Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Book Review: A Torch Against The Night


"A Torch Against The Night" by Sabaa Tahir(Ember in the Ashes #2)

Publication Date-September 8, 2016

Genre-Young Adult, Fantasy

Hardcover Edition-454 Pages

Rating-5/5 Lily Pads

Would I Recommend It? If you loved the first book, you have to read this one!

No Spoilers!!

Favorite Quotes

Page 158-"Always so afraid of the darkness within." Mamie takes my hands. "Don't you see? So long as you fight the darkness, you stand in the light."

Page 380-"Perhaps grief is like battle: After experiencing enough of it, your body's instincts take over. When you see it closing in like a Martial death squad, you harden your insides. You prepare for the agony of a shredded heart. And when it hits, it hurts, but not as badly, because you have locked away your weakness, and all that's left is anger and strength."

Intro

Hey guys. I promised you I would write a review for "A Torch Against The Night" once I finished it and here it is. This book took me a long time to read, but it was so worth it because I loved it so much! I loved the first book, but this one was even better. This review isn't going to be as long as the first one because I already said most of my thoughts in my Ember review. I also don't wanna spoil you so don't worry, this review is spoiler-free. I'm not going to describe the plot because of spoilers. So let's get on with the review. 

Plot-5/5

At the end of the first book, I pretty much predicted the ending and knew what would happen in the second book. I'm so happy I was right because the plot of this book was awesome. I loved that Laia and Elias were together more and I loved the journey they went on together. I'll admit that the first book had more of a plot but this one was great too so I gave it a perfect rating. 

Writing-5/5

Of course I loved the writing in this book. She's becoming one of my favorite authors because I really like her writing style. Also like with the first book, I loved that this book was also in first person narration. I loved that we also got Helene's pov this time too. I liked reading inside of her head. 

Pacing-5/5

The pacing was pretty good in this book. I wasn't bored. It wasn't as fast paced as the first book but it wasn't a boring sequel at all. The ending was awesome!

Cover-5/5

I bought the UK hardcover for this book because I like the UK cover so much better. The American cover isn't bad, but I think the gold and the colors are much prettier on the UK cover. The blue font for the American cover is boring to me so that's why I own the UK edition. Both covers are gorgeous though. 

World-5/5

I really like the world and setting of these books. They are very unique and different from other YA Fantasy books I've read. I would not want to live in this world though, it's horrible, lol. 

Characters-5/5

I'm not gonna go into too much detail about the characters because I already talked about them in my review for the first book. I still love Laia, Elias and Helene. Elias is definitely my favorite character in this series. He is so amazing and he's such a good person. I feel so bad for him because he's been through so much and doesn't deserve all the cruelty and harsh treatment. I just love him so much! He's definitely my new book boyfriend. Laia is so much stronger in this book, I love how kick butt she is. I liked Helene in the first book but this book made me like her even more. I felt so bad for her too. I'm not going to talk about the side characters because I would have to spoil the book for you and I'm not doing that. I try to keep all my reviews spoiler-free. 

Enjoyment-5/5

Even though I was kind of frustrated because this book took me forever to read, I also didn't want it to end. I loved the ending but I need more. I can't wait for the next book. I enjoyed reading this book, this series is so great but it's also heartbreaking. I couldn't imagine living in that cruel world. Overall this book was an amazing sequel. It's so worth a buy and I highly recommend Torch if you loved the first book. I obviously gave this book 5/5 Lily Pads. 


So that was my review. Thank you so much for reading! It really means the world to me. :) I'll have another post up soon so stay tuned. Have a great day and happy reading!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Book Review: The Hating Game


"The Hating Game" by Sally Thorne

Publication Date-August 9, 2016

Genre-Adult, Fiction, Romance

Paperback Edition-362 Pages

Rating-5/5 Lily Pads

Would I Recommend It? Yes!! If you love romance books, you have to read this book!

No Spoilers!!

Favorite Quote:
"Gamins resented the notion of books as units. Books were, and always would be, something a little magic and something to respect". 


Hey bookworms! I know it's been a while since I last posted. The reason why is because I recently read a book but I didn't finish it. I never write reviews for books that I don't finish. I also haven't been reading much lately until I picked up "The Hating Game". I buddy read this book with my good booktube friend, Rachel. Here is the link to her YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHwH-WfFqH-lXWg5ToMptgg

I absolutely loved this book! This is probably one of the best romance books I've read in a while. Read on to see more of my thoughts. 

