Then I decide to be quiet instead of explaining what I actually wanted to say.
when you still need to fill another half a page
do you feel my pain
Oh my god, I laughed so much at those questions. Yes, that will definitely help, thank you!
I really liked the first two books, I think the world that Laini Taylor created is wonderful and engaging and vital, and her characters were so great. But, I completely agree with you about the third one. I felt like as the series went on, I become less interested to read on. (Bear in mind that it’s been a few weeks since I read the series so my thoughts on it are a little clouded). I’m not sure what it was, exactly. I mean, potentially it was just me, sometimes I struggle to stay engaged (particularly in fantasy novels when things start to get political - don’t even get me started on the time I read Game of Thrones). So it could just be because the genre isn’t really my thing, but yeah, by the time I got through the third book, as I less-than-enamoured with it. I still liked it, and I’m glad I read it because I really wanted to know what happened to the lovely Karou and her two friends whose names have slipped my mind, but it’s not something I would re-read any time soon. I think in the end I gave it four stars on Goodreads, but if I was to rate it now it would be between a three and a four, lending towards the former. May I ask why you liked it less than the first two? I’m intrigued as to your own reasons!
(I hope you don’t mind that I posted this, I want Cather to see your lovely encouragements for us to do reviews! It was genuinely helpful to read, so thank you again!)
I agree, I’m glad I read it as well, because I REALLY needed to find out about Karou and Akiva.
I disliked it for a couple of reasons. My main one is that it got over-complicated. It introduced brand new main characters, as well as a brand new complicated plot that wasn’t even resolved at the end of the book…The series ended in the middle of another problem, which I didn’t really like. Why wasn’t the series about THAT issue if it was so important?
Secondly there was LOADS of purple prose that bogged the story down, and Taylor is usually a superb writer, so I thought that was weird. And with all that purple prose, it took ages for Karou and Akiva to get their act together and finally kiss. But by the time they kissed, I was so sick of waiting, that it wasn’t even satisfying (plus, what they really needed wasn’t a kiss, it was a bout of good sex. This book really needed a sex scene).
I just I take my romance very seriously, and when I wait this long for it to happen, and then the author drags it on longer that it needs, it just loses its satisfying edge. Which was too bad, because I really rooted for Karou and Akiva in the first book.
I did love the development between Liraz and Ziri…but there wasn’t enough time spent on them! aggghhh.
So yeah not my favorite. But in general I love Laini Taylor. If you’re ever in the mood for something creepy, I recommend her collection of short stories Lips Touch, if you haven’t read it already. Really weird, but very imaginative…a good halloween book!
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