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Mini Review: The Weight of Souls by Bryony Pearce

The Weight of Souls - Bryony Pearce

A copy of this novel was provided for review via Net Galley on behalf of the publisher.

A good book! Hallelujah, hallelujah, halleeeeeelllluuuujjjaaaahhhhh.

I had been looking forward to The Weight of Souls ever since I saw a review for it on Tammy's blog Books, Bones & Buffy (like a year ago - I know SHAME ON ME for reading things so late but hey ... better late than never, right? RIGHT?). I trust her opinions on books, so I knew that I was probably going to like The Weight of Souls. Which I did. Very much so.

Pearce's writing style is very, very good. I slipped right into the story and into Taylor's POV extremely easy. It was also the kind of style that just begs you to keep reading. I mean, I read this book in a few hours because it was so engrossing. Beyond that, the storyline was flipping fantastic and completely unique in the fact that Taylor has to ... murder murderers. SO AWESOME.

I wasn't entirely enthused about the ~secret society~ aspect of the book, but it wasn't enough to deter my enjoyment of the book. There's little to no romance, and it certainly isn't instalove so I appreciated that wholeheartedly. I actually love Taylor for all the shit she gave Justin after he died. I laughed.

I must warn you, though: there is a lot of potential for a book #2, but so far no word on that. So if you aren't keen on a book that has a few unanswered questions and room for a sequel but no news so far ... still read it because it was awesome.

Mini Review: Untraceable by S.R. Johannes

Untraceable - S.R. Johannes

A copy of this novel was provided for review via Net Galley on behalf of the publisher.

Warning: animal abuse and deaths in this novel.

I guess that warning pretty much sums up my feelings for this book. Being an extreme animal lover and activist, I just cannot handle animal cruelty in novels. I don't need the 'education' of it, and I certainly don't see the fictitious appeal. I know how fucking cruel humans are, and I certainly don't want to read about it, when reading is supposed to be my happy place. But anyway.

I wasn't a huge fan of this novel, even without the animal cruelty aspects. The main character was irresponsible, girl-hating (you dumped him, you don't get to bitch about the girl who actually likes him - or any girl for that matter), and more than a little annoying. This girl is supposed to be a survival skills enthusiast (or whatever), and then makes so many mistakes. I think you either create a character that knows their shit, or you have one that doesn't. Making mistakes is amateurish, and takes away the credibility of the knowledge of the character. The romance moved at the speed of lightning, and he called her Blossom (with a capital B). I am not a fan of pet names in general but Blossom? *shudders*

I felt that the suspense of this thriller was really lacking, and I saw each of the reveals coming a mile away. This won't be a series I will continue reading.

After Dark Review: Hyde by Lauren Stewart

Hyde (Hyde Book I) - Lauren Stewart

I predominantly read young adult novels. This book blog of mine is practically dedicated to them, my house is practically full of them. I love them. Which is why I was surprised when I was completely and utterly sucked in by Hyde.


Hyde is a sexy novel. But it was more than that. There was actually a really awesome and unique storyline to it, as well. About Hydes and Jekylls and all that kind of stuff. Sure, there could have been a little more of this, and a little less of the sexual stuff, but it was intriguing nonetheless. And the sexy stuff was very sexy, so I guess plus points are given out for that.


I would have appreciated some more character and relationship development. We knew the basics of the characters, like who they were and what drove them, but I wanted to see more of them. Especially Eden and Mitchell, our two main characters. And that’s where my second point comes in. More relationship development between these two would have been great. Yes, I know why they are drawn to each other, but there also needs to be some substance behind this connection, as well. I thought that Mitchell’s half of the relationship was more clearly explained than Eden’s. Especially since she is supposed to be a "good girl", who might not have been drawn to Mitchell under normal circumstances.


Descriptions of people and places were also lacking a little, but it didn’t irk me too much. I just would have liked some more world building.


Apparently the second book in the series is focussed more on the awesome storyline, rather than the romance, and I am really looking forward to reading it.

Colour me appreciative of a sexy novel.


© 2015, Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity. All rights reserved.

Mini Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Whilst I might not have adored Ari and Dante as much as some other people, I still really loved it - devouring it in one sitting on my sofa.


I loved the lyrical prose of this novel, and the growth of the relationship between Ari and Dante. Ari is hiding his feelings from himself so well that it comes almost (but not quite) as a surprise when he finally admits how much he has come to care for Dante.


