Thursday, December 29, 2011

Review: Smokeless Fire

Smokeless Fire
Smokeless Fire by Samantha Young

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ari is just your average high school girl. Except she isn't. She is caring. She is loyal. She is independent. She is beautiful. She is Jinn. Oh, there are lots of things that make her just like ever other teen girl her age (insecurity, indecision, emotional conflict, family issues, lack of direction). The maturity with which she handles herself sets her apart.

Samantha Young's writing is superior to a lot of the popular young adult novels today. Her story flows smoothly. I didn't find myself at odds with Ari's reaction to situations and the way in which she handled herself. The characters had dimension. I felt for them and related to them.

Smokeless Fire was a completely engaging novel that took me into its pages and captured my attention. I anxiously await the next in the series!

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Review: Graceling

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Enjoyable read. Decent world building. Characters were a little flat, but I rooted for them. Some parts didn't seem to add to the overall point of the story. Perhaps if there is a sequel then they may apply.

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Review: A Feast for Crows

A Feast for Crows
A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love, love, love, Tyrion!

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Review: The Death Cure

The Death Cure
The Death Cure by James Dashner

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Death Cure failed to bring it all together for me. It felt rushed at the end and discombobulated. There were characters who the author lead me to believe were going to have a significant role in the story, but they kind of just fizzled out.

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