Rick Riordan – The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3) | Review

IT’S NOT EVERYDAY YOU FIND YOURSELF IN COMBAT WITH A HALF-LION, HALF-HUMAN.
But when you’re the son of a Greek god, it happens. And now my friend Annabeth is missing, a goddess is in chains and only five half-blood heroes can join the quest to defeat the doomsday monster.
Oh, and guess what? The Oracle has predicted that not all of us will survive…

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I am so glad I finally picked this one up and read it. I expected it to be fun and lighthearthed and it was. I love the Percy Jackson world and it always makes me happy. Since this book is quite short, I managed to fly through it in just two days and it put me in a mood when I want to read ten books per day (obviously impossible).

Just like other Percy Jackson books, this one was action-packed from the very beggining and I could not put it down. I had to know what was happening and I constantly needed more of Percy kicking some monster’s butt. The plot continues where the second book left off and we got to see some new aspects of Greek mythology (aside from funny parts, Greek mythology is my favourite thing about this series) and the way all these Greek myths are put together in the modern world always leaves me mindblown. I need to say this: Rick Riordan is a genius.

I love Percy as a protagonist. He is probably one of my favourite main characters ever. He’s a king of sass and I love him so much. He always manages to make me smile and I often find myself laughing out loud while reading these books. Aside from his sass, he’s also a great hero and a friend and I wish I knew someone like him in my real life.
Aside from old characters, we had a lot of new characters in this one, which I did not really like. I found Zoe to be extremely annoying and I could not stand her at all, but at the end I started to appreciate her character a bit more. I also did not like Bianca, but I did not change my opinion on her as the book went on. When it comes to Nico, I like that little boy a lot. I just wanted to hug him. He’s just the cutest.
Talia is one very interesting character and I have very mixed feelings about her. I think she’s very cool and kickbutt, but sometimes I just could not stand her (but I guess that’s because the book is narrated by Percy, so I kind of felt the way he felt in all these different situations). However, I decided that I like Talia, but I do not like the decision she made at the end of the book. That disappointed me a lot.
When it comes to ships, I am very confused. I ship everyone with everyone. But, of course, Percabeth! I love how we got only a tiny little bit of what is going to happen between them in the next books (hopefully!). They’re just perfect for each other.

I don’t think I have a lot to say about the writing style because I don’t want to be repetitive. This book was very entertaining and easy to read. Thrilling and funny, it was all I needed to relax from school and celebrate the beginning of summer break (though this one actually takes place in winter, but I did not know that before I started reading it – idiot). Rick Riordan is my hero and I love his writing a lot. After I’m done with Percy Jackson, I will definitely be reading his other books. As I already said, genius.

Even thouh these books are technically middle-grade, I recommend them to everyone, no matter how old you are. Popular opinion is that everyone can enjoy Percy and his adventures, so if you didn’t, definitely give these books a try.

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Holly Black & Cassandra Clare – The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) | Review

Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial.
Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail.
All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him.
So he tries his best to do his worst – and fails at failing.
Now the Magisterium awaits him. It’s a place that’s both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.
The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come…

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I had a lot of problems with this book and I feel a huge relief now when I finally finished it. Now, before I go more in depth about my thoughts on this book, I would like to say that I am not trying to hate the book or authors or anything, this is just my opinion.

I find this book to be very unoriginal. First, before I even started the book, I was kind of expecting something simmilar to Harry Potter because on the cover we have these three kids and a death eater (I can’t help it, I just call this guy death eater), and the back says it’s about this magic school, so yeah. However, I heard some great reviews on this book so I went into it expecting it to be awesome. I went into it open-minded and I was really hoping there are not much simmilarities with HP. Oh, how wrong I was.
I really liked these first couple of pages and I was really looking forward to this book, but then the actual plot started and I was surprised, but not in a good way. Not that the book reminded me of HP, but it reminded me even more of Percy Jackson. Especially the first part of the book when Call was trying to fail the Iron Trial. Later, I lost that PJ feel, but I started to find more and more simmilarities to Harry Potter and that bugged me so much. About one third in, I put the book down, read four other books, and then I decided I should pick it up again and just finish it. Simmilarities still bothered me, but the plot started picking up and the very slow begginning suddenly turned into very fast.past ending. I did enjoy the last third of the book the best, but I still think it was too rushed and we got a ton of information just thrown at us, completely at random, and I didn’t like that. The big reveal at the end was definitely unexpected and I think that idea itself was amazing and very cool, but in my opinion, the execusion of it was not vary well done, which is kind of disappointing.

