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
I can't remember the last time I enjoyed so much a new high fantasy series!!! An Ember in the Ashes has it all!Well developed and great characters, thI can't remember the last time I enjoyed so much a new high fantasy series!!! An Ember in the Ashes has it all!Well developed and great characters, thick plot, action and a toe-curling romance. The world building is intricate and interesting and even if reading this book took me a bit more than usual I had a pretty hard time putting it down. Totally worth reading it!...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
2,5 stars Unfortunately this one was quite disappointing. Although an easy read, Wild Crush was lacking in every department. Highly unoriginal, full of2,5 stars Unfortunately this one was quite disappointing. Although an easy read, Wild Crush was lacking in every department. Highly unoriginal, full of clichés, characters that you couldn't really like or connect with and a romance that felt forced. I just felt that I have already read this story before and quite frankly, it was written way better....more
The perfect conclusion to one of the best series I have read in the past couple of years!The fact that I read it in almost a week while I'm completelyThe perfect conclusion to one of the best series I have read in the past couple of years!The fact that I read it in almost a week while I'm completely sleep deprived - given the fact I can now only read during the night - speaks volumes about how much I loved it. A series I can only highly recommend!...more
It had been quite some time since I read a good YA book and Darker Days seemed exactly the book to end that long period forReview posted at Ex Libris
It had been quite some time since I read a good YA book and Darker Days seemed exactly the book to end that long period for me. Jus Accardo is known for her witty and humorous writing style and the premise of Darker Days is more than interesting. And while in some departments this story delivered, in some others it failed miserably to do so. But let's take things from the beginning.
As soon as I started reading this book I was sure I had a winner in my hands. I was beyond intrigued with the story and Accardo's humorous dialogues and descriptions. But my enthusiasm lasted less than a few chapters into the story I'm afraid. As soon as I reached the middle, any novelty of the plot had wore off and the humorous writing style was just trying to keep the reader's interest in a story that just couldn't deliver in any other department.
First of all, let me say that Darker Days is the embodiment of every imaginable YA cliche out there and that was the first failure for me. Do you want insta-love? Check. Hot bad boy? Check. Bad boy but in essence naive and pure hearted? Check. Annoying heroine who thinks she knows everything? Check. Heroine who saves the world without even understanding how? Check. Heroine who thinks is normal but she's far from it? Check. And the list goes on I'm afraid.
The second failure was the plot. Huge gaps there and that spin in the end instead of surprising the reader just didn't really make much sense.
In Darker Days there is a huge variety of supernatural creatures, zombies, demons, half demons, witches, necromancers, lamiai but all of them felt disconnected to the main plot and unreal. Like they were thrown in the story for the sole purpose of variety. Not to mention that more times than once, I felt that the whole story was unrealistic.Because even though such a variety of supernatural creatures exists, population, in its majority, doesn't have the slightest idea about it. Even though they walk in broad daylight. And when a normal person is encountered with the possibility of the supernatural being very real, they just take it for what it is without breaking a sweat. I mean you are possesed by a Deadly Sin, you have no idea of the supernatural world being actually real and when the Sin leaves your body all you do is thank the one who freed you and not even freak out or ask what the hell is going on? I mean come on!!! In what world that happens?
Anyway, that is just one example of how unrealistic the plot was but believe me there are more. So many actually that I kept rolling my eyes again and again while reading Darker Days.
The next failure were the characters. All of them. They again felt unreal and without consistency. The author is trying really hard to make us believe that Lucas is a bad boy but news here, wearing leather and pulling of the bad boy image doesn't make you one. In fact I haven't encountered such a naive character in way too long... Lucas is Wrath for a reason, although throughout the book, I couldn't believe for a second that he could ever be Wrath. Thus, when he was fighting to remain calm it was almost comical... And Jessie! Well, she was the only female character you could like because all the other female characters were awful. And that speaks volumes of her character. Not that she was that dislikable but she wasn't a memorable character either.
But the most problematic character of all was Vida aka Lust. I never thought that Lust equals slut but apparently that's the way things work in this universe. Plus, the reason Lust chose Vida's body to invade was a story better not be featured in a YA book. Just saying....