The Plot (Goodreads summary)

Nemesis (n.)
1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome;
2) A person’s undoing;
3) Joshua Templeman.
Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.

Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.



My Opinion

Plot-5/5

I loved the plot of this book. The main characters work at a publishing company which is my dream job. I love reading about characters that love books. I also love reading about characters that take place at work. This book has the hate-to-love trope which is one of my favorite tropes so overall I had to give the plot a perfect rating because it has everything I love in a book. 

Writing-5/5

I love Sally's writing style. This is her debut book and I thought her writing was amazing. She's really good at writing dialogue, I loved all the conversations in this book. They were really sweet and it also made me laugh at times. 

Pacing-5/5

There was never a dull moment in this book. Every single word and every single page was amazing! This book kept my attention the whole time. It was never slow or boring. I also found this book very addicting, I didn't want to put it down. When I wasn't reading it, I found myself thinking about it and wanting to pick it back up. 

Cover-5/5

I love the cover of this book! I love that Lucy and Josh are on the cover and the blue is stunning! I also like the UK cover too. 

Characters-5/5

The characters are amazing in this book! This is a debut novel but you wouldn't be able to tell because the character development in this book is so amazing. Let's talk about our main character Lucy first. I loved her character. She works at a publishing company and she is very kind and a pleasant person to be around. Everyone at work loves her and she's just a very likable girl. I just loved her so much! She loves books and she was just such a good person. She's a hard worker and she stands up for what she believes in and she can be sassy at times. 
The other main character is Lucy's coworker, Josh. They hate each other and have to work near each other every day. Josh isn't the most likable guy. He's mean and doesn't really show emotion. Everyone at work is scared of him and he's just not pleasant to be around. Basically he's the opposite of Lucy. I actually really liked Josh. He was a good guy and he can be nice at times. He is incredibly shy and I liked that because I rarely read books with a shy guy in it. In the beginning he's not that likable, but he becomes a better, nicer person by the end of the book. I love him because he's nice, caring and very sweet to Lucy. He was so sweet, I want a guy like him. 
I loved their relationship. They went from "hating" each other, to liking each other. I loved watching their relationship grow and them developing feelings for each other. The romance was so sweet, and I was rooting for them throughout the whole book. They are such a good couple. I really liked that even though Josh isn't a very likable guy, Lucy liked him and was nice to him. She wanted to get to know him. I liked that Lucy fell for a different type of guy. Usually in romance books we see the girl fall for a popular, likable guy. Josh isn't really nice at first and he keeps to himself most of the time. It was just so unique that she liked a unlikable guy. It takes a special kind of person to love someone like that, and Lucy was that girl. She saw the good in him that a lot of people and his family never saw. That's why I loved their relationship. They are such a strong pair. 
As for the side characters, I liked them. I'm not going to describe them in detail because the side characters are barely in the book. 

Final Thoughts

Overall, I loved this book so much! I've been wanting to read it for a while and I'm so glad I finally read it. "The Hating Game" is definitely one of my favorite books now and it's also on my "Favorite Books of 2017" list. If you love romance books that take place at work or just romance books in general, you need to read this book. I highly recommend this book to everyone. This book is definitely worth a buy. I'm so going to reread this book in the future. I really wish there was a sequel though because I want more. I wanna read more about Lucy and Josh. I can't wait for Sally's new book "The Comfort Zone" that comes out in February. I feel like she's going to become an auto-buy author for me. Obviously I gave this book 5/5 Lily Pads. So that was my review. Thank you so much for reading. I'm currently reading "A Torch Against The Night" by Sabaa Tahir so stay tuned for a review for that book once I finish it. Have a great day and happy reading! :)


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Book Review: Cinder

"Cinder" by Marissa Meyer(Lunar Chronicles #1)

Publication Date- January 3, 2012

Genre-Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance

Hardcover Edition-390 Pages

Rating-5/5 Lily Pads

Would I Recommend it? Yes!!

No Spoilers!!

Favorite Quote:

"Vanity is a factor, but it is more a question of control. It is easier to trick others into perceiving you as beautiful if you can convince yourself you are beautiful. But mirrors have an uncanny way of telling the truth."-Page 172

Hey guys, here is another review. Today I am reviewing "Cinder". I actually read this book three years ago but never did a full review for it. I decided to reread it for a couple of reasons. I wanted to reread it and give it another try to see if I would like it more now because I didn't love "Cinder" the first time I read it. I was also in a reading slump and wanted to reread a book. This book got me out of my reading slump and I'm so happy my slump is gone! I loved this book! I guess my reading taste changed over the years. I don't know why I didn't love it before. If your wondering, I read "Scarlet" two years ago and loved it. I really need to continue the series. Anyway, let's get on with the review. 

