It's been a while since I have read an amazing YA fantasy book. This one has elements that are truly captivating; with amazing world-building, storyteIt's been a while since I have read an amazing YA fantasy book. This one has elements that are truly captivating; with amazing world-building, storytelling and characters. Hands down, Laini Taylor. You've got yourself fan for life....more
In all honesty I could write a book about this book. There is so much to say and do to make you read it. But I won't. Not because I'm selfish like that, but because I want you to discover it on your own. This is one of those books you don't need to read anything about, just pick it up and you won't be able to stop. I guarantee you!
In the meantime I want to tease you a bit, so here is my favorite quote from the book:
What if life could be this way? Only the happy parts, none of the terrible, not even the mildly unpleasant. What if we could just cut out the bad and keep the good? This is what I want to do with Violet - give her only the good, keep away the bad, so that good is all we ever have around us.
If you want to know more about this book head over to Goodreads and you'll find plenty, but if you want to feel magic of it then pick up the book! That's where it's hidden. In beautify writing and sweet words of Theodore and Violet! Two people you'll start carrying for after this book.
And while you at it, just remember to look around. We all carry our burdens but some might need help with theirs. So pick them up. Remember ...more
Dani are you OK? Are you OK, Dani? (will you tell us that you're OK)
Tanja: Glass, sorry it was stronger than me.Review also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
Dani are you OK? Are you OK, Dani? (will you tell us that you're OK)
Tanja: Glass, sorry it was stronger than me. Anyhow as each chapter in this book starts of with some popular lyrics I shall do the same (with some changes, though). But still it sums up the whole book for me. So, if you are ready let's discuss it. Glass: LOL, it does sum up latest Fever novel - I've been waiting for so long to find out what happened with Dani. But... I thought that Burned would be told from her POV, just like the previous book. Not that I am complaining - I love Mac and I was happy to see what was going on with her. It's just that I had certain expectations. And Burned crushed all of them. Tanja: Somehow I'm used to that when it come to Moning. She really manages to crush all my expectations ever since book one. But back to the narrator issue, I truly wish she stick to the original plan. Somehow Dani is my girl. I do understand that people have issues with her age, but then again look at Victorian novels and their age. Times change so do norms. Glass: I completely agree with that. It is sad that she felt a need to indulge to the all negative responses and change original storyline. Burned was exciting, action-packed and fun, I loved it - but still there is that big plot twist (let's call it like that to avoid spoilers). What did you think about that? I am still not sure. It was unexpected (which is good thing), but also I'm disappointed because I'm pretty sure that it is not how the story should have developed judging by Iced. Tanja: Yes it was certainly unexpected, but then again I have no idea what to think of it. Somehow I like the way she dealt with everything. This is really a good way to make everyone happy. I do appreciate it, but it really just depends how it goes from here. It's pretty much open. Another thing I think we should warn our ladies about are guys here. I think we need to tell them to stay away (I certainly do, as you and me fighting for the same guy is already enough *wink*) Glass: Oh my... *dreamy eyes* I want to lock away all of them in our fictional harem, Tanja. All of them! They can be infuriating and rude and damn bossy, but also, they are fierce, protective and loyal. And hot. One thing that I appreciate when it comes to Karen Marie Moning is how she keeps you on your toes. I love that all options are, as you put it, open - everything is possible and you can't even guess what will happen next. Tanja: Don't tell me about locking them away, you know me and alpha males. I'm a goner when it comes to them. But yes, that's what Moning is amazing for and which reminds me that once again you and all who love this series should most definitely read Kate Daniles series. I'll just leave it here. Back to Burned, I really have no idea how to either sum up or wrap up this just because I have no idea what's going to happen next. It's as usual, we have to wait and see. But also Moning announced that we can expect Feverborn in October, which frankly made my year! Glass: Let's just hope that publication date won't be pushed again. And again. And again. We will anxiously waiting to see what will happen with our favorite characters. ...more
Warning: I feel like it's my duty to warn you that you'll see this book connected and compared to the other canceReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
Warning: I feel like it's my duty to warn you that you'll see this book connected and compared to the other cancer book we all have heard of. While the reasons for that are there and the comparison is justified in my opinion, I also want to say that this is not just another TFIOS wannabe, and it's much much more than that.
