Ew. I haven't finished it, but this book is horrible! Obviously, when I read the description, I knew I shouldn't expect too much... but really? The auEw. I haven't finished it, but this book is horrible! Obviously, when I read the description, I knew I shouldn't expect too much... but really? The author has the style of a 3rd grade pupil. I think I wrote better stories at that age than she does! I could perhaps stand the stupid plot, if it weren't for the unbearable style of this person.
The characters are very much unidimensional. There is no character development whatsoever and you don't really get attached to them in any way because you know absolutely nothing about them. The only inside you get into the minds of the characters, especially the main ones, Ashlyn and Maddox, are basic observations regarding their surroundings. Nothing at all on what they are feeling at the moment (except for lust and anger, but I would say that's not much of a insight into ones personality).
I haven't even made it so far as to know what the actual plot is. Don't know if I will though, since this "book" is a massive waste of time!...more
INCONSISTENT is the word for this book. That is, inconsistent with the other books.
There are just so many things that make dubious sense in a way tooINCONSISTENT is the word for this book. That is, inconsistent with the other books.
There are just so many things that make dubious sense in a way too short book, which doesn't even take advantage of the subplots and just lets them rot and eventually spoil the book.
Not to mention that the actual plot was such a mess. Weak, really. Not a chance of any tension build-up.
I am also very bothered by the logic, which, for the most part is nonexistent.
The love scenes could have been a bit interesting, with Sookie's issues and stuff. But everything was "repaired" out of the nowhere and for no apparent good reason, leaving us "wtf?".
First of all, Eric becomes just a love-blinded version of his old viking self, this time, being entirely unbespelled. It is really hard to believe his sudden transformation, given that lately he has not been through any traumatising, life-changing experience that could perhaps explain it. Why the sudden change in personality? There is no trace of the yummy, juicy character he was. I am having trouble imagining Alexandr Skarsgard portraying this Eric.
Secondly, I feel that Sam was just shut from Sookie's universe. He basically had no impact in the plot whatsoever and he was just a filler character. Why then did Sookie go to dinner with him? Just to fill some pages? I was expecting some event taking place or something that might effect the novel in any way. Unfortunately, this book completely ignored Sam, even if it set the background for, perhaps, a more interesting role of him in a future book.
Thirdly, the thing with Bill had so much potential which was just wasted. Why did Bill need her help in sending a bloody email? If all that subplot could be solved with just an email, why did Harris go through the trouble of even including it? I think it was very wrong of her not to dwell on this more. We just get the impression that Sookie sends and e-mail and then BAM, Bill is better and possibly, on with his sister - which of course, doesn't make sense given Bill's actions in the previous books, but I am sure that the writer will arrange for those two to get together. It was really disappointing that the Bill issue was solved in 5 lines and not given more attention in a book so short, which definitely had enough space for more development in this part.
The FAIRY PART. This just a big fat NONSENSE to me. It is just illogic on so many levels!!! Why was Dermot put a spell on by Niall? And if so, why was he still against the good side in the war? If now he suddenly loved his family, how come he was against them. Why was the spell broken so easily? I am not referring to the actual way, but to the fact it took her 2 seconds to figure it out. Again, the book was so short and unsatisfying that this could have been easily exploited and developed. And why the fudge did they all end up in bed, like family? Why?
I am seriously expecting to see Michael Jackson as vampire in the next book. Maybe Princess Diana too. Hm, who else? Let me think. Maybe Napoleon? Vlad the Impaler? Jimi Hendrix? Cliff Burton? Julius Caesar? William Wallace? Kurt Cobain? I am looking forward to see who will get the chance to be resurrected as a vampire.
As to the actual plot, it was pretty much non-existent as well. No tension build-up at all because you don't know what the conflict is - oh, wait, there is none, except a fabricated one in the last 20 pages. Which of course, unravels with the speed of light and burns down equally fast.
And why was a 100 year old vampire stronger than both a bad ass Viking and a creepy Roman???
The were-wolf part was out of the nowhere as well.
In the future, I expect more sub-plot development and a more substantial main plot, with an actual tension build up.
P.S. The love scenes were quite crappy too!...more
What an uncompelling book. Seriously, the author has no writing ability. The story is often unclear. I only read about 50 pages, but found myself repeaWhat an uncompelling book. Seriously, the author has no writing ability. The story is often unclear. I only read about 50 pages, but found myself repeatedly wondering what the hell was happening. Everything is laid down chaotically and diffuse. It is very difficult to follow, being bombarded with tiny bits of disparate information and having to piece it all together on your own.
