By the Angel, this book ruined me for all the others. For days my heart was caught so tightly in my throat I had to remind myself to breathe. I shed soBy the Angel, this book ruined me for all the others. For days my heart was caught so tightly in my throat I had to remind myself to breathe. I shed so many tears that even my postman asked me if I´m all right. Now I have major problem. I feel so empty inside and though I´m restless. How can I move on now? Surely there must be some cure or support groups for those who have a same problem? I need a new shelf for this book. It would be called PURE PERFECTION.
I´m not a woman of many words but this book was painfully beautiful. It was magnificent! Purely amazing! Heartbreaking and romantic! I am absolutely in love with the characters that Cassandra Clare has created. The lives of Tessa, Jem, and Will are bonded forever and they are unforgettable. My friends know that I am masochist reader and that I´m not a sucker for happily ever after. But this was, by far, the best ending to a trilogy I have ever read. This ending is bittersweet. It lies not in traditional relationship, yet in acceptance of a different kind of happiness, in bearing what is unbearable. It lies in sacrifice which is the ultimate love. Cassandra Clare captured how incredibly complicated and unique love is as an emotion, and in my opinion, she deserves standing ovation.
So, hail and farewell my favorite characters and brothers in arms. I´ll never forget you!
My soundtrack for this book:
These mist covered mountains Are a home now for me But my home is the lowlands And always will be Some day you'll return to me Your valleys and your farms And you'll no longer burn To be brothers in arms
Through these fields of destruction Baptisms of fire I've witnessed all your suffering As the battle raged higher And though they did hurt me so bad In the fear and alarm You did not desert me My brothers in arms
There's so many different worlds So many different suns And we have just one world But we live in different ones
Now the sun's gone to hell And the moon's riding high Let me bid you farewell Every man has to die But it's written in the starlight And every line on your palm We're fools to make war On our brothers in arms...
I wanted to love this one. I really did, and I liked it...but I didn't love it.
I loved the Romantic Poets and this was an interesting way to spin theI wanted to love this one. I really did, and I liked it...but I didn't love it.
I loved the Romantic Poets and this was an interesting way to spin the lives of historical figures (John Keats, Lord Byron and Percy Shelley) into modern times. Their transformation into three high school students was just amazing and very well done. So Shelly definitely brings back the spirit of Romanticism. The characters were well describe and the plot... well the plot is not only graphic but destructive (and a bit boring sometimes, sorry Mr Roth). There was drugs, sex, pedophilia, incest, suicide, teen pregnancy, abortion and every kind of hurt you ever felt.
I think that this book would be a great movie. If you like the Romantic Poets, give this one a try.
"...Learn to deal with the truth of dying, and you´ll experience the awesomeness of living. Death and love are real. That´s all I know on earth, and all I need to know....more
I love Aiden even more!!! That chapter was AMAZING!
Yes, Half-Blood bears a striking resemblance to Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. DidI love Aiden even more!!! That chapter was AMAZING!
Yes, Half-Blood bears a striking resemblance to Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. Did I love the book regardless of the similarities? Absolutely!
If you have read Vampire Academy, you will see the obvious similarities. The characters and the story-line parallel in a lot of ways. If you liked VA then you might like this as well.
In conclusion, this book rocked my socks off! I fell in love with it and I want more! A world with gods, pure-bloods, half-bloods, and a conspiracy just waiting to explode. This book is sexy, kick-ass, and entertaining. I enjoyed it!
Overall, I loved it, but I wasn't too impressed with the originality of this book, and because of that...4 stars from me....more
"There were once two sisters who shared the same room, the same clothes, the same thoughts at the same moment. These two sisters did not have a mother bu"There were once two sisters who shared the same room, the same clothes, the same thoughts at the same moment. These two sisters did not have a mother but they had each other. The older sister walked ahead of the younger so the younger one always knew where to go..."
This book is reason WHY I read! Brilliant. Extraordinary. Poetic. Haunting. Heartbreaking. Jandy Nelson, you are amazing! This story is truly in a league of its own.
I'm not going to give plot deets here, but know that Lennie broke my heart with her authentic and beautifully conveyed grief over the loss of her sister.
This story is about as close to perfection as you can get, so in my opinion, it's MUST READ!
P.S. I want some Joe Fontaine for myself...Bat. Bat. Bat. ♥...more
What took me so long to read this book?! I don´t care for all the haters. I think it´s amazing. Thank you Glass for making I. LOVE. IT!
What took me so long to read this book?! I don´t care for all the haters. I think it´s amazing. Thank you Glass for making me read this book! Thank you Ms Jamie McGuire for writing it. I look forward to your next one....more
I fell in love with this book! Soo much action, unexpected twists, romance and danger!
This was truly Seth'Awww... He´s such a sweetie...
I fell in love with this book! Soo much action, unexpected twists, romance and danger!
This was truly Seth's book! SETH... Oh God, Seth... I can't help but adore him. I really fell for Aiden in Half-Blood, and I still love him, but I think I am now "Team Seth" . It is hard to resist those hot bad boys. Seth is selfish, sarcastic, and moody narcissistic jerk, but when it comes to Alex, he's also caring, loyal, and protective. Seth was kind of a dickhead in Half Blood, but you get to see a whole different side of him in Pure. He is funny and he is very, very hot. Alex and Seth have a very entertaining love-hate relationship and the chemistry between them is huge. They are both funny, reckless, and hot-headed, though Aiden shows his temper a bit also. Seth cares for two people: himself and Alex. I love his macho, aggressive side, but I also love his vulnerable, loving side that he only shows to Alex. I want to slap him and kiss him in the same time.
