I finally got to finish the series. Jesus that took a little too long for my liking. I'm torn about the book and/or the entire series in general. I loI finally got to finish the series. Jesus that took a little too long for my liking. I'm torn about the book and/or the entire series in general. I loved the main characters, especially Ad and Eddie and I loved the ending but at the same time I felt that the execution of the story was done poorly and it was a little all over the place.
*Flashback to the first two books*- Liked it very much, sure there were some bleh moments but I was willing to overlook. It's the start of a series after all. However, the succeeding books just lost all of its sparks for me.
I was led to believe that the series would be about the 7 deadly sins based on the title of the first few books. Honestly? I would have preferred if that were the case. But no.
Also another mood killer for me was that the story of the "souls" were mostly uninteresting, especially in the latter books. That was very disappointing for me.
Finally, like I said, I loved the ending. For a moment there, Jim had me worried because I thought he was gonna do something bat shit stupid. It really put me at the edge of my seat.
(view spoiler)[ Ad and Eddie (YASSSSSSSSSSS!!! MOFOCKAH! EDDIE IS ALIVE AND WELL. I'm just so happy for Ad. He got his best friend back. Ohh! And Adrian is all better now. He's been cured. AND HE'S CHEERFUL AGAIN! T^T) *Ahem* As I was saying, I hope Ad and Eddie get their own novella or mini-series. I think they'll also appear (or have appeared) in BDB. (hide spoiler)]
More (view spoiler)[ Devina, poor girl. Beside getting her heart broken, she lost everything. Funny, even though she's evil and the bad guy, I can't hate her. There is something charming about her character. I hope she get her own novella too. By the end of the book she wished to find a man that will love her and match her. I hope Ward writes a novella about her where she gets to find a man/demon that would love her and all her quirkiness. (hide spoiler)] ...more
Aye! I really do not like love triangles. DO NOT LIKE IT! However, I found this book very entertaining. I found myself reading chapters after chaptersAye! I really do not like love triangles. DO NOT LIKE IT! However, I found this book very entertaining. I found myself reading chapters after chapters. I enjoyed the book immensely maybe because there weren't too much angst. There was no third party to complicate things through most of the book. It was purely about Maxon and America getting to know each other and building their relationship. I don't know about the next book though, I have a feeling it would be really really complicated. I plan on reading the next one immediately, I do hope that I will enjoy it as well. So far the book was good I just hope it continues to get better and the resolution would leave me speechless.
And for the record, yes I do prefer Maxon over Aspen. I can't explain why. Maybe because 1. He is the prince 2. He's very sweet 3. I read his pov first before I started the series. I just didn't like Aspen from the start, he was written as an amazing guy but there is something in him that wouldn't let me like him. ...more
I enjoyed reading it but it had no significance to the original 3 books. However, having had the chance to see Four's pov made me feel sad about the sI enjoyed reading it but it had no significance to the original 3 books. However, having had the chance to see Four's pov made me feel sad about the series all over again. Knowing how strongly Four feels about Tris and knowing what happened to Tris is really freaking sad. Re-opening book wound sad. ...more
Ohhhh! So that's what's going through Four's mind during the knife throwing scene. It's nice to read about the male lead's pov because most of the timOhhhh! So that's what's going through Four's mind during the knife throwing scene. It's nice to read about the male lead's pov because most of the time it tells a whole different story than what the female lead perceives. ...more
I'm gonna admit, I expected the last book to have "more" in it. It was a classic NH book, simple easy read with a stable story pacing. I still liked iI'm gonna admit, I expected the last book to have "more" in it. It was a classic NH book, simple easy read with a stable story pacing. I still liked it though, I'm gonna be honest, I'll always love Night Huntress and any spin offs from this book. It is special to me. It's very rare to make a reader love every single character in a book and Ms. Frost accomplished that. I'm very sad that this is the last book in the series. It's like saying goodbye to a really good friend I hope that in the future Ms. Frost will once again decide to write about our beloved couple and all of their lovely friends. A book which includes (view spoiler)[ Katie and their happy family (hide spoiler)]...more
I would have given it 5 stars but I felt that the entire resolution of the story was lacking. It was exciting, yes. But the ending, although a littleI would have given it 5 stars but I felt that the entire resolution of the story was lacking. It was exciting, yes. But the ending, although a little unexpected, felt very sudden. If that makes sense. It was a the "happy-ending-lol-just-kidding" kind of resolution. I didn't hate it but I wanted more from it which was totally frustrating. The ending was unexpected for me because I swear (view spoiler)[ Thomas would change his mind and they will find the cure. (hide spoiler)]
Also good jobto Mr. Dashner for creating (view spoiler)[ very lovable characters and then having them all killed. Yeah! Thanks a lot. Newt's death hit me the hardest. It was the saddest part in the entire series. (hide spoiler)]
Also, Mr. Dashner, you can't just throw characters into the story without properly introducing them into the plot. The Right Arm? Chancellor Paige? Who are these people? What is their agenda? We never did to find out all of Thomas' lost memories. WICKED's project was explained but they didn't really go into details. How did Thomas and Teresa got into the Maze? How did they help the WICKED?
