Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday #9

This week's topic is Top Ten Books I Think Would Make Great Book Club Picks

1. Graceling by Kristin Cashore. This is an amazing book that I think everyone should talk about.
2. Fire by Kristin Cashore.
3. Divergent by Veronica Roth.
4. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.
5. Legend by Marie Lu.
6. Across the Universe by Beth Revis.
7. Cinder by Marissa Meyer.
8. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.
9. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.
10. Blood Red Road by Moira Young.

It seems like every one of these topics will have the top ten of my favorite books.. But I am still doing this :D Considering since last time, I have a few new books to add :) Kind of.
What is on your list?

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme held by The Broke and the Bookish :)

Monday, January 30, 2012

My Wish for Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

I really want Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore. I loved Graceling and Fire so so much, and I am dying to read Kristin's next book. I love her writing, and I love her story world. I am so excited for Bitterblue because it is the sequel to Graceling. And even though this isn't Katsa and Po's story anymore, I know I will love it just as much.

I'm writing this blog post because I wanted to ask if anyone has an ARC of Bitterblue they could give to me, or share with me, or sell to me. I live in Norway, and I would gladly pay shipping for it. I'm asking here on my blog because I know I won't get an ARC any other way.

I have sent an email to the publisher; but I don't think they will ship to Norway. (No one ever has.) And I can't seem to find any contest for Bitterblue. Not that I would win in one; since I never seem to win the prizes I want the most ;p

It would mean so much to me, if anyone has a copy of Bitterblue for me. It would make my year. I want Bitterblue more than I want any other book, and that kind of says a lot :)

My review of Graceling. My review of Fire. My international paperback giveaway of Graceling.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Review: Fire by Kristin Cashore

I think I loved this book as much as I loved Graceling. Well, except for the fact that Fire had even less romance than Graceling did :p But oh. It didn't really need it. It is so so amazing all on its own.

This book has it all. It has an amazing plot, it has tons of action, and some romance, and it has amazing characters that you just can't help but fall in love with.

The plot in this book is amazing. I loved learning about the Dells. I loved the monsters. And I loved that Fire was a "human monster" :) Found it all to be so amazing. I loved what Fire could do.

I kind of hated the beginning of this book. I hate Immiker/Leck. Find him to be very sick and twisted. Don't like him at all. But, he does make interesting story ;) A very good villain. There were so many people in this book that I loved. I loved Fire. I loved Brigan. And I loved most if not all the guards.

I didn't really like Archer much, because of his history with Fire, but I do suppose he used to make a good friend. And he isn't really that bad, I just didn't like him very much ;p I also hated Fire's father. Even though he was dead in the book, I hated hearing about how he was.

I loved Prince Brigan; even though he didn't really leave a good first impression. Although, I still loved him then (A) He is extremely kind, and nice, and handsome, and smart, and just overall amazing. The same is Fire. She is strong. And oh, so amazing. Loved her. I also really loved a lot of the other characters; which I am sure you'll too once you read it ;)

I was, like with Graceling, disappointed in the lack of romance. There was romance, amazing romance, but it wasn't much. I just wanted more :) There was also a whole lot of more time jumps in Fire then there was in Graceling. Didn't care for it much, but still, it did make sense. Sort of :)

This book has made me want Bitterblue even more. And I am dying to read it. Hoping I might find/win an ARC of it :) So, so, so, so excited to read it. <3 Don't think I have the patience to wait until May.

Anyway, this book is amazing. And a must read if you have read Graceling. But even if you haven't, you could still just read this book. Although it is more amazing if you have read Graceling first ;)

Goodreads - Buy it

Did you enter my international giveaway of a paperback of Graceling by Kristin Cashore? <3 http://carinabooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/graceling-by-kristin-cashore-giveaway.html It ends 2/12.

Update: Newer and better review of the book can be found here.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

In My Mailbox #16

This week I did not get as much as last week; but I did get many, many books :D And lots of awesome ones. <3 And, even though I can't really afford to, I ordered tons more :p Really must stop doing that (A)
What did you get this week?

