Loving the blood effect on this cover as well as this debut novel.
I stumbled upon this gem while looking for another book at the store. Hone...more 4.5 stars
Loving the blood effect on this cover as well as this debut novel.
I stumbled upon this gem while looking for another book at the store. Honestly, I was not entirely sure what to expect, but what I didn't expect was such an amazing and heart wrenching story!
Nathan's tale is one of sadness from the day he was born, for he is a half white and half black witch. What makes this so unfortunate is that Nathan's black blood is of the darkest and most dangerous origins. Despite being constantly viewed with disdain and treated with hatred by nearly everyone he meets, Nathan is strong, clever, and optimistic in his own unique way.
Sally Green does an amazing job with her story telling for it ensnares you and compels you to finish this book as quickly as possible. Along with a rocky and deliciously forbidden romance, readers also get to experience living in a cage, tales of torture, and an underground system for witches on the run or in need of an illegal favor that comes with a price.
There are a couple pages told from a first POV but I found it to be unique and different almost like you're being woven into the story. The idea of good/bad and black/white is strongly put into question. I also found that Nathan's view on life and his interactions with family and the people he meets to be beautiful as well as a touch cynical. My only dislike was my concern with his instant turn to brutality in certain occasions.
The ending was satisfying and left off with a mild cliffhanger but I see promise in it's sequel, Half Wild.(less)
Applause for Rachel Bach for such an action packed series! The sequel was made to not disappoint as we continue where...moreYou can follow my reviews here!
Applause for Rachel Bach for such an action packed series! The sequel was made to not disappoint as we continue where we left off but with more questions and more drama!
Now that Devi is missing her memories, she finds herself frequently confused. If not by why her memory is suddenly blank, then her unexplained disgust for Rupert the cook, what happened for her to have such a huge gap in her mind and why she is seeing little glowing creatures. Besides our heroine's internal struggle, there is the constant threat of the Fool's trouble attracting reputation that keeps her on her toes and in constant motion and along the way Devi begins to discover new information about the enemy. The more she learns the more the Fool and it's crew grow in suspicion and appear to be more than they seem...
I feel readers only scratched the surface with Fortune's Pawn, we gain more information about the mysterious phantoms, what is up with the Captain's quiet and unusual daughter, and just what is going on underneath the surface of the Fool? Be ready because you will be blown away. I can only fall on my knees in silent thanks that Rachel Bach is a kind author who released the third book a month later.(less)
I loved it to the point of raving, and I hated it to the point of throwing it across the ro...moreSee this review and others on my blog! Melodramatic Reviews
I loved it to the point of raving, and I hated it to the point of throwing it across the room. Which just means it was that good.
You've got Devi Morris, spunky, kickass mercenary, who is talented and impressive and will do anything to avoid the future prospect of being stuck in a desk job. Put her on a ship that is known for attracting deadly trouble and you've got yourself an action packed 330 pages.
I honestly did not know what to expect when I started this one but it was really interesting! On this journey, you'll discover unusual creatures, zombie aliens, deadly secrets, and unique and powerful human beings.
Devi alone is a clever and dryly humorous heroine who owns some seriously tricked out, high quality armor that she loves so tenderly, that we too develop feelings for the hunk of metal. Have I mentioned how attached she is to her weapons?
Life on the ship is made interesting even during the tamer parts of the story, due to the motley crew the captain has rigged up. Who would have thought the navigator would be a bird, or the doctor a race of alien that usually eats humans? Each character is well described and unique in their own way. You tend to grow attached to them all, really. There is plenty of action for the thrill seekers and even some romance which was tastefully written and not a plot sucker.
Alas, it was the romance that left me throwing the book down in frustration and anger in the end, but I am still eager for our upcoming sequel, Honor's Knight.
There isn't a moment to be bored with this one, and everyone loves a little space travel with a kickass heroine! (less)
Can I say I love you Neil Gaiman for asking a 1922 version of your book to be released?
You can imagine the book-gasm I had when I found this be...more4 stars
Can I say I love you Neil Gaiman for asking a 1922 version of your book to be released?
