Sunday, April 30, 2017

Review: Dreamfall by Amy Plum

I really wanted to love this book. It looks gorgeous. It sounded pretty amazing too. I really like creepy thrillers. But this book disappointed me from the very beginning. And it kept getting worse and worse. Which is so depressing, because I really did think it would be a good one. But there wasn't anything I liked.

The writing in this book bothered me so much. I had so, so many issues trying to get into the story, and I never once started to like the writing. Which is the most disappointing thing. This is my first book by Amy, but I have been interested in her other books too. But oh, if they all have this writing, then they are not for me. Aw.

I wish I could say that I enjoyed reading about the characters. But I really, really did not. I didn't care about any of them. I just disliked them all. They all felt so boring and none of them were interesting to read about. They were supposed to each have a tragic back story, which I love, but in this book I just didn't care at all. It is told from the point of view of three of the characters. First there is Cata. Sixteen year old girl. I didn't care about her at all. Was curious about what happened to her as a child, but not that curious. Then there was Fergus. Loved his name, but couldn't care less about the boy. And then Jaime. Such an unimportant character that was supposed to be really smart, yet it felt so fake. Bothered me so much. Probably because of the writing.

Wishing I could say that the plot was amazing at least. But it wasn't. It really, really wasn't. I liked that they all had problems sleeping. And I wanted to know why; but when I did know why, it wasn't that awesome anymore. Sigh. This plot is about seven teenagers that are about to take part in a study, which hopes to cure their insomnia. They are all put in a room together, and are put to sleep. But things go wrong, and they won't wake up again. While they are sleeping, they are all dreaming the same thing; all together.

Which I really wish could have been amazing. But it wasn't. It's about them all having the same dream, except it's not really a dream for them; they get hurt, it feels real. Which was something I thought I would love a lot. But I found it all to be so silly. Most likely because of how the book was written. I felt nothing. This book was also supposed to be scary. Because they are all in one big nightmare; with creatures from each of their dreams. But I almost laughed at how silly it was. Not scary at all. I have had worse dreams.

Aw. I really wanted to love this book. But I didn't like any of it. The characters didn't connect with me at all. They didn't know each other. They didn't really get to know each other either. Would have felt different, I think, if they had been friends. There is also a death in this book. The most interesting character died. Of course. And not one of them really cared that she died. Which bothered me too. And they supposedly felt scared all the time, but I didn't see that. I didn't get why they were even scared at all, to be fully honest.

Which might be a bit rude of me. But I didn't find any of their nightmares to be scary. Which was so very disappointing. I suppose that others will find this book to be scary. But I didn't. I didn't care for any of the characters. They are all between thirteen and nineteen. Though the thirteen year old felt really small; I was sure he was five for most of the book. Shrugs. They all acted really weird, to be honest. Small flirting too. Which was just awkward. No romance in this book. Just this weird flirting, so yeah. So disappointing.

I usually write much longer reviews of books. But I can't find more words for this one. It was short, yet I wish it had been even shorter. Just wanted it to end. Sigh. I'm giving Dreamfall one star. I so wish it had been amazing. But it wasn't. Curious to know what others will think of it, though. But for me, it was not good at all. Oh, well. Thank you so much to the awesome HarperCollins International for sending this print ARC to me. Means the most. Despite not liking the book, I'm glad I gave it a try. It sure is gorgeous.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

In My Mailbox #286

Today I have started reading a book. YAY! Only read 33 pages so far, lol. But at least I have started it. Despite having the most awful day, as always. Sigh. My health isn't any better. The biggest wound is healing really well, but the rest of me isn't. I'm feeling awful every day. I barely do anything. At least the pain is getting less, but I'm not feeling good. Sigh. I'm just waiting for hospital on Thursday. They better still tell me that I can use my spa bath in May, when I'm planning on finally taking it back up. I have waited too long not to be able to bath every day. I need it badly. So, yeah. I'm nervous and anxious about it all. I fear they will tell me that I cannot bath for months yet. Oh, I hope not. Also. I'm turning 24 years old this Wednesday, May 3rd :D YAY! I love birthdays. Just wish I wasn't so nauseous all the time, hmph. Hope it's good on Wednesday, so that I can eat lots and lots of cake. This week I only blogged once, which was depressing. But hoping to feel better, and read more :) This week I'm waiting on Jane, Unlimited. <3 A few days ago I did a bit of catching up to commenting, and commented on a hundred posts. Ahh. Still more left, but not that much at least :) Also got some stunning mail this week. Yay. I love all of it. <3

The Mortal Instruments Coloring Book. Eeee. It is so cute and so awesome. Love these books to pieces.
Illuminae. New gorgeous US paperback edition :D It's stunning. If you haven't read it yet, get moving.
The Dragon's Price. Still hate this cover, but loved the book so much, I had to own the hardcover too. <3
Miraculous Ladybug. Fourth dvd of this one season. How rude :) But gorgeous. Love this show so much.
The Pearl Thief. I didn't love this book, but I did like it a lot, and I wanted to own it. Because it's pretty.
Legion. Aaack. I must read book one one day. Because dragons. And I do adore Julie; so much. Pretty.
Trolls. I'm still missing tons of books from this awesome movie. Hmph. But getting a few at a time, hih :)
TY Plushes. Eee, these plush animals are just the cutest. And I want to own all of them. Have so many.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #289

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


Goodreads Description:

Jane has lived an ordinary life, raised by her aunt Magnolia—an adjunct professor and deep sea photographer. Jane counted on Magnolia to make the world feel expansive and to turn life into an adventure. But Aunt Magnolia was lost a few months ago in Antarctica on one of her expeditions.

Now, with no direction, a year out of high school, and obsessed with making umbrellas that look like her own dreams (but mostly just mourning her aunt), she is easily swept away by Kiran Thrash—a glamorous, capricious acquaintance who shows up and asks Jane to accompany her to a gala at her family's island mansion called Tu Reviens.

Jane remembers her aunt telling her: "If anyone ever invites to you to Tu Reviens, promise me that you'll go." With nothing but a trunkful of umbrella parts to her name, Jane ventures out to the Thrash estate. Then her story takes a turn, or rather, five turns. What Jane doesn't know is that Tu Reviens will offer her choices that can ultimately determine the course of her untethered life. But at Tu Reviens, every choice comes with a reward, or a price.

Hardcover, 464 pages
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Kathy Dawson Books 
Pre-Order here and here

Oh, I'm so so so excited about this book. I love Kristin Cashore to pieces. Her Graceling books are my all time favorite books. Eee. I have loved them for years now. And I still love them all like crazy. Sigh. And oh, I think Jane, Unlimited sounds amazing :D I wish it were from the Graceling universe, lol, but still so excited to read more from this author :) I'm just crossing my fingers that I will love this book lots. I think I will. <3 And oh, there are two ARCs of this book out there. I want them both so so much. Ack. Need this.
What are you waiting for on this limitless Wednesday?

Saturday, April 22, 2017

In My Mailbox #285

I wish I could say that I have read this week. But I still haven't. Sobs. And I'm behind on commenting too. I simply still feel awful all the goddamn time. The wound is healing. But that other part they did to me is hurting all the damn time. And it's bothering me so much. Hurts all day long. And all night long too. I have to get up many times. And oh, it sucks so much. Think I only have to feel this pain for two more weeks. Going back to the hospital on May 4th; day after my birthday. Ahh. Going for a check up, and hopefully, finally, getting more medicine too :D And then I will feel better. I hope. Sigh. I just, yeah. I'm tired of this pain all the time. Tired of not being able to read. Or comment. Or do much of anything. Sigh. Just hoping to heal faster now. Fingers crossed. Anyway. I did get some gorgeous mail this week :D And I'm really happy with all of it. <3 Yay. Stunning books. Stunning doll. Love. Didn't blog much though; only two posts. Aw. I shared the Title Reveal for Illuminae #3 :D This week I'm waiting on The Boy on the Bridge. <3

Thick as Thieves + York + Dreamfall. Eee! Thank you so so much HarperCollins International :) These three ARCs all look stunning. And I cannot wait to read all of them. Fingers crossed I'll love them all :)
Nevernight. Eee! The audio is mine :D So goddamn expensive. But worth it. It's huge and so gorgeous.
Dorbz. Stunning Moana one :D Love. And Gizmo. Eee. He's so cute. I love getting pop and dorbz figures.
The Perfect Stranger. This book I liked a whole bunch. Eee. And the hardcover is so stunning. Go get it.
Missing. I enjoyed this book a lot, despite not loving it. But I still wanted to own it, hih. It is so so pretty.
Blacksouls Swag. Thank you so much Nicole :D This pre-order swag is all kinds of gorgeous. <3 Pretty.
Moana. Eee! I forgot to take a picture of her too, lol, so she's my instagram photo. I didn't get to buy this new limited doll via the Disney Store, because they messed up that day, so I had to get her from ebay. A bit more expensive.. but worth it. It was my hospital gift to myself, haha. She's gorgeous. Love her tons.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #288

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


Goodreads Description:

Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy.

