Mind Games by Kiersten White ❥ Book Review

Mind GamesMind Games by Kiersten White
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Wow, this book was really good.

Not only is it have 2 POVs, it had 2 timelines intertwined in the story, which gave the book something really unique and the reader a little insight to how things started out for Fia and Annie.

Fia was an extremely strong main character- she always stood up for herself and not once kept quite when she had something to say. Although she’s the little sister, every single decision Fia made was for her sister, to keep her safe.

Annie was such an interesting character- a blind girl who can see glimpses of the future, now that’s something you don’t get to see every day. I found throughout the book that Annie was strong and extremely brave in her own way. She always did what she thought was best for her sister.

The storyline was very interesting. I loved James and how confusing Fia’s feelings for him are. I honestly really loved Fia and James together (if not as a couple, then just how they influence each other), but that’s totally up for debate.

So, button line- so definitely recommended! The only downside to this book is that I wish it was longer!! Can’t wait to read Perfect Lies!

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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater ❥ Short Book Review

The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle, #1)The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

This book was really good! As always, Maggie’s writing was beautiful.

I loved the entire concept of the story. I liked how the author mixed the creepy mystical aspects of the book with the fun youth of the characters.

I really liked all the characters- which is seriously impossible, usually. Blue was a strong main character, she was opinionated, smart, funny and I really just liked following her becoming familiar with the boys and her own powers.
As for the Raven Boys- Adam was sweet and innocent and quite surprised me towards the end. Noah was quite, but interesting, all at the same time. Ronan was really mysterious the entire time and I cannot wait to read about him more in the sequel, The Dream Thieves. And Gansey, oh Gansey. I love him. So much. He is unique, strong, passionate, smart and just all around perfect. Blue and him need to end up together RIGHT NOW.

Overall, really interesting plot, great writing and a drool-worthy bunch of fellows, what else can you ask for?

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline ❥ Book Review

Ready Player OneReady Player One by Ernest Cline

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

This book was really good! The story line was extremely unique- a breath of fresh air.
Going into this book I didn’t know what to expect what so ever. I didn’t even know the premise of the book! All I knew is that I heard people raving about this book non-stop and just had to read it. I’m so glad I did.

Ready Player One takes place in the 21st century, about 40 years from now. In the book, planet earth is almost completely destroyed and reality completely sucks. It’s a good thing they have a way to get away from it. It all started when a guy named Halliday invented the most amazing video game of all time. The OASIS, which evolved into a way of living instead of being just a game, took over everything- everyone started to go to school online, to work thorough their consoles and even interacting with people became a thing you only did on the OASIS. Basically, it became their alternate reality.

Then, out of nowhere- the creator of the OASIS, Halliday, passed away. In his will he left the greatest video game created yet. A series of riddles and challenges that will get the winner everything. Control over the OASIS, the entire fortune Halliday made over the years which amounts to more than 50 billion dollars and world-wide recognition.

Ready Player One follows Wade Watts (or Pazival), a teenage boy who dreams of winning the competition. In the story, we get to encounter some quite amazing characters (I especially liked Aech), fun 80’s references and a super cute love story.

I loved Cline’s writing style. I felt like I was a part of the hunt and could totally see the world actually evolving to what was described in the book. It felt realistic, while keeping a fun unexpected twist to the whole plot.
I really liked the characters, I felt like, as a teenage girl who spends most of her time online, I could totally relate to them. The plot was interesting and quite unique- I was a little surprised when I just started reading the book that it was mainly about video games, but I found that I really enjoyed it. My inner geek totally came out.

I think that if you’re a fan of video games, computers, technology, the 80’s or anything of that sort, you will absolutely love this book. But even if you’re not necessarily a fan of these things, which I didn’t know I was prior to reading this book, give it a try- you will not be disappointed.

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Parallel by Lauren Miller ❥ Short Book Review

ParallelParallel by Lauren Miller
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Expected Publication: May 14th 2013

This book was interesting. It was a mix of two stories that were actually one, which was both intriguing, interesting and really confusing all at the same time.
Parallel is the story of Abby and her parallel self from a year earlier.
I liked how the entire story came together, how each thing the parallel did affected Abby’s life. It made the story interesting and different. One drawback to this parallel thing was that it was hard at times to know who’s life I was following, since essentially it’s the same life.
The thing I liked the most about the book was probably the ending.. it was surprising, even shocking, and overall a great conclusion to this stand alone novel!

Overall, this was a very fun read and I really enjoyed it!

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Delirium by Lauren Oliver ❥ Book Review

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Series: Delirium (#1)
Release Date: February 1, 2011
Format: Paperback- 441 pages
Source: bookdepository.com
Sequels: Hana (#1.5), Pandemonium (#2), Annabel (#2.5), Requiem (#3)
More Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website

 

 

When I first heard about Delirium, I really liked the idea of a world where love is forbidden, a disease. It was obvious to me that I really wanted to read it, especially since I recently got into reading a bunch of dystopian novels, but the cover totally threw me off. I’m the kind of person that judges a book by its cover (I know its awful, no need to tell me) and I really dislike this one. I had this sitting in my room for about 2 weeks before finally deciding to pick it up and start reading. I did not regret it.

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Untamed (HON #4) by P.C. & Kristin Cast ❥ Book Review

Series: House of night (#4)
Release Date: September 1, 2008
Format: UK Paperback- 411 pages
Source: Second-hand bookstore
Prequels: Marked, Betrayed, Chosen
Sequels: Hunted, Tempted, Burned, Awakened, Destined, Hidden
More Info: Goodreads, Authors’ Website

This is the 4th book in the oh-so-popular House of Night series by the mother and daugher writing team P.C & Kristin Cast. This book series is perfect for all the YA fantasy lovers out there, although it is not suitible for younger readers.