First, I give a huge slap on my hand. How dare I? How dare I put this book down for even a couple minutes. Yes, I am ashamed.
This book took me over 2First, I give a huge slap on my hand. How dare I? How dare I put this book down for even a couple minutes. Yes, I am ashamed.
This book took me over 2 weeks to read. I will admit, I put it down and forgot about it for a little while as the middle kinda slowed down a bit. After finally making myself pick it back up again, I didn't put it down again until I was finished. And boy oh boy am I glad I didn't.
This book was amazing. I had my doubts when I had my little "hiatus" from it, but wow. Just really...wow.
The intense way this world was written blew my mind. The histories, the people, the magic. Incredible. Grisha are the so-called "talent" or "wealthy" class who have different gifts and powers associated into different groups. Alina and her best friend Mal were orphans who never left each others side. Oh Mal. *sigh* yeah I have a pretty big soft side for him. Alina soon finds out she has a power that no one else has. She is sent with the Darkling to train and practice this gift in order to "save" them from the war.
Little does she know, there is alot more behind this "power"
I loved the Darkling, hot, mysterious, and sexy. (view spoiler)[Boy, was I wrong. I nearly felt exactly like Alina did. Betrayed, heartbroken, used. Ugh, I even fell for his LIES! How stupid I felt, that's for damn sure. (hide spoiler)]
The beginning I was hooked. The middle I kinda drifted away and was a little bit bored, but it was an essential part of the story I understand that needed to happen. The ending made up for almost all of it. I will be very patiently awaiting for this sequel, as I'm sure alot of others will be as well.
I never liked Sophie, ever. I will admit even in this nice little novella I still don't like her. But what I did really like was that she had a tasteI never liked Sophie, ever. I will admit even in this nice little novella I still don't like her. But what I did really like was that she had a taste of her own medicine and finally she had to experience exactly what Kaylee has been through, although Kaylee's experiences were worse and more times then she had too. What really pissed me off? How at the end she insisted that she was now badass and the Queen like the selfish little snot she always has been. For that alone I only wanted to give it 2 stars. Then there was Luca. I love him and hate him all at the same time! Why on earth would he be so attracted to Sophie in literally 5 minutes? I am dieing to figure out what he is and what the hell Sophie is and for that it deserved its 4 stars.
I should have saved this till I was able to jump right into Before I Wake.
I'm really starting to like Rachel Vincents little short Novella's. How much more could we love them when it's all about Tod! I had a friend recommendI'm really starting to like Rachel Vincents little short Novella's. How much more could we love them when it's all about Tod! I had a friend recommend that I read this after I read If I Die and I'm actually quite happy I did. Now it all makes sense as to why Tod and Kaylee truly have some amazing chemistry and I have to admit that reading this short Novella made me feel so much better as to why I shouldn't feel guilty about what happens between her and Nash.
I'm not even going to get into this one. I am new to this author shockingly, so I was pretty excited to start reading her novels as I have heard nothiI'm not even going to get into this one. I am new to this author shockingly, so I was pretty excited to start reading her novels as I have heard nothing but amazing things about them. I started off by reading Clockwork Angel first. I had a horrible time reading it unfortunately. I honestly couldn't figure out why. I ended up almost trying to find excuses as to why I would think that way, when so many others absolutely loved it.
So, I strayed away and figure I should start reading from this series first, before I was to continue to Infernal Devices series.
Sigh....I'm super upset. It wasn't at all the writing or concept of the story. I just felt so bored. I hated the characters. I couldn't connect with any of them. I couldn't stand Clary, I hated how much of a *insert appropriate name here* Jace was, and I all around just couldn't connect myself into this world that so many people have fallen in love with.
I'm sad, honestly. I really wanted to love this book. I really really did, but as hard as I tried, it faltered for me ;(
Usually when I dislike a book I forget about it, move on, love that I couldn't care less, but this time? Ack. I'm just depressed. ...more
So this has probably been the first time I have read a book and literalWow...my heart...it's, it's....broken.
I had not expected that....not at all :'(
So this has probably been the first time I have read a book and literally had tears fall down my face...like ever and for me that says alot.
My feelings are in a depressed, ucky, horrible ball of heartbreak. Before I get into any spoilers in the matter (which I have no choice but to get into because of how I'm feeling right now) I will first express the overall book itself.
As we all know and love, Georgina is still her badass self. She still is extremely happy with her job at the bookstore and with Seth. (view spoiler)[until that's all shattered like a glass vase thrown against the wall (hide spoiler)]
We meet some very interesting new characters, one being a new Succubus, in which Georgina finds herself a new "part-time job" while trying to mentor her. This seems to be the least of her problems and an old "friend" shows up also. One she hates more then anything...the one who she sold her soul to.
Along with a new succubus, an imp who changed her life, and a love life with Seth, more craziness happens and as always I couldn't get enough of it.
I started this book this morning, and while stopping to eat, do laundry and keep my 3 year old some-what entertained, I couldn't put it down until, 6 or so hours later I finished.
(view spoiler)[I had never in a million years thought this is how things with Georgina and Seth would end. My heart felt like this man was standing in front of me, digging his fist into my chest and slowly, slowly ripping my heart out. I get that he was allowed to have a free pass and get his "sexual frustration" out, but Maddie?! Seriously?! And then have the audacity to tell Georgina he likes her because he is more "Human"? I wanted to scream, I actually think I called him something horrible out loud without thinking. How could he? After everything?! I'm so upset, so lost, so heartbroken, so..soo..ugh I don't even know. I'm almost a bit disgusted. For a man whos "so in love" I doubt he would ever move on just like that to another women leaving Georgina like that. Saddest part of all??? I still love him, still feel like if we all grabbed his arms and shook the crap out of him, he would wake up from this stupid dream and make it all go back to the way it was...sigh.....if only :( (hide spoiler)]
Loving this series. It's probably becoming one of my top 10. But right now, I don't even know if I can jump into the next book quite yet. I need some processing, and some major distraction.
Well done Mead, you my friend are pulling all the stops with this one ;) ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
Georgina is one of my new favorite characters. She is badass in a "sneaky" kind of way. I love the relationship her and Seth havLoved, lovedloved it!
Georgina is one of my new favorite characters. She is badass in a "sneaky" kind of way. I love the relationship her and Seth have finally come to terms with. Although, I did read the synopsis for the upcoming books in the series and I know my heart is gonna be broken, but I will hold on to that last little bit of faith ;)
One thing I really enjoyed about this book was that there was more then one main event that makes the story. I said in one of my earlier statuses, that this book reminded me so much of My Soul to Keep. If anyone else has read that story, then I am sure you will know where I am coming from. That immortal type of "drug" in which the mortals get their hands on. At the same time I loved how we also had to deal with the "Dana" thing. Bastien. Ah, I LOVED him! I know it sounds bad, but I got over his little "mistake" quite quickly with Georgina.
In the end, there was so much happening and so may different angles to look from that I barley put the book down. Actually, I never did unless I left my house. So for that I gave this book 5 stars.
Amazing, amazing, amazing.
So with that said, straight into book 3 I shall go!! ;)...more
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I have had this book on my TBR list for months and months and I have finally started the series. I don't knowLoved it!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I have had this book on my TBR list for months and months and I have finally started the series. I don't know why it took me so long, but I'm glad I finally did.
There is something about Georgina that makes me smile inside. She is so funny, badass, yet has that little hint of a soft spot inside of her that I can't help but love her. I loved that there was action, but nothing to over-powering. The story-line was intruging and yet, I never felt confused or lost and I almost pictured myself trying to solve the so-called "mystery"
I'm very excited to continue with this series :)...more