Honestly I really like this go around. There were a few moments where I got a bit curious but clearly Armstrong is setting things up for the rest of tHonestly I really like this go around. There were a few moments where I got a bit curious but clearly Armstrong is setting things up for the rest of the story. Definitely expanding on that sub-par internal monologue ending from the last book from Hope. Anyway, no hate here. We're back to Elena and co kicking ass and taking names. Ain't nothing wrong with that....more
No seriously. This was awesome. I even loved it more knowing that this only makes sense if you've been paying attention and reading the whole series.
No seriously. This was awesome. I even loved it more knowing that this only makes sense if you've been paying attention and reading the whole series. I wonder how much I am actually missing knowing I'm only burning through "The Women" right now... curiouser and curiouser....more
It's.... Jesus Christ, Shepherd of Judea not done. I just don't know what to say. Mostly I'm having a really hard time wrapping my brain around the tiIt's.... Jesus Christ, Shepherd of Judea not done. I just don't know what to say. Mostly I'm having a really hard time wrapping my brain around the timeline. 2 years. Everything in these books have been focused on 2 years of Sookie's life. Yeah. Sure. Makes total sense [sarc]...more
Are you fracking kidding me?! Just kill me. Honest to god, I can't take it. Forget the Mayan calender, more Sookie Stackhouse books AFTER the end of SAre you fracking kidding me?! Just kill me. Honest to god, I can't take it. Forget the Mayan calender, more Sookie Stackhouse books AFTER the end of Sookie Stackhouse novels is my death. I just, I can't.. I.. I. fuck....more
Hmm it's definitely 2:30 in the morning, the review looks like a hot mess. Will try again in the morning. Suffice to say I loved it ... even more thanHmm it's definitely 2:30 in the morning, the review looks like a hot mess. Will try again in the morning. Suffice to say I loved it ... even more than HMCN (*yup!) and I wish more people would pick this up!...more
If for some reason this isn't the final chapter in the series I promise you I will quit this noize so quickly... I cannot stand it. My absolute favoriIf for some reason this isn't the final chapter in the series I promise you I will quit this noize so quickly... I cannot stand it. My absolute favorite characters gets almost no time at all in these last couple of books. I'm not going to say their name but if you've been following my statues I'm sure you could figure it out. Sadly, I will most likely read this just to be done with it. I have stopped trying to keep up with the short stories... so has apparently the rest of the world because they're so hard to track down at times.. ugh if she ends my fav in a short story that I haven't read... grr. So much hate... /me kills it with fire.
Cover's out. Tiger's back. I just had a blip of excitement but then I remembered adding more characters in theses books only makes them sillier. You get a page or two of them and then they are never heard from again. Think about it. Where did Buba go in the last book? What is the point....more
At the end of the day I realize that the events of the last couple of books have pretty much not only been the same but literally taking the same amouAt the end of the day I realize that the events of the last couple of books have pretty much not only been the same but literally taking the same amount of time to transpire and resolve. Each of these last few feels like a formula. Sookie is going about her day. Shit happens. She tries to keep up while running with all the supes. Either she accidentally or intentionally kills someone. Feeling bad about it for all of 5 seconds and then moves on with her life like nothing just happened. By the time she figures initial shit out more bad shit happens to her and everyone around her. Honestly I'm not so sure why I should care anymore. My favorite characters of the series were, yet again, teased for about 2-3 paragraphs, at least she is consistent with that... Arg, I am so upset with myself. Realizing now I spent most of my day where I was supposed to be sleeping reading this. How can I get my time back. I hope the money she makes off of these books is tremendous. It's the only thing I know this series is about anymore....more
