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Charlain Harris' quote on the front, to "Read this book at your own risk," was all too relevant. The first book was bad, but fun enough to try the second. The next two tried to get better. This one has about 15 pages of story, 10 pages of plot, and pages of bad, grade-school-level writing crammed into pages of schlock.
The overall plot here is the same as the last three books: is Joanna Archer ever going to realize t I never knew a series this bad actually had a shark left to jump. The overall plot here is the same as the last three books: is Joanna Archer ever going to realize that the man who leads her super-hero troop is a cold, heartless bastard who considers himself so superior to everyone else that he can ruin their lives to prove that he's somehow morally pure?
The answer is the same, as well: No. We follow Jo trying to fix the consequences of her actions in the last book--actions which are always described as her mistakes, without challenge--and gloss over her team leader's decisions to destroy, humiliate, and otherwise dehumanize people for the betterment of You know, the pain of the many outweighs the pain of the one, as long as he doesn't have to admit to being wrong. But this book finally explains it: it's because he's a man. This book delves into the inherent, genetic, inalienable difference between how men--driven by vice, strength, and greed--are different from women, who are subtle unlike Warren, who has spent three books running rings around everyone else , manipulative, and inherently morally superior, as well as being able to cloud men's minds but not the other way around, except for how we'll read for pages about Jo's breath being taken away if she gets a glimpse of Hunter.
It's bad writing, cliches and goes on for pages about how bad cliches are, amusingly , sexism, and huge neon signs pointing to the sudden revelations even beginnings readers will see coming. Around page we finally get the payoff to the big secret readers should have predicted in the last book. Sadly, this one is a series killer. Don't bother with it.
Remember the schlock of the previous books and let those be a high point. You know, "In Sin City, a little girl suffers Join the first two sentences with a semicolon: "In Sin City, a little girl suffers from a strange and terrible malady; if she dies, the Light will die along with her. Remove the "But" from the last sentence: "Joanna's price of admission is a piece of her own soul—and the odds of her escaping are slim.
Randomize the sequence of the sentences and re-read. For example: Warrior, avenger, Joanna Archer has survived countless otherworldly terrors—and has found her rightful place among the agents battling the all-pervasive evil of Shadow. A war is raging for Las Vegas—a city without a heart—one that catapults Joanna into a new world hidden from mortal sight. In Sin City, a little girl suffers from a strange and terrible malady; if she dies, the Light will die along with her.
Joanna's price of admission is a piece of her own soul—and the odds of her escaping are slim. In this lethally seductive alternate dimension the lines blur between good and evil, love and hate, and here lies the last hope for the Light. Extra credit Ask yourself if sentences in a paragraph should ever have no relationship discernible to one another. View all 5 comments. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I'd really been looking forward to this book, so I was extremely disappointed that I disliked it. To be fair, I liked most of the book, but for me things really fell apart in the last pages.
When we pick up with our heroine, the comic books for light are still not being written because Jolivia mixed her chi with one of the kids from the comic shop. This poses and increasingly significant problem. The light isn't necessarily getting weaker, but the shadows are definitely getting stronger, to I'd really been looking forward to this book, so I was extremely disappointed that I disliked it.
The light isn't necessarily getting weaker, but the shadows are definitely getting stronger, to the point where places that had historically been safe zones for both sides are no longer safe for the light because the shadows can use their conduits while the light cannot.
This change in the rules is only discovered after one of the light is kidnapped and gruesomely tortured. The shadows agree to meet in what should have been a safe place for the light ostensibly to trade Jolivia for the captured Vanessa. The only way to restore the light's power is to get the comic books to start appearing again and the only way to do that is to restore the balance between Jolivia and the girl from the store. Jolivia already knows of one way to restore the balance -- kill the girl. The only person who might have a non-lethal solution is the man who caused the same thing to happen years before: Jaden Jacks.
Unfortunately, no one knows where he is. Meanwhile, the Tulpa and Skamar have been having it out in massive fights that has released an enormous amount of power into the sky above Vegas. Power they both want to harness but can't. Of course, power has to go somewhere and the more that collects in the atmosphere the more dangerous it becomes.
Warren points Jolivia in the direction of the semi-mythical Midheaven and off our heroine goes. Midheaven itself is pretty cool.
It's set up like an old west saloon. All the men are downstairs in a sweltering heat. In order to gain information about Jaden Jacks, Jolivia has to agree to play poker. Only after she agrees does she learn that the stakes are for an individual's powers, not money. Each asset a person has, supernatural and otherwise, is converted into a chip. Part of Jolivia's problem is that she doesn't know what an individual chip represents.
Only after she begins playing does she realize that part of the men's lethargy is due to the fact that the only drink available is addictive and saps energy.
To find the solutions to her many problems, Jo crosses over to a neither here nor there reality, an alternate world called Mid-Heaven. Seneca, too, wrote a work on comets Book 7 of Quaestiones naturales , in which he portrays some as good omens for the Empire cf. So that's still tripping my goofy meter, but again, I'm ok with seeing if we get more clarification or, frankly, if we dump it altogether for something more interesting. Griffin Shaw used to be a PI, but that was back when gumshoes hoofed the streets. This is probably closer to a 3.
The women are all upstairs and in contrast to the men they are brightly colored and move at a normal speed. The head of the house is Solange, and she collects souls. Solange, it seems, is also looking for Jaden Jacks. Jolivia also deduces that Warren has been trapping troublesome light and shadow agents in Midheaven. Up until that point, I think teh story is good.
Midheaven is interesting and the occasional change of venue is a good thing. I like that she and Hunter get together again, even if it is only for a brief while.