Fallen|Review

Title: Fallen
Author: Lauren Kate
Genres:YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
Published by Delacorte Press
Rating:♦️♦️

Summary:
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What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?

17-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross . . . only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as good & evil forces plot to keep them apart.

Get ready to fall . . .

My thoughts:
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This book legit has no story whatsoever. Does anything happen? Nope. It’s just Luce Price, who’s basically a stalker and Daniel- the ‘hero’, who, by the way, is an angel. No, I’m not joking, he is an actual angel.

Now, lets talk about the characters in this book. Luce is the most boring protagonist ever, even thought she is claimed to be really smart. Also, the fact that she got over the last boy she liked which she might or might not have killed so fast is pretty creepy. She is crushing on Daniel, who treats her like garbage for like half of the book. And what do you do when a boy treats you like that? You fall in love with him, duuh! Also you become a stalker that goes through people files and wonders what shoe size they’re wearing.

I don’t even want to talk about Daniel and non-existing personality. He’s basically a ragdoll for Luce to play with. Now, the romance between these two? Completely unrealistic! Within the first week of meeting Daniel (not even dating!) and they are already cuddling and telling eachother they can’t survive without the other, and by this point I was ready to throw this book out the window and forgot it was ever written.

The only character I liked was Cam, the antagonist. He laughed at Luce and Daniel’s stupid romance (who wouldn’t) and was pretty much the only decent protagonist in this book. Also, his plan wouldn’t work on anyone else beside Luce- because meeting with the dude the kidnapped you is totally safe, duuh.

This book is a cheap excuse for Twilight, so you can imagine how bad it is. (no offense Twilight fans, you do you). Not even going to comment on the mythology stuff, which are, spoiler alert, not accurate (what a surprise!).

I’m going to end this by saying that I did finish the book and I gave it two stars on goodreads just for the cover and for Cam and not for Bella and Edward… I mean Luce and Daniel!

One of us is lying|Review

Title:One of us is lying
Author:Karen M. McManus
Genres: Young Adult, Mystery
Rating:♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️

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Synopsis:

“Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club” (EW.com) in this “flat-out addictive” (RT Book Reviews) story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive.
Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.

Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?
Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

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My thoughts:

“Everybody’s got secrets,” he says. “Right?”

I have seen this book all over the internet, so, obviously, I had to pick it up to see what all the fuss was about.
Diving into this book, I had big expectations, and I was not let down. Even if it is her first book, the author’s writing style is captivating and the characters are well-written. I guess I was expecting all the characters to be shallow, but boy, was I wrong. I liked Bronwyn from the begging (maybe because I identified with her a bit) and Nate, because he’s the bad boy and who doesn’t like the tall, blue-eyed guy? Let’s be serious. Addy was genuinely plain in the begging and I honestly didn’t care for her, but she had the biggest ‘glow up’ in the book, turning from plain, good-looking blonde chic to a purple-haired badass. Copper, the golden boy, had his own big secret and, trust me, I wasn’t expecting it to be That.
Indeed, about halfway through the book I figured out what the plot twist might be, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
This is a multiple POV book, and even though that can be quite annoying, she handled the multiple perspectives exceptionally well. All the chapters are unique in their own way, adding something to the main story. Plus, I loved getting to see bits of every protagonist’s life. I think it made them more real.
Also, there is romance in this book, but it didn’t bother me (because really I shipped them), because it isn’t the main focus in the story.
One of us is lying is pleasant surprise, for it is a debut novel, and a can’t-put-down type of book. My thoughts? Read it!

Wonder Woman| Review

Title: Wonder Woman: Warbringer
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Genres: Fanstasy, YA
Rating: ♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️

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Synopsis:

Daughter of immortals.

Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.

Daughter of death.

Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted by people who think her very existence could spark a world war. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together.

Two girls will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. Tested beyond the bounds of their abilities, Diana and Alia must find a way to unleash hidden strengths and forge an unlikely alliance. Because if they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war

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My thoughts:

Allow me to tell you that I love Leigh Bardugo, and even if I’m not a big DC fan, Wonder Woman is one my favorite superheroes. So, I had to pick this up cause I’m such a fool for Leigh’s books.
I was expecting something like the movie, but oh boy, was I wrong.

I loved how it showed the power of strong friendship between three powerful female protragonist. Also, the characters were so lovable and I have too many feelings about this book.

Back to the review. Let’s talk about the characters since I’ve brought them up. This book definitely has a diverse cast of characters. Alia, the Warbringer, is black, her friend Nim is indian and gay (also a godess when in comes to clothes) and Diana is a Amazon (and a princess btw).

Now, the plot is ducking amazing! Even if the first 50 pages were a little slow, the last 100 make up for that. IT WAS A TOTAL ROLLERCOASTER. Everything went downhill really fast. And the plot twist was so… Leigh Bardugo. What I’m trying to say is: it was the equivalent of getting run over by a train. Literally.
To be honest I read half of the book using my phone’s flashlight, under the covers because it was too good to put down.

This book has an amazing energy and I definitely recommend reading it if you are in a reading slump, like I was.

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“Sister in battle,” murmured Diana, “I am shield and blade to you.”
“And friend.”
“And always your friend.”

Norse Mythology| Review

Title: Norse Mythology
Author: Neil Gaiman
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Retellings
Rating: ♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️

Synopsis :

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Introducing an instant classic master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths.

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people

My thoughts:

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I loved greek mythology when I was little and I’ve recently finished Vikings (awesome show, by the way), so, naturally, I had to pick this up. (mainly because Thor and Loki oops).

These book is made of stories about the gods and how the world came to be, all of the made up by Neil Gaiman (bless him for writing this book). I bet he was born just to write fairytales, cause boy, he knows what he’s doing.

The writing style is very, how to put this, to the point. Not as much description as I’d expected and a lot of dialogs. It’s fast paced and action-packed! You can read a story, go read another book and come back to this one, it’ll make sense nonetheless.

Now, let’s talk about the humour in this book. I was reading it class and I was giggling the whole english class. Some of the gods aren’t exactly the sharpest tool in the shed (cough, thor, cough).

All in all, this book is worth the read!

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‘Because’, said Thor, ‘when something goes wrong the first thing I always think is, it is Loki’s fault. It saves a lot of time.

“I’m not happy about any of this,’ said Thor.” I’m going to kill somebody soon, just to relieve the tension.

Tyr said to Thor, “I hope you know what you are doing.”
“Of course I do,” said Thor. But he didn’t. He was just doing whatever he felt like doing. That was what Thor did best.