Review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #2)Title: The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #2)

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Format: Paperback (Simon & Schuster UK | Owned)

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Blurb (Goodreads):

Mara Dyer knows she isn’t crazy. She knows that she can kill with her mind, and that Noah can heal with his. Mara also knows that somehow, Jude is not a hallucination. He is alive. Unfortunately, convincing her family and doctors that she’s not unstable and doesn’t need to be hospitalised isn’t easy. The only person who actually believes her is Noah. But being with Noah is dangerous and Mara is in constant fear that she might hurt him. She needs to learn how to control her power, and fast! Together, Mara and Noah must try and figure out exactly how Jude survived when the asylum collapsed, and how he knows so much about her strange ability…before anyone else ends up dead!

 

My Thoughts:

Why did I pick up this book?

I read the first book not too far back last year somewhere in September and it was the one of my favorites for that year and I though I could not wait to get into its sequel, I still did not manage to read it until recently. And yeap, as expected the second was much more better than the first and I cant wait to discuss it with you all.

The Plot:

So it continues from where book 1 left us and Mara was now in  the hospital, sedated, and her dad was still recuperating from the accident. So due to the bizarre police report that Mara Dyer made, Dr. Kells came in and suggested that Mara goes to Horizons and see if she improves. Of course Mara would not want to do that as that would mean not seeing Noah and she also dont want to stay in Horizons for who knows how long and away from her parents. So, after some discussion, Mara will go to Horizons in the day and home in the evening. And stuff gets intense when she meets Phoebe another patient at Horizons. OMG Phoebe just creeps me put. She puts on a facade of an innocent girl but inside, she’s outright creepy. I really liked how the story went and progressed. It picked up speed and though I was dying to know what was happening, sadly exams and submission deadlines came in and I dont really have time to find out what happens. I really like the pacing and the conclusion was a huge bang. It was not a cliffhanger but at the end of this book questions were answered and I can’t wait to see Mara in action again.

The Characters:

We were introduced to people who are like Mara and they seem pretty sane to me. Except for Phoebe. I really loved how Michelle Hodkin had a personality for each character and I really feel so much more and I was really into the book. The great characters were what made the plot stand out even more. I could not ask for better characters even Jude is a total criminal with no essence of humanity in him at all. And Phoebe, the attention seeking girlwho is being used by the real villain, I’m just blown by how creepy and crazy she was. And Mara, she’s still hanging it there despite what’s she gone through and though she breaks down, she doesn’t give up. And of course with Noah beside her, she’s even stronger.

The writing:

I felt that the writing style here is much more intense because of the nature of the plot and I really love how the language flows. It is very coherent and it was so easy and fun to read and understand the message the author is trying to bring across. I guess this is another element that makes this book sooo sooo enjoyable and I’m just surprised at how it was better than the first.

Rating: 5/5 stars

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Review of previous book(s):

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)

 

 

 

Review: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Title: Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die #1) Author: Danielle Paige Format: ebook( HarperCollins| Owned) Find it on: Goodreads | Book Depository Blurb (Goodreads): I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero.But when your whole life gets swept … Continue reading

Review: Infinite by Jodi Meadows

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Infinite (Newsoul, #3)Title: Infinite (Newsoul #3)

Author: Jodi Meadows

Format: Hardcover ( Katherine Tegen Books| Borrowed)

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Blurb (Goodreads):

DESTRUCTION
The Year of Souls begins with an earthquake—an alarming rumble from deep within the earth—and it’s only the first of greater dangers to come. The Range caldera is preparing to erupt. Ana knows that as Soul Night approaches, everything near Heart will be at risk.

FLIGHT
Ana’s exile is frightening, but it may also be fortuitous, especially if she can convince her friends to flee Heart and Range with her. They’ll go north, seeking answers and allies to stop Janan’s ascension. And with any luck, the newsouls will be safe from harm’s reach.

CHOICE
The oldsouls might have forgotten the choice they made to give themselves limitless lifetimes, but Ana knows the true cost of reincarnation. What she doesn’t know is whether she’ll have the chance to finish this one sweet life with Sam, especially if she returns to Heart to stop Janan once and for all.

With gorgeous romance and thrilling action, the final book in the Incarnate trilogy offers a brilliant conclusion to the compelling questions of this fascinating world, where one new girl is the key to the lives of millions.

 

My Thoughts:

Why did I pick this book:

I read the first and second book in January this year and I want to finish the series. As I am participating in the 2014 Series Challenge, I want to clear as many unfinished series as possible. I reserved this book from the library as I wanted to read it ASAP as I did not have any reading plans then.

