They better not push the release date farther back like with Onyx.
UPDATE DEC. 6 Oh. my. God. The end of this book. I am... well, i NEED the next book noThey better not push the release date farther back like with Onyx.
UPDATE DEC. 6 Oh. my. God. The end of this book. I am... well, i NEED the next book now. Seriously that ending though. I might post a proper review later when my brain stops perpetually exploding in awesomeness and... sadness.
Thankfully, I read Obsidian only in June so I didn't have to wait as long for this one as some of you folks. Still, when I cracked open thiOh. My. GOD.
Thankfully, I read Obsidian only in June so I didn't have to wait as long for this one as some of you folks. Still, when I cracked open this book, this morning, I was SO DAMN EXCITED.
This book was... so amazing. I can't even describe it. This book was BETTER than Obsidian, if you can believe that. I didn't think it was possible, after being blown away by Obsidian, but it is. Oh yes it is. I have never taken so much pleasure in being wrong!
Also, I hate Blake. And Will. When those bastar-- uh, mustards-- were introduced to the story, I was like, NO. And then when we found out about their (view spoiler)[ blatant, disgusting betrayals of Katy and everyone she cared about! (hide spoiler)], I was on the verge of going completely apeshit. I swear, when I read those parts I actually went like this
Ah, but Daemon. You are so amazing that your name deserved freaking italics. I don't do that for just anyone, folks. DAEMON is so lovable in this book, you will melt right through your chair, if you haven't already done that in Obsidian. Reading Daemon-Katy scenes is so- so damn thought provoking, because you can really see them as a real couple. Sure they have problems. But they'll work 'em out. And their characters are so real, you will find yourself giving constant, verbal reminders that THEY ARE NOT REAL.
Then you'll be like: What?
That's how realistic these characters are. At a lot of times, you will blink and worship Jennifer Armentrout's literary skill as the story takes turns no one but her could have imagined. But rest assured, through it all, you will be awed.
And then you'll go to Opal's Goodreads page and stalk it until December. If you're like me, that is.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
At first I was like, sci-fi? I've never been much into that stuff. I Am Number Four was all right, and I was expecting this to be much the samOh, man.
At first I was like, sci-fi? I've never been much into that stuff. I Am Number Four was all right, and I was expecting this to be much the same boring sh*t;
...BUT IT WASN'T. I DON'T NORMALLY LIKE SURPRISES. BUT WHO DOESN'T LIKE THE DAEMON KIND OF SURPRISE?
Katy was an awesome character. I love female characters who actually seem like real people, who have character flaws and a sense of humor, yet aren't idiots, can take care of themselves and won't swoon into the first hot guy's arms that happen to be outstretched. Katy was that kickass heroine that you can really relate to.
And then there was Daemon... the alien next door. I don't want to spoil the book too much, and if I gush about Daemon too much that's what will happen. I'll just say this: He's now at the top of the book boyfriend list, BY FAR. He's yummy, of couse; but he's a real person who likes Katy because of who she is, not what she looks like,like SOME guys in books -cough- Patch -cough-. He tries his best to act like a complete and utter douche(and there's a reason for it which the reader will TOTALLY understand, especially if you read Shadows (Lux 0.5) . But really, inside, he's a cuddly teddy bear. What's not to love?
While this book centers mostly on the building of characters and relationships, it's still got action. A lot of it. And steamy romance. Lots of it. it still has a plot and some riveting action, le who have read ARCs of the next book (which comes out in three weeks!!) say that it is SOMEHOW better than this book (I never thought THAT was possible.)
If you love romance and or sci-fi and or YA, I HIGHLY reccommend this book. It's at the top of my best reads for 2012!...more
I love, love, LOVE this book! Although, did anyone find that the scenes of chem class were a little bit too reminiscient of a certain Hush, Hush by BecI love, love, LOVE this book! Although, did anyone find that the scenes of chem class were a little bit too reminiscient of a certain Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzgerald?
Seriously, look at all the parrallels: the science class (although in Hush, Hush it was Biology, not Chem), the hot guy partnered up with the girl by the teacher, even though the girl doesn't want it, the girl trying her absolute best to get unpartnered from him, but the teacher unrelenting, the guy flirting and spouting innuendos shamelessly, the girl 'hating' him, thinks he's a creep, eventually they get together...
It leads me to think that perhaps Becca Fitzgerald read this book before she wrote Hush, Hush. Or maybe a coicidence.
BUT I DON'T BELIEVE IN COINCIDENCES... ~insert cliche spy music here~
Also, this book deals with pretty serious issues: the divides of society seperating poor and rich, not just race from race. The way that Alex and Brittany slowly break up divides in their society shows the power of one person... er, I guess two in this case.
Anyway, this book was awesome. And the ending... (view spoiler)[ I've always been one for fluff, so I loved that this was a happy ending. I HATE sad endings, even if they make sense for the plot. -shrug- (hide spoiler)]
Oh my goodness, this book was sooo awesome, I'm not gonna lie, LOVED THE ENDING. Especially this part: (view spoiler)[ The conversation between Syd andOh my goodness, this book was sooo awesome, I'm not gonna lie, LOVED THE ENDING. Especially this part: (view spoiler)[ The conversation between Syd and Adrian! ... 'I pulled away from Adrian, despite my body’s protests. I backed up from him, knowing my eyes were terrified and wide.“What… what are you doing?”
