Genre: Fantasy

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Posted April 5, 2017 in Reviews // 3 Comments

  This book has been on my TBR list forever – the way my hardcopy reading is going, I would have never gotten to it.  Thank goodness for the audiobook!  Although I think I really would have liked it better without the narrator…. Characters ❤︎ I’ve bounced back and forth on whether I liked the characters or not in this book, and ultimately, it really came down to the character.  For a protagonist, Ruby’s not bad.  She definitely grows and evolves, and I love the fact she isn’t awesome at everything.  It’s immensely frustrating when a protagonist excels at everything.  The lead […]

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The Dark Tower by Stephen King

The Dark Tower by Stephen King

Posted March 22, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  I have read this book twice, but this was the first time I’ve listened to it.  And, for some strange reason, I remembered most of the ending completely wrong. There are a few spoilers are you go along, impossible to avoid unless I leave my review to “I liked it” so read at your own risk. Characters ❤︎ I have always loved the dark and sinister, but somehow still likable Roland Deschain.  Eddie and Jake and Oy are all well-loved as well, and even Susannah grows on me.  This book sees the addition of a few characters, and a farewell […]

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Drawn Away by Holly Bennett

Drawn Away by Holly Bennett

Posted March 5, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and Orca Book Publishers in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I was very much looking forward to Drawn Away.  It has a stunning cover and an interesting concept.  Unfortunately, this book was not for me. Characters I found Klara, Jack, and Lucy all a bit flat as characters.  They were written with variety and individual backgrounds and hobbies – Lucy had her year as a homeless teen whereas Jack had his diabetes.  Klara was […]

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Posted February 24, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  In a YA fantasy world where everything is all about the romantic relationships, this was a breath of fresh air.  At times I think Bardugo wanted the romance to take over, but this didn’t read like a romance to me at all.  Which was nice.  Because I like plots. Characters ❤︎ I didn’t find the male characters particularly impressive – Mal and the Darkling are pretty much the only ones we see, although I did like Alexei at the beginning.  However, I did enjoy Alina, Genya, and Zoya.  I thought Alina was genuine and reactive while Genya was sweet and smart. […]

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The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

Posted February 23, 2017 in Reviews // 3 Comments

  I think this book is much easier tackled in audiobook format.  The story is interesting, but the departures into detail and lore can be distracting and tedious – not because they’re boring in themselves, but because they are frequent.  Nonetheless, the book is worth a read to anyone who enjoys adventure or epic stories. Characters ❤︎ One thing I had immense difficulty doing as I read this is separating Gandalf from Sir Ian McKellan,  Merry from Dominic Monaghan, etc.  I have so much more exposure to the films than the books that their characterization takes prominence.  That said…. I […]

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