Legend #1: Legend – Marie Lu

Legend

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Author: Marie Lu


Length: 305 pages


“What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths – until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.”


★ ★  ★ STARS

Spoilers!




Likes
– The differing POV and how they crossed over
Both June and Day 
– The plot 
– Tess

Dislikes/Mehs
– Insta-love
– Your typical “we have to rebel against the government and start a revolution” principle
– Hard to tell the difference between Day’s POV and June’s POV sometimes

I was very pleasantly surprised by just how fast I read this book and how it sucked me in. Day and June are both characters who were incredibly interesting to read about and had their individualities which I appreciated. 

It did however feel like a very typical dystopian build up (there’s a totalitarian government and a dude who’s the face of it, you have to swear loyalty or die, they are hiding the evil they are doing, etc. etc.). That aside, it was incredibly interesting to see both the “insider” POV from June and the “outsider/outcast/rebel” POV from Day. I think the POV overlaps and the way they intertwined was on the things I loved most about this book.

I was incredibly shocked when Day’s mother and brother both ended up dead by the end of the book. I mean, I get that a lot of characters almost never make it through dystopian novels alive, but I was really rooting for their reunion. Day’s mother being shot literally a couple of seconds after finding out that her son was alive just seemed beyond cruel. 

June and Day however did feel like a very insta-lovey relationship and I think that that kind of turned me off them for a bit. They are quite sweet together, but I do feel like especially Day is making his affections for June to feel way bigger than they can be, considering they only just met, like a couple of days before the end of the book. 

And poor Ollie! I can’t believe June had to leave the poor guy behind *sad face*.


I am incredibly interested to see how the story will continue in Legend, and I am also crossing my fingers that it doesn’t turn into your stereotypical “good guys vs. bad guys” rebellion/revolution in the end. 




Tales of a New World #2: Sun Warrior – P.C. Cast

Sun Warrior


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Author: P.C. Cast 

Length: 608 pages

The battle lines have been drawn and Mari, an Earth Walker and Nik, a Companion, who were once from rival clans now find themselves fighting to save each other and their people from destruction.

Thaddeus betrayed his own people, killing Nik’s father and destroying their entire clan. But he wants more. He wants the power he believes Mari has stolen from him and his people and he will do anything he must to get them back, even if it means destroying everything in his path. There is only way to stop Thaddeus, but it means a harrowing journey for Mari and Nik into the heart of darkness. But if they hope to survive the coming fight, they have no choice but to believe in each other. “


Before I get into my review, I would really briefly like to address the issue that people have allegedly been having with this series, apparently because they have seen racist parts in it. I am not usually someone who engages in debates like this and I like to keep myself out of them in general but I would like to say that personally, I have not read or seen anything remotely racist in this series. Yes, the characters of the Tribe and the Clan are both incredibly bigoted and racist towards one another in the beginning of the series (especially in Moon Chosen) but the entire premise of this book (which is also why it’s called Tales of a New World) is set on the idea of coming together, putting aside prejudices which rest on skin color, background, etc. and build a better life elsewhere with people who are accepting and loving towards everyone. Just because the characters within a book series have racist tendencies does not mean that this is supposed to be seen as the author’s personal opinion or to be seen as ‘good’ traits. Characters go through major character developments in books like these, and it’s not always going to be the case that all character are going to be accepting (even just taking the statistics of our own world). There would be no growth on these issues (when tackling them in literature) if we would not have a starting point which is bad. And also, people can change and grow with these issues. People can ask for forgiveness and learn to be better people, and that includes book characters. 


But I would also like to say that if you personally do not want to read this series or have DNFed it because of the issues that you have been having, that is totally fine. I respect everyone’s opinions and freedom on this issue. 

★ ★  ★ STARS


Spoilers ahead



Important moments

  • Dead Eye’s body gets taken over by Death
  • Mari calls down Sunfire to save the Tribe
  • Sora gets chosen by Chloe
  • Thaddeus gets driven more mad until Oddyseus dies
  • Dove escapes from the People and joins the Pack
  • Mari and Nik become mates 
  • Danita becomes close with Bast, the Lynx and heals from her assault
  • Jenna, Isabel and Danita officially become Moon Women apprentices 
  • Danita channels the Moon by herself
  • The Pack decides to move and head towards the Wind Rider territory
  • Nik goes back to get the Mother Plant and gets captured by Thaddeus and saved by Mari


Damn, that was truly a brilliant, beautiful, magical book. I’m starting to think that maybe P.C. Cast has some sort of gift of writing books that never cease to disappoint me. 


