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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