A Millions Suns My second gorgeous hardcover of this book. <3 Loved it so much.
Red Glove Now have both these books :) Excited to read them. Seems amazing ;)
Abandon Pretty cover. <3 And it seems like an awesome book :D Excited to read it :)
Ink Exchange Won this from Christine Fonseca. <3 Seems like an great book ;)
Hallowed Got the first book last week :) Excited to read these. Such pretty covers. <3
Blood Red Road Another pretty paperback cover of this amazing book (A) So good.
Cinder I loved Cinder. And I just needed a pretty paperback copy. <3 So gorgeous :)
Feafever Have been wanting to get these books for a while now. They do seem so amazing ;)
The Guardian Legacy Prize Pack Won this from the author :D So pretty. <3 Psst, I have tons of these bookmarks, so if you want some, let me know :)

Shadowfever - Dreamfever - Bloodfever - Darkfever Have been wanting to get these books for a while now. They do seem so amazing ;)
Cinder Another pretty paperback cover. <3 Loved this book so much. Needed a few copies ;) Hih.
Half-Blood & Daimon These books do seem amazing. Everyone loves them :) Excited to read!
Harry Potter Hedwig Owl This is perfect! <3 No glue. And oh, so pretty :)
Dies Irae Bookmark Won these from Christine Fonseca. <3 Be sure to read her book when it's out ;)
The Fault in Our Stars Nervous about this book. Seems amazing, but also so sad. Can't wait to read it :)
Entwined This seems like an amazing book. And it has such a pretty cover. Excited to read it :)
Dust Lands This has no damages. <3 And it is so gorgeous. Love this book.
Before I Fall I kind of love Lauren, so I am excited to read this book :) It seems amazing.
How To Train Your Dragon 3D Blu-Ray I do not have a 3D TV, but I did not have this movie in Blu-Ray. <3 Such an amazing movie. So cute. A must watch :D

Vampire Academy - Frostbite - Shadow Kiss - Spirit Bound - Last Sacrifice I have finally bought this series. Hope it will be amazing :D Such pretty covers. <3 Still missing one; but it's coming soon :)
The Hobbit I still haven't read the LOTR books.. But love the movies :D Must start with this book ;)
The Book of Blood and Shadow I think this sounds like a great book; and such a pretty cover :)
Crescendo Pretty paperback. <3 Bought it because of the awesome special content in it :D
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight Seems like a great book. Excited to read it :)
Graceling Paperback GORGEOUS! Needed a pretty paperback. <3 And oh. This looks so perfect.
Fire So so excited to read this book. <3 Starting it right now :) Loved Graceling so much.

Have you entered my INTERNATIONAL giveaway of a paperback copy of Graceling by Kristin Cashore? :) Enter HERE

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #15

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Goodreads Description:

The Tonton have been defeated. Lugh has been rescued.
The heartstone has brought Saba and Jack together
Now, Saba and her family head west to meet him and start a new life. All should be well.
But shadows of the dead are stalking Saba.
And another kind of shadow is creeping over the dustlands.
Then a messenger shows up.
With news of Jack.


Saba has rescued her kidnapped brother and defeated the fanatical Tonton. But the price to be paid for her violent victory is terible. Jack has disappeared - and can no longer be trusted. A new and formidable enemy is on the rise in the dustlands. No one i safe. And Saba must confront the terrible secret hidden in the darkest depths of her soul.

Expected publication: October 30th 2012 by Margaret K. McElderry
Pre-Order it here.

I am dying to read this book. <3 I loved Blood Red Road so so so much, and I can't wait to see what happens next. This one seems amazing. I blogged about that gorgeous book cover here. It doesn't come out until October 30th, BUT, it comes out in the UK on August 2nd! :D Meaning I get it then because I can pre-order it. <3 Have you read Blood Red Road?
What are you waiting for?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Review: Fracture by Megan Miranda

I don't know how to start this review. This was a very quick read. I both loved it, and hated it. I figure I can't write this review without spoilers, so beware if you haven't read it, and do not want to be spoiled :) Because I will spoil you with my review :p

I can start by saying that I loved the writing. And I loved the story. Found the characters to be kind of amazing, well, mostly just Decker (A) Loved him so much. I hated Troy. And Delaney's parents. Although I really shouldn't have. But I still did.

I kind of liked Delaney. Mostly. But she was kind of stupid, and I don't like that. But I did love having the book from her POV. And I did like what she could do. And I really liked the beginning of the book.

