This I love more than the first book. Its fantastic, outstanding, dark, and awesome! I got totally swooning over Cassel. LOL. I can't stop...more5 of 5 stars
This I love more than the first book. Its fantastic, outstanding, dark, and awesome! I got totally swooning over Cassel. LOL. I can't stop reading this. When I last checked the time it was already 3 am and my eyes were actually pleading me to stop and take a sleep already, but part of really just can't stop. But after 30 minutes my eyes finally gave up. LOL.
This book made me seriously curious, excited, worried, happy and swooning. The ending left me craving for the next book despite of it not being a cliffhanger. Definitely one of the coolest books I've read! Read this! ^^
And yeah, watch out for Jace Wayland's cameo role here. LOL. Seriously left me laughing! XD(less)
After a plague that ate up most of the population of America girl orphans were brought to an exclusive school were they got educated and...more3.5 of 5 stars
After a plague that ate up most of the population of America girl orphans were brought to an exclusive school were they got educated and taken care of supposedly to make them ready for the trade in the City of Sand after they graduate. On the night before her graduation Eve discovered something about the school; what her school's purpose really is, what the students are for, and what will they be once they graduated. She then escaped her school and wander through the wilds to find Califia, the only place were she could be safe.
Eve was a nice character but not very much the exciting and fun one. She gets annoying at times and also naive, but with the way she was raised its kind of understandable. I like how she grew throughout the story, how she learned and realize things. Caleb is a really likable character. He's nice, genuine, and mature. He's smart and it nice to see how he cared for Eve. Though I kind of think that the developing feelings between Eve and Caleb was a bit rush.
Eve is an easy, light read especially for a dystopian novel. In this time of the world, girl orphans are taught to hate men, that they are dangerous, perilous and known to only take advantages to the opposite sex. When Eve escaped she met Caleb and a lot more of them and learned that what was taught to them were mostly untrue. The concept was a bit appalling but also interesting, the idea of girl being use just to sire babies, lots of babies was a bit disgusting but also made me curious. I was excited once Eve discovered it because, well, there goes the action and adventure. And also with the King wanting Eve to be the sire of his heir it became more stirring and thrilling. However sometimes there are parts of the book that are a bit dull. And there were less action that what I would have expected.
Nevertheless it was a good and enjoyable read. I can see potential from this book. And lets see if the second book can pull it off. :DD
Honestly, I love this more than the Mortal Instruments. They are both great but this one has some kind of a unique appeal on me. Or maybe...more5 of 5 stars
Honestly, I love this more than the Mortal Instruments. They are both great but this one has some kind of a unique appeal on me. Or maybe I just really love Victorian era London. Haha. But first of all, can I just thank Cassandra Clare for writing this incredibly awesome book. And for making me so happy. Dude, Cassie's just really genius. This is really wonderful. The settings, the plot, the characters. The twists are cool and whenever I figured out some connections from TMI I just felt completely awed.
And yeah, I ship Tessa and Will really hard. Even though what he did to Tessa on the last part was really rude and heart aching. Jem is good and I do love the guy too and I think Tessa really does deserves someone like him. Its just that I think Tessa is exactly what Will needed. And I really don't think Will mean everything he said on the attic. Will is physically strong but he's really emotionally weak. And I think being weak emotionally is way more self-destructive than being physically weak. Not that I don't sympathize with Jem's condition. But I think I understand Will. The guy loves Tessa and he really does cares for her, there's just something holding him back. I don't think that Will is really a rude, emotionless guy and I don't want to judge him yet. There's still a lot of things we needed to learn more about him. I hope the Clockwork Prince will answer tons of questions I had after reading this. ^^
This is a great book. I highly recommend this. A must read! :))
I wasn't so sure about this one until I've seen so many of my friends give this a high rating and a positive review. I wasn't really planning to reque...moreI wasn't so sure about this one until I've seen so many of my friends give this a high rating and a positive review. I wasn't really planning to request this when I saw this in Netgalley, I think I actually kinda brushed it off but when lots of positive reviews started popping out, I realize what a wrong move I did. So I run off (fast) to Netgalley hoping it was still up there. Fortunately, it was and I was able to request it (Yay!). And boy, I tell you, this book did not disappoint. It is abso-freaking-lutely awesome! :D
Ananna is a very appealing character. She's honest, impulsive and could be so stubborn to sometimes, which I think just added more to her appeal. She's a brave, caring and compassionate character though she could be harsh sometimes especially with the ways she talks but you can see from her actions that she's genuinely kind. I love how she took responsibility with her actions and decisions and face the consequences with it.
