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review 2017-11-18 06:18
Cute little book.
The Bone Thief - Alyson Noel The Bone Thief - Alyson Noel

I really want to thank the author, publisher, and netgalley, for granting my request to read and review this book for my reading pleasure.

I thought the book was a cute little read, I only gave it three stars, just because it took me until almost the half way point to really get into it. I don't think it was the book or author's fault. I think it's really just because I am definitely not the attended target, or I should say age group for this book. 

I did like the main character of Grimsly, what a name unique name for the main hero of the story. I love that in a world of magic, that he was so normal, or maybe he really wasn't as normal as he thinks, or other people thought. The book started really picking up when Grimsly had to go to a world that had no magic. So he could find out why his world was losing their magic abilities. It was interesting in regards to why there world was losing their magic, and to see if Grimsly could save their world of magic.

I liked Grimsly's friends that had magic abilities which were, Ming, Ollie, and Penelope. And another friend Frankie whom he meets in the normal world. I thought she was a very interesting individual, and I loved that she had some spunk in her. But also knows when she should back down.

The bad guy and why he wanted  to hurt individuals with Magical abilities was interesting, and how he was able to go about doing this was very gross.

I thought the book ended just the way it should have for it's attendee age group, but for me personally, I would have liked more action. And a better wrap up for the ending of the book, but that's my own personal preference.

I personally wouldn't buy the book for myself but maybe for my nieces and nephew's that are in the targeted audience.

 

 

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text 2017-11-17 16:54
Friday Reads 11.17.2017
Artemis: A Novel - Andy Weir
Cheddar Off Dead (An Undercover Dish Mystery) - Julia Buckley
Mustard Seed - Laila Ibrahim
Updraft - Fran Wilde
Yellow Crocus - Laila Ibrahim
Cloudbound (Bone Universe) - Fran Wilde

Happy Friday!

 

So here are the books I am reading this weekend into next week.

 

I am about 40% done with Artemis and I must say I am enjoying it. At first, I felt the "voice" of his MC was too similar to his other character in The Martian.  I still feel this waybut I've gotten over it and am along for the ride.  

 

Cheddar off Dead is a cozy mystery that is enjoyable - I really like Julia Buckley. It's the second in the series.

 

Mustard Seed is the sequel to Yellow Crocus. If you are a historical fiction fan, Yellow Crocus is a well-reviewed excellent book in that genre. I read it a couple of years ago on a whim and the plot still stands out in my memory. I gave it five stars. 

 

Updraft is a re-read and I will follow it up with the other two in the trilogy. I loved Updraft and gave it 5 stars when I first read it. A beginning that strong must be followed up on.  Now that the final book is out, I look forward to finishing the story. 

 

I started Birdcage Walk and couldn't get through it. Still love the cover though. 

 

Not too many other plans this weekend. Getting together with some friends, chillin, reading.

 

Happy Reading! 

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review 2017-11-15 10:22
knowledge is power and power corrupts
Ink and Bone - Rachel Caine

What if the Great Library at Alexandria never fell. What if it kept accumulating knowledge and found technology to control texts, to ensure that the only texts people have are on a device something like a kindle, only magic. What if owning private books is a crime.  What if one teen, the son of a black market book smuggler is sent to the library to study to be a scholar.  What if he finds that this is a good place for him, if only there wasn't corruption and power-hungry zealots and his family...

 

I enjoyed it, I'm looking forward to the sequels and to see where Rachel Caine goes with this.

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review 2017-11-11 23:01
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
Ink and Bone: The Great Library - Rachel Caine

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I really enjoyed this story! I have wanted to read this book ever since I first started seeing a lot of great reviews for it. I then started noticing that people not only loved this book but they were loving the other books in the series. That sealed the deal and I knew that I would have to work this book in very soon. I ended up reading almost the entire book in a single day. I am starting to understand why everyone seems to love Rachel Caine's work as much as they do.

One of the things that I really loved about this book was the world building. What a vividly detailed world to spend some time in! As the book progressed and we discovered more about how things worked, I was amazed. The descriptions of the technology were so well done but I don't think I am going to be signing up to be transported in that world anytime soon. The politics and inner workings of the library were intriguing. 

The cast of characters in this book were wonderful. We see things from Jess's point of view and I liked his character from the very start. He proved that he was brave and able to think very quickly. The other candidates for joining the library were all so different but each added something to the story. I liked some of these characters quite a bit from the very start, like Thomas. I needed a little more time to get to know some of the other characters a bit more before I really liked them but by the end of the story, they had all won my heart. 

I highly recommend this book to others. This book has really left me eager to see what is going to happen to everyone in the next book. I will definitely be reading more from Rachel Caine in the very near future.

I received an advance reader copy of this book from Penguin Publishing Group via Blogging for Books.

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text 2017-11-08 13:50
Reading progress update: I've read 418 out of 418 pages.
Daughter of Smoke & Bone - Laini Taylor

Oh wow the end is just the beginning 

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