ice_of_dreams: (poison)
How to train your dragon is a story about Hiccup, a kid who lives in a tribe who kills dragons everyday, and has to convince his tribe that they had it wrong all along, and that they could train their dragons.

Another family oriented film from dreamworks. Loved it so much because of Hiccup's wit, his sarcasm, his need to fit into his family when he was obviously an oddball and the way he tried to handle things his way (the stupid and crazy way).

I also loved the cuteness of Toothless, and though he was modelled off Stitch, from Chris Sander's previous works becuase they have the 'same personality flaws' I can't help but love toothless better.

And I really really love the sarcasm, did I mention I love the sarcasm? (And its execution).

Although based off a children's book, How to Train your Dragon has a lot of dissimilarities from the original, first off is the fact that in the book, the Dragons were being trained by the vikings in the first place, not being killed off. And that Hiccup's best friend is a guy named Fishlegs which was replaced by Astrid (voiced by America Ferrera, because obviously, you need a romantic interest in films for the grown ups and that's not quite necessary for a kid's book).

I'm going to buy the DVD as soon as it's out. Does anyone sell 3D DVDs now? haha
ice_of_dreams: (Default)
I was reading chapter 2 of Shalador's lady and realized...

The Rut is like PMS for MALES.

If I didn't worship bishop before, I do now.
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I was watching Firefly & Serenity this past two days, and (while crying my heart out) I realized that it would be interesting of Summer Glau played Jeannelle if there would be a movie on it. :p

Except that Jeanelle is blond.

Oh... or Dakota Fanning. When she was young. For Jeanelle. Perfect.
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Well not really bases just raw scans of the pictures. I bought these in Japan and wanted them as icons. But I haven't the time to make any. So I decided I might as well upload and see who wants to make. Have a look see. Sorry it took me months to do, BUUUT bandwith was sooo poor during december I had to postpone it to January, and by then I forgot.

I have witheld Daemon. ;p Him being given to the best icon doer haha. And because I love him so. Anyway, the Japanese have different interpretation of Western characters in any case, so I didn't really see Daemon having that long a hair.

Please don't forget to credit if you use. *mwah*

Without further ado:

Pictures from the Japanese version of Invisible Ring )
ice_of_dreams: (desolate)
I liked the characters in this story, and it answers a what if... what if after the war, some angels were discontent with God's verdict? I think that's mainly what Remiel's character is, an answer to that question. Discontent with the way that God has sentenced those who sided with Morning Star, Remiel willingly fell into the Earth to be human and fell in love.

The story is told in parallel lines of the past and the present and what the fallen angel Remiel is feeling along with another possibility, what if other angels followed his suit.

Although I do like the characterization, the way the other biblical beings were brought in the story, I didn't like the way that the story was written. For me it was dry-cut, with too many novels already coming out about private investigators of the supernatural, for it to stand out, it had to bring something special other than a new character.

Emotionally, the book was beautiful, how does an immortal come to grips with the feeling of leaving someone behind? However, I didn't feel it. I read it in Sniegoski's writing but I wasn't able to feel it. Could be a lack in me, but something in me didn't resonate with the feelings the book wanted to convey.

I probably could have liked it before I read the humor of Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden. The book itself isn't bad, however, I honestly think that there are better books in the market.

And for the angelic world building, well I loved the first book of Sharon Shinn's Samaria series, Archangel, before all the mythos got caught up with its quasi futuristic building(so... only book one), and sometimes Georgina Kincaid, with all of its other denizens would be worth a look too, but that doesn't focus too much on Angels being central powers as say, Nalini Singh's Angels' Blood (romantic fantasy, which I'd rather not repeat, but had that feel) oh and of course, Thorn St. Croix by Faith Hunter. All angel community centered books with good world building.
ice_of_dreams: (nabiki)
In an alternate universe where magic is part of daily lives, Nigel Oldhall is tasked to Africa by Queen Victoria to find a jewel that could seal all the magic in the world to the British Empire.

The first book was very frustrating for me, imagine four people continuously misunderstanding each other about what the other feels, about what they think and what they were doing. I thought Emily was too quick to judge that she had too little faith in stock with a person who had tried to do everything for her. But other than that I liked the plot, and I liked the ending (if they had taken Emily completely out of the script, I would have been fine with it too. I thought she was too shallow and too dependent.) As for Nigel, he was a character that built on himself, he found himself in the first book and proceeded to do what he must. It was a good story amidst the myestery of a missing brother and a secret organization out to rule the world.

