“I always liked you. From the moment you first flipped me off.” -Jennifer L. Armentrout, Onyx
Reccomended for: fans of Throne of Glass, nunneries, or series that are all told from a different characters’ point of view (which I rarely am)
Lately, I’ve been reading books about assassins, and this one was great! There were lots of surprises, and for the most part the story flowed really well. There were a couple of scenes were the action was hard to follow, but everything still made sense. The were a few things I totally missed until Ye happened, like the fact that Anne was only 12. I will definitely be reading the next book, but I’m sad to lose Ismae’s POV! Gavriel seems like a great match for her, and I would love to hear more about the two of them. He was a very full character that seemed pretty realistic, and I loved that the romance went from their loathing of each other, to the reader realizing that over time, they really began to like each other. I am sad that, in my opinion, there was not very much description of what the characters looked like, this makes me have a hard time picturing them. Occasionally a character would be called pretty or ugly, or old or heavy.
As the tagline says, why be the sheep when you can be the wolf?
Reccomended for: fans of vampires, Slavic culture, or really well developed characters and relationships
This book is soooo good. I love Rose, she’s a rarity in YA. She doesn’t let herself stay down, she has a wicked sense of humor, and she has fabulous self-confidence. She doesn’t get caught up in stupid things, and she has a good head on her shoulders. She’s always there for Lissa, even when Lissa doesn’t appreciate her. I’m so excited for this movie to come out.
NOT SURE IF THIS COUNTS AS A SPOILER, PROCEED WITH MINIMAL CAUTION
I like the plot of this story, and I’m glad that Rose/Dimitri wasn’t like PLL in the sense that he’s a lot older than her and he’s her teacher. In VA, he’s only seven years older and he’s her Mentor. Another respectable thing about Rose is that she understands why they can’t be together and didn’t act like a whiny brat and pitch a fit. Kudos
I’m glad that even though I would figure things out before the characters, they weren’t that far behind me, so I wasn’t endlessly frustrated. I think I would have given this book five stars just reading Richelle Mead’s biography in the back. It’s perfection.
The things that bothered me? The typos I found, which were pretty obvious. This doesn’t change my opinion of the book, especially since every time I find a typo in a professional publication, it feels like a small victory. Also, sometimes Rose’s action surprised me, but they were probably more realistic. She never seemed to have the sense to let things go, and take the high road. She liked having the last word, but that is her character.
Overall? Dhampirs kick butt