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The Rose Society

the rose society

I have come to accept that Adelina is nothing more than a villain and it makes the series so much more satisfying to read. I just reread The Young Elites and it was alot easier to read once I accepted that she was and would be the villain in the tale and that her flawed reasoning what fuels her messed up journey. She could’ve been the good one, but she let her own insecurities dictate her decisions and becomes darker as a result. Continue reading “The Rose Society”

Scarlet

scarlet

I’m not even sure where to begin because there’s just so much I love Scarlet. I read reviews saying Scarlet was better than Cinder, but I was skeptical. How do you get better than something I already pretty much consider one of the best? I’, still not sure how exactly that happens, but it did. Continue reading “Scarlet”

Nowhere But Here

nowhere but here

I have read and fell in love with Katie McGarry since she came out with her Pushing the Limits series. I knew when i was able to buy this book that I was not going to be disappointed by it and I knew that I wanted to start right away, and I was shocked. Continue reading “Nowhere But Here”

The Beauty and the Beast

beauty and the beast

Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve’s The Beauty and the Beast is the earliest known version of the tale and it is probably very different from what you might expect. The length of the novel, it covers the fortunes of the merchant and his six sons and six daughters. the backstory of the Beast and his kingdom, the histories of a few neighboring kingdoms, and the politics and magic of the Fairies who travel the world doing good deeds. At times it feels convoluted and at other times a little dated. Still, fans of the story will enjoy reading its first appearance. Continue reading “The Beauty and the Beast”

Gemina

gemina

First of all the plot stays true to what Kaufman and Kristoff did in Illuminae in which case I mean it’s full of action and death mostly. However, I felt like the plot could used more suspense and that survival feel that we saw in the first book. I didn’t feel as thrilled as I did during ┬áIlluminae my adrenaline wasn’t pumping as much. Remember all the insane plot twists in Illuminae? Didn’t really see them in Gemina. There were few that I enjoyed but for the most part they were either not great or a little bit predictable. Continue reading “Gemina”

Norse Mythology

norse mythology

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved the Greek myths. What began as a school assignment quickly turned into a passion as I began to learn more and more about the classical world. I dabbled a little in other mythologies (mostly Egyptians and Romans), but as far as I was concerned, nothing could match the beauty of the Greek stories. Continue reading “Norse Mythology”

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

the unbecoming of mara dyer

This is probably the best example of wasted potential I’ve seen in a book. The massive problem this book had was pacing. For the grand majority of the book NOTHING happened. The editor should’ve gone John Bender on this manuscript. Continue reading “The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer”

The Dark Prophecy

the dark prophecy

This one was better than the first book. Let me just start with that. I already loved The Hidden Oracle – Apollo is an amazing narrator and how could I not be happy with an openly bisexual protagonist in a children’s fantasy book? The haikus for chapter titles continue in The Dark Prophecy, which is another thing I love. They perfectly show Rick Riordan’s deadpan and occasionally absurd humour. This book also contained more lesser known monsters and deities from Greek mythology, which is always a plus for a mythology nerd like me – though it also makes me faintly jealous of Rick Riordan’s knowledge – I’ll just have to remind myself that he must have done alot of research. And of course we have some familiar faces from previous books set in the Percy Jackson universe, as well as a few incredible characters. For example -minor spoiler- an old lesbian couple, who left the Hunters of Artemis to be together, and their adopted daughter. Continue reading “The Dark Prophecy”

City of Ashes

city of ashes

The Mortal Instruments series is one of my favourite book series of all time. If I could rate it with 50 stars or even 100, I would. One of my favourite things about City of Ashes is that since City of Bones was mainly concentrated on Clary, we not got to see what all the other characters were doing. There are several point of views which I absolutely liked since it gives you the opportunity to get to know all the characters better, which is a good thing since Cassandra’s characters are all amazing. I don’t even know where to start I mean my favourites will always be Alec and Magnus but all the other characters are also incredible. Continue reading “City of Ashes”

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