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3.0 out of 5 starsToo drawn out and costs too much
Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2019
This series disappointed me. The story line was intriguing since it was a new plot twist for me but I feel the author could have condensed this series into 2 books instead of 3. I felt like I was priced gouged because it was mostly the same dialogue in every book. It was too pricey. The h got on my nerves in every book. I didn’t buy into the superhero part either. It was so unbelievable at times. The only reason I bought the third book was because I wanted to see how V’s disguise was going to be revealed even though I had a feeling I knew who he was from the first book. It was amusing at times but I don’t think I’ll be buying anymore of this author’s books. They’re too pricey and I was disappointed and bored with that lame ending.
3.0 out of 5 starsI would have given a higher star but
Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2018
I think the author should have finished this series in one, perhaps two books. So much repition. Too much he said she said. Clearly meant to keep readers on the edge of their seats, guaranteeing they would buy the next book. You disappoint me Ivy.
What a waste of a story. It repeats from the other books in the series and waffles on many times about nothing. There was a chapter devoted to WHO MADE THE BEST HOT CHOCOLATE and how?? Who wants to read that in a mystery suspense?? Obviously, all the author cares about is sales plus the money. NOT THE READERs.
I got the first book free, liked the book, paid to much money for both the 2nd and 3rd book. I saw the reviews and thought this would have more interesting mystery or adventure , so DID NOT happen. I wish I had just stopped at the second book. This 3rd book was dragged out with useless dribble and repeat of same things which the reader already know how torture both physical and emotional Summer / Sadie was. Most reader would already know who V was by now and could not figure how how Sadie/Summer did not know and taken this long. Spoiler alert: The parts that did not make sense was Julie the babysitter , why , father why bring him back at all to have to be in storage unit, and if Mr Crawford knew he was alive , why wait so long to find him and release him. The ending was rushed and badly written, could have been less dribble in the beginning and middle and wrote a better ending, someone rich and powerful like Don Roberts would have powerful friends , and just how did all the people end up at his house to be dragged around inside the house. I think over all it was good story line but could have been completed in 2 books. This 3rd book was a waste of my money.
5.0 out of 5 starsCould not put it down until the last word!
Reviewed in the United States on November 10, 2019
This series.... WOW. I haven’t read something so good.. so crazy.. so addicting in a long time! I read everyday and all the time this series had me hooked! I was reading it late at night, early in the am and anytime I could in between! This last book truly wrapped everything up in a nice little bow for us who NEEDED ANSWERS! Lol. V- oh how I loved the way it all came together for his character how much everything made sense.. Summer/Sadie but we all know she’s Summer... amazing! A true depiction of what I think most victims whom have endured her torture would do.. good for her and for her to continue to look up at the stars and to try to find hope.. Eli, Liza, Kins and Patrick.. perfect way to let us know what happened with them. Mr. Crawford and all other characters mentioned you find out what happened.. who’s connected to whom and how everything works out! You won’t be disappointed after you’ve read the first two like I did and needed to know what happened! Grab it! I’m not one to purchase books. I’ll read the first one for free and add the others to my TBR list and wait for a sale then pick back up but this one... I had no choice! I had to buy it and find out that’s how good this series was! Thanks for the ride Ms. Ivy S! I’m definitely a fan!
Let me start by saying I KNEW IT !!!!!!! No I am not going to tell you what I knew but I knew it. I love Ivy Smoak's style of writing , it is unique and just has this way about it . In book three of this series everything is coming to a head . Summer/ Sadie and her crew (as I call them) are on the run . Don is now the mayor (WTF ), and everyone is in his pocket. Summer is really becoming a badass in this book . I love her. Not only has this girl been thru hell and back , she has been beat, raped and so much more and she owns it. She owns her sexuality like a beast, I love that she could overcome everything and still be able to have the close relationship she needs and wants. You do finally find out who V is (no I will not tell you) !! OMG it is amazing . IN book three you get a better understanding of all the characters , and why they are the way they are. You also meet a new character Summer and V's therapist . I wish more therapist where like him . OK you can not go wrong by picking up this series. I so recommend reading it when you have plenty of time, because once you start you are not going to want to stop until you finish
I have to say that this has been a whirlwind series!! I loved every moment of it. From the first of the hand holding to the very end, Miles/V and Summer/Sadie are perfect for each other!! If the series were to ever be made into a movie, miniseries, or what have you, the song Bring Me To Life by Evanesence is PERFECT for their love!!
Read the series, it had so much potential to be a gripping story with a love story intertwined. Unfortunately it was seriously lacking. Instead of reading a page turner, I got bored and skim read a story about a young girl banging on about her feelings for three guy's. We get a hint of things happening and hope for some action and input from the other characters, but then it just reverts back to her girly mind numbing thoughts. Even the little bit of action towards the end was a let down as you felt you missed so much a story and character development. Such a shame, the overall plot could've made a great series.
I have read a lot of books before, probably over a thousand, well over, but I have never left a review before. From the very beginning of this trilogy I was hooked. This is by far one of the best trilogy I have ever read. I fell in love with Summer and Miles, and I was rooting for their happy ending. Ms Smoak kept me riveted to my seat, as I finished one book, I was clicking for the next instalment.I loved the style of Ms Smoak's writing and I already have more of her books to read. Anyone who enjoys a good read, with lots of exitement, intrigue and wonderful characters that you will fall in love with, then this is the series for you. Enjoy.
5.0 out of 5 starsCarved in Ice (Made of Steel Series Book 3)
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 16, 2019
I have read all 3 of the series and I LOVED each and every one. This series is one of the best I have ever read, the story between Miles and Summer/Sadie is brilliant. I would most DEFINITELY recommend this series to other people.