This book – if even possible – was even better than Moon Chosen. It was filled with everything that I ever wanted from this series and stuff that I didn’t even know I wanted. 

As always, the relationships and character developments were fabulous and amazing. The plot was absolutely intriguing, dark and mysterious as well as light, comical and heartfelt. 

What happened to Dead Eye was completely gruesome and terrifying. At first I thought Dead Eye was going to be some sort of antagonist, providing Mari and Nik trouble, but it was entirely shocking to realize that basically the great evil God of Death was behind everything. I began to feel so much for both Dead Eye and Dove and it kind of made me regret ever thinking that Dead Eye was evil through and through. I’m beyond glad that Dove managed to find sanctuary with the new Pack. 

One of the questions that I would like to have answered by the next book is why does the Great Goddess never speak to Mari? I mean, there must be some sort of reason why this is happening. It’s kind of sad as well, because it seems like Mari really and truly wants to have an intimate relationship with the Goddess but it seems like there is something that is holding the Goddess back from speaking to her. I’m curious as to how that gets resolved or if that’s just the way things are going to be. 

One of my favorite characters (besides Sora, of course) has become Danita. I thought it was really sweet how she and Bast became really close. I really loved the way that the Lynx seemed to be able to heal her from her traumatic experiences and I definitely hope that eventually she can completely heal from that. I’m also interested to see whether Bast will eventually choose Danita as Antreas’s mate and whether she will accept him. It seems like she is definitely warming up to him, but she does have a long way to go before being complete again. 

I am super excited for book 3 (which is also I believe the last book in the series). I absolutely cannot wait to see what’s going to happen. P.C. Cast has – again – crafted an absolutely phenomenal, magical, breathtaking world in which I love to read in!


Unearthly #3: Boundless – Cynthia Hand

Boundless

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Author: Cynthia Hand

Length: 434 pages

“The past few years held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner ever could have anticipated. Now, with the fallen angel who attacked her watching her every move and the threat of Black Wings looming, Clara knows she must finally fulfill her destiny—a destiny that includes Christian Prescott by her side. But in order to complete her purpose, Clara must first find a way to give up the thing she wants most . . . a future with the boy she loves, Tucker Avery.”

★ ★  ★ STARS

Warning. Spoilers Ahead. 


Aw man, the ending of this book really got to me again, just like the ending of Hallowed. I’m not sure how many more times I’m able to read about saying goodbye to their loved ones without crying all over myself. 

I very much enjoyed this book and I feel like the ending was really a perfect way to wrap up this trilogy. It felt very bittersweet, especially because of what happens between Clara and Christian, but I do feel like it was inevitable, either for Christian or Tucker, and also I am also optimistic about what the future for them holds (as friends). Knowing Christian, he will definitely find a way to forgive Clara and move on. 

Probably the most shocking thing that happened in my opinion was Angela’s pregnancy. I literally could not believe it when she told Clara she was pregnant. Um…what?! She was definitely the last person I expected to end up having a baby, but wow. 

What I also really loved about the ending was Jeffrey and his escape from hell. That was quite shocking to me, but I suppose looking back it wasn’t completely surprising that that would have ended up happening to him. I am still quite curious as to what his purpose is, though, since we never really got to learn about that. I definitely hope that he ends up choosing the side of good (again) and manages to stick on the straight and narrow.

That epilogue though, was just so sweet. I am incredibly happy that Clara and Tucker managed to find their happy ending together. And speaking of that, Tucker a prophet? I am actually pretty disappointed that there won’t be any more sequels where we get to see Tucker learning how to cope with his new abilities or powers or whatever. 