You can imagine the book-gasm I had when I found this beautiful classically designed book with cloth cover, and gold pressed into the cover. Gorgeous.
This book is in fact the inspiration for the movie, which I loved, and so heck why not pick it up for a read? Young Tristan Thorne, half fairy and half mortal, steps over the forbidden Wall in order to complete his destiny of finding a fallen star in order to win his love's heart. Tristan meets new friends, and his pure heart and good intentions help him out of hard fixes on his journey. While I loved the classic magic this book invoked, I felt a little torn. Tristan's journey was very epic, but at the same time I felt it lacked some major action. Despite this, I liked how Tristan became a man when he got to know himself better, once he realized what kind of man he wanted to be and who he was.
If you've seen the movie first, the differences are noted, but at the same time I couldn't help but think they did a damn good job on the movie as well.(less)
This book was amazing, and I might add more intense than I suspected. It's a little slow at start, just a little, since yo...moreWow. Cliffhanger! Whaaaaat~!
This book was amazing, and I might add more intense than I suspected. It's a little slow at start, just a little, since you can tell that Todd is not happy with how his life is. But the action doesn't take long to get started. This is definitely a book where one must pay attention, and the typography usage was so unique and expressive. Though it can be a bit repetitive at times, if you can read past it, it's truly a magnificent read. The misspellings in the book help give it character, not to mention that the boys of Prentisstown never receieved proper education, especially once the books were...burned. *shudders*
Books should just...never be burned. An issue I had in this story, is what exactly is going on with the time period. At first, I thought we were on Earth. Then I find out technology is way advanced and there's spaceships?! And the people on these ships are settlers, and this planet has multiple moons? Sadly, you don't find out what planet you're on in this book...but apparently it's a "New World." Our story revolves around Todd Hewitt (by the end of the book you'll have his name down by heart lol) and his journey, a race against his hometown with his dog Manchee (view spoiler)[ gawd...Manchee WHY?! You were some awesome... (hide spoiler)] and Viola, a girl he finds in the swamps of his hometown. It's a tale of action, gore, and a terrible secret hidden within one hometown that is an entire tale in the making. The villains were quite villainous and the character building was excellent, I could really picture everyone, and their accents. You grow to love some of the characters, as brief as their part is. The cliffhanger is a real killer, you've been warned. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Wow. Just when I thought I had this book pinned, I got my mind handed to me with a grenade planted inside. Set to explode. On awesome. Excuse my gibbe...moreWow. Just when I thought I had this book pinned, I got my mind handed to me with a grenade planted inside. Set to explode. On awesome. Excuse my gibberish, just... still recovering.
The 5th wave, not your average alien invasion book, set to a melancholy mood of tragedy, and the struggle to fight a losing battle against an unknown threat. The story is told in many povs, two main characters, and then told once in two different povs. These two extra one time seen POVs I later felt were rather useless. It reminded me mildly of Darkest Minds but more strongly of Angelfall from the concept of running from a stronger threat, and a hopeless battle against a seemingly omnipotent force. (view spoiler)[ Not to mention that kind of forbidden love thing. Cassie and Evan is like the next Raffe and Penryn, except for some exceptions. But that same "what happens next?" feeling at the end of the book. I mean is Evan alive?! I must know these things! (hide spoiler)]
I truly loved the unique concept of this story, and this is saying something since I'm not really an alien fan. I appreciated the different characters, and the suspense. Strong female heroins are ALWAYS a plus. I was able to figure out some of the parts immediately that were meant to be surprises (view spoiler)[Evan being the guy who shot Cassie, and is one of the invaders. (hide spoiler)] but I will admit that Yancey did manage quite a decent curve ball. (view spoiler)[Aliens using humans to kill off humans unwittingly? Genius. (hide spoiler)]
There was some things that made me cringe, like I felt there was some cheesy parts in the book, but not so to the point where I was turned off. Also, I know this is probably me just being a book snob, but I was a bit frustrated when a "727" was mentioned. I wasn't a 100% sure what that was, so I googled it to find it was a plane. Couldn't you just say it was a plane?!
