Ugh. Seriously. First book I have read after hiatus and it's only a two star. :/ Heroine annoyed me. It was too short for my liking. But oh well, with...moreUgh. Seriously. First book I have read after hiatus and it's only a two star. :/ Heroine annoyed me. It was too short for my liking. But oh well, with the heroine annoying me, I'm okay with it being too short. Lol.
Given that she's a nerd.. And acquiring new 'talents' is good but she didn't use it to goodness. I mean, if you're so smart like you said, then you should have thought all your actions through.
And btw, I hate goodreads on my iPhone. I don't see what I am typing right now cause they made updates and all that to iPhone but they didn't think about how in the world can we review books iwe can't see what we are typing. ::(less)
I just bought this today together with Unravel Me. The author, Ransom Riggs, is also here in Manila with Tahereh Mafi. And since he's accepting to sig...moreI just bought this today together with Unravel Me. The author, Ransom Riggs, is also here in Manila with Tahereh Mafi. And since he's accepting to sign the books he made, I bought it. LOL. And because it triggered my curiosity about the story. Also, I got a friend in mind that might like the book. ;)
Finally done reading this. Been so long since I read this long. Lol. I blame work. It exhaust me so much I don't have time to read at all. Anyway, this is particularly good.
Didn't expect it to be such a good book. Looking forward to the next one. :)
I'm curious about the author's note on the first book. He says thanks to his wife... But it's not Tahereh's name in there. In second book, I looked at the first few pages and it's dedicated to Tahereh plus the author's note at the back. It says Tahereh. Weird. (less)
What the fu**ery is this?! WHAT THE HELL?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Shit.
This book is so good! Sooooooo damn good. And I want to screw people ove...moreASDFGHJKL.
What the fu**ery is this?! WHAT THE HELL?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Shit.
This book is so good! Sooooooo damn good. And I want to screw people over because of that ending! Nooo! Dammit! Third book!!! Please!!!
The whole time I was reading it, I get insanely committed on finishing it. Insanely hooked at this trilogy. It's just so good. I question my sanity. I feel Mara, I mean I'm sad that the only people who believe her is Noah. Her parents doesn't believe anything she say. I was hoping Daniel would since he is incredibly awesome big brother. But like their parents, he didn't believe her. They love her, yes. But they did not believe her. :(
But thank God for Noah Shaw. Aarrrgh! Give me book 3!!! PLEASE MICHELLE HODKIN! WE SERIOUSLY NEED BOOK THREE. WE'LL GIVE YOU OUR FIRST BORN IN EXCHANGE! LMAO. Desperate here!!!
A well deserved FIVE STARS!! Everyone should read this psychological thriller, mystery with a bit paranormal as a side dressing. Lol.(less)
Thanks for the ARC, Strange Chem/Angry Robots! :) can't remember which one though I know they are of the same company. Lol.
This second book is so inte...moreThanks for the ARC, Strange Chem/Angry Robots! :) can't remember which one though I know they are of the same company. Lol.
This second book is so intense. In my opinion, unlike the first book. I mean, Cracked was also intense but the level of difference is definitely higher with the second book, Crushed. Some are expected, some scenes are not.
There are people who I like to get lost the Meda way, too. And I still don't like Jo that much. Lol. Though I do understand all the things she said to Meda. But still... Oh well. And oh, I just wish Meda confronted Jo what the Sergeant did to her more that what was presented.
But in any case, kudos to Eliza Crewe for making a good series, so far! :) (less)
Between 2 and 3 stars. Still thinking if I will round down. -_-
Anyway, for those who knew me, they'll testify that I love Julie Kagawa. I have read T...moreBetween 2 and 3 stars. Still thinking if I will round down. -_-
Anyway, for those who knew me, they'll testify that I love Julie Kagawa. I have read The Iron Fey and Blood Eden Trilogy and I have loved them both. So when she told us she'll have another book coming, naming Talon, it's all I can do to wait for it. Thankfully, here's the ARC, I have read it and somewhat, disappointed.
Dragons. Who wouldn't love stories about dragons? Those mythical creatures. I am fascinated with them. Though, if I daresay, Talon's world is a bit underconstructed. I mean, this could be greatly improved in let's say second book. But I am talking about the first one here so, yeah. The world building lacked something.
I told you I have questions, right? Like how did it started? The war between Order of St. George and TALON. I was given the answer but as I have told you in my status, it was not enough for a fantasy reader like me. In my opinion, I would love to hear some epic reason as to why it happened and more background about it. Maybe, we'll have it at second book, so I am not closing my doors in that possibility.
I also noticed that... The love story is always the same with her other characters from other series. It is always like Romeo and Juliet-y. The characters always the same. Love triangle, one serious, brooding guy and other guy is sarcastic, witty. And of course, the female would always choose the brooding and serious guy. It was like that in The Iron Fey and Blood Eden. Back then, I didn't mind. Even if I reread those series, I still wouldn't mind and they will always be my favorites.
