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review 2019-01-12 04:16
Loved it!
Lucifer, Vol. 1 - Holly Black

I was hoping for Carey's run, didn't check, and loved it anyway. 

 

Far different from the TV show, but this deals with God's death.   God has been murdered, Gabriel has been cast out of Heaven and Lucifer has been infected with some weird, squiggling metal.   When Lucifer is tasked with finding God's killer, he takes Gabriel along with him as he unravels the mystery. 

 

Weird, especially how naked all the angels tend to get.  I saw so much angel ass and junkless fronts.   

 

But it's also fun, and the mysteries quickly tie together, delving into their own retelling of mythologies as both fallen angels try to figure out who killed their father. 

 

Lovely, both the storytelling and the art!

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review 2018-12-22 16:19
Disappointed Me.
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air) - Holly Black

I was so disappointed in this book, I really thought it was going to be such an awesome book, but that so wasn't the case. I will continue on in the series, because I love to give books another chance, especially if it's a start of a series. But if the wicked King also let's me down, I won't read the last one. 

I really didn't care for any of the characters. Whenever I start to like Jude again, she goes and does something that makes me not like her again. 

I have a love hate relationship with Cardan, his a bully but he also has times especially towards the end, that you can see that he does have a sensitive side to him. 

I can't stand Jude's twin sister at all. The only character I really like a lot is Vivi. 

I do love that it shows that fae have a vindictive personality. And they don't sugarcoat it. The ending is what makes me want to continue on with the series. 

 

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text 2018-12-19 01:48
Reading progress update: I've read 128 out of 370 pages.
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air) - Holly Black

Ok I decided to do a reread of this book, so I could decide how to rate it. I am about 1/3% done, but so far, I am still not sure how I am feeling about this book. Does anyone feel the same way about this book? The only person I am liking right now is Vivi. I really don't like Jude at all, or her twin. And I am not sure how I am feeling about Cardan. And especially his so called friends. 

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review 2018-12-17 02:58
The Golden Tower (Book 5 - Magisterium series)
The Golden Tower - Holly Black,Cassandra Clare

Audience: Middle Grade

 

For the first time in Call's life, the house he had grown up in looked small.

- first sentence

 

I've missed the Magisterium; I didn't realize how much until I started reading this book. It has been a while, so I went to the Book Series Recaps website and read the summaries of the first four books. Call and his friends have been through a lot in the past 4 years, and the final year of magic school isn't any easier, in fact, it may be the toughest year yet.

 

Call is full of doubt and flaws; he wants to be good, but he has reason to doubt who he is at his very core. He questions his actions and decisions constantly, but his intentions are always good. He wants to protect his friends and the school, he wants the girl to like him, he wants to please his father and impress his teachers. He insists he isn't a hero, he is just left with no choice. But he never runs from danger, in fact, he seems to find it more than most.

 

In this final year at school, Call isn't the only one who doubts his intentions. Most of the other students fear and resent him and his connection to the Enemy of Death. Many of his friends aren't exactly his friends anymore. He feels alone, except for the voice in his head that is (I won't explain this because I don't want to spoil it).

 

This book is fantastic. My only complaint is that this is the final book in the series. I keep hoping the story might continue when Call and his friends go to the Collegium, but the summary refers to this as "the monumental conclusion to the Magisterium series," so it seems like I'm out of luck.

 

I highly recommend this book especially to grades 4-8.

 

 

 

 

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review 2018-12-14 20:54
[REVIEW] The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air) - Holly Black
Holy hell. I need to pick up my jaw from the floor. This book is full of twist and turns, it zigs when you think it's going to zag and now I'm a jumble of emotions.
 
Reading progress notes
 
pg. 49 - Jeez, this bullying is anxiety-inducing. And also rage inducing for good measure.
  
pg. 97 - I am really tense right now.
 
pg. 148 - Jude is just asking for trouble and upping my anxiety. Also, I don’t trust Locke."
 
pg. 172 - My face throughout the chapter I just read: D:
 
pg. 200 - *jaw drops*
 
pg. 242 - I cannot believe this is happening but I like it...?
 
pg. 244 - THEY ARE KISSING. THEY ARE KISSING OMG. *FLAILS*
 
pg. 275 - OMG I DID NOT EXPECT THIS AND OMG WHAT IS HAPPENING
 
pg. 280 - Oh, Jude. Even I know that he's saving Cardan out of interest.
 
pg. 283 - WHAT IS HAPPENING!?
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