So from just a few reviews I've read, it seems like the same shit that happened in the Throne of Glass series is happening here. Great story with greaSo from just a few reviews I've read, it seems like the same shit that happened in the Throne of Glass series is happening here. Great story with great romance gets fucked up by the dreaded love triangle because the asshole super hot, tortured, misunderstood, bad boy is actually the perfect match for the female MC.
And I think love triangle is an incorrect way to describe whatever the fuck it is Maas likes to do to the original love interests, build them up just to tear them down to further the chick's true love. They never stand a chance. So the takeaway with her series seems to be don't root for guy number one because guy number two is waiting in the wings.
Ugh, no thanks. If I want to get pissed off, I'll just watch the Pens during the playoffs....more
For me, the Pepper Dennis series has been one of the reliably best series out there. The stories never get stale, the characters are great and the wriFor me, the Pepper Dennis series has been one of the reliably best series out there. The stories never get stale, the characters are great and the writing’s kept me interested. So I was shocked by what a huge disappointment this book was.
Someone’s kidnapped Dan, Pepper’s former friend/boyfriend/scientific accomplice in figuring out her gift and to ransom him back they want the bones of Chester Goodshot Gomes the sharpshooter star who put a curse on the city of Cleveland’s sports teams. Of course this duty falls to Pepper, who has to steal the bones from her former place of work, Garden View Cemetery, and haul them back to where good old Chester wanted to be buried in New Mexico. Supernatural road trip! Sounds like fun, right?! Wrong.
The whole story was a bit ridiculous and while I like the idea of her speaking to the dead, the books have never looked too much into how she can do what she does. This book really reached deep into the spiritual bag of tricks to explain (sort of) her ability to see and talk to the deceased. Of course American Indians have a huge part in this, and they completely believe in her ability without question, particularly one hot police chief named Jesse. And this is where the story completely falls apart for me. Pepper completely disregarded not only her feelings for Quinn and everything they’ve been through, but worst of all, she showed a complete lack of regard and respect for him. Pepper’s always been a bit of horndog if there’s a hot guy around and I’ve always found it amusing. This time I most definitely did not. (view spoiler)[I couldn’t believe how fast she hopped into bed with Jesse. He didn’t show up until almost halfway through the book and she took forever to hook up with Quinn yet she barely knew Jesse, but because he believed in her ability and thought it was a super awesome one sent from high above she screws him in record time?! Without even breaking up with Quinn?! I mean, the poor guy has no idea what’s going on, she didn’t even tell him she was leaving, and wants to talk to her and she just blows him off. (hide spoiler)] Pepper just acted in a way that was completely out of character, so much so that I didn’t even really care what happened regarding the plot or her gift.
Unfortunately the story wasn’t even good enough to counter my newfound hatred of Pepper. Unlike the others where there was an actual mystery to solve, this plot was pretty weak, and the storyline surrounding Dan was completely absurd and unbelievable. He used to be a good character, then he got booted out of the storyline early on and now he just seems like a pointless joke that gets dragged out to be tossed around whenever the author needs to get Pepper emotionally invested in something else. And her obsession with fashion, while usually good for a laugh, was downright ridiculous and over the top at times in this book. Who gives a shit about your shoes or jeans with everything else that’s going on?!
It was pretty obvious a while ago that the next book in the series, Supernatural Born Killers would be the last since I never saw word of a new one being printed, and while I would’ve been really upset before, now I really couldn’t care less. As a matter of fact, I’m not sure I even want to read the last one, though I’m sure at some point I will since I’ve already bought the damn thing, just to have some closure with the series. Ugh. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more