Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass

In Throne of Glass we follow an assassin named Cellaena Sardothien. She has been in the salt mines for a year when the crown prince visits her to ask her if she wants to be th king’s champion. She says yes because after for years of service, she’ll be free. When she gets to the castle, strange things start to happen. Now she isn’t just focusing on winning the competition, she is wondering if she’ll survive.

First of all, this took me by surprise.  The vibe from the back of the book had led me to think that it would be dark when it wasn’t at all. It turns out the Cellaena isn’t a dark, cold assassin, but a normal girl. Not that not being dark is a bad thing.

The entire book always had me on the edge wanting more. I could barely stop myself from reading to do real world stuff. I wouldn’t suggest picking it up if you don’t have time.

Although it was great, one thing bothered me. The love triangle. Now don’t get me wrong, love triangles aren’t bad, but they certainly are meh. I’ve only read a few books where love triangles work, and this was not one of them. Luckily, it was a background thing. Though it would’ve been okay for her to fall in love with Chaol (the guard) the part with Dorian (the prince) was unnecessary.

Over all I’d give it five stars, 85%, and say it was fun (I may have already started the second book). 

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The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy

The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy

WHAT!?!?! ANOTHER AWESOME BOOK? MY BOOK PICKING SKILLS MUST BE MAGICAL!

But seriously, this book was awesome.

TVPoSA (I’m not typing that whole title again) is set in Selwyn Academy after a reality tv show, called For Art’s Sake, moves in. Luke has decided that he doesn’t like FAS, so Ethan follows. As we read, they create poems against it, and have some crazy times.

My favorite part of TVPoSA was the humor. Every other page had a laugh and a choke (because I laughed too hard). If you’re looking for a fun read, I would suggest this one.

Five stars, 100% and totally awesome!

Legend by Marie Lu

Legend by Marie Lu

Is it possible to love this book anymore than I did? I definitely loved it. We start in future North America with Day, the most wanted criminal in the country. Suddenly, June’s brother is killed and Day is the prime suspect. June has to find Day to make things right, but when they do meet secrets start to become uncovered.

My most favorite part of this book were the unique characters. When I read books most of the characters are average, which isn’t bad, but it gets so mundane that when you find smart (or the occasional stupid) characters it’s so much more interesting thing to read.

I also really enjoyed the world. A big thing in fictional books are the worlds. For me to enjoy the books the world has to be beautiful, or at least interesting. In Legend the whole world it is set in is beautiful and interesting. This really made me enjoy the book.

So I’d say 5 stars, 100%, and a beautiful contribution to the world of books.

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson

The Bane Chronicles

(please ignore the fact that I haven’t reviewed any of the other books. I will. I’ve read them)

This book is a collection of short stories that follow Magnus Bane. It is also a companion to The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.

I absolutely loved this book. I love The Mortal Instruments, so why shouldn’t I? Magnus was one of my favorite characters from the series, so it felt good to read about him. He’s funny and has a good sense of humor, but sometimes you suddenly get caught off guard by the fact that he is deep and has lived a while, which I love. All of the stories in this book are entertaining and make me want more.

I also really liked the different settings and the way they were described. When I would put down the book to do something else I felt like I had just woken up from a nap or I’m in another world. I really felt like I was in Peru or London or New York in the time period they were set.

Another thing I really liked was the fact that they were short stories. I love short stories especially (maybe I’ll write a post about that) because you just start to love the characters and then it just ends. With short stories you can also just pick one up, read it quickly, and move on with your day.

So, over all, I’d give this five out of five stars, 100%, and say it was perfect.

Bookshelf Solution

Bookshelf Solution

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If you’re anything like me you don’t have the money to buy a bookshelf and have books piling up everywhere. I have come up with a solution! All you have to do is stack books on a hard surface! That’s what I did above (please ignore the fact that not all of them are the best books, I get most of my books from the library) and it works great! Of course it does have some problems, I can’t make a second layer, it isn’t very professional, I have to put them in my closet (ha ha…), but it will work until I get a real bookshelf.

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

Flipped

My synopsis:
Bryce is doing fine until Julianna Baker moves in. Now he has to deal with a girl who has a major crush on him. What is there to do?

This was worth the read, but I had many problems with it. First of all, I couldn’t get over their age. How am I supposed to believe that 8th graders can have a serious relationship? Also, I couldn’t get over how annoying the characters were. The character development seemed to work backwards with Bryce. As I say all these bad things about this book, I want to say, over all, this was an entertaining book good for a day that you have nothing else to do.