Verdict: Darker Days failed to impress me I'm afraid. Even though it is a fun written book and I appreciated the humor of it, at least at first, poor characters and a very loose plot made me lose my interest in the whole story pretty soon....more
I actually don't have the patience to struggle through yet another novel... I just can't. Cruel Beauty has it's fair share of raving reviews so maybeI actually don't have the patience to struggle through yet another novel... I just can't. Cruel Beauty has it's fair share of raving reviews so maybe I wasn't patient enough to reach the part where it gets all perfect and a masterpiece. But after struggling with the first half I just didn't have the patience or the strength to keep on reading. The world building is a confusing mix of so many elements I just can't count. Maybe things are explained later on the story. I wouldn't know. But I wasn't even midly curious to reach to that explanation. The insta love with Shade - Ignifex's servant - was a major turn off. And even though I haven't read about who or what Shade really is I'm pretty sure I have a good idea. It's kind of a retelling of Beauty and the Beast after all so it's kind of obvious... The only thing I liked was how Nyx wasn't all sweet and innocent but even that couldn't intrigue me enough to keep on with this story......more
Uninvited was unfortunately not the right book for me. After recently reading Foreplay, Sophie Jordan's latest titlReview first published at Ex Libris
Uninvited was unfortunately not the right book for me. After recently reading Foreplay, Sophie Jordan's latest title, I was pretty certain that I would fall in love with Uninvited. After all, the summary indicated a book right up my alley. But sadly, that wasn't the case with this story...
First of all I have to note that the second part of the book was way better than the first one. Should the story start at the point the second part began maybe I would feel a bit differently towards Uninvited, not that I didn't have a number of problems with the second part too, it's just that it was far more interesting and Davy a little less annoying. Anyway, Uninvited didn't work for me almost from the beginning. Even if the main idea of the book was somewhat fresh and intriguing, the whole plot was too predictable and a little disturbing at times. I'll come back to the disturbing part in a bit. Davy and Sean gave off a Bella and Edward feeling the whole time. I can't pinpoint exact resemblances between these two couples but while reading Uninvited and the way the romance between Davy and Sean bloomed I kept thinking the whole time about Twilight. Maybe it was the way Sean was overprotective towards Davy. How he kept protecting her one minute and the next pushed her away because he was dangerous. The fact remains that Davy and Sean and their insta love was something I have read millions of times before. And sadly there was no distinctive quality in their romance to make them stand apart.
The idea of Uninvited is quite fresh like I said. The idea of a kill gene intrigued me but the execution of it, left me thoroughly disturbed. I mean Uninvited is set in the future, a future so advanced that we are able to detect people with killing tendencies, but Sophie Jordan's world could as well have been one set 50 years ago... Because I can explain no other way the complete disregard of the environmental factor in someone acting on any homicidal tendencies he might have in his DNA... In Sophie Jordan's world, scientists think that all it takes for someone to kill or be violent is to have that kill gene. Everything else is of no importance. I mean how can I believe that in the future any behavior is a sole result of genes and little else, while right now we positively know that for an individual to acquire some behaviors major role plays the environment, how someone learns to behave by imitating the behavior of people close to them and many other factors that have to do with the way someone lives and what he learns is right or wrong? While reading Uninvited I couldn't help but think of the way people regarded mental disorders some years ago. And no, believing that we can step back instead of moving forward is something I refuse to believe and find realistic. And that's the first thing I found disturbing about Uninvited.
The second thing was how Davy faced the threat of rape so many times after learning that she has the kill gene. I could go along if that happened once or twice. But it happened 4 or 5 and in quick succession... Not that it couldn't happen and I completely understood why the author did it. But that didn't make it any less disturbing... I get that Davy was a beautiful girl abandoned by the system that regarded her as a menace therefore didn't care what happened to her but after the second time she escaped someone's sexual advances, the whole thing felt not only disturbing but also unrealistic. I mean every male that encountered Davy wanted to bed her and Sean was there to save her. Not buying it...
And that wasn't the only thing I couldn't buy... The whole plot was full of unrealistic moments and holes. Some things were rushed and a prime example of that is the transition from the first part of the story to the second one. In the moment when the government is most afraid of the carriers of the kill gene, Davy is miraculously chosen for a different fate, among a few more select ones. And while the government painstakingly chose those few carriers, just because Davy suggests it, they bring in the team Sean as well... He's not special, but since Davy who is special recommends him that earns him a ticket. How more unrealistic could a situation be?
