Review: The Iron King

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Title: The Iron King

Author: Julie Kagawa

Genre: Paranormal

Rating: 7/10

Type: Paperback

Date Read: 14th March, 2013

No. in Series: #1

I know that a lot of people have it’s issues with this book and that is good and all but I really enjoyed this book. It might have been because i was only twelve when I read this but I really did like it. If you know my reading tastes at all, then you’ll know that Julie Kagawa is one of my favourite authors, ever. This book was the first book of her’s I read.

This book is about a girl who discover’s that she is actually half-fae (fairy) and her father is the King of the Summer Court. Suddenly, Meghan is dragged into the world of fae and must face the biggest threat that the fae have ever faced and Meghan may be the only one who can help.

The storyline isn’t that strong and it was pretty predictable. It didn’t really bother me but don’t read this book, if you are looking for an incredibly strong storyline driven book then don’t read this. It is a very captivating read and very interesting, I just want to read more books in this world and I am not-so patiently waiting for the next Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten book.

Don’t really feel anything towards Meghan. You know, she was there and well, she’s the main character, so you kinda need her but she just was boring and didn’t really do anything that important.

I definitely am Team Ash because well, he seems hot and mysterious and I want him to be in the book more, so I can learn more about him because he seems like the most interesting character. Maybe it’s because we don’t know that much about him.

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Review: The Assassin’s Blade

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Title: The Assassin’s Blade

Author: Sarah J.Maas

Genre: Fantasy and Paranormal

Rating: 10/10

Type: Paperback

Date Read: 25th January, 2015

No. in Series: 0.1 – 0.5

This book made me speechless. I read it so quick but it felt like I was reading it for weeks. It just was amazing to read. Each story felt like a book the way the characters and storyline were written. I just loved this book so much.

This book combines five novella’s from before Throne Of Glass. It follows Celaena and the first time she ever disobeyed her master. It also shows how her relationship with Sam started and just gives more insights into who she is as a person.

I don’t recommend reading this before you read Throne of Glass, even though it is set before Throne of Glass. i don’t recommend reading it how I did either, by reading it after Heir of Fire. I recommend reading it the way it was published, read The Assassin’s Blade after Crown of Midnight.

I’m not going to talk about each individual story in depth because to me, it just seemed like one book just full of different adventures.

I liked the story lines in this book, a lot. I really loved each book individually and all story because they all seemed to fit together in one story but then they also deserve to be their own story. I just loved how we got to see Celaena slowly and eventually realise the true nature of Arobynn and how Sam feels. I just loved the character development in this book.

This book just made me love Celaena even more. I pity and respect her at the same time. I don’t know how she can be this strong after everything she has been through and it makes me respect her so much for enduring everything she has. This whole book I really pitied her, because she had no-one on her side for various parts of the book and when she did, they ended up betraying her.

I now regret reading this book when it comes to Sam. Sam Cortland, man… what is there to say about him. He just doesn’t even compare to either Dorian or Chaol he is perfect and that s why I regret it because now for the next three books, I am going to compare Dorian and Chaol to him and realise that they aren’t ever going to meet his standards. I just want Sam to make an appearance in the series, otherwise I will cry.

I hate… I absolutely hate Arobynn. I just cannot he did everything he did. I just can’t fathom how someone can be so heartless and vindictive. I hope he shows up in the series and we can watch him die, slowly. If you think that’s mean then read the last page of this book and you will understand.

I just want Sam to come back. I really do.

Review for Throne of Glass: https://jamminsinfinitebookshelf.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/review-throne-of-glass/

Review: Tomorrow When The War Began

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Title: Tomorrow When The War Began

Author: John Marsden

Genre: Contemporary

Rating: 8/10

Type: Paperback

Date Read: 4th September, 2013

No. in Series: #1

I had to read this for school but I actually had read it a few months before that because well I watched the movie and wanted to read the book which isn’t that unusual for me. So this book was so easy to relate to, it was very scary just how probable this book really is. I really like that about this book therefore I really like this book.

