Richelle Mead is amazing. I think I need mood stabilizers myself after getting through this book. I love the Bloodlines series. Each book gets betterRichelle Mead is amazing. I think I need mood stabilizers myself after getting through this book. I love the Bloodlines series. Each book gets better and better. This was amazing. I thought Adrian's POV was going to be a frustrating, sloppy read like Four's in Allegiant (the final book of the Divergent trilogy), but clearly Mead has perfected her craft and she executed this brilliantly. I actually found myself wanting to be in Adrian's head more than Sydney's. I can't say enough how much I loved it. It was fun, smart, steamy. Everything a vampire/human love story should be. I'll spend another year on pins and needles waiting for the next installment.
Favorite lines of the book (SPOILER-ish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!):
The firelight shone on her skin, golden and perfect, making her look like some radiant goddess of legend. I wanted to knee before her and offer her eternal obedience.
"...we will undo whatever that Moroi boy has done to you." I managed a wavering smile, tasting the blood in my mouth. "You sure about that, Dad? Because he's done EVERYTHING to me." Sydney got on my nerves a few times in this book, but that line right there made me want to be her bff and now I am forever on her side.
And I hope Zoe is attacked by a gang of Strigoi, turned, and then the whole Amberwood crew takes turns plunging stakes through her body until Sydney and Adrian, together, deliver the final blow to her heart. ...more
There were some good moments in this book, but for the most part it dragged. The plot made no sense. It was like Roth was plugging plot holes with cauThere were some good moments in this book, but for the most part it dragged. The plot made no sense. It was like Roth was plugging plot holes with caulk. The whole "outside of the gate" thing was so anticlimactic. And then the ending was so predictable. I knew it would be one of them. There was just so much blatant foreshadowing and hint dropping. I wasn't surprised in the least by the ending. I wanted to love this, but I didn't....more
This book could have been 400 pages shorter. From the start I wanted to put it down, but I saw the book as a challenge and I was determined to get toThis book could have been 400 pages shorter. From the start I wanted to put it down, but I saw the book as a challenge and I was determined to get to the end. With the amount of tangents, perspective switches, pointless scenes, and the longest and most inconsequential denouement ever, a modern-day author world never get away with this kind of writing.
Anna Karenina's story was great, but there wasn't enough of it. Levin story was dull and it seemed to take up around sixty percent of the novel. The ending made me angry. We didn't get to live in it. Tolstoy basically writes "Oh this really crazy thing happens to Anna and there were some varied reactions. In other news..." Then we go back to Levin, and must trudge through ten pages of his spiritual epiphany.
This was truly a frustrating read. The good moments were great but you have to trudge through countless pages of nonsense. It's like.....eating a pomegranate....more