“Although it was good, I felt that it was out of order. It should have come out after Caillen or Darling's story.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Although it was good, I felt that it was out of order. It should have come out after Caillen or Darling's story.”Licha-olivia wrote this review Saturday, September 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“as much as i liked the last book in this series, this book fell incredibly short for me. i wanted so much to love this one too considering it was the story of shahara and syn's son, as well as some insight on nykyrian and kiara's kids. but the main story of the book, alix and devyn, lacked a lot. i loved devyn but didn't feel sorry for alix at all. she was way too self-deprecating, and though i understand the necessity for that, it was still too much. it should have been more internal and less voiced. every time she spouted some bullshit about "i know i'm just a piece of trash" it made me want to smite her. it was all very "woe is me." also: she's doing all this to save her family, right? her mom and sister. but we, the readers, get no insight as to why they're sooo important to her, other than "they're my only living family."
i'm hoping the next book, caillen's, will redeem some of what i thought i'd found in the book prior to this one. it was a good read, but wasn't very memorable.”
“The first 1/2 felt like deja vu after reading Born of Fire.- Man wanted by evil Dark Lord to avenge the wrongs done to him and his family in the past uses women to find said man only to have them going at it like bunnies.-Didn't we just do that one generation up the family tree ? Bah, waste of time. I was about to throw it aside and move on to the third book when the story twisted a bit and gained my interest. The last 1/4 was filled with intense action, revelations and new direction for the next book. ( Which is really good, I've read it before) I still did not like this story. I did not connect to the main characters as much as in her other books. Now I remember why I skipped this book in my first reading of this series. I was warned it was a reclyced story.”Yodamom wrote this review Tuesday, May 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really enjoyed this book but did find it more then a bit short. We really don't get to see much of Alix and her family healing from their abuse. The epilogue is good but again we don't get to know just how the family coped with Paden.”DramaQueenLucy wrote this review Tuesday, May 8, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Not as good as the first two books of the series, mostly because by this point, the plotline is getting old. The instant love/lust-at-first-sight, the absolutely awful pasts (which I love, but it's getting predictable), the one character who thinks of him or herself as lower than dirt, and the other character who is, luckily, filthy rich.
There's also so many characters with complex back stories mentioned in the book, and it's hard to keep track of unless you've memorized all the family trees of all the characters way back from Born Of Night.
All this said, I still love it. Nearly impossible to put down.
Third time reading:
"In that instant, she knew insert-obvious-fact-here." That's Kenyon's favorite line in the world. She used it a lot in "Night" and "Fire", but she really gets carried away in "Ice." Maybe the characters are just stupider or something.
Born of Ice really isn't a very impressive book, but what makes me like it so much is Vik and Omari. I love them both so much, that I'm willing to give this book four stars even though it probably deserves about three.
I get the feeling this was written in a rush, because the plots just aren't very well thought out. Characters just blurt things out, then recant them later with a vague explanation for their lies. The writing in general is very repetitive (in that instant...), and quite frankly, Devyn and Alix both are just a little silly. Sorry guys, but it's true.
I think this book would be really hard to follow without having read "Ice" and "Fire", and maybe even "Shadows", which was written -after- "Ice" but takes place -before- "Ice". It seems like every single named character in the first two books had about ten children and they're -all- in "Ice", which makes life very confusing even for those of us who have read all the books at least twice.
The science is also...weird. Kenyon got away with not having a ton of scientific explanations in the first two books, but I think she tried to get more technical in this one and it just becomes obvious that she's not an astrophysicist. Which is fine and all, but don't try to describe in detail space travel if you can't make it sound like you actually know what you're talking about.
But like I said, I adore Vik. And Omari.”
“Waiting on the library to get it in so I can read it. It was there when I got book two. Soo sucks I have to wait to start it...might read book one again while waiting.
So read it and loved it. What a good ending to the series.”
“I like that this series is consistent with it's story, the characters are all amusing and the plot is interesting. I hope this isn't the end!”Layne wrote this review Wednesday, September 7, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is about the second generation. Devyn Kell is actually the son of Syn and Shahara from the second book Born of Fire.
Devyn spends his life in the League as a Doctor like his father until innocent people loose their lives. Refusing to play those politics, he becomes a runner, someone who makes sure that planets and people get the supplies they need to survive like medicine weapons.
Alix Garran is a woman on the run from a past she can't escape. She is sent in to find the proof of Devyn's illegal running or her family will pay with their lives.