Ari was a puzzle. I think he was very confused and in a lot of pain (both physical and emotional), but he could also be a bit irritating (just like anyone, I guess). Dante, on the other hand was a cute little shite and I wanted to jump into these pages and smother him with love.


I will definitely be one of those people that say: omg you have to read Ari and Dante!

Mini Review: I Am J by Cris Beam

I Am J - Cris Beam

I was not a huge fan of our main character, J. I understand that he was trying desperately to conform to what he thought was masculine attitude ... but some of his comments had me narrowing my eyes. Guys can have feelings, too *gasp* And being called a lesbian is not the worst thing in the world.


His relationship with his best friend was a little off putting, as well. She was only attracted to J when she thought of him as completely male. Guuurl, you're either attracted to someone or not. You can't only be attracted to them sometimes. And what kind of message is that giving to J, anyway? *shakes head*


J's inner turmoil was a little tiresome at times, and I feel like some of this introspection could have been cut to make for a more fast paced novel.


I hated J's parents. Well, more specifically his mother. But I guess this could be an accurate representation of parents who are shitheads and refuse to come to terms with their child being different.

Mini Review: If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

If You Could Be Mine - Sara Farizan

If you're looking for a book with a happily ever after ending, If You Could Be Mine is most certainly not it.


I liked this novel, though I had some reservations about the main character and her motives. I know that she wanted to be with her best friend (who is also a girl), and so she thought she was willing to do anything in order to make that happen - including getting a sex change. But I felt like this kind of ... not trivialised but maybe undermined the struggles that transgender young adults go through. This was kind of touched on in the novel, where the main character (Sahar) speaks to a transwoman who says that she's glad that her body reflects who she is but it was hard. But even so, I wasn't 100% on board with that aspect of the book.


My favourite character was Sahar's gay cousin (I can't remember his name). For some reason I absolutely adored him and felt a fierce protectiveness for his character. Bless that he turned out safe and okay, otherwise *breathes fire*

Review: Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block

Love in the Time of Global Warming - Francesca Lia Block

This is one of those times where my logical brain pisses me off. For some reason, the blurb of this book made me think that perhaps the fantastical goings on in Love in the Time of Global Warming were not real – that they were a story Pen was telling. And I was wrong. But I couldn’t accept this fact until halfway through reading, and by then my enjoyment of the story had been greatly reduced because I had spent so much time going WTF? Is this real OR NOT? So if you think it’s not: it is. IT FREAKING IS, OKAY?


So, once I got over myself, I was able to really enjoy Love in the Time of Global Warming. Like, four star enjoy it. But I won’t get into my irritation at myself again. But yeah, it was lovely once I realised that everything that was happening was happening.

All of Block’s other books that I have read haven’t really followed a true storyline (more like prose, I suppose), but Love in the Time of Global Warming is told like a normal book (albeit with flashbacks). And I really liked her style; it was very easy to read and yet quite lovely with its prose-like qualities in places, as well.


The four main characters in this book are pretty adorable, not gonna lie. And they’re all diverse, which just makes everything about them amazing. Pen was not a very vivid character to me, but I liked her nonetheless. My favourite aspect of her character was her love for Hex, and her complete acceptance of who he was. Which brings me to Hex. I just. I cannot even with Hex. I absolutely adored him from the moment he stepped onto the page. He’s freaking divine in so many ways, and I just. *nods furiously* HEX. Ash and Ez were pretty likeable, too. Although I must say I likes Ash a little better than Ez. I always like the musicians. >.>


There wasn’t a lot of urgency to the plot, but I wasn’t averse to that. I kind of wish I knew The Odyssey a little better because everything was new to me in Love in the Time of Global Warming, and I’m sure that knowing the parallels between the two texts would have made for an even more enjoyable read but hey. I haven’t picked up an ancient book, and I may never.


I was really happy with the ending of Love in the Time of Global Warming, and I am a little surprised that there is a sequel, since I think it could have been left as a pretty agreeable standalone novel. But I can see that there was room for a sequel, so that relationships would be explored even more, as well as the whole “end of the earth” theme. I haven’t heard very good things about the sequel, but I’m willing to give it a try anyway. Even if only to revisit one of my all time favourite characters in any book ever (HEXXXX).


© 2015, Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity. All rights reserved.

Review: Two by Leigh Ann Kopans

Two - LeighAnn Kopans

A copy of this novel was provided by the author for review + purchased.