As to the story, as I said, completely dull and did not entice me to keep reading. No hot romance either.
I think this has got to be one of the worst books I read recently. In my quest of covering all vampire literature available, I have discovered that whaI think this has got to be one of the worst books I read recently. In my quest of covering all vampire literature available, I have discovered that what I previously considered to be extremely poor writing was, in fact, a masterpiece compared to the utter idiocies I have encountered in this book. What to begin with? This is way to priceless not to be quoted here: "Yes, I was aware of the whole oral sex thing. I doubt if there's a teenager alive in America today who isn't aware that most of the adult public think we're giving guys blow jobs like they used to give guys gum (or maybe more appropriately suckers). Okay, that's just bullshit, and it's always made me mad. Of course there are girls who think it's "cool" to give guys head. Uh, they're wrong. Those of us with functioning brains know that it is not cool to be used like that." Nuff said.
I cannot believe that the word "bullpoopie" is actually used. And repeated. Multiple times. Since when it is cool to become ridiculous in a futile attempt to avoid swearing? Maybe it was intended to be funny. It is just SAD.
The spelling of "vampyre". Why does it have to be a "y" in there? The vampire myth is already an overused theme and no changing of its letters is going to make it unique, original or inventive.
So yeah. 1 star is too much. I would give it a 0.25 out of 5 rating....more
I almost liked the whole story with getting his crown back, that is before getting to know this lousy character that is supposed toWhat the fudge????
I almost liked the whole story with getting his crown back, that is before getting to know this lousy character that is supposed to be a great, great king. I can see that he acts like one for about... 2 pages?
Very weak characters. They just ruin the plot. Although the storyline had potential, the characters are just a major turn off, not to mention that the epic climax happens approximately 5 pages before the ending of the book. What the hell?
So what do we have - a lousy guy who likes to pretend he is a better being, but in the end seems to have the intellect of a monkey and the possessive behaviour of one. A childish bitch, that is supposed to be a fiery queen, but guess what, she is just childish and ridiculous and gold-obsessed. Horrible.
Other weak points: the whole Sorceri business. How come we only find out about it now? Nothing about this makes any sense at all. I have never seen a book in which the author gives such little attention to details and just ruins your reading.
I'd rather reread Twilight than go through this book again!...more
There is no point in even explaining why this books is so bad. It is so obviously cheap, nth hand literature which doesn't even deserve being reviewed.There is no point in even explaining why this books is so bad. It is so obviously cheap, nth hand literature which doesn't even deserve being reviewed. This being said, I am glad I didn't pay for it....more
What a horrible book. I didn't even finish it and it's not often that I find a book so grueling as not to finish it! But this one was. I hate the mainWhat a horrible book. I didn't even finish it and it's not often that I find a book so grueling as not to finish it! But this one was. I hate the main character. Anita is such an antipathetic person - it is just so hard to like her!
Now let's get to the more relevant stuff, that is the contents of the book. To begin with, I completely dislike the style. It is very confuse, it seems that the author herself has no idea what her character are doing there and why they are in that situation. Maybe she does, but then her logic must be a really obscure one. Secondly, although she has some original ideas, in my opinion, everything is overstretched. Why are there so many supernatural creatures that are so poorly explained? It's like bombarding the reader with tons of info that he does not have the time to properly digest or that is simply too twisted to understand. Thirdly, the book had some major flaws. Her absurd logic manifests itself again, as her characters behave in ludicrous ways or perform ridiculous actions. For example, the scene in which Anita was caught in a basement with the rats. What part did that play in the overall plot? NONE, but we had to see how the were-rats tried to rape Anita, while she successfully repelled them with her wonder-woman talents. Another example is the very character of Nikolaos. Be it as it may, with the vampirism and the 10-year old mind, she is still extremely deranged, to the point where it makes you wonder how such a lunatic (that's an understatement - Nikolaos is outright demented) vampire could have become the "master of the city". Which brings me to my fourth point. What's with the whole story about human servant-ness and master vampires?????This gets beyond cheesy and frankly, after reading the synopsis of her whole 17 books, I decided to give up. There was no point in continuing to read it, hoping it will get better, when in fact it would get worse and worse!!
I would strongly recommend not paying for this book - borrow it if you feel you must read it, because paying for it will prove to be a very poor decision....more