Meh. Small rant over.
An amazing read, it was worth the hype for sure. Not scary and not as gory as I was thinking it would be. Fast paced, intriguing, and engaging, I recommend reading!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
To be honest, I was skeptical about this book at first. We get this huge info dump in the beginning of the book that we have to try and sort through...more To be honest, I was skeptical about this book at first. We get this huge info dump in the beginning of the book that we have to try and sort through to the point of re-reading a couple of times to try and grasp the concept. But that's what I'm here for; sarcasm and summarizing.
(Plus there's a glossary in the back. Wish I'd known that before.)
Welcome to New Age London, run by a government, Scion, that hates clairvoyants.
Year 20-something or other. Meet main character, Paige, who is a clairvoyant of a more rare class: dream walking. She can project her spirit and did I mention she works in the crime syndicate?
But hey, who can blame her, I mean the government is pretty much a giant asshole. Think "Watchmen" here, people. When some unfortunate circumstances come into play, Paige learns a more dangerous trick with her power, and a guard ends up dead, the other insane. Paige gets caught, and knows it's the end for her, the government has killed for less after all.
Imagine her surprise when she finds herself taken to a hidden city where clairvoyants are taken right under everybody's noses. Everybody's but Scion who plays a hand in this project. The city is run by creatures who aren't human called Rephaim. I wasn't a 100% sure what these guys were exactly, but all we know for sure is that they come from the aether; a place where spirits go for peace and clairvoyants draw their power.
The only reason Scion is working with them is because of these nasty creatures called Emim who hunger for human flesh. Due to these monstrosities Scion needs the Rephaim, thus helping form the reluctant pact between alien and human.
Now you're thinking, what is so bad about a place that caters to clairvoyants? They get to escape from a society that hates them, to a place where their talents are rewarded. Except that Rephaim treat humans and clairvoyants that are useless like slaves, dogs. They beat and starve them, use them for entertainment, for personal slavery, feed from the 'voyant's auras, train most of them to be soldiers to fight the Emim and capture more clairvoyants. Rephaim can also take clairvoyants under their wing, and become their "Keeper's." All around assholery 'round these parts.
Just wait until you meet the Queen of these winners, Nashira. This woman is all out poison, and the more you read about her in this book the more you despise her.
We also get to meet Arcturus.
Also known as the Warden. Dark, sexy, mysterious, and yes, different, from the other cruel Rephs. (You'll come to find that the words "special" and "different" in a book describing a love interest are serious taboo for me.) He changes this story, and helps Paige. He takes her under his wing, becomes her Keeper and trains her to help master her unique gift. He has quite the history and Paige is out for freedom, for a revolution and she plans to escape or die trying. Intriguing, yes?
Now a lot of people are calling this story unique and original, that Shannon is the next J.K. Rowling, and that there is a possibility of seven books. I wouldn't say this story is original, but it's very entertaining, a great read! One for my personal shelves. Exciting suspense once you stick through the beginning, but I don't see a necessity for seven books. (Dear God, please, no.) Just seems highly unnecessary.
The next book's release does not have a date yet! Also, if you'd like give me a shout out on your opinion of the book, feel free. :)
Meet Saturday Woodcutter, a fierce, muscular girl who would much rather gallivant around the forest cho...moreSEE THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG! Melodramatic Reviews
Meet Saturday Woodcutter, a fierce, muscular girl who would much rather gallivant around the forest chopping down trees with her axe, than dance at a ball least alone in a dress! A girl who is a fun rolemodel for tomboys out there!
While Enchanted was a mash up of fairy tales, Saturday's was more of an adventure. We pick up with the Woodcutter family's lifestyle completely changed thanks to the golden egg laying goose, so they find themselves with more steady financial support. Saturday's axe has changed into a sword, and she finds herself questioning her purpose and if she's really all the special since she believes herself to be the only non-magical person in her family.
