Six of Crows: Review & Discussion

Listening to the volatile voice of hype, I picked up Six of Crows. No regrets. It was amazing and it shredded my heart and now I’m desperate for Crooked Kingdom. The agony of reading *sadly shakes head*

Since I loved this book so much, I wanted to do less of a review and more of a discussion with you. So I’m going to list all the things I liked or disliked about this book, then elaborate on some of the most interesting elements. I want to know what you thought of this book! Did you like Ketterdam? How do you compare the Grisha Trilogy with Six of Crows? Who was your favorite character(s)? If you haven’t read the book, skip the discussion section, because it’ll probably be quite spoiler-y.

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Book Review: The Raven Boys & The Dream Thieves

When I visit the library, my one rule for choosing books is be random. Some days I might know beforehand that I want to get a certain book (it’s the next in a series, I’ve been meaning to read it because of recommendations or whatnot). But most days I go in with no plan and my reading choices are spontaneous. I will wander the shelves, picking up any book that stands out to me. This could be because I recognize the title/author or the cover looks cool. (Confession time: I absolutely judge books by their covers.) I think I chose The Raven Boys because it’s on a shelf I hardly ever pick from and the name Stiefvater seemed vaguely familiar. I have now completed The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves. I have mixed feelings about continuing; you’ll see why in the reviews. I get the feeling I will though. ANYWAYS, on with the review!

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Book Review: Winter

5 out of 5 stars. Ages 13 and up.
Lots of minor spoilers; read with caution, especially if you haven’t read the rest of the books.

I didn’t get into The Lunar Chronicles until a while after Cinder was published. Even though friends had recommended this book to me for years, I’d never picked it up. Once I did though, I was hooked. I hadn’t read any YA Sci-Fi before this series, and I loved the freshness of the world. Not to mention the great characters you can’t help but love.

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Book Review: Flora and Ulysses, the Illuminated Adventures

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5 out of 5 stars. All ages.

I first read this book when it was released in 2013, but I wanted to reread and review it, and I’m so glad I did. Of course, I remembered the gist of the story but so many wonderful little details escape the web of memory. This is a fairly quick read with a lot of short chapters. I listened to it on audiobook in just a day. Still, it’s very touching in the way the characters develop, even in such a short amount of time.                                                         Continue reading