When you wait for a book to come out for more than half a year, you might get disappointed when you finally read it since the book might not be able to match all the expectations. However, The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead is everything I wanted it to be.
Reading Vampire Academy series and Bloodlines, you already know the main characters who take a part in this book. All of them were created so amazingly by Richelle Mean and somehow we get to know more about them, even when we think you know everything. They all are going through a lot of things, they're changed and grow. Every scene with our favorite characters is nothing less than great.
The plot in this book, as in the previous one, is slow. Slow compared to any book in Vampire Academy series. While I was really bothered by this fact about Bloodlines, it didn't seem to annoy me in this book. Sometimes I wish that things would go a bit faster and a few scenes were too long on my behalf, but mostly I didn't pay it any attention. I was captivated by the story, by the characters and their relationships. Bloodlines series is developing slowly? So be it, as long as I'm enjoying every moment.
If I thought Vampire Academy series was funny, I actually laughed aloud reading The Golden Lily. It is old news that every other word of Adrian is hilarious but who knew Eddie has it too? Angeline has brought with her a lot of drama and we've got some interesting scenes. Besides, experiencing the world through Sydney's eyes are more than enough to raise a smile once and then.
I really can't express how I loved The Golden Lily. I needed this read in that time to remind me I don't have to settle with anything less than great. I think it's time for me to try one of Richelle's adult series.
Haven't read Vampire Academy? You have no idea what you're missing. Haven't read Bloodlines? Ha, there's more to come so you'd better try it! And if you have read Bloodlines, I'm sure I don't really need to convince you to get The Golden Lily. You won't regret it.
“Nothing fixes a thing so intently in the memory as the wish to forget it.”
― Cat Patrick, Forgotten
I've read this book for the first time last year. I fell in love with the cover, the story's idea and Patrick's writing. I usually don't read the "back cover" before but I accidentally heard what Forgotten's about before reading the book. I knew it should be good and I was right.
The author doesn't give us a warming before throwing us into the story and we need to figure out some things ourselves. Besides, London's head is not the easiest place to be. We've got to deal with some serious memories-problems (or should I say the lack of them?) while she's only trying to live as any normal teenager.
As I mentioned, I loved the story's idea. It's been original and easy to read. I liked the fact the "fantasy" aspect was very gentle and not remarkable. I could almost believe it was science thing, something we don't know but that could exist. It might sound stupid but I found the story to be more real that way.
One downside of the book was the characters. London was a good one; she was easier to relate to in the beginning but the feelings' changes she's been experiencing has been less obvious as the story deepened. Most of the other characters could belong to either of two groups: Perfect ones or annoying. I wish Patrick has created them more carefully, adding more complex to each.
Beautiful language, smart dialogues and great descriptions. Forgotten was definitely one of the best novels I've read last year and it was pleasure to read it again.
An feature in my blog, which I'll post sometimes with the mostly new translated books in Hebrew.
The Powe of Six (Lorien Legacies, #2) by Pittacus Lore
I already own this book in English. This cover looks amazing, though!
One Foot in The Grave (Night Huntress, #2) by Jeaniene Frost
Can't wait to read this one! I should buy it this week and I hope it to be good at least as the first book!
Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor
Already own & read in English. Tough vocabulary though, so I'd better re-read in Hebrew.
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