Let's start off by saying that I enjoyed this book, it was a fun read but nothing special. To start it's very similar to the other zillion vampire nov...moreLet's start off by saying that I enjoyed this book, it was a fun read but nothing special. To start it's very similar to the other zillion vampire novels out there. We have an evil vampire who turned a beautiful woman for his own selfish reasons and a women who really doesn't want to be a vampire.
Also this vampires really don't have anything special about them, they burn in sunlight and some have special powers, but there isn't an cool back story (Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz) or a interesting society (Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead) or anything else that would really draw me in.
So in all a nice vampire book but nothing to make it special.
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Lets start with my stupidest problem with this book: The Grey t-shirt. Go look at the cover, see the t-shirt? Now go look at the rest of the series co...moreLets start with my stupidest problem with this book: The Grey t-shirt. Go look at the cover, see the t-shirt? Now go look at the rest of the series covers, besides the mask and the veil (which really aren't cloths) there isn't a stitch of clothing. So to put a piece of clothing on the last book of the series's cover irritates me.
Now on to my real problems with the book: -Too much storyline, this series has had books where next to nothing happens so to have the last book crammed with stuff bothers me. Particularly storylines that made no sense for the characters to follow up on when they are all worried about finding the gate and Lucifer killing them. Instead some of the storyline should have been wrapped up in earlier books. It also didn't let us see enough of characters reactions to other characters chooses. We also really didn't have anytime for suspense and with all the pov's we know what's going on everywhere so there is no surprise of what someones going to do.
Spoilers of both stuff that upset me and made me happy inside: (view spoiler)[ First the bad in no particular order: -Too happy of an ending, almost no characters we care about in any way died and those who do mostly come back from the dead.
-We spend all these books knowing God sent them down here as punishment and drinking/depending on blood is part of this punishment. But in this book we meet vampires who can do without blood, ruining the punishment.
-We don't meet God, we spend books taking about him and the punishment. Heck we even meet Lucifer, God shouldn't be that hard to write in. But even when God grants the vampires the choose of returning to heaven and other wishes, we never get to see him or this event.
-Oliver becoming a vampire, it was to be a punishment not something cool and wanted.
-Oliver getting with Schuyler's sister, it's too perfect and even though I wanted him to be happy this was too easy of a solution.
-Jack coming back to life, his death was a big sacrifice but was ruined by him coming back to life. Also why did it take him 3 years to go/get back to Schuyler?
-Bliss's story, I know there is a book but the only options to read it is 4 ebooks (I don't have an ereader and though I do have a kindle program on my computer, I rarely use it and at the moment it isn't working right) or a book I can't find. So I have next to no idea of what happens in it. But we are treated like everyone has read it and not given enough back ground on what happened there.
-And how did Bliss become a Wolf/hell hound?
-How easily Schuyler's father's family accepts her, also I feel that this storyline should have been dealt with before this book.
-Why the heck, when you know people are trying to kill you, would you get in a limo you only think was sent by a friend. Wouldn't you at least check with the friend or pull the driver out and use your powers to check their intentions?
-All they had to do to get back to heaven was kill Lucifer? This is way to easy, they should of had to something more to make up for what they did.
-The whole two dad thing makes little to no sense.
-Also parts of the history and world of vampires have never been clear and I would have loved to have seen them cleared up.
On the other hand I did like -The story of Allegra's pregnancy of Bliss, which we have heard about for many books, but finally get to see. But I do wish they had made clear who the people where under different names earlier in the story.
-Mimi and Kingsley working on fixing hell
-And I am glad for some happy endings but it was too perfect. (hide spoiler)]
This book was...okay but it felt unnecessary I really which the series had been left at the original trilogy and the ending even for a fantasy felt un...moreThis book was...okay but it felt unnecessary I really which the series had been left at the original trilogy and the ending even for a fantasy felt unbelievable. But I'm going to be tracking down the last one to see what the heck happens. (less)
**spoiler alert** Can I burn my eyes out, please? No? Well then you force me to explain why they need burned out.
This book is book #5 of the whole se...more**spoiler alert** Can I burn my eyes out, please? No? Well then you force me to explain why they need burned out.
This book is book #5 of the whole series and 2nd in this section of it and it sucks. In this book you have to read the same scene from 2 different people each time. It's not even a short little thing, we have to reread the same scene just from the other persons POV. Also I didn't need to read about Agape learning to use the restroom! And as other reviews have said Oh the sex, every time you turned around some was having sex or faking having sex! I would have loved more story line, but no we need to read about using the bathroom and having sex!(less)
This is almost a second series in the Apprentice Adept series. We are no longer following Stile and are now following his and Blue's sons. Phaze and P...moreThis is almost a second series in the Apprentice Adept series. We are no longer following Stile and are now following his and Blue's sons. Phaze and Proton have now been separated, with no contact for 20 years. Until Mach and Bane switch places and most learn to survive in each other worlds and how to get home.
This is a interesting book you suddenly are not following the same people and its been 20 years, but you quickly catch on to what has happened in these 20 years and what has not happened. But most (but not all) of the twists are easy to spot ahead of time. (less)