I had a huge problem with out main character, Call. I just couldn’t make myself to like him. I find him very reckless, but not in a good way, and also very stupid. However, there is one thing about him that I like. I think it was very cool to use a disabeled person as a hero of the story, especially in middle.grad novel, because it shows people that it doesn’t matter who you are or what you can or can’t do, everyone can be a hero, and that’s just awesome.
I have mixed feelings about Tamara. Sometimes, especially at the beginning of the book, I really didn’t like her, but later, when we got to know her a bit better, I started to like her, but I feel like we didn’t see enough of her. He has a huge potential to become an awesome character, but she didn’t really get her chance in this book.
Aaron is probably my favourite character. Just like Tamara, I think he has some great potential, but authors didn’t really bother to develop his character a bit more, which makes me sad, because I really like him. When we found out this ”thing” about him, I was completely surprised because I expected that would happen to Call, not to him, but I found that to be cool. And then, when we found out the ”big thing about Call” (trying not to spoil here), I already saw all the complications that will make in Call and Aaron’s friendship in the future. I’m very excited about that, though.
Jasper reminded me so much of Draco Malfoy, I just couldn’t help it. Only the poor version. Because of that, I actually liked him at the beginning of the book, but later I realized he is not Draco and he’s just a jerk so I started to hate him.
Celia was just annoying, and Drew was completely underdeveloped as a character which is another huge disappointment.
Enemy was so Voldemort, everyone shoud admit that. That’s probably the biggest simmilarity to HP. Even the big twist, for which I said I think it’s awesome, reminded me of Harry Potter and the thing we find out in Deathly Hallows, but I try to get over that.

I really wanted to like this book since it’s co-written by one of my favourite authors of all time, but I guess I like the Shadowhunters better… The writing style itself was actually really good, great for a middle-grade novel, but the story was just disappointing. This series has a huge potential and I hope next books are better, but what really put me off was the fact that none of the stuff that happened in this book were convincing enough and all of it was too rushed and underdeveloped and a whole.

I’m not sure if I’m going to continue with the series, though I will probably pick the second book up when it comes out, only because of curiosity. I believe younger audience would really enjoy this book, because it’s still a good and fun read, but I guess I just expected too much from it.

Luc Besson – Arthur and the Minimoys (Arthur #1) | Review

Deep underground, the Minimoys are waiting . . . for a champion. Arthur’s grandfather disappeared four years ago. All he left behind are his notebooks full of stories about the Minimoys, a miniature people who are all less than one inch tall! But the Minimoys can’t possibly be real . . . can they? Ten-year-old Arthur is about to find out, as a hidden message catapults him on an adventure wilder than he had ever imagined. He’ll face mosquito-riding soldiers, a malevolent wizard, giant centipedes, and one very independent princess . . . and along the way he might discover that the littlest heroes can make the biggest difference.

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This book has been sitting on my shelf for years. Literally. It’s in my possesion since 2006. I thought it was about time for me to finally read it. I didn’t expect much, so I was not disappointed. The whole idea is actually quite interesting and I found myself really liking the world of Minimoys. Although, it could’ve been executed a bit better. The world building itself was not very neat and I kept wondering about stuff that were quickly mentioned, but never actually explained.

