3,5 stars Forbidden Wish wasn't a bad book. Not at all! It's a very well written and solid story and probably one of the few retellings I've actually e3,5 stars Forbidden Wish wasn't a bad book. Not at all! It's a very well written and solid story and probably one of the few retellings I've actually enjoyed reading. Then why the low rating you might ask. Well, despite all it's assets, Forbidden Wish didn't manage to grab my interest. I was just reading a nice story but I couldn't connect with the main characters or care about their hea. The romance fell flat for me although I truly appreciated the fact that Zahra was a strong heroine and not a damsel in distress waiting for someone to save her. Far from it! In general there were many things I liked about this book and if I rated it without taking into consideration how much I enjoyed it in overall it would be a 5 star rating. Technically it was that good. But still the fact that I couldn't invest emotionally to this story or its characters was a major issue for me. Still, Forbidden Wish is totally worth your time!...more
First of all let me just say that if this book was anything other than a Harry Potter story my rating would be lower... As it is, considering I absoluFirst of all let me just say that if this book was anything other than a Harry Potter story my rating would be lower... As it is, considering I absolutely love this series, I ended up liking this story even if, let's face it, it's a mediocre one at best...
I know it's a script, but even so, everything in this story feels rushed and underdeveloped. The characters have no depth or much of a development even if we already know most of them. And that says a lot... The plot is a huge mess and even if I appreciated the humorous tone of the writing style, still, that alone couldn't save the whole thing.
Like I said, I mostly enjoyed this book but it wasn't anything like the rest of the series in any aspect. I'm not feeling exactly disappointed, but then again I didn't have many expectations to begin with. I was sceptical towards this new book and rightfully so... It doesn't remind the rest of the books in any way. Maybe I should blame the script form, maybe the fact that it's not written by J.K. Rowling, I don't know, all I know is that I couldn't feel the magic, not like before......more
It's not that this book is that bad or such a pain to read but unfortunately it's nothing memorable either. Quite the opposite. It's so generic and soIt's not that this book is that bad or such a pain to read but unfortunately it's nothing memorable either. Quite the opposite. It's so generic and so pathetically similar to hundreds of ya stories out there that reading it was a huge waste of time. There's no decent world building, no memorable characters, the spins in the plot where too predictable and in overall I can't really find a single thing in the story that I really loved. Such a pity because there was a certain potential in the story but it kind of felt rushed, like the author was in a hurry to publish this book....more
Shadow and Bone is one of those books that everyone really loves but I just can't understand what's there to love so much. Surely I enjoyed myself whiShadow and Bone is one of those books that everyone really loves but I just can't understand what's there to love so much. Surely I enjoyed myself while reading it. But I've read far better high fantasy ya titles and far more unique.
The Russian element of this story is what first caught my attention in the description, but honestly, it was more of a mix and match of whichever Russian element the author was aware of than a unique blend of Russian elements in a fantastic world. Except if you can call the world Bardugo envisioned inspired from Russian folklore just because she used a couple of Russian names (that at times where incorrect in their use) and a samovar... That part of the story was a big fail for me.
The other failure was that the pace of the story was a bit uneven. There where times it dragged and nothing happened and when finally something did happen we quickly moved on. In overall, I just felt that I was reading this book forever when in reality I read it faster than usually.
On the other hand, there were things I enjoyed about this book despite what I said above and that is why I rate it with 3 stars. I just don't think that I enjoyed it that much to continue with this series. Maybe when I finish my never ending tbr pile I'd give book 2 a go but that might never actually happen :P...more
Oh yeah!!!! And finally I can safely say that I found my next favourite urban fantasy series!!! On one hand I can't understand why I waited so long toOh yeah!!!! And finally I can safely say that I found my next favourite urban fantasy series!!! On one hand I can't understand why I waited so long to pick this series up and on the other I m glad I did cause now I don't have to wait to read all those books at once! And I was so desperate to find sth that good to read! This one is the best book in the series so far and sth tells me that the rest is just as good!!!...more
This series is slowly becoming one of my favorites!Book by book I just get sucked in an intricately woven world and I just can't have enough of Kate'sThis series is slowly becoming one of my favorites!Book by book I just get sucked in an intricately woven world and I just can't have enough of Kate's adventures....more
The second book of the series was wayyyy better than the first one and I'm starting to have the feeling that this series will slowly become one of myThe second book of the series was wayyyy better than the first one and I'm starting to have the feeling that this series will slowly become one of my favorites!Still had some issues with the pace of the plot at points but in overall it was a great story....more
Despite the very promising beginning this one turned out a great disappointment. Very predictable, a love triangle I didn't like at all, and a heroineDespite the very promising beginning this one turned out a great disappointment. Very predictable, a love triangle I didn't like at all, and a heroine that acted stupidly most of the times. Such a shame cause the story had potential if the author didn't feel the need to add to it every ya cliché out there...more
And we have a winner!!! It's been quite sometime since I loved an urban fantasy book so much! Dare I say that I enjoyed this one more than Kate DanielsAnd we have a winner!!! It's been quite sometime since I loved an urban fantasy book so much! Dare I say that I enjoyed this one more than Kate Daniels??? I sure loved it equally!!!
