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Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren

This is a DNF (Did Not Finish) review. As such, it will not be graded traditionally and not have a star rating.  I’m just going to share my thoughts on the first couple hours of the book and let you know why I decided to put it down. Oops, Waterfall, My Bad Oh boy.  Mes amis, LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES!  If You-From-2011 has put a book on the TBR, make sure You-From-2017 reviews the book description before willy-nilly sauntering off to borrow the book and then flailing madly. DON’T GET ME WRONG. This book is probably fine.  FOR ITS INTENDED […]

Posted August 3, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

I really wanted to like Bloodlines.  Going into it, my attitude was very positive.  I almost immediately found myself out-of-the-loop, and when I thought I could latch on to Sydney as a likable character, that failed me, too.  I was determined to push through it, waiting for the tides to turn, and they just didn’t.  I’m sorry!  I wanted to be all up in the YEAHHHH NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WUT! of this book, but … I can’t. Characters Sydney. … Sydney, Sydney, Sydney.  I really though I was going to like this character.  I thought she and I were going […]

Posted July 31, 2017 in Reviews // 6 Comments //
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

My reasons for quitting The Neverending Story were pretty simple, and I know it may just explode some heads because THIS BOOK WAS MY CHILDHOOD WHYYYY but I gotta be honest… I think that you need to be in the target age group or have a nostalgic connection to it to love it.  So… my thoughts? Things I Didn’t Like: Bastian is insufferable.  He’s just sort of whiny and flop and pathetic, and I don’t like him. It’s very clunky.  … I do have to say that in all fairness, my issue with the writing may be with the translation and […]

Posted July 27, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

After being burned so many times post-Twilight and The Hunger Games, I’m a bit wary of YA books that smell like they may end up filled with love triangle angst.  There is a time and place, and you never know.  Plus, The City of Ember is marketed for the 8-12 crowd, and I am way, way past that.  I’m pleased to report that none of my concerns were an issue with The City of Ember, and I give it ALL FIVE hearts. Characters ❤︎ I’m not crazy about Doon, but I’m also not crazy about creepy crawlies or hot tempers.  He and Lina […]

Posted July 25, 2017 in Reviews // 8 Comments //
Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

I detest quitting a book, but I’ve just got to face the facts… there are too many books in this world to spend time suffering through one I dislike.  Bright Young Things was one of those books that just didn’t work for me.  It wasn’t what I was looking for right now.  It happens, but it doesn’t mean it won’t be right for you!  So, in list format, here’s why I decided not to continue this book: The introductory scene just seemed cruel to me.  Of all the starting places to pick, getting married then immediately running away for no […]

Posted July 19, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //