Friday, May 5, 2017

Review: Caraval

Caraval Caraval by Stephanie Garber
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

*I received this book for free through Goodreads Giveaways*

I feel bad saying this because I was so grateful and excited about the opportunity I had to read this book early but I was mostly frustrated and disappointed with this book.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Review: Gilded Cage

Gilded Cage Gilded Cage by Vic James
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

*I received this book for free through Goodreads Giveaways* 

Okay, I took a while to not only really gather my thoughts for this review but to also decide on how many stars I honestly thought it deserved. I've settled on 3 stars, and I'll explain my reasoning when I get there.

Review: Ghostly Echoes

Ghostly Echoes Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've always really liked the Jackaby books by William Ritter. Originally, I only tried reading the first book from the library, as I am trying to be very careful with my book buying habit. When I was done with it though, I promptly went to my local bookstore and bought a copy. I was at the store the morning Beastly Bones was released and I read that one in a single sitting once I finally had a moment to just sit and enjoy it.

Review: The Flame Never Dies

The Flame Never Dies The Flame Never Dies by Rachel Vincent
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I have been waiting to read this book since finishing The Stars Never Rise last year. I wanted to see everything that Nina and her fellow exorcists did and I wanted to learn the back story to Finn.

But I honestly feel that this book was a bit of a letdown after the last book.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Review: Cress

Cress Cress by Marissa Meyer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Cress has spent most of her life trapped in a satellite, watching netscreens and spying on officials down on earth for the workings of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana. Her latest orders are to locate the cyborg Cinder and the group she has helping her: Captain Thorne, Scarlet and Wolf.

Rather than do their bidding, Cress makes an attempt to reach the group, hoping for the chance to join them as they work to stop Queen Levana's plans. But they need to rescue her from the satellite first.

Despite their best intentions, the group is separated during the rescue attempt, leaving everyone scrambling to locate each other while staying out of the reach of every citizen on the lookout for the missing cyborg mechanic and her crew. As they work to find each other, the group must also start work on a plan to prevent Queen Levana from marrying Prince Kai, a marriage that would give her legitimate power over the fate of earth and it's citizens. Time is running out and the world needs Cinder, Scarlet and now Cress, to work together and stop the Queen before its too late.

Finally, I finished this book! It took me ages because I just didn't have the time to sit down and ignore everything else so I could devote everything I had to reading this book.

Review: Cinder

Cinder Cinder by Marissa Meyer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cinder is a gifted mechanic, treated as a second class citizen because she is a cyborg. While her planet is being ravaged by a plague, her country has a cyborg draft that allows for cyborgs to be used as test subjects in a futile attempt to find a cure for the plague that has killed countless people. When her path crosses with that of Prince Kai, Cinder's life is turned upside down as she works to hide her life as a cyborg from him and is blamed for every thing that continues to go wrong in her stepmother's life. As the stakes get higher, Cinder finally begins to learn the truth about where she came from and what role she has to play in the fate of the kingdom.

I tried reading this. And then I tried again. Somehow, I just didn't take the time to really sit down and get farther than 50 pages into this book. When I started reading Scarlet however, things changed. I thought Cinder was interesting in that book and I realized that it would be better for me to read book 1 so I could really appreciate where Cinder came from and how she'd grown as a character.

Review: Scarlet

Scarlet Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Scarlet Benoit is on the search for her missing grandmother. When she meets a man called Wolf, who claims to have information that could help Scarlet, she only goes along with him for the sake of finding the only family member she has ever been able to depend on in her life. Cinder is a cyborg mechanic attempting to break out of jail with the help of another prisoner and a doctor who has discovered the importance of Cinder and what she means to the fate of the world. Together, the group must find a way to stop the Lunar Queen Levana from gaining control over the earth before its too late.

Okay, fine! I started reading this book before I actually started reading Cinder for the whatever time. I don't know why but when I tried reading this book, I just liked Scarlet that much more as a character. She was a girl with a good head on her shoulders, strength galore and a take-no-shit attitude that made her plain fun to read about. Of course, once I realized that Cinder would continue to have chapters showing what was going on with her plot, I put Scarlet down for a while until I managed to catch up enough in Cinder to justify reading both books at the same time.