A 17-year old book lover from the Philippines just living a sedentary lifestyle reading books and writing reviews about them that no one reads.
After finishing Frigid, I can't help but wonder how people were even able to digest it and rave about what an awesome book it is! Really, people? This book was nothing but plain boring and predictable , and annoying and I'm already being really generous by giving this a one-star rating. If not really for the minor characters and some funny moments, I would've totally dnfed this already.
Frigid is just yet another clichéd story between two best friends who are secretly in love with each other and all that shit. Sydney's been in love with Kyler since like forever and though he feels the same way, too, instead of pursuing her, he did exactly the opposite and screwed around with other girls because he feels that he's not "good enough" for her and she's the kind of girl who deserves someone "better."
Well you know what, I think that is just bullshit. If my bestfriend was secretly in love with me, I think I'd pretty much notice it. I also wouldn't deprive myself the opportunity of being with him because I'm not good enough for him or because he deserves someone better. If I wasn't good enough for him, we'd never even be best friends in the first place so that reason Kyler has there is a total bullshit.
And if the guy and I had been best friends since preschool, I don't think it would take until we're both stranded at a ski resort for us to declare our undying love for each other. And it certainly wouldn't begin with me - for goodness' sake - begging the guy todo me like he does the other girls. Yes, Sydney is pathetic like that. And stupid, too. Ugh, I have never hated a main character as much as hate Sydney. She begged Kyler! To treat her like one of his one-night stands! She didn't even complain when Kyler unawarely felt her up in his sleep! Have some dignity for yourself, woman! Oh, I take that back. Sydney, despite being 21-years old, is not even close to being a woman. She's like a child! All she ever did was whine and overthink worthless things such as "Oh, Kyler must regret what happened to us last night." Kyler this, Kyler that. Blah blah blah.
Congratuwelldone J. Lynn for making a character who is the epitome of stupidity. I think I just found my newest most-hated main character of all time. I think she'd be sticking in the first place for a while.
I am practically done. There's even more actually, a lot morethat I despised about this book and if I let myself recall and write them all here, I think I'd totally destroy myself. I'd be so done than I already am now. No, thank you. I've had enough already.
"Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there's no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic."
This book is one hell of an amazing ball! I admit, it started out pretty slow and the part where the mysteries were gradually being revealed was likewise a bit dragging but thankfully, Laini Taylor's writing redeemed the book. The characters and the world she had made are both one part captivating, one part enigmatic and one huge part creative, original and eccentric that I can't help thinking if it was possible for me to run out of enough imagination just to envision every bit of this book.
Truth be told, I was ready to give this book a 4.5 star rating but then I thought, what the hell? Unlike some other books that leave me dozing off to sleep with their slow-pacedness, this book left me wide awake (Well.. I read this in the morning, but still..). Laini's words are so enthralling that it was impossible for me to get bored. I just wanted to devour each and every word, not daring to miss one, and make them completely mine. And so... I did. And holy hell I was more than satiated!
My only other quibble was the romance. It was so instant and I think we already have all agreed that insta-love is totally absurd. I didn't get how Akiva and Karou/Madrigal (okay, spoiler!) are all so lovey-dovey towards each other so quickly so I wasn't able to appreciate it much. But hey it plays such important role in the whole story so okay might as well just settle with it. But still.. barf.
Other than that, I see no other flaws. The brilliant writing, concept, characters, and world building overshadowed those flaws away so happy me! Another amazing book to add to my shelf of amazing books.
Brilliant books like this are impossible to review for my writing skills are so limited - or worse, nonexistent - as compared to what truly an exceptional talent Laini's is. So if my review is still not enough to convince you to read this, maybe the many - and mostly - oh so glowing reviews this book has been getting from other more popular reviewers will be proof enough to the awesomeness that this book is. So just hurry along now.. and read! Fill your minds with books that will challenge you and make you think past your imaginations. Might as well start with Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
P.S. Brimstone may just be my favorite character. Though I still can't imagine what he looks like. I'm still confused with the chimaera stuff. Teehee. :D
I MADE A BLOG!!!
Gasp. Yes. Finally!
After the oh so long contemplation, I finally decided to make a book blog. Yayy!
Yes, it did shock me considering how 1.) lazy I am 2.) how much of a quitter I am and 3.) how the word consistent does not exist in my vocabulary.
Still, I’m looking forward to meeting some fellow bloggers and hopefully continue on this new book blogging quest of mine.
Okay. So. Laters? How do I end this? Ta da? I’ll just stick with bye. Bye! Laters! Lol.