Seven long months ago I fell in love with a book named Bronze Gods and finally I got to read Silver Mirrors. And I fell in love all over again. I loveSeven long months ago I fell in love with a book named Bronze Gods and finally I got to read Silver Mirrors. And I fell in love all over again. I love Ritsuko and Mikani and the strange world they live in. What struck me most about book #2 was that there was so much going on. In the first book at least they got to go home and go to bed at night. In this one it was all action all the time and it amazes me that they didn't all fall out from pure exhaustion. I also loved learning more about Saskia (I do love that name) and the introduction of her crew most notably Irahi.
The book was basically one big long adventure outside of the city they live in. Though I would agree with them that it made no sense to send them in the first place. I don't understand what the people in charge expected to happen other than them getting killed. Sent in to deal with a problem or 20 that's beyond comprehension with almost no help they do manage to survive. Like any good heroes Ritsuko and Mikani keep pushing forward and keep trying even as the odds are stacked firmly against him. I did suspect that a certain character was invovled from the start. And really in the end what did the Houses expect them to do? The fact that they would want to punish people who did what they never would have bothered to do makes no sense to me. The relationship between Ritsuko and Mikani does take a turn and I do understand why it went as far as it did. Between them is something strong than love and its something you just have to figure out how to navigate yourselves. And I suppose the time period made things much different when it comes to matters of the heart.
I loved the book and I would assume that there is more to the story from how things ended. I look forward to seeing what's next for the two of them. The only downside I found was that there was an end I could have kept reading forever. Proof of my obsession is that I preordered this book a month in advance in my Nook because I couldn't wait to read it. Oh and final thought is that the cover is amazing and I love it too. I really just hope that another book will come along again in the very near future. This series as a whole is definetely the type of books you just can't put down. And I pretty much didn't until I was done. ...more
I read this book a month ago and had to mentally prepare myself to write a review of it. Sorry I'm a person that gets really into my books so forgiveI read this book a month ago and had to mentally prepare myself to write a review of it. Sorry I'm a person that gets really into my books so forgive me my drama. By the end I was read to throw my Nook across the room because well I saw it all coming. By my Nook's count there were 319 pages to the book but it took me about the first 19 pages to figure out who was behind everything and it and it seemed sooooo obvious. But before you think that my review is negative it really isn't I loved the book i love the series I love Celia. Read the first book last year and I had all 3 but never got around to reading the last two for awhile (I have a lot of books). So I went back and reread book #1 and then read #2 and #3 back to back. I do feel like I identify a lot with Celia personally so maybe that's why the end made me sooooooo mad. What happens in the last chapter was the most obvious thing that would happen that I could almost not stand it. Again I remind you I LOVE the book and the sisters and their stories. Every time Liam opens his mouth I want to reach in and smack him and I kind of actually like the Catholic school girls. Honestly the only thing I don't like about the book and I'm sure some people will disagree but that's your opinion. I absolutely HATE Aric. Everything about him annoys me. I knew halfway through book #2 that I could never like him again. I'm definitely team Misha (though let's face it that will probably never happen because life is unfair). The big difference between Aric and Misa is that all Aric tries to do is take over and be the boss and hold Celia back when she's been fighting for her family and taking care of them her whole life. Misha treats her more as an equal and when she wanted to fight what did he do? He trained her and helped her and he fought along side her. By the end of the book I didn't even feel bad for what happens with Aric, sorry I really just don't like him at all. At this point and forgive me if you don't know who he is yet but, I would even prefer Tye. Anyway my dislike for Aric aside I really loved this book i love the writing and I love that there are sooo many funny moments. Like pretty much everything that happened at the gala, the thing with the puppy, the whole scene when Celia decides to go running with her and she gets a proper escort, and definitely that one scene on the private plane.. oh and when Celia throws those girls out of the limo! And can't forget Celia's wonderful and sadistic trainers and when Shana decided to try out some of their brand of training. There were more but if you've read it you know and if you plan to I don't want to give too many details. One last thing that annoyed me was how the wolves and their endless need to defend Aric and his feeling s and blah blah. Who cares what he's going through, I get it that they are his wolves but i wanted to reach in and smack them too. Forgive me please for what might possibly be a rant on how I don't like Aric. I tell you I knew when they were on their way home at the end exactly what little secret would be revealed at the end. Though how that is going to turn out i can't even begin to guess. I do wonder though about Destiny's prediction and if it was accurate or possibly part of the whole scheme that spanned the whole of the book with the secret mastermind. Guess we shall see? The thing that most made me want to throw my Nook across the room was that I knew the next book isn't out until November. After finishing Cursed By Destiny (which I now realize the title is a little ironic), I did immediately preordered book #4 and I anxiously await it's arrival on my Nook. I do wish poor Celia could get a break at some point and i would love to know more about the Wird sister's background and about the curse that got them their powers in the first place. A little is explained but I still have questions. I am counting the days until November 18th so I can see what happens next....more