Sunday, July 13, 2014

Dangerous Creatures-Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

 I was really disappointed with the ending of the Beautiful Creatures series. When I saw that they were doing a spin-off trilogy with Ridley, I was intrigued. She was my favorite from the BC series. I feel like she was a bad ass  but deep down she just wanted to be loved. I think she finds that with Link. Even though, they kind of have a toxic relationship.

   Anyway, I was a bit disappointed in this book. She didn't seem like the in control, crazy, bad ass Ridley, we know and love. She was struggling and not confident. I get they were trying to show her "softer" misunderstood side. It just felt a little forced. The little past episodes of when she was  younger, felt a little out of place. I think the past memory with Nox, was definitely huge and important though.
   I'm not sure how I feel about the authors adding another love interest. I'm a bit tired of all the teen books having love triangles. I do understand that his feelings for Ridley, save her and Link, at the moment. Although, couldn't it have just been from the goodness of his heart? I'm not sure how I like the fact that Abraham is STILL alive. Ugh, can't people just die and be dead? Sheesh!
   I honestly never got a chance to get attached to the band mates in this book. How Link and Ridley felt for them at the end, I didn't. I don't think there was a good amount of time spent with them to form that kind of attachment. We really don't know much about them or their life story. I just felt like they were random people in the story.

    I can't believe how they ended this book! A Car crash?! Really! That's a mean way to have a cliff hanger. Ah! If something happens to Link, I will be really disappointed. He's so good for Ridley and brings out the normal side in her. She just admits her feelings to him and something bad happens. I can't even imagine how this is going to a negative impact on her emotions. I guess, I'll just have to wait for the next book to find out.
   Overall, it wasn't a bad book, just disappointing. I expected a lot more from this than I got. My fault. I should have known with how BC ended. I will be reading the next book to just see how what happens with that cliff hanger. I guess, they did do what they intended with it.

   I really wish we could get a pre-quel with Macon and Lila. I feel like there's a lot there that I'd like to know!

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