**spoiler alert** If this had kept course with the police procedural-esque storyline and not veered into: the ancient earth-beings want to take back t**spoiler alert** If this had kept course with the police procedural-esque storyline and not veered into: the ancient earth-beings want to take back the earth... but I, good-guy-crazy-man am going to save the very people who treated me shittily all my life... no seriously I got this, I might've enjoyed at least the last couple of chapters where it took a sharp left turn in storyline. But it went with that crappy ending and I was left a bit disappointed
It was like he had 78% of a wonderful story written (I legit got teary-eyed in parts), and then paired it up with some basic-ass love conquers all type ending. Cause mayhaps he wanted a more supernatural element? Mayhaps wrote himself into a corner? It worked for the John Cleaver books, this one not so much. It just came out kinda cheeseballs and too many unanswered questions on my part. ☹️️...more
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?"
How many times does it need to be said before you totally believe that Cal and Nico are the tightest-of-the-tightest-wedgies..cannot-seperate-them-dueHow many times does it need to be said before you totally believe that Cal and Nico are the tightest-of-the-tightest-wedgies..cannot-seperate-them-due-to-their-black-hole-like-gravity-to-each-others-lives...hell, their-souls-must-be-super-glued-together-brothers in the universe?
I think maybe 2 more times before I think I may have it.
Overall the story was pretty good especially with (view spoiler)[ Nico's fathers double cross, I honestly didn't think that would happen..I know it was plain and fucking obvious as the sun in daytime and now that I look back I feel kinda dumb but whatever. (hide spoiler)]. BUt here and there the story seemingly went of topic and got me mixed around in what the hell I was reading. Usually that only happened when I read the trickster novels. I have ADHD.. sue me. Long drawn out internal dialogues about angsty shit or bromancing the hell out each other or Cal telling us he is the baddest baddy that ever badded.. tend to throw me off sometimes.
Trust me, I love Cal even though he has lost a bit of that razor sharp tartiness that he had in the first couple of books. I absolutely adore Robin's bullshit...all of it...even though monogamy has made him a tad boring. And Nico... well, he cusses more :D I guess he's improved.
I honestly can't believe it took me this long to finish this damn book.
For seriously. I bought it like 4 or 5 years ago, started it, put it down, starI honestly can't believe it took me this long to finish this damn book.
For seriously. I bought it like 4 or 5 years ago, started it, put it down, started it again, put it down again... stared at it knowing it would be good but got caught up in reading shitty PNRs or other half-assed stories.
I can't think of anything i didn't like about this story. It was bloody, dark, and disgustingly good read.
And seeing as I already bought the rest of the trilogy I'll be sure not to take as long to finish them as I did the first. ...more