Plot-5/5

Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder's brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it "a matter of national security," but Cinder suspects it's more serious than he's letting on.
Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder's intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that's been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter's illness, Cinder's stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an "honor" that no one has survived.
But it doesn't take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.

I really love the plot for this book. It is so unique. It takes a different twist on Fairy Tales. I absolutely love Fairy Tale retellings, they are so fun to read. "Cinderella" will always be my favorite so it's obvious that I loved this book. I love what Marissa did to this book. It was like "Cinderella" but a little bit different. I love that this book has Cyborg's in it and there's so much technology. I'm not usually a fan of sci-fi books but this series is awesome. 

World-5/5

First of all, I love that this book is set in New Beijing. It's such a different setting and I love Asian countries so I loved how diverse the world is. I also loved that the world is connected to space and another planet, it was just so cool to read about. I can't wait to learn more about the world in the last two books. 

Writing-5/5

I can't put my finger on why I love Marissa Meyer's writing style, I just do. I can't say much about it. I just love the way she writes. 

Pacing-5/5

When I first read "Cinder" I remember thinking that the beginning was slow. However, after rereading the book I didn't think it was slow at all. The pacing was great and the second half was even more intense. This book was actually very addictive. I flew through it and read it in three days which is fast for me.

Cover-5/5

The cover is simple but I like it. I like that it shows Cinder's foot and I love that you can see the metal through the skin. It's cool and I love the font of the title of the book. I personally think all the cover's are beautiful though. 

Characters-5/5

I forgot how amazing these characters are. I liked them the first time I read the book, but I really loved them more now. I love Cinder, she is such an amazing character. I love that she's a tomboy and she's a mechanic, that was so unique. Also the fact that she's a cyborg is amazing, how many characters are a cyborg? I loved her personality. She's really nice, and caring. I liked that she stood up for herself and really cared about the world.
Prince Kai I absolutely loved! He's a Prince, how could you not love him? I do have a soft spot for them though. He's so nice and sweet and I thought he was a great ruler. He always puts his country first and tries to do his best to save all the people. I loved his relationship with Cinder. I ship them so hard! Their interactions were the best part of the book. I loved their friendship and want them to become more than that. They need to be together. Of course I loved Iko. I loved Peony, she was very sweet but I hated her stepmother and Pearl. They were so cruel to her. Queen Levana is that villain you love to hate. I liked Dr. Erland, at first I didn't trust him but I ended up liking him. What's really cool is there were some minor appearances from characters from the other books like Cress and Jacin. Even though I haven't read the last two books yet, I know who they are so it was cool to see a sneak peek of them . So yeah, the character development was awesome. I loved Scarlet and Wolf by the way. I can't wait to read more about Cress soon. 

Overall Thoughts

Overall, this book was amazing. I'm so glad I reread it and gave it another try. I loved "Scarlet" so I really wanted to love this book too. This series is so unique and cool. If your looking for a great series with fairy tales and a futuristic society I highly recommend this one. This book/series is definitely worth a buy. I originally gave this book 4/5 but after rereading it, I decided to bump it up to a 5 because I loved this book more now the second time. I also felt it deserved 5/5 Lily Pads. So yeah that's my review. Thank you so much for reading. I already have a review up for "Scarlet" so you can check that one out if you want. Hopefully I will read "Cress" soon and then I will update you guys once I finish it so stay tuned for a review. Have a great day and happy reading! :)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Book Review: An Ember in the Ashes

"An Ember in the Ashes" by Sabaa Tahir(An Ember in the Ashes #1)

Publication Date-April 28, 2015

Genre-Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Dystopia

Hardcover Edition-446 Pages

Rating-5/5 Lily Pads, I would give this book all the stars in the world if I could!

Would I Recommend It? Yes!! Everyone needs to read this book especially if you love Fantasy!

No Spoilers!!


Favorite Quotes:

Page 20-"Life is made of so many moments that mean nothing. Then one day, a single moment comes along to define every second that comes after. 

Page 65-"You are an ember in the ashes, Elias Veturius. You will spark and burn, ravage and destroy. You cannot change it. You cannot stop it."

Page 286-"But there are two kinds of guilt, girl: the kind that drowns you until you're useless, and the kind that fires your soul to purpose."

Page 422:

"Fear is only your enemy if you allow it to be". 
"Too much fear and you're paralyzed, too little fear and you're arrogant."