Peter, which was more of a star of the second book than the first was obviously a dragon even from the start of the series, it was a wonder that Emily didn't guess it right off the bat. In the second book, Peter, who was not doing anything much to find the jewel stumbles upon its unwitting owner. And unlike Emily, I liked Sofie. Emily was completely hopeless on her own while Sofie tried to fight circumstances, think for herself and take her own destiny. Sofie and Peter's adventure in India amidst a were-revolution and political intrigue.

The final book was a treasure because of the were-dragons and because of the Chinese cultures, in the other books, though they were set in Africa and India respectively, they were still more-or-less British because we were following these very British people trudging across respective English occupied countries, with some annotation that ahhh, we are abroad. In the third book, there was more Chinese folklore. We see a rich new culture, about the Chinese belief system, their afterlife, and what it might have been had there been magic amidst China at that time, when their emperor was deposed. More than that, we were also following not just Nigel Oldhall, but Lady Jade and The Third Wife of the Emperor.

The only disappointment had been the ending, probably because I thought the avatar was too ... wishy washy and too "You have found your soul mate" (and who takes broad generalizations like that in stride?) All in all a good series, but not something I'd re-read.
ice_of_dreams: (nabiki)
This is about Allie, who opened a door to hell at the basement of a diner, and how she and a hunter protecting the door decide to save the world... 'nuff said.

When I started reading this book, I thought the lead, Allie, was a little bit too ditzy for my tastes. But she was a rich girl from a New York family and I thought, what the heck, I could deal with a bit of the airheadedness of her comments. Later on, I decided to keep reading because they mentioned the Filipino equivalent of a vampire mandurugo (roughly translated, 'Bleeder', 'the one who bleeds', more accurately, a ghoul which causes something else to bleed) it is a myth so completely out into a Filipino ghost story, so obscure that even some Filipino readers would need to be told what it was. SO I kept reading, and I found out that, yes, at some point in the story, Allie does get a mature voice to tell her tale... even if it comes a bit late.

The hells that were built for the world was complex but too rushed. The entire doors system and the apocalyptic scenarios are well thought of but lacks fleshing out of a multi-series. I fear that they info dumped the doors to me at first go. I thought it would have worked more if there were a few chapters more to it. not just jumping into the fray where everybody knows everybody else, and the beginning was six years pre-book... or maybe more slowly spaced for all of the revelations.

Romantic tension with Ryan is... expected, and flat, and predictable, but I guess I could settle for it, as even though it's largely marketed as a paranormal romance it feels more like urban fantasy anyway.

All in all, still worth reading, but not worth spending my money on. Unless of course... I want to encourage people who mentions anything remotely Filipino in their books.

Quotable quotes:

I think it’s really cool that you guys are so into protecting humanity—which you clearly all hate and disrespect all the time.

I prefer ‘significant other’,” he says seriously. “ ‘Boyfriend’ is so trite.”

Do you or don’t you? What sort of person are you? What’s more important: your heart’s desire, or your desire’s heart?”
ice_of_dreams: (nabiki)
I really love romantic fantasy, the genre is lighter than all the epic fantasy with the right amount of world building.

This is a world set in the distant future, where I presume Earthlings, decided to hop in their spaceships and colonize a new planet. Unfortunately for them, the planet was harsh, and natural disasters kept ruining the buildings and the environment that they built. In the midst of all of these natural disasters some colonizers went back to Earth, while others dealt with the natural disasters, hence sources and shields were born. Sources and shields were people who could prevent natural disasters from happening, and the world reverted to original feudal society.

The world building is great, and the way that the system works is all explained, and the societal rules, even the law is all laid out to people Even though the Pair that we're following doesn't dabble in politics and the law, it was easily explained... possibly due to the fact that the author is a lawyer.

It's fun to watch the mystery that's happening around High Scape and how Taro and Lee deal with the natural disasters and their talent arises. I have read that some people are a touch annoyed at Lee due to the fact that she really didn't have anything to be apprehensive with Taro about... but that's how prejudice works, and I liked the story all the better because of it. Because she had to overcome it, and she had to understand it.

