Book Reviews, YA fantasy

Graceling

Image result for gracelingTitle: Graceling

Author: Kristin Cashore

Rating: DNF-ed


Yet another review I’m doing on a book that I hadn’t finished, but like with the Shadow Queen I did read halfway through and then decided I might as well move on to what could be a more enjoyable read.

Despite the originality about the whole “Graceling” thing and all, it just really didn’t feel original. At this point I’m sick and tired of coming across books with PREDICTABLE romance. Yes, I don’t read romance until it becomes physical but I still have to go through all those confusing feelings that the character has to go through, and it’s just extremely frustrating. Thankfully, the Flame in the Mist finally gave me a book that surprised me on every aspect, but this book, in short, was just a disappointment.  Continue reading “Graceling”

Book Reviews

First Impressions: Children of Blood and Bone

Image result for children of blood and boneNo, I have shamefully not finished this yet. I’m putting this down to too much fantasy, and just not being in the mood for it yet. But, the other day I started it again, and now that I’m on the second chapter, I have a lot more interest.

I don’t think it’s because I set my expectations too high, I think it’s because I just wasn’t in the mood for that type of story, but I feel like I am now.

As soon as the narrative switched towards the palace, I was hooked, because I can literally never get enough of fantasies surrounding royalty and kingship and all of that fancy jazz.

I just find it so intriguing. Now I am even more intrigued. But because I started Flame in the Mist, I’m also officially torn. So.  Continue reading “First Impressions: Children of Blood and Bone”

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How Do I Afford Books?

Hey everyone!

This post is on to a subject I feel isn’t really talked about that much in the book blogger community. There is a massive amount of conversation on books, but what about obtaining them? Because as sad as it is, books are so expensive – especially the gorgeous super aesthetically pleasing hardcover ones that just make me want to swoon from the beauty of it. 😭

As you can probably tell from this blog, I read a fair amount of books. Probably more than the average person, although the older I get the more doubtful I am of the very existence of an “average” person. So, I thought I’d share some of my “tips” on getting free (or cheap) books!  Continue reading “How Do I Afford Books?”