Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Serpent's Kiss

The Witches of East End series is based of Norse Mythology. I always do enjoy novels that intertwine history or mythology into the storyline, but this one was a bit weak. By trying to keep to the Norse Mythology, it kind of weakens the storyline. I don't want to give much away but things get resolved too quickly or something will just happen or come about right when the witches need it. Some plot points in the novel don't makes sense, especially the parts involving Freddie. I don't understand why some things happen or what the reasoning is for it to be in the book itself. There are things like characters all of a sudden remember something at the right time to keep the story going. Or another character popping up out of nowhere with no reasoning.

Freya is as love crazy about Killian as the last book, tons of sexual stuff between the two of them in this book. So if you like that it is there for you. It is kind of annoying how Melissa de la cruz will have a semi serious section in the book and then says something along the lines of: Freya looks at Killians swollen muscles she couldn't believe how hot he was. And then would go back to something serious again...seriously? Then, Ingrid her sister is in a love hate relationship with the cop Matt. Which their relationship really is annoying to me, and doesn't make any sense. Plus Ingrid is dealing with some pixies. Joanna the mother, is still married to her husband Norman but all of a sudden is taken by a fellow that she meets when she picks up Tyler from school. She also is being haunted. The book had the potential of being really good but things kind of go awry at the end.

I thought this series wasn't a young adult series but it definitely reads like one. The characters are not young adults, the youngest being 19. There is a lot of sexual references but Melissa de la cruz does that as well in her young adult books as well. And, it just seems like the book was quickly put together. Some parts of the book counteract each other and the timeline doesn't seem to work. It is a fast read, has some great Norse Mythology parts but other than that it was just an okay book for me. The first book was definitely better, this one just left me scratching my head wandering why she did it in the first place.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Endlessly by Kiersten White

More and more new and different paranormals are making there way to the little town of Virginia that Evie now calls home. And Evie still doesn't understand why they are all coming, and what Nona is up to, but she will soon! Not only does Evie have to figure that out, but she must deal with faeries, deal with IPCA and plan the winter formal.

All the same characters are there from before: Jack, Lend, Reth, Raquel, Arianna and of course Evie. All back and fun to read about. Evie goes from one problem to the next with her trusty Tasey by her side while she tries to not get killed by the Dark Queen or get Tased herself. New things are happening at IPCA like a new person in charged Anne-Whatever Whatever. So, she has to deal with that, find out what happened to Raquel. Also, Vivian is dimming in their dreams together so Evie wants to find out what is happening to her sister as well. Oh, and there are also things happening to Lend. And Paranormals to save and gates to open...Evie has a lot on her plate in this one!

Evie changes throughout the series as she finds out more and more about herself. In Endlessly I think I liked her the least but I still really really liked reading about Evie. Evie is a bit more whiny in this book and madly in love with Lend. Like everything else doesn't matter in the world except for Lend that she has only known for a couple of months. That bothered me a bit. I hate it when the main character falls madly in love with someone and will do anything and everything for them but they have only known each other for a couple of months. Other characters actually bring that up in the book so that is funny.

Great book to read, sad the trilogy is over. I am going to miss Evie and her Bleeps!