This book had some serious ups and downs. The main reason I had to take so many stars from it was that I honestly had to skip some parts. It got descr This book had some serious ups and downs. The main reason I had to take so many stars from it was that I honestly had to skip some parts. It got descriptive to the point it was tedious and I found myself jumping ahead to the "fun" parts.
Around the middle of the novel it got better, both in action and romance. There were many "enemies" and I changed my theories in each chapter. The plot twists kept it interesting, as opposed to previous novels when it was too predictable.
What I still don't get is who was the protagonist here. I thought the focus would be on Simon, whom I like, but it frustrated me how the author doesn't really expain his feelings for the two girls, only for Clary -over and over. It seems like he was being with them just because he could. Approaching the end we see him leaning towards one of them but not because he had a life changing epiphany or a sudden attraction or electric scene, just because. That love triangle makes absolutely no sense, there was no chemestry at all there, though I very much love those characters, Izzy in particular and would love to see them as an item.
That being said, our favorite semi-incestuous couple provided tons of hot scenes with loads of chemestry, and yet this was all shadowed by Jace's self-destroying nature. I mean, I get Clary's supposed to save him for himself, but how many more excuses can the guy make for giving up on the relationship? It's like she's the only one fighting for it. I'd much rather her have a little pride and not having to beg for him to be with her every two days. The only moments she confronted him was to accuse him of dumping her. You dump him for a change and see how he stops whining.
All in all, I believe there were a lot of good ideas behing this novel but I don't think they were carried out right....more
This was one hell of a roller coaster ride. Definitely the best in the Night Huntress series. So you can make a book that's both deep and quick pacedThis was one hell of a roller coaster ride. Definitely the best in the Night Huntress series. So you can make a book that's both deep and quick paced :) I wish I could see the paperback to know how long it really is but still, I totally devoured it! Like most of my favourite books, this makes you experience just about every emotion there is.
At the beginning I thought the whole Gregor thing was what would make this book great. A dreamsnatcher who could get you in your dreams? Cool. But even better: A man you may have been in love with -even married- in the past and who was erased from your memory? Now that is awesome. What if Bones wasn't really who she was meant to be with at first and she would have chosen differently were it not for someone altering her mind? SOLD! I thought that, while in other books Bones totally made the book, in this one the plot would definitely put up a good fight. But I was wrong. Even with a great plot, once again, what really made this book for me was Cat and Bones' relationship ♥
In this book you can see for sure how much they love and mean to each other when they -each- make stupid mistakes over and over again. There is tension all over the book, all kinds of it, since they fight and make up uncountable times... and if you're familiar with Cat and Bones, you know fighting can be either really fun or bad. In this book its more of the latter. I myself wanted to punch Bones in some parts, while still understanding why he did what he did. But then you also get the sweet scenes, the ROFL-ones, the hot ones..
My only complaint: I would have kept Cat and Bones angry with each other a little longer. Yes, I like to suffer sometimes, lol. But I feel things were solved too quickly and at one scene (the one with Bones' blackmailing) I even found myself wanting anything but for them to be together (I know, how's that happened?). I was furious with Bones doing what he wanted and still claiming her.. I think Cat should have fought a little more and make him beg for it :D (view spoiler)[So what if he didn't turn her, say no and he'll come after you anyway, or bleed and he won't let you die (?) I don't know but she wasn't much of a badass where that was concerned, she definitely used this as an excuse because she secretly wanted to sleep with him. (hide spoiler)] Not that I blaim her ;)
So, 5 ✮ stands for amazing, right? It was!
