I read this back when I was about 8 or 9 years old. 11 years later and the story still haunts me. Honestly, I don't remember it at all, just very vaguI read this back when I was about 8 or 9 years old. 11 years later and the story still haunts me. Honestly, I don't remember it at all, just very vague bits and peices, but I still remember that this story disturbed me somehow when I read it. I had forgotten what the book was called and was extremely happy to finally figure out the name of the book that affected me so much. However, I will not read it again because as is often the case with childhood favourites, once you see them in an adult light their novelty wears off and you're left dissapointed and confused at your younger self. ...more
I am NEVER reading two books at once ever again! Before starting this book, I was reading Joe Abercrombies First LAw Trilogy, then I got a kindle for mI am NEVER reading two books at once ever again! Before starting this book, I was reading Joe Abercrombies First LAw Trilogy, then I got a kindle for my birthday and got so excited that I downloaded Seersof Light and began reading. Since my other book is a slow read I got into Seers of Light and was stuck reading 2 books. Really, I did not give them their due, books should be cherished one at a time. Anyways. This book is special to me for extremely shallow reasons, one being the fact that it was my first kindle read and two is the main characters name. Lilian. Yep, shallow I know! That being said, this was a pretty mindless book. Unrealistic in so many ways, even worse than fairytales. It also read as a Y.A. book, since the vocab and grammer appeared pretty childish. However, it's apparent from the randomly thrown swear words and light sex scenes that it's not supposed to be Y.A. Fail. Buuuuuuuuuutttt I don't want to be too harsh on the book, just for Lilians sake. There were some cute moments, if you're looking for a fantasy equivalent to a brainless Y.A. HEA go for it :P...more
Great book. It's very rare for me to find a humorous book that actually makes me laugh. This fit the bill. What did it for me is the amazing cast of cGreat book. It's very rare for me to find a humorous book that actually makes me laugh. This fit the bill. What did it for me is the amazing cast of characters. Everybody was perfect! And I mean everyone, starting from the Perrones and ending with Nellie (Rolvaags neighbour). I especially loved O'toole's character, hahahahha! Epic! For some reason I found myself feeling sorry for Chaz,,, huuh?! ya, I know! It's just that the guy is such a total fuckup, I can't get angry at him, he's too pathetic! Surprisingly, throughout the book I wanted to chaz to have a semi-happy ending? Ok, what does this say about me! The man murdered his wife for pretty much no reason and I want him to have a happy ending! Oh god. I gave it a 4 just because I like to be stingy with my 5 star ratings. ...more
So happy. Really, I am. Very satisfied with this book. I haven't read a PnR in ageees and I had forgotten how fast and enjoyable they could be, brainlSo happy. Really, I am. Very satisfied with this book. I haven't read a PnR in ageees and I had forgotten how fast and enjoyable they could be, brainless, but soooo entertaining! It had all the elements to make it a succesful PnR. A ditzy , balsy, heroine. A sexy as hell, sizzling hero. The slightly mad bad guy. The wise man character who always appears at a critical time in the story, as if by magic, to guide our lost heroine. and of course the multitude of colorful characters.
This is exactly the break I needed from the lame books I've been venturing in. Can't wait till I read the second installment. Kinda bummed there are only 4 books in this series.
I'm hoping we'll get to see more of Drake in the later books. I did NOT get enough of him. Okay, now on to the thing that pisses me off in PnR. Don't hate on me for this, but doesn't anyone get infuriated with the unrealistic sex scenes? Really!? So turned on that she can't think straight, that she had to have sex pretty much in plain view of the world. I really don't understand this. Does this magnitude of lust even exist in reality!? ...more
This book is BRUTAL. All topics are covered brutally, love, war, frndship, sex, talking ... WALKING. Everything is done with brutality. It's awesome.This book is BRUTAL. All topics are covered brutally, love, war, frndship, sex, talking ... WALKING. Everything is done with brutality. It's awesome. Why do I keep giving his books 4 stars? Because frankly I'm used to "the sword of clarity and helmet of truth" kinda books. As my Friend Amany likes to call them :P. The likes of WOT and Sword of Truth. With happy endings, impossible magical abilities, the hero does something miraculous when it is needed, good VS evil, etc. The first law is my introduction to this new kind of Fantasy, actually wait a minute! It isn't, Game of Thrones is and I hated that! Now it makes sense why I must have hated that book so much while everyone adored it, okay I'm deviating. Back to Before they are hanged. It went a bit slow , but I've already established that fast reads are not nesecarily good reads and vice versa. I adore the characters, flaws and all, actually even more so FOR their flaws. I noticed that magic is not really a key element in this book and although I loove magic in books this is a breath of fresh air. I'm STILL hoping for a semblance of a happy ending though in The Last Argument of Kings, this book ended on a note of despair and I'd like to see some good news! Going out to buy the last book today yay :D...more