Not cooler, for me. Jared overshadowed Ian, only in the sense that he was the most powerful force in Mel's life. Any strong love or desire that Wanda feels was first experienced through Mel and her love for Jared. Wanda is a quiet little soul, letting others' needs and desires wash over her; they pulled her towards wanting to making others (Mel, Jared, Jamie) happy.Sunspot wrote:And he was always overshadowed by Jared, just because Jared is ... cooler.
I'm so sorry Ian.
But I actually felt very little by way of strong emotion for Jared; I felt he and Mel weren't as developed characters as Ian and Wanda. (There were moments of empathy, though, especially when he would seek for/talk to Mel through Wanda.) Ian is definitely THE MAN. (p. 575: "...this man who was kind enough to be a soul but strong as only a human can be.")
Ian and Wanda's love is so pure. I can find no other word to describe it. And kudos to SM for making me, the reader, all sorts of achy and longing-y and weepy for this very unconventional couple.
It was weird and surprising for me too (I was surprised to feel so weird about it). You're imagining her one way, and then she's no longer that...just goes to show how above human instinct Ian is--to be able to love Wanderer-the-soul truly separately from her body, when we the readers have difficulty doing this!showalittletwilight wrote:Wanderor was so beautiful in the end, in that new body. Though it was weird to picture her in your head because you were so used to picturing melanie, i thought this person's facial features and profile suited her more.She looked all magestic like.I was really happy that she got her own body.