Meet Charlie or I would like to call him one of the sweetest and cutest male character I have ever seen. By those adjectives I don't refer to his looks, but to his character. He is maybe your typical high school nerd, who loves everything science related and somehow believes that it's the only thing he will dedicate his life to (but lets face it we all though that when we discovered things that we were good at). But soon enough someone will show him that life is much more than that and that there are things that he is yet to discover. And all also that you don't necessarily have to be good at something to do it. What counts are lessons that you learn in the process and Charlie learned a lot. Also heck to the author who did an amazing job with writing this book in male POV and boy, did she deliver.
Then there is Charlotte, a girl you will grow to love and her wit and quirky sense of humor will make you laugh out loud. She is a fighter, a girl that while experiencing a great deal of injustice from the universe still fights and decides that maybe she can't win the war, but there are always battles to be won.
So instead of saying more I'll just make a list. List of things this book made me do: - laugh - cry - laugh out loud (you should consider not reading this when people are around as how can you explain that you're laughing so much with this kind of story?) - love (characters, story, life,...) - think (about characters, story, life,..) - feel (everything) - appreciate (books mostly and my decision to be a reader) (and authors, too - for being our heroes who give us stories that we love, without even meeting us first, when some people whom we have met did so little in comparison) - give second chance (to the publisher in this case as - Entangled, I regret ever thinking that you only published same old romance stories. I'm sorry.)
Finally, I think I want to recommend this book to people who didn't like TFIOS and think that they won't like any other cancer book (I can think of few) as Charlie and his story might surprise you....more
Before I start sorting out my feelings for this book I might first tell you that the blurb (the one you see hereReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
Before I start sorting out my feelings for this book I might first tell you that the blurb (the one you see here or the one for The Vanishing Season - the same book just different title) are misleading. Yes this book has ghosts, mystery and serial killer, but this book is not only about that. Instead the focus of this book is on Maggie, her moving to different town and trying to fit it, meeting Pauline and Liam and the dynamic in relationships between them.
Like I said, Maggie our main character moves into a small down, due to financial issues her family is faced with. Grill Creek is a small, everyone-know-everyone town so when murders of young girls start it causes confusion and panic among the citizens. It creates fear, one you can feel while turning the pages of this book, but at the same time you can see that Maggie won't be burden by it. The story turn into a tale about friendship and growing up and trying to belong.
If I'm to describe Ms. Anderson's writing I'd say it hits all the right notes and created the symphony my ears what to hear. It's something I rarely experience but when I do I cherish it. Not only writing but characters are built so that they are real, Maggie was me and I was Maggie so many times. Both Pauline and Liam were there, and while I do not approve of some of their actions they were believable and something, when you think about it, you could expect. Then there is that ending, the one that I didn't see coming and the one that shook me to the core.
While reading and reviewing mostly, I come to realize that the degree of feelings you have for a book depend on how far you're ready to go to understand the story. How willing are you to think it through. Somehow I could find explanation for each and every decision in this book and that is also why not everyone will love this book as much as I did....more
It's not new that I love reading books with issues, and honestly that's the only type of contemporary books thatReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
It's not new that I love reading books with issues, and honestly that's the only type of contemporary books that I still enjoy. So when I saw Kiss of the Broken Glass for the first time it was hard not to be intrigued by it. I'm happy to inform you that this book was everything I hoped it would be.
Kenna, our main character in this story is a teen girl who when looked from the outside had a really normal teen life. What many parents ignore is that school highly influences kids and their behavior as schoolmates put the worst kind of pressure on you - peer pressure. Which is hard to ignore especially as that critical age is when kids wish to belong most of everything. So when her friends started cutting Kenna didn't feel like having a choice. Only what happens when cutting becomes much more than just some game and it turns into competition and serious issue.
It was while in psychiatric watch that we get to meet Kenna better and when we get to see her story. It was really easy for me to feel for her, even though she is not really an optimistic character. At some moments she reminded me of Hazel from The Fault in Our Starts with her views and feelings. That's why this book felt real to me, as neither the author nor Kenna didn't feel like sugarcoating the situation.
Now we come to the writing. When you read the blurb you can see it's written in verse and that kind of writing usually works for me. I shall say that not only I liked the verses but I also liked how writing changed throughout the story. It stopped when Kenna did and it changed as her thoughts did. Some might not like the chopped verses, but they correspond with Kenna which made me feel really connected with her.
Lastly, kudos to whomever created this title, as it really is poetic and it fits the story....more
Once upon a time there was a family and in that family were four Liars. They grew up in a kingdom of private islaReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
Once upon a time there was a family and in that family were four Liars. They grew up in a kingdom of private island surrounded by tormented seas. During the year they spent some time away, taking care of boring things, like school, life and etc, but every summer they went back to their kingdom where life was everything but boring.