The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world.

To where the monsters lived.

Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: May 2nd 2017 by Orbit
Pre-Order here and here

Ahh. I'm so so curious about this book. It's almost out now. Will read it when my hardcover arrives; and I am so excited :D I enjoyed The Girl With All the Gifts a whole bunch, and I cannot wait to read this one too. It's supposed to be a prequel, I think, and I am so curious :) Wish it had been a sequel, hih, but still really excited about this one. Just hoping that it will be amazing and interesting and have a good plot.
What are you waiting for on this terrifying Wednesday?

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Title Reveal: Illuminae #3 by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

I am SO excited about this book! Eeee! Just a bit heartbroken that I have to wait until March 2018 to read it. Hmph. I have no patience at all :) Eleven months better move fast. Because I'm dying to know what happens next after Illuminae & Gemina. I adored those two books so, so much. And all the characters. Eee. I cannot wait to meet these new ones in this third book as well. <3 But yeah, most excited about the characters I already love. I just, well. I hope there will be a lot of focus on the old characters in this third book too.. I'm a bit nervous. Sigh. Yet sure that I will love this book like crazy :D Eee. Cannot wait for the cover reveal as well. Sigh. I'm sure it will be gorgeous :D And oh gosh, this title! Isn't it just AWESOME? :D I love it. Also, Jay and Amie are hosting the most amazing contest here. I am dying to die in this book, haha :D Would be so awesome to be mentioned. <3 Fingers crossed. What do you think of this title? :)

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they'll find seven months after the invasion? Meanwhile, Kady's cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza's ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha's past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heros will fall, and hearts will be broken.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

In My Mailbox #284

I'm still healing. Well, mostly healing. This week have been so hard. I have been in so much pain after the surgery. The wound looked so awful for days. I think it's finally starting to heal, because it looks better, and hurts a lot less, so yay for that :) But yeah, the issue is the fistula they found and put a thread inside of. It hurts like hell. All the time. Even worse when I have to use the toilet.. sorry for all the information, lol. I just, yeah. I'm still in a lot of pain. And I just want to heal. I want to be done with this. But no. The thread has to be removed sometime, and that needs another surgery, plus I had way more than one fistula, and goddamn it. I am SO TIRED of this. I'm so tired of being sick. Have been sick since I was five. I now have four chronic lifelong illnesses. And they are awful. And I am so done with being in pain all the goddamn time. Sigh. I haven't even been able to read this week at all. Not up for it. But soon, I hope. I really need to read. To try to forget about the pain for a bit. Sigh. Fingers crossed. Anyway. This week wasn't all that awesome. But hoping it will get better shortly. Also, I got a bit of stunning mail this week :D Including my Nintendo Switch. <3 So excited. Didn't blog much, though. Aw. Hopefully reading more next week. I did post twice. This week I'm waiting on Warcross. And I shared the cover for The Language of Thorns. <3

Miraculous Ladybug. Another of these stunning comic books from the show. They are just so so cute.
Blacksouls. Hoping to read book one very soon :D They are both so gorgeous. Oh, I hope I'll love them.
Graceling. Not the audiobook format I wanted, ahh, but still so happy to have bought this one :) Love.
Nintendo Switch + Zelda. Eee! I got this awesome new game this week :D Expensive, but worth it. Dying for the new Mario Kart at the end of April. So so excited. Haven't gotten to play much of Zelda yet, but enjoying it so far. Hoping there will be more Mario games for this Switch thing soon, though, lol. I want.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Friday, April 14, 2017

Cover Reveal: The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

Eee! I am SO excited about this book :D I love these stories by Leigh. And I'm so so excited that she's sharing more of them. <3 The Language of Thorns sounds aaamazing. Gosh, this cover is GORGEOUS. I love it tons. So pretty. Oh, I cannot wait for September. There are six stories. Three of them are old and three are new. I have read the old ones, and I cannot wait to read the new ones too. Eee. They are going to be awesome. Probably all kinds of heartbreaking, but awesome. I adore Leigh the most. All her books are stunning. Must also mention that my favorite characters of hers are Mal and Matthias. <3 But I love every character she's written. Leigh is the best. Anyway. This book shall be so good. I cannot wait for it.

Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid's voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy's bidding but only for a terrible price.

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, these tales will transport you to lands both familiar and strange—to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.

