Its just one big outpouring of vile hatred, mostly aimed towards women. Frankly, Nick and Amy deservGod.
I wish I could scrub this book from my memory.
Its just one big outpouring of vile hatred, mostly aimed towards women. Frankly, Nick and Amy deserve one another.
I resisted reading this for ages fairly certain that I wouldn't like it. I'm not sure why I changed my mind - I think the trailer for the upcoming film looked quite interesting so I picked it up. I really wish I hadn't.
An incredibly slow, plodding beginning (or first half of the novel really), that I forced myself to continue as I knew there was a 'huge' twist around the halfway mark. Of course, the so-called twist is completely obvious from page 1 but I guess I wanted to confirm whether or not I was correct or whether this book was as brilliant and clever as everyone has made it out to be and would surprise me.
Spoiler. Its not and it didn't.
To be fair, the second half is definitely a page turner. Its difficult to look away as you discover just how bat-shit crazy these characters really are. Its like watching a train wreck - you hate yourself but you can't seem to look away until finally the book just... ends. In a way I'm not even sure what the whole point of the story was in the first place.
A must read for fans of the series, however I do have to admit a small part of me is disappointed this wasn't a full length novel. Hell, lets be honesA must read for fans of the series, however I do have to admit a small part of me is disappointed this wasn't a full length novel. Hell, lets be honest, what I really want is a new trilogy of novels that follow Kat now that she's grown up. Sadly, it looks like that's not meant to be.
Courting Magic is a novella, so naturally everything was wrapped up very quickly. The romance could definitely have surpassed Angeline/Frederick heights, had it had the chance to be built upon and explored over several books. As it is, I'm just grateful we got to see Alexander and Kat working together again, even if their relationship felt very rushed (a little too rushed for my tastes). However, what scenes we did get between the two of them I loved. (Oh what could have been!....)
My old favourite, Frederick, was wonderful as ever, though the length of this one means we don't get to see much of other familiar faces. However I did rather enjoy the little sideline romance with Lucy.
So there you have it. Burgis is a wonderful writer and seamlessly picks up with her characters five years later. Kat is older, less likely to completely dive headfirst into trouble without somewhat considering the consequences, more conscious of her reputation as young woman (and not to mention a little preoccupied with thoughts of a certain young man), but she is still the same stubborn, no-nonsense, forthright Kat we all know and love. I really wish we could have had more time to get to know this Kat a little better.
To be honest this isn't the kind of book I enjoy anyway, regardless of liking the author's work in general, so perhaps my review should bEh. It's OK.
To be honest this isn't the kind of book I enjoy anyway, regardless of liking the author's work in general, so perhaps my review should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Come Back to Me read pretty much like any other NA book involving a marine love interest. Predictable from start to finish, in fact, so much so, I wondered several times whether I had actually already read this one before.
A little lacklustre. The protagonist isn't as intelligent or as cunning as I like my heroines to be - and the story didn't really feel like it went anA little lacklustre. The protagonist isn't as intelligent or as cunning as I like my heroines to be - and the story didn't really feel like it went anywhere. The characters are very run of the mill and I didn't find myself invested in their stories but I felt compelled enough to read through to the end. ...more