Loved, loved, loved this book! It's so whimsical and comforting. I smiled throughout the story. It's also read by the author, which is always a go-to for me.
I went through almost the whole spectrum of emotions listening this one. Almost. Had it made me cry besides all else (the disgust, vicarious embarrassment, hatred...) it would be in the five star pile. However, just like the first book of the trilogy, Deepwater King failed to affect me deeply enough to make me shed a tear.
All in all, a story that left me rather battered which, when it comes to books, is nothing but a good thing.
I found this book rather tedious. And I'm sick of Kvothe skittering after Denna like an enslaved puppy. Seriously, lad, ever heard of self-respect? Based on this, I won't be crying my eyes out even if the third book is never released.
Again, proof that I shouldn't even try the books everyone else is raving about. Had I not picked this one up as an audiobook, you'd find it in the DNF pile. The plot is so predictable, it made me want to tear my hair out.
A ton of characters appear within the first 10 percent of the book, and none of them feels relatable... Like you were wading through the Bible (also in my DNF pile, btw). The plot might be intriguing, but I need someone to relate to. Or at least, I'd like the characters' names to be simple enough to stick in my mind for a little longer than fifteen seconds.
A lovely one-evening read that gripped me instantly and held me a captive till the end. Would that there was more of it! It works brilliantly as it is, and my only complaint is that it ended too soon.
I have a bit too wild imagination to read horror, but this one wasn't too haunting.
A gripping story with a surprising end.
I would want to give this book more stars. Language-wise it's amazing, but what her deepwater husband says to Arden "everything feels like a duty with you" unfortunately describes the story to the letter. This book, as beautifully written as it is, felt to me as if it has been written mostly because the trilogy had to be finished. The plot thunders forth like a steam engine with the emotionality and relatability of a machine, dropping the reader off at the terminus with nothing but hollow puzzlement "Was that it?".
With different readers, or rather a single reader, I might've given three stars. How many girl-meets-a-boy-they-hate-each-other-first-but-soon-enough-fall-in-love plots the world needs? I kept listening only because I hoped there'd be a surprise in the end. There wasn't. The same old story all over again. Love conquers all.
ACoTaR with dick trains. Not really my pint of mead.
Don't get me wrong, I've got nothing against dick trains, but everything against snitching someone else's storyline, tossing in a bunch of daemons and sex scenes that are every bit as arousing as reading medical reports.
Had I finished this, I would've given one star to Hadriel the Butler for giving me a couple of laughs.
This book stood on my shelf for ages. I was afraid to read it because the movie was so amazing that I 1) feared that the book might not meet up and 2) feared it would be even better and shove me into a slump with my own writing. I loved the book though I think it could've ended where the movie did. Nothing after Christmas added to the story. Still, five stars for the most agonizing love story I've read so far.
Nothing much to say about this one. Even though I listened to it no longer than an hour or so at a time, my concentration kept slipping. The reader was just the way I like them, though. With a different reader, or had I chosen to read it as an eBook, this book would've ended up in the DNF pile.
I could barely put my phone down once I started to read this book. I loved it from the first page to the last. Among The Pines is a collection of short stories that bring mythical, magical, and eldritch elements into the ordinary world of ordinary people, twisting their everyday lives into peculiar, dark, and absolutely addictive fairy tales/horror stories.