**spoiler alert** I actually finished reading this several weeks ago but wanted to digest it.
I am so conflicted right now. Several months ago I actual...more**spoiler alert** I actually finished reading this several weeks ago but wanted to digest it.
I am so conflicted right now. Several months ago I actually reread all of the series in anticipation of this one coming out. I snorted. I smirked. I eyerolled. I failed to admit to myself that A) I was rereading the Outlander Series and B) it was starting to actually grow on me.
So yeah, I give this one three stars.
THREE STARS? FOR THIS SERIES YOU HAVE STEADILY BEEN RATED AS "MOSTLY SUCKING?" GIRL, I AM DISAPPOINT.
Let me explain. I can explain. I totally can.
1) FINALLY, sex that is not geriatric! Many, many sexy times that are not old people. Back to back, even! Yay! 2) The ludicrousness of the plot line has, I think, finally hit critical mass. To the point where I no longer care that Roger met his own father (who just happened to be a time traveler) and Jamie's father (and said time traveler just HAPPENED to end up in the same time and place) and then there's this whole thing with letters in a secret drawer that Brianna didn't find when she left her own letter and some random dude kidnaps the kid because gold and then other random dude is like Must Protect and everybody could just talk to each other and STOP HITTING EACH OTHER and all would be fine but then we would have no book would we? 3) Ian! Ian finds love! And marries it! And gets laid! Yay Ian! 4) I knew I was screwed when at the end when Certain Parties were walking up the hill and yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay and then it ends and I was like but... that's not FAIR. I need to know what happens next! 5) I just realized there was only a modicum of butt grabbing, which was refreshing.
Please note that a bottle or several of wine was involved in the reading of this book, and may have colored my review.
Also please note that if I am going to give 3 stars to any book in the series, it should by right be the first one and not this one, which was actually fairly terrible albeit far superior to the last two. But I am feeling contrary today. (less)
I never expected to actually like a book by Stephenie Meyer, let alone LOVE it. Color me astonished.
I'd really like to read more, and I am shamed that...moreI never expected to actually like a book by Stephenie Meyer, let alone LOVE it. Color me astonished.
I'd really like to read more, and I am shamed that I let the non-horror show (where the hell are my bloodthirsty vampires? STILL ANGRY ABOUT THAT) that was Twilight get in the way of reading this.(less)
This was terrifying to read in part because I have kids, but also because of the choice of POV. The story unfolds from the perspective of a nine year-...moreThis was terrifying to read in part because I have kids, but also because of the choice of POV. The story unfolds from the perspective of a nine year-old girl, and what she does and does not know further informs the story. As an adult, you can fill in some of the missing pieces, and mourn that a child must hold the burden of secret knowledge.
My major issue was with the end, which seemed a bit abrupt and slightly tacked on and sensational. It didn't seem to fit with the deliberation of the rest of the book.