What I hated though, what I hated so extremely much, was that there wasn't really any love or romance in this book. It was all just sad. And I hate that. I hated that none of them admitted their feelings. And I hated that they both kissed other people. And were dating other people. That is just not something I could EVER like. Not even when the book was so amazing.

Which is why I am giving this book a four star. The story is worthy of a five star, but because of the drama with the romance, that was only worthy of a three star to me, personally. I was hoping the book would have been longer, because even though the last page was happy, it was only one page. Which to me, was not fair after all the pain. But that's just my opinion :)

Even so, this book is worth reading. It is a very fast read, and the story is really amazing. Except for that one part that I told about :)

Teaser Tuesday #7

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today my teaser is from Fracture by Megan Miranda :) I just started reading this book; and am already on page 71. I am so nervous. Because even though I know the ending, I also know some bad stuff about the middle of the book that I will hate.. But, I am loving it so far :D
What are you reading?

I pulled back and looked at him. My face was two inches, maybe three, from his own. 
I could just lift myself onto my toes and I'd be kissing him. I could just pull his face down 
to my own and his lips would be on mine. ~ page 67

Top Ten Tuesday #8

This week's topic is a Freebie / Books I Want To Re-Read 

1. Graceling by Kristin Cashore. Just read this; but want to read it again and again :D Loved it.
2. Legend by Marie Lu. It's been a few months since I read this, and really want to read it again :)
3. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. Such an amazing book! Really must read it again soon :)
4. Blood Red Road by Moira Young. Amazing book. Gonna re-read it very, very soon :)
5. Eve by Anna Carey. Loved this one. Really must re-read it soon :) So good.
6. Hereafter by Tara Hudson. I really loved this book. Excited to re-read it :D
7. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting. This is an amazing series. Can't wait to re-read :)
8. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa. MUST re-read this series so I can finally read The Iron Knight :D
9. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong. An amazing book; must re-read before the sequel is out ;)
10. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandre Clare. I must dare to re-read these books. City of Fallen Angels ended so bad I have been afraid to re-read them all ;p But going to soon :D

I wanted to do this weeks top ten. Considering it is a Freebie and I could choose a topic that has been before :D So I choose the Top Ten Books I Want To Re-Read. Well, I want to re-read all books I have read, but I am going to list 10 :) I did not include Divergent & The Scorpio Races & Mara Dyer & Shatter Me & Cinder & The Pledge & Hourglass because those I are very obvious that I want to re-read :)
What is on your list?

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Graceling by Kristin Cashore Giveaway!

Since I loved Graceling so so so much, I have decided to give away a paperback copy of it :) This is also my first try at Rafflecopter. This giveaway is open to everyone who can get books from book depo :)
The only requirement is that you follow me via GFC. There is a few extra entries, as well ;)

Book Depository. Goodreads. My Review.

Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.     When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po’s friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace—or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.      With elegant, evocative prose and a cast of unforgettable characters, debut author Kristin Cashore creates a mesmerizing world, a death-defying adventure, and a heart-racing romance that will consume you, hold you captive, and leave you wanting more.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Review: Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts

I had been looking forward to reading this book for some weeks now. I am quite sad with how much it disappointed me :\ I wasn't sure what star to give it. The story is worth a 3.5, but for me, the writing is only a 2.5..

I get why many people love this book, and if I hadn't been so obsessed with good writing I would have loved it too. I liked the plot. Found it to be great. I also liked that there were so many different POVs. Was a bit worried at first, but I really liked that.

We got to know the story of a lot of people. And I enjoyed that. Although it didn't really "close" at the ending of the book; I felt there could have been a hundred pages more. So that is good about the book. The plot is kind of amazing, and the characters were likable. Sort of.

There wasn't any romance, which I kind of disliked. Although there was a few tiny romances, they didn't make me feel anything. But that might be because of how terrible I thought the writing was. You would like this book if you don't mind bad writing.

