The man crouches down in front of the little girl and look at her with concern in his eyes. “Daddy.” Says the little girl. “Where’...more Reviewed on 5/06/2012
The man crouches down in front of the little girl and look at her with concern in his eyes. “Daddy.” Says the little girl. “Where’s Bob?” “Baby,” The man says with a heavy sigh. “He is gone.” “When he is coming back?” Asks the little girl with a confuse expression. “He’ll never come back.” The man gently runs his fingers over her chick in a comforting gesture. “You killed him.” The little girl gasps and shakes her head. “No.” “Baby, you took him out of his home and he is not like us. He was too fragile. You are much stronger than he was.” “But I love him. He is my best friend and I wanted to hold him and keep him with me forever.” “You can’t honey. Just because you love something doesn’t mean you can keep it. Sometimes the best way to protect the ones we love is to stay away.” “I just wanted to hug him.” She says with trembling chin. “It’s ok, he is in a better place and he will always love you.” He holds her and she cries for the loss of her friend, Bob the goldfish.
Talk about crosstar lovers, right? A human and a goldfish. That’s like the modern Romeo&Juliet. LoL Just kidding.
Ok, so, the point of this was to show a few things I think that’s important about this book: The acknowledge of death and having to deal with the loss of someone very dear to you in early age; dealing with the fact that you were the one to blame even if you had no intentions of harming them; and also the fact that sometimes you need to walk away the ones you love.
Can you tell how much I loved this book? LoL
I know I’m babbling, but before I start this review I need to show you guys something.
This is what a kick ass Asian girl with a katana looks like:
Don’t be fooled by the cover. That is misleading. My Allie is this girl and I refuse to change my image of her, so don’t need to try to convince otherwise.
Now, lets get to the review.
The Plot - I’ll keep it short cause the synopsis says at all. Dystopian future, rule by the vamps and the humans are snacks. Allie is an unregistered (registered are the people that give blood in exchange for food and stuff) so she is like a ghost to the society. She runs into trouble and becomes what she hates the most: a blood sucking monster. Ok, that’s not that original, but it has all the things I love in a book: dystopian society + vamps + swords + kick ass lead character + crosstar lovers +internal struggle + desperate plans to save human kind + hopeless hope = me happy as a clam.
The Characters - They are not perfect and that’s just the way I like them. Flowed people that do bad stuff, back stabbers, liars, rats fighting for survival. I respect that, but I respect even more the ones that stay honest and strong besides the adversity. I’m not saying names, but I’ll say E is number one in my list.
The Writing - Oh, I love Julie’s writing. The main reason I wanted to read this book was the fact that I love her Iron Fey series. She has magic in the tip of her fingers. I’m bound to believe in every single thing she writes. Ice cream makes me lose weight? Ok, Julie, I believe you. Give me more chunky monkey, please. I need to lose five pounds. LoL
Considerations - So, I’ve read some reviews before I read it and was a little wary that I may cry like a baby in some parts of the book. I need to say that this book is not perfect and it does have some flaws, but the good parts are so magic and wonderful that it made me forget the not so good parts. This book has action and, even though some said it was a little slow, I don’t felt like that. It had some calm parts, but I found that good, cause the fast parts were furious. If the whole book was that fast passed my heart wouldn’t resist its intensity. For realz. The thing that amazed me the most while reading is how Julie made me feel inside Allie’s head. I mean, there were some pretty strong parts and killing, but I felt detached and was thinking: Wow, I’m so bad ass, I didn’t cry once. But that was my mistake, cause when I least expected *BOOM* It hit me so hard I felt the pain in my gut.
I cried and stayed zombie like for a few minutes before coming to my senses again. So, be warned. If you are a crier like me, keep the handkerchief by your side at all times.
I really love this book and can’t wait for the next one to come out. Yeyyyyy…
*An ARC was kindly provided by the publisher. But this in no way influenced my views on this book. This is my honest review.*
This Reading is Part of The Following Reading Challenges:
The plot - This plot follows the one on the first book. Clara finds out that her porpoise is not over yet and then she starts to...moreReviewed on 01/26/2012
The plot - This plot follows the one on the first book. Clara finds out that her porpoise is not over yet and then she starts to have more visions about it. The whole book is pretty much about that. More angel blood stuff and black wings too. The difference in this one is that we already know the basics so we get to know the good stuff now and some really cool secrets too. Not that this will solve every little question that Unearthly left us with. Thank you very much for that Chyntia Hand!!!!