I think this book is worth looking in to if not for the new world (it's sort of quasi-futurustic, like... Sharon Shinn's Archangel series and Robin D. Owen's Heart Mate series) but it's mostly rooted in medieval fantasy. And I am eagerly waiting to read more.
ice_of_dreams: (merry gentry)
I have had the same love-hate relationship with Meredith Gentry ever since Mistral's Kiss. After I read chapter 1 I thought it would be in keeping with the old times, an old crime scene, and some investigations. I should have known better.

One of the things I hate about the writing style is that it assumes I am an idiot. For example, in one sentence Merry uses the term "The Summerland", who anybody with a fair hand of knowing myths knows would be equal to Paradise in terms of fae language. Disregarding that, I thought context clues were enough to point it out that way. But no. Ms. Hamilton has to have a specific sentence saying: "The Summerlands was one of our words for Heaven." And I think that sums up why I hate the book. It assumes that one doesn't, or can't think. I think that's the reason why for EVERY new book in this series the author wants to recap everything from book 1 with things like: "I've only remembered the queen doing this and that..." which happened in the series... and yes, the author doesn't even remember half of the things that happens in her own books. (As numerous errata abound in a lot of books are seen, and even a duplicate "tattooing" happened in two different books).

Another thing I find annoying is the way the author explains away during her sex scenes. I'm not bothered by all of the sex in Meredith Gentry, but I am bothered with the way it is written. It's conversation in between. And though the author tries her hand at BDSM it feels like she's done all research at it, but haven't actually seen how a scene like that is played out. Meredith might be a pain whore, but she's certainly picky about it. It's like the author tries to curtail to BDSM but tries to limit the savagery of it for her more conservative readers.

Or stating the obvious like this scene:
"What's wrong with him?"
"Wizard's Bane."
"Oh,” Sholto said.
“What?” I asked.
“It’s an old term for wizards who overextend themselves. I figured it was a quicker explanation to Sholto.”
“Which I’ve just made longer,”

Or sometimes when another character asks "what did you say?" someone would repeat the entire line. Not just write down "Rhys repeated his words in controlled anger." So you're reading the same useless script. It gets BORING after eight books of that type of writing style.

So I think, in a rather round about way, I am hating the fact that instead of trying to write the story, the author is trying to explain the story through conversations. And it drives me insane, because half way trough, you already understood. You don't need the character to explain the scene that just happened. Know-it-all characters. It wastes half of the book!

I am even starting to hate the goddess appearing out of the blue. I was okay with Rhys but, Ivi and Brii had me banging my head against the computer desk.

I also thought... and this is somewhat a spoiler here. That they went with TOO MANY MEN for the final battle in this book when one assassin and one pretend guard could have done the work. And I thin their oppenents were too complacent during their final face off. No one who killed off that number of fae could have been that ... stupid.

The only other thing I liked about this is the way Doyle and Frost are playing out. And for some perverse reason, I enjoy the entire Doyle and Barnithus arguments. But when it does get to the crime scene *sigh* it does get a bit better. It seems like this book would have been better with the crime scene and the paparazzi more and less of the goddess. Which is rather, teh point of this series, bring magic back to the fae... but honestly? Once at the climax or once at the falling action would have been nicer for me than the way they did it here, making it look like a filler. (I'd much rather look at the "communing" Rhys was doing with the sithen rather than some of the other fillers I was reading."

But *sigh* even if Doyle and Frost get a lot of time in this book, and Doyle gets name dropped a lot, (even when he isn't in the room Merry manages to think of him or tell something about him), nothing new is in that corner except for a smallish bit of information.

WHY then am I still reading the series? Because I like some of the characters if not the writing style. I like the idea if not the whole book. I like myths and fae even if the way they handled this was not as well as I would have liked.

So yes. Here's to another round of waiting.
ice_of_dreams: (nabiki)
It's Harlequins 60th anniversary and they're giving away free ebooks. I haven't been a fan of the Harlequin books since... well a long time, but they're still nice fun romance reads if you're looking for a no brainer and wanting to waste a bit of time. And of course, there are the gems.

I tried a couple of the books,here :: Harlequin Celebrates.

If you're not tempted to read anything, I honestly think Price of Passion by Susan Napier is worth a try. It's a good short contemporary piece (labelled "traditional romance" waay back in the 1990's), worthy of a RITA award compared to some of the others I've actually read. It's a pregnancy story. I really liked the characters, the way they came together at the start was slow and not someting that would endear you to them, but it's still a good read. I loved the beach setting, the author-writing-a-book and the lovable supporting characters. I loved it enough to see if Susan Napier wrote any other books that I might enjoy.