This book is about a group of friends who decide to go camping in the wilderness but when they return they discover that their small country town has been overtaken by an army who wishes to overtake Australia by firstly taking over small towns.

I think that the way this book is written is very well done because I could picture everything that was happening with clarity. he writing was very matter-of-factly which i didn’t mind by I wouldn’t like to read a lot more books like that because it would become very boring. I thought that the story was quite interesting and I liked that I could picture this happening to my town in Australia.

I thought that Ellie was a good lead character, I liked reading about her and I thought that she was a strong character. I also liked that she wasn’t really the leader in the group, she was able to acknowledge that someone else would be better at it. Which means that I wasn’t reading from the leader’s point of view which I liked because it was different and Ellie also noticed things about the other people in the group that the leader wouldn’t and I liked that.

We don’t really connect with any of the characters due to the strong storyline. I mean, they are all likable characters besides Robin who is annoying and Kevin who was such an idiot.   I just love the dynamic between the group in the beginning because it was just so amazingly normal. I just wish that I had friends as good as this group of friends. I love how some of the characters grow and how the group changes as the book progresses. I just loved seeing that. I liked seeing how they each changed differently when forced to grow up suddenly.

There wasn’t much romance due to the really strong storyline. I could see that the author planted seeds so that hopefully in the next book we get to see some romance and even though we haven’t had much romance, I still have established my ships.

I tried to read the second one but didn’t get far. But I will not give up. I will eventually read it.

Review: Graceling

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Title: Graceling

Author: Kristin Cashore

Genre: Fanatsy

Rating: 9/10

Type: Paperback

Date Read: 17th January, 2015

No. in Series: #1

I actually really liked this book. It was so interesting and exciting and the world is fascinating. This book is so original with it’s idea’s and concepts that it was beautiful. I just really liked this book and the way that the story played out and all the twists and turns and plot-twists and mysteries were just a pleasure to read.

Graceling is about a girl named Katsa who is a graced (A Graceling is someone who is born with being exceptionally good at a certain thing) with murder. She is used as a weapon to the King of her region, Katsa doesn’t enjoy being used as a weapon but feels as if there sin’t anything better. That is until Prince Po comes to the castle, he is graced with combat skills and is ready to show Katsa a whole new life. When unexplainable things begin to arise, Po and Katsa must set out to uncover the truth.

If you didn’t already realise this, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I think that the world sold it to me because the characters weren’t spectacular but the world of which they live in is just so fascinating for me. I loved learning all about the different lands and kings and the way they differ from the other ones, I just couldn’t get enough.

I liked Katsa, she was a great main character and pov. I didn’t find her annoying or stubborn unlike many main character’s. No, I actually enjoyed being inside her head because I wanted to know more about how her grace affects her way of thinking about things and the way she assess situations. Like when she was in the King’s Throne Room, it was so cool the way she was able to tell how the fight would occur.

Po, of course was adorable. I don’t know what it is about him because he never really did anything to warrant being adorable but he just was. Him being there was enough for me. I was all, if Po is here we all good.

And if Po and Katsa are here, you better run. I thought that they were a kick-ass couple, didn’t feel like they had much chemistry maybe it’s just because of everything else going on but their romance gets lost in this book. They really say much about it either. Like they just got together but didn’t talk about what they felt, it was weird. I understand why Katsa doesn’t want to marry but it’s bloody Po, for god’s sake.

I don’t really know if I am going to read BitterBlue because I do want to keep being in this world but I want to be in this world with Katsa. I might read it just to see if Katsa and Po get married.

Review: Sweet Reckoning

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Title: Sweet Reckoning

Author: Wendy Higgins

Genre: Supernatural

Rating: 8.5/10

Type: Paperback

Date Read: 12th January, 2015

No. in Series: #3

This book was just wow just wow. This was a great way to end a great series. A was a bit apprehensive going into this book because I have read so many bad ending books that it just ruins the entire series and I didn’t want that for this series. So I wasn’t even going to read this but I am so happy I did.

