HA! This was so cute and hilarious. I enjoyed this way more than I thought I would. But with the solid artwork (IT'S SO PRETTY), the dialogue causingHA! This was so cute and hilarious. I enjoyed this way more than I thought I would. But with the solid artwork (IT'S SO PRETTY), the dialogue causing me to LOL multiple times and the story being just plain FUN, how could I not?
Things I loved:
- Loved that the camp sign had HARD CORE LADY TYPES nailed over "Ladies." - Also, FRIENDSHIP TO THE MAX! Heck yeah, positive female friendships!
- The Lumberjanes pledge! "Then there's a line about god or whatever." I DIED.
- Unexpected puns. LOLOLOLOLOL. Pungeon Master Badge. Can this be a thing? Let's make it a thing.
- The clever and hilarious way gender is challenged. Loved it!
Basically, I'm definitely reading the next one! ...more
- It was dull as dirt - It was waaaaaaaay too long - I was so tired of the angst, no matter how justified it was - RoReasons why I didn't like this book:
- It was dull as dirt - It was waaaaaaaay too long - I was so tired of the angst, no matter how justified it was - Rowan is overrated. There, I said it. - I fell asleep listening to the audiobook over 15 times. 7 alone for the last 10%. - The chapters with the witches felt SO POINTLESS. (BTW, the king outlawed magic, but witches are okay? dafuq? Oh well, I don't care.) - I feel like each book follows the same plot: Celena trains. Celena fights with cute guy. Mysterious monster is killing people. Celena kills monster. Fin.
This was equal parts boring and horrible. Mead essentially relies of the readers' knowledge and perception of Asian culture because there is absoDNF.
This was equal parts boring and horrible. Mead essentially relies of the readers' knowledge and perception of Asian culture because there is absolutely no world building to be found. I was excited initially for this because it seemed like Mead was branching out. Unfortunately, this turned out to be a complete waste of time and words can not express how disappointing this was. I hate to sound harsh, but it really felt like this was written overnight aimlessly. I kept trying to power through to the end, because maybe it would get better. Sadly, no. It just became a chore and more mentally painful with each page I read. Sometimes you just have to know when to quit.
I keep looking for the magic I felt while reading Shadow Kiss (her best book IMO), but I'm beginning to think that was a fluke. In any case, Soundless is not her best work, not by a long shot.
Thoughts before reading:
Someone in marketing must have fallen asleep at their desk, because how did I not know about this until now?! Richelle Mead is one of my all time favorite authors and I'm so excited to see her do something totally different! I must acquire this book. ...more
I'm not entirely sure about a rating yet. I liked it, but didn't love it.
Thoughts: I think this would be a great read for younger readers or those whoI'm not entirely sure about a rating yet. I liked it, but didn't love it.
Thoughts: I think this would be a great read for younger readers or those who are not huge fantasy readers. The world building is simple and enough to give the reader a feel for the fantasy world without confusion. However, I couldn't help but crave more from it. I'm not sure if this was the book or if it's just the fact that I read it while I've been listening to the Outlander series, where Diana is famous for taking 300 pages to describe a blade of grass. Hard to say. I'll come back to this review later. ...more