This book! Woooowww! I won’t lie it was kinda slow for me when I got started, but I fell completely in love with this book! If you’ve read my review on Radio Silence You know how much I love that book, and I love this book maybe just a little bit more!
Like in Radio Silence, we follow a queen fangirl. Cath loves Simon Snow and is well known in the fandom for her fan-fiction writing. Unlike in Radio Silence, she is not asked to anything for the creator. We see her deal with reading and writing her fan-fiction wile starting college, trying to have a social life, get good grades, dealing with with anxiety, spending time with family, and keep up with a love life. Anyone knows that college is a struggle to begin with so she it is amazing that she is even trying to keep up with everything. is it the best representation of fandoms? No, but its fun and quirky!
We also have Cath’s win Wren who a a college freshman trying to live life to the fullest. She is often drunk and has been trying to move past her fangirl life and grow in a new group of friends. She wants to become her own person and her relationship with her sister starts t suffer. One of my favorite characters in this book is Levi. I love Levi, he is a dream boat. If you know anyone like him, send him my way. He is a beautiful character and I need a whole book about him! Probably one of the best male characters I’ve read in a while…sorry Maxon and Scoren!
Guys, go and pick up this book! You won’t regret it! If you do for some reason you can blame me.
I bought this book solely based on the fact I saw that OwlCrate had something that was inspired by this book coming in one of the books, and geez what a good buy! Caraval by Stephanie Garber was such a fun book to read! My head was spinning while reading this book! If you haven’t yet, go out and get this book!
Caraval is a place of trickery and confusion. Anything could happen, but it might not all be real. We follow Scarlett’s story through the five nights of her greatest and worst adventure. The only thing is, her sister is being held captive, and the only way to save her is by winning Caraval. She meets a few people on this journey, but can she trust them? Honestly, I still don’t know the answer to that question. I want to be able to trust Julian. But I just don’t know where he really stands. Does he stand with or against Master Legend? Is he just part of the game? There’s also Tella, whom I really want to be part of the game.
I felt like I was in Caraval while reading this! I didn’t know what a dream was, what was real, or what was an illusion from the game! It was so hypothesizing! This book is a MUST READ! Garber did a fantastic job in creating a world that that only had me wondering what was next, but made me want to keep reading. I couldn’t put this book down.
If you’re a reader who loves a book with surprises and twists and turns, this is a book for you! I really didn’t know what was coming next! This book had me at the edge of my seat! I read over the course of a week, but I would of read it in a day if I had the chance to do that! It’s an unforgettable ride!
Many people have already read The Selection Series, probably when they were in middle or high school. Here I am at the age of 23 and just read them for the first time. Why did I wait? I honestly don’t know. This book had been on my TBR list for a really long time, and I never got around to buying it! Yes, I bought all five books, but I’ve only read the first three….so far. I have so much love for these books, and I wish I would have started reading them sooner!
The Selection: Parts of this book reminded me of the Hunger Games, another part of this book reminded me of Divergent. If were to mix both of those out, take out the violence and turn it into The Bachelor: Royal Edition, that would be this book. I really can’t believe that I put this book off for so long! I have to say, I didn’t like Aspen when the book started, and he just got worse and worse as the book went on. #Maxonforever Honestly, this was really predictable, but I’m actually okay with that. Why? Because this book was probably meant for middle/high school readers, and I’m an adult. I read each of these books in like a day, but honestly, I would have sat in a chair and read it all at one time if I was able to! I loved that this book didn’t start out as full on love triangle. I appreciated that America told the Prince that she had her heartbroken and didn’t want to be with him. It’s so refreshing to see that happen in a book!
The Elite: I read these all back to back so that I might have some things in the wrong book, but stay with me. This is the book (or the moment) where my dislike for Aspen, turned into hate. He showed up as a guard, broken up with America, and still inferred with her life with Maxon! I do place a little blame on America, but I know how hard it can be to let go of a person you love. Aspen should have gotten over himself and let her be. He is the reason she is in the palace in the first place. He plays mind games with her that I really kept hoping he would die. I also enjoy this book because of the friendships that are shown in the book. I love the girls in this book and so many different personalities! I mean, they may be cliche, but I really wouldn’t change it any other way! This was probably my favorite book out of the three. I really didn’t put the book down unless I had to, and I was even thinking about it at work. So much happens in this book, and I don’t even know how to process it. We had death, people coming back, fighting, attacks, love, and so much more!
