Yesterday I read Cybele’s Secret several times, and Inkdeath today. Thoguht I’d psot my reviews. Neither was at all what I expected.
Warning: Reviews for each contain insane spoiler that will likely ruin the whole book for you.
rating: 4 of 5 stars
I read Inkdeath today, and though I liked it… I don’t know. It got confusing at times, and, well, Meggie and Farid’s end to their relationship was not, I think, the best way to end the book. It seemed rather unfair to me, that she just gave up on him all of a sudden. It was still beautifully written, but I might have liked the trilogy a bit better if it had ended with the same feeling as Inkspell.
I’m not saying it wasn’t good, it was still beautifully written. But it kind of disappointed me. However the “Later” chapter was lovely and I thought there were several clever twists to the plot- it was not a completely perfect happily-ever-after ending with the usual, predictable romance usually found in this type of book. It ended on a kind of bittersweet note, with a romance I would never in a million years expected to change. Pretty great, yet missing that final touch for me.
rating: 5 of 5 stars
I was hesitant to read this at first thinking “Oh, but Wildwood Dancing was so wonderful, if this one isn’t I will be crushed.”
No need to worry there. Before I thought Wildwood Dancing the most beautifully written book I have ever read, but after this I have a changed opinion. At first I thought the writing not quite so beautiful, but the plot more interesting and complicated. Towards the middle I thought that not only was the plot amazing, but the writing among the best I’ve ever read. I found myself actually wondering who Paula would end up with, even though I vehemently hated Duarte. I really, really loved Stoyan, and thought this romance was far better then in Wildwood Dancing. It seemed more natural, like it had time to grow from feelings of a best friend to a soul mate.
One of the best books I have ever read, without a doubt.