Both Az and Lilli need to be smacked, but other than that it was a good story. I'll wrote more when I'm not on my Kindle, but right now I'm between aBoth Az and Lilli need to be smacked, but other than that it was a good story. I'll wrote more when I'm not on my Kindle, but right now I'm between a 3.5 and a 4/5
Ahhh yes, Kuroshitsuji -- probably my favorite anime ever. How could I not pick up the manga?
I for one, was already familiar with the story presentedAhhh yes, Kuroshitsuji -- probably my favorite anime ever. How could I not pick up the manga?
I for one, was already familiar with the story presented in volume 1, so I often laughed when I picked up on differences between the book and the show, but I think everyone does that when having watched a film or show before reading the source material.
I've never reviewed a manga and will probably do it all wrong, but here it goes:
The artwork is GORGEOUS. There were several panels, especially the full page ones or the two page spreads that I want enlarged as prints on my wall.
The story was probably more humorous than the anime, if for no other reason than Sebastian kept referring to Ciel as a brat, which of course was then crossed out and replaced with "Young Master".
My one real disappointment was the lack of "I'm simply one hell of a butler" I picked up my copy from Amazon for my Kindle so I've no clue if this is a translation issue that occurred somewhere between the writing of the manga and the script for the anime, but it did hurt me to read it.
Or, of course, it could simply be that this phrase turns up in future volumes (which I plan on ordering very soon) We shall see.
So overall, I loved it, though my being obsessed with a fan of the anime most likely colored my perception a bit.
This steamy little novella was exactly what I was looking for when I went browsing for a quick bite to read.
With some of my favorite tropes -- fated tThis steamy little novella was exactly what I was looking for when I went browsing for a quick bite to read.
With some of my favorite tropes -- fated to be mated as well as enemies to lovers -- I of course loved the instant attraction and heat between Lauren and Max.
Some readers may be a little put off by the lack of character development, especially for those outside of our main couple, but honestly, I think most readers will be able to simply enjoy this tasty, sexy novella as it was intended.
Having come to this series without having read the first installment, I can say that this one easily stood well on its own, with both of our protagonists getting just as much history as was needed before jumping straight into their attraction for one another.
There's also a touch of action that I enjoyed, though personally I thought that plot line was tied up a bit too neatly a bit too early.
Overall, though, this was an enjoyable way to pass the time on a chilly evening, and I'd be interested in reading more from Ms. Stuart.
I adore this series so hard it hurts, even though Hailey Edwards is cruel to give us a love triangle and then make us wait for the rest of the story.I adore this series so hard it hurts, even though Hailey Edwards is cruel to give us a love triangle and then make us wait for the rest of the story.
For the record, I'm still #TeamShaw despite any asshattery on his side.
I'm not familiar with this series, but as a standalone I thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice and sexy with plenty of action, and a satisfying ending even if iI'm not familiar with this series, but as a standalone I thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice and sexy with plenty of action, and a satisfying ending even if it did leave plenty open for the next book.
Very entertaining, and I can't wait for the next installment.
Lawd have mercy, I love this series so much. I've tried to make this review as spoiler-free as possible, because I don't want to ruin it for anyone, sLawd have mercy, I love this series so much. I've tried to make this review as spoiler-free as possible, because I don't want to ruin it for anyone, so please forgive me if this is shorter than usual.
Even though Kit is far from "over" her experience from a previous book that left her damaged, she's made long strides in her recovery, and we finally get some progression with her relationship with Damon. And by progression, I of course mean that those of us on Team Damon will be cheering loudly by some of the things that happen.
I also loved Justin, though admittedly his sense of timing could be better in regards to some things, and I sincerely hope that he gets his own spin-off series some day. Our favorite Bad Boy Warrior Witch holds nothing back in this installment, and really took this as his time to shine.
Fans of the series are going to be thrilled with the progress that Kit has made, both on a personal level and in her relationships, and hallelujah there is finally steam in the series again. There's also the trademark action that we've come to expect from this author, and some truly beautiful twists in the plot that left me reeling.
The ending, oh, the ending. There's a major revelation at the end of the book, leaving it in somewhat of a cliffhanger, and as if I weren't already anxious for the next book, I'm now dying to see where the author is going with this.
As a side note, though, am I the only one hoping that we get a side story, perhaps a novella, that focuses on Chang? Pretty please? *dreamy sigh*
In the end though, this book was (thankfully) exactly what I expected -- an amazing entry into one of my favorite series, and one that left me whining when I turned the final page simply because I wasn't yet ready for it to end.
I have been waiting ages for this book, and it was well worth it. FoolisThis is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.
I have been waiting ages for this book, and it was well worth it. Foolish humans are still showing that they don't learn from their own history, and continue to chafe and push against the restrictions placed on them by the Others who rule the lands. Simon and the rest of the Others who run the Lakeside Courtyard may be the only thing that stands between the idiot humans and the truly terrifying Others who live in the wilderness areas, far beyond any human civilization.
As a lover of all things romance, I of course clung to every tiny hint that there may be something more between Simon and Meg, but it's not simply my romantic heart reading too much into things this time; even though we don't get anything as heavy-handed as them actually talking about their developing feelings, it's very obvious that Meg and Simon both have changed due to their unique relationship. Even though this is probably the slowest developing romance I have ever read, it's definitely there, and is just enough to keep the romance addict in me satisfied.
There is a very large cast of characters in this series, with even more new faces appearing in this installment, and so I have to say that I would not recommend that new readers try to pick this one up without having read the other two. While Ms. Bishop does a lovely job of refreshing our memories without hitting us over the head with it, the intricate relationships between all of the characters is something that readers need to have a basic understanding of before attempting to enjoy this one.
As with the other books in this series, I loved Ms. Bishop's skill at taking the mundane daily activities of her characters and turning each and every one of them into an insight into the individual players. There's a delicate balance between action and characterization in this series as a general rule, and Vision In Silver did an excellent job of moving the plot forward while still making every character feel like family.
I had a tiny issue with the somewhat cliffhanger of an ending, but overall, this was an excellent installment to what is already easily one of my favorite series of all time.