At the beginning everything starts slow and I was struggling to continue on. Only halfway through the book Arthur actually gets into the world of Minimoys and from that point plot is so fast paced and just crazy. It was all a bit predictable and obvious, but since this is a children’s book, I couldn’t really expect some huge plot twists. There were few exciting scenes which made the whole adventure interesting, but nothing really big and interesting actually happened throughout the whole book. The cliffhanger at the end, however, was very good and it makes you want to read the sequel because at the end of this one, you basically know nothing except that shit’s gonna go down in the next book.

I did not like any of the characters. At all. Arthur was way too perfect and I didn’t buy all this hero and a golden kid presentation. I found him annoying and stupid at times. Yeah, I know, he’s just a kid, but he’s not a very bright kid. I couldn’t connect with him and I couldn’t make myself to like him. Nope. I also didn’t like Selenia. She was portrayed as a total bitch and I really don’t see why Arthur though she was so special. She was arrogant, mean and very annoying. At the beginning, I was actually starting to like her because she was a badass, but later it all became only annoying and she really had no reason to act like that. Beta was the only character I kind of liked. Kind of. I found him incredibly cute and I felt sorry for him when everyone else were looking down on him. That was so unfair. However, later in the book he also became a bit annoying. Not like other two main characters, but still annoying. Also, relationships between characters were way too unbelievable and strange. I did not buy this Selenia/Arthur romance. First, they are supposed to be the same age, but Selenia is portrayed much more mature than Arthur. While reading, I had a feeling like Selenia is 16 or something, and Arthur 10, even though they are both 10 or so. Weird and unrealistic. I would rather say that Beta and Arthur were the same age.

The writing style was very… interesting. It felt more like reading a screenplay rather than a book. Which is understandable since Luc Besson is actually a movie director, and not a writer. It was very movie-like, and I guess that’s one of the reasons why this book was so fast paced. The narrative was nice and neat, but action packed scenes happened way too fast and it all became confusing at times. And one thing that really bothered me was that in one line we follow Arthur’s grandma in the living room, and then, without space or any other separation, we follow Arthur in the attic in second line. Then few lines later, we’re with grandma again. I got so confused, because this is what they do in movies, but this tehnique doesn’t work well in books.

So in my opinion, Luc Besson should stick to directing and leave writing books for someone else. I’m not saying this was bad, I still had a lot of fun reading this book, but it could’ve been done way better. I would recommend this book only to very young readers, because everyone who has some reading experience is going to notice all the flaws. But it’s still enjoyable.

This book (and the entire trilogy) has been made into an animated movie, directed by Luc Besson, of course. In my opinion, movie is better than the book, but that’s just me.

Rick Riordan – The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2) | Review

The heroic son of Poseidon makes an action-packed comeback in the second must-read installment of Rick Riordan’s amazing young readers series. Starring Percy Jackson, a “half blood” whose mother is human and whose father is the God of the Sea, Riordan’s series combines cliffhanger adventure and Greek mythology lessons that results in true page-turners that get better with each installment. In this episode, The Sea of Monsters, Percy sets out to retrieve the Golden Fleece before his summer camp is destroyed, surpassing the first book’s drama and setting the stage for more thrills to come. 

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The sequel was even better than the first book, and I believe that The Titan’s Curse is going to be even better than the first two. I love the world and all the characters, but my favourite aspect of this book (and the entire series) are all those myths and stories from Greek mythology which are wrapped up in the story and the plotline so nicely and on such a fun way that I couldn’t stop smiling while reading this book. Percy Jackson has a special place in my heart and it’s on a good way to become my favourite middle-grade series of all time (yeah, it’s a great competition to Harry Potter).

The plot was even more exciting than in the first book, there were a lot more monsters and different myths which I loved so much. I loved the action and how Percy kept getting in trouble before he even got rid of the previous one. There were a lot of unexpected plot twists from the beginning so when I once started reading, I just couldn’t put the book down (which also made my mum crazy because I was supposed to help her with the housework, but whatever). In The Sea of Monsters the real problems start to show and this book sets foundation for problems in next books. Also, the huge cliffhanger this book ends on is just so exciting that it makes me want to pick up the third book, The Titan’s Curse, right away.

