Book Review: Slayers

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Tori’s got a problem.She thought she’d have one more summer to train as a dragon Slayer, but time has run out. When Tori hears the horrifying sound of dragon eggs hatching, she knows the Slayers are in trouble: In less than a year, the dragons will be fully grown and completely lethal. The Slayers are well prepared, but their group is still not complete, and Tori is determined to track down Ryker- the mysterious missing Slayer.

What Tori doesn’t bargain for, however, is the surprising truth about her powers. She isn’t just a Slayer, she’s part dragon lord, too. How can Tori fight to save her friends when half of her is programmed to protect dragons? And with a possible traitor in their midst, the Slayers will be divided in more ways than they ever imagined.

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2.5 🌟 s

It’s been so long since I’ve made a book review, hence why I’m so happy to be back on track again inch by inch. Since I’ve read this book for like half a year (lol sorry it’s just bcs of school and personal things) I’m going to do a real digging in here hihi..

As you all know the book is about dragons, now I’ve read books with dragons before but not that often. I’m more into magical and fantasy or contemporary books. This is actually the second book that I owned with dragons in it. The story is in a modern world circling around a group of people that slays dragons and also involves political topics – kinda what you see in movies. For me, the book isn’t really my cup of tea, though I enjoyed some parts; it isn’t the kind of story that will really send me chills about the dragons.

Let’s talk about the characters, to be honest I thought Ryker will have more point of view in this book but he has like two or four chapters for him and the rest are Tori. I know that she is the main but I was also very intrigued at what will Ryker do next once he discovered his powers…Questions jumbled into my mind on what will happen but his story is really brief. I was hoping that I could get more but we’ll see for the second book. As for Tori, her personality really didn’t catch me. I had a hard time connecting to her thus made it hard for me to concentrate on the plot. But i like her determination into doing things even sometimes it can lead to harmful things.

As for the whole dragon genre and fantasy, I’m a bit bummed because I wanna see more dragon actions. I want that fire and excitement when they’re fighting the enemy, I want the enthusiasm of the group. More of like the dragon movie that the children watched? I forgot the name hihi. Though their stuff is amazing like the watch where they can contact each other, that was cool.

As for Dirk, I like him and still like him. Even though he betrayed or whatever you want to call it he still wanted to help his friends even if it can cost his life. I want to see more of him too in the second book and what he will do once things get really intense. Also curious on what happened to his real mother and what did Overdrake do.

If you’re really into dragons, then I recommend this book hihi I’m sure that you guys will enjoy it. Hopefully in the second book more actions and secrets will be revealed.

Happy New Year guys!

claire

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Book Review: Asylum

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synopsis

For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, New Hampshire College Prep is more than a summer program—it’s a lifeline. An outcast at his high school, Dan is excited to finally make some friends in his last summer before college. But when he arrives at the program, Dan learns that his dorm for the summer used to be a sanatorium, more commonly known as an asylum. And not just any asylum—a last resort for the criminally insane.

As Dan and his new friends, Abby and Jordan, explore the hidden recesses of their creepy summer home, they soon discover it’s no coincidence that the three of them ended up here. Because the asylum holds the key to a terrifying past. And there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried.

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4.5 ⭐s

I’ve never read creepy books before. Ever. I’m a huge wuss when it comes anything related to horror. What surprise me the most is, when I’m browsing through a website I decided to download this book – that was the biggest mistake I’ve ever made in my whole entire life.

Many have said that it was like Ms Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children – It was similar in some parts like the pictures but the whole plot is very different. Back to the topic, I wanted to read something bone chilling, dark, deep and mysterious story – and for me this book gave it all to me. At the very beginning of the book, I can already feel the uneasiness creeping up on me.  The way the author describes everything is spot on plus adding the pictures really gave you that creepy vibes. It was a reaction of “Oh sh*t, what the f**k did I just entered?”

I was a bit confuse about Dan, there is not much of a personality on him but I still liked him – same with Abby and Jordan. Still, they made the story much more intense. My most biggest question is, how can the sculptor or Dan get those visions? Is it some kind of spirit thing? Or he just remembers it suddenly? Because when I read that part, I was going back and forth on how did all those visions came to him and there’s nothing!  Also the situation with Felix, I mean how?

I know that the author wanted to focus on the whole creepy plot, but I would really appreciate it on how all those things happen. You will definitely feel hunted when you’re reading it alone. I also loved the idea of those letters, I mean who wouldn’t be creeped out by those quotes? But despite my inner self telling me to stop reading it, I managed to finished it in about three hours and it was the most exhilarating hours of my life. Imagine you doing fifty jumping jacks and feel you heart, that’s how fast my heart is beating because of nervousness.

All in all the book is great, perfect for a halloween read but there is still some things that just did not meet my expectations, especially the questions above. I still recommend it to those people who wanted some easy horror story. It will ’cause you a night thinking about it.

