How do you honor one of the best crime series of the decade? I had my doubts about Lagercrantz, especially once I heard that much of the sto3.5 Stars.
How do you honor one of the best crime series of the decade? I had my doubts about Lagercrantz, especially once I heard that much of the story would involve the US and the NSA, but he's proved me wrong. I think this works because Lagercrantz doesn't try to be Larsson -- he pays respect to him while still making this book his own. It's not a easy task to breathe new life into such beloved characters like Salander and Blomkvist, but I think readers will happy with the results.
Like the previous novels in the series, a series of seemingly unrelated characters and events are tied together intricately. The plot is complex, well-thought out and has the impressive touch of an expert, even if gets a bit over the top at times. All of the business with the NSA intertwines with all of the Swedish conspiracies and politics quite nicely, it also adds another layer of relevancy considering how often the security organization makes headlines.
Yes, readers read these books for the twisty mysteries and enticing Blomkvist, but we're all really just here for Salander. Lisbeth is just as fucking amazing as one would expect, there's a reason why she's the "girl" who's featured in the titles. Salander has always been somewhat of a mystery and Lagercrantz gives readers a peek into her childhood with Zala, illuminating little details that paint a better picture of our favorite heroine. Though it does destroy partially some of that air of mystery she carries around her, it also makes readers want to cheer her on even more.
Mikael Blomkvist is just as stubborn, obsessive and horny as readers remember and reading about him for the first time in ages felt like getting reacquainted with an old friend. It was interesting to see how Blomkvist and Millennium try to adjust to the more digital age and attempt to stay relevant. It's clear that our journalist hasn't lost his touch and still is just as engaging as readers remember.
I was worried that this book would be just glorified fan-fiction, but it's clear that Lagercrantz really cares about Salander, Millennium and Larsson's novels. I'm eagerly awaiting the inevitable sequel and all I really want is just more Lisbeth kicking ass. I don't think that's too much to ask for....more
Check out Bookish Antics for reviews, giveaways and interviews! 3.5 stars - NO trivial rating can justify my feelings for this book! Magonia is the mosCheck out Bookish Antics for reviews, giveaways and interviews! 3.5 stars - NO trivial rating can justify my feelings for this book! Magonia is the most peculiar book I’ve read all year; I probably should’ve expected this considering it contains birdpeople, flying sharks, feathers galore and sky ships. Weird doesn’t even cover this novel which is like somewhere between a Neil Gaiman novel and a Tim Burton movie, making the song I Am The Walrus seem normal. Maria Dahvana Headley is truly incredibly and is one of the most imaginative authors to ever grace the publishing world.
Aza has always been sick from the day she’s been born with a rare disease that is exclusively hers. Aza has trouble breathing which makes it hard for her to act like a regular teenager and hang out with her friend Jason. Jason has always had a crush on Aza ever since they were little, but before he can confess it Aza is whisked away into the magical land of Magonia. There she is brought on the journey of a lifetime and she can be someone else.
This book is wonderfully written and Neil Gaiman wasn’t exaggerating when he said “[Headley] writes like a dream.” I’m envious of how perfectly clear and surreal Headley’s descriptions are, making the world of Magonia easily visualized in my mind. Everything in this novel is simply lovely, but I especially enjoyed all of the avian and feather imagery as well as the figurative language Headley used. Mark my words, Headley is capable of great things and Magonia is just the tip of the iceberg.
This is one of those novels that is so wonderful and outlandish, heck it makes Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland look normal at times. It was interesting to see Aza become something more than just the victim she’s always been. I wasn’t exactly happy how almost immediately after Aza came to Magonia, she suddenly became gorgeous because it was extremely ridiculous and shallow. It felt unnecessary for Aza to undergo such a dramatic physical transformation and it seemed to discount her emotional journey.
Magonia for the most part is from the point of Aza, but there a few chapters from Jason’s perspective. I absolutely loved Aza’s point of view, but I really found Jason’s chapters lacking and distracting because they averted my attention from the wonders of Magonia. I did find Jason’s relationship and love for Aza incredibly sweet, but I don’t think he deserved his own chapters.
I’m not quite sure if Magonia is part of a series or if it’s a stand-alone, but I know for sure I’d like to read more fantasy from Headley. This book was unlike anything I’ve ever read and was something so odd, yet it was what I needed to read at the moment. I’m so glad I delved into the world of Magonia and I truly hope there’s more coming. I applaud Maria Dahvana Headley and I truly would love to pick her mind because you have to be an incredibly interesting person to write a book like Magonia....more
Seen at Bookish Antics! The Sin Eater’s Daughter is a deliciously dark fantasy that reads like a wonderful, yet extremely twisted fairy-tale. In fact mSeen at Bookish Antics! The Sin Eater’s Daughter is a deliciously dark fantasy that reads like a wonderful, yet extremely twisted fairy-tale. In fact much of this book has that feel that the original Grimm tales possess, but Melinda Salisbury truly makes this novel her own. This debut is an introduction to an extremely gifted writer, one that you should expect astronomically big things from. Though TSED has a slow-start, it quickly becomes an exciting novel filled with court intrigue, a captivating romance and wonderful world-building.
Twylla is the Daunen Embodied, someone who’s been chosen by the gods to hold morningsbane and to be the Court’s executor of justice. She kills anyone she touches, which is dangerous considering her new guard has a thing for her. To make matters worse, Twylla is also betrothed to the Prince and she doesn’t have any feelings for the guy. When she finds out that the Queen is cooking up a plan for her and the Prince, Twylla needs to take action for the first time in her life.
TSED has one of the spookiest beginnings to a novel and I immediately knew that this is a novel that I would love. Salisbury immediately set the tone of the story with an execution and cleverly introduced the beguiling, strange world that Twylla lives in. There’s just the perfect amount of explanations to tease readers to keep on reading, but not too much that it wasn’t overloading.
This book isn’t for everyone, its slow burning plot may not satisfy some readers but I found it so intriguing. I was easily drawn into her life, her duties and of course her romances. I usually hate love triangles, but there was just something so special about this one that set it apart from the countless others I’ve read in the past few years. The romance is captivating, but I truly think that both guys don’t deserve Twylla and frankly, she doesn’t need them at all.
