I have to say this one was better then the first. For that I give it 3.5 stars. I think what really held me off by giving it 4, was Nora.
Like almostI have to say this one was better then the first. For that I give it 3.5 stars. I think what really held me off by giving it 4, was Nora.
Like almost every other person has stated. She jumped the gun on everything. She had no patience for any explanations, nor did she even want to hear anyone else's side of the story. Yeah I will admit, some of the situations I would look at as pretty damn shady but her immaturity and the way she handled them made me want to strangle her. As for Patch, I wouldn't declare him innocent either. There were times where I would have slapped him across the face myself. He did however redeem himself pretty well and for that I will keep a little soft spot for him. Okay, I still think he's sexy in a mysterious kind of way.
The second half of the book is where I really started becoming more interested. Shockingly there were surprises that I wasn't expecting. Characters who I misjudged, and feelings I hadn't felt at first. The ending was a pretty good cliffhanger and I think because of that I will be continuing this series. :)...more
I'm not really sure how to review this. I have read more negative reviews from my fellow GD friends then positive, but I really don't like that influeI'm not really sure how to review this. I have read more negative reviews from my fellow GD friends then positive, but I really don't like that influencing me on reading something I really may enjoy myself. So although it took me a seriously long time to pick up this series, i finally did. There is something about Nora that I really can't connect with. There were so many things about her that drove me crazy. Yet, I understood her in some aspects. For someone who had a father who was murdered she really did some stupid shit. She kept way to many thoughts to herself and I couldn't grasp her actions.
Patch was interesting. I like the whole history about how he was a fallen angel, his purpose, etc but it didn't really excite me. Yes patch was intriguing and kinda sexy in that dark mysterious way, but I couldn't really get any further.
The best action was at the end and I think that's what made me enjoy the book a bit more. I didn't dislike this book. I thought the story line was well thought out I just don't think I followed it as well and got into the story as much a I wanted. I will continue the series though. No hurt in getting a little more "Patch" time in ;)...more
I think I need a moment... someone needs to slap me.....
Okay, omg, did that just happen?? -- Maybe I just needed to slap myself to make sure I wasn'tI think I need a moment... someone needs to slap me.....
Okay, omg, did that just happen?? -- Maybe I just needed to slap myself to make sure I wasn't losing it.
I looooveeedd this book!! A great sequel to Obsidian.
(view spoiler)[First off, I need to say that there were some things that kind of disappointed me. It was predictable in some aspects and I hate that. Blake, we all knew he wasn't trust worthy, nor was he a good guy. I pegged him right from the beginning. As for Will, I definitely knew he was NO GOOD since the first book. So when he was all revealed as a villain and I'm sure most were like "OMG SAY IT ISN'T SO?!?" I was going "UGH, KNEW IT" It's always the smaller characters who you don't really talk about much who seem so nice blah blah blah, that end up being the "shocker bad guys" -- for once I would like a book to REALLY surprise me. (hide spoiler)]
Daemon.....*sigh* -- alright, he totally won me over in this book. Although I was slowly starting to have a soft spot from him at the end of the first, he really stole my heart in this one. So welcome Daemon. Welcome to my list of swoon worthy - love machines. He was like a new person in this book. & one that I really really loved. I think there was a moment on the Thanksgiving scene where I really did feel like shedding a tear and thought "crap, why can't guys like you REALLY exist" haha. Now although he still had his "jackass jerk" moments, he grew on me alot.
Katy, I still admire you and I still think your awesome. But, she lost a little bit of her "badass" attitude in the book. I'll admit the whole mutation thing didn't really help, but I felt she was a lot more vulnerable in this book, where in the first she really stood her own. Don't worry, I still love her though. She really showed her true emotions for Daemon in this one and I'm glad nothing was held back anymore. I admit, even in the moments where she figured out some crazy new thing about someone/something she told someone, RIGHT AWAY! Biggest annoyance in books where someone finds out this huge piece of the puzzle and they think it's no big deal to not tell anyone for a little while and then BAM! Your hurt or kidnapped or something and no one is able to help you because you DIDN'T OPEN YOUR DAMN MOUTH! So thank you Katy, thank you for finally being a character to tell people (the important ones) you found out some big piece of the puzzle that really mattered. :):)
So I have probably ranted long enough. So while I go off and immediately pick up Opal everyone else who hasn't started this series better get on it!! ;)["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
Why has it taken me so long to start this series!? *face plam* -- full review soon.
