I loved Eli and Ember together so much!! Never a boring moment between those two when they're in the same room together. Their constant jabs at each other had me laughing a lot. But, to be honest I hated Torin and he really wasn't even a big part of this book but I detest even the slightest hint of love triangles so I skipped through the parts with him in it. That is why I didn't give it a 5 star rating. I hate the queen with a passion and Samantha oh, and Lorkin so I hope they all die a horrible health! The queen better keep her disgusting hands off Eli or I will not read another word of that book. It makes me really uncomfortable when writers feel it's necessary to add a twist of demented, sick and perverted story line where the vilian (queen) has to sexually fondle the hero (Eli for example) in front of the one they love (Ember). It's not necessary and it's just seems like perversion and I find it extremely disgusting! I almost want to just read the end of book 4 so I dont have to worry about turning the page and reading something sick. All that said.....I do like the way this author adds humor in her writing. It's natural and draws you in.... Except for the stupid (kinda) love triangles.
I liked the first and second book, but Ember reached a level of dumb that just isn't fun to read. I love fantasy books, but often authors lack the ability to effectively "leave the reader guessing". So much of the twists and turns in this book were predictable from page 1! And the otherworld timelapse isn't consistent at all. Pay attention to Josh's arrival and you'll understand what I mean. I hate when fantasy writers don't follow their own fantastical rules. Consistency is key! If you decide to read this book, be aware that the last chapter will drive you nuts. Spoiler Alert! Ember will literally save her enemy and neglects to take back what was stolen from her before doing so. That level of idiocy just isn't believable and pops the bubble of bliss I so often love to bask in.
This series is amazing. I love how I can read the words on the pages and actually pictures the scenes created by the author as if they were happening right in front of me. Stacey's ability to transport you to the world's she creates is fantastic. I am so thrilled with Eli and Ember's story and how their relationship has evolved. It is also good to learn although in a very slow fashion both Ember and Eli's pasts. We get to know both characters and what makes them tick. I am glad to see Ember is more fully accepting who she is and is getting a better control of her powers of course Eli is also helping her learn how to better control her powers and her senses. Did not like the ending though I could have done without that loss even if it was just a momentary loss. Torin's story is sad but he needs to regain some self control he is starting to act like a total jerk.
NO Shocker to see Lars is actually related to Ember but I am actually quite happy with that result. I am not too sure I like Lily right now.
All in all the book was good it moved a little more slowly than the last two books for my linking.
I had to take a break from reading the Dwellers of the Dark after reading Book 3. Book 3 was a disappointment on many levels. It focused way to much on Ember and Eli's sexual affair. It seemed as though the author had already decided to have a Book 4. Book 3 was just a lot of feeler material based on Ember's and Eli's sexual episodes at the Dark Dwellers warded compound. Ember didn't seemed that upset about the Seelie queen having Mark (her step dad) or Ryan. The first part and the last parts were entertaining. But the middle or most of the book could have been summed up in one or two chapters. I have not decided if I will read Book 4.
I was enjoying these books, but a few things kept nagging at me in the back of my mind the whole time I was reading. The books otherwise would have been good. #1. (And the most frustrating one) The time difference between the two worlds. In book 2 Ember goes to the other world to attempt a rescue, is only gone 3 1/2 days. When she returns to earth it's been 3 years. She unexpectedly finds her mom on this rescue mission ment for her friends. So basically her mom has been "dead" for 5 days, yet she has lost all this weight and muscle mass. That and through the next 2 books everyone says how she was locked up and tortured for years.... but she was in the other world, for 5 otherworldly days. Same goes for West, her dad, and friend. If the author was going to make a time difference that drastic, maybe she should've made the prison on earth or enchanted the prison to run on earth time.
#2. Ember is a self absorbed t*at.
That being said, enjoy my money because I did in fact purchase all 4. P.S. I love Simmons & Cal with all their dick drawing, swizzle stick wielding ability.
Ember has lost her powers to the Queen and she is becoming more and more Dark Dweller. She has to fulfill the prophecy, and she's losing people left and right. On top of that, everyone is keeping things from her and saying it was for her own safety. She is expected to act like a Fay, a Dae, and a future Light Queen, when she was raised to be a naive human girl. It's not as easy as it seems, and she's barely managing to hold her head above water. Luckily, she has her friends and family nearby (when she isn't finding out what secrets they kept from her AND running for her life)...On top of all that, this book had me rolling around with laughter. Those pixies are still my heroes. I really hope they stick around.
I wanna freaking scream, damn it, my friends can't catch a break. Every single book gets better and better. More secrets, more betrayals, lies and treachery. There were parts where I had to set it down and just breathe. Even after a bunch of revelations, there is much being hidden. I loved the trip to Greece, it felt like a Tomb Raider quest. I just cannot see how they are gonna get out of this alive, but the fate of human kind is counting on it, and they don't even know it. The Queen is a leech, evil bitch!!!