Twylla is such a powerful, fierce heroine that readers will obsess over and they will be fascinated by her unusual situation. I truly love how even though Twylla has had a horrible life, she isn’t angry at fate or the gods for putting her in this situation. She always acts extremely devoted and passionate to her duties and to the life she has been given. I am in awe how in depth Salisbury wrote Twylla to be, there’s so many dimensions to her character and I can’t wait to learn more about her.
There is so much dark, disturbing imagery in this novel and I just couldn’t get enough of all of the odd, mystical phenomenon that Salisbury kept throwing at the reader. The sections in which sin-eating is described were one of my absolute favorites in TSED and I have yet to see anything like this before in any book. All of the customs related to sin-eating, Twylla’s duties and godly rituals were completely original and Salisbury is skilled at creating worlds beyond imagination.
I’m beyond ready for book two in The Sin Eater’s Daughter series and I have a feeling that it’s going to be even better than this one. This is one of the best debuts I’ve read in so long and I can’t wait for others to fall in love with Twylla’s world....more
Seen at Bookish Antics With over 6 millions reads, The Novice is a Wattpad sensation and so, I was eager to see what all the hype was all about. The woSeen at Bookish Antics With over 6 millions reads, The Novice is a Wattpad sensation and so, I was eager to see what all the hype was all about. The world definitely wasn’t wrong about this one and Matharu’s debut is easily one of the best high fantasy books I’ve read in ages. With a surplus of demons, elves, orcs and more, The Novice is a novel that is epic in scope and is just so compulsively readable. I had so much fun reading this novel and following Fletcher’s adventure to the point where I wished for my own personal demon several times over.
Fletcher is a poor peasant who gets himself into trouble one night at the graveyard, which subsequently leads him to becoming a fugitive. When Fletcher discovers that he is a Summoner, a person with the ability to summon demons, he is recruited to an academy. At the academy he discovers a world full of intrigue and political tensions between the different races (elves, humans, orcs, etc). In the war against the orcs, few will survive and Fletcher will need to take a side on the warfront.
In the past I’ve read about plenty of academies for “special kids,” but The Novice is still an extremely original novel that separates itself from other books in the fantasy genre. Matharu has developed a novel with such in-depth lore and back history about the academy, that the story extends beyond the page. There’s just so much first-class world-building and intricacies in this novel that it feels like a trilogy might not be enough to explore everything Matharu has to offer.
I found myself having so much reading The Novice with all of the humor, action and awesome uses of magic. Fletcher is such a great hero, one that is especially easy to root for and is extremely likeable to the point where readers will likely be obsessed with him. Taran Matharu is truly a gifted author and it’s no surprise why millions have enjoyed The Summoner series, it’s simply irresistible.
I’m so excited to see where Matharu takes readers in the following installments in this series and it’s going to be a painful wait until book two. Fantasy fans will find so much to love in The Novice and it’s supremely awesome. If I can’t have book two right now, the universe should totally give me my own Ignatius....more
Check out Scott Reads It! for reviews, giveaways, & more! Firebug is the first book in a paranormal duology by Lish McBride and follows Ava who c Check out Scott Reads It! for reviews, giveaways, & more! Firebug is the first book in a paranormal duology by Lish McBride and follows Ava who can starts fires with her mind. This novel had a bit of a rough start for me and the first half of this novel was a bit difficult to read, but the 2nd half was a vast improvement and I became hooked at this point. I think one of the most daunting aspects of this book was the fact that it seemed as though the romance would evolve into a love triangle, a horrifying possibility. Though the romance skirts near love-triangle antics, I was pretty satisfied with the endgame of the romance in this novel.
Ava is a Firebug, an extremely rare and powerful creature that is highly desirable to the Coterie, a paranormal mafia. The Coterie practically owns Ava and so, she has no choice but to act as the organization’s hit-man. When the organization targets one of Ava’s closest family friends, she decides that she’s had enough of the Coterie and refuses to do it. Refusing to obey the Coterie is a death wish for Ava and her friends.
It took me a while to warm up to Firebug and the beginning sections of this novel nearly made me want to DNF. Though this novel has an exciting start, some of the subsequent chapters poorly framed this novel and the plot, making it difficult for me to continue reading. In addition, the humor in this one takes a bit of getting used to to and it’s a very particular sense of humor that didn’t exactly settle with me initially. I warmed up to the humor after a few chapters and began to appreciate Firebug for its snarkiness.
Another thing that bothered me about Firebug was Ava’s romance with Ryan, a character that I really hated. It’s clear that readers aren’t supposed to like Ryan, but his character felt too one-dimensional and bland. There was not much to his character arc and it made it difficult for me to follow Ava around with Ryan on her heels like a puppy.
The Coterie is the magical, paranormal mafia that Ava is bound to and I absolutely loved reading about the head of this organization, Venus. She was such a frightening, intimidating figure and truly commanded my action every time she made an appearance on stage. It’s impossible not to hate her, but at the same time I wanted her center stage at any given opportunity. I also really liked the two other members of Ava’s little Coterie gang, Ezra and Loch who managed to add another layer of light-heartedness and humor to Firebug.
Though it took me a while to read the 1st half, I speedily read the second half of this novel in a sitting or two. The second halve of this novel was filled with action and was incredibly fast-paced. Any qualms I had with the opening of this novel had dissipated in the later sections of the novel and by the end, I was thoroughly entertained. I desperately need to read the sequel now and I can’t wait to see what happens next to Ava and her friends.
Firebug is a pretty entertaining paranormal romance and I really look forward to reading the sequel. It took a bit of time for me to get into this novel, but in the end Firebug impressed me with its fun, humorous dialogue and storyline. I’m so glad that I stuck with Firebug and I’ll definitely be sticking around to read more of McBride’s novels....more
Check out Scott Reads It for reviews, giveaways & more! I'm far from the demographic that Everyday Angel: New Beginnings is targeted for, but I dCheck out Scott Reads It for reviews, giveaways & more! I'm far from the demographic that Everyday Angel: New Beginnings is targeted for, but I decided to read this book solely because Victoria Schwab is one of my favorite authors. New Beginnings surprised me in the best of ways and I truly never expected to begin to tear up while reading this middle-grade novel. Schwab's middle-grade debut is a poignant, deep novel that both parents and their children alike can enjoy and this is an important, meaningful novel. This a book that kids will enjoy reading and at the same time, I feel that they will leave this novel with so many important life messages.
