Wow this book was a whole lot of WTF? and Why? moments for me. It's gotten to the point where if I could just shoot Charlaine and put her out of her m...moreWow this book was a whole lot of WTF? and Why? moments for me. It's gotten to the point where if I could just shoot Charlaine and put her out of her misery I would. Sookie no longer has a purpose, she should have been done three books ago but here we are on #11 still struggling through a story that has lost it's way. I mean is there even a point to all of this anymore? Eric has lost his sarcastic tough Viking glory, Bill just shows up because we somehow need to be reminded that he's still there, Sam? Who's Sam? Better yet is Jason even still in the books? Hell the other human characters just seem tossed in randomly to add to the page count. I nearly forgot all about Tara's baby shower and from reading the book so did Charlaine. All in all Dead Reckoning was just a serious waste of money to me and I doubt I will be spending anymore of it on this series. Ya'll have fun with Harris and her inconsistent plot lines because this reader is officially done. (less)
All I have to say is this was a really good ending to a solid series. Kudos to Julie Kagawa because I really went into this thinking I was going to be...moreAll I have to say is this was a really good ending to a solid series. Kudos to Julie Kagawa because I really went into this thinking I was going to be bored. (less)
Is it just me or is this series getting really boring? At this point I am not even sure why I continue to read the Sookie Stackhouse series. What star...moreIs it just me or is this series getting really boring? At this point I am not even sure why I continue to read the Sookie Stackhouse series. What started off as a witty, charming series, has become boring with the death count just going higher with each book. Don't get me wrong I understand that Charlaine was knocking off people from the beginning, but those deaths seemed to have a purpose. Now you'd be lucky to get to the next chapter without someone dying for no other reason but because they could die. The books aren't even funny anymore and the plot is simply forgettable. Hate to say it but True Blood might be having a negative effect on this story. (less)
I’m going to be honest “Hex Hall” was a series that I had no intentions on starting. Out of all the par...moreMay contain some spoilers or hint at spoilers.
I’m going to be honest “Hex Hall” was a series that I had no intentions on starting. Out of all the paranormal characters there are witches are my least favorite ones. So, books about them tend to not be my first reading choice. (Go figure right? I’m the chick who loves magical girls from Japan but I can’t get with witches? Backwards.) However, I tried the first book and I liked it. Sophie turned out not to actually be a witch so that was a minor plus. The story was strong, and the characters were charming and funny. That trend continued throughout the second book. However, Spell Bound the third and final installment of the Hex Hall series dropped my fan-girl mode completely.
When we start off the book takes you right where we left Sophie in “Demon Glass”. Powerless, running from the megalomaniac Lara, and pretty much at a loss on what to do. I appreciate that Rachel went straight to the action from the last book with no unnecessary recaps or uncounted for time sequences. (Although she does make up for that last one later on in the book.) We get to see some pretty nice revelations throughout the first few chapters and are reunited with the whole cast.
After that things start to feel rushed. I don’t know if I’m the only one who felt this way but Spell Bound was pretty short. In fact if it wasn’t for me having to go to work while I was reading this I’m sure I could have finished this whole book within a few hours. The scenes where you were meant to feel some kind of overwhelming emotion just fell flat. Take for instance the abuse Archer suffered at the hands of the other students I’m sure I was meant to be appalled and even more gun-hoe for the Casanoff’s to be ousted in some way. However, I just kept asking what is the point of this.
The whole ending to the book was fast and it seemed way too easy for Sophie to have saved everyone and somehow came up with a perfect solution to everything without actually even trying. I don’t even want to mention poor Cal who not only got some pretty backhanded treatment in this book, but was also treated to an unfair ending. An ending that also felt rushed and was pretty pointless. All in all this entire book was a big disappointment for me. I finished it for the sake of finishing it and I believe Rachel finished it for the sake of finishing it as well. (less)