Yes, this is just as amazing as the first two books and I ate it all up. I am so glad I got to read this series one after another, not having to wait for the next book in the series is a blessing. 😀 I don't think I could have handled all the cliffhangers in both the preceding books. I feel like I've already talked so much about the characters in this series on Untold and Unspoken. And I was so afraid that some of them were not going to make it out alive or unscathed out of this series. The entire series is just waiting for a final epic battle between Rob and Kami's forces, which did happen here, but the actual battle was not of a huge magnitude. However, each character had a fight of their own and this book had a lot of those. This book just made me feel for them. OH! feelings...
I consider myself to be a fan of Nora Roberts. I used to read a lot of her books. But it had been quite some time since I had read anything from her. Reading it was like falling back to a place, of which I had fond memories. I remembered again, why I loved her books. Her genre is generally focused on romance but her books have a touch of paranormal, magic, time travel and just about everything. The Witness is a romantic suspense novel. I am extremely happy with this book. Even the ending was perfect, well almost perfect. I wish there were a couple more chapters following that ending or twenty! If you like romantic books with suspense, you must read it. It won’t disappoint! A heads-up though, it’s not very heavy on the suspense.
Read 'The Girl on the Train', they said. It's gonna be the next 'Gone Girl', they said... Well, that did not happen. I hate to say it, but I did not love it. It was not bad, but not good either. The main thing I disliked about the book was the narration. It’s a damn book, I need to know what is happening exactly to have a clear picture in my head. Reading it from Rachel’s point of view was confusing at best.
Since the last book ended on quite a cliffhanger, I was extremely motivated to read this book. It was very hard for me to accept that the link between Jared and Kami was broken. Imagine how hard it must have been for the characters themselves to accept that. Usually, I hate it when love triangle dramas and romance takes over the precedence of the book but this book is sorcery. I was somehow, more hooked on it because of all that. I loved it. It has humor, it has sass, it made me want to get inside the book and knock some sense into Jared. I felt like the story was being dragged a bit. Rob and his evil team threatened Kami and gave some kind of a deadline for battle. Kami and her team begin preparing for the said battle with Lillian with occasional fights in between. And, the anticipated “battle” was very underwhelming. Still, for a middle book, the drag was expected. The characters and the writing were what me going most of the time.
I only have good things to say about this book. The writing is beautiful with total creepy mysterious vibes and witty characters. It had me laughing aloud at times. The concept of Jared and Kami hearing each other’s voice is explained brilliantly. I thought it would be all rainbows and unicorns but there were storms and rain. Kami and Jared have been talking to each other since they were born, literally. So, it would be natural that they would be each other’s best friend or support system. I know it would have been a total cliché if they had automatically started going out after meeting each other in real life. Which, it did not happen, but God, I wished it had. They are soooo meant to be together, but both of them are so afraid of messing it all up because their “connection” is the most valuable thing to both of them. She tries her best to run away from the possibility of their being together. Jared too is confused and afraid.
My friend had recommended the Shiva trilogy to me, but I was a bit hesitant to read it. I thought it would be repetitive. I knew about the original myths and legends from stories that my mother used to tell me. Sure, it was great reading about Greek and Roman mythologies from Rick Riordan’s books and from Raye Wagner but this time, it would be legends and myths I was familiar with. Since both series ‘The Shiva Trilogy’ and ‘Ram Chandra Series’ by Amish Tripathi are historical fiction, the story would actually follow the person, the myth is about and all their adventures not some demigods at the present age. I do love some historical fiction, but everything I have read in that genre has been about western hemisphere. While I was browsing through my college library, I saw the book-‘Scion of Ikshvaku’ and I turned a few pages, there was this list of characters, which sounded very familiar and a map in the back and it had a beautiful cover so… I had to read it.
I have no idea why I enjoyed reading this book. Half the time I was wondering what the hell am I doing, I could just stop- but I just could not stop reading it. Frankie is a very interesting character. She has so much going on. Once I started reading, I was just sucked into it. Her boyfriend, Noah was brutally murdered in front of her and it has been a couple of months but because of stress and PTSD, she cannot remember the attacker’s face. Her way of dealing with grief, anger and stress was making utterly reckless decisions and not letting anyone help her deal with it. After witnessing his death she realizes that perfect grades, being the perfect daughter and having the “good girl” reputation in school was not everything and she just stopped caring about the consequences. Her mother does not seem to have any idea on how to deal with her. All of this crazy behavior leads her having to move in with her father, who is an undercover cop, transferring to a public school, Monroe.
What kind of a title is “Trust me, I’m lying”, right? After reading the book, it makes perfect sense. Characters: Julep our protagonist is a 16-year-old grifter. Grifters are professional con artists. She has been learning all the tricks of the trade from her father. Nobody really knows what they do because if they did, they would not really be pros, right? She is the perfect sassy protagonist with con artist skills, what else do you need? It was really fun to get inside her mind. I kind of wish we could be friends. Sam is the dorky nerd guy in the friend-zone. He reminded me very much of Simon from ‘The Mortal Instruments’. It is so clear that he likes Julep, like are you really that blind, Julep? Tyler is the new guy with all the charms.