Loved this first run, love this character, the supporting characters and her arc. It's been a great experience. And I adore the art. Stacy Lee's has bLoved this first run, love this character, the supporting characters and her arc. It's been a great experience. And I adore the art. Stacy Lee's has been my favorite. Tana Ford did a great one, and later Veronica Fish was so good too! All these people whining about the art are probably the ones who are pissed that Cindy's character isn't being sexualized any more in the art. I've noticed this huge difference between the art of male comic illustrators and female ones (like those who have been drawing Silk in her own title so far), the female illustrators do not sexualize the female characters like the men do, and I appreciate that so much. It's hard not to get angry when you are trying to concentrate on the arc but the (dude)artist keeps drawing ladies like they are so much eyecandy. :/...more
I'm just sort of dying with feelings and it is too much to take in the very first read and I will have to do a re-read to let it all sink in and do aI'm just sort of dying with feelings and it is too much to take in the very first read and I will have to do a re-read to let it all sink in and do a better, more coherent review, but honestly this book! I've thought about little else these past few days except this series, and now that I'm done with it I feel like I was on a whirlwind adventure myself. And this book! THIS BOOK! It's played havoc with my emotions, I cannot count the number of times I was on the verge of tears/screaming inside/actually crying wtf is that about, Victoria Schwab! You kill people like they're leaves and it's autumn season, girl, you lit have no chill! I tried very hard not to get attached to characters but dammit I'm only human! Anyway, it's so well-written! Such beautiful writing! The Emira and Maxim chapters particularly pull so much at the heartstrings! And that ending, how can this be the conclusion when you leave it open in so many ways. There is so much more trouble for Lila to get into, so many more adventures to go on... I want to know about the exploits of Captain Delilah Bard! C'mon, give us that! And what does Maris want as the favor, why the glass eye, why was it significant? What is Lila's past, who took her eye and why and how and omg I want to know these things! And what does K.L. stand for? Will Kell ever recover his magic? Did Holland's world start to heal, after? Now that Osaron's dealt with, is it okay to go to Black London? And also WHO created the oshoc, how did it break free and start to spread? How was Vitari created and why? I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS HOW CAN THIS SERIES BE OVER ALREADY????
Pet-peeve: While I adore Delilah Bard, there is a distinct lack of female characters that can be remarked upon and that sours me a little (okay, a lot, especially after Jasta and Cora, because why!?) Oh, and Kisimyr dies too. Actually except Maris almost every other female character is either a villain and dies, or just dies, wtf! I'm surprised Isra survived *sour-face*
*better review to come after the re-read, which would be sometime soon in the next few months. maybe.*...more
It will leave you with this weird pain in the heart at the end - a beautifully written story, and a story within a story, which draws you in completelIt will leave you with this weird pain in the heart at the end - a beautifully written story, and a story within a story, which draws you in completely. Throughout the book, I greatly admired the author's phrasing and style....more