In this final installment of the Dark Swan series, Eugenie is about 5 months pregnant with the twins. She's beeReview posted on VanesMateTheBookaholic
In this final installment of the Dark Swan series, Eugenie is about 5 months pregnant with the twins. She's been hiding from that asshole Kiyo and that beeznatch Maiwenn and secretly trekking to the doctors in the human world. Realizing what she's doing is just too dangerous for the twins, Roland sets her up with a shaman friend of his in Alabama so she can finish the remainder of her pregnancy in peace and safety. Yes....Alabama. What I loved about the theory, once she got down there, was the relaxation and sereneness of the place. The Reeds were the most loving and accepting couple. And Eugenie really needed that. I understood her wanting to stay there once the twins were born. But she soon got her shit together when she found out the whole Otherworld was experiencing a blight and left the twins with the Reeds.
I loved the fact that this was not soley about her and her pregnancy. I was sucked in right away....Richelle Mead has a way of doing that to ya:) Once Eugenie gets back to her kingdoms she realizes how bad it is. Everything is covered in snow and ice, her people are dying and starving. its just the worst possible scenario. One of my favorite parts of this books is with my buddy Volusian. In a meeting with Dorian and the others she asks Volusian if he thinks Varia, Queen of Yew Land was responsible for the blight and if he knew how to stop it. True Volusian style....he tells her yes! I just thought it was hilarious since all he had to do was tell her or Dorian a month ago. But whats the fun in that???
"....Why the hell didn't you tell someone sooner?"
I couldn't be certain, but I thought I saw the tiniest shrug of Volusian's shoulder.
"Because, mistress," he said. "You never asked."
So, on with the adventure. Eugenie, Dorian, Jasmine, Pagiel, Rurik and my pal Volusian...off to the Yew Land to stop the evil Queen whose delusions of grander has her to believe she can stop the blight on the lands if Eugenie and Dorian accepting her rule.
What else can I say, but I loved it! It was a great conclusion to a great series. Even though Im kinda iffy on the decisions Eugenie made but it was still a surprising end. There a lot of secrets revealed, Eugenie kicks ass. Dorian is his usual snarky self with a new attitude that made me love him even more. This is definitely high in my top 5, favorite Urban Fantasy series and its all because of Mead and the way she has you fall in love and sometimes hate with her characters that you just can help to want to read more about. I would love for her to revisit this world and just give us a little more. Can't wait to find out what great series she has up her sleeve now!
***Thank you soo much to Christen for providing this ARC...hopefully I can return the favor someday:) And you too Cat for passing it down to muah!***...more
**spoiler alert** I love this series. Eug slept with Kiyo and dumped Dorian...why?? I understand why she did it because she felt betrayed but that doe**spoiler alert** I love this series. Eug slept with Kiyo and dumped Dorian...why?? I understand why she did it because she felt betrayed but that doesn't make it right. Especially with Kiyo. He's like her kryptonite. Although I liked him in the begining I really couldn't stand ole stick-in-the-mudd Kiyo later on. I still can't believe he tried to kill her! I knew that he was loyal to Maiwenn and against the prophecy coming true. But trying to get rid of your own child..I just couldn't believe it! And Jasmine was right, Dorian should have killed his ass! He's only going to cause more probs down the road. Sucks that the next one doesn't come out til next year! ...more
Awesome!! Thank God she finally got rid of Kiyo. They just don't fit together. He doesn't understand her like Dorian does!! I love this series! On toAwesome!! Thank God she finally got rid of Kiyo. They just don't fit together. He doesn't understand her like Dorian does!! I love this series! On to start the next one!...more
Listened to this on audio and it was alright...I was a wee disappointed, but no worries it was alright! I think maybe because it was predictable...myListened to this on audio and it was alright...I was a wee disappointed, but no worries it was alright! I think maybe because it was predictable...my reaction is not what I thought. It wasnt just the fact that (view spoiler)[Georgie and Seth end up together and the whole Kyriakos drama...the whole thing was pretty predictable. (hide spoiler)] It was ok....I think if I read it in print I would like it even less and it woulda took me longer. Thank God I listened to this on audio. I really pray that the final installment of Dark Swan doesnt dissappoint! It as great that they finally got thier shit together but dayam....was a little of that Mead worthy shock too much to ask? I cant believe I had to give this a 3 but it is what it is!! I still love you Richelle Mead:)...more
Where to start?? This was such a wild ride!! I love Seth but he is so bogus!! Stringing that girl alond like that...shame shame shame!! I don't like hWhere to start?? This was such a wild ride!! I love Seth but he is so bogus!! Stringing that girl alond like that...shame shame shame!! I don't like her but nobody doesn't deserve that. She blindedly trusted Seth and Georgina so much only to have it thrown back in her face. I knew that she would find out eventually. Never knew it would be like that.
