Mini-Reviews: The Scorch Trials + The Death Cure

the-scorch-trialsThe Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner #2)

Author: James Dashner
Publisher/Release Date: September 13th 2011 by Delacorte Press
Pages: 361-Paperback-Owned
Finished: October 15th 2016
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My Rating: 4.5/5

Review:

  • First I have to do a movie comparison. This was WAY better than the movie! Technically it’s completely different, hardly anything was the same. The book delivered while the movie didn’t.
  • There was a lot of action and fighting to survive in this crazy wilderness called the Scorch. It’s pretty intense, especially some of the weather.
  • They’re being tested yet again in this book, but the stakes are higher and the challenges tougher. More people unfortunately die, but we start to figure out a little bit more about WICKED and what’s happening and what happened before this all.
  • This was a really good book and a solid follow-up to The Maze Runner. I don’t think fans will be disappointed.

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the-death-cureThe Death Cure (The Maze Runner #3)

Author: James Dashner
Publisher/Release Date: January 8th 2013 by Delacorte Press
Pages: 325-Paperback-Owned
Finished: October 22nd 2016
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My Rating:5/5

Review:

  • We figure out so much about WICKED and everything!! I was so glad for that. I couldn’t read another book after finishing the second one, I had to get right to this because I needed to know what happened. And luckily I wasn’t left hanging.
  • There’s so much that goes on. As always you’re left doubting, like Thomas, who’s telling the truth and what’s really happening. And you get to see some of the outer world like it really is, which I know I’d been wondering about since the first book.
  • This was such a good series, and I can’t wait to read the two companion books! I own one and will be getting the newest soon.

Review: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

queen of shadows

Title: Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Release Date/Publisher: September 1st 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Finished: September 7th 2016
Pages: 648-Hardcover-Owned
Series:
0.5. The Assassin’s Blade
1. Throne of Glass
2. Crown of Midnight
3. Heir of Fire
4. Queen of Shadows
5. Empire of Storms
6. Untitled

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The queen has returned.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past…

She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die for her. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

The fourth volume in the New York Times bestselling series continues Celaena’s epic journey and builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

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Mini-Reviews: Betrayals + The Start of Me and You

betrayalsBetrayals (Cainsville #4)

Author: Kelley Armstrong
Publisher/Release Date: August 9th 2016 by Random House Canada
Pages: 400 pages-Hardcover-Owned
Finished: August 1st 2016
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My Rating: 4.5/5

Review:

  • The mystery/case they were working on didn’t seem as epic or a big part of the story like it normally did, but I did still enjoy this.
  • The connection between the three main characters was the focus point way more than it has been in previous books. We also find out more about the past and about both groups who want Liv on their side.
  • There are more chapters through the eyes of Ricky and Gabriel and I really liked those! Especially Gabriel, who of course I am rooting for.
  • I really wish I didn’t have I wait a year for the next book because I can’t wait to read it!

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the start of me and youThe Start of Me and You

Author: Emery Lord
Publisher/Release Date: March 31st 2015 by Bloomsbury
Pages: 384-Hardcover-Library
Finished: August 8th 2016
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My Rating:5/5

Review:

  • This was my first time reading a book by this author, and also this was August’s pick for Book Club. And I loved it!! I’m really excited to read something else from Emery Lord after this.
  • Paige has three really good friends in this and they are are such great support for her! I really liked that she was willing do anything for them, even if it was outside her comfort zone. I loved seeing the great friendship all of them had, especially with Tessa.
  • Paige and Max were such good characters, I immediately loved them. The romance in this book was super cute and I couldn’t wait to find out how everything ended. If I had a choice I would have stayed home and read it in one day.

Mini-Reviews for #ReadThemAllThon: Crossed + The Geography of You and Me

crossedCrossed (Soul Eater #3)

Author: Eliza Crewe
Publisher/Release Date: August 13th 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 346-Paperback-Owned
Finished: August 20th 2016
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My Rating: 4.5/5

Review:

  • Finally got around to reading this! I love this series and I was so glad to get back to this world. The dark humour and characters were just as I remembered them.
  • Meda and Jo are still such great characters, and I actually really liked Jo in the second half of the book. Even Armand was enjoyable after the events in the second book.
  • This is a series that I definitely need to re-read back to back some day and I really hope that more people get into it!

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the geography of you and meThe Geography of You and Me

Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher/Release Date: April 15th 2014 by Poppy
Pages: 337-Paperback-Gifted
Finished: August 18th 2016
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My Rating: 4/5

Review:

  • This book was so cute! I loved the other book I read by this author so I was glad I finally got to get to this.
  • Certain parts were frustrating because it made you feel like they kept getting further and further apart and that it might not work out. But at the same time it really made you feel how long-distance relationships could feel, even though theirs was complicated. My husband and I did long distance for a while until he moved in, so I understood the need of wanting the other person there.
  • I loved the postcard theme throughout the book! I think it would have been even more amazing if we could have seen the postcards though.

Mini-Reviews: Six of Crows + On The Fence

six of crowsSix of Crows (Six of Crows #1)

Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher/Release Date: September 29th 2015 by Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 465-Hardcover-Owned
Finished: July 14th 2016
Goodreads
My Rating: 5/5

Review:

  • I loved this book so much! It was my first read for the Make Me Read It Readathon and I’m so happy I finally got to it. Wish I’d read it earlier but now I won’t have to wait as long for the next book. Which I need right now!
  • I loved the world in the Grisha series and I was worried this wouldn’t be as good but it totally is. I was so happy getting back to it, and although I’m in the middle of my Grisha series re-read I didn’t have any trouble getting familiar with it again.
  • I loved all the characters, especially Kaz. They were all so interesting and I can’t wait to see how they handle the events at the end of this book in the next one. Did I mention I need the next book right away?

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on the fenceOn The Fence

Author: Kasie West
Publisher/Release Date: July 1st 2014 by HarperTeen
Pages: 296-Paperback-Library
Finished: July 19th 2016
Goodreads
My Rating: 4.5/5

Review:

  • Super cute! The tom-boyish girl finds herself and love in this and I couldn’t stop smiling while I read. This author is definitely going to be among my favourites for contemporary books.
  • Family was a big theme in this and I loved that. It was great to see how close she was to her brothers too. Her dad was an only parent and tried so hard, even though he had a tough time trying to raise a girl.
  • I noticed some characters that were briefly mentioned in another book I’ve read by the author! It’s been a while since I read it so there could have been more but that was kind of cool to see.