AIDEN is your golden boy. He's strong, fierce, loyal, sweet and swoon-worthy. He's a genuine good guy. He's also a pure, which means he is forbidden to be with Alex, a half-blood. Aiden blows hot and cold and although he is tormented by his feelings for Alex, he only ends up hurting her more. I kinda got hurt when Aiden did that, but I guess it is for the best. I can only respect him more for his strong will. I may not like it, but I get it.
ALEX is absolutely a Kick Butt character! I like that she isn't perfect. She makes mistakes. She struggles with grief and their messed-up society. She feels guilty. She pushes the boundaries. She makes rash decisions. I love all of those things about her because they make her real. She is strong and yet vulnerable.
The scenes between Alex and Aiden were sweet, romantic and heartbreaking. The scenes between Alex and Seth were funny, tense, and smoking hot! I know that the predictable thing would be for Alex to end up with Aiden, but I want Seth to win. If he doesn´t win , I hope he will get his own story to tell.
"Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth? That morning, my brother´s was worth a pocket watch."
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I´VE EVER READ! Harsh, "Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth? That morning, my brother´s was worth a pocket watch."
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I´VE EVER READ! Harsh, beautiful, sad, inspiring and utterly heart-breaking. This story really moved me. When someone mentions World War II, we usually just think of what the Nazis and Hitler did but we should remember that the Soviets were just as bad.
Everyone who read and liked Anne Frank´s Diary should pick this book up. Between Shades of Gray is powerful book and you will feel its emotional weight long after you turned the last page.
Daemon...*sigh* I love Daemon... He is my favorite naughty hot boy ever. No seriously, who is Edward Cullen?Ladies and gentlemen, she did it again!!!
Daemon...*sigh* I love Daemon... He is my favorite naughty hot boy ever. No seriously, who is Edward Cullen?! I don't remember anymore. And blog girl Katy is great! That girl is not some stupid damsel in distress. She always has a perfect come-back! I love a good snarky banter between characters, and these two are hilarious.
If you thought Obsidian was awesome, just wait until you get your hands on Onyx. Heart-stoping action, swoon-worthy romance and super funny bantering. You won’t be able to put this down! I´m officially addicted to Jennifer Armentrout´s writing!...more
My child, I know you´re not a child But I see you running wild Between those flowering trees. Your sparkling dreams, your silver laugh Your wishes to theMy child, I know you´re not a child But I see you running wild Between those flowering trees. Your sparkling dreams, your silver laugh Your wishes to the stars above Are just my memories.
And in your eyes the ocean And in your eyes the sea The waters frozen over With your longing to be free.
Yesterday you´d awoken To a world incredibly old. This is the age you are broken Or turned into gold...
How can I possible say that I loved this book when it broke my heart into pieces and I am still trying to recover from this emotionally intense and shocking reading.
Storyteller was quite the unforgettable experience: amazing, mind blowing, heartbreaking, bittersweet and emotional roller coaster. I have recommended it to all my friends. You NEED to read this book! You will feel its emotional weight long after you turned the last page....more
I am really sorry to have to write this 4-stars review, but it really wasn't as good as her other books in thiWhy I always have to be a partybreaker?!
I am really sorry to have to write this 4-stars review, but it really wasn't as good as her other books in this series. Don't get me wrong, there are some really good parts in this book, but it wasn´t good enough for me after reading Clockwork Princess. And trust me, there were parts that I really enjoyed, but they were so very few and far between.
Overall, I still recommend this book if you are reading the series. It is a great book like everyone has said and I enjoyed it, but it isn´t amazing. ...more
I can´t eat. I can´t sleep. I can´ work... This book haunts me! I can't erase it out of my memory. This book will stay with me forever!
Life can be lovI can´t eat. I can´t sleep. I can´ work... This book haunts me! I can't erase it out of my memory. This book will stay with me forever!
Life can be lovely and painful and lonely and terrible all at once. You don´t belive me? Ask Sarah O´Brien. She found hope in the midst of the pain. Sarah's story elevated the deepest of pain to amazing heights. I think I may not ever forget her story.
Amazing. Thank you Kate Avelynn for writing this book. ...more
♥ ♥ ♥ Buddy read with Miss, Iva, Purple & lot of other BDB fans ♥ ♥ ♥
I am a huge fan of the series and Qhuinn is one of my favorite characters but♥ ♥ ♥ Buddy read with Miss, Iva, Purple & lot of other BDB fans ♥ ♥ ♥
I am a huge fan of the series and Qhuinn is one of my favorite characters but I've got to admit that i was looking foward to an ending. This book was a little bit slow and all the extra side stories really bothered me. Qhuinn and Blay deserved HEA, but the ending was a little bit sappy for my taste. Ultimately LOVER AT LAST was a good read but it most definitely was not as good as Lover Awakened and Lover Reborn. I'm looking forward to Trez's story.
P.S. I wish the whole world could look upon a Brotherhood and start accepting homosexuality....more