This was a great book. Very New Adult though as it was a tad graphic in some areas.
There are multiple scenes of alcohol consumption and tons of fighting.
The relationship that Peyton and Owen develop is awesome. I am not usually a fan of the “at first I hate you but now I love you” progression but it really worked for these two. Peyton’s previous relationship lends a helpful hand for the reader to understand her timidness to develop feelings for someone new.
Some of the supporting characters were a little annoying. Like her cousin’s ex-girlfriend. I mean, I understand it was necessary to have that annoying character but MAN! I did not like her.
I also found some of the scenes predictable. That may be the biggest issue I had with this book.
Overall, I loved the story and the progression between Peyton and Owen.
I would love to see more books following maybe Peyton’s bff Tess or even one of her cousins.
I really liked this book.
The major thing that I loved was that the story begins at the very beginning of the main character’s lives. Right from birth. This frightened me a bit because I thought maybe this would not progress to their young adult and adult lives. I was wrong and I loved having the whole story!
This book is full of details both in character and surroundings.
My first Ottoman Empire read and I truly enjoyed it.
The relationship between Lada and her younger brother Radu was an odd one. Lada is a special girl. She is a strong willed girl-woman in a man’s world. Thus, she must be brutal and overpowering to stand out among the boys and men of her world. Unfortunately she is more man than that of her brother who is weak and cries too much.
Overall, I found the character progression satisfying. I look forward to another story with these characters.
I read the first book of this series quite a long time ago.
I hardly remembered what happened in the first book but I knew one thing: I loved it.
This book is no different. LOVE.
Sybella is such a strong character. She endures so much and overcomes everything while retaining who she is. Her family is whacked. WTH is wrong with those men!
Beast, oh Beast. He really steals the show sometimes. I also loved this character. Sybella and he are perfect traveling companions. She plays nursemaid very well.
If you enjoyed the first book you will no doubt love this book too.
If you enjoy historical fantasy you will also enjoy this book. It is full of adventure, historical political issues and alight with humor at perfect times.
I especially loved the author’s closing notes at the end where she justifies some of the terms she used. She also explains the timing of actual historical events that she based this book on. I found it intriguing to learn that such events actually happened!
I look forward to reading the next book in this series.
It is unfortunate that it has some similarities to Twilight and Vampire Diaries but overall, I enjoyed it so much that I forgive these likenesses.
Eila and Raef have one of those instant super natural charged love at first sight things going on.
It’s strong and hot, which is an okay thing but I guess I’ve just read enough contemporary stories lately that I missed the getting to know you background filler. Instead we’re thrown into this strange world of otherworldly creatures with special abilities and oh, my goodness, everyone is trying to kill me situations.
I love the side characters of Ana, Kian and MJ.
I’m off to start the next book of the series! I guess that goes to show that I really did enjoy this book in the end.
This book tackles a tough issue: rape.
What I like most about this book is the attitude Grace has.
I love that she never gives up.
I love that even though everyone doubts her story she keeps to her guns.
I love Ian’s character.
I really enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone looking for a compelling contemporary novel.
A welcome surprise from an old favorite series author of mine.
Loved the sci-fi and mystery elements.
Prenna was a good character but Ethan steals the show.
Time travel is an unusual theme for me to grasp. I almost always have a dread feeling when I start a book knowing it’s about time travel. I have a preconceived notion that it is unrealistic. This book, however, was wonderful and easy to believe.
I am not a fan of the ending though. It did not end very well summed up. I wanted a bit more closure to Prenna and Ethan’s relationship as well as the traveler community. I can only assume this will be a series and the remaining information will come in a later installment.