Author: Cynthia Hand
Star Rating: 3.5
Okay, so remember how I said that I was gonna read Magnus Chase? Well, apparently, I just lied. Thought, to be fair, I didn’t know that I was gonna read this today. And I still did reading sprints. So, I feel like the lie wasn’t bad. At all. And I downloaded and read it in four hours, it is a nice, easy read. This book was good! I enjoyed it and I recommend it. First, you should read the first book, because this is the second book, and NOTHING would make sense if you started out here. I mean, I was a lil’ bit confuzzled and I only read the first book this July.
This book is about a girl named, Clara, who is a Quatarius (I believe that is how you spell it.) That means that her mother is an half- angel (or a Dimidus) and that her father is human. So that makes her, has a quarter of angel blood. A summer ago, she began her first purpose (her first quest as a Quartarius.) Which was to save a guy (Christian Prescott) from a fire. And how she chose to save Tucker Avery (her boyfriend) from the fire instead of Christian. And how she had to fight a Black Wing (?)
Now, she has a new vision, not necessarily a purpose. She sees herself at a hill. This whole book is about her discovering more about her heritage, finding out what the vision means, and her fighting off the Black Wing (Samajeeza.) And the main problem, really, is which guy she is gonna choose. Tucker or Christian.
***SPOILERS and RANTS***
The only thing I really disliked about this book was the fact that there was no real problem. I mean, I thought the Samajeeza would be the problem, but then Michael banished him. Then, I thought maybe that she would have to save Tucker when she found out that the hill was a cemetery. But NOPE! The main problem she focuses on is being depressed about her mom’s death (which is completely normal.) But the other problem is, “Who is she gonna choose?” And she ends up not choosing, but running away from her problems. She kinda, sorta breaks it off with Tucker.
I hate love triangles, okay? I mean, I despise them. Because the guy who she is going to choose is obvious. And I think that Clara is gonna choose Christian. Do I like Christian? No, no I do not. But I also dislike Tucker (well, in this book.) So, the love triangle REALLY irked me.
We also had a major shocker! Which really boosted up the bad love triangle. So, Clara’s dad, is MICHAEL. Yeah, that’s right, MICHAEL. THE ANGEL. In the first book I thought that she was a Quartarius. Because, well, that is what the author led us to believe. But in this book, I feel like what her mom was hiding, was terribly obvious. I did think that her father would end up being Samajeeza, though. So I was still off. Clara is what they call a Triplare. Which means that she is three quarters angel-blood, not one quarter.
Michael turns out to be a decent guy/angel/dad. I mean, he scared off her boyfriend, and bought her ice cream and a car. I mean, that is what all dads do right? (well, the ones I know wouldn’t buy a car for her, but still!) And he banished Samajeeza.
Jeffery was such a pain. Am I the only one who was glad when he left? I feel as if he is gonna join the dark side. Michael and their mom said that Triplares are prone to darkness. His wings are dark and he set the woods on fire. I do feel bad that his purpose got messed up and I could understand why he would be mad at Clara. But why didn’t he tell his mom and Clara about HIS visions? He would have gotten an equal amount of attention. But I guess the book needed more conflict.
I didn’t dislike Tucker as much as I did Jeffery, but I did dislike him. He was mad at Clara for keeping everything so secret. Nothing was okay for him. His girlfriend is moving on, because she has more important things to do. Like, have fun in a foreign country with her bestie, and go to college. Like they don’t have the rest of there lives to be serious. And the way he reacted when Clara came clean about everything! He even said that he would be able to handle it! But whatever.
Christian seemed like a nice guy. And I did prefer him until he kissed her. I mean, he took her to his mother’s grave and started her waterworks, then he told her about his vision and kisses her. Like, really? And he seemed to force a relationship between them. Which I hate in any book, with any guy/girl, no matter what species.
Am I the only one who doesn’t trust Angela? She keeps an awful lot of secrets. She is very vague about everything they study in the club. Not only that, but everything she teaches seems to be off in a way. And it is weird how they only seem to hang out with each other. Just her, Clara, and Christian. Like they can’t hang out with anyone else. Even Clara’s mom criticizes on how she hangs with Tucker.
Alright, I do believe that is the end of my rant on dislikes. I seem not to have anything positive to say about this book, which is odd, because I did enjoy it. Anyway, happy reading!