The story was the bomb. the fancy names, the hot people, etc. The main heroine was a little vain and needy, though. but i understand, not all heroinesThe story was the bomb. the fancy names, the hot people, etc. The main heroine was a little vain and needy, though. but i understand, not all heroines have to be badass, and I took that in stride as her character. My only problem with the book are the obvious plot holes that were created so that the story would end the way it did:
1) When Alina wasn't able to kill the stag because it was so beautiful, it's shot with an arrow. Alina goes to hug the already dying stag, with a knife in her hand, yet she does not take his last breath. I was very angry about how she just wasted perfect power (it was already shot for her!) but i understood later it is to keep her a "pure" and "merciful" heroine in a world of corruption. that was still dumb tho.
2) Alina asks Mal to kill her in case she wouldn't get to the stag in time. What did she think would happen to him later? that the Darkling would just laugh at their valor and put another dark swirly show for Mal? So after she's alive in the camp and Mal is captured, why doesn't she kill herself? Mal, honestly, would have died anyways, whether it was for killing alina, for alina kiling herself, for being a deserter, or really there's so many reasons, yet she follows the darkling's orders to keep him alive (WTF?) (view spoiler)[ but dw, later Alina saves him, they escape the darkling safely and stuff so yay for not killing herself! (hide spoiler)]
really awesome story and all, but I'm so disappointed that Sookie doesn't actually fly over the city in a coffin :/ oh book cover, you're such a symboreally awesome story and all, but I'm so disappointed that Sookie doesn't actually fly over the city in a coffin :/ oh book cover, you're such a symbolic little liar...more
I more than like it, but I don't really like it either, you know? i just mostly like the ending. the rest of the book just felt like it was dragging eI more than like it, but I don't really like it either, you know? i just mostly like the ending. the rest of the book just felt like it was dragging everything for no reason. the whole story happens in what, 4 days? and it's 304 pages long.
the first 250 pages are just totally slow-paced and thing, but in the last 50 pages, everything just suddenly starts happening. it's like Meg Cabot just gave up on writing it out, so she just shoved all her story in there. not that I didn't like it. that was the only part that really appealed to me, actually. the grandmother was the evil mastermind, John turns out to not be a perverted old man who stalks a 17-year old girl, Pierce get kidnapped again... exciting stuff, no? (oh, btw, I like the name pierce on a girl. sounds fancy)
pretty cover, though. when I saw the book the first thing I noticed was MEG CABOT written on the cover, so I automatically took it, filled with giddiness and high expectations (I'm a HUGE fan of her airhead series. I just love 'em). it wasn't as good as I hoped it would be, but it wasn't disappointing either, so I'm good. even of i didn't really like this book that much, the writing style (as always) was very moving. (*cheer* that's just how Meg Cabot is !)
I'm gonna read the second book for sure (it's GOTTA be better, right?) since I'm VERY curious about what happens to Pierce and the perverted old man John....more