Sunday, March 3, 2013

2013- The year that ends the book series

When I woke up on January 1, I was excited about the new year , thrilled to be starting over and still feeling the effects of the night's celebratory drinking that most likely contributed to my good feelings about 2013.  And it stayed that way until mid February, when I realized that most of the book series that I had come to love and obsess over were going to end at various points over the next few months.  And that news hit me hard and I had this feeling of dread shoot down my spine. How could this be? How could these books not go on forever? I'm not one of those fangirls who can easily let go of a beloved book series.  I will hold on to them tightly like a spider monkey.  It would have taken the jaws of life to pry them away from me.  But alas, they are ending.  And these are just some of my favorites:

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) ~ Release date March 19.

Oh boy I really don't know how I feel about this finally ending.  In a way I"m almost relieved that it is finally here.  After all the torment and heartbreak and constant battling, things will be coming to a head and we will get closure.  I cant imagine how it will end and if it were up to me then everyone would end up happy. Tessa would be with Will. Jem would stay alive and marry Cecily. Charlotte and Henry would grow old together and have more children. Gideon and Sophie would finally stop playing around and get together. And Magnus, as we know remains his old fabulous self, at least till City of Lost Souls but we don't talk about that anymore.  EVER !!

But unfortunately, it probably wont end happily for anyone.  Someone is likely to die.  Or end up alone. Or sacrifice themselves for the greater good. And frankly, none of these options appeal to me.  But are more likely to happen.  So I should suck it up and deal. Right?

Because the end has come

Finally we shall have the answers that have been tormenting us for years.

Who will Tessa end up with? Will she marry Jem? Will she pick Will? Might she end up not picking anyone? Will Gabriel Lightwood get together with Cecily Herondale? Will Jem live?  Will good triumph over evil? Will evil win? Does anyone survive the final book? And who will be a Silent Brother? ( Cause lets face it.. Brother Zachariah is either Will or Jem)

Entwined with You (Crossfire #3) ~ Release Date June 4th.

I won't lie.  When I first picked up the first book of this series Bared to You, I was convinced that I had just wasted my money on yet another 50 Shades of Grey knock off.  But I couldn't have been more wrong.  This story is more complex and intensely driven then 50 Shades ever was.  And mostly because the characters were more well rounded.  Both the female (Eva) and male ( Gideon) leads had there own quirks and imperfections and issues to work through.  And then throw them together and its the biggest mess in the best kind of way.  Because it was so real.  These two characters both come from painful pasts and seeing how they have interacted in the past 2 books have made me invest in their story to the point where I feel every emotion they have experienced and I'm tired after I finish the books.  Its a unique feeling that I haven't really yet felt from another erotic book series.  This is the best.  Its beautiful, intense, painful, sexy, erotic, emotional, dramatic and satisfying.  I cannot wait for the end.

The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Book #3)~ Release Date October 22

Now I really am excited for this book!!

Mostly because I have been tormenting myself trying to decide if Noah is really dead or if its just some part of a much larger evil plot afoot. Perhaps Dr Kells is lying, and Noah is perfectly fine and this lie is just being used to hurt Mara and see what she is going to do.  I hope that is the case because I, like millions of other girls, am in love with Noah Shaw and I refuse to believe that this is the end of him.  I just cant accept that. Nope. Not going to happen.

And also I just really am hoping that Jude finally dies or is taken care of in some way.  He has creeped me out royally from the very beginning and when it was proven that he was alive and has his own special abilities, I was very scared.  And he has been up to no good in the worse kind of way.  So he better die or else I will revolt.

Dr. Kells.. What is this woman's deal? Why is she doing this? Why would she set all this in motion and ruin countless lives and essentially take lives unless there was a specific reason for it all? Frankly, I think she too has her own abilities, but is just so desperate for answers that she will do anything at any cost.  And while I can understand that desperation, I can't feel sorry for her.  I want her to get her punishment too.

And finally, what the hell are Mara and Noah? Why is this happening to them?

Or is there no explanation and it just is what it is?

Untitled (Divergent #3)~ Release date October 22

I literally just read the first two books last week after having them on my shelf for nearly two months and I honestly don't know what took me so long to read them. They were incredibly !! Fabulous !! And thrilling !! I haven't read a good dystopian book series since the Hunger Games and once I got into Divergent, I knew this was the series that could replace it.  And in my mind it did.  Perhaps because it was more modern in its feel and the action seemed to be more well spread out.  And the emotional weight was shared by everyone.  Some how that just seemed to make it better and I fell in love with it from the very first chapter.

Now that I have finished the second book and await the final book, I'm trying to formulate what could possibly happen in this crazy world. Will the factions truly cease to exist? Will Tris and Four come back together like they were before? Who is this Edith Prior? And is she related to Tris? Does Tris have other family out there? Will Divergence be explained? And most importantly...What is outside that fence?? I think it's District 12, personally. Panem will not be ignored !!


So this year will take away some of the most intensely epic and emotional book series I have ever read and I'm in no way ready for any of it to go away.  But it must all come to an end at some point.   So I'm going to go sit in a corner and cry and wait for it all to hit me like a train. 
~ Posted by Krystal

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