But it’s close enough. LoL
The Characters- This is where this book won me over and made me want to give it 8 starts. Remember how I said that Angela got me on my last nerves on my Unearthly review? Well, she still does, a little, but know I know her better and I kind of like her, a little. I would totally borrow her my T-shirt that says ‘Angels Rises the Devil in Me’
but I wouldn’t borrow my T-shirt that says ‘Bones Taught Me How To Play Dirty’.
She would never pull that off, she’s not as cool as me after all.
Clara is so funny and so cool in this book. She says all of these snarky jokes and I can’t help but fall for her a little. Yep, I have kind of a girl crush on Clara. Can you blame me? She is super cool in this book. Christian is now a tridimensional person, finally. Now I know more about him besides that he is hot and likes ski. But I’ll not say more, I’ll not make that easy for you guys. Read the book and you’ll know more about him LoL Wendy, this girl is so smart and not school smart, I mean life smart. I wish I had a friend like that growing up cose back then I certainly needed someone to give me some good points of view like she does with C (we are close LoL) Tucker, oh my gosh, Tucker. He is so hot that I want to cry. But the fact that he is hot is just a bonus really, cose, as we all know from book one, Tucker is good, a really good, great guy. He is a strong, hardworking, parents respecting, good example, got your back kind of guy. There’s really no way for a girl NOT to fall in love with Tucker. I can honestly say that this book ruined me for guys, forever. Thank you very much for that Chintya Hand, again!!!!!!
Clara’s mom still got me on my nerve in the beginning of this book, but then, oh,I can’t even, no. I’ll not go there. I’ll just say that now I get a little more her reasons for her actions. Oh, Jeffrey, I got my eye on him since book one and it kind of bugs me how he is left in second plan for pretty much everyone in book one and two. Is like they built a wall around him and I just keep trying to see him, but I can’t. I even get on my tiptoes but since I’m seeing things trough Clara’s POV I can’t cose she doesn’t really sees him. We get to know more about a bunch of other characters, but if I get to all of them this review will turned out to be longer then the book it self, so, if you want to know more about them, go read the book =D
The Written - Is like a breeze blowing through a field of wallflowers in the spring when the sun is setting. Sweet, loving and simply fabulishious. I know a great writing when I’m reading about someone brushing its teeth and it seems the most interesting thing in the world. This author is one of my favorite ever. She knows her stuff and what made me fall for her was the way that she makes the characters real people with real lives and real conversations. This is a paranormal book that makes the little things in life seems extraordinary. Because of her I want to jump in the river, I want to take a hyick on the mountains; I want to see the sun rise holding hands with the boy I love and be happy just to be my ordinary me.
I know I said this before, but I’ll say it again. There’s a quote, I don’t remember who’s right now and I’m too lazy to look for it, that says: “The key to a great story is to make ordinary characters to do extraordinary stuff or extraordinary characters to do ordinary stuff.” Or something like that. That’s the reason I love The Iron Fey series, that’s the reason that I love the movie The fabulous destiny of Amélie Poulain and that’s the reason I love Unearthly series.
Considerations - Well,well, well. As you all know, this is the part where I bitch around about some stupid stuff that bothered me about the book. So, here it is. 2013????? Really Cynthia???? I mean, really??????? Are you trying the kill us or something????? How can I wait a whole year???? A whole year without Clara??? A whole Year without Chris???? A whole freaking year without Tucker?????????
I recommend this book to everyone that like Unerathly series and a great story about angels and finding your porpoise in life. Yep, really deep stuff right here.
Favorite quotes, cose this one deserve it:
“Before I moved here, I never got the whole love-triangle thing. You know, in movies or romance novels or whatnot, where there’s one chick that all the guys are drooling over, even though you can’t see anything particularly special about her. But oh, no, they both must have her. And she’s like, oh dear, however will I choose? William is so sensitive, he understands me, he swept me off my feet, oh misery, blubber, blubber, but how can I go on living without Rafe and his devil-may-care ways and his dark and only-a-little-abusive love? Upchuck.”
“This is isn't going to become one of those creepy situations where you show up at all hours of the night to watch me sleep, is it?" he asks playfully.”
“I’ve learned that a storm isn’t always just bad weather, and a fire can be the start of something. I’ve found out that there are a lot more shades of gray in this world than I ever knew about. I’ve learned that sometimes, when you´re afraid but you keep on moving forward, that’s the biggest kind of courage there is. And finally, I’ve learned that life isn’t really about failure and success. It’s about being present, in the moment when big things happen, when everything changes, including myself.”
“This is the part where I kiss you.”