Update: Yeah this book rocked. Although most of it was very similarWhy has it taken me so long to start this series!? *face plam* -- full review soon.
Update: Yeah this book rocked. Although most of it was very similar to other reads (we all know which ones make that top list) I tried to get over it because I knew the whole paranormal aspect of it would be different then pretty much all other paranormal books that I have read.
I mean aliens?! Really?! When I first found out what they were I won't lie I was actually kinda disappointed. Really, Aliens?!?! I kind of did an eye roll and continued on my way.
So yes, I totally take that eye roll back. Once you heard the complete story, the history etc I was intrigued. Armentrout did an amazing job with this one!!
Characters - Yeah I always have to get into them. Dee - Yeah can I please have a best friend like her? A spunky, excited, sweetheart that only made you smile.
Daemon - Alright ladies and gents, before you go all "OH NO YOU DIDN'T!" on me let me explain. Unless you have extremely low standards -- he is an asshole plain and simple. Any guy with that much cockiness and bad attitude would be a rug under my feet for all I care. Waste of skin to me -- or in this case, a waste of bright light. I'd rather sit in the dark. BUT -- yes calm down there is a "but" he kinda grew on me. For once we saw those "good" sides of him which actually yes, made me like him a little bit more. Who am I trying to kid, I love the bad boys and hes definitely one of those. Plus being sexy gives him bonus points haha. Just wish he was little less jerky in the beginning.
Katy -- You go girl, that's all I can say. For maybe the first time in a fictional book, I have seen a girl actually stand up for herself against a meany like Daemon. There were moments where I had to clap and cheer and spread some womenly praise for her actions. I like you Katy Swartz -- I like you very much ;)
In the end -- I picked up this book and pretty much didn't stop reading it until the end. It was great, really great and I don't know why I have waited so long to start this series.
I will give myself a slap on the hand so you don't have too.
Besides, I may already be half-way into the second so yeah -- I'm with the rest of you fangirls about swooning over Daemon. He's proven himself ;)
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.
This was such a breath-taking story. Breath-taking yet disturbing. It is a truly amazing thing to experience someone's emotions in such an eerie way.This was such a breath-taking story. Breath-taking yet disturbing. It is a truly amazing thing to experience someone's emotions in such an eerie way. To be so scared of someone but at the same time so intrigued, to be in the eyes of someone Stolen.
After Gemma was kidnapped in an airport to find herself in the middle of the desert, with not a soul near her, except for Ty. Her abductor. Yet this boy won't hurt her, could never hurt her. Because, he loves her. But why? Little does Gemma know, this boy has known her longer then she will ever know. Could she love him too?
With each and every day passing in the heat and isolate desert she tries to grasp on to the reality outside of her imprisonment, but with each day that passes, her reality seems to as well..
Could someone love a man as disturbing as Ty? Yet I felt these emotions that Gemma did, in a way almost feeling sorry for him.
That in itself doesn't make sense.
This was so beautifully written, haunting, disturbing, yet I felt lost in the place where no one else existed.
Alright, so I won't lie, but I was pretty dissapointed in this book. I saw the cover and then read the synopsis and knew that I would probably love thAlright, so I won't lie, but I was pretty dissapointed in this book. I saw the cover and then read the synopsis and knew that I would probably love this book. Who wants to read something like Grey's Anatomy meets something like The Vampire Diaries mixed with any other paranormal creature you can think of. So why was I dissapointed?
Who the heck knows.
