I'm going to keep this short and to the point: Lover Unbound did pretty much nothing for me. It's definitely my least favorite in the series2.5 stars
I'm going to keep this short and to the point: Lover Unbound did pretty much nothing for me. It's definitely my least favorite in the series so far. And it's almost enough to keep me from continuing the story but I will because I just have to find out what happens to Phury, John Matthew and Tohrment.
I never connected to Jane and Vishous as a couple. This is probably due to the fact that I never warmed up to Jane as a character. She never clicked for me and I remained totally ambivalent towards her as the story progressed. I did like that she was smart but her back story was a bit cliche and I thought she was a rather dull character. The love story was also kind of boring compared to past books in the series. It kind of felt like nothing much really happened. Jane and Vishous never seemed to mesh as a couple and I think that took me right out of the story. I actually felt more for Phury and Cormia and their story has barely started to unfold (can't wait to read the next book and find out what happens to them!). On the other hand, I loved Vishous (but Z still rules my heart) and his backstory was just plain heart breaking and brilliantly handled with the flashbacks (although I still really don't like the Scribe Virgin).
I think the thing that killed this book for me (or at least the biggest thing) was the ending. Ugh. I didn't like how it panned out at all. I won't spoil anything but I just felt like it didn't work. Thumbs down on that.
I will say that I am a big fan of all the intertwining story lines. I love how it really is a story about all of the Brotherhood and the novel doesn't focus solely on the romantic leads. However, having said that, I think there was a little too much of that going on in this book. Maybe I would have felt differently for Jane and Vishous and their plight if more time had been spent on their story? I don't know. I'm guessing so much time was spent on Phury and John Matthew because their books are coming up and she was laying the groundwork for those.
All in all, while I wasn't a big fan of this book, I'm still going to continue this series because I do want to know what happens next. It just might take me a while to get around to the 6th book.
I'm always super wary of P&P sequels. I have yet to read one that was very good. But maybe I'm just being too hard on them because the source mateI'm always super wary of P&P sequels. I have yet to read one that was very good. But maybe I'm just being too hard on them because the source material is classic and kind of hard to follow in my opinion. This book was okay. It didn't wow me but I didn't dislike it and still finished it within a few days so it did manage to keep my attention.
This particular sequel starts just as Elizabeth receives word that Lydia has run off with Wickham and carries on from there, ending with the usual marriage. I think my main gripe with this book was that, considering it was over 200 pages, not a lot happened. The basic gist was 240 pages of Mr Darcy needing reassurance of Lizzy's feelings and vice versa with a few steamy bits thrown in to entice the reader, and a happy ending to tie everything together nicely with a bow.
The one thing I loved about this book was how Georgianna was portrayed. I liked seeing her open up. I did, however, sorely miss Lady Catherine. I would have loved to have seen her reaction to the things that took place in this story and was very disappointed that she didn't even make an appearance.
All in all, not a bad book but I think I may have finally learned my lesson and will try to stay away from P&P sequels in the future. Unless someone can convince me otherwise I'm giving up and going back to my well loved copy of the original. ...more
This book has been recommended to me by so many people who loved the heck out of it. I finally broke down and took it out of the library. I was less tThis book has been recommended to me by so many people who loved the heck out of it. I finally broke down and took it out of the library. I was less then impressed. I didn't hate it but I didn't love it either. Maybe it had been hyped too much and thus my expectations were far too high.
I loved the idea of the plot (Scotland and werewolves? Yes, please!) I thought the dark atmosphere and tension and sense of unease was portrayed really well. This book did a creep me out a few times (the head, anyone?) and that's definitely a plus. My biggest gripe with this book was the characters. I just couldn't connect to any of them and I never really cared about any of them. And since characters are a huge part of a novel, their probably the reason why I wasn't over the moon about this book. I loved how the Clare tweaked her werewolf. It was a new and interesting take and I loved that aspect of this novel.
This book hasn't put me off Clare's writing, though. I will definitely be checking out other books she's written in the near future. By These Ten Bones just wasn't for me. :-/...more
This books wasn't what I expected it to be. At all. And I don't mean that in a good way.
I was browsing the shelves in my local used bookstore when IThis books wasn't what I expected it to be. At all. And I don't mean that in a good way.
I was browsing the shelves in my local used bookstore when I stumbled upon this book. I liked the cover and was intrigued by the title. (I have to be honest and mention that I have daydreamed about what it would have been like if Darcy had been a vampire.) I have a thing for vampires (as long as they don't sparkle in the sun) so I thought 'Why not?' and decided to give this book a try.
I kind of wish I hadn't.
I thought that Darcy as a vampire would be all smoldering and swoonworthy and seducing but he wasn't. And I have to admit, that slightly disappointed me. He was more tortured and aloof and somewhere along the way he kind of lost his Darcyness. Elizabeth seemed a bit watered down from the original but that seems to be the case in most sequels to P&P.
The story itself moved rather slowly. Darcy's true nature wasn't revealed until two thirds of the way through. And the ended left a bit to be desired even though I was happy that it all worked out and they were finally able to come together as man and wife.
One thing I did enjoy about this book was the settings. I loved the details about their wedding tour and all the countries they visited. Sadly, that was my favorite part of the book. :-/
I did enjoy her writing, though and at some point in the future I think I'll be picking up 'Mr Darcy's Diary. ...more