them soon.
Below her, in Castle Keltar's great hall, the humans stood talking oblivious to her presence. Blissfully unaware that a little over five years in their future, their world was in chaos, the walls between Man and Faery were down, and the Unseelie ruled with an icy, brutal hand. The Shades were feeding again, the Hunters were enforcing compliance, calling death sentences for the slightest infraction, and the exquiste Unseelie Princes were indulging their insatiable appetite for mortal women, brutally raping, leaving mindless shells. And she? Ah that was the problem. ... She'd sifted back countless times now, from five and a half years in Earth's future - her present - delicately altering events while trying not to change too much. Concelling from all, even those of her own court, that she was temporarily displaced while doing it. Worlds were fragile ; one could destroy an entire planet inadvertently. She already carried the weight of such error. It was a heavy burden. As did her long-ago consort, though the unfathomably ancient Dark King cared nothing about the blood of billions."
From that alone the fact that Queen Aoibheal was merely turned into the King's consort makes no sense... what happened with this storyline? Aoibheal positioned seven people to help. The Highlanders and I assume the other two are Mac & Dani. Did KMM just let this storyline drop (which would highly surprise me) or will it pop back later?
3) Where the heck is Adam Black? I know he stated in one of the fever books that he didn't want to get involved, however if the entire world is falling apart you'd think he's try to help given the fact that he was a Seelie Prince and knows everything about the Seelie court! You'd also think he'd have a bit of loyalty towards Queen Aoibheal.
In true Nicholas Sparks fashion this is another tearjerker. However I found the last few chapters predictable and knew before the last page what the e...moreIn true Nicholas Sparks fashion this is another tearjerker. However I found the last few chapters predictable and knew before the last page what the ending was going to be. (less)
I recevied an ARC from Doubleday for this book. Here's my review:
Two ruthless masters, two rivals who were pledged together since a young age, only on...moreI recevied an ARC from Doubleday for this book. Here's my review:
Two ruthless masters, two rivals who were pledged together since a young age, only one can be the winner…
The Night Circus brings you into the midst of a universe of dreams. A place where the smell of caramel wafts through the air and the lights glow magically under the night sky, for the circus only takes place at night and no one knows when it will arrive or when it leaves. Every tent flap you lift brings you into a realm more enchanting than the next.
However all is not as magical as it seems behind the scenes of Le Cirque de Rêves, for the circus is only a platform for a duel being played out between two rivals. A duel that is a game of wits and imagination. From a young age Celia and Marcus have been trained by their respective masters for this challenge, however no one expected them to fall hopelessly in love with each other and from that moment on everything changes…
The Night Circus is simply amazing, a must read. I’m an avid reader and I read this book in 24 hours. This book is a page turner, once you start you won’t be able to put it down. A stellar debut novel for Erin Morgenstern. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. Pick this book up as soon as it comes out, you won’t regret it! (less)
I'd give this book 3.5 stars. It's a Stephanie Plum novel and they can never be bad. However I find the stories are starting to get a bit repetitive....moreI'd give this book 3.5 stars. It's a Stephanie Plum novel and they can never be bad. However I find the stories are starting to get a bit repetitive. Usually these novels have me laughing out loud, this one didn't do that for me.
I think it's time the story was switched up a little and that Stephanie chooses between Morelli or Ranger (I'm a huge Morelli fan btw). (less)
You can never go wrong with a Kinsey Millhone novel. That being said, I found that V is for Vengeance was slow paced.
Too many characters, not enough...moreYou can never go wrong with a Kinsey Millhone novel. That being said, I found that V is for Vengeance was slow paced.
Too many characters, not enough Kinsey Once in a while, in the alphabet novels we're lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Kinsey's past or find Kinsey forging a significant bond with someone. This is not one of those novels. The many characters in this book make it hard to follow at the start and make you wonder how they're all related to each other. While Sue went in depth with these characters I thought that there wasn't enough Kinsey. However we find a very introspective Kinsey in this book and the quotes are brilliant like the one below:
"Perhaps when we're forced to forfeit what we own, we lose any sentimental associations. Perhaps pawning our valuables frees us in the same way a house fire destroys not only our worldly goods, but our attachment to what's gone."
All in all even though V is for Vengeance is slow paced, it's still a very good read. I just wish there would have been more Kinsey in it.
I can't wait to read the next book in the series. Having read all the books in the series it's hard to believe there's only 4 books left before the end. (less)