Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wind Follower by Carole McDonnell



I cant ... I just ... That ending sucked ass! I am so angry right now!

SPOILERS, MAJOR SPOILERS

Satha is a 24 year old virgin girl from a darker skinned clan and she marries Loic, an 18 year old chiefs son from a mid-toned skin clan.

*takes a deep breath*

They marry ... Become pregnant ... Satha is raped and the child she is carrying dies ... She gets angry and tells her husband to avenge her and kill the man who raped her. He goes off to find this man ... Satha is kidnapped and sold into slavery with the white skinned people ... Loic becomes trapped by evil spirits at a house hold ... Satha agrees to have her slave holders child because his wife cant have any more children ... Loic learns the ways of the Creator and the Creator is going to keep him safe and deliver his people from the evil white skinned Angleni ... Satha has a child, a boy, like her owner wanted ... years later his wife has a boy successfull and Satha (plus her son) are cast out into the desert ... *sigh* ... Loic frees himself from the bonds of the evil spirits and ends up finding Satha ... They go home, yay yay yay ... No one wants to bend to the new ways ... Loic continues to tell them that if the 3 tribes don't follow The Creator, shit will happen ... The shit happened ... They were all enslaved by the Angeleni people ... Book over.

BULLFUCKINGSHIT!!!!!!! I am more than extra super sized pissed right now. These two people literally went through got damm living hell and still came up fucking enslaved. BULLFUCKINSHIT I HATE THIS SHIT I HATE IT. Bullfuckingshit.

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The book started off slow but picked up by about chapter 3. It was definitely a page turner and I couldn't put it down, however, I found that a lot of the conversation between Loic and 'elders' was very boring and I would skip a page to get passed it. I loved reading about their struggles though but felt like ... They went through all this and got nothing out of it. There was no green grass ... Just more poverty and enslavement despite The Creator (and Loic) being the good guy. In all fairness, it wasn't Loic's fault that they failed, the three tribes were not interested in the Lost Book, only the tainted version that the evil spirits had been feeding them.

Still, I'm just so disappointed, this thing really pissed me off. Could have been a 5 star book but it's not. I just ... I cant.



3 1/2 Stars ... Bullfuckingshit

Monday, April 26, 2010

Dark Lover by J.R. Ward


Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1

First let me say. This was a jammin ass book. I just finished and the only thing I can say is 'fucking good shit.' Pretty vulgar, I know, but it's just that awesome. First, let me go through the good points.

Good Point 1: The Verbage: Everything was 'my brother,' or 'you feel me?' ... The slang was out of here. Group of white vampire warriors jamming to Notorious BIG among other rap music that wasn't named. How cool are they?

Good Point 2: It's a wonderful change to read about vampires who aren't so traditional. They're hip, they're big, they're young(ish), they're strong and they're so fucking fly. I could bed them all (including Z).

Good Point 3: I love all of their personalities and the extra 'powers' that each of them possess uniquely.

Alright, now it's time to go through my gripes for the book.

Gripe 1: Darius is one of the Black Dagger Brothers ... Apparently he's big and very black and killed early on in the book (go figure).

Gripe 2: Darius has a daughter who is plain ass white. That bothered me the entire way through. The book described her skin as 'pale cream' ... When I read that part, I actually put the book down for a day. I had to collect myself, get past it and keep going because the brothers are so sexy.

Gripe 3 & Good Point 4: Wrath turned into a bitch when he fell in love. That angered me because I felt like ... Here's this guy who's so fucking macho, but he gets with a woman and turns into a puppy dog. I mean he's 'i love you leelan, i love you wife, kiss me, never leave me,' and all that b.s but .... when it was time to kick some ass, he whooped that ass! So apparently, being in love didn't make him soft when it counted.

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Overall ... The swag the brothers have is amazing. They're current and just damn delicious. I wish there would have been more action, though, but there was a lot of story that had to be put into this book. I'm thinking 3 stars but leaning towards 4 ... I don't know ... Well yes I know now. But still, great book. I told myself I wasn't going to get book 2 but I ordered it. I can't help it. What happened with Darius is keeping me going back, plus, I'm anxious to get to the book (I think it's book 3) that features Z, he's my favorite. Recommended? Hell yea ...


3 1/2 Stars
IR: Beth (AA/White mixed but really doesn't count because she doesn't look like it)