I just love Adamus!! I look forward to these mini books way more than the regular ones. Adamus as the main is just so great. And now sam's dad!! The b...moreI just love Adamus!! I look forward to these mini books way more than the regular ones. Adamus as the main is just so great. And now sam's dad!! The best of the books so far!! I can't wait for Adamus to meet up with everyone else. (less)
As usual Sookie finds herself in way too much trouble.
I love Sookie, I really really do, but come on now, she doesn't get a minute's rest and it's st...moreAs usual Sookie finds herself in way too much trouble.
I love Sookie, I really really do, but come on now, she doesn't get a minute's rest and it's starting to get a tad annoying. I know this is Harris' M.O. and sure it makes for an easy read, but this is the first Sookie book I've read since I read the Harper Connelly series and I've finally gotten bored with Harris. Her writing style is unwavered despite who her character is [Harper/Sookie/Aurora].
I will say that this book answered a lot of questions and I like where it's headed. I can almost see Harris leading Sookie toward Sam, which would make me extremely happy. I'm looking forward to seeing where the next book leads, with all that happened.
Also, I was a bit annoyed at how jam packed this book was. The book covered what, 1.5 days [ok I'm exaggerating the tiniest bit, but it's not much] and so much happens. It would be nice to have a bit less happen with a bit more depth and give the readers a bit of time to try to figure things out on their own instead of just throwing new things at us every few pages. (less)
How convenient for the entire story to fall so perfectly together in the ending. GAH!
I tried so very very hard to like this series. I want to still l...moreHow convenient for the entire story to fall so perfectly together in the ending. GAH!
I tried so very very hard to like this series. I want to still like it. But the truth is, I hate Rose. To have such amazing friends and not trust them enough to share yourself with them, well you're just stupid. You're trying to solve a huge murder mystery in which you're ine prime suspect and you can't trust Lissa to tell her she has a sibling. Yea, you're stupid.
And I know I know I know that Rose and Dimitri are soul mates or whatever, but I hate Rose for how she treated Adrian. She's weak and selfish for her behavior. She used him in previous books and lead him on in this one. I don't know why I'm not in love with Dimitri's character, but he always kept Rose at arm's length and acted like he only loved her when it was convenient for himself and then the author did such a 180 on his behavior once he was turned back into a dhamphir that he became unbelievable to me.
I feel like we were slighted with Jill. She could have been such a great character, we were introduced to her in a previous book and you knew immediately that she was part of the story and then while she played a major part her story got lost and she fell flat. All of the other characters were so multifaceted and for such a key player to be as dull as Jill is is disappointing.
And Sydney, what happened there? She became what appeared to be a good friend to Rose and bam, we don't even get a follow up on her? Seriously?! Why are we not told what happened to her? Why are we not told what Abe had on her? Come on, if we stick with a series through 6 books the least we can get is an ending for one of the main characters.
And speaking of unfinished endings, back to Adrian. What happens to him? I mean, I don't blame him if he never wants to see Rose again, but what about us readers? We want to know if he conquers Spirit, if he finds his one true love, if he becomes a strong man, or if he spirals out of control.
I'm skipping ahead and not reviewing the previous books. I just finished this book up tonight and have read this series back to back over the past wee...moreI'm skipping ahead and not reviewing the previous books. I just finished this book up tonight and have read this series back to back over the past week.
I really want to like Rose. I almost always like Lissa, I really like Christian, I love Adrian, I try to like Dimitri but just can't, and Rose, she annoys me.
She's surrounded with people that love her and would do anything for her and yet she doesn't trust any of them. After everything that she has been through with these people she doesn't trust them with information as frivilous as that she loves Dimitri. I mean, how can someone be your best friend when you can't even tell them who you love? It's not believable. Anyone that went through as much as she has with her circle of friends should be more giving with those people. Rose isn't.
She's frustrating. Annoying. Too brash. Too insensitive. I don't like her.
I do love the story, so it's not hard to look over my dislike for Rose, and I have seen Rose grow as a person (and Mead grow as a writer) throughout the story.(less)
GAH! Why do I allow myself to keep reading these books!
Seriously, I'm severely disappointed and yet have to read the next book to find out what happe...moreGAH! Why do I allow myself to keep reading these books!
Seriously, I'm severely disappointed and yet have to read the next book to find out what happens. How is that even fair? I get so attached to specific characters and despite the absolutely horrendous writing, poor story, and disgustly obnoxious other characters I still have to find out what further happens.
This book felt very forced. The storylines came out of nowhere without any history or reason or information. We were just supposed to accept a story with no information, which was hard to do. Twists that had no logic and were just a convienence to the author were unacceptable.
I honestly feel like this story was meant to be a three book series, it got a sudden boost somewhere along the lines and the author tried to milk it and stretch the story out as much as she could. When you write such a long series you NEED to have an outline, general points that you meet, and LOGIC. Somewhere along the lines, probably between book 3 and 4, this series lost that.
