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Eona Hardcover – April 19, 2011
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My love for Eona that carried over from Eon dwindled slowly throughout the book. Eona's lies became like a cancer slowly eating away at me. She rarely does the right thing or make the right decision and she uses her friends to justify her own cruel lies. However, you can say she does it all to try to survive but who doesn't or can't trust Kygo our prince?
Eona's relationship with Ido the constant love vs. hate struggle interests me to no end, and in the final chapters of the book when she is forced to pick between Ido's selfish love or Kygo's chauvinistic brand it really is hard for the reader to know Eona's mind enough to predict an ending. Eona is after all a very unreliable character.
The book is violent and bloody with equal parts of action and downtime. Nancy Wu did such an AMAZING job with the narration of this book. I am not sure I would have finished it on paper. It's long, and in the years it took Goodman to finish the sequel it seems like most of the characters had changed into a different being. I didn't feel like I was picking up where we left of in Eon even though that is the exact point you pick up.
This doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the book, or love the ending because I did, so very much. It just means Goodman and Wu both did an excellent job conveying the contemplation of the characters and still after a week I am contemplating their actions as well.
I was disappointed with the lack of development in Eona's character. Eona makes bad decisions and even when something goes down that isn't her fault, everyone blames her anyway - its not like she knew what would happen when she healed Ryko, but everyone blamed her for what was done to both him and the village they were in at the time. I expected her to be stronger, wiser, in this second book, but its like she learned nothing from the events from the first. Then though there was some sword play, and it was cool seeing her kick a little ass, there wasn't really any to speak of. Most of the fighting and sacrifices was all done by other people. She just kind of stood to the side and spoke on cue. It was just sad. She was like that in the first book but it was understandable given the situation, being thrust into this very new place and not understanding what was going on, but in this book I just expected a much stronger heroine, one that would communicate with others instead of keeping secrets as that did not work out so well for her in the first book, a heroine that I could stand behind, be proud of. But instead she was exactly the same and frankly, it was a bit embarrassing. By the end of it I just thought she was stupid.
And then the author decided that it would make perfect sense for Eona to develop romantic feelings for and even make out with Ido, the man who tried to RAPE her. Not that having feelings for the prince, Kygo, considering how many times he betrayed her trust, insulted her, and used her, made any more sense.
I won't be reading this book again, ever. These books are okay for maybe a little weekend escapism but I wouldn't recommend them for young, impressionable girls.
Lord Ido FTW!
Man, I love my villains.
Eona is very different from Eon: Dragoneye Reborn. More fast-paced, better character development, and even an effective love triangle. Oh, how I revel in the romance here!
I did not expect a love triangle, not really. For this type of fantasy will rely on the world building and the decisive plot for it to become enchanting in my eyes. And yet, the entangling relationships between Eona, Kygo and Ido were inherent in releasing the power of the dragons. Alison Goodman, how the H did you do that?
I liked that Eona was not as gullible and a pushover than when she was Eon. It was a tremendous relief that Eona was finally learning that lies, no matter how good is the intention, will never be better than the truth. She said she was done with lying, with living a stolen life. There you go, Eona. And what a fantastic story you gave me.
Sure I like Kygo. But it was a fleeting crush on a forbidden prince. With Ido, it was... an obsession. A very unhealthy need to make him MINE! Ahem. *flips hair* Let's face it. Ido's swoon-worthy moments with Eona are hotter than Kygo's. Oh yes, I'd rather have the Dragoneye than the Emperor, thank you very much!
I would've given Eona a 5, but there was little union with Eona and her Mirror Dragon. I'm expecting more of that. And I would've liked it more if Eona ended up with Ido. Why? I found it more powerful if Eona made Ido change for the better, if she was reason enough for Ido to choose love over power. Knowing Eona's influence over him was far stronger and deeper than he deserved. You know? The ending would've been stunning! But that's just me.
Eona was an awesome follow-up. Where do you draw the line between duty and love? Eona explored her boundaries bravely, even if it means losing a little of herself.
(I still think Eona and Ido is the better match. Just sayin'.)
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Love the book and it came in perfect condition.
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