Review of The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave #2) by Rick Yancey

The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave #2)  by Rick Yancey

16131484

Review: I don’t think I have ever been so let down by a book so much in my life.

I had waited years for the second book of this series to come out, but once it did and I had it. I put off reading it till the third and last book in the series came out. Mostly because I did not want to have to wait so long again and because I was nervous. The first book was so incredibly good and the ending was insane. That I was really worried how the second book would compare. And it seems that the second book not only brought my doubts to real life but made them worse.

I don’t think I have ever read such a bad second book before. It felt as if someone else wrote it. Also it barely had anything to it, like the depth from the first book was nonexistent. It made me feel like the first book might have just been a dream or that I imagined the whole thing.

I really don’t know if I will or ever could read the last book of this series.

300 pages. Hardback.

1 out of 5 stars.

Young Adult. Romance. Science Fiction. Fantasy.  Dystopia. Adventure.

Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers.

Summary: How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Advertisements

Review of This Shattered World (Starbound #2) by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner

This Shattered World (Starbound #2)  by Amie Kaufman , Meagan Spooner

13138734

Review: Although I have had this whole series since October, it has taken me a while to read the books. And whenever I happen to post a picture of books, asking what should I read next. My book blogger friend, who is always suggesting books for me. Tells me that I must read This Shattered World then the last book of the series.

So last week I finished the second book and am waiting to read the third and final one, once I get a couple of other books done.

But I have to say this second book was very fast paced and action packed. I also really liked the characters and seeing them develop through the whole of the book. I also really liked seeing the characters and plot carry over from the first book, “These Broken Stars”. Now I am trying to remind myself I have a very big stack of books next to my bed that need to be read before anything else in my house.

I think the only thing that I did not like about this book, was that sometimes I had no clue where the characters were at. Or that some scenes rushed from one point to the next, and I was left confused.

390 pages. Hardback.

4 out of 5 stars.

Young Adult. Science Fiction. Romance. Fantasy. Adventure.

Published by Disney-Hyperion.

Summary: The second installment in the epic Starbound trilogy introduces a new pair of star-crossed lovers on two sides of a bloody war.

Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met.

Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet’s rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents.

Rebellion is in Flynn’s blood. Terraforming corporations make their fortune by recruiting colonists to make the inhospitable planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion.

Desperate for any advantage in a bloody and unrelentingly war, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape the rebel base together, caught between two sides of a senseless war. 

-Summary from GoodReads.com

 

Review of Maximum Ride Forever (Maximum Ride #9) by James Patterson

Maximum Ride Forever (Maximum Ride #9)  by James Patterson

22208238.jpg

Review: The only thing I thought of when I saw this book was, ” I wonder how much Patterson messed up my favorite characters again.”

Man was I wrong. It seems that James Patterson finally came back to who and what these characters really are. Along with the plot for the series.

I have never been so surprised by how good a book really, and how much I loved it. Since I  read the first Maximum Ride book all those years ago. Because reading this book after the awfulness that was the eighth book in the series. Reading this felt like coming home.

I have never loved a character or looked up to one as much as I do Max. Ever since I was a young girl in middle school reading all of the flocks adventures. That is why this book has made me so happy to see them as they should be, and not that crap they were in the eighth book.

Anyway back to the book… The flock, Max and Fang. All were perfect and even though they face some pretty bad stuff in this book and are able to overcome it all. they were able to save some of the world, along with make some people for the world tooo. I’ll let you sit on that and think about it.

400 pages. Hardback.

5 out of 5 stars.

Young Adult. Romance. Adventure. Fiction. Science fiction. Dystopia.

Published by jimmy Patterson.

Summary: THE NINTH AND ULTIMATE MAXIMUM RIDE STORY IS HERE! Legions of Max fans won’t be disappointed by this encore episode in the beloved series about the incredible adventures of a teenage girl who can fly. As Maximum Ride boldly navigates a post-apocalyptic world, she and her broken flock are roaming the earth, searching for answers to what happened. All will be revealed in this last spectacular “ride”- a brand-new grand finale featuring all of the nonstop action, twists and turns that readers can rely on in a blockbuster Patterson page turner!

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of House of Many Ways (Howl’s Moving Castle #3) by Diana Wynne Jones

House of Many Ways (Howl’s Moving Castle #3)  by Diana Wynne Jones

6497526

Review: After reading the first two books in this  series, I didn’t even try to think about what this book may have in store for me. I just knew I would be surprised and laughing my butt off at the end.

And I was. So hard.

Because when you start off reading this book, you’re like ok so where in the world is this going. Then toward the middle you’re then like OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMYGOSH!!!!!

Yup. Because that’s Howl and Sophie for you. But mostly Howl.

I think this might have been my favorite of the series so far. But then again, I have loved and still love all of Sophie and Howls parts in the three books. They are the best parts of the books, because 1. they are causing trouble. 2. its mostly Howl who is doing it. 3. They are always there when you find out what the heck is going on in the story.

Man, just thinking of it makes me want to re-read the whole series over again. just so it can put that big smile on my face again.

404 pages. Paperback.

5 out of 5 stars.

Young Adult. Adventure. Magic. Fantasy. Fiction. Romance.

Published by Greenwillow Books.

