Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
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Saturday, October 15, 2011
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Thursday, October 13, 2011
My Review: So that synopsis is a little off. First off not one goblin calls Teagan "Princess". Second, she doesn't pick up anything from Mag Mell, someone GIVES her it more than halfway through the book. And then Kyle doesn't show up till over half way through either. Sorry, I just had to clear that up. I read the synopsis and kinda just went "that is not how it happened." Now that that's settled...
I absolutely loved this! It has been ages since I read Tyger Tyger and I really just forgot how laugh out loud hysterical the writing is. I was laughing through 2/3 of the book. (The end was a bit more serious) Aiden and Abby are probably my two favorite characters. They just make me laugh SO MUCH! I totally forgot about Aiden's hatred of Elvis Impersonators too. My room mate looked at me really funny when I suddenly burst out laughing hysterically. That kid is just too adorable for his own good. And I probably will never look at garlic the same way every again. It will bring unbidden thoughts of Silvester Stalone and testosterone to my mind. *twitches*
I really liked that Teagan and Finn are thinking their relationship through. With Finn being the Mac Cumhail he's cursed to fight goblins until he perishes. Teagan just wants a normal life and to fulfill her dreams. It was just really nice that they weren't living in a fantasy world where everything just worked out perfect. They're still taking things pretty slow, even though they've both said the L word. It's just refreshing to see a slow romance.
At first everyone is just trying to settle back into their normal lives, but Fear Doirich won't let that happen so easily. I was pleasantly surprised where the plot led. I didn't call that AT ALL. I'm glad that Teagan is still remaining true to herself, despite her changes. When they go back to into Mag Mell things get interesting pretty fast. They run into phookas, giant Irish wolfhounds, and Fear and Mab themselves. I absolutely loved the ending. I was truly surprised that Mab inserted herself into the game. Tricky little bugger to be sure. And gah, the last line?! Basically Teagan's a badass. "Then let there be war," *throws knife*. EPIC! Sorry, slight fangirl moment. I want to know how to throw a knife now...
Anywho, just a few last things that I loved. Uh, Jing?! Jing was freakin awesome. Jing Khan= the Mighty Khan! And the fact that his full first name is actually an alternate spelling for Ghangis made me laugh SO HARD. Parents in this book really have an awful habit of naming their kids after infamous/famous people/characters. Abby's cousins' just make me laugh every time their names come. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles... hehehe.
So it's pretty safe to say that I really loved this. It was a wonderful sequel to Tyger Tyger. I cannot wait for the third book. I have a feeling Zoe (the dance therapist) will be playing a major part. And Thomas too for some reason. I just have this awful feeling that he's going to sacrifice himself for the others. I like Thomas :( Hopefully that doesn't happen. Can't wait for more! And be looking for any updates, because I'm going to be doing something with Kersten soon to celebrate the paperback release of Tyger Tyger! So stay tuned! ^.^
Posted by Ky at 1:35 PM
Monday, October 10, 2011
My Review: I have to say that I was drawn to this book solely by the amazing cover. I've never read the original Tristan and Isolde or seen the movie, but from what I knew of it, it seemed like a classic love story. Ya know the saying "Don't judge a book by its cover?" that none of us actually take to heart because lets face it, a pretty cover is what makes you want to read a book? Ya. We should listen to those words of wisdom, because I have never been so horribly disappointed with a book as I have been with Tris and Izzie.
In a word...awful. I literally cannot find one redeeming quality to this book that would make it worth reading. If you know me at all, you know how rare this is for me. In the past two years there have been two books that I absolutely hated. That's it. I'm not hard to please, but dear god, this was just horrible on so many levels.
There was no characterization at all. Izzie was so wish-washy to begin with, but add in the fact that the rest of the characters were horribly two dimensional, it becomes a blaring assault to the story. Izzie was probably the dumbest MC I've ever come across. For starters, what kind of friend would meddle with a love potion that is IRREVERSIBLE just to hook her best friend up with someone so she won't be alone? WHAT KIND OF FRIEND DOES THAT?! Not only that, but what kind of person thinks it is okay to make decisions for someone else without their consent? And what kind of self absorbed idiot can't notice that her BEST FRIEND is in love with her boyfriend? Not to mention the fact that she treats Mark, (the nicest, sweetest, most timid boyfriend ever) like shit over a new hot guy? She blames the love philtre the entire time, and just drags Mark along acting like she still loves him. It's even worse when it's revealed that she didn't even drink a love philtre! Her awfulness was real and she has no one to blame but herself. She was a self absorbed biotch who was made out to be an angel.
And dear lord, Tristan. Meets Izzie, five seconds later "I love you!" Proclamations of undying love within the first five minutes? Really? There was no foundation for a relationship! It was just ridiculous. I'll admit his magical sword was cool, but that was about it. As for Branna, just gah. I think she suffered from multiple personality disorder. First she's sweet and shy, then she's a backstabbing bitch, then she's jealous to the point of revealing a huge secret of Izzie's, and then she's the loyal self sacrificing best friend. What. The. Hell? You confused? Ya, so am I.
The story had potential. Really, it did. It was just executed so poorly that I can't even say the plot was okay. It was overly dramatic, really random at times, and the end. Gah! Oooh, we're only 18, will you marry me? Huh?! I had trouble not just throwing down the book at that point. The only reason I even finished this was because I had to read and review it and I didn't want any strikes against me for not reviewing this awful excuse of a novel. It was literally almost painful reading this at times.
So in conclusion, don't read this. Don't be deceived by the pretty cover, because it will literally be a waste of a couple hours of your life. This is probably the most scathing review I have ever written. Admittedly this is unfair to the author and any prospective reader, but I just can't help it. If you go to Goodreads I guarantee you'll see harsher reviews than this. I apologize for the non-objective review, truly I do. I just really did not like this book.
Posted by Ky at 7:06 PM
Friday, October 7, 2011
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011
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Posted by Ky at 7:58 AM