I remember reading a guest post or some other post from Kopans talking about how she had never felt more connected to a character as she was to Elias in Two. I remember thinking that it’s awesome when authors can really feel their characters, rather than just writing about them. When reading Two, I understand what she meant now.


Two felt like reading about a person called Elias, who was on the run from an evil company who wanted him and his girlfriend. Like he was real. And I guess that’s what Kopans meant when she said that she felt connected to him. I think she tapped into something really special here, and that made Two itself incredibly special. I loved the feeling I had as I was reading this book.


Switching from Merrin’s point of view in One to Elias’s in Two was great. I liked Merrin, but Elias was my favourite character in One, so I was really excited about reading from his perspective. And Two lived up to its expectations. I loved reading Elias’s thoughts. They were so different to Merrin’s. Elias isn’t obsessed with being a One, he isn’t obsessed with flying. He loves Merrin as she is, and he loves flying with Merrin. Reading about Elias’s feelings for Merrin took away all the misgivings I may have had regarding their quick moving love in One. He is so protective and caring of her, it’s incredibly sweet.


Elias and Merrin’s relationship isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. They fight. Quite a bit. And I really liked that. I am kind of sick of reading about these relationships that are practically perfect in every way; partners who think the other can do no wrong – you know what I am talking about, I’m sure. The imperfection of Elias and Merrin together made their relationship more believable, and more enjoyable to read about.


Two was by no means a fast moving novel. There was a lot of internal monologue from our boy Elias; from how much he loves Merrin, to how scared he is for his sisters, to his musings about what his future will be like. A large portion of the novel was Elias and Merrin finding a place in another Hub, and Merrin being obsessed with making herself a Super. I didn’t mind this slow pace. I actually really enjoyed it. I think most of you know by now that a lot of my favourite books are the ones that take the time to explain things and explore things in great detail. Two was exactly like this. Yes, there could have been more of an overarching storyline to the novel, but I was pleased with the one we were given.


I am still a fan of how unique this story is; I really like the whole premise of it. I am a little sad that the One Universe series has now come to a close. I think it would be interesting to learn about what Elias and Merrin do with their powers as they grow up. Do they stay with Clandestine Services? Do they become ‘superheroes’? Do they live happily ever after and live in the country like Elias always wanted? I would love to know.

The reveal about how the Supers came to be was pretty radical – radically awesome. I had always thought the explanation given in One was kind of not all that explanatory. But now I know the real history; it’s pretty darn cool.


Overall, I thought that Two was a great sequel to One, and a great ending to the One Universe series.


© 2015, Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity. All rights reserved.

Review: The Wandering by Saruuh Kelsey

The Wandering (The Lux Guardians Book 2) - Saruuh Kelsey

A copy of this novel was provided by the author for review.


I really loved The Forgotten. It remains one of my all time favourite dystopian novels, and I really don’t see that changing any time soon. The funny thing is – sequels are often a letdown. Second Book Syndrome or whatever. And most of the time this applies to me. When I look at my ratings on Goodreads, the first book in a series is always the highest and then the ratings pretty much get lower as the series goes on. So I was expecting to like The Wandering, because I love the characters and the story but the amazing thing is that I ended up LOVING it – perhaps even more so than its gorgeous predecessor.


Saruuh is really freaking talented. This book is told from a bunch of perspectives, I think the total is something like six, and each and every chapter is so clear that there is never any confusion about whose chapter is whose. I know from beginning to end of each chapter who I am reading about. And I freaking love each and every one of them.

Yosiah is my babe, though. He is one of my all time favourite book boyfriends, because he adores and protects Miya but understands her need to be strong on her own grounds and the way he handles her aversion to be being touched. I JUST CANNOT WITH YOSIAH, OKAY? I AM GETTING TOTALLY EMOTIONAL OVER HIM RIGHT NOW AND HE’S JUST MY PRECIOUS FREAKING DARLING BB.


Miya is heartbreaking. I adore her to pieces, and I ship her with Yosiah SO FREAKING HARD. I love how confused she is, and how much she loves the people she loves (which sounds a bit odd, but this girl is fierce when it comes to her family, it’s amazing).

