The problem with this book does not lie with the narrator. It isn't her fault that 70% in I decided I didn't r...moreThis book is bad and it should feel bad.
The problem with this book does not lie with the narrator. It isn't her fault that 70% in I decided I didn't really give a crap about what happens at the end and gave up.
It's a shame, too. I started out really liking this book because the first chapter was so funny.
I didn't feel like I was reading about faeries and vampires and other paranormal creatures at all. There was nothing actually otherworldly about any of them and it as really disappointing.
Bram is basically just a subpar version of Laurel K Hamilton's "Jean-Claude". But instead of "ma petite" he thinks it is funny to call Dolcie "sweet". It's basically the same character. He owns a club and everything.
I don't particularly like any of the other 3 male "love interests" at all. Quillin or whatever the hell his name is...I guess he's okay, but I still don't like him. The other three are pompous a-holes.
And don't get me started on Dolcie. She's a friggin' idiot. She's supposed to be law enforcement and the best but she screws up all over the place and lets everyone else convince her of what she should be doing, except when she decides not to listen to them and then ends up screwing up again.
She's supposed to be this super hot faerie according to all the men in this book but she's insecure enough that she goes around being jealous of all the other women in the book, and it actually interferes with her work. I hate main characters that hate how they look to the point where it comes up over and over and friggin' over again. Can't we get some women who are comfortable with themselves or something to follow around? She may as well be any regular human lead in a young adult paranormal romance.
Also, I'm not into S&M or anything, and I would have been fine if Dolcie was just turned off by the goings on there, but then she went and called everyone who might be interested in such a thing freaks and made it seem like it was wrong (and also ruined her undercover shit there for a second time, why didn't she just tell Knight to go there himself, she's so dumb), and that's about when I gave up on this book.
If I'm lucky, Audible will let me return it or something.(less)
Didn't start out liking this. Thought Lily was sort of dumb bitch. "Oh, I'm a suspect in a murder. Howzabout I go around being a dick to a bunch of pe...moreDidn't start out liking this. Thought Lily was sort of dumb bitch. "Oh, I'm a suspect in a murder. Howzabout I go around being a dick to a bunch of people who will tell the cops how much of a dick I am?" But as you get her backstory, her personality makes more sense, and I ended up enjoying the book. I might pick up more of them at some point.(less)
Well, what I wanted was the knitting mystery book, so I listened to this book without realizing that more came before it. Greatly enjoyed it, though,...moreWell, what I wanted was the knitting mystery book, so I listened to this book without realizing that more came before it. Greatly enjoyed it, though, and will probably eventually start at the beginning of the series.(less)
I liked this book much better this time around than I did the first time I read it. I guess I got to thinking more about the religions this book portr...moreI liked this book much better this time around than I did the first time I read it. I guess I got to thinking more about the religions this book portrays. It shows that just because a group of people are religious, it doesn't mean they are bad people.
On one hand we have the Graysons, who kept hold of their strong faith and worked hard in order to survive on a planet that is basically killing them. They are a bit backwards technology-wise, and obviously their religion decrees that women are not equal to men, but women are cherished and not mistreated at all.
Then there are the Masadas, who let their hatred corrupt their religion and themselves, and who ruined their own economy due to that hatred by putting all their money into the military. They think women are evil and do the devil's work, and many are even willing to rape their female prisoners before killing them because of this.
I guess I just feel like it really shows that there's such a thing as taking your interpretations of religion too far - that letting your hatred guide you is what will corrupt you in the end.
Oh, yeah. And Honor kicks some major ass in this book. And gets her own ass kicked, but if she never got her ass kicked, she wouldn't be nearly as awesome. Does that make sense? =D(less)
I pretty much devoured this book! And the first thing I said when it was done was: "You F***er! You can't end this way!"
I'll be checking through the...moreI pretty much devoured this book! And the first thing I said when it was done was: "You F***er! You can't end this way!"
I'll be checking through the author's other works shortly to see if there's a sequel written yet, for definite. I got this book through the Tour de Troops so I'm not really aware of what else Stacy has written.
I'm pretty genre savvy, but guessing correctly ahead of time didn't ruin the book for me because of all the fun it took to get to the reveals. I loved the concept of someone who can talk to a ghost falling in love with a ghost while trying to help them "move on" and it made a genre where pretty much everything has been done interesting for me again.
I have some theories as to why our good friend Kipp is different from other ghosts, which I guess right in the beginning of the book. No reveal for that, though, which is why I need a sequel!
Essentially, two kids, Dan and Amy, discover upon the reading of their grandmother's will that their family is responsible for every world-impacting e...moreEssentially, two kids, Dan and Amy, discover upon the reading of their grandmother's will that their family is responsible for every world-impacting event/idea/discovery that ever happened. There is also a huge family secret - a hidden treasure that will make the people who find it the most important people in the world.
Not only are numerous members of Dan and Amy's horrific and morally defunct family members hunting down this treasure by way of the 39 clues - there also seems to be a group called the Madrigals involved. I'm not sure if they are trying to stop the Cahill family from finding the treasure, or if they want it for themselves. It sure seems like they know where everything is and are trying to stop it from being found.
I enjoyed this book. It isn't my favorite series aimed toward children, but it's intriguing enough, especially with each book written by a different author, that I will likely read the rest. It helps that my library has all the audiobooks up for download. =D(less)
I had a good time reading this book. It feels like you're watching the show, only the characters are more honest with each other. It isn't the most am...moreI had a good time reading this book. It feels like you're watching the show, only the characters are more honest with each other. It isn't the most amazing piece of literature ever, and the text was really small (presumably so they can squish that sex scene in on the proper page referenced in the show, hahaha), but if you enjoy watching Castle then you'll probably also enjoy this book.
One extra thing: I love how the character based on Castle is Rook (I see what you did there, Richard!).(less)