This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #287

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


Goodreads Description:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.

Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: October 3rd 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Pre-Order here and here

Oh, I'm unsure about this one. I have read and loved four books by Marie. Still haven't read her latest two, ack. And while I love Marie tons, she does not write happy endings. And I need books these days with happy endings. But still, I'm crossing all my fingers for this one :) I think it sounds so, so exciting and I cannot wait to read it. I hope the ending will be happy, lol, and that the rest will be amazing too. Need it.
What are you waiting for on this gaming Wednesday?

Saturday, April 8, 2017

In My Mailbox #283

I suppose I have had the worst week ever this week. I don't even know how to share about it. I have been in the most pain. I'm still in pain. This Tuesday I went to the hospital to get my usual medicine. I shouldn't have gone; as I had just two days before started to get this huge bump that hurt like hell. I went anyway. And was told I couldn't get medicine, because all the blood tests were too high. And then they looked at my bump. And decided that I needed a surgery. So I needed to stay at the hospital. I needed to not eat or drink anything. Was supposed to get surgery that day, but they couldn't promise it, yet I couldn't eat in case. I waited all day. In pain, on fluids. Yet they didn't have time to take me that day. Sigh. I hadn't eaten anything the day before, because nauseous. And that day I got no food at all. Ahhh. So I slept, waiting for surgery the next day. So much pain all day and night. And so hungry. But I got surgery on Wednesday, after 9am. It went well; I was asleep, so felt nothing. Wasn't feeling the best when I woke up, but no pain. Was told surgery went good, and I went home again a few hours later. Oh, then I looked at my wound. See, it was a huge abscess that they had to drain, and now it is the biggest open wound ever. It's the most brutal thing I have seen. I just about die when I pee on it. Ahh. I must shower often. It's supposed to heal from the inside, so will take weeks. And it hurts so much all the time. And ahh. I'm just in the most pain these days. I got this because I have Morbus Crohn. Which sucks. And they also found out that I have many fistulas. Which also needs surgery, when this thing is healed. And oh god. I can't take more pain. Everything hurts. Sorry for sharing so much :D Just had to write it all down. I had the most awful week. I hope that the wound is healing. But they are unsure, so back to hospital on Monday. I just. I can't. I hate this. I hate this pain more than anything. I need this wound to heal in the next four weeks. Because I'm getting my spa bath up then. I have waited all winter, so many months, I'm not going to miss my bath.

Because of all of this I did not get to blog much this week at all. I'm not in the mood to read. Or comment. Or check other things. Might be behind for a while now. Sigh. But anyway. I did blog twice. Aw. Shared my review of Strange the Dreamer :) Not perfect. And this week I'm waiting on All the Crooked Saints. <3 Feeling so sad that I'm not able to read right now. Just in so much pain. But still going to try, I hope. Very soon. I do have so many books that I still wish to read so badly. Sigh. Just need to be able to focus, which is hard with all this pain. Anyway. Love all the mail that I got this week :D It's all gorgeous. Eee. So happy. And ahh, I'm getting Nintendo Switch next week :D I cannot wait. That will be a good distraction, at least.

Strange the Dreamer. I ordered this before I read the book; but I do love this edition. I do. It's gorgeous.
The Thickety: The Last Spell. Eee! Final book :D SO gorgeous. I have read and loved it. It's perfection.
The Mirror King. Yay for pretty paperback edition :D I loved this book a whole bunch. It's so stunning.
Bukowski Plush. I bought this one when I went home from the hospital. Had to have him, lol. So cute.
Chucky Dorbz. Ack. Chucky is all kinds of creepy, but I couldn't resist buying him. He do look awesome.
Happy Hello Bookmarks. Ahh, they are all so gorgeous. I love buying these :D So so many new ones. <3
ARCs. Eeee! Thank you so much for trading with me Krys :D You are amazing. Eee. I love these books so, so much. <3 LOVE the Kinslayer ARC the most :D Ahh. Just missing Stormdancer now. <3 And The Forbidden Wish :D And Rebel of the Sands :D And ahh. The other three books are amazing too. Love.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #286

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


Goodreads Description:

From bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater, a gripping tale of darkness, miracles, and family!

Saints. Miracles. Family. Romance. Death. Redemption.

The book takes place in the 1960s in Bicho Raro, Colorado and follows the lives of three members of the Soria family—each of whom is searching for their own miracle. There’s Beatriz, who appears to lack feelings but wants to study her mind; Daniel, the “Saint” of Bicho Raro, a miracle worker for everyone but himself; and Joaquin (a.k.a. Diablo Diablo), who runs a pirate radio station at night.