“I don’t know,” he said with a grin. He took a step toward me.“But I’m pretty sure you were doing it too.”' (hide spoiler)] ADRIAN LOVE <3 ! I LOVED THIS BOOK GAHGAH. I AM UNABLE TO EXPRESS MY FEELINGS COHERENTLY AT THIS POINT. AFGAWOELJKFAFADHBF. GAH....more
If Sam dies, I think I will also die a little inside.
EDIT: MARCH 3: Holy f***. Holy f***. Holy shit. What the f***. How the f*** am I supposed to liveIf Sam dies, I think I will also die a little inside.
EDIT: MARCH 3: Holy f***. Holy f***. Holy shit. What the f***. How the f*** am I supposed to live now? This was the best book of the year for me, so far, and that's a lot since I'm mainly a romance reader and this is not a... typical romance.
But OMG. It was so badass, you guys, the end was so badass. Like you would not believe. You will laugh, you will cry, you will gasp, your heart will wrench and break and then break again and then shatter and then put itself together and finally evaporate. Michael Grant is one of those authors, that a budding writer like myself, looks up to as a writing GOD. He is so awesome, he tied everything up, the characters are amazing, and he is one of the few that knows how a teenager talks like, and I'm gushing, and I don't care...
And it occurred to me, in the ending hours of the FAYZ; it occurred to me, as I was sneering at the outside worlds' ignorance of the FAYZ, that if this happened in the world we live in today, we would probably have the same reaction.
Don't scoff, now. Don't say, no i wouldn't! i would know there are good people in there!
What if we didn't have the inside scoop, we didn't know the situation, or what they were thinking, or what the consequences were, all we knew was what they
And that was all we knew? Would we really be so kind? I don't think all of us would be.
I think one of the greatest messages of this book was just that, that there are shades between evil and good, and it's not always easy to pick. And it's never easy to decide to do something that general society considers immoral. We need to try and understand why people do things rather than just jumping to conclusions all the time. We shouldn't be all holier-than thou, turn up your nose and assume shit. And really, we should understand that all we can do is try our best, do what we hope is right, and if it ends up not being right, we shouldn't judge them for it. Because we're not perfect.
Original Sin was dark and dangerous and sad in a lot of ways. It invoked a lot of emotions within me, and I have to say that my favourite character peOriginal Sin was dark and dangerous and sad in a lot of ways. It invoked a lot of emotions within me, and I have to say that my favourite character perspective was Luc, because he's awesome for reasons that words cannot describe.
The end was really sad, I really hope Luc and Frannie will be okay :( Also, Matt was a complete douche, I really did NOT like his character. He was jealous of Luc and over all a complete jerk. If the end is any indication, he will continue being an @$$hat in the next book as well even though (view spoiler)[ he was in hell with that b---- Lili (hide spoiler)]...more
First of all, I really, really hope you wrote/are writing this book yourself. Not with a bunch of crap BEFORE READING NEVERMORE:
Dear James Patterson:
First of all, I really, really hope you wrote/are writing this book yourself. Not with a bunch of crap ghost writers who don't know Max and her gang and clearly never read the books, since they made Max all damsel-y and the flock all whiney. It seems after the first three you got tired of the Flock. RIGHT THERE YOU KNOW WHEN TO STOP A SERIES. But really, you wanted to milk it, didn't you? You sicko, you knew we'd never be able to resist not knowing what happened to Max and the flock next!
I hope you tie up all these loose ends. Because really, when you think about it, you could have ended the series with STWAOES if you'd just (view spoiler)[ gotten Max to accept Fang. (hide spoiler)] Everything was tied up at that point. But no, you just had to open it up again for your pathetic excuse for a fourth novel!
I'm glad you've decided to end the series. This is wonderful growth. I'm sure you made a lot of $$$ off the last couple of plotless MR books, and I really hope that Nevermore is AWESOME. End this baby with a bang!
But I do appreciate that you brought MR to the world in the first place. What would we do without the flock? For that, I thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Also, I like the cover.
Sincerely, A Rabid Fan
P.S. Oh, and JP? Make it good. No pressure or anything.
EDIT- POST-NEVERMORE My first thought after reading the last page of the epilogue of this book
WHEN exactly did Maximum Ride become so... intense? Thought-provoking? Deep?? JP must have hired a different ghostwriter for this book. It was really unsettling. And the ending? WTF was up with that? I had no idea what was going on there.
Granted, I was very very glad when (view spoiler)[Fang and Max got together. However, I did NOT appreciate how Fang was first like, "OMG Maya let's make a fresh start together!" and then when Maya died (I hate when love triangles are resolved by someone dying) he turned around to Max, and, both disregarding the reasons they had split in the first place, proceeded to make out in a "honeymoon" suite (although, that bit was VERY swoony). I thought the coming back together should be a little slower, a little more realistic. But since Max is a SUCKER, she jumped right back into Fang's delicious arms and.... *swoon* But ANYWAY, disregarding the fact that I may or may not have also done that (I'm not feminist material, I guess :P), I wish it was a little more like their love in the first 3 books; slowly falling for each other-again.
But then Dylan went INSANE and started attacking Fang, and I was like JAYSUS CROYST SUPERSTAR . But you know, Fang just rolled with it, even though he didn't know why the hell Dyl was attacking him, like a boss. But supposedly Fang isn't as strong as Dylan. Which I strongly do not agree with. (hide spoiler)]
FANG as usual was SWOON-WORTHY. *sigh*
So, final thoughts? This book was much better than the last couple. But not at the level of the first three books. Worth your money, a sort-of mind-blowing but not quite satisfying ending, and for me a bittersweet ending. I discovered Max and the flock almost three years ago, and I've read the series over and over since. I'm sad to see them go. But all good things must end.
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