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The Rise by Julie Plec
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really liked it
bookshelves: netgalley-arc

3,5 Stars!
I'll simply start with that: how can someone not like Klaus? He is the ultimate anti-hero, he pontificates everything we hate to love, he analyzes all in such a way that is practically unthinkable not to feel the charm he exudes. But i can't lie, Elijah did it for me.


The whole book had a very show-like feeling, i even pictured it as a new episode and that was very good, mostly because the characters were genuine and true to what we know and love.


The storyline was also viewer-friendly and didn't turn away from the origins we all know, it just expanded them through a fresh and highly detailed take that made main heroes even more likeable.


I heard their voices in my head in every page and it absolutely felt like i peeked through the curtain to gain more info about the series. I could connect with all the issues that arose. The unresolved love interests, the pain, the struggle to live a "normal" life and put some roots in a place, the power games, the immorality, the vengeful plan to seek war.


The endless battle won't come to an end, no, not in this book, but i can tell you right away that it will turn to be a difficult, interesting and quite ambiguous task.





THOUGHTS ABOUT THE BOOK

- So much background.
- Multi POV.
- The mysterious Vivienne tangled everything up.
- Good writing. Even though i got somewhat destructed towards the end.
- Elijah, always the level-headed, diplomatic and trustworthy man.
- Every character has it's own agenda.
- Klaus and Rebekah, will suffer some losses.
- If you haven't seen the series, i would recommend to watch them and then read this book.


ARC provided via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review. Thank you!
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Reading Progress

December 12, 2014 – Shelved
December 12, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
December 12, 2014 – Shelved as: netgalley-arc
July 8, 2015 – Started Reading
July 10, 2015 – Finished Reading

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Lola I'm so glad you liked this too!! I thought it was amazing. I love the Originals. Not the TV show... not really, but when they were in VD they were A-M-A-Z-I-N-G


message 2: by Rebel. (new)

Rebel. Lola wrote: "I'm so glad you liked this too!! I thought it was amazing. I love the Originals. Not the TV show... not really, but when they were in VD they were A-M-A-Z-I-N-G"

I know, right! My thoughts exactly!


message 3: by Rebel. (new)

Rebel. Yep. Klaus *_* He's the only reason I watched VD (except for Ian Somerhalder (note: NOT Damon Salvatore, 'cause sometimes, he seems a little... er... psychotic.) and Rebekah...


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