**spoiler alert** One of the things that bothered me about this book (and probably the last couple) was that she hardly used her necromancer powers. A**spoiler alert** One of the things that bothered me about this book (and probably the last couple) was that she hardly used her necromancer powers. And she was going up against vampires..Who are dead..On which she could use those powers on..Easily..BUt she doesn't..Which makes her powers useless..Like her men..Besides their enormous weiners..Or lack of personality beyond one emotion... Holy shit, they're like emotional power rangers with smells and colors but with no complexity beyond a fresh turd. HAH!
I mean if you're essentially going to be superman, with all these awesome "SUPER POWARZ" then you'd probably think "hmmmm, I'm going to fly to catch the bad guy running away with that ladies purse" NOT "ooh, I'm gonna break out my razor scooter, scoot with a human pace, and mayhaps catch up to him then ask him nicely to give it back". NO! You fly after him and punch him into the ground goddammit!
That's basically what she does. All the time now. Besides the constant rehashing of every character trait (I seriously think those bluer than the most darkest ocean-midnight-nighttime-blue eyes of Jean-Claude's has been cemented into my brain cavity now either that or Nathaniel's luxurious ankle-length-vanilla-scented hair of amazing amazingness...blah) You get pages and pages of Anita telling you she's sooooooo badass, she has all the powers, she's such a dude... but proceeds to get thrown around by a newbie vampire while showing what a weak stupid fucking asshole she is by trusting said newbie to not attack her after being arrested. And being saved by the other cops anyway.
And then she almost eats her bride. Am I being random? Yeah. It was random in the book too.
And I know.. this is a fictional environment... not real... yes..yes. BUt I like to be sucked into a story. And that isn't possible if I'm laughing at the ridiculousness every fifty words. Suspension of Disbelief LKH.
Once I tried explaining these books to my husband, and he once asked me "hold on, wait. What are all these powers?" and I honestly couldn't explain them beyond the fact that she can raise the dead and bind people to her with her magical twat. He told me those powers were stupid. I told him he was right.
I gave this such a low rating cause the romance was wrapped up a little to quickly, in which they (Andrea and Raphael) were hate-lusting after each otI gave this such a low rating cause the romance was wrapped up a little to quickly, in which they (Andrea and Raphael) were hate-lusting after each other for most of the book and then suddenly poof they make up and all is well. It was just a little too easy I guess.
This was entertaining, but it felt rushed and fell kinda flat. And the boink scenes were really, really flat...like "he pushed, and he sighed and thenThis was entertaining, but it felt rushed and fell kinda flat. And the boink scenes were really, really flat...like "he pushed, and he sighed and then they came"...blah. Liked Ash but wanted to know more. Wyatt was nerdy cute but ultimately left me with meh. The bad-guy end-scene was a little too deus-exy and really felt like it was pulled out of ones butt.
This makes me sad since I really like her other books and this had a really neat idea....more
I loved how honest this was. It hit me right in the feels.
(view spoiler)[ Flashbacks got a little confusing, since they frequently occur in the middleI loved how honest this was. It hit me right in the feels.
(view spoiler)[ Flashbacks got a little confusing, since they frequently occur in the middle of Charlie's inner thoughts in which he mentions something that happened then "poof"...in the middle of a flashback.
No smooth segues here.
But in writing them like this you really fall into Charlie's frame of mind and you feel his confusion and his reluctance to fall into this relationship...and you just wanna give him a big fucking hug and tell him it's gonna be okay. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
Just a rant under the cut.. (view spoiler)[ Goddammit this fucking stupid. The main characters are assholes with no chemistry and the plot just falls aJust a rant under the cut.. (view spoiler)[ Goddammit this fucking stupid. The main characters are assholes with no chemistry and the plot just falls apart like a fart in the wind. It's deus-ex after deus-ex and that shit is motherfucking boring. Angels stories with shit mythology are shit stories. An in between tier of angels? Really? This makes me wanna vomit. There was no fucking difference between the angels and the tainted. Or at least Michael and the tainted. In fact, he was worse. But he was maybe the most interesting. MAYBE.
The two mains go back and forth the entire novel whining either about: 1--for him, how he isn't worthy of the her..then his boner gets in his way but then he failed a girl before... but this boner won't go away.. but he lusted after someone and got her killed.. and damn this persistent boner.
2--for her, how she can't trust him, then she might trust him cause he's hot, but then he might be a liar, but then he smells great, and now shes a badass, then she's a sex kitten etc etc etc..
It was like the publishing company just handed the author a vague idea and told her to run with it... " don't worry if you can't figure it out, magic god powers will work when you need em!" Fucking stupid. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
Okay, so it wasn't completely fucking god-awful...but there were plenty of moments where I was wondering why I continue to read this terribly writtenOkay, so it wasn't completely fucking god-awful...but there were plenty of moments where I was wondering why I continue to read this terribly written shitcasm.
And its all for the Ash, Nick, or Savitar side bits that come out here or there, which accounts for about 5% of this particular book. Those three are the only reasons I continue to care.
Retarded ranting belowsies
(view spoiler)[ I swear this entire book is told in flashbacks. Which are pretty much filled with Ren's sad past. All his beatings, humiliations, and other painful memories are laid bare in whats-her-names visions (and she's that forget-able I forgot her name already). And what do we learn of her...well she had a family that cared and loved her...the end. So basically we get kinda nothing from her.
Torture porn has become a staple in SK's latest writings to the point where it's a seemingly constant oneupmanship on who has the shittiest past. Last dream-hunter >> guy was tortured constantly for a couple thousand years. Last league novel >> guy had to fake being gay for hsi moms, was raped on camera, and was fed his own shit for a couple months straight...i don't even get how he survived.
See my point? it's just getting ridiculous. Whatever happened to the demon-chasing dudes Fang got up with? That shit with the leader of the dream-hunters who is related to Nick? Or the Dogs of War? Most of these story-lines were introduced at the end of a couple books (like 3 or 4 books ago)but never turned into anything. Except for maybe No Mercy but that was as memorable as the last pee I took.
Hopefully this detour was the last one or at least manages to tie shit together in crappily written bliss-cakes?
After the couple of shitty ass books I've read lately this was a real treat. I like Dani's POV. She has spunk. Similar to the character of "Tank Girl"After the couple of shitty ass books I've read lately this was a real treat. I like Dani's POV. She has spunk. Similar to the character of "Tank Girl" she has a lust for life that I will always love and identify with. Mac was fun but Dani is dynamic. She is such a brat but I think with the life she's led, she has earned the right to be one.
To all those who are sickened and disturbed by the older men's "interest" in Dani the let me just say this... perhaps that is the author's intent, and is perhaps an effective and obviously potent plot device. When Christian lusts after Dani it is showing rather than telling that he is on the long dark road to evil-land. When you see Ryodan acting all Obi-Wan/Papa-Bear but you never get his POV, there might be more to him than what's implied. And when the obvious of-age love interest Dancer is doing everything perfectly, it may be he who has the most deceptive intentions.
It's interesting to me what people would call boring, I call important character building. And what they call disturbing, I call very fucking interesting. They don't bother to think "why? why does this disturb me?"