The Plot:

It was the best of all three books as there’s full of action and there were disputes between characters. And most of the time when I was reading I was like this:

 


 

 

 

 

 

I could not wait to see what happens next to the extend that I skipped several lines to find out what happen.

It was very well paced and it was a total roller coaster. Like in the previous book, Ana and Sam fought and they did too in this book and it was much worse which makes the whole atmosphere really tense. I like how Jodi Meadows added the voices of the Sylph and the Dragons into the plot. It was like Ana was the only one who could communicate with them. And that leads me to my first question which went unanswered. Is it because Ana’s a newsoul or is she really the only one who could do so? When it comes to the final book, I’m mostly looking out for closure. Yes it ended well and Janan is no longer in the picture and so is reincarnation. However, we did not go into detail about the year. In the three books there is the Year of Souls and a few others which were mentioned. There was also Soul Night which was not explained. I kind of felt frustrated as I’m pretty sure the different Years had a meaning behind them something like the Chinese zodiac. As this series revolves around Souls, I think Soul Night is a festival that the people of the Heart celebrates and I was hoping for an explanation in the final book. I was kind of disappointed as this played a role in the world building.

The Characters:

I loved the interaction between the characters particularly in this book. I felt that they were more three dimensional in this book especially the non-main ones like Stef and the others. Their involvement in this book was much more instead of the two protagonist. I usually have hate towards antagonists but this time round its extreme. I really hated Janan to the core as he’s someone whose got power all over in his head. There’s not a single bit of humanity or moral in him at all.

The Writing:

I hardly had difficulty reading the book and it was such a breeze. There weren’t too many flowery words used and neither do I come across parts that beat around the bush. I prefer books which cut straight to the point as the suspense is already killing me. By beating about the bush, I would say its torture.

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

 

Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

 Title: The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy #1) Author: Marie Rutkoski Format: E-book ( Farrar Straus Giroux | Owned) Find it on: Goodreads | Book Depository Blurb (Goodreads):  Winning what you want may cost you everything you love   As a general’s daughter in a vast empire … Continue reading

Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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descriptionTitle: Shatter Me(Shatter Me #1)

Author: Tahereh Mafi

Format: E-book (HarperCollins| Borrowed)

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Summary (Goodreads):

“You can’t touch me,” I whisper.

I’m lying, is what I don’t tell him.

He can touch me, is what I’ll never tell him.

But things happen when people touch me.

Strange things.

Bad things.

No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon.

But Juliette has plans on her own.

After a lifetime without freedom, she’s finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time—and to find a future with the one boy she thought she’d lost forever.

 

 

My Thoughts:

Why did I pick this book:

It was mentioned, raved and hyped and I want to see what caused the rave and hype. And since I’m always procrastinating my books and one of the Goodreads groups that I’m in is doing a group read for this book and I signed myself up for it. Overall I’m quite satisfied with the book and I’m so glad I do not have to classify it under “over-rated hyped books” .  So let’s get on with the discussion and my thoughts of the book itself.

The Plot:

Let’s talk about the good stuff. It was action-packed. However, we knew little of the world outside. What was happening with the Reestablishment in control. Since our heroine is locked up in a mental institution, news of the world outside don’t really get to her. Her parents regard her as an abomination. However, she does not seem that bored inside her cell as she has a notebook with her and she pens down her thoughts. And then Adam came in as her cell mate. She avoided him at first but starts explaining how things goes in the mental institution. As days past, she slowly starts to open up as Adam told him more about himself though Juliette was not that interested. One day, guards came in a she was brought out of her cell and she met Warner. Warner explained his intentions to her and said that her powers were a gift and would be of great help for him. During her days there, Warner used all kinds of methods to get Juliette to surrender and join hands with him. Meanwhile, Adam as one of the guards under Warner came into Juliette’s room and talked to her in the bathroom as there were no cameras. At the point on time I was confused whose side should I root for Adam whose nice to Juliette or the power-hungry Warner who turns out not to be a villain somehow. However, one of the problems I had were the intimacy between Juliette and Adam. Yes, it’s okay if you have a few but the amount of such scenes in the book turned out to be unnecessary in my opinion. Their intimacy was like lovers who were separated for a very long time and finally they were together again and they were afraid to loose each other again.

