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This review is from: Destined (House of Night Book 9) (Kindle Edition)
Every time I read one of these books, I feel like I need to wash my brain out with something strong & lemony scented or it might develop some sort of rot.
I think I should turn these books into a drinking game: every time the characters speak like they are the lolcats, or as if they are 12 (essentially the same thing), or the Casts make a ridiculous pop culture reference in an effort to sound hip & cool: DRINK! I think it would make the books far more entertaining & quite possibly will help with the headaches I'm sure I'm giving myself from all of the excessive eye-rolling I do while reading these books.
Meanwhile, if you're reading a review for book 9, I'll assume you're read books 1-8 so I'm not spoiling anything for you here. My review for this book is that NOTHING HAPPENED! Okay- a few new characters were introduced, but in the grand scheme- nada.
We saw how Zoey's mom died, but since we already got to watch that live & in action in the last book- wow. There was chaos- CHAOS I tell you- except that it wasn't, really. It's been 9 books, people are going to get on each other's nerves (certainly they are on my nerves so I'm happy to see they are on each other's as well). Neferet's still evil, Aphrodite still has visions that never come true, Rephaim is still a birdboy (again- learned that in the last book)... there was just no. forward. motion. Mostly there was a lot of the characters sitting around talking about how stressed out they were- FUN!
There was one big reveal that was so obvious from the first moment the character stepped into the book that it was as anti-climactic as the Kardashian's divorce (that bit of pop-culture was just for the Casts. I'm sure they're working it in to the next book right now- DRINK!).
I don't know why I keep reading these. I have to go clean my brain out now...Sorry.
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Initial post: Nov 20, 2013 10:06:11 AM PST
This is exactly how I feel after reading these books. I just finished Destined and said to myself "Why?". This series has degenerated in a terrible way. I think there are more in the series but I am done with it. Unless I'm in the mood for a drinking game, excellent idea by the way.
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