I’ve not been in the mood to write blog posts for each week, I even made a schedule and I did a good job at the beginning but lately I’ve been in some kind of blog writing slump. I’ve also been having problems with depression so I’ve been focusing on getting out of it. For the next couple of months or so; I’ll only be posting TBR’s, Wrap-Up’s and also Hauls if I buy or get new books, other than that I don’t think I’ll be posting anything until the end of this year and the beginning on next year.
The books I read this month:
- Siege ans Storm by Leigh Bardugo
This was an okay book. It was a bit boring at times but the story in itself got me forward, and I got really attached to some of the characters and I didn’t want to stop reading because of it. I think it had a little bit of the second book syndrome, but it wasn’t too bad. 4 stars.
- Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
It couldn’t have been a more perfect ending to a trilogy. I can’t believe I didn’t know if I wanted to continue with this series after reading the first book, but I’m so glad I did. It contained everything that should be included in a ya fantasy series of any kind. I laughed, there were so many things I lived about this that made me cry, small things but funny either way, and I cried, A LOT, even for the Darkling at the end. The last hundred pages broke me and then healed me before the book was over. And i liked the ”prolog” and ”epilog” part of the book, it was like reading a portion of the story in fairytale style. If I have to say something negative about the book was that it could be quite predictable, there were some things I saw miles away. 5 stars.
- Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
I’m sorry to say this but to be an ending to a trilogy that’s been so good, this was a huge disappointment. It was boring and so predictable that it almost bored me to sleep. The only thing that I actually liked about it was the very beginning and the very end. In the first two books I could sympathize with the characters, that didn’t happen in this one, except for Cinder. And there were way to many loose ends for me to rate it higher than 3 stars.
- The Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Great conclusion to this duology. The only thing I wasn’t too fond of was the weird creatures like the manticore and the king of the sea and foam, whatever he was, it’s not the characters (I loved the manticore so much) but the magical creature thing, it was a little too much for me. But this book still deserves a 4,5 star rating.
- A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
To be totally honest I was disappointed with this one. I mean, it was good, even great at times, but most of the time I was… bored. I don’t think it needed to be as long as it was; 626 pages. Sometimes the descriptions were a bit too elaborate to keep my interest peeked at all times. I liked the ending enough to keep reading this series as the books comes out, or at least the next one to see if it picks up. I’m not really sure what to rate this one, I rated it 4 stars at GoodReads, but I’m actually leaning more toward 3,5 stars.
- The Young Elites by Marie Lu
I don’t really know what to make of this to be honest. I liked the story enough to continue this trilogy and see where it goes and ends. But this first book was nothing special, I mean it’s like nothing I’ve read before and in that sense it was great, sometimes the story in itself became kind of boring. This book had a lot of potential, I mean TYE’s were going to put Enzo on the throne, but they never made a move, nothing major hardly ever happened for me to believe something would happen, there was a declaration of what was going to happen and then… nothing. It was all about Adelina, and I don’t even know where I’m going start with my problems with her.., I was expecting not grayish transparent darkness (which is what I would describe her as) but pure, impenetrable blackness and complexity, a real anti-hero, which Adelina isn’t at all, she’s just a little girl who spends her time whining over events that’s not even her fault. I mean really, stop whining and take action, prove that you are the anti-hero you’re supposed to be, FFS! I couldn’t feel her struggles through the whole book, it just wasn’t there, so I couldn’t really feel anything for her. The only characters I actually cared about were Enzo (My God with knives!) and Raffaele. I expected something huge and extraordinary to happen, but no, it never came. The story in itself was too simply written for my taste and lacked of world-building, it was there but not enough of it. The only problem I had with the writing was that there were too many unnecessary descriptions of clothes and looks, and blah every day in the book. It would have been much better putting those words in world-building. The last 100 pages or so I really enjoyed though and the Epilogue really had me intrigued for the next book. When I finished it I wanted to give the book 3,5-4 stars but since then (it’s been almost a whole day), I’ve been rethinking and I gave it 3 stars, and I hope the next two books will be better.
I started Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk at the end of the month, I hope I’ll be able to finish it before the month is over but mu sister in crime is coming to visit for a few days so I’m not sure I’ll be able to, if not I’m going to finish it in the beginning of November and I’ll be adding it to my November Wrap-Up.
Have a great weekend and Happy Halloween 🙂