I find myself yet again in love with Lish, she has a way of making me laugh like no other. Honestly what I was expecting and what happened were a littI find myself yet again in love with Lish, she has a way of making me laugh like no other. Honestly what I was expecting and what happened were a little off (not like omg huge, just a little) I see where she is trying to go with this and I like that she is slowly putting the crumbs down. There are MANY other books out there where things just seem to happen...and for no reason at all. Here is a great example of what you can accomplish when you spend some time thinking and making things work for the end game. Some things that stand out is that where there are a lot of characters running around and new ones introduced, or maybe, old ones one explained, I like that there are plain regular humans not forgotten in all the drama. I don't remember if it's a trilogy or not but I'm banking on another novella or short story soon. I can't spend this much time away from this family. I like them to much. I ended up re-reading HMCN so many times I can't even tell you, every time I know I was still laughing. When the audiobook comes out later next month I will most likely do the same....more
Bleeping awesome! Seriously, I know I burned through books one and two pretty quickly so a few details were a little vague, like was Jack or Vivian fiBleeping awesome! Seriously, I know I burned through books one and two pretty quickly so a few details were a little vague, like was Jack or Vivian first? I'm not going to ruin it, I am just saying. But really it didn't matter. This last book makes everything perfect. I really enjoyed it. There is seriously something about (haha had to check the spelling cause I've only ever listened) Evie. She's totally KATN but doesn't let it get to her. She's pretty much like a female action star, figuring things out as they go, not always getting things right, but ends up exactly how she needs to. I bleeping loved it.
So many hilarious moments were still here. Honestly, if I can't get Alice to be my BFF then I would be ok with Evie. Speaking of friends I do like that angle. It didn't seem fake, added in, or even forced. The characters know each other, they learn, and contribute to the overall story. I appreciated it.
Hey stupid, if you don't know about the bleeping bleeps then I suggest you bleeping pick this one up ;-)...more
There were a lot of things I liked loads more this time around and I really did appreciate the effort that wentI was helping people. It was important.
There were a lot of things I liked loads more this time around and I really did appreciate the effort that went into it. Again though there were some flaws that still irked me. I know every book can't be perfect but sometimes you want to hope for perfection (or pretty damn close to it) you know? No joke, the amount of times Evie makes a poor decision and Lend accepts her apologies without any...reservations is really unrealistic. I mean what the bleep was that all about.
We pretty much start off with Evie doing exactly what she's always wanted to be doing. Living a nice, healthy, normal life. Knowing how my own life is - this is a tragic mistake. Thankfully she gets caught up in all the drama fairly soon. I for one was perfectly ok with it.
Without ruining the read for others I will see there were some bits of this part that just seemed to be put in there so that you would be kept in anticipation. I'm not saying it was wrong - or it left a sour taste in my mouth - it was sort of obvious. Introducing new information without any resolve or letting people live their mess without any recourse begs the question what going to happen to them next.
I did like the book though. Still it's right up my alley. I was laughing at the fun and awkward moments. The weird ones were necessary and we also had a couple life lessons sprinkled in there in case your mortality was in question before reading. All of this I was grateful for. It didn't try to hard and I had a nice pleasant feeling the majority of the time.
Simple put, if you were a fan of the first one you aren't going to find too much to complain about the second go around. If you fit that description pick it it up. Enjoy.
Two last things, thank god he wasn't a leprechaun and "Hello, Hell" < "Burning". Just saying.
Oh how I struggled with 3-4 stars on this one. I know for a fact most of my brain was thinking "oh hell no you can't give it the same rating as FallenOh how I struggled with 3-4 stars on this one. I know for a fact most of my brain was thinking "oh hell no you can't give it the same rating as Fallen!" which is kind of sad. This was a much better story, characters actually lived throughout the pages, oh and I didn't want to slit my wrists thinking about how pointless the good vs (not so) evil fight was pretty much every 5 minutes of listening.
I did like this book but it did have a couple faults. There was a lot of weirdness with the lack of exposure Evie had and frankly there are times where I remember I in fact am not a female - some of those uber girl crushing moments are lost on me.
The story was decent. Evie's not an idiot. She's young but again not an idiot. It didn't take her a million pages to figure out what was going on and she has just enough indecision when it mattered to make the read worthwhile.