Highly recommend it!

claire

Book Review: Avalon: Cry of the Wolf

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What comes between a girl and the magical animal she’s bonded with? When the girl is Adriane, fearless and fierce, and the creature is her best friend, the wolf, Stormbringer, no danger is too great. So when Stormbringer is lured back into the magical world, Adriane secretly follows – right through the portal!  There, Adriane faces powerful magical creatures when she tries to save her friend – and experiences a different kind of magic when she meets a strange boy with dangerous secrets.

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4.5 ⭐s

After a few months of not reviewing books, I’m finally back. I know that the content of my blog suddenly changed but I just wanted to go out of my comfort zone and try other things to blog and right now I’m so happy about it. This past few months had been tough to me but it’s not yet done, I still have two more months before I can go back to my daily routine. So last week, I decided to re-read one of my favorite series ever and I can’t wait to share my opinions about it.

If you’re a girl who’s up for magic, adventure and friendship then this one is perfect for you! The book is all about a young girl being bonded with a magical animal – what I like about this book is the unique friendship not only to the two but also for the other girls. You’ll see different personalities, the way they handle each other and many more. I like that the author expresses the wolf’s feeling – The way Stormbringer talk to her, is not just any wolf. You’ll feel that she’s part human even though she’s not and their bonding is just so amazing that Adriane will do everything to be with her.

Setting that aside, the author really did a great job. From the illustrations to the fine details of the story, all of it is just amazing. I also liked the fact that it has a little romance in it but didn’t give much of an attention – we all have the one story where we put our whole attention on the romantic side. With this book not really because the main plot of this is all about friendship.

Adriane, is a one badass girl. I would love to have her as my friend – she just has this air of confidence and that strength in her. Her personality is so strong that you’ll feel yourself connecting to her – though there were things that I didn’t understand. Like how can a small Scorge knocked out Adriane and be able to put her in a sack? Still confused at that scene but I’ll let it go. Also, she’s a warrior and I would like to see more of her ‘attacks’ in this book.

All in all it was a great book and will make you cry at the end, but I hope to read more amazing adventures on the next installment of this series. Highly recommend those who are looking for a fun and light read.

See you on the next blog,

claire

 

Book Review: And Then There Were None

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First, there were ten – a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal – and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion.

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4.5⭐️

I’m supposed to be reading the Silkworm instead of this but I heard so many great reviews about Agatha and you know what? I told myself that I’m going to read this now – apparently she’s the queen of mystery and I plan to read more of her books in the future. Prior to this, I just want to remind you, that before you go to an isolated island, make sure that you really know who the real host is, because terrible things are going to happen- And it’s not good.

This book is all about strangers being invited into an island not knowing who really their host is. It’s not the kind of book that will frighten you, but the amount of mystery and thriller in this will surely keep you on your toes. When I started this, I was kinda lost because the amount of the characters overwhelmed me. I was like, who is the first character again? What’s her/his name again? Though I would really like to received the letters they have even if it’s hella creepy.

If you’re looking for gruesome, mystery deaths – this is a winner. It’s very fast paced and I really like how the author didn’t give much of a clue on who the murderer is. The story is kind of hard to get into especially the first few chapters including the middle – It’s not as surprising as you think it would be, but there’s still something that will pull you in. I will admit that I struggled a bit because of some unfamiliar words, thankfully there’s not much of it – Just a teeny tiny that will have you thinking.

The situation with the characters reminded me of Kuroshitsuji: Book of Murder. You guys will see there is some similarity with the book and the anime – just watch it. Back on the topic, the choice of characters on how they act and the whole plot for me is just perfect. Some of them will really set your blood on fire, others you just want to kill them. Their emotions and feelings are complicated that you can’t help but think of somebody and compare with them.

The reason why I can’t give this book a perfect rating is because there were times, that it gets kind of boring because there were just so many stuff that my brain can’t handle. Or to put it bluntly, too much info. It get’s to the point where the story is dragging you but it was all in good hands when you passed through the buffering chapters. Definitely worth it! The killer is just amazeballs🔥 The whole thing is just stunning, I mean how can he do that without anyone’s help? The ending is just🔥 I was expecting the hitman to be alive but the unexpected events that happened in the last chapter will spin your world.

So yes, if you’re in for a gruesome and mystery death that you can just read in one sitting, then this book is a perfect catch for you!

See you on the next blog💞,

claire

Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling

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After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

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1.5 ⭐️

This book is pure disappointment. On my Instagram, I told you guys that I’m getting more interested into reading mystery and thriller books – that’s why I search the internet to find some really great one’s but so far the first book on the Cormoran Series is a big nope for me. This book is all about a soldier coming home after losing his leg at the war – I was pretty intrigued by the synopsis because all I could think of is a very arrogant, funny and intelligent detective. Lol, I was kinda upset about the main characters attitude about his life – I don’t like the way that he’s just moaning about not having a client, being drowned into his debts, and also about his break-up from his fiance. Why not stand up and do something? He’s giving me a headache.