What I also really wished for was more of a rounded off ending for Sam. I know that he probably won’t ever end up being “good” again or whatever (unless Clara manages to stab him with her glory sword) but I would have liked a bit more of a closed ending for him. He was probably one of the most interesting and complex characters of the trilogy and I do wish that he could have found peace again. 

Overall, I did really enjoy this series. It’s not one of my favorite series of all time, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading them. I think book 2 was definitely my favorite of the three. 🙂 

Unearthly #2: Hallowed – Cynthia Hand

Hallowed

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Author: Cynthia Hand

Length: 403 pages

“For months part-angel Clara Gardner trained to face the raging forest fire from her visions and rescue the alluring and mysterious Christian Prescott from the blaze. But nothing could prepare her for the fateful decisions she would be forced to make that day, or the startling revelation that her purpose—the task she was put on earth to accomplish—is not as straightforward as she thought.


Now, torn between her increasingly complicated feelings for Christian and her love for her boyfriend, Tucker, Clara struggles to make sense of what she was supposed to do the day of the fire. And, as she is drawn further into the world of part angels and the growing conflict between White Wings and Black Wings, Clara learns of the terrifying new reality that she must face: Someone close to her will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning”

4 ¼ STARS  ★ ★


Spoilers ahead


Oh wow. I think the ending of this book definitely falls under the top five books that have made me bawl at the end of them. I literally sat there with tears in my eyes for minutes after finishing this book

I also have a lot of mixed feelings about everything in this book at the moment. Obviously I love Clara with Tucker and I think the two of them are absolutely adorable together, but I’m starting to also really ship her with Christian. I also think that considering everything – especially all of the angelic issues, and her powers and whatnot – Christians seems like the reasonable and safe choice. But then again, love is not meant to be safe, is it? 

To be honest though, love-triangles aside, I was way too focused on Maggie reaching her 120th year than any romance issues that might have been going on. And while I have read a lot of books where people die – even very important or main character – I feel like Maggie’s death just hit me harder because we knew that it was going to happen quite early on and it felt like you were mourning her death throughout most of the book, and the sadness just happened to climax when she actually passed away. I also just could not, for the life of me, believe that she was actually going to die. 

What I also just did not understand was why was Jeffrey’s purpose to set that fire and save Tucker? What possible good was supposed to come out of that? I mean, if Jeffrey never had to start that fire, then Tucker would never have needed saving, right?

I am incredibly interested to see what is going to happen in the third and final book, especially in regards to Clara’s relationship with both Christian and Tucker. I also really hope we get to see her going to Stanford, because I absolutely love her relationship with Angela. What I’m also really hoping for is for Clara to be able to see her mom again, or that she’ll be able to travel to heaven sometime. But maybe that’s just stretching it. I’m curious to see what will happen to Samjeeza and whether Clara might have to work together with him on something. 

I guess we’ll see!


Unearthly #1: Unearthly – Cynthia Hand

Unearthly 

Author: Cynthia Hand

Length: 435 pages


“In the beginning, there’s a boy standing in the trees…
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she’s part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn’t easy.

Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place and out of place at the same time. Because there’s another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara’s less angelic side.

As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she’d have to make between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.”

★ ★  ★ STARS



Spoilers ahead

Clara and Tucker are just to die for cute *squeal*! That was basically my reaction when I finished this book. 

I absolutely love Cynthia Hand’s writing style! This was my first book that I read of hers and I was incredibly surprised. 

I honestly could not believe it when it turned out that Tucker and Clara were falling for one another. I mean, I can’t seriously be the only one who thought that the two of them would basically be constant enemies? But boy was I happy when they got together. 

This was the first book about angels that I have read before. I mean, The Mortal Instruments obviously also has angels in it, but this was very different and I really loved the perspective it gave us on what kind of creatures angels are. 

I am still completely at a loss for words on what happened at the end of the book, with Christian also being angel-blooded and the fact that he HAD THE SAME PURPOSE AS HER (???). Goodness, that really shocked me. 

That aside though, I did feel like the ending was just a tiny bit cliché, with Clara flying off to save Tucker instead of Christian, but it didn’t really bother me one bit to be honest (probably cause they’re just so darn cute together!). 

