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Richelle Mead is very unpredictable writer in a way that I can't tell if her next book is going to be good or bad. Her stories are always interesting and keep me coming back, but the way she writes sometimes makes me want to scream so loud,it reaches her all the way to Seattle. I started this series with big expectations and got a bit disappointed. I admit, I got so frustrated when I finished previous book that The Indigo Spell was going to decide if I will ever buy her books again. I will. This book was well written , interesting and thankfully angst free. I'm looking forward to the next one.
Never before had I been so utterly frustrated with a male character as I was in this novel. I never realized that I'm so used to female idiots as main characters, that I got almost shocked and outraged when I hit upon this one. I kept hoping he would make the right decision but noooo, the moron kept going. The story wasn't bad if you don't mind the main character and the reader was good.
The Dresden series was more interesting. There are some parallels between those two series, but Dresden was a more likable character. Maybe if there was a bit more chemistry between two main characters the book would interest me to continue the series. I'll get the next one if it get on sale for like 3 bucks, otherwise I'm not interested.
It looks good and you want want to eat the whole thing but it leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
The thing that bugged me the most was a heroine. She was the smartest, the cutest, the most wonderful, etc,.. I mean, come on, she gets everything so fast ( sometimes seconds, minutes and in rare moment hours) that aliens who are studying the bloody things for years don't and she makes them all look stupid. It was just a bit too much of a the-universe-turns-around-me heroine who could do no wrong. That's not to say that I like flawed heroes but I definitely don't like the perfect ones. I'll pass on the next one in the series. The reader wasn't bad.
It's been a while since I've listened to a book as well written and entertaining as this one. I was not even a teen in '80s, but I got most of the references. The book is interesting, smart and it points to the few things that we should pay attention more: overpopulation, pollution and energy crisis. It's all done in a way that it doesn't look like preaching, but an inevitability. Scary, but true. Will Wheaton's narration is perfect, as always. I highly recommend this awesome novel.
I don't know why this happens, but lately every trilogy I read, the last book has been terrible disappointment. This one less than some and still it left me wondering wtf?!
Characters were inconsistent, story wobbly and the ending blah. Oh well, Ill just stay away from trilogies from now on, but if you enjoyed the the first two books and must find out what the hell was the book of life, prepare for a mild, if not stronger disappointment.
Okay, I am a bit subjective when it comes to Ilona Andrews but her books are awesome and this one is the best so far. This was supposed to be the last one in the series, but the authors got contract for few more and voila, we are to expect more goodies from them. However, this didn't derailed them from the story, it just made this book that much better. It's one of the most satisfying ending I read in a while. I honestly can't wait to see what is going to happen next.
This is one example that some writers(most of them really) get better with time. Ms.Duvall is writing clearer, better and her books are coming out of mary-sue-ish kind prose that used to drive me crazy. I kept up with this series not because of the quality of books, but because the story was interesting. Now, I'm glad I did since she is obviously changing her stile slowly but steadily.
Of all of her books I read until now, this one was by far the best. Everything in this book worked for me, especially the war against the evil Archangel. I can't wait for the next one.
I'm writing this review well aware that I'm going to be bombarded with unhelpful votes. However, books, like everything else in life are a subject to personal like or dislike and it would be against my principals to lie and say I liked this book. On the contrary, I was extremely disappointed, since this was the last one in the series. I'm hoping Ms. Frost's new series are going to be worth my credits, otherwise I'm done with her.
This book reminded me a bit of John Scalzi's way of writing; funny, interesting and with great characters. It's a story about a human abducted by aliens who is trying to figure out why was he abducted, together with many other different aliens. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
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