I read this in one day, overnight, actually. I didn't want to let it go. There is so much pure emotion in this book. Cynthia Hand is an amazing writ...moreI read this in one day, overnight, actually. I didn't want to let it go. There is so much pure emotion in this book. Cynthia Hand is an amazing writer. I don't know how many books there will be in this series. I haven't looked up anything, yet. But it feels like it is really just beginning. It feels like anything I say would be a spoiler, so I will only say how it made me feel. It made me feel . That is rare in itself. I felt like I was with her every second. I felt happy, filled with joy, my heart broke when hers did. It's almost too much. It's a good story, (view spoiler)[ the inevitability of death was about crushing me in this book. (hide spoiler)] the first book had a lot more action, but this one was still better. In the Unearthly I felt embarrassed for her, the carrot colored hair, the noticeable stalking of Christian. I wanted her to give Tucker a chance. And she did. But, just like Clara,I am torn throughout Hallowed. Should visions of destiny really be the reason to give up what you love? To sacrifice someone you love? (view spoiler)[ and why couldn't Jeffery just tell her his purpose? If she had known, most of it wouldn't happen! (hide spoiler)] I am with her, feeling like it is too much. She is seventeen, isn't she too young to be making all these decisions, with one heartbreak after another? One wrenching painful decision after another? I loved this book. Some might call it a light read, but for me it wasn't. It was packed full of emotion, how can anyone call that light?(less)
What I love so much about the Alpha & Omega Series and Mercy Thompson Series is how good an author Patricia Briggs is. You just sink into the...moreWhat I love so much about the Alpha & Omega Series and Mercy Thompson Series is how good an author Patricia Briggs is. You just sink into the stories. There is very little effort on the readers part to getting involved in the stories. They lack detail in areas we don't want detail, yet it'a rich in description where needed.
After just finishing the book my only thoughts are, how does the world go on after this? I just can't say much more right now. I am still reeling a little. (less)
**spoiler alert** I read this back to back with the other two. I liked this book, but didn't love it. I'm upset about the ending mostly. Do Dante and...more**spoiler alert** I read this back to back with the other two. I liked this book, but didn't love it. I'm upset about the ending mostly. Do Dante and Nick work it out and stay best friends? What exactly happened with the 'ritual'? It was over before there was any time to understand. How was the angel defeated? She stabbed it with her psychic power and then a sword was brought down? Brought down on the angel, or was the angel already dead? So confused. I am a fast reader but I don't normally miss that much. There were a few other places that I felt like I was dropped in the middle of a conversation without an explanation about the beginning.
How did things turn out with Tera? Didn't she get hurt? What about Brian?he knew what she did, he was still there, but that was in the middle of battle. What about afterward?
Otherwise, I was happy with the book. it just wasn't as good as the others. I am happy she had the ritual. Glad they decided to get married. Curious as to how Dante forgave her so easily for trying to seduce his bestie. But glad they worked it out. I wonder if Tera and Nick did end up getting together? So many questions at the end of this book. I am also disappointed there isn't a fourth book in this series.(less)
There is one tiny little spoiler in this review. I don't think it will ruin the book, but it is the one thing i felt i couldn't leave out for me to ta...moreThere is one tiny little spoiler in this review. I don't think it will ruin the book, but it is the one thing i felt i couldn't leave out for me to talk about it.
This book started with action and ended in action, and barely slowed down anywhere in the middle. Megan is a likable character. She's bitchy, a borderline alcoholic and a horrible believer in not thinking about anything she can put off. But she is funny, determined, a dependable and steadfast friend. She has always been lonely and is putting together her little demon/witch family piece by piece. She is getting, at 31, a better family than the only one she has ever had.
I thought from the beginning if this book that her father probably sold her to the demons. She comes from a wretched family, and it wouldn't lessen her character at all to kill the bitch mom and golden brother. I was angry on her behalf, though I already guessed, when she found out what her father did. I love Dante Tera and Brian, but little Rocturnus, and the brothers are my favorites. Malleus, Mallificarum, and Spud are just badass yet, sweet and funny as well. I love when the horned guys give her a makeover and pick out her clothes. And cry because she is hurt. Those demons are better than any people Megan knows.
This author is amazing and I want to read everything she has written. Downside Ghosts quickly became a favorite and now these are at the top as well. I am starting the next one in this series ASAP.(less)
The premise of this book is two years ago Japanese inventors created synthetic blood. With the invention, vampires 'came out of the coffin' telling th...moreThe premise of this book is two years ago Japanese inventors created synthetic blood. With the invention, vampires 'came out of the coffin' telling the people of the world that they were no longer a danger to society as the could survive on the synthetic blood. In that time our main character, Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic barmaid, has never met a vampire. The book starts with her meeting her first one, Bill Compton.
Saving vampire Bill from the white trash drainers starts her on a series of adventures. However it is fun to read! Sookie has only been on a handful of dates in her life and at 26 she's still a virgin! As she says: it's hard to date when you know everything your date is thinking! Vampire Bill changes all that, she can't read his mind, she now can only go by his actions which make her feel wanted for the first time in her life.
A serial killer starts killing women with vampire associations. Her brother is jailed for the murders, though the good people of Bon Temps think a vampire is responsible. Sookie is worried that she's next, but the killer made a huge mistake, mudering her grandmother instead. Sookie has to survive the grief and try to find the real killer to save herself and her brother. With all this going on she's introduced to other vampires, including club owner, Eric and his vampire child Pam, who discover her telepathy and use her for it.
New Characters (important to the story): Sookie Stackhouse, Jason Stackhouse, Adel Stackhouse, Bill Compton, Bubba, Eric, Pam, Longshadow, Sam Merlotte, Lafayette Reynold, Arlene, Rene, Hoyt Fortenberry, Holly, Malcolm, Diane, Liam, Mack and Denise Ratray - and a lot more!(less)