I am incredibly intrigued though by Clara’s mom, and what exactly her backstory is. If I’m to take a guess at what she’s hiding, I’m going to guess that maybe her purpose didn’t work out either, and she suffered serious repercussions? (Maybe something that led her to meet that fallen angel?). 

The only thing that kind of bothered me was this (and I seriously hope I won’t get any backlash for saying this): as a Christian myself who strongly believes in a loving God who grants everyone free will, I don’t really like the book “trope” where God and a “divine destiny” (if you will) gets pitted against someone’s wish to love someone (or someone else). I strongly believe that we are all free to love who we want to and just generally portraying God as someone who will punish someone for loving someone is – even though it’s something fine to use in books and movies and whatnot as a plot device – an inaccurate representation of the Divine and might mislead people into believing something about God that isn’t true.

(Ok, enough religious ranting, LOL )

What I also really appreciated about this book were the friendships. I absolutely loved Clara’s relationship with Angela and Wendy and it was really interesting to compare the two of them. I wonder whether Wendy will soon be in the know about what Clara is (considering Tucker knows everything now) and whether Wendy and Angela will ever really become good friends. I also really loved Angela and how they her mom owned that theater. 

And I am also insanely curious as to why Angela’s wings are pure white. I mean, is there something going on that we don’t know about?? (I mean, probably, this is a trilogy after all)









Mythos Academy #6: Killer Frost – Jennifer Estep

Killer Frost

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Author: Jennifer Estep:


Length: 384 pages


I’ve battled the Reapers of Chaos before–and survived. But this time I have a Bad, Bad Feeling it’s going to be a fight to the death … most likely mine.

Yeah, I’ve got my psychometry magic, my talking sword, Vic–and even the most dangerous Spartan on campus at my side, in Logan freaking Quinn, but I’m no match for Loki, the evil Norse god of chaos. I may be Nike’s Champion, but at heart, I’m still just Gwen Frost, that weird Gypsy girl everyone at school loves to gossip about.

Then someone I love is put in more danger than ever before, and something inside me snaps. This time, Loki and his Reapers are going down for good … or I am.”



★ ★  ★ STARS


Warning. Spoilers. 


I really enjoyed the ending of this book. Again, sadly, it felt like it was semi-predictable, or at least quite cliché in what exactly happened that I just didn’t feel that grand, clang clang bang bang (that was my imitation of a drum solo climax) moment in this book that completely took my breath away. 

The most wow moment for me was – obviously – Gwen sacrificing herself at the end of the book, but besides that, it all felt very mechanical. 

The battle itself, while still quite exciting, just seemed quite stereotypical, especially in terms of the dialogue and I really wished – longed for (especially considering that this was the last book in this entire series) some sort of adventure, or road trip or just anything out of the ordinary. 

I think the most emotional and touching part was definitely when Gwen was speaking to Nike, and she showed Gwen her future. That definitely brought some tears to my eyes and make me sob just a tiny bit. 

Overall, I’m really glad that I dug into this series though. I really loved the dynamics between Gwen, Daphne, Logan, Carson and all of the other people. And in particular, I was really thrilled that Gwen and Rory became friends and will now always have each other’s backs. I really hope that Gwen can learn more about her family via her and that they can grow even closer as friends. In fact, I can’t even imagine how hilarious the conversations between Rory and Daphne could get (“did you drown in a pot of pink glitter, princess or what happened?”

This was overall a really great series and definitely should be read, but I definitely wouldn’t categorize it as one of my favorite series. I am really glad that I picked it up and hope to reread it maybe sometime in the future!




Mythos Academy #5: Midnight Frost – Jennifer Estep

Midnight Frost

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Author: Jennifer Estep


Length: 372 pages

“Just when it seems life at Mythos Academy can’t get any more dangerous, the Reapers of Chaos manage to prove me wrong. It was just a typical night at the Library of Antiquities — until a Reaper tried to poison me. The good news is I’m still alive and kicking. The bad news is the Reaper poisoned someone else instead.

