Three months ago, a rift between agents in London and Los Angeles tore the Arcadia Project apart. W ...more
A great series even if it’s kind of a mess. Is it too much to hope that this isn't the end?
I love Millie Roper. To be clear, though, it’s kind of the same way I love Quentin Clearwater, so fair warning. She's wacky, outspoken, selfish, brilliant?, manipulative, passionate, frustrating, and has a heart of gold. Sometimes. I don’t meet many characters like her. In this book, more than either of the previous ones, Baker really lets her come into her own and let loose. As a result, not o ...more
But then, this series does follow a *certain* set of expectations. For one, it completely relies on all types of mental illness to drive character arcs. It's not just the MC who is bipolar, who had attempted suicide, lost her legs, and yet still manages to use her head and save the day as a productive (if often very destructive) employee in a Fae (be it Seele or Unseele court) world. Ahem. Excuse me. Worlds. ...more
The white-hot need I felt to punish myself, to physically demonstrate how very deeply I knew I was horrible—it was like the voice of the siren queen. (c)
Just before dawn on Sunday I woke to find a gorgeous Greek woman in my bed. (c)
I’m all for it, absolutely. I love shattered ruins. (c)
Should we start, or should I maybe grope Tjuan a little first? Not sure of protocol. (c)
I soaked until I caught myself falling asleep and re ...more
While I will always continue to recommend and cheer on The Arcadia Project series, this third and I think final installment was probably my least favorite. Having said that, it was well written, as the two previous books had been. Plus, we get to see the return of many of our favorite characters, both good and bad. Whether you love them or hate them, the unique and fascinating personalities that you find in these books a ...more
With battle lines drawn between the rebel Arcadia Project in the West Coast of the US and the headquarters in London, Dame Belinda fires the first volley in the war. During a meeting with Fae royalty, Tjuan finds out that he's now wanted for murder, because apparently someone who looked exactly like him killed som ...more
In this third book - the 'civil war' between branches of the Arcadia Project continues. Apparently, a little recap, all of human advancement has come from matching up humans with their fae counterparts - matching up 'Echoes' - the fae gets to th ...more
So this review started out as a normal review and then it morphed into a weird self-reflection/series appreciation/review monstrosity. Because my god, Imposter Syndrome made me feel a lot of things. It's a pitch-perfect conclusion (maybe?) to a series that has wormed itself into a special place in my heart, and it left me crying for most of its latter part.
So buckle up. This might be a long one.
Following the shattering revelations at the end of book ...more
The Arcadia Project was torn apart three months ago with half of the fey courts supporting L.A. and the other half staying loyal to London - and London is doing all it can to take out the resistance. Unfortunately, due to a backslide in her mental health, Millie is in no shape to fight. London's first move is to frame Millie's partner, Tijuan, for murder and Millie has no choice but to do all she can for him to clear his name. The ...more
No, I didn't discover unseelie fey coming through my broom closet. No, I am not a sidhe prince.
Yes, there is an intersection in my Venn diagram between people I love and people with mental illness. And the Arcadia series is as close as I've seen to a how-to manual of survival: both for people with mental health iss ...more
Enjoyable and a fast read. At a few points I thought all of the different characters vying for power was a little much. I wish I would have read it right after the second one too because I forgot a ton.
Just some of the things that make this book awesome:
* very diverse complicated characters that feel very real
* believable realistic relationships
* awesome writing style
* humour :D
The characters are so awesome and feel so human.
They are loveable and yet they screw up, sometimes in truly horrifying ways. They mess up and do awful things which you wish they didn't but you understand what drove them to it. It's never random or contrived just to fit the plotline (or create ...more
I would love to spend more time with these inordinately real and broken characters.
Going through international airport security with two prosthetic legs and a steel plate in your head isn’t exactly a piece of cake, but it’s easier than going through with a turban.
- Millie Roper
The audiobook is once ...more
I like endings ...more
My favorite part was the amount ...more
Narration was fine. The characteristics & plot points for the Fae world were great but 65% of the series is about how Millie "feels". It was ambitious attempt to have a main character with a particular series of disabilities, but I never felt like it was well established. It also doesn't help that the key points are told at the reader vs written to be experienced. ...more
Brand and Shock are my fave side characters in this series. And also, like... can we please just get Claybriar a full-body latex suit of his own? I think Millie will deeply appreciate that. :3
This was a really good conclusion to this series. I overall enjoyed Millie's character development and the plot of this. Sometimes I felt like things were dragging, and this probably could have been a little shorter, but it was enjoyable and concluded the story well.
(some sort of series review will come at some point. i'm not even gonna say it'll be soon because i'm trash. but it'll happen.)