Some sequels are bad or just dont match up, this was not one of those books.
You get everything that you got from the first book: The characters in all their glory, Villians you love to hate; and relatoinships galore!
You get all this and more in ENTICED. I loved the new characters! Spence? I love you.
There is so much action that it gets your heart racing along with the events that unfold. I felt the book was so well researched with all the biblical referenes, characters and ledgends. I loved the original characters- Violet, Lincoln and Phoenix, they were back and more awesome and deeper than before. I also loved steph the best friend to Violet, she really had an important role in the book, and of course she is a best friend anyone would want to have their backs.
This book literally had me gasping for air, and got my heart racing!
Night beach sounded really interesting, I had high hopes for it. First of all I want to say thank you to the publisher and NetGally for giving me the...moreNight beach sounded really interesting, I had high hopes for it. First of all I want to say thank you to the publisher and NetGally for giving me the opportunity to read this.
This is an Australian book and let me say you can tell. There was a lot of Aussie jargon and slang used that even I didn’t understand, and I think maybe there was too much of that. it was very Australian, almost stereotypical, the beach the suffers, the writing doesn’t help their image, the term ‘beach bums’ is what these characters are. The blurb says that: ‘Abbie has three obsessions. Art. The ocean. And Kane.’
Intriguing right? I mean im not into surfing but the way Eagar wrote about Abbie and the ocean was really great, I no problems with that. Abbie also has a unique ability to produce art, throughout the book she works tirelessly on an artwork for school and she also uses photography in, which I thought, was a very different, almost therapeutic way.
Now the blurb says this: ‘But since Kane's been back, he's changed. There's a darkness shadowing him that only Abbie can see. And it wants her in its world.’
Once again, sounds good right? I think this book is another case of great blurb, but the book didn’t turn out that way. I think some people will love this, but for me I couldn’t engage with it, it was just…too weird. This part in the blurb makes you expect a change in a personality, an obsession Kane has acquired. It’s nothing like that, nothing, nothing, nothing. I started out actually liking this book, but things got very weird very quickly, I struggled to finish. I was pulling faces as I was reading and thinking “Really? What is this, I don’t get it”
This brings me to my main problem with this book. The characters. Abby was ok, no big issues with her, she was obsessed with Kane, but what girl doesn’t have a guy they do slightly stalkerish things to?? Especially when he lives downstairs! The fact he lived so close could’ve have given more excitement to the story, except, Kane was never there. He was always out! He was either surfing or just generally missing, and if he was there he was sleeping! Besides this Kane was an idiot. There’s no other way to put it. I never got the feeling that he cared for Abbie at all, he only really wanted to have sex with her, that’s all. His character could’ve been SO much better, more likeable to help the crazy story along, but he was so unlikeable that I didn’t care about the story at all in the end, I was glad to be rid of him. I also think Abby could have appreciated her friends more. Her male friends were also a little weird, but she pushed them away and in the end she had nothing. Yes she hints at fixing relationships but she makes it sound like a chore, I just founds that she was a little selfish.
I think this is one of those books where you’ll love it or you’ll hate it. Im not used to reading something so Australian, and I think if you’re from overseas you might not understand it, because I know I missed some of it, and I am Australian. But my main issues were the twisted storyline. If the book turned out to be like the blurb, I may have taken quite well to it, but it was so twisted and unreal that I just couldn’t like it. So it was that and the unappealing characters, mainly Kane, he was just so disappointing, he really let me down. I can’t fault the author’s descriptive writing though, she wrote about everything so well, I had no issues with her writing.
I think my expectation of it being something simple, not paranormal, threw me, I expected something completely different to what I got, and that was probably my fault for letting my mind get away from me.
So if you plan on reading this don’t expect something in particular, just go with it, loose yourself in it, you’ll probably enjoy it better.
One of the best books ive read in a while. It had me from the start. It was so different and ive always loved Greek mythology so this book was a dream...moreOne of the best books ive read in a while. It had me from the start. It was so different and ive always loved Greek mythology so this book was a dream but then ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! I was totally set to give this book a 5 but what was up with that ending!!!!!?? ANGRY FACE Awesome book, worst ending. I now need the next one, like, right now....im not kidding.(less)
Im just not into this series. As a main character, Sydney bores me. I have no interest in her problems or any part of her life as an alchemist. I have...moreIm just not into this series. As a main character, Sydney bores me. I have no interest in her problems or any part of her life as an alchemist. I have this issue with pretty much the whole cast, actually- I just don’t care. That is, I love Adrian, he is the best thing about this series, and i have a feeling Richelle mead knows it. There’s enough of him to keep us wanting more, but not enough to keep us happy, it’s a cruel trick. Nonetheless it’s working, he is pretty much the only reason I will keep reading this series, sad but true. I also didn’t like that most of the story was all too predictable. I saw everything coming way before it happened, and im not saying im amazingly smart and awesome for figuring it out, I wish I didn’t figure ANYTHING out, I was waiting for that 'Richelle Mead twist' or ‘everything is not what it seems factor’ that im so familiar with, but it never came, it was sort of an anti-climax for me. I also didn’t like the amount of time written on the spells Sydney had to learn, boring. I know that concept was important to the story and for Sydney as well, but for me personally as the reader, too much. I didn’t want to feel so negative about this book, but I have to be honest when I write my thoughts. I am interested to see what happens to Sydney and Adrian, (I admit I don’t particularly like it) but I don’t have any clue how that scenario will play out. I’ll admit I did like the ending of this book and I remember feeling the same about Bloodlines, it was action packed and interesting, I just wished the whole book was like that. I think im having trouble with the series because it’s not Vampire Academy, and I need to stop comparing it to those books, even though we have some of the same characters, it’s not the same at all. I’ll keep reading this series, im hoping it’ll get better for me and that I’ll start to enjoy it more. (less)