Characters are still amazing and I still love them all. Percy is still sassy and awesome, Grover is still fun and cool, Annabeth is still smart and kick-ass, Luke is still a jerk. But we also meet some new characters, who are super-interesting. Tyson was an amazing character and I really love him a lot. Also, his relationship with Percy is great, it almost made me teary-eyed at times. Tantalus was such an annoying character, I just wanted to punch him every time he spoke. Gods, that guy frustrated me so much. Clarisse went through huge character development in this book and I actually started to like her, and I hope this would continue in the next book as well. As I said, all the characters are fantastic and so well done, I just want to hug them all and never let go. They definitely have a special place in my heart.

Rick Riordan managed to make a fun, interesting world full of possibilities and he knows it so he definitely uses all those possibilities. I absolutely love his writing style, it fun and easy to read, but also intense and action-packed. And, of course, very emotional at times. If I ever need a pick-me-up book, I know that I’ll be picking up Percy Jackson because these books can always make me smile and that’s what makes a good book, right? Another thing that made me smile were these extra pages at the end of the book where is a short description of all important Gods and monsters that appeared in this book. So cool, I laughed so hard at that.

If you haven’t read these books yet, I definitley recommend them to you because these are just awesome, if you didn’t get that from my review by now. It doesn’t matter how old you are, I assure you that anyone can enjoy these books.

There is also a movie based on this book and even though it’s so different from the book, I really enjoyed it. In my opinion, it was very well done and just so much fun. Definitely recommend that one, too

Related:
Rick Riordan – The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)

DelSheree Gladden – Invincible (Aerling #3) | Review

Mason is not imaginary.
He’s not a ghost, either.
And he’s definitely not a hallucination.
Mason is the one Aerling capable of saving an entire world.
He thought he was going home, but surviving Sentinel attacks and making it back to the Aerling world is only the beginning of Mason’s fight to protect the ones he loves. Every Aerling believes he can save them, but in order to win a battle that has been raging for millenium, Mason must face down the one man he truly fears, the only man capable of withstanding his power. This is one fight Mason may not be able to win.

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When I first read the summary of Invisible, I immediately knew I was going to love it and I was right. However, I did not know that it would become one of my favourite series of all time. Invincible was an amazing conclusion to the trilogy and I just couldn’t stop reading. I read this book on Wattpad before it was originaly published because I was dying to find out how everything unravels at the end. Aerling series may sound to you like another paranormal YA romance, but it’s so much more than that. So, so much more.

The plot was intense from the first page until the very last one and it kept me at the edge of my seat the entire time.  This was probably the most action-packed book in the series, but somehow it turned out to be my least favourite. Don’t get me wrong, I still love this book, it’s just that, in my opinion, the first two books were slightly better. There was a lot of mystery and a lot of secrets in this one, and I tried to figure those out, but I couldn’t, not until the author wanted me to figure it out, which I think is great. Of course, all the secrets were revealed at the end, and all the mystery (from the previous books as well) was solved. There was a lot of twists and new problems as well, but everything wrapped up nicely at the end and all the questions were answered. Unfortunately. Because that means that there is not going to be any more books. I’m not ready to let all of these characters go.

I still love majority of characters in this book, but Mason is my ultimate favourite. I love him so much, he’s just the best. I also really liked Ollie in this one because she went through so much character development and with every book I like her more and more. I actually started to like Hayden more and more as well, but I still don’t like his and Olivia’s relationship. It just doesn’t seem believeable to me, but I went over that because everything else in this book was just fantastic. We met a new character in Invincible as well. Sloan was a mystery to me at first and I wasn’t sure if I should trust her or not, so at the beginning I didn’t really like her, but later I found myself really liking that girl. I liked her beckstory a lot and I could quickly connect to her. But, I had a problem with hers and Hayden’s relationship. I expected it to happen from the moment we found out her story, but I didn’t want it to happen because it was so obvious and pretty rushed, but again, I got over that because their relationship was still cute at moments. I just realized that my only problem with this book is Hayden, or more specific, his relationships with other characters. Interesting.