Can't wait for the next book in the series to get published. Totally recommend it!...more
The Burning Sky is an absolutely stunning YA debut for the acclaimed Historical Romance author Sherry Thomas. No4.5 stars Review published at Ex Libris
The Burning Sky is an absolutely stunning YA debut for the acclaimed Historical Romance author Sherry Thomas. Not that I expected anything less from Thomas, but Burning Sky surpassed even my wildest imaginations. Yeah, it was that good!
The Burning Sky was like reading Harry Potter, in a Victorian England setting and with high fantasy elements thrown in the mix just to spice things up a bit. The result is a mesmerizing book, told in a way only Thomas can, that fans of Fantasy will just sink their teeth into! This book has everything I search for in a good story: strong and easy to relate to characters, a toe curling romance and a fast paced plot full of mystery and twists. And the setting? The way Thomas merges reality with fiction, the way she blends together a very real London with a wonderful fantastical world was just perfect, for lack of a better description. There wasn't a single thing I didn't like in this book let me tell you. It was just amazing!
It's no news to me that Thomas can deliver heart warming romance. It's not just the way she is able to transform a couple's spark into words, it's also the way she portrays her characters that makes any romantic relationship between them believable. I could not care less about the characters (which I did!) but I would still love their romance and feel the spark between them. That's how great an author Thomas is! The world Thomas created is full of magic (with wands and all! I don't believe how much I missed the use of wands!) mystery, intrigue, betrayal, self sacrifice and love, love between lovers, between mother and child between friends. The kind of love that warms a person's heart and inspires him to work miracles. That's the kind of world I love and Thomas managed to give her readers the best of it.
The characters are great, both main and secondary ones and memorable. Iolanthe was amazing, the kind of heroine I love in my books. Strong, determined and courageous. Her reactions are believable, not like many heroines out there that are asked to die for a greater cause and agree to do it without a second thought. What sane person does that? She struggles with what she has to do but chooses to do it nonetheless.And that is why she's so great a character. As great character is also Titus. Clever and strong and ruthless. He's ready to do whatever he has to for what he believes right. Together as a couple, Iolanthe and Titus are just perfect!
I won't say anything about the plot, I don't want to spoil it for you. All I'm going to say is that you won't be able to put this book down for no reason. And if not for the quick way everything wrapped up in the end, this would be a more than 5 star rating if possible. But the ending kind of messed things up a bit. Not that it lessened my appreciation of the book, I just felt that it was little compared to how incredibly amazing the rest of it was.
Verdict: The Burning Sky is a story you don't want to miss for many reasons! Sherry Thomas proves that she can write a great story whether it is adult or YA, whether it is HR or High Fantasy. She's a great author who knows how to deliver a good story no matter what. I can't wait for the sequel!
I have a thing for assassins! That's not a big secret! So naturally as soon as I read the blurb for Assassin's GaReview first published at Ex Libris.
I have a thing for assassins! That's not a big secret! So naturally as soon as I read the blurb for Assassin's Gambit and quite a few stellar reviews about it, I just had to read it! And I'm so glad I did. Amy Raby delivers an interesting and really well written story that all fans of fantasy should read!
The world building is incredible! Amy Raby did a fantastic job not only creating a very interesting and detailed world but also presenting it. Everything in this story, every little detail is well researched and placed in just the right spot. The world the author envisioned is rich and full of colours, the journeys she describes vivid. And I have a soft spot for books that include a long journey in it, especially if it is well described. And Amy Raby did an incredible job both with her characters' descriptions and the different villages and places Vitala and Lucien met at their journey.