But once upon a time there was an evil force, strong and powerful which occupied this world. That force ruined families and their bonds. It's a force little kids knew nothing about and it terrified them. It was ruining their childhood and everything they thought was unbreakable. They needed to fight and they needed to find a way. That's what they did.
Once upon a time there was a story, a story that was wonderfully written and that captured you from the start. That same story will make you laugh, cry and invite you to its world. But be careful, that story will give you much and you must give it something in return. Piece of your heart, perhaps. But worry not, that same story will keep it and take care of it. That story will also take a day of your time which you'll have to give to it, but in return it'll stay with you forever. It'll give you its eternity.
That same story is this story and it's a story you should read. Without thinking much about it and without excuses. Go on, chase it down and thank me later.
One of the things you maybe don't know about me is that I'm a list person, meaning I make lists, often. It doesn'Review also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
One of the things you maybe don't know about me is that I'm a list person, meaning I make lists, often. It doesn't matter if it's reading related or not I tend to have some lists in my head. Therefore here is one little short list of things this book made me do:
1. It made me reread some chapters right after finishing them. I don't think this ever happened, but boy some were so good that I couldn't resists. 2. It made me cry throughout half of it. It's usually that I get teary eyed at the end or some parts of the book, but not this one. I was sniffing all the time while reading. 3. I actually hugged my Kindle after finishing it, literally. I was almost asleep and I just had to hug it for a while. 4. It's been over a month since I have read this one and still I cannot get it out of my head. 5. Cecile is still someone I wish to think as my alter-ego.
Now after reading this book I'm in the same position I was a year ago after finishing Stolen Songbird. Even though this book was quite long I wanted more. I still do and I really cannot wait to get back into this world one last time. That's gonna be hard. But till then you should totally read The Maledict Trilogy. ...more
We all have heard of that serious second-book-in-series syndrome, but boy we do need a new one which would be soReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
We all have heard of that serious second-book-in-series syndrome, but boy we do need a new one which would be something like second-book-rocking-the-whole-series syndrome. Heck, I'm gonna make a shelf for that on Goodreads and Crushed will have the honor to be the first one there. Because I did like Cracked but I adored Crushed.
Our awesome protagonist Meda is back! The battle is over and while things aren't perfect, but still Meda made her choice and officially became a part of a "good" side (but we all know that there are really no innocent in wars) but you know the good ol' one - a leopard doesn't change his spots.
One day I will have the opportunity to do some great good, a good so great as to change the course of human history. But the potential to do good and choosing to actually do it, are two very different things.
She is trying but well universe has never been her good friend and let's face it - it doesn't fit her style. But with being good comes a great responsibility and even greater weakness - bad boys, so when one appears how could Meda resist. Yes she tries, but she also fails.
While I did intentionally made that sound like there is a great romance, don't get fooled. This still is a dark and twisted story with equally dark protagonist who will do anything and everything to survive this dark and twisted world and who knows when to stop hoping. So while I shipped the two of them this story was never flying unicorns and rainbows, which for me is the best thing about this series. It always stays true to the setting and Meda's character. It also offers some amazing sidekicks which even though different still amazingly crafted and diverse.
But I cannot hide that my fave will always be Meda, and it's not that we are alike. It's actually quite opposite as we couldn't be different, but the catch is that once I dive into this world I become Meda and Meda becomes me. We laugh together and in this case hope together. Only I'm hopeless idiot most of the time and not nearly as brave, but still we do share shoes and hopefully we'll continue to do so. ...more
For me, personally the second book you write might me the hardest one. In case of Jandy Nelson we can say that The Sky Is Everywhere left pretty big shoes to be filled. It could be tricky, but now after reading I'll Give You the Sun I believe that there are no shoes big enough that Jandy cannot fill.
There are books that you simply cannot just read without stopping every now and then to bookmark or highlight something. I'll Give You the Sun is one of those books. It's beautifully written where you just stop and think and cannot believe that someone created that metaphor. It's sublime.
But this book is also much more than lovely quotes and beautiful writing. This is a story about life, coming of age and finding oneself in this cruel world of ours. It's a story about Noah, who has a dream and enough innocence that you just believe that if you were his age you'd be his friend for sure. It's about Jude, who tells you things differently and opens new doors and new truths for you to see.
It shifts from past or Noah's to present or Jude's POV. Each twin gets to tell the story and give you details that the other couldn't do. It's not only about them, it's also about art and what it means to the world. We might underestimate art all the time, but it's what makes this world around it. By making art you in a way remake the world. It's your super power. Beware of labels that might be put on this book, as they might and probably are misleading. This is book for everyone to read, as this is story about humanity and life.