Okay, deep breaths right now because EPIC FANGIRLING AND FLAILING IS ABOUT TO OCCUR BECAUSE I JUST CANNOT CANNOT CANNOT CAN’T WITH BRAN AND HONOUR. In the beginning of this book, I was like: am I getting the feels between these two? And then the SLOW BURN AND THE REVELATIONS AND THE KISS AND OMG YES. I needed this to happen because those two characters are the most adorable and vulnerable darlings in the world and together they are just freaking PERFECT AND I AM SQUEALINGGGGGGGGG WITH HAPPINESS. *incoherent happy mumbling*


I’m glad we were introduced to Bennett again because after she was transported away from Bran in The Forgotten, I was pretty worried about her. But she’s been getting along fine. She’s totally rocking life by herself, and I cannot wait to see where her paths take her in the future.


I need Horatia to be happy again, or for her boyfriend to be miraculously alive because I don't like seeing these characters in pain.


As for plot line, The Wandering was perfectly paced, and executed. Again with Saruuh’s talent, guys. It’s amazing. She’s one of my favourite writers, because she just has this way of making me care so much about everyone that she introduces me to, and her characters are so fleshed out and freaking real, and I just love it.


I NEED the third book in this series because I just need so much more of these characters that I have well and truly fallen in love with.


© 2015, Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity. All rights reserved.

Review: Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey

Witch Eyes - Scott Tracey

Okay, I’m just gonna be 100% and totally upfront with my biggest “dislike” of this book. Not. Enough. Kissies. I WANT MORE KISSIES, DAMMIT. That first kiss I was just ermagerd moar, and then there were not enough of these darn kissies. A complete and totally good reason to read the second book.


As for Witch Eyes, on the whole I liked it. I liked Braden, I liked the storyline, I liked the magic. But I didn’t really love any of it, which I guess is why this is a three star read for me. If I was still doing half stars, it would definitely be a 3.5 star rating from yours truly.


I think one thing I wasn’t a big fan of was the quick movement of Braden’s relationships with everyone in Witch Eyes. You just don’t make friends that quickly! Or at least, introverted asocial people like me don’t make friends that quickly. But I don’t think your average Joe does, either. I just found myself questioning Braden’s BFF status with Jade and, to a lesser extent, Riley.


Trey. *swooning moans* He was your typical paranormal romance love interest but I’m going to admit it right now that I love the typical paranormal romance love interest. I loved the hot and cold, I loved the whiplash mood changes, I loved the protectiveness. I loved the kissies. I want to see more of Trey + Braden together, without their angstiness in the sequel, because that angstiness got in the way of so much potential for relationship development and growth (and kissies).


The storyline was pretty interesting, but I have to say that I got a little lost at times with the magic mumbo jumbo stuff. I was sitting there like: uhh what’s going on? What is that? Why is this happening? Either I wasn’t paying enough attention to detail, or there was room for improvement for the magical explanations.


I think the “reveal”-esque thing really came out of the blue. Oh yeah BTW this guy’s EVIL. Eh? Since when? And now he has to be fought and taken down etc etc. I went along with it, but I wasn’t entirely convinced by the importance.


The descriptions weren’t ace, but even so I had a pretty clear idea of what Belle Dam looked like. As for the people? I was completely making them up. All I knew was that Braden had brown hair. What about the length? What about his eyes, his skin colour? EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM. And Trey … shaggy brown hair + James Dean type sass. Okayyy, but still. I think a few more people descriptions could have gone a long way in Witch Eyes.


I am sure I’m going to continue this series because I’m interested in the storyline, among other things (*cough*kissies*cough*).


© 2015, Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity. All rights reserved.

Mini Review: Lies My Girlfriend Told Me by Julie Anne Peters

Lies My Girlfriend Told Me - Julie Anne Peters

Lies My Girlfriend Told Me was an interesting novel. I wasn't completely sold on it, and I don't really know why. I know that I didn't like the dead girlfriend, Swanee. Seeing multiple people and lying to those people about seeing other people. Nope. Cannot do it. If you are eluding to exclusivity and seeing someone else behind their backs? That's called cheating, scum. I cannot handle cheating at all.

And I also wasn't a huge fan of Alix's actions at the beginning. I mean ... pretending to be your dead girlfriend? That is all kinds of cruel, and totally unnecessary. If you wanted to know who this other girl was, you should have just asked to meet her, instead of torturing her.

I thought Liana was adorable, and that Swanee's family were possibly the weirdest family I have ever read about (and completely conveniently absent throughout almost the entire novel).

