Blahhh. I couldn't finish. I got to page 210 and DONE! Where do I start?
Well, the main character. She had no personality. None. Actually, none of the...moreBlahhh. I couldn't finish. I got to page 210 and DONE! Where do I start?
Well, the main character. She had no personality. None. Actually, none of the characters had much personality. They were all very Meh.
The book moved a bit too slow for me. And it seemed to come out of nowhere when Estep would describe exactly how Gin makes sandwiches. Who cares? Now that I think about it, there were a lot of food descriptions. But again, who cares? Am I repeating myself? Oh, I'm sorry. That's another complaint I have about this book. The author was constantly repeating the same lines over and over.
The main love interest bored the hell out of me.
By about halfway through, I decided not to waste more of my time. I did not care what happened to Gin or anyone else.
The only word that comes to mind when describing this book is Meh.(less)
Amazing, Amazing book. Highly recommend. Don't judge this book by the cute cover. There's a hell of a lot more to it than you could probably ever imag...moreAmazing, Amazing book. Highly recommend. Don't judge this book by the cute cover. There's a hell of a lot more to it than you could probably ever imagine. Great author. Have yet to be disappointed by anything she's written. (less)
**spoiler alert** I'm pretty disappointed with this last installment. The two previous books I fell absolutely in love with and read in one sitting wh...more**spoiler alert** I'm pretty disappointed with this last installment. The two previous books I fell absolutely in love with and read in one sitting while this has taken me days to finish. I agree with most of the three star reviews. It's just okay to me. Here are the biggest things that bothered me:
A lot of the dialogue was a bit too cheesy and the story didn't flow well like with the first two books.
Ellie's best friend, Kate, accepted Ellie's world without a lot of convincing...I would say she freaked out when she saw Marcus in his true form after the attacks at the party, for a grand total of two minutes. Not very realistic. And why would Marcus be interested in her? He lists his reasons why when he talks to her, but still...He's several hundred years old and Kate is an actual teenager, whereas Ellie, even if she is in a teenage body, has a soul that's pretty old, so that explains her connection with Will, who has been her guardian for centuries. But Marcus and Kate? Makes no sense. I know this is fiction, but it still bothers me nonetheless. Also, Kate didn't seem all that bothered that Ellie would have to die. She treated the situation like Ellie was just moving to another state.
Ellie kept bouncing back and forth between talking like a dumb teenager and a wise angel. There was no smooth transition. It just depended on who she was talking to.
There were entire passages that were info dumps that I skimmed over and they didn't even seem all that important in the end. The long battle scenes, especially towards the end, I found myself having to reread because they didn't hold my attention.
I remember being an emotional wreck after the second book, but the closer I came to the end of this one, the more I was thinking mehhhhhhh, let this be over already.
I don't know...overall the writing was mediocre. I don't know what the heck happened. It makes me wonder if I should reread those first two books I loved. (less)
The reason I picked up this series in the first place was because it was written by Kelley Armstrong, who's probably best known for her book Bitten. H...moreThe reason I picked up this series in the first place was because it was written by Kelley Armstrong, who's probably best known for her book Bitten. Her two books Bitten and Stolen were fantastic. Her main character was snarky, funny and very much believable as well as all the other side characters. This second book was a filler, that's for sure and not a lot happens of great significance. The biggest thing that annoys me about this series is that it's written by someone who is completely capable of writing an engaging, fast-paced story with characters who stand out and yet she has failed rather miserably when it comes to this. It's as if she just threw this together so she could get in with all of the other paranormal teen series. Some authors are great at writing young adults. Ms. Armstrong, sadly, is not one of those people. She should stick with adult paranormal.
That being said...I'm probably going to read the next book since I already bought it. It's supposed to be the last in the trilogy and I hope Armstrong redeems herself. ;)(less)