But right now, I wanted some change. Talon is not bad, the book I mean not the organization. Lol. I still love Julie Kagawa's writing. I really believe she is one of the best writers I have ever known and will always have a special place in my heart. Although having said that, I still one something more from Talon. It didn't satisfy me, I know the book will improved more.
So no, I am not closing my mind off reading the second book when it became available in I don't know how many months after Talon is out. Lol. I will definitely still be reading them. Hoping for something better.
At least on my end, it is a good read and I have enjoyed most of it. Hope you will too! :) (less)
Received an ARC from the author in exchange of an honest review... thanks for the book, Megan! :)
It was good. Loved that Michael and Gabriel exchange...moreReceived an ARC from the author in exchange of an honest review... thanks for the book, Megan! :)
It was good. Loved that Michael and Gabriel exchange place. I mean, most Angel books I read Gabriel is a girl and Michael is a boy. In this one, Michael is Michaela. And Gabriel is the boy.
It's just that most of the time, Michaela is so undecided. I get that she was betrayed by her angels. That she lost all of it. I understand that she was so tired of it all, of the war, of being a leader.. but, I do not think that means she get to whine every damn time. So yes, I love that there is Clark to get her on the right track. I love that he doesn't waver. That is what Michaela needed. A real friend, who would stand up against you if you are about to make a mistake or you stray from your path.
Honestly? This book is somehow about miscommunication. If only those Archangels didn't just speculate, of trying to right things on their own, the things happened in here would never happen. Or at least it is not so big of a problem. If only they talked to Michaela, especially Cassie instead of listening to Lucifer, they'd avoid those soul problem.
Cassie should know better than to listen to a fallen like Lucifer. :/ And also, Gabriel... I dunno, but I want him to break out of there without having a deal with Lucifer. That is just plain stupid. No, I'd rather he tries to escape instead of that solution he came up with.
Betrayal, Loyalty, Trust, Greed, Keeping Faith... These are the issues in this book. They are in chaos. I wished they think for a minute of the repercussions of their actions first. Doubt is never a good thing. But it could be resolved by TALKING.
It was a good book, I like Angel books. So this is pretty okay for me.(less)
I honestly don't understand you two anymore. Kaname and Yuuki. IT HURTS to give you two stars. :( But really, you two or should I say plus Zero, makes...moreI honestly don't understand you two anymore. Kaname and Yuuki. IT HURTS to give you two stars. :( But really, you two or should I say plus Zero, makes my head ache with all your mind games and for having a confusing mind. >.<(less)
Pretty good. Though Addy is a bit frustrating. Why can't she put it all together? She just mentioned about Jay's dog tags but didn't piece it together...morePretty good. Though Addy is a bit frustrating. Why can't she put it all together? She just mentioned about Jay's dog tags but didn't piece it together that maybe it's because of that? *le sigh*
I was a bit skeptical about reading this one.. But after I read it, I liked it. The voodoo thingies in here are good. IT was well thought. The story even it's a bit confusing at first, is really good, in my opinion. The only thing I don't like is that heroine is a damsel-in-distress. LOL. But oh well, I liked it and I am so looking forward to the next one. Because it is just not right to end it like that. :P
Finally done! I like it! Meda is honest. Bruttaly honest in a way. This book is really engaging and fun. It was described in oh-so-detailed that I cri...moreFinally done! I like it! Meda is honest. Bruttaly honest in a way. This book is really engaging and fun. It was described in oh-so-detailed that I cringe with the murder scenes she did. And I liked that she goes after to those who are murderers. Avenged them. I like how she develops or should I say regained her humanity. I didn't see it coming when author told who killed her mom. :o
Anyway, thank you for the arc albeit late review. It is a good read! :)(less)
Thank you to Netgalley and Harlequin Teen for the Advance Reader Copy in exchange of an honest review.
Damn. Julie Kagawa doesn't fail. Ever. She excee...moreThank you to Netgalley and Harlequin Teen for the Advance Reader Copy in exchange of an honest review.
Damn. Julie Kagawa doesn't fail. Ever. She exceeded expectations. So freaking good. Very, very good ending!!! I love it tremendously. Seriously, people, you need this book right now. For those who loved the series as much as I. I will try to make this review a spoiler free one... Well, yes, minimize... Try.. Whatever. :P Be WARNED!
Sometime in your life, Allison Sekemoto, you will kill a human being. Accidentally or as a conscious, deliberate act. It is unavoidable. The question is not if it will happen, but when.
“You’re not evil,” he had whispered, those bright, solemn blue eyes staring into me, peeling away every defense. “No one who fights so hard to do the right thing is evil.”
Forever Song is the last book of the Blood Eden Trilogy. And I must say that Kagawa does not disappoint. Time and time again, Kagawa proved to us that she's definitely an incredible author with a huge, creative, imaginary mind. Although she might disagree with me, but she is definitely one of the BEST AUTHOR I have ever encountered. I'm not kidding you, Kagawa did not pay me whatsoever to say this things and definitely not bribed, or just because I was given an Advance Copy of the book. NO. I am honestly telling you that she is THAT GOOD.
