The Wicked Will Rise

Man it took forever for me to finish this book! I actually bought it back in March when it came out and started reading it then, but I didn’t finish it till earlier this week. It’s not because I didn’t like it or anything, I actually really loved it, but some parts of it were pretty boring, and for someone like me going through a reading slump, it did not make a good combination.

All I can really say about this book without spoiling anything is that it takes place immediately after Dorothy Must Die. In the end of that book, Amy is getting ready to leave the Emerald City, in this book, she is flying away from it. That’s how immediate.

I rated this book at about 4 stars on Goodreads, though I think it’s more of a 4.5, since a good part of it did bore me, but Goodreads foolishly doesn’t have half stars. It wasn’t as good as Dorothy Must Die for me, but there where characters brought in that I really loved. I’m looking forward to the next book, even though sadly I saw it’s not coming out till 2017. Honestly this book wrapped up in the end I though this was it. I did like how it ended, it reminded me of how The Wizard of Oz ended, so I hope the next book feels the same way.  Continue reading

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Magonia

So, this was a weird one. I will say that I did like it, but it was just so weird.

Without spoiling anything, this book is about a girl named Aza who has had trouble breathing all her life. On her sixteenth birthday she finds out that she couldn’t breath because she doesn’t belong to this world, she actually belongs to a world that exists about us; Magonia. I’ll get more into the story below in the spoilers.

Even though I did enjoy this book, I found it very boring and hard to get into, especially in the beginning. For the first 8 chapters, there is barely any dialog. It’s basically all Aza’s thoughts about how she is always sick, and always in the hospital, and how she is so rebellious. And in the first 8, you get one chapter from her friends point of view and he basically does the same thing. I don’t know, I didn’t like that.

But like I said, I liked it, but I didn’t love it. I really wanted to though, especially with that big ‘ole Neil Gaiman quote at the top. I love his books, so I was full of hope with his endorsement of this one.

I gave it 3 stars on Goodreads, and I’ll continue the series, even though reading it, it felt like this was a stand alone and wrapped up in the end. I saw that it was a series, so if it really is I’ll continue it.  Continue reading

The Name of the Blade

Oh my god, Fairest comes out tomorrow! I already have my book pre-ordered, and I’m thinking I might even order the e-book so I can read it at work. I don’t know yet, haven’t decided.

Anyway, to get in the book reading mood, I read the book The Name of the Blade. It’s a pretty new here in the US, but it’s apparently been out for a while in the UK. The sequel is even out there too; I was able to find it on book depository. If you want them, they’re called The Night Itself and Darkness Hidden.

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The One

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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