This was just what I expected it to be. A well written and constructed book. I was invested ib the story since the first page. I didn't necessarily li...moreThis was just what I expected it to be. A well written and constructed book. I was invested ib the story since the first page. I didn't necessarily like the characters, but I still wanted to read it.
A fair warning I feel I must give you that these books tend to lean more ob the poetic type. even the pain is described in artistic terms, so if you're not into this type of thing, you might not enjoy the book so much!
I especially liked the diversity of the characters and the human ties.
The ending was a cliffhanger, but that's alright with me, because I feel it was justified.
In short, I recommend this book to all YA fans.(less)
Ok.. This was such a waste Of my time. I'm sorry, but this book is just... Bluuuuh.
If it wasn't the last boo...more***This review contains spoilers***
Ok.. This was such a waste Of my time. I'm sorry, but this book is just... Bluuuuh.
If it wasn't the last book of this series, I would've been really pissed, but as it is, I'm glad it has come to an end, although not a dignifying end.
Where to begin?!
One, the HEA. I'm a sucker for HEAs
Two, none of my favorite characters died.
Three, it didn't drag out the events. No much anyway!
Cons, (From my POV)
One, Jane probably cried hundred and ten times in this book, she cries almost every damn page and it's gotten pretty annoying pretty fast.
Two, I believe the author's line of work has affected her style of writing at some point. There's just too much repetition and explanations to things and plans that doesn't really require that much explaining, or was already mentioned before, but like a teacher repeating the lesson to make sure we ALL understood... Thank you, but give us some credit :D
Three, the universe? Really?really? .... I ... Hahahah. That's just ridiculous I'm sorry. I think it was aimed to be original, but having a 1- ancient creature with shit loads of power and knowledge 2- Original (cyntaf)who is an older version of humanity with shit loads of power and knowledge. 3-Budha? 4-the universe?? I'm sorry, it got a little old by the time the creature was mentioned so adding those extra über strong characters while our heroine just borrows their strength doesn't really endear her to me and doesn't impress me in the least. You already had solid characters in your book, why overdo it?
Four, the part where Jane keeps mentioning the dragon shit over and over again. *sigh* I just dislike childish characters. If I wanted to read a character like this I would've picked up a children's book.
Five, the lack of explanation of how the heck Anyan was found inside the dragon. I mean, he was supposed to be the dragon, or he was a were dragon or he was trapped inside the dragon as a man or wtf is it? At some point in the shower Jane asks how they found him, and Anyan basically said who the hell knows that's magic!! Aaarrrggghhhhh! Kill.me.now. Seriously? You don't feel inclined to explain how he ended up being trapped inside the dragon's body when he was supposed to be the dragon himself!?
Six, Jane came to the conclusion that she MUST kill the red only when Trill was injured. So basically, all the other people the red killed were not important enough for our dear Jane to sympathies or decide for sure that she needs to do the right thing. Only when a friend was hurt that it was worth it? What kind of a champion is that! I'What makes us human is empathy. And Jane's character lacks empathy for anyone other than her immediate circle.
Seven, So basically Morrigan is a megalomaniac who is also smart enough to kill her ruling husband and hide the fact that she was in love with his second for years and yet, she is foolish enough to fall for their trap? Even when her spies were "accidentally" gotten rid of, she still falls for their schemes?
Eight, the ending was as cliche as it gets, the sex throughout the book was not sexy, (to me at least) and the bossy man, obedient woman, primal sex, make me food, relationship is not sexy as well.
Nine, the book tried to mix humor with seriousness but unfortunately it always swayed to the humor side ruining the texture of the dialogue and the importance of the happenings in the story, it was a huge turn off.
Ten, the fight scenes weren't very good. Lack of detail makes it hard to imagine the picture. I cant help but compare with Ilona Andrews where the fight scenes are so wonderfully explicit you feel you're right there with the characters. But I guess each have their style if writing.
If this wasn't the last book of the series I wouldn't have read the next one. It makes me sad because I really liked the previous books because they had a clear plot ( and I adored Blondie). This one just wasn't as..... Tight
My personal opinion, don't hold it against me!(less)
I fell in love with this series since book 1 and it's really sad for me to read this book because for some reason, I didn't know th...moreBeautifully savage!
I fell in love with this series since book 1 and it's really sad for me to read this book because for some reason, I didn't know this was the last book in this series.
I never ever thought I'd read a zombie book because I'm just SO NOT INETRESTED in zombies or the whole culture of the brain eating monsters, but this book and the previous ones had mo hooked. You get to see the main character evolve and you live every single change with her, the male heroine is lovable by all standards and the action is just unstoppable and unpredictable.
I expected no less from Rachel Caine and I would never in my life time turn down a book by her because she writes exactly what I love to read. Even her ethical and moral views I respect and share with her in her writing.
I strongly recommend this series to everyone. Especially those who feel reluctant to read semi-sci-fi or Zombie apocalypse. (less)
This series is a very strong and the story is very consistent. But this book in particular, has a rather complicated and a...more
Naturally, I loved the book!