But once she summons an ocean in her backyard, she finds out that she is more than she could ever imagine. Saturday sets out on her journey, but once she is captured by a witch she meets an Earl's son, a man who is more than he appears. They will need each other's help in order to get out of their predicament, and love will of course be part of the adventure, though Saturday wishes it didn't have to be so.
I once again found myself falling in love with the Woodcutter family.
They are all so unique, close together, and amazing. Saturday is such a brave woman that is an admirable heroine in this book and her love interest, Peregrine, is quite admirable and unique himself, and their chimera friend tops off the trio perfectly. Though the story is slightly cheesy, it is really enjoyable and fantastical none the less.
We don't get much insight into the villains from Enchanted until the end, which leaves me wondering if things will be summed up in Friday's book, or if there will be more? ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* I knew that Enchanted couldn't be a single book! How wonderful!!
I wonder if it will focus on one of the other sisters?! Or the brother! Oh boy, oh boy!
Such an amazing sequel, I want to kick myself for putting it off for so long!
We pick up where we left off in the previous book but some time has passe...moreSuch an amazing sequel, I want to kick myself for putting it off for so long!
We pick up where we left off in the previous book but some time has passed. Ruby is now an official member of the Children's League, and has become much more comfortable with her powers compared to how out of control she was before.
She works for the League doing a variety of tasks, mostly unpleasant. Whether is missions to help attain goods for the League, or questioning prisoners aggressively, Ruby does what she needs to do though Liam and friends are a constant on her mind.
We get to meet a few new people, mostly people from Ruby's team. We have the sweet and loveable Jude though he can be annoying, to the rather bitchy but stunning beauty, Vida. We also get to meet Liam's older brother but with his arrival comes bad news: Liam is unknowingly carrying information that is important to his brother, and possibly vital to the League, which puts Ruby in a situation since she sacrificed everything to protect him.
Things become especially complicated when Ruby finds that there are untrustworthy members of the League that have no problem killing children or anyway who gets in their way of their higher goals. The story once again takes on an on the run theme, as Ruby seeks the information Liam carries in order to protect him while keeping out of the reach of the dangerous clutches of the rogue League members.
Readers unite with old friends, meet new enemies, and encounter old ones as well. The ending of the book leaves off in a triumphant and dangerous cliffhanger that was absolutely brilliant. The third book, In the Afterlight, should be released this year!(less)
Well, well! I found six hundred pages of a delightful read, and I say, I must share it with the world! EXTRA, EXTRA! Hold your hats young flappers and...moreWell, well! I found six hundred pages of a delightful read, and I say, I must share it with the world! EXTRA, EXTRA! Hold your hats young flappers and gents, because this book is a doozy! Set in the time of 1926, New York City! The place where the stars shine brightest and all dreams can come true, its easy to fall into the stride, style, and lingo of the times, which gives this book a posi-tute-ly fantastic atmosphere! And how!
For some, this book may be somewhat of a drag because the mystery is paced to last, and reflect upon the characters, and extend the mystery. However, I found it to be delightful, since we really get some insight on all the characters who are well developed and intriguing. Each a shining star in their own way, each trying to find their path, achieve their dreams, and have a place to fit into. Plus six hundred pages, really lets the suspense build, because the mystery in this book is dark, stagnant, and disturbing, but oh so morbidly fascinating! Each clue, and each adventure kept me longing for more! Once caught up in this mystery and the stories/back histories of the characters, the reading flies by!! If you aren't a big fan of the 1920's slang though, I'd take a second guess on this book because the text is thick with it. My only real pet peeve in this book was one thing, involving the romance. (view spoiler)[ I could not seem to place whom Evie would end up with in this book. I thought that Evie would end up with Memphis the good-looking, handsome, and daring boy but they never met until later and it was brief and unexciting so I knew that crashed and burned. But then I thought it'd be Sam, a trouble maker like Evie, and was able to play along with her antics, who seemed genuinely interested but then suddenly attentions turned to Jericho. Jericho who in my opinion, suddenly and randomly began longing for Evie, and her for him. To me, it was really out of the blue. (hide spoiler)] All in all, despite all this, I'm quite anticipating Bay's sequel because the ending leaves it quite open for much more. And how, in the second book!! Stay classy! ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Loved the cover, its really eye catching and entrancing.
A fun action packed book that leaves you longing for the next change...
I've got to say I've b...more Loved the cover, its really eye catching and entrancing.
A fun action packed book that leaves you longing for the next change...
I've got to say I've been on a badass heroine streak and love it. With this story I was not disappointed with our heroine Kali; an average teenager every other day. But when she isn't simply human, she is a bloodthirsty hunter, seeking to sink her knives into supernatural baddies!
Her life takes an even bigger turn for the interesting when she sees the mark of the Chupacabra on a popular girl at school and has decided to save her no matter the cost. Though Kali isn't exactly social, she warms up to most of the characters we're introduced to, and its quite a variety. Through Kali's eyes, the world of the usual bump-in-the-night creature genre is given a unique twist. Especially so when readers learn of a company with evil intention involving Kali, humans, creatures, and a certain somebody else.
It's what makes this book so fun, since things aren't what they seem! I really appreciated that while our popular girl did fit the usual bill of teenage snot, once Kali got past the facde there was someone truly lovable underneath. I did feel a little confused after some mysteries were revealed for example what exactly Kali was before things began to change was left...cloudy. Also a certain character death left me with a big angry question mark above my head. I felt the death was random and highly unnecessary, plus the ending felt slightly vague.
These were my only complaints since the book was otherwise so good, I could not put it down. Great for a light, action read!(less)
It is here! I finished it and damn it! Why must you cliffhang us, Stiefvater?!
I'll admit to it being awesome though...Dream Thieves was so amazing that I was dreading the end. It was simply just one of those books, the ones you fly through so quickly. They say that sometimes that sequel can be the slump book but this one was everything a sequel should be in my opinion!
After the puzzling cliffhanger in the first book where Ronan reveals his unique nature of being able to pluck items from his dreams, we pick up immediately and get a deeper view into the progressing tale of Blue and her Raven Boys.
Ronan was definitely one of the boys that we got to take a dive into. All those questions about his complicated and mysterious past are given answers, and we get to explore and discover all he does, on the abilities of what I like to call dream manifestation. It's called something else, but I'd hate to spoil it for you guys!
We also get some pov of Adam, after his life changing and sacrificial decision in Cabeswater. It's interesting since he is changing, but at the same time Adam has some inner demons and struggles with the past to deal with.
I had some serious feels with this book as well, since there was a lot of the same old, but at the same time things were changing for everyone. They're closer to finding their Raven King, while all the while trying to discover themselves and what they want, where they belong. Not to mention, what the future holds for them.
We also get to meet a new character who I was honestly, was unable to to classify into one category until the end. The Gray Man is definitely an interesting add-on. Although some might seem him as kind of unnecessary? Possibly.
I seriously enjoy Steifvater's style of writing, how she develops her characters, and how she describes surroundings, situations, and feelings. It was a wonderful, exciting, and amazing book! And I'm dying for the third one!
----------------------- The Dream Thieves?! What a badass name! And look at that cover! <3 --------------- The wait...will be so intense. I loved the first one and I NEED the second!! I am so excited for it!! Its uncontainable!
Very good! I enjoyed it though it's only 68 pages. My sister reccommended the novellas to me, since she said it helps enhance Throne of Glass and the...moreVery good! I enjoyed it though it's only 68 pages. My sister reccommended the novellas to me, since she said it helps enhance Throne of Glass and the idea of Sam and how important he is.(less)
This book! How can I convince everyone to read it? It feels like it's been awhile for me to truly say that I loved this book.
Supernatural? Excellent...moreThis book! How can I convince everyone to read it? It feels like it's been awhile for me to truly say that I loved this book.
Supernatural? Excellent. Forbidden romance that is not overly dramatic? Yes! Mystery, death, psychics, and a hunt for something more? Lots of it. Needless to say I was hooked badly and was super excited. The 408 pages felt like nothing.
