Oh how I fell in love with Nick. He was absolutely perfect. And Steph. She was definitely different than what she was portrayed in the first book. I dOh how I fell in love with Nick. He was absolutely perfect. And Steph. She was definitely different than what she was portrayed in the first book. I devoured this book. I simply couldn't put it down.
The issue is very easy to spot. You could practically see it coming a mile away. And once you figure what it is, it's easy to figure out what the tragedy is.
I'm glad we got to see a bit of the original gang. And Steph and Avery even became sort of friends. And we even got to see Avery and Cam's wedding, along with one more surprise with them.
I feel like this was hard to read. It switched from the past to the present so sudden, sometimes it was hard to keep up. Or at one point all of a suddI feel like this was hard to read. It switched from the past to the present so sudden, sometimes it was hard to keep up. Or at one point all of a sudden switched to 3rd person POV. Or switching names. Took me a bit at first to realize Hank and Henry were the same person. Although not sure why both names were used.
I know this wasn't meant to be a sequel. That this was written first before it was rejected and To Kill a Mockingbird was wrote. But I think this should of been left unpublished. Or they should of did a little bit of editing. There are so many inconsistencies between the two books. Her aunt, their land where their aunt lived in the first book, Henry supposedly grew up with them but wasn't even mentioned in the first book. The biggest one was the Tom Robinson trail.
And there were a character that had died before this book takes place. Wasn't very happy about that. Or how Boo Radley wasn't even mentioned. And of course what has everyone up in a roar is that this was revealed that Atticus is racist. Now after I read it, it depends on who you ask. Some will tell it's still racist. I don't think he really was racist. You have to remember what time this was. The 1950s and here is a white southern man. He believed in state rights. He didn't think that government should be able to tell every state what to do. He believed that voting and such isn't a given but a man should earn the right. Hank even explained what Jean first thought, Atticus wanted to keep an eye on things and everyone.
Never got why she still lived in New York. Or what exactly she does up there. And throughout seeing the relationship between her and Hank, I doubt she will every marry him. I know she feels like she's going to marry the wrong man and realize it a few years down the road when she finally meets the "right" one. But she should know in her heart if she really believes he's the right one or not. Although she will never know for sure unless she moves back home and be around him more and date him full time. ...more
It was a cute series. The books are quick reads and I enjoyed them, mostly.
I hated that Dana ended up with Ethan. No matter how good his inRating 3.5
It was a cute series. The books are quick reads and I enjoyed them, mostly.
I hated that Dana ended up with Ethan. No matter how good his intentions were he still lied to her and set her up for an attack in the beginning. Not to mention he keeps using magic on her against her wishes. Not to mention in the second book he was dancing and all over his ex. And even had the balls to tell Dana that he can't help noticing sexy women. You don't say things like that. Yes they weren't officially together but like Dana said he was just acting like she was the love of his life and then when she's not in sight or even not suppose to be there he's all over someone else? She even said that she knows she shouldn't be with him, that is what logic is telling her. She knows he's going to break her heart. Yet when she's with him her brain goes to mush and she can't say no, even when she wants to. When you encounter a guy like that you run far far away. Dana is far from ready to have sex. Even though Ethan says he won't push her, he will. Maybe not intentionally but he will. And because Dana can't tell him no, she will give in and then regret it.
Now The Erkling. *fans self* Now that would be interesting to see. Which is weird because I don't usually ship pairs like that. But...I couldn't help myself. I really think he was interested in her for more than her power. Even though he proved over and over he wouldn't hurt her and wanted her alive she refused to use his help. And once again that goes back to me believing it wasn't just for his power.
Now Keane. That is who I really wanted Dana to end up with. She claimed she wasn't interested in him, she just liked to admired him; yet she felt jealous about him and Kimber? Don't buy it. And getting rid of that somewhat love triangle with putting him with the best friend? How convenient and very YA. Speaking of typical YA, the whole way they got rid of the deal with Dana and the Erkling? Yeah that wouldn't of happened and very unrealistic. Very cheap way to tie everything up and let Ethan be free and let her and Ethan be together.
There being another Faeriewalker and who it was? Very predictable. And it kind of turned me off. Although it's a ploy that's very present in a lot of books, especially YA. And what about Dana's magic? She's not suppose to have any, especially a spell that powerful. Why does she have it? My theory is her mom probably has fae in her that nobody knows about. Explains why everyone was so sure Dana would be a Faeriewalker. Especially her mom. As soon as she knew she was pregnant she ran for it and hid Dana, moving around so her father wouldn't find out about her. Which honestly what was the point of that? He had no idea that her mom was pregnant. She had no contact with anyone. They could of stayed in one place and no one would of knew. And she ran because she knew Dana would be a Faeriewalker. How did she know that? Or is that what everyone assumed because of how old and powerful her dad is?
Dana Dana Dana. Oh I liked you. I enjoyed you. But I wanted to slap you a million times during the whole series. The first thing is keeping so much from Kimber. Yes I know you have trust issues. But Dana had wanted to tell Kimber about the deal with the Erlking. But she was embarrassed to. Also another reason why Dana was so far from being ready to have sex. She couldn't even talk about it and barely could say sex. Dana kept these secrets from her knowing that it could destroy the friendship. Also her alcoholic mother and how Dana was so sure she could save her. Honey I know that's your mother but give up. It's the reason why you ran away to your father. Everyone is telling you, you can't force her. You can't. And she's too far gone. She can't even admit she has a drinking problem. Even in the epilogue. Even throughout the books with Dana finally letting her anger show about her drinking and what it does to her.
The one thing I didn't like about the book was the redundant about EVERYTHING. We were constantly reminded throughout all the books how beautiful the fae women are. And how plain Dana is because she has too much mortal in her. Which I don't buy. Dana is probably almost as beautiful as them, which is why she had 3 guys interested in her. Not as much but we were reminded several times how flat chested Dana is. Just because you have small boobs doesn't mean you aren't beautiful. Also we are reminded every turn how her dad uses her for his political career and that's why her mom hid her. I saw no evidence of this at all. He loved her in his fae way. He kept her safe. Did he make her go to the political dinner? Yes. To introduce her, and pretty much to remind everyone who his daughter is. That's not using her. It's the same as if they were mortals and he was a big human politician running for an important seat. He would take her to a same type of dinner. If she wasn't a Faeriewalker he would of still made her go to that dinner. The only people I saw trying to use her was her aunt and Ethan's father. ...more