While reading Assassin's Gambit I felt like I was reading two books squeezed into one. There were so many things happening, there were so many things the reader should learn and understand about how the world worked and I loved it. I didn't feel bored even for a minute.Well, the fact that it wasn't so easy to see where the story would lead kind of made sure that I wouldn't feel bored. I mean there were moments where I was certain of where the story would go or what would happen next only to be proved wrong after a while. One thing is for sure, the story of Assassin's Gambit doesn't follow many cliches out there.So points here to the author for her creativity.
The characters are well developed, with enough background to make the reader care for them and understand them. And not just the main characters but the secondary ones as well. The one thing I didn't enjoy in this book as much as I hoped to was the romance between Vitala and Lucien. I didn't really feel the spark between them. But I'm not complaining here. I was more than compensated from the fast paced plot and the incredible writing style. That plus how well researched every strategic move Lucien did was. I'm not a big fan of strategy games nor have I any strategic knowledge whatsoever but still I couldn't help but appreciate the genius Lucien was. Well, actually the genius Amy Raby is for creating such a complex character as Lucien is!
Verdict: Assassin's Gambit is a debut novel no fantasy lover should miss. It's so well written that will satisfy even the most demanding reader out there! Totally recommending it! ...more
If you read my review of the first book in Jax Garren's incredible Tales of the Underlight series, then you know that I fell in love with it! So, to sIf you read my review of the first book in Jax Garren's incredible Tales of the Underlight series, then you know that I fell in love with it! So, to say that I couldn't wait to get my hands on the next book, would be an understatement. And even though it took me a while to finally read it *hangs head in shame* I can't even begin to describe how much I loved How Beauty Saved the Beast! Jax Garren is an author you need to watch out for. She's incredibly talented!
How Beauty Saved the Beast starts exactly where the first book ended and Jolie finds herself torn between her feelings for Hauk and her mission with the Underlight. The tension between them is simply delicious. They can't live without the other but still try to fight their feelings. They kiss and then they drive each other apart, all because they are afraid of what their feelings can cause. Not to the mission, but because of what those feelings mean for them. The way Jolie is jealous of Hauk is plainly adorable.
Apart from that, the second instalment, has everything that made me love so much the first book and then some. You still get the same beautifully written, character driven story but enhanced with some delicious sexual tension. How Beauty Saved the Beast may not be a very long story, but still, Jax Garren manages to explore every main and secondary character to his/her full potential. And that is what I love most about this series and this author. How all her characters have their own place in the story and evolve.
I won't say anything about the story itself, I hate spoilers, so the only thing I will say it is that it's fast paced and action packed. Jolie isn't just a pretty face. She can seriously kick some ass! And Hauk..., well, like I said, I have to love and care some much about a male character since Terrible from Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts series. Maybe because they are both deeply scarred heroes, both physically and emotionally. I don't know. What I know is, that both of them are among my favorite ever fictional characters!
All in all, Jax Garren doesn't disappoint with her second book and all I can say is that I can't possibly wait for the last book in the series!...more
When I picked up Touch of Death in my hands, I have to admit that for some reason I had high ex Review originally posted at Books to Brighten your Mood
When I picked up Touch of Death in my hands, I have to admit that for some reason I had high expectations from this book. What with those few raving early reviews and a premise that gives glimpses of a really interesting story and I thought that this book would be amazing. And although the potential for a good book is all there, the execution I'm afraid, spoiled things for me.
The first thing that bothered me in Touch of Death, was how slow it was. I mean almost the whole first half of the book feels like an introduction to the story, where nothing crucial happens, only the problem is, that all that place in the narration isn't used to build the world or the plot, but it's rather wasted on extensive descriptions that aren't really helping anywhere or adding anything to the story. The first half of the book is full of some really extensive descriptions of things like an attempt to catch a rat, that to be frank, I think could have been described in far less pages... As it was, the author wastes precious space in her book just to prolong things. At least I felt that way...
My next problem was the main heroine, Jodi. She was a bit annoying and too self-centred at times. She just acts in a way I can't possibly understand, like when she totally disregards the fact that her room was searched by a stalker just to go on a date. To be accurate, she just pretends that important and dangerous things haven't even happened, just to go on a date...! She pretends and acts with a total abandon over her own life and the life of people she claims she loves, just because she has more important things to do that evening, like finally kissing her boyfriend. I'm sorry, but I just can't like a heroine who acts like that. Jodi is too irresponsible, too gullible and to reckless for my taste. The way she just chose to believe without a second thought, all the crazy things her "stalker" presented her as the truth, didn't help matters either. I mean, you don't just believe a stranger you presume as your stalker so easily and make plans to go away with him for the sake of the people you love. It's just unbelievable.
