Elyon (The Lost Books #6)
Elyon's lakes have turned blood red. Is it a curse . . . or the cure?
Shaeda has one blue eye and one purple eye. No one fully knows her story, but her mere gaze eats away at the core of one's being. In his quest for power, Johnis now finds himself in her intoxicating grip.
Assumed identities, a magic amulet, the fearsome Shataiki bats, and a troubling alliance with the...more
"Chaos", the third book, was the high point for me. In "Lunatic", the series started to run out of st ...more
Even with the help of Kaci Hill in writing these last two volumes, Dekker still pulls out all the faithful tropes that have made this "young adult" interpretation so reliably dreadful. Six novels in, there's less character ...more
While trying to determine where to start for this series, I read somewhere that you can start at any of the 'color' titles or at the beginning of the 'C.I.R.C.L.E.' series. Cool i ...more
Elyon wraps up the YA series called, The Lost Books. (or so we think) And I wasn't connecting at all to the characters or the story like I did in the first 4 novels.
There are too many brand new characters that came from nowhere in the mythos of these books. Sadly, these last two books (Lunatic & Elyon) seemed to be rushed and didn't have the punch that a ...more
Not many books make this exclusive shelf. Definitely not 3 star books.
This perhaps has something to me with that previous suspicion (see above)...
But my interpretation (because even I don't really know WHY ...more
This is an awesome series, and I'm goin ...more
Excellent read, and the tie-ins with Ted's other books were astounding. Definitely worth the hours I spent pouring over the wonderful-smelling page ...more
What a disappointment.
This poor book just fizzled the hell out and what a boring way to wrap up an otherwise amazing series. I purchased all 4 circle books and the first 4 lost books....so glad I didn't purchase the last 2 lost books because wow... :(
The books of history never came back into play. We never met up with Thomas Hunter again. What ever happened to the Raison Strain from the Circle Series? And where did all 6 other books of history disappear to? We only heard from Gabil, min ...more
To be honest, I thought it had a lot of promise from Chosen. I was totally into the eye on the cover, all of that.
And then?? This idiotic creep appears on the cover of Lunatic. Johnis, the heck are you doing with her? From there on, the plot just crumbles in my fingers. I couldn't believe what happened to the series by the end. The first four were wonderful, but then the series just couldn't hold its own wait.
I expected so much from the series.
The only problem I had with this is what I usually have with all Dekker books: the ending. It was just... blah. You can obviously tell that Dekker will write another sequel... or ten. But, I expected more action and more finality. The rest of the book, however, was good, borderline great. I recommend ...more
I also did not like the ending. It just kinda stopped, I didn't feel much closure and felt like the ending of this book was the beginning of another story. Maybe that was the goal, but I wasn't impressed :/
I can't say that I am too happy with the way it ended. It really left me with a feeling like "that's it, now there will be more series?".
Beautiful. Inspiring. Kept me on the edge of my seat with some awesome heart-racing action.
The only problem I had was that, occasionally, the characters did things that didn't really make sense and that kind of bothered me. I'd give examples but spoilers!
Anyways, overall, it was a really great read.
A more in depth review can be found at alexaskrywer.blogspot.com
What do you do when somebody is deceived?
Can you love one who acts wrongly without knowing it?
What is the role of forgiveness in everyday life?
Can you refriend somebody who has wronged you?
What is the essence of love: to continue to forgive?
Lots of issues raised, although the book does a lot of wavering with insufficient driving plot to keep me completely satisfied.
After getting into these I feel I just really liked the Circle Trilogy and want to stick with that... much of what has been modified and changed.. just does not live up to what it was.. and is really just milking off how good that was.