Angel. I think it deserves a three-star rating and I will tell you why. I liked the idea of a different take about Angels, but the relationship between the two main characters was just not compelling, at least for me.
Angel was such a refresher from all the clichéd YA angel fictions nowadays. Its different take on Angels is a really intriguing and original concept. However, the story became a little dull in the middle part of the book when Alex and Willow acknowledged their feelings toward each other, because I was simply not absorbed. The lines were just too mediocre for my taste, thus unconvincing. And in my opinion, the author dragged their "cabin" moments a little too long that I start losing interest with the whole "saving the world from angels" plot.
And another thing, I feel like the climax didn't suffice. I mean, they've spent time pondering the whole "saving the world" shebang, but then in the end, when they finally had a way to destroy the angels, they found out that it doesn't really work? It's like they wasted time and effort for nothing. What's worse is that they didn't do anything about it. It's like: Oh well, it didn't work. Let's get out of here, then. Better luck next time!
Okay, I apologize for ranting, I wasn't meaning to. But, too bad, I really liked the refreshing new concept of Angels; it could have been a great story, really.(less)
This book is ridiculously popular next to Hush, Hush, and I simply don't understand why. Some people even say that this is much better, but for me, it was just....meh. It was all too predictable. I mean, yeah, there's this one iota of a twist that I didn't saw coming, but that was it. I think that maybe it would be better if there's no Prologue at all; it gave the reader an inkling of what the whole plot is all about, so the end doesn't surprise the reader anymore.
And, another thing, I just don't get the shadows thingy. Maybe I'm just too slow to understand it, I don't know. So, yeah, I'm not really sure if I'll continue onto the next book. :/(less)
Okay, this book completely annoyed the hell out of me. I used to like this series but after reading this, I'm starting to regret it. I mean, helloooo? how much longer are we gonna wait for that to happen? I mean, to create sequels only to delay that? Really, is that the best thing that could happen between Damen and Ever? Isn't there anything more to anticipate rather than just that? Honestly, I didn't like Shadowland because it's boring and disappointing. So there I was, hoping that this will be a lot better. But no, it is anything but. I don't usually skim paragraphs or pages, but I just did it with Dark Flame. I'm getting tired of the delay! The story went uninteresting, really. It's like it went out of hand, out of the main plot. And most of all, Dark Flame made me not to bother reading the book after this. It made me skip Night Star, knowing that it's only going to be just as boring as Shadowland, or worse, just as annoying as this one. So yeah, I'm off to Everlasting, the last book from this series (thank gawd!).
oh, and sorry for the rant. i just can't help it. *shrugs*(less)
So I finished it, FINALLY! Hell. I've been so eager to finish this book, not because it's very exciting that you can't put it down, no -- I felt exactly the complete opposite of that. I loved Evermore and Bluemoon, but Shadowland? I don't think so. Not that I hate it, just that it's sort of disappointing for me, it doesn't even satisfy any of the loose ends from Bluemoon. In Evermore, I thought Ever is kind, and smart, and selfless. Then in Bluemoon, I thought she's still the same though she made a huge mistake. But in Shadowland? I thought Ever has become this shallow and annoying person. She makes new mistakes all the time, she makes the wrong decisions because she's keeping everything to herself. Really, it became uhm... boring? Though once you started reading it, I guarantee that you'll surely get yourself into finishing it till the very end. But other than that, yeah, it's boring, really. *sigh* I just hope Dark Flame is a lot better than this one.(less)