This series is a very strong and the story is very consistent. But this book in particular, has a rather complicated and a supremely structured story. The new characters, the old characters, the characters that died, the ones who were born, every single event was written with great planning and premeditated genius.
I love Kate's strength, I love her passion. I was a little disappointed in certain characters in this book (for you to find out after reading it), and was pleasantly surprised with others.
The only thing that bothers me in these books and to be honest in all the respected author's books is the over use and description of violence. It is easily justified and explicitly detailed. I don't believe that someone should be a door mat, but to be strong means to have a power of will not only a power of hand. Yes, sometimes it is justified, but you don't ALWAYS need to kill and slaughter/behead/stab...etc your enemy, you can disable or whatever. That said, I still love the books and I still look for more, that was simply my personal opinion.
I will give it 4 stars only for the sake of its originality. However I'm a little it disappointed with this book and I feel that the previous two were...moreI will give it 4 stars only for the sake of its originality. However I'm a little it disappointed with this book and I feel that the previous two were much better.
It felt refunded at times and the ending took forever when it could have been done gradually and a little better. It was rather sudden and not at all fit to tha pace of the book in general. Also, i hated Rhine in this book for her passiveness and I felt she didn't grow even though that was what was supposed to be believed.
I had a hard time when certain characters died and it made me emotional. I love it when a boom makes me emotional!
All in all, I must say that I enjoyed reading this book and I do recommend this series to readers under the category of " something new".
Patty Briggs never disappoints, this installment was very interesting and exciting especially around the last 4 chapters....moreFunny and enjoyable as ever.
Patty Briggs never disappoints, this installment was very interesting and exciting especially around the last 4 chapters. Loved that Asil was brought in this story from the Alpha and Omega series, also loved the sword, although I terribly miss the walking stick :(
Stefan was present in this book which is a plus, always. However, I'm very intrigued to know where the overall story is going to after this book since the day was saved and the crises was avoided, it seems Ms. Briggs will have to invest in a disastrous event next book cause the ending of this one was nice and quiet.
When it comes to this series I'm VERY biased. It was one of the firs I read and one of my absolute favorites if not the no. 1 fav.
Reading this book wa...moreWhen it comes to this series I'm VERY biased. It was one of the firs I read and one of my absolute favorites if not the no. 1 fav.
Reading this book was very hard on me. I had it since the time it was released but couldn't bring my self to read it because that would mean the series truly ends and I would no longer wait for another Georgina story. I have read the books many times, and recently started re-reading them again, and finally decided that I need to have the closure, I don't know maybe my approaching Due date has something to do with it, but I felt that it's time to read this final book.
To be honest here, I don't really give 5 stars ratings easily, and most of the reason I gave this book 5 stars is as I said earlier I'm very biased when it comes to this series, but the truth stands, the book could have been more "epic" and a series like this deserved more complex ending than the one we got, but I'm not saying it wasn't the ending I wanted.
However, what happened to Roman was hardly fair, and I thought we should've at least had a consolatory news about him from Carter. I was disappointed in that aspect and felt that sometimes when there is love triangle, Ms. Mead is really hard on the one that doesn't get chosen!
Regardless, it was impossible for me to put the book down while reading it. Just like with the previous books of this series. I don't really know why, but this series hold a very special place in my heart. I hardly ever decide to reread a book let alone enjoy it as if I was reading it for the first time, but these books manage to make me emotionally involved everytime. Love them and would recommend them to everyone.
The first half of the book was nothing special, it was really losing me, it's not that there wasn't action, but sometimes to...moreOk, this was a tough read.
The first half of the book was nothing special, it was really losing me, it's not that there wasn't action, but sometimes too much mystery can make you lose interest instead of peruse the story to figure it out.
The other half though, was brutal. It was exactly the kind of thing that attracted me to this series in the first place, just brutal and agonizing and beautifully horrible. This story makes you love the heroine and sympathies with her on so many levels. And let me just say how glad I am by the change in Bryn's character, she is tougher now, while in the first book she was just a victim.
This book s not for the weak, this series s not for the soft hearted, the scenes are full of gore and punishment and revenge. The people in it will do anything to survive.
READ IT, but be sure to prepare yourself for a wild gruesome ride.(less)
There's no denying it, these books are just irreisistable. This time around Charley is fighting the aftermath of the hell she liv...moreWhat a fabulous read.
There's no denying it, these books are just irreisistable. This time around Charley is fighting the aftermath of the hell she lived through in the previous book where she had to endure all that torture Earl Walker inflicted on her, it's strange to read this scared of her own shadow Charley, but it's totally understandable given the circumstances.
As usual, I mooned over Reyes, but I'm more puzzled with his motives now.
The "kshhh" scene absolutely cracked me up! I laughed my butt off. it's one of those parts of books you read that no matter how many books you'll read afterward it'll stick with you cause it was just that hilarious!
Those books give you new stories, new scheme every time, so nice not to have to read a series where the villains are brought back from the dead instead of introducing original mystery/danger element to the story.
Can't wait to read the next one. Need a nother Reyes fix ASAP!(less)