I used to really like this series. It had everything I wanted- a little mystery, violence, death, crime solving, multitude of various characters, weapI used to really like this series. It had everything I wanted- a little mystery, violence, death, crime solving, multitude of various characters, weapons, Ted Forrester (drool, heavy panting)
And then it turned super Young & the Restless. The The Furry XXX version.
Which, at first didn't bother me too much... but the drama around all of these stupid relationships was, "annoying" comes to mind, but I don't think that particular word is cringe-worthy enough.
But this book- wow. There's just huge HUGE no-no's that are beyond annoying.
For the pixelated picture-
Why do I need to be told in depth, at least twice, about the "dark, predatory, possessive" look that men, and not women (not to Anita's knowledge) get when nookieness is about to go down?
There was another concept that had at least 2 separate passages dedicated to its explanation, but I've forgotten.
[EDIT: 07/06/12 I remember what it was now- the stupid football team that Jail-Bate's been approached by. STL is getting an amature furry league. Why LKH thinks I'm too stupid to understand this "importand and complex detail of the story" that she devotes 2 long winded paragraphs just to make sure I've gotten it, is ridiculous. And insulting, I might add.]
I'm not an idiot- one explanation is enough.
Why is it that all of Anita's conversations with various people have to take big, wide, serpentine loops, only to go back to the original topic... without resolution?
Look at the conversation between Anita, Zebrowski, and Bryce before the diner. Or the conversation between Anita, JC and Asher while Anita's girlfriend was present. Nothing come from those long, long, way off-topic conversations. NOTHING.
Big Picture issue-
the plot doesn't make sense. The issue with the free vamps- supposedly, while Barney's held in custody, he gives up the safehouse, insinuates it's a trap for Anita. But there's no trap waiting for Anita. Anita finds there's a big bad Vamp or Vamps that was/were supposedly keeping the youngins from being fed, and was still going to order the 15 year old girl to be changed over.
Then, "the trap for Anita" seems to be just one Grandma Vamp going looney and tries to escape outside the police station, in front of TV cameras. Not seeing how its a trap for Anita.
Afterwards, Anita does some brutal ass shit to learn the locations of the day resting places so she get get to the big bad vamps. Because someone's orchestrating a bunch of goofy crap I can't remember, but it's all bad. So they get there, and kill a bunch of youngins, and that's that.
Yet, bomb making material is found. And Anita finds out through the Master Vamp's human thingy that he's just a good guy and he has no clue whats going on, so these big bad vamps anita's looking for...
disappear. And somehow a human shows up with bombs at Guilty Pleasures, and is gonna blow the bitch up and Anita kills him and it's all over for real this time.
What about these big bad vamps mentioned in the beginning? This was so messy... just... ugh
OH! And Anita's nearly killing Mr One-Eye, and taking the memories from Mr. Cop. Could we get a clear cut answer as to why this happened? I don't know if it's that they just don't know, or there was too much hunger or too much to heal (Noticed she forgot about Mr. Cop when she nearly killed her bride... thought they were connected) I don't know.
I just don't know.
::sits in silence for 5 min trying to figure out what to say::
This book is like... a real bad experiment when you try to combine "Da Vinci Code" and "the Girl With the DraActually...
this is more like 2 1/2 stars.
This book is like... a real bad experiment when you try to combine "Da Vinci Code" and "the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo". Too many characters, too many ridiculous side plots, (was the Sophia and Pietro deal necessary??) And for how "smart" Sophia was, it certainly seemed it never showed up, oh and, I got sick of hearing about how pretty she was. Same deal with Ana- why on earth did she have to be described as "sooo smart" yet sound so ding batty, yet she's the one who solves the big puzzle yet chokes it big time in the end. I really had wanted to fall in love with this book (considering... hello- Da Vinci Code and Dragon Tattoo are 2 of my favorite books) but...
I'll admit it. After a couple of pages, my creepy-barometer started going off, and I was hesitant to read as quickly as I usually do, because I am (ad
I'll admit it. After a couple of pages, my creepy-barometer started going off, and I was hesitant to read as quickly as I usually do, because I am (admittedly) a wuss. So when people just starting dying every where and there's freak WOW demons running around (I used to play world of warcraft. My imaginary corelings were taken from that game), and incestuous neighbors, plague, all before maybe 100 pages goes by...
Thankfully, Arlen helped me get past that fear. For a while, at least. Bad ass little knucklehead.
Well, after seriously getting into Arlen's story, I start reading the next page and realize, "this isn't about Arlen"
New Character! And she gets her own badass mojo thing going on like she's on steroids!
And after reading about Leesha giving the business to her mom and the psycho beefcake Gared, and learning to be Leesha:Herb-Medicine Woman
We meet Rojer. And the musketeers are complete.
