Category: Pop Culture

Book Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Book Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Book Reviews | September 27, 2012

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 […]

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Book Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Book Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Book Reviews | September 25, 2012

*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 […]

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Book Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Book Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Book Reviews | September 17, 2012

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 […]

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Book Review: Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

Book Review: Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

Book Reviews | September 7, 2012

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. […]

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Book Review: The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore

Book Review: The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore

Book Reviews | August 31, 2012

I dunno guys. I dunno. I’m not really sure why I’m still reading this series. I loved I Am Number Four, but The Power of Six was almost the most disappointing sequel imaginable. In this installment, we focus on two main storylines: Four and Nine in America, torn between the urge to confront Setrakus Ra and saving Sam, […]

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Book Review: A Million Suns by Beth Revis

Book Review: A Million Suns by Beth Revis

Book Reviews | August 21, 2012

The one orange rating may be a little harsh since I didn’t finish it, but I just can’t deal with it, and I really tried. I don’t understand why people are in love with this series. I wasn’t convinced after Across the Universe and while reading this my apathy only grew. Not only do I not feel any […]

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Book Review: Illuminate by Aimee Agresti

Book Review: Illuminate by Aimee Agresti

Book Reviews | August 19, 2012

The prevailing word that comes to mind when wanting to describe Illuminate is… average. Overall the story is an interesting one and it managed to absorb me and keep me reading, but it has some serious plot holes. What drew me in is the cover. Look at that!! It’s amazing!! Serious love. Haven I loved as a main […]

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Book Review: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

Book Review: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

Book Reviews | August 13, 2012

Wow. I can’t really believe I finished reading it. Granted, some of the appendices I skipped. But I mean, why would I read about the family trees, calendars, pronunciations? Heh, Tolkien was a bit optimistic about his readers there, but they’re not called appendices for nothing. Once again, the first half, Book 5, was amazing. It slowed down […]

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