WHAT KIND OF AN ENDING WAS THAT, HUH? WHERE WAS THE HAPPY ENDING? Oh my God.... Percy and Annabeth.... why why why why why
I won't lie, this bookWHAT KIND OF AN ENDING WAS THAT, HUH? WHERE WAS THE HAPPY ENDING? Oh my God.... Percy and Annabeth.... why why why why why
I won't lie, this book was the book that I was the most excited about in this series. This was the book that all the seven demigods were finally going to meet each other for the first time, and start their quest. AND of course, the Percabeth reunion (whooooooooooooooooooooo)!!!!!!
Rick Riordan hasn't failed me yet. His characters are still what I love about his books the most. Okay, so I know that I said that I disliked Jason and Piper before, but they're growing on me.(At least Piper is. Jason, I'm still not sure about. Something about that guy says traitor to me.... Am I the only one?) But everyone else, Percy, Annabeth, Hazel, Frank and Leo, I absolutely loved.
I have to say though, I expected more relationships built during the course of 500 + pages. Like some nice siblingy relationships or some tension, like with Percy and Jason for example. I felt like there were opportunities for them to have gotten to know each other more, like Piper and Hazel, or Leo and Percy, or Frank and Jason. But I suppose in their defense, they DID have to fight off monsters and enemies 82% of the time.
(view spoiler)[Frank, Hazel and Leo, though. I am so torn about them! On one hand, I find Hazel and Leo absolutely adorable together (although the Sammy thing DID kinda freak with my mind), but then I'd feel so sorry for Frank if this happens! UGGGG. Love triangles. You hate 'em and you love 'em. Riordan did pretty good on this part of the story and I'm definitely looking forward to how their relationship will blossom in the next books. (hide spoiler)]
Leo. He was, by far my favourite character of the series (aside from Percy, of course, but I think that's a given). He was funny, charming, but flawed and down to earth which made me love him more. (view spoiler)[I hated what Nemesis told him though. How he's always be the seventh wheel and that he won't find his place within his brethren. It just makes me want to root for him more. Sigh. (hide spoiler)]
The amount of action in the book was great, not too little and not too much. I love, though, how the demigods usually win their fights because of their wits and not just their skill in fighting. I think that's a nice message to have.
The only thing I was bothered by in the book, aside from the lack of relationship buildups, was probably being in Annabeth's perspective. It's just that, not hearing from her side of the story for so long (7 books in total may I say, 5 in Percy Jackson and the Olympians and 2 from The Heroes of Olympus), it was weird finally seeing what was going on in that head of hers. Especially when she was talking about Percy. I don't really know. It was just odd, like I guess that since we never got a view in her head for so long before, that I made up what Annabeth was thinking and it didn't necessarily match what Riordan wrote.
Anyway, there wasn't really anything that I disliked about the book aside from the two points I mentioned before, which I pretty much just overlooked because the plot was excellent and the characters were just brilliant.
That cliffhanger, though. I do not like the idea of waiting another year.
Okay, so I'm upset that I've finished Unearthly. Really, about 3/4's into the book, somewhere when Clara was out fishing with Tucker, I was filled witOkay, so I'm upset that I've finished Unearthly. Really, about 3/4's into the book, somewhere when Clara was out fishing with Tucker, I was filled with some ridiculous glee that I didn't want to finish the book. I did of course. And loved it.
After being stuck in the limbo of No-Good-Book-To-Read syndrome for nearly a month, reading Unearthly was like being in the sight of glory (see the pun there?). Unearthly had everything a good book should have, an original plot, a loveable cast of friends and family, a believeable main character and swoon- worthy love interests (I have to say, though, Tucker was my absolute favourite).
Cynthia Hand's writing flowed naturally and described vividly without being over the top. It was easy to get into and after the first five hours of continuous reading (with me under the covers of my duvet, flashlight on, 1:00am) I was surprised to find myself already halfway through the book.
The romance. *sighs* It was perfect. It wasn't in that cliche love triangle way where the boys go, "No, you can't have her! She's mine!" and result in some sort of fight. Both boys, Christian and Tucker, were accepting and mature in the end; Christian, with his acceptance of Clara's love for Tucker and Tucker, with his acceptance of Clara's purpose with Christian (I don't know for sure though, for either of them; we'll have to see in the future books). I loved how both romances grew in their own time, neither of them rushed or hurried. In the end, Tucker won me over with the romantic tension between him and Clara, and not to mention that it's FORBIDDEN! Ah, don't you just enjoy a good forbidden romance...
Unearthly was filled with tension, romance, mystery and had me craving for the sequel.
Oh, it's going to be a long wait cause I miss Tucker already...
Yesh! After the little break down I had after learning that I am not getting Will's love letter to Tessa because I did not pre-order from Barnes andYesh! After the little break down I had after learning that I am not getting Will's love letter to Tessa because I did not pre-order from Barnes and Noble, I am pretty happy that at least, I'm getting this letter.
I shall find out your secrets, Will Herondale! Mwahaha!!!