Mini Review: Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

Everything Leads to You - Nina LaCour

This was an incredibly adorable novel, and I don't think there was a moment of unenjoyment when reading it. I loved all the characters, the non-issueness of the main character's sexuality, and the movie set aspects. They were probably my favourite part. Even though the premise and situations in this novel were very far from my own experiences, it all felt incredibly relatable and incredibly real.

I must say that Charlotte and Emi's friendship was amazeballs. It really was. I wish I had a friend like that. I think pretty much everyone wishes they had a friend like that. 100% support 100% of the time with no judgement. *sighs wistfully*

Mini Review: Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher

Almost Perfect - Brian Katcher


Logan would seriously have to be the douchiest dickhead I have ever read about. I could not stand him at all. He was constantly contradicting himself - stating one thing, and then pretending that he never actually admitted it. And he was such a self proclaimed martyr, as if he should have been granted some kind of award for being the shittiest friend ever to Sage. Seriously. I don't think I have ever read about a character that I have disliked as much as I disliked Logan.

The only reason why this book got two stars instead of one is Sage. She was freaking adorable (although there were some moments of side-eyeing at her actions) and the only saving grace of this distasteful novel.

Oh, and can I please make known my disgust for the title? "Almost Perfect". Are you fucking kidding me? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I don't even think I need to elaborate on how much that title disgusts me.

Review: M.I.A (Missing in Atman) by Michelle E. Reed

M.I.A. (Missing. In. Atman.) (Atman City) (Volume 2) - Michelle E. Reed

A copy of this novel was provided by the author as part of a book tour.

M.I.A took a turn from Life, A.D. that I seriously never saw coming. I actually pegged Life, A.D. as sci-fi, but M.I.A was most definitely a paranormal novel. We’re introduced to demons and hell and magic and I was just kind of blown out of the water by the change in content of the novel. But it wasn’t a bad change – just a change.

Dez, for me, was still a somewhat unlikeable character. I could understand her anger and outrage in the first novel. I mean, I think any seventeen year old who suddenly finds themselves in limbo is going to be pretty pissed off and angry at the world. But M.I.A is set three months after her death and Dez is still a walking, talking ball of rage and fire. And I’m just a little tired of it. Every person in Atman is dead. Every person in the underage towers got their lives taken away from them way too quickly, and I think Dez needs to hurry up and realise this otherwise she’s going to lose the few friends she’s made in her afterlife.

Speaking of her friends. Charlie changed a bit and broke up with Dez early on in the book. I was so surprised by this! I mean, come on boy, if you care about the girl then you obviously have to live with her mood swings and pissiness. They’ve been there all along. Crosby was once again way too forgiving of everything that Dez does (which I think all of the characters in M.I.A were). And Bobby was sweet but then at the end I was kind of disappointed in him for just giving up.

The main premise of this novel takes place after Dez and Bobby are attacked by creepy criminals who turn out to be demons. After this, Dez finds out that one of them was trying to “bond” with her. I was slightly confused about this entire thing, if I’m being honest. Why are these demons just allowed to run rampant with damaged souls? What does being “bonded” to one of these douches mean? Why is this guy so obsessed with Dez? Why is this a part of the plot at all? I had a lot of questions about this storyline, because it seemed so far removed from the goings on in Life, A.D, and I think I struggled to bring the themes of the two books together.

M.I.A ends on somewhat of a cliffhanger, and I must say that I am interested in where it is going. I think what seems to be the king of hell is going to have a role to play and Dez is in some knee deep shite, and I want to see how she gets out of it. So I will almost definitely read the third book in the Atman City series, even if the plot has taken a turn that I never saw coming (which I suppose keeps the whole thing interesting, right?).

© 2014, Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity. All rights reserved.

Review: The Sky So Heavy by Claire Zorn

The Sky So Heavy - Claire Zorn

The Sky So Heavy was different to what I expected. From the blurb, I expected it to be a harrowing story of a young man and his little brother trying to survive in a ruined world. I suppose this is what The Sky So Heavy was, to a degree. But I suppose I expected something a little different.


First of all, the characters felt unbelievable. Lucy spoke in such a manner that left my raising an eyebrow. It was so suave and calculated, and sadly, felt very fictional. I felt this way about our main character, Fin, as well, although he was more believable as a whole. As for Arnold – I had my doubts about him. He had been bullied extensively throughout his schooling life, and neither Fin nor Lucy had endeavoured to stop it, and had on occasion added to it. So then why was Arnold so willing to assist them? Sure, I understand that holding a grudge whilst everyone around you is dying of starvation might seem a little evil, but knowing the horrors of bullying firsthand and secondhand, I simply could not believe that Arnold would be so selfless and forgiving.


