Cover: Purple, purple . I love purple. It is the color I adore. The cover is not that bad, yes there is a bare chested man with a top ha4.5
Cover: Purple, purple . I love purple. It is the color I adore. The cover is not that bad, yes there is a bare chested man with a top hat but the clockwork in the background balances it out.
Book: Bunnies are fuzzy and cute right. Imagine being attacked by fuzzy white/brownish bunnies that eat you to the bone. They are hungry for blood, your red human blood is the loveliest there is. But wait there are far worst creatures , the ugly fat red brown rats are the worst. Welcome to Sang.
Tish Everett is a 25 year old nurse, she freed herself from the clutches of a controlling long period boyfriend Jeff. She finds a locket at the house of a deceased patient. A beautifully crafted locket and with the help of some elbow grease it finally clicks open. Beneath the lid is a mysterious , dangerously sexy painted portrait of young man near his 30’s. Tish walls asleep after an exhausting day. When she wakes up she sees an odd world. It has a very Victorian vibe to it. In fact she has stumbled in 1900th Sang . A place were bludmen and pinkies (humans from Sang) live alongside each other. The bludmen are 2nd grade citizens. A wealthy madman is out to kill them all. Will tish stay with criminy [ the dude in the portrait ]after they have stopped him , or will she go back to earth?
The world building was lovely luscious. There were steampunk machines and clockwork animals. I wanted to know more and more and I hope more will be known in sequel books. The plot was like a bloodlust enraged Alice in wonderland. A adult alice w/ blood creatures. Things that seemed unnecessary got tied up in the end
There are two Tish in Wicked as they come. Ok , let me explain . She has two lives; Tish the nurse and Letita the glancer . She is a strong woman and is not a damsel in distress. Great heroine.
Criminy is slick as an eel and clever as Reinhardt, the fox ( a dutch folktale). And mysterious and uber sexy ( what i\ve ‘’heard’’ from fellow book ppl ) but in all that he never loses the gentleman inside him.
This romance is a slowburner. In my opinion. It is labled pnr on the spine but to me it is UF. The romance never crushes the plot. They are sexy times in this book but not every 50 pages. After each ahum, they grow closer to each other. Great character development
I really liked the secondary characters from pemberly, Crim’s clockwork monkey ( you rock pem), to the lizard boy to the pinky strong man . I wish they had more development but I still liked the whole crew.
Book two will be out next year and I can’t wait. I hope we get to see cameos of Tish and Crim. Are you exited to enter Sang? That’s bloody marvelous. *grins with bloodstained teeth* ...more
it was a fun to read about wren and pace . the story only takes under 2 weeks but their love did not feel insta lovy and did not like each other thatit was a fun to read about wren and pace . the story only takes under 2 weeks but their love did not feel insta lovy and did not like each other that much in the beginning along the series/trilogy i think i will feel more for the characters
Cover:One of the pretties out there.Thank goodness no girl in dress one.A bit symbolic if you ask me.A dainty fragile life[the butterfly] amy thoughts
Cover:One of the pretties out there.Thank goodness no girl in dress one.A bit symbolic if you ask me.A dainty fragile life[the butterfly] above a rough bizarre ruthless dangerous earth has become.
Book: I requested This one because of its cover[I the color scheme.]It was good but not a complete hit for me.
A normal day, normal life, normal earth.But than it happened, The Detonations and everything changed.A perilous blistered earth emerged.Pressia found safety in the Dome but not many were that lucky.Things merged,fused,humanity has altered.If you can call it human.Partrige resides there , out side and one of them.There meeting, a pure and a wretch will change everything.
In my opinion Pure is not a YA but more of a Crossover like the night circusby Erin Morgenstern.The writing style was earthy[if that makes sens]The story is told in two main pov's. partridge and pressia.
The world building was bizarre, strange, gruesome, wild, weird and vivid One of the main reasons i kept reading.Imagine a picture when reading these words; meltlands, rubble fields.Pure is more post apocalyptic than dystopian.Liked that the before was still known to have existed but steadily fading away and forgotten.
the deathy houses all fell down the deathy houses all fell down the sick souls wander'round and 'round watch out! they drag you underground.
Did not feel attached to the main characters although i got pretty darn close.But still looking forward to the sequel
If you 're into post apocalyptic and exotic wold building give it a try.Maybe the characters will "speak' to you.
Thanks to netgalley and to y Grand Central Publishing approving request...more
THIS is my Honest thoughts and Stormdancer is still on my wishlist.
This is one of those It's me not you books. I blame the galley and me not being inTHIS is my Honest thoughts and Stormdancer is still on my wishlist.
This is one of those It's me not you books. I blame the galley and me not being in a mindset to read it.
Reasons why i dnf'ed
The phrases and words. I had to google a lot plus the galley froze multiple times
The world building. Don't get me wrong , i love great worldbuilding and Stormdancer has it but the descriptions are so heavy. It takes 80 pages to get into such a story and the galley was and my mood was to blame again.
I wished i got get into it. I could have loved it. I think i'll give it a try next year the paperback is out ...more