Okay I FINISHED IT! (yaaaaaaaay!) Took me some time but I can finally say I LIKED IT. It had its problems at the beginning -which I'm still trying to...moreOkay I FINISHED IT! (yaaaaaaaay!) Took me some time but I can finally say I LIKED IT. It had its problems at the beginning -which I'm still trying to figure out, because there wasn't something I specifically didn't like. I always love reading about other realities and worlds, like Southern Vampires for example, and this was no exception. I liked the different view on vampires as purely animal and the whole thing about organizations and packs and leaders etc.
I also liked the characters, all of them. At some point I found myself wondering why every single one seemed to be mysterious and pretty but still, all good there. So what happened? It took me AGES in this book to get hooked, even if there wasn't any wrong with it. But there is such thing as too much info, and even now, I still feel like I'm not totally familiarized with everything. But I expect it to happen in the next ones -which I will read :) I know its a 1st book and that happens so I kept reading and finally, around half the book it picked up. Mostly due to Derek -who was probably my favorite character- and Crest who I felt really bad for.(view spoiler)[And I didn't like the fact they had to paint him as a snob so that we wouldn't mind when he got kicked out. Poor guy, lol. Talk about character regression. (hide spoiler)] Kate, I also liked, especially her humour. "I'm a good lay. Go away please". And Curran, what to say. I don't usually go for the blond one but.. he has something. Most importantly, they have chemestry so that's enough ;)
And that leads me to what probably bugged me the most. The descriptions. They were so many unnecessary details given and so many lacking! (view spoiler)[Like that kiss. Come on give us something more than one line, lol. (hide spoiler)] And well many other stuff that didn't help my complete understanding of the book. Still, I'm now hooked on it and will continue with the series. Heard it gets way better :D I'm off to read Curran's POV now. Its their meeting right? Sounds funny.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
WOW I did not see that one coming. Fae stories as much as I love them tend to be the same, as so happens with most of PNR. But this one is really diff...more WOW I did not see that one coming. Fae stories as much as I love them tend to be the same, as so happens with most of PNR. But this one is really different, maybe because there isn't much romance.. (Here is where I -if I was reading this review- would stop and decide against the book, since its the romance which I'm usually more drawn to) but I surprisingly didn't because the story in itself and the world or setting it presented was so exciting that you simply couldn't put the book down. The whole situation about the 'abandoned neighbourhood' reminded me of that movie "I am Legend" and I liked that sort of horror edge that I didn't find in other novels and I didn't even knew I liked that.
The characters are also amazing, I happened to like having a lead female who, lets face it, is not the badass we are all accustomed to. I mean, yes, she is brave and has powers that make her different, but she is not invincible, she fights thinking about her manicures and instead of having a deathwish for saving the world she weeps over her hair. Not that I encourage those attitudes but really, it was a bit refreshing to get to know a different character, one that admits she's there for her sister and couldn't care less about becoming a hero. Barrons, I also loved. Their relationship -even if I wouldn't call it romantic, was fun and again, different. I was glad the author didn't rush things between them (Hell, I don't even know if there is suposed to be a 'them') but still, it will make the next book much more exciting, won't it? ;)(Okay here is where YOU readers which have read the next ones will give me some scoop, I like spoilers :D)Cause seriously,I'm done reading romances that seem rushed and unnatural, like Cupid in his dippers appeared out of thin air and shot them.
The only two thing I would say against it are: First, the V'lane business. Was that really necessary? I found interesting the idea of what he caused her but the museum scene was plain mean. The girl has enough new things to deal with without needing to experience that kind of embarrasment! And in that position!lol, Secondly, the book doesn't seem like a first novel but more like a first part, so if I were you, I'd make sure to get at least the first two books together (I can't say the third also cause I haven't read the second). But having known that, its def a five-star!(less)
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...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, 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..(less)
I'm torn here. On the one hand, I completely loved it. I think Richelle really bounced back from Last Sacrifice (I know its a different series but can...more I'm torn here. On the one hand, I completely loved it. I think Richelle really bounced back from Last Sacrifice (I know its a different series but can't help but bring it up since that was one of the meltdowns of one of my all-time-favorite-author and I found MANY annoying parallelisms between both series).
Yet, I have to admit, it was REALLY predictable. But I mean, we could all tell it was going to be like that (I predicted it'll be predictable???) so there were no suprises there, especially with the not-at-all-subtle hints the author kept giving us along the series. What I did not like however was how short it was. Nothing really happened other than what we knew would happen. All those Vegas characters introduced for nothing (I'm starting to see Richelle likes to add random stuff at the very end of her series with almost no purpose. See: Cave people in Last Sacrifice). There really was no real action, just mall job nonesense.
What I did like? Seth's family, the trip to hell, and well, Roman. (DUH). And about him, what's up with that? Again, another parallelism with her other (now to be named like that) series: Why must the heroine ALWAYS give a f* about the second guy at the end? I mean, I know Georgie sorta worried (really, like, an entire line of dialogue) but Carter said two words of confort and she immediately forgot all about her saviour and off to have her dream life. Just like the other heroine.
Still, this is one of my all-time favorite series and I did enjoy the writing and witticisms that are typical of Mead's novels. The scenes depicted were all great, the healing one, the one of the hypnosis, even the trial. I'll really miss this series, but everyone knows anyway there'll be (view spoiler)[a Roman spinoff :) (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
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 paced...moreThis 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"]>(less)
Wow, just wow. I adored this book. Let me just say, if you thought the first book was good, this one was great. The setting only makes me love this se...moreWow, just wow. I adored this book. Let me just say, if you thought the first book was good, this one was great. The setting only makes me love this series. Now put that period background together with a gripping story and amazing characters and you get a five star novel, where you have a swoon worthy hero (really, I feel like a fifteen year old when reading about that guy!) with a witty sense of humor, and a demure yet fierce heroine who makes me wanna say “You go girl!” at her every decision. She's just that sensible in her actions. Honestly, every character was well developed and had an interesting side to them. One of them even shows a rather unexpected darker side.
And I must praise the author for her ability of building tension. Jeez. It had me gripping the entire thing and completely immersed in wanting to know what happened. And along that line, here's also how a love triangle should be. I, for one thing, was looking forward to scenes with both guys, even when I have my personal favorite. The author did a wonderful job in portraying Tessa's -and the other characters'- feelings and everything was conveyed in a genuine, real way. So much it made me sympathize with the heroine. The final chapters with the ultimate confessions were really exciting because it looked like a race against time, especially since -I think- we all knew what was going to happen and who was going to be the final ''obstacle” in the relationship.
Boy do I look forward to the next installment... I can't get enough of these guys and I especially want to see how the story develops and these characters' connection to the ones in the Mortal Instruments series. It'll definitely make me make some comparisons between characters :)
But all in all, I just love when I can't put a book down and find myself searching for moments to retake my reading. I think every book should have that effect on the reader. My only regret is that its over. (less)