The Lost Codex hits the ground running. We finally find the fates of our friends and enemies is the emotional and complex ending to the series.
The ploThe Lost Codex hits the ground running. We finally find the fates of our friends and enemies is the emotional and complex ending to the series.
The plot is fast paced and action packed. There is soo much that goes on in this book. So very much. There are so many loose ends that are tied up in the race to the finish. You can’t even really get into details because it’s possible to give something away.
I have always loved the writing in The Collector’s Society series. It just has the lyrical way about it that reminds me of Wonderland.
I love Alice because there are times when I don’t like her. Not because she is annoying for making dumb decisions but because I don’t always agree with her. She is so stubborn and bull headed at times that it can be frustrating. She is also loyal and true to her heart though and thinks of her people above all. She is such a great character because she is such a faceted character.
Finn is always the more docile narrative in the series. He’s kind of like the calming voice to Alice’s stubbornness. With him going through so many different things we don’t see him as much.
This was definitely a perfect end to the series. There were many things that surprised and some things that were like ah yes that makes sense, like The Librarian’s identity. I’m sad to see the series go because it’s been such a fun read. ...more
I was really excited to read Read Winter because I’ve been curious about Japanese mythology since I was a kid. I didn’t know anything the kamigakari,I was really excited to read Read Winter because I’ve been curious about Japanese mythology since I was a kid. I didn’t know anything the kamigakari, however, until I saw an anime that involved it. So when I saw the synopsis for this story I knew I wanted to snatch it up. Of course when a Kitsune and Tengu get involved I couldn’t help but love it more. I have a fascination with those particular yokai since they are often featured in manga and anime as well.
I was so absorbed into this word. I felt like I was watching a show and the illustrations are not only amazing but completely add to the experience. I wish this was something I saw in more books, especially fantasy. There are not many but I felt they were perfectly placed. Well there is one scene that would have been nice to see a illustration for. Not only do the illustrations help but there is also a pronunciation guide and a glossary in the back of the book. So if you find yourself confused with anything you can look it up. I felt that everything was very well explained and did not need to use it. I did enjoying reading it at the end.
I loved everything about the plot. Emi is a dedicated miko following her path until the winter solstice when she will become possessed by Amaterasu, something every Miko dreams of. As that time approaches, Emi starts questioning everything she knows when she finds out she has been lied to. She goes off on her own for her own answers, which leads her in the path of yokai. I loved Emi’s determination despite often seeming weak. I also love her dedication to Amaterasu even when she doubts her purpose.
How can you not love Shiro! He’s a Kitsune and who doesn’t love a fox yokai. Plus he has that personality that you can’t help adore.
I just really loved this story. Now I have to go watch Kamisama Kiss, Red Data Girl and Hiiro no Kakera to tide me over until Dark Tempest. I really can’t wait. ...more
Unblemished is one of those books that I found the synopsis interesting so I was like okay, I’ll pick it up. Then was blown away by how completely itUnblemished is one of those books that I found the synopsis interesting so I was like okay, I’ll pick it up. Then was blown away by how completely it entranced me. I really loved the story and the characters. One of my favorite things about it was the love triangle, which sounds insane but it’s true!
I actually really adored the love triangle in Unblemished. That sounds crazy but it was so perfectly executed I’m not sure how to even explain it. The whole thing felt very natural and surprising at times. It had this very organic progression to it. Very much like being a teenager sometimes you fall out of love an into love with someone else and even sometimes back again. It never felt like El was leading anyone on or using either guy. Which I feel happens to often in other books.
The story is so fast paced. I was absorbed and even though I had a long work week. I was stealing moments and reading on my phone when I could. The action was non-stop, it felt like El could not get a break but it also kept it interesting. There were things I suspected but then things that I had no clue.
I also liked the world building. It takes New York and creates an alternate reflection. Which are called reflections. It was easy to picture where they were in my mind. I also felt like the callings were very interesting and well explained without going overboard. We get bits and pieces as we go so it’s not all info dumped at once.
I liked Eliyana. Sometimes I got annoyed with her, I’m like why can’t she stop be obsessed with saving her mom. Then I’m like wait I would totally be obsessed with that too. I wouldn't care what people are saying to me either. Especially because nobody was really filling her on information. Except for the person that she is supposed to not trust.
It was a great ending but also one that I’m like ohhh I want a short story or something. It’s perfect the way it is but still.