The character, the characters , the characters! I loved the characters in this installment. I really feel like they came to life in this one! Most of them. I would have to say all except for Bliss. The character Bliss was really flat and stupid in this book. I mean I know that she was being controlled by her farther( Lucifer) but I felt like De La Cruz didn't have to make her so very helpless! I felt as though that there was moments that Bliss could have done more to help her problem and the moments that she wasn't under someone's control she should had used those times more wisely and not to take them to sun bath, shop, or to take meaningless tub baths. She just could have done more in my opinion. The whole Schuyler and Olivier thing was a little weird for me because I didn't know if they were loving each other as a couple or as best friends and at times it seemed like they themselves didn't know. de la Cruz spent to much time on unimportant things that by the time that you got to the true purpose of the book you would just breeze through it because you had already had your fill with the rest of the book. Ex: It was like taking a road trip and you took the extremely long route and there is so much pretty scenery around that at first you don't mind the long route but when you finally get where you was going you just done forget your reason for the whole trip. ( sorry if that was hard to follow). So now that I have gotten through that its time for my personal rating. Characters I will give a 10 out of 10 stars, scenery/setting a 8 out of 10 stars, plot 5 out of 10 and overall book experience a 6 out of 10 so yes I will be reading what's more to come.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Posted by BoOkWoRm89 at 9:53 PM
Thursday, June 23, 2011
I don't know with this one. There was a lot more action in this one than in the second installment in this series but I was personally having a hard time keeping up with it all. There was too much switching back and forth between characters just when you trying to understand what one character was getting at. There wasn't as much flaunting of how wealthy the characters were which was a little sad and happy for. :( / :) . Don't ask me why but that's just how I feel. The scenery was lacking I don't know everything really, I didn't ever get a sense where any of the characters were at most of the times but since I read both part one and two then it wasn't too hard to follow. And if someone was too pick up a book with checking to see if there was more in that series then I think that should be their fault that they are lost. The characters were a little more blah this time around and nothing about them really I don't know shocked me I guess. Well expect for the love affair between Schuyler and Jack, that did blow me. And there's one thing that I am both upset about and happy about. The ending where Bliss was revealed to the reader to be the hidden silver blood. I'm mad because I was guessing that through the whole book was surprised that de la Cruz not only put all the clues out there for everyone to see but that at the end all your suspensions had come true. I thought she could had thrown a curve ball in there somewhere but then I was happy because I was right the whole time! Hey me! My personal rating for this book. Characters I would give a 4 out of 10 stars, setting a 4 out of 10, the plot a 5 only because even though it was confusing it did make you think a little and I like books that make you think a little. Overall experience a 6 out of 10 and yes I will read on.
Posted by BoOkWoRm89 at 11:59 AM
I thhought that overall it was a pretty good book. But the way it was written was a little hard to understand at first but I eventually got into it. Only real con(s) is : I feel like the author could have done more with the ending. The boy kindnappings could have used a little more explaination. The fact that pixies were killing people because the king needed a queen was a little hard to follow. The characters were a little hard to read at times and sometimes seemed 2D (especially Nick Colt) the main love interest of the main character Zara white. I really like Zara's Grandmother. I liked how she wasn't the typical story book Grandmother. Another 2D character was Megan(the all around school bitch) with her blonde hair and good looks just seemed overdone. I was thinking if authors are going to add a mean girl to their story at least change up their looks so that they do not look like the typical mean girl. The MC(main character) re-sights phobias when she's bored or afraid which in the begging I thought was stupid and had nothing to do with the story but towards the end you begin to see how that does add somewhat of a creep factor to the book. And the whole pixies can't come into your house unless invited was weird but still creepy only because I myself just imagined inviting someone into my house and not knowing that they were a pixies and now they can come in any time that they want. Creepy! I loved the part where her Farther came into the Grandmother's house and just knocked sweetly on her bedroom door that was extra creepy! Ok time for my personal rating! Setting I would give a 9 out of 10 stars because they did paint a pretty creepy picture of Main in this book. Characters I would give a 5 out of 10, plot a 5 out of 10 and overall book experience a 8 out of 10. And yes I would read more to come!
Posted by BoOkWoRm89 at 11:34 AM
This one for me was kind of slow in the begging and didn't really pick after Schuyler(main character) got back from Italy and then it kind of dragged on until the very few last couple of chapters. So I 'm a little lost on this one because I loved Blue Bloods 1 and I do somewhat like this because it had the same characters in it and I like when a sequel has the same characters form the first installment but this one just seemed all about secret parties and a lot of Mimi(other main character) showing off. There wasn't as much scenery this book and I have to say that I loved the scenery in the first book. Um.... the characters weren't as lively as they were in the first one so I would have to say that this book is ok. Just ok I felt as though de la Cruz could have done more with this book instead cramming all the good parts towards the end where I felt as though I was being rushed into so many things. Time for my personal rating! The setting I would give a 5 out of 10 stars, characters a 5 out of 10 stars, the plot a 3 out of 10 stars and the over all experience a 5 and that's only because I loved the first book is why I'm giving the experience a 5. Am I going to read what comes next I would have to say h*ll yeah I've already gotten started!
Posted by BoOkWoRm89 at 12:04 AM
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The only reason that I ended up giving it three stars is because it did have that hint of mystery in it and I love a good fantasy book that also has a hint of mystery. But other than that redeeming quality I would have to say that it wasn't as good as it could be. It wasn't as bad as Fallen(the worst fallen angels book of all time!) but there was some things that bothered me about it. 1. I didn't know where the story was taken place until maybe like the middle of the book. 2.the characters were really 2D meaning to say that they really only had one side to them and that was the side that we(the readers were seeing ). 3. as far as the character development goes I don't feel like they were properly formed and the weird thing is the side characters actually seemed to have more of a story behind them then the main characters did.4. The main love interest was named Patch! and not only was he the main love interest but he was that bad-boy-type. I was just finding a hard time believing any bad-boy-type that has the name of almost every dog in America. 5. The main character/narrator was very flat and boring to me, nothing about her pooped and as a matter of fact her best friend which was incredibly immature had way more personality than she( Nora Grey) did.6. the way in which it ended was a little confusing to me so confusing that I can't even begin to explain it in this review. So with all of that in mind the question is will be reading the next book to come? The answer is yes because I do want to see where Fitzpatrick will be taking the next one and then it's not such a bad read if you were bored with completely nothing else to do (like if the option to watch paint dry was unavailable). So now it's time for my own personal rating. For the setting I give it a 4 out of 10 stars. The characters a 4 out of 10 stars. Plot a 3 out of 10 only because with everyone trying to kill the main character it got a little confusing as to who was a good guy and who wasn't. the cover(even though I don't normally rate cover art a 5 out of 10 and as for the over all experience I would have to give a 4 out of 10.
Posted by BoOkWoRm89 at 1:52 PM
Sunday, June 19, 2011
I'm a little on the fence with this book only because I love Bella as the main character(as she is in books 1-3) but I think Edwards perspective was a little more I don't know broad I guess. With him it started out a little slow but quickly became excellent and expressive and just nice to follow along with. The only real complaint that I can think of was that I wished it was finished and that despite how this book was released I think Myers should finish it because I would sure as want to read the finished product. Experience rating 7 out of 10 stars, character rating 5 out of 10 stars only because this book really made Bella seem like such a drip, setting rating a 4 out of 10 because I don't really remember Edward describing a lot of scenery. Plot rating a 10 out of 10 because it is just the same as the first book but in a different voice and I love the first book and my overall experience rating would the same a 10 out of 10! I did love this book.
Posted by BoOkWoRm89 at 2:49 PM