Well...if you like me listened to the preview you probably thought you were going to get to read a novel with a fair amount of humor, good sex, and a little bit of angst...
Well..that is maybe the first 1/3 of the book...it was great. Funny, good sex scenes, real characters (with normal vulnerabilities, etc) and I was excited to see where the story was going and then we got to the second 2/3 of the book and I can say is that was just a HOT MESS!!
I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but the story really devolved and we are left with reading something that reminded me of YA novels (just with way more sexual references!).
Save your credit... much better books out there that deal with this storyline.
Let me preface this by saying that I love the new genre of fantasy called the "anti-hero" (joe abercrombie is one of my favorite authors) and when I read the blurb for this I thought it would a story similar to that.
It is an it isn't. This story has more sex, more violence, and more treachery (if you can believe it!) that kept you guessing up until the end.
If you like dark fantasy give it a try, but as my title indicates this story is definitely not for the faint of heart!
At first I wasn't sure how how would like this story since I knew from some of the reviews that the POV was not Pitt, but Agent Frank's (who let's be honest) is not a easy character to like.
However, I loved the story that ended up being told from his POV brought and felt that it went a long way to explaining some things and really brought the story forward (which I didn't feel the last story did as well).
I would definitely recommend!
If you like zombie books give this one a shot (if you are tired of the genre, I would still recommend this one as the premise behind how the zombie's are created and behave is interesting).
I thought that this had great character development (I felt more sorry for the zombies then the regular humans), but it was a little graphic in some spots which might be a bit much for some.
Ok, I think I might be in the minority with this book. I struggled to finish listening to this because the main character just GOT ON MY NERVES. She was so whiny and seemed to accept the abuse that all the factions: Boss, Druids, Pagans, etc wanted to heap on her. Maybe this is me just preferring more strong characters that are a little more snarky and who attempt to fight back against the bad guys. Her character is probably more realistic (if you were in that situation), but for some reason I didn't sympathize with her like I have with other "underdog" characters.
If you are into YA books you will probably like this as their is a lot of angt for boyfriend that she discusses (way too much) throughout the book that plays really no part in the storyline. If this is meant for an adult audience then I think the main character needs to grow up a little more (which, to be fair, she did appear to do in the last couple paragraphs of the book).
Ah..Edward. I was so glad to revisit Edward to see how much he had grown and changed (and not!) and how he was able to cope with his "shitburger" of a year!
If you like 600 Hours of Edward, you will love getting back into Edward's head again.
I was looking for a recommendation for a book similar to the "Rosie Project" (i.e., an author who could deal with a difficult subject in a humorous, but still realistic manner).
This book was very different, but equally as good for different reasons. Craig Lancaster does a good job dealing with the full range of issues that all of us have faced at some time or other while still making us laugh.
I would highly recommend this..I don't think you would be disappointed.
As always, Lisa Gardner, did not disappoint. I loves how she is able to tell a story from various character perspectives and although I thought I knew who the mastermind was I didn't figure it out until the investigators did (which to me makes for a more exciting book!)
Definitely would recommend to anyone who enjoys her other novels.
I love Larry Correia's books. I've read all his MHI books and his Grimnoir books as well. This book had the unfortunate feeling of being the middle book in a series even though it's book number 4. I liked the additional background that we got on the evil that Zee will have to eventually fight, but didn't feel like the storyline moved along that much.
Don't get me wrong, I'll definitely read the next book in the series, but this was just not by favorite.
if I had not figured out who did it 1/4 of the way into the book. I was really liked the main character though so I kept listening to see what would eventually happen to him, but I do typically like more difficulty in guessing "who done it"!
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