Naji on the other hand was a very enigmatic one. I love discovering more of him and see different sides of him as he let some of it slip. He was a skillful and deadly assassin, kinda aloof but I love that the author let us sometimes see a vulnerable side of him making it more easy to reach and connect with his character. I especially loved it when Ananna gets to be so protective of him whenever people make remarks with his scar.
The world-building is wonderfully done. I enjoyed the journey this two had into finding a way to break the curse. It was actually a fun one, they discovered and learned a lot of things, met other people and faced different obstacles. I love how it made us see and learn more about their world. The writing is very well-paced too. It was smooth and very easy to follow. I actually sped through this. The ending though a bit anticlimactic still offered something more for us to look forward in the next book.
The Assassin's Curse is a very fun and entertaining read. I enjoyed every bit of it, the world, the characters, their journey and all the other stuff with it. I'm absolutely looking forward for more. I highly recommend this.
The first dystopian book I'd ever read. Absolutely incredible. One of the best. The story did remind me of Battle Royale, but whatever. Th...more5 of 5 stars
The first dystopian book I'd ever read. Absolutely incredible. One of the best. The story did remind me of Battle Royale, but whatever. They are different. This book gave me a lot of emotions while reading it. Some people may say that this is too violent or brutal or disturbing but I think this book had clearly showed the importance of love, life, and freedom. You can learn a lot from this book. This is magnificent read. Read this! :)) (less)
Finally finished this book! I can't believe I let weeks pass not reading this. OTL. Anyway, I love it! It is sooo unpredictable that it...more4.5 of 5 stars
Finally finished this book! I can't believe I let weeks pass not reading this. OTL. Anyway, I love it! It is sooo unpredictable that it would force you to keep reading until your eyelids can't take it anymore. LOL. And the ending was seriously OHMAYGAHD! I mean the epilogue, I thought everything is going to be fine and the Gladers will be fighting Wicked, but then that's just another plan of the Wicked. Its kind of a brutal cliffhanger. I started right away to Scorch Trials after finishing it. Haha. I highly recommend this one. A good read indeed. :)))(less)
Took me a long time to finish this one ( I was in a three-day vacation and wasn't able to read anything and believe me, I was suddenly so...more5 of 5 stars
Took me a long time to finish this one ( I was in a three-day vacation and wasn't able to read anything and believe me, I was suddenly so excited to get back home because I remembered I had to read this one. LOL)
Anyway, its amazing and wonderful, really. The way James Dashner wrote it, it was really awesome and effective. I get so affected with the turn out of events, I mean like when things are really getting complicated it frustrates me like I wanted to jump in the story and help them. LOL. And also when he give clues, my god, its so little it leaves me seriously crazy and frustrated just as much as the characters in the story are. I craved for more information that lead me to read it nonstop. And I can't believe I hated Teresa for a little while, I wanted to trust her but it was so convincing that I really almost believe she's the bad one. OTL. And then I kinda hated Thomas for not being able to forgive Teresa easily, even though she did it for him. I know I should be able to understand him, but I kind of having a bad feeling that he might not end up with Teresa. OTL. I almost threw my phone (I was reading using my phone)when he said he suddenly missed Brenda! >:/ I don't wanna hate Brenda, but... she's kind of a threat! I want Thomas and Teresa! I can't let her get in the way. And lastly, the ending. A cliffhanger, again. James did it again! It was kind of brutal for me. <:/ I need the third book now. One more month to wait.
