Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Flame in the Mist Review

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1)Tittle: Flame in the Mist
Author: Renee Ahdieh
My rating: 3/5 stars
Series: Flame in the Mist book #1
Date Read: 6/16/17

I really enjoyed this book and I do recommend it. Do not go into this book thinking it will be very fast paced because it isn't. Also do not judge the book by the first half of the story. The first half was so boring that I considered DNFing it. After reading some reviews people said that it picked up and it did and I ended up enjoying the book more than I thought I would.

Do not go into this book thinking it is going to be a Mulan retelling because it really isn't. The only thing that is similar to Mulan is that Mariko, the main character, dresses up as a boy. It takes place in Japan.

If you don't know this book follows a girl named Mariko and she journeys to the imperial palace to meet her future husband but on the way there there was an attacked by the Black Clan and they were trying to kill Mariko before she reached the palace. Mariko survives and dresses up as a boy to infiltrate the Black Clan and get revenge.

I won't lie there is a romance in this book. I won't say with who but I will say that I ship it even though I hate it at the same time. Do you know what I mean.

I never read a book set in Japan before and it was honestly a refreshing new setting. I enjoyed the world although I thought it could of been developed a little more. I also wish the characters were developed more as well.

I honestly am still confused a bit by this book since I don't remember much of what happened in the beginning because I skimmed it so try not to skim the beginning if you plan on reading the book and it is hard but try. It may allow you to enjoy the second half more than I did.

I do recommend this book but if you are in a reading slump do not read it because the beginning is again, very boring and it will probably push you in a farther into the slump. I will also say that if you love fast paced books, this may not be for you.

I have heard mixed reviews about this book so I cannot promise you will like it.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

To All the Boys I've Loved Before Review

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)Title: To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Author: Jenny Han
Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before book #1
My rating: 3.5/ 5 stars
Date Read: 6/21/17

I never heard anyone say that reading this book is sort of stressful in the beginning and other parts but most of it is extremely cute.

This book is told in first person and we follow Lara Jean's point of view. I will admit Lara Jeans narration sound a bit younger than her actual age. There was something in the writing style which I cannot pin point that makes her narration seem younger.

If you don't know this book is very well about Lara Jean and every time she has a crush she will write a letter to them pouring all her thoughts into the letter and address it and everything but never send it. Instead she puts it in the hat box that her mother gave her. There are five letters in total. One day someone sends them out and she has no idea who and now they all find out how she felt about them.

Now this is the part that stressed the crap out of me. I knew the letters are going to be sent out. It says it in the synopsis. I just kept waiting and waiting and waiting and it is stressful knowing something bad is going to happen the main character and you have to keep waiting. After that happened though the majority of the book was really cute and I found myself smiling at the computer. (ebook)

#teampeter because I honestly found Josh annoying throughout most of the book. I actually liked Peter and that is all I am going to say due to spoilers.

When Lara Jean figures out that the people got the letters, the way she does is kind of funny.

Overall I do recommend this book. For the most part it is cute and fluffy.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Along for the Ride Reveiw

Along for the RideTitle: Along for the Ride
Author: Sarah Dessen
My rating: 4 /5 stars
Date Read: 7/2/17

I really enjoyed this book and this is probably my second favourite Sarah Dessen book unread so far.

This book takes place during summer and we follow the main character Auden as she spends her summer with her father and stepdaughter in a town called Colby. Auden is a straight A student and lives either her mother. Her mom works at a university. Auden's life is very academic based.

I loved the family aspect of the book and how well I thought it played a bigger part of the book than the romance which was a nice change. I really liked Auden's brother Hollis though. Even though he is a minor character he may be my favourite.

The character development I guess was pretty good. I felt like some of the changes the characters went through were realistic.

The world building in my opinion was good. I could visualize Colby clearly in my head. Colby is a town by the beach. A great place to spend the summer in my opinion.

I honestly did not ship the main character with the love interest. In fact I ship none of the characters with any characters except for Maggie and Adam.

Overall I do recommend this book!

