I really enjoyed this duo. Reading the first book was so heart breaking, I had to keep myself from crying on the train. The second book was great in answering the question that I inevitably had when I finished the first book: What happens to Mia and Adam?
I love it when I can read a story like theirs and get that swoon "teen romance" feeling. I totally got that with Mia and Adam, especially in the second book when they rekindled the magic they had. But, what I really liked about this duo, is the fact that the first book was through Mia's point of view and the second was through Adam's. I understand why and I think it really worked. It's nice when you can see into the head of more than one character, especially when dealing with the kind of tragic event they both had. I was glad to see their story blossom.
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What I liked most interesting about this story was the ties to Jack the Ripper. I know this series is really about a group of ghost hunters, but I picked up the book because of the Ripper link and I liked that aspect about it. So, I'm curious to see how the rest of the series will go.
I do like how people start to see ghosts. It's not just a "Ghost Whisperer, everyone can see ghost as kids but grow out of it" kind of thing. There's actual circumstances that happen in order for the ability to present itself and even then, you have to already possess the gene. I'm not sure I liked the relationship of Rory and Jerome. I didn't get that swoon feeling I do when I'm reading teen romances and I love that swoon feeling. I am curious to see what happens now that our protagonist is being taken away from London. Will she fight ghosts wherever she is or will she find some reason to be in London with the others?
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Surprisingly enough, I liked this version of Snow White. I've always been a big fan of fairy tales and, to me, this version had that fairy tale feeling.
What I really like is the modernization of Snow White herself. In all versions of her lately (ABC's Once Upon a Time, Snow White and the Huntsman), she's a kick-ass fighter and this Snow White was no exception. I liked seeing the transformation in her. She starts off meek and naive and then she meets the dwarfs and they teach her how to fight and she becomes this strong female character. I also kind of liked that they didn't do the traditional "eat the apple and get kissed by the prince" thing. Instead, Snow defeats the queen by defeating her beast.
I have no comparison list this time. Instead, I have is a list of things I liked about this version.
1) The Opening: Movie opens up with Julia Roberts telling the start of the story in true "Once Upon a Time" fashion. As she starts the story, the scenes are portrayed with doll like figurines.
2) The Mirror: When the evil Queen says "Mirror Mirror" in her chambers, she is transported to a dark isle. The mirror is also a reflection of the queen instead of just a face and it's the only presence to have magical powers.
3) The Dwarfs: They are thieves and they don't have the traditional dwarf names. In fact, one is named Grimm and at the end they do a "where are they now" and Grimm has written fairy tales. I got a chuckle out of that one.
Once thing it could have done without, was the musical number at the end. All I ask is: Why?
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