Well. It turns out I reviewed Halo and Heaven but somehow missed writing one for Hades! Whaaaat???
I loved it, though. Beth comes into herself more in...moreWell. It turns out I reviewed Halo and Heaven but somehow missed writing one for Hades! Whaaaat???
I loved it, though. Beth comes into herself more in Hades and becomes much more of a selfless individual--although there are some times when you're telling her that she should have known better. So she's an angel. That doesn't mean she's perfect. And it works. I love her.
Xavier--wow. He just keeps getting better and better and hotter and cuter and amazing. . . er. His love for Beth never seems to waver, which is really nice. I mean, in much of the YA books out now, there are love triangles and jealously emotive breakups--but not in this series! Thank goodness!
There is quite a major plot twist in Hades that I wasn't expecting. And then the end happens. Whoa. Seriously. Really good. Not expected at all.
It's not that this book was bad--I just didn't like it.
It was short, sweet, and to-the-point, but I feel it missed a lot of the emotion I was looking...moreIt's not that this book was bad--I just didn't like it.
It was short, sweet, and to-the-point, but I feel it missed a lot of the emotion I was looking for.
I also felt that there wasn't any conflict--any real conflict between the main characters. The secondary characters got all of the little blips. The conflict that was included wasn't really a conflict, as it was avoided and they had no choice in the matter.
So, again, this book wasn't bad, I just didn't enjoy it the way I wanted to.(less)
I'll tell you all now--there's no cliffhanger. Thank goodness. It's wide open for the third book, but it's a satisfying endin...more**spoiler alert** YES!!!!
I'll tell you all now--there's no cliffhanger. Thank goodness. It's wide open for the third book, but it's a satisfying ending, I think. Oh my goodness and CHAPTER 17. MY LIFE. KAIDEN. MY LIFE. OH, MY LIFE.
I don't know what else I want to say. Death sucks. The mean ass Dukes suck. They're so gross. But Belial. I love him. He's amazing. I think something is going on between him and Patti. And I kind of hope so--who knows, maybe she's someone or maybe she's not. I can't decide what I want.
Oh and Kope! He's sweet and all but he's not . . . not what I want. I like Kaiden. Kai. Yes. Him. But Kope should be with Zania! Yes! So cute! So perfect! Oh my god and Kope's secret!!! Whoa! Kinda sensed something, but never would have guessed.
Anna and Kaiden, though! Oh, there's some sexy scenes in there, man. Oh. Chapter 17 onward. Well, chapter 16 onward to build tension, but you know. Oh my gosh, though, it's perfect. They're perfect together. So perfect.
I am so sorry this review isn't like my normal reviews. This book was just so . . . ugh! Frustrating and sexy and perfect and frustrating and cute and perfect and perfect and amazing and obviously I can't come up with any more adjectives. So. Yeah.(less)
**spoiler alert** This concept was completely original! And so, so good.
Stephen is a lonely boy who feels that no one can possibly love him because ho...more**spoiler alert** This concept was completely original! And so, so good.
Stephen is a lonely boy who feels that no one can possibly love him because how can someone love someone if they cannot see them?
Elizabeth is a girl who hates that no one can accept her brother for who he is.
Stephen and Elizabeth fall in love.
For Elizabeth, Stephen is there and real. For Stephen, all of Elizabeth's insecurities should not be.
Oh my, so perfect.
Now, I can't really discuss much without spoilers so I won't. But this story's theme is very, very important: Accepting others for who they are. Elizabeth knows Stephen cannot be seen by others. She knows he can never be truly introduced to her mother, or that her brother will never see him. Stephen knows that by being in a relationship with Elizabeth his curse is reflecting itself on her. Stephen feels resented by his father because he is not visible. Laurie feels vulnerable and unaccepted. Stephen accepts Laurie the same way Elizabeth accepts Stephen. It is WHO THEY ARE. It isn't just skin deep. It immerses itself into their souls, into their being. Who they are is who they are. It's difficult to explain without reading the book, to be honest.
Acceptance is hard, but at the same time as easy as unconditional love.
Although surrounded by a wonderful story world and unrealistic situations, this story has an extremely strong message. I enjoyed it very, very much. My favourite thing about it? Despite it's fictional concepts, the ending is very realistic. Sometimes the whole purpose of a story--in this case making Stephen visible--is not accomplished. But something greater is. Something much greater. Hope, acceptance, acknowledgement, forgiveness, strength, the will to survive, sacrifice. (less)