This story also has emotions and feelings that Jandy brings with her. It's something that will probably be part of all her books, which I cannot wait to read.
If you still aren't sure about this book, here is little something to push you towards it:
Meeting your soul mate is like walking into a house you've been in before - you will recognize the furniture, the pictures on the wall,the books on the shelves, the contents of drawers: You could find your way around in the dark if you had to....more
While I was lucky enough to start this series after this book was published, I do understand how many readers feReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
While I was lucky enough to start this series after this book was published, I do understand how many readers felt while waiting for the next book in series as Winter cannot be here soon enough. But Cress continued to bring Marissa's magic.
Without spoiling things, even though the blurb itself is spoilery for those who haven't read Cinder and Scarlet this is a story about Cress, our third narrator girl in this series. She is different from previous two simply because she is living almost all her life on a satellite. She sees the world around her through the screen but she doesn't experience any of it. Up until things in the universe start to change drastically.
Once again I love it how the author combines different fairy tales and characters while not losing the original idea but at the same time creating something new and developing new contexts for it all. All the characters have roots in fairy tales but they are more alive and vivid in a way. From the start Captain Thorne wasn't my favorite, but then again the price from Rapunzel never was my favorite either. It was great to see how Cress and Thorne influenced each other. At the same time the story developed and the best is that this story never got boring, you turn pages like a lunatic just to see what happens next. It grips you and doesn't let go.
Now it's time to wait for Winter and the final battle which I'm really eager to see....more
After finishing Cinder it wasn't really hard to pick my next read. Scarlet was something I needed to read and soReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
After finishing Cinder it wasn't really hard to pick my next read. Scarlet was something I needed to read and so I did. I must admit that at the start I was a bit annoyed when our narrator wasn't Cinder but Scarlet but after chapter or two it was obvious that this girl will also become heroine I'd love to be.
Scarlet's story is one we follow here. We are now in France where she and her Grandma are living on a farm and growing vegetables. Up until one day her Grandma disappears and Scarlet is desperate in finding her. Only she finds someone else, Wolf. With the development of the story we see how Scarlet is connected to this whole mess much more than she believed and that Cinder and she have more in common than they though.
Same like in Cinder, at the start you think that this story is predictable as you have read classic fairy tales this story soon becomes totally new world which brings a lot of unexpected moments and twists and turns.
While I was annoyed that I didn't get to see more of Cinder and Kai soon enough I understood that there is an amazing reason for it - Scarlet and Wolf put another light to this world and make you see the story from different angles, without losing any of the magic....more
You know how they say - all good things come to an end. Well sadly with this book two amazing things came to an eReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
You know how they say - all good things come to an end. Well sadly with this book two amazing things came to an end. First is this series, which blew us away and which we enjoyed a lot and second is our read-a-long with amazing Emma. But we're sure that there will be many more read-a-longs. As with the previous two books all three of us had a little brainstorm where we came up with the questions for our review which will be spoiler free. In the meantime you can go and check out Emma's review at Never Judge a Book by its Cover and if you wish you can check our reviews for Shadow and Bone or/and Siege and Storm. Now let's discuss Ruin and Rising.
What is your favorite scene in this series? Glass: Definitely that last scene with Darkling and Alina. If you've been following our reviews of The Grisha Trilogy, you may have noticed that I am quite fond of villain. (I blame Leigh Bardugo for that!) Usually, the final show down between good and bad guys is a little bit more melodramatic, black an white, but here you have no such thing. Oh, the feels... Tanja: This should be easy one. It's for sure the bare ending of this book and this series. It has one of my favorite quotes and I actually reread that last page so many times (because it was so good and because my eyes were full of tears so it was blurry a bit) and I know it by heart. I can post you the whole quote as it'd be a major spoiler but one part goes like this: “They had an ordinary life, full of ordinary things-if love can ever be called that.”
This book also focuses on secondary characters. Which one was your favorite? Tanja: Well, I really liked David throughout the whole series and I also like how Zoe changed here. I mean she was still the same, but different. Somehow she grew on me. But without any doubt my favorite secondary character in this whole series is Sturmhond. Glass: Yes, Surmhond was great charater, but I believe that I will pick a girl this time - Genya. She went trough such a transformation since the first time we read about her.