Three books and you filled my mind with these questions, now that the trilogy is done I was hoping that all of my questions will be answered but nooooooooooo........ only the gist of it....more
WHY YOU DO THIS TO MEEE? I want answers dammit! I finished the second book and all I got were cryptic clues. I wanted to know whatDear James Dashner,
WHY YOU DO THIS TO MEEE? I want answers dammit! I finished the second book and all I got were cryptic clues. I wanted to know what WICKED is. I waned to know what would happen to Thomas and his friends. The build up of events is really good because I as hell all worked up and excited about the final book. That shit better blow my mind. At this point my expectations are high :-)...more
I've heard the hype of the tv series but I haven't actually seen it. So, curiosity got to me. I'll just get to the point. The book was painful to readI've heard the hype of the tv series but I haven't actually seen it. So, curiosity got to me. I'll just get to the point. The book was painful to read. PAINFUL.
Elena is not relatable, she's the cookie cutter school queen who thinks the world should revolve around her. She jumps from guy to guy and even the author had to make us believe that she's actually sorry for what she's done by making bad things happen to her.
Stefan, has no redeeming qualities at all. I love the mysterious brooding type as much as the next fan girl but the way he was written is so flat and bleh!
And don't even bother with the other characters, they were treated so poorly. I mean, even if they are secondary characters an author has to give them justice and make them interesting.
Finally, the L-O-V-E part didn't make any sense at all. Elena pursued Stefan because he was a challenge. Because Elena was the typical I always get what I want girl.
Stefan saves her and behold! They are instantly in love. TWO MONTHS OF MINIMAL TALKING AND MINIMAL CONTACT and they are already madly in love. Fuck that!...more
Am I the only one who actually didn't like the book that much? don't get me wrong what happened to Mia was really tragic and terrible and I can't evenAm I the only one who actually didn't like the book that much? don't get me wrong what happened to Mia was really tragic and terrible and I can't even imagine being in her situation. But you see, there was nothing about Mia that I could relate to. The entire book revolved around Mia's trip to memory lane. It's boring. I don't know, I got bored. It's too much of a story telling rather than telling a story (if that makes sense). I felt that there were a lot of blah blah blah moments in the book. (view spoiler)[ Also, I'm not sure if I'll admire Mia or totally think she's an idiot. She decided to stay because of her high school boyfriend. Ohh nevermind that she had no parents and brother left. But yeah as long as bf is there everything should be A-okay. I also didn't feel like she grieved her family's death. I mean, just imagine yourself in that kind of situation? just imagine? You can't help but start feeling sad, right? And maybe a little grief? Even if it's imaginary. I didn't feel any real sadness from her after she found out that her family was killed. Her cool family. I mean why? (hide spoiler)]
The only part that I really loved about the book was when (view spoiler)[ Mia's grandpa cried while telling her that it's okay if she lets go. That scene made my frozen heart ache a little bit (hide spoiler)]
Well, movie is coming up I don't know how they'll do it considering that not much happened in this book. Good luck. I don't think I'll be reading the next one because from the synopsis I've read it's probably stuffed with unnecessary bullshite angst....more