Okay here is my updates to the chapters that I have finished so far: Chap 1 survive....we are immediately introduce to athena's/aegis character although her past background wasn't revealed instantly just her current status. Fascinating use of filipino folklore and myths in an actual urban place in the phils. - @malot I can see how aegis reminded you of katniss esp. What she did towards the end of this chapter. -war does things to people
Chap2 trudging....athena is such a hardass character. I like the dynamic with her brothers. - something tells me there is something more to this dorian character. -don't mess with dwarfs yo! Hehehehe -i immediately like this River character, I think he really have a thing for aegis for all his flirtatious ways
Ooppss running out of time will cont. At home later...
Chap 5 training....ha! Dorian is def. Not normal, now if he could fly with those wings....
Chap 7 The Grey...I like this line "compassion is your undying trait" "A compassionate Naermyth and a ruthless human. What a pair we'd make." ~Dorian
Chap 8 Salt...its a powerful tool against those naermyth. Funny moments of Dorian being whiny and a lot of sulking during training. Then with Dorian testing his Rumpilstilskin anomaly ability on Athena and River's dramatic reaction just so funny!
Chap. 9 TRUST (no i don't coz ur not there chappy nine)HONEST TO GOODNESS MY EFFING COPY HAS A PRINTING ERROR. THERE IS NO CHAPTER EFFING NINE IN IT. INSTEAD THE PAGES AFTER CHAP 8 WERE PAGES ABOUT CHAP 4. Then there is chapter 10. NA PAKAMALAS KO NAMAN O_o (Somebody please tell me what that chapter is about I have a feeling the truth about dorian and the late mentor of Athena who is Benevidez is being revealed in this chapter.)
Chap 10 Travelling...just in case I forget to mention just how badass and kickass Aegis is as a shepherd? Coz she is channeling some resident evil herione to me.lol! so far I really like how the world building in this one is shaping out.
Chap. 11 Lesson...hmmm an emotional enigma,sounds intriguing of what's the real connection all about bet. Aegis and Dorian.
Chap. 12 The Enemy...gesh Dorian you are turning out to be such a very curious and inquisitive creature not to mention very talkative as well. I want to know more about this Valarao character! OMFGAAAAAAAD that ending in this chapter!!! WTF!!! I knew there is a reason I don't like that SPONGE CAKE person in the beginning.
Chap. 13 Betrayal....Mamon you gave one of my fave snack a bad name xD I Will END you!!! Okaay that was a bit too much of a reaction .lol!
Chap.14 To Heaven or Hell....well I am mighty relieved they survived after that asassination attempt. That was not cool at all Kwago!!!
Chap. 15 Answers...well there were a lot of surprising revelations about the real nature of Dorian. dude a nephilim! And that Tito Bing sounds like an awesome mad eccentric historian/scientist...lol!
Chap. 16 The Divine...Dorian is officially a wing wight! Again tito bing is such a riot with an odd sense of humor. Have a mentioned he is a bit of a loco? Hahahaha! Love him though. "I hope I'm not offending you. I could be very well be eating your fifth cousin. And I've got to say; he's delicious" ~tito bing
Chap. 17 Little Shepherd...a brother?????!!!! - tito bing is enjoying his gory ride was hilarious! - aaaaaahhhhhhhhh, BAKUNAWA! What a way to end this chapter
Chap. 18 Home...LOL a lot over tito bing's antics so things are getting more exciting and riskier!
Chap. 19 Ruins...I knew it! I knew itM River does have a thing for Athena. I have to admit I got kilig over it. typical Athena is oblivious about it. and again one more time with feeling " I REALLY DON'T LIKE YOU MAMON" an effective villain though.
Chap. 20 The Sick...poor Nate! And River I adore you so!!!!
Chap. 21 Flight....AAhhhhhhhh!!! the KISS of Distraction! Nice one River whatever your reason for that one I just know you were dying to do that to your Dearest Athena for a long time.(hindi ba abvious na die hard romantic ako?hehehe)
Chap. 22 The Pink Room...what a sad childhood Athena River...Bakit hindi ka crush ng crush mo? Hehehe, seriously poor guy Athena is in denial. Dorian you are just too cute I wanna squish you like a teddy bear for acting like an over protective brother to Athena..hehehe.
