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Book 57: The Iron Knight

16 Jul

theironknightThe Iron Knight (The Iron Fey #4) by Julia Kagawa

 

I loved this not as much as I loved the Iron Queen, but more than the first two books. I get to hang out with Ash, one of my favorite broody boy characters. We leave off from Meghan kicking him out of her realm (in the name of love no less), and there he is, trying to find his way back to her. swoon* Of course he has to have his trusty best friend/arch nemesis, Puck, along for the ride. Lots of cute banter moments. Add in Grim, the cat, and the big bad Wolf and we’re almost complete. But there seems to be some romantic drama lacking so let’s bring Ariella back from the dead, oh you know the first girl Ash loved. She was good, I didn’t dislike her, even though I thouroughly ship Ash/Meghan. Now our gaming party is complete to seek a way for Ash to gain a soul and make his way to Meghan. My favorite scene had to be when Ash, and Meghan are by the pond. She just found out that Ash is back with Ariella, and OMG my heart was just breaking when she gives him up, again. I won’t lie, I teared up a little when she said, “What we had was a dream and it was beautiufl, but it was just a dream. It’s time for us to wake up.” And as heartbreaking as that line was my favorite line had to be, “I cam home.” Oh Ash. *sigh

Book 55: The Scorch Trials

9 Jul

The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner #2) by James Dashner

I didn’t really like this book. I felt like it didn’t really flow as well as I should have. And I really didn’t like all the romance drama. It was very bleh. I want more dystopia world drama! I’m in no ways a Teresa/Thomas shipper, but Brenda just annoyed me. And now she can also talk telepathically with Thomas. eh. I did like the revelation of a group B. Girls rule, figured out the maze faster and had fewer casualties. But other than that,I don’t have really all that much to say about the sequel.

~E

Book 34: Ender’s Game

11 Apr

ender'sgameEnder’s Game (Ender’s Saga  #1) by Orson Scott Carro

 

This was definitely out of my usual book list(wh-aat it was published in 1984! ha) , but it came greatly recommended, and I hear it is being made into a movie. And I liked it. Ender (cool name bro) is the pint sized protagonist, he is uber smart but is also a contemptible Third (third child born, when the government has sanctioned only two children per family), seeing as I also have a cool E-name, am smart (or so I like to believe) while also being the third child of my family, I liked him right away. The battle school simulator seems like it would be super fun to play with, but I don’t think I would have been any good at any of the games. He saves the world,and makes everyone around him love him but I think my favorite character would have to be big sister Valentine. She was able to kick him out of his funk, and keep Peter in check.

 

Quotes:

“Sometimes lies are more dependable than the truth.” (2)

“He’s still a slumbitch.” (150) haha Val what a good insult.

“He couldn’t read it, of course, but he knew what it was. Battle. How kind of them. I ask and they deliver.”(176) Oh Ender how flippant of you.

“Ender mentally added him to his private list of people who also qualified as human beings.” (184) Hahahahaha I loved this line.

 

~E

Book 32: The Kill Order

2 Apr

thekillorderThe Kill Order (Maze Runner #0.5) by James Dashner

This is the prequel to the Maze Runner. It focuses on the teenage Mark, and his life after the flares. I liked the juxtaposition of Mark’s present circumstances, with his initial circumstances right when the flares hit(especially that he remembers those memories when he is dreaming). But I also felt that when I was reading this, Mark was not a teenager, I had to remind myself that “oh yeah he’s only seventeen.” Which is not a bad thing, considering he went through a world apocalypse, so he’s probably a bit more mature than your average seventeen year old boy. But yes good book, and am excited to continue on this Maze journey.

~E

P.S. The cover is pretty cool, and fitting ne?

Book 29: The Maze Runner

19 Mar

The Maze RunnerThe Maze Runner by James Dashner

Dystopia. Dystopia. Dystopia. Why does the whole world going to hell, fascinate me so much. But I do love these kind of stories. When these young adults have to live on their own and create their own society, oh so good. This Glade-topia and the way they delegated the tasks was very The Colony like. Which is a thumbs up from my point of view. Thomas was an interesting guy to be sure. I didn’t hate him but he didn’t rile up the fangirl inside of me. But I did like Teresa, but then again being the only girl may have something to do with that. Now I own the next two books, but for those who have already read the whole series, are the .5 and 1.5 books really important in the reading? Because I don’t got the moolah or time to get those books when I have the sequel sitting right on my bookshelf.

Quotes:

“If you’re going to decipher a hidden code from a complex set of different mazes, I’m pretty sure you need a girl’s brain running the show.” (279)

Maybe we were lovers, Teresa said. Thomas tripped and crashed to the ground.” (283)

~E

Book 28: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

8 Mar

Perksofbeingwallflower1The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

 

Oh goodness. Although the ending was spoiled for me by one of my close friends who had assumed that I already read it, ack the curse of being known as the bookworm, I still enjoyed it! I actually watched the movie before reading the novel (by a whole 3 days 🙂 ), breaking one of my reading rules but I think that the movie is very on-par with the book. But the movie is neither here nor there, but you should check out the mook post ( a mook is a movie +book that blog is awesome!) here. Anyways. I don’t usually connect with crying characters, but Charlie just pulled and pulled on my heartstrings. I felt like he cried in every letter he wrote to his friend, but I didn’t hate it. And as if I was Charlie I found my cheeks to be wet a lot through reading this book (I have cried while reading before, and am proud of those moments, but it was a little weird for me to find my eyes tearing up so often).

 

Quote:

“Anything to not feel like crying” (94) ← summary of the book right there. Haha.

 

 

~E

Book 17/18 Beautiful Chaos & Beautiful Redemption

26 Jan

beautifulchaosBeautiful RedemptionBeautiful Chaos & Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

I absolutely positively loved these two books! Although these are two different books, I consider them a two part-er, like all those books turned movies separating into parts, i.e. Breaking Dawn Part 1 and 2, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2, or The Hobbit Part 1,2, and 3. Liv and John, Ridley and Link, Ethan and Lena. So much love and drama!! One of my favorite scenes was from Beautiful Chaos, when Ridley “casts” the fury(furor) spell. Well that is quite a way for Liv and Lena to work through their issues. Reminded me of the scene in Beautiful Creatures when Lena yells/casts at Ridley during dinner, which looks epic in the movie trailer! And as opposed to my previous post, about my favorite character Marian, I have to change it to the younger Olivia “Liv” Durand. She’s a mini Marian, with a little more of the fire I like to envision that I would have. She also you know, gets the guy, maybe not the guy that she originally wanted, but John is in a league all his own. Part human, incubus, caster all rolled into a bad boy the girls go gaga for. *sigh*

I don’t get to model all that often, but I had to share this pic.  It’s not very often that I have a tee that showcases my love of books, but I got this keeper at comicon last year (yay for free stuff!!!)

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P.S. I also loved how I put my Classical Studies training to use in this series by reading and understanding the Casts in their original Latin, yay for Latin Learners!! Caster Chronicles you get brownie points, and everyone loves brownies.

~E

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