If you’re going to bother, read the book, don’t listen to the audiobook. Be prepared to learn the history of Alagaesia in interview-form between Eragon and his new mentor.
The more I read this book, the less I enjoy it. I remember I first read Eragon many years ago now, and it was exciting because someone not that much older than me wrote it. Even older now, I have to admire the complexities in the series that my mind would never have been able to write at that age or even several years older, so in that way – kudos to Paolini. I can still appreciate his plot and his foreshadowing, even when I find his particular writing style a bit juvenile. But, really? He was young when he wrote […]
Reading this book was very bittersweet for me. Artemis Fowl is the last series that I have been reading since I was a kid (okay, high school) that hasn’t finished yet… and now it has. It’s been a tough few years – Harry Potter’s done, the Hunger Games are done, and now even Artemis Fowl’s all finished. That said, however, I couldn’t’ve asked for a better ending. No spoilers, though. I felt like I could have read this book in an hour. The writing was a fresh as ever, and all the favorite characters make at least a brief […]
I had an incredibly difficult time putting this one down. I want to say I didn’t love it because lets face it… the plot kept pulling me in, then pushing me out, and I found the resolution sadly unfulfilling. However, I loved every bit of the characters and while I had issues with Nate and Ariel being romantic interests (as they felt so old and far away from Bertie) I also know that I wanted so badly for everything to work out with Nate at the end of the book (no further spoilers here!) The writing at the very end […]
I read this book for the first time when the craze was only just beginning. The book had been out and about in the world for a couple years, but I daresay it only really caught on with the release of Mockingjay. Not to say it wasn’t popular… it just wasn’t a worldwide phenomenon. But I digress. I chose specifically to read this book again after the release of the movie because I spent far too many of the Harry Potter movies griping over every little missing piece that I forgot to enjoy the movie in and of itself. […]