ps. I love Vlad. There, I've said it, lol.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
THIS.WAS.AWESOME. Really. I gave 4 stars to #1 and #2 because while I did love them, I found some parts better than others. In At Grave's End there'sTHIS.WAS.AWESOME. Really. I gave 4 stars to #1 and #2 because while I did love them, I found some parts better than others. In At Grave's End there's no such thing. I read the entire book at once and there was not a single page I didn't like. Seriously. That never happens to me. Plus, you can find just about everything in this book: You get the hilarious dialogs (mostly courtesy of Bones'), the action that has you clinging to the book, Cat kicking some ass, the hot scenes (really, Chapter 18 goes directly to my hottest-scenes shelf), Cat kicking some more ass, lol; Bones being his usual naughty self but also extremely and surprisingly sweet at the same time ♥; plus, his and Justina's interactions cracked me up. I was also glad the series didn't fall into the typical and overdone love triangle that is in every single PNR (or UF, still can't tell) yet (view spoiler)[it was also...interesting to see some action between Cat and Tate, they had it coming anyway! (hide spoiler)]. Really, there's no more to it, it was perfect ツ I'm more than ready to jump on board with the next one...more
I feel bad writing a review about this. Because honestly, I didnt read the whole thing. I didnt even read half of the thing. I skipped almost EVERYTHI I feel bad writing a review about this. Because honestly, I didn´t read the whole thing. I didn´t even read half of the thing. I skipped almost EVERYTHING and only read Stevie Rae´s and Rephaim´s narratives. If I had to rate what I actually read, the rating would be higher cause I really liked those two characters and their involvement; but I have to bear in mind that this was just a small part in a completely uninteresting and thus unknown book to me. I just can´t read anymore about Zoey or people talking about her nonstop. I´m all for girl power, but the position women are placed in in this series is just too sexist to me. Sorry....more
I don't think I can find a more annoying lead character. I actually thought about it.
I've always been bothered by love st(Disclaimer; This is a rant)
I don't think I can find a more annoying lead character. I actually thought about it.
I've always been bothered by love stories conveyed so ''epic'' they are completely unrealistic. But this... this is way out of control. I mean, I'm good with playing the field, really, it's all good. That is, if you admit you're playing the field. But when I have to put up with Zoey jumping from guy to guy and then have to bear listening to her whine about her breaking the guys' hearts and how everyone judges her its simply too much. If you think you hurt people, how about you stop doing that? No, she keeps doing that and weirdly everyone seems ok with it, even joke about it so long the High Priestess remains on her altar.
And portraying Erik as ''the bad guy''? Now that's low. He wouldn't be possessive if he had a faithful girlfriend who doesn't cheat on him over and over again. The worst part is that the guys themselves feel free to kiss her or grope her with no hesitation considering she has a boyfriend, now what does that say about the girl? She puts no limits whatsoever. No wonder Erik is pissed, really, although I love Stark and he's my favorite, I root for Erik. He's the only one who stands up to her. They go on an on about Kalona's spell over people but what about the massive Zoey infatuation?
And in top of that, her oh-so-wise gramma says something like''its completely normal to be attracted to more than one man''. Um, yes but keyword there: attracted. It is not normal to make out or even sleep with ALL of them. (Again, its normal so long you are okay with doing that and admit it) And don't get me started with the sex thing. A girl with multiple boyfriends who is a pathological cheater giving a speech about how she is not ready for sex? PL-ease, nobody buys that.
Heath, Erik, Loren, Stark, Kalona... Its pure math, the minute she gets a guy, she starts 'having feelings' for a new one. We have a word for that kinda girls in Spanish, not sure how it goes in English... And its not a little crush, every new love interest is epic, and meant to be, and just adores her back. Too bad she never enjoys being with that guy cause she's already mind-fucking the next.
I kept asking myself WHY THE HELL I'm I still reading this? Well, mainly because I'd already bought these books. Secondly, and although I hate Zoey and nearly every character is a cliché, there's something about the world, and the story that I find interesting. That being said, I must admit I did not see the ending coming, but once again, the author managed to make a scene concerning another character -a scene that would've been heartbreaking nonetheless- all about Zoey. (view spoiler)[Not that I'm not happy she died or whatever. (hide spoiler)] I read this book mostly for Aphrodite and Darius and Stevie Rae and the Raven mocker whose name I can't remember. Those storylines kept me going. These are the only reasons why I'm giving it an extra star. Though I'm still unconvinced.
