Red Queen | *Late* Review from a non-fantasy reader.

BEHOLD! Red Queen has arrive. and as usual I’m extremely late.

When I say this year started with an awesome book I’m not lying. AT all. I picked up Red

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Red Queen | Published Feb 10, 2015.

Queen as a recommendation from a FB friend and to be honest I did not what to expect. But somehow the world Victoria created managed to lured me in until I had no say in the matter , and although pretty genetic, I fell completely in love with the characters.
Red queen is set into a world in which your status depends on the color of your blood (YES!) and there are only two of those; The Silvers, which were the elite and posses super powers and the ability to control the elements around them and then you had the Reds, who are the lower class making them basically into slave. Mare barrow who is a red to teh bone and has no other prospects than turning 18 and going into the Army until plans get mix up and she ends up working for the royal family as a servant. It’s not until a moment of fear that makes her and makes he unleash something she didn’t know she had. Now she’s not a red or a silver but something else, something new and more powerful. Something to fear. Living a double life she has to play the game she has to idea how to win.
The story line was very well written but I do have to say that it was confusing, The world building was lacking description and at times I felt lost. I think it could be because I couldn’t really understand in which category this book felt. I felt as if was jumping from historical fiction novel to a dystopian and then jumping back to fantasy and in a way it was that. It confined tons of elements from all of my favorite books making into something great. And I do have to say even if it doesn’t have the most original cast and plot I liked it.
Now rating it I’m conflicted, like I said it was well written and the story line entertaining but I just couldn’t stop myself from comparing this book to the hunger games, I.JUST. COULDN’T. and I guess some people have talked about the selection, book I haven’t read, but at the sometime it was different
Through out the story I found myself happy with the main characters choices which was a plus this AUTHOR killed me with her twists and I loved it. Red queen is a book that’s going to leave you guessing and wondering and you’ll love every second of it even if you feel like you read it before which is weird of me haha . I can’t wait for the next book.

Bottom line is this; red queen is light, entertaining, fast paced and confusing at time. It might take you a bit to get into it and you will probably feel like you have read this before. Now while saying this I have to point out that I enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to the next book and to know what the story hold but keep in mind that I I’m just getting into fantasy so the worlds and concepts are very new and entertaining to me.

 

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Daughter Of Smoke and Bone | At last!

tumblr_nr6rlhiA261rkciaro1_1280.jpgTittle: Daughter of smoke and bones

Author: Laini Taylor

Length: 418

Series: Wrong

Publisher: Little brown books

Published Date: sept 27, 2011

Gender: Fantasy , YA & Fiction

Rating: ★★★★ (4 OUT OF 5)

GoodReads: WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

So I finished this book and I’ve wonder why? not in the sense of not liking it but in the sense of why didn’t I read this years ago.

I’m sure all of you have either read or seen this book by Laini Taylor, it’s the first book on a trilogy ( Don’t vote me on that) and it was published years ago. I’ve gone time and time again to the books store and seen it but to b honest Ive always felt little intimidated by the cover. I’t so beautiful and i felt as if I wasn’t prepared, but a week ago I decided that it was time and I’m glad I did.

The story is around a girl name Karou who lives in Prague. She’s 17 years old and an art student at an art academy but she also lives a life of mystery. She doesn’t remember anything of her past, she has no recollection of her parents or he life as a little kid all she remembers is Brimstone, who is not exactly human… far from it really,but even after years of living with and seeing their friends she knows there is a lot she doesn’t know about him and his life in the shadows or the dangerous missions he sends her into , he still the only family she knows and she loves him.

Her two worlds are always colliding, between her wanting to be and do things with her best friend but at the same time knowing she can exactly share her life with the people around her and follow her duty.

Magical hand prints are appearing into portal that connect her to Brimstone all around the world and is not until caos reigns that she starts to uncover what really is going on behind those door. And how Akive, the boy who is following her played apart in who she is.

I was a little thrown off with some of the descriptions of the characters just because it was so different from any angel/demon story I’ve ever read,(or my lack if the really) but surprise in a good way. I will say the encounters between Karou and Akive where what I looked forward the most. They both had a solid background story an edit was just so interesting to me to read about them.

Now, for the part i didn’t like so much. I didn’t really ilk how the flashbacks where so long, and descriptive. I do know that without them we wouldn’t have any back\ground or information and that they are necessary but if they would’ve been little shorter of more spread out between past and present I would  have enjoyed it more. but the whole one present chapter and 5 in the past at the end i felt was too much. still just a minor thing really when compared to everything else that happened here.