But oh, I can't stand it. I kind of hated the writing. It wasn't good. It didn't seem.. real. It didn't make me feel anything. And it made it hard for me to keep reading :\ But still, it is a good book. Mostly. If you are able to stand the writing :)


Update July 7th 2013: I had to change my rating for this book from a three star to a two star. Why? Because while it has been a while since I read it, I just realized that I was not being honest when rating it. I did not enjoy it as much as I claimed with my three star rating. And because of that I had to change it. Because I like being honest, and giving this a star more than it deserve is not being honest. It is officially a two star for me, because I can’t even remember much of the story, and I would not ever re-read the book. I’m sorry, but not really, because you can’t love every book.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

In My Mailbox #15

Gots lots of awesome stuff this week! :D I thought I went crazy ordering so many books last week, but oh, this week I ordered even more :p Those are coming soon, I think ;) But oh, I got lots of awesome books this week :D And I am so happy with them all. <3 Well, except for a few damaged ones.
What did you get this week?

Bloodrose Well, I got this because I have the first two. Not sure if I'm gonna read them afterall :p
Cinder Got a second copy. <3 Loved this book so so much. So I needed at least two :)
Beautiful Creatures I won this, because I think it will be awesome :D Excited to read it :)
Forgotten I loved this book, and wanted a pretty paperback, but it is very damaged :( So sad.
Graceling I LOVED THIS BOOK! So amazing. A must get for everyone. Pretty cover :D
Shift Got the first book last week, now have them both ;)
The Scorpio Races Audiobook My first audiobook. <3 Bought this because of how amazing the book is :)
Harry Potter Calendar Pretty calendar :D Got this one since I realized I didn't have any HP calendars o.O
Harry Potter Owl This is so pretty. But a bit damaged inside, so getting a new one :)

The Pledge Swag and The Body Finder Swag. <3 The best pack I have gotten. So, so, so awesome and so pretty. I just love it all! <3 :)

White Cat These books seems kind of awesome. Have been a bit worried, but am gonna try them :D
Dark Inside I think this seems like an amazing book. Can't wait to read it. My next read ;)
Fracture This seem like a great book; I can't wait to read it :D Pretty cover :)
Dark Eden This also seems like an amazing book. Excited to read it :)
The Water Horse I did not own this movie. But it is an amazing movie, and now I have it :D
Beautiful Chaos and Beautiful Darkness Needed the next books since I have the first (A)
Ironside I have only read the first book, and now I wanted the next ones as well ;) Seems great.
Tithe I loved this book. So I wanted to own it :) Bit disappointed with the cover; not the one I wanted :\
Dirty Dancing CD Well, I love Dirty Dancing, and I really wanted the CD :D
Legend I bought this because I wanted another hardback, but it turned out to be a paperback :D Love it.
0.4 Bought this one on sale, and it does sound kind of interesting :D
I Am Number Four Loved this book and wanted a movie-tie-in :D It is so pretty (A)
Harry Potter Pretty edition of the first Harry Potter book :) It looks gorgeous.
Sherlock Season 1 Everyone seems to love this series. So I wanted it as well ;)

Across the Universe Paperback So so pretty. <3 Didn't have this copy of the book (A)
Valiant Like I said; needed them all :D Although, I am hating this cover even more. Not pretty :(
Angry Birds Plush Bought this one on sale. Have a few other Angry Birds plush, and this is adorable :D
Angry Birds Lunch Box Bought on sale. Loves it. But it is a whole lot bigger than I thought it would be ;p

In My Mailbox is an amazing weekly meme made by The Story Siren :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Review: Graceling by Kristin Cashore

I have so many emotions right now. Love. Sadness. Happiness. I am mosly happy. I LOVED this book :) And oh, I want more. So, so much more. Can't wait to read Fire and Bitterblue :) Although I wish more of Katsa and Po the most. Loved them.

I loved the plot in this book. I loved the 'gifts' people have, and everything about them. I loved the way the book started, found it to be amazing. I loved that the book was from Katsa's POV, all the way through, and I loved the writing. Such good writing.

Katsa was amazing. So brave, kind, loving and strong. Although she may not seem so to others, or at all in the beginning. But she is. She really is. I hated Randa. So extremely much. Kind of happy with how that ended. I also never liked Giddon. Glad he wasn't much in the book :)

But oh, I kind of loved Raffin. He was adorable :) And so kind. Also liked many of the other characters, but don't want to list them all (A) Hih.