The One: I needed this book to be longer. First, let’s talk about how we not only have a love triangle between Maxon, America, and Aspen; but we also have a love triangle between Maxon, America, and Kriss. I would have loved to know what was going on in that relationship! This added so much to this story and had me a little worried. I know there are two more books after this book, but still. But in the end, all was right with the world. I even started not to hate Aspen as much, once he and Lucy became a couple. The one thing I really did not care for was one that the secret relationship between Aspen and American was hidden and lasted for so long. I also didn’t like how quickly Maxon and America got back together. It just seemed a little rushed for me. I feel like there would have been a lot more issues when they got back together that the book seems to skip over.
Let’s talk about one of my favorite series of all time. Red Queen. This series had so much potential, but what the heck happened to the end? This book had so much potential, and I was really hoping for a movie, then I got to the third book, and I was done. A lot of readers even said they gave up on this series, and it was such a letdown! But why? Today we are going to go book by book to figure what happened to this series.
1. Red Queen
This book was SO GOOD! I don’t want to spoil the best book out of this series in case you want to read it, but I would reread it. The only complaint I really had with this book was that I felt like I had read it before. Parts of it reminded me of Divergent, parts reminded me of Deliurm, and other parts reminded me of the Hunger Games. It had a lot of the same characteristics as the dystopian kind of books, and to be fair, there are a lot of them. There so much going on in this book, and I love the twist and never knowing who to trust!
2. Glass Sword
Even though a lot of things happened, this was definitely a filler and set up book. We had a reunion for some characters and others we lost. What I did like in this book was that even though they were gathering an army, the villains were still very present, and we saw them win and lose. The newly introduced characters in this book were terrific. There were so many different types of personalities and values in each of them. A lot of books would the background characters similar to each other in the way that they come off to the reader, but most of the characters in this book were so different it was easy to love them! This is probably one of the best sequel books I’ve read. The love triangle I actually like. I switched teams a lot, and that is VERY uncommon for me.
3. Kings cage
This is where I got lost. I don’t know to understand what this book was setting up for. I honestly took a reading hiatus because of this book. It took me forever to finish it! It was kind of repetitive and didn’t actually get good until the middle/towards the end, with a genuinely good twist. This book did have a good fighting scene, but as a whole, this book kind of was a letdown. If you want to more on my thoughts about this book and read King’s Cage Made Me Stop Reading.
4. War Storm
What kind of ending was that? Just honestly, what were they thinking? The whole conflict of the book was ended because a mother didn’t want her daughter to die. What. A mother changing her mind ended a civil war and a war between nations? What? This had too much potential to be good! Maven could have somehow been saved, someone could have been brought back to life, Mare’s dad could have fought, something! We had four books, and that’s how it ended. Then we didn’t even get a good idea of what happened after the war. Mare went back to her family and chose to be with Cal. I wanted so much more, like how they mix sliver and red bloods? How did the new bloods fit in? I just wanted more out of this, I feel like it was rushed and not really thought through.
If you have read this series, let me know what you think! Even though the middles and ending of these books were not the best, I still i might reread them! These books will always have a place in my heart!
I love the Red Queen series, almost as much as I love the Hunger Games or Harry Potter. I love the world, the characters, the storylines, just everything about the books. I read the second book in two days, I think. Well, here we are almost a year later after I read the second book and my love didn’t change until I finished King’s Cage.
Now don’t get me wrong, I have a great love for this series, but what the actual heck. We spend a lot of the book with Mare in prison, which was fun for the most part. About halfway through the book, I got bored of that, but Victoria Aveyard did an excellent job at keeping it exciting and making it not feel like the same day over and over again. While Mare is in this prison, we find out that Farley is pregnant! Like this just broke my heart. RIP Shade. But we find this news out through Cameron’s viewpoint. Was it just me or did anyone else find she storyline a little weird? I honestly was kind of bored and didn’t want to read her chapters. That’s not what made me stop reading though.
For two and a half books, we have been building this love story between Cal and Mare, just so that Cal can be given an ultimatum; to be with Mare and give up his crown, or marry Evangeline and become king. That was all fine, UNTIL HE PICKS EVANGELINE! Like what?! He tells Mare not to worry about anything, sleeps with her, protects her, and when given a chance, he doesn’t pick her. Like I understand why, and I love that the author did this, but seriously? And then end the book there? Like what the actual heck.
