This was such an interesting and completely new story! This was the kind of book that always kept you surprised. I didn't see anything coming! I loved...moreThis was such an interesting and completely new story! This was the kind of book that always kept you surprised. I didn't see anything coming! I loved how there's sea monsters in this book, and the whole First Ones ordeal was pretty amazing. Trespass Island is a dark place filled with secrets, but is also filled with love and friendship. I very much enjoyed reading Revel.(less)
WOWThe Dollhouse Asylum was such a sick, twisted, and beautiful story. It will leave you breathless and white-knuckled. I never knew what to expect, e...moreWOWThe Dollhouse Asylum was such a sick, twisted, and beautiful story. It will leave you breathless and white-knuckled. I never knew what to expect, everything just came as a shock. I really hope there will be a second book. Amazing, Mary Gray!(less)
After devouring this book in a number of hours I have gathered that there must be another book. This cannot be the end. This doesn't feel like an endi...moreAfter devouring this book in a number of hours I have gathered that there must be another book. This cannot be the end. This doesn't feel like an ending, this feels like the beginning of so much more! A new Juliette, new Warner, new Adam.. A new world with a new leader!
I don't care if its a spinoff, just SOMETHING. Or I will die from withdrawal from this series!
Amazing amazing job Tahereh Mafi. I every much enjoyed this series and loved every minute I read of it. (less)
I had the same emotions I had during Beautiful Disaster except they were amplified....more Can you love someone too much?
WOW. That was fucking brilliant.
I had the same emotions I had during Beautiful Disaster except they were amplified. Trevor was such a tragic and heart-broken MC that he had me bawling almost every chapter.
YES, this book was incredibly glossed over. And while it kinda bothered me at first, I ended up not really being bothered by it at it all. I feel like since there's already another book where the relationship between Travis and Abby are more developed, that we didn't really need to go over it again with this one.
That being said, even though this is pretty much the same story as Beautiful Disaster only through a different perspective, those who haven't read Beautiful Disaster obviously won't know what the hell is going on if they decide to read this book first.
And what a happy ending with the epilogue! I want more, but at the same time I feel that I have closure on this story.
I haven’t heard many things about The Dark Light, and the synopsis doesn’t reveal much either so I had no idea what to expect. I think me not having any idea what to expect was what made it more enjoyable for me since everything was just surprise after surprise, so I’ll try to be vague about some things for your benefit. While The Dark Light was a very enjoyable and fascinating read, it just failed to wow me or blow my mind, thus bringing my rating down to a 3 along with a few other problems.
I think what led The Dark Light to being surprising was its cover and synopsis being misleading. From the look at the cover, I thought this would be a PNR, and while there were some paranormal aspects, this was mostly a fantasy book. There’s magic and other-worldly creatures evolved into the story’s world and it just overall gave a more fantasy feel to it. And something else that was misleading was the very first line to the synopsis,
Mia is torn between two guys...
I'm not sure about you, but that speaks 'love triangle' to me and, at least in my book, there was no love triangle. Maybe a little in the beginning, but the other guy was more of a school crush that was easily forgotten by the end of the book. And Mia wasn't even torn. She was intrigued about Sol as soon as she saw him.
The main character, Mia, was an okay character to me. She is determined to find and bring back her brother Jay and will do anything to get him back and I found that to be an admirable quality to her. The only problem I had with her was her coming off as naïve and not even just to the new world she’s thrust into. But at the same time, Mia did have a kind heart and did anything she could to help and save others, even if the decisions she made weren’t thought through. The rest of the characters were also just, okay for me. The love-interest, Sol was your ordinary broody and dangerous guy and didn’t really have me knocked off my feet. The romance was just okay too, but at least it wasn’t insta-love.
While the plot did keep my attention most of the time, there were some times where it dragged or I was lost. This new world that Walsh has created ended up being very intriguing and fascinating and different from any other world I read about, which I loved, but it was sometimes confusing and hard to keep up with. Mia ends up thrown into this new world trying to find her brother, but there ends up being much more at stake than that. I loved how it was always action-packed and so unpredictable to the point where I couldn’t even see the tiniest thing coming.
Overall, everything about The Dark Light ended up just being okay for me. It wasn’t boring and it had its parts where I couldn’t look away from the page, but it just didn’t amaze me or blow my mind like I like a book to do. I’m not sure if this is a standalone or series, but the ending did wrap up nicely and had me satisfied so I can see this being a standalone. I also wouldn’t be disappointed with a series either since there are a couple questions I still have. If you like un-predictable plots and mixed genres then I think you’ll enjoy this one. (less)