This novel was really, really good. There were many unexpected things that happened and I absolutely loved that. Full review soon!!
FULL REVIEW Throne oThis novel was really, really good. There were many unexpected things that happened and I absolutely loved that. Full review soon!!
FULL REVIEW Throne of Glass is by far my favorite fantasy-adventure novel I have read. The ingenious heroine? Check. The detailed action scenes? Check. The mystery? The magic? The swoon-worthy guys? Check, check, and check. What more could you ask for? To be honest, there are not many fantasy novels that I can read as quickly as ToG. Some of the books I’ve read that also have the fantasy and adventure aspects didn’t appeal to me as much as ToG either. The features of this novel (see above) flowed together perfectly so of course I finished reading in two days. You may always read about me talking about all these other great heroines, and they are, but Celaena just tops them all. She isn’t afraid to do what has to be done, she says what she wants and yet she can still be a beautiful girl with class, and kick some bad-guy butt. I also enjoy Captain Chaol Westfall’s presence. More than Prince Dorian’s, actually. The Captain does have room for an attitude adjustment, but the chemistry that he and Celaena have just makes me have this huge soft spot for him. I think that he cares for her more than Dorian does, despite all the rude comments he has for Celaena. The Prince is just the prince; charming, respectable, and expected when it comes to his character. Chaol on the other hand, is definitely someone else. I don’t want to spoil too much when it comes to the romance, but I’m really excited to see how it will all play out in ToG #2. The next thing I’m looking forward to are more action scenes! The details that Maas provides while Celaena’s in action are so vivid, it’s almost as good as watching a movie. I cannot wait until the first novel comes out for everyone to read because I’m going to make all my friends read it. They don’t read as much as I do, but I’m pretty sure I can get them to read ToG! Even the people who don’t read too often will enjoy this one. It’s different from the bestselling novels that are currently on the top and those who are tired of the recurring themes/genres in YA today will be in for a real treat!
Kendra has had some crazy adventures. She's also a pretty crazy witch. I loved the story of Emma and Lisette! If you liked any of Flinn's novels, READKendra has had some crazy adventures. She's also a pretty crazy witch. I loved the story of Emma and Lisette! If you liked any of Flinn's novels, READ BEWITCHING. Full review soon!...more
Wow. I cannot stop thinking about the ending. It was not at ALL what I expected. The novel was pretty short and I wish it would be longer. I want to kWow. I cannot stop thinking about the ending. It was not at ALL what I expected. The novel was pretty short and I wish it would be longer. I want to know MORE about Ethan, and I doubt that there will be a sequel. Other than that, I'm glad that I gave Dead to You a try. I liked this novel better than the Wake Series....more
This novel was not at all what I expected it to be! I couldn't figure out if it was a twist of fantasy or just some regular contemporary. It was confuThis novel was not at all what I expected it to be! I couldn't figure out if it was a twist of fantasy or just some regular contemporary. It was confusing yet short and sweet. Full review soon...more
3.5 stars Sometimes It Happens was like a nicely decorated cake with icing too sweet or too bland; you only got what you saw, not what you were hoping3.5 stars Sometimes It Happens was like a nicely decorated cake with icing too sweet or too bland; you only got what you saw, not what you were hoping for. The sweet side of the novel was the scandal that the synopsis portrayed. How could such a friend do something so horrible to their best friend? Of course my curious side checked this out of the library to find out what happened. I also liked the way Lauren Barnholdt wrote the story. Going back and forth to scenes of Hannah’s past in alternating chapters of the present is not something you see often in other books. Readers will enjoy a complex writing style that seems hard to follow when really, it’s actually easy. The bland side? What happened between Hannah and Noah overall wasn’t scandalous at all. I expected more out of their so-called romance and Ava’s reaction (especially) when she found out. The ending seemed unreal to me, and I was a bit disappointed. Lastly, the synopsis tells readers the gist of what happens, meaning you already know what to expect. It may turn those who like to keep the suspense in the novel, rather than reading the description off. I wouldn’t recommend it even though Barnholdt wrote it. (She wrote One Night That Changes Everything and I LOVED it, that’s the main reason why I read Sometimes It Happens.)
This book was amazing. This is why I love Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket). The story itself was amazing and the illustrations were just beautiful!This book was amazing. This is why I love Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket). The story itself was amazing and the illustrations were just beautiful! I can't wait to write this review!
Full review Why We Broke Up was completely and utterly amazing. There is no other way to describe how good this book (and the illustrations) were. Daniel Handler (also known as Lemony Snicket, one of my favorite childhood authors) has written yet another one of my favorite books. Min and Ed are pretty different people, when it comes to their characters. You wouldn’t expect a girl like Min (one to keep to herself, opinionated, witty) to be in a relationship with a guy like Ed (the popular jock). Handler proved that opposites can attract. Min and Ed didn’t exactly have much in common, though they did get along well. The things they did when they were together and the cute things that they did for each other made it seem like they were in the perfect relationship. I’d love to be in a relationship like Min and Ed (except for the part where Ed ruins everything), with me being the biggest hopeless romantic and all. Other than Min’s romantic fairytale (I’d really like to know what Ed was thinking through their relationship; that would be interesting), I don’t think I have been so angry at a fictional character like I was at Ed. What he did was so rude and heartbreaking, I was too mad to cry. Ed went from being the best boyfriend, to the worst boyfriend. Ever. Although I saw the reason why they broke up coming, it still broke my heart. Handler has a way of getting to your emotions like that. I remember when I was younger, I thought that The Series of Unfortunate Events was crazy! The things that Handler wrote about went to extremes when it came to the kids. Besides Handler’s great ability to write, Maira Kalman is also a great artist. Her drawings in between pages made the novel more colorful. To be honest, if Kalman didn’t illustrate anything in this book, the cover and pages would be bland, dark, and depressing. Finally, if you haven’t been persuaded to read Why We Broke Up before, I hope this review has. Although this novel hasn’t reminded me of my own break up like the book claims (I’ve never been in love nor have I been in a relationship, just to let all of you know), I know that Min and Ed’s relationship would be just like any couple’s relationship in real life. Even if you’re not a hopeless romantic like I am, you should check this book out. It doesn’t have a lot of the gushy stuff that may bug some (heartless) people. It’s real. See more: http://teenagereader.com/why-we-broke......more
I've started to like the novel ever since the beginning! I never lost interest while I was reading. And the ending? WOW! I never expected what was comI've started to like the novel ever since the beginning! I never lost interest while I was reading. And the ending? WOW! I never expected what was coming. Jilly Hathaway is an amazing debut author for 2012! Full review soon!...more