what with being a full-time student, I haven't found much time to read for pleasure in 2014. That is, except during exams, when I take multiple long breaks from studying to read full length novels. It helps de-stress me. well, that's my story and I am sticking to it!
In the past month, I must have read at least 20 books. Just the past month alone (In addition to all the science I have been revising for my exams).
urban fantasy is my favorite genre, but I seem to be a bit burned out, so I returned to a former favorite genre - historical romance. while I have discovered a few new fabulous authors, I find I am less willing to let nonsense slip by all in the name of HEA. If a heroine or hero is despicable, they don't get a pass simply because they are he love interest. Eh.
I guess this is all to say, I am a bit more picky about my books now, which makes the good ones all the better, but which also means finding good books to enjoy is much harder.
So I am here.
I just haven't had the time to sit down, import stuff/catalogue stuff around, or even look around much.
I guess it will be my new year's resolution!
Welcome to another one of my long and meandering reviews. Here goes:
I haven't had the best of luck with this series- in fact, after the superb series debut, all the others went bust (except mebbe book 5), and Ms. Harrison couldn't seem to recreate the magic she had with her initial characters. I have been swearing I am done with this series, but Dragos, Pia, Graydon, and now Liam, keep drawing me back.
So now for the thoughts:
<b>Aryal:</b> like BamaGal said when she was still on here, this book was going to be a sort of a quandary: Aryal's been written as such an unsympathetic character in previous books that to read her as she was wouldn't be very fun, but to make like she is a misunderstood soul who's really sweet on the inside would be a cop-out... And I agree.
After reading I will not say the Aryal we saw in this book was a cop-out, but I will also not say Ms. Harrison was faithful to the character she had previously created; it was somewhere intermediate.
<b>Quentin:</b> Eh. He was okay, I guess. I didn't take to him like I have some of the other characters, but he was....aight. Not the worst hero in this series- actually one of the better ones, come to think of it.
However, after finding out that it was he who outed Dragos and Pia to Urien in book 1, I wanted someone to tell Dragos because I wanted a smackdown!! But alas- no one cares about my wishes, so no one did