It really breaks my heart to have to give this final book in the Fallen Angels series a poor review. I have been a fan of J.R. Ward and this series frIt really breaks my heart to have to give this final book in the Fallen Angels series a poor review. I have been a fan of J.R. Ward and this series from the very beginning but I just couldn't buy into this last installment. I'm hoping the rumors of this and the BDB series eventually merging together are true. If that's the case and we get a more true to form demonstration of the remaining characters, I may go back and edit this review. If that doesn't happen however I have to ask who these characters were, because they weren't the same bad a$$es that I fell in love with years ago.
I understand characters grow and obviously develop throughout a series. But with that mentioned, none of these people (ok, angels and demons) were even a shadow of what they were in the first book. This series takes place over the course of less than a month's time! That is just not enough time for the drastic personality changes that took place. Devina, the more evil than evil demon that is in fact a representation of the devil herself turned into a huge sniveling pu$$y! What a let down she was! Then moving onto Jim Herron... Ugg, how much I loved that guy. His big bad boy self just did it for me like no other dreamy book boyfriend ever did. When did he stop being a bad a$$? Sissy just turned him into one! Even Adrian! He was another great book boyfriend that I had to dump towards the end.
I was just disheartened by the book in it's entirety. The characters, the whole process of introducing the "souls" on the playing field in this installment, the plot, even the climax was anticlimactic... I felt like I was driving in the Griswald's family cruiser on the way to Wallyworld. We stopped once and a while to see things like the worlds biggest ball of twine, which by comparison was Sissy and Jim's relationship. Just pointless. And then, just when I think I might finally hit an interesting climax after my 3000 mile journey of let down after let down, the park was closed. ...more
No matter how I tried, or how long I stuck it out I just could not make myself like Raziel. I am not a huge Anne Stuart fan and I was about halfway thNo matter how I tried, or how long I stuck it out I just could not make myself like Raziel. I am not a huge Anne Stuart fan and I was about halfway through the book when I realized Kristina Douglas was a pen name for AS.
I'm sure there are others who will absolutely love this book it just wasn't for me. The writing wasn't bad, the plot of the book itself wasn't bad either. There was too just much internal monologue with the two main characters (which is a AS thing), constantly droning on and on about the other. This is my biggest turn off in reading, characters who talk to themselves more than anyone else. ...more
All though Envy was my least favorite so far of the Fallen Angels series, it still held my undivided attention throughout the entire book and I stillAll though Envy was my least favorite so far of the Fallen Angels series, it still held my undivided attention throughout the entire book and I still finished it in 2 nights, and it definitely was still a 4 star book.
Whatever Ward does, whatever twists and turns she puts within the plots that we as readers do not want to see or agree with, no matter what, the woman can create a great hero. Envy like the others in the series, has heros in abundance. Let's start with who is supposed to be our main man, Veck. Veck is a new Detective in the Caldwell PD. He is fighting his inner demons (literally) all the while fighting to stay away from, yet get closer to his new partner, Reilly. Veck was the none conventional tortured hero. The torture for Veck was not physical, it was living with the fact that his father was one of the most notorious serial killers ever. His crossroads was easy for Jim Heron to identify. And then onto Jim Heron. Oh Jim, I love him so much! He is the same smooth, tough, ass kicking angel that we've seen before with a little bit of softy thrown in. I have to say he is on my top ten favorite heros list. And finally Adrian. This guy is so fleshed out and open to us I feel like I can reach through the pages and hold him to make the hurt go away. And oh how I would love to.
The weakness in Envy, I felt had to be the heroine, Sophia Reilly. She seemed just like a card board cut out to me. Almost like, Ward could have put any heroine from any book into her spot, made her a cop and viola! You have Veck's lady. Poor Veck. I felt he deserved someone better. I never learned why Reilly became a cop. I was never convinced why, with the exception of that he was hot, she fell for Veck. And most of all, all though she was a police officer, who are just supposed to be automatically tough as nails characters, she was an unbelievably gullible push over. It was so easy for her to be convinced that Veck was a bad guy. At that point I lost all faith in and respect for Reilly. Stand by your man dammit!
Overall I was very satisfied with this new Fallen Angels installment. And once again I'm going to sulk and whine because I have to wait another year for the next one to come out. Lucky for us we were thrown a big bone as to who the next cross roads guy is. And isn't that little tid bit exciting. ...more
Ehhh. I did enjoy The Archangels Consort once I got into it but it took a while and I set it aside easily to read other books I was more anxious to reEhhh. I did enjoy The Archangels Consort once I got into it but it took a while and I set it aside easily to read other books I was more anxious to read....more
J R Ward's Fallen Angel series is a very pleasant surprise. Arrested and thrown in jail Isaac finds his only hope to get out and escape his past is hiJ R Ward's Fallen Angel series is a very pleasant surprise. Arrested and thrown in jail Isaac finds his only hope to get out and escape his past is his beautiful public defense lawyer Grier Childe. Grier is pulled into Isaac's life by her bleeding heart and obsession to help save those in need. While Grier and Isaac are fighting for their lives escaping Isaac's evil boss, Jim Herron heaven's newest fallen angel and the world's only hope for rescue from evil, is trying to keep the demon Devinia away from his charge.
Fast paced the emotional roller coaster you jump on when starting to read Crave is a wonderful change from the normal day to day romance we've been seeing so much of lately. There was not a dull moment being so full of action, the plot is interesting and mysterious, and the characters are love (and hate) able. I absolutely love Ward's writing style. I cannot wait for the next one in this series....more