"Fear can be good, Laia. It can keep you alive. But don't let it control you. Don't let it sow doubts within you. When the fear takes over, use the only thing more powerful, more indestructible, to fight it:your spirit. Your heart."


Hey guys! I'm back with a review. Today I am reviewing a new favorite book of mine which is "An Ember in the Ashes". This book has gotten so much hype in the past two years. I recently added this book to my TBR because it sounded different and I love my Fantasy books. I can't believe I didn't read this book sooner because I loved it so much!! This book was perfection and so amazing! It's definitely a new favorite of mine. This is probably my second favorite read of the year right after ACOWAR. Oh my gosh I loved this book! Anyway, read on if you wanna know why I loved this book so much. 

 Plot-5/5(Goodreads summary)

Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.
 
Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
 
It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.
 
But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.
 
There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

I really loved the plot of this book. This book is so unique. I've read a lot of YA fantasy books, but this one really stood out to me because it's so different. I've never read a book about a slave and a soldier. Before going into this book, I had no idea how dark it was. This book is very dark. It's very cruel, and there's violence in it. I loved the setting of this book. It takes place at a military academy called "Blackcliff". I thought that was so cool because I've never read a book at a military school before. I feel like the whole "my brother got kidnapped and I need to save him" trope is used a lot in books but it didn't really bother me in this book. It was a huge part of the plot. Overall, the plot gets a perfect rating from me. 

World-5/5

This book doesn't have a lot of world building and she doesn't really describe the world. However, I really liked the world and the setting. 

Writing-5/5

I really like Sabaa's writing style. She's a talented writer. I loved that this book is in multiple pov's. I got to see inside Laia and Elias's heads and I loved that! It made me connect to them even more and I just love reading books in different perspectives like the "Falling Kingdom" series. 

Pacing-5/5

Some people on goodreads said the beginning was slow. I didn't think it was slow at all. It took me a little while to learn the world and the beginning was kind of info-dumpy but it wasn't bad at all. The pacing was amazing in this book, it was non-stop action. There was always something going on.This book was very addictive and I did not want to put it down. 

Cover-5/5
I really like the original cover. I also like the paperback cover but I hate the new covers, I think they are ugly. Since I read the hardcover with the original cover, I'm giving it a perfect rating because the original is the best in my opinion. 

Characters-5/5

Oh man, where do I begin? The Characters were the best part of this book. I hated the Commandant with a burning passion. She's so mean to the slaves but she's also mean to her own son Elias. She's a cruel, heartless person. How could you treat your son like that? She was a great villain but she was so horrible. All the side characters I liked. I loved Izzi, she was so cute. I really liked Cook even though we don't know a lot about her. I liked all of Elias's classmates except for Marcus. He is such a jerk, I hope he dies.I liked Keenan, but I'm not sure that I can trust him. I'll have to see in the next book.  I really liked Helene. Her loyalty to the school bothered me a bit but at the end you find out why she acted the way she did. She is a nice girl and very tough. I liked her friendship with Elias. A lot of people ship them but I don't. I only see them as friends. As for Elias, I absolutely loved his character so much! He's definitely my favorite character besides Laia of course. He's so sweet and kind. He hates his lifestyle and hates all the cruelty with the slaves. He is such a brave and amazing guy. I just love him and I loved reading his pov. It made me understand him even more. I also loved Laia.  I felt so bad for her, she lost so much and she didn't deserve it.  She's a coward and she's not very brave but I liked that. I'm getting sick of all the female protagonist that are confident, strong and brave in YA Fantasy. I found her very realistic because that's how I am. She does become a better person at the end of the book. I love her kind nature, she's very sweet and is very selfless like Elias. I definitely ship them together and I want them to become more than just friends. Overall, the character development in this book was so amazing. I can't wait to see what happens to them in the next book. 

Overall Thoughts

Overall, this was the best book I've read in a long time. This book was perfection and I loved every part of it. Ember is a masterpiece. I totally get the hype now. If you love Fantasy with great characters, I highly recommend this book. An Ember in the Ashes is definitely worth a buy, go out and buy it right now! You won't regret it. Obviously I gave it 5/5 Lily Pads because that's how amazing it was. 
So yeah that was my review. Thank you so much for reading. I'll have a book review for "A Torch Against The Night" up soon so stay tuned. Thanks again and happy reading! :)

Monday, August 14, 2017

Book Review: P.S. I Still Love You

"P.S. I Still Love You" by Jenny Han(To All The Boys #2)

Publication Date-May 26, 2015

Genre-Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Hardcover Edition-337 Pages

Rating-4/5 Lily Pads

Would I Recommend It? Yes

No Spoilers!!

