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review 2016-12-17 02:36
Stealing Snow - 3 Stars
Stealing Snow - Danielle Paige



First, the names in this aren't my favorite. I mean, Snow? Seriously. Yes, she controls the snow. Sure. But Paige really could have come up with something better than Snow. And Jagger? Like, hey, look at me. I'm a bad ass. Nope. And Algid. Sucks. The names just suck. Period. Moving on. The pacing at the beginning of the book took a bit too long for my liking. I get that she wanted back story so we'd all know how Snow how suffered in Whittaker. That way she could bemoan it later. It just took forever. Like 1/3 of the book. I just couldn't bring myself to care about the Robbers. Oh, and her precious Bale. OMG! I am so over Bale already and he is barely in the book. Was actually hoping they'd just let him die at the end. Sure he had his own little surprise, but I don't care. Move with Kai.



Ah, Kai. I liked him. He was the only character that came off as not pretending through the book, even in the end. I just have a feeling he knew exactly what was going on. He knew who he cared about and didn't let that sway him. Also, I like that he doesn't do magic. I don't know how I feel about the magic in this book. Everything is elemental or potions. That's different, but I'll have to read more to decide how much I care for it.


1. Kai
2. River Witch
3. Snow
4. Greta

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review 2016-10-25 22:53
A Court of Mist and Fury - Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Mist and Fury - Sarah J. Maas

First off I just want to say that I personally believe that this book was far more enjoyable than 'A Court of Thorns and Roses', the first book in this series.

 

I understand that the first one had to be written in order to introduce the series as well as the characters and allow the readers to get immersed in and understand the world. However, I personally found that this one had more character depth and more relatable themes than that of the first. We learn more about who the characters are and what their past's hold and get a more in-depth look in general as to the mental states of the characters than we did with the first one.

 

Without giving away too much I would like to state that I even found the main characters of this book to be more interesting, more funny, and overall better characters to get to know than some of the ones that appeared in the first book. I'm not at all trying to say that the first book was terrible and should not be read or anything like that, but, if you are one of the people (like me) who has a habit of judging a series after reading the first book in a series and found that you yourself did not like it, then I suggest you at least give this one a go.

 

This book had an un-put-downable feeling that I personally believe that the first one lacked to an extent, and it was easier to lose track of time while immersed in the story than it previously had been.

 

I personally recommend this series to people that are a fan of twists that can only occur from loose fairy tale retellings, as well as those that are fans of fantasy novels with relatively large world's to explore and love.

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review 2016-09-09 09:20
Glass Sword Review - Victoria Aveyard
Glass Sword (Red Queen) - Victoria Aveyard

One thing I will say about this book series is that I am slowly growing to find the protagonist more annoying that I thought I would when I started on Red Queen. She keeps going back and forwards about what she wants with little to no regard for other characters, who she is willing to treat like dirt in exchange for doing what she hopes is right.

 

In exchange for her foolish actions, she lets others be hurt in their place and tells herself that the present moment is not a good time to feel guilt or remorse for their fates, even though sometimes you could say it's almost entirely her fault. Paired with this Mare keeps asking for others to save her when she wouldn't think twice about the possible repercussions of her actions on the ones she cares about.

 

Although the book itself is a good read that has a lot of things happening, I personally feel as though the back and forth of it all drags the book on for longer than it needs to be. I am glad, however, that the author kept up with leaving a little bit of predictability in the book, but left us guessing as to how certain events would turn out. In all of this ranting, it may not seem like it but I am looking forward to reading the next book when it is released as Victoria Aveyard writes awesome (for the most part) cliffhangers!

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2016-08-23 10:44
Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard - (Not Really Spoilers But You Can Never Be Too Careful)
Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen is a book about the divide between two groups of people based on an uncontrollable physical attribute. There are the reds, the poor who live in slums, know what real work feels like (those that can get work) and in every way viewed as inferior. Then there are the silvers, the rich and the powerful, the nobles and a group of people who view themselves as superior in every way.

 

This book has a great plot in the sense that yes, certain events within the book were easily predicted to happen, but in saying that the how they happened was sometimes unexpected. It was a book that while it almost feels the same as every other YA dystopian book such as that of the hunger games and divergent in the sense of divided groups of people and those that are in charge don't look out for those below them, yet the story itself, being told from the inside rather than the angsty teen looking at the ones in charge with a fiery hatred.

 

The first word that comes to mind when describing the main character of this book, a seventeen-year-old red called Mare Barrow, is naive. She was easily manipulated and never seemed to learn her lesson on whom to trust. Although she was so angry at the silvers she was also so quick to trust them and then surprised each time she was betrayed by someone she was so quick to trust. She constantly states that she needs to be vigilant and be careful, watch her own back as well as the backs of her family and friends that she left behind, yet she is surprised each time she gets burned either by silver or by a red. (This is the sole reason for the half a star being knocked off for me.)

 

Although it may not seem that way based on how i describe my issues with the main character, I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it was refreshing to read a book where although I was aware that certain events were bound to happen, I found myself surprised at how they happened, all the while enjoying the writing style that Victoria Aveyard presents to us.

 

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review 2016-06-24 05:50
What's The Portmanteau For Batman and Wonder Woman?
Batman: False Faces - Brian K. Vaughan,Scott McDaniel,Scott Kolins,Rick Burchett
I actually read this a while ago, but forgot to mark it read on Goodreads. It was pretty good. I ship Batman and Wonder Woman, so it was nice to see them team up on a case in this. Unfortunately, I don't remember a lot of this, so I'll just have to leave it at I enjoyed it. :)
 
 
 
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