Stiefvater is an excellent writer and descriptor. Her characters were unique, and interesting and her story was fantastic. Blue is an eccentric character that is unique and loving. Her odd-ness comes naturally considering she comes from a psychic mother and lives in a house overloaded with them. The Raven Boys, Ronan, Gansey, Adam, and Noah are adorably complicated each in their own way, but apart they just aren't the same as they are together. It's hard to imagine each boy separately, since they are so complete together. Her words help me see each character as I should, for example:
Ronan and and Declan Lynch were undeniably brothers, with the same dark brown hair and sharp nose, but Declan was solid where Ronan was brittle. Declan's wide jaw and smile said, Vote for me while Ronan's buzzed head and thin mouth warned that this species was poisonous.
Noah, unlike his pristine room, always seemed a little grubby. There was something out of place about his clothing, his mostly combed-back fair hair. His unkempt uniform always made Adam feel a little less like he stuck out.
With that I felt like I was there, seeing the two brothers, studying them and understanding the danger of each one. But not only was she good at describing the characters, but her story was secretive and unique. I was truly thrown in for a lot of loops even though some part of me saw them coming. Everything in this book was dangerous, thrilling, and beautiful. To help intrigue you more, the book revolves around an ancient tale of Kings and Welsh heroes disappearing in thin air and a promise that if woken any request would be granted. Sounds like a genie, but darker with ghosts, and mystery.
I am so excited for the sequel. It cannot come out fast enough. Gimme, gimme, gimme! (less)
I was skeptical at first, I'll admit. I liked The False Prince, but as I said in the review, I wasn't blown off my feet. C...moreMy loyalty has been earned.
I was skeptical at first, I'll admit. I liked The False Prince, but as I said in the review, I wasn't blown off my feet. Consider me on my ass. flat. The Runaway King doesn't pick up too far off from its predecessor, which was a literary relief to start out with. I was nervous that this was going to be like Incarceron where after all that pain to get where we are, the character finds themselves longing for their old life, feeling irritable and unhappy with the life they worked the whole first book to obtain. But instead, I found myself reading about a Prince, trying to fill boots that he longs to fill properly, but finds he's a little rough around the edges. He was relate-able, fierce, strong, stubborn, and best of all the underdog.
I'm a huge sucker for the underdogs, the people who throw you in for the loop, who fight and fight until they just can't fight anymore, who care for the people around them, sometimes more than they care to let on. (Kind of like Gen from The Thief.) Long live the underdogs!
The plot was fast paced, dangerous, and exciting! We get to meet new friends, make stronger bonds with old friendships, and repair old damages done. We get to see Jaron fight for his right to party to the throne, and take risks like never before. Did I mention there is pirates?
There was a nice surprise near the end of the book, further revealing the treachery within the kingdom, and we also get some more development on characters who I felt were somewhat skimmed over like the lovely princess, the betrothed of Prince Jaron. I love how clever the women in this series are, both Amarinda and Imogen are extremely clever. (view spoiler)[ I've got to say, I'm honestly torn between Imogen and Amarinda. I have no idea where Nielsen plans to take things when it comes to this complicated little love triangle. But I do like this love triangle. :) (hide spoiler)] I am so excited for the next book!! Bring on the next broken item themed book! Bring on Jaron, and his smart ass comments, and witty humor!!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Not bad, not bad. I'd say 3.5 stars. Well, to start off I had originally thought this book was about Alison, but it is in fact about Tori! So that was...moreNot bad, not bad. I'd say 3.5 stars. Well, to start off I had originally thought this book was about Alison, but it is in fact about Tori! So that was an interesting turn of events. So our story starts out with Tori and her family starting out new. And when I say new, I mean leaving everything they know behind to flee from people pursuing Tori due to scientists discovering her unusual alien genetics in her DNA. It's not boring, but it's a little slow for the first 46 pages or so, and then it starts to pick up and get more interesting because the plot revs into gear; Tori has to take care of the relay or run the risk of Mathis beaming her or anyone else he pleases back to the station.
