Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Mini Review Catch Up

Not that anyone reads my blog anymore but I felt the need to catch you all up on what I've been reading. I didn't want to write out all the reviews, though, so mini reviews it is. Sorry. Life is just busy lately what with marriage, the world cup, and life's other many trials.

 Everbound (Everneath 2)
I really liked the adventure in this one. I liked the way the Everneath was described. Unfortunately I just am not very attached to the characters in these books. I will read the final book, though. Just to see how it all ends.

Going Vintage 
I love Lindsey Leavitt's books. While Sean Griswold's Head was much more entertaining to me. This one had a lot going for it too. I just love books of self discovery and lessons the characters learn and share with us. Mallory was delightful. I loved her relationship with her sister Ginnie and her interactions with her strange family. Oliver was perfectly realistically dreamy. Sigh! All in all, a great book. I'd highly recommend it.

The False Princess 
I wanted to like this one. I really did. It was OK, I guess, but it just had too much telling. The whole book would have been at least 100 pages shorter without all that telling of useless info. Plus it felt forced and fake. There were just too many things that were't realistic. Ah well.

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Honestly the thing that drew me into this book was the pictures. There's some pretty creepy and bizarre pictures throughout. Unfortunately, though the book started out with a great deal of promise, it ended up being littered with cliches. It felt more like a middle grade book than a YA and that, more than anything, bugged me the most!  

Cruel Beauty
Oh my gosh! Can you say love? Well, say it with me! I loved this book! I may have gone into it with ridiculously low expectations. I heard that Nix was so angry and pessimistic that everyone hated her. I, however totally understood how she felt and why she felt that way. It was a much more realistic take on Beauty and the Beast. Let's face it. No one is as happy and selfless as Beauty was. That's why I loved Nix so much. She was imperfect and flawed. The best part was she learned and grew. I can't even begin to express my love for this one. Sigh! I loved the tie in with mythology and fantasy and the house! So cool and creepy all in one.

Can we please not mention that I've only read 5 books in two months? Sigh! Hey, I'm just impressed I'm reading at all with everything else going on in my life. Until next time!