That's my problem, I have no freaking clue as to why I wasn't so excited about this book. Sad part? I was a good book. I guess at times things just seemed to go so quickly and I felt confused at times. The overall story line made sense, but once things started coming together, it just felt like so much information from so many different angles that I kinda got lost.
I liked Edie, a nurse who worked on Y4 in the basement of County Hospital that looked after paranormals. She was offered that position in order to help her drug addict brother who seemed to care more about the drugs, getting high, or wasted then caring about anyone but himself. So Edie took this job in which the trade off would be that her brother always stayed clean no matter how many drugs he took. The pay off for her? Oh you know, killing a vampire, dragons and trying to hunt for a vampire girl named Anna who might be the only one to save her life.
Meanwhile, she sleeps with shapeshifters and zombies. Pretty normal right? I will admit that the beginning had me hooked. Then it started to make me sleepy, and then luckily the last 25 percent kicked the book back up again. So I feel there was alot of filler stuff that I ended up kinda just skimming through.
In the end, I did like the book. I probably won't read it again, but I know I will continue with the series. My hopes? I would like to see Edie with Asher. Yeah, I know. I'm always picking the "other guy"
I can't believe one of my favorite series is over. Like really over, over. Honestly, my heart is a little broken cause it's never easy saying goodbyeI can't believe one of my favorite series is over. Like really over, over. Honestly, my heart is a little broken cause it's never easy saying goodbye to a series you have continued to enjoy over the years. I held off on reading this book for awhile because I knew once I was done reading it, it would all be over.
Where do I even begin??? I feel like this review won't be expressing the real feelings as I almost don't know how to write them down. I seriously love this series SO much. With all the drama, heartbreak, excitement, love, drama, heroism, stupidity, plus blood, sweat, and tears, I will read this series over and over again.
So how well did Vincent wrap up this series? Effing brilliantly. Kaylee has grown into such an amazing person through out this series that I couldn't have been more proud of her. The leaps and sacrifices she made really showed how much of a young woman she grew to be. Smart girl I tell yeah, really smart.
The growth in relationships was outstanding as well. We all know how much we love Tod, and it only gets better and better everytime. *sigh* Tod you truly are amazing!!! Not only does the relationship between Tod and Kaylee grow, the bond with Nash grows stronger as well. Everything is laid out on the table and we finally see some huge improvement with Nash. I won't lie, since the beginning I have had this huge soft spot for Nash and it really took me along time to get over that. Honestly, till almost the end of this book is when I really felt I could let go of "Nash & Kaylee." Sabine truly was the perfect person for him and it took me a lot of convincing. Not that Tod wasn't good enough cause I knew he was always the best fit for Kaylee, I guess I was just being selfish.
Call me an emotional basket case -- I cried in this book. More then once. My heartstrings were pulled in so many directions. The ending probably the most. Everything went from horrible, to as best as it could ever have been. It's truly hard to believe that this road has ended (for now? - one can only dream) and it's been a long crazy road but it's one I know I will re-visit and re-read more then once. Way to go Rachel for writing an amazing series that so many people have been apart of. For those of you who haven't started or finished this series, get your nose in it asap - you will not be disappointed!! ...more
As before, I found myself giggling like a school girl in this book. I will admit, I enjoyed this one a little bit more then I enjoyed tOh Janey.....
As before, I found myself giggling like a school girl in this book. I will admit, I enjoyed this one a little bit more then I enjoyed the first one. Jane is still as funny as always, and is starting to get comfortable in her new "vampire-self"
The one character who really made me laugh this time around - Mama Ginger. LOL She reminded me of the old hag in the cartoons with the cigarette hanging outta their mouths and the way they sound 100 years old. She was FUNNY! Although, I lost respect for her at the end.
Zeb and Joelene are still as cute as ever, and I'm really happy that her and Gabe are working on their relationship as well..
My favorite still seems to be Dick though. Something about him just makes me smile :)
Funny, good plot, awesome characters, all around great read. Although I'm listening to the audio book which may we why I'm liking it just a littttttttttle bit more ;)