**spoiler alert** man. i dont really know what to say about this book. i just...... didnt enjoy it.
I understand that everyone loves this book, but i**spoiler alert** man. i dont really know what to say about this book. i just...... didnt enjoy it.
I understand that everyone loves this book, but i didnt enjoy it because personally, i didnt like the writing. AND, the characters.
I disliked Ella because apparently shes like this, what, 'strong; dont take shit from anyone, hard ass' but really reading this i found her weak. Sure her mother died, and her family life is whack, but to me she didnt come off as an hardass as all the characters claimed her to be. And the whole changing while at uni thing. i dont know i didnt really like that whole thing. But the worst was the whole 'losing control' thing. i hated how she arrives and is like, i dont wanna be around micah i want to get out of here blah blah blah, but all it takes is micah to look at her and shes all no im losing control shit. and i understand its cause theyre totally in love and theyre meant to be blah blah, but i didnt enjoy reading 'im losing control' on practically every 2nd page LOL.
Ahh, and Micah. He's way too sexual. The first night she returns shes like i dont wanna be here micah, goes home and he sneaks in her room and spoons her. romantic? i dont know. and when theyre getting hot and heavy on the bed and shes like i dont wanna go any further, and hes like can i just do one more thing? and im thinking okay hes gonna kiss her and shell fall asleep in his arms. NO. he sucks on her tits and fingers her. Romantic? i dont know.
I dont mean to stab anyone, to each their own really. you may love this book, but personally i didnt enjoy it. Theres more i could write but, meh.
I read this as part of a reading challenge, and i got a free copy of this book and the rest of the series, so even though i didnt enjoy this that much, i know ill probably have to read the rest anyway. lets see if they change my mind. ...more
Fairly good book, but i disliked the protagonist. While on some parts i liked her, i just felt she had a bad attitude, like really negative, but she sFairly good book, but i disliked the protagonist. While on some parts i liked her, i just felt she had a bad attitude, like really negative, but she somehow always came off as the innocent victim. I also disliked the whole Simon Snow fandom thing with all those excerpts after, and sometimes embedded in, each chapter.
But i know a whole bunch of people loved it and hailed it as an outstanding YA novel of the year, so whatever floats your boat i guess....more
oh my god. this was such a good read. i demolished it in less than a day! and it did not**spoiler alert** (view spoiler)[.SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT.
oh my god. this was such a good read. i demolished it in less than a day! and it did not disappoint.
the characters! ahhhhh i love them so much more than than their descendants in The Mortal Instruments series. Gideon and Sophie stole the show, can i request a novella just focused on them? I LOVE THEM! the proposal! the scones!! <3 <3
and Tessa and Will and Jem. God. Usually i HATE LOVE TRIANGLES, and can only see one couple in it, but with these three i managed. And thats probably my only peeve about the series; the love triangle. but its just so goddamn ....... arrrghh!
Reading through their lives in the 19th century...i wish they all lived and could appear and interact with the crew in the 21st century. I am jjust about sick of CLary and Jace and their toxic "i cant be with you- i hate you - i love you- i dont care about anything else" love. Just please. For me, their story ended in city of glass. city of fallen angels and city of lost souls only made me hate them more. i cringed and rushed through all their sections. i loved reading more about simon and izzy,maia and kyle/jordan, alec and magnus, and of course i was frantic about finding clues to link the two series together.
but i digress.
i want someone to talk about the epilogue to! like OMG right? Jem is now back to normal and healthy and still in love with tessa. and he is no longer brother zachariah! HOW?! and since the epilogue is entitled London, Blackfriars Bridge, 2008, this is all after the events of the Mortal Instruments. And im like, HOW?! thats my main question. but nonetheless i am happy that they do get this life together as they go off into the proverbial sunset. and im also guessing that Tessa does not make an appearance in City of heavenly fire as Jem tells her (about how he changed back into 'Jem')that it is a long story. of herondales, lightwoods and fairchilds. or something along those lines. so because he has to explain things to her i fathom that she was not present in anything in the last novel.
but yeah. thoughts? anyone?
Oh and a quick note, does anyone else not find it sad that Will dies in 1937 (or 39)but Tessa lives on, and Jem, now, lives on? I kept crying when i read those parts about how Jem was like, to Will, that one day their souls will meet again, in the next world, and the next. and how they were parabatai, and how theyll be waiting for eachother to cross that river together, and all those sad lines about death. And now im like, its just sad because Will is dead. Now. and might be waiting for Jem. and Jem isnt there. Nor is Tessa. And how sad is it that Jem wasnt the one to pass first like how they always said.
I cant stand that the three of them are all broken apart again.
I DEMAND ANOTHER STORY WITH THEM!! Like, maybe just another short novella, like, Jem is now old and dying, and when he passes Tessa kills herself too, and the three of them are reunited. and together they all see Charlotte, Henry, Jessamine, Cecily, Gabriel, Gideon and Sophie. and all together they live happily ever after. is that too much to ask?
God this book, this series, made me feeeel!! i love these characters and their world.
oh and any thoughts on the star birthmark on the herondales? Will got it from the clockwork angel around tessas neck. so because he got it, how does it run through the family now? hmmmm. maybe jace is will reincarnated? they are similar.
god i cannot wait for the final book to come out now!
please in the meantime, publish some short stories about gideon and sophie!!!
overall a pretty good read. they're a collection of short stories, and each is interesting and enjoyable in its own way. Personally i liked, "Eveline"overall a pretty good read. they're a collection of short stories, and each is interesting and enjoyable in its own way. Personally i liked, "Eveline", "Araby", and "The Dead" best. :)...more