Now, Spellcaster was a sequel I was really excited to read. I had really enjoyed the first novel, so how could I not be excited about more of Emma andNow, Spellcaster was a sequel I was really excited to read. I had really enjoyed the first novel, so how could I not be excited about more of Emma and Brendan?
One thing that I really liked about the novel is Brendan and Emma’s relationship. Why? I just feel it is well balanced. Yes, Brendan is supposedly super hot (which is repeated I don’t know how many time. The only thing that really got on my nerve with this novel to be franc.), but it doesn’t stop Emma from understanding that her fear that he is too good for him aren’t founded (which can be seen a little at some point in the novel).
No, for most of the novel, we see both of them taking risk the other would have rather they hadn’t. Still, they understood, which I think is really thanks to Angelique. Angelique was the one at some point to tell Brendan to imagine how he would react if he was in her shoes and she was in his. That, to me, made their relation really interesting to follow.
The villain of the story really surprised me at first. I didn’t really expect it to be that one person (trying to keep as much info to myself as I can. Wouldn’t want to spoil it for anyone.) I had so many scenarios in my head (maybe that’s why I didn’t really see it coming…), but I was wrong! It really got me addicted from the beginning.
Now, I have to say, Cara Lynn Shultz was once again able to keep me addicted from page one to the last. I was so captivated that I read it in one sitting (while I was waiting for one of my friends… Drinking a good Vanilla Soy Latte… Which ended getting cold because I COULDN’T KEEP MY HEAD OUT OF THIS BOOK! )...more
This book really caught my attention from page one. There is something beautifully eerie about what is going on in this book. I have to say that thisThis book really caught my attention from page one. There is something beautifully eerie about what is going on in this book. I have to say that this book made me fall completely for Victoria Schwab’s writing. You get the feeling while you’re reading that every word, every sentence was so carefully chosen, to give you the desire experience. The world simply sucks you in, as the description easily bring everything to life,
I really liked the characters, especially Lexi. She was ready to whatever she though was right to do, so she could save the children. It didn’t matter that everyone around her forbid her to do anything. She had to do it. She was one of the rare characters that looked like they were really trying to save them instead of simply pointing fingers. Of course, I can’t forget about Cole. I love their interaction; there was such a great balance between the personalities of those two characters. The was enough mystery about Cole to keep me intrigued in who he really was, and made me curious as to what’s to come. There is something a little haunting about him; it simply makes him that much more addicting.
The novel is simply addicting. There’s this fairy tale vibe going on that is so intriguing. After all, not that many novels can give you the feeling of being one of those fairy tales we grew up it. Even the books inspired by fairy tales don’t always have the vibe that can be so addicting. Of course, the writing has a lot to do with my love for this book. There are few books that really make me fall in love with the words as much as the story, and this one is one. I’m already dying to read more from her. If you’re looking for a haunting modern fairy tale, this one is for you....more
If there is one thing that I absolutely love about this novel (well, beside the cover), it’s the world Kady Cross created. I’m a huge fan of SteampunkIf there is one thing that I absolutely love about this novel (well, beside the cover), it’s the world Kady Cross created. I’m a huge fan of Steampunk (since reading the Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld), so I was really excited to read this book. I love the description, the Victorian vibe, and the idea of Organites… It all made the novel captivating.
On the other hand, the plot was slightly disappointing. It wasn’t boring or uninteresting, far from that. I simply felt like there was some aspects of the story were really rushed, while others slowed the plot. It didn’t mean I wasn’t enthralled by the story (and mostly the world) Kady Cross created.
Character wise, I was easily captivated by Jack Dandy. Can I get a book only about him? There is simply something about him that makes me extremely curious. Of course, I have to talk about the main character Finley. If there is one thing about her that is certain, it’s that she is a kick-ass character. Still, I felt like she was a little all over the place. It doesn’t mean I thought she wasn’t interesting. The problem I have with her is that her relationship with the characters seemed off. One of the relationships that I felt the most rushed was the one between Griffin and Finley. He seems to trust her so easily, yet she is a complete stranger with a double personality. Talking about her personality, am I the only one disappointed that it seems to resolve itself without much help.
Overall, I have to confess that it is mostly the world and the descriptions that made the book for me. The villain may have been predictable to me, yet I’m still quite curious about what is to come in book two! ...more
I had been really curious about Glow for a while, so when I got my hands on a copy not long ago, I had to read right away. The summary reminded me a lI had been really curious about Glow for a while, so when I got my hands on a copy not long ago, I had to read right away. The summary reminded me a little of Across the Universe by Beth Revis, a book I had absolutely loved. Glow sounds similar, so I should love it, right? Wrong. I didn’t hate it; I simply didn’t love it. There were a couple of things that really made me cringe while I was reading it.
First, there was only one character that I really liked. Waverly was, to me, a complete character with strengths and weakness that actually did compliment her. I felt like she didn’t simply want to believe all the information she was fed. She wanted the truth, and she is the kind of person who will fight to find it. I really understood the way she reacted on the other ship, the way she tried to protect the girls and find a way to save them and the other captives. Her parts in the book were really my favorite.
Now, on the other side, there’s Kieran. I felt like Amy Kathleen Ryan was trying to portray him as this amazing good guy, the complete opposite of Seth. That annoyed me. The good guy, the one that doesn’t want to use violence or guns, the one that believes in God and in what the adults always told him. He simply doesn’t look like the kind of person who would question anything. That annoys me in a main character. Seth wasn’t that much better. I liked him at first, when we first meet him with Waverly. Once there is not more adult, he turns into this mean and cruel guy who wants to control the ship with fear. I felt like we were fed two extremes simply to give us conflict on the ship, and it is something I usually dislike.
Lastly, I have to talk about the religious aspect that is present on both narrations. Waverly isn’t a believer, but we are confronted with a lot of God talk, of religion on the New Horizon ship, as they are all believers. The “Captain’ is after all the Pastor. If the book only had that as religious, I wouldn’t have minded. Yet, Kieran on his ship brings religion into their life, and start preaching every Sunday. That really made me cringe. Religion in books is something I’m not really comfortable with, unless really really nicely done. In this book, it made me uncomfortable in the end.
Overall, this book was simply okay to me. The Waverly part of the novel really made up for the weaknesses. Those who like that kind of novel, and that don’t mind the religious theme will probably enjoy it. For those of you who have trouble with religion on book, I maybe wouldn’t put it on top of your reading list.