Earlier this year I discovered Gravity and fell in love with it instantly. With Aliens. Dystopia/Sci/fi, it had everything I could have wanted including a sexy love interest named Jackson. I couldn't wait to read the sequel, so of course when it was released, I couldn't get my hands on it fast enough. I couldn't wait to find myself back in Ari's world to see what has happened and changed, and what happens next to my two favourite characters.
Ari finds herself at Loge, a place so unfamilar to her. She feels like a little mouse around all these different people in a new territory. Understandable since she is new to the place and to the people, the only person she know is Jackson, but sometimes people need to get used to new surroundings before they can adjust and be who they are used to being. This novel is a little bit different to Gravity because it doesn't take place on earth, but once you get around the initial adjustments, and get settled into this new world, it's fascinating.
Ari and Jackson have their own fair share of troubles. Secrets are kept. Ari doesn't know who she can trust especially when learning who Jackson really is and his connection to Zeus, but he is there for her no matter what. Their love just gets stronger by the end of the book. Jackson has many responsibilities and it's never easy for him. It's never easy for either of them really, but he does all he can do to protect her.
I really adore these two characters. They are special and strong in their own right. They are both leaders and take charge when they need to. Ari's journey into a leader is a slow process that started up in Gravity, and everything she goes through, only makes her stronger by every moment.
I look forward to how everything comes together in Collide, and what Jackson and Ari will have to go through. There is a villian among their mists and they'll have to find a way to defeat him once and for all, no matter who he may be or what he might do to either of them. If they just stick together. they can get through anything that the world throws at them.
I admit, the first book I really didn't like Chloe very much. I didn't like the way she was playing both guys in her life. But as the 2nd and 3rd books...moreI admit, the first book I really didn't like Chloe very much. I didn't like the way she was playing both guys in her life. But as the 2nd and 3rd books move forward, you begin to understand her a little better and see how much she has grown. I love that she in the end.. understands her feelings for both guys, and what it means. Whom she is meant to be with. I think the story was done realistically in the end, I mean after all, she is sixteen years old and so to a point her actions made sense to begin with.
Her friendships with her best friends was also one of the highlights of the books, while they had their ups and downs, they all came out stronger in the end. (less)
While this book might have start off slow, that's not uncommon it certainly picked up to the point where I had to finish it. At first, I thought this...moreWhile this book might have start off slow, that's not uncommon it certainly picked up to the point where I had to finish it. At first, I thought this was going to be just another dystopian novel, but how I was wrong. It gets very dark and gloomy. The story really begins when her mother gets murdered and she tells Nina a secret that nobody knows. This secret is so shocking that she can't believe it has been kept hidden all this time. Then, there is the question is if her mother was just delusional and it's not really true after all. She starts to wonder who she can trust with this information, because she knows she can't accomplish this mission this piece of information has set on her by herself. Nina soon finds herself drawn to Sal, a boy whom she has saved from an attack, and as they start to spend time with one another she soon finds herself with an ally who might be able to help her on her quest. She also is only weeks away from being sixteen, which in other words mean sex-teen.. the age that it is legal to have sex with anyone. It's also the time where boys can do whatever they want with you, and some girls let them because they convince themselves it's what they want as well. During the course of this book discoveries get made, admission and confessions get told and secrets -- long life secrets get outed. Whether it's trying to convince her best friend not go to along with what the government is trying to sell, taking care of her little sister whom her mother also told her to keep her away from her father, and trying to keep up with her friends while setting out on this seemly impossible mission -- this book is a intriguing concept where you should always have a choice in matters of the heart and body. Nobody can tell you when or if you are ready to have sex, even if you go have the go - ahead to do it.. doesn't make it right.(less)
In the conclusion to Ash & Meghan's story comes a thrilling and action packed adventure that brings us to the final book in the Iron Fey series. At the end of The Iron Queen, Ash and Puck were set on a quest of a lifetime. Ash was going to try find a way to become human. The only way he can be with Meghan, and he is willing to do anything he can, no matter what it takes.
This book was in Ash's POV, which was interesting to read.. I admit, while I did like him.. I didn't love him as much as others out there. I was more of a Puck fan. So this book, by being inside his head gave me a new appreciation for him, and I found a new fondness that I came to accept and understand about him. I really came to like his relationship with Meghan. Although I have never been their biggest fan, but still liked them, I found myself enjoying them more over the course of the books. The things that he went through , and they weren't easy, to be with her.. was quite endearing and admirable. It was quite nice to see him on his journey for true love.
I loved his love/hate friendship with Puck. I think that has been one of my favourite things about the series. The way they interact with one another, and their history... it always made me look forward to their scenes, and I was happy to see this book focus a lot on that, and came to the resolution that it did by the end. There was certainly some reveals that I didn't see coming, but I think they were done for a reason.. for Ash to be able to forgive Puck and be able to finally really move on from his past, which has haunted him for such a long time.
Puck. Oh Puck. My favourite character. I loved that we got to see so much of him in this book, more so than any other book in this series. And while it didn't center on him, this story certainly found him in the spotlight. I hope that someday soon we get him front and center and have his own book, or get his own happy ending, as he deserves it so much.