Where to begin with my thoughts on this book. To spit out exactly what I'm thinking, I loved it. I really did. I received this book from Booktube TourWhere to begin with my thoughts on this book. To spit out exactly what I'm thinking, I loved it. I really did. I received this book from Booktube Tours in exchange for an honest promotion of it, but that doesn't add bias to my thoughts on the book. I genuinely loved it. As an equestrian, it is very difficult to find books that actually capture the sport and all of its flaws. It's also very difficult to find a book that captures our language. This book did both. It was obvious to me that Cecily von Ziegesar did her research when she was writing this book, and it showed. She obviously showed horses at one point, and I appreciate that this book was more than just a "cute horse story".
The bond between Red and Merritt was something that I wasn't expecting, and it was beautiful. I didn't think that I would love Merritt's character, but she was more than I thought she would be. I thought she would be a snotty, stuck up teenager with a screw-the-world mentality. I was wrong. She was complex and interesting, and so was Red. He was portrayed incredibly well, and I loved him. The side characters were all wonderful too.
This book had incredible pacing, and it was a really quick read. I think that the concept drew me in, and I loved that, but I think anyone would enjoy this book. You don't have to know horses to love this book. You just have to love to read. And I loved this book. ...more
I'm not going to give this book a rating. I don't think it would be fair to this book. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it. It's just kind of sometI'm not going to give this book a rating. I don't think it would be fair to this book. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it. It's just kind of something that is there. It was nice to see what Harry is like as a parent, but at the same time, it wasn't the Harry I love and remember. It's not fair for me to give this book a rating because, just like Albus, this book isn't Harry Potter. It is its own story, and it would be unfair to give it a rating based on the other Harry Potter books. I am planning to do a discussion of sorts on my channel, but I am glad that I read this. ...more
This book was beyond creepy. It was eerie, it was sick, it was just plane messed up. But it was also slightly awesome. It was like Pretty Little LiarsThis book was beyond creepy. It was eerie, it was sick, it was just plane messed up. But it was also slightly awesome. It was like Pretty Little Liars mixed with American Horror Story (which, if you know me, you know I love). It was a really quick read, but be warned, if you aren't prepared for creepy, don't read this. It's intense. ...more
First of all, I would like to say that this book was sent to me for a YouTube tour. I very much appreciate that I was sent this book, and I'm no way tFirst of all, I would like to say that this book was sent to me for a YouTube tour. I very much appreciate that I was sent this book, and I'm no way trying to sound ungrateful. That being said, I won't let being sent a book influence my opinions on it.
It's a really rare day when I DNF a book. And an even rarer day that I give a book 1 star. But Dream House, or at least what I could read, was terrible. When a book takes you 29 pages for you to learn the main characters name, you can realize what kind of a book it is. The main character in this book has as much depth as a paper doll; she is living in someone else's house, and refuses to leave. It's not her house! She doesn't think situations through, and she doesn't have a brain. She shows no signs of character growth, and we know nothing about her. There is no plot to this book. Every chapter is a day in the protagonist's life in "her" house (which isn't her house, by the way!), and the main things that we are told about is that the protagonist is hungry. Almost every day has a reference to hunger in it. I was on page 135 when I stopped reading this, and believe me, I tried to give this a good effort. This book is putting me in a slump, and I just can't stand it. Sorry to anyone who genuinely loved this book, but it is one I would definitely skip. ...more