I would not recommend this book, nor this series, nor this author.(less)
I put "I liked it" but I'm a bit hung up on the short stories. They didn't fit into any correct timeline. For instance (and I'm drawing from memory si...moreI put "I liked it" but I'm a bit hung up on the short stories. They didn't fit into any correct timeline. For instance (and I'm drawing from memory since I didn't actually JUST read this, I just noticed that I didn't have it marked as read) when Sookie meets Claudine and Claude, their sister has been dead for a while, yet she's brought to their house bc she just recently died. I did however like the Dracula story.(less)
I am absolutely horribly disappointed in LJ Smith and this book. Horribly!!
Ok, so if you're reading this book, you've read every other book in the VD...moreI am absolutely horribly disappointed in LJ Smith and this book. Horribly!!
Ok, so if you're reading this book, you've read every other book in the VD series. I mean, I have no clue why someone would pick up a series halfway in, so I'll talk like you've read them all.
In the BOOK VD series we've already been given a description of the turning of Stefan and Damon. We know what happened because Stefan himself tells Elena. Both boys fall in love with Katherine, she fakes her death, they kill each other, and because they have her blood they are turned.
This book however gives a COMPLETELY different story. If you've watched the SHOW VD it tells that story.
I'm not sure why in the world LJ decided to change a story that she's already told. It completely ruins me from ever reading one of her books ever again. How can I know what story she'll be telling? I was very much looking forward to the last of the VD: The Return series to come out, but how will I know if it follows the old storyline or the new one?
I would also like to point out that it felt VERY forced the way LJ added in characters from the show: Pearl, Anna, Jonathon, etc. The old VD books made you connect with every character so you knew their importance to the storyline, but this book did not do that in the least. I felt the only person it wanted me to like was Katherine, which ironically is someone we're made to hate in the old books. I ended up LIKING her after this book, which seems rather stupid given how much we're made to hate her in previous (later?) books.
I am thoroughly disappointed with what LJ did to this series, I've lost complete respect for her as an author. Just because CW takes your story and changes it in every way possible (essentially the only similarities being the main characters' names and the fact that it's about vampires) does not mean that you should change your story 6 books in. What the ______ LJ, what the? (less)
As with the other two Thirst books, I found myself questioning if Sita would have been better written if she has been wrote by a female author. While...moreAs with the other two Thirst books, I found myself questioning if Sita would have been better written if she has been wrote by a female author. While I understand that what I am reading is both fiction AND about a vampire, it (like always) is just a bit too big to swallow. The storyline is just that tad bit too big, too far out there, too unbelievable. I like Sita, I like her toughness yet that she still shows human emotion, but the storyline, the extra characters (The Abomination) are just too too much. Sita is a character I think of, one of those characters that sticks with you. I want to love the story, for that reason, and that's why I've stuck through three books, but I always find myself thinking how unrealistic the story is. Before I read the book I was a bit taken aback that there even was a Thirst 3 given the ending of Thirst 2. I thought 'now this is a book I have to read. I need to know how Sita managed to wake from the dead.' and I was very happy with how that was handled. I was afraid, given my feelings stated above, that it would be some story that would be too hard to grasp, but it was very simple. I appreciated that. Also before I read it I noticed on the back that there is a Thirst 4 coming out soon. I knew this the entire time I read 3 so I was guessing that it would have some major cliff hanger. I was not disappointed, it does. BUT it's not a bad cliffhanger, I liked that it ended with some ending but still makes you say 'I can't wait for the next book so I can see how this happened and what is going to happen next. I also want to point out that at the ending, while reading the author biography I saw that this is a YA book. What the ________ is this doing as a young adult's book? This is definitely, under no circumstances for young adults. I mean, sure they can read it. But the blood, guts, fighting, ect, is not something seen in YA books. Sure there is always one character that is under the age of 18, but that doesn't mean it is a YA book.(less)
I'll be honest, I wasn't sure what I thought of ID after book one. I love the world that Clare has created, it is possibly my favorite supernatural wo...moreI'll be honest, I wasn't sure what I thought of ID after book one. I love the world that Clare has created, it is possibly my favorite supernatural world of every one I've read. (And that's saying a lot!)
I just couldn't connect with Tessa. I wanted to, but I found it to be much the same of old. Girl falls in love with a gorgeous, troubled boy, blah blah blah.
BUT, here comes my huge but, make way for it!!!!, Clockwork Prince is not that. Not even close. Clockwork Prince is genius. I love it. Tessa shines, Will is...oh poor Will!, and Jem, and Jessamine. I love them all!
I cannot say how much I adored this book. It was one thing after another, I couldn't put it down. One minute I was screaming to forget Will, cling to Jem, another no no, you have to love Will, and back nd forth and back again.