Favorite Quotes:

"Maybe really, really good things aren't meant to last for too long; maybe that's what makes them all the more sweet, the temporariness of them."-Page 260

"People come in and out of your life. For a time they are your world; they are everything. And then one day they're not. There's no telling how long you will have them near. It's the goodbyes that are hard."-Page 334

Hey guys, I'm back with another review. I just finished a book that I started months ago and put down because I wasn't in the mood to read it at the time. I decided to try picking it back up again and I'm so glad I finished it. That book is "P.S. I Still Love You" by Jenny Han. This is the second book in the "To All The Boys" trilogy. I have to say, I liked this book but not as much as the first book. Let's get on to the review.

Plot-4/5

This book isn't very plot-driven. I felt that more things happened in the first book and that's one of the reasons why I loved the first book better. This one didn't capture my attention and it wasn't as addicting as "To All The Boys I've Loved Before". 

Writing-5/5

Jenny is such a great author and I love her writing so it gets a perfect rating from me. 

Pacing-4.5/5

Like I said before this sequel wasn't as fast-paced as the first book but it was still good. Even though it took me months to read, I was never bored while reading it. I felt that the ending was rushed though. I know it was originally going to be the last book, but it was a weird ending. 

Cover-5/5

I just love these covers so I'm giving it a perfect rating. 

Characters-4.5/5

I guess I'm biased since I read her 'Summer I Turned Pretty" trilogy first years ago and it's one of my favorite trilogies ever. I think the character development is way better in that series than this one. I'll tell you why I didn't give the characters a five in this series. 
I really love Lara Jean, she is a great protagonist and I find her very relatable. I love her sisters, Margot and Kitty and her Dad. I love  all the side characters  except for Gen. The one character that stopped me from giving it a full five is because of Peter. I know I'm probably in the minority but I'm just not a fan of Peter. Don't get me wrong, he's not a bad guy. I like him, but I don't love him. I honestly think Lara Jean deserves better than him. He's a nice guy but he can be selfish and rude at times and he's self-centered. I guess I'm not a fan of popular high school jocks. I just don't think him and Lara Jean are a good couple. They are very different, their personalities don't really mix in my opinion. I also couldn't stand his relationship with Gen. I understand that he wanted to help Gen but I felt he spent more time with her in this book than with his girlfriend, Lara Jean. So yeah, I'm not in love with him, his character is kind of dull. There are moments when he can be really sweet but I just never cared for him. The reason I gave this book 4 Lily Pads is because of John Ambrose McClaren. I loved him so much!He is such a great guy! He's like the perfect guy and he's so nice and sweet. I liked him so much better than Peter. John is everything I love in a guy, he really made the book for me. He was the best part of this book. I loved him with Lara Jean, I really wanted them to be together. They would make a way better couple in my opinion. I am Team John all the way!

Overall Thoughts

Overall, I liked this book but didn't love it. I don't know what's wrong with me. It seems like everyone else loves this series but I honestly think it's overhyped. It was a fun book to read but I definitely liked the first book better. Even though I don't love this series, I'm still going to read the last book "Always and Forever, Lara Jean" because I wanna see what happens. If you liked the first book, I'm sure you'll like this one. This book is worth a buy. So yeah, that was my review. Stay tuned for my review for the last book. Thank you for reading this review. Have a great day and happy reading! :)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Book Review: Elegy

"Elegy" by Amanda Hocking(Watersong #4)

Publication Date-August 6, 2013

Genre-Young Adult, Fantasy, Mermaids, Romance

Hardcover Edition-542 Pages

Rating-4.5/5 Lily Pads

Would I Recommend It? Yes, it is a great conclusion!

No Spoilers!!

Favorite Quote:

"For the first time, Harper truly realized that she couldn't fight Gemma's battles. She would help her every chance she got, and she'd always have her back. But some things, Gemma would have to take care of herself."

Hey there, I'm back with another review. Today I am reviewing the final book in the "Watersong" series, "Elegy". I finally finished this series. I started the "Watersong" series three or four years ago and I'm so glad I finally finished it. Let's get on with the review. 

The Plot-5/5

This book was a lot more plot driven than the last book "Tidal". It was mostly about trying to figure out how to break the curse, and there was some drama. 

The Writing-5/5

As always I love Amanda's writing, so I'm giving it a perfect rating. 