 

The Characters:

Juliette. Juliette. Juliette. I don’t know how to describe her. Her character has two extremes like hot and cold. One moment she’s on one side of the spectrum the next she’s one the other side. I must say her mood swings are major. She was also impulsive in terms of her actions and such actions were self-destructive as well. For example she kissed Warner so that she can take his gun from his pocket and shoot him so that she can save Adam. Though she hates him to the core, she was still willing to kiss him. And I was like this:

 

Then we have Kenji (sounds Japanese or really a Japanese name) he’s a guy who likes to speaks his mind and hence he’s blunt with his words and most of the time it contains “shit”. I find him an interesting character and I like him more than Adam. There’s also James he reminds me of Russell from Up.  Which I have no idea but that’s my image of him in my mind.

 

And there’s Warner the villain for now. He seems to have problems with his father and it looks like he wants to prove something to his father and for that he needs Juliette. What if all this hunt for Juliette was just some father-son who has too much ego in them  to give in.

The Writing: 

The writing was beautiful however, I find it rather exaggerating as such description was not necessary then. One example when Tahereh Mafi described Juliette’s inability to talk at that moment and expressed in a way saying it felt as if there were cotton balls stuck in my throat. There are times I must say the writing was beautiful and appropriate. Like these two instances:

shatte me_1 

shatter me_2

Yep and the striking out of words/ sentences. It was  very unique and that’s what made me like this book.

 

Rating: 4/5 stars

Would I continue with the series:

Yes, there are so many unanswered questions and one of them is the Reestablishment. Then there is the Omega Point. Is the Omega Point an uprising against the Reestablishment. How did Juliette’s superpowers came about and her immunity to nuclear. And what about the other’s who posses powers like Juliette?

 

 

 

Review: Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

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Bright Young Things (Bright Young Things, #1)Title: Bright Young Things (Bright Young Things #1)

Author: Anna Godbersen

Format: Hardback (Harper | Borrowed)

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Summary (Goodreads):

The year is 1929. New York is ruled by the Bright Young Things: Flappers and socialites seeking thrills and chasing dreams in the anything-goes era of the Roaring Twenties.

Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey escaped their small Midwestern town for New York’s glittering metropolis. All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is filled with pretty girls who will do anything to be a star….

Cordelia is searching for the father she’s never known, a man as infamous for his wild parties as he is for his shadowy schemes. Overnight, she enters a world more thrilling and glamorous than she ever could have imagined — and more dangerous. It’s a life anyone would kill for…and someone will.

The only person Cordelia can trust is ­Astrid Donal, a flapper who seems to have it all: money, looks, and the love of Cordelia’s brother, Charlie. But Astrid’s perfect veneer hides a score of family secrets.

Across the vast lawns of Long Island, in the ­illicit speakeasies of Manhattan, and on the blindingly lit stages of Broadway, the three girls’ fortunes will rise and fall — together and apart. From the New York Times bestselling author of THE LUXE comes an epic new series set in the dizzying last summer of the

Jazz Age.

My Thoughts:

What made me pick this book:

I’m currently obsessed with anything from the Roaring 20s (1920s) and I’m just intrigued by that age and there aren’t many YA books about this age and when I did some research, I came to this book. And yes, the cover is gorgeous and so is the dress the model is wearing.

The Plot:

It was like I was watching some tv series as the plot is more leaned towards the drama side. In the beginning, everything seems smooth-sailing and already I’m liking Cordelia more than Letty. As we were introduced to our third main girl, Astrid, I preferred her over the other two. The smooth sailing part started to bore me and I wanted some action and before I knew it, things started rolling downhill for each girl and from there they learned lessons. Overall, its a very nice fluffy chick-lit read and I want to get to know more about how the lives of these three girls will get intertwined together.

 

The Characters:

One thing that turned me off was Letty’s innocence. Probably it was because she was raised in the suburbs and she did not encounter the tricks and ploy of men. She’s not very far sighted and normally see things on the surface and does not prod deeper. She also has the mentality that her chance of becoming famous is rather high and I think she’s delusional as success is never easy. As for Cordelia, she’s more reserved and seems to be more aware of her surroundings. As for Astrid, I was able to relate to her more and her personality is somewhat similar to Serena from Gossip Girl. She’s buubly and friendly and loyal to her friends. However, I must applaud Cordelia for daring to face Thom and get even with him, though she did not execute the whole thing, i would still say bravo for warning him that she will get even with him. She’s suck a kick-ass and her firing a gun, was really unexpected of her. And her escape was really one of its kind.In terms of character development it is more on Cordelia then Letty then Cordelia.

 

The Writing:

This is my first time reading Anna Godbersen’s book and I would say I’m not used to the writing style she uses and it was hard to understand in the beginning. It was then I realized she does not explicitly state which character’s POV is she writing in now. After a few chapters, I get accustomed to it. It is something like the Pretty Little Liars series. However, in this case, we can have all three girls’ POVs in one chapter and I find that a job well done by Anna Godbersen as she was able to string them in such a manner where its almost seamless and so far I have not encountered any hiccups when we switch from one girl to the other.

