*May contain some spoilers* I didn't have a clue, what kind of book this would be, when I borrowed it from my library. I just checked the frontcover and thought that it looked nice and simple, black with one white feather flowing. Though I was scared, that since it has 553 pages, I would never actually read the book. Luckily, this isn't what happened.
As I said in my earlier post, I was reading Finnish edition, and had to start this book twice. First time I only read first 16 pages, and was exhausted. I thought that this book isn't for me, that it's just way too slow. The second time I jumped to where I left first time, and it took only two more pages to turn _really_ interesting. After that I couldn't stop reading. Seriously. The story really took me over. It's truly wonderfull to find this kind of book, these are rare and just.. worth reading.
The main character is a girl named Rebecca. Occasionally she's a little silly and/or childish, but that doesn't really bother me, which is nice for a change. Usually I'm just rolling my eyes and thinking "man, aren't you a silly one..". I could just feel her pain, when she was apart from Lucian. Only thing, I didn't like so much, was the ending. It was really really short, only few pages, and I could've just kept reading. But then again, if I love a book, I don't want it to end ever. Because I feel like I'm losing a friend when the story ends. I'm also a sucker for happy endings, so I did actually cry in the end, when Lucian wasn't human anymore. I need that Cinderella-ending "and they lived happily ever after".
Overall, I need to buy a copy for myself. I need this book to my bookshelf. My bookshelf isn't perfect without this book.
There will be lots of rambling, it's really hard to focus my thoughts with this. I guess I need to read this again soon.
First, the cover.. Not as pretty as I hoped. The cover of Hush, hush is just so amazing, that it's impossible to compete with that, so that may be the reason.
Okay. So Nora's kidnapped and forgets Patch and everything related. I had some mixed feelings when I realized that they're gonna recap the first two books. First thought was, "what the hell, you're gonna make a book about the first two books???", but luckily, the execution was way better than I expected.
Despite her amnesia, Nora is pretty much the same as always, at least in the beginning. I mean, you see your somewhat-maybe-bf in your dreams, and start whining?? SERIOUSLY? At that point I was only happy that Patch took all her memories of him. But we're lucky to see Nora growing even a little pair. First, she's hitting someone with a shevel! Yay! Finally! I've been waiting when the damsel-in-distress-behavious is over! And then she actually kills someone! Awesome! As I've mentioned earlier, I like my girls kick-ass!
Patch is as distant as ever. For the reader, at least. Of course, there's always drooling included from my side when ever Patch is around, but he's jut like a normal guy. You just can't tell what's going on in his head. Well, he's established to be in love with Nora, so we know that much, but that's about it. Of course, Nora is the main character, but it would be nice to know more about Patch, since he is in a kind of big role in these books.
Oh, and Scott is back! I'm actually kind of happy about that. Maybe, because I have that little weakness for those dumb lovetriangle-thingies. I reeeeally hope we'll see something like that!
And then the other characters. I really got pissed off because of Vee and Nora's mum. What the hell?! Someone has amnesia, so what do you do? Tell her absolutely nothing about anything? Seriously?! And what was this idea about Vee hating boys nowadays?? Guess someone thought she was too into boys, or something, so let' turn it around! Didn't work, at all. She was actually nice as her older self, so I was glad to see that at least Scott got some life into her. And Nora's mum, in love with Nora's archenemy. Acting like puppet. Truly annoying puppet! And Marcie was out of her edge, I liked her meaner. I never thought that would be possible.
And what is up with that everytime Patch and Nora are about to.. get down to business, something happens! Either Nora gets kidnapped or the-thing-that-happened-at-the-end-of-this-book (you have to read it to find out)! Just give them a break allready. There's always Daddy Dearest to interrupt their intimate moments, hopefully that's over now..
As I promised, lots of rambling. Characters annoyed me, but overall I loved this. Just not as much the other books. But now Nora is transformed into something more kick-ass, literally, so can't wait for the next book!
I began to read this right after finishing the first part, Beautiful Creatures (see my review here). I really enjoyed the first part, so I had quite high expectations for this one, too. And I really did enjoy the beginning. I though it was an excellent read, when I was half way through the book.
I loved to see the drama in Ethan's and Lena's relationship, I was also glad that Liv came to the picture. I wished that something would actually happen between Ethan and her, and sure, there was some hints, but in the end, nothing happened. Because the end half of the book was not good. I was pissed most of the time when I read it. Since the first half was so good, I didn't even expect the quality to dive. Not that bad.
