WHAT THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED?!?! True story, when I finished this book, I threw it across the room!!!!! If i wasn't throwing it, I was hitting it bc I...moreWHAT THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED?!?! True story, when I finished this book, I threw it across the room!!!!! If i wasn't throwing it, I was hitting it bc I was so mad!!! This is horse radish shit!!! How could they end the book like that?!?! >:[ If you read this series, MAKE SURE you have the 5th book with you... sitting RIGHT NEXT TO YOU. If you don't, trust me, even if the book is in the same room as you but you don't know where it's at, you will regret! I feel so bad for everyone who had to wait for the next book. I don't know how they did it. haha (less)
If I didn't think Barrons was a full of shit, fake, playing hard to get bastard and later he would cave in and show his soft side... I am so wrong now...moreIf I didn't think Barrons was a full of shit, fake, playing hard to get bastard and later he would cave in and show his soft side... I am so wrong now! What the author was trying to betray Barrons as before, through Macs eyes, ... I did not understand the full intensity of him, hence what I was just saying about him. (fyi: as I write this I am only on book 2) well now I know exactly the type of man he is. He is that dark, merciless, cruel but sexy as fuck man! He is that very dark sex fantasy a lot of woman have but are so shy about admitting! After reading this... Barrons is just my kind of man to full fill that fantasy! lol!! I am going to read the rest of this series panting after this man. Now that we get a glimpse of what goes through his head... I am going to forever wonder what else goes through his head and what else he has done that we don't know about. The author has truly made a fictional character come to life with a mind of his own. ;)
=O =O =O =O =O How could Mac just cave in like that?!?!?! She knew the Death-by-Sex Fae were Unseelie!!! The ending should not have surprised me at al...more=O =O =O =O =O How could Mac just cave in like that?!?!?! She knew the Death-by-Sex Fae were Unseelie!!! The ending should not have surprised me at all. Holy Shit, this is my new favorite series!!!!! I am not a fan of Fae stories at all. I am a Vampire Lover... a Fang Banger, LOL. But this series has me gripped by the throat. It says "Read more! Don't stop! Not til I tell you to." Damn, I think I finished this book in 3 days. It would have been 2 but reality won over (for the moment) and I HAD to put the book down. Which only left me with 3 pages left in the book to read. lol How antagonizing is that?! *breathes out deeply* Well you know what, I am off RIGHT NOW to buy the next book. I think these series ARE The Sinsar Dubh. How evil!!! But deliciously sweet! No... not sweet.. but very satisfying ;)
On another little side note: I love how I can picture myself in this series through Mac. Don't get me wrong. In the first book, I hated Mac. But her character has definitly changed and grown... and that she still considers herself rainbow girl (like I do), I love it. haha She questions everything, she has that fuck you attitude.. tries to get what she wants from everyone so she can survive, and really tries to depend on no one but herself. She has great will power. She feels like she has 3 different sides to her and she tries her best to balance them out and make them coexist. Damn, no wonder I see myself in her. hahaha
And Barrons and V'lane.... I cannot wait to get more of them. I am at a loss of words with them right now.. but I need more!(less)
ACTION~~~In my opinion, the action was better in this book than the previous one.
The book was almost...moreThis series just keeps getting better and better.
ACTION~~~In my opinion, the action was better in this book than the previous one.
The book was almost over whelming bc every character we've been introduced to in the past plays a part in this book. Especially every Villain. But it all comes together for a pretty much clean ending. The only down fall in the book is that we lose a very special person and we don't even find out who the killer is! That's killing me bc I've read reviews for the next book and we still don't find out who it is. I"m really hoping Kim Harrison will lead us to where we will slowly learn who might have killed this person, then her next book will be about that with some major action and a big bang! As well as closure.
HUMOR~~~Chapter 33 has got to be the BEST chapter I ever read! Forever, the rest of my life, I will think of Rachel whenever I hear Billy Idols "White Wedding". No more The Wedding Singer. lol && Jenks, you HAVE to love Jenks!
CHARACTER DEPTH~~~Not as much as the last book. But what you do get, it can go deeeep. And can lead to many more possibilitys. One scene was pretty heart wrenching. As much as Ivy is a mystery, you are slowly seeing her open up. In this book, there is a scene where she is painstakingly raw and vulnerable. Not as bad as before ((Mild spoiler? ->)) (view spoiler)[ when she was raped (hide spoiler)] but still heart wrenching due to a death.
SEX~~~OH yeah, we get some of that here ;)
MY OBSESSION~~~~I'm getting really attached the characters. To the point I'm accidentally calling my cat Ivy!! Her name is Zoey. lol It's so sad. hahahaha
Usually by this time in a series I'm either getting bored or we have a pretty good idea what the rest of the series is going to be like with few surprises, twists and turns. We have our story line set. But Kim Harrison does not go half ass! It's all or nothing! She definitely does it ALL plus MORE! It's like the best supernatural soap opera out there! I can't see myself getting bored of The Hallows any time soon. Matter of fact, I'm pretty sure if The Hallows was a real place I would definitely want to live there. With neighbors like that, it couldn't ever possibly be dull and their would definitely be some major spying going on. haha
POSSIBLE NEW TWISTS AND TURNS/SIDE NOTES/RAMBLINGS~~~Something is up with Ceri. We don't know this elf at all. She was a demons familiar and after this book.... you begin to wonder about her. Minias, is he really a bad demon? Could there possibly be more to/with this demon that isn't so bad? && Rachel seems awkwardly attracted to him! Even if she is scared. Trent, I thought there were some good possibilitys to him but now.. not so sure. One minute he's good. the next he's bad. Could there be some possible love affairs? With Rachel, I don't see it happening any time soon. What the hell is going to happen with Nick??? Will Jenks wife be ok? What's going to happen with Newt? What WAS she looking for? Will we find the killer? etc etc ECT!!!!
