Queen of Shadows – An Utter Disappointment

★★


18006496Not gonna lie, I’m slightly disappointed. Ok, not slightly,  I’m very disappointed.

I didn’t love this book. I wanted to, but I didn’t. It’s all made worse by the fact that some part of me knew I wouldn’t.

What I love about this series is how each book brings forth a new layer of complexity to both the plot and the characters. I love that unlike in most YA people don’t fall in love with the first people they meet. I love that there are strong female and male friendships, and they are bonds not easily broken. That is especially great since most YA seems to focus only on love interests, and here we have a friendship like Chaol and Dorian, best friends who would kill and die for each other. We have Aelin and Lysandra who are both wicked, and mean, and true to themselves and each other. I love the strong family relations too with Aelin and Aedion. There are so many great things in this book.

And it saddens me that I did not love it because there are also so many things I hated.

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Heir of Fire – The Book That Made Me A Liar

★★


20613470So, that happened.

From now on any of you who would like to call me a liar, feel free to do so because I have lied to you all. A few weeks ago I published a post talking about series that I would not finish. Number one on that list was the Throne of Glass series.

I had read book one, Throne of Glass,  way before it was popular. I read it weeks after its release, before everyone and their mother decided that it would be cool. And I liked it. Then I read book two, Crown of Midnight, and then I stopped. I had no intention of returning.

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Songs About A Girl – A Review

★★

(1.5/5)


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I didn’t really like this book. And I feel bad for it.

I wanted to like this, and I just wasn’t into it. At one point I was just pushing myself through it because I refused to leave it unfinished.

The book is about 15-year old Charlie, who gets the chance of a lifetime to go backstage and photograph the hot new boy band: Fire&Lights. There she meets the guys who would become her friends. There is boy next door, Olly, funny and intelligent Yuki, quiet and kind Aiden, and of course, talented and dysfunctional Gabriel.

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Every Heart A Doorway – A Strange and Twisted Journey

★★★☆

(2.5/5)


25526296Well, that was weird. And, good?

I went into this without the slightest idea of what to expect. It’s a very short novel, 173 pages, and I was worried a bit as to what would happen in that short amount of time.

The story is about wayward children, kids have gone to other worlds and come back. The children who have opened doorways to other realms, to places like Neverland and Wonderland and places far darker than those could ever be. This is them trying to cope with their newly regained reality.

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Flame in the Mist – A Review

 

★★


23308087This book was one of my most anticipated reads of the year, and frankly, I was left a little disappointed by it.

The book wasn’t bad. It was a pretty solid read, actually. I just expected more.

A few years ago I read Ahdieh’s The Wrath & The Dawn, and I loved it. I flew through that novel in one sitting and gave it five brilliant stars. Then I read the sequel, The Rose & The Dagger, and I was left utterly unimpressed. I felt that it was lacking all the things I had come to expect from Ahdieh. I think that’s what happened with Flame in the Mist.

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The Hate U Give – Little Infants F***s Everybody (T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E.)

★★

(4.5/5)


32313894“The truth casts a shadow over the kitchen—people like us in situations like this become hashtags, but they rarely get justice. I think we all wait for that one time though, that one time when it ends right.
Maybe this can be it.”

And to think, I almost didn’t read this book.

I kept seeing this book around Goodreads and here on WordPress. Everyone was talking about it and honestly, I was avoiding this book like the plague. Why? Because I don’t really like books like these, and before you get mad, let me explain.

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Caraval – A Very Late Review

★★

(2.5 / 5)


27883214I read this book a few months ago for a buddy read/ read along with Brookie over @Brookie Cowles. Then, I put it on hold because after finishing it, I honestly had no idea how I was supposed to feel about it.

Had I liked it? How much had I liked it? What hadn’t I actually liked about it? Was I lying to myself about liking it because of all the hype? What made me not like it? Are the characters really that dumb? Was the plot really that good? Should I just ignore this and go read The Night Circus?

All of these were questions running through my head. And now, after two months, I have decided that the time for reviewing this book has come.

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