Just like my first re-read review in this series, I feel the need to start of**spoiler alert** Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession..
Just like my first re-read review in this series, I feel the need to start off with a warning that this post is NOT a traditional review, and will be quite spoilery. Also there will be a whole lot of ranting and bashing. I'm participating in the Soul Screamers Reading Challenge hosted by Fiktshun. You can either read the books for the first time, or re-read them, and I am doing the latter. I thought it would be fun to do a post of my thoughts about things the second time around with all of the knowledge of the following books. So again, I really would not recommend reading this review if you are not caught up in reading books one through five. You have been warned. ;)
Most of my ranting in the previous book's re-read review was centered around Kaylee's father and my general dislike for Nash. While her father will still be receiving a dose of my ire, Nash actually will be getting a reprieve as Tod is now on my crap list. Surprisingly even though I know where things are headed with Nash, I couldn't be angry with him quite yet as he was nothing but supportive in My Soul to Save. Tod, however was quite horrible to be honest. I had completely forgotten just how single-minded he was about saving Addison, even at Kaylee's expense. I just wanted to smack him upside the head. I understand just how much he wanted to save Addy, but he should never have let things go that far in putting Kaylee at risk. She almost died for goodness sakes! I have a feeling it is going to take me a while to forgive him again for this. But then again maybe not since the messy stuff with Nash should be coming soon. These boys sure are trouble!
As far as Kaylee's father goes, well I still have a pretty big problem with the way he acts towards Kaylee. I kinda feel like he gave up his rights to control her a very long time ago. I realize that Kaylee was in a whole lot of danger, and he just wants to protect her. However, Kaylee isn't the type of person who could live with herself if she didn't do everything she could to help someone. So her dad should realize this and be supportive of her, and protect her by helping her rather than trying to chain her down. Then again I guess none of us really see things clearly when it comes to protecting our children, so I guess I'll have to give him a little leeway.
Going to the Netherworld and meeting Avari was every bit as chilling as the first time around, perhaps even more so now that I have the knowledge of just what can happen. I seriously cringed multiple times throughout My Soul to Save, and I think that shows just how good this series is as it was able to affect me that much even the second time around. I can't wait to see what my re-read of the next installment will show. You might also like: ...more
This book picks up almost right after the ending of the last book, with Malone still on his crusade to overthrow Greg Sander's authority and take the
This book picks up almost right after the ending of the last book, with Malone still on his crusade to overthrow Greg Sander's authority and take the Head Council Chair for himself. This issue as well as all of the other conflicts from the prior books finally have come to a head, and no one will escape unaffected or unscathed. The South Central pride knows that no matter the outcome, the entire werecat's world will be forever changed. Even with this heavy knowledge on their shoulder's they know they must fight for what is right for they have an incredible amount to lose. There are battles around every corner, with severe consequences at each turn. In the end it will come to one last stand, with one side taking all.
Anyone who had complaints about Faythe being whiny or spoiled in the past will really be impressed at how she steps up to the plate. Gone is the Faythe that acts out to get what she wants. The standards she has set for herself in protecting her pride are so high, they almost seem unobtainable. There is so much heartache in this book, and I cannot begin to count the number of times I cried right along with Faythe. I am actually amazed at her ability to even attempt to survive any of it, let alone be the strong force her pride needs her to be. Trust me, you will be thoroughly impressed and proud of the woman she has finally become.
Ah, the love triangle between Faythe, Marc, and Jace. I'm going to be careful to not spoil anything. However, I will say be prepared to shed a lot of tears no matter who you are rooting for as there are absolutely heartbreaking moments for each of them. I will be honest, and confess I was so worried about Faythe's decision that I read the book so fast just to find out her choice, that I couldn't completely appreciate it. So how did I remedy this? I immediately re-read it. I read it much slower the second time so I could really enjoy it. After knowing her choice, I actually enjoyed the second read even more. I was able to relax and take a step back and really absorb the book.
As impatient as I was to finally have this book in my hands, the satisfaction is bittersweet. I am so sad to say goodbye to Faythe, but I really do not think the book could have ended the series more perfectly. The entire series has been one heck of a roller coaster ride, with incredible twists, turns, and loops. However, the satisfaction in the end is worth every single nail biting, heart wrenching, emotional moment. This is a series that will just stick with you long after you finish it. Every emotion is so real, you cannot help but feel them right along with Faythe. This was one of the most emotional books I have ever read, yet I loved every single moment of it. Avid fans will not be disappointed, and if you haven't checked this series out already, make sure you do, as it it truly amazing! ...more