Abandoned ship. I couldn't finish this book. I made it well over 100 pages in and couldn't do it. It's so bad. I don't care anymore. I know tris dies...moreAbandoned ship. I couldn't finish this book. I made it well over 100 pages in and couldn't do it. It's so bad. I don't care anymore. I know tris dies and I'm thankful for it. I wish they all died, to be honest.
Tobias is completely OOC. Tris is obnoxious as hell. I don't even know, or care, what's going on with the other characters.
SURPRISE! ALIVE BROTHER. What the shit is that about? What's her face spends most of her life thinking he's dead, she dies, and he randomly bursts into a room alive? No, Roth. No. That's not how you write.
I don't think Roth knew what she wanted to do with her trilogy at all. And don't get me started on the massive religious over and undertones vomiting from this book. Granted, it was in the other two books as well, but this book, JFC. We get it, Roth, you're uber fucking Christian, shut the fuck up about. I hate preachy people. It's why I hate the Narnia books as well.
This book is as bad as Twilight. It needs to burn. (less)
I just started reading this book. I put it on hold because the wait between this one and the next and I figured now would be the time to catch up with...moreI just started reading this book. I put it on hold because the wait between this one and the next and I figured now would be the time to catch up with #7 coming out soon.
But. Do you know what I love about Cassie Palmer??? She's the paranormal Stephanie Plum. And I love her so, so much.(less)
I. Hate. This. Book. I do. But, I don't. Not at all. I hate Joe's ability to make characters feel as human as he does. I hate that Joe makes you feel...moreI. Hate. This. Book. I do. But, I don't. Not at all. I hate Joe's ability to make characters feel as human as he does. I hate that Joe makes you feel like you're the main character and everything that person is going through, you're going through. So, instead, I guess I hate Joe Hill.
I've been wanting to read Horns since it was first published and I'm now just getting that opportunity. In a way, I'm glad I waited. I don't think I would have enjoyed it (if that's even the right word right now) as I did. That whole sentence just doesn't seem right.
The stuff Ig goes through should not be enjoyed. At all.
There were times throughout the book I wanted to stop reading it. I wanted to burn it or destroy it. Put it through the shredder. Stick it out in the snow so it would just be gone and out of my life.
I hated everything Ig's family and so called friends put him through. I wanted Ig to exact his revenge on them all, including his immature brother for being so stoned out of his mind that night. The night he lost the love of his life.
I have no sympathy to the fates of Ian and Eric. None at all. In fact, they probably deserved more. May be being set on fire while still alive, wrists bound, trapped in a burning car that's being shoved down hill. But no, that's still too good for them.
There are times I'm not very sympathetic with Mariam. She doesn't deserve what happened to her, but how she handled her secret and with Ig pissed me off.
And Terry, I just...Terry. Even with Ig's secret bearing horns, Terry was the only one who believed his innocence and stood by Ig's side. Even though he knew the truth and decided it wasn't worth losing his life and career over clearing his brothers name.
This book is tragically beautiful and beautifully depressing.
This is what I call popcorn reading. If it were made into a movie, it would be a pg-13, 90 minute episode of Supernatural meets Vampire Diaries with e...moreThis is what I call popcorn reading. If it were made into a movie, it would be a pg-13, 90 minute episode of Supernatural meets Vampire Diaries with equally appalling actors. I don't understand these 5 star reviews that are praising this book as a breath of fresh air or anything like that. It makes me wonder if I look through some of the shelves of the reviewers will I find five star reviews for Twilight and 50 Shades. It also makes me question the types of books those who are paid to review the book read. Phoenix has no idea what she wants from these characters. They're all one dimensional and really serve no purpose to each other. I'm wondering if she even outlined this mess and bothered to create character biographies. This book is not a secret wonder, breath taking, or a special snowflake by any means. It should be marketed towards 16 year olds who think Twilight is the greatest book ever written. Heather is basically a cave woman with a gun and badge. Every time she opened her mouth all I could hear was "I am cop. I have gun. I have badge. Do what I say." She tried to throw non-existent weight around every moment she could especially in situations where she couldn't. Dante was never in her protective custody but she treated him as such. She had the entire case figured out in mere minutes which was completely laughable seeing as she had been hunting the serial killer for three years. Her backstory is nonexistent except for a mention of a sister (which serves no purpose at all. At least not in this book) and her father who apparently was a shitty father but a great mentor. The story centers around Dante who's backstory is even weaker. Lucian's secret is figured out within moments of meeting him. Time that should have been spent on Joanna and her involvement with Dante an his past should have been fleshed out a great deal more but was left lacking and wanting. If it wasn't for the fact I picked this book up for next to nothing when Borders was closing, I would never have wasted my time on it. Same with books two and three. I'm going to read them because these books can be ripped through in an afternoon. That's how much they can't be taken seriously.(less)
One of the rare cases where I prefer the movie (the Swedish one, not the crappy American one) over the book. I really want to give this book 2 1/2 sta...moreOne of the rare cases where I prefer the movie (the Swedish one, not the crappy American one) over the book. I really want to give this book 2 1/2 stars but we can't do that. I really want to like the book because I loved the movie. There's just so much nonsense that could have been left out and to be honest, the vampire in the book was as scary as Edward. I was looking forward to be blown away and be at least creeped out, but I was bored. Especially by some of the unnecessary subplots. The parents were clueless. The bullies were well written. The vampire was a whiney pathetic pain in the ass. The ending wasn't satisfying at all. I really wanted the author to play out the scene in the pool at the end but didn't. It was told from the view point of a random cop from the beginning. The whole book reeked of bad editing and rushed plots. On second thought, I'm changing my rating down to a two.(less)