This is the third healer book. I reviewed the first here and the second here.
She’s fought death and won. But how can she fight her fears?
Avry knows hardship and trouble. She fought the plague and survived. She took on King Tohon and defeated him. But now her heart-mate, Kerrick, is missing, and Avry fears he’s gone forever.
But there’s a more immediate threat. The Skeleton King plots to claim the Fifteen Realms for his own. With armies in disarray and the dead not staying down, Avry’s healing powers are needed now more than ever.Torn between love and loyalty, Avry must choose her path carefully. For the future of her world depends on her decision.
The plot was good, a bit on the week side, but still enojyable enough. I thought she was a bit trigger happy with her characters, they seem to die a lot… And then not be dead… Or be assumed dead… I found I wasn’t believing they’d died any more…
It wasn’t written as well as I thought it would be. It wasn’t paced very well, there were bursts where so much was happening, then hardly anything… It wasn’t written as strongly as I’d hoped.
The characters were all right, but Avry had this perfect quality to her. She just seems so perfect… I don’t know… There wasn’t enough to the characters to make them completely interesting.
The voice was quite good, I liked that is was written from both Kerrick and Avry’s point of view. Although it does jump really suddenly… That was very confusing.
I did enjoy it, but it was really aggravating with the switching so suddenly and all the people dying and then not dying… Although, I’m not telling you who doesn’t actually die and who survives 😉 You’ll have to find that out for yourself.
I do like the cover for this book, there is a better one than the one I used, but I couldn’t find it in any sensible size…
I’m really not sure if I would recommend this book. I would recommend the first one, I enjoyed that one. But it just kind of went downhill from there… Which is a shame because she does seem to be a good author…
I give this book 6/10 Because it wasn’t paced well, so much so it was confusing…
This is the second Geek Girl book, I reviewed the first one here.
Harriet Manners knows a lot of facts.
She knows that humans have 70,000 thoughts per day.
She knows that Geek + Model = a whole new set of graffiti on your belongings.
And that the average person eats a ton of food a year, though her pregnant stepmother is doing her best to beat this.
But Harriet doesn’t know where she’s going to fit in once the new baby arrives. And with her summer plans ruined, modelling in Japan seems the perfect chance to get away.
Can Harriet cope with the craziness of Tokyo, her competitive model flatmates and her errant grandmother’s ‘chaperoning’. Or seeing gorgeous Nick everywhere she goes?
Will geek girl find her place on the other side of the world?
I really loved the first book, and this is just more of the same…
The plot is really fun to read, I thought it played out very well and was really interesting. There’s quite a lot in the plot and I felt that she paced it very well.
The writing is really good, it’s paced really well. It’s silly and funny and so enjoyable. I loved the characters, I think they were well thought out, although I would have liked to see more of a back ground for some of them… I like Harriet, she’s clumsy and silly. She stay’s completely true to herself, even though she’s trying not to…
The dialogue is really good, they sound like real people.
I loved the voice of this book. I just think it suited Harriet perfectly. It seemed to just be her, I don’t know…
I really enjoyed it. I can’t remember how long it took to read, but it wasn’t that long… It’s really funny, and silly. I find Harriet so endearing I just want to find out what she does next.
I love the cover for this book, and the last one actually. I think they really suit the books. They’re very similar… I like the colours, and the doodles on the models face.
Sorry this was so short… I couldn’t really think of that much to say about it. It’s a really good book and I would definitely recommend it 🙂
I give this book 9/10 because I want to know more about the characters…
This is the second Avry of Kazon book, I review’d the first one here. I would say read the first one first. You would pick it up, but it’s probably best.
Hunted… Killed… Survived?
As the last Healer in the Fifteen Realms, Avry of Kazan is in a unique position: in the minds of friends and foes alike, she no longer exists. Despite her need to prevent the megalomaniacal King Tohon from winning control of the Realms, Avry is also determined to find her sister and repair their estrangement. And she must do it alone, as Kerrick, her partner and sole confidant, returns to Alga to summon his country into battle.
Though she should be in hiding, Avry will do whatever she can to support Tohon s opponents. Including infiltrating a holy army, evading magic sniffers, teaching forest skills to soldiers and figuring out how to stop Tohon s most horrible creations yet: an army of the walking dead human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat. War is coming and Avry is alone.
Unless she figures out how to do the impossible…again.