And that's not even half the gang hanging around! WHAT THE HELL??? Pardon the language, but.. Yeah.
What else. Ethan was turned into Aquaman, meaning total wuss with no brain or talent, just pining over some b*tch, who leaves with another guy, sure, they were only holding hands.. And what does Aquaman do? He blames himself and realizes how bad he has been and how the poor girl is suffering because of him, and that's why she's acting out. Yeah.
Let's also take siren's powers and turn one Mortal into Demon. Also, we find out, that Dead Uncle was saved by Dead Mum, and Dead Uncle is in Aquamans pocket for a while and somehow, Dark turns into Light, Demon into Caster, and though it was only his spirit, which was in prison, he also get his body back, somehow from somewhere, who cares about little things like that.
Of course, there's one-liners flying around. And there's little things like "It was Hunting Ravenwood, Macon's brother -- and his killer." and "With his white beard and Sunday suit, he looked more like Colonel Sanders than what he was -- a killer." That's annoying. Also the fact, that Hunting didn't exactly kill Macon, pisses me off. Through the book they are blaming both Lena and Hunting for killing Macon. I don't know anymore who killed Macon, but who cares, since Dead Uncle is very alive nowadays.
Overall, I'm pissed. In the beginning I was like "Wow, this is even better than the first one, yay!" and I was sure, that this would deserve at least 4 cupcakes! Then, I kept reading, and in my current state of pissedness (it's a word, I swear) I'd like to give it a one cupcake, max two. But since I can still remember the good beginning, I have to give this 3 cupcakes. Even if I didn't want to right now.
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May contain some spoilers If I start counting all the Greek mythology- related books I've read, it would be.. alot. Probably the most used theme in my read- pile. Yet this book managed to surprise me! Don't you just love when that happens?? This brought something new and refreshing to this old and used category.
Helen's a teenager, but she's pretty sure she's not so normal, since she spends her nights wandering through deserts. And keep waking up covered in dust. That would be totally disgusting and I really love my clean sheets, just an FYI. And when she sees Lucas, she.. wants to rip his head off, and that's definitely something new! Definitely expected insta-love, not head-ripping. All of this is explained along the way, so you'll get at least some answers.
I absolutely adored the romance (yes, they start getting along!), and especially appreciated the cousin- twist. I know, it's not illegal to marry your cousin or anything, but for these two it seems to be some kind of turn-off. And when there's Greek gods related you would actually expect something like that..
Anyhow, adored this one, definitely going to re-read it SOON, since I have the second book also waiting in my bookshelf, poor thing.
**spoiler alert** I sooooooo fell in love with this one! It has creepiness, action, romance and it's just freaking hilarious! I bought this based on r...more**spoiler alert** I sooooooo fell in love with this one! It has creepiness, action, romance and it's just freaking hilarious! I bought this based on reviews, and was not disappointed. My copy was paperback, so now I ordered a hardcover-version of this one.
This really was a brilliant read, which I'm always happy to find. When I was halfway through the book, I actually started to check if I was near the ending, 'cause I didn't want it to end, ever!
Of course, there's two guys mentioned, but luckily, it wasn't taken over the top, like in so many books. These guys actually have character and they're not all head over heels for the main character. They're not in war with each other and they're not like stupid drooling puppies! And yet again, there's the "good guy - bad guy"- thingy going on, but it didn't bother me. Except, of course I loved the bad guy.. What else could you expect?
It definitely had some new ideas with the whole Hex Hall- thing and I liked how even the origin of the witches etc. is explained. And I liked the mystery, too, 'cause it wasn't too obvious. Though the whole dead-grandmother-back-to-life- idea was creepy. Totally creepy. I had some trouble trying to read this in a dark room, all alone.
If I have to find some negatives about this book, I guess I wasn't really excited about the whole cheerleader-witches-idea, but fortunately I was proven wrong and they were taken so over the top, it was hilarious. And of course there's the same old "one girl/two guys/add-some-paranormal-thingies", but luckily it had some unique twists in it, so it wasn't too obvious and boring. And I was quite sure that we would see another whiny little girl as a main character, but she was actually really cute, occasionally whiny, but not too whiny!
So I truly recommend this to anyone, who's looking for a great and funny read!