This book was awesome. If you recall from my last review, I mentioned that I'm not normally one to read contemporary or realistic fiction, and very raThis book was awesome. If you recall from my last review, I mentioned that I'm not normally one to read contemporary or realistic fiction, and very rarely to I find ones that I really love. Well, let me tell you. I found one. This book was so amazing! There was so much that I loved about it. The characters, the plot, and especially the writing style.
I'm going to start with the characters. Out of all the books I've read, Anna was probably one of the most well written character I've come across. She was very easy to relate to, and the author really got inside her mind in a way that made me stop and think, Hey, I have totally had thoughts like that before. And she just seemed so real when I was reading it. Another great character was St. Clair. I found myself developing a crush on St. Clair. Which truthfully, isn't very uncommon when I read books. I find book crushes in pretty much every single book I read. But, St. Claire was probably one of my favorite. He was attractive, well I couldn't see him but he certainly sounded attractive, especially with that accent. His personality is one that is so hard to find in any actual real guys, but it's the one every one wants to find. He was funny, loved his mom, and wasn't a stuck up jerk.
The plot was also excellently written. I didn't feel like it was cliche at all. The author did a great job of adding things that many wouldn't have thought to add, or would have wanted to add. Like St. Clair's mom getting cancer, that one really threw me for a loop. The plot overall was very believable, and not a plot that "only happens in books or movies."
The author's writing style was also phenomenal. The dialogue, Anna's thoughts, her reactions to things. Just everything about it was awesome. Stephanie Perkins is probably one of the best authors I have ever read.
Now is the time where normally I would talk about the things I didn't like about the book, but there is literally nothing. I loved everything about it....more
See I can't get into the whole basketball craze in this book on account of I hate basketball. But if I replace basketball with football and tip off wiSee I can't get into the whole basketball craze in this book on account of I hate basketball. But if I replace basketball with football and tip off with kick off in my head I totally get it. ...more
Alright now that it has been several days since I finished I think I'll right a proper review (sort of).
Let me start off by saying that I loved thisAlright now that it has been several days since I finished I think I'll right a proper review (sort of).
Let me start off by saying that I loved this book. I thought it was just as good as Way of Kings. And I still think it was without a doubt a 5 star book. But that doesn't mean there weren't some things I didn't like.
One thing I didn't like was Branderson's Moffat tendencies when it came to killing off characters. Meaning he kills them but doesn't keep them dead. And yes I know there were some deaths, but for the most part they were minor with the exception of Sadeas (whose death I'm not quite sure how I felt about). And it is kind of hard to criticize them because I can see that behind each of these deaths there were reasons, like Szeth's new Shardblade and I'm assuming whatever Jasnah's learned will be important also, but I just wish he found other ways to accomplish them.
I also found some of Shallan's viewpoints to make me stop a little and go hmmm to myself. And it was always when she was thinking about her relationship with Adolin. It was like when was reading their interaction it felt like she was actually starting to fall for him. But sometimes when she thought about it she would say that she was trying to manipulate him a little bit (not total manipulation), but I never really saw that in their interactions. And I could be reading into one of those wrong. Hmmm typed out that thought didn't quite sound like it did in my head but oh well.
So overall I still thought it was an amazing book. 5 stars without a doubt. Eagerly waiting the third installment. ...more
My impression of this book was just kind of eh. Everything was just kind of eh. I didn't hate the characters, buRating: wavering between 2 and 3 stars
My impression of this book was just kind of eh. Everything was just kind of eh. I didn't hate the characters, but I didn't love them either. And the storyline just didn't really pull me in until the last two chapters. So idk I guess I like her YA writing better...more
Remy was just infuriating. I found her personality to be totally unlikable and the way Dessen wrote her sounded totally implausible. I couldn't undersRemy was just infuriating. I found her personality to be totally unlikable and the way Dessen wrote her sounded totally implausible. I couldn't understand why if she had no faith in love then why would she keep acquiring boyfriends upon boyfriends. And she got mad at Dexter for totally uncalled for reasons. Him playing This Lullaby and the picture thing. Like come on.
I did like Dexter and that kept this book from getting a one star rating...more