Top positive review
The ending was worth it
on 10 February 2015
I have mixed feelings about this book. Despite how much I have grown to cherish these characters, this is most definitely not my favourite book in the series so far.
It is fast-paced and down to the point, but the story didn't draw me in as it had with the previous, which remains my favourite. I felt it was rushed in sections, though it is very well-written.
The one character I grew to care about was Dawson. He is so interesting and just different, you know? With introducing new characters I have found that their motives can be of either a) wearing a false facade and working for the bad guys, or b) appears suspicious to others when really they're genuine. I was a little weary of Dawson to begin with because I kept thinking 'That was way too easy. They wouldn't have just up and let him escape.' But he proved to be sincere.
Onto Kat and Daemon. I have a major bone to pick regarding these two, and also Jennifer. Kat and Daemon's relationship became so soppy I wanted to roll my eyes at times. Sometimes it was cute when Daemon got all testosterone-y when Blake was around, because, originally, that was the Daemon I'd fell in love with back in Obsidian. I'm not so sure about this vulnerable Daemon. Often when a male character (like, say, Jace) opens up, I get all watery-eyed and whatnot, but I didn't cry once reading this.
The reason for my giving this 4 stars is strictly due to the sex scene. It was written terribly. Hey, I know, I'm no author or anything, but I have my own opinion, whether anyone cares for it or not.
For starters (spoiler up ahead) Kat had just been shot in the stomach. Surely that would hurt, right? When she moved ... with him ... afterward, she felt nothing but upon waking after the agonizing incident she winced as her stomach 'pulled tight.' I know this is fiction and Daemon can heal and all but something
like that doesn't just disappear. Daemon could've at least kissed the scar on her stomach; it would've made it a whole lot more romantic, in an odd way.
Secondly, the sex was basically 'Daemon was on top of me and I felt this, I felt that, Daemon had protection, hours later, blah blah...' the end. There was hardly any intimacy in the endearment itself, plainly just describing how Kat felt, her reaction to him and how their hearts beat crazily. I mean, come on! I was seeking something physical. Like, did Daemon even move at all? I always had the impression he was rough in bed but now I just feel deflated. Given the obvious fact it was Kat's first time, their first time, it should've had more oomph and action. There wasn't even any lip biting!
What made it even worse was the fact that the second time they did it it was just basically hinted at, and I freaking hate that. Where's the spark? Oh, right. They've had sex and now there's no need for sexual tension anymore. Wipee.
Blake is such a creep he made my skin crawl. I felt Kat's disgust, it was that potent.
I have a massive crush on Luc. I know that's incredibly wrong, because he's, like, 15, but my God is he a seductive creature.
And damn, it concluded on a major freaking cliffhanger. Major, as in, oh-my-God-this-cannot-be-happening.