This is my opinion on the books I read. Remember, don't take it personally and don't get all shitty with me over it. I don't bash the author personally unless the author has bashed the shit out of me and yes one has. So I will bash Madeline Sheehan forever. Otherwise if a book sucks it doesn't mean the person sucks, I've had books I loved and hated by the same author before, it happens. Not everything will please everyone. This is only my opinon and how these particular books made me feel.
My account was removed from GR so at the moment I'm severely lacking in reviews and books but rest assured for the 2013 year I've read over 300 books.
Review also found at my blog http://kindlebooklove.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2013-07-05T23:20:00-05:00&max-results=7
5 Amazingly Awesome Stars, wish I could give it 100
I finished this awesome book at around 4 in the morning. I got home and FINALLY had some free time to continue reading and once I started and life finally got out of my hair enough that I could read, I finished it. Read more than the last half of the book straight through. I couldn't stop. I had a hand on sleep's face holding it away from me because it wouldn't leave me the hell alone and wouldn't shut up.
The summarization that you find is a pretty good summary of the book and I don't need to recap because you can just scroll the hell up and read it your damn self I don't need to remind you.
Let me say that this book was amazing. I was blown away at the creativity of it and how good the author was at world building. I was in the story, I lived it with the characters. I had that bond with them all whether it was a love/love or love/hate relationship. The details were amazingly written and there's no damn way that this debut novel from this author was her first foray into writing. This was the writing of a well seasoned writer.
The story had it's lighthearted moments that had me giggling and smiling like a dummy and it had it's times when I was freaking afraid to read in the dark. I'm too old for that shit but still anyway I was looking over my shoulder during the creepy parts. As I said I was living it with Celaena. What she felt, I felt too.
Celaena is a complete and total badass. I adore her character. She is tough and strong. She's wise beyond her years but still she's playful and loveable and acts like a teenager most of the time. She's strong willed and has amazing strength. Even though she's lived a hard life and has seen and done some things that would change people, it's not affected her deep inside. She's still able to find laughter and the good in people. She's not so full of hate and rage that she immediately sees everyone as a threat. She assesses their character before being quick to judge.
Celaena was an every girl and I felt like her loving and playful side could be me. Now I know full well I'd never kick a man's ass and use weapons like her and even kill like she had to, but her humanity is still well intact and she is a lot like me and all other girls. I can relate to her character and I'm sure a lot of other readers could too. She deals with a lot of the same emotions and simplistic problems and things that all girls deal with daily. I adore her character.
Now for those that hate love triangles, shut the hell up and go away, you're not wanted here. No we don't want your opinion forced on us either. I happen to love the triangles because we've all been in one or seen one first hand. They happen often. We know the hell it can be on those people that unwittingly get caught up in one. Most don't even realize it, like Celaena. By the end she doesn't even know she is in one and whatever. I'm Team Dorian because he was the one who she had the sexual chemistry with. What? You knew it was going to happen. Read the damn summary again.
Ok I love the writing style, and I love the world in which Mrs. Maas has worked on creating. I love how everything was written. I recommend it to those that enjoy YA/paranormal with lots of action and a bit of romance, just a smidge anyway.