Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson was one of those middle of the road books that is so hard to review. I enjoyed it but found enough wrong with it that I can’t give it a glowing review. I did find the premise interesting and the characters compelling, but I also found that it was rather immature at times and repetitive. I also found that a lot of the plot was not explained which was a bit of a frustration, because it did have a lot of potential and Sanderson’s writing style is…well epic.Read More
If the world needed another Young Adult novel “written” by a celeb, what better YA novel to produce than a dystopian? Make that dystopian with a generic “people suck” reasoning for the end of the world – and you have yourself the next bestseller. Because we need more of these…in our lives! </sarcasm> Let me introduce you to Children of Eden written by YouTube star Joey Graceffa with the assistance of Laura L. Sullivan (who didn’t make the cover, she made the inside title page). I DNF’d this novel at the 70% mark, but I seem to be in the...Read More
Kresley Cole’s ‘Arcana Rising’ is the fourth installment in her Arcana Chronicles. This Young Adult Dystopian series is one of my favorites. It has it all – action, ridiculously potent characters, drama, and carnage. I waited patiently (well not so patiently) for ‘Arcana Rising’ and when I got it in my inbox – I devoured it. It didn’t disappoint. Where do I start? I can start at the beginning I guess. Please don’t read further if you have not had the pleasure of ‘Dead of Winter,’ I’m about to spoil it for you. Frankly, Cole ended the last book...Read More
The Stars Never Rise (The Stars Never Rise #1) Rachel Vincent
Rachel Vincent always impresses me with her imagination. The world this author creates are brilliant. Her way with words and the rich world building never fail to paint a breathtaking and fantastical story. Vincent is definitely a must read author. Her new series THE STARS NEVER RISE was no different. Scary and exciting, this Young Adult dystopian had me on the edge of my seat.
PJV Quickie: I gave this one 2-stars more for my credit than the books. I finished it. How or why I finished this book, I don’t know. So, I chalked it up for shock value alone. Obviously that cred should go to the book, 2-stars for the simple fact that you’ll definitely read something you’ve never read before. And hopefully will NEVER read again. Review: I don’t want to go into the choppy plot sequencing or the bad sentence structure, let’s just talk about the story, shall we? In THE PULSE by Shoshanna Evers, you are introduced to a...Read More