And now, time for my main source of problems with Touch of Death which I'm afraid is the core of the whole plot. And that is the fact that for the reader to understand Jodi's powers, the author goes on and describes not one, but five (or maybe six I'm not completely sure) deaths, deaths, Jodi herself was responsible for. It doesn't matter for me that she didn't know about her powers. We are talking about 5 murders here, 2 animals and 3 people. I think that I could understand Jodi's extensive powers without all that killing. After that, I really couldn't sympathise with Jodi no matter what. I just couldn't stomach all those deaths. Call me bizarre, but it bugged me.
The second half of the book though is far better and it's the reason I'm giving this book 2 starts instead of one. The plot there becomes more interesting with the necromancers and Medusa, but still, it was far too predictable and the plot was a bit all over the place.
All in all, Touch of Death was a book that couldn't really hold my attention and one that I had many problems with regarding both the plot and the main heroine that are the core of every novel. It may haven't been the book for me, but for so many reviewers to love it, it must have some redeeming qualities that I failed to notice.
Jennifer Estep just can't disappoint me! Midnight Frost was just as amazing as I was expecting it to be and then some! Oh wait, I think I have said thJennifer Estep just can't disappoint me! Midnight Frost was just as amazing as I was expecting it to be and then some! Oh wait, I think I have said that before about a book in the series, but hey, I'm not to blame, Mythos Academy is simply among my favorite series at the moment!
I think I've said that before but I can't help but saying it one more time: Mythos Academy is maybe the only series that reminds me a bit of Harry Potter, aka my favorite series of all time! Not that the plot or story or characters are similar in any way but because both series share the same quality for me. Each time I get a book of Mythos Academy in my hands I just want to lay back and savor every minute of it. And that, strangely, has happened to me only once before. Anyway, the thing is that Jennifer Estep managed to create an iressistible world, a story that one can read again and again and never get bored with it! Yes, I'm a huge fan of this series and how could I do otherwise? Everytime Gwen meets with her evil "twin" is just a delight to read!
I won't say anything about what happens in Midnight Frost. I hate spoilers. Just know that no fan will be disappointed with it. The writing style is just as good as it was in the previous books, the action almost non stop and even if Midnight Frost is a little bit slower than the previous book in the series, yet, there isn't a single moment I felt bored while reading it.
And here I will just have to make one tiny complain that has nothing to do with the value of the book but here I go: I missed logan in Midnight Frost. Yeah, I know one can't judge a book in terms of missing a beloved character but I really missed him! So much that everytime I turned a page I would wish that he would finally make his appearance. At least when he did make his appearance he kind of made up for his absense. That scene in the cave was undeniable my favorite in this book. Not the most romantic, but definitely a favorite and for more than one reasons.
Anyway, Mythos Academy is one of the best YA series I have read in a really long time and I just can't wait to get the next (and final?) book in my hands!...more
It doesn't come as a big surprise that I absolutely loved Angel's Ink. Whoever is familiar with Jocelynn D Review posted at Books to Brighten your Mood
It doesn't come as a big surprise that I absolutely loved Angel's Ink. Whoever is familiar with Jocelynn Drake's work and her ability to create intricate and unique worlds knows exactly what I'm talking about and why I couldn't help but thoroughly enjoy Drake's newest release. She's simply one of those authors that just sweep you away into a magical journey you never want it to end.
But let's take things from the start. The first thing I really loved about Angel's Ink and found really refreshing was the male POV. I kind of take for granted that the voice I will hear in my head telling the story will be female that I was pleasantly surprised to realize that this time I would hear a man telling me his story. I know the blurb clearly states the POV but believe it or not I haven't even read the blurb before picking up this title. It was a book written by Jocelynn Drake, I didn't need any other recommendations... So, the male POV was such a fresh take on the genre, at least for me. I know this one isn't the first story told in male POV, but I seem to just keep picking all those that are told from a female one.
Gage's voice was strong and sexy and reading about his growing feelings for Trixie and how their romance developed was hotter than what I could have ever imagined and sweet at the same time.
The world building is something new and intricate. In fact the world building is so complicated that I kind of struggled to understand how everything works. And to be honest, even now that I have finished reading Angel's Ink I still haven't understood how everything falls in place in this world. You have humans and almost every paranormal creature you can imagine (warlocks, fae, elves, werewolves, trolls), all living together in modern society. The details of the world are slowly given to the reader along with the narration but up to the end, it's not quite clear how everything works or connects in the story. At least I fell that way. At points, everything was just too much and the actual story was lost in the details of such an intricate world.