The comment in the begining about her world going in circles is soo spot on it's ridiculous. And poor Roman...he never stood a chance. I really like him and I think that they have a better chance at a future. But her and Seth are soulmates...maybe even Kyriakos himself!! Love that he called her Letha at the end...which furthers my suspesions! I think I should have dragged this out a little!! It's a LONG way til August!...more
**spoiler alert** I really felt bad for Georgina reading this one! Poor thing just can't catch a break. As I said before, it's really a lost cause wit**spoiler alert** I really felt bad for Georgina reading this one! Poor thing just can't catch a break. As I said before, it's really a lost cause with her and Seth if she not willing to let him decide and accept things. Even though it was wrong of them to go behind Maddie's back. I am glad that they were able to finally get down to bizness without the harmful side effects. Altough we find out at the end that because of they're tryst, Seth is Hellbound. It really sucks. I knew that it was Roman...that was her "invisible" helper! I knew that this series was going to pull at my heartstrings. The part that really got me in this book was when she had to lie to Seth and told him to go back to Maddie. You would think that he would not listen and break things off with Maddie....NO!! He goes and proposes to her and gives her a diamond???? We all know that this won't work. I like Seth a lot...but I think he is soooo selfish when it comes to Maddie. It so wrong to lead someone on like that. He knows that he doesn't love her like he loves Georgina, but he goes ahead and asks her to marry him....WTF?? This is just a disaster waiting to happen. He's lucky if Maddie doesn't cut his dick off!...more
**spoiler alert** Ok...so I didn't plan on finishing this last night but I just couldn't sleep until I did! I knew things wouldn't work out between Se**spoiler alert** Ok...so I didn't plan on finishing this last night but I just couldn't sleep until I did! I knew things wouldn't work out between Seth and Georgina! Unfortunately, I was right about the Seth thing but is was so painful to witness!!They just had way too many strikes against them. It's sad because I really think they are meant to be together and I believe that he is Kyriakos reincarnated! But it's like Dante said, she is repeating the same mistakes over and over! I think she should have had sex with Seth that night! It was really his choice, his soul...yanno! ...more
**spoiler alert** All I can say is that I really like this series so far. I was yelling when Georgina had sex with Bastien/Seth! I understood but I ju**spoiler alert** All I can say is that I really like this series so far. I was yelling when Georgina had sex with Bastien/Seth! I understood but I just hated it! The total OSM(Oh shit moment) was when Bastien told Seth that she was screaming is name like a God! Holy shiznat!! I really like Seth but I don't see how this relationship is going to play out! I mean, who is this going to work? I know love conquers all and all that jazz but the no sex with Seth and him having to deal with her having sex with every Tom Dick and Harry...IDK! This just isn't going to end well and its sooooo sad! I love that Seth calls her Thetis! I like it a whole lot better than Georgina!! With that said, I love the characters that Richelle Mead creates! I'm really starting to fall in love with them! And I know Roman is going to come back...I ended up liking him in a psycho-killer-supersexy sorta way! I think they have a better future together than Seth...at least he's immortal and they can get down to bizness!! The only way this is going to pan out how I like is if Seth somehow becomes immortal and that's not right is it?IDK! I think Georgina is a glutton for punishment cuz he's going to grow old, wants to have kids and normal life. That's something she can't give him and everything she wants! I know this series is really going to pull at my heart strings....I just know it! So...I'm off to continue this trainwreck waiting to happen! That I can't wait to witness and I love it!!...more
I really liked it! It was a little slow at times but overall really good. I like Kiyo so far but he's got baggage...who wants that?? I think she shoulI really liked it! It was a little slow at times but overall really good. I like Kiyo so far but he's got baggage...who wants that?? I think she should embrace her destiny(not meaning getting preggers) but embracing her powers. She can handle them I think...and I know she will need them down the line! I like Dorian...at least he has been honest with her the whole time. ...more
**spoiler alert** If I could give it a 6 I would!! I really loved this one, I wish there was more...can't get enough of Rose and Dimitri! Oh, and Tash**spoiler alert** If I could give it a 6 I would!! I really loved this one, I wish there was more...can't get enough of Rose and Dimitri! Oh, and Tasha framing Rose...totally unexpected! I was sure it was Daniella. Rose kinda pissed me off in the last two books. This was because of her treatment of Adrian and her constant bitching about Dimitri. I understand that he is the love of her life and all, but come on!The man just went from Strigoi back to Dhampir, remembering all the terrible things that he had done. That's a lot to take on. And she expected him to just run into her arms just like that! Not realistic she should have known better, he needed time to heal!!! And then it was her abuse of poor Adrian. He never stood a chance, I felt so bad for him!! Especially at the end when he told her "I Loved you!!". Wow...I almost cried, poor guy! He should have known better too. He knew that she was in love with Dimitri, he should have seen it coming. Especially when Dimitri was changed back. I also think Rose should have broke it off with Adrian before she slept with Dimitri! Come to think of it, she should have broke it off with him not long after Dimitri was changed cuz she knew she still loved him even though he told her to leave him alone. She was extremely selfish! But what are you gonna do?? Thats life! All in all, great story. I am so glad that I got to this series late, because I am certain the wait between these books was hard. And the wait between Spirit Bound and Last Sacrifice was exruciating!!...more
Im depressed cuz of Rose and Dimitri's situation! Man I wanted them to work out...oh well! I am so in love with this series and am glad that Rose finaIm depressed cuz of Rose and Dimitri's situation! Man I wanted them to work out...oh well! I am so in love with this series and am glad that Rose finally has matured...thank God!! I can't wait to start the next one. Thank goodness I got on board with this series late since its complete, I don't have to wait for the next book to come out!
Reread! Forgot how awesome this series is........more
**spoiler alert** It started out slow...but I loved it!! I knew not to trust Roman..see?! I liked him though and I really felt bad for him at the end!**spoiler alert** It started out slow...but I loved it!! I knew not to trust Roman..see?! I liked him though and I really felt bad for him at the end! He decided not to kill Carter...but too little to late!! I know I haven't seen the last of him! Ahhhh...Seth! He's so quirky and shy and such a cutie pie! I love all the word shirts!! I have a shit load of em myself!! Can't wait to start the next one! I believe I've found my new series addiction!!...more