The Heir

Oh man, it’s been forever since I’ve written a post, and I have a sort of, kind of good reason…….moving across country has made me suffer a serious book slump. I have not picked up and read a book since we left back in March. I’ve tried, and I just couldn’t, so while I do have my problems with this book, I’m thankful that it helped me get back into my reading groove. I am very behind in my reading challenge; 7 books behind to be exact. It’s ok though, the same thing happened last year when I moved twice, and I was behind like 12 or 13 books. I still caught up!

goodreadsSo yea, anyway, this we be very spoilery so I’m gonna start of with non-spoilers. Did I like this book? Yes, I don’t know why I did, but yes I’m glad I bought and read this book. I gave it a rating of 3 stars on goodreads, mostly because they do not have the half star option. To me, it’s actually more like a 2.5 star book.

The main character was VERY unlikable, which I’ll get into later. I will say that I liked American Singer (her mom from The Selection) more than I like her, and I didn’t even like her that much. Actually, you know what, I’ll say it; I like King Joffrey and Queen Cersei MORE than I like this character. That is saying something. She actually reminded me a lot of King Joffrey, except not killing people, but it felt like she would if this wasn’t a fluff book. It actually makes me wonder if Kiera Casss knows how to write female characters, because so far her main female characters are just awful. Really, except for the adults, the only young females in this book are irritating, and do not like each other.

This book should have actually been written in third person. In The Selection, you at least got to know the contestants through America. In The Heir, they just pop up at random and you’re like who’s this again, which on was he again, because the main characters basically wants nothing to do with them. I had to keep going back through the chapters to remind myself who these guys were, and I read this book over the course of 2 days.

I will say that I like how this book feels like an actual selection. With The Selection, you already knew America would win, and who she would choose, because it was through her point of view. This is though the selectors point of view, and she is confused as to who she would want, mostly because she has been distant with them, so you have no idea who she will choose. I like that element to it, and I wish that we had had that in The Selection.

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Halloween Book Recommendation: The 5th Wave

So I’ve already reviewed the series HERE, but now I’m gonna tell you why this is also a great Halloween book. If you haven’t already read this series, just know it’s not the most happy of books out there. That’s one of the reasons it’s a good book for the Halloween season.

I don’t read a lot of books that have this much death and destruction in it, not by choice, but just lack of material out there with them. This book does not shy away from that. When you finish the book and you sit there thinking ‘there’s no way this series can get any darker’ the sequel rolls around and smacks you in the face with it’s darkness.

This is probably the only Sci-fi book on my Halloween list, so if you like Sci-fi you’ll enjoy this!

Book Tag Friday: #2 How do you read

I had a lot of fun doing the last book tag, so I decided to do another one. I hope that you do them as well cause they are pretty fun. Some questions are easy and just like, ‘whatever’ then you get a few where you have to stop and think and they make you go, ‘oh yea wow!’

Plus I try to add gifs in to make it a bit more fun, instead of being all text. Some are harder to find than others sadly…

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The One

Spoilers

The last book of the series, The One was a pretty big let down. Not the whole conclusion to the selection competition, that story was great, even the added drama that you had to know was coming, which I will get into soon. No, the issue was the whole freaking rebel side story. I say side story because it was so unimportant, and you’ll see why. First, a summary of the book. Continue reading

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Cinder is back and trying to break out of prison—even though she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive if she does—in this second installment from Marissa Meyer. 
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother, or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana.

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Totally excited for this series!

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I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero.
But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?
Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still the yellow brick road, though—but even that’s crumbling.
What happened?
Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.
My name is Amy Gumm—and I’m the other girl from Kansas.
I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.
I’ve been trained to fight.
And I have a mission:
Remove the Tin Woodman’s heart.
Steal the Scarecrow’s brain.
Take the Lion’s courage.
Then and only then—Dorothy must die!

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