This book wasn't as good as her other one that I have read (When You Reach Me), although it wasn't bad. The characters were good but felt a little hol...moreThis book wasn't as good as her other one that I have read (When You Reach Me), although it wasn't bad. The characters were good but felt a little hollow (probably due to the YA feel and the first person storytelling) and the story itself was a little slow for my liking. I also felt that the whole premise of the book was a little far-fetched for something was supposed to exist in the real world. I wont go into details to avoid spoilers, but some of the details are a bit out there. Overall, this wasn't a bad book and I will read more of Stead's work.(less)
**spoiler alert** Overall, I thought this book was not as good as the original. What it boils down to is this: you take the original and subtract most...more**spoiler alert** Overall, I thought this book was not as good as the original. What it boils down to is this: you take the original and subtract most (if not all) of the interesting ghostbusting scenes and all of Anna (except for those weird hallucinations that Cas constantly has) and the you have this book. I also felt that the drama between Thomas and Carmel was annoying and added absolutely nothing to the story. I really can't figure out why Blake added that part and then sort of changed her mind later on. Anyway, the ending was the only saving grace to this book, in my mind. There was a decent amount of action and Cas (along with the readers) got some closure on the whole Anna issue. Overall, is was a slow and mostly boring book with a good ending but I may read the next one (if there is one).(less)
I enjoyed this book (and series up to this point) very much. The characters were very entertaining, absolutely three dimensional, and a joy t...more4.5 stars
I enjoyed this book (and series up to this point) very much. The characters were very entertaining, absolutely three dimensional, and a joy to read. I especially like the interactions between Cress and Thorne and the portrayal of Thorne as a basically good guy with a questionable past. The action in this book was even better that in the previous books, mostly because of the long scenes involving Cress and Thorne's trek through the desert. Overall, this book was a joy to read and I plan on reading on in the series.(less)
This was a very enjoyable book about what the future can and probably will look like if things continue as they are right now. In the interested of br...moreThis was a very enjoyable book about what the future can and probably will look like if things continue as they are right now. In the interested of brevity, I wont go into that too much. Suffice to say, it is a very dark portrayal of what is to come.
The plot circles around Nailer, part of a Light Crew in a shipbreaking yard. The reader comes to learn just how bad the lives of these workers are. In fact, the world as a whole isn't so great.
The characters in the book are very believable as real people (with the possible exception of Nailers's father). I found myself really rooting for them to find some oil or something, get rich, and leave the shipbreaking industry. Enter the storm to end all storms and then everything changes...
I highly recommend this book and will be reading the next in the series.(less)
Hunted was an extremely entertaining book (just like the rest of the series) filled with three dimensional characters that you can't help but root for...moreHunted was an extremely entertaining book (just like the rest of the series) filled with three dimensional characters that you can't help but root for, antagonists that make other bad guys look like girl scouts, and pissed off gods at every turn. What this installment has that the others do not is more action (the team is basically running for their lives through the whole book), more usage of the cool druid powers, and more appearances by the random god or two (mostly from the Greco-Roman pantheon). I also liked that Hearne took some chances with this story by allowing it to progress in a way that different from the previous books (view spoiler)[ by allowing the Morrigan to basically kill herself because she was fed up being a god and not having free will of her own. (hide spoiler)] We also got to see the story through Granuaile's eyes quite a bit in this book, which was a very nice change of pace. The ending was also really good and was probably the reason I gave this a 5 star rating instead of a slightly lower one. Without spoilers I will say that it definitely changes things in the series and I am excited to see what will happen in the next installment. Overall, this is a very good book and a very good series.(less)