Keep reading to find out!!!
Don't let all these questions think you don't find any answers out in the book though. You Do! But these are some good leads that could lead to the rest of her books. I am very confidant that we will get our answers through patience of reading. The only thing that has me nervous is finding who the killer is. I'm very anxious about that!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
This book is absolutely amazing!!! Any die hard fan of vampires needs to own this! I've only skimmed through this book but even SCANNING through it qu...moreThis book is absolutely amazing!!! Any die hard fan of vampires needs to own this! I've only skimmed through this book but even SCANNING through it quickly is so much fun! The book has post cards, letters, fliers, maps, pull out poems, famous pictures/paintings, "newspaper" clippings, film strips, posters, stickers, autographs, a mini book, vampire bite tattoos, bumper stickers, even a vampire mask! etc!!!!
This book talks about vampires from the very beginning, all through history, to todays vampires. Don't open this and expect it just to be about Twilight and True Blood. This book goes allll the way back, ALL through history! Which makes me appreciate it.... almost cherishes it. You'll find it even talks about the life style, bands/musicians, movies, shows, paintings, etc. This book really is a piece of art! ;)
I myself will not be taking anything out or using anything that comes with the book. It feels like it could be worth a million bucks one day. lol
This is the best book BY FAR in this series!!! I don't know what it was about the first 2 books; I would begin reading them and I would take my time....moreThis is the best book BY FAR in this series!!! I don't know what it was about the first 2 books; I would begin reading them and I would take my time. They didn't seem very fast paced to me or that funny at all. But by the end of the books, I was just hooked. I like the world Kim Harrison has built so I just kept getting sucked right back in.
With this book tho, it seemed pretty fast paced to me. Their were several times I caught myself laughing out loud at the book or even smiling at it. lol It got pretty intense at some points. Especially since a lot of things seem to be happening at once. && FINALLY some spicey action happens in the book. ;)
I did get a little pissed at Ivy at one point. I don't understand why she just doesn't leave Rachel alone. Rachel has made it clear she does not swing that way and will not share blood. So when Rachel has sex with..... hahahah "someone" Ivy flips out! Ivy needs to just back off! Anyways, All the great characters are in the book.... (view spoiler)[ Even tho Jenks does leave about half way through the book. :( Nick leaves as well. But who needs him? psh. It's completely understandable why he left BUT I think it's shitty how he left. (hide spoiler)]
You also meet a new demon towards the end; that we've only briefly heard about a few times. So when Rachel finally meets him it's like "Holy shit!!!!" lol I can't wait to read more about this new demon. VERY strange! I'm glad I stuck with the series. I'm going tomorrow to pick up the 4th book. This is definitely one of my new favorites. :) ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Playing The Victim, Good Vibrations and Satisfaction were my favorite short stories in the book!
Playing The Victim is about a girl trying to make it...morePlaying The Victim, Good Vibrations and Satisfaction were my favorite short stories in the book!
Playing The Victim is about a girl trying to make it into the acting business. The writer and director of the play she is in is a sadistic prick who expects way too much out of her. It's not until she follows him into a BDSM club that she finds out what he really wants of her and things get really heated. I found myself relating to The Butterfly Girl. I don't know if that's bad or good though.
Good Vibrations is about a dildo that comes to life. hahahaha Need I say more??
Satisfaction is about a pervert who likes to stalk Sandy. He thinks he's some big tough man with all the control over her. Breaking into her house and playing games with her. It's not until the end when he breaks in one night and he's had enough of the games that he finds out he's not the one in charge. He's just another pawn and he's in a lot of danger!(less)
This is definitely one of those books that you will either hate it or you will love it! When I first started this I was definitely on the side of "yea...moreThis is definitely one of those books that you will either hate it or you will love it! When I first started this I was definitely on the side of "yeah right. This is a joke. Wtf is this? Seriously???" But then I kept reading on and all the positive vibes I got from the book got me pretty optimistic and I thought "Ok, I will FEEL this!" lol And truth be told, no matter how retarded I feel for admitting it, it actually worked. hahahah I recommend reading this book and watching the movie. Sad to say though, You'll either get it... or you won't. You have to really pay attention to understand all this. As it says, this isn't about JUST wanting something or a crazy imagination. It's not about walking past a jewelry store, you wanting that ring and then POOF!, the next day you'll have it. The Secret goes on a WHOLE other level! It's much more than that. That's why while reading this book I had a pen and highlighter with me to keep notes. It's very deep stuff that may sound so stupid to you, God I know!!! but after putting it to the test myself, I can't say that this stuff is total bullocks. lol
Hey, if anything, focusing on positivity, your dreams, gratitude and happiness can not hurt you! You'll only feel better from it and benefit from it. And heeeey, wouldn't that be a little bit of The Secret working??? haha(less)
If you're into Witches, Vampires && other spooks you may just like this book! It's about a witch who runs into her on again, off again for the...moreIf you're into Witches, Vampires && other spooks you may just like this book! It's about a witch who runs into her on again, off again for the past 300 years vampire lover looking for her help with a vampire serial murder case. She has a really witty && sarcastic sense of humor. It can be quiet funny. haha My favorite characters in the books were her bunny slippers Fluff n Puff. For a pair of slippers they get into a lot of trouble && have major anger management issues. lol But if they were to ever really exist I would SO own a pair! lol Then her car is haunted by a ghost who can be a little annoying. Her jobs are also VERY interesting! Lifting hexes && driving a limo for different creatures. One of the creatures being a Java The Hut look alike that produces a very foul odour && has a crush on her. (He's a bit perverted X_X) lol There are many very interesting characters/creatures in this book. I really recommend it if you're into books like this. :)(less)