I love love love this series. I love how Amaranthe can talk people into doing whatever she wants, I love how Sicarius is gradually developing a sense of humor, I love how Amaranthe has whole conversations with Sicarius with his only involvement being the twitch of the brow. I love the pace of the series, Lindasy Buroker times the progression of the relationship perfectly with a little more in each book. And just as I was wondering what was going on with Sespian - there he is at the end of the book. I can't wait for the next instalment.
This was the first story I read by Lindsay and as soon as I finished it I went online and bought everything else she had written, including the sort stories (all of which are fantastic).This story had everything - adventure, romance,strange alien artifacts and best of all a totally likeable, slightly bookish and very intelligent heroine. I also loved how the hero appreciated her intelligence and treated her as an equal.
Enjoyable story with a likable heroine with an interesting back story (although you have to wait quite a while for the details). I enjoyed Katia and Nik's interactions but do not understand was such a good guy would be have such horrible friends.
While there is nothing new in the medium falls for ghost story this was particularly enjoyable because of the historical setting (1880s) and the heroine Emily. She is strong and not afraid to speak her mind yet never in a way which comes across as over bearing or obnoxious. She still listens to other people and considers the consequences of her actions before charging forward to do what she believes is right. Although the romance was another case of insta- love as they only knew each other for a very short time I was enjoying the story enough to just go with it (especially as Jacob & Emily spend more time together than other couples of that era before romance ensues).
I enjoyed Gemma & Harrison together and I like how Gemma is both extremely competent and extremely awkward depending on the situation. I also liked how Harrison isn't threatened by the fact that Gemma is a much better fighter. I spent most of the book suspecting Gemma's parents of wrong doing as they were so horrible to her with their rules, expectations and judgements and constantly putting their children in danger so I found the ending quite interesting and am definitely looking forward to reading the next instalment.
I liked Tara but Wes annoyed me with his hot and cold attitude and I really dislike Tara's mother. I am very interested to read the next instalment though. Hopefully Wes will commit himself ( and stick with it) or Tara will find a new love interest.
I really enjoyed the story once Quinn crossed over into William's land but found that it dragged in a couple of places. Namely the start in Quinn's world went on for much too long and included things which didn't seem to further the story at all ( such as her interactions with Zander) and later when Quinn is travelling to the hospitals with Thomas & William - I enjoyed most of this but felt some of the tending to the sick seemed to go on for too long. My favourite bit as at the castle with Quinn and William's family. I also like how there is no insta- love, in fact at this stage I am not sure who Quinn will develop a romance with.
Fun premise and started of quite well but I found the end too ridiculous to overcome. The romance started well in that they didn't instantly love one another but rather spent some time in normal teen behaviour of liking/crush and flirting but once they got together they jump straight into an unbelievable "love that spanned the universe" willing to start a war to be together.