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message 1: by Michaela (last edited Aug 27, 2015 05:57AM) (new)

Michaela (readingrowena) | 736 comments Team Hawthorn:
Rachmi ✔
Twila ✔
Mickey ✔
Kate ✔
Abbi ✔
Melany ✔


message 2: by Melany (new)

Melany (snowborn) | 1428 comments The Demigod Files (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) by Rick Riordan
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Buddy: N/A
Pages: 151 (280 highest)


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82890 comments Mod
Team Hawthorn




__________|_BR's__|__Points____|__Total

Melany_____|___0___|____2____|___2


Team______|___0___|____2____|___2


message 4: by Anne (last edited Sep 03, 2015 08:52AM) (new)

Anne  (annwiththee) My review: Slammed (Slammed, #1) Slammed by Colleen Hoover

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Things I've learned about Colleen Hoover's writing:
1. Her books patronize the Arts
2. She's perfected the art of book-slapping
3. If you object to the concept of a 20-page-in-head-on-fall-hard-and-fast-romance: Exit Stage Left Please
4. Who cares about social conventions and stipulations regarding romance when we can all tip-toe our way around it into a happy ending.

This was some kick-ass romance. Ugh. I forgot heart-wrenching too.



Buddy read: N/A
Pages: 321


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82890 comments Mod
Anne, could you tell me roughly how many pages you read in September? It looks like you started this in August?


message 6: by Michaela (new)


message 7: by Anne (last edited Sep 03, 2015 04:06PM) (new)

Anne  (annwiththee) Sarah wrote: "Anne, could you tell me roughly how many pages you read in September? It looks like you started this in August?"

Yes Sarah I did. I started it on the 31st of August, a little before midnight. I'm not sure but maybe about 30 or 40 pages :)


message 8: by Anne (new)

Anne  (annwiththee) My review: Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3) Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I'M SPEECHLESS
......
I don't think I can write a spoiler-free review on this book. But I have to say, no book has rendered me speechless--not since Harry Potter. This book was so well-paced: From the initial to the climax to the calm; everything just fell in place. I'm amazed at how the story played out fluidly. Honestly, at a point I feared that the story had become too complex and would end up tying a rope of confusion around itself and lose direction and point. Bless you Cassandra Clare: That epilogue! I felt like it was a gift of some sort.




Buddy read: N/A
Pages:567


message 10: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82890 comments Mod
Team Hawthorn




__________|_BR's__|__Points____|__Total

Melany_____|___3___|____5____|___8
Mickey_____|___0___|___0.17____|___0.17
Anne_____|___0___|____7____|___7


Team______|___3___|___12.17__|___15.17


message 11: by Anne (new)

Anne  (annwiththee) My review: Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I found this book to be strange. The truth is, I would have to read the sequel before I pledge any allegiances--right now I'm in purgatory.
..........
With that said; There was a lot of good stuff in this book. It was particularly hard to get into though and some times I was just "surface reading": not absorbing the words and investing in the story--but that has nothing to do with the book's allure or efficacy.

The plot and development was amazing, writing style almost impeccable and pacing apt. But, I wasn't a fan of the characters' names and there were subjects I wanted expatiated on. I couldn't distinguish a remarkable scene which marked a climax--it felt like though there was plot development, the story was riding on level ground. I guess that's not a bad way to go, so in sum this book was good.




Buddy read: N/A
Pages: 418


message 12: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82890 comments Mod
Team Hawthorn




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Melany_____|___3___|____5____|___8
Mickey_____|___0___|___0.17____|___0.17
Anne_____|___0___|____11___|___11


Team______|___3___|___16.17__|___19.17


message 13: by Melany (last edited Sep 05, 2015 10:38PM) (new)


message 14: by Abbie (new)

Abbie | 28 comments Miss Peregrines home for peculiar children review:

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


This is now my second favourite book under Harry Potter! Ransom Riggs has created such an incredible world and characters you can't help but fall in love with. I loved the protagonist , Jacob and the mystery of his grandfather and the pequliar children. I also love the way it ended and how it leads into the next novel, Hollow city. I can not wait to read the rest if the series!


message 15: by Michaela (new)

Michaela (readingrowena) | 736 comments Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Buddy: no
Pages: 129


message 16: by Anne (last edited Sep 06, 2015 04:29PM) (new)


message 17: by Kate (new)

