This book left me hanging on the edge and I wanted desperately for Michele to go back in time to find out more about her past. She seems to fit in whe...moreThis book left me hanging on the edge and I wanted desperately for Michele to go back in time to find out more about her past. She seems to fit in when time travelling. I wish there was more about her seeing her father. Or if she even goes back another time to see her father and try to talk to him to find out what happened.(less)
I like how strong Kate is to what I thought she would've been from reading the blurb. I thought that from the blurb that was was going to be a weak gi...moreI like how strong Kate is to what I thought she would've been from reading the blurb. I thought that from the blurb that was was going to be a weak girl who would give into anything, but she's stronger than she looks and does almost anything to help someone that she cares about, even knows. When she begs Henry for her to save someone she thought was her friend but betrayed her. Loyal.
I like how Carter portrays Hades in a different light from what we already have heard of him and have seen of him from how he is mostly portrayed. He is just another boy who was hurt and manipulated by someone he thought that he loves and maybe evens still does. Although it may seem harsh that his house is kept by those who are dead, it is also a burden as it constantly reminds him of who he is and what he needs to do with Kate. It does also seem harsh that Kate's life was based around her future as well as the people around in her life as well. You would think that from this eventually she would becomes someone who would have trust issues but she does come to terms with her life and why they have done this.
Ok, when I picked this book up to read I was just my normal self: "Books!" "Reading!" "YAY!" and didn't really give any thought before I started it as...moreOk, when I picked this book up to read I was just my normal self: "Books!" "Reading!" "YAY!" and didn't really give any thought before I started it as to how AMAZINGLY BRILLIANT THIS BOOK IS!!!!!! until PAGE 1 WORD 1 had me hooked at 8pm and then until 5am (same/next day) when I finished the book. I was completely and utterly enthralled and the book is sitting lovingly on my bookshelf surrounded by (many many) other lovingly cared for books.
I love Amelia's story and how she finds herself in a soul that was taken as no more, making her feel somewhat alive again just by having that someone there and resisting what would've been a consideration to Eli's offer was now changed by her realisation that there is a kind of life after death compared to the life after death that she was living before she met Joshua. (Confusing but yeah). We also get to see the world straight as it seems to Amelia, giving the readers a new perspective that we rarely see from books as most books tell of characters that see ghosts and are not actually from their perspective. We learn about this new world of being able to feel and touch like we're born again into a new world. The book is also seemingly very relatable in terms of finding about yourself and who you really are, like how Amelia finds herself.
I love how there is no love triangle...........I HATE LOVE TRIANGLES!!!Especially being told from the female's perspective about the two guys she wants or are going for her (TWILIGHT ANYONE!!) makes me want to shake the female protagonist because of how dim witted she is and can't make up her mind and then both guys leave because she doesn't realise who she really wants and thinks she can have them both without even thinking on what it's going to do to the guys! they'll be led on and think they have a shot with the other guy as if they're out of the picture! <-- sorry for the ranting but my point is made.
I really have no judgements or concerns with this book at all (and I usually find at least one from most books, even small details I concern myself long and hard about it) and this book had zero, zilp, ziltch, none whatsoever!
BUT, there is one concern I have...................................THE NEXT BOOK NEEDS TO COME OUT SOON BECAUSE I AM DYING WITH ANTICIPATION!
Just writing this review makes me want to pick up the book and read it again! Wow I'm weak...(less)
UPDATE (26.11.11): Today I unexpectedly found this at my favourite bookshop! of course I had to buy it :) I didn't realise that the book is so thick a...moreUPDATE (26.11.11): Today I unexpectedly found this at my favourite bookshop! of course I had to buy it :) I didn't realise that the book is so thick as I first read it as an eBook (it's not that thick though)
Throughout this book, at times I desperately wanted Cordelia to remember who she was and who Evan was. At the end of the book there was a very mild cliffhanger, we are left wondering who Cordelia goes with and how her relationship with Evan progresses as well as how her powers are increasing and coming back to her from knowing the truth and settling into his new yet familiar world.(less)