I pre-ordered this book and received it this morning. I don't think I've stopped reading until I just finished it..just now. I don't know how to explain the writing of Diana Pharaoh-Francis. All I know is that her characters and their stories stays with you. It's so well-written. The world building is like a movie in your head. You can picture everything in such clarity in your imagination. Oh and the way the story tugs at your heart..(sigh) It's just unforgettable. You end up thinking about Alexander, Max, Giselle, and the Horngate gang well until after you finish the book. I've felt this since I read the first book, Bitter Night. I stayed up all night because the story was so compelling and I just had to finish it. Oh gawd, and the endings on the first and second books - nail biting! So you can just imagine my excitement when Shadow City FINALLY came out. I won't bore you with any spoilers because it's just too good to let you know what happens. But the story is chock full of emotions between Max and Alexander, Giselle and Max, and all the other side characters of the story. But here are my favorite parts in bullet points.
- Max and Alexander! They're relationship is just so wrought with emotion. You will get so much more in this installment. Alexander has really come into his own as Prime. He's strong and clearly so in love with Max, that he would do anything for her. (sigh) Max is, of course, as stubborn and strong-willed as ever. Some of the scenes got me a bit teary-eyed.
- More Shadowblades and Sunspears! Niko, Thor, Oz - if they haven't grown on you on the previous books, they will in this installment. Oh and there are some new characters are introduced. I'm so excited on how they will be developed as the series goes on.
- The relationship with Giselle and Max has developed in such a way, that I don't hate Giselle anymore. I couldn't stand her in the first book. But grew to like her in the second book. When I finished this book, I felt hope for her and her friendship with Max.
- The ending! The ending makes me so excited for the 4th book! I wanted to read more and more!
The only thing I wished for is more angels. I really liked the angels and especially, Tutresiel in the second book. But I have a feeling that we'll see more of Xaphan and Tutresiel in the next book. (I hope)
In all, I'll absolutely read this book again. I've read the first and second book a few times already. It's joining my rotation of re-reads to include Kate and Curran from Ilona Andrews and Cat and Bones from Jeanine Frost. This series is absolutely in my top five. If you liked Ilona Andrews and Jeanine Frost - you'll like this too.
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 1451613857
- 条形码: 9781451613858
- 商品尺寸: 10.6 x 3 x 17.1 cm
- 商品重量: 181 g
- ASIN: 1451613857
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