Kate ★ (spillsandspoils) | 993 comments Paper Towns by John Green

Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Buddy: No
Pages: 644 (ebook version)


message 18: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82890 comments Mod
Team Hawthorn




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Melany_____|___7___|____9____|___8
Mickey_____|___0___|___0.67____|___0.67
Anne_____|___4___|____15___|___15
Abbie_____|___0___|____3___|___3
Kate_____|___0___|____6___|___6


Team______|__11___|___33.67__|___44.67


message 19: by Rachmi (new)

Rachmi  | 4945 comments #Poser (Hashtag, #5) by Cambria Hebert
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Buddy: No
Pages: 267

Never Been Kissed (Never Been, #1) by C.M. Kars
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Buddy: No
Pages: 345


message 20: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82890 comments Mod
Team Hawthorn




__________|_BR's__|__Points____|__Total

Melany_____|___7___|____9____|___8
Mickey_____|___0___|___0.67____|___0.67
Anne______|___4___|____15___|___15
Abbie______|___0___|____3___|___3
Kate_______|___0___|____6___|___6
Rachmi_____|___0___|____5___|___5


Team______|__11___|___38.67__|___49.67


message 21: by Anne (new)

Anne  (annwiththee) Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


OH.MY.GOD.
.....
PERFECT. THIS BOOK IS PERFECT.


I can't believe I was ever skeptical about starting it. I mean, I thought: "A faerie love interest? Crap". I actually called the plot crap after reading the book synopsis. I EAT MY WORDS.

There was such a harmonious rendering and blending of every element in this book: World-building, plot development, pacing, character portrayal, romance--the balance between them was surreal.

The Main Characters:
Feyre: Kick-ass heroine. Now, I would never liken her to a character such as Katniss from The Hunger Games, but her realistic portrayal was so enthralling: She was brave and self-sufficient, stubborn and strong without bordering on overbearing. And the times when she showed fear, doubt and uncertainty --even weakness --caused me to become more tethered to her.

Tamlin: Shame on you Edward Cullen. Shame. This, right here is how a love interest--with fangs should be like. Tam wasn't some pretentious "knight in shining armor come to save the damsel in distress". On the contrary, he was quite the opposite: THINK BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.He needed saving. And Feyre was the one doing the saving. The pair of them were such flawed characters.

Every scene in this book was so filling--never a dull moment. I would tattoo the words in it on my skin even--if I could get away with it.




Buddy: N/A
Pages: 416


message 23: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82890 comments Mod
Team Hawthorn




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Melany_____|__11___|___13____|___24
Mickey_____|___0___|___0.67____|___0.67
Anne______|___4___|____19___|___23
Abbie______|___0___|____3___|___3
Kate_______|___0___|____6___|___6
Rachmi_____|___0___|____5___|___5


Team______|__15___|___46.67__|___61.67


message 24: by Michaela (new)

Michaela (readingrowena) | 736 comments Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Buddy: no
Pages: 128


message 25: by Anne (last edited Sep 12, 2015 02:08PM) (new)

Anne  (annwiththee) My review: Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


THIS BOOK WAS DIZZYING.

I don't know what to believe, who to trust, what's the truth, who is good and who is bad. Gahhh

A part of me--a very big part of me is hoping that the Darkling is just misunderstood, like Aaron from the Shatter Me series. My mind is reeling! Book 2 please.




Buddy read: N/A
Pages: 368


message 26: by Anne (new)

Anne  (annwiththee) My review: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2...

Buddy read: N/A
Pages: 387


message 27: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82890 comments Mod
Team Hawthorn




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Melany_____|__11___|___13____|___24
Mickey_____|___0___|___1.67____|___1.67
Anne______|___4___|____25___|___29
Abbie______|___0___|____3___|___3
Kate_______|___0___|____6___|___6
Rachmi_____|___0___|____5___|___5


Team______|__15___|___53.67__|___68.67


message 29: by Anne (last edited Sep 14, 2015 11:20AM) (new)

Anne  (annwiththee) My review: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2...
Buddy:N/A
Pages: 473


message 32: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82890 comments Mod
Team Hawthorn




__________|_BR's__|__Points__|__Total

Melany_____|__27___|___29____|___56
Mickey_____|___0___|___1.67__|___1.67
Anne_______|___4___|____29____|___33
Abbie______|___0___|____3____|___3
Kate_______|___0___|____6____|___6
Rachmi_____|___0___|____5____|___5


Team______|__31___|___73.67__|__104.67



message 33: by Anne (last edited Sep 18, 2015 08:57AM) (new)

Anne  (annwiththee) My review: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2...

