Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Posted on July 6, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points So I guess I liked this book, but it wasn’t fantastic. I wanted it to be but I didn’t expect it to be. Like it had the potential to be but it just wasn’t. It was definitely complex but it felt like we were just dropped in. Stuff was explained, I guess, but an actual exposition would have been really helpful. I had to spend more time than I wanted trying to piece things together. I liked the fact that there were two main characters, the girls, before a couple boys’ POVs were […]


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The Killing Jar by R.S. McCoy

The Killing Jar by R.S. McCoy
Posted on June 30, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points I liked this book. It was just very busy. There were more POVs than I was used to and it got a little confusing. Especially because A) new ones kept being added throughout and B) names kept being mentioned in some POVs that I had heard before in others but I just couldn’t place them. That was a little frustrating. But the plots were good. I think it really helped with the world-building. In seeing so many different aspects of this future world, we were able to get a clearer idea of how […]


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Sons of Destiny by Darren Shan

Sons of Destiny by Darren Shan
Posted on June 30, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book was…very good. As a conclusion, it was definitely something you had to come to terms with. It was really cool, because of some really neat twists and ways to tie things together, but it was also kinda unsatisfying. The parts we expected pretty much went without surprises, but things went haywire after that. You can kinda get from the synopsis that it’s not going to go exactly as expected. I’ll tell you right now, Mr. Tiny has a much bigger role than anticipated. Also, the title of this book is pretty […]


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Lord of the Shadows by Darren Shan

Lord of the Shadows by Darren Shan
Posted on June 29, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points Wow this book was good. This was what I needed. The previous few were so different but this was like it was in the beginning. I didn’t even mind the urban setting. It was a nice change from the crazy wasteland of the last book. There was tragedy, of course, and it was quite shocking. Darren himself changes more in this book than any other, I think. It’s starting to look like whatever future happens, it will be awful. And everyone says there is no way to alter destiny, but I’m not so […]


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The Lake of Souls by Darren Shan

The Lake of Souls by Darren Shan
Posted on June 17, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book was just a trip to crazytown. The end kind of explains it a little, but it was still the freakin’ weirdest thing ever. It was so random. Nothing really made sense. It felt like such a departure from the plot. A little side-quest. That’s pretty much what it was. A weird little adventure to finish off one mystery that doesn’t have anything to do directly with the War of the Scars. But I’m glad the mystery got solved, even though I’d have preferred it without all this craziness. It’s pretty interesting, […]


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Killers of the Dawn by Darren Shan

Killers of the Dawn by Darren Shan
Posted on June 15, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points I lied. I totally ended up reading books 7-9 in one day. It was horrible! First there was this huge mess with the police thinking they’re murderers and everything. That’s not a new situation, but it’s extremely annoying. I don’t like it when normal people get involved in paranormal affairs. Ughhh there are so many people involved here. It was the meshing of so many worlds. Not really my cup of tea, but it did culminate into something big. Then there’s the fighting, and the trickery, and the death (such tragedy!)…and the plot […]


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Allies of the Night by Darren Shan

Allies of the Night by Darren Shan
Posted on June 12, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points Hmmm…There’s a lot I don’t like about this book. I HATE that he had to return to school. That’s the dumbest thing ever. I hate it when people who have lived in the paranormal world so long have to return to the real world. It seems so unimportant in comparison. I would hate it. It doesn’t matter and it’s not nearly as exciting. Who wants to go back to school when you’re on a quest to save the vampires? Heck, I don’t want to go back to school anyway. We see quite a […]


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Hunters of the Dusk by Darren Shan

Hunters of the Dusk by Darren Shan
Posted on June 11, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book was good, but…strangely forgettable. I just finished and am having a hard time remembering it. I remember the end, but not much before. We met a few new interesting people. We meet the other Vampire Prince, Vancha March, who is extremely traditional to the point of living basically like a wolf. He’s got weird habits but is pretty cool. Then there’s the not-witch Evanna, who is pretty ok but at time incredibly unlikable. Another neutral character, like Mr. Tiny and Mr. Tall. Then when they go back to the Cirque, we […]


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The Vampire Prince by Darren Shan

The Vampire Prince by Darren Shan
Posted on June 10, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points Ok, this book was much heavier than the previous ones? It dealt a lot with death and morality and honor and betrayal. It got pretty intense! Man, Darren’s obviously got a serious case of Chosen-One syndrome. Ever since Harkat told him that he was the key to discovering who Harkat was in life. If Mr. Tiny said that, then Darren must be seriously important. Well, considering what he’s lived through, it’s clear he must be. I’m not gonna tread carefully anymore in regards to spoiling things in previous books. It’s halfway through the […]


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Trials of Death by Darren Shan

Trials of Death by Darren Shan
Posted on June 8, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points Wow that was intense! Things are really starting to pick up now. The Trials were just about as bad as you’d think. Quite difficult. Quite painful. Impossible to complete if you aren’t at least half-vampire. You’ve got to be able to withstand a lot. Darren does better than expected, though he nearly dies at several points. Then there’s a surprise twist and something new is brought into play. And what a cliffhanger! People are not quite what they seem. People meaning anyone of any species. It’s a time of trickery. I guess the […]


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