DelSherre Gladden is one of my favourite authors out there and I really like her writing style. She can make me care about all the characters, I get so invested in the world and I just want to read more and more, and that is, in my opinion, what makes a good writer. But except for that, there is one more reason why I love her writing so much. When she describes Mason’s and Ollie’s power or basicly any power, it’s so easy to picture in my head, and also so beautiful and captivating. Those descriptions of power and how Aerlings and Escorts use it is one of the best aspects of the Aerling series. Yeah, I also really like when Mason and Ollie talk about their feelings for each other. I find that to be so cute and those scenes always melt my heart.

All in all, I believe my love for this series is pretty obvious. Invincible was an amazing wrap up to the trilogy, but I wish there was more. If you haven’t read these books yet, what are you waiting for? Aerling series should get much more attention, because it definitely deserves it.

Related:
DelSheree Gladden – Invisible (Aerling #1)
DelShere Gladden – Intangible (Aerling #2)

Amanda Hocking – Torn (Trylle #2) | Review

When Wendy Everly first discovers the truth about herself—that she’s a changeling switched at birth—she knows her life will never be the same. Now she’s about to learn that there’s more to the story…
She shares a closer connection to her Vittra rivals than she ever imagined—and they’ll stop at nothing to lure her to their side. With the threat of war looming, her only hope of saving the Trylle is to master her magical powers—and marry an equally powerful royal. But that means walking away from Finn, her handsome bodyguard who’s strictly off limits…and Loki, a Vittra prince with whom she shares a growing attraction.
Torn between her heart and her people, between love and duty, Wendy must decide her fate. If she makes the wrong choice, she could lose everything, and everybody, she’s ever wanted…in both worlds.

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I read Torn for The Offical Trylle Re-read Readalong that was happening on Goodreads, but for me, it was the first time to read this book.

I liked this book a bit better than the first one in the trilogy, but it still had its flaws and it wasn’t perfect. However, Torn was a fun and entertaining read and I definitely enjoyed it. The plot was much more exciting than in the first book and we also met some new awesome characters. My view on some characters changed drasticaly in this book, and I’m really glad because of it (mostly). The writing style still bothers me a little, it’s a bit amateur in my opinion, but I learned to ignore it and just enjoy the story. There were a lot of exciting plot twists and we learned a lot more about some characters’ past which was great. I’m really looking forward to read the third book and finish the series, even though I’m spoiled about the ending a little, but I don’t really care. If you read Switched, I would definitely recommend continuing on with the trilogy because it really gets better. If you haven’t started the Trylle trilogy yet, you definitely should!

SPOILER PART – if you haven’t read the book yet, I recommend not to read any further, go and read the book and then come back.

I’m going to start with the things that bothered me. First, I just did not like the writing style, just like I said before. Maybe it’s because of translation (it is definitely a possibility), but it just bothered me a lot. It was immature and it reminded me a lot of my writing style when I was younger. Also, there were some unnecessary descriptions (for example: I don’t care about every single activity Wendy did after she woke up). While writing, author should know which actions are actualy important for the plot, and which ones are not.

Wendy was also pretty annoying as a character. She was so indecisive that it became unbearable. Just make the damn decision and be brave enough to deal with the consequences! She was supposed to be portrayed as a rebel, but I didn’t feel like she was actually doing something rebellious. The only time she was an actual rebel was when she wanted to save Loki, but even then, other people were helping her. Sorry Wendy, but I don’t like you very much.
I really liked Finn in Switched, but that completely changed in Torn. He was an absolute douche to Wendy all the time and he was such a coward because he did nothing to fight for Wendy. I’m glad that Wendy finally realized that and got over him. He really doesn’t deserve a girl if he’s going to act like the victim all the time and do nothing to change the situation. Finn was just a total disappointment in this book.
However, I found my new love interest and I don’t think I’m going to be disappointed this time. Loki is love. He’s amazing, dark, different, enemy… all I want in a male fictional character. I’ve loved him since the moment he showed up the first time and I still love him. He’s a complete opposite to Finn and he’s perfect for Wendy. I just love him.
I changed my opinion on Elora a lot now that I found out her story. I respect her a lot now and she’s such a strong female character. Just wow. I didn’t see that coming. She went through so much when she was only 18-20 and she sacrificed so much just so Wendy can be safe and be the queen one day.
Tove is still one of my favourite characters and I loved him even more in this book. I was a bit surprised that he’s gay, because that never occured me, but I’m completely okay with that. I love him the same.
Duncan was an amazing character who I really liked. It was not okay that others looked down on him because he’s seriously awesome. I loved it when he said that it doesn’t bother him that everyone looks down on him because he can surprise them because of that. Amazing!