The ending was left open. It seems like a trend in the books I am reading at the moment, and I must say that I am not a fan. I don’t read a book only to be left wondering what happens to the characters after I read the last page. I want to know what happens to them, from the person who created them. I don’t believe in the ‘but now anything can happen because you get to decide’. No. No. That’s just not how it works. Instead, I am left wondering if they all die, or if they live, or if they get together etc etc, and this annoys me to no end. I simply abhor it.


The Sky So Heavy was told in an interesting way. The first quarter or so of the novel was told in the past tense, and then it swapped to the present tense from then onwards. I thought that I might find it confusing, because I have never read a book like that before, but I liked it. We got to know Fin’s feelings and emotions towards the nuclear warfare and what he was like before it all occurred, and then we got the present tense account of the aftermath. I liked this uniqueness.


This bit is a tad spoilery: In the end of the book, there are certain deaths that I felt were entirely unnecessary. I really liked both of the characters that were killed, and instead of being sad (which I assume would be the intended response in killing off beloved characters), I was just simply pissed off. The deaths weren’t poignant; they weren’t even noble. Nothing came about as a result of these characters’ deaths, and on the whole I felt that they were entirely superfluous to the story. I think The Sky So Heavy would have been just as ‘haunting’ and ‘mesmerising’ as the synopsis makes it out to be if these characters hadn’t died.


The thing I like about these post-apocalyptic stories is that it really brings the nature of the human race into light.  We like to believe we’re all so civilised and yet if something were to happen and food, water, firewood and fuel became unavailable – we don’t need to let our imagination off its leash to imagine what would happen. Chaos. Violence. Murder. It’s practically written in the stars. The only thing we can afford to do is hope that something like this doesn’t happen because I guess we’d all be doomed because of our inherent survival instincts.


And on that happy note, I shall finish off this review by saying that I liked The Sky So Heavy enough, but it didn’t bring out the kind of emotional response I expected it to. The characters were unbelievable, and hard to relate to; and there were aspects towards the end of the novel that left me quite unimpressed.


© 2014, Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity. All rights reserved.

Review: The Broken Sun by Darrell Pitt

The Broken Sun: A Steampunk Detective Novel featuring Jack Mason - Darrell Pitt

A copy of this novel was provided by Text Publishing for review.


Yay! The story I liked so much in The Firebird Mystery is back again in The Broken Sun. For a few reasons, I wasn’t the hugest fan of the second instalment of this series, The Secret Abyss, but I am back in the Jack Mason game with The Broken Sun.


Again, the story wasn’t set in England, which saddened me a bit, but I’ve looked at the synopsis of the fourth book and they travel to Spain. So obviously I just have to get used to the trio travelling out of England. *puts on big girl panties*


I love love love watching Jack grow over the course of the novels. In The Broken Sun, he was more mature than ever before, but still his slightly idiotic self (I say that lovingly, of course). I can’t wait to see him grow into the snarky smart young man I know he’ll become (why do I sound like a grandma?).


Ignatius Doyle was still his fabulous self, and we got to learn a little more about him in The Broken Sun, which I greatly appreciated. I love this guy. There was some insight into his past, and I realised I would love a YA/adult series about Ignatius as a young man! I think that would be all kinds of awesome, and I would the crap out of those novels.


Scarlet was our badass heroine, as always, taking charge and never letting her sex get in the way of being totally awesome. I ship her and Jack, and EURGH how long are we going to have to wait for a kiss? I know this is MG and it’s for younger darlings but come on they were just about to kiss and fell through a wall? *screams* I’m guessing the kiss will happen in the next novel, since they get kidnapped together. Kidnapping makes you realise who is important and that life is short, so KISS.


As for the storyline, it was as mysterious and thrilling as ever – with Atlantis being the foremost important aspect of this novel. Which I loved because I love Atlantis. There was also some creepy experiments and long lost sons and people being crushed by elevators. There was no wanting for action in The Broken Sun that is for sure.


Overall, I really liked the third instalment in the Jack Mason Adventure series, and I look forward to reading more of our little detective trio!


© 2014, Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity. All rights reserved.