Month: October 2014

Unbroken by Paula Morris

Unbroken by Paula Morris
Posted on October 22, 2014 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style: The writing was fine, no comments. Plot: This was a great sequel to the first. It had more interesting characters, and a new exciting mystery. But Rebecca had to make a lot of decisions of who to trust, and it kinda annoyed me that she kept withholding info from people who could help her and telling the wrong people. Another thing that annoyed me was her relationship with Anton. He was kinda a jerk for most of it. She was pretty annoying too sometimes, but not to the point where I […]

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Going Bovine by Libba Bray

Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Posted on October 18, 2014 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style: I’ve always liked Bray’s writing. It changes to fit the book. Her contemporary writing is great and so accurate. Plot: Going Bovine was basically one giant acid trip. I could pretty much tell right away that it was in his head, but as Dumbledore said, why should that mean that it’s not real? So I went with it. Cameron was an asshole and so was his sister. They had their moments though. Gonzo, the dwarf, was difficult, but Balder (the gnome) was cool. I didn’t have ANY attachments to any of […]

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The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois

The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois
Posted on October 15, 2014 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Beautiful children’s book. Illustrated beautifully as well. I enjoy it as much now as I did when I first read it as a kid. It’s incredibly detailed, but I remember being able to understand it when I was younger. I loved learning about the Gourmet Government of Krakatoa, and all the politics, inventions, and different architecture. It was truly a utopia, albeit a dangerous one. It was all so sophisticated and elegant. So was the writing style, so it was a perfect math. The illustrations really complemented it as well. Sherman was quite a character […]

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The Maze Runner by James Dashner

The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Posted on October 11, 2014 in Book Review / 4 Comments

Main Points Writing Style: The writing was well-paced, never dull. Plot: Wow this book was good. I didn’t even realize how good it was until I was almost done and then I was like wow. That was so good, where’s the next one? Know how you can tell I was eager for more? I actually read the beginning of the next book that was in the back of this book as a sneak preview. I never do that, even with series I know I want to continue. But here I was like WHAT’S GONNA HAPPEN […]

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7 Deadly Sins Tag

7 Deadly Sins Tag
Posted on October 10, 2014 in Tag / 2 Comments

Big thanks to my blogging bestie Jillie from Jillian’s Books! She tagged me for this tag, which relates books to the 7 deadly sins. Here we go! (by the way, feel free to tag me for things. I enjoy them so much but I never get tagged!) GREED “What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive?” Well, all of the books I get for free on Amazon and all the ARCs I get would probably be my least expensive. Other than that, I have no idea! I’m always a cheap shopper. I […]

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DNF: The Woman Who Would Be King by Kara Cooney

DNF: The Woman Who Would Be King by Kara Cooney
Posted on October 8, 2014 in Book Review, DNF / 0 Comments

I HATE HATE HATE DNFing books. But I read recently that I really shouldn’t keep up with a book that I’m not interested in reading. To be fair, I was totally interested in reading this, but it felt like a textbook. I like some biographies, but I have to be in the mood, and I really wasn’t in the mood for a textbook-y sort of biography. It was well-researched and written and everything, but I really would have preferred a historical fiction on this subject. So it’s my fault, which is commonly the case, and […]

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Out of Time by Donna Marie Oldfield

Out of Time by Donna Marie Oldfield
Posted on October 4, 2014 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style: The writing was simple enough to match the tone of the book. Plot: I really liked Out of Time because it was a fun, light novel, unusual for a novel classified as Young Adult. It felt more on the younger side of YA, more early-teen-years. It wasn’t without violence, but it definitely advocated pacifism. The dialogue was mostly very simple and the feelings weren’t as complicated as they could have been. In fact, in a lot of places it followed a predictable plotline, from the battle scenes to the more romantic […]

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Unrequited by Emily Shaffer

Unrequited by Emily Shaffer
Posted on October 1, 2014 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style: The writing was pretty good. No complaints. Plot: Is this just another vampire love triangle? That’s for you to decide. Only, it’s a bit more complicated than that. All the relationships are vampire-vampire, so…I guess that makes things easier, not more complicated. But there is an even better twist in the appearance of a FOURTH vampire. Surprise! Suddenly vampire are popping up everywhere. Clearly Will was the safe choice the whole time, and Griffin was the dangerous one. But I wasn’t so ready to accept Griffin’s change. When we were first […]

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Holly Hearts Hollywood by Kenley Conrad

Holly Hearts Hollywood by Kenley Conrad
Posted on October 1, 2014 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style: The writing was really fun although probably a bit younger-sounding than a girl of Holly’s age would be. It was quite funny at times though. Plot: It was a bit of a light read, but a very enjoyable one. It also touched on some deeper things, and I can definitely see this being a series. Holly had a few odd quirks, but she had a good head on her shoulders and things pretty much went as expected. Or at least they went how they probably would have if I was Holly. […]

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