Damn, how I hate the end of a series. I stumbled on the first of this 6 novel series a few months ago, reading it on a whim. Needless to say I was sucDamn, how I hate the end of a series. I stumbled on the first of this 6 novel series a few months ago, reading it on a whim. Needless to say I was sucked in within the world of AFTD's, empaths, and nulls. Since this the last book in the series I want to talk a bit about each character that I, for one, favored in this series. I feel as if each one is a good friend that I have spent quite a bit of time with.
I recently just finished a book that had a male protagonist and didn't care for him at all. I even made the comment that it might be because I don't read hardly any books with them. Nothing against a good solid male character, but it is what it is. I had TOTALLY forgotten about the Death series!! Caleb has all kind of issues and if you have read any of the other books you know why. AFTD is Affinity for the Dead. And needless to say Caleb can do it all. Too feeling the presence of dead people to raising them from the ground to do his bidding. There's so much more to his gift but I musn't gush too much because if you haven't read these books then, firstly, you're missing out. Secondly, after reading all of them I don't know what I might give away. I see them as a whole now and can't remember what happened in which book. (I digress)
Jade, good ole Jade. She's an empath and a pretty powerful one too. Her struggles in her early childhood leading in to her teen years were rough and sometimes hard to read. It made you appreciate that no matter what a person acts like, you never really know what's going on in home life.
The J's. Jonesy, if I had to pick a less favorite of this bunch it would have to be him. Worse thing, I know people like him. Immature most the time, not knowing when to shut up. Oh, that boy got on my nerves sometimes lol but it wouldn't have been the same without him. John reminded me so much of my fiancee it's ridiculous. Minus the red hair anyway.. Smart, good head on his shoulders all around good guy.
Tiff is probably my favorite one in the book. She's also AFTD but not to such a high degree as Caleb. She serves as a kind of battery for Caleb when he needs her. I loved her crassness and how she was right there with the guys all the time. She reminded me a lot of myself in high school, so maybe that's why I had such the soft spot for her. Plus some of the stuff she deals with in this book hit home for me and I connected with her in a level I wasn't expecting.
There are more, but none of the others I cared about like I did these. If you're still reading this, you're awesome for appreciating (maybe?) what I wanted to do here. I have to admit I'm sad that I won't be anxiously waiting another one. This was not my favorite in the series, reason for the 4 stars. But if Miss Blodgett came out with another installment I'd be tickled pink. (hint, hint!) :)
For it being the last installment, I believed it ended really well. Left room for something to maybe happen in the future, but left me with a nice farewell to characters and story I have come to love....more
While loving all these books, I have to say that this one I adored! Took about 45 minutes to read but it showed so much in Clyde's past life (who I miWhile loving all these books, I have to say that this one I adored! Took about 45 minutes to read but it showed so much in Clyde's past life (who I might have a tiny zombie crush on) and Jeffery Parker's. Anxiously and impatiently awaiting Unrequited Death!!...more
So glad that Caleb is growing up as far as his vocabulary. If it hadn't been for the awesome storyline, I would have put this series down. This definiSo glad that Caleb is growing up as far as his vocabulary. If it hadn't been for the awesome storyline, I would have put this series down. This definitely gets my vote for best series I have read this year. Seems fitting since Unrequited Death comes out December 31! Cant wait!...more
Although not as good as the first one (which is no surprise) but loved how it picked right up where it left off.. Can't wait to get to the third one tAlthough not as good as the first one (which is no surprise) but loved how it picked right up where it left off.. Can't wait to get to the third one that i bought shortly after finishing this one. Just so happen to have got the fourth one for free a few weeks ago. Cant wait to see where this story is going to end up I still have so many questions!!...more