This reading is part of the following reading challenges:
• 73% of the chick lit books are read by girls • 49% of all relationships end up in marriage • 87% of population says that the first kiss is...moreStatistics:
• 73% of the chick lit books are read by girls • 49% of all relationships end up in marriage • 87% of population says that the first kiss is the most important kiss EVAH • 25% of guys calls the next day • 68% of population believes in love at first sight • 54% of the readers will think these statistics are bogus • 100% of them will be right, I just made the whole thing up :)
So, lets get to the review…
The Plot: Simple and not very authentic. Is not authentic at all, actually. Girl is forced to travel to attend to her dad’s wedding to a women that she never met and she is sooooo not happy about it. But, fate works in mysterious ways and the trip turns out to be sooooo not what she expected. It’s sweet and romantic. I really like it.
The Characters -
She is nice and I can relate to her feelings. I’m too a broken home child. She is seventeen and a lot of things aren’t as clear as she want them to be so, she has lots of inner monologs and question. She is sweet and I like the way she acts all naïve sometimes. It made me feel like I was seventeen again.
*sigh* he is soooooo sweet and crazy. I love the crazy talks between Oliver and Hadley. The way they mix the really hard stuff with the goofy stuff. Her mom doesn’t appear much, but it gives us the vibe of a good mom. Her dad, he seems nice, in the end at least. I’m still not sure how I feel about him after all I’ve heard. So, the characters are really relatable, to me, at least. I can say they feel real and touchable. Each of them with its unique way and mind. I like these characters very much.
The Writing - It’s third person narrative. Not my fave and that’s maybe why I couldn’t rate it higher. I like the way this author writes, but the part I like the most is the dialogs. Man, they are so effortless and real. Is like they were real people talking to each other and that made it real easy to lose myself in the story. It’s a really good writing.
The audiobook - This girl is really good. Even though, she doesn’t make the voices, It was easy to know who was speaking. The only real change was in the brit accent, which was simply adorable. The tone, the pace and the interpretation were all very nice and pleasant. Since I spend over 5h straight listening to it, I can say it was really good. LoL
Considerations - This book would be a great movie. Really. It has a lot of action and I could see in my mind all the scenes. That’s how good I think this book is. Ok, before you go ahead and read this book based on this review, I need to make some things clear. When I read a book, descriptions of places, objects, politics and history is not my main focus. What make me love a story is the human side of it. Mind games, inner struggle, life change decisions, human behavior and *sigh* love. So, if you like that, this book is for you. (less)
Valentine’s day *sigh* with Ash *double sigh+fangirld squeal* This is like the most perfect date and it was soooo good to see Ash...moreReviewed on 07/12/2012
Valentine’s day *sigh* with Ash *double sigh+fangirld squeal* This is like the most perfect date and it was soooo good to see Ash and Meg again. The way they are around each other and how sweet and totally oblivious Ash can be is *sigh* nice. This is not a story for reviewers; this is a gift to us, Iron Fey lovers that simply can’t stay away from the wonderful world of the fairies.
Thanx, Julie. I loved this gift very, very, very much.
And, now, the graphical showing of my feelings about this book :
Ok, so, after a hell week I figure I am in the right mood to write the review for this book. LoL
The Plot – It’s an in between story, so is not that much great of a plot. It only shows us what was happening with Logan while Sam was with Heven and all hell broke loose. The relationship between Logan and his parents after Sam was erased from the family album and stuff like that.
The Characters – I hate Logan’s parents and I would punch them in the eye if I ever met them in person. That makes me wonder what the heck is wrong with the parents in this series? They suck! I mean, they are so dumb and shortsighted they wouldn’t see a wall before their eyes. But maybe my outrage has to do with the fact that I love my dad and that he would never cast me away. Yeah, that’s probably it. Logan got me on my nerves in the beginning, but I felt for him too much to let that get in the way. I like the bitch ( I let you guess who I’m talking about LoL) she is evil and a little crazy, but she has personality. I like that in the characters, good or bad alike.
The Writing – It’s still jumping like in the previous books. That gives us the multidimensional vision that allowed us to see in more than one angle and also to makes us shrike with curiosity. LoL
Considerations – I always felt that Logan was somewhat odd, but now I’m even more curious about him. I already know what the heck happened to the bitch, but what I don’t know is who is the mastermind behind all of it. To who that evil whisper belong? Well, I guess I’ll have to wait till I read Charade. LoL
*An ARC was kindly provided by the author. But this in no way influenced my views on this book. This is my honest review.*
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