I love him so much :’D
He’s been my author crush for years.
If you haven’t read any of his books, I supersuper recommend them. Especially his greatest young adult novels:
Storm Thief (for those who like dark and dystopian),
Poison (for those who like dark and quirky fantasy),
and The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray (for those who want a scarier, slightly-less-romancy version of The Infernal Devices).
I just stopped reading this like three minutes ago. I give it 4.5 out of 5.
The only reason it’s not a perfect 5 is because of the beginning… not the beginning beginning, because that’s what made me buy the book in the first place (always read the first few pages of a book before you buy it; judge the writing and the pace, see if you like it). I yawned and put the book down when we first met Noah Shaw. Frankly, I’m sick of the dark mysterious asshole showing unreasonable interest and changing his manwhore ways to fall in love out of nowhere with the protagonist girl who would be better off without a jerk trailing her for sex. It was too cliche and I almost stopped reading. God, I’m glad I didn’t.
Obviously, my opinion about him changed halfway through the book with the sketchpad scene. Just like Mara. That is half of what made me love this book. I connected with her character so well; she’s one of my best friends now.
The writing was amazing, especially for a first-time novelist. Mara’s voice was comical and strong and, honestly, sometimes disturbing—in a strangely enthralling way. Noah’s character… just… I can’t. I can’t with Noah. I fell in love with him, even though I hated him the first part of the book. He’s intense, he’s interesting, he’s sexy. Even though I thought his looks and accent were a bit over the top (let’s try to make him as ethereally gorgeous as possible, which I couldn’t believe was realistic enough; I nixed his accent halfway through the book—he was too perfect with it) he was an amazing, amazing character.
And oh, yeah. The ending.
The ending killed me.
Please buy this book. It’s worth every penny.
My sister was getting on my back about reading young adult fiction, because it has “no educational value” or something.
And my dad said it’s just who I am.
It’s what I am.
It’s what I do.
That was unexpected. :]
I started reading the book Legend by Marie Lu. It’s a really good story, guys, you should pick it up.
I haven’t even read very much of it yet. But this is Day and Tess. When I run into more descriptions of their characters, I’ll draw them again.
So go in my ask box and tell me what I want to know! Anything pertaining to the following:
- Did you go to Hogwarts? Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, or Ravenclaw?
- Dauntless, Abnegation, Candor, Erudite, or Amity? (If you’ve read Divergent—which you should, if you haven’t.) What did your aptitude test say?
- Are you a tribute in the Hunger Games? In which District do you live?
- Are you a demigod? TELL ME.
- Are you a Shadowhunter?
- What other books are your favorite?
- Who is your fictional true love?
I love hearing about people’s lives outside of reality.
More people should have those.
And reblog if you’d like to learn the same about your followers. :]
That’s a lot of times to be rejected.
But we’ll see :].