 

Rating: 4/5 stars

Review: Angelfall by Susan Ee

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Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)Title: Angelfall (Penryn & The End of Days #1)

Author: Susan Ee

Format: Paperback (Amazon Childrens Publishing | Borrowed)

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Summary (Goodreads):

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

 

 

My Thoughts:

The Plot:

It was amazing and its my first time reading an Angel Apocalyptic book and there were parts where it was really gory or creepy. Especially the part where Susan Ee mentioned about Scorpion Angels and the cannibal children. It was gory and creepy yet haunting at the same time. And this thought came to me. What if this book were to become a movie I’m pretty sure the above creatures will scare the hell outta me. Other than that, the book was fast paced and I finished it in a few sittings and I did not even notice how much time passed when I read this book. The whole situation is very hazy and it was puzzling that the Angels themselves do not know why they raged war on humans. That’s the big question and I doubt it would be revealed in full to us in the next book as there are 5 books (if I’m not wrong) in this series.

The Characters:

The characters here are so amazing. There’s Obi who I assumed would behave like any gangster boss would like beat their prisoners inhumanly. What surprised me was that yes he questioned them but he did not use any means of torture to get answers from them and he also serves Penryn and Raffe stew. I can’t believe it and I doubt he was that nice but he really is. I guess he’s doing so, because he still need people for his upcoming resistance. There’s Penryn’s mom. I can’t put a word to her. Most of the time she’s speaking in a language only she knows and she’s speaking to God or her actions just show us that she’s not mentally sound. The only time she was sound to me was when she spoke to Penryn before she goes to the basement hoping to find Paige. I really admire the sisterly love Penryn have for Paige. Penryn would do anything to save her and she almost did things rashly until Raffe brought her back to reality. Although Raffe can be a jerk at times but I guess he really cares for her and he’s not as inhumane as the other Angels who goes around destroying Earth. There’s Dee and Dum the twins and their names might suggest that they are really innocent or just pure dumb I don’t know which. Their actions also back at the camp. I guess they play really good spies. I guess people will just laugh at their names and not take them seriously. They were acting as servants at the aerie. Its a hotel where Angels occupy and make it their own. Dee and Dum were trying to get information from the Angels one way or another so that Obi knows what to plan for the day of the resistance.

The Writing:

I’m not used to Susan Ee’s writing style and that placed me at the disadvantage as there were parts I was just skimming through and very little information was registered in me. I had to go back and read again which is kind of painful as I want to know what will happen next. Luckily these parts are the not so important parts. I really tried to read the book without any difficulty and trying to adapt her writing style but its going to take time.

Rating: 5/5 stars

Review: Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Origin (Lux, #4)Title: Origin (Lux #4)

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Format: Paperback (Entangled Teen | Borrowed)

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Summary (Goodreads):

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything. 

But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on?

And will they even be together?

My Thoughts:

The Plot:

It was amazing, the plot did not disappoint me and Jeniffer L. Armentrout did not fail to surprise me with unexpected plot twists. So Origin, starts off from where Opal left us and just to give a little recap on what happened. Blake betrayed Kat and was working for the Daedalus and though they managed to bail Beth and Chris out of their cells, Kat was captured by the Daedalus and the rest left unharmed. Kat realizes that she was surrounded by Arum and she made a connection between Arum and Daedalus. As the Daedalus do not want Daemon to come looking for Kat, they relocated her to Area 51 which is Nevada and there were the main building of Daedalus is. During the first few days of her stay, she was fed with information on what Daedalus is all about and she was dilemma as there were so many sides to look at and Kat does not know which is Daedalus’ true form. So the middle of the book was mainly lots of new information coming in mostly scientific. I admire how Jennifer L. Armentrout, string these new information such that its not to overwhelming but sufficient at the same time. It was like riding a roller coaster and it does not seem to cease since the second book where things started to escalate and the sequels begin where the last one left us.

