Well, this series is definitely turning out to be one of my favorites. I’m so hooked. I usually lose my patience while reading series, but this seriesWell, this series is definitely turning out to be one of my favorites. I’m so hooked. I usually lose my patience while reading series, but this series has left me begging for more. I don’t think I’ll be able to control myself from gushing all over it. I just love how these fairy tales have been retold in this entire futuristic way.
In the second book Scarlet , as soon as there was the entry of the character - Carswell Thorne , I was immediately reminded of someone! Ladies and gentlemen, welcome FLYNN RIDER (from the movie - Tangled) And sure enough in the third book (this book), he did turn out to be the love interest of Cress aka Rapunzel. For those who aren’t familiar of the movie ‘Tangled’, you gotta watch it, like right NOW. It’s one of my favorite animated movies and I’ve only watched like a bazillion times.
The romance between Cress and Thorne… aww!! that was the best part for me. And Thorne is so hilarious… he had me laughing so hard a couple of times. There were also some moments where I just wanted to kick him in the balls when he was a jerk to Cress. Cress is so cute and her crush on Thorne was pretty adorable.
And one more thing; maybe it's just my OCD but shouldn't Cress's name be Tress instead?? At first, I was kinda trying to find link between the names 'Cress' and 'Rapunzel'. As the story moved on, I got over it. But still, as all the names were rightful equivalents : Cinder for Cinderella, Scarlet for Red riding hood; Cress/Crescent for Rapunzel didn't fit for me. Tress would have been much more sensible. Just a thought.
The entire plot-line is a rollercoaster ride and I enjoyed it so very much. I certainly can't wait to get my hands on the fourth book as soon as it gets out. For now, I’ll have to make do with the novellas....more
After her twin brother-Lugh is kidnapped; Saba embarks on a journey to find him. Her sister-Emmi also tags along. Having spent her entire life in seclAfter her twin brother-Lugh is kidnapped; Saba embarks on a journey to find him. Her sister-Emmi also tags along. Having spent her entire life in secluded Silverlake, she is not so familiar with the cruelty of the world. So along the way, she confronts many obstacles which she tackles dauntlessly. The harsh environment, the greedy people hinder her long journey. But she doesn’t succumb. She realizes she is a tough fighter. She befriends Jack whom she falls for immediately and she also meets the Free Hawks who become really helpful in her mission.
I was really impressed with their odd dialect; it was really catchy. Very beautifully written, indeed.
The relationship between Saba and her younger sister- Emmi was very ironic. They claim to hate each other but what they don’t realize is they are so similar. Both are stubborn. Both love Lugh so much that they do everything they can in order to find him. Yeah, the mission is to find Lugh, but somehow I think the story is more about Saba and Emmi rather than Saba and Lugh.
I had a sudden urge to read a mermaid novel and I'm glad I picked this one. It was a quick, fun read! :) The story was quite predictable but I enjoyed I had a sudden urge to read a mermaid novel and I'm glad I picked this one. It was a quick, fun read! :) The story was quite predictable but I enjoyed it nevertheless. ...more
In this futuristic world created by Neal Shusterman, abortion is illegalized and the solution for unwanted children is: UNWINDING. Between the ages ofIn this futuristic world created by Neal Shusterman, abortion is illegalized and the solution for unwanted children is: UNWINDING. Between the ages of 13 and 17, parents or guardians can choose to have their children unwound, which involves surgical separation of all their body parts that are used as transplant parts for others in need.(Now, how scary is that!) This way, the children are not really dead and they are being useful at the same time. The idea of parents getting their own children unwound took a little time to sink in at first but gradually I got used to it. To cure illness, people opt for replacement of the body parts rather than the ordinary treatment.
The story mainly revolves around three teenagers: Connor, Risa and Lev who are all going to be unwound. Co-incidentally, fate brings them together and their journey starts.
This was a very good read. I recommend this book to everyone. The writer’s language is simple but doesn’t miss a detail. It really got me hooked and I know I’m gonna be haunted by this book for a few days. All in all, this is a great book and I loved it. ...more