All in al I give this book a 4 stars. i enjoyed the characters, the interaction and just the whole execution of the idea. Beautiful throughout. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to spice things up a bit. and I can’t wait to read the other two books in the series.

HAVE YOU GUYS READ IT? if so tell me what you though of it guys.

 

 

November 9 By colleen Hoover |OH My heart and my tears!

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Author: Colleen Hoover

Length: 242

Series:

Publisher: Atria Books

Published Date: November 10th ,2015

Gender: Romance , new adult & Fiction

Rating: ★★★★(4 OUT OF 5)

Goodreads Summary

I’ve been a major fan of Colleen Hoover ever since I picked up Slammed years ago. But even as a fan her book have been causing this slight heartache as I read them that slowly drive me crazy but make fall in love with each and everyone of her books. There was no exception with November 9 , I realized that as I played in bed either giggling like a school girl, laughing out loud, signing at every cute thing or crying my eyes out.

“Whoever said the truth hurts was being an optimist. The truth is an excruciatingly son of a bitch”

The book doesn’t fail to pull at  your heart and throwing you around. It builds up and up and up and you see that there is something coming (Because with COHO there’s always something coming )and whatever you have imagine is going to happen? Doesn’t happen because she can either trow you for a huge loop  and destroy your heart or flip the tables and make you love life once more.

“I Thought i was tougher than a word”

I’m pretty sure that is the reason we keep coming back tot her books. This contemporary love story that is  unique and even through the bizarre plot line you just keep coming back for more. Because for some reason even if the story is not realistic at all (or many be who knows) she makes us believe, that as readers, this could happen and that you will find you Ben “The Writer ” at the next cafe.

“I think she expected em to let her go without a fight, but she’s not the kind of girl you choose your battles for. She’s the kind of girl you fight to death for”

Fallon and Ben are such a good characters, they are relatable, they are confused and raw but also very  dreamy in that way only teenage can be sometimes (well, maybe we all  can be) The story was for hard on them and some how after all they went through they still managed to pull through and grow up and specially accept what happened. They learned from what happened and they tried to live they’re life.

“Love should be between two people, and if it isn’t, I’d rather bow out than take part in the race” 

Now is this my favorite CoHo Book, I can’t say that. But it was amazing. Once more she has done it and I couldn’t be happier that I finally made myself go through the pain to receive the awesome reward at the end. The fact that it was set up on one specific day each year for that amount of time was so much fun to read and to be honest made the book extremely fast paced, which I enjoyed a lot. Mix that with the amazing writing and you get that an amazing result.

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A Christmas from hell By RL Mathewson| Another food story.

27742535Tittle: A Christmas From Hell

Author: R L Mathewson

Length: 242

Series: Neighbors from hell

Publisher: Smashwords Edition

Published Date: December 29th 2015

Gender: Romance & Fiction

Rating: ★★★ (3 OUT OF 5)

GoodReads summary  😀

I don’t know if you’re many familiar with R L Mathewson’s books but if you don’t here is what you should know about them. She is the author of the Neighbors from hell series and there are already 7 books out (Book 1  review), A christmas from hell is that seventh one and they are super funny and kind of sexy.

In a christmas from hell we have Duncan, one half of theBradford twins. He is supposed to be the nice one, the reliable, the one everyone can count on and he likes it that way. He likes to think of himself as a hero, which is why he works as a firefighter. But all that heroism goes down the drain when Necie moves in next door with her grandfather and is constantly “Unintentionally ” getting in his way and sending him to the hospital.

All she wants is to help her grandfather and run her part of the family bakery after quitting her old job and deciding that it was for the best. But she didn’t count on meeting super hot Duncan Bradford. Whom she is always hurting and is totally “in love” with him.

So as far as NFH novels go, I can’t say that it was my favorite. Did I enjoy it? yes I did. Because the thing with the NFH is that you can sort know what to expect, which depending on your taste can be good or bad. They are, like I just said, expected, you buy this book and if you read the other ones you know you’ll get your doses of Bradford alpha male moves, sweet moments, fights, ban restaurants and food. Tons of foods. and usually very cute moments between the main character. This book is funny and entertaining but the reason I down graded my rating from a 4 to 3 was because I felt this book dragged on after the second half. I don know if its because I’m used to her previous fast paced, hilarious books but this one for me was kind of… slow. But equally funny.

Duncan and Necie were super cute and I really liked her and made me want to bake cupcakes. ASAP. And my love for firefighters has grown once again. aww, so many memories ah

So, the question is,Would I recommend this book? yes. But read the other once first so you’re set to embark into the Bradford weirdly food obsessed books.