When I heard about this book and finding out that there was going to be an assassin in it and a mysterious scroll(sorry if I spelled the word wrong,) in it. I thought it would be my type of book, boy even my friend that I was buddy reading it with, though I was going to love it. My friend didn’t even finish it, and the only reason I didn’t dnf it is because I was also reading it for a readathon I was participating in.
My main problem was I think the author was trying to give you a lot of information at one time. The problem is that so much stuff was going on and my mind couldn’t process it all. So I was very confused on what was going on. I thought the characters were ok, my favorite character was Kage who was the assassin and also had a sword that had a demon inside of it. I forgot what the main girl character name was. She was an okay character, but not a favorite character.
I did love the different places we got to visit and some of the characters we meet on the way.
After saying all of that, I do think I will try and read the second book, because I really loved how it ended. But I wouldn’t have it on my must have books list.
I read the series before but I will be rereading one book each month from the series, to see how I feel this time around.
I really loved the characters so much more this time around, even though Dorian is still my favorite character in this book. I know that might be an unpopular opinion but I love characters that aren’t perfect and I love guys who are considered “playboys,” who really have a sensitive side. I really don’t consider him a player at all, but I know some readers do. I also love his friendship with Celaena.
Celaena I still get mad at a lot, I really feel like she was just using Dorian, not the friendship part but the relationship part. I really liked Celaena and Chaol’s relationship a lot more this time around. Last time I didn’t care at all for there relationship and I didn’t really care for Chaol. The first time around I just was like okay his just there, and the only thing I liked about him the first time around was his friendship with Dorian. I actually felt more of a chemistry between Dorian and him. Of course not in a sexual way, but as brothers. If they didn’t think about themselves as brothers then, I wouldn’t have minded them as a couple. But they definitely had a Bromance going on that is freaking awesome.
I thought Celaena for being an assassin was pretty stupid at times. And I really wish she would have used that skill set more. I did like the ending but of course you could know what was going to happen. Even if it is your first time reading the book.
Favorite scene was the library scene with her and Chaol. And when she wanted to read some books, and the note she sent someone, to get permission. And of course my absolute favorite part with the puppy.
Favorite side characters Nox and Nehemiah, (sorry if I spelled her name wrong. )
So this is a retailing of beauty and the beast for 8 thur 12 year olds. Its definitely a different take on the beauty and the beast story that’s for sure. If you’re in a mood to be a kid for a day or 2 than you should read this book. The book is nothing earthshaking but I enjoy the plot. And I really loved both Angel and Bavar. Bavar is my favorite of the two, but I think that’s because he doesn’t want to do what he knows he needs to do, but his got that call in his veins. Angel is the one that wants to fight and if you read the book, you’ll find out why Angel wants to fight and Bavar doesn’t. I only gave it 3 1/2 *, because it was a little young for me, which of course is because I am way past the age group for this book. Also just because I wish a few things were better explained and I wanted to know how one certain thing tied up. But it was a fun read, had characters you could really root for. And there were some funny moments that had me totally cracking up. So I am glad I bought and read this cute little read. I started the book yesterday, I could have finished it the same day but I wanted it to last just a little bit longer. Which is exactly what a book should make you want to do.
So I haven’t read the series, in about 15 or 16 years, so I am doing a reread of the series. This month I am reading Goblet of fire and the order of the Phoenix. But now onto the review of my favorite book in the series.
Boy it’s been so long since I read this, that I forgot how much I freaking loved this book. I also forgot, so many freaking details. And I forgot how much I freaking loved this book. I swear the book just kept me on my toes, and I caught myself gasping at certain parts in the book, that I completely forgot happened.
I think one of the reasons I love this one so much is for one reason, the 3 bestfriends, after this book, really starts to lose their innocence. And #2, Siras black and Rupin!!!!!
I am just so happy that I love the book even more than the first time I read it, so very long ago. I can’t wait to continue on with the series, even though they get darker and darker. Which is a good thing Because that’s the way it should go.
I loved this book a lot more than I thought I would. I will say until I got use to the author’s writing style, the book really dragged for me. But after that and some setting up of the story, the book took off for me. And once that happened, i couldn’t and didn’t even want to put the book down.
I loved Lazlo and Saria a lot, Lazlo was definitely my favorite thou. I loved that he had a very active imagination and he loves to read books. I have to say I didn’t see that ending happening, even though it shouldn’t have really surprised me but it still did. I can’t wait to see how everything ends, but I am also scared at the same time.
Just like Scythe, illuminae is another book I wanted to reread before the New year begins.
I just love the character of Kady what a badass she turns out to be in this book, I loved that she wasn’t winne and she did thinks for herself and didn’t need a man to save her.
I really also loved Ezra as well, but I wish we got actually scenes with them together but I still loved the banter between them. And I loved the parts we get with Ezra.
Since this is a reread, I won’t go really into review mood for this review here today.
I will say I am definitely going to reread the other two books in the series, but unless I can find the time, than it will be sometime in the upcoming months.
Actually this one was a reread for me, to get me ready to start the next book.
The book is better than I remember it, and that makes me happy
Why does that make me feel happy? Because I already know I loved it, but I forgot how much, until I read it again. I freaking love both Citra, and especially Rowan. My other review is up still, so I am not going to do another full review. I am so excited to start Thunder head, sometime before the middle of the month, so you’ll find out what I feel about the book pretty soon.