While I absolutely LOVED the plot, the world Ms. Kagawa has imagined for her vampires and human survivors, and the HEA ending to this series/trilogy, it was the wordy, slow start to the book that held me back from giving it a five star review. But trust me when I say that once the blood starting hitting the walls, I was ALL IN!!!!
I’d be writing the longest review in history if I touched on all the coolest parts of this book. So I went with a few and called it a book review…
Ms. Carter is back and she’s back with a HUGE win with Pawn. I really enjoyed her Goddess Test series but this series is so unrelated, so different, it’s almost as if another author wrote this book. But it’s Ms. Carter’s talented writing style that I immediately recognize in the action sequence that starts from page one and never stops until the very end.
Take one part The Scarlet Pimpernel, shake a tiny bit of Merchant-Ivory Films over top (because we all must know our place in society), inject a good shot of Watson and Crick in, and smack it over the top with the action from The Bourne Identity and there you have it. That’s the book in a nutshell.
Have I totally lost you? I do that a lot….
I really need to find more books that are adaptations of classics. Because I’m becoming a sucker for these types of books. Jane Austen, who knew I loved you so much?!
Well, it’s about time I got to the second book in the Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer, huh? As good as Cinder (the first book) was, is Scarlet better? I’m pondering that question in my head right now. Back and forth it bounces in my near empty skull… Atari ping pong anyone??
I am so glad I continued with this series. I was completely unimpressed with the first book in the series, The Immortal Rules and said as much in my review (HERE). But like any “mostly normal” human on this earth, I needed closure. Didn’t really get that but boy did I get an awesome ride to the crazy end! Yep, I must have the next book like, NOW!