The Hazel Wood

Rating: 2/5

Summary(x)

My Thoughts:

So far the worst book I have read all year. It was a huge disappointment since I was looking forward to this book. The plot sounded promising and very unique for me it fell flat. I struggled to get through it as the book was not action packed like I had thought it would be. The pacing was slow and felt tedious to get through. If the pacing had been better I think I would have enjoyed the book more.

The main character annoyed me to no end and I found her point of view hard to read. She seemed to be hard to deal with and did not treat others well. That turned me off of the book.

The book just did not do it for me and I wished it lived up to the summary. I will not be continuing with the series.

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April Wrap up

  1. Purple Hearts by Michael Grant
  2. They both die at the end by Adam Silvera
  3. Ed Shames by Ian Gardner
  4. Tonight we die as men by Ian Gardner
  5. Brotherhood of heroes by Bill Sloan
  6. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
  7. Deliver us from Darkness by Ian Gardner

May TBR

So I am little behind book reading-wise. I have two books left over from last month’s TBR I still need to finish. I started a new job and have finals so reading has been a bit slow. But here is my may TBR and hopefully I won’t fall too behind again.

  1. No victory in Valhalla by Ian Gardner
  2.  Turtles all the way down by John Green
  3. Leah on the offbeat by Becky Albertalli
  4. Timekeeper by Tara Sims
  5. The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe
  6. Conversations with Major Dick Winters by Cole Kingseed

Obsidio by Aimee Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Rating: 5/5

Summary: (x)

My Thoughts:

This trilogy is one of my favorite series of all times and I am sad it is over. The story and format of the novel are so unique. The story captivated me from the first book and I looked forward to the next two books. This book is the final book in the series and it was an excellent finale. The loose ends were wrapped up nicely and it was an ending I was satisfied with. This book was on the top of my most anticipated books of  2018 and it did not disappoint.

The story features all the characters from the past two books and it is so fast-paced. I could not put it down I had to know what happened to them. Every chance I got I picked up this book and it took me a few days to finish. I loved the plot and the pacing. The world building as usual with these books was stellar. A lot of the reason I love this book is the setting and the characters.

Another thing I want to touch on is the format of the books. It is such a creative format telling the story through files, chats, and emails. I have never seen a book like it and the format adds to why I love this book. I highly recommend it and if you like sci fi I would give this a try. The series deserves all the hype and praise it gets. I cannot wait to see what these authors do next. I cannot wait to reread this series again and enjoy it all over again.

 

 

 

The cruel prince by holly black

Rating: (3/5)

Summary: (x)

My thoughts:

I feel like this book was overhyped it was just not an amazing book. For me, it dragged a lot and took so long to get to the action part of the novel. It was a book I considered dnfing at one point.  There will be no reading of the sequel I am just not invested enough to pick it up I would rather read a book I know I will enjoy. This book has me turned off from reading any of the author’s other works. I do not think they are for me.

The characters I did not like either. Jude annoyed me and turned me off from rating the book higher. Cardan was so unlikable and not a good character he seemed one dimensional. I thought the relationship between the two of them just felt off and not healthy.

The reason I rated it three stars came from the setting and world building. The author is such a great world builder. It added another dimension to the story and just made the book better. I love fae stories and the author is really good at fae courts and adding the politics to the story.

 

March Wrap up

  1.  American Panda by Gloria Chao (3/5).  I did like this book but it did not live up to my expectations. I wish I could have loved it but I just was not a fan.
  2. Notes from the Warsaw ghetto by Emmanuel Ringelblum (5/5). This was a powerful first hand account of the Warsaw Ghetto. I highly recommend it and I think everyone should read this book.
  3. We band of angels by Elizabeth M. Norman (5/5). Another book I highly recommend. This is about the nurses on Baatan and I have a review up it.
  4. The sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson(3/5). I have a review up for this one as well and I wish this book was so much better.
  5. Going after Cacciato by Tim O’Brien(4/5). As always with this author, it is a powerful read that I really loved
  6. Iron Gold by Pierce Brown(5/5). I loved the Red Rising Trilogy and this book made so happy when I found out it was coming out and it did not disappoint.
  7. Obsideo by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman (5/5). This book is so good and a great ending to an amazing series. Review to come
  8. Guadalcanal by Richard B. Frank (4/5). This monster of a book was very informative and very interesting.
  9. The cruel prince by holly black (3/5). Review to come for this one as well. It did not live up to the hype at all. I had a few issues with this one.
  10. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt(2/5). I barely finished this one and am going to unhaul it. Had so many issues and was very disappointed.