Closure, at long last, for 10 year old me who had picked up Eldest at the school library (because reading books in order must not have been a priority for past me apparently).
Underwhelmed. And it disappoints me that I leave the Skulduggery Pleasant adventure feeling underwhelmed, because there really was something special about this series.
Squee the final saga in the Dustlands trilogy! I absolutely fell in love with Blood Red Road when I first read it four years ago – Saba was such a strong, flawed heroine and the writing style Young employed was inspired. I was in Saba’s mind every step of the way – and yeah, I will admit, I have a total thing for Jack. And Nero. Yeah, that crow does things for me.
Just couldn’t dig this book. Something about gay magical mermen (or merman) and magic illness-staving Enki fish and deep dark secrets on an island. It definitely is not your usual run of the mill book. Strange.
Allegiant took me pleasantly by surprise. I picked it up, wanting a nice, breezy read after one of the ponderous tomes that makes up the A Song of Ice and Fire series, and it was a lot better than I thought it would be.
Here’s an idea for a drinking game – take a shot every time someone cries in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. You’ll not be doing your liver any favours.
The world: Presumably in a post-apocalyptic future, Dwellers live in Pods – interconnected domes which make up their cities among vast wastelands. Each Dweller has a Smarteye, a device which allows people to “fraction” and visit virtual-reality worlds known as Realms where they can do whatever they want with just a thought. The Pods are to protect citizens from the Aether – a mysterious thing, presumably natural weather element that is constantly in the sky and can bring storms. What is the Aether and how did it get there? Who knows.
I will finish the Inheritance Cycle! It must be done! When I finish Brisingr I will get Inheritance right away and finally finally finish what I’ve been rereading and rereading for all this time. And as I write this, for some strange reason I feel like I actually read Eldest before Eragon without ever seeing the movie (which I’m pretty sure everyone knows by now is awful).
After almost losing my copy of World After while moving house, I am finally getting around to reading it. Back to the world where angels have brought the apocalypse upon the inferior humans.
Plotwise, not much actually happened in The Fallen, but what did happen was quite momentous. Finally a possible explanation for the disease, which quite honestly seems more plausible than a few other apocalyptic books. Not quite as riveting as others in the series, but the action is finally starting to heat up.
I have completely lost track of the order of events in the Skulduggery Pleasant series, but oh well. The general gist and few memories and of course the Wiki helps me out in the tough times. I don’t normally read “extra” books but this one was lent to me by a friend, so why not.