WOW, that cover is STUNNING! Not to mention how AMAZING the synopsis sounds! I'm in LOVE and the book hasn't even hit the shelves yet! GAH I want thisWOW, that cover is STUNNING! Not to mention how AMAZING the synopsis sounds! I'm in LOVE and the book hasn't even hit the shelves yet! GAH I want this so bad!!! Victoria Schwab is an amazing genius!...more
So I've pre-ordered 3 copies of this! 1 from my local bookstore in Australia, cause I had a Christmas gift voucher and their might be a preview chapteSo I've pre-ordered 3 copies of this! 1 from my local bookstore in Australia, cause I had a Christmas gift voucher and their might be a preview chapter for only for UK & Aus again... 1 hardcover from the book depository so It matches my collection... and a kindle version so I can shut myself in my room and read straight away!
I also just finished re-reading Bloodline and The Golden Lily and had to force myself not to start them again... will be interesting to see how long till I pick them up again! ...more
Official rating: 4.5 stars - just because I wanted morrrre!!
I'm not sure I can put into words hMore reviews can be found at my blog:Nomalicious Reads
Official rating: 4.5 stars - just because I wanted morrrre!!
I'm not sure I can put into words how much I enjoyed this book. Kiersten White did an amazing job writing these perfectly flawed and lovable characters. Sure they may kill you if you try to hug them, but I wanted to anyway.
I will usually pick up any book with a mention to supernatural powers, so Mind Games intrigued me as soon as I read the synopsis, also being by Kiersten White didn't hurt either... even though I'm a bad person who still has Supernaturally waiting to be devoured on my bookshelf. (I just don't want the series to end, and if I read it - I'll finish it! But I will soon!)
Fia is an outstanding heroine, but she isn't the only one in the book. Kiersten flips POV like a master between Fia and her blind seer sister Annie. Both girls are like fire and water, completely different in every way. However, they have one thing in common - their devotion and love for each other. Both girls would do anything to protect the other.
A few times in this book I just wanted to shake both Fia and Annie, if only they would talk to each other more, they could have gotten out of this mess a lot quicker than they had... obviously it wasn't that simple, with the mind-readers and other seers about, and the whole thing with Annie being locked away like a damsel in distress and Fia her noble prince trying to figure out a way to save her from the evil dragons clutches.
Too much? Sorry, I couldn't help it... anyway.
I got very exasperated over both of them willing to sacrifice themselves for the other when they should have been working together. But hey, that's what future books are for... hopefully.
I love Fia's power of instinct and that even thought it's a practically flawless, she ignores it sometimes or just notices it too late, which usually gets her into a whole lot of mess.
Fia is no delicate flower and has a lot of issues, she's damaged, a lot. But that's what I love about her. Kiersten did an amazing job writing a somewhat mentally unstable teenager who hungers for love and a somewhat semi-normal life, yet doesn't think she deserves it. I couldn't get enough of her emotions and rapidly changing thoughts - she has to constantly change from one thought to the other and not plan anything ahead of time, because otherwise the seers or mind readers around her will get a hold of it and stop her. I think this also plays a big part in her mental stability and was done very well.
Now, onto the boys!
Adam, the sexy, kind and adorably nerdy boy that Fia wants, but doesn't want to taint. James, the sexy as sin bad boy who lies and cheats his way into Fia's heart, she understands him, because he's just as damaged as she is.
I like both of them, but I'm going to be shipping Adam and Fia real hard, I think that he will be able to heal her and she needs his stability as much as he needs her awesome craziness to have fun and throw him back to reality when he goes off on tangents about brains.
I'll also be shipping Annie and James.... yes that's right, I doubt I'm the only one who thinks/knows that Annie really doesn't hate James, she wants his babies. Annie is a lot like Adam in my opinion and James like Fia, so naturally I think they would be good for each other. I think that when Annie discovers Jame's real agenda, she'll realise her feelings, if she hasn't already.
I could go on talking about this book forever, but since this review is already getting too long, I'll stop here and hope that everyone who reads this and those who don't will eventually pick up Mind Games and love it as much as I did. Then we can wait in pain together for book two in this new amazing series! ...more
I've been eagerly awaiting The Pirate's Wish ever since I put down The Assassins Curse. Even thMore reviews can be found at my blog:Nomalicious Reads
I've been eagerly awaiting The Pirate's Wish ever since I put down The Assassins Curse. Even though I pre-ordered the book, I couldn't wait any longer and gave in and bought the kindle book cause I just HAD to know what happened.
I'm so glad I gave into temptation.
The Pirate's Wish was a fantastic conclusion to Cassandra Rose Clarke's amazing world. I'm sad to say that it is ending only after two books, but I'm very happy with the conclusion... even though I would have like a little epilogue or something just a bit more!
I think the best thing about this series is that Naiji and Ananna don't instantaneously fall in love, it takes time for both of them to figure out their feelings. They don't magically figure it out at the same time either, which is another factor into why I love this series so much. The romance isn't the focal point of the book... a lot of other things happen.
Everything happens really fast, but not in a bad way, sure I would have loved another book - but that's only because I just enjoyed every minute of this fantastic world and the colourful character's that Clarke created, it would have been nice to have some of the little things explained more clearly.
The Manticore is one of my favourite characters of all time, I thought she was was quite hilarious in the way she became friends with Ananna, calling her Girl-Human and demanding things from her... naturally Ananna, being the nice Girl-Human-Pirate she is decided hey, if she isn't eating them, why not become buddies with the flesh eating monster, because it wasn't the manticores fault she was born with the taste for human flesh.
Yes, you read that right. Ananna is great, the Manticore is great, the book is great... you should read it.
I must say I was expecting a bit more hardship with the undoing of the curse, Yes it was really hard. Not saying they were slacking or anything, but even though I think it was very well done, at the same time after clearing the third hurdle I was just left thinking 'oh, that's it?' probably just because the way it happened. (Which I wont spoil!)
So even though I think things happened very quickly, Cassandra Rose Clarke did an amazing job with clearing up all the loose ends from the first book as well as everything that happened in The Pirate's Wish. I'll be eagerly awaiting more books from her in the future! ...more