"The Soria family are saints as well, and the miracle they perform for pilgrims to Bicho Raro is as strange as most miracles are: They can make the darkness inside you visible. Once the pilgrims see their inner darkness face to face, it’s up to them to perform another miracle on themselves: banishing the darkness for good. It can be a tricky business to vanquish your inner demons, even once you know what they are, but the Sorias are forbidden to help with this part. They’ve all been told that if a Soria interferes with the second miracle, it will bring out their own darkness, and a saint’s darkness, so the story goes, is a most potent and dangerous thing." - Maggie Stiefvater, EW interview.

Hardcover, 288 pages
Expected publication: October 10th 2017 by Scholastic Press
Pre-Order here and here

YAY! New Maggie book :D It sounds so weird and confusing, yet I'm sure that I will end up loving it tons. I cannot wait to read this one. Eee. I'm sure it will be awesome :D I just adore Maggie. So much. But ahh, I still haven't read The Raven King.. I'm awful. I must re-read the first three books soon so that I can finally read the final one :) But anyway. This book is going to be so good. I can't wait to read it :D It is so pretty.
What are you waiting for on this crooked Wednesday?

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

I had such high hopes for this book. Because everyone have seemed to love it for months now. And also it looks and sounds gorgeous. But oh. I was a little disappointed. I enjoyed it, but I never once loved it. And don't really see how others could have loved it either. This was my first book read by this author, so far.

I'm trying to figure out my thoughts about this book. I'm giving it three stars. I wish it had been more. But I also felt it could have been less at times, which is just so depressing. I really thought I would love this book. Ugh. It simply wasn't meant to be loved by me, not at all. There were so many things that I had trouble with.

I will start with the writing. While I found it to be beautiful most of the time, and good to read, I also thought it was a bit too much sometimes. I found myself losing focus and simply not caring for the writing. Which was annoying. The writing was good, just not perfect. Also, all the time while I was reading this very long book, I felt like it was only a prologue. I kept waiting for the real story to begin. Kept waiting for it to become interesting. And it did. And the very end of the book. So, like I said, very much like a prologue. Which made me so much more upset with this book. I wished it had been much more. It could have been so much more. Because that ending was all kinds of exciting and interesting. Except for one thing that happened, which I hate with a passion.

But this book wasn't all negative. So before I describe even more things that I didn't like, I will mention the things that I did like. Because I did enjoy this book. I just didn't love it. This book is mostly from the point of view of Lazlo and Sarai. A few other small point of views were also included, but nothing that special. Still, I did enjoy those too. For the most part I liked Sarai a whole bunch. She was interesting to get to know. She is the child of a god. And she's blue. And she has powers. Which I liked so much. So exciting.

I did like reading about Sarai. Didn't fully love her, but she was interesting. And I really enjoyed getting to know about where she lived. In a forgotten city. Far above it. Almost all alone, with four others the same age as she. And ghosts too. There is a lot of stuff in this book. I liked the ghosts a lot and wanted to know more about them. And there is magic. Which I always love. There wasn't much, sadly, but still liked what I got to read about. Oh, and there are gods. Well, they are dead, but their children aren't. That's the story.

But oh, the four other people that Sarai lived with. I can't. I'm not sure how to talk about them. There was this little girl who looks like she's six, but she's older than that. She has the most awful power and she's full of hate and murder. At times I felt like maybe I could have loved her, in a different time. But not in this book. Didn't like her much. Then there was this other girl, Sparrow. And I felt like I could have loved her a whole bunch. I liked her a lot. But there was way too little about her. And I need more of her in book two.

And then the other two characters. Sigh. I don't know how to talk about them. Ruby and Feral both have such interesting powers. And I liked that. But I didn't like who they were as people. I guess others would love them lots, as they didn't really do anything wrong at all, but it hurts my heart too much. Sparrow is in love with Feral. But he and Ruby doesn't know. And they start sleeping together. And uuugh. It bothered me more than I can say. I didn't like it at all. Yes, they didn't do anything wrong, but still. So wrong to me.

Okay. I really need to talk about Lazlo now. He is the main character of this book. It starts with him. And I did like him a whole bunch. But, well, I didn't love him. Probably because he was so boring. Sobs. I liked parts of him. I liked him at the ending. But lots of times I just thought he was boring. Aw. I couldn't help but feel this way. He was interesting at times, and I did like that he loved books and fairy tales so much. But, yeah. I didn't love him. And that was just so depressing. I really wanted to love him lots. But I didn't.