Relationships between characters changed drastically in this book, but what probably surprised me the most was Willa’s behaviour. I would never guess that she will fall for a human. Yeah, when she started acting differently around Matt, I knew they’re going to get together, and of course I was right. But it’s still surprising.
I also like that Wendy finally got over Finn and found another love interest. Although I’m a bit scared how is it all going to end it the third book (okay, I know who is she going to end up with), since she is supposed to marry Tove and the thing I’m afraid of is that Tove is going to die and by that Wendy would be free to choose who to marry. And that would suck because Tove mustn’t die. (This is all just my theory, and that will hopefully never happen.)
What also surprised me, and in my opinion was the biggest plot twist in the series, was the fact that Vittra king was Wendy’s father. Whoa, I did not see that coming. Not at all. But it’s pretty cool, and Oren is really a badass. I actually kind of like him. Not much, but kind of. He’s cool.

I also missed Rhys and Rhianonn in this book, a lot. Yeah, Rhys was there at the beginning, but since they got back to Forening, he was completely forgotten, just like Rhianonn. That was not okay, because they are amazing characters as well.

I hope to read the last book in the trilogy as soon as possible because I’m curious to find out how is it all going to wrap up at the end. Also, I want more Loki because Loki is everything!

Related:
Amanda Hocking – Switched (Trylle #1)

Lauren Kate – Fallen (Fallen #1) | Review

What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?
17-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross… only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as good & evil forces plot to keep them apart.
Get ready to fall…

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I decided to reread this book only out of curiousity. I read Fallen for the first time when I was 11 or 12 (I don’t remember exacty, but around that time) and I remember liking the book, but then it was one of my first YA books ever so I can totally understand why I liked it so much. I will always have a special place in my heart because of it, but I am not going to say it was amazing or perfect or something else I usually say about books I read. However, I went off topic. I picked this book up again because I heard a lot of bad reviews on it recently (in past few months) and I was confused because I was so sure the book is good. That was the reason why I read it again – to see if I’d like it now when I’m older and I have a lot of reading experience behind me. And the conclusion is: I realized why people don’t like it. However, I don’t hate it and I found it okay, just not amazing.
I had a few problems with it but it also has it’s good sides about which I’ll be talking in spoiler part. The plot was really unoriginal and the characters were pretty shallow and not very well done, but I still found the story surprisingly entertaining, I guess.
Another thing that actually surprised me was the fact that I remember almost nothing from the first time I read it. I went into this book thinking that I already know everything and that this is just refreshing, but it turned out that I forgot THE WHOLE PLOT. I remembered only some most important parts, and some details for which I was sure were right I actually remembered wrong. That was so shocking! But at least it made the reading more exciting.
All in all, I DO NOT find this book bad, but I don’t find it a great masterpiece in YA literature either. It’s a fun read if you want to only enjoy reading for a while, and I would recommend it because of that, but don’t go into it with high expectations because you will be disappointed.

SPOILER PART – if you haven’t read the book yet, I recommend not to read any further, go and read the book and then come back.

