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text 2015-04-10 02:15
March Book Haul
To All the Boys I've Loved Before - Jenny Han
Saga, Volume 1 - Brian K. Vaughan,Fiona Staples
Crown of Midnight - Sarah J. Maas
Hollow City - Ransom Riggs
The Gathering - Kelley Armstrong
Glow - Amy Kathleen Ryan
Uglies - Scott Westerfeld
The House of Hades - Rick Riordan
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
Never Always Sometimes - Adi Alsaid

These are all the books I've gotten in March:-) 

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review 2014-05-03 13:55
Flame
Flame - Amy Kathleen Ryan

Finished off the Sky Chasers series :)

 

I remember when I finished Glow, I liked it but I found it hard to really decide how I felt about the series until I knew where it was going to go and how it would end.

 

Overall, I liked the series. There is a love triangle, but I think it's handled pretty well through the three books. It never takes the focus from the storyline.

 

I enjoyed the storyline of the power struggle between the two ships, but I felt it wrapped up rather quickly and

was a much happier ending than I was expecting. This series had a lot of dark moments, but everyone had a happy ending. It didn't seem to fit.

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review 2014-04-14 01:11
Spark
Spark - Amy Kathleen Ryan

When I read Glow about two years ago I was mixed. It's an interesting book in which it's hard to decide who to root for and who to trust. A great set of morally questionable characters.

 

This book picks up about a month after Glow ended and continues my almost frustration with figuring out who (if anyone) I should root for. I love the books and recommend them, but like I thought with the first one, my overall feeling for the series will have to wait until I finish it.

 

And I already put Flame on hold at the library. Hopefully I'll be able to pick it up soon :)

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review 2014-01-03 21:09
Review: Spark by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Spark: A Sky Chasers Novel - Amy Kathleen Ryan

This is one of the most frustrating books I've read. At the same time, it is so, so good.

Kieran, Waverly, and Seth have all been through hell. Their parents are dead or captured by the New Horizon, and they're desperately trying to survive and get their parents back. To complicate matters, they've all changed since the initial attack. Each of them has trust issues. My feelings about the three kept vacillitating, and they kept frustrating me to no end. I feel for all three of them, but it's so hard watching them undermine each other because of their resentment for what the other represents to them. The three could make a strong team if they were to work together; unfortunately, they work divided.

Of the three narrators (those mentioned in the above paragraph), I think I liked Seth the most in this book. Though he seemed like a cruel person in GlowSpark really gives his voice a chance to shine. Waverly is less sympathizable for me. While her headstrong, independent nature makes her a charismatic leader, she's like a bull dozer pushing to get her way, and she has no sense of tact or diplomacy. Though she suggests doing certain things for the sake of democracy in the ship, her behavior is like a power-hungry person. Yes, I know she doesn't trust Kieran, but she seems to have become cruel since her experiences on the New Horizon. Kieran too, I feel is estranged, though the end had me warming up to him.

The supporting cast doesn't get much chance to show off because these three are so domineering in their narrations. Still, they're are vibrant and full of life. I especially like Arthur and Tobin, two smart, practical thinkers who don't allow themselves to be especially swayed by a particular leader but trust in their own judgment. None of the characters are perfect, and they all have flaws. Sometimes, many times, they make bad judgments, and I had to remind myself that they're children. On top of that, they've gone through bad times and have major trust issues. They're also very capable of letting their emotions get the better of reason.

Best of all is the plot. I was on the edge of my [virtual] seat the whole time, wondering what new plot twist would be thrown next, wondering how the heck these kids would get out of this new situation safely. And who the heck was responsible for messing with the system? The story is highly suspenseful, dark, and different from all the other YA books out there. I like it.

Source: imaginaryreads.blogspot.com/2014/01/review-spark-by-amy-kathleen-ryan.html
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review 2013-11-30 10:24
Iskra
Iskra - Amy Kathleen Ryan

Pierwsza część ,,Gwiezdnych wędrowców" bardzo mi się spodobała. Byłam wprost zachwycona tym, co w niej znalazłam. Z utęsknieniem wypatrywałam premiery drugiej części. Gdy już miałam tę książkę w swoich rękach byłam bardzo ciekawa, co tym razem przyniesie jej zawartość. Teraz, gdy jestem już po przeczytaniu ,,Iskry" muszę przyznać, że jestem odrobinkę zawiedziona. 

Zaczynałam czytać książkę ,,Iskrę" z wielką nadzieją na wyśmienitą przygodę. Jednak już na początku za wiele się nie działa. Było trochę nudnawo. Choć pomimo tego książkę szybko się czytało. Na szczęście cały czas tak samo nie było. Wraz z upływem większej ilości stron zaczynało się coraz więcej dziać i wtedy dopiero poczułam, że jestem w tym miejscu, za którym tęskniłam. Warto było na początku trochę pocierpieć. 

Nie pamiętam jaki stosunek miałam do bohaterów w pierwszej części, lecz tym razem strasznie irytował mnie Kieran. Nie podobało mi się to, co on wyprawia. Jednak muszę przyznać, że to dzięki jego zagrywkom robi się ciekawie. Inni bohaterowie albo przechodzili przed moimi oczami obojętnie, albo wyrabiałam o nich pozytywne zdanie, więc z nimi źle nie jest, a nawet można powiedzieć, że dobrze, gdyż w książce bohaterowie są różnorodni, inni od siebie i nieprzewidywalni.

Mimo początkowych zgrzytów książka ,,Iskra" bardzo mi się spodobała i cieszę się, że jest już za mną. Teraz pozostaje mi czekanie na kolejną część. 

Source: ksiazki-bo-kocham-czytac.blogspot.com/2013/11/iskra-amy-kathleen-ryan.html
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