What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?
17-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross . . . only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as good & evil forces plot to keep them apart.
Get ready to fall . . .
I was recommended this book by a friend after she saw the previous books I had read. however looking at the reviews without spoilers, everyone has given it a 1 star review. But I am going to give this book a chance, I try not to judge a book by what others have said and will judge it myself, after all we all have different tastes.
Since the implosion at The Oasis and Derek’s stay at Hawk Headquarters, The Shade has fallen into a state of utter chaos. To make matters worse, the citizens of Derek’s kingdom have become suspicious of his loyalties and accuse him of siding with the enemy… At a time when Derek desperately needs full cooperation from his subjects, they wish to put their own King on trial.
Meanwhile, Sofia is being held hostage by the hunters. They are determined to rid her of her infatuation with the vampire. She submits to the strict routine and training they impose on her, but the only fuel that keeps her going is the thought of reuniting with Derek – something Reuben is fighting with every fiber of his being to ensure will never happen.
…Until one day, out of the blue, Reuben appears to have a change of heart and comes to Sofia with a proposal; a solution that she never dreamed possible. A solution that would fulfil her heart’s deepest desires and secure her and Derek’s future together, forever.
But can she really trust this man who is so renowned for his hatred of vampires? Does she even have a choice?
My thoughts on the book are that I love how we see both Derek and Sofia grow up and come into themselves.
Derek is facing the darkness yet he has to gather all the self control he has left, by picturing Sofia’s touch and her face. Yet he is pushed to his limits with the vampires doubting Derek’s choices and the humans shutting themselves away from what they feel is the end.
While Sofia is battling her own issues when she finds out that her father is the leader of the hunters. Yet Sofia has to deal with not only her dad who she hasn’t seen for years but also her mother who is now a vampire set to give her daughter to the one vampire who just intends to use Sofia as his pet.
I like how we discover why Sofia is so important in this book and why so many crave her blood, she isn’t a normal human.
Derek on the other hand is so romantic and caring for someone who was turned when he was 17, he acts like a gentleman and deals with his issues whilst still craving the love of his dear Sofia.
I instantly had a disliking towards Sofia’s mother, Bella Forrest has really put a lot of detail into the characters which really help me picture the worst mother who gives up everything just because she is jealous her daughter has taken her husbands heart! What sort of mother does that?
In this book I have begun to like Claudia where as in the other books she was portrayed to be inconsiderate and unable to feel love, in this book I have now seen her vulnerable side and feel empathy for her. Especially when I read how she was made so vulnerable and was not given the chance to have love, therefor now she is just misunderstood and now craving the man she has spent most of her vampire life trying to repulse.
I definitely recommend this book to you all to read after you have read the other 3 of course, this has everything. And in my mind the book is structured and wrote so well that it flows effortlessly, if you have the time purchase the books they are very cheap on the kindle and well worth the buy.
I hope this has been a good insight to the book for you and given you an idea of what to expect.
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I am back 🙂
I am so excited to annouce the release date for Archangels shadow by Nalini Singh which is 6/11/14.
I have just pre-ordered mine, I am so excited!
In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially not a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot – should not – be walking the streets. This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people. It must be handled by those who can become shadows themselves…
Ash is a gifted tracker and a woman cursed with the ability to sense the secrets of anyone she touches. But there’s one man she knows all too well without a single instant of skin contact: Janvier, the dangerously sexy Cajun vampire who has fascinated and infuriated her for years. Now, as they track down a merciless killer, their cat-and-mouse game of flirtation and provocation has turned into a profound one of the heart. And this time, it is Ash’s secret, dark and terrible, that threatens to destroy them both.
If you follow me you would know that this is my favourite series from Nalini Singh and I am impatiently waiting for it now, and it will be in time for my Christmas reading. Tweet me and keep following for a future review 🙂 and trust me this is going to be a book you do not want to miss out on!
Hello all my lovely followers, thankyou for sticking around after all my moaning lately, it means so much to have people support me and tell me about how they are, and to remind me that I am not alone in my problems and that there are people out there in the same situation who have succeeded and fought through everything.
Well my exam is tomorrow on Randomised controlled trials bearing in mind this will be a retake, does anyone want to talk my place?
I also have to do my practical prep tomorrow morning before the exam, so back into my uniform it is, going to be so uncomfortable in the exam.
I am so tired it is unreal, but wanted to update you all on what I am doing as my last post on stress seemed to be a big hit.
I will be reading again soon, at the moment my reading includes anatomy and physiology as well as general nursing care, and drug calculations :-p are you mind boggled yet haha.
However starting next week I can get back into reading the latest house of night book 🙂 I am so looking forward to that, and I better get packing as we move on the 21st YAY! into a 2 bed house with my little sister.
My sister Anastasia read the city of bones books over the summer and really want to tell you all what she thought so I did a little interview with her with a few Bloopers :p Because that’s just fun!
My YouTube has been down recently so there are not many videos at all so I apologise
So instead of writing a review I thought I would just link the YouTube video for you all to watch…..
I hope you all like it there is a link to my sisters Twitter account in the description box where you can ask her as many questions as you like and she re tweets fast, and always posts about new films she is definitely into fantasy.
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