I will just say, I read this book quite a while ago. So my opinions on it have changed since I read it. But that’s just because I’ve read more books…
I liked the first book a lot, if you’ve read my review you’ll know… Although I reviewed that a long time ago, so my opinion wasn’t as well thought out… Ugh.. Old reviews…
I liked the plot, it was interesting. There were a couple of twists, not that many, but a couple. Enough to be interesting. I’m not sure what else to say about it… I would say they seem to get out of an awful lot of horrible scrapes. And that annoys me. It’s not very realistic.
I think it was was written well, or that’s what I thought at the time… I liked the way it was paced, it kept moving at a good pace. I don’t think the characters were particularly well done. They were ok, but I would have liked a bit more… They were good enough to make me care, and they seemed to have real emotions, and actually get cross… I didn’t really like Avry, she has this kind of perfect quality…
The voice was good. As was the dialogue. They sounded real.
I did enjoy it. It is a good book. Although it does seem a little polished it was really enjoyable.
Sorry I couldn’t give you more, but I did read it a while ago… I’ll review the next one soon, that review should be a better as I only just read it.
I give this book 8/10 because at the time when I read it I did really enjoy it…
What if a single revelation – like a single choice – changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?
The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered – fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.
But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature – and of herself – while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.
The plot for this book seemed to lose its way a bit. The first book was so strong and well written I expected more from this one. I thought it was just a bit over complicated… I still loved it, but it did just seem to drag out a bit. there were bits that didn’t seem like they needed to be there, or were just there for the effect. I feel like it could really have been condensed down into two books instead of the three that it turned out to be.
It’s written very well, just like the other two books. This book, unlike the others, is written from two perspectives, Tris and Tobias. I loved seeing the other side of Tobias, I thought it really added something to the story. I think most of the characters have a background and are well rounded. They all seem to have reasons for being the way they are, whatever it may be.
The voice of both Tris and Tobias was really good. I found it was really descriptive, and it was great having both of them as they notice such different things. The dialogue in general was really good, sounded like actual people rather than robots, which I hate.
I adore the covers of all three of these books. There are two versions and I’m not sure which is which… But the one’s I’ve put in the reviews are the one’s I love. They’re just so pretty, I love the feathers in this one and the colour is just beautiful.
I enjoyed this book so much, when I say it ate me… I read it in five hours, all in one go. I don’t normally get quite that swallowed up by books, but I had waited for this book for so long… I loved it. I did cry at the end, but it’s worth it. And I think the ending, although sad (I’m not spoiling it, promise) is what would have happened… So even if it’s not what I would have done… It’s amazing.
I have already dragged my friends into this book… And they hate me for it… Because they had exactly the same reaction as me. I cried when I finished this book. It was sad, but truly it’s worth it, they’re all brilliant. The first one is my favourite, I just think its got the best story to it. But yes, I recommend this book, this trilogy highly.
I give this book 8/10 Because although I do love it, it’s not as good as the first one… Which I can’t remember what I scored. But it’s better than this one…
Amid the chaos of war, the Shadowhunters must decide to fight with the vampires, werewolves and other Downworlders – or against them. Meanwhile, Jace and Clary have their own decision to make: should they pursue the love they know is forbidden?
Well that wasn’t a very long description…
Ok, you can’t read this book without reading the others. They’re really good and they’re too intertwined…
I like the plot for this whole series, and it is really only one plot. It’s all so unexpected, I don’t think I saw anything coming, nothing… And that’s brilliant. It’s always good when you don’t see it coming. There are so many plot twists it’s unbelievable. I think some people would say that there is too much in there. And I’m not sure, there might be. But I still really liked it.
It’s written well, paced really nicely. Always interesting, never too full on. Like City of Ashes this book was written from many points of view. I think by the time I got into this book I was so into the story I didn’t really care, but looking back on it I think it is really interesting to see what they’re all going through. The characters, again were well rounded. In the last book I didn’t really like some of them, but I found with this book that they really grew on me.
I really got into this book, this whole series. I haven’t been able to read the next one because I wanted to review this one first, as I think my reviews lose something if I’ve already read more… And it’s driving me nuts. I really really love this series, it’s so interesting. And I love the characters so much. I think there’s so much happening I wouldn’t have been able to just read the first one. I loved it so much I just had to keep reading.
I don’t really know what to say in this review that I haven’t said in the last two… I would say it’s very much a series of books rather than one. I don’t think any of the books are complete in themselves. The story does just seem to go on. And however much I love the fact that there’s more of this… It is a series, I think when I’ve read all of them I’ll do a review of the whole thing.