Aria is Gabby's "guardian angel" and she has been sent to help Gabby whose brother is ill and has been hospitalized. Gabby's family has been forced to move to a new town and so, Gabby must start a new school this year where she knows no one. Gabby's mother has been so busy, worrying over her son that she hasn't paid much attention to her daughter and Gabby is struggling to be herself. She doesn't want people to pity her and she definitely doesn't want to be the girl whose brother is sick.
This novel really shows that people shouldn't let a disease define them and how devastating illnesses can be to friends and family members. I was touched by Aria and Gabby's friendship and seeing how Gabby was neglected by her mother brought tears to my eyes. Gabby needed Aria and the impact that Aria left on Gabby was absolutely incredible. Though I'm not sure if there are guardian angels in this world, I feel like everyone needs someone needs to have a good friend to watch over them and to be their rock in hard times.
New Beginnings was a heart-breaking book that made me grin and made me tear up in just a few pages. This is a perfect opening to a new series and this is a book that parents can read to their kids without worrying about the novel's content. Victoria Schwab has impressed me once again and has demonstrated why she is such a gifted writer; no matter what genre or topic she tackles she always manages to entertain readers and create memorable characters. ...more
Check out Scott Reads It for reviews, giveaways & more! Though Jessica Brody is known for her contemporary romances, she has joined the league ofCheck out Scott Reads It for reviews, giveaways & more! Though Jessica Brody is known for her contemporary romances, she has joined the league of sci-fi writers with Unremembered. I'm so excited that Brody decided to write sci-fi because this is one of the most addicting books I've read in ages. I read Unremembered at an abnormally fast-pace and I truly fell in love with the story and characters. Though Unremembered features a lot of typical sci-fi elements, Brody does wonders with her relatable characters, sweet romance and intense action scenes.
Seraphina finds herself mysteriously in the wreckage of a plane crash and there's no other survivors but her. No one knows how Seraphina boarded the plane and her whole life is a complete mystery. The only problem is that Seraphina doesn't know who to trust or believe, should she trust the mysterious guy who claims to know her? Seraphina has a new family who has taken her in, but is better to leave the past behind?
Unremembered drew me in right from the start and Jessica Brody's prose is simple yet incredibly engaging. I immediately empathized with our heroine, Seraphina and I desperately wanted to find out what really happened in her past. Unremembered is filled with snarky humor (mostly from Seraphina's "little brother" Cody who is my favorite character in this book), action and sci-fi elements. This book is so fast-paced that I read the majority of it in a few hours and while it isn't the most complex sci-fi novel, I really enjoyed it. I saw what Seraphina was from the start and yet, I still was able to garner interest in the characters and plot.
The romance in Unremembered was well-written and thankfully, there isn't the workings of a love triangle in this novel. Zen was a mysterious, appealing character that I would love to know more about because we all know bits and pieces about his character. I do wish Seraphina had displayed a bit more caution around Zen because she has no recollection of him and he's a complete stranger to her.
I really enjoyed Unremembered and I think that this novel will work best for fans of Jessica Khoury's Origin and Vitro. I'm extremely excited to get my hands on the 2nd book in this series and I have a feeling that it's going to be one entertaining read. I do hope that Brody is planning to write another sci-fi series after the Unremembered trilogy! ...more
Seen at Bookish Antics! Get Even is the latest novel from Gretchen McNeil and is the first book in an exciting new duology about a secret society thatSeen at Bookish Antics! Get Even is the latest novel from Gretchen McNeil and is the first book in an exciting new duology about a secret society that seeks out revenge for those who’ve been wronged. Though Get Even wades into familiar territory with its tale of vengeance, it manages to make it self distinct with engaging characters, a surprising mystery with a plethora of twists and a private school setting that is all too realistic. McNeil recreates high school with a cast of characters that readers will eagerly follow-along on their journeys and will make them hope that vengeance doesn’t get to their favorite characters’ heads.
Margot, Bree and Olivia are all apart of DGM (Don’t Get Mad) , a secret society that tries to get revenge on cruel bullies at their preppy, private school. When someone is brutally murdered at their school and DGM’s signature card is found on the scene, suddenly a witch hunt emerges to squash the secret society and suddenly everyone is a suspect. Each member of DGM has skeletons in their closet and someone’s trying to bring these secrets to light.
I was beyond addicted to Get Even and I couldn’t stop reading this no matter what; I was up late into the night, my eyes were fixated onto the page and I couldn’t bear to turn away. With extremely snarky, intelligent dialogue and a tense plot that moves at hyper speed, this book was extremely easy to get into and will definitely enrapture readers.
The characters in Get Even are real — they’re not picture perfect people and are far from being dream poster children. Every single character has made mistakes and has more than a few private secrets that linger inside their minds. There’s only so long you can hide from yourself and when the cat’s out of the bag, each character’s secret is more shocking and scandalous than the last’s.
A lot of people complain when a book doesn’t have ‘likeable’ characters, but I always find this statement ridiculous. Many of the characters in Get Even have done terrible things, things that are hard to look past and yet, this had no negative impact on my reading experience. If anything, it probably sucked me into the characters’ lives even more because I just needed to find out what deep, dark secrets each character was shielding from the world. Even though some of the characters aren’t model teenagers and make questionable decisions, McNeil makes it very easy to empathize with them and shows the humanity behind their ugly decisions.
Adults aren’t usually represented well in YA and are often just cardboard characters just there for appearances sake, but not in Get Even. Get Even has two extremely flawed, despicable adults that are unnaturally obsessed with catching DGM and putting an end to their shenanigans. Did you ever have a teacher (or two) that absolutely hated children with all of their might? A teacher that made you wonder why they chose such a field, unless they planned on torturing youth? I know I have and that feeling resurfaced within while reading about Coach and the school’s Principal who were just so irritating and malicious. I loved how lifelike these characters were and they added another degree of danger to the story.
Get Even is definitely the book to read and I’m eagerly awaiting the sequel, especially after that wicked cliffhanger of an ending. I truly loved this deliciously thrilling book and I was so wrapped up in the mystery while reading that time seemed to fly by. I’ve read all of McNeil’s books to date and Get Even has just dethroned Ten as my new favorite book that she has written....more
Check out Scott Reads It for reviews, giveaways & more! I didn't know what to expect from The Break-Up Artist, contemporary is a genre that I don'Check out Scott Reads It for reviews, giveaways & more! I didn't know what to expect from The Break-Up Artist, contemporary is a genre that I don't usually enjoy and so, I kind of expected this to be just another contemporary book. Don't be mistaken, The Break-Up Artist is a novel that is simultaneously raw, honest and hilarious. This is a novel that will leave you smiling long after you've finished and it's nearly impossible not to laugh at Becca's snark. The Break-Up Artist is anything but ordinary, this is an extremely important coming-of-age story about life, love and the difficulties that follow suit.