We get to know Tori and the workings of her alien mind a lot more this round, and we also get to know her parents more. Good environment in the book, good pace albeit a little draggy at times, and we get to meet Milo, who I adored. Polite, sweet and a total gentleman. Sebastian and Alison make a reappearance, and I was happy to see that Tori and Alison have a solid friendship between them. Maybe not BFF status, but they understand each other and are loyal.
Now I wasn't so sure of how to take the whole asexual thing, I didn't take it negatively. In fact I didn't really mind it. The conclusion I came to is she is the way she is because of how she was treated. I don't see her being this way forever. (view spoiler)[Especially because she feels so comfortable around Milo, and finds a lot of positive things about him. She could end up opening up more to Milo, who knows? I'll admit I was slightly disappointed with the end, but Tori is such a technical person, I couldn't see the ending being romantic at all since it would defy her character. (hide spoiler)] I found the solution to their problem to be clever, but slightly anticlimactic. I was also confused with what the hell will happen with Sebastian and Alison. (view spoiler)[ Will they be together? I mean it doesn't confirm anything, especially considering Sebastian sacrificed himself to the science group that was after Tori for research so she could live a peaceful life. I mean they share a kiss before he leaves, but then what?! THEN WHAT?! I think I deserve more than this, especially considering the ending of Ultraviolet! [image error](hide spoiler)] While the book was good, I really felt like an epilogue would've been a nice tie up to the story, especially because I feel like this is the end of the tale. I can't wait to see what else R.J. Anderson has to offer though! ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Will Sebastian be in this one? D: I don't want another love interest!! ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
AHmazing!! I am so happy this book lived up to my expectations! If you don't read this book you will be missing out. In my perspective, this book was...moreAHmazing!! I am so happy this book lived up to my expectations! If you don't read this book you will be missing out. In my perspective, this book was a whole new view on the dead. This isn't about ghosts, and it isn't about a troubled teenager. It's about life, death, and something more.
That's right, there's more! So you have the three main "worlds" in this book. You have the Outers, everyday life for us normal beings. The Narrows, in my head I pictured a sort of go between for these different worlds for it has many doors and one narrow hallway like description with fog and darkness. Then you have the Archived, a library of dead people called Histories. Histories can awaken and they slip, where they start to lose themselves and their eyes become all black, it sounds pretty creepy. Mac's job is to find these histories and return them to the Archives. Sounds mundane, except that when they slip they can become violent and Histories don't bleed and are strong which ups the danger of this story. What makes this book such a winner is the fact that its creatively imagined, the story is kept interesting because the apartment that Mac lives in has a dark back story of it's own which keeps the background intriguing, you have a mysterious conflict, I loved the characters, and just when you think you know everything, there is much more to it than you thought you knew.
Just blew your mind there. But I'm serious, just when you think you've got a grasp of the Archives, you find out there is so much more and that is why I can't wait for the second book. (view spoiler)[ Plus I want Wesley and Mac together. >w> I mean COME ON the sexual tension!! D: (hide spoiler)] The only complaint I have are that I pretty much figured out the villain right away. (view spoiler)[It had to be Carmen, because she was too...vague. We only knew she was a sad character who had a somewhat mysterious past also I wasn't really a fan of Owen and Mac at all, really. (hide spoiler)] I found Mac to be a strong heroine, defiant, and funny. I also thought the grief in this story was appropriate, not too whiny or clingy, but a family trying to recover from a harsh loss. The climax was awesome and blew my mind, especially (view spoiler)[ the key part. I thought the metal pieces were suspicious, but I had absolutely NO CLUE that they would make a key! Fantastic. (hide spoiler)] I adore Roland and Wes is pretty funny too, but I love Roland hands down. Just had to put that in there, that this book earns its fifth star for Roland. He is such an awesome character, I mean any character who wears Red Converse is just amazing automatically! I loved The Near Witch and I'm happy to find that Victoria Schwab has made another winner!! Before I sum up my review I must ask fellow readers...(view spoiler)[ Who wants Da to become a Librarian!? That would be pretty badass? Yes? :D (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)