I was excited to read Blue Bloods. I don't know why, but I was.
It was honestly boring, but there was uniqueness to the plot (Blue Bloods & Silver...moreI was excited to read Blue Bloods. I don't know why, but I was.
It was honestly boring, but there was uniqueness to the plot (Blue Bloods & Silver Bloods) which is why I gave it 2 stars.
Nothing much happened in the book: no action, no suspense (well, at least for me) but I wasn't that bored, wither. It was a so-so read.
Schuyler Van Allen's life changes when Jack Force suddenly takes interest in her. She learns that she is a Blue Blood, a group of ancient vampires that live and die, live and die... And yet she's not. She's a Half Blood, because her dad's a human and her mother was one of the strongest of the Blue Bloods. --
I'm sick of reading "Jack Force" and "Mimi Force" over and over again. Why not just say "Jack" or "Mimi"? Anyway, Schuyler's life is boring, and I hate the name Mimi for that role. How Bout something more sophisticated like... Tiffany, or Michelle? Why must it be Mimi?
“She turned and looked at him. "Ducks?" she said again. A smile tugged the edge of his mouth. "I hate ducks. Don't know why. I just always have.”
Now can you see the family resemblance?
What gave me the guts to give it four starts instead of five? Alec Lightwood.
Alec was just selfish, annoying and weak. I really loved him, especially in book two, when he nearly "came out" because of that fearless rune. I still can't stop laughing whenever I think of that. But in this book, Alec lied, made secrets that were totally just for himself. I just... I couldn't see any reason he should be forgiven. The ending was right for him, he deserved it, though I'm crying my heart out for Magnus.
“Scrawny little mundane bastard.”
This description was given to Simon by Isabelle. This is what she thought of him before. Now, she says that he is not scrawny, and isn't a mundane. I love their "nerd love," as Magnus calls it. Simabelle/Sizzy has been my favorite TMI pairing since book three. I love their fluff scenes in this book. Just get together and make me happy already!
The rest is as you expect. Predictable plot, blah blah blah. I liked Clary here a lot better than I did in the first four. Jace and Sebastian were really funny, loved them! Maia and Jordan just plain creep me out.
JANUARY FIFTH UPDATE: THE COVER!!
I'm super excited for CoLS! The cover is much different than the others. Love it!(less)
"They aren't ugly. More like beautiful things that have had the misfortune of being broken."
Stolen Songbird just might be my favorite novel of the year so far (but it's only February--too early to tell), with its magical setting, beautiful writing, truthful characters and engaging story. This one definitely had some irritating moments, but I guess my overall excitement and enjoyment lessened whatever bad things I felt toward the novel.
We begin the story with our heroine Cécile--fierce, accepting and compassionate. She showed a great sense of bravery (physically, emotionally and mentally) by accepting her fate. At the same time, she still fought for freedom, but not at the cost of hurting anyone (whether it be people she loves or doesn't even know). She also cared for the citizens of Trollus who were abused/not given what they deserved, despite them being trolls and not humans.
At the mention of Trollus and its inhabitants, I immediately think about how much I loved the setting and how authentic it was. We are introduced to Trollus, the home of supposedly monstrous and dangerous trolls--but let me assure you, they are quite kind and accepting. That aside, I am a huge fan of high fantasy novels since they bring us to new, beautiful worlds that we didn't think could exist. Stolen Songbird was no exception. I loved everything from the markets, to the mining shafts, to the palace and everything in between.
The side characters were very interesting as well! We have Marc, the kind one who's always helpful, Anaïs, who was initially a bitch but turned out to be helpful and a bit broken, and many, many others. It was nice that each character had a personality and all contributed to the overall story.
“Watch your tongue, Tristan,” the Duchesse snapped. “Ridiculous expression, that,” Tristan said. “I can't very well observe my own tongue unless I am to sit in front of a mirror, and I can't tolerate such vanity.”
And then, of course, we have our (swoon-worthy) hero, Tristan. At first, he may come off as rude and indifferent, but once we are really introduced to his character, it'll be hard not to fall for him. Being next in line for the throne, you'd think that Tristan would want to follow his father's footsteps and sort of abuse his power. But no! Tristan is gentle (and hilarious) and he really cares about his people, whether or not they are poor or even if they're human.
“I haven't given you a reason to believe I have a single romantic bone in my body.”
But oh, you have, Tristan dearest. The romance (*cough* and angst *cough*) in the novel was exquisite. There was development between both characters and it was really lovely. From victim and captor, to friends, to lovers. I couldn't help but melt a little every time Tristan showed concern or did sweet things--it's making me feel bad that I'm spending Valentine's all alone, lol!
Truly, I would recommend this one to anyone looking for a good high fantasy that'll give you all. The. Feels.(less)