My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I actually really enjoyed the book. I thought this book showed the development that we weMy Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I actually really enjoyed the book. I thought this book showed the development that we were all waiting to see in Tris and Four. I loved watching them grow. They faced many trials and both made stupid decisions, but I loved their progression and that was probably one of my favorite things about the book.
As for the ending, yes part of me hated it and yet the other half loved it. I found it to be quite profound for reasons I can't share here without spoiling the book. However, I will say that the ending was realistic and fit the story.
I loved the book. It was definitely a great read that I enjoyed immensely. Veronica Roth is an incredible writer and is amazing at developing her characters.
All and all this was an unforgettable read.
So why 4 stars? Because although I love the ending and book, the way the ending came seemed a tad bit rushed. For that I gave it a 4 and not a 5.
In Summary: A thrilling, beautifully written novel that will grip you until the very end.
Warnings/Side-notes: This book is one that I would recommend to anybody.
The Wrap-up: I loved this book. I really did, but I'm still furious about the end. Definitely worth reading. ...more
I won a copy so I figured I'd give it a go. I liked it more than I thought I would. Still debating what rating to give it though. I enjoyed it, but II won a copy so I figured I'd give it a go. I liked it more than I thought I would. Still debating what rating to give it though. I enjoyed it, but I do have to admit I don't think the relationship was very healthy. I'm nost sure what I think about it, but I did enjoy the book. ...more
Disclaimers: I received a temporary e-arc from the publisher via Edelweiss.
An Overview of the Novel: Kate has been deceiMy Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Disclaimers: I received a temporary e-arc from the publisher via Edelweiss.
An Overview of the Novel: Kate has been deceived by her friends and is now left isolated to bear her child alone. She's survived nine months of captivity with Cronus and a jealous goddess Calliope.
Calliope and Cronus want very different things from Kate, but all she knows is she is about to be tested more than she can bear. Henry or her child? Her family or the world? Everything Kate values is about to be put at risk and she's the one who's going to decide who lives and who dies.
Calliope wants Henry for herself. Cronus wants Kate. Kate wants her child and Henry and the world safe. And Calliope and Cronus want the world to be destroyed.
And one decision by Kate is going to determine life or death.
My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I've enjoyed this series. Although, I've been disappointed with some aspects of them. I've kept reading the series. And after the cliff-hanger of the sequel, I couldn't help but read the third one in the series.
I'm glad I did. There were so many things I was waiting to see happen. Some of them did and some of them didn't.
I kept waiting for Kate to get it together and I kept waiting to see her actually stick up for herself and stop being so weak.
I kept waiting to see Calliope come to reason and come back to the right side.
I kept waiting to see Henry and Kate finally genuinely and purely love each other.
I kept waiting to see Ava have a chance to redeem herself.
Like I said, some of these things I was waiting for so badly and some of them occurred and some of them didn't. Some moments were heart-breaking and some were beautiful moments.
This book was heart-breakingly beautiful. This was a series I thought I couldn't wait to finish, but then when the series actually ended, I didn't want it to end. I realized that Aimee Carter had created a world that I had grown to love and one that I was sad to leave.
Excellent conclusion. If you've liked this series, you'll love this last one. If you hated the last one, you might actually like this one. I'd say give this one a shot, it might very well surprise you.
So Why 3.5 out of 5 stars? Although I thought this book ended really well and I really enjoyed reading it, I have read other books that I liked better.
In Summary: Aimee Carter created a world that I didn't want to leave. It was brilliantly portrayed. The finale to this series is one of the better conclusions that I've read in awhile.
The Wrap-up: Aimee Carter actually surprised me with how well she wrapped up this series. Like I mentioned earlier, parts of it were heart-breaking, but it was beautiful. I really enjoyed reading it.
My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: First off, I'd like to thankThis is a condensed version of my review. To see it in its entirety, please click here.
My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: First off, I'd like to thank netgalley and the publishers for allowing me to review this book.
This novel was a roller coaster for me. I loved it and then I was less than enraptured by it and then I loved it again and then I was than thrilled again. Basically, this was a bridge novel. And yet, as far as bridge novels go, this one was better than most.
I really enjoyed this novel and loved seeing how Carter built on her story. I loved Kate in the first novel, and while this novel didn't necessarily point out her strongest sides--I still loved her character. She is willing to fight for what she wants and what she loves.
While some contend that Persephone is treated in a misogynistic stereotype, I feel like Carter did an excellent job fleshing out her character. I liked getting to hear her side of the story and while I don't think I'd like her as a friend, I feel like she wasn't the monster people make her out to be.
And while I was frustrated with Henry for most of the novel, you can't help but like him.
This book was well-written, entertaining, and I really enjoyed it. It was a solid three until the end...which bumped it up to a 3.5.
Oh my gosh! That ending! I was left stunned, mouth open and a floored expression screaming "what? When does the next novel come out?"
An enjoyable book and I definitely will be looking forward to thee third one after that cliffhanger ending. ...more
Disclaimers: I received an electronic copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for my honest opiniMy Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Disclaimers: I received an electronic copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I was really excited to read this one. I had heard amazing things about it and couldn't wait to get my hands on it.
I love this type of book. A book involving travel a "bad boy" who really isn't as bad as you think and a girl who just feels lost, usually from feeling like she's living in her perfect sister's shadows until suddenly that sister isn't so perfect anymore. Plus, this book was highly centered on music and for some reason books about music just seem to always be incredible.
It was set up to be an incredible novel and I couldn't wait to see if Harrington met my expectations.
She exceeded them. This novel blew me away. It's been three weeks since I read this one and I still am absolutely in love with Harrington's characters and her writing style. Her prose was beautiful and drew me in from the first page.
This novel is easily one of my favorites of the entire year. I know I've already touched upon the plot, the characters, and the writing style, but now I'm going to go in to more detail.
I loved Harper Scott. Yes, she was rough around the edges but I couldn't help but root for her. And then there was Jake, how could you not like Jake. He was just incredible.
This book left me feeling nearly every emotion possible; it made me want to laugh, cry, and at times left me absolutely furious. Any book that elicits such an emotional response is easily one I love.
In Summary: Hannah Harrington's debut novel is beautifully addicting and is bound to leave readers breathless. I adored everything about this book and definitely it recommend it to everybody. Definitely one worth reading.
Warnings/Side-notes: This book is a little rough around the edges. There are mentions of drugs, sex, suicide, and strong language. However, the sexual references were fairly vague and not too descriptive. This book wasn't clean, but neither was it filthy. I'd have no qualms about recommending this to mature teen readers.
The Wrap-up: I can't believe it took me so long to write this review, because I loved this book. It was beautiful and exceeded my expectations. Like I mentioned earlier, this book blew me away. Read this one. You won't regret it. This is one that I could easily see myself buying and reading again and again.