… to make me kick another series to the kerb. Let me give you a hint…
I really REALLY don’t like it when one of the main characters has someone else living inside them, talking to them, making them do things they don’t want to do, etc, etc.
I can handle it when it’s one of the secondary characters (ie the villain) or it’s actually related to an illness – and not just some paranormal trope -, but when it’s the protag… nope. It makes me feel schizofictiony.
It also makes my own voices a little crazier than usual.
This is not a good thing in case you were wondering.
Can't you be a little more specific?
Uf heroine discovers a new power – ain't it always the way – by sucking out the soul of a demon-tainted bitch trying to kill her. In doing so however, she taints her own soul, making her crave blood, get extra sharp teeth, blah blah.
During some moon-ox-y thing, uf h gets transported down into a part of hell where the real baddies go and the evil chick comes out, takes over her body (like literally transforms it) and plays cos she's a baddie too. Way too confusing for my little brain.
I felt the same when it came to attempting to read Stephenie Meyer's “The Host”, which is all about aliens talking over human bodies, same old, same old. Besides not liking the schizofictiony feel of it, I didn't want to waste any more of the $$ on this author after the disaster that was the ending of the “Twighlight” series.
From the way you describe it, I am glad I never started this series in the first place.
The first couple of books were good, but then… 😦 There's a sequeries tho so I live in hope that there will be no other possessions.
Ah yes, the demon inside thingy. Can't say I've ever come across it much, works well in scary movies right? Maybe she needs to talk to a priest, they claim to be able to fix that. 🙂
You know whats worse? When the heroine gets the 'ardeu' or whatever and uses it as an escuze to have sex with different men and animals and blames it on the uncontrollable need for sex and spends the whole book, ok most of the book, having sex and less time being a detective….
hell, now I'm mad again thinking about the deterioration of Anita Blake. Come to think of it she also did the being taken over by a 'bad wolf queen' thing way before the ardeu crap…
Dammit, what a waste of what could have been great…
UF heroines I do not like. Period.
Oh gawd, don't get me started on Anita Blake. I once wrote a review, just for my own sake, after reading two of those dreadful books. Didn't post it or get paid for it or nothin'. That's how desperately I needed to vent!
Tam: I never got that far into the book, but apparently her boys with powers come to the rescue. Although I read the end and she's still stuck with evil bitch. After that, I thought… NO!
Suzi: I stopped reading Anita Blake as soon as the 'ardeu' happened and the books became just one big PWP. Given my hatred of the 2-in-1 thing, I almost gave up when Anita had the evil chick in her…. I should have.
K Z: Some UF heroines I like, but others suck big fat hairy donkey ballz (ie Anita Blake). The biggest prob with the uf h is that they are so unbelievably derivative it is scary. I guess that's what happens when a bandwagon hits town.
Wow – you were talking about voices in your head and I thought you were talking about you? No? Oh.
UF heroines are a world apart imho. Sometimes good worlds, sometimes bad. Obviously the one you mention? bad.
Ouch! Why are you picking on me all of a sudden??
“UF heroines are a world apart imho. Sometimes good worlds, sometimes bad.”
Oh yeah. And sometimes really, really, REALLY bad!
Picking on you? You blabbed to the world what a book slut I was! lol Ok, I think they already knew but still. Didn't I say war? 🙂
Ooooh, scary. 😉
C'mon. Did you really think I would keep that little tidbit to myself??