As Nike’s Champion, everyone expects me to lead the charge against the Reapers, even though I’m still hurting over what happened with Spartan warrior Logan Quinn. I’ve got to get my hands on the antidote fast — otherwise, an innocent person will die. But the only known cure is hidden in some creepy ruins — and the Reapers are sure to be waiting for me there …”


★ ★  ★ STARS

Spoilers Ahead

I enjoyed this book quite a bit! I have to be honest, this was probably my least-favorite book of the series so far, because it seemed the slowest and also the book that had the least interesting plot.

I did very much enjoy Gwen meeting Rory and finding out more about her father and his history. That was probably the most exciting thing in my opinion but besides that, the story just didn’t grip me as much as the other four books had. 

There’s really not much else I can say at this point. I am super thrilled at Logan being back together with Gwen, but boy were there times when I really wanted to give that boy a little slap around the face (only in a “wake up Logan” kind of way, don’t worry!).

I am interested to see how the ending of this series will happen. I am also incredibly intrigued at what Gwen is going to do with her bracelet that she got from Eir. Is that going to be the way she’s going to kill Loki? I guess we’ll see! 


Mythos Academy #4: Crimson Frost – Jennifer Estep

Crimson Frost

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Author: Jennifer Estep


Length: 354 pages


“For a moment, a face flashed before my eyes—the most hideous face I’d ever seen. No matter how hard I tried to forget what had happened, I saw him everywhere I went. It was Loki—the evil god that I’d helped set free against my will.

I should have known that my first official date with Logan Quinn was destined to end in disaster. If we’d gotten into a swordfight, or been ambushed by Reapers, I’d have been more prepared. But getting arrested mid-sip at the local coffee hangout? I didn’t see that one coming.


I’ve been accused of purposely helping the Reapers free Loki from his prison—and the person leading the charge against me is Linus Quinn, Logan’s dad. The worst part is that pretty much everyone at Mythos Academy thinks I’m guilty. If I’m going to get out of this mess alive, I’ll have to do it myself…”

★ ★  ★½ STARS

Spoilers ahead

I really enjoyed this book, although it felt a bit slower than the other books. Gwen being put on trial made everything extremely exciting and it was especially frustrating with all of the people from the Protectorate and the Academy being so cruel to her. It really shows the corruption that can happen in any place if people have the money or power to make things happen their way. 

Linus annoyed me so much throughout this book, I really just wanted to punch him in the face at times. It was doubly worse because he was Logan’s father. 

This might have just been because I read so many books in my life already, but it felt quite obvious to me that Agrora was the one who was the Reaper in the Protectorate. Something just felt so off about her, especially because she was the only one being nice to Gwen. Never trust anyone who’s too nice in books, haha. 

The ending absolutely broke my heart. Gwen using her powers on Logan, having him stab her to death and using her love for him to break the spell he was under. It was majorly cliche but I loved it (maybe even more because it was cliche!)

Either way, I’m really excited to see what’s next, especially for Gwen and Logan. Also, what really made me smile was knowing that Alexei was going to stay with Gwen. Also, am I the only one who’s really glad that he’s gay? I don’t think I could handle any kind of love-triangle anytime soon.  




Mythos Academy #3: Dark Frost – Jennifer Estep

Dark Frost

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Author: Jennifer Estep


Length: 336 pages


“I’ve seen so many freaky things since I started attending Mythos Academy last fall. I know I’m supposed to be a fearless warrior, but most of the time, I feel like I’m just waiting for the next Bad, Bad Thing to happen. Like someone trying to kill me–again.


Everyone at Mythos Academy knows me as Gwen Frost, the Gypsy girl who uses her psychometry magic to find lost objects–and who just may be dating Logan Quinn, the hottest guy in school. But I’m also the girl the Reapers of Chaos want dead in the worst way. The Reapers are the baddest of the bad, the people who murdered my mom. So why do they have it in for me? It turns out my mom hid a powerful artifact called the Helheim Dagger before she died. Now, the Reapers will do anything to get it back. They think I know where the dagger is hidden, but this is one thing I can’t use my magic to find. All I do know is that the Reapers are coming for me–and I’m in for the fight of my life.”


5 stars  ★ ★ ★ ★

This was definitely my favorite book in the series so far. I found myself laughing, crying and feeling all sorts of feelings throughout the story. To be honest, there’s not much else I can say without spoiling anything since this is already book 3 in the series, however I recommend anyone to pick this series. 