The Pacing-5/5

The pacing in this book was absolutely amazing and intense. This book was very action-packed and I was never bored even though this book is over 500 pages. The last 100 pages were so intense, it was hard for me to put the book down and go to bed because every chapter ended on a cliffhanger. 

The Cover-5/5

All of the cover's in this series are amazing and I really like this one so it gets a perfect rating from me. 

The Characters-5/5

The Character development in this series is amazing. I love all of the main characters. They felt like real people to me. I love the sisterly bond with Gemma and Harper, and the romances in this series are awesome because I love both guys. Like I said in my last review, I'm not gonna go in depth about the characters because I describe them more in my review for "Wake". 

"Elegy" was an amazing conclusion. Everything wrapped up so well. There was one death in this book that sort of crushed me but oh well, someone has to die in a battle right? There was a really sweet moment in the epilogue that made me so happy but I'm not going to spoil you. My Overall rating for this book is 4.5 Lily Pads because while I loved this book and thought it was a great conclusion, I didn't think it was worth a 5. My overall rating for this whole series is probably a 4.5 because I really enjoyed this series but it's not a favorite series of mine. I have lots of other favorite series and I didn't think these books were amazing enough to be on my favorites list. However, I had a lot of fun reading these books and I highly recommend this series if you love books about Sirens and Greek Mythology. These books are worth a buy and I would possibly reread this series someday. Anyway, that's my review. Thank you so much for reading and stay tuned for more coming soon. Happy reading! :)

Monday, July 24, 2017

Book Review: Tidal

"Tidal" by Amanda Hocking(Watersong #3)

Publication Date-June 4th, 2013

Genre-Young Adult, Fantasy, Mermaids, Romance

Hardcover Edition-342 Pages

Rating-4/5 Lily Pads

Would I Recommend It? If you liked the first two books you'll definitely like this one

No Spoilers!!

Favorite Quotes:

"In these moments, when her entire body was tingling and joy was rushing over her like a tidal wave, Gemma couldn't feel any anxiety or fear or worry. She actually became incapable of it. The only thing she felt-the only thing that mattered-was the ocean"-Page 76

"There's one good thing about making mistakes." Thea turned to her with a smile. "You learn not to make them again."-Page 212

"I think it will show you that sometimes you have to move on," Brian said. "Sometimes bad things happen, and it's nobody's fault, but you can't dwell on them. You have to make the best of this life, and I don't think I've been a good example of that."-Page 265

"Does it make me a horrible, selfish person if I say that I want to go?" She looked over at him. "That I want to do this?" He smiled. "No, it doesn't. It's okay to go after your dreams, especially when you've worked so hard for them."-Page 278

Hey there bookworms, I'm back with a review. I am reviewing "Tidal". I read the first two books in the "Watersong" series years ago and never continued. I finally read this book and I really enjoyed it. I didn't love it as much as the first two books but it was still a good book. Let's get on with the review. 

The Plot-4/5

This book doesn't really have much of a plot. The other two books were more plot driven. However, I never thought this book was slow so I'm giving it a 4. 

The Writing-5/5

I know Amanda's writing isn't the best out there, but I still really like her writing. She's one of my favorite authors so of course I have to give her writing style a perfect rating. 

The Pacing-5/5

"Tidal" isn't as fast paced as the other two books but it didn't bother me. I was never bored, it kept my attention the whole time so I'm giving it a perfect rating.

The Cover-5/5

I love the cover's for this series! They are so beautiful! How can you not love them. 

The Characters-5/5

I honestly love the characters in this book! I love Gemma and Harper. They are so different but I love their sisterly relationship. It reminds me of me and my sisters. They are such nice girls. I love Thea, and Alex. I also love Daniel, he's definitely my favorite character in the series besides Harper. He's like the perfect guy and I love that he's always there for Gemma and Harper. Speaking of them, I love their relationship. They are the perfect couple, I love them together. I'm not gonna say any more because I go more in depth with the characters in my review for "Wake". 

Enjoyment-5/5

I enjoyed reading this book. It was a nice, quick read. This series is so fun to read. 

My overall rating is 4/5 Lily Pads because I really liked this book but I didn't love it and I didn't think it was worthy of five Lily Pads. It was a great book though and I can't wait to read the last book "Elegy." I'm excited to see what happens. I still love this series and I'm curious to see how I feel about the last book. This book is worth a buy and I highly recommend it. I forgot to mention that I never wrote a review for the second book "Lullaby."  So that is my review. Thank you so much for reading. I will have more posts coming soon. Happy reading!