This is an absolutely phenomenal book! One in which you start to question anything that seems worth your time. If you don't like the bigger picture, dThis is an absolutely phenomenal book! One in which you start to question anything that seems worth your time. If you don't like the bigger picture, don't go near it. If you value an obscure and deeply sensitive perception of a unreal reality then take a gander and you won't put it down. This is all about physically putting life in your own hands. Molding it and shaping it to fit your needs and habits... Or maybe not! Its a book in which only the reader can determine its value and how it has impacted their life as they know it. Most of my friends have read it now and it was almost instantaneously a favorite and a classic that will have a permanent mark on them. Cannot recommend it enough! ...more
Jander is a breed unlike most. A golden elf by birth who takes pleasure in being in nature and its inhabitants and sun-bathed patches of field. Now, hJander is a breed unlike most. A golden elf by birth who takes pleasure in being in nature and its inhabitants and sun-bathed patches of field. Now, however, he is vampire. Sworn to nights and a painful bloodlust that leads him far away from his natural being and to a mysterious female prisoner that lives in a shack of an insane asylum. Jander falls for the girl with a tormented past and she takes him on her journey of revenge, self-discovery and, finally, peace.
Beautifully written and packed with emotion so raw it can't help but be a page turner. The ups and the downs are so compelling, with elements that most can identify with. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone with a love for ancient worlds, vampires, plot twists and passion.
There is soooo much going on in this book that its hard for me to write about it all. I found a couple of typos and minor errors and a few sentences wThere is soooo much going on in this book that its hard for me to write about it all. I found a couple of typos and minor errors and a few sentences were strange to read. However I love the rawness of this book. Its so in your face and historical while keeping it modern and up-to-date. These Authors really did their research because even though its hard to swallow it does portray long-forgotten magical beliefs. The spoiler will contain nothing too particular to the book itself but it will contain the types of magical practices and beliefs and the kind of thing that goes on in this book so that parents who like to pre-read will already have an idea of what this is like: (view spoiler)[It never goes into detail or anything of the sort, but it does speak of sex being a way to enhance magical powers so a lot of times that is a kind of ritual offering is having sex with a powerful witch or warlock. Again never ever any detail or even sexually explicit sex scenes, but it is mentioned a few times in there. Unfortunately for my animal lovers there are some animal sacrifices when they are referring to the older days of the covens and one animal sacrifice is made under a heavy heart in the modern world. Also there is a lot of death. And not just vague mentionings. Kind of detailed and none too appealing (hide spoiler)] All in all I find it a fabulous read for older or more mature/level headed teenagers. There are a lot of really heavy subjects to tackle, but going on that moral journey with the main characters is what really sucks the reader in and most of the characters are easily identifiable. It was written very very well. The descriptions/surroundings fit the book perfectly, the characters are created more in depth than most, the subject matters are serious and they are presented as such.
Its a fun book to read, but it is also intense and captivating. You're never really sure which coven is worse... And which circle head is the most evil. Enjoy!["br"]>["br"]>...more
Some parts of the plot and the scenery were unclear and it just kind of dropped you in the middle of this alternate world. Took a bit of time to figurSome parts of the plot and the scenery were unclear and it just kind of dropped you in the middle of this alternate world. Took a bit of time to figure it all out but I got there finally and I LOVED IT! Fantastic read, I really enjoyed it and it really got my imagination going. Great book for "sinking in" and feeling like you're a part of the story. Also, great concept and expertly executed :)...more
Such a phenomenal read. Absolutely perfect in every way. It has everything that readers look for: drama, tragedy, betrayal, lust, love, treachery, decSuch a phenomenal read. Absolutely perfect in every way. It has everything that readers look for: drama, tragedy, betrayal, lust, love, treachery, deceit. Accompanying that, it was extremely well written, had a solid plot and pace, intriguing events, captivating anecdotes. It prompts the reader to question the rights and wrongs of human instinct when going through major societal and personal changes, the credibility of power, religious fanaticism and how that pertains to governing the lives and wills of others. Such and all encompassing and powerful read and every line can be related to modern life and the decisions we make every day. When you start reading this book, everything appears black and white and simple to assign meaning to, but throughout the course of the book, it shatters that safe place and forces the reader to take a deeper look at complicated life events that seem so trustworthy and simple.
All around the best book I have had the pleasure of reading in such a long time. So glad my husband made me read it! A solid five stars because I can't rate it any higher. How wonderful it was to read a book that completely shift the perspective of such a classic! A breath of fresh air....more