Verdict: Uninvited didn't work for me in any department I'm afraid... Even though I really enjoyed Sophie Jordan's writing style and despite some good moments, in overall I couldn't enjoy this book. It's not that it's a bad book, it's just not my cup of tea. The plot turned out to be one I couldn't really enjoy and if you combine that with the fact that I couldn't connect to any of the main characters you can easily understand why I quickly lost my interest in this story....more
Crash Into You is easily one of my most anticipated releases of this year and for one single reason: Katie McGarry can do noReview posted at Ex Libris
Crash Into You is easily one of my most anticipated releases of this year and for one single reason: Katie McGarry can do no wrong with her stories. And yes, as it was expected, the third book in the Pushing the Limits series is yet again incredibly good! No big surprises here, right? :)
I don't know exactly what is that distinct quality that makes Katie McGarry's stories such a success. Oh, there are plenty of reasons people love her books, be sure about that, but I still can't pinpoint exactly what it is that makes my heart break each time I read one of her stories. At times I think it's the characters and how well written and real they are that make me fall in love with them. But it's not just that. All of McGarry's characters have such a troubled past and present that you can nothing else but care about them. It's like somehow the author is giving voice and hope to all those teens out there that feel like the world is up against them. And she's doing it in the most impressive way!
Needless to say, I loved Crash Into You! Maybe not so much as the previous two books in the series, but still, I enjoyed every single minute of reading Isaiah's story. You see Isaiah was by far my favorite character of the trio. Maybe because he was always feeling like no one ever cared for him, I don't know, all I know is that I had a soft spot for Isaiah from the very first book. And his story didn't disappoint me. Surely, it could have been a little bit better. After all, we're talking about a story written by Katie McGarry here and she has already proved that she can do much better than really good. She can do perfect! And if it wasn't for how quickly Isaiah fell in love with Rachel you might never hear a simple complain from me.
Anyway, I won't go into details about the plot of Crash Into You. If you have read the previous two books in the series you already know what to expect more or less. And that is a riveting story about two so very different people who are so broken inside but still have the strength to love and move on with their lives and finally emerge stronger from any difficulties they meet along their way. So no, I won't tell anything about the plot other than it is very well written and will keep you on your toes the whole time.
The chemistry between Isaiah and Rachel is sizzling even if their relationship progressed a little bit quicker than I would have liked while the characters are yet again the strongest part of the book. And not just the main ones. No, the brilliance of Katie McGarry's writing is that she can easily and just as well explore her secondary characters along with the main ones. She gives voice to everyone who participates in her stories no matter how small an appearance he/she makes.
Verdict: Katie McGarry delivers yet again a heart-breaking story that manages to stay with you long after you're finished reading it. Strong characters and a toe-curling romance are the best attributes of a story that manages to grab the reader's interest from the first until the last page. I just can't wait for the next book in the series to get published! ...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'm afraid that I will have to put down this book until it's publication date when I'll have the chance to buy it and read it properly. The arc I receI'm afraid that I will have to put down this book until it's publication date when I'll have the chance to buy it and read it properly. The arc I received for review has too many typos making it rather difficult for me to enjoy the story and have an unbiased opinion of it. All the mistakes just made my head hurt so I chose to put this book aside in order to not end up hating it for all the wrong reasons....more
What can I possibly say about Dare you To that could do this book justice? I mean honestly, once more, Katie McGarry delivers a heart wrenching story,What can I possibly say about Dare you To that could do this book justice? I mean honestly, once more, Katie McGarry delivers a heart wrenching story, a story so full of meaning and deep, that words can't possibly describe it. You just have to read this book to fully understand what I'm saying.
Dare you To is one of those books that will just stay with you long after you've finished reading it. Much like with Pushing the Limits, the first book in this series, the second story is not just a romantic YA story between two deeply troubled teens. Oh no, it's so much more... One might think that with how popular the New Adult genre has become lately and how most of the books in that genre feature a deeply troubled hero and/or heroine, that Dare you To would almost feel like a repetition. One couldn't be more wrong about it. On the contrary, Dare you To, is a shining example of how one should write about troubled and emotionally scarred characters without becoming repetitive and shallow while handling such delicate issues. Katie McGarry is just the kind of author one should study in order to understand how to talk about difficult things not simply because that is the trend but because they actually have something important to say with their story. She's the author whose stories reminded me why I like so much to read about far from perfect heroes. I have to admit that lately, because more and more stories feature heroes with a troubled background but too shallowly portrayed, I had forgotten why I did. I'm glad that there are still authors out there that can remind me of how much can a complex character add to a story. A complex character that has a background that is.