Warning. Spoilers from here onwards.

So the first thing I want to talk about is that battle scene in the Coloseum Museum. That was such an intense opening to the book, and quite honestly broke my heart into tiny little pieces. I kid you not, I had tears streaming down my face when Daphne was trying to bring Carson back to life. That was just too much for me, and I knew I wouldn’t be able to handle it if one of the two of them would end up dying. 
It was also incredibly sad to see Gwen struggling with the aftermath of that battle afterwards, and see how it changed her entire view of the Reapers and what the Academy was good for (answer: quite a lot, in fact). 

I was also really sad when Daphne seemed to be turning away from Gwen throughout the book. There was one point in the book when I legitimately worried about her being the Reaper girl who killed Gwen’s mother and was really relieved to find out that Daphne was feeling weird because of her powers. 

Speaking of that Reaper girl, I was happily surprised that her identity was not predictable at all. Vivian fooled us all, it seems. In fact, it actually really disappointed me that Vivian was the one on team evil, since she seemed like the kind of person with whom Gwen could have been really good friends with. 

But oh my goodness, that ending was just completely crazy. I cried like a little baby when Nott died. And I cried even harder when I found out that Nott had left Nyx behind for Gwen. 

I’m extremely excited to see where this story is going to go now that Loki is free. I wonder whether the other books are going to take place at the Academy of whether Gwen will have to travel into the Far Beyond to save the entire universe. Oh and also, I don’t know whether I’m the only one but I am so calling Nickademes being Gwen’s father. 


Mythos Academy #2: Kiss of Frost – Jennifer Estap

Kiss of Frost

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Author: Jennifer Estep

Length: 337 pages

“I’m Gwen Frost, a second-year warrior-in-training at Mythos Acad­emy, and I have no idea how I’m going to sur­vive the rest of the semes­ter. One day, I’m get­ting schooled in sword­play by the guy who broke my heart—the drop-dead gor­geous Logan who slays me every time. Then, an invis­i­ble archer in the Library of Antiq­ui­ties decides to use me for tar­get prac­tice. And now, I find out that some­one at the acad­emy is really a Reaper bad guy who wants me dead. I’m afraid if I don’t learn how to live by the sword—with Logan’s help—I just might die by the sword…” 

★ ★  ★ ¾ STARS

I really got some Frostbite vibes off of this book, am I alone in this? All of Mythos Academy go to a luxurious ski resort, evil forces are at work, and Gwen is getting some extra fighting lessons on the side with someone she desperately wants to get together with but can’t. It’s Rose and Dimitri all over again, and you know what? I don’t mind it one bit. 

Just like with book 1, the only reason this book got a teensy quarter of a star taken off my review was because it was incredibly predictable to read (sorry! I think I’ve just read too many books, heehee). 

Spoilers from here onwards. 

Preston was ultra suspicious to me from the beginning. I don’t exactly know what it was, but I saw the warning signs (Daphne never getting a good look at him, him always disappearing at convenient times, etc.). But even though he felt very off to me, there was always some small part of my heart that hoped that maybe he was a good guy after all and that Gwen would be able to get over Logan with him. And to be honest, even though I knew Preston was evil, it still kinda broke my heart when he tried to kill Gwen. 

And poor, poor Oliver. I had such a big sympathy for how he felt about Kenzie. I really hope that he eventually finds someone to love but I’m also extremely happy that he and Gwen have put aside their differences and have become friends. 

Gwen’s kiss with Logan was such a big moment, in my opinion. First of all, my inner fangirl did a massive dance when he kissed her, and second of all, I loved just how vulnerable and powerful that moment was between the two of them. I know that the reason for their kiss wasn’t exactly the most romantic, but it did feel incredibly intimate and loving. I hope that they end up getting together soon. Like ASAP. 

I also really love how Gwen is discovering more and more of her powers. It feels like she is starting to find her footing in her life but it also feels like this is all going to end up in a massive war between her and the Reapers which makes me really scared for her. But, I also feel like she’s found her inner badass to be able to survive.