Saturday, October 12, 2013

Grant County and Will Trent In Review

 (<--- awesome picture of Karin, right?)

So, Grant County and Will Trent have come to a close for now. Well, Grant County is over for good I think. They'll all be Will Trent crossovers under the Will Trent name. 

That's what it looks like, at least.

I love them for the most part. 

I think my feelings about Lena are clear, so I'm not going to go belabor that. 

But lets not get too far ahead of ourselves. 

So, a lot happens over the course of these series. I think Slaughter's choices make for a really...surprising and interesting series. 

That doesn't mean I'm happy with all her choices. 
I still miss Jeffery :(

That being said, I really like Will, and I really like Will and Sara. Though I hope she and Nell come to an understanding now that Nell knows about Will. I want Nell to be happy for Sara. To understand that no one will take Jeffery's place, but that Sara shouldn't have to be alone forever, either.

Which just goes to show how well Slaughter crafts her stories and her characters.

Having said that, I do have to delve into Lena here a little. I know, I know, I said I wouldn't belabor the point, and I won't, but I feel I need to clarify my feelings on Lena.

I do not mind unlikable characters. Even main characters. I don't mind when characters go through hardship. What I do struggle with is when main characters and/or characters with hardships don't evolve and grow. Learn from their struggles and hardships and mistakes. 

And god knows Lena has plenty of all that.

But she never changes. She thinks she's changes. She acts like she's changed. But neither are ever true. When the going gets tough, the same ol' Lena comes out. It's the same BS time and time again.

In the beginning of Grant County, I really felt like Sara and Lena could be friends if Lena was willing to set her jealousy aside. 

Unfortunately, the events overcame them and now there's just no way.

Still, I think Lena's jealousy of others is what constantly holds her back. Even now that she has Jared, she seems to think it should all just be perfect. Like no one else struggles sometimes. Like no one else has to work at their marriages. Like no one else has shitty things happen to them.

Only Lena. 

*eye roll*

OK, so, overall review? Love it. Even when I hated it, I loved it. You definitely want to read them in order, starting with Grant County.  

And remember, it's ok to cry.


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