Becca becomes the break-up artist after seeing how relationships have ruined her sister's life and the lives of so many of her class mates. When she is given the task of breaking up Steve and Huxley, the it couple in her school, she is up for the challenge. Never has Becca accomplished such a feat and she can't just use her ordinary tricks and tactics. To make things even more complicated, someone's out to expose her and ruin her life.
Even though Becca's career is an absolutely terrible way to spend time, readers will never hold it against her. After meeting her sister in the book, it becomes evident that Becca isn't doing it for the money; she honestly believes that she's doing this for a great cause. I absolutely loved Becca and I really felt for her throughout the book. She's been scarred for life about love and she has a vendetta that is deep and extremely personal.
I loved Becca because she's just so clever and hilarious; her tactics that she used to break up couples were absolutely ingenious. In a twisted kind of way, I really admired her for her elaborate schemes that she concocted to break up couples. Becca just always know what to do and just what to say to make readers laugh, she was an amazing three dimensional character.
The romance in The Break-Up Artist was well-done, but I wasn't so pleased with the lax way the author addressed cheating. I won't get into specifics, but the romance in this book is undeniably good but I just didn't feel as if Becca had it in her to fall in love with her best-friend's boy friend. After her sister was betrayed by her fiancee, I thought that Becca probably should've had more sense and been more honest with her best-friend, Val.
The Break-Up Artist is a brilliant, one-of-a-kind novel that is incredibly profound and just a ton of fun. I quickly devoured this book and I was so addicted to Becca's story that I couldn't bear to stop reading. I was so in love with this novel, but I wasn't a huge fan of the final few chapters and the way this novel was resolved. The romance's resolution was a bit of a let-down, but otherwise I really enjoyed this novel's conclusion.
I personally believe the entire novel was extremely effective, but I kind of wish this book was a stand-alone. The novel ends on an interesting note, but I don't think this book needs a sequel because I feel like the conclusion was satisfying enough. Yes, I would love to read more about Becca, but I feel as if I have closure and a sequel isn't warranted. The questions that the novel leaves reader with, I feel would best be explored by readers' imaginations and should be left open to interpretation. I will be reading the sequel, but a part of me feels like some of this novel's incredible magnetic charm was the fact that it's a stand-alone. I am a bit conflicted whether a sequel is necessary, but I will read it regardless of my skepticism.
The Break-Up Artist is an extremely intelligent, contemporary novel that really is a ton of fun and it will definitely capture the hearts of countless readers. Siegel's debut is sure to be a hit, you won't want to end your relationship with this book even days after finishing. Even if you're not a huge fan of contemporary novels, I'd still recommend giving The Break-Up Artist a try! ...more
Check out Scott Reads It for more reviews! It seems like every YA book is compared to The Hunger Games and Fire & Flood is no different. The thingCheck out Scott Reads It for more reviews! It seems like every YA book is compared to The Hunger Games and Fire & Flood is no different. The thing is that Fire & Flood shares few similarities with Suzanne Collins's novel except for the fact that the main character joins a competition to protect a sibling. In fact, Fire & Flood is not dystopian fiction, rather it is an unique blend of sci-fi and fantasy elements.
Fire & Flood is about the Brimstone Bleed, a competition in which competitors race for a cure for any illness. Tella wants to help save her brother from his illness and she joins this insanely odd competition, which begins with selecting an egg. The Brimstone Bleed takes readers on a deadly journey and readers will absolutely love reading about the rich environment that Scott has created.
Victoria Scott is gifted at writing humorous dialogue and helps make Fire & Flood a fun read. Tella is a protagonist who isn't afraid to be herself and I loved reading about her little quirks. At times, Tella flip-flopped from being extremely entertaining to a bit on the annoying side with her whole attitude. Tella was like that friend who you love being around, but if you spend too much time with them you'll get overwhelmed by them. I wasn't a fan of the way Tella was so concerned with the way her hair looked and other trivial things about her appearance when the stakes are so dire. Hearing her complain about her appearance was exhausting and it made me question why anybody wanted to team up with her. Also I couldn't fathom why the competitors didn't question the loyalty of those who they teamed up, it seemed that one second after meeting, teammates were willing to risk their lives for each other.
Tella's character is really fleshed out, but I wanted to see more of the other characters' personalities. The problem with F&F is that there are so many characters and so few pages in which their characters are explored. Scott helps readers understand each characters' motives, but we never really learn anything significant beyond that. I really wanted to know more about Tella's brother and the bond that they shared because I felt that too little time was devoted to this. Also what's up with Guy Chambers? Everytime I read his name I felt like his name sounded like a fancy term for the Mens' Room and I truly wished that we learned more about this enigmatic character. I understand that Guy is somewhat of a mystery, but I feel like holding back on info regarding him didn't work in Scott's favor.
The plot of Fire & Flood burns by at such a quick pace and the reader is quickly drawn into this tale. As with most action-packed thrillers, the character development is minimal and there is more of a focus on the Competition. The whole idea of the Competition feels a bit ridiculous, but in order to appreciate the plot, I just had to roll with it. I loved the way Scott made the competition so intense and high stakes for our main character, Tella. This is life or death and her brother's life hangs in the balance. I devoured Fire & Flood and the action scenes were completely engrossing, but the plot has quite a few illogical plot holes.
The Pandoras are these creatures that hatch from the eggs the competitors chose and they serve as companions. After reading Fire & Flood, I want my own Pandora immediately because they were incredibly epic. Who wouldn't want a pet that had all sorts of super-powers? Including the pandoras was an incredible move on Scott's part and I think that the pandoras shine more their human counterparts.
The romance in F&F was acceptable, but there wasn't anything that made it different from any other YA romance. It didn't interest me and frankly, I couldn't root for Guy and Tella at all. I didn't like either character enough to care, to even feign an interest in the romance.
