Friday, May 2, 2014

Reading Update (2/5/14)

Switching up the format of these posts a little: going to do a bit more in depth ratings breakdown for a few highlight books (either really good books or really terrible books will be featured here), and then list the others afterwards. Also going to include a recap of recent reviews.

You might recognise some of the mini reviews if you follow me on GR- in classic lazy Nara style, I've just copied and pasted them :P

What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Overall: 9/10
Plot: 4.5/5
Writing: 5/5
Romance: 4.5/5
Characters: 5/5
Cover: 4/5
I have to admit, not quite as good as My Life Next Door.
But still amazing! Huntley Fitzpatrick creates some great male leads ;)

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Overall: 9/10
Plot: 5/5
Writing: 4.5/5
World Building: 4/5
Characters: 5/5
Cover: 3/5
Freaking awesome.
You know what was so awesome about this book? All the characters were incredibly interesting. Despite the multiple POV, it wasn't like I was racing through one section to get to another- I was equally invested in all the POV characters. Which, I feel, is pretty rare.
Intriguing magic system as well!

Just One Year by Gayle Forman- 4 Stars
Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu- 5 Stars + Incredible (review to come)
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey- 4 Stars (review to come)
After the End by Amy Plum- 3 Stars (review to come)
The Falconer by Elizabeth May- 5 Stars + Incredible

Review Round-Up
Tease by Amanda Maciel- 5 Stars
The Taking by Kimberly Derting- 3 Stars
We Were Liars by E Lockhart- 5 Stars
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz- 5 Stars + Incredible
Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover- 5 Stars + Incredible

Also, totally random, but everyone should listen to this song. It's awesome.