What I Thought: The Assassin's Blade is filled with five amazing novella's, prequels to Throne of Glass. There is fighting aplenty, blossoming romanceWhat I Thought: The Assassin's Blade is filled with five amazing novella's, prequels to Throne of Glass. There is fighting aplenty, blossoming romance, defiance and of course betrayal. I was lucky enough to have read four of these novellas before I read Throne of Glass, and I'm so glad I did. It gave so much extra insight into Celaena's back story, and of course there is Sam. In the Pirate Lord, Celaena and Sam are on a mission from Arobynn to bring back slaves, yet it doesn't go according to plan. In the Healer, Celaena meets a special girl with special gifts, and teaches her how to defend herself. In the Desert, Celaena learns new ways from the assassin's in the red desert, and finds out more about herself. In the Underworld, Celaena gets back from her red desert punishment and is sent on a mission for the slaves in the city, but not is all as it seems. In the Empire, the novellas lead us into the start of Throne of Glass, where Celaena tries to get away from Arobynn and loses everything.
These stories are an absolutely amazing addition to the Throne of Glass series, and left me wanting more more more! If you haven't read them yet, then I highly suggest you grab this right this second and get reading! Sarah J. Maas doesn't fail to impress, I promise you that!
The Good: Extremely good look into how Celaena ended up in the salt mines of Endovier at the start of Throne of Glass! Plus, Sam <3
The Bad: I loved them so damn much that I actually just want more more more of them. I mean, come on! Please?
What I Thought: Rebel is the sequel and final book in the Reboot duology. Wren and Callum has escaped with a hundred other Reboots and are headed to tWhat I Thought: Rebel is the sequel and final book in the Reboot duology. Wren and Callum has escaped with a hundred other Reboots and are headed to the Reservation, where they hope to continue their lives in peace. However the Reservation is not as they expect, and their leader Micah has plans even more devious than they realise. Wren and Callum get locked in a struggle, with reboot against human, reboot against reboot and human against human in the mission to shut HARC down for good.
I really loved Reboot, and Rebel was no different. Wren's actions and Callum's humanity kept me glued to the pages, wondering how they were going to solve each and every obstacle they faced. With other old characters back and new characters introduced, Rebel is a whirlwind from start to finish. Just when you think they may just run away and BAM. Not a chance buddy.
Amy Tintera comes back again with powerful writing and moving characters, leaving me wanting so much more. It was well ended, but it honestly left me feeling a bit unsure whether that was truly the end or not. If you've read Reboot then make sure you grab a copy of Rebel, because you can't afford to miss out! And if you haven't read Reboot, then you best jump on our bandwagon!
The Good: Loved this one as much as the first, with as much action and romance, if not even more!
The Bad: While the story end was well written, I would love to have another book. It feels like the story ended too quickly!
What I Thought: OH MY LORDY. Every time. EVERY SINGLE TIME. You think you know which is your favourite Onslow boy, BUT YOU DON'T. Sure, you have seenWhat I Thought: OH MY LORDY. Every time. EVERY SINGLE TIME. You think you know which is your favourite Onslow boy, BUT YOU DON'T. Sure, you have seen enough of each and you love them all and you might even think you love one more than the other, but really you are just kidding yourself. Duggan keeps bringing us closer, deeper to these swoon-worthy boys she has created, and each time I fall for them a little bit more.
This time was no different. Ringer is sick of the love-fest in Onslow, and he takes the first opportunity to get away for awhile. But of course, things are never quite that simple for the Onslow boys and for Ringer it is no different. Once he meets Miranda Henry, the games begins. She may look like an angel but it's the devil she has in her eyes as she and Ringer go down a path that there is no coming back from. There was a lot of fun, jokes and craziness but in the end, there is the love that we want to see and we sure do get it.
Ringer is similar to the other books in the summer series - as in there is hot man-candy, crazy women and sexy moments that make me blush like a little girl. But Ringer is a different Onslow boy and that makes his story different to the others. If you love the Summer series, then this one will be no different. If you haven't read the summer series, then unfortunately we can't be friends.
The Good: Ringer the sexy bad boy, who does naughty things, who learns to love - it's absolutely gorgeous to read.
