Friday, June 29, 2012
By Carrie Jones
Genre YA supernatural/paranormal romance
Recommended by Me
First sentence "Do you want some more spaghetti?"
Blah blah blah. The series comes to and end and I'm sure there was some story going on, but all I really cared about was who Zara was going to choose!
A rambling review...cause I can't break this one down into good and bad
K, my synopsis isn't really that fair but it's been two years since I read the book before this one and I hardly remembered a thing. That's not good! I should have remembered that Zara did in fact rescue Nick! After all, she was so whiny about it during the last book...so whiny that I actually DO remember that! Sorry, but the reason I was so hooked into this series is because of Astley...insert long dreamy sigh here... Astley is a serious book crush of mine. And I don't mean I like him and he makes me smile. I mean that every time he "walks onto the page" I get this nervous excited feeling like I do in real life when a crush walks into the room. He's kind, sweet, NOT a controlling crazy psycho like some people *cough* every guy in YA *cough*. He's sacrificing, practical and selfless. I love him, guys! And in comparison to Nick a boy that is the exact opposite of all these qualities, he shines! Positively shines!
This is the last and final book in the series so I knew the decision was coming. There was much hand wringing and nervous gulping going on, let me tell you. With Nick back being his usual jackass self and Zara still crushing on him I was panicking. Why?! Why couldn't this once I like the guy the MC actually ends up with? Just this once, please!...And now I'm going to shut up in case you are reading this series or plan to and don't want to know what happens. I'm afraid if I even tell you I liked or disliked it I'll ruin it for you sooo, I'll tell those of you who want to know below...the rest of you guys, just skip to the bottom.
Well, guys, for once in my freaking life the MC saw what I saw in a love interest and chose the right guy! I was thrilled! However, I have mixed feelings. See, I hated that the author threw in that fake out about Astley being bad. Not only was it completely unbelievable because Astley is incapable of evilness, but it was just plain aggravating. I was furious with Zara for actually believing his act. Whatever! She wouldn't have believed so easily, it was completely out of character and downright insulting to me as a reader! So, yeah, I was happy she chose Astley but the way in unfolded pissed me off.
***End of Spoiler***
If you haven't read this series I'd recommend it based solely on Astley. Just so you can meet him and be introduced to a real man! But remember, he's mine! Don't even think about stealing him! ;)