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review 2015-07-27 01:35
The One by Keira Cass (The Selection #3)
The One - Kiera Cass

W-O-W. I managed to finish this in one day, and I’m trying to use my self control not to put The Heir on hold right now, because I have many other books that need to be read.

 

I can’t believe it, I was literally walking and reading pages of this! What is wrong with me?!

 

Okay, I think I should start my review now. Of course, when I first started The One, I was convinced that it would simply be about America’s choice and who she wanted to be with. It was what I had prepared myself for, so you can expect how I was blown away when this book actually had a deeper meaning and a characteristic plot. Yeah, I know.

 

In this book, I wasn’t really annoyed with America, I think she actually got her act together and became mature. I was so thankful for that. Because it shows that she’s learned something from the Selection overall. I was happy that from the beginning of this book, she knew what she wanted. And through the other “tests” it was great to see her determination and how she managed to maneuver her way instead of doing stupid things in the last book. Great job, America!

 

And, I actually really liked Aspen?! Like, when did that happen. And I liked Aspen as who he was, not really as a love interest, so I’m glad we get to see the “devotion” and stuff America’s been crying about ever since The Selection.

 

I am glad some issues that were resolved. Although I felt that Celeste becoming suddenly good seemed way too convenient for America, whatever. And the thing where she would always manage to get away from the King’s intentions towards kicking her out.

 

I will say that I KNEW something was off with America’s dad. But once again, it felt like a let down that we found out about this stuff after America’s dad dies—like, what?! I loved him—and then America never really mentions it to Maxon? I’m not sure . . . I mean, he is dead. And since they’re King and Queen now I guess they’re aligned with the Northern rebels anyway?

 

And I can’t believe Celeste ended up becoming good only to die in the end! Anne dies in the end, even though she liked Aspen just so he would end up with Lucy (not that I have a problem with that . . .)! Forget that, Queen Amberly dies. I know, she was the one character I had absolutely no problems with and then She. Just. Dies.

 

I knew something was going to happen at the end because well, Maxon and America obviously had to happen!

(spoiler show)

 

Overall, The One is a fairy tale ending and a dramatic book if you’re hoping to read this! It is once again, as I say for every book, a fluffy book. I wasn’t sure how it would wrap up, but it was addicting. I will, once again say: you want something nice, fluffy, and quick to read? Pick this series up!

 

Thanks for reading my review guys, and hope you all have a great day! :D

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review 2015-07-14 04:12
Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy #6)
Last Sacrifice - Richelle Mead

I am so glad that I was more than satisfied with the ending of this series.

 

The way this series started, and the way it ended up is just so different and amazing! Personally, I cannot believe I ever doubted that this series could reach the same heights it had with the third book, and although I took my sweet time finishing this, I enjoyed it nonetheless!

 

Rose Hathaway, is hands down, one of my most favorite female characters in YA. She has grown on me, and I love Rose’s determination and fierce loyalty. I am so happy that Rose didn’t change or anything toward the end of the series, instead she’s gotten better when even other character that I love haven’t!

“What the hell?" I asked. Is this daring escape being sponsored by Honda?”   

The pacing of this story felt exactly like the last. It moved fast and plot points and characterization was done extremely well (in my fangirling opinion of course—not like I’m being biased or anything).

 

I haven’t mentioned in an previous reviews, but I would like to point out that I think the side characters have really grown, even though we see some of this through Rose’s visions sometimes as she’s watching Lissa, and I’m glad that they did show that. I do admit, I thought it was annoying in Blood Promise but after that, I thought that they showed really good insight, especially through Lissa’s head, and I am glad we did get to see that.

 

Unfortunately, a lot of the things I’m talking about will be spoilers.

 

I can’t believe that Tasha Ozera was the one that ended up killing Tatiana! They never made a big deal out of the fact that she had ever been jealous of Dimitri and Rose! So, it seemed kind of low even for her to first commit murder and then blame it on her crush’s girlfriend . . .

 

The thing about Eric Dragomir eventually cheating on his wife, and therefore with Emily Mastrano, Jill was born. Although I understand why Lissa might have needed a sister to secure her place on the throne, it seemed really out of character from the things we had heard about Lissa’s parents. I’m not sure, but when Emily herself described that she and Eric had a good relationship, I was more relieved because it proved that he wasn’t all bad . . . kind of. Poor Jill, though!

 

Lissa becoming Queen. I had a feeling Lissa would secure a tight position in the Moroi court due to Tatiana turning out to agree with some of the changes Lissa and Rose both had in mind!I didn’t expect for her to actually run for Queen! I am so glad that she’s Queen, I can’t imagine Lissa as anything else now that I think about it!

 

Also, I’m not sure how I feel about the bond with Rose and Lissa breaking. I think that if I ever have to choose of them having the bond and not having the bond, I would say that they should still have it because it’s always been there. Like, throughout the entire series, we always feel Rose’s connection to Lissa. And at the end (when Lissa’s coronation happened) it was weird having Rose to second guess Lissa’s emotions. I’m still not sure how I feel about it, but there are more pros to that happening!

  

Finally, the most important topic. Adrian. I was pretty disappointed in Rose for being as careless as she was with Adrian. I felt like she could’ve handled the situation MUCH MUCH better. I hated the way things broke off with him! After seeing his pain, it was pretty obvious that Rose wasn’t really that caring towards his emotions and depth in this relationship. At times it felt like all she did was use him.

  

I don’t know if we’ll ever see Adrian again—wait, never mind, I remember someone mentioning that we do. I hope Adrian finds someone that loves him for him, and while I’m upset at Rose for that, she did point out some things about his strength that I agree with. So, ALL THE BEST ADRIAN AND YOU BETTER SHOW YOUR BUTT IN BLOODLINES.

