**spoiler alert** <2.5 stars> I am a HUGE Dresden Files fan. I love this series and I have been waiting very patiently to see what happens next a...more**spoiler alert** <2.5 stars> I am a HUGE Dresden Files fan. I love this series and I have been waiting very patiently to see what happens next after the cliff hanger in the last book. Unfortunately I was not all that impressed with Ghost Story.
I think it was a neat idea but it should have been a novella or an internet only short story not an entire book. It was very slow paced and there weren't really many of the characters that i'd grown to love (and hate) in this book, it was mostly just Harry trying to "solve his own murder" which he ended up not even doing for more than three or four pages of the entire book. The answer was just handed to him on a frickin platter, AND it was super predictable, I knew it LONG before Harry did.
I still love the series and it ended in a way that will keep me looking for the next book but I almost think it's time for Harry to retire. The last book had the perfect set up if it had just ended a little bit differently.
All in all I was very disappointed in this book. (less)
I really really wanted to like this book as Beauty and the Beast is one of my very favorite tales. I enjoyed the unique spin on the story, but other t...moreI really really wanted to like this book as Beauty and the Beast is one of my very favorite tales. I enjoyed the unique spin on the story, but other than that I was horribly disappointed.
I felt pity for the main man, Kyle and also for Lindy as I had a simliar childhood (although not to the point of my father selling me to a beast). In the end I even liked him a little, and was proud of the transformation he made from spoiled brat to almost a man.
On the other hand I really did NOT like the chat room idea/scenario that kept replaying over and over in the story. It was shallow and disjointed. It would have made more sense for him to be in some type of real life support group for disfigured teens, something more personal I guess. It just didn't float my boat.
I found this book enormously far fetched. Not only in plot and characters but also in the way the author voiced the book. At times it felt like Kyle was a 30 year old man thinking some very adult things. Ideas that 17 year old boys have no real concept of. But then he'd open his mouth and sound like a 17 year old when he talked to Lindy. It just didn't make any sense. (less)
The first book in this series was a winner, ive read it three times already, so needless to say I was very excited when I saw that there was another i...moreThe first book in this series was a winner, ive read it three times already, so needless to say I was very excited when I saw that there was another in the works. But I was sadly let down.
This book was an alright story in a nutshell. But it lost in me to boredom a few times, and I was also slightly miffed about several plot points. There were too many loose ends by the end of this book and absolutely NO resolutions. It just dropped you off a cliff...and not in a 'Oh my goodness I can't wait to see what happens next' kind of way it was more of a 'Are you kidding me? I just wasted (x amount of hours) reading this book and that's it?!?'
I'll probably end up reading the next in this series, mostly because i'm a sucker for Kenyon but if it's anything like Alterant I most certainly won't be buying the fourth.(less)
I was slightly dissappointed in this book. I've been waiting for a good read from Kenyon since Acheron...this was not it. There were so many new chara...moreI was slightly dissappointed in this book. I've been waiting for a good read from Kenyon since Acheron...this was not it. There were so many new characters in this book I couldn't keep them all straight. And most of the Greek myth and legends that were stuffed in made my head spin.
I really enjoyed Sam and her history of being an Amazon. And I also LOVED Dev, he's now one of my favorite Kenyon characters. But I wish there would have been more interaction between them. I felt like there was so much going on with the introduction of the new characters and all evil the plots that the Sam and Dev were just a side note.
And I can't say this enough: I'm so sick of Nick! I liked him in the begining, now he's just a big baby and a monumental JERK. Where ever Kenyon is going with his story I won't be following.
Hopefully the next Kenyon book will hook me again because as this book ends I don't feel the need to buy another. (less)