The character development is pretty good, although it's mainly focused on Gage. We only learn about him and little else about the rest of the characters. And that was the reason I felt a little bit tired sometime after I reached the middle of the book. I was a bit tired about Gage's endless list of problems and fires he needed to put out. He was constantly running from someone to save his life or he was in the middle of trying to fix someone else's life in cost of his own.
The romance between Gage and Trixie was sweet and sexy at the same time and I really enjoyed reading that part of the book. Plus, the ending just blew me away. Although from an aspect it felt a bit anticlimatic, some details revealed at the end of the book just made sure that I would be definitely reading the next installment in this series.
All in all, Angel's Ink is a fresh UF story that all lovers of the genre should try reading. It may be weak in some aspects but Jocelynn Drake makes sure that you'll have a great time while reading her stories, even if you have some minor problems....more
It's no big secret that I absolutely love Richelle Mead and her writing style. I mean she has written some of my favorite books, both adult and YA. SoIt's no big secret that I absolutely love Richelle Mead and her writing style. I mean she has written some of my favorite books, both adult and YA. So, it's only natural that I couldn't possibly wait to get my hands on Indigo Spell, the third book in her spin off series. Because you see, even if Bloodlines, isn't yet half as good as Vampire Academy is, I still love both Mead's writing style and the world she created. And after feeling a little bit disappointed with the previous two books in this series, I think that finally, things are starting to slowly get better.
Indigo Spell, was great! Simple as that. Not perfect or mind blowing, but great nevertheless and definitely way better than the previous two books. At least I saw it that way.
Sydney is finally starting to resemble a human being with emotions and flaws, well, she's not flawed, she's still the most perfect heroine ever, but in Indigo Spell she starts showing signs of emotional capability. And I really liked that about Sydney. I may not hated her before, but she definitely was a character I just didn't care about. I didn't hate her, but I wasn't her biggest fan either. And for a number of reasons that I have stated before, so no need to repeat myself. But in Indigo Spell there are signs of improvement in her character. She stops moaning the whole time and judge everyone, including herself. She feels more relaxed, she starts questioning things and act a little bit like the super smart person she's supposed to be. She embraces her magic and most importantly, the fact that she actually feels something for Adrian.
And that is the second part of this book that I really loved. Sydney and Adrian finally, and after that ending in the second book, are slowly starting to roll!There are cute scenes between them, romantic ones as well as funny. Well, it's a Richelle Mead book, of course there would be some funny scenes. But even though Adrian and Sydney's romance is finally moving forward, the story in Indigo Spell isn't just focused there. There's also some action, not an explosive one like in VA, but there's definitely action, and even though this third book in the series is a "bridge" between what happened and what is about to come (and I usually hate bridges, they bore me out of my mind), it is fast paced and a story hard to put down. Well, you guessed right, I devoured it in one sitting. I couldn't help it!
Adrian, well, like I said, he's Adrian. He can't disappoint his fans and he has a way to make you love him even if you don't want to. He managed to change Sydney's opinion, who am I to resist? The rest of the team isn't really making that great an appearance in this book though. Jill and Eddy only appear in a few scenes, while Rose, Lisa or Dimitri just have a line or two in the whole book. Can't complain that I missed them though. I had a lot of things to focus apart from them like the elusive Marcus Finch. I had a hard time deciding whether I liked him as a character or I couldn't care about him. I still haven't decided. He definitely had his moments, but I wasn't convinced. I'll have to wait to make up my mind about him on the future books.
All in all, Indigo Spell is my favorite book in the Bloodlines series so far. There were moments that I actually remembered how it feels to read a book written by Richelle Mead, something that sadly wasn't the case with the other two books. Let's hope that we have even better things to hope for with the future books!...more
Demon Hunting in the Deep South is one of those books I find it extremely hard to review from time to time. For different reasons in most cases, but difficult nonetheless. And it's so hard for my to rate and review this one because even though I knew that it was part of a series, I was under the impression that it could be read as a stand alone just as well. But that, was a mistake.
Let me explain. Demon Hunting in the Deep South, has a different set of characters from the first book in the Demon Hunting series BUT the same characters that are now the main couple, had a rather extended presence in the first book of the series, Demon Hunting in Dixie. And when I say extended, I mean that they had so much history, that I couldn't possibly keep up with their story. There were so many things that tied Evie and Ansgar together, so many things that happened between them in the first book that no matter how many explanations the author gave me, I always felt that there were some pieces missing.