Anyway, I don't know what more can I say to describe what a brilliant author Katie McGarry is. You simply have to read her books and you'll understand what I mean. I won't even say anything about the plot. I think it's better for Ryan and Beth to tell you their story for themselves. I will only say that Dare you To is a great story, an incredibly well written one, with characters that are flawed but real, like every real person is. Both main and secondary characters have a voice of their own and a place in the story. All characters have a great and solid background. In the end of day, Dare you To is just the kind of story that will speak directly to your heart. I almost cried for Beth, I cried at how she had to change herself in order to survive and how in the end all that she actually needed was for someone to care about her.
All in all, Dare you To is a story that no one should miss the opportunity reading. It's the best YA book that I read in quite sometime. Surely I loved other books too, but Katie McGarry managed once more with her story to remind me what it feels to read something that goes way further than just enjoying myself with a book. Dare you To is the kind of book that will make you cry, think and love. One of the best books of 2013!...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.
2.5 stars I don't know if there's sth wrong with me but even though Sentinel was exactly what I would expect it to be I still didn't manage to like it2.5 stars I don't know if there's sth wrong with me but even though Sentinel was exactly what I would expect it to be I still didn't manage to like it as much as I hoped. And I was bored while reading it. Too bored... Like I was reading sth I already read before a million times. Full review to be posted....more
Every time I have to write a review of one of Jennifer Armentrout's novels I face the same problem: How to write aReview first published at Ex Libris.
Every time I have to write a review of one of Jennifer Armentrout's novels I face the same problem: How to write a review without repeating myself over and over. I mean I think that I have said a thousand times already how great an author Armentrout is and how much I freaking love her stories! There, in fear of becoming repetitive I say it again: everytime I think this author can't become any better she just proves me wrong with her next novel. Apollyon was absolutely amazing! Not that I expected it to be any less...
The things that happen in this novel just broke my heart. Granted, I never was team Seth, but still, seeing him behaving the way he did in Apollyon just made me feel really sad. Because even though I always wanted Alex to end up with Aiden, still, I had a soft spot for Seth and really liked his character. Well, in Apollyon, although I still love him ( I can't help it! ) well, let's just say that his behavior made me wish for him to be stripped of his powers sooner rather than later... He acted like a jerk throughout the whole novel and although he can't help it, or does he?, he frustrated me more than a few times...
I won't say anything about the story. I hate spoilers. The only thing I will say is that Apollyon is one of the most action packed books in this series and really fast paced. All the things that keep happening, I promise you that you won't be able to put this book down until you reach the final page.
But, the best thing about Apollyon is how Armentrout develops all her characters in this novel. With the series reaching its end, Apollyon was the ideal book for all the characters to show signs of development according to all the hellish things that happen. And Alex is the character that has changed more than anyone else since the first book. She changed and matured so much you won't believe your eyes! Gone is the reckless Alex who acts first and then thinks of the consequences of her actions. Granted, reckless Alex was charming nonetheless but this Alex is so much better and I love her so much more!
As I love so much more this new edition of Aiden. Or rather not a new edition of him, but the fact that he finally gets all the space he was needed to show as his true self. Aiden's presence in Apollyon is dominating everything else. And I'm so glad that he finally gets to be the centre of attention. With Seth mostly not present in this book, Aiden reminded me why I loved him so much in Half- Blood.
Other than that expect from Apollyon what you usually expect from this author. Fast paced narration, non stop action and a heart-wrenching romance. The best part of the book is by far the one that takes place in the Underworld. All the descriptions and everything that happens while Aiden and Alex travel to the Underworld makes this part the most memorable of the whole story.
Verdict: Once more, Jennifer Armentrout delivers an incredible story in a way only she can. Sentinel, the final book of the series is bound to be the best one to come yet. And I so can't wait to read it!...more
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