I absolutely loved the idea of factions! It seems like something likely to happen after a major event to put everyone in nice little boxes, and keep order. However, I felt like the factions were just over-exaggerated stereotypes. I had a hard time believing that people would behave that way without brainwashing. For example what does having 37 piercings and jumping out of a speeding train have to do with bravery? Nothing, it’s just reckless. If they’re the ones who are suppose to protect the people, why are they behaving in a way that’s likely to get them maimed and killed? Also, how is self defensive and eating hamburgers self indulgent or selfish? It just doesn’t make any sense to me. And I’m pretty sure you don’t need hipster glasses […]
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. It’s so we can show what pre-published books we’re anticipating! So what title am I featuring this week…Title: Iced: A Dani O’Malley Novel Series: Fever World, #1 Author: Karen Marie Moning Expected Publication: October 30, 2012Nothing yet! I still have to read the last two Fever books, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be excited for this new series! Dani is totally kick-ass from what I’ve seen of her so far, so I’m looking forward to her story.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:• Grab your current read• Open to a random page• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!Title: Paper TownsAuthor: John GreenTeaser (page 156) And for the first time, I had to picture it: Margo Roth Spiegelman, slumped against the tree, her eyes silent, the black blood pouring out of her mouth, everything bloated and distorted because […]
I’m a brand new John Green fan. His writing style is so easy and fun, and combined with David Levithan (this is my first time reading him) we get something awesome! Will Grayson, Will Grayson flips back and forth between the point of view of two Will Graysons. I was worried that it would be confusing, but their chapters are written in completely different styles. And, most importantly, the Will Graysons are totally unique from each other, and have their own interesting group of friends and side characters. The characters are amazing! They felt real, and were all loveable or love-to-hateable! None of them are perfect. They all have their annoying moments, or times when they’re being kind of meand and unlikeable, but I still cared about what happened to […]
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren to show off our newest books: purchases, borrows, ARCs, galleys, etc.Freebie Finds: I love her Savage series, which I hear has some crossover from this series in the third book, so I’m excited to read this one! I now have books 1 and 2 loaded in my Kindle and ready to go!I’m a Winner!: Thanks so much to Nimue @ Endlessly Bookish! Hooray for Historical Romance!So, what’s in your mailbox?
I hate to say this, but I was a bit disappointed with this final installment of the Study series. While the previous book was fun, exciting, and action packed, this one was action packed but in an almost boring way. It seems like the characters were just going in circles for the first 300 pages. Yelena and Co would travel, get ambushed, fight, move on to next location, get ambushed, fight some more, go to another location, and so on. Sure we learn more about Sitian history and the powers of the different clans, but I felt like we got nowhere with the story. The plot also got extremely convoluted and I had trouble keeping up. There were too many characters with their own plans and agendas, and they were […]
When we last saw Yelena she was fleeing execution in Ixia. Now at the start of Magic Study she’s on her way to study magic and finds her family. While her parents are ecstatic at her return, her brother, Lief, has his suspicions. He’s convinced that she’s a spy for the Commander, and has her kidnapped when he’s suppose to be escorting her to the Citadel for her magic lessons. Even though we lose the novelty of having Yelena as a food taster, she still gets herself into plenty of exciting and interesting (and sometimes disturbing) situations as she travels through the jungle and when she eventually enters the Magicians Keep. I loved being able to see the world outside of Ixia. There’s several different clans, each with their own […]