The Bad: I STILL CAN'T DECIDE WHO MY FAVOURITE ONSLOW BOY IS! Maybe after the series is completely finished I will be able to decide... But the thought of that day coming upsets me greatly - I won't ever be ready to leave these boys (and girls) behind.
What I Thought: Side Effects May Vary, for how you feel after reading this book. You may laugh. You may cry. You may scream and shout and pull out youWhat I Thought: Side Effects May Vary, for how you feel after reading this book. You may laugh. You may cry. You may scream and shout and pull out your hair. You may be satisfied, or you may not. Side Effects May Vary, in my opinion, is not a book about a girl with cancer. It is not a story about the things she does to get revenge on the enemies in her life. It's not even really about her dealing with the consequences once she finds out she's gone into remission. This is a love story, pure and simple. Yes, it has all of the above stated things, but they are minor parts of a major love story. Had I known that when I started, I may have loved it a lot more than I did. Don't get me wrong, it was a fantastic story, but when I picked it up, expecting a cancer story or a revenge story and got a love story instead, I was kind of disappointed.
Alice is a normal teenage girl, with very normal dramatic teenage problems. Except one day she finds out she has leukaemia, and her life changes. She decides to write a list, a bucket list of sorts, and revenge is at the top of her list. However, she eventually finds out she is in remission, and life starts to go back to normal again - where she has to deal with the consequences of her actions.
Side Effects May Vary is a raw and powerful book, that shows us that every action has a consequence, and that love can be an extremely powerful and haunting force in life. This novel was definitely not what I expected, and not what I hoped for either, but I definitely still think it is one of those YA novels that needs to be read by everyone.
The Good: It has some hilarious moments.
The Bad: As explained in the first paragraph above, it was not what I expected.
What I Thought: While We Run was a a great sequel and an equally as great end to the series. This time, the story is told from Abdi's point of view -What I Thought: While We Run was a a great sequel and an equally as great end to the series. This time, the story is told from Abdi's point of view - and we pick up after Tegan and Abdi have been with SADU for a while, pawns in their little game. After being tortured and spouting lies to rich people, both Abdi and Tegan are close to giving up, when they get rescued by a band of people called "Save Tegan".
While We Run was very different to the first book, and I found it a lot darker, which was difficult to handle. Our duo got themselves into tight spots in the first book, but this was different. Their entire being was changed, and it put a huge impact on the story.
Despite this, I did like how the story went. There were several twists and turns, none of which I really saw coming. This added to the intensity of the book and I couldn't really put it down! So if you have read the first book, you definitely need to get to this one!
**Sorry for the short review - I wasn't sure how to write my feelings without giving too much away.
The Good: Healey managed to end the book in a way I certainly didn't expect. It wasn't "perfect" but it fit the setting perfectly.
The Bad: Abdi and Tegan went through a lot, but Tegan seemed to deal with everything a lot better. A lot of it depressed me, especially when it was brought up over and over throughout the story.
What I Thought: This book made me crazy. I did not figure out the twist until it was literally pointed out at the end of the novel, and I just could nWhat I Thought: This book made me crazy. I did not figure out the twist until it was literally pointed out at the end of the novel, and I just could not believe it. LIKE ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME? I seriously just sat in bed, unsure what to do next. Like a lost little puppy.
Beautiful Oblivion is Cami and Trent's story, so of course you are going to fall in love with Trent, same as you did Travis. It runs (pretty much) parallel in time with Beautiful Disaster, and you will definitely have some overlaps in time. Cami is a very different kind of girl from Abby, and Trent is very different to his brother too - so don't expect to be reading the same sort of story.
Trent is in love with Cami, and has been for awhile. Cami has a boyfriend and knows well how the Maddox brothers work. So of course, they try to be friends. And of course, that never really quite works out how they expect. Cami's boyfriend (and for me, the mysterious job he works) is the secret that shakes up the story the entire way through, and if like me, you don't figure it out then, like me, you will be shocked.
Trent and Cami are completely adorable and lovable, and the few new characters we meet, you will love just as much. McGuire really has a unique way of telling stories, so if you loved Beautiful Disaster then you are certainly going to love this one too -and if you haven't read BD, then I suggest you give this one a crack anyway!