I love this series, but I must say this was my least favorite of the books so far. I don't really know what it was, The plot w...more There will be spoilers!
I love this series, but I must say this was my least favorite of the books so far. I don't really know what it was, The plot was interesting and enough new things happened to keep making me want to read but I wasn't as excited as I was in the other books. Don't get me wrong, I still loved this book. Just not quite as much as the first three.
I think it was Jace that bugged me the most. And yes, I do know that it wasn't his fault and he wasn't being completely himself. But that still doesn't mean I can't like this Jace a little less. I loved Jace so much in the first three books, but because of horrible Lilith and Sebastian, they made Jace moody and conflicted and he took it out on Clary. And as a result, there were not as many Jace and Clary goodness scenes in this book.
But I loved Isabel in this book! I thought she made some major breakthroughs at the end about why she never gets serious with anyone. Simon was really enjoyable in this book too. I liked reading about him and getting to see more of him here. I also really liked that Maia is starting to maybe find someone else. Because I really like her, and I don't want her to disappear from the series or become really bitter all the time about what Simon did.
The cliffhanger was pretty brutal at the end, I really want to find out what is going to happen next.
I love this series and I want to see tons more of Jace, but I really want to see some more of happy Jace if at all possible. (less)
This book was really cute. It was a short, light read. I enjoyed it.
Jane can tell what kind of person you are by the coffee drink that you order. And...moreThis book was really cute. It was a short, light read. I enjoyed it.
Jane can tell what kind of person you are by the coffee drink that you order. And with this slightly strange talent, she starts matching people up with their perfect coffee drinking match.
I enjoyed the concept of the story, as well as the characters, but the book was so short that there was not much room for character development.
I did enjoy the story, and I liked that it was a stand alone book. Sometimes when I am reading a lot of series, I like to throw in a stand alone book to break it all up and get some new plots in my head. This book was good for that purpose.
I'm so glad I finished reading this book! It started a little slow for me and it took like 90 or so pages for me to become interested. This is pretty...moreI'm so glad I finished reading this book! It started a little slow for me and it took like 90 or so pages for me to become interested. This is pretty strange for me. Normally I know within the first 25-50 pages if I am going to like a book or not. Had I gone by my impression after the first 50 pages I probably would have just stopped reading. Not that the beginning of the book was bad or anything, but it just didn't grab me and immerse me into it's world. It was just pretty slow. But I decided to keep reading, and boy am I glad that I did. I ended up really, really liking this book! All the slow plot set up really helped to build an awesome steampunk world. (This was my first adventure into the awesome-ness that is steampunk.)
The story just kept getting better and better and I became so intrigued that once I was like 60% done with the book, I could just not put it down. That is what I like to happen when I am reading, so I was very pleasantly surprised.
Finley was a really unique character, and I loved the little love triangle that was going on. Each time the story hinted at romance or jealousy, I would get excited. I really hope to see more of that in the next book.
My favorite part of this story were definitely the machines and the organites. I was fascinated reading and learning about them. I want to read more steampunk right now!(less)
This book was thrilling! I have been trying to think of the right word to describe this book, something to do it justice, and thrilling is really the...moreThis book was thrilling! I have been trying to think of the right word to describe this book, something to do it justice, and thrilling is really the only word that came to mind. This book seriously just kept building and building and blindsiding me and surprising me up until the very last word on the very last page. I was on the edge of my seat, and I loved it!
I will say that I was a little confused at first. The story just jumps right into this crazy, elaborate, completely different world, and it took me a little while to get my bearings reading about it. But once I did, I was entranced by Incarceron. By the prison, by the book, by the writing- all of it!
I liked all the characters. I liked how nice and determined Finn was, and how Brave Attia was, and how feisty Claudia was. But even more than that, I was fascinated by the world. The world is what drew me into the book and kept me interested. The prison was crazy! It was so creepy and scary and horrible, and yet it was such a puzzle. Kind of like the arenas in The Hunger Games.
The "outside" was equally fascinating to me. Everything was created, nothing is real it seems. It was just so cool to read about this insanely intricate and unfathomable world that Catherine Fisher created. She did such an amazing job! It seemed like a beautiful work of art to me. I could not put it down. I made the mistake of bringing this book with me to work one day, and I was so absorbed in it that I did not even notice the customers standing right in front of me sometimes. (oops)
I cannot wait to read the sequel! I need to run to the library ASAP. (stupid book buying ban!)
This book made me want to break out my copy of the Odyssey so bad! I am loving mythology right now, and this is a great depict...more*There will be spoilers*
This book made me want to break out my copy of the Odyssey so bad! I am loving mythology right now, and this is a great depiction of it.
I love Tyson! He was so adorable and loyal, I can't wait to see more of him! He loves Percy so much, and I think it really was good for Percy to be around Tyson, and have him as his "brother". I will admit that I was disappointed in Percy when he was getting annoyed at Tyson and treating him poorly when they got to camp half blood, and then I remembered that Percy is a 13 year old boy. I had completely forgotten they were so young! This just goes to show how mature they act in most of the book, which I like.
The plot in this book was really great too. It was lots of adventure and very fast paced. Anyone that likes the Odyssey will really enjoy this book, because Percy visits some of the same places and people that Odysseus did.
I am really liking this series and I can't wait to see what is going to happen next. Not much of the main series storyline happened in this book, because this installment was about saving camp half blood.
I can't wait to see what is going to happen next and I hope the next book has another trip to the underworld. (as a side note: I love that mount Olympus is in New York City and the underworld is in LA) (less)
This book started kind of slow for me. Which was surprising, because with the previous two books I was immediately engrossed in the story. It took me...moreThis book started kind of slow for me. Which was surprising, because with the previous two books I was immediately engrossed in the story. It took me like 90 or so pages for the story to really pick up for me. It ended up being really good, it just took a bit longer to get there than I would have hoped. Mostly I wanted to get through this book so I could continue on with the series. But the ending was really exciting, so that made up for the slow bits at the beginning.
I really liked meeting Artemis' hunters. Zoe was a really great addition to the characters in the series. I was pretty annoyed with Annabeth at the end of the story though; why on earth does she still feel attached to Luke?? I will never understand that. Poor Percy, I know that must have been hard for her to talk about Luke, when Percy came all this way to save her.
I was sad that there was no underworld trips in this book, but by the way the book ended I am pretty sure there will be some underworld fun in the next book!
And also, Mr. D really bugs me! (he did redeem himself at one point in the book by helping them save Bessie) He is so infuriating, he is one of the good guys but he seems almost evil at some points. I'm sure that Percy will win him over eventually, but until then I'm not a fan of his.
This book was good, but I am much more interested in the next installment; they are going into the Labyrinth!