Just stay away from Harlequin Nocturne Kiss me Deadly, (it's more like... uhm... Hmm... an extremely sucky version of Kim Harrison's The Hollows. Just don't. The characters are not really all that bright and they act like teenagers than centuries old species.

They also try their hand at something akin to Romantica, and though the sex is all right, the plot is nothing new and the characterization needs a bit of fleshing out, because they're utterly unreal... but hey if it's romantica that you're after... (and let me remind you it's a give-away) Irresistible Forces by Brenda Jackson is all right. Not a keeper, and not the best out there. And if you liked that book for a) the plot then you'd enjoy looking at SEP's Nobody's Baby But Mine later, or B) the hot steamy scenes then I still think that Jasmine Haynes' Fortune Hunter or a tamer Robin Schone book is worth a look-see after.

I haven't tried the others, but will probably look at Homespun Bride and the other baby stories.

Happy reading.
ice_of_dreams: (merry gentry)
Yes, the Divine Misdemeanors preview is out. It looks to be as promising as the first book in the series. There's murder, and there's an investigation... both of which drew me to Merry Gentry in the first place. I still think the way Laurell Hamilton writes the sentences in Merry Gentry is unnatural, but that may be because she's trying to emulate 1800's speech in 21st century... although I don't get quite the same feel from say vampire books or other immortal stories. At the same time, I *still* don't get the fact why she recaps her stories by repeating the exact same line with teh exact same feel as previous books. Redundancy is... old. Although Divine Misdemeanors is better than Swallowing Darkness in the way that the entire first chapter was not a rehash of the entire series. So far.

But as most addictions, yes, I will still probably be buying the book. T_T.
ice_of_dreams: (desolate)
... Okay, I could not deal with teh way that this book crossed over from paranormal to sci-fi. I don't know if other people find it odd, but I do not like vampires mingling with ALIENS. It's too bizarre by far. I think it's the whole, it's a different reality spectrum that had me flabbergasted. Yes, I know that this book was supposed to deal with a lot of inter... paranormal type of thing, but aliens seem like a completely different concept all together.

That and they have another book which has blood biting and trust issues. I get enough of that aggravation from the Hollows and Riley Jensen. But yes, this biting aggravation takes it a tad bit better.

On a side note, I appreciate the fact that Vayl has an island in the Philippines. Seven days in the tropics. Haha, and they flew from the Philippines to Austraila... although now that I think about it... isn't a flight from the Philippines to Australia just like 4 hours and not 12? That would be like a flight from the Philippines to the US.

Well, I finished the book because it was a Jaz Parks novel but I liked the earlier books better. Probably becuase of the alien Ufranite bias and not through any fault of the author
ice_of_dreams: (manga)
A new book from Rob Turman [author of the Leandros Series]. Although I am a fan of Cal, I am finding that I might not be too much into Trick of Light. I was strangely disoriented with the setting of this one, although yes, it does have Robin Goodfellow mentioned once or twice, it is a completely different place from Cal's.

There are a group of characters whom I like. Trixia whom I can't decide if she's plain psychic or just a collector of lost souls, Leo the ever present friend, Zeke and Griffin who are both the most GAY couple I've ever seen {yes, Ms. Thurman seems to write things that make male bonding look gay to me}, and even Whisper. I like the cast of characters but they seem a little too much to handle for the first book, like they came all of a sudden not a gradual introduction. And yes, I even like Solomon, even if he does remind me of Jaf. I think reading Jaf (although I honestly can't read that book ever again) has spoiled me for any other demon creature ever written. Especially when he talked about the fall.

And for some reason almost every boo in existence that has angels on them make angels out as self righteous pricks. The only Exception to that is Rachelle Mead's Georgina Kincaid series.

I am not sure what to make of the objective of the entire series. But yes, there is backstory to it, about Trixia's brother and what happened that fateful day when he no longer walks the earth, which is what motivates Trixia.

And yes, the twist in the end. I didn't guess it. It wasn't obvious, at least to me. (I always love trying to guess twists). Okay there were one or two things that were glaring, like....

glaring spoilers )


and goodness.... I thought the entire Cal Leandros series was over, but roadkill is up next.

All in all I liked this book, but I'd rather read about Cal.

Either you're playing games and you might die because of it, or you're not playing games ----and you will die because of it.
ice_of_dreams: (desolate)
*sigh* well, more appropriately urban fantasy is killing every other genre.

