I have always imagined that paradise would be a kind of library.
Not all books are written equal. Some are meant to be greater than others. The hardest part is figuring out which one is which.
I honestly don’t know what to feel. I absolutely loved Shadow of the Fox so naturally, I had higher expectations for this. But the thing with having high expectations is that more often than not, you get let down. It pains me to say this but this book didn’t prove to be any different.
What changed? I am not sure. When the sequel to one of your favorite reads turns out to be not what you expected, it gets you thinking. Was the previous book as good as I remembered?
What is the definition of a good book?
Is it the one that makes you devour the words and flip the pages like your life depends on it? Is it the one whose characters you feel connection with? Or is it the plot that leaves you speechless in the end?
For me, this book wasn’t one of those. And yet, I got through it and I truly cared about what happens next.
It started well. The world building was great and it felt like I was transported to a world where people rode dragons and your place in society was determined by your abilities.
After being done with this series, I thought I would feel satisfied. But somehow, I feel like there’s something missing. I wanted more.
This book started off great. Few chapters in and it was breaking every inch of my heart. I was stunned by what was happening and I wanted to scream every few pages or so. But the rest, well… let’s just say it did not floor me like I expected it would.
People don’t choose books. Books choose people.
What might seem great for you might not be the same for others. And what might seem terrible for some, might just be the right one for you.
★★★★★ – One word. PERFECT.
★★★★☆ – Lacking just a tiny bit of something.
★★★☆☆ – Good but not great.
★★☆☆☆ – Disappointing.
★☆☆☆☆ – Terrible.
Everything on this blog is my opinion.
Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.
– John Green
Below is a list of books I’ve read recently that I loved. Check them out!
See all recommendations here.
The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book.
When the father Nina never knew existed suddenly dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified… More
Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better—that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride… More
Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.
And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.
Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie… More