The story line is really cute with the childhood hatred of each other. I actually did have a friend read it and she too knew what was going to happen at the end within the first few chapters, but we still liked it as a fluff novel.
The one part where the performer starts screeching trying to convey emotion was just awful. I get there was supposed to be a lot of emotion, but when it's right in your ear it's just annoying.
Dragos and Pia are by far my favorite couple in the elder races series. Their dynamic is hilarious and makes for an interesting mix no matter what situation theyre in.
When Dragos comes to save Pia and the Elves from the fire.
When Pia wakes up to find everyone asleep and she sarcastically wakes everyone up.
The begining of time has come to this.
My only complaint is that it feels like she tried to cram too much into one book. The book could have easily been a few hours longer. Towars the end I felt like she was trying to wrap up sooooo much that she jumped time and scenes quickly.
The characters were already well established in the first book and you kinda knew what you were in for even with their brief disagreement. Tiago seems to be the only who really has an understanding of their relationship while she is clueless 90% of the book.
I know that this book was mostly about her becoming the dark fae queen and going to the capitol, but the first book managed to do everything and encorporate a lot of romance. She was so closed off and trying to push him away while having her own melt downs that it tip toed on the line to annoying.
All the characters has polar opposite voices and it made it very easy to figure out who was saying what.
It made me want to read the next book in the series.
Growth, Inner Battles
This one is really about the world that they are living in - because they are already established as a couple - so it stands out as rather unique.
Bones is always my favorite, his accent is so specific you know exactly when he enters a room.
Things will change.
I loved the relationship between the main characters. It was something different in how the world is set up and how the characters ended up in our world.
The initial meeting when she is looking out the window. It's such a simple way to meet, but really works well.
She was great at being able to switch accents quickly. Each character was so distinct and the emotions really came through.
Several time I started laughing because the characters in the world just act ridiculous, but it fits more than if they acted normally.
I love Rune, but the intro for Carling from the previous book just did not make me like her. She does grow and become a likable person for me towards the end, but it was literally a struggle for me to get through. It was all about the science and Carling through 80% of the book and Rune became almost unlikable with her through the begining. Really for me it was the characters and the dynamic in the begining is what made it bad for me.
I already finished the next in the series and ADORE it! I'm glad I read this one though because otherwise I'd be lost in book 4.
At the end I loved it when Rune and Carling faced down the Elder Tribunal.
I was really disappointed in this book through 80% because it just didn't have that electric pull like the rest. Usually I can get through an Elder Races book in 2 days or less, this one took me 2 weeks. I just couldn't develop that connection to the character Carling.
It is an important book to the series overall so I recommend reading it for that reason alone. The ending is extremely good.
The build of the characters with Bones and Cat. They really are complex characters and as you get to know them you get to understand their reasoning.
Cat. I feel like I've been in her place a few times and she's a great relatable character - even though it's a fantasy genre.
Bones. The accent threw me off at first, but now I can't imagine anything else for him.
The humor Bones had and a few of Cats bone headed reactions made me laugh.
It has a different feeling from the traditional romance novels. I love the main character for her quick wit and loyalty.
When everyone finally understood why she had not talked for 3 years.
When she got back on the horse to save him.
I laughed a lot when she was not talking. She was so firey that I loved to see how she would try to get her point across.
The only thing that really confused me is the girl on the cover is a brunette, but then they describe her as a blonde. Though I do prefer this cover to the one that is on the actual hard copy book.
I love the way Betty tells her stories. She talks about things anyone can relate to and laugh at the jokes again and again.
Where Betty talks about her age and the things she finds funny about them.
"Betty at her best."
Detailed, compelling, intriguing.
I think it takes its backbones from the grand daddy of them all Romeo and Juliet. It's a classic two people are attracted to each other who shouldn't be and everything gets complicated because of that. However, the supernatural elements and the way the author mixes in numerous historical moments make it completely unique.
The French accent was so well done when he got mad. It made me laugh out loud and she was just great at doing emotions.
Ususally with long books I tend to drift in and out and lose interest. This one always made me want to keep listening. I was hooked.
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