Teen books nowadays, as most of you know, usually always have a girl torn between two boys, andAMAZING!!!!!
Seriously! I cannot WAIT for the next one!
Teen books nowadays, as most of you know, usually always have a girl torn between two boys, and this one is no exception to that rule. Usually, as the reader I latch on to one of the boys and root for him the entire series of books, no matter what.
This book is the FIRST teen book I have read that has made me change who I'm rooting for, and that is a brand new experience for me, and one that I found I really enjoyed. I'm also enjoying the feeling that I might flip flop my choice again over the course of this series, and that's a really exciting feeling for me.
This book has more twists and turns in it that you really have NO IDEA what's going to happen next, and that is SO much fun!
Great job! And I hope the next one comes out really really soon!...more
This was not my favorite of Mrs. Ibbotson's, by any means. I got it because I had read all of her other (teenage) books, and was interested in tryingThis was not my favorite of Mrs. Ibbotson's, by any means. I got it because I had read all of her other (teenage) books, and was interested in trying out 'Madensky Square', but it was not at all like any of her others. (Or, rather, it is just like them, only for, and about, an older woman. That is not, by any means, to say that I didn't enjoy it, because I really, really did!
I wholeheartedly believe that in a few years, when I'm not 23 and far node interested in teenage books like I am at the moment, that this book will truly speak to me. For now, though, it won't be making my favorites shelf with the rest of her works. Not just yet, anyways....more
Holy cow was this book EVERYTHING I HOPED IT WOULD BE!!!!
Although, I will have to say..... MEAN MEAN MEAN!!!! That last chapter is going to be a doozyHoly cow was this book EVERYTHING I HOPED IT WOULD BE!!!!
Although, I will have to say..... MEAN MEAN MEAN!!!! That last chapter is going to be a doozy!
I cannot WAIT for Tiger's Destiny to come out for REAL so that I can find out what happens.. although everyone knows who I want Kelsey to end up with (And, for those of you who don't, it's REN!)
This book was SO wonderful. I seriously cried about six times. So, for everyone who's still waiting on it (And I STILL feel your pain!), make sure that you have a box of tissues ready so that the ink doesn't run in your beautiful new books!
I will also have to say that I did NOT see certain things coming... especially how they meet Durga the second time in this book. That was an AMAZING surprise and, like Kelsey, I was not entirely sure whether I wanted to still be in awe of her... or if I wanted to rip her hair and eyes out.
All in all, GREAT job Colleen, and I cannot WAIT for the last chapter (Again, you are SO MEAN!!!!!!)
This book definately gets it's long-awaited-for place on my favorite's list... whether or not Ren wins in the end....more
I really liked this book, except for the ending. The back-of-the-book teaser claims a surprise finish - and it was... It was rather rushed, left you wI really liked this book, except for the ending. The back-of-the-book teaser claims a surprise finish - and it was... It was rather rushed, left you wanting QUITE a bit more, and DEFINITELY not what I was expecting.
BEFORE the rather abrupt ending, however, this book was REALLY good! I loved the point of view of the Magic Mirror after Snow White's villianous Evil Queen wass defeated, and it really was VERY well done.
It's jst the ENDING, though! The entire book read like it was bulding up to this great ending, where everything would be put to rights and everybody would live happily ever after and all the stories would be - if not over - at least finished. But no, not really. Nothing is ever really answered, all the character's stories (except the evil queen's) end abruptly unfinished.
Still, the book iteslf was such a fun read that it DID demand my four stars - I did REALLY like it up until the ending. A great read, all-in-all, just be prepared for it to leave you wondering 'Well, now what?', and 'Wait - what just happened?' at the same time....more
Oh my goodness! This book was awesome! I can't WAIT for the next one!
Seriously, this book was hard for me to put down. I ONLY did because my friends aOh my goodness! This book was awesome! I can't WAIT for the next one!
Seriously, this book was hard for me to put down. I ONLY did because my friends and I had previous plans to go to the zoo. Really, I didn't even sleep! This book really draws you in and refuses to let you go!
There were a couple things that were a little wonky, like I couldn't really get into America and Aspen's relationship. Every interaction between the two just felt kind of rushed to me. However, this didn't detract from the book enough to keep me from absolutely adoring it! I can't wait to see what happens next.
There is certainly enough intrigue to keep you completely in the dark about what in the world is going to happen next, and I LOVE that.
I also loved the fact that America is flawed and has absolutely NO idea what she wants, and that what she thinks that she might want changes all the time. Also that she really has no idea what people see in her that makes her seem so special. That really made her feel real to me.