Re-read 2020 While stuck in quarantine, I needed to read what I love, and I know that I love this book and will love the rest of the series. I loved this just as much as the first time around, and even understood more. This story is breathtaking, seamless, and heart-wrenching. I'm immediately diving into Throne of Glass next (which I have also read once already), and I have a feeling I'm gonna up my rating for that one from 4.5 to 5 stars. But, I guess we will see! From there
I'm grateful for my one life, but I'd prefer to live a thousand...
This is one of the most relatable and thought-provoking books I've ever read. I honestly don't think I can describe it in words. You have to be a certain person to relate to the book, but I honestly feel like anyone interested in reading (or starting to read again) would get something out of it.
Whenever I'm in a slump I'm definitely going to find myself skimming these pages for the magic words that will
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This was a super quick read with some very interesting ideas. Ultimately, I do think the story is slightly forgettable, but the messages it carries are very memorable.
I went into this hoping for a fast-paced survival story, and that is definitely what I got out of it. Of course, Aidan (the young boy in this novel) also represents a much larger message, one that is q
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I feel very similarly about this book as I do with Strange the Dreamer and ACOMAF: At the heart of it, there is something incredible, especially the characters, but the book is too slow! Yes, I can appreciate a slow burn when it's done well, but this book drags out the inconsequential moments and rushes the essential ones. There were so many times when I felt like I
Um... I don't have much to say about this one. It was fine. I ended up skimming some of the end. It's like a super long and drawn out episode of Criminal Minds (without the actually entertaining profiling part). I understand what the author was going for surrounding emotion, relationships, and Stockholm Syndrome, but I just found myself bored. Song I was reminded of while reading: Home
There wouldn't be much wrong with this book if it was the first dystopian you'd ever read. However, I've read my fair share of dystopians, so this one was very predictable.
It hits nearly all the major plot points of your standard dystopian: introduction to the world, brief history/info from a new character, being captured by the government, and then discovering a rebel group to escape.
The concept itself was more unique, but the characters fell a little flat. However, a