(spoiler show)

 

Overall, Last Sacrifice was an amazing conclusion that fairly wrapped up all plots, and subplots. I am happy with the way that things turned out in the end! I am so glad that I went through with this amazing series, and I can already feel myself missing the characters! :D

 

Thanks for reading my review everyone! Hope you have a great day and until the next one! :D

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review 2015-06-20 04:16
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me #3)
Ignite Me - Tahereh Mafi

With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her.

 

OMG MY FANGIRL IS DEAD. I AM DEAD. I really enjoyed this book guys! :D

 

Like, um, Juliette? Did I miss another book in between Unravel Me and Ignite Me or something?! Because JULIETTE. GIRL. WHAT HAPPENED?! I mean, of course I loved her in this book. But I swear, such beautiful transformation!

“‘This isn't about Adam or Warner,’ I tell him, ‘This is about me and what I want. This is about me finally understanding where I want to be in ten years. Because I'm going to be alive, Kenji. I will be alive in ten years, and I'm going to be happy. I'm going to be strong. And I don't need anyone to tell me that anymore. I am enough, and I always will be.’”   

YOU TELL IT LIKE IT IS GURL.

 

Of course my husband, Warner was also in this book. His presence made it so much more better! I love everything about Warner. Although I thought he was going to be a great villain, his transformation was also beautiful. And for those people who ask why I like Warner?

“‘Please," he says. ‘I'm begging you to stop.’

 

I still.

 

‘I can't stomach your pain,’ he says. ‘I can feel it so strongly and it's making me crazy- please,’ he says to me. ‘Don't be sad. Or hurt. Or guilty. You've done nothing wrong.’

 

‘I'm sorry-’

 

‘Don't be sorry, either,’ he says. ‘God, the only reason I'm not going to kill Kent for this is because I know it would only upset you more.’”   

You can read more in this book if you want my 125 782 947 498 more reasons!

 

KENJI. KENJI DESERVES A WHOLE SECTION OF THIS REVIEW. HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE SECTIONS:

“‘Are you out of your goddamn mind? You think we can take on two hundred soldiers? I know I am an extremely attractive man, J, but I am not Bruce Lee.’

 

‘Who’s Bruce Lee?’

 

‘Who’s Bruce Lee?’ Kenji asks, horrified. ‘Oh my God. We can’t even be friends anymore.’

 

‘Why? Was he a friend of yours?’

 

‘You know what,’ he says, ‘just stop. Just—I can’t even talk to you right now.’” 

 

“‘I am going to MURDER YOU—’

 

‘No,’he says, pointing at me as he shifts backward again. ‘Bad Juliette. You don’t like to kill people, remember? You’re against that, remember? You like to talk about feelings and rainbows—’”   

Obviously, the whole battle with Anderson went down. I felt like we didn’t get enough of him in this book. But, in a way, I guess the ending was good. I just feel like there could’ve been a little more . . . hm, whatever. I am happy and currently hungover from this book. Please send some help!

 

Overall, Ignite Me is WORTH MUCH MORE than reading Shatter Me and Unravel Me. This book had the best character development, great side characters, and although the world is interesting, THE ONLY THING YOU END UP REALLY CARING ABOUT ARE THE CHARACTERS. I just really wish we got a teensy bit more in the ending!

 

Hope you have a great day guys, and remember how much I am happy with this book BECAUSE:

 

Because this.

This is everything.

 

Dead Fangirling animated GIF

 

*Note: if any of you are wondering why a certain person in this book named Adam Kent is not mentioned, then it is because he does not exist. Nope, not for me. I have never even heard of a person named Adam Kent.

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review 2014-08-25 20:10
Endlessly (Paranormalcy, #3) by Kiersten White
Endlessly - Kiersten White

This was such a fun series. It was humorous and action-packed. Evie is the cutest main character ever with her feisty attitude and how she says "bleep" in place of every swear word. 

I liked all of the books in this trilogy, but Endlessly was my favorite because it's so fast-paced. When I was only 1/3 of the way through the book, I couldn't believe how much had happened already. 

I definitely recommend the audiobook format for the whole series, including Endlessly. They picked the perfect narrator and her voices add a lot to the story.

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review 2014-07-21 22:34
Reached (Matched, #3) by Ally Condie
Reached - Ally Condie

I don’t know why I thought I needed to finish this series. I wasn't blown away by Matched and I was bored by Crossed, but Reached was definitely the worst.

The characters: The series has ended and I still feel nothing for the characters. I can’t relate to them all. And why does Cassia like Ky all of a sudden? Why didn't she notice him any of the times they hung out before her match banquet? More importantly, why do Ky and Xander like Cassia? What is it about her? She likes poetry and she can “sort” and that’s about all I got out of it. This was a stupid love triangle, too, because everyone knows how it’s going to turn out. 

The plot: It was so underdeveloped. The Rising takes over on one page and the next page is 3 weeks later. How did the people react? How did the government react? How did things changes? We will never know.

So much of this series was bland and unimaginative. One reviewer said that maybe the characters were shallow and the names of things like “The Society” and “The Rising” and “The Outer Provinces” were like that to show how uncreative and suppressed this dystopian society is. That's an interesting point, but I don’t agree that it could explain the shallow development of the characters. At least Ky and Xander should have more depth since they've been fighting The Society since day one and they should be different than all the other mainstream citizens.

Bottom line: There are way better YA dystopian trilogies out there; don't waste your time with this one.

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