Fire & Flood is a fast read with mediocre romance, character development, and a simple plot line. Victoria Scott's latest isn't the best fantasy read out there, but it's definitely a fun guilty-pleasure kind of read. I'm extremely excited for book #2, despite my ambivalent feelings regarding Fire & Flood and I'm curious to see what happens next. I hope there is more explanations regarding the Brimstone Bleed and that the romance and character arcs are better explored....more
Unlike most of my friends, I felt rather tepid toward The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer. Was it entertaining? Yes it was, but it wasn't as amazing as most of my friends had suggested. I was a bit skeptical about reading The Evolution Of Mara Dyer because I had such mixed feelings regarding the 1st book. Despite my skepticism, I really enjoyed The Evolution Of Mara Dyer and I definitely believe that this is a sequel that surpasses it's predecessor.
One of my major complaints with The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer was how scantily Hodkin spread the paranormal and horror aspects in her book. Immediately from the first few pages, Hodkin made good on her promise to deliver a compelling, paranormal novel. I can honestly say that I was utterly creeped out several times while reading this novel. All of the tense, ominous horror was absolutely perfect in this novel and was essential in keeping me turning the pages.
When I read The Unbecoming, I was so focused on Noah's snarky attitude and behaviour. Strangely this time around, I wasn't as amused by Noah's antics and I didn't find his demeanor to be humorous. Noah comes from an extremely affluent, wealthy family and so Noah has more money than he could ever spend. Throughout the novel, Noah spends money like there's no tomorrow trying to solve Mara's dilemmas. Whenever Noah and Mara got into a bind, it seemed as if all Noah had to was spread some cash around and everything was alright. This just isn't realistic; money can't buy everything! Sure, money can be used to purchase so many necessities, but it isn't the solution to every single problem that comes your way in life. I felt the fact that Noah and Mara were so reliant on money to solve their problems acted as a bad message to readers. I know Noah's wealth is part of who he is, but I wish Hodkin had toned down Noah's use of $ to solve problems. There were several instances where the plot could have been benefited by further conflicts, but instead Hodkin took the easy way out by having Noah bribing someone.
Mara has become such an interesting character to read about and she has truly evolved since book 1. I loved how Hodkin created such a conflicted, unreliable narrator that is shrouded in mystery. I really wanted to see what laid behind the peculiar aura that surrounded Mara. Reading about Mara's inner fight with reality and her perception of it was a strange, but extremely rewarding experience. Hodkin hit the nail on the head with writing an unreliable narrator and I went through periods of time, trying to decide whether Mara wasn't distorting the story. Even though I wasn't 100% on Mara's reliability, I empathized with her easily and almost immediately. This was such a change for me because I wasn't a huge fan of Mara in book #1.
I quickly read The Evolution Of Mara Dyer, even though it spans over 500 pages. I was compelled to read further in the novel due to an unbearable urge to find out what happened next. I loved the balance of horror, paranormal, and romance elements in this book; I think Hodkin used a terrific formula when crafting this novel. I couldn't bear to stop reading this book and I had to read this book sneakily while I was at work because I was so addicted. I am so impressed with The Evolution Of Mara Dyer and how quickly my opinion of this series has changed because of this engrossing installment. I am definitely one of the many people who are eagerly awaiting The Retribution Of Mara Dyer. I am extremely glad that I decided to pick up The Evolution Of Mara Dyer and I would even highly recommend it to people who were indifferent to The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer. ...more
Check out Scott Reads It! for reviews, giveaways, & more! I loved Throne Of Glass so much that I had to read Crown Of Midnight ASAP. Crown Of Mi Check out Scott Reads It! for reviews, giveaways, & more! I loved Throne Of Glass so much that I had to read Crown Of Midnight ASAP. Crown Of Midnight is an excellent followup to Throne Of Glass, but I wasn't 100% into the book. This is NOT Crown Of Midnight's fault nor is it Maas's fault, I was in a reading slump so that really marred my experience of reading CoM. I have a feeling that I'm going to need to re-read CoM before the 3rd book releases due to my self-inflicted, poor reading experience.
Crown Of Midnight is an epic, high-stakes, action-packed sequeled and is filled with scenes that will fill readers with adrenaline. Each page thrums with heart pounding actions and terrific dialogue that really showcases Maas's talent. The dialogue is humorous, and undeniably clever; Maas writes some of the best dialogue I have read in YA for sure.
The romance in Crown Of Midnight is top-notch and I can't believe how often I flip flopped between loving Chaol or Dorian. After book #1, I was 100% Team Chaol but CoM messed with my mind so much. One page I was annoyed by Dorian and rooting for Chaol and in the next moment my opinion shifted so radically. It takes skill to manipulate a reader so effectively and Maas proves herself completely with the romance. That has to be one of the strangest compliments I have ever given an author.
I have only love for Celaena and I completely love what Maas did with her character arc. I loved watching Celaena interacting with both old and new characters. I just love everything about Cel, whether it be her humor, her kick-ass attitude, or her insecurities. It really doesn't matter because I'm completely invested in Celaena's character and she is definitely one of my book girlfriends. Don't judge me--guys can totally have book girlfriends, if female readers can have fictional beaus.
Reading Crown Of Midnight is a must for fans of Kristin Cashore and R.L. LaFevers. This is one of the few sequels that is just as amazing as it's predecessor. The last quarter of this book was absolute perfection and the ending made me tear up. Honestly that ending is absolutely cruel and yet so well done--it's just too much for me. Crown Of Midnight ends on a cliffhanger that will make you lust for the sequel desperately. This is a book you won't want to miss out on! ...more
I really had no idea what to expect from Hereafter, considering that I loved Shadowlands so much. Shadowlands ended on one of the most painful and most surprising cliffhangers that I've ever read. Sadly, Hereafter never fully commits to the unexpected turn of events that occurred at the end of Shadowlands. Hereafter relies way too heavily on Shadowlands' cliffhanger to move the plot ahead which led to an extremely slow-paced plot.
Hereafter continues just where Shadowlands left off and the plot is simple, but entertaining. Kate Brian introduces a bunch of paranormal concepts, but they felt like takeoffs of Greek mythology. It seemed like Brian just stuck on a new name and rebranded these Greek concepts as her own. Calling a creature a "lifer" doesn't really excuse the fact that she is borrowing the entire concept of Charon (the ferryman in the Underworld). I would have been fine with this borrowing if Brian had expanded these ideas, but Brian seemed to take the easy route with the lifers.
