I would definitely recommend the series up until this book. The narration change has completely ruined what has been one of my favorite series in years. Cynthia Holloway was not just truly amazing as Merit, but every single character was uniquely brought to life by her. I was dying for this release and now am struggling to even finish because it just isn't there. I 'm very sad.
Haven't even got there because I am struggling to get into it. I am about halfway through but the story up until now seems like the same old problems with just a few new details changed. Everyone is mad at and blaming the vampires - same. The sorcerers are vague and misunderstood - same. The shifters are sticking there neck out to help - same. Ethan and Merit are on again off again - same. The GP is interfering and unhappy - same. Then you take away the spark that made it alive (Cynthia Holloway) and it just seems redundant and slow. Maybe it will get better...I just miss Merit!
I feel bad for obsessing about the narrator change because this narrator was not bad by any means...she just isn't even remotely this/these characters. Cynthia Holloway's sarcastic bite, wit and characters' voices made this series. It's almost like a different series all together. Five books tends to get you very used to people especially when done with so much brilliance. She made them come alive. I think the new narrator is not to blame and I would listen to her again. It was just devestating to this book.
Not without Cynthia Holloway 's narration. This makes me question whether I would have even liked the books as much reading them rather than listening if I am this affected by her abscense.
Great new fantasy with a twist! (Sorry that's more than 3 words...)
When Kate is interacting with an 8 year old Kiernan. Really sweet, charming, and not creepy at all. Great set up for their relationship. Very different.
No I haven't. But she did a great job.
Again, I have to say, when Kate is interacting with an 8 year old Kiernan. Just so endearing.
I usually don't like "sci-fi" I'm more of a paranormal fantasy girl. However I'm a sucker for time travel stories as long as there is romance and don't overwhelm me with futuristic robot over-kill. This is the perfect blend. Yeah, there is a lot of futuristic technology, but it is more fun. If this is Rysa Walker's first book, excellent job!
Absolutely! Every book taking us further in this series just keeps getting better! I was hesitant thinking this is were a series seems to start to feel like it is dragging but the reviews I read were correct. It was awesome! Can't wait for book 5!
I miss the original voice of Adrian...it was so perfect for his character. It is odd to hear him talk in this other voice, with no accent. But other than that Emily Shaffer did a very good job.
This book flips back and forth from Sidney to Adrian telling the story with each chapter, but it flowed very well.
Yes if they enjoyed YA beach reads.
The closest thing I can think of is a movie...which this book also references. Mean girls with a Cinderella like twist. Maybe the "Oh My GODS" series without the supernatural aspect.
I haven't but she did a great job.
The fact that the girls really have no parents and figure out they need each other should be moving; and I guess it is to a point but the book is meant to be tongue in cheek funny and light so nothing is too moving.
A fun read leaving a possibility for a sequel. I hope they do one.
Maybe. If they were as good as the first three in this series started. I guess the Casts should have quit while they were ahead.
The next Parasol Protectorate book due out later this month. I can't wait!
Sure I has no problem with her narration.
Definite disappointment. I continue out of hope that the books might improve. I don't know if I will keep on though.
This story has a very different twist on the whole "Immortal" thing. It is actually a beautifully told story that has everything: love, history, magic, self growth and maturity... Very refreshing. Nasty is hillarious and heart breaking at the same time. I can't wait for the sequel!
Is it ground breaking literature? Of course not. But is it a light, fun, and entertaining twist on the dork turns popular story? Yes! And the narrator is one of my favorites; and perfect for the main character Tobi. Amanda Ronconi, who also narrated all of Molly Harper's "Dead Girls Don't..." series is awesome. Hillarious mixture of southern drawl and biting, superior, sarcasm. Again fun light escape if you need a break from the heavy and/or like this sort of thing. Great for the YA crowd of all ages.
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