If Leigh wrote another chapter in alternative POV, who would you like to see? Glass: Do I even have to say it? Darkling, of course. Tanja: Darkling, that's for sure. You get some pieces of it here and there, but I'd love too see how he thinks of his past and how he sees his mission and everything he's doing. I'd really like to see his emotions, especially in the scene on the mountain top.
As this story progressed, how did you feel about the development of the "mythology" throughout the novel? Tanja: I know that girls had some issues with this, but I really liked it. I loved how Leigh used Grisha and this whole concept to give her look at mythology or better said religion. Somehow it really all made sense to me and I loved it how Leigh gave some her way of explaining things. Glass: This is my last favorite part of the storyline, I have a lot of mixed feelings. I did like some parts while the others were a big issue for me. I am not a fan of religious topics and The Grisha is based on religious believes. True, modified, but still religious. I know that all of that goes with whole middle ages atmosphere and that for such a world all of that is logical. If you don't think too much about it or focus on different aspects of the story, it would probably be okay. If you are like me and you just can't let go of that... Well, we have a same problem.
What Grisha would you be? And why? Glass: Oh, The Order of Summoners, Etherealki - I always was fascinated by concept of controlling the elements. Tanja: Honestly, I wish I could say that I'm a brave one and that I'd for sure go and kick some asses here, but frankly I don't have brave bone in my body, nor do I have guts to be a Corporalki soldier. But I'm good with my brains so I'd hopefully be good as a Fabrikator and Alkemi would probably be happy to have me.
What are your thoughts about the ending of this book? Tanja: It was a perfection! I really, but really couldn't believe that it was going to end like this. Don't get me wrong, the ending was perfect but out of all ideas and plans I had in my head about the ending this one didn't occur to me. But it's the best ending we could get. Glass: Again, I have mixed feelings. Honestly, I didn't expect some things to happen like they did and that was great - unpredictable and keeps you on your toes until the very end. I will have to use spoilers now, so *spoiler alert*! I did not find that scene with Mal believable at all. Seriously??? After that melodramatic scene comes that?! Um...No! It might be okay if author tried to explain what happened better, but, unfortunately, she didn't. And that is one thing that is constant trough the whole series - every time you come to this big, messy part and expect something epic to happen - it doesn't. Magic vaguely saves the day. The end.
Which book is your favorite in this series? Glass: Shadow and Bone - it was the most consistent story in The Grisha Trilogy. Tanja: It's really hard to decide. I'm torn between Shadow and Bone and Ruin and Rising. I love both, but I guess that if I really have to pick I'd find one small reason to go with Shadow and Bone.
I just keep shelving books from this series, I might as well pick the first one from my shelf and start with it.
Update: I'll cherish the day when I bought this one just because I could hug it after I finished it! ...more
It's rather rare for me to sit down just after finishing the book and start the review. But here I am, only fewReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
It's rather rare for me to sit down just after finishing the book and start the review. But here I am, only few minutes after reading the last word of this book writing this. I cannot tell you how much this book makes me happy. But enough of my blabbing, gushing and fangirling (yeah, like that will ever stop), and let me tell you more about this book.
This is a story about Cecile, a young girl who suddenly gets kidnapped and soon enough finds herself in a world she heard stories about. I cannot tell you about time she is living in but as soon as we entered Trollus I forgot about our world in general. The caves are magical not only because they indeed are filled with troll magic but because they're beautiful. We cannot tell the same for most trolls living there, but Tristan is someone you must notice. His ideas aren't those of marriage and mostly not of breaking the curse, but actually they are quite different. But his attitude and impoliteness aren't those of the the next king. When forced together they must find a way around games and intrigues because they are now part of their lives. Soon enough they see that they both have more in common than they believed.
While some parts of this book sound really predictable and in fact they are, there are other things that make this book unputdownable. It's not just that the author made me fall for trolls but at the same time she created characters who are actually not special nor perfect. Cecile and Tristan are far from it. Every her decision is weighted and even though well aware of her love for Tristan she still has life outside and she still cannot let go the idea of the future that once was very near. She is rational as much as emotional. What more there is Tristan, a boy who is really rude and far from Prince Charming and he has all right to be. His will has been broken so many times and every his move is well calculated and planed. He is strategist after all. There is not insta-love here, here is romance that's built out of friendship and mutual desire to break so many rules and built a place for better tomorrow. Of course their relationship is not an easy one, when both of them are forced to be something neither of them wants to be.
This review is too long already, but I need to take a moment and tell you more about supporting characters, about Marc, who won me from the first appearing or Victor and Victoria who are hard not to like. Same as King, Queen and Duchesse who all played their parts in royal manner.
