Monday, October 27, 2014

Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer



Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison--even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive. 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, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

Lets start with the fact that Marissa Meyer once again did it, she wrote an amazing book, action packed, funny, and so much more it is just so good, even heartbreaking moments. If you haven't read this yet, i dont know why you are here and not reading this series.

In this book we follow Scarlet AND Cinder, like we dont only get from scarlet but cinder as well, yay cinder. just like the first book it is written in second person.

As the first book, this one has some pretty intense biting nail, screaming "no's" and gasping moments. This series is just an emotional ride, and a really good one i must say. I cant say much about this book without spoiling the first book but oh well, I'm doing my best.

My favorite part might be all the action thrilling moments where i just couldn't stop reading and kept biting my nail, this is a really fast paced book and you dont even notice you finished it you are just like "no, i want more, i need more." And that makes this book great my friends.

Great story great characters, really really loved it and can't wait to start the third book in the series.

GO READ THIS SERIES NOW AND THANK ME LATER.

I gave this book ★★★★★ on Goodreads.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Mara Dyer believes life can't get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can. 

She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed. 
There is.

She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love. 
She's wrong.

This book was for the most part really good for me, I was captivated through the whole book plotting theories trying to figure out what is going on, trying to guess whats true or not. and i must admit i gasped a lot of times.

The story follows Mara obviously and she just wants answers and through the whole book You , he reader, and her will try to figure out what happened or what is happening. 

What I really love about this book is that the one who tells the story, Mara, is not a reliable source, because not even she knows what is going on and that leaves you so confused and wanting some answers.

What did not work for me were the answers, The author could have done so much more but unfortunately it did not match my imagination or theories, maybe that is what disappointed me, but still it was pretty good.

In the next book i hope there is less cheesy stuff, in crucial moments the characters would start getting all romantic and it really just wasn't the time for that.

I would recommend this story to anyone, its a fun read and will leave you gasping more and more and so confused and sometimes even terrified.

I gave this book ★★★★ on Goodreads

Readathon: End of event meme

Hello everyone, i know i am one week late with this i am so sorry about that, busy busy week !

End of Event Meme:

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    That would have to be hour  when i recently woke up and realized the readathon had already started. 
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
    i would suggest one fantasy book, just a good fun story, and some graphic novels you can go through easily.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
    So far the readathon is great how it is, i do not see any changes that has to be made
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    That i won huehuehue ;]
  5. How many books did you read?
    This year i didnt go as hard as last year so i didnt read as much as i did last time which was  books, this time i didnt even finish one but i am still happy with the results.
  6. What were the names of the books you read?
    Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi
    Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  7. Which book did you enjoy most?
    Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, i am still enjoying it, i will post a review really soon.
  8. Which did you enjoy least?None of them were enjoyed least like in a bad way, i just like the lunar chronicles a lot :]
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
    The cheerleaders are great, but i wish there could be more of them.
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
    Absolutely will and i will be a reader again, i am not sure if i can devotely participate since i will be in europe in that time or maybe even in the plane, but i hope that i will end up reading and participating, also i would like to ask anyone who reads this to join, it is a really fun activity to do. You can check out more details here 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

12 Hours of Dewey's 24 hour readathon!

Mid-Event Survey:

1. What are you reading right now?
Still scarlet by Marissa Meyer!  :)

2. How many books have you read so far?if Amulet counts then 1 and busy with the Second :3

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas!  :)

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Actually yes a lot, with some reading sprints and trying to read from my phone in the shower! ^-^

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
The fact that I haven't won anything yet and maybe never will.

I am really enjoying this readathon!  ^-^
I hope a lot of you are participating and are enjoying it as much as I am :) Keep reading and remember to stay healthy!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Dewey's 24-hour Readathon!

It's that time of the year again guys! Dewey's 24 hour readathon is back!

I am so excited for this readathon, this will be my second time participating,  the first time was earlier this year and I had so much fun! It was so great and I managed to read 2 books on that day, I kmow its not a lot but I had breaks and a wedding to attend.

This year my TBR list will consist of the following books:
-Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
-Amulet by (I dont remember sowwy)

And I will try to pick up a few more in between because of variety or if I want to read something else. You know its always good to switch it up.

Last year I was not awake during the 24 hours but I almost was. I ended up enjoying it and I hope that this year will be the same. You can all follow my progress on twitter @Eaton_boy or read it all on Sunday on my Wrap up.

I hope you guys go to the website and sign up. It is really fun.

Links:

Happy reading!  :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas



After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom. 

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best. 

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. 

Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

The hype around this book is well deserved, this story is AMAZING the mystery of finding out who the killer is, keeps you reading and you can't stop. This book is just amazing i really enjoyed it.
As you can see this story is mainly centered around Celaena Sardothien, but it is told in second person and sometimes tells about other characters in the story as well. I really liked the writing of Sarah J. Maas and how she set the mystery in a way that you really want to keep reading.

Celaena is just SO badass and so sassy, her sass is just so great and funny, sometimes i admit i ended up laughing my ass off because of her sass. And besides that, she is just amazing and so skilled and just overall great.

The prince.. well what can i say, i dont like the prince at all and not liked how that turned out for the most part of the book, so arrogant ugh.

Chaol chaol chaol, that is who i want, he is just great and amazing just as badass as Calaena but yet sweet and kind and sensitive.

Nehemia is my favorite after all because she is so amazing and so badass, i know I have used the word badass a lot but that word pretty much describes this book. Nehemia is so cool though and i really enjoyed everything she did and how she did it.

My favorite part of this book would be every time Celaena gets to say a sassy comeback AH its just so great.

In the next book Crown of Midnight, I REALLY HOPE that Celaena's mind changes and well if you've read this you know what i mean. but i have heard that the books get better every time, so i guess that is good and will be fun, I am really looking forward to reading more of this AMAZING story.

I realize just now that this is my first high-fantasy book I have read, so hooray for me :] I am so glad i really enjoyed it, i will definitely be picking up more books of this genre in the future, i don't even know why i was scared to try it out.

I really recommend this book to anyone and specially o those who have not read anything yet high fantasy related because this book is great and will really make you appreciate this genre like it did with me.

★★★★★ [4.5] on Goodreads.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Update

Hello everyone!
I know that another update might be boring and not interesting for any of you but I figured I'd let you guys know what is happening lately.

I have just finished exams at school, in that time I got sick and got a virus and well now im sick. But I have days off school and ill try to read a lot these days.

I started reading Throne of Glass to get out of my reading slump (which I managed to do) so as soon as I finish a review will be coming up and more books to read :)

As to my blogging device, I have been blogging on my phone for a few months now and it is really uncomfortable.  But I finally got my computer fixed,  the only current problem is the wifi antenna but I will try to get that fixed as soon as possible.

Ive been working on a few posts where you guys can learn more about myself and other things I like.

That was my update. Till next time! And keep reading :)