I loved Po the most. As I tend to do. He was so handsome, and kind, and strong, and just everything. He may have lied a bit in the beginning, but I so understood that. Po is an amazing character. And oh, I just want so much more about him. <3

I liked the Seven Kingdoms. Even though most of them were screwed up. I just liked the way everything was. Loved all the travelling they did, and I never found the book to be boring.

And oh, the romance. There were romance. First there was friendship, and I loved the friendship, but I loved the romance more. <3 Although there wasn't really much romance. But I loved what there was of it. <3 So amazing.

And now I am going to share some SPOILERY thoughts. So if you have NOT read the book, then you really should not read what I write next :) You should just buy the book and read it. <3 A MUST read.

I kind of really loved it when they found Bitterblue. She was adorable. But also kind of felt like she was in the way (A) A tiny bit. But I didn't mind so much. But oh. I HATED it when Po got injured, and then they left him. That was so damn sad.

And then so so so so so much time passed :( I hate it when time passes. Especially when we don't even know if Po is alright or alive. But then again, I understand why so much time had to pass. Considering it kind of does take forever to travel :p Still don't like it though.

And when they finally went back to Po, he was so.. hurt. And unhappy. I hated it. I love Po so much, and damn, that hurt. I hated that he lost his sight. But because of his Grace, I could forgive it. But oh, it must have been so hard for him to be all alone as well as blind :( Damn. I am just way too sad :p Although, the book did end happy.

But I just wish there was more. I need more Po. And more Katsa. But I only want them together :p Anyway, this is a must read book :) So amazingly good. So glad that I read it. <3

Goodreads - Buy it

UPDATE: Did you enter my international giveaway of a paperback of Graceling by Kristin Cashore? <3 http://carinabooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/graceling-by-kristin-cashore-giveaway.html It ends 2/12.

Update: Newer and better review of the book can be found here.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #14

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Goodreads Description:

It starts with an itch you just can't shake. Then comes a fever and a tickle in your throat. A few days later, you'll be blabbing your secrets and chatting with strangers like they’re old friends. Three more, and the paranoid hallucinations kick in.

And then you're dead.

When a deadly virus begins to sweep through sixteen-year-old Kaelyn’s community, the government quarantines her island—no one can leave, and no one can come back.

Those still healthy must fight for dwindling supplies, or lose all chance of survival. As everything familiar comes crashing down, Kaelyn joins forces with a former rival and discovers a new love in the midst of heartbreak. When the virus starts to rob her of friends and family, she clings to the belief that there must be a way to save the people she holds dearest.

Because how will she go on if there isn't?

Megan Crewe crafts a powerful and gripping exploration of self-preservation, first love, and hope. Poignant and dizzying, this heart-wrenching story of one girl’s bravery and unbeatable spirit will leave readers fervently awaiting the next book in this standout new series. 

Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: January 24th 2012 by Disney-Hyperion
Pre-Order it here.

I haven't seen that many people who are excited for this book, and I don't know why. I think it sounds amazing! :D Pre-ordered it a while ago, and I can't wait to get it :) It really sounds like I book I would like. Can't wait to see if I'm right :)
What are you waiting for?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #6

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I know it's been a very, very long time since I had a Teaser Tuesday post up,and my only excuse for that is because I haven't been reading anything on Tuesdays (A) Didn't read much over the holidays, and in January I just waited for A Million Suns to come out :) I am not sure if this book count for a teaser tuesday, considering I started and finished it yesterday. But my teaser today is from The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff :) (My review is here.) What are you reading?

"What are you doing here?" I said. "I gave you what you wanted, so quit harassing Emma."

And another one. 

I pulled her closer, holding her so her head was tucked under my chin. "I'm not normal, Tate."

