Saturday, August 3, 2013

Review: Abandon

                                                                  Title: Abandon
                                                                  Author: Meg Cabot
                                                                  Pages: 304
                                                                  Publication Date: April 26th 2011
                                                                  Publisher: Point

The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot is my all time favorite series. Ever! If I meet someone who likes books I automatically tell them all about the awesomeness that is Jesse... Err I of course mean The Mediator. When I heard about Abandon I was instantly intrigued but for some reason I never picked it up. And then a week ago I saw it in the book store and I knew then and there it was coming home with me. I figured it was about time I recommend other books besides The Mediator by Meg Cabot to everyone.

I'm sad to say I can't really recommend this because I was so disappointed.

Usually I recommend a book regardless of my rating because I truly believe you need to read something to develop your own opinion about it. But in this case I can't because I was just so disappointed. And it has nothing to do with the fact that maybe I hyped it up to much, because I really didn't.

It was the layout of the story and the main character, Pierce.

The layout is odd and I don't think I've ever read a book like this before. It's present tense but also past tense. Like Pierce will be eating dinner with her mom and then start on about a past event. She would go on and on in detail about this past event. The whole book was like this and it was annoying. Also, past events being described we're usually about her family and frankly I could care less about them. So her uncle was obsessed with the weather channel? Who cares! So her dad sells or has something to do with oil? Who cares! So her mom is crazy about some exotic bird? Who cares! I was looking for a story about God of the Underworld and instead I got a story about a girl who is so, so, so I don't even know. She just bothered me. The way she thought and talked bothered me. The way she treated John like a jerk. It all just bothered me!

Not to mention the fact that this was hardly a story about Hades. John was hardly in this! And they didn't even kiss until the very end! (Sorry to disappoint). I feel like it was mostly about Pierce and her struggles and finding her self. If I wanted a story about a character finding herself I would have picked up a Judy Bloom book -.-

Ugh, this book frustrated me and if it weren't for the ending when they finally reveal their feelings for each other this would probably be a two star rating.

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Friday, August 2, 2013

July Wrap Up

Hey all, just thought I'd pop on and give you guys a July wrap up. I'm not sure if this is a meme that goes around, I do know it is something that goes around the BookTube community. Regardless, I thought it would be fun for you readers and fun for myself to be able to look back at what I read said month.

Along with the list of books I'll attach a quick summary of my review. This way you guys don't have to go through the entire review to see what I have to say about said book.

So without further ado here are the books I read in July!

Half Blood by Jennifer L.Armentrout

I really enjoyed this book like I do of all Armentrout's books but I feel like this one was very similar to Vampire Academy. Either way, it had a hot guy in it that is so totally drool-worthy. Not going to complain there! Definitely lives up to its hype.

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

A great classic! If you haven't read it it's a must! Goes great paired with the movie.


Black City by Elizabeth Richards

I loved the take Elizabeth took on her dystopian story by creating a world divided by humans and creatures! so intriguing and page-turning.

Of Triton by Anna Banks

The first book was fantastic but this was even better! It started right where the first left off and never let me down! So captivating! The characters wowed me!

Abandon by Meg Cabot

Sadly I was disappointed by this book. It did not live up to my expectations. I will be picking up the second, but I do not have high hopes for that one either :(

That's it for me folks! I read some really amazing books this month. What did you read in the month of July?

Review: Of Triton

                                                   Title: Of Triton (Of Poseidon #2)
                                                   Author: Anna Banks
                                                   Pages: 246
                                                   Publication Date: May 28th 2013
                                                   Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
First off I love everything about this series. Secondly, can I have a Galen all to myself? Pretty please?

After reading Of Poseidon I knew I had to pick up Of Triton as soon as possible. I'm so happy I did because this book was perfect. The characters were perfect. The layout was perfect. The writing was perfect. Galen was perfect. The story was perfect. The ending was perfect (although sad). And of course Galen was perfect!

I originally fell so in love with Of Poseidon because of the authors take on mermaids. I love mermaids (hello, aquamarine anyone?). Also, the characters are just so likeable. Emma was so strong and independent in the first one and continues to be that strong character in this one. She isn't one of those bad asses who are annoying. I hate bad asses or people full of themselves. Emma is most definitely not annoying. Her character is so likeable and she actually makes smart decisions. And Galen is like the perfect boy YA character ever! He's sweet, caring, hot, and a freaking mermaid! Well Syrena, but whatever. His love for Emma grows even more in Of Triton! Not only that but the love he has for his family is also very touching. Gosh, I love everything about his character. His sister Rayna is also quite the character. She's funny in a weird way and I like how she handles situations by blurting out her mind. Good for her.

Although this story wouldn't have been so great if it weren't for the characters, we have to give credit where it's due. I love how Anna Banks wrote the book. It's so refreshing switching from Emma's point of view and then a Narrative point of view that usually focused on Galen and/or the Syrena. I loved both POV's and looked forward to each one. It really let you relate to Emma while also letting you get to know the Syrena way of life. This worked out perfectly for this book.

I honestly can't say anything bad about this book because for me there isn't! This was fantastic and if you loved the first one you'll love this one!

I will say you will be SHOCKED by a part in the ending! Really? Almost cried! But the very ending makes up for this part, so all is good :)

Can't wait for Of Neptune, the third and final installment. I wonder what it's going to be about considering this one left off pretty good. I would have been satisfied but hey, I'm not complaining. This just means more Galen ;)

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