I really love this book, I loved the different angles, the story, the characters. It’s a really good book
I have already recommended this book… So much… And now I’m recommending it to you. Quick recap: It’s really good, written well. Good story. Very enjoyable.
I give this book 9/10 Because something’s holding me back from giving it that ten… I don’t know… But it’s really good.
“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am a geek.”
Harriet Manners knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a “jiffy” lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15 times per day. She knows that bats always turn left when exiting a cave and that peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite. But she doesn’t know why nobody at school seems to like her.
So when Harriet is spotted by a top model agent, she grabs the chance to reinvent herself. Even if it means stealing her best friend’s dream, incurring the wrath of her arch enemy Alexa, and repeatedly humiliating herself in front of impossibly handsome model Nick. Even if it means lying to the people she loves.
Veering from one couture disaster to the next with the help of her overly enthusiastic father and her uber-geeky stalker, Toby, Harriet begins to realise that the world of fashion doesn’t seem to like her any more than the real world did.
As her old life starts to fall apart, will Harriet be able to transform herself before she ruins everything?
The plot is good, interesting, funny. I loved the idea and the way it was carried out. It was fun to see someone go from complete geek to trying really hard not to be… I thought it was written very well. Paced nicely. Never to much going on but enough to keep me interested. I thought it was perfectly silly and slightly serious at the same time.
I loved Harriet. She’s funny, and silly and completely oblivious to the fashion industry. She made so many mistakes, it was like watching everything embarrassing you’ve ever done happen to her every day. I liked the other characters, they’re really funny and fun to read.
This is probably one of the silliest books I have ever read, it’s funny and ridiculous. Harriet goes through so much, just making a fool of herself the whole time. It makes everything I’ve done pale in comparison… And I didn’t think that would ever happen…
I love the cover for this book. It really suits the book. I like all the doodles on the models face, and the colours nice.
I don’t know what to say about it…
I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did. I don’t normally read books like this, I normally read fantasy and sci fi… But once I got round to reading it I got swallowed. I know I know, stop saying that! But seriously, I normally only review books that I really like… It’s so silly I was giggling to myself about Harriet’s antics. And praying for Harriet that it would all turn out ok in the end.
I would so like to learn more about the individual characters, but I guess since Harriet doesn’t really pay attention it’s probably right that I don’t…
I definitely recommend this book. It’s really funny, and such a good read 🙂
I give this book 9/10 For enjoyment value 🙂
This is the second book in the Mortal Instruments series, I reviewed the first one here.
With her mother in a coma and her father hellbent on destroying the world, Clary Fray is dragged deeper into New York City’s terrifying underworld of werewolves, demons and the mysterious Shadowhunters. Discovering the truth about her past was only the beginning. Now the fate of the world rests on Clary’s shoulders, but can she master her new-found powers and control her feelings for a boy who can never be hers?
I really loved the first book and couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one.
The plot was good, as it was with the first one. It just carried on from the last one. Grr, clifhangers… There is a whole series of books, and unlike some books I feel that there’s enough in there to actually justify at least the first three, which I’ve read… A lot of books seem to just keep going on and on when they really don’t need to, just drawing out things you with they wouldn’t… If you’ve seen back to the future three, you know what I mean…
It was written well, paced nicely. Enough happening to keep me interested, but not so much as to overwhelm me. It’s written from the point of view of a lot of different characters, while the first one is just Clary. I liked all the different points of view, it was cool to see what everyone else was going through. And also I think because of it there is more in the book, and it’s not all about Clary, not everything happens to her, not all the problems are hers. Of course the book is mainly about Clary, but there are lot’s of people in it.
I wasn’t relaly sure what I thought of how she’d done the characters in this book. In City of bones I loved all the characters, but it was starnge to see the more vulnerable side to some of them. Jace was really strong and unmoving in the first book, but in this one, because some of it was from his point of view, we see a much more vulnerable side of him. I wasn’t sure whether I liked that or not until I read the next book (review coming soon) but I do.
I like Clary, she’s very strong, but also very unsure of herself. She’s a very interesting character. Simon is lovely as always, I always feel so sorry for him… I thought the characters where well rounded and done well…
I love the covers on these books… I don’t know why, I just do. they’re really pretty, and I think they suit the book. I hate picking up a book and it not being what I expected, but these really are the right one’s for the books.
