Tag: fairy tales & folklore

Let the Darkness Consume Me | Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Let the Darkness Consume Me | Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Another #ShelfLove Book off my shelf. Another debate on whether to continue the a new series. Must every young adult novel be a series? *sighs* I did enjoy my adventure through Bardugo’s mythical world of Ravka that reminded me vaguely of Russia. I could feel the cold, the darkness and the fear. While my copy of the book is just a lowly paperback, I thought the novel was beautifully put together. The details in the chapter headings and surrounding the page numbers was fascinating. However, I think my time with girls that are hiding special powers, destined to save the world with the boy they shouldn’t love is over. I thought the novel was predictable. I could see how the novel was going to end and it left me feeling “Meh.” I know that this will probably cause me to be sent to Tsibeya because I know I have some friends absolutely loved this book/series, but I’m burned out on this type of story. So why did I keep reading? I was seduced by the Darkling and the Grisha. i was fascinated by their power, their life of privilege. I wanted to know more about how they became Grisha as […]

6 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on November 16, 2015
No Middle Book Blues Here | Cress by Marissa Meyer

No Middle Book Blues Here | Cress by Marissa Meyer

I’ve been pleasantly surprised by The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I devoured Cinder shortly before Scarlet came out and once Scarlet was available at my library, I inhaled it and waited somewhat impatiently for the release of Cress. What’s funny is once I purchased a physical copy of Cress with some gift cards I received for Christmas 2013, it languished on my book shelf for SEVEN months. Well, after finishing Rose Under Fire, I was looking for a new book to listen to on my drives to work. I found that Cress was available via Overdrive at my library and immediately snatched it up. I often find that the middle books in a series can be disappointing. The characters kind of wander about looking for something to happen or the storylines seem jumbled or unclear—there’s no clear focus for the plot or characters. None of that occurred in Cress. The book was a heart stopper from the get go. I was immediately pulled in and would listen to the book early in the morning while waiting for my alarm to go off. The narration was stunning. I found myself wondering what would happen next. Would Cinder save Kai? Would […]

4 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on February 18, 2015