Top Ten Tuesday #7

This week's topic is Top Ten Books I'd Recommend To Someone Who Doesn't Read YA

1. Divergent by Veronica Roth. Because it is the best book ever. A must read for everyone.
2. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. This book you just must read. Loved it so much.
3. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. This one is just awesome. Noah. <3
4. Cinder by Marissa Meyer. This one is amazing. A must read. Can't wait for the next ones :)
5. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Must read books. Just a must for everyone.
6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. This series is amazing. Must read.
7. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. This is just such an amazing book. Definitely a must read :)
8. Across the Universe by Beth Revis. Loved that this was in space :) Amazing book.
9. Legend by Marie Lu. Amazing book, action, love, death, it has it all. Must read.
10. The Pledge by Kimberly Derting. Such an amazing book. A must read. <3

Yeah. I wasn't sure which topic I should choose, so I just went with YA :) This list is going to be a lot like my Top Ten books I have read. Oh well. It is an awesome list, at least ;) Although it did not have room for all the books that I love. But I did include 10 of the important ones :) I'm not sure I am going to continue with Top Ten Tuesdays, because many of the next topics aren't really for me. But I will still do them if I feel like it :) What is on your list?

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Review: The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

I have wanted to read this book for a long time. But I have been a bit unsure about it. But then in December, I read Brenna's second book; The Space Between. And I really liked that one. So today I finally started this book. I was not supposed to finish it right away, but I could not stop reading.

It is amazing. I loved the writing, and I love that the whole book is from a guy's POV. Or rather, Mackie. I really enjoyed it. It was exciting from beginning to end, something was always happening. I loved all the characters, every single one. Especially his sister, Emma :)

Mackie is a great leading character, and I loved him. He is a bit.. special. But oh, I loved loved loved that about him. It just made it all so much better. He is also kind, and loving, and funny. And very lovable.

The plot is kind of amazing. I loved everything about it. Don't want to say much, because that would be a bit spoilery, but I enjoyed it all :) Found it to be very interesting, and kind of very belivable. Which I don't always do while reading books.

One of the bad guys, The Lady, made me picture the blind witch in Hansel and Gretel; the Once Upon A Time edition that aired last night. Which made it all so much better ;)

I don't have a whole lot to say about this book, other than the fact that it is amazing. And a must read. I was a bit sceptic because of the summary, but it so so so much better that I thought it would be. <3

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Review: A Million Suns by Beth Revis

I loved this book. It was amazing, but I still kind of thought that Across the Universe was better (A) But that is for a very obvious reason, that many people probably don't share :) The romance.

A Million Suns started three months after Across the Universe finished. I kind of don't like time jumps, but this wasn't so bad. Mostly. The plot is still amazing; I just love everything about it. I love the ship, and a few of the people, mostly just Elder and Amy. But that is enough for me :)

I kind of hated all the hate towards Elder as the Leader in this book. Although I do understand it. But I wish it wasn't so. Also wish they would just drug them all again :D Even if that is mean and whatever. Things would be so much easier with Phydus.

I loved the clue hunt they were on, found it very exciting. I also kind of like Orion. And I don't totally understand why Amy hates him sooo much. But we'll see in book three :) Although, I do hate him as well. Just not that much.

There were a lot of deaths in this book. Many people who deserved to die, but also so many who didn't. Also, the murderer was a huge mystery. I kind of suspected the person who did it, but I had another person as my first suspect ;p

We learn a lot more of other characters in this book, which I also kind of liked. This book also made me love Elder so much more. He is even pant less! :D Which was a very good thing in the book. Wish it was more scenes like that. But oh, Elder got hurt a lot in this book. Most physically, which really sucked :\

The mystery about the ship is very big in this book, and I liked how it all turned out. But oh, the cliffhanger is huge. But I am so so so excited for book 3, Shades of Earth :D

I loved that Amy finally told Elder what happened to her in Across the Universe. But oh, it took a long long long time before she did :p And I felt that it didn't focus much on it, not as much as I had hoped. But then, there wasn't really time for it. I really wish to know who did the murder, though :)

There was this one thing I hated. Which you should NOT READ if you don't want SPOILERS. This book had even less romance than the first one. Even though there was a lot more love in this one. I hated the last few pages. Where they had an argument, and then Amy says they can't be together or whatever. I don't understand why she feels so strongly about it. And either way, she should feel more strongly for Elder than for that issue. It just.. felt so damn selfish. And I hated that :p But, I have a tiny hope. Since Beth told me some weeks ago that book 1 is about Hope and book 2 is about Faith and book 3 is Love. And oh, I just hope there will be love in book 3. From the beginning, not just in the end.. :)

Anyway, this was an amazing book, and if you haven't read it yet, do so! :)

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Update: Newer and better review of the book can be found here.