This picture is just plain awesome. And its kinda related to books right?
Ok so it’s almost June… YAY!! So many books I wanna read come out next month:
Ink – Amanda Sun
I already did a fangirling session for Ink so click here.
The Lost Sun – Tessa Gratton
So this book was one I found while searching for holiday reading. I was so excited about it… and then I saw the date it was released 😦 Anyway, the blurb seems really interesting with a storyline based on norse mythology. I’m a big fan of Thor so I really, really hope this book brings justice!!
Ok, so this book isn’t really a full length novel but who cares?? A BOOK FROM LOGAN FREAKIN QUINN’S POV??? GIVE ME IT NOW!!!! 😀
So I was looking at my goodreads recommendations and this is one that it spewed up. I’m not quite sure if I liked it or not to be honest. On one side there’s the awesome idea of a nightmare being a creature on the other side there’s the plot.
Ok, I’ll start with what i liked bout the book. It has a pretty purple cover, a hot sounding blurb that mentions a hot sounding guy and it was funny to read. I loved the idea of a nightmare that feeds on people’s dreams. Its an idea that I haven’t seen around yet.
I also liked the world it was set in. It was thought out well. For example the magical gravity known as The Will. The author made loopholes in how it works so the events that happened made sense. I appreciated that the author took some time explaining the world’s laws and politics to the reader so we understood what was happening.The academy was pretty awesome too. But I guess all wizardy magic schools are cool. However I just thought this school sounded a bit like Hex Hall in the series by Rachel Hawkins but thats probably just me.
Now we move on onto the plot. The only way I can explain why I didn’t like it is through the plot. It was so one tracked. So focused on just solving the mystery of the killer. I mean, I don’t mind if the main plot is that but it was for the WHOLE ENTIRE BOOK. THE WHOLE THING!!! There are so many places where the author could’ve just put a minor problem but she didn’t and thats what let me down. Sigh. It’s would have been way better if the plot was just more diverse. So yeah, only 3 bamboo sticks.
Rating: 50/50 Panda
Ok, so you might be wondering why this is a mini-review. Confession: I couldn’t actually read through the whole thing. I got up to about half way, put it down and never read it again. So that probably gives you a picture of my rating, yeah?
So the story is pretty much summed up as: boy wants to leave small, pathetic town. He meets this girl. They become friends. OMG THEY’RE IN LOVE. And that’s where I decided I didn’t care enough to read more.
The first thing that I have to complain about is the instalove. And I’m not kidding when i mean insta. I’m pretty sure what happened is they go on a date to the movies. Into the movies, friends, comes out of the movies as gf and bf. BOOM it suddenly happens. What, are the movies some kinda instalove centre or something?
Then we get to the part I thought was pretty weird, even before i even read the book. Why the hell are female writers writing in a guy’s POV??? WHY??? Can someone please explain this????? ARGGGHHH!!! Panda’s calmed down a bit. Seriously though, girls should not try to write in a guy’s pov for a full book because its just not authentic.
The book had an interesting premise (witches!!!) but in my opinion the writing was just so hard to read. As in I literally had to force myself to read it. And that’s never a good sign. Ever.
Rating: Sad/Angry Panda
In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .But the struggle isn’t over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there’s still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure—and re-education—looms larger than ever.Pulses will race throughout this thrilling fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.
I am just in love with this series. So in love. I have loved the first 3 books in the series. I have loved the amazing twists in the story. I have loved Sydney for being a total nerd at times. I have loved Adrian for being the awesomest, hottest, most adorable guy ever. And I can’t believe that there’s gonna be his POV in The Fiery Heart. Nuff said, panda’s going to go to a corner and fangirl now.
Release Date: 19th Nov 2013 (I will wait as patiently as I can)