Buddy read: N/A
Pages: 387


message 34: by Anne (new)

Anne  (annwiththee) My review: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2...
Buddy read:N/A
Pages: 40


message 35: by Abbie (new)

Abbie | 28 comments My review of Hollow City:

I AM IN LOVE! I LOVE THIS EVEN MORE THAN THE FIRST ONE! There was even more twists and character development than the first one. I can't sing it's praises enough. I recommend it to everyone!

Buddy read: N/A


message 36: by Anne (last edited Sep 19, 2015 09:36AM) (new)

Anne  (annwiththee) My review: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2...

Buddy read: N/A
Pages: 328


message 37: by Abbie (new)

Abbie | 28 comments My review of Amy and Rogers epic detour:

I really enjoyed this read. I thought it had just the right amount of everything in it. The characters were all so endearing and loveable in their own way. Also, the romance was very cute and the book just got better as it went along.

Buddy read: N/A


message 38: by Anne (new)

Anne  (annwiththee) My review: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2...
Buddy read: N/A
Pages: 320


message 39: by Melany (new)

Melany (snowborn) | 1428 comments A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5) by George R.R. Martin
Pages: 1154
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Buddy: N/A


message 40: by Anne (new)

Anne  (annwiththee) My review; https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2...
Buddy read:N/A
Pages: 321


message 41: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82890 comments Mod
Team Hawthorn




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Melany_____|__27___|___35____|___62
Mickey_____|___0___|___1.67__|___1.67
Anne_______|___4___|___41.33_|___45.33
Abbie______|___0___|___10____|___10
Kate_______|___0___|____6____|___6
Rachmi_____|___0___|____5____|___5


Team______|__31___|___99_____|__130



message 42: by Kate (new)

Kate ★ (spillsandspoils) | 993 comments The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5) by Rick Riordan

Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Pages: 648 (hardcover)


message 43: by Melany (new)

Melany (snowborn) | 1428 comments Percy Jackson's Greek Gods (A Percy Jackson and the Olympians Guide) by Rick Riordan
Pages: 336 (512 highest)
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Buddy: N/A


message 44: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82890 comments Mod
Team Hawthorn




__________|_BR's__|__Points__|__Total

Melany_____|__27___|___40____|___67
Mickey_____|___0___|___1.67__|___1.67
Anne_______|___4___|___41.33_|___45.33
Abbie______|___0___|___10____|___10
Kate_______|___0___|___12____|___12
Rachmi_____|___0___|____5____|___5


Team______|__31___|__110_____|__141



message 46: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82890 comments Mod
Team Hawthorn




__________|_BR's__|__Points__|__Total

Melany_____|__33___|___46____|___79
Mickey_____|___0___|___1.67__|___1.67
Anne_______|___4___|___41.33_|___45.33
Abbie______|___0___|___10____|___10
Kate_______|___0___|___12____|___12
Rachmi_____|___0___|____5____|___5


Team______|__37___|__116_____|__153



message 47: by Anne (new)

Anne  (annwiththee) My review: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2...

Buddy read: N/A
Pages: 416


message 48: by Anne (new)

Anne  (annwiththee) My review:https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2...
Buddy read: N/A
Pages: 380


message 49: by Abbie (new)

Abbie | 28 comments My review of Percy Jackson:

At first, I thought I wasn't going to enjoy this book. I was really put off by all the hype surrounding this book. But I came out, wanting the next book right now! I ended up loving this even more than the film, which was okay, I loved the characters so much more in the book. Annabeth is so much more bad ass in this, Percy is a lot more likeable and I love the ending in it. It ends on a cliffhanger, making me want so much more!

I feel very effected by these characters and really care about their futures. I desperatly want everything to be okay, and Luke to just die! I shouldn't really say that, but he is very hated, by me anyway.

I cant wait to read the next instalment!

Buddy read: N/A


message 50: by Michaela (new)

Michaela (readingrowena) | 736 comments Switched (Trylle, #1) by Amanda Hocking
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Buddy Read: no
Pages: 494


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