SEE? I'M KINDA OVERREACTING, SERIOUSLY. BUT ITS JUST REALLY AMAZING I NEED TO TAKE THIS OUT. LOL. ANYHOO, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS GUYS! A REALLY REALLY AWESOME, AMAZING, WONDERFUL READ! :)))(less)
Wow! This book is just incredibly beautiful and absolutely awesome! This is not your typical angel kind of novel. The idea of angels in a...more5 of 5 stars
Wow! This book is just incredibly beautiful and absolutely awesome! This is not your typical angel kind of novel. The idea of angels in a post apocalyptic setting really did get my interest. The plot was uniquely cool, the world-building was amazing, the twists and actions were mind-boggling and the character were all kick-ass! I can almost say that this could be as good as the Hunger Games!
Penryn is a great character. She's strong, brave, kind, resourceful and loyal. She knows how to fight and it was amazing that she know a lot of martial arts yet she barely uses it unless she really needs it for her and her family's survival. She cares for her family very much, she'd do anything for them even if that means allying herself with an enemy. One thing I so notice about her that is quite different from most YA heroines is that she doesn't easily get distracted from her priorities even though she's with someone who is achingly gorgeous. Yes, she noticed that Raffe is devastatingly good looking but she doesn't actually fantasize on any romantic possibility between them yet. She does seem to care and had been really loyal to him though.
Raffe is an angel that was saved by Penryn when his wings were cut off. He's definitely mysterious. I was actually a bit surprised that he could actually make jokes and be sarcastic. From the most parts of the book it was clear that his only concern was just to get his wings back. He doesn't even seem to be grateful for Penryn saving him. That his and Penryn's partnership is just purely a partnership. That being friend with her is impossible. But during the last part some of his actions do indicate that he may have really cared for Penryn.
There's hardly any romance in this book. But I can say there could be a possibility. The relationship between Penryn and Raffe is more like companionship and friendship. I love to have a romance between the two but right now I like it just how the author is developing their relationship, slow but more believable.
There were those gruesome parts that made me cringe but also made me feel awed. Haha. Weird, I know. The description was vivid and it was appalling but somehow it has a positive effect on me. When I was reading it I felt like I was watching a movie. And it made me more curious and excited. The thing about Penryn's mom was also weird and creepy but I think there is really something more about it.
Everything that happened on the last part left me seriously craving for the next book. The way Ee wrote it was just really amazing. This is one hell of an awesome debut novel! I highly recommend this, everyone! A must read! :))
Totally love this book! And yes, Sophie! One of the coolest and funniest heroine I'd ever met. Haha! I recommend thi...more4.5 of 5 stars
Totally love this book! And yes, Sophie! One of the coolest and funniest heroine I'd ever met. Haha! I recommend this guys! The writing is good and funny, the concept is cool and the characters are really great. I did a lot of laughing, grinning, spazzing and swooning while reading this. I seriously enjoyed this book. ^^(less)
Instant favorite! Now this book's on the list of my favorite books ever! I can't believe I just started reading this series now. I have be...more5 of 5 stars
Instant favorite! Now this book's on the list of my favorite books ever! I can't believe I just started reading this series now. I have been seeing this on a lot of book blogs but I didn't think that it would be really great. Faeries just didn't appeal to me that much. I have read Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr. It was a nice read though I struggle a little and got confused with some faerie details. It left me that impression about faerie type of novels. Just then I saw a lot of book blogs spazz over the The Iron Knight, so I checked the serious out and saw a lot of good reviews. A lot of my friends here in goodreads too have read it and gave high ratings. And that's when I decided to read this series. And it never failed me! This is absolutely a gorgeous book!
