Took me a little while to get into this one. But I loved the POV told from each of the characters, and the farther I got, the more I got sucked in. ThTook me a little while to get into this one. But I loved the POV told from each of the characters, and the farther I got, the more I got sucked in. This book had a distinct Gangs of New York feel with the street gangs and slang and such, which to be honest isn't typically my thing. So I was a little skeptical at first, but I ended up really liking it and the creative, intriguing world that was built with characters I came to love....more
Oh Veronica Rossi, how I missed you. I'll be honest, I was skeptical of how much I'd like this book in the beginning. You know how some books when youOh Veronica Rossi, how I missed you. I'll be honest, I was skeptical of how much I'd like this book in the beginning. You know how some books when you read the description and see the cover just call out to you? You MUST read them. This one didn't do that for me. No offense, Veronica. So I was most pleasantly surprised by this novel, although I'm not sure why I was surprised at all since Under the Never Sky is still going strong in my YA top five fav series years later. Maybe it is because it's been several years since a read one of her books that I forgot how much I LOVE VR's writing. Maybe it was because they sounded so different I wasn't sure if it would stand up to the gloriousness that was Under the Never Sky. While this book was so different from UTNS, what they share is that GORGEOUS character development that makes you feel like you are in the story with these characters and that makes you mourn their loss when the book is over. Then you slip into a book hole-- you know, like show hole but with books-- until you find another wonderful world to get swept away into.
And her diaglogue, STOP IT. Authors that write fabulous dialogue are my jam. And VR does not disappoint. I'm talking about that blend of banter, sarcasm, and humor that has you laughing out loud and you don't care about the sidelong glances you get cause it's THAT good. I have to say, Veronica Rossi has stood the test of time and still holds a solid spot in my small group of authors who I would literally read anything they wrote without question, grocery list, Christmas card, novel, whatever. In case anyone cares, that list includes: Sarah Maas, Sabaa Tahir, Amy Harmon, Shannon Smith, and Pierce Brown (lucky guy in the presence of all these kick ass ladies.) So moral of the story: read it. Oh, and Veronica, please hurry and come out with Seeker already so I can escape this book hole! Xo...more
SOOOOOOOO drawn out. I love this series, but each book is more drawn out and uninteresting than the last. I will finish this and see it through untilSOOOOOOOO drawn out. I love this series, but each book is more drawn out and uninteresting than the last. I will finish this and see it through until the end, but I'm sad I'm staring to dislike it in the process. I had to switch to an audiobook for this one, which was mindblowingly long. It seriously took me almost three months to listen to it, with breaks, because I could not handle it in its entirety. I've started the next one, and sadly, so far it seems like much of the same. I'll keep hoping over here that some time before the end of the series, Diana Gabaldon will capture my attention again and make me fall back in love with it....more
**spoiler alert** This would have been a 5-star if not for the end. And I didn't hate it because it was sad, I hated it because I have a very strong p**spoiler alert** This would have been a 5-star if not for the end. And I didn't hate it because it was sad, I hated it because I have a very strong personal objection to the concept of mercy suicide or death with dignity or whatever you want to call it. That is due to my own personal beliefs and convictions. If that part doesn't bother you, you might like this. Cause seriously until then I LOVED this book. It was very reminiscent of One Day, which I loved. See, I can still like a book even if it has a sad ending. It was just this particular topic made me mad that I binge read this book. ...more