First, I’m going to start with good sides of this book. Atmosphere. I absolutely loved it. It was dark, a bit creepy at times and I just thought it was perfect for Halloween time. The whole Sword & Cross school was so dark and mysterious and Lauren Kate definitely managed to make a dark, depressive atmosphere I usually love in books. This was probably the best thing in this book. If all the other parts of this book (you know, characters, plot…) were as good as atmosphere, this book would get five out of five stars, regardless. But unfortunately, that is not the case.

The thing that bothered me in Fallen the most were the characters. So shall! There was zero character development, zero originality, zero everything except cliches. And that was so frustrating.
First, Luce. Damn, how I hate that girl! She was so irritating and stupid, I just wanted to slap her throughout the whole book. She wasn’t in that school for a few hours and she already fell in love with, not one, but two boys! What the hell? And don’t even let me started with the fact that the boy she chose was a complete bastard and he treated her like garbage most of the time. But you know, she found that attractive. Also, it was so pathetic that she was stalking Daniel. Get a life, girl! Urgh, I could rant about how annoying Luce is, but I’m going to stop now because I think you got the point.
I have mixed feelings about Daniel. In the first half of the book I totally hated him because he was a total douche with Luce, but later he started acting differently and I started to like him. But I con’t say I love him. Although, I ship him and Luce, no matter how irritating their relationship can be at times.
Cam… well I do love him. I loved him the first time I read this book and I loved him now, from the very start. And even though he turns out to be a bad guy at the end, I love him anyway because he reminds me of some other fictional guys I love. Also, I totally imagine him looking like Ian Somerhalder. How can you say no to that?
I loved Arianne from the start, but I don’t remember her at all from the first time I read this book. However, she’s awesome, but I think Luce was a shitty friend to her. I also have mixed feelings about Gabbe, but at the end I decided that I like the girl, she’s pretty kick-but.
The character I couldn’t make myself to like is Penn. I have no particular reason why, but I just didn’t like her. Also, throughout the whole book I was convinced she’s a bad character, but I guess I was wrong about that. Miss Sophia was the one who turned out to be bad, not Penn.  Still, I do not like Penn and I’m glad she died at the end.
Another character I liked was Roland. He was just cool, and I absolutely loved his relationship with Arianne. Those two are so funny!

The ending was too rushed. And it bothered me so much! THe whole book was so slow, but then the ending part came and all secrets were revealed, but it all happened too fast. But I guess what bothered me the most was the fact that all the informations about fallen angels and stuff were thrown out there without any sense and any real explanation how the hell all of that actually works. Also, Luce was so stupid and slow, it took her ages to understand few things that were really obvious! Damn, so annoying! I have a few questions that I believe shoud’ve been answered, but weren’t: What the hell happened in that battle between Cam and other angels? Why exactly did Cam separate from other fallen angels? Why is he interested in Luce so much? Why is Luce even important? Why is the whole world depending Luce and Daniel’s romance? And I have so many more, but I think you all got what I was trying to say. At the end we only found out that Daniel is fallen angel and that his nad Luce’s love is important and that’s pretty much everything. YOU CANNOT FINISH A BOOK LIKE THAT! 12-year-old me bought that, but todays me is definitely disappointed. I can only hope we’re going to get some answers in the next book (though I still doubt to read it or not).

I believe all of you heard that this book is going to be a movie and I’d like to say a few things about that. I don’t think it’s a good idea. Okay, if they do it right, it can even turn out to be much better than the book, but I’m afraid that it would be very Twilight-like and I hate when movies are done like that (*cough* Beautiful Creatures *cough*). I’ll definitely watch the movie when it comes out, but I’m not expecting much of it. It comes out sometimes in 2015, and I just checked the cast and I have mixed feelings about it. Luce is okay, I have no idea who is the actress who is going to be Luce, but by looks, I can say I like it. Jeremy Irvine is Daniel and I believe he’s going to be great Daniel. I’m the most disappointed with Cam. What the freaking hell?! This actor is so not Cam, not at all. When I saw it, I was just freaking out. No. Nope. I refuse. Find someone else!  I’m not going to talk about other actors or anything because this is a book review, but I just thought it would be good to share my thoughts about this with you here a well.