And that feeling of loss extends to the world building and plot as well. Lexi George does an amazing job with the complexity of her world but not everything is explained in detail. Or in enough detail to be able to grasp exactly how everything works. Granted, some things are explained but there are many that are not making it difficult for me not only to understand how the world ticks but to evaluate the author's ability to present her world to her readers. I simply don't know if things are left unexplained or were explained in the first book.
For example, in Demon Hunting in the Deep South you will meet a diversity of paranormal creatures: demons, fairies, ghosts and lots of magic. There are so many different paranormal elements but they don't form a solid world I'm afraid... I can't see any connection between them. They are just thrown in the story, without so much of an explanation or reason for existence. Nothing. And as I said, I don't know if those explanations I was seeking were given on the first book of the series, or not at all. SO, you see my problem in making my mind about the world building and the writing style...
Apart from that, there's one thing I immensely enjoyed about this book though: the sarcastic tone and humour of the author. Lexi George simply has a voice that stands out and knows how to write a villain who you love to hate. And that is Meredith. She may not be the main villain but she's definitely not angel material. But I loved her to pieces even when she was a total bitch. Especially when she was one :)
As far as Evie and Ansgar are concerned, there where things I liked and disliked in both of them. In Evie I liked how she developed throughout the novel and how loyal she was, but she was far too shy for my taste and honestly, the part where she gets arrested and her main concern is that she's commando, made me roll my eyes more than once.
Ansgar on the other hand, is your typical, drool-worthy alpha male, which is always a plus, I loved his brutality and how he fought his feelings for Evie, but I thought that he approached her far too easily and quickly for a man that did everything he could for Evie to forget all about him. He kind of contradicted himself.
The sex scenes, were fairly good written and sexy and you could see the chemistry between Evie and Ansgar, but again due to their history form the first book, the make out scenes came far too quickly before I could connect with the characters, and that is something I don't usually like. That, and reading sentences like "touche me there" or "touch her houhah" in the middle of a sexy scene that completely turned me off.
All in all, Demon Hunting in the Deep South is a book I had some problems with, problems that I wouldn't probably have if I had read the first book in the series. As it is, my review and rating is based solely without any previous knowledge to Lexi George's world and I really want you to take that into consideration. To fans of this series, Demon Hunting in the Deep South is a must. To the rest, take my advice and read those books in order. Lexi George's sense of humour is worth it! That, and I want you to meet Meredith :P...more
Jennifer Estep is one of my favorite authors currently and for a good reason believe me! And CrReview originally posted at Books to Brighten your Mood
Jennifer Estep is one of my favorite authors currently and for a good reason believe me! And Crimson Frost is just another sample of how great an author she really is. The newest instalment in Mythos Academy series is just brilliant!
It's not really common for me to become really obsessed with a series, surely I do like and love many books but for me to lose my sleep just to read a few more chapters is a rare occurrence, especially lately. But Mythos Academy, is one of those few book series for me, that I would forget to sleep or eat just to know what happens next in the story. I remember saying it before, but Mythos Academy makes me feel like I'm reading Harry Potter again. It's not that the story is similar, it's just the way I feel towards those two series. And it's the first time that I ever compare a series with Harry Potter. So, you can guess from that how much I love Gwen's story.
Each book in Mythos Academy is amazing on it's own, but somehow each one of them is better than the previous, if that is even possible. Or maybe I feel that way because with each book the story progresses and I have new things to focus on, I don't really know. All I know is that Jennifer Estep has done an extremely good job with her YA series.
In Crimson Frost, the main feeling I had was that of frustration. Frustration of all the unjust things that kept happening to Gwen, at the fact that almost no one was able to see the truth. I was angry towards everyone in this book (well, apart from the good guys obviously) and all I wanted was for Gwen to be able to find a way to get out of that mess others put her in.
The romance between Logan and Gwen progresses to a whole other level and the ending just left me heartbroken for her. Needless to say that waiting for the next book to be published will be a real torture.
I think I have said it before, but I will mention it once more nevertheless. The best thing about this series is how things escalate from book to book. How the darkness grows and how Gwen has to face more difficult situations.
I won't say anything about the world building or the character development. They are incredible as always. The plot is also fast paced and action filled. And here, I'll also have to note that along with everything else, the action scenes are also getting more book by book and they are darker and more violent. Summing it up, every single aspect of this series is escalating until the final battle that is yet to come.
All in all, Mythos Academy is one of the best YA series out there. One I absolutely love and can't help but recommend to everyone....more