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Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

This will be brief. I did not finish this novel; however, I did read the first 100 pages. Thus, I have enough of an opinion to share my thoughts.

Let me preface this all by saying, if you enjoyed this book/series, please know that I completely respect your opinion. Just because it was not to my taste does not mean that I think it was trash or that no one else should read it. However, if you haven't read the book, I hope my ramblings here will help you as you decide whether to read this or put it off.

1. Characters: I did not connect with any of the characters, and I did not feel there was a good variety of personalities/characteristics with which I might later develop an interest in.

2. Story: I was intrigued by one aspect of the story- it involved faeries. Beyond that, nothing about what was happening in the first 100 pages interested me.

3. Author's Writing Style: I felt that the style was less YA and more middle grade. The dialogue did not seem meaningful, and I don't f…
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Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

Oh, happy day! This weekend I read two entire books, and today on my lunch break (still currently on, btw) I completed my homework for the week! What a wonderful feeling!! If you took a glance at my first review over the weekend, for Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller, thank-you so much! If you missed it, you can click here to read it. It's spoiler free!

Now, on to the main event- Dragon Teeth!! Can I gush about this cover, first? Look at it! At first glance you might see the dragon skull but miss the man on the horse. Or, you might see the man on the horse but see him as standing on a cliff. But together-oh man! Together, these images make for an awesome cover! Don't you think?

Anyway, this story is an epic adventure taking place across the West and Mid-West territories of the US in 1876. You'll fall in love with the characters, and the pacing of the story-telling is perfection. I am still heartbroken that Mr. Crichton has passed on and there will be no more new…

Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller

Book number 4 of 2018 was a success. This probably won't be a super lengthy review because I don't feel very strongly about it, but I will say it was worth the read! And I really appreciate this cover. Also, who knew Jason Segel wrote books?? I had no idea.

1. Characters: This is where I don't have very strong feelings. I simply couldn't relate to the protagonist. His attitude, his personality, his lifestyle, his family.. We had very little in common. However, once I got used to the writing, I didn't mind reading the story from his POV. He was an interesting character. As for the rest of the cast, I liked everyone but didn't love/hate anyone/

2. Story: Great unique plot. It's only been a couple of months since I read Ready Player One and I was afraid this was going to feel too similar to that due to the overall theme of virtual reality/gaming as a lifestyle and the idea of artificial intelligence and such, but around page 50 or so the plot became more clear…

Roar (Stormheart #1) by Cora Carmack

You guys. I'm dying. Book 2 (Rage) does not come out til June and Roar was FANTASTIC!!! My non-spoilery review is below, but if you don't have time to give it a full read, let me just sum it up by saying this: ALL THE STARS!! 5/5 Stars +infinitely more. I'm overtaken by this novel. And by the cover. I mean.... 😍😍😍😍😍

1. Characters: I love them all. Even the side characters! The main character was not whiny or annoying, but on the other hand she wasn't unrealistically mature or settled either. She is a dynamic character who grows at a natural-feeling pace according to the circumstances she goes through. As for the side characters-Even the ones you aren't supposed to like, I'm so fascinated by. And the great thing is that since the POV changes, you get a better understanding of various characters' motivations, desires, and thoughts.

2. Story: Gaaaahhhhh, I love this story so much! It definitely falls under full fantasy. It had everything I could ever want…

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

*Sighs* Well, this is gonna be short... This was a "did not finish" aka, a DNF for me. I did give it until about 130 (maybe a few more?) pages in, but it fell short in a hurry for me. Read below (non-spoilery, as much as possible) to find out why.

P.S. I know, I know.. Some people are very anti-DNF, and they think you should give a book until all the way at the end to make your conclusions. If you are this such person, that's cool. But, that's just not me.

1. Characters: I felt nothing. I was not attached in any way, shape, form, or fashion to a single character in this novel (at least, not in those first pages).

2. Story: This is where I will be generous and bump my rating up a star just because I thought the premise of the story was super-interesting (You can read the full synopsis on Goodreads); however, I did not like the pacing and felt there was too little explanation of the classes/colors/bloods whatever they are. Nearly every paragraph contained terms that we…

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

First read of the new year, complete!!

I just returned from California, and although I didn't get as much reading done as I'd hoped, I had a great trip (minus a bit of illness toward the end).

I'm not sure what made me start the year off with a contemporary; it's been a while since I've read one. I think all this cold Oklahoma weather just had me dreaming of summery reads. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with my first pick! The second one.. not so much, but we'll get to that later.



1. Characters: I can always connect with Sarah Dessen's characters, even when I seem to have nothing in common with them. Isn't that the strangest? Lock and Key was no different. It had a myriad of characters that felt like real, everyday people. I almost wish there was a sequel!

2. Story: Lock and Key is a story about a girl whose mother abandons her, and she is sent to live with her older sister (whom she hasn't seen in years) who seems to have a dream-life: big beautif…

Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau

Goodbye, 2017! Farewell! You were a tough year, but full of blessings, too.

I'm happy to say I squeaked my final read of 2017 in just before midnight last night (literally with seconds to spare)! And what a read it was! I started it only the day before, which means this was the fastest I've finished a book in, well, a while. So... let's review!

To be honest, this book was mainly a cover buy, but it also came recommended by a worker at Barnes and Noble who seemed to have mostly similar taste in YA books as me, so I gave it a shot. And bought it brand new. At full price!! But let me say, it was totally worth it!!

1. Characters: There is a nice mix of characters in this story, and one in particular goes through some serious development. I probably wouldn't say this story is very character driven, but I connected with the characters and cared what happened to them and what choices they made more than usual for this kind of book. No spoilers, but there was definitely a poin…