by Leigh Bardugo This is the last book in the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo, and here we continue to follow Alina and her group of friends as they prepare for a war against the Darkling and his demon-like creatures.  After the disappointment of book two, I was nervous getting into this book, but I can easily way that this is the best in the series. This book was great. Action from page one, and great plot and interesting twists and turns t...

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by Leigh Bardugo In the sequel to Shadow and Bone we continue to follow Alina, who’s now on the run from the Darkling and the memories of what he made her do, of the lives he made her take. She’s wanted and hunted, but when she has no other option than to fight for Ravka, for the people she loves, she’s willing to sacrifice all to stop the Darkling. The first book in the series was a breeze compared to this one unfortunately. It took me for...

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by Leigh Bardugo In Shadow and Bone we follow Alina, who’s an ordinary girl in a world where people called Grisha has special abilities. Alina is an orphan, a map maker and longtime friends with a boy called Mal. When they enter the impenetrable darkness of the Shadow Fold, Alina’s journey from ordinary to exceptional begins. So I finally managed to complete this book (and the whole series) after trying like five times. I found this first boo...

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by Leigh Bardugo This is the second and last book in the Six of Crows duology and here we follow the team as they seek to get their hands on the money they think they deserve and also to push down the man that betrayed them from his upstanding position. Crooked Kingdom is a well-crafted sequel to a very good book, but I do find that it’s not as great as its prequel. Crooked Kindom has the same great cast as the first book, and Bardugo manages h...

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8.6/10

byLeigh Bardugo It took me quite some time to get to this book, mostly because I never managed to read the original Grisha trilogy, I tried several times to get started with it, but there was something about it that didn’t quite suck me in. Eventually though, I gave up that series and decided to dig into Six of Crows even though I had not read the Grisha trilogy in advance. And I am happy that I did because Six of Crows was an easy read that pu...

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by Scott Reintgen I read the first book in this series as an ARC before it came out, and I was more or less blown away. I loved it, and I couldn’t wait for the release of the sequel. So, I was so happy when I got the opportunity to read the ARC of Nyxia Unleashed too, and I had been waiting for so long to see what happened to Emmet and all the other kids from Genesis 11 and 12. Nyxia Unleashed takes us on a very different journey than what the ...

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by Chris Babu I got this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In this book we meet a 16-year-old boy called Drayden. He lives in a dystopian world where Manhattan is called New America. Within it’s walls, the society is divided into groups. When Drayden’t mother gets banished from New America, Drayden is determined to find out why. And the only way to do so is to enter the Initiation, and by doing so also risk his own...

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by Carrie DiRisio I got this as an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Before coming in contact with this book, I had seen a few tweets from the popular Brooding YA Hero account, but I wasn’t actively following it. I did, however have a pretty clear idea of what this book would be and the style it would be written in since I “knew” Broody from before. This book is written from the POV of Broody, who is basically the mal...

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by Christian Nadeau Seeds of Hatred is an epic fantasy that doesn’t just scratch the surface of the world he’s build. It’s political, beautiful, tragic. Seemingly separate stories weave in beautifully in this story and it all comes together very nicely. It took me longer than I’d care to admit to finish this book, and it wasn’t only because of the books lengths. Moving to a new house and completely renovating it meant little time to re...

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9.3/10

by Marie Lu A few years ago, I read Marie Lu’s Legend series and hated it. I hated everything about it, the writing, the story, the execution. I did force myself to finish the trilogy, but when I was finished I just had this feeling of wishing I’d done something better with that time. So, when I heard that a new book was coming out, I didn’t pay much attention. I don’t like Marie Lu’s writing, I told myself. Then, that odd colorful cove...

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3/10
The 5th Wave
Reviews / July 19, 2015

by Rick Yancey This book is probably not the worst I’ve read, but it sure isn’t the best. It’s an OK book, nothing else. Personally I don’t like the style of writing, I find it confusing, repetitive and “jumpy”. One moment we’re in present tense, the next it past tense. It also feels like some events are skipped and you’re not sure about what’s really happening. Sentences feel backwa...

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3.4/10
SWAB
Reviews / July 14, 2015

by Heather Choate I want to start by saying that this book is not bad (I have read much worse), and the writing is good. I do however have serious issues with so many things in this book that I just couldn’t give it more than two stars on Goodreads, and the only reason it went from one to two stars was because I kind of liked the writing. The main plot is OK and it’s a very different thing than anything I have ever read befo...

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6.7/10
Four: A Divergent Collection
Reviews / June 30, 2015

by Veronica Roth This is a super short review, but basically this was the best part of the whole Divergent series as far as I’m concerned. Maybe it’s because I have a thing for Four or maybe it’s because I’ve always found Tris do be really irritating. But being able to follow Four, without having Tris there to mess everything up, was great and I loved seeing his version too....

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4/10
Allegiant
Reviews / June 29, 2015

by Veronica Roth The third installment of this series was for me the least enjoyable. The plot, the twists and the characters didn’t feel real anymore and it all sort of felt forced. I had hoped to get a resolution to the conflict that had started this whole series, but instead we’re here thrown into something completely different and the thing that the two other books have been building up to sort of got forgotten a bit. Th...

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5.4/10
Insurgent
Reviews / June 25, 2015

by Veronica Roth I didn’t like this as much as I liked the first one, but it was still good and I kept struggling with putting it down, I wanted to know the end. But, not because I cared for Tris, but because I cared for Four. I hated Tris in this book and as far as I’m concerned she was weak and annoying and was starting to become mean to Four. He should have picked a girl that would treat him well. Just like in the first b...

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6.6/10
Golden Son
Reviews / June 13, 2015

by Pierce Brown Having fallen completely in love with the first book in this series (red rising) I was so excited to start this book. It began quite nicely, but unfortunately I found that it soon started to drag a bit. There were so many new words and names and places that my mind felt like it was about to explode. There was Rip Wings and people of all colors and Obsidians and whatnot and they blasted each other from space and…I d...

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3.4/10
Mockingjay
Reviews / June 11, 2015

by Suzanne Collins I really liked the first book, the second was OK, but the third…it was bad. Not only did it feel rushed and sloppy, it also made me care less about Katniss and what happened to her. There was nothing happening, but at the same time there was a lot. But the things that happened rushed by so fast that there wasn’t time to think about it and there were almost no reactions to the things that happened. I had to...

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5.6/10
Catching Fire
Reviews / June 10, 2015

by Suzanne Collins After such a great first book I was excited about this one, but it didn’t do much for me at all. The beginning was slow, really slow, and it took forever to get into it. I kept waiting for some action, but nothing happened. Then as soon as the new games began, the book took off and I enjoyed it. But why the horribly dragging beginning? Even though this book had a lot of similarities to the first one in the serie...

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7.1/10
Divergent
Reviews / June 8, 2015

by Veronica Roth Unfortunately I watched the movie before reading this book, which probably influenced my opinion about it. But even if I liked the movie better, I found the book to be very good. I read it in just a few hours and I didn’t want to stop. Read the first and the second in the series on one day. I find (compared to the movie) that the time line and the order that things happen to be slightly confusing, but I don’...

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7.4/10
Hunger Games
Reviews / June 8, 2015

by Suzanne Collins This book has a unique story with lots of action and suspense and you’re hooked from the start and you don’t get a chance to put the book down. The writing is simple yet descriptive and makes the reader see this strange world from Katniss’ eyes. And in the beginning I like Katniss a lot. She’s a strong young woman who stands up for herself and protests against this strange government. But the l...