Well, I have noticed that once a person is starting to write in the Urban Fantasy genre, every other book goes on the backburner. I'm not saying it's the author's fault, becuase, hey the author is writing where the money is, or where the publisher wants her/him to write. But I am following several authors who have stopped writing traditional fantasy or even chick-lit, put it in the back burner and write urban fantasy every six months.

I am not complaining about the urban fantasy, I love the genre (when the writing is good... and it is quite easy to fuck up writing urban fantasy for someone who isn't experienced in writing fantasy in the first place), but sometimes I wish the publishers would allow a fantasy or a traditional chick lit book to be written in between all of that ass kicking chick. For example, Jim Butcher releases the Dresden files every year, but manages to sneak in a coupe of Codex Alera in between. (okay, so that's not ass kicking chick.. haha) or Moning still writes her traditional romance between writing the Fever series (although, I really am not a fan of her traditional romances, go figure).

I guess having less than 10,000 copies sold for the non-urban fantasy series weighed with a whopping more than 500,000 copies for a good urban fantasy would have an obvious winner. That said, publishers really have no choice but to buy the manscript that crunches the numbers. But still, it's sad for the other genres, especially since urban fantasy is starting to get so saturated, that most of the ideas are already flung in the open and enjoying a book depends on finding the best author to write down the good idea or the first author who wrote in the genre.
ice_of_dreams: (desolate)
... Well, what can I say about this book? I was looking for a good chick lit read, something similar to Sophie Kinsella and better than Jane Greene and I ended up picking this book out of curiosity, because of the amnesia. (And I love amnesia stories), but then it wasn't so much an amnesia story as much as a finding yourself. It's a non-linear story about what Anna and her guy go through the entire year or so together and what she must go through after her accident.

There are three parts to the book, and lest I spoil anything (because the twist in the first part was obvious, but the twist in the second part had me slack jawed), it was a really good read. But I must say I put this book down several times becuase though the feelings were intense, and the love palpable (or maybe it WAS becuase of those things) that I had to put it down. It's a sad book, more about picking yourself up, and a strong love that endures.

There were lots of happy times in the book too, but it was an emotional roller coaster, that I'd really recommend to anybody, but am havinga difficult time re-reading again simply because of all of the sadness. It does end up on a lighter note and makes me want to search for more books byt Keyes.

One of the best chick-lit/romance I've read in a long while, if you don't mind being bruised through the reading
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Hmmm... I picked this book up because I had a love-hate relationship with her previous vampire story. This one is a post-apocalyptic story with angels and faeires (yes, both belief sets if you can actually... believe it)

In the bieginning it was difficult to picture the world structure, you are suddenly thrown into a hunt between an assassin and her prey, but it all gets waded through and explained through one history lesson in one chapter... yippee. Slowly, you learn as Malachi learns about the world. Malachi is a fallen angel... who has... Fallen... accidentally. Yes, you'll get it when you read it.

I thought the writing was awkward in the beginning because of the history lesson dump, telling us all about all the worlds all at once but once you get the gist of what has happened (Apocalypse, the humans have merged the wolrd of the impossible...faeries, angels, demons etc into the real) it was easier to read.

The story is a bit simple, a bit predictable and reads a whole lot like a person was reading Romeo and Juliet. It was like one moment they're at each other's throats and the next moment in love. In lterally a blink of the eye. It's the fastest love at first sight story I've ever seen. And the politics was... straightforward, ambition, regicide. Simple.

The words are stilted, sort of like reading a really old book, unatural to read even though it's post-apocalyptic set in the future and should ahve a more modern reading. Or maybe because it was supposed to read like a fairy tale.

All in all, okay, but I wish I never started reading it.

Perhaps your ways are strange, not because they are ancient, but becuase they are wrong.

Book Mooch

Oct. 30th, 2009 07:36 pm
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Yes, Apparently. :) Joined Book Mooch, and am giving away these books:

Trade your books at

And have this as my Wish list. Am excited about the entire mooching prospect :)

Swap books at
ice_of_dreams: (memories)
What the heck was I thinking when I opened a facebook account??? Now I am addicted and it's a large time draining thing. Which brings me to this post. I am DYING in vampire wars. I need minions. Minions!!!!

