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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Animal Farm – A Short Review

★★


7613“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

Well, that certainly was something.

I have been wanting to read this book for years now. Ever since I read 1984, by George Orwell, and loved it, I wanted to get to this one.

Where 1984 seems like a dark vision of the future that is slowly becoming reality, Animal Farm is an eye opener to the terrible and deceptive ways of the world and our perception of freedom.

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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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The Hating Game – A Hilariously Good Read

★★


25883848Let me just start by saying that this book was soooo good!

I only heard of this book a few days ago and decided that I had to read it. I went to the library and checked out, and me being me, I began reading it at around midnight on a Monday. Well, technically, I think it was already Tuesday, but moving on. The point is, I didn’t go to sleep until like 5 AM because I simply had to finish this novel!

That there, my friends, is dedication. That is what I called being hooked to a good book.

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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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