Just finished reading this book and I thought it was pretty good. My only issue with it is that it starts out very C.S Lewis like in narration and tha...moreJust finished reading this book and I thought it was pretty good. My only issue with it is that it starts out very C.S Lewis like in narration and that in itself is fine but after several chapters this 'voice' is suddenly dropped and it's kinda hard to get as into the story as I believe I should have been.
This review is for the current version of the book. I know there will be an edited version later in which these things might change making the book be...moreThis review is for the current version of the book. I know there will be an edited version later in which these things might change making the book better. I'll hopefully re-read it and write up a new review then
I really enjoyed the first book for the most part. Near the end we get a character that proclaims "This isn't Twilight!" and from there on out there are a bunch of scenes that just make you think of Twilight.
Girl/Vampire/Werewolf love triangle. I thought it wasn't going to go anywhere but it's pretty big plot in the story. The Biology scene, the beach and the scene at the house with all Roy's family and him telling Rai his uncle lost control and scarred his aunt like Emily from twilight.
I'm stuck at about page 175 of this book. The book so far as turned away from her being the last witch and more just like a typical love story. Then I read the comment about a scene appearing like True blood later in the book. It's a pretty big turn off for me and I really like the start so much!
I think if you state that the book isn't like twilight (and having a character say that is like stating) it you should try to really stay away from elements that remind people of it.
I dunno, I'm a bit disappointed at the moment but I already bought all the other books so i will read them eventually. Still hoping for a big change because there are elements of the plot I'm still really curious about and want to know what's going to happen/going on.
UPDATE with SPOILERS: I finished the book and actually deleted the last two in the series. I quite honestly can't continue the story. I know we'll be getting edited version later so I've choose to not read these at all until there are edits.
One of my biggest issues is Aradia's sudden power lost. I mean we can see all the things she can do and when she's mad she literally disappears on people but when she's faced with Henry she only EVER tries to make a fireball and fails. That's it. Nothing else. She gets raped without ever lifting a finger to try and save herself and then when everyone else comes to save her she puts her hand threw Henry's chest? She couldn't do this before? I mean, she was worried about the safety of her friends but getting raped isn't incentive to protect yourself?
The end really bugged me as well. She's supposedly the most powerful hidden there is and yet she's getting forced to choose a 'consort'. One of FIVE guys? I really hope in this case it's as a companion but it seems more like a sexual partner and Aradia is only 16.
Our villain also looses all his gusto, he barely seems evil or villainy at all really. His attitude at the end is basically non-caring when at first he cared a great deal. I dunno, I like him as a villain at first but near the end he just didn't seem much of a villain.
I'm really not a stickler for grammar but the overuse of the ! point in a non-dialogue setting really put me off. It might be the number 1 reason why I didn't continue the series.
I would definitely recommend the first book in the series. Personally, for this one I'd wait for the edited version.
I'm sure I could pick at the book about a lot of things but there's just one thing that I want to point out in this book that annoyed the shit out of...moreI'm sure I could pick at the book about a lot of things but there's just one thing that I want to point out in this book that annoyed the shit out of me.
I have to say that this series is probably one of the most disliked series I have ever read.
The storyline? It was GOOD. The characters were GOOD. I l...moreI have to say that this series is probably one of the most disliked series I have ever read.
The storyline? It was GOOD. The characters were GOOD. I liked both of these but these 3 books are so full of mundane everyday life things that I wanted to put this book down and never pick it back up but I refuse to abandon a story. So I read it till the end. Which to me seemed fairly rushed and just ended the tale really quickly after an extremely slow build up of the storyline.
I felt that this series could of been one simple book. The plot points were so far and few in-between. Like I said, it was full to the brim with the everyday normal activities of people and quite honestly I didn't find that appealing at all in a book. With a supernatural story, the play out of the book is kind of dull and just slow. It might not have been so bad with one book but it's all 3.
I'd recommend these books to people who enjoy that kind of slow book/story but personally it left me wanting and in the end that need never got fulfilled.(less)
I really enjoyed the first two books in this series (The Mating and The Keeping) and this book was okay as well but it really did fall a little flat a...moreI really enjoyed the first two books in this series (The Mating and The Keeping) and this book was okay as well but it really did fall a little flat and it's clear why. The author tired to write the book from too many pov's (Point of Views). The main characters of the book were Bryan and Cassie. The book would of been much better written from their point of views and perhaps that of the Villains (Though I honestly think Marla shouldn't have even been in this book and it would of been much cooler to give her her own book) At times we got to read from point of views from characters that almost seemed pointless, Nate for example. Sometimes it was just so random and had no meaning at all that I skipped those sections entirely. (If I'm skipping sections of the book that's not a good sign)
I also understand that the Author loves her characters. Having Kane, Ryne, Mel and Elisse in the book is good but we don't need to read from their pov's. This is Bryan and Cassie's time to shine and but trying to do the book from everyone else's point of view she just took away from them. We already got to know the other characters, now we want to know and love these character as main characters. I definitely didn't feel as attached to Bryan and Cassie as I felt to the others and that leaves me a bit sad.
So while this book was good it was not AS GOOD as it should of been/could of been. Overall I still liked the series though and her wolf concept is good. I'd definitely recommended it to others. ^_^(less)