Month: September 2014

Orenda by Ruth Silver

Orenda by Ruth Silver
Posted on September 13, 2014 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 3 Comments

Main Points Plot: The plot was pretty cool. My main problem was that it felt a bit short, and a lot of plot elements could have been drawn out a bit more but weren’t so they felt kind of sudden. It was a very action-packed story that went by very quickly. I liked how the romance element was always there in the background but wasn’t at all the main focus. I loved how the parallel worlds weren’t at all identical and the differences were actually quite prominent. That made it all the more interesting. Eilith […]

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Madly, Deeply by Erica Crouch

Madly, Deeply by Erica Crouch
Posted on September 10, 2014 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style: It was nearly perfect. It was beautiful and expressive and haunting. Plot: I hovered for the longest time between 4 and 5 stars for this book. It was a hard decision. It was so beautiful, but painful. It was happy ending, but not necessarily what I would have wanted. But I can’t say it wasn’t satisfying. Because of the indecision, I gave it 4 stars. This is a very piercing story about love and loss. It mirrors Edgar Allan Poe’s “Annabel Lee” so perfectly that I just knew I’d be hooked, […]

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Dark Aemilia by Sally O’Reilly

Dark Aemilia by Sally O’Reilly
Posted on September 9, 2014 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style: It was dark and descriptive. Very poetic. It was incredibly old-fashioned, and usually I have a hard time reading this, but this book in particular was lovely. Plot: It felt very historically accurate and believable, except for the fantasy elements of course. But the whole bit about the plague and women’s rights and how people thought about witchcraft- that was very well done. Aemilia’s own story was a mostly sad one. Even her romance with Will, while it lasted forever, didn’t work out as they had hoped. She had few friends and […]

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Holes by Louis Sachar

Holes by Louis Sachar
Posted on September 6, 2014 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style: I loved Sachar’s style. You never really knew where it was going next but it was always a pleasant/interesting surprise. Plot: This is one of my favorite books/movies for a reason. Actually, I saw the movie first and decided it was a favorite many years ago. I only decided to read the book years later when I saw that my friend had it. I wondered if I would like it as much as I liked the movie. Now, I wonder if I liked it just as much because I had seen the movie […]

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If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Posted on September 3, 2014 in Book Review / 2 Comments

Main Points Note: I read this for a buddy-read with my blogging bestie Jillie from Jillian’s Books. Writing Style: The writing was pretty good. It switched a lot between present and memories, but it was done so it didn’t get confusing. Plot: I had kind of an idea of what this book was going to do, and I was correct. Yes. She’s hovering between life and death. There is very little exposition before the accident. Could that have been drawn out more? Yes, but the chapter we had was enough. It set the scene enough […]

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