I don't think this was a book. I think it was a exceptionally long fortune cookie, with and exhausting amount of torture rehashing and expositions of...moreI don't think this was a book. I think it was a exceptionally long fortune cookie, with and exhausting amount of torture rehashing and expositions of retarded proportions. And I guess there was a dude thrown in there to experience the ridiculous amounts of torture pooped on them and the epically naive wench thrown in to pity-love him.
And I totally loved the Braveheart quote being used as if she thought up that juicy morsel.
(view spoiler)[ Oh and when someone slits their wrists when they have access to explosives on the regular and they're basically a trained assassin, I call bullshit. If he really wanted to kill himself he could have done it right the first time. And yes. I realize this is fiction.. I just thought that was one thing out of many that was stupidly written. (hide spoiler)]
**spoiler alert** Was I the only one who got very confused during one of the ship battles and all the characters suddenly poofed onto another ship. No...more**spoiler alert** Was I the only one who got very confused during one of the ship battles and all the characters suddenly poofed onto another ship. No explanation, just "oh shit we's about to die" to "It went dark, then the light came back and they were all on one of the enemy ships"???? I wasn't sure if someone had a special ability or what the fuck was going on.. I know they transported later in the book but was that what happened the fist time? I read the pages 3 times before saying fuck it but maybe that's what happened. whatever....
I was also a wee bit annoyed at the fact that the author thinks the reader needed to be told every time someone was being sarcastic...I've read pretty much all of mrs Kenyons works, I expect sarcasm will be delivered, I am not so dumb that I don't understand when people are being smart with one another (hell, I'm King smartass in my family)
BUuutttt... the story was so-so. And as typical I'm more interested in the guys that aren't the main lovebirds. It was a tad bit repetitive as well: hero and heroine get into bind, escape by the skin of their nads, heal wounds, hero and heroine get into bind with +2 hot guys, escape by the skin of their nads, heal wounds, hero and heroine get into bind with +4 hot guys, yada yada yada..they fall in love... the end.. everyones happy all the good guys live, all the baddies are bludgeoned to death. (less)
**spoiler alert** I was not that impressed with this as I was with The author duo's other works. The angsting was tiring, the main characters didn't f...more**spoiler alert** I was not that impressed with this as I was with The author duo's other works. The angsting was tiring, the main characters didn't fit well, and there was only one sex scene. Yes, I love the glorious man-sexing but one time was not enough for me. I understand that Julian wanted to keep Cam away from his big scary life but I totally agree with Cam on this... there was no reason to hold back from him after a point. Cam had made his choice and seemed more than competent in understanding what Julian did. Which we as readers still never got a straight answer..that was just crap. You get hints that he may have been an assassin but like Cam you're left with more questions and a petulant child not answering them. Julian really did act like a child being scolded in a lot of the arguments which honestly ruined my image of him..I understand people can have soft sides but his was a bit over-the-damned-top.
The story wandered on too long too. I hope the authors weren't shooting for a certain page count because if they were it shows, a lot. Tons of scenes could have been smooshed together or thrown out entirely because they didn't add anything but maybe a bit of angst and filler.
I think the only time I really liked Julian was when he was angry and yelling..it was...hilarious and so out of character that I loved it.
And the ending with Lancaster..was soooo...anticlimactic. I thought there might be some big revelations but no nothing just bambambam Preston kills you...simply..with an automatic rifle and a snarky remark. It totally should have been Julian just for the catharsis he should have had. (less)
**spoiler alert** This series is so fucking hilarious sometimes that I want to cry. It's so fucking terrible that I can't help but be interested again...more**spoiler alert** This series is so fucking hilarious sometimes that I want to cry. It's so fucking terrible that I can't help but be interested again. You know that whole train-wreck expression...yeah doesn't even come close to how retarded this series has become.. this is more like blowing up the moon and then being mesmerized at the after effects of meteor showers and cosmic doom. Here are some of the crazy things that just stood the hell out, drove me nuts or need to mentioned:
*Edward's eyes are the deadliest-winter-cold-blue-ice-chipped shiver shiver eyes in the whole damn world. Yes Edward is scary. I understood that the first time it was mentioned (in book one? I don't remember) but the repetition of this fact every time Anita and Ed talk just makes me wonder if LKH was looking to hit a certain word count. He also seems to be one of the only people in the world who can talk her down, push her aside, step in front, or some other dominance laced activity, without her going ape-shit and defensive about trying to get her down or being a jealous hater.
*I'm also wondering where all the "I'm there for you always/ soulmate" is going.. or was that addressed in some book way back. I can't remember anymore. It's such a tease and yeah it'd be pretty interesting if she ever got it on with him..sometimes I think past plot lines never seem to go anywhere..Kinda like if Anita is ever gonna get her 4th mark or not, if they'll encounter obsidian butterfly again, or where Jean-Claude's (or any other harem member for that matter) balls went.
*The damn verbal dick-swinging is a treat yet again. I swear every time she goes out of town there has to be someone. That same someone. Some evil bitch lady or some super toughie guy...doesn't matter all the same character.. kinda like a Red Shirt in Star Trek. You know they're there and they're just waiting to be ass-reamed by Anita or one of her many beards. And it always must be that they want to fuck Anita or her Menz. It differs from book to book, some will have 3 dick-swinging contests while another will have 2 but then 5 orgy scenes. I wanna say this one was similar to Skin Trade but that had and blackout orgy and one brotherly sex scene while Hit List had 1 measly sex scene and like five swinging beef scenes. Bullet was just all wangst, homosex, and orgy-havin (which I like more than the dick-swinging oddly enough)
*The flow of the story is all over the damn place.. again. It stops and starts..goes off on a tangent here, runs to the next scene here, bitching here, sexxxxxxx here, wanngggstt here, Olaf being awesome, wangsting, Edward's cold-winter-ice-blue eyes here... Death of super powerful Mommie foo-foo.. now back to married life with my harem...dawwwwwwwww. No wait.. OLAF IS A WERELION. AHAHAHHAHHAHAHHA. That was the best part I think. I love Olaf. He might be my favorite character. I hope he eats Anita.
*Oh yeah, I really hate this rainbow tiger brigade..it's probably one of the most retarded plot points since the ardeur happened. Which sometimes I still don't get even after 10 or so books of it. I hope it's over and done with now that Mama-Foo-Foo is gone.
And if you're wondering if I'm gonna put this series down I say this: HELLS NAH! This is series is so messed up its actually made its self enjoyable by sheer ludicrous-ness. I must see this shit-storm to the end!! (less)