It didn't got me confused and I read it straight and smooth. I enjoyed it very much. The characters and their adventures were really interesting and exciting. Meghan, our heroine, who turned out to be the daughter of Oberon, King of the Seelie Court, was really adorable, she was brave and I admire how much she cares for those who were important to her. She has a bestfriend, Puck/Robin Goodfellow, who was actually a faerie whom the King ordered to protect her and keep her from the Faerie world. He was cool and funny, made a lot of jokes and took things light and easy. And then there was Prince Ash *swoooooons* who was the youngest son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I like him! Like I really really like him. LOL. (I was so sure of myself that I am in Team Ash even though I was still on the first part of the book and he hasn't gotten a seen. Seriously, me!) He was mysterious and he was achingly gorgeous, infuriatingly handsome and devastatingly hot. Alright, I'm over reacting but seriously he was just hot. He and Meghan had a bargain that if Ash would help her rescue her brother from the Iron Fey she would willingly give herself to the Unseelie Court. However...they fell in love. Which wasn't really good because both were from rival courts. Which also made the story even more really interesting.
Julie Kagawa's writing was impressive. The idea about the Iron Fey was really cool and unique. I just started reading the second book and I'm looking forward for more interesting twists and exciting adventures, and of course on how Meghan and Ash will work their feelings for each other. I recommend this book! I had a lot of fun reading this! :))
And why are there only 5 stars here to rate? I can give this book a million stars! OH MY GOD. Now I'm obsessed with this series. I don't k...more5 of 5 stars
And why are there only 5 stars here to rate? I can give this book a million stars! OH MY GOD. Now I'm obsessed with this series. I don't know how to explain how much this book got me. I just love this. LOL. Its like magic. :))
Alright, as with the first book this sequel offered a lot of more exciting adventures, shocking twists and brilliant ideas. Ash became a traitor of his own court when he decided to take Meghan and bring him back to the Summer Court but also had put up his mind that they can't really be together. Also with the threat of the new Iron King and the stealing of the scepter everything had become more complicated.
A lot of times while reading this I caught myself holding my breath. Though I really had a lot of fun reading this book, things were really unpredictable and I can't help myself but to wonder and constantly worry. (Haha, I'm that kind of reader. I get emotionally attached to the character that I care for their relationship more than mine. LOL.) Especially with Ash and Meghan's relationship and then with Puck getting back to the seen and confessing. Yay, so yeah, though Puck was the other guy and I'm on Team Ash I didn't really got annoyed with him, in fact I was able to like him more in this book. He was the kind of character who doesn't push or force himself to the girl he likes. He seemed to understand and respect what Meghan was feeling for Ash and didn't go over the limits. He just wait and continued to be loyal to Meghan. And I respect him for that. He was really a wonderful character.
In this book, they also met Leanansidhe, the Queen of the Exiles. And I like her. Though, of course she sometimes was scary, I think, so far, she was the most generous faery I ever met (in this book). She was smart and wise, offering her help to Meghan to bring back the scepter and fight the Iron Fey even though she was an exile and doesn't really have to care for the Nevernever. She thought that it would also affect them badly if the Iron Fey won. The part I like the most with Leanansidhe was when she brought Meghan shopping and spa to have a full make over to disguise Meghan as an employee of SciCorp. She seemed to be more human that faery that time. ^^
Ironhorse had become also their friend and ally at this part. I was surprised when he vowed to protect Meghan with his life and to help them defeat the fake Iron king. I liked how he became really protective over Meghan and served her like she was his real princess. Sadly, he died sacrificing himself to save Meghan and saying in his last breath that it was an honor, saving his queen. I found that really touching since Ironhorse was an Iron Fey.
The last part was really WHOA~! Haha. They got the scepter and brought it back to Mab to stop the war between the Summer and Winter. However when Meghan gave it to Mab instead of being grateful and all she went being narrow minded and bitchy. God, I was really annoyed with her, she was a faery queen but had mind of a fly (well, I think in terms of being rational). But thankfully, Puck and Ash came with a proof that the Iron Fey was real and that Rowan was the real traitor. So Mab ,thankfully, believed and asked Ash to go back to the Unseelie court, become the heir of the throne and remove any connection from Meghan, however....he declined.(Yay! My heart was pounding really hard at this part)He told them he can't because he loved her. (And I just died at that part). I think I should stop here, I know no one reads this but just in case someone reads this I don't wanna spoil him/her the ending. So yeah, let's just it was ASDADAJKFFDJHFKAJAOE! :)))
A fun, gorgeous, wonderful read! Totally love this. Two thumbs up for Kagawa for doing such a magic! >:DDDD
This book is HELL SUPERB! Words aren't enough to describe how great this book is. I was very much astounded, impressed, and surprised. I h...more5 of 5 stars
This book is HELL SUPERB! Words aren't enough to describe how great this book is. I was very much astounded, impressed, and surprised. I had all kinds of emotion surging on me while reading this. Julie Kagawa never failed to impress me.
