This book was pretty fricking awesome. I loved the authors take on the Gods, their origins and their present. The take was fresh and completely intriguing. In this world the Gods weren't really Gods, but people with extraordinary abilities, whom the ancient Greeks mistook for Gods. I loved the story itself, with Elyse going on her journey, and her quest concerning her friend Anna One thing keeping this book from being truly amazing was the insta-love. I hated how quickly Elyse and William fell in love. I know I know, there is a major component that make them get together so quickly, but still. It felt like this: Meet, talk, boom in love! I wish their relationship developed better, slower. Also William had controlling tendencies at times, which pissed me off.
Elyse was a pretty awesome character. I loved reading about her history, and her friendship with Anna. I think her friendship with Anna was my favorite part of the book. You could feel their friendship leap off the page, it was so natural. I loved Elyse's determination, and watching her figure things out and try to carve out her own path. Despite her insta-love relationship with William, she was a strong protagonist. William was alright, and I'm not going to lie his ability at first made me giggle. Like I said, he had controlling tendencies which really angered me. I also thought he was a bit too clingy to Elyse. Kara was an awesome character. She felt so real to me. She was conflicted, evil yet sweet, horrible yet she nice. I really went back and forth on how I felt about her as a character. She was probably my second favorite character. I also loved William's friendss, especially Nics and Sam, whose relationship made me smile and giggle. Ryder honestly scared the shizz out of me. I got chills every single time he appeared.
Ms. Therrien is a great writer. She really immerses you in this world pretty quickly. Like I said, I loved her fresh take on the Gods, and she built her world extremely well. It must have taken a while to think it all out, and I commend her on that.(less)
After the bad experience reading Drink, Slay, Love gave me, this book was a godsend. Amanda Hocking has not disappointed once yet, and that is simply amazing. This seems like a typical vampire book, but it has a unique sentiment about it. At times, it has a Contemporary YA feel about it, but as you keep reading, you, like Alice, want to know what's going on with her new friends. Ms. Hocking definitely knows how to craft a brilliant and addictive novel.
Alice was pretty dang cool. I could feel the tension permeating through the pages (well, digital pages). Jack was probably my favorite. He was hilarious, sweet, and downright fun. Peter felt a little too much like Edward Cullen with the brooding, although there were reasons and a backstory.
Damn, this book was good. I loved the concept when I first saw this in the giveaway section of this site. Then I went on Barnes and Noble and saw the book was .99 cents. I bought it immediately, and I'm so glad I did. This is quite a unique, lovely book. I liked the idea of the vampires being known of and not being persecuted (well, not totally, saying any more would be spoilers xD). I love the set up and how the pacing of this book was. The drama is juicy, and you get suckered into a great novel.
Claire was so cool. I loved how she went from who she was in the beginning to changing and maturing and so many ways. Her human life is not really payed much attention, so I'll talk about some of the characters she meets later on. I loved Robin. She was so sweet and loyal and awesome. We'd both probably geek out over history together (history geeks unite!) Dmitry, damn he was sexy. I can say that I am on his team firmly :)
Can't wait for the second book to come out :)(less)
I loved Gemma as a character. Seeing her dual personas was a treat. I loved the scenes when she was Queen Bee, her celebrity persona. I could relate to her, well at least her as Gemma. I was rooting for her to succeed at regular life, and was mad when those who mistreated her did so. She felt like a good friend of mine. Lucas, I think you have become another one on my Literary Crush list. Sexy, sweet, all the good things that make a guy sexy. *Sigh* I wish he were real. Madison, well, you have to read the book to understand when I say I liked her at first, but from the second half on I wanted to smack the hell out of her.
This was a great story, and I'm so glad I found out it's a series. I'll definitely be picking up the second book when it comes out :). (less)
This was quite the book. Wonderful, suspenseful, and shocking (especially that ending). I wanted to stay reading this book and almost forgot my list and started reading the second book (which is in my possession). Yes it was that good. Although it felt like everything happened in such a short amount of time, it worked for this book.
Harper was a fantastic lead character. She was intelligent, determined, and kicked butt when she had to. I can't say much about the other characters because they weren't really that fleshed out in this one, but they served their roles well.
This was fantastic, utterly purely amazingly awesome. There wasn't much action, considering the world this takes place in, but the action there was kicked butt.
I didn't want to leave this world, at all. It literally pulls you in from page one. Bischoff has a way with words as well as getting into her characters heads. It was a treat to have an author be so passionate about what she was writing.
Joss was great as a heroine, and I loved seeing how she developed and grew over the course of the book. Juxtaposing her was Dylan, and his growth was even more fascinating, because of his situation. Plus he was very very sexy :).
Wow, after the bomb that was Daughters of Dracula, Kailin Gow really redeemed herself with this one! I love this book so much, I stayed up until almost 2 in the morning to finish it! The pacing was wonderful, the story excellent. I loved this dystopian world, especially since that element is so wonderfully subtle at first. Then the paranormal aspect came in, and made things even better. I haven't seen any Paranormal Dystopians before, so this book felt so refreshing and unique. I devoured this book entirely too quickly, and the sequel is not out when it should be :( (apologies for the whining, this book was really that good)
Kama was a wonderful character to follow. As you read her journey, you discover everything with her and feel exactly what she is feeling: Shock, awe, outrage, love, everything. You root for her to succeed and to do the right thing. Liam felt a bit too obsessed with Kama and their relationship, but I still loved him. Other characters such as Kama's mom were vivid and interesting, and the antagonist subtly frightening.
Thank god I read this book, if not I would not have seen how truly an amazing author Ms. Gow is.(less)