Infamous was not as satisfying as I had hoped it would be when I started reading. It really felt like a filler book. There was not a lot of progress being made, Nick was younger than in the other instalments, and he was learning little by little what his powers were, or would become. Also, neither Nick or the readers know who he can trust, except for the obvious people, being his mom, Acheron and Kyrian. At the same time, knowing that Nick from the future is coming to give advice to young Nick in the book it is difficult to know exactly how the relationship between Ash and Nick will develop. I usually love it when someone is able […]
Author: Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms
*I received a free ARC of The Next Best Thing from Atria Books via netgalley in exchange of an honest review.* The Next Best Thing is simply delightful! It’s the only word I can use to describe it accurately. It tickled my funny bones, tugged at my heartstrings and made me root for Ruthie from the first sentence. All of the main characters seem so real to me that I wish they existed in real life. Ruthie needs a girlfriend, and I want to be that for her. Ruthie has gone through a lot more hard times than most people, but she never lets herself give up. When bad things happen, she will cry and mope, and then get herself […]
Let it Bleed is a novella in the WVMP Radio series. And, Yes! I totally loved this little installment of the WVMP radio crowd! I feel like fangirl-squeeing, but I’ll try to keep it to a minimum 😀 We learnt a lot about Ciara’s actual blood family in this story, and all the things she missed out on because her dad took her away from them, and never told her about them.We also learn quite a few new thing about Ciara’s new family, and how awful at least one of them are! Ciara had to go through a lot of pain in her first few weeks as a vampire, though, and it’s amazing that she uhm un-survived? survived? stayed un-dead […]
*I got a free ARC of At Last from Forever via netgalley in exchange of an honest review* At Last is sweet, hot, romantic, delightful and touching. Amy is so sweet and insecure, even if she is hiding behind a pretty tough armour not to show what she is feeling at any time. Matt is hot – good thing he only exists in a story, or I might have had to try to find Lucky Harbor on a map and go on a trip *grins* The chocolate quotes at the beginning of each chapter had me each time – so funny, and oh so accurate. Chocolate can solve almost any problem that can ever arise. I love how both Amy […]
Tangle of Need left me in a tangle of confusion! I am not completely sure how I feel about this instalment. It took me several days to read, which is not usual for me, and I felt less connected with the characters as well. The story was really filler material, nothing really important happened, there was no huge show-down between the changelings and their enemies, and the great love story of Riaz and Adria didn’t hit me in the gut like most of the other couples have. I thought that both Riaz and Adria seemed pretty shallow and juvenile, which is strange when you think about what their position in the pack is. I think my main criticism is […]
Bitterblue was awesome, but I have to start with saying that I love this amazing world of the Graceling Realm and the seven Kingdoms. I think I actually preferred this final book in the series, both because characters from prior books showed up again and because Bitterblue was such a great heroine.
Insurgent is a great continuation of Divergent. The characters continue to make sense, and we learn more about the society and why it became the way it is. I loved this book, the way Four and Tris had to deal with the aftermath of the huge simulation war, and wondering what was going to happen next was exciting and kept me firmly attached to my kindle for the whole narrative. Their little stay at Amity was strange to say the least, and Tris had to find out the hard way how things were always seemingly so peaceful there. Again, I love how Tris and Four continue to go to each other to feel reassured, even if they are also both […]
*I received a free copy from the author in exchange of an honest review* Pure Healing started out really well, there are vampires, pure ones, humans, a very young pure Queen, a protector and a healer who uses some kind of magic, and has a very special way of sustaining herself. The premise is very interesting as it gives a new take on vampires and other mythical creatures we may or may not have heard about before.
Oh Dana, how naive you were in your bargain! I was sure the way it was worded meant exactly what it meant, but I had no idea just how bad things would be, even if she decides later herself to actually go through with it. Shadowspell did show Dana’s growth, though. This had a lot more action, and apart from being to naive in one instance, Dana was great! She already grew a lot in the first book, and in this, that growth continued. I love that she has a girlfriend, although Kimber was less present than in Glimmerglass.
Shine is the perfect finale to the Shade series! Oh my sweet goodness! The first chapter almost killed me! I was sitting on the edge of my couch, my eyes as big as saucers, my reaction the same as Aura’s : ‘No! No, that just can’t be true! Not Zach! No!!!!’ *sob* I almost did a Joey and put my book in the freezer, but that just wouldn’t do! For two reasons – one- I had to know what was going to happen, even if I was devastated – two – I have a kindle, and I don’t think it would have taken it kindly if I had left it in the freezer. It didn’t take me long at all […]