I had a lot of fun reading Shadowlands, but Hereafter wasn't nearly as entertaining. Hereafter has a bit of a darker tone than Shadowlands and something seemed to be missing from Hereafter. The romance is nothing special at all and is extremely formulaic. I read Hereafter in less than a day, but I felt like I had to force myself to continue reading it. It lacked the addictive, page-turner quality that Shadowlands seemed to possess. I also really felt like barely anything occurred in this entire novel; I could probably summarize this whole book in two sentences and cover almost the book's entire plotline.
I didn't mind Rory in book #1, but she definitely annoyed me while reading Hereafter. It seemed that she was so oblivious to the looming danger that was quite obvious. She also seemed a bit selfish in my opinion because she didn't want her father and sister to move on without her. Rory easily could have averted all of the danger if she wasn't so concerned with Tristan and falling in love with him. Maybe I'm being a bit too harsh because I'm annoyed with her lack of action! Instead of complaining how everything was going wrong, she could have tried to do something more than whine.
Hereafter suffers from "Middle-Book syndrome" for sure and it lacks almost everything I loved about Shadowlands. Shadowlands was an intense thriller, but Hereafter feels like a simple lackluster paranormal romance. Hereafter is nothing like what I expect and I'm beginning to think that maybe my expectations were too high. I am extremely disappointed by Hereafter and I can only hope that book 3 redeems this series. ...more
I have avoided writing this review for a couple of days and I am finally going to review it. For me the most difficult reviewsSeen at Scott Reads It
I have avoided writing this review for a couple of days and I am finally going to review it. For me the most difficult reviews to write are for 5 Star books. I tremendously enjoyed Shadowlands and I doubt any review could do this book justice. There are no spoilers for Shadowlands.
From the first chapter of Shadowlands I was immediately hooked into this intriguing mystery. Kate Brian starts off Shadowlands with a bang. Our protagonist Rory is being attacked by serial killer Steven Nell but she manages to escape his clutches. Rory's family moves to a vacation town called Juniper Landing. Juniper Landing seems like such a wonderful and relaxing place until one of Rory's new friends goes missing. Could Steve Nell be the cause of this disappearance?
This is my first time reading a book by Kate Brian and this definitely won't be the last time I read a book of hers. Shadowlands was extremely addicting to read and I couldn't bear to stop reading even for short periods of time. One of my favorite components of Shadowlands are the short chapters from Nell's point of view. It was seriously chilling to read about an attempted murder from a serial killer's point view. Juniper Landing was a terrific setting and Brian did a wonderful job with making a vacation town seem so strange and dark. Who ever thought a vacation place could be so grim and ghastly?
So many reviewers have stated that they found Shadowlands very predictable but I completely disagree. From the start of Shadowlands I had a bunch of predictions but they all turned out to be wrong. Just when I thought the book was going in a certain direction, Kate Brian threw in a gut wrenching plot twist. The ending of Shadowlands was just mindblowing and I honestly never saw it coming.
Once or twice I felt like some of the characters lacked a bit of common sense. It's kind of common sense to me that if a serial killer is looking for you, you shouldn't walk around alone. I understand that Darcy doesn't want Steven Nell to ruin her social life but what's more important your social life or avoiding a serial killer?I am not sure if the characters were acting a bit ridiculous or if I was just over thinking everything like I always do.
Shadowlands is more than just your average thriller. Kate Brian daftly created a mind blowing tale that exceeded all of my expectations. Shadowlands ended on such an interesting note and I'm really curious to see how Brian follows up with the sequel. ...more
I'll be honest Mila 2.0 didn't exactly live up to my expectations but I still enjoyed reading it nevertheless. Mila 2.0 definiSeen at Scott Reads It
I'll be honest Mila 2.0 didn't exactly live up to my expectations but I still enjoyed reading it nevertheless. Mila 2.0 definitely has the potential to be a spectacular TV Show and I'll definitely be tuning to see it. Mila 2.0 was an action packed and original debut but it lacked a bit in the character and romance departments.
The plot of Mila 2.0 is very straight forward and interesting. Mila thinks she is an ordinary girl but in truth she is an android made by the government. Now she is the run with her mother and trying to escape the clutches of the government Mila 2.0 is a Sci-Fi thriller that is unlike anything I have ever read. The plot was definitely interesting to read and it caught my interest. Mila 2.0's plot isn't anything groundbreaking but it was definitely entertaining and interesting to read.
One of my favorite aspects of Mila 2.0 are the action scenes because they were well-written and thrilling. While reading Mila 2.0's action scenes I kept telling myself: "Just one more chapter." One chapter turned into 5 or 6 chapters and I finished Mila 2.0 alot faster than I expected. The action scenes of Mila 2.0 were just perfect and I can't wait to see them on the future TV Show.
The characterization in Mila 2.0 was seriously lacking. Driza characterized Mila well and she was definitely a well-developed and interesting character. Mila was the only character in the entire book that I actually cared about. Hunter is Mila's love interest but the reader doesn't really get a chance to know him because his part in Mila 2.0 is very short. Hunter only appears in the beginning of the book and Mila instantly is obsessed with everything about him. Mila's infatuation with Hunter carried throughout the entire novel and it kind of annoyed me. Mila mentions the fact that Hunter has a lopsided grin 7 times in Mila 2.0 and I just didn't get Mila's obsession with lopsided things. We don't really know much about Hunter besides the fact that he lives in Mila's town and has a lopsided grin.
"I had a sudden yearning to trace that lopsided top lip with my finger"
I really wanted to know more about Hunter because he seemed like a pretty cool guy. I felt like Driza rushed our meeting with Hunter and I hope we get to know him better in the next book. Lucas is the other character that Mila has a bit of a crush on. Lucas has a lopsided gait and he is a student from MIT who works with Holland (Mila 2.0's antagonist). Lucas was more developed than Hunter but he is also lacking in character development.
Another character that I wanted to know more about was Holland. I wanted to be terrified of Holland but he just was such a typical villain. Holland was just your average villain and he is just nothing special at all. He does the usual villain methods and I wanted to see more psychotic behavior from him. Mila described him as psychotic person so I really wanted to see Holland to act more insane.
"Lucas's lopsided gait was more noticeable than usual in the empty hallway..."
Even though there isn't much romance in Mila 2.0, it's quite obvious Driza is setting up a future love triangle. Mila only had a brief relationship with Hunter in this book but I know that Lucas will become a love interest. Maybe it's the lopsided gait that's clueing me into the obvious future love triangle. I am just kidding but it really annoyed me how Driza consistently used the word lopsided. Mila 2.0 could have used a little romance because it was a bit ridiculous how Driza sets up a love triangle, yet she doesn't even utilize it.