I can’t find anything wrong with it… Nope… It sounds mean but I like to find the bad things about books, to give an honest opinion as to why you might not like it… I thought the first one was better, I did like the first one being from just Clary’s point of view, and it does change quite suddenly from points of view, but I didn’t have as much problem with the way this changes as I have with others…
I give this book 8/10 Because I have to go with my first instincts, and that was I didn’t like what she did to Jace… I like him now… Just not when I first read it… Also the worst cliffhanger I have ever read, I am so glad I had the next one sitting in my room…
Cassie Hobbes is not like most teenagers. Most teenagers don’t lose their mother in a bloody, unsolved kidnapping. Most teenagers can’t tell who you are, where you’re from and how you’re likely to behave within moments of meeting you. And most teenagers don’t get chosen to join The Naturals.
Identified by the FBI as uniquely gifted, Cassie is recruited to an elite school where a small number of teens are trained to hone their exceptional abilites.
For Cassie, trying to make friends with the girls, and to figure out the two very different, very hot boys, is challenging enough. But when a serial killer begins recreating the details of her mother’s horrific crime scene, she realises just how dangerous life in The Naturals could be…
This review has taken so long to write, I’m not sure what it is about it but it’s so hard! Right, down to business…
I really liked the plot, it was really interesting. Not at all predictable, which a lot of crime type books are. It was written really well, it had a good pace to it. It started off really well, and kept it up all the way through the book. And as far as I can tell it was completely consistent within itself.
I really liked the characters. Some of them were a bit cardboard cut out, but the ones she chose to round off were well done. I liked Cassie, she was kind of relatable, maybe not as much as I would have liked, but then I’ve never been in that kind of situation. I liked her view on things, it was really interesting. I think the naturals idea was quite cool, and seeing all the different talents and the way they’re useful was really cool.
I really enjoyed it, it was one of those books that swallowed me. And I know I say that too much, but this one truly did. I read it in about four hours, maybe less… As it kept a good pace it was never boring. It just about always had me on the edge of my seat, either because of the murders, or because of the boys. And that sounds weird. But she had some nice confusing romance going on in the background there.
I would recommend this book, it’s really very good, and not very long. I think it’s definitely a teen book, as it’s a bit gory, not really that much, but too much for kids. And I don’t think it’s an adult book, although I’m not saying adults wouldn’t like it…
I give this book 8/10 Because I really would have liked a bit more for those characters which weren’t rounded off, and also I think it could have gone on, although there may be a sequel *hopeful face* 😉
Disclaimer: I was sent this book for free for review, the freeness of this book has in no way changed my opinion.
In the wake of a cold Victorian winter, Karl Scheffer and Esther Emerson discover an anonymous journal filled with strange passages and bizarre scribblings.
The journal soon draws them into a covert and sinister conspiracy, a conspiracy centred around an otherworldly artefact with the power to change everything …
Karl and Esther have spent almost every day of their thirteen years in the quiet market town of Shraye. Stifled by their rural surroundings and frustrated by their unfulfilled ambitions, they find the allure of the journal’s mysterious pages impossible to ignore. The book seems to be beckoning them away from Shraye, away from their homes and towards the coast where an unsolved disappearance has set in motion a dark chain of events.
The voyage the teenagers soon find themselves undertaking is one of desperate importance and true peril; it will change the way they see the world, and each other, forever.
The plot sounded really good, but when I got to actually reading it, it wasn’t actually that interesting. It didn’t move very fast and not very much happened for first half of the book. I don’t think it was paced very well to be honest. I liked it, it was interesting, just not interesting enough… If that makes sense…
I liked the characters, Karl was nice, not massively relatable, but he was a good character. Esther was better, she just seemed to be more real, more angry, more interesting. Not sure why I found her more interesting, but I did. The only problem was there wasn’t enough information to make me care about them. I did care, but not as much as I normally would…
I think it was written technically very well, but it didn’t really have very much feeling to it. It was written very well but the dialogue wasn’t very good, I’m not sure what it was about it, but it seemed very clipped and practised most of the time.
I adore the cover though, I really do. It’s simple and pretty. I read the kindle edition, which is fine, but I didn’t really get to see the cover that much. But I do really like it.
I’m not really sure what to say it… I’ve made it sound really bad, but I did enjoy it, it’s not that bad, promise. I don’t think it was my book, but I’ve seen a lot of people saying they really liked it.
I would recommend this book, I think it was good, just not my thing 🙂
I give this book 6/10 because I didn’t enjoy it that much, but you might! So read it… Yup…
Disclaimer: I was sent this book for free, well not for free, for review, I have paid in words… Not the point. This is my honest opinion.