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Friday in Review: Vicious

Hey! So again with the no post on Wednesday. We were out of town and it was pretty crazy but I'm back and surprise, surprise it's a book review on a superhero book.   Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with

Friday in Review: A Court of Mist and Fury

Hey everyone! So here's my review and thoughts on A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people. Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two. With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights. Now I know Sarah J. Maas is widely popular and has a lot of fans f

Distracting Content in YA Books

Hi everyone! So I will have my review of A Court of Mist and Fury up on Friday (hopefully). For now though I want to talk about something that I feel very strongly about. A Court of Mist and Fury reminded me of why I am so careful about the books I read. Prepare for an incoherent rant about my biggest bookish pet peeves. A Court of Mist and Fury was a really good book but I found a few scenes and words distracting and pulled me away from the plot and from the characters. Honestly I enjoy good innocent romance where the two characters are more focused on who they are as people instead of on each other's bodies. I'd rather have my two romantic interests talking and arguing and getting into crazy situations that show their vulnerabilities than just having them sleep around every time have a moment to themselves. I find explicit, detailed scenes of passion very distracting and unimportant to the plot. If you really want two characters to get together physically just maybe desc

May Writing Update!

So, I haven't ever done a writing update post but I think I should today just because I love talking about my books and my writing and because I have some pretty awesome stuff going on. Also I read Mariella Hunt's post (Indie author of Dissonance) on her blog about The Autumn Prince. You can find it Here . So last Fall she posted a chapter a week of her novella The Autumn Prince. I read most of it but I was pretty busy and couldn't keep up but from what I read it was great and imaginative and so fun. Anyways Mariella has some things going on for her and her writing right now. Since The Autumn Prince did so well on her blog she plans to expand it and make it a novel. She also plans on shortening it and making it into a short story for this anthology she's part of called Crows on Heartstrings. Plus she's also working on the sequel to her novel Dissonance. None of that has much to do with me but I loved getting the update and even though I don't know her I&#

Friday in Review: Let The Wind Rise

Sorry about the no posting on Wednesday. Honestly the blog slipped my mind and I completely forgot. Probably because of this week being the end of my classes and the fact that I was reading A Court of Mist and Fury (more on that book next week). But here's the review for Let the Wind Rise by Shannon Messenger: Vane Weston is ready for battle. Against Raiden’s army. Against the slowly corrupting Gale Force. Even against his own peaceful nature as a Westerly. He’ll do whatever it takes, including storming Raiden’s icy fortress with the three people he trusts the least. Anything to bring Audra home safely. But Audra won’t wait for someone to rescue her. She has Gus—the guardian she was captured with. And she has a strange “guide” left behind by the one prisoner who managed to escape Raiden. The wind is also rising to her side, rallying against their common enemy. When the forces align, Audra makes her play—but Raiden is ready. Freedom has never held such an impossible price, an