Lastly, this book is apparently over 400 pages, but I haven't felt if for a second and I'll gladly read 800 pages more if necessary.
When Livia Blackburne approached me last year and asked me to read the prequel to this story, Poison Dance, I jumReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
When Livia Blackburne approached me last year and asked me to read the prequel to this story, Poison Dance, I jumped to it. Assassins are always my favorite bunch to hang out with and luckily it turned out for the best. Ever since then I've been frantically checking NetGalley for Midnight Thief and finally it is here.
First I'd want to start this review by saying that you should read Poison Dance before reading this book (it's free on Amazon so go and grab it) because you'll be able to understand this world a little bit better and what is most you will understand James better. When I first saw him in this book I was taken aback. Everything seemed the same only he was older, wiser and with what happened before changed his way of thinking. When it comes to Kyra she was one of those characters I assume many (together with me) will love. She is brave and extremely resourceful because life tough her that. Then in came Tristam, whom I didn't expect, but like any real knight he swept me off my feet. Even though romance is not main focus in this story it was sweet and slow.
Now, we're getting to the my favorite detail in the story. It's that you never know who is in fact good and who is bad here. The rolls switch every now and then and mostly villains are in facts heroes in their own minds. It's so easy to see every Kyra's doubt as you never know whom to trust. It kept me on edge throughout the whole book and I enjoyed it so much. Also there is clash of different worlds here and it was a puzzle to put all of them on the right sides. Still is to me.
That being said, I must add that I enjoyed the plot here which was full of unexpected twists and turns, with great characters - both main and supporting, who are all portrayed realistically, with dose of magic which I enjoyed.
Only thing I wish to have here was a map. I can imagine it but sometimes it was hard to follow all the places. I really hope that the finished copy will have one. ...more
Beside the covers which you really cannot take your eyes off, Both Arrow of the Mist which I reviewed last year aReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
Beside the covers which you really cannot take your eyes off, Both Arrow of the Mist which I reviewed last year and Arms of Anu are much more than that. Despite them being more for middle grade readers, its magic, innocent romance and never-ending fight between good and evil is so universal.
After Lia makes her sacrifice and goes to fight the great darkness and fog of Brume the result is far from being clear. It's the darkness that's always looming near and now the fight in the kingdom is making the whole situation much harder. Once again it's time to summon magic and fight against the evil forces. But maybe the magic within Lia is not the only source she can relay on as there is that one force that many seem to consider the strongest of them all.
As the prequel in this series, Arms of Anu is another fantasy that makes the child within me fulfilled. It's all I loved as a child, a strong heroine whose braveness is to be admired, to the powers and settings of dark woods to the magical castles, constant fights and intrigues which give additional layer to this story. What's addition to all that is Kelven's POV, which makes me dream of a knight like he is, always supporting, strong and carrying. I wouldn't mind him taking me to ends of darkness of Brume and being by my side to fight it.
Only I was hoping to see the whole picture of this world this time. I did enjoy bits and pieces of it but it lacked the full picture. But I rise my hopes up to see it in the next sequel (needless to say I refuse to believe that there is no more)....more
What started as accidental friendship on twitter turned into my love for this series. I have first entered OureaReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
What started as accidental friendship on twitter turned into my love for this series. I have first entered Ourea 2 years ago and now sadly I'm leaving this world behind. It's been a hell of a ride and for that it will always remain in my memories and I'll get back there one day.
In the previous three book Lichgates, Treason and Heritage we have seen Kara's trip from first entering Ourea till the final battle that was scheduled for Illusion. From the first time she realized that she has a great power till the full blast of it. We have seen her grow. Not only Kara, but all characters in this saga. There is Braeden who learned how to embrace his past and live with it and as far as I'm concerned he will always be on of my book boyfriends. With all that a great villains, that make you scared even though your life is not endangered. That all lead to this final battle which was all but predictable.
I'm not going to tell you much about the plot here as it'd spoil a lot, but trust me when I tell you that each page was built with suspense, where I continued to read while biting my nails. Not to mention that I was so afraid because of that last sentence in the blurb as the traitor could be anyone.
Another thing I loved about this one is that finally all pieces fell into place and it all made a round and extremely complicated plot which you get to reveal piece by piece but at the end you have the whole puzzle without missing pieces. With all that the story never wavers, it's always on track.
All that with the amazing writing and lots of feelings. It's all I could ever ask for and then some. For that it'll have a special place in my heart. Forever....more