“No.” Kanin’s voice was suddenly hard, terrifying. “You are simply using your demon to hide from what you really feel. Because you are afraid of what that means, that it might be painful. It is far easier to be a monster than to confront the truth.”
From Iron Fey series to this Blood Eden Series, she developed really well. Exceptionally well. She EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS. Oh yes. I'm singing her praises. Because she is DESERVING.
“There is a difference between killing while in the throes of Hunger or Blood Frenzy, and giving in to the monster. Once you fall, once you willingly cross that line, it changes you. Forever.”
The conclusion to this trilogy is soooooo good although I would prefer to have another sequel for this. A spin-off maybe because I feel like Allison's story has more to tell us.
I love that Kagawa does not put any unnecessary scenes. From the start, it continues where The Eternity Cure left off. Kagawa, as always, makes me cringe, smile, shocked, gross out with all those bloody descriptions, smirk because Jackal says something funny and sarcastic and Allie is goading him by answering wittingly back. I love Kanin as always. It saddens me to know what happened after but I think it was for the best too.
“Because I know that you, at least, won’t turn on me if something better comes along,” he elaborated. “Because you have that disgusting sense of loyalty that keeps getting you into trouble. And because you aren’t half bad in a fight, either.” His expression moved between arrogance and pity. “I figure I can be the smart, practical, logical one and you can be the pretty, hotheaded, overemotional one, and between us, we’ll be ready for anything.”
It does not bore me the whole time I was reading it. It was fully of actions that you can't help but grip your seat so tight for fear of falling off it. You won't help but read on. Turn that damn page every few seconds or minutes. Turn and turn until you didn't know that you had arrived at the end and you know in your mind that it ends already, that it is finished, but in your heart, you can't help but want more. More stories. More Allison. More Jackal. More. More. More. That is how Julie Kagawa affects me. She is one incredible writer.
He was right. My ruthless, murdering blood brother had been right all along.
I still have a book hangover over this one and I don't want to move on as of yet. I don't want to read new stories yet. But I know that I have to. My schedule only permits me to read one or two books per week. So I need to suck it up, no pun intended.
“I am proud of you, Allison Sekemoto,” he whispered as he drew back. “Whatever you decide, whatever path you choose to take, I hope that you will remain the same girl I met that night in the rain. The one decision for which I have no regrets.”
Blood of Eden series is one of those series I would certainly make my friends, families, my future kids, read. It stays riveting, captivating our minds and hearts. This is one of those books that will stay with us forever. Well, for me, that is the case. I really hope that Julie Kagawa will have her signing here. I will definitely go.
“Humans are ever resilient, and their will to live surpasses everything else. Do not lose hope, Allison.”
Kudos to Julie Kagawa for such a good ending to a riveting adventure of Allison Sekemoto. I would love to have it a spin off sequel. LOL. I wish!!! Really wish. You're one brilliant author of this lifetime. You certainly leave your mark. :)
“That sounds about right for this group. You bleeding hearts are going to be the death of me, I just know it.”
“Can I stab him, please?”
“You know,” Jackal said, kicking a rabid in the face, sending it reeling, “it seems that whenever I’m with you, I’m constantly fighting my way into places I really don’t want to be. The sewers, the Prince’s tower, a bloody freaking church.”
“You are so bloody frustrating!” he roared, back fisting another rabid with the axhead. “Do you really think the cure is worth this? You think I’d be here now if that’s all I wanted?”
“No,” he said simply, as if this was something he’d known all along. “You’re still the same.”
This book. Although I know in my heart and was actually hoping that there'll be major turn of events, yep. It might be a little predictable or maybe that is just my heart hoping for a better events... But I knew. I knew what would happen in the book. I knew that that person... will yeah... lol. What I don't thought of was the one scene with Kanin. >_< I think it was because I like him a lot. And also those kids. I know what happened to them when they were mentioned. BUT that doesn't erase the fact that I love every single scene in this book. It was delivered soooooo freakin' well.(less)
Took me long enough to read this one. I was closed to DNF-ing but I cannot, for the life of me, do that again to Deniz. >_< She finished it so I...moreTook me long enough to read this one. I was closed to DNF-ing but I cannot, for the life of me, do that again to Deniz. >_< She finished it so I must suck it up and be done with it.
One reason I do not like historical setting was the mindset of the characters. Women are a whole lot weaker than men thing, the this is God's will (killing a witch) thing, I kinda hate the society back in early 17th or 18th century.
There is no way that God would want you to kill a human being and pass it as His judgement. It is so wrong to make it sound like it was His will. No. Just. NO. Main reason why I stay away from Historical. But anyway...
This book bored me to death. I struggled to finish it. I wanted to be done with it. I skimmed the over description (IMO) of surroundings, etc. It is the only way to make me finish it. It was so predictable and SO SLOW. The pacing is so damn slow that it feels like unacceptable. LOL.
And yes, I would not be reading the next book. I don't wanna torture myself. I'd rather read House Of Night than this historical setting witch book. I am sorry but I did not enjoy it one bit.
But if Historical is your thing and you wouldn't mind a slow paced book, then you might want to read this. Well, warned you.(less)