Month: September 2012

Book Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Book Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The simplest way to describe this book is “Twilight done right”. Now I feel your eyes rolling and your opinion of me falling, but let me be clear, I hate Twilight with pretty much every bone in my body. But this was perfect. My review is a bundle of emotions and squees, so if you want a more objective opinion of why this is so good, what “Twilight done right” really means, check out Stephanie Sinclair’s review. If I were to look at the novel critically it wouldn’t deserve the five stars. I mean, I found grammatical errors, sometimes the writing style was awful, it […]

Posted September 27, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Book Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Book Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

*sigh* – that’s the only appropriate way to start this review. Now I gave City of Bones 3.5 oranges, and was even sort of debating giving it an extra orange, and now I’m thinking that even 3.5 was too many. I’ve reached a few conclusions about why that is: first off, I’ve definitely reached my YA bullshit quota for the month, and need a break from that. And secondly, I’ve realized that The Mortal Instruments are guilty pleasure books. Except this time I felt none of the pleasure in it. By this term I mean to say that these books are fine if your read […]

Posted September 25, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Book Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Maybe I should give this a half orange extra? I dunno. I liked this book. Considering how much hype it’s gotten I thought it was definitely worth checking out. And I went in with pretty much the lowest expectations ever because the paranormal genre is usually not my thing. I suppose that probably helped. The biggest flaw that I can think of that no moment really “blew me away” or whatever. I’d seen spoilers – so the ending revelation about Jace was nothing new to me. I am interested to see how that will be resolved – since I already sort of know that too. […]

Posted September 17, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Review: Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

Book Review: Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

Wow guys. Wow. Honestly, this book is probably worth 5 oranges, and I might change that later, but I missed some things. Mostly that happened due to me reading this during the first, sleep-deprived, exhausting week of grad school. When it comes to (I guess YA) fantasy novels, this is the way you do it. Seriously. Awesome worldbuilding. Intriguing prophecy. Ass-kickingly awesome heroine. Cool hero. Romance that is to die for, but NOT the main focus. A book that can very well standalone even though it’s in a series. What I missed out on basically boils down to the fact that I read this on […]

Posted September 7, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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