It was so innovative and incredibly unique, so much so that you felt yourself drifting through the pages with this sense of euphoria. Who cares if many a potentially fascinating narrative thread seemed to go to waste? An alliance between Karou's chimaera and Akiva's brethren, the Misbegotten is the worlds' only hope. It slows the action considerably and gets in the way of the fantastic story. A cracker story and a truly entertaining read. The story is huge in so many ways; the vast and unknowable universe, the infinity of the present, and the never-ending possibilities surrounding the world of angels, beasts, and humans. Also, the same imagination and lyrical prose that characterized the first two books is here in spades in the final book.
If you've ever wondered what would happen if an angel and a devil fell in love, you're about to find out. This is a series you could analyze for hours. Kisses get passionate and there's plenty of talk of wanting more, but nothing is described. Once upon a time, a girl went to see a monster menagerie where all the exhibits were dead. Well, no, but the sheer size of it really did factor in to my reading plans and with time being a pressing issue lately, it was a bit frustrating to me when things felt a little too drawn out. The emotion in his voice seared its way through his body, and his chest rippled, slightly and gently as the leaves of a summer tree. But with even bigger threats on the horizon, are Karou and Akiva strong enough to stand among the gods and monsters? I'm unspeakably happy about them.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone Dreams of Gods and Monsters Author Cover artist Alison Impey Country United States Language English Genre , , Publisher Published 27 September 2011 — present Media type Print No. Of course, I think this is one review out of many, many other 4 and 5 star reviews. And while it's all very intriguing, and very much an organic part of the story as left off by the previous book, these interludes always manage to feel unwelcome. If I compare this book to something, it'll be The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Endings are creatures all their own, tricksters and monsters that are asked to do the impossible.
The plot thread of the stelians needed far more buildup. Fear, Faith, and a Fistful of Chocolate: Wit and Wisdom for Sidestepping Life's Worries by Debora M. I don't mind spinoffs, and I like when a story doesn't wrap in a perfectly neat bow. The solid weight of the book, after months of yearning and patient waiting. And, perhaps, for themselves--maybe even toward love. Because for every development or turn in the tale that seemed wrong in its execution, the final outcome had enough emotion behind it to make me laugh, or cry, or do a bit of both. Ziri's goodness and sense of duty towards Karou both saddened me and gave me hope for humanity.
Six hundred and thirteen pages. Once, when she was studying the death toll of battles in World War I, she's caught herself thinking, Only eight thousand men died here. I was glad that the angels and chimaera were finally working together for the same cause. Just two small humans in an unhuman world. The characters I actively hated were Eliza whose purpose was revealed way too late in the trilogy , Zuzana I want to shave off your eyebrows , Mik and you are again? Zuzana and Mik - Best Secondary Characters ever - join the battle at Karou's side. But so much of that was overshadowed by extras.
We saw the devastation of the brutal war, the genocide, and the fight back of which Karou - shattered and broken and suffering from despair and guilt - has become an integral part; a fight back that promised as much brutality and destruction as the force that started it. There's no word to decribe the book because it's written by the goddess living on earth. And manages to avoid the omnipresent suggestion of vomit-inducing love triangles. Each contained such intensity, grief, and resplendence, that the universe was destroyed and reborn each time their gazes locked. It was all over the Earth news: Jael and his army of angels had arrived. Embrace Fated Saga, 3 by Rachel M.
I don't even get a smidgeon of smut, either from Mik and Zuzana who are still somehow in this book, even though they've worn out their welcome eons ago or Akiva or Karou! I liked how she tied into the plot and left room for more questions in the future. It was quite a journey. But all of the characters felt like shadows of themselves here, the pacing was all over the place, I didn't really connect with anything, and the story didn't go in any direction I was interested in. By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera's rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. Publishers Weekly gave the novel a starred review, praising the world that it was set in, Taylor's writing, and the suspense.
This story seriously seemed to go on forever yet cover half as much. She made some interesting some may say poor, some may not decisions, yes, but she was kind enough to bid adieu in a manner that is both expected and unexpected, bright and dark, perfect and problematic. The locations are amazing and add depth and richness. It nearly put me to sleep. And, perhaps, for themselves--maybe even toward love.