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The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory

The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory

  After reading The Red Queen, I put off reading The Lady of the Rivers because I was so bored with the Cousins’ War.  Not Gregory’s writing… just the war itself told over again through different eyes.  This was not that part of the story and Jacquetta, surprisingly, is not that kind of girl. Characters ❤︎ I really liked Jacquetta.  She is kinder and more genuine than the other women in Gergory’s novels.  Margaret, on the other hand, has the same childishness as women like Anne Boleyn.  Both women’s stories were interesting.  I especially loved the beginning of the book.  Joan of Arc!  Totally unexpected. […]

Posted July 30, 2017 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

  Wow. I’ve loved this series – when The Queen of the Tearling was announced, I preordered it… and every book since.  I know from time to time the story gets difficult to follow, but once you reach the end, it is clear to see why the multiple timelines are so important.  Still, it can be a little difficult to follow at times, and I had to force myself to read slowly. I love Kelsea.  For all her flaws, I love her.  I think she’s strong, brave, and focused.  I love her willingness to do what she must for her people, […]

Posted January 15, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is my second favorite of all the Potter books, and for good reason – it’s filled with action, new characters, and it’s the turning point of the series.  Listening to the audiobook just made it better.  Narrator Jim Dale continues to improve his voices.  I particularly enjoyed his choice for Madame Maxime.  I also continue to enjoy his choices for the Weasley twins, Professor McGonagall, and Professor Snape.  I think a good narrator really brings the characters to life. As for the story itself, I think that GoF is most enjoyable because […]

Posted December 29, 2016 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
The Girls by Emma Cline

The Girls by Emma Cline

  The first few chapters were difficult to push through. Cline’s writing style is so different than the traditional style. She writes in a lot of fragmented sentences, but once you get into it, the story flows. It is a memory; it is the story of a woman living with great fear and shame. It’s actually quite good. Ratings Breakdown Setting: ★★★★★ Plot: ★★★★ Characters: ★★★ Writing: ★★★ Pacing: ★★★★ Personal Enjoyment: ★★★★ Have you read this book or anything by this author?  If so, did you enjoy it?  Tell me all about your experience in the comments! Instagram | […]

Posted August 6, 2016 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Armada by Ernest Cline

Armada by Ernest Cline

  Generally speaking, I found this book to be rushed and not as original as Cline’s first book. The plot has been done in film and literature before, and there was nothing to add to the story that made it any better than a pre-existing story. If anything, there was an excess of forehead-slapping cliches. I’m not sure what bothers me more – the fact that it was so rushed and cheesy, or the fact I believe it was written that way intentionally. That said, it still was entertaining in its own way and it’s great to see a different […]

Posted November 26, 2015 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

  Firstly, I really want to say that I liked this book. I didn’t read a lot of Mark Twain when I was younger, and I wish I had, because I find his writing style to be very tongue-in-cheek and it amuses me. That said, even with the time lapse between now and when this book was written, it’s still very applicable in that it gives you something to think about even if the technology is out of date. It may be perceived by some as a little bit sexist, but I really liked the narrator’s conversations with Sandy, particularly […]

Posted July 14, 2015 in Reviews // 0 Comments //