Personally I enjoyed Mila 2.0 even though it didn't meet my expectations. I am still questioning what's up with that "cliffhanger ending" and the comparion with I Am Number Four. According to the description there is a breath-taking cliffhanger but there was nothing of the sort. The ending of Mila 2.0 wasn't fabulous but it was pretty decent. I am not sure who wrote this blurb because it sounds like they didn't even read Mila 2.0. Mila 2.0 is nothing at all like I Am Number Four and it really confuses me how you can compare two books that are different in every way. I would definitely recommend Mila 2.0 and I'm looking forward to reading the sequel and seeing the TV Show....more
"Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books."
The Archived is one of those books that you know you'll love from the first page. I am so glad that I went with my instincts and picked up this book up. From the first few pages I realized that this book is one of the most original and best paranormal books I have ever read. The Archived immediately caught my attention and I just couldn't stop reading. I got just what I was looking for, a creepy paranormal book that really left me speechless.
Mackenzie is a Keeper, someone who is charged with stopping Histories (dead people who remain in the Archive). Histories rest on shelves like books and librarians can read their stories. Mackenzie has lost her granddad and brother recently so dealing with Histories provides a distraction. Soon she realizes that everything isn't what it seems in the Archive and someone seems to be tampering with the Histories. The Archive is on the verge of collapse unless Mackenzie can solve this mystery before it's too late.
In The Archived everything is just brilliantly executed as evidenced by the fact that this review will probably have endless compliments. Victoria Schwab's writing is superb and it complements The Archived's creepy and engaging plot line. Schwab's prose was simply engaging and I felt immersed in the hauntingly strange world of the Archive.
The plot of The Archived is complex and developed in an interesting way with a bunch of plot twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. I'll admit it in the beginning of The Archived I was a bit disinterested because I felt like there was a bit of info dumping. The explanation of the Archived was too much too handle in such few pages and I was a bit perplexed. All it took was a few more pages and all of my confusion was cleared and I was completely engaged in the Archived. The plot moved at a brisk pace and I was
Mackenzie was our female protagonist and she was just beyond awesome. I loved reading about Mackenzie's relationship with Da and it was just so moving. I really connected with the characters that Victoria Schwab created and I really empathized with them. All of the characters were extremely developed in a realistic and emotional way. Mackenzie is not just strong physically but her mental strength is really admirable. I also liked how Schwab's characters are flawed (I know it sounds like a weird thing to say!). I truly hate when a book's characters are just drop dead perfect because I just can't connect or really like the characters because they are just unrealistic.
In The Archived characters are realistically done and the relationships between the characters are really touching. Wesley was one of my favorite characters because he was just so different from a lot of male love interests. He wasn't one of those typical creepy stalkerish male characters that I loathe. Wesley was a charming protagonist with a great sense of humor and he wore lots of guy-liner. Never have I ever read a book where a male character wears guy-liner but Wesley totally owned it. I wasn't a huge fan of Owen at all from the first second we met him and I totally disapproved of his short fling with Mackenzie. I really felt like their fling was kind of unnecessary and ridiculous because it really was beyond creepy (like a necrophiliac kind of creepy). The romance with Owen was my least favorite of The Archived because it was kind of pointless and it just added a love triangle.
The Archived features one of the creepiest and most peculiar settings I have read. The world building in The Archived is simply strange but it adds a perfectly chilling atmosphere. I have never ever read a book with a setting like this and I just can't stop thinking about the Archives and the Narrows. Of all dystopian settings I have read about the Archives takes the cake for being the most original one. The only dystopian setting that is comparable to the Archives is Level 2. It's really hard to explain how I loved the Archives and how creepy it was.
Basically The Archived is one of the best dystopian books ever written. I would highly recommend due to it's fantastic characters, setting, and plot. I am so excited for the next book in The Archived series and I can't wait to read The Near Witch soon. Victoria Schwab has some of the best prose I have ever read because it was just so addicting. After reading The Archived I will read anything Victoria Schwab writes because The Archived was that good. To all you reading this review right now, I urge you to pick up The Archived immediately. ...more
Everything about Falling Kingdom made me desperately want to read it. Falling Kingdoms has received fantastic reviews, it hasSeen at Scott Reads It
Everything about Falling Kingdom made me desperately want to read it. Falling Kingdoms has received fantastic reviews, it has been compared to LOTR and Game of Thrones, and it is a magical high fantasy. I am seriously convinced that Morgan Rhodes (a.k.a Michelle Rowen) wrote this book for me exclusively (I am only kidding!). Everything I love in a book makes an appearance one way or another in Falling Kingdoms.
Falling Kingdoms has a really complex story line so I am no going to bother to explain the plot. There are 3 kingdoms called Paelsia, Limeros, and Auranos; a war is brewing between the kingdoms. The story switches from the perspective from 4 characters who are unrelated in the beginning but in the end their fates intertwined beyond measure.
I think the most remarkable thing about Falling Kingdoms is not the plot but the characters. All the characters in Falling Kingdoms are extremely well developed and believable. In the beginning I had a bit of trouble remembering who was who and what kingdom they were from. Once I found the character sheet, differentiating between the characters became a cinch. Trust me in the first few pages the character sheet will be an invaluable tool ! I really liked the way Rhodes portrays the antagonists because they aren't viewed as purely evil. The antagonists are not depicted as wholly evil and they are described as having a "kernel of good". To most people this may not seem like a big deal but I hate when villains are portrayed as being evil to the point where they are completely inhumane. In my opinion even the most evil of people have even the tiniest bit of good in me. When characters are solely evil, it becomes harder to connect and empathize with them.
Of all the characters in Falling Kingdoms my favorite was Princess Cleoina without a doubt. Through thick and thin Cleo proved herself to be a true heroine and I just loved everything about her. Even when Cleo managed to screw up royally, I couldn't help but continue to root for her. Cleoina is one of my favorite female protagonists due to many factors. First of all Cleo is completely believable everything about her felt so raw and genuine. Cleo wasn't perfect but her flaws never bothered her once. Unlike a bunch of female protagonists, she wasn't insecure and she didn't complain how she isn't drop dead gorgeous.
