Monday, 13 October 2014

Unmade (Lynburn Legacy #3) by Sarah Rees Brennan



How to wreck an amazing series: A recipe for Disaster

Leave a love triangle simmering in a tasteless broth. When it looks as if the thing may not have a single reason to exist, turn the power up all over again!

Insert about 20% cringe worthy jokes so that it may help downplay all the emotional drama that is happening.

Add close to none character development, so that the characters don't have to... I don't know?
Grow up?

Kill characters at discretion... you will determine when enough is enough _apparently never :/ _ by the cries of former devoted readers...

Angst, angst, and more angst... when in doubt add more.

Let the characters behave as idiotically as possible, with no regard for logical reasoning...

Kill one of your favourite , FAVOURITE, characters, in a move completely illogical (according to his personality) and very faith oriented...

Leave the readers _who are reading fantasy _  upset with the somewhat preachy tone of the thing...
"There were marks of pain on his face, but no anger and no fear. He looked a little sad."
(...)
He stayed like a shadow in every corner of our home, stayed a stain on our hearts. I felt it. I can’t believe that good will leave us when evil remains. I will not. I do not.”
ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Some people will probably say:
"Oh, she's mad because ______ _______ was killed, so she's taking it out on the author and on the story."

I am not.
And I am not mad... reading this left me somewhat empty of emotions... I may think about it once in awhile, and question what possessed  me to read this volume _ the fact that I loved the previous two volumes may have had something to do with it _ but I don't feel angry enough to be... screaming or ranting :/
I am just sad.

The beginning was good, and I was looking forward to seeing Jared being rescued.

Unfortunately after that, things went into a carousel of YA "love triangle mess" angst fest that was just _as other reviewers have mentioned it before _ prone to a lot of headdesking.
The angst!
The idiocy!
Yes, we all know that Jared is a special flower with whom we need to have a lot of patience dealing with, but c'mon!
No one's that stupid! And clueless!
And Ash?
Ash?
Who cares about Ash?

Between the number of things that I just couldn't understand are:
Jared is being held prisoner at Aurimere. His aunt who is a sorceress can cross the "magical" fire, and blend into the shadows...
SO WHY DIDN'T SHE TRY TO FIND THE POOR GUY??

Also, you're caught in a town controlled by raging lunatics.
People are being killed like flies.
You have no power with which to fight the bad guy... what do you do?

A) Try to leave the town as soon as possible
B) Make up another crazy plan that will probably end up with another person being killed..

Yes, Kami went with option B, which is only natural, because the story takes place in Sorry in The Vale.

BUT, I really think that the option A should at least have been mentioned as a possibility: maybe they were magically locked  in there. Fine. But at some point people, logical, sensible people, like I don't know... Rusty? Should have mentioned it... and at least tried to do something about it.

The statue scene... I found it too..."Disneylike" especially after what had happened with you know who...
There where characters who were brought into the story apparently for only sacrificial purposes...
Kids were being constantly kidnapped...
People kept crossing magical fires that no one should be able to cross...
Rescue attempts were done involving a great, great number of people: It was like seeing a bunch of tourists in a place where they shouldn't be.
Stealth, people!

The last part of the story, and all that happens _and not only that "specific killing" _ didn't work out for me.
The battle was... meh...

The relationship between Angela and Holly that was placed on hold for what felt like forever... and then dealt in a time and place in which most readers probably didn't care about anything else at all.

And the last pages were really too lame to talk about.

A sad, and bloodthirsty story... yes.
Creepy and romantic, not really. Unless you're considering the definition of new adult's romance.

Best characters in the book?
Jon, Lillian ( I KNOW!!) ...and Rusty.


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