I really wish I had Arlen's story in the Krasian desert warding himself up (view spoiler)[am I the only one who wondered if the warded/naked/fighting man had tattooed his... manly bits? he's supposedly *completely* marked (hide spoiler)]becoming a dark, twisted hero- completely opposite of the Arlen we watched grow up.
The only surprise at the end was Leesha's spare time experimenting. And it's really fucking sick when you think about it, but it just makes her so much more awesome!
In closing- I love this book. If you like fantasy, you'll probably like this book.
it starts of slow but picks up... all the different couples are a little hard to keep track of, but still interesting. Dave by far is my favorite charit starts of slow but picks up... all the different couples are a little hard to keep track of, but still interesting. Dave by far is my favorite character- there's just something sexy about going from safe and geeky to dangerous and "James Bond" like lol ...more
So the first book- I liked, but not *LIKE* liked, and first books of series are usually like that. so I go onto thHOLY SMOKIN COWS!!!! Just....
So the first book- I liked, but not *LIKE* liked, and first books of series are usually like that. so I go onto this one not knowing what to expect, and its freakin NUTS. The first book, I felt as if Mr Martin was daintily spoon feeding his story to me, bite be leisurely bite, where as for this one, he's propped my jaw and is shoveling the damn thing in. I don't know how many times I had to stop, and just... "WTF!" and let the info/action/deceit/fantasy sink in. NUTS. Good nuts :)...more
at first- I thought I wasn't going to like this... but after I'd say the first 2 chapters or so... WOW!! This book definitely comes from a pro-militarat first- I thought I wasn't going to like this... but after I'd say the first 2 chapters or so... WOW!! This book definitely comes from a pro-military stand point... and maybe even a conservative stand point (however, I do love how assinine the talk radio personality was lol and wasn't too upset when the sh** hit his fan) but I do feel this book tried to show a fair representation of both sides... anyways, strictly speaking of the book and it's plot, and not going into the correlations between it and real life... I literally squirmed wanting to know how it all tied together :)
my 4 stars are for the plot and story line alone. -1 star because I really wished a little more was written about the characters themselves. I really wished I knew what the Russian guy's deal was with the US... wish I knew what truly motivated Diaz, since, his other personality was still involved with illegal affairs that gave him power... wish I understood Ariana better and how she knew to go to the university.... so... maybe this is really 3 1/2 stars...
A fun read :) I only had two problems with it- biggest one is the girl. Just how many times is your lack of common sense going to land you and Ninja AA fun read :) I only had two problems with it- biggest one is the girl. Just how many times is your lack of common sense going to land you and Ninja Assassin in deep ****. And the other one being... Reno's physical characateristics lol. As soon as I heard bright flaming red hair long and spikey with a long braid, I could not get the picture of one of those dragon ball Z characters goig super sayan mode out of my head lol So I that mental picture for Ninja Assassin dude, and sometimes that one guy from rising sun? some old TV show with the noxema girl... either or. problem solved :) Just realized also this is part of a series, and while I haven't read the other books I didn't find this one hard to follow- it seemed like another stand alone.
The hero - when you're not thinking of anime cartoons he can be yummy :) favorite part about him? rough around the edges to the very end- I've seen alot of reviewers complain that he was always so rough and mean to Gilly after having sex with her.... but that makes it a bit more believable- bad boys don't change over night, and they usually fight tooth and nail against it lol but I liked his hardness, boldness, his blunt way of saying things... I think he's a favorite of mine now :)
The heroine - annoying. lol 'nuff said
The Plot - suspenseful enough :) but it just seemed the bulk of the suspense was sexual tension lol I don't know if that's good or bad
The sex - is good lol
The end - a little abrupt, a little cliche.... but... cute.
I keep feeling like "okay, this book is going to be the one where Kitty grows some real teeth and the series gets better"
Honestly- I really felI keep feeling like "okay, this book is going to be the one where Kitty grows some real teeth and the series gets better"
Honestly- I really felt for Kitty during her (view spoiler)[miscarriage and inability to have children (hide spoiler)] ordea, and everything that was going on with her mother. I just find everything else around her "unbelievable". Her relationship with Ben, what happens with the Denver pack, Cormac's mustache (ewww gross)
I don't know how many more in this series I'll go on. It's getting painful. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
::sigh:: I think while reading this book I really liked it, however... I don't remember anything special about it. Like I memorized the cliffnotes on::sigh:: I think while reading this book I really liked it, however... I don't remember anything special about it. Like I memorized the cliffnotes on it or something. Maybe its me and I've been in a reading-funk and haven't been able to *really* like something, but I'm betting that this book followed the UF formula to a tee, and therefore, doesn't garner anything more from me. ...more