I'll probably read the next, especially since I already have it and I hear its from these two girls POV. I thank Nyx for that.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
I really enjoyed this book. Though I can definitely see the Buffy & Spike comparison here. I had my doubts about Bones' looks at the beginning, bu I really enjoyed this book. Though I can definitely see the Buffy & Spike comparison here. I had my doubts about Bones' looks at the beginning, but man can he talk! He had me at Kitten. So mix that dirty talk with this nervous/blushing but still badass heroine and you've got a steamy romance. The back story and premise is also interesting though we have seen it before: Vampire hunter meets vampire who is surprisingly not as bad as she was taught they were. The twist here is that Cat is actually a half-vampire set to kill all vampires because her vamp father abused her human mother. So, all good here.
You'll find there aren't many descriptions (something I like because I get bored easily but I understand if some readers find it somewhat shallow), and that the book itself is like.. lacking something, because it has a lot of characters but that's just because it's the first in a series so I bet when I get to the second one it'll feel more complete. Aside from that, I loved it. The dialogs cracked me up at numerous times and the two leads are also really fun. The romance was believable and had a natural course, not like a lot of other PNR where people don't even know each other but they can't seem to exist anymore since they met.
Bottomline, I think it's a really fun and entertaining read and I'll continue to read the next ones.....more
What can I say? I sorta... liked it. (Ok so now is when I duck before I get the tomatoes thrown at me.)
Sure, it wasn't something out of this world -heWhat can I say? I sorta... liked it. (Ok so now is when I duck before I get the tomatoes thrown at me.)
Sure, it wasn't something out of this world -hence the three star rating- and it certainly did not compare to those early VA books I loved so much, but it was O.K. Nothing much happened, but I guess that is kind of expected if its a first in a series and you want to introduce new places and characters. Well, some new characters.
Still, I have to say, the author's infatuation with both Rose and Dimitri is annoying. I mean, I loved those characters to death back then (just until Shadow Kiss that is), I know there were all sort of things wrong with them, but I digged them. But after she completely destroyed both characters, I cant stand reading about them anymore and much rather they'd been left aside. God knows they had their share of novels. That being said, I have to admit Adrian is probably what made this book for me. I know, he's still whining about she-who-must-not-be-named but still, he's too likeable. And Sydney was fine. It was actually a bit refreshing to have a character that is not selfish (granted, you get the complete opposite here which can also be annoying). However I'm still not sure those two click together. But that's probably for the author to develop later.
I'll probably read the next one but hope it picks up a bit more in both action and romance....more
I'm really surprised I liked this one. I didn't think I would but I did. I mean, it does have some things that are extremely stupid; such as Wrath and I'm really surprised I liked this one. I didn't think I would but I did. I mean, it does have some things that are extremely stupid; such as Wrath and Beth's first encounter. WHAT.THE.HELL? Whatever the guy looks like, if you see a stranger standing in your living room at night my first reaction would be to run or to hit him with something, not to lust over him and beg him to take me. HELLO? Lame.
Secondly, I wasn't remotely interested at all about Mr.X (I'm not even sure I'm remembering his name correctly!)stuff and skipped most of it. It's like they went from scenes that were strictly romantic with no action, to others that were all action and no romance whatsoever. So to me these two storylines were too detached from each other and I just wasn't interested in the action side. However, I had to read some stuff about it otherwise the book would be a succession of romantic scenes.
So why did I like it? Good question. Im not even sure, but I think its mostly because I loved the characters -even with their stupid acts-, Beth and Wrath's interactions were, to me, great. I also adored the 'brothers' and Butch. Plus, the premise was pretty good, so.. I'll be reading the next ones :)...more