Really it's cute and funny and I loved it for that. Also I do love that snarkiness. Overall it does exactly as advertised and for that I am grateful. I had enough moments where I went through the emotional gauntlet coming out on the otherwise enjoying the ride. I'm hoping that we at least stick to the same formula for the next book. I'm looking forward to it....more
First let me say that I find it a bit weird that I hadn't realized how starved I was for books like this. I know I've always been a fan of the smart,First let me say that I find it a bit weird that I hadn't realized how starved I was for books like this. I know I've always been a fan of the smart, witty, dark humored variety but really it hadn't occurred to me until I picked up the short story Death and Waffles (Necromancer: A Novella). Once I knew what I was getting myself into I pretty much as quickly as time (my bandwidth) would allow Audible to download the book for me started listening this and LOVING EVERY MINUTE!
I really liked (a) it wasn't all boy meets girl (b) everyone was still a person (c) even when things were crap there was still sarcasm on Sam's side :-) Honestly, I was so much of fan of this book I knew pretty much 20 minutes in that when it was over I was going to be so sad cause there wouldn't be any more to read. That said I'd start raided other peoples shelves on GR to find more books like it (thank you Flannery for Paranormalcy it's right up my alley).
Oh yeah that book, you've came here for a review right? This one's got everything, necromancers (...), vamps, shifters, even a harbinger (whom I hope you already know and love). Everyone is pretty much trying to get along, doing their own thing, living among all those boring humans. Having jobs and all (hehehe) except for this one badass who apparently has been killing not so random but pretty specifically in fact so until someone figures out what todo about that they're all up the creek...
Like I said it's fun and witty - with loads of fun moments that will have you laughing. I must say as for audiobooks this one is great because the voice of Sam has some artistic moments that shine. He really reads it very well. I won't spoil it for you but you definitely know where the emotion is.
Currently I'm still getting my dark humor fix but when Lish McBride finishes up whatever is next I will be sure to take the plunge no matter what it's about, I don't even care if it's about emo fluffy cotton balls in denial, I'll be there. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer is a definite recommendation to all who are curious. ...more
I'm not going to say to much but I'm so glad for the direction in this book. The last couple have been so much about the popularity of the series andI'm not going to say to much but I'm so glad for the direction in this book. The last couple have been so much about the popularity of the series and not much of the substance (well you know..) that made it what it was. Speaking of making it what it was (is?) a real treat is in the audiobook if you can just get a sampling of the moment on the porch with with swing.. Jesus I was at work and I could not contain myself. My only complaint is again Hunter is here only as an after thought, he at least seems to get a chapter this time around but if you took the chapter out you wouldn't miss anything and it serves no purpose - this can't go on for much longer at some point something needs to happen. She does seem to have a lot of characters (many making the usual cameos at the right moments and then leaving as quickly has they came) that she is still fleshing out and at times I think even she realizes she's making jokes about it (the full house for example) but at the end of the day I enjoyed the book. Hopefully when Sookie's story is finished maybe we'll finally get to hear what life is like for the many (stress on that) other sups in the neighborhood. ...more
There are so many things I want to say about this book. First it wasn't great but not terrible. There were some parts that honestly had me pausing theThere are so many things I want to say about this book. First it wasn't great but not terrible. There were some parts that honestly had me pausing the audiobook and walking away. At times I just had to read some of the eBook to power through sections....
Speaking of switching formats, while I was listening to the audiobook and got to the epilogue I think I cried...tears of pain cause it was about and hour and 17 minutes. I could check to make sure of the specific time but I've already deleted the book from my phone. It really felt like Clare was paying fan service and not adding ANYTHING to the actual story. She could've cut out most of it and it would've been a lot less painless.
After all those not so good things there were moments I genuinely liked. I found myself relating to Simon the most and enjoyed the banter between him and Clary the most.
Overall it was just like my rating states ok, this like Fallen it's just me finishing out the ride....more