If you’ve been stalking book blogs for a while, you might be familiar with the term “DNF”. There’s a few DNF reviews floating around the blogosphere, even Alise has written some here on Readers in Wonderland. What does the term mean? Well, the blogger, for whatever reason, did not finish a book. Maybe it was too horrible, too slow, just […]
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I’ve been struggling to find the motivation to write this review for a week. I’m not sure how to explain what I thought, how I felt about The Almost Girl and its story and character because I just feel ‘meh’ about it. It wasn’t fantastic, it wasn’t terrible. It was smack bang in the middle. Just… okay.
At the beginning the plot was choppy. It jumped from scene to scene and just did not flow well at all. I got confused, I couldn’t keep track of the timeline, it was all over the place. A little before halfway through the plot did smooth out. More action started happening, the plot actually started moving and was suspenseful, if predictable. The actions scenes were well written and they improved this book along with the creepy zombie/robot things. Those were Read more »
Low expectations can be a great thing to have on hand when going into a book. It sounds terrible, but it’s true. With DEFY I’d seen many 2 star or lower reviews, and I thought I wasn’t going to like it. I thought I was going to hate it. Instead I was pleasantly surprised. Well, by most things. There were still a couple of elements that got on my nerves, but aside from that DEFY isn’t too terrible. Read more »
In the Victorian ages of London The Earl of the Phantomhive house, Ciel Phantomhive, needs to get his revenge on those who had humiliated him and destroyed what he loved. Not being able to do it alone he sells his soul to a demon he names Sebastian Michaelis. Now working as his butler, Sebastian must help the Earl Phantomhive in this suspenseful, exciting, thriller manga. Read more »
I am on a roll of good books at the moment. Every last one has been at least 4 stars, the last three have earned 5 stars (or very nearly). WORLD AFTER was the latest read and boy did it not disappoint. WORLD AFTER is the sequel to ANGELFALL and I cannot stress enough how great this series is. There are […]
The fates of Cinder and Scarlet collide as a Lunar threat spreads across the Earth…
Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner. Read more »
Sixteen-year-old Gwen lives with her extended – and rather eccentric – family in an exclusive London neighborhood. In spite of her ancestors’ peculiar history, she’s had a relatively normal life so far. The time-traveling gene that runs like a secret thread through the female half of the family is supposed to have skipped over Gwen, so she hasn’t been introduced to “the mysteries,” and can spend her time hanging out with her best friend, Lesly. It comes as an unwelcome surprise when she starts taking sudden, uncontrolled leaps into the past.
She’s totally unprepared for time travel, not to mention all that comes with it: fancy clothes, archaic manners, a mysterious secret society, and Gideon, her time-traveling counterpart. He’s obnoxious, a know-it-all, and possibly the best-looking guy she’s seen in any centrury . . . . Read more »