Well, it's here.
My post on Carian.
I'm going to be completely honest with you guys here. I haven't been looking forward to writing this post. You know how I get upset about Jamy? Well, Carian is just like that, except x1000. Since I'm a huge Amian, it really kind of just depresses me. BUT, I have to post on it. I can't cover all of the ships and not cover this one, too. SO, please excuse me as I go into an emotional turmoil.
There really isn't a TON of Carian material to talk about. I mean, Cara only entered the picture at the beginning of series one, and she and Ian only got together in Flashpoint. So we don't have a ton to go on. Still, you know me, I'm always full of opinions! ;)
So, I guess the beginning of Carian would have to be in Nowhere to Run. There was the TINY scene with them, when Cara posed as the Irish girl, and Ian found her attractive. I'm not going to lie, I just felt a teensy bit worried there. I don't know why, I really didn't expect that character to reappear. Still, I just felt this tiny seed of worry there. I guess I had reason to.
Then in Flashpoint, in Chapter Nine, (yep, I memorized the exact chapter that crushed my soul) Ian meets Cara, who has been posing as April May this entire time. Oh my goodness, this chapter. This. Chapter. To pull out my inner fangirl, I CAN'T EVEN. It really just broke my heart, page by page. I actually had to put the book down at the end of it.
Ian and Cara talked, and Ian sees a lot of himself in Cara. And he slowly begins to think that because of this, she's perfect for him. Now, let's back up for a second. Cara really isn't a HORRIBLE character. (Although I'm perfectly cool with her being killed off in Doublecross.) But I just don't see them as a romance. If you read the Mission: Titanic sneak peek, she didn't really seem that interested in him, and they seem quite different. I can really see Ian and Cara as great FRIENDS, because they do have a ton in common. I just don't see them in a relationship. It's kind of like how I was talking about in my Evamy post how Amy and Evan would make great friends, but I don't see them as a couple.
As the book progressed, the two just kept having this little moments that just made me really sad. It's not so much that it made me angry, just sad. I honestly can't blame Ian. Amy blew him off over and over and over again. The guy has to have his pride! So I can't blame him. I just find it so sad that he and Amy were so cute, and Amy ruined it.
So yeah. Carian just honestly depresses me. Who knows, maybe series four will change that. I doubt it.
What are your opinions on Carian? Comment below!