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Mid Year Freak Out book tag (2017)

I've been seeing a lot of people do the Mid Year Freak Out book tag and it seems like fun. I have absolutely no idea who created this tag so if you know comment down below so I can add it. I know its late but better late than never!
1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017.
Lord of Shadows for sure! I love this book so much. Other favourites include Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson and ACOMAF by Sarah J. Maas.
2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017.
Still going with Lord of Shadows. Other than LoS probably ACOMAF!
3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.
ACOWAR by Sarah J. Maas! I promise I will get to it soon!
4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
Warcross by Marie Lu! I am so jealous because so many people have arcs. 
5. Biggest disappointment.
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake. I ended up DNFing it. I was just so bored and could not stand the writing style. I tried to ignore it and push though but I gave up. 
6. Biggest surprise.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. 
7. Favourite new author (debut or new to you).
Richelle Mead! I am currently making my way through her Vampire Academy series for the first time. 
8. Newest fictional crush.
Cassian from ACOMAF!
9. Newest favourite character.
Rhysand from you know what book!
10. Book that made you cry.
Other than LoS, Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson. 
11. Book that made you happy
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins and Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. Both were super cure and I loved them both. I smiled like and idiot while reading it 

Well most of the answers were LoS but I am shadowhunter book trash. Thank you for reading and I hope to see you in my next post!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Unfiltered Review

Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me.Title: Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me.
Author: Lily Collins
Narrator: Lily Collins
My rating: 4/5 stars

This is me trying to type a full review on my phone. I apologise in advance for typos.

This book is written by Lily Collins who is an actress and she did play Clary in the City of Bones movie.

I listened to the audio book and enjoyed it! It is narrated by Lily Collins and the story feels more real like she is there telling you the things that happened in her life. She is though since she is the narrator. I usually do not like audio books but since Collins was telling her own story helped me enjoy the book and listening to the audio so much more enjoyable.

Unfiltered shows tells the story of Lily' s life and tells people a very positive message. Love yourself. It is a very important message in my opinion.

I rarely read (listen to) non fiction books so it was a good change. I highly recommend the audio book and I do recommend this.

And the reason why it took me so long to read is that I borrowed it from my library and it auto returned so I had to rerequest it.

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Every Last Word Review

Every Last WordTitle: Every Last Word
Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
My rating: 4.5/ 5 stars
Date Read: 6/30/17

I really enjoyed this book and it probably one of my favourite books of the year. I honestly was never going to read this book bit after hearing Emma over at emmabooks talk about this many times and I saw it available on overdrive I just had to pick it up.

This is a mental health book and follows Samantha who has OCD. She is part of the Crazy 8s which is the schools popular group. She is afraid they will discover her illness. One day she meets a girl named Caroline and is introduced to Poet's Corner and it changes her.

Now I honestly don't know how well OCD was represented in this book but it seemed realistic to me.

I loved how the main character had more than one hobby the other being swimming because people have more than one hobby. I also liked how swimming kept appearing in the book.

Something I won't say what actually reminded me a bit of We Were Liars. I won't say what but if you read both you may be able to figure it out.

I really enjoyed the characters and the messages it shares. Over all I do recommend this!

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Shadow Kiss Review

Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3)Title: Shadow Kiss
AuthorRichelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy book #3
My rating: 3.5 or 4/ 5 stars
Date Read: 6/17/17

Shadow Kiss is the third book in the Vampire Academy series and it is defiantly my favourite book so far. This series is a guilty pleasure read. I hate the books so much yet I love them at the same time and they are very addictive.

I will say that the beginning in my opinion was a tad slow but it picked up rather quickly. I read this book in almost one sitting because I borrowed it from the library on e book and had about 1 day to read it before it automatically returned by itself.

In this book we continue to follow the point of view of Rose Hathaway and it is told in first person. Rose is a very strong character and I like that we see a kick but character.

Now I will admit that I don't agree with everything that Rose does and I think one of her choices, I won't say which but if you read the book you may know, is very very stupid and just can't say much due to spoilers but I feel as if (view spoiler)

The ending was absolutely insane. I did not expect that and didn't predict it until well that part then I was like crap why are you doing this Mead. Sequels are so hard to review without spoiling the book!

I really like all the characters and my favourite is still Christian. No questions asked.

I will admit that I wasn't the biggest fan of Dimitri when the book series but as the books continued I am now starting to like him more as a character. I am not sure how I am going to feel about him in the next book though.

Adrian. I wasn't the biggest fan of Adrian and found him somewhat annoying in the last book. I actually liked him and I felt like he developed a bit more in this book.

The world is so easy to understand and the writing is very easy to follow so if you are in a reading slump I highly recommend this series.

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