Another 3* for this one. Wow. I'm not sure that I really enjoyed the last book. I finished it because I had to, not because I wanted to. I didn't like...moreAnother 3* for this one. Wow. I'm not sure that I really enjoyed the last book. I finished it because I had to, not because I wanted to. I didn't like Katniss's character and how she turned out. I understand what she faced but still... there was no resolve and having a character who ended up the way she did just kinda put me off. The ending was nice, but also a bit simple. I felt the book continued to repeat Katniss's emotional state in way too much detail and I found I was skipping paragraphs just to get to the dialogue. It's still a good book though and the writing and description is great, but the book was not a 5* for me.(less)
Okay. So it was good, not as good as the first book, mind, but the reason why I didn't give it 5 stars was because I found it so rushed! The beginning...moreOkay. So it was good, not as good as the first book, mind, but the reason why I didn't give it 5 stars was because I found it so rushed! The beginning was a normal pace but then suddenly it was rushed and while I like fast paced action, I just found it not action as such but a lot of it felt like filling things in. Having a second bout of Hunger Games with the Quarter Quell I kind of thought, "Um, really again?" and while I loved the uniqueness of the first one, I couldn't help as though the book was clutching at straws to bring in another bout of games. Though I like the characters, I felt as though our protagonist, Katniss, wasn't fully comprehending everything and with that, she wasn't taking things in a good way. I know it's hard having a leading lady sometimes in books, but Katniss isn't a leading lady, she's a pawn on a chess board and a 2nd character is calling the shots. (less)
The book was good. Not as good as the previous two and I felt that it ended a little too abruptly. One minute they are fighting and then the next... i...moreThe book was good. Not as good as the previous two and I felt that it ended a little too abruptly. One minute they are fighting and then the next... it was finished. The books felt a little... different from the others, I can't quite put my finger on it. It also felt a little soppy for Number 4 to miss Sarah so much after he was hating her previously for her ragging on him. Anyway, I will continue to read the other books but... yeah, not a 5* for me, sadly. (less)
Well once again we have a book that is over 300 pages long and has a time-scale of like a day and a half. Though a friend suggested it to me, I did or...moreWell once again we have a book that is over 300 pages long and has a time-scale of like a day and a half. Though a friend suggested it to me, I did originally like it and I still do, but I wish it get a move on. I'm glad the language has toned down a bit as I was getting annoyed reading all these swear words. I think I'll stave off the books for a while until I know there is an ending or else I think I'm going to get annoyed with the series. It is a good book if you are Team Zoey and want to know what happens within the space of 32 hours or so and want to know a little bit more about the characters, but with me, I'm starting to get annoyed... I've lost the hype. (less)
I found Suzan's book a pure and refreshing adventure. I don't usually read genres like this but was intrigued by its progress, the manifestation and c...moreI found Suzan's book a pure and refreshing adventure. I don't usually read genres like this but was intrigued by its progress, the manifestation and characterization of Nikki and her endeavors throughout the book. A widow and young enough to start new love, at times I found myself on my seat waiting for gaps to be filled by Nikki's difficult moments and was whooping with joy when she realized that there was a love for her in the most unusual of places. Sharing her strange experiences with her friend, Mary, who also lost her husband, I found myself giggling like a child, yelling like an enraged woman by the process and trials that the main protagonist had to go through and cried with pure delight when I finished the book. The book is set with real-life events that happened in London 7/7 attacks. Suzan's real-life take on the events around London shows the essence of panic, terror, compassion and acceptance and love is shown throughout the book. It's an interesting read, I recommend to those who have lost in life and want a new start. (less)
What can I say without giving away so much? This book was so amazing I'm refraining myself for explaining why I'm so, so happy with it. Vin was back i...moreWhat can I say without giving away so much? This book was so amazing I'm refraining myself for explaining why I'm so, so happy with it. Vin was back in action, doing what she does best, though Kell is now dead, she has taken the burden of being the best Mistborn and trying to protect El throughout the book- but during which she's missed out on crucial moments that nearly cost her her life. I was on my seat, I was literally quite obsessed with this book and on the third one now and already I see this as being an epic fantasy that I'm glad I waited all this time, to read it. The suspense was killing me, but I enjoyed it immensely! (less)
It's not very often that I will read a book and be obsessed with it, feeling that I'm betraying the characters when I have to work, or go to sleep- be...moreIt's not very often that I will read a book and be obsessed with it, feeling that I'm betraying the characters when I have to work, or go to sleep- because their lives are on hiatus until I resume the pages. But this book not only made me obsessed with Sanderson's story telling, I was also, scarily, dreaming that I was Mistborn. How the world is cruel in such an unmagical-manner. This book was pure amazing. And it's not often I say this. I found the Hunger Games annoying, and though there was much hype about it, I didn't care for it much. However, there should be great attention towards Sanderon's Mistborn books. The adventures, the edge of your seat fights, the "Oh my God, no way" moments that kept you guessing, the twists and turns, the revolutions- I was excited to read these books and somewhat eager to keep reading about Vin. So, I will not put in any spoilers- if you truly want to read a book that is more than that, more like an extension of someone's ideals that they don't know yet, until they read understand it later on in life, I would suggest this book. This book is about faith, about believing, about trust, love and so much more. It incorporates a lot of everyday feelings into a magical world, that is, to some extent, a little like our own. We all fear the end of the world, but what happens after it ends? Hope. There is always hope. A great book- I cannot explain how amazing it was to read.(less)
Well what can I say? I was mind-blown. Completely and utterly! A friend of mine gave me the book and taking four beer-lids threw them at my wall and s...moreWell what can I say? I was mind-blown. Completely and utterly! A friend of mine gave me the book and taking four beer-lids threw them at my wall and said,"It's that good." I had no idea what he was talking about and though it took my a while to get into it, as I was busy with other things in my life, I came to grow steadily obsessed with it. *SPOILER DO NOT CONTINUE READING IF YOU HAVEN'T READ IT* The only thing that I found a little upsetting was that, while I know there are other books in the series, I found this one, the ending at least of the death of the Lord Ruler, too rushed. From the tantamount understanding of the Lord Ruler and him being so powerful, I thought that there would be a more of a plan instead of throwing themselves into the mix and I found it perhaps, a little cliche when Vin began to learn of the Lord Ruler's demises during the "battle" with him. It's always thus in fantasy stories and I wanted something a bit different. But that's just me.
I found Sanderson's writing delicate, creative but not too fulfilling that it's overpowering. Though the plot-line was good, there were times when I saw what was coming chapters beforehand and I like to be surprised so the major deaths weren't that major. I was surprised by Marsh, however and Kell's plans, but I found it a little too far flung to warrant it a 5* rating. But I give it 4* as I found the story sublime to read and it's extremely unique in it's content. I have bought the next two books and I intend to read them with vigour!