So... if you have a facebook account and are not adverse to joining my clan (nothing involved but clanning) Join My Clan: there's the link... And really, have pity on me, I'm DYING
ice_of_dreams: (memories)
Oh my GOD! I now understand why the entire Shadow Queen was a little bit left hanging (or maybe, due to fan clamor, Shalador's Lady was born... BUT!!! I am eagerly awaiting the release of Shalador's Lady next YEAR, and am hoping that by this time next year, I would have been able to buy the book.

I also thing that Anne Bishop needed the break between the two books so that Gray could mature off reader's closely scrutinizing eyes.

I have read reviews in the past that said that they thought that Jeannelle and Daemon's story detracted from Cassidy's story, but HONESTLY, I will repeat again, I NEVER thought so. I thought that this eas Cassidy's and Gray's story BUT, I am HAPPY that I still get news of Daemon and Jeanelle because they are my one TRUE pair. haha.
ice_of_dreams: (desolate)
I just finished my fourth re-reading of the book yes, I know, I'm addicted to re-reading urban fantasy... I think I'm on my tenth re-read of Anne Bishop's Dark Jewels trilogy... which is not urban fantasy but anyway..., breaking my book fast to review for my USMLE and not knowing what to do with myself waiting for the FINAL book. I thought the fourth book was going to be the LAST drat it

I am quite happy with the way things turn out in the book, even if I got annoyed majorly most of the time with Dani (with an i) because she is quite an annoying kid, (yes, because everyone was like that at 13) and everyone is so permissive with her (because what do you do with a kid you can't follow?).

I liked the way Mac handled things in this book. Heroines that can't seem to trust the hand that feeds them (yes, I'm not into feminism) has angered me in the past, but for some odd reason, you understand it coming from Mac. She has reasons she doesn't trust the people, and it's not because she has some convoluted issues with her self-esteem. And Mac doesn't WHINE, she does something about what's bothering her. It may be the wrong choice, but she does something about it. She also shows that she can learn from her mistakes, and she doesn't blame anybody for them. There was a point in the book where Barrons makes it clear that if Mac had reached out to him, he could have done something about what was happening to her, and the next time she fights when again faced with a similar situation, she doesn't hesitate, she asks for help.

And yes, there is plot progression in the book, more intrigue if that is possible and yes, this book makes up for the sad lack of Barrons in the third book. (Or maybe, there was a lack of Barrons in the third book, because the author knew there was going to be an abundance of him in the fourth....), and though Barrons is still mysterious, brooding, and drily witty, you see his past in this book (in sad chopped up segments, but his past nonetheless), there is something OF him than just a mentor character for this Barbie turned GI Joe. You also see that though he NEVER explains himself in ANY way, that yes, Mac has been his priority, and it doesn't turn cliche and it doesn't make you feel like you're reading an urban fantasy turned into romance. There was some romancing in it, but the dynamics of the characters don't change because of it, status quo remained, where all the romance, once done was placed in a small lead box, tied to chains and kept close with a reinforced lock. Barrons doesn't suddenly turn all soft and caring, he exhibits that in one moment and one moment only and then when the need for it stops he resumes his walls. He doesn't act tender towards Mac, and he still doesn't explain. (And unlike other characters who pretends not to explain but explains anyway in the end, Barrons sticks to it, her really doesn't BOTHER to show that his actions may mean something else in the larger spectrum of things, Mac figures it out by herself)

And Ryodan, who appears in this book, is not quite what you expect. (And if I suspect right, after the entire fever series, if Moning is still going to continue with spin-offs, Ryodan is going to be his own spin-off... with DANI... PLEASE, NOOOOO.) He doesn't care more for Mac, and just because Barrons has tasked him with caring for Mac when Barrons himself can't, he isn't permissive with her.

Maybe the most hated part about the book (besides its non-ending) is the part where everything shifts to the surreal. (Yes, i remember that I am reading an urban fantasy book). This is largely a small post-apocalyptic event. You know that the walls of Faery have gone down in the previous book, and you know everything is shot to hell, and you've survived it, and you're living it. And you either, to coin a phrase from the book, crawl or walk away from it. And yes, everything is turning from the more mundane (pre-apocalyptic) to obviously the more surreal. Because you have to see the surreal around you now, it's part of the real. But honestly the last part of the book (without giving too much away) might have been to much... surreal-ness.

Spoils for the Dreaming )

All in all... need I say it? I am waiting in anticipation and pulling my hair out(please have pity on my hair roots) until the FINAL installment of the book.

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