Sunday, June 22, 2014
Hades by Kamery Solomon
What can I say about this book?
Well, the first word that comes to mind is disappointment.
I'm severely disappointed with this book. I was so looking forward to it because from reading the blurbs I was totally in love with Hades. However, after reading the book, I didn't love Hades. I didn't love Hades at all.
The main character Katrina isn't exactly annoying, but she could get there eventually. The idea of her was annoying however. She was a country girl that thought she was oh so tough, and I think characters like that are annoying. Don't tell me that you're tough. Show me that you're tough. Make me believe it.
Another annoying feature of Katrina was that she kept calling her Dad 'Daddy'. Never once was he called something else. To me, constantly calling your Dad 'Daddy' is just plain creepy. I mean, okay, call him Daddy every once in a while, but all the time? No, thank you.
Hades wasn't annoying either, but I don't think there was much to him. My original assumption of him was that he was going to be a bad boy, but he wasn't. He was completely different. There's nothing wrong with making him different, but I felt like there was no consistency to him in the beginning. He's perceived as evil, but then once we meet him he's not evil at all. I would have liked to see some evil in him, and then small pieces break away to show that he wasn't.
I don't normally pick on grammar because I'm not good at grammar myself, and I know that these books are indie and use beta readers, but the grammar in this book was horrible. It made me wonder what happened because in the first two, there were grammar mistakes, but not enough for me to make a comment on them. Hades, however, was full of so many mistakes it was annoying. Also, the word 'though' was used waaaay too much. It was the next annoying thing to hearing 'Daddy' every few pages.
The story itself had some potential, but not the kind that I would normally read and like. The first two books were really great because the female characters didn't know who Zeus and Poseidon was, but in Hades, Katrina knew who Hades was. I really didn't like that. I much rather read about her not knowing who he is.
Overall, what I can say about the series is Zeus had the best story, Poseidon was the best character, and Hades was just there. Even though I am not impressed with the final book, I will be reading the next book that is kind of like a spin-off. I believe it picks up where Hades leaves off. Other than that I would say, don't get your hopes up for Hades like I did. Save it for Zeus and Poseidon.