Summary: When Charmain Baker agreed to look after her great-uncle’s house, she thought she was getting blissful, parent-free time to read. She didn’t realize that the house bent space and time, and she did not expect to become responsible for an extremely magical stray dog and a muddled young apprentice wizard. Now, somehow, she’s been targeted by a terrifying creature called a lubbock, too, and become central to the king’s urgent search for the fabled Elfgift that will save the country. The king is so desperate to find the Elfgift, he’s called in an intimidating sorceress named Sophie to help. And where Sophie is, the great Wizard Howl and fire demon Calcifer won’t be far behind. How did respectable Charmain end up in such a mess, and how will she get herself out of it?

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2) by Rick Riordan

The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2)  by Rick Riordan

28186

Review: I had a lot of fun reading this second book of the Percy Jackson series, it was so much better then the movie. But I already knew that going into the book, because the book is always better then the movie.

Anyway… I just loved how much Percy and the gang ( even the people I don’t like) have grown up over the last year. I also thought this book was very creative with the creature and the details to them. As if you were there to see them for your self!

One of the best relationships in the book that really stuck out to me, and showed a greater depth to Percy was how he was with Tyson. Even though Percy was not the nicest when thinking of or talking about Tyson, he still cared for him as he should. And a lot of kids act and re-act to what Tyson was to him, in the real world too. So I thought that was a great element that Riordan shed some light on in this book. I am very much looking forward to reading more of the series soon!

280 pages. Paperback.

4 out of 5 stars.

Young Adult. Fiction. Mythology. Fantasy. Greek Mythology.

Published by Disney Hyperion Books.

Summary: Percy Jackson’s seventh-grade year has been surprisingly quiet. Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus. But when an innocent game of dodgeball among Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get . . . well, ugly. And the unexpected arrival of Percy’s friend Annabeth brings more bad news: the magical borders that protect Camp Half-Blood have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and unless a cure is found, the only safe haven for demigods will be destroyed.

In this fresh, funny, and hugely anticipated follow up to The Lightning Thief, Percy and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their beloved camp. But first, Percy will discover a stunning new secret about his family—one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon’s son is an honor or simply a cruel joke. 

-Summary from GoodReads.com

 

 

Review of A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2) by V.E. Schwab

A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2)  by V.E. Schwab

A Gathering of Shadows Final

Review: Ok, I’m going to try to do a better job on this review then for the first one.

Alright, first I would like to say-GRAND MAGIC TOURNAMENT!!!!

Yes you did read that right. Red London is hosing something called the Element Games, which is magical. And our favorite characters are back again, Kell, Lila,  and Prince Rhy, along with some news one too. Everything in this book was so beautiful, I mean I could just picture it all so clearly while I was reading. And I do have to say Lila sure knows how to dress.

I just have to say if this series ever became a movie or TV show in the future, they would have a heck of a time trying to match/ make the outfits for these characters.

Along with reading this book till I was breathless and sleep deprived, I had managed to get my hands on the cards the author was giving out at her signings. Which were of Kell, Lila, and two other competitors in the element games. They are all very beautiful and I recommend getting your hands on some, so you might want to follow the author on Instagram and twitter because she talks about them and the artist behind them a lot. They will hopefully be sending out the Prince Rhy ones soon, they look really nice!

The end of this book is not at all like the first, because you will want to cry and rip out your hair and roll around on the ground. Mostly because the next book is still being written and will not be out for at least another year, which is oh so sad.

5 out of 5 stars.

512 pages. Hardcover.

Young Adult. Adult Fiction. Fantasy. Romance. Adventure.

Published by Tor Books.

SummaryIt has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded, and since the nefarious Dane twins of White London fell, and four months since the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift – back into Black London.

Now, restless after having given up his smuggling habit, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks as she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games – an extravagant international competition of magic meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries – a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.

And while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night will reappear in the morning. But the balance of magic is ever perilous, and for one city to flourish, another London must fall.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1)  by V.E. Schwab

A Darker Shade final for Irene

Review: Although it took me a little while to start and finish this book because college sucks butts. I really enjoyed reading it, like super enjoyed it a whole bunch!!

Yeah I know, I’m a dork. Anyway this book’s fantasy world is one of which I have never in my whole life had the pleasure of reading. It felt really good to get so immersed within this world, to feel as if I was walking next to the characters the whole time. It was amazing.

Kell and Lila are some of the coolest characters I have ever read about. I mean that Schwab writes them in such a way that I felt everything they felt and fought when they fought. Ad I shipped them so hard I thought I might explode.

Man its just so hard to find the right words to use in this review, because this was a super cool book to have read and right now I’m blowing this review guys. You just have to read  it to find out the really cool stuff that happens that will leave you breathless. Trust me, okay?

5 out of 5 stars.

400 pages. Hardcover.

Adult Fiction. Young Adult. Romance. Adventure. Fantasy. Fiction.

Published by Tor Books.

Summary: Kell is one of the last Antari, a rare magician who can travel between parallel worlds: hopping from Grey London — dirty, boring, lacking magic, and ruled by mad King George — to Red London — where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire — to White London — ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne, where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back — and back, but never Black London, because traveling to Black London is forbidden and no one speaks of it now.

Officially, Kell is the personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world they’ll never see, and it is this dangerous hobby that sets him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a dangerous enemy, then forces him to take her with him for her proper adventure.

But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save both his London and the others, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive — a feat trickier than they hoped.

-Summary from GoodReads.com