There are so many characters in this book. Not going to talk about them all. And not going to talk about the plot too much more either. I just. Well. There was this one boy that I hated so much. In the beginning of the book, Lazlo helps a boy. This boy then steals his ideas and his books. And it was not okay. Not at all. I'm still angry about it. Yet he seems to almost be better by the end of the book. Still. I didn't like him. There were other people that I did like, however, and curious to know more about all of them in book two.

The story in this book about the gods is pretty heartbreaking most of the time. Like how lots of children were taken and abused. But that also reminded me so, so much about Bitterblue, yet not written as well as that one. Ack. Anyway. I did like the plot in this book. Just wish it had moved faster. I wanted to know more about the gods. I wanted more magic. And I wanted more action. And oh, more romance. There is some romance. In dreams. And I didn't feel anything for it. Sobs. I wish I had loved it, but I did not. Aw.

I can't write more about this one. I'm out of words. I didn't describe it nearly well enough. But don't know what else to say. The plot was interesting at times. The city of Weep was pretty exciting. But I didn't feel that much about any of it. Strange the Dreamer was good, but not spectacular. I'm still a little confused about why so many love it so. Oh, well. I will read book two. But I'm unsure how I will like it, because of this ending. This ending was awful. And I'm not okay with at all. It will bother me for such a long time.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

In My Mailbox #282

Eee, I knew I would be getting more mail this week, haha :D And more mail next week too. <3 So so excited. I can't help it. I love getting mail :D Though, yeah, little room for more. Aw. But still. Can't resist buying books. I love everything that I got this week. Eee. So many gorgeous finished copies. <3 I have read two books this week, and I'm happy with that :) I read a total of 15 books in March. Eeee. More than I have read in so, so long. It feels good. Yess. This week haven't been that awesome, though. So much stress. Stress about money. And other stuff. Not good. Because of this my stomach has been killing me. So tired of being sick. Been feeling so, so awful. Just waiting for medicine, which will happen in a few days, thankfully. Hope I will be feeling lots better then. Fingers crossed. Anyway. Besides all of that I'm doing good :) Just a bit jealous, still, of all the ARCs that I'm not getting. Aw. I'm a jealous person, lol. Anyway. I did some blogging this week too. I posted my review of Shadow Run; which I sadly didn't like. Aw. This week I'm waiting on The Knowing :D And posted my review of Flashfall, which I did love. <3 Hoping that all the stress will be gone next week. That everything will get fixed. And that my pain will go away too. Fingers crossed :) I love that I'm reading so many books. Not all are perfect, but many are :D

Strange the Dreamer. Currently reading this one, and I am so excited. Really hoping that I will love it lots.
A Crown of Wishes. Must read book one soon, so that I can read them both. This book is just so pretty.
Blackhearts. Got from Rachel. <3 Eee. Thank you :D I'm so curious about this book. Hope I will love it.
Flashfall. Got from Rachel too :D Love. And gosh, I read this right away, and I loved it so, so much. Yess.
Hunted. Eee, I couldn't resist having a second hardcover of this book. I just loved it so much. So perfect.
Pip Bartlett. Gosh, this UK paperback edition is so so small. I must read book one soon. This is so cute.
Pyromantic. Cannot wait to read this soon. Was nervous, then I peeked, now so excited, haha :D Soon.
Firebug. I couldn't resist buying this new paperback edition of this book. I liked it a whole bunch. Pretty.
Well of Witches. YAY for stunning paperback edition :D Oh, how I love this series to pieces. It's perfect.
The Scorpio Races. Such a gorgeous new UK paperback of this :D Love this book more than I can say.
Vicious Trading Cards. Eee! These took forever to get here, but so worth the wait. Thank you so much.
Miraculous Ladybug. Adore this show to pieces. Must own all the books, hih, as there are only a few :)
Moana Lego. Eee. Finally got to buy these stunning new Moana legos :D I love Moana the very most.
Belle Pop Figure. More pop figures arriving soonish, I hope :D I adore Belle. She's so cute. Just love her.
Shades of Magic Book Hugger. Eee! I was one of 50 to email in February :D Love it so much. Gorgeous.

Retribution Rails. Eee! Thank you so much to the publisher for accepting my request :D Excited for this.
The Evaporation of Sofi Snow. Ahh :D Thank you publisher on Netgalley. <3 Nervous, yet so so excited.

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