Saturday, March 31, 2012

Review: "The Iron Daughter" by Julie Kagawa

"The Iron Daughter" by Julie Kagawa
Published August 1, 2010; 359 pages

This book was fantastic and definitely lived up to the bar set by “The Iron King.” I flew through this book because the story was just so interesting. If I am not crazy, which is up to debate, “The Iron Daughter” was better than “The Iron King.” All the tension surrounding Ash, Meghan & Puck alone was enough to make me unable to put this book down. And once again, the author has built a world that you can visualize perfectly. Honestly, I immediately jumped into reading “The Iron Queen” right after “The Iron Daughter”, so the stories all intertwined in my poor little head. My reviews are never in depth because I like to keep the story open for interpretation to the readers of my blog. However, I do hope I can give you enough insight to decide if a book is for you!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Review: "The Iron King" by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Published Feb 1, 2010; 363 pages

“The Iron King” was a magical read. It had all the elements of a beautiful, silly and scary fairytale. I flew through this book fairly quickly because it was just so exciting to find out what would happen next. It is obvious that Kagawa has drawn upon other works, ex: Oberon & Titania from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Shakespeare. However, the characters familiarity neither hinders nor helps, because Kagawa offers a fresh take on them. The growth of the characters through out “The Iron King” was gradual yet steady. The plot was interesting, exciting and fast-paced. Overall, I completely enjoyed this book. Therefore, it gets 5 stars.

I am already about ¼ of the way through “The Iron Daughter” and highly enjoying it. Expect a review for it soon!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Review: "Cinder" by Marissa Meyer

(The Lunar Chronicles #1)
by Marissa Meyer
Jan 3, 2012
387 pages

Cinder is a retelling of the classic story of Cinderella. But this time, Cinderella is a cyborg. How can you resist wanting to read a story about a cyborg Cinderella? You can’t, you just… can’t.  So, I succumbed to this wild temptation and am so thrilled that I did! Cinder is a fantastic read full of surprises. It follows the story of Cinder, one of the most composed characters of the age of 16 that I have ever read. I could not put this book down because I was so enthralled with the wonderful characters: Prince Kai, Peony and even Adri, the old hag. The story telling of Meyer was refreshing and didn’t feel recycled to me. I will definitely be finishing this series.

5 Stars to a Cinderella story that surprised me.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Review: "The New World" by Patrick Ness

Chaos Walking 0.5
(A Prequel)
Kindle Edition, 24 pages
Published September 27th 2010
by Candlewick Press
Read Feb 23, 2012 

I basically downloaded this because it was free. I liked it, but I didn't love it. I know nothing about the Chaos Walking set of books. I will have to check those out to see how the story evolves. I do know that I sincerely felt awful for the character of Viola. The circumstances of the landing are heartbreaking. And I wish, of course, that the story were longer. But, guess that is why it is called a "short story". LoL. 
Overall, I give this short story 3 stars because it did interest me in perhaps pursuing this series. 

If anyone has read the Chaos Walking books, please let me know if you loved/hated it. 

Comments are encouraged!

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