Awww! This book was so adorable! I read it all in one sitting. I suddenly have an urge to go to Paris and learn to speak French. i also suddenly feel...moreAwww! This book was so adorable! I read it all in one sitting. I suddenly have an urge to go to Paris and learn to speak French. i also suddenly feel so ashamed that my parents speak French and I hadn't ever bothered to learn it from them during my childhood.
If anyone hasn't read this book yet it's the a perfect light read to cuddle up with over the winter break! (less)
After just finished reading the Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa, I am speechless, though I had to come up with words in order to write this review. Here’s my attempt at trying to describe how much this book has amazed me.
Characters- We got to see a side of all the characters that we hadn’t seen in the two previous books in the series. Both Ash and Meghan change a lot throughout the course of this novel, and it shows a lot, especially toward the end of the novel.
Plot- The plot was paced beautifully. I never got bored even once while reading this—there was always just the right amount of tension in every page that kept me flipping the pages. Plus there were many what Holly Lisle likes to call “candy bar scenes” that had me on the edge of my seat.
Dialogue- Then dialogue was so beautiful it made me cry—even when it wasn’t sad. Let’s just say that the things that characters said to each other were very deep.
Writing- I think by now most of you would know how much I admire Julie Kagawa’s writing style and voice, but this book blew me away! I don’t know how she was able to say much in so little words.
Overall - Julia Kagawa has done it again. She has this stunning talent of making her novels just as good as and even better than the last one she wrote. I laughed; I smiled, and even cried a few times while reading this. It was quite an emotional ride. If there’s anyone who still hasn’t read the Iron Fey Series yet I encourage you to check it out as soon as you can—you won’t be disappointed at all. All I can say is when is Iron Knight coming out? :) (less)
Loosing Faith was a very interesting read. It's very different from the type of books that I usually read. It was very religion based--but still manag...moreLoosing Faith was a very interesting read. It's very different from the type of books that I usually read. It was very religion based--but still managed not to sounds too preachy. I loved the characters, and all the conflicts leading up to the climax. It had me guessing and wondering about what really happened to Faith all the way till when it was revealed. I really liked the authors writing style--it honestly was what kept me reading after the first chapter.
Overall a 4.5
I would have given it 5 stars but then I noticed two spellin/grammar mistakes, and some characters that I think could have been brought to life more. (less)
When I first got this book I was thinking, "another dragon book--ehh" because I've had a bad experience with them after readin...moreparafantasy.blogspot.com
When I first got this book I was thinking, "another dragon book--ehh" because I've had a bad experience with them after reading Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn. But after reading the whole entire thing in less than 6 hours, I realized that this book was utterly amazing. I was shocked by how much I liked it--and the ending left on the most perfect cliffhanger. All I could think of when I was done reading is--I can NOT wait to get my hands on the next book.
I loved all the characters. Will and Jacinda are adorble, and the names of the Draki people were so creative. Jacinda, Tamra, Cassian--I can not express how much I love all of these names. Especially Tamra.
But anyways. Good plot, great flow. There could've been a little more world-building but I'm expecting that to happen in the next book.
This book was an amazing read. I've never read anything quite like this before in the YA genre. The world-building was fantastic and everything just f...moreThis book was an amazing read. I've never read anything quite like this before in the YA genre. The world-building was fantastic and everything just felt so original to me. Keirsten did an amazing job with this and I am really happy that I read her blog--otherwise I wouldn't have found out about this book. The characters were delightful to read abou and although the stakes weren't quite as high I thought they would be I really enjoyed the pace and the solidity of the writing. I'd reccomend Paranormalcy to anyone and everyone. (less)
From the first page the author has us on our toes all the way through the end. The pacing was perfect and the events were all set in the correct place. The author lets the reader find out things rather than revealing too much (leaving hints here and there and then letting us figure it out later on into the story)—making readers tap into the story more (a very good skill).
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The conflict between the characters had many high stakes. After all, forbidden really is the sweetest. The author clearly knows how to get the reader to become emotionally attached to the characters. All of her characters were developed—even the minor characters played important parts in the plot. She even got me attached to the antagonists (which is really hard to do).
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Julie Kagawa’s writing style is probably the best I’ve read from the YA genre. Every word of her writing seems to pull you into her fantasy-world. No grammar slips whatsoever (I usually find at least one or two in a book). Her writer’s voice is the most fully developed I’ve ever read.
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The settings were all beautifully described in detail. There wasn't one page of this book I read that I didn't have visualized in my head.
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The cover is beautiful and eye-catching. The girl on the cover is supposed to be Meghan. I believe it’s the same model from Julie’s first book The Iron King.
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Personal Reaction: This was possibly the best book I’ve read all year; wait, no, my whole entire life. Well, probably not my whole life, but it’s definitely on my top 3! I guarantee that once you start this book you will never be able to put it down. I read it in 1 day and my mind is still racing with ‘What’s going to happen next’. It’s amazing This book is a MUST READ! (less)
Saying that I felt stunned after reading the last line of this book and shutting it closed is an understatement.
This book had me on edge for days, and...moreSaying that I felt stunned after reading the last line of this book and shutting it closed is an understatement.
This book had me on edge for days, and was certainly one of the most memorable things I have ever read. I'm so glad I read The Hunger Games, although now that I've read the ending I feel scarred for life.What do you expect from a dystopian novel? Of course there wasn't going to be a sugar-coated ending, but it was the harsh reality that got me into these books in the first place.(less)
This book was and always will be my favorite novella. Chistopher Pike is just plain gifted when it comes to words. Read this book if you ever get a ch...moreThis book was and always will be my favorite novella. Chistopher Pike is just plain gifted when it comes to words. Read this book if you ever get a chance to! (less)
Wow! Just wow! This book was a-ma-zing! I didn't want it to end, I was just so infatuated with the wonderful characters and captivated by the excellen...moreWow! Just wow! This book was a-ma-zing! I didn't want it to end, I was just so infatuated with the wonderful characters and captivated by the excellent plot. This book was pure genius! Richelle is amazing and I'm so sad to see this series end. (less)