Pretty Dark Nothing is one of those books I went into without knowing much about it, so I really had no expectations while reading the book. The synop...morePretty Dark Nothing is one of those books I went into without knowing much about it, so I really had no expectations while reading the book. The synopsis drew me in and I was curious to know what the book was all about, but I must say that this book was not for me. I will say that I did enjoy the authors writing style, which flowed with ease and I liked that a lot and made me continue on to finish the book. It was the characters and the confusion that made me dislike the book.
My dislike for the main character is what made me not like the book so much. Quinn, who hasn't slept in weeks, is being haunted and followed by demons who invade her dreams and mind to pretty much make her feel like crap and make her life miserable. They never leave her alone and she's always on guard, checking every shadow all times of the day. The girl was a ticking time bomb! But the thing about it is that she gave up to easily for me. I can't stand a weak minded character and she was the definition of it. She always settled for less, gave up, and whined. I mean the demons would start to bother her and she'd just give up and let them influence her decisions and actions. I mean, DUDE, at least put up a little bit of a fight instead of hollering 'your not real' throughout the whole book. What's that gonna do?
And the thing that ANNOYED me the most, was her constant indecision about her ex. Why would you want to go back to him? He cheated on you, broke up with you via a text, never returned your calls, and started dating your enemy...Seriously?! You kept pushing away Aaron, who was a great guy by the way, for some false hope of you getting back with the ex. I couldn't stand it. I went through this torture pretty much the entire book. And I didn't understand why this would consist of the majority of the story. Aaron is what pretty much kept me flipping the pages because I actually liked him. He would give up on Quinn and that would annoy me a little bit, but then why wouldn't he? You kissed and hugged your ex in front of his face like Jeff was the best thing since sliced bread. I would have stopped dealing with her a long time ago especially since he didn't have to stay around
The ending was confusing as well. It kind of came out of nowhere and I still don't think I understand it. So what happened to Aaron for sure? Overall, I think the book had a lot of potential, but certain aspects of the book ruined it for me. If you can handle all the things that I couldn't then I think you should go ahead and give the book a try! This is just my personal opinion. I received a copy of this book through netgalley for an honest review.(less)
I thought this was a pretty great sequel to Intangible and would like to start off by thanking the author for a review copy! Imaginable is still in th...moreI thought this was a pretty great sequel to Intangible and would like to start off by thanking the author for a review copy! Imaginable is still in the POVs of both Sera and Luke, twin brother and sister with amazing abilities to help others with their healing and seer sight gifts. Both are learning more about their growing gifts, but are somewhat struggling with how to handle them. This was a fast paced read with a lot of action! I can't wait to check out the next installment in the series because I really enjoyed learning more and more about these two brave twins!
I swear, Sera gets taken/kidnapped more than I care to count. I just had to state that fact and get it off my chest!
But, to be honest, Luke is probably my favorite of the twins. He's extremely brave, which really makes him a likable character, even though he can be a tad bit conceded. But I like that about him. He's has a fun and bubbly kind of character! Luke has the gift of sight and in this installment we see his gift grow. As Sera is kidnapped, Luke tries to call visions to him rather than let them take him randomly. Luke's need and desire to gets his sister back from those who had taken her was really admirable, but I feel his character is the one always coming to the rescue. Rarely Sera. Now I like Sera too, she's really sweet and caring and only want to help people by healing them if they need to be, but she can be really gullible. She's easily persuaded into doing things because of threats. I hope that she can become a stronger person and continue to grow as a character in the next book and ATTEMPT to not get kidnapped so much.
There was so much action going on in this installment. So many different things were found out, like what Sera's healing to vamps action do to them besides make them human and who actually killed Sera and Luke's family. This was a really fun read and I also enjoyed reading about the secondary characters. And I have to say that I'm really liking the romantic element of this one. The developing feelings between Sera and Jonas and Luke and Fey was awesome and I can't wait to see where things go between those relationships.
Thanks again to J. Meyers for a review copy of Imaginable :) All thoughts are my honest opinion!(less)
Breathless was an interesting read and twist in the Elemental series by Brigid Kemmerer. I adore this series to pieces! I love finding out all the abo...moreBreathless was an interesting read and twist in the Elemental series by Brigid Kemmerer. I adore this series to pieces! I love finding out all the about each of the Merrick Brothers and I've always been curious about Nick. I've never really liked him all that much, but found that I've always wanted to get into his mind to find out more about him. And this novella definitely helped me figure out some things about him. Thanks so much to Netgalley for providing me with an eARC! All thoughts are my honest opinion.
Nick, to me, has always been a wild card in my eyes. He's the quiet, peace making brother, but the quiet ones are always a mystery. In Storm, he caught my attention, but in Spark I saw a different side to him that kind of turn me off, but I wanted to see what was going on in the mind of Nick. And he definitely had a lot going on. Nick struggles with trying to step out of his twin brother's shadow and being himself. I really sympathized with in that aspect because it much be difficult being to compared to someone else on a daily basis. And then we had the big 'reveal' which the synopsis kind of give it away. Eh, it wasn't that big of a shock to me, but I did find it interesting. But, the ending didn't leave me feeling as though he was sure about himself.
Quinn is over the top, but I really feel for her and her situation at home. He relationship with her family is not a good one and she seems so confused to me. I would really like to see how she turns out! And Adam was really sweet.
I know novellas are suppose to be short, but I feel like it ended way to fast! I needed more, maybe just 50 pages lol We learned so much about Nick and Quinn in a small amount of pages that it felt rushed. But overall, I really enjoyed Nicks story and was glad to find out more about him!(less)