I would absolutely recommend LPQ or Dagger and Coin over Mistborn. You don't feel the same emotional connection with the characters in Mistborn, and LPQ/D&C hit all of your other criteria, I'd say (although romance is less of a big deal to Abraham...not that Sanderson's romance is anything more than one-note). Overall, LPQ and D&C are much higher quality than Mistborn, which is just a fun (and somewhat gruesome, sometimes) fantasy romp -- nowhere near the same emotional resonance. Downside to D&C is that it's not completed yet. I believe the final book is set to be published next spring? I'd definitely third the Farseer Trilogy. More traditional fantasy than Daniel Abraham, but has the romance and emotional resonance I think you're looking for, as well as low levels of political intrigue. I'd say: Long Price Quartet = Farseer > Dagger and Coin >>>> Mistborn *** I do want to be fair and say that I really enjoy Mistborn, but I don't think it's what you're looking for.
Good points! As soon as I saw the blood on her hand when I was watching, I just assumed that was the answer, case closed. Now that it is not so cut and dry, I want to know why she was able to break free, dammit!
Wait, really? I assumed that it was Reva's blood that had the "antidote." Presumably that was why she had the flashdrive of the experiments to begin with -- she is an experiment herself or was involved in them enough to be immunized. ETA: although Reva herself was compelled by him. Hmm, that shatters that theory? I don't know, the scene where we see Jessica punch Reva, there's blood on her hand right? She stares at the blood for a moment, then Kilgrave tries to command her, but she isn't under his influence anymore. I thought the blood was a really obvious clue? If was just the trauma of killing someone, wouldn't other people have been able to break free too?
I didn't feel like it dragged at all. I burned through it very quickly and never felt bored. I actually thought Daredevil was a lot slower and I didn't even finish it -- couldn't hold my interest. I can see why some people think it's over-praised, but I for one am thrilled to finally have a female superhero within the MCU/MTVU that has her own show. Maybe that's why I'm turning a blind eye towards some of the flaws, because I'm just so happy that this finally happened, and that it was good!
I thought this show was awesome, and a lot better than Daredevil, which I wasn't able to finish (I will try it again, but god it draaagged). I hated the twins at first, but they really grew on me later. I was almost bummed to see Ruben die, hah. The only part that I really didn't like was Simpson -- he just felt a little overdone. The Trish/Jessica relationship was great, and I was anticipating a reveal that there is more between them than just friendship/sisterhood. Still holding out hope I loved Hogarth, and kept expecting her to turn bad and was always pleasantly surprised when she stayed good, even a little cold. The death by 1000 cuts scene was brutal. I also loved Jessica and never felt that her character flaws were over the top. Can't wait to see what they do with the next season!
I agree, I'd definitely read the Liveships Trilogy before Tawny Man. It's an excellent trilogy in it's own right, and you'll get a little more out of Tawny Man if you've already read Liveships. Enjoy! You're in for a great ride!
This is a super appropriate topic to have appear, since I am starting the process of buying a new (used) car. This is the first time I've ever car shopped or had to take a loan, so I'm super nervous about the whole thing. I just graduated university so my budget is a little tight, but I have some flexibility.
What I'm looking for:
1. A reliable car that will last me at least 7 years, with few issues
2. A car with good gas mileage
3. Comfort + drivability in snow (I will be moving to Ann Arbor in January) + desired features like cruise control, auxiliary cable etc are secondary
4. Hatchback style is appealing, for the extra space it affords if you fold down the backseats
My budget is $15k-18k and I'm only looking at used cars. Right now, I'm strongly leaning towards a 2012 or 2013 Honda Fit or Honda Civic, though I have yet to test drive anything. I can do manual or automatic.
Do you have any suggestions for me overall? I need to get a loan (I can put down a pretty sizable down payment, but I will need to have a loan for $8-11k), and I have never gotten a loan. Should I go through a credit union? I know someone mentioned to not go through the dealership--is there a reason for that? How do you negotiate the price of a car? I've never negotiated the price for anything in my life! Should I absolutely have a mechanic look over the car, or do I only need to do that if the car isn't certified pre-owned?
I'm really intimidated by this whole process, so any tips or suggestions are very welcome!
Haha, shoot, I didn't see your edit when I posted! You got it in a minute before me, I think that makes you the winner
I don't like eggy French toast quite as much, but that's one of the nice things about French toast -- you can switch things up per your personal taste, thus making it the most versatile and delicious of the golden triangle of bready breakfast foods (pancakes, waffles, French toast)