Poison Princess is a prime example of why I never give up on a book if I don't like the start, which I didn't.
What I loved: Jackson. He's such a badaPoison Princess is a prime example of why I never give up on a book if I don't like the start, which I didn't.
What I loved: Jackson. He's such a badass. Damn, this character was wonderfully written. From the bad attitude to the always-there accent. I loved his harshness, his strong sense of survival, and how he sticks to what he believes. He was the character I rooted for the most. I appreciated how the romance/non-romance was handled and that things never quite worked out, even when you think they're about to. The world after the Flash was also constructed really well and a lot of the aspects were justified. I love the idea of tarot playing such a major role in a novel and this book only skimmed the surface of it. I can't wait to learn more in Endless Knight.
What I didn't like so much: In general I'm not a fan of the whole 'start in the present, go back and work your way toward it' line of story telling (flash-backs as well), in television or books, it gives away too much (at least for me) and takes away some to the surprise and mystery. I overlooked it. Something else that bothered me a little was Evie's 'voice'. Before the Flash, when she spoke, she sounded more like a teenager, but when she 'told' the story, it felt more adult. It evened out when we switched to After Flash, so I'm happy about that. I would have liked Evie stronger after it had just been her and her mother for so long. People learn to adapt and survive in circumstances like that, and she lacked that. One other thing is her expectations regarding a relationship with Jack. It's the apocalypse, that's not really important, and it felt really out of place given the situation they're in. But it's all minor.
I'm glad I kept on reading. I really am. I loved this book and can't wait to read the next one. I might leave that until the release of book 3. From the comments on Endless Knight, the end's a real killer....more
Juliana delivers a quick, delightful read with Playing Pretend, along with a cracker of a story. Her books are always a pleasure to read, and this oneJuliana delivers a quick, delightful read with Playing Pretend, along with a cracker of a story. Her books are always a pleasure to read, and this one is a very welcome addition. I can't wait for what she sends our way next....more
This was a great, quick read, and I'm so happy that I picked it up when I walked past it. It doesn't hurt that the cover is totally drool-worthy and iThis was a great, quick read, and I'm so happy that I picked it up when I walked past it. It doesn't hurt that the cover is totally drool-worthy and is so buttery I constantly wanted to rub it against my cheek(not weird at all).
What I like most about this book: Cait. There are so few characters that I can relate to, so I'm all about reading a book and enjoying the story as a whole. This one was different for me because I understand Cait and her reactions to a lot of things. It was a nice change of pace.
At the end I had the urge to find out more about MMA, that's for sure. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Abby Niles's next book....more