I will say that this book did not captivate me as much as Angels and Demons or Da Vinci Code ( I actually enjoyed the A&D more than any of them), but it is still a very good book. I love reading Dan Brown's works because it is so apparent how much research he does and how interesting he makes certain points of history. If Dan was a high school history teacher it would be absolutely enthralling. I think this book brings to light a serious problem of over population, as well as offering some ethical considerations. You still get the same old Langdon following clues to solve a problem, and you expect their to be twists and turns in the book, so you kind of expect them. This being said, I am very glad I read the book. I gave it 5 stars overall not because how much I enjoy learning from Dan Brown. It is not just a piece of fiction, but educational about art, European history, and current issues.
I was really anticipating the finally to this series. I thought the premise was very interesting for the first two. Sadly, this trilogy fell into the trap of the first being the best by far, the second being okay, and the third being boring. I just was not interested in this plot line at all. I felt like the characters were going in circles (rediscovering stuff they already knew about themselves and their relationships). The plot line was boring and I honestly was glad when it was finished just so I could go listen to something else. Sorry, but for those of you who really enjoyed this series, it really fell flat for me.
This is a great book. One of those where you identify with the protagonist and his friends, and enjoy watching them evolve as characters. The plot is a very good one, and it does an excellent job of mixing the past with the present. The fight scenes are very well done, and present excellent imagery. It is a great coming of age story, and has several plot twists that you will not see coming. This book, like the Name of the Wind series, does an excellent job of mixing folklore (not as present as in the other series), religious belief of the characters, and reality. All of the comparisons that other people have said about it being like the Name of the Wind series are very nearly accurate. I would say that I still like that series a decent amount more, but I will still not hesitate to pick up anything else in this series or written by this author.
This book just didn't do it for me. I thought the plot line of this one was a little weak to be honest. I have liked every other book in the series and the grimnoir chronicles is an amazing series, but I just could not wait for this book to be over. I feel I have a vested interest in this series, and that is honestly the only reason why I finished. I felt like this was just a filler book to get you to the next part of the series, and really didn't add a lot for me. The action is cool as always, and I like the characters, hence why I gave the book 3 stars. I wish I could say something more than just I was underwhelmed, but that would be the word I use to describe this book.
I thought this book was very well done. I thought this whole series was phenomenal (once I got over the covers of the books). I am very glad that I read all of them, but this was a very satisfying ending. I won't say that it was an emotional ending, I was not sad to see the end of this series (like I was for longer series like HP or Inheritance Cycle), but I will say I very much enjoyed these characters. Bronson Pinchot did an excellent job portraying the characters of Jake and Fae, both of which were awesomely well developed, funny, and likeable characters. If you have not read any books in this series, read them. If you have read the other two books in this series, you will not be disappointed.
I actually really enjoyed the plot of this book. I didn't get it for the longest time because I thought the cover looked dumb (I know, don't judge a book by its cover). As with the Hard Magic series, I was pleasantly surprised by the book. It reminds me very much of the TV show Supernatural in that it is about hunting mythological and fantasy creatures. I think Larry Correia has a thing for making huge male protagonists, because Owen is a giant like Sullivan from Hard Magic (except Owen is apparently very ugly because they make this point like 10 times in the book). And this kind of brings me to my dislike of the book; the romance. The plot line of the story is very interesting, and I enjoyed all 23 (?) hours of it. This being said, the romance portion of the story felt very juvenile and half-baked. We were constantly reminded of how ugly Owen is and how beautiful his love interest is, and we kind of go from nothing to everything in terms of their relationship. I was kind of left scratching my head going okay that is a giant leap in their relationship. Personally it just annoyed me and didn't add much to the story. Other than that my only complaint is that the narrator's "yell" reading was rather annoying, but I'm sure that is a totally personal problem. I know my tone seems very negative, but I still bought the second book in the series and thoroughly enjoyed reading this one. I would hardly recommend this book to anyone who is on the fence about it like I was for so long.
Excellent book. I am a very picky person when it comes to books, but I do really enjoy this one. I am reminded of X-men by the plot and concept of magic, but it is original in enough ways that it is interesting. The characters are very likeable, but it is hard to keep some of them straight. Definitely worth the credit, I would bet you will not return this one.
If you think that this story is a little slow going in the beginning with too many characters, hold on! This book starts off disjointed, but everything comes together at the end with awe inspiring ease. Sanderson has started something that is so original and so interesting that I am annoyed that he hasn't continued it yet! You have a wide variety of characters that will offer you different emotions. Some are funny, some annoying, some following a strict moral code, and some that are mysterious. There is a little bit of something for everyone as they say. I could not finish the wheel of time series because it just seemed like you never got anywhere, this book does not lead me to believe that it will be the same way.
I thoroughly enjoy this book and this series. The writing style is excellent, and you really like the main characters. I so badly want to know the missing pieces between this book and the "present day" characters. The performance was fantastic, and portrays the characters very well. There are so many unanswered questions that it drives me nuts that the third book is not out already!
I really enjoyed this entire series, and I am very glad I stumbled upon it. I really enjoyed all of the characters, and I thought it was very well done. I could never wait between books, and always had to have the next one ready to go. The evolution of Tavi and Kitai (spelling?... the downside of audiobooks) as characters was enjoyable to see. That being said, I was not super excited about the ending. I was very sad but happy when I finished the harry potter series, and I felt like I was saying goodbye to old friends. For the final book of the eragon series, I stayed up reading all night because I needed to know how it ended. The end of this series did not present the same level of anticipation for me. I would absolutely recommend this series to anyone, but I will say the ending disappointed me for some reason.
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