This book is about half-angel, half-demon Anna is trying to save all of the nephilim from the automatic hell fate by either turning the Dukes or killing them with The Sword Of Righteousness. Basically: Shit goes down. Just read it.

I like Anna more then I did before which wasn’t much. I don’t really know maybe it was because she was just too sweet and nice and it was pretty boring but she redeemed herself in my eyes in this book but we all know we don’t read this series for her.

And the reason we do: Kaidan Rowe. Ok I just say that apparently I have been saying his name this entire time, I always that it as Kayden but it is supposed to be Kyden. Well… fine then. I don’t even know what to say about Kaidan because if you’ve read this series then you know how spectacularly hot he is. He is just so… damn.

This book was definitely the most cute one, it was so cute and my emotions didn’t even know what to do. There was just so many different emotions in a such a short amount of time. This just just made me crazy, it was so packed full of feelings.

It was so nice to see all the couples together. I just wanted this book to last longer, so I could more of the couples and how they ended up because we got a little bit on each couple but most of it was on Anna and Kaidan which I am fine with but I also like Blake and Ginger a whole lot and I wanted to know what happened to them.

The ending was just too cheesy and predictable for me to be honest. It was just way too much for me to handle.

Review for Sweet Evil: https://jamminsinfinitebookshelf.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/review-sweet-evil/

Review for Sweet Peril: https://jamminsinfinitebookshelf.wordpress.com/2014/12/27/review-sweet-peril/

Review: Stargirl

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Title: Stargirl

Author: Jerry Spinelli

Genre: Contemporary

Rating: 7.5/10

Type: Paperback

Date Read: 2nd February, 2013

No. in Series: #1

Review going to quite short.

I actually didn’t mind this book. I know a lot of people hate this book but I actually did like it. I mean I can understand why some people don’t like it, it isn’t for everyone. It is just a cute, quirky little story that makes you think about things.

This book is about how a new girl named Stargirl comes to their school and doesn’t conform to normality and it confuses everyone.

I didn’t really feel anything for any of the characters. It was just too short for me to really connect to the characters. I mean I liked the characters I was supposed to like and I disliked the characters I was supposed to dislike but that was it.

I liked the story, It was predictable and cute and I just wanted everything to turn out okay but of course it didn’t and things happened and I ended up crying. I really don’t know why but I am a cry baby and I ended up crying in parts.

I know a lot of people hate the ending. I ended like a contemporary books end. So I don’t really know why it is such a bad ending. But I didn’t hate it, I liked it.

Review: The Elite

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Title: The Elite

Author: Kiera Cass

Genre: Dystopia

Rating: 8/10

Type: Paperback

Date Read: 9th July, 2013

No. in Series: #2

I honestly can’t tell you if i liked this more then the first because they both seem really similar and still follow the same storyline. The only thing with this book is that I felt that really nothing happened even though things did happen.

This is all about how America is part of The Elite and now she must decided whether or not she really likes Maxon and wants to be Queen.

Once again, America was bloody frustrating and hypocritical that she doesn’t deserve more then a sentence.

Of course, I am Team Maxon. Is there even a Team Aspen? I love Maxon so much, i just don’t understand how anyone can even think of being on Team Aspen. Maxon is just amazing and cute and I hate when America is a bitch to him.

I really hope that i am not the only one who thinks it is pretty bloody obvious where this story is going and who she is going to end up with. It’s so obvious who America really likes and I don’t understand why she doesn’t do anything about it. Ugh.

The whole rebellion part of the storyline is just not necessary and I find it really boring. It doesn’t belong there, I think that I would like it more if it’s a backseat storyline. Every other storyline in this entire series takes a backseat to the love-triangle. So you never know enough about anything else to actually care.