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review 2015-02-19 18:40
The Unbound - Victoria Schwab

Challenge: Read a book from an author you love that you haven't read yet

 

I had really high hopes for this book and I’m happy they were met. Victoria Schwab is able to create interesting and believable characters. I quite enjoy seeing Mac and Wesley in a different environment and seeing how they both react to it.

 

I still have problems with love triangles. In this book I was especially annoyed with it because of the people involved in the triangle. I saw no point of having it and it made me dread the moment of the confrontation.

 

Also, I wasn’t a big fan of the flashbacks this time around but I could see their purpose so I’m not going to hold it against the book.

 

All in all, The Unbound was a great sequel. To be honest, I’m dreading the release of the third book just because I can imagine what problems might arise with the characters and I just don’t want them to stay like this FOREVERRRR.

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review 2015-02-16 01:58
Batman: The Killing Joke - Alan Moore,Brian Bolland

Challenge: Read a book that came out the year you were born
                  Read a graphic novel

I really liked how this comic explored The Joker’s past. Using flashbacks of what happened to him before his accident, the author drew parallelism with both Batman’s past and origins and Gordon’s present nightmare. Also, I liked that idea that even The Joker himself isn’t sure of what his origins were.

I loved the idea that tragedy can break even the most honest man and that everyone is capable of going as mad as the villains.

The other aspect I liked was that the ending didn’t actually give the reader a certain answer as to what was the outcome of the encounter between Batman and The Joker. Knowing Batman, one can say that there's only one possibilty but the general tone of the comic, dark and twisted, can lead us to think otherwise.

I’m sad to read that the author himself doesn’t find this to be an interesting read because I enjoyed it a lot.

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review 2015-02-14 22:48
Crónica de una muerte anunciada (Biblioteca de la Literatura Universal, #13) - Gabriel García Márquez

Challenge: Read a book a friend recommended

 

This is my third García Marquez book and I still can get into his writing. In this particular book, there are no divisions other than the indentation of the paragraphs, which made me feel overwhelmed with the amount of information I was getting.

 

Everyone in town had something to say about the death and we get flashbacks here and there. It was way too much confusing for me. The more confused I got, the less interested in the book I was.

 

The idea and the plot were interesting but the way it was executed didn’t go well with me.

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text 2015-02-01 23:17
January Wrap Up (2015)
By Leighann Dobbs Dead Wrong (Blackmoore Sisters Cozy Mystery Series) (Volume 1) - Leighann Dobbs
The Christmas Grandma Ran Away from Home - Nancy Warren
True Love - Jennifer Lopez
The Bobbsey Twins, or Merry Days Indoors and Out, Book 1, Newly Released Original Version - Laura Lee Hope
Grandma Catches a Wave (The Grandma Series Book 2) - Nancy Warren
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text 2015-01-15 03:09
Reading progress update: I've read 9%.
True Love - Jennifer Lopez

So far, it's pretty good. I'm not very far in so my judgment is still being withheld. But it's good she wrote a book to tell her story about her life. When I am done, if I finish it, I will give my full opinions then. I'm not what you would call a fan of Jennifer Lopez but I can say she has a talent all her own. If I were to choose which talent I like more: Acting vs Singing, I would choose her acting. I enjoy her movies over her music. 

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