Not only do I forgot that I own this book, but I forget that I have read this book! All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda is a book that slips my mind when thinking about books that I have read. The book was told backward and had flashbacks, and it was honestly a little bit of a bore to me. I have a hard time remembering any of the little details or who did it at the end.
I’m not much a mystery book person, but this sounded really good and it was October when I read it so i thought it was the perfect time to read it. The beginning of the book was pretty decent, it quickly went downhill. I lost interest pretty quickly. I feel like the book was kinda repetitive and there was so many flashbacks it got a little confusing. I feel like this book would of been more memorable if it was structured in another way.
When I say it’s a forgotten book, I mean I really can’t remember it. I find it on my shelf and I have to think on whether or not i have read it or not. I almost DNf it so many times but I wanted to know how it was going to end!
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!
The sequel to Dorothy Must Die was an interesting read. I feel like nothing really moved forward with the plot; it just took a turn. I LOVED Dorothy Must Die. It was magical and a story I hold dear to me with a twist that I love! Now here we are with the sequel, and I really don’t know what happened. This book was a filler like no other. It did have some really good parts, but it also had some parts that I don’t know why they were there. I can’t tell if I like this book or not. I read it in a day, but I never got absorbed in it. There was just so much that I feel like it was missing. We didn’t get the same sense of adventure as we did the last book. There was no big battle that would change OZ (although something else did happen).
Within the first couple of chapters, a second villain dies, along with a rat. This was the first thing wrong with this book. Why kill the rat? It was simply harmless, deserved a better death, and died in such a cliché way. I actually am genuinely disappointed that she died by getting eaten by a lion. Why not give it a heroic death? There was very little sadness, and seeing that it was Amy’s only thing form her mom or even home in general left, you would think that the death of the rat would have hit her more.
Then we have Pete/Ozma. I love that they ended up being the same person, but I don’t like the mix between them. The fight for control was really underwhelming and kind of just got in the way. Pete also careful and didn’t want to be near Dorothy or any of the “good” people of Oz. After a talk with Glenda, he just decides that she can help him? Yeah, he just found out that he might disappear after Ozma is cured, but still. The only book is about how she and Dorothy can’t be trusted, and then he just goes running to them? Which, in turn, kills a unicorn tiger, a fairy, and ruins a whole another land. That the end, he and Ozma are separated anyways by the wizard that be trusted.
Let’s talk about Nox for a second. He got lost while teleporting, so he ended up on the Island of the Lost. NOX GOT SOFT! He says being on the island made him think, but I feel like sitting by yourself on an island doesn’t make you that soft. Like he was all I want to talk about how I feel, and I don’t have many walls up anymore, who is this? Nox was one of my favorite characters from the first book, and right now, I can’t deal with him. Where is the old Nox? Is this not the real Nox?
I’m so excited to finish this series! These books are perfect for people who love the Wizard of Oz! I can’t get enough of these books! I’m so excited to see how this series will end. I honestly hope that maybe juts Dorothy will turn around and become good again.
Can I just say WOW! This book was pretty incredible! I never heard the stories of the 12 Dancing Princesses, so I really didn’t know what to expect when I opened this book, but I’m in love! The world of a mix or balls and glamour, and also dark and full of sadness. I haven’t read a book that me want to read all night for quite a while! I read it in about a week! This isn’t really a short time, especially since it’s 400 pages, but I work College Sports, and in the past 3 weeks, we had three football games, two hockey games, pep rallies, and countless volleyball and soccer games. So to read this book in only a week is a pretty big deal!
First of all, I love cover! It’s one of the prettiest covers I have ever seen! It made the story even more magical! The characters in this book, were great! I was absolutely in love with Fisher and Annaleigh! Very much wanted them together in the end, but thank yo Erin Craig for ruining that. This was such a magical journey full of balls and dresses and death and sadness. I really didn’t know who was behind any of it or if it was in Annaleigh’s head! I was always wondering who would be next!
Secondly, The stepmother was a great addition. I loved the story of the stepmother just trying to get the kids to like her. I know a lot of it was a little fake since she ended up being behind EVERYTHING! She was indeed a step-monster. Throughout the entire book, she was trying to be happy and get the girls everything nice, but really she was the one who wanted a son so badly she risked having all of them killed. For some reason, though, I really didn’t want her to die. She really didn’t want them to die, she just wanted a son.
This book so dark and a little suspenseful. It’s a perfect read for a person who scares easy (aka me) for a Halloween read! It has the right amount of suspenseful and creepy parts mixed with juts enough of a comedy and love to make many things happen at once and keep you interested in the story. I really couldn’t stop reading it! Such a good book! I wish it had a squeal, but I really don’t want anyone else to die! I really recommend this book! I will probably keep this book and read it endlessly.
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!