It isn't like it was bad. It is just that it wasn't good.
I'm not a fan of the art style and even more off-put by the creepy element. The title also seIt isn't like it was bad. It is just that it wasn't good.
I'm not a fan of the art style and even more off-put by the creepy element. The title also set me up for a different story than what I read and that is disappointing. It was worthwhile to read just to say I made it through it but I'm thankful I didn't spent too much time on it....more
Christie Golden has brought her genius yet again. This book doesn't provide a lot of new information early on but it provides a massive and overwhelmiChristie Golden has brought her genius yet again. This book doesn't provide a lot of new information early on but it provides a massive and overwhelming amount of important lore. Featuring Garrosh and setting up for Warlords of Draenor this book highlights the compassion and wisdom of Baine Bloodhoof, the cruel determination of Tyrande Whisperwind, the sadistic brokenheart of Sylvanas, the natural born leaders of both Varian & Anduin Wrynn, and it shows something else...hope.
This book is craftsmanship at its best. Balancing time, perspectives, and storylines with mastery. ...more
This was my first manga ever. Having watched the show I can say that it is refreshing to see the art style and the story be phenomenally consistent. BThis was my first manga ever. Having watched the show I can say that it is refreshing to see the art style and the story be phenomenally consistent. Being a lot further in the show than I am in reading this series, I know how beautifully this story takes shape but in the beginning, Ichigo can be selfless but incredibly stubborn. But it is understandable, it is hard accepting the change that came into his life in one swift moment.
That said, a lot of the early explanations of the Soul Reapers leaves a little bit to be desired and a lot of questions. If you can sift through it, it gets better.
As a stylistic side note about manga in general, I would prefer colored pictures....more
Remember to believe in Santa Claus... Love at first sight... And that your ship will come in.
This book a humorous and heartfelt reminder of the life lRemember to believe in Santa Claus... Love at first sight... And that your ship will come in.
This book a humorous and heartfelt reminder of the life lessons we have been learning and cultivating all our lives. They’re gentle reminders brought to us by some of our age-old favorite stories and the spectacular artwork that comes with them....more
This book is about a community art project that encourages people to dig down deep and share with the world what it is they truly want to do before thThis book is about a community art project that encourages people to dig down deep and share with the world what it is they truly want to do before they die. I think some of the responses are so empowering that they make you strive and feel a renewed sense of faith in humanity. Other responses are so real and so painstakingly familiar that you feel like you could have known these people all your life.
It instills a wonderful sense of community, love, and coziness as you're reading through the desires of other humans. This project branched out from one tiny house to boards all over the world in all different languages. It inspires people and inspires beauty....more
This book is beautiful. I actually cried while I was reading it. It is a picture book that starts the idea that it is okay to be who you are and to grThis book is beautiful. I actually cried while I was reading it. It is a picture book that starts the idea that it is okay to be who you are and to grow into that person at such a young age. I am so thankful to have come across it by serendipity!...more
I am not skilled in the way of reviewing poetry and it takes me even longer to find the meter to read it in but I liked this poem. I liked it more wheI am not skilled in the way of reviewing poetry and it takes me even longer to find the meter to read it in but I liked this poem. I liked it more when I could read the whole thing without the pictures. The illustrations were not in a style of art that I enjoy and they were dark and the contrast of words and the font style made it difficult to read.
I was first introduced to Randall Flagg in The Stand so this was an interesting prelude to a character that is extremely prominent in the Stephen King universe....more
Quick & Easy Review The first part of this book was great nad had me eating out of the palm of Veronica Roth's hand. However, by the halfway pointQuick & Easy Review The first part of this book was great nad had me eating out of the palm of Veronica Roth's hand. However, by the halfway point I could see where we were headed in terms of pacing and I began to get discouraged. By the end, I was ready to climb through the pages of this book and mutilate all the characters in a fit of PMS rage. I was so disappointed with the decisions, the purpose, and outcomes. I can see why there was a backlash.
Total Thoughts If someone asked me if they should read this trilogy I would undoubtedly say, yes! If someone asked me if I liked this series I would contemplate and say yes. If someone asked if I were disappointed in this series, I again would say yes. When Veronica Roth released Divergent as her debut novel it hit the scene leaving a trail blazing behind it of awesome. It was the next best thing since The Hunger Games. While the hype remained in tact for each of the three books, the brilliance has faded.
The beginning of this book was fantastic. I was so excited to be taking the journey outside the city with Tris and the gang that I could barely contain myself let alone put the book down. I just had to know what was waiting for us. And what I found took me to a new level of disappointment. I was taken aback by the fact that within the city limits these people had no idea about the land surrounding them. When it came to light that they were unaware of what the United States was, I was shocked; I assumed that had been a given. They might not know what is out there know but surely they know where they came from. Regardless, I did not like having to drudge through an elementary level explanation of the rest of the country, its twisted government, and biased genetic wars.
Unlike any other book in the series this book is told in dual perspective from both Tris and Four Tobias This was a welcome change but not executed very cleanly. I really appreciated and loved how Tris changed fromInsurgent to Allegiant. She grew up, she figured out how to handle herself and her grief, and she developed a new foundation of strength. She was amazing in this and I am so glad she came back from the angsty twerp she was before. I also really enjoyed getting to know Tobias and being inside his head. This gave a depth to him and to his relationship with Tris which had not previously been present. With that said, these two individuals should each have very distinct and clear voices but the lines were very blurry in the alternating POV. There were several occasions where I had to reread passages after double checking the chapter heading to see who I was reading at the time.
My biggest problem with this book was the plot. Reflecting back, Divergent was full of intrigue and deception and it was powerfully awesome. Insurgent was just a lay-over for me in terms of connecting this series. But this, I had hopes for this and it comes down to America being Nazi-fied into genetic purity? This book loses points for its heavy descriptions of genetics, science, and continual use of GP/GD acronyms. This was a whole new aspect that had never been part of the story and it was handled poorly. The pacing of all the action was pitiful, by a certain point in the book you know the ending is going to be rushed and you’re thinking “How could this possibly be finished in 200 or less pages!” With that said, all this crafted action, tension, and intense plotting against the government the book just ends in this not-so-perfect-but-convenient ball. Sacrifices and decisions were made that had no outstanding resolutions and no evident spark of changing anything else.
Overall, I couldn’t imagine having not read this book and having the closure that I have now but in the end it was just another love affair that left me cold, lonely, and broken....more