Slow-Burn Romance and Visual Storytelling: Fable by Adrienne Young Review

If you’re reading this review right now, I will waste no time and just tell you directly: READ THIS BOOK.

I haven’t read any books from Adrienne Young before this but when I saw the cover, I just couldn’t resist it. I mean, look at how pretty and tempting it is. But while some books are only beautiful on the outside, this book will not make you regret you ever picked it up.

Initially, I had a hard time reading this. It was difficult to imagine some scenes in my head because I wasn’t familiar with the technical terms about ships and navigation. I am a visual reader and when I read, a movie plays in my head. I need to understand the details so that I know what to imagine. If you’re like me and decide to read this, it really helps if you google the terms to see what they look like. But rest assured that you will eventually get the hang of it.

A Satisfying Ending: End of Days by Susan Ee Review

You know that feeling when you finish a series but it was published a long time ago so no one’s talking about it now? That’s exactly how I feel right now. 😦

Let me begin by saying that overall, I like this series. Still, I must admit that this is one of those series where none of the sequels could ever measure up to the first.

Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed this for a lot of reasons.

Suffered from Middle Book Syndrome: World After by Susan Ee

Although this was good, it just wasn’t good as the first. Unfortunately, as with a lot of series, it suffered from what we know as middle book syndrome. This generally refers to an author’s second book not quite living up to their first, particularly if it’s part of a series.

I think part of the major reason why I didn’t enjoy this as much as the first is that Raffe was barely in it. The witty banter between him and Penryn was a major factor that made the previous book more fun. I spent most of the time reading this book just waiting for him to come.

Not Your Usual Angel Romance: Angelfall by Susan Ee Review

If I didn’t buy this book from Big Bad Wolf, I probably would have never read it. I would have no idea what a great thing I would be missing.

To be honest, I have a slight prejudice against books about angels. I’ve always assumed it would be all about the forbidden romance between humans and heavenly beings. I tried reading Hush, Hush but I just wasn’t into it. The other popular series also had mixed reviews so I didn’t even bother. I was in my vampire romance phase back then and I wasn’t ready to move on yet. But even when angel books became so popular, I haven’t heard of Angelfall. Six whole years of not knowing an awesome series like this exists.

Review: Shadow and Bone (Shadow and Bone #1) 

If you’re active in Book Twitter or any book-related social media, chances are you’ve probably heard of the Grisha Trilogy.

With the raving reviews about this book and the added hype of the upcoming Netflix adaptation, I can’t help but set my standards so high. Which probably explains why I was slightly disappointed.

Don’t get me wrong. I really enjoyed this and I will definitely read the rest of the series. It’s just that I expected nothing less but it didn’t floor me like I expected it would. To me, it seemed like any other YA fantasy with a generic formula.

Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Seventh Sun

I honestly don’t know how to start this review. In fact, I’m not even sure if my brain is properly working right now because guess what? I stayed until 5 AM to finish this book. I wanted to finish it so bad that I couldn’t even wait another day.

To be honest, I didn’t have high expectations for this. Sure, the premise sounded exciting. It’s not every day that you stumble upon a fantasy book based on the Aztec and Mayan legends. But the human sacrifice aspect of the plot reminded me of Gravemaidens and that was, unfortunately, a bit disappointing.

However, a few chapters in and I was hooked.

Review: The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3)

I don’t even know how to begin this review. I feel like whatever I say, I wouldn’t be able to give justice to how perfect this book (and the whole series) is.

I was really nervous about this. Considering how good the first two books were, my expectations for The Queen of Nothing were sky-high. And I’ve read enough to know that it’s easier to get let down. Waiting for this book was a mixture of dread and excitement.

Review: Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove #1)

I had a major problem. I was in a book slump and I couldn’t get out. Just when I finally caught up to my reading challenge, I fell behind once again. So I do what I always do every time it happens: choose a book I’m almost certain I would like. So yes, I chose Serpent & Dove. Before it was released, I already saw the hype around it. Witches, enemies to lovers, angsty romance? Count me in.

Initially, I found it hard to get into it because of my slump. But once I adjusted, I was hooked and I couldn’t stop. It was unlike anything I’ve ever read.

Review: Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox #2) by Julie Kagawa

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?