The Characters:

As this book was written in alternating POVs, it was very refreshing to see what Daemon was thinking and in terms of character development, he’s was more prominent. Like how he saw he was no different from Dawson or Matthew when it comes to Kat. I guess Kat also grew in terms of her trust towards Daemon. It could possibly be caused by what she experienced in Nevada. I kind of felt bad for Blake as he has to die in Kat’s hands. He could be part of their team but with the Daedalus having the upper hand meaning they can kill Chris, he has no choice but to betray them. I would be able to forgive him if he showed remorse or tried to reason with Kat but he was arrogant and he was harsh towards Kat. We met new characters like Archer who is an Origin and I really like him as he’s genuinely nice towards Kat like he told those guards who were very harsh towards Kat and there was once he told Blake off. And Luc who worked behind the scenes in the previous book came to join hands with them, though the first half he was still working behind the scenes. I really loved how well they complimented one another. I really liked how Daemon liven up the mood by saying something ridiculous. Probably a by-product of his ego.

The Writing:

I really loved how the new information gelled in nicely with the overall plot. Like I said earlier, the was information was given to us was written in a manner whereby, its not too overwhelming or confusing. It was also sufficent to keep me turning the pages wanting to know more. I really can’t wait for the last book Opposition and I hope they do not push back the publication date.

Rating: 5/5 stars

Review: Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

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Title: Etiquette and Espionage (Finishing School #1)

Author:Gail Carriger

Format: Hardback (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers| Borrowed)

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Summary (Goodreads):

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is the bane of her mother’s existence. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea–and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish, all right–but it’s a different kind of finishing. Mademoiselle Geraldine’s certainly trains young ladies in the finer arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also in the other kinds of finishing: the fine arts of death, diversion, deceit, espionage, and the modern weaponries. Sophronia and her friends are going to have a rousing first year at school.

My Thoughts:

The Plot:

One good thing was that, there wasn’t any long winded intro that took forever to get into the actual plot. Yeap so that book starts off with Soph short for Sophronia Angelina Temminnick being sent off to finishing school because of her un-lady like behaviour and then the carriage she was in was being attacked. She was very cool-headed and handled the situation well. There’s steampunk in it and it was so cool with all the machines and Soph was performing her own undercover. Which is like so damn cool. The school is in an Airship and the school has vampire and werewolf as teachers. I like how all these gel together and there was high school drama in it too. What can I ask for more in this book? Definitely need to read the next one. There were times where not much action was going on but it was great as sometimes I need a breather from all those heart-stopping action and excitement.

The Characters:

They were great we have Soph who’s always curious and sneaking and snooping around. Then we have Dimity whose the friend who always support Soph and we also have Soap who works in the boiler room and he makes a great accomplice. And there’s Monique I keep imagining her as a sour grape. Its like she’s super jealous of Soph and she does not listen to teacher’s instructions most of the time.

The Writing:

The writing style is a little different from other books and it took me quite a while to get used to. I also find it very unique and would like to read more of her books.

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)Title: Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1)

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Format: Hardback (Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)  | Borrowed)

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Summary (Goodreads):

The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka.

Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom’s magical elite—the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free?

The Darkling, a creature of seductive charm and terrifying power, leader of the Grisha. If Alina is to fulfill her destiny, she must discover how to unlock her gift and face up to her dangerous attraction to him.

But what of Mal, Alina’s childhood best friend? As Alina contemplates her dazzling new future, why can’t she ever quite forget him?

Glorious. Epic. Irresistible. Romance.

My Thoughts:

The Plot:

I seldom read high fantasy books and I guess I really love this genre. The world that Leigh Bardugo created was just so magical and fairy-tale like. The starting was kind of hazy and I didn’t know my bearings well until we got to the part where Alina was being questioned and when The Darkling has confirmed her powers and she was on her way to the Little Palace. It was then I got to understand Alina’s world and was able to keep up with the pace. Her life was just filled with so much twist and turns and adventure. It was difficult for me to set it down. I’m so hyped to read the second and third book in this series.

The Characters:

I guess we have pretty interesting characters here. We have Alina who’s not really confident of her magical powers and she’s not girly either. She’s also unlike the other Grisha girls mainly cause her powers were noticed recently and was not brought up in the Little Palace. Then we have the Darkling. I find him disgusting and someone who has no sense of shame. I guess. It totally grossed me out when he kissed Alina he’s a hundred more years older than Alina. That part sparked off my hatred for him. Then we have Mal who did not give up on Alina despite her being the Grisha and becoming the Darkling’s favourite. I guess he really knows that deep down the old Alina. I’m rather envious about Alina’s and Mal’s friendship and I guess throughout this series their relationship might take a step further or maybe deepen.

The Writing:

It’s just so descriptive and there were some parts that made me laugh. This book has moments that made me happy and angry at times. I just can’t get enough of this series. I guess that the books that I read recently, I rated them at 4 or 4.5 stars. I wonder if I can keep up with this.

Rating: 4.5/5 stars