The story goes off after Ash and Meghan got exiled from the Nevernever. Learning that despite being an exile,the fake Iron King was still after her, Meghan decided to face them and do what she had to do to protect her family and love ones and as well as the whole of the Nevernever. This is a story about love, friendship, loyalty and faith. With its great world build-up and character development this is one hell of an epic story. :))
Okay, I really don't know how I should start this review. So much are coming on my mind and when I try to put them together, bam! I don't know which one to say first or how I am going to tell it. Suddenly I don't know how to express them, they are seriously overwhelming. So yeah, maybe let's just start with my say to each character in this book.
Meghan Chase. I love how her character developed in this book. She had always been protective over the people she loved and she would do everything to keep them safe. In this book she still is, but she had grown mature and wise. No more of the teenage mortal girl who only wanted her normal life and family in her mortal world. This time she had accepted what she is and what she had to do. She had her weakness and doubts but she was able to find a way to overcome them. Her decision and sacrifice at the last part was totally heart breaking (I cried at that part) but I know that she made a right decision and that was for the best.
Ash. I saw a lot more of his emotion in this part of the series. He had been more open in this book. Dude, I can see how much in love he is to Meghan and I got totally swooned. Everything he did was for Meghan and God, I had goosebumps when Meghan asked him to be her knight and he did the Oath.
"My name is Ashallyn'darkmyr Tallyn, third son of the Unseelie Court...Let it be known--from this day forth, I vow to protect Meghan Chase, daughter of the Summer King, with my sword, my honor, and my life. Her desires are mine. Her wishes are mine. Should even the world stand against her, my blade will be at her side. And should it fail to protect her, let my own existence be forfeit. This I swear, on my honor, my True Name, and my life. From this day on..." His voice went even softer, but I still heard it as though he whispered it into my ear. "I am yours."
This part was just really OH MY GOD. I couldn't breathe and I was as happy as Meghan was. This was one of the best parts. After the oath was also the first time he said 'I love you' directly to Meghan. Gahd, it felt like I was the one in love. And so when I reached the last part, It also felt like I got really heart broken. I cried. It was my birthday Eve and I was crying. I was crying for Ash and Meghan. I don't blame Meghan for making such decision, that was the right thing. But I admire Ash for what he did on the last part. He vowed that he will do everything, that he will never give up and he will find a way. And that made me a little relieved but still the effects of the last part did crushed my heart.
So yeah! I'm counting on you Ash! I'm almost at the half part of The Iron Knight and I know you'll make it. Don't let me fall. :))
Puck. The ever so funny, witty, hilarious Puck. Just like what I said on my previous review, he is a very respectable character. Despite being all comical, easy-going, sarcastic and funny, you know he is very loyal to Meghan and he respected and supported every decision she made. Even though she broke his heart and chose Ash over him. He has accepted it even though obviously he's still in love with her. He never left her side. And I have always respected him more and more with every Iron Fey book I read. He is definitely one of the characters I admire most in all the books I've read. :))
Grimalkin. Yeah, the smartest character in this book is a cat. Why? Because he's a cat. LOL. This cat though most of times is really intimidating and would suddenly vanished like poof, he never fail to come when he is needed most and always offer his help (well, of course there's a price but his price are reasonable, I think at least)
The last part of the book had me seriously twisted. LOL. I had felt a lot of emotions all at the same time. The twists and realizations were shocking and amazing. Kagawa really did a great job. So all in all, a million stars again for this book. Haha. Yeah, I'm serious. This book is magic. I highly recommend this! :))