The way Rhodes manages to pull of the switching of perspective is quite brilliant because I really enjoyed seeing the story from so many different perspectives because you really get a sense of what living in all 3 kingdoms is truly like. I didn't think this technique would work so well because I thought the alternating perspectives would become convoluted and confusing.
Why do people find incest so fascinating? Honestly between Flowers In The Attic, Star Wars, Mortal Instruments and A Game Of Thrones I feel that the world has enough incest. Incest isn't something I enjoy reading about at all yet in Falling Kingdoms I feel the incest aspect was executed phenomenally. Even though I don't approve of incest at all, I really liked Magnus's character dynamic. His "romance" with Lucia adds a lot of tension, suspense, and plot twists. Even though incest creeps me out, I can't really imagine Falling Kingdoms without it because it feels essential to the story.
The mythology of the 3 kingdoms is truly spellbinding and intriguing. It amazes me how Rhodes managed to create such complex yet interesting myths. Falling Kingdoms just wouldn't have been the same without all the tales of the Watchers. Were-Hawks anyone? The incorporations of these myths into the main plot line kept me on the edge of my seat through out the novel. The complex mythology was not original but it also was executed well.
I could go on and on describing my fan boy love of Falling Kingdoms. Where can you go wrong with a fast paced plot, a complex plot-line numerous plot twists, and tons of magic? Falling Kingdoms has made me realize that it's been too long since I have read high fantasy. I look forward to the next installment in the Falling Kingdom series immensely. I hope Rebel Spring has all the gory battle scenes, magic, high stakes tension, and fantastic character development that made me love Falling Kingdoms. I hope to get to read A Game of Thrones this year but it's length is very intimidating. I highly recommend Falling Kingdoms without a doubt in the world to all fans of fantasy!...more
Who doesn't love a well-done fairy tale retelling? Recently I became a huge fan of this genre because of books like Cinder andSeen at Scott Reads It
Who doesn't love a well-done fairy tale retelling? Recently I became a huge fan of this genre because of books like Cinder and Scarlet. In my effort to read more retellings, I had requested Strands Of Bronze and Gold from NetGalley. I would like to thank Knopf for sending me an e-Galley of this book in exchange for a honest review. Strands Of Bronze And Gold was truly a pleasant surprise!
Strands Of Bronze And Gold is a retelling of Bluebeard that takes place in good ole Mississippi before the civil war. Jane Nickerson deftly uses the setting to her advantage and creates such an atmospheric gothic retelling. I loved the Southern feel of this novel and using the South as the setting for this book was an extremely effective tactic.
If you would have told me that I would love a Southern retelling of Bluebeard this much a couple of weeks ago, I probably would have laughed at you. Despite my uncertainty, I really really enjoyed reading Strands. This book definitely started off a little bit slow as it helped establish the plot and setting. I actually stayed up until 1 or 2ish in the morning so I could find out what happened in this book. I couldn't bear to stop reading because Strands Of Bronze And Gold was that fantastic and addicting. I can't honestly remember the last time a book kept me up this late turning the pages like Strands did. Strands Of Bronze And Gold is a fantastic Gothic retelling of Blue Beard because it maintains the same creepy, gothic tone that was evident in the original fairy tale. Even though I knew how the story was going to pan out, I still couldn't stop reading this book. Nickerson definitely knows how to write a compelling tale that readers of all ages will love. There's nothing like a Southern Gothic, no sirree.
I really enjoyed reading about the characters Jane Nickerson created and I really hope Sophia makes some sort of cameo in The Mirk And Midnight Hour. It would be so cool if all 3 companion books were connected in a way besides the fact that they take place in the same universe. The 2nd book, The Mirk And Midnight Hour comes out in March 2014, I don't know how I will be able to wait that long!
Another one of my favorite things about Strands is the writing style. Strands Of Bronze And Golden is written in such a hauntingly beautiful way that immerses the reader in the world of the South. Nickerson's descriptions were a delight and vividly painted a picture of the Southern world of Strands. An author's writing style can really make or break a book, in this case Nickerson's writing style makes Strands an even more enjoyable read.
Jane Nickerson is a definitely an author to watch out for! Strands Of Bronze And Gold is definitely a debut you won't want to miss out on reading. I am super excited to read the sequel and I have got my fingers crossed that I get an ARC. I'd highly recommend reading Strands, you can thank me later! ...more
There are so many series that I feel that I would've enjoyed if they weren't so hyped and acclaimed. In The False Prince's case, I definitely believe this book is extremely underrated and that it deserves more attention. I know that this book is a NYT bestseller, but The False Prince is one of the fantasy books I've ever read. I haven't had this much fun reading a book in ages and The False Prince really captured my attention full heartedly.
Sage is an orphan and he becomes apart of a scheme to restore balance in a kingdom on the verge of civil war. Sage and two other orphans, Tobias and Roden, are competing for the prince's throne and the competition is fierce. Sage's life is at stake if he doesn't win the trust of Conner and become his princely puppet.
Sage is one of my all-time favorite protagonists because he is so clever and incredibly loyal. I never knew truly what to expect from Sage, due to the fact that he always had some tricks up his sleeves. I really wish I had even half the resourcefulness and wit that Sage possessed. It's nearly impossible not to like Sage because even though, he is a smart aleck, he also has a huge heart and is extremely compassionate.
I loved reading about the competition and the different areas of training that Sage, Roden, and Tobias had to endured to win the competition. Each area of training was high-stakes and extremely tense because all 3 boys' lives were hanging in the balance. I was constantly on the edge of my seat and I absolutely loved the sword fights. It was interesting to see the different tactics each boy used to try to ensure that they would be chosen by Connor to become prince. I was rooting for Sage throughout the entire novel, and with each obstacle Nielsen threw in his way, I became even more confident in Sage's skill.
Though The False Prince revolves a deadly competition, it's an extremely humorous and fun novel. Sage's wit is always pristine and he always manages to make even the most dire of situations feel hopeful and light. There were so times when I was getting too exhilarated and having too much fun during a competition where the whole kingdom is at stake. Readers of all ages will have so much fun reading The False Prince and will be enthralled from start to finish.
Jennifer A. Nielsen has written such an incredible novel and I applaud her for writing a middle-grade novel that truly will appeal to all readers. The False Prince is strong on character development and plot, I am so impressed with this book and I'm extremely eager to start the sequel ASAP. The False Prince is the type of book that will keep reluctant readers hooked and transform them into avid readers. The False Prince is a must-read for all readers, especially those who love Game Of Thrones. ...more