I honestly took a week or so off of writing and reading because I was so mad at Cal. I know he’s a fictional person and all, but he made me angry. I tried to read the book three times before I finally was able to get passed it. All in all, though, it was a good book, with a twist I didn’t see coming. Per the usual, the storytelling is excellent, the dialog is perfect, and some part made me laugh. I do suggest reading this book or actually, go ahead and reread the whole series. I know I will be..after I get over how it all ended, but that; s for a different day!
Will Grayson Will Grayson. Another John Green book, another story I never want to end. I didn’t even know what this book was about. Bad on me, cause I didn’t read the back, but John Green has never done me wrong so in the cart, and to my house it went. AND THIS BOOK DID NOT DISAPPOINT! John Green and David Levithan created a world of characters and a story that gave me so many different feelings and made me laugh out loud. Honestly, it was so much fun having two characters names Will Grayson was so much fun and surprisingly easy to tell them apart.
I loved that even tho there was two Will Graysons, it’s so easy to tell which view we are reading in. First, following Will Grayson #1 you not only has his friends, but he talks about not caring so much it almost seems like he’s just trying to cover up his feelings. While reading from the point of Will Grayson #2, everything is lower case, you can feel him struggling with life and feelings, and honestly, I was worried about this own well-being at some points. The two characters don’t have any many scenes together, but their lives intertwine and maybe even flip at a point. Then we also have Jane Turner, who might be the more relatable character that we meet struggles between two guys and figuring out what will make her happy. Then we meet Tiny Turner. He is probably the most lovable character that I have read in a long time, my word..he makes me laugh so much! These characters have this unique relationship, and it’s so much fun to read their story! So man turns, and nothing happens like you think it will.
This book also has a musical twist to it, which was quite fun. I’ll be honest I wasn’t a big fan of how the songs, but I know many people love it. I’m a big fan of how the screen names and how interacted with each other. I gave the story just another side. Between the singing, talking in the commuter, talking on the phone, and talking in person, sneaking out, the book felt like it could have been something that happened life! I mean I don’t think the musical would ever get approved by any school, but hey, something has to be non-realistic! If you went to a school that had a play like Tiny’s let me know! I think that would be hilarious!
All in all, this is one of my favorite adventures I’ve been on! I would recommend this to more mature readers, there is much explicit language and is a little dark in some places. I don’t say this about too many books, but I would never want this to become a movie! I think that the dark parts might become lighter and the musical will get watered down, and I feel like the characters wouldn’t be themselves.
I love a book published by Disney. I never thought that day would come..even when I was younger, I never liked Disney’s books. I decided to take a chance one day and picked one up. It’s been on my shelf for a couple years, and I decided to read it. Deadly Little Secret, by Laurie Faria Stolarz, is a book I really didn’t expect t like. I know I say that with a lot of books, but this book had a Disney symbol on it, so I was thinking that It would be cheesy..like bad cheesy, but it was a good cheesy! On top of that, it was actually kind of suspenseful! It kind of gave me the same vibes that Netflix’s show You gave me. Every few chapters, there would be a letter or journal page that the villain has written, but his identity was not released until the end of the book. While the book its self was pretty short, I read in almost a day and almost stayed up all night reading it! I didn’t even pause to take notes about what I liked and disliked!
Stolarz writing definitely felt like is was aimed little kid, kind of Disney writing, but had a very good plot that had me wanting more. She wrote in a way where you got a lot of information, but also just kept you guessing about what happens next. She also wrote the villain in a way where I couldn’t tell if it was a boy, girl, friend, stranger, or even if they went to school with her! The letters honestly creeped me out a little bit. I got chills reading a couple of them. I loved not only that we got the main character’s view of what was happening, but also of the villain. For being a short book, I was pleased with the amount of detail that the author included in the story!
Now I’m super excited for book two! I really don’t know where the story is going to go, the hero and love interest of the book has left and I just have questions. Like what happened to Debbie? Has Ben’s reputation changed? Does Camellia’s friends like him now? What do they even know ? How different is her life? What happened to Matt? I’m so intrigued! I really need the second books guys!
All in all, I LOVE THIS BOOK! I would never have thought I’d like a Disney book this much! 10/10 would recommend! Especially if you want a quick read! This book might just be the best book that Disney has ever published! This book was full of surprises and I just still don’t even know who to trust!