Saturday, November 30, 2013

Book Haul!! - November 2013

Hello everyone I just realized I forgot to post the book haul I filmed for November! These are books I purchased way back in September all the way up until now! Enjoy!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Review- Entwined


by Heather Dixon 

Azalea and her younger sisters dance in the mysterious silver forest every night, escaping from the sadness of the palace and their father’s grief. What they don’t understand—although as time passes they begin to get an inkling of the danger they are in—is that the mysterious and dashing Keeper is tightening his snare with deadly purpose. Luckily, Azalea is brave and steadfast. Luckily, a handsome young army captain also has his eye on Azalea. . . . Lush, romantic, and compelling, this debut novel by Heather Dixon will thrill fans of Shannon Hale, Robin McKinley, and Edith Pattou.

Hey everyone! I haven't posted a review in over a month! I need to fix that. I've been reading a lot of graphic novels that I want to review as a series so please forgive me because this is the only regular novel I've finished so far this month.

Entwined was the first book that I read on my new Kindle! It was a nice experience and I ended up enjoying this book a lot. One of the things I really liked about this book was that there wasn't any insta-love going on. The romances were genuine and they developed over time and were often unexpected. I also really liked the elements of magic in this book. Magic isn't common and a lot of it is left over in their castle from long ago so I think it made all of the events in this book seem even more fantastic and wonderful. Something else I liked was that the girls really grew and changed in the course of a year especially Azalea. (I just loved her)

Azalea and her sisters are all their own characters which made this book so much more fun to read. Each of the eleven sisters had some kind of characteristic that kept them distinguishable even if they weren't mentioned very often. The Keeper is a very interesting antagonist. He creeped me out so much from the very beginning I just wanted to shake the girls and say RUN!!!

Sometimes this book was a little predictable, but overall it was a nice take on the fairytale and very enjoyable to read.

Rating 4/5 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Bookish Five Fridays (7) - Male and Female Characters

I'm sorry I've been absent! Life has been busy and I'll make it up to you by doing a double Favorite Five Friday. These are my Top Five Favorite Male and Female characters in books.  They are in no particular order.

Male Characters -
1) Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson and the Olympian Series)
2) Fred and George Weasley ( Harry Potter Series)
3) Augustus Waters (The Fault in our Stars)
4) Adam Parrish (The Raven Boys) 
5) Captain Wentworth (Persuasion) 

Female Characters
1) Hermione Granger (Harry Potter Series)
2) Alanna (Song of the Lioness Series)
3) Annabeth (Percy Jackson and the Olympian Series)
4) Liyana (Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst)
5) Hazel Grace Lancaster (The Fault in Our Stars)

The Last FFF ----> If They Write it I Will Come

Monday, November 4, 2013

October in Review (2013)

October was a fairly productive month for me as far as reading. In total I read 7 books.

Books I Read this Month

1) Vessel - Sarah Beth Durst
2) Divergent - Veronica Roth
3) The Fault in Our Stars- John Green
4) Son of Neptune - Rick Riordan
5) Virals - Kathy Reichs
6) The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater (Audiobook)
7) Ice - Sarah Beth Durst

Books I Started this Month

Entwined - Heather Dixon
The Scorpio Races - Maggie Stiefvater
Insurgent - Veronica Roth
The Scarlet Pimpernel - Emmuska Orczy