Chap. 23 Discovery...hidden and secret experiments are coming to light about Fusion. The theory is not unique for me but it doesn't take away its intriguing aspects to the story.
Okay I have stopped half way in this chapter coz I'm sleepy na. So far I do like the writing style. It is not perfect but it is at par with most YA books I've read. although this one is not YA but an adult urban fantasy but it can easily be in the YA if the characters were a lot younger. I have read many YA books with similar plot story but the lore the writer used in this one is distinctive to our native country that it feels fresh to me Now if only the author let them travel way south like in Cebu, I'm sure we have some anting2x here that will help the shepherds fight the war against these Naermyth..lol! Let them eat our famous lechon!
I'm pretty sure i've commited a lot of grammar mistakes and typos above but I'm not editing it out any time soon. I'm using my tablet and it's a pain to use sometimes when I want to type out long paragraphs. So bear with it pls. Hehehe. Basta eto mga thoughts ko so far about this book.
Btw, do you think I can still exchange my book for a new one with no printing errors? I had it covered na kasi. I hope I can still locate my receipt as well. There were minor grammar errors I noticed also in my copy that had me thinking kung na edit ba etong book na'to properly. I'm not normally particular about such things since I'm no expert kaya lang I noticed it in the first place. Naka lusot sa quality control ng printing press O_o
I have this theory in my head since that Fusion Experiment came to light..that maybe Athena is an experiment by her own dad. It was mentioned that her mother had 3 miscarriages after her and yet her dad kept pushing for more babies from her mom who got depressed about it. So I think that Athena is no normal human either.
Chap. 22 - Come on Athena stop swimming in the River of De-nial..hehehe! -you gotta love that mad historian tito bing, nothing gets past him -you said in nate! Your Ate Athena is being Oblivious! Hay naku Athena kung alam mo lang si River ay...adik sayo at hinahanap hanap ka nya...palaging sabik sayo! Waaaaahhh!
chap. 23 Makiling.....or Macky for short! I busted LOL on that one. It just so happen a friend of mine have a cat named Macky also. - also Athena's blood smells different daw maybe my theory will be proven right? Hmmmm...
Chap.24 Makiling...so Dorian and River are finally having it out now. -Macky is certainly going with the times..hehehe! -Arao is a fairy man pun intended..hehehe. -Diwatas has been stealing cables and not paying taxes? You bad you Diwatas! LoL!
Chap. 25 Blood... -this Ibig ng Bathala is making some sense now... -OOhhhh! Athena how can you be so cold to River and according to one diwata "you sent a spear through his heart" - Dorian is her Blood Brother ????!!!!! And tito bing finally has gone right out mental...so sad
Chap. 26 Monster -oh my heart is aching for River and Athena...I hope this is not some final goodbye bet the two. I believe that no matter what River's feelings for Athena will never change.
chap. 27 Valarao - we get to finally meet this character and his so called grand plans for the future and his family...
chap. 28 Sides -D*mn right! Athena you fight for what is right no matter how difficult it is and at what cost! - at least I'm partly right about my Fusion theory on Athena
Chap. 29 Slashes to Ashes. Dust at Dusk -Dorian to the rescue!!!
Chap. 30 Sacrifices - Sponge Cake is still out there so I'm thinking that there will be a sequel to this one.
epilogue - OMG!!!! That letter! River I seriously heart you <3 you guys will see bdach other again and I can't wait to read about that reunion
So I'm finished with this BoTH. It was a rather unique adventure. Despite with the misshap with the MISSING Chapter 9. There were descriptions that didn't flow well together for me. Over all I love the characters. and some of you guys know I am Heroine YAddict so Athena/Aegis is going into my list after this. I enjoyed the twist and turns of the story some kept me guessing others I saw it coming.
What about you guys? BTW I'M SORRY THIS WAS A LATE CAUTION BUT IF YOU DON'T WANT SOME SPOILERS OF THE CHAPTERS YOU STILL HAVEN'T READ YET THEN DON'T READ MY POST. HEHEHE.SORRY!!!!
Just what i thought. Matatapos ni laila kagad etong book. And yes, typing on your tablet isnt a joyful thing. Dont worry laila, you have me more interested on this book. I heard this is a trilogy. Im about to read chapter 9 if only i have more time in a day, got lot of things to be done at work. Im analyzing some websites and that is painstakingly task to be done.
Im trying my best to focus on this book so i could give a decent feedback.