God, I love Kim Harrison and this series so freaking much. It is seriously one of my favourite series out there. Rachel is maddening at times but I loGod, I love Kim Harrison and this series so freaking much. It is seriously one of my favourite series out there. Rachel is maddening at times but I love her as a character, I love the fact that she is struggling with the sudden grey of her life when she thought everything was black and white and this book shows that even more. There were many, many times when I just wished I could have smacked her upside the head as she's just so blind and distrustful of everyone. Granted she has good reason for the latter.
The start of the book was a might slow, I think but I easily got into it when the action really started. I loved the additional twists of the book and only wished there was more.
As much as I love Rachel/Kisten and of this series they are my favourite despite his untimely demise I am rooting for something between Rachel/Trent even if, once again, it doesn't last.
Loved this book and I NEED THE NEXT ONE RIGHT NOW! ...more
All in all I'm really enjoying this series. Murder, mystery, romance and sci-fi, how can I not enjoy it?
I love the world that Robb has created here aAll in all I'm really enjoying this series. Murder, mystery, romance and sci-fi, how can I not enjoy it?
I love the world that Robb has created here and in some ways I think it's a shame it's only centred around Eve. I do love Eve, I think she's a strong female protagonist and while she does have the emotion baggage she is growing and developing and dealing with this baggage. It isn't often I actually like main characters but I do like Eve, I love the fact that she sticks to her guns, that she doesn't simply ignore the connections to Roarke which come up time and time again even if she believes that he isn't capable. A good police officer would look into the connections despite the personal connection and that is what Eve does, that is why she is good at her job and I love that she sticks to that despite her feelings for him, her job is important to her.
I would like more relationship development, it has been six months since the last case and really I would have loved to see how they handled those months, Eve being as relationship weary as she is. It just feels like I've been cheated on development in that department. ...more
First and foremost I am glad it didn't take me as long as A Game of Thrones which I had started to read perhaps two years ago if not more and only finFirst and foremost I am glad it didn't take me as long as A Game of Thrones which I had started to read perhaps two years ago if not more and only finished this August.
I adore ASOIAF, I love it. It's hard going, it's a meaty, heavy book which throws you this way and that. This book was a lot of set up, in my opinion, half of it was tying up the loose ends created by the first book. I think GRRM is deliciously evil with his use of cliff hangars on chapters and things happening out of the blue. Some of the deaths shocked and saddened me - whether because of the character itself or the fact that it happened off screen. I felt like a lot of the time a lot happened between chapters while he occupied you with someone else.
I would give this five stars but personally I found it somewhat frustrating that every time I got into a chapter, into what was going on with that character, the chapter changed. It felt like every time something happened it was the end of the chapter and only for it to be danced around the next time that character's chapter came up.
All in all I did enjoy this book, I think capturing the war of a Kingdom as large as this is a difficult task in a book and he does it well. I loved Sansa and her chapters tended to be my favoured. For a moment I did love Theon, hated him and now pity him. Catelyn was also a stand out character in this book as she did take up much of it and I enjoy her characterisation and feel for her....more
My feelings on this book are rather mixed. I'd skimmed a couple of the reviews on here so I knew there was going to be a big sci-fi twist at the end.My feelings on this book are rather mixed. I'd skimmed a couple of the reviews on here so I knew there was going to be a big sci-fi twist at the end. I didn't expect it to be what it was. At all. So that kind of... threw me off.
One thing I loved is the fact that Alison had Synthesia as that is something I'd been interested in for a while for my own writing and characters so it was nice to see the interpretation of it from someone else. I really loved the writing really and thought it handled the Synthesia well and I could easily see how things would be perceived how they were described. I liked Alison and identified with her on an emotional level of how she often doesn't allow herself to feel and apologises when she feels something she perceives as wrong.
The end felt very rushed, as if Anderson had realised she only had so many pages to fill and she was rapidly running out which was a shame as I would have liked to known more about what happened really and why things were going on.
All in all I did enjoy this book though it wasn't quite as can't-put-it-down as others I'd read lately which is a shame....more
I've picked up and put down this book for months, ever since it became quite big. I was never able to get past the first few pages as the first personI've picked up and put down this book for months, ever since it became quite big. I was never able to get past the first few pages as the first person present tense was jarring to what I was used to reading and I found it difficult to get into at first. I'm not sure what made me pick it up again but I'm really, really glad that I gave it another chance. I started reading on Monday night and have just finished it.
The story itself was... a shock in some ways. I knew the gist of what it was about however I don't think I expected something quite so... brutal to be in a young adults book. As a lover of the darker aspects of books this instantly dragged me and captured my attention. While at first the tense and POV were odd I think I got into it in the end. Usually I have a habit of disliking main characters despite loving the book and while there were times when I wanted to hit Katniss I actually generally liked her.
All in all I did really enjoy this book and would recommend it to anyone. Can't wait to dive into the next one which I've already got on my phone! ...more