At the first part of the book, I was disturbed because I was greeted by a curse word – I know that most of the authors use those, but in this book it’s very verbal. I’m pretty open to it but it gets to the point where it’s cringe worthy that I have to stop reading. Those very short dialogues and over unnecessary explanation is driving me insane – It gets bored to the point that I have to re-read the sentences twice. Don’t forget the very deep words; like “exacerbated” and “exorbitant”. I don’t mind discovering some new words and getting to know what is behind them, but sometimes she just have to chill. I’m still a teenager learning about literature huhu.

I also notice that she repeats the same word with much more complex meaning behind them. Like whatttt??? Why would you that? Why complicate things?  One thing missing from this is action – I know that not all mystery and thriller books is all about adventure but I was rooting for it in this because it involves dead people. The pacing of this book is also the problem – It took me hours just to finish one chapter everyday. The only thing that I liked about this book is, Robin. When I first met her, I thought that she is Lula. I liked that she is reliable and resourceful – there was this scene where they don’t have any coffee or cups and she borrow some from the cafe downstairs just to prepare something for their client and her boss. Yeah, show your boss what you really got.

All in all, the way the author build the world, characters and the things that’s supposed to happen in here, didn’t really satisfied me. If you’re a big fan of J.K, why not read it? But if you’re really interested into much more dark and mystery books, I suggest go for another one.

See you on the next blog💖,

claire

Book Review: Angelfall

 

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It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl. Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again

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4⭐️

I feel like I disappointed myself by getting caught up in all the hype going on with this book. I know that the majority of you really liked this book – I liked it too but there’s just something about it that doesn’t click with me. As you all know, this book is all about a girl saving an angel and trying to find her sister who has been abducted by an evil angel. When I started this book, I was scratching my head because the majority of angels in here are immensely evil. Lol, maybe I exaggerated it a bit hehe sorry. But, when I read that the author followed the classic description of angels – they’re practically destroyers and creatures of doom, I finally understand it.

This book is not all about romance and boys. It’s about how you survived and who must you really trust. If you’re looking for action packed, fantasy book with less romance, this a perfect cup of tea. Though you can guess some of the actions on the book before it started, It still is entertaining to read. The reason why I didn’t enjoy this book so much is because, I felt that the dialogues are a bit short whereas the explanation is unnecessarily detailed- the middle part of the book is a bit slow and was hard to get into. It is not the fast paced book that we usually read, just a right amount for us to pass the buffering chapters.

The situation with the main character deeply concerns me. Though she didn’t pull me into her personality, I still liked that she is a strong and independent woman. Even if there’s nothing much of a character description to her – I always feel frustrated when she does something that will turn out bad in the end. My favorite part in this book, was when she punch the guy in the face for provoking her – I’m literally jumping on my seat and cheering for her. Even if I want to slap her for being so stupid sometimes, I still liked her character development till the end of the book.

The choices of characters, the way they act and how the author made them alive is perfect for me. Some of them, you will want to rip their heads out, others you just want to lock and leave them alone, another makes you laugh so hard and the remaining one’s makes me want to shoot them. Especially when there is a fight between your companion and enemy and you’re just standing on the  side betting who’s going to win?! Sorry for the explosive reaction but I just have to let it go.

The ending of the book is a success for me, thank heavens there’s no complicated relationship in here. So yes, I recommend this book for the one’s who likes fantasy and a little bit of romance.

See you on the next blog💞,

claire

Book Review: Stalking Jack The Ripper

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Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world

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5 amazing ⭐️’s

HOLY FREAK GUYS!! This book is by far the best thriller I’ve ever read. It’s dark, haunting, adventurous and has humor on it. I was really glad that I watched Sasha’s video where she recommends book that you can read in fall. Anywho, I can’t believe that I finished this book today. I was the kind of girl who’s really not into thriller books but now that I discovered this, I am more than willing to dive into this genre.

When I read the first chapter, I was actually shocked to find a picture on the book and was actually impressed by it. It was a very gruesome chapter and I was instantly intrigued by it. The way the author explained how the procedure will be done in every single intricate detail tells me that they really did their research and the effort they’ve put in. The fact that I’m also a history geek has me practically bouncing on my seat considering that it was all about the famous Jack the Ripper. The way the characters were introduced is awesome. I was expecting a soft and conservative protagonist, but when Audrey Rose appeared, she was a very strong willed girl.

I love the way that she will do anything to make her dreams come true even though it may cause her life. Like, If I have a father like hers, I would probably trash our house and rebel against him. I love how strong she is-her sarcastic and witty answers made my life. And I wish that I am a genius like her. The way she cared for a person even though she can’t remember them and her persistence to find the real perpetrator has me smiling. Don’t forget about Thomas. Freaking hell guys, If I was in the story, I would snagged him away from Audrey. I was hella surprised with Thomas-He’s not an arrogant boy, a little maybe but he has also limitations. He’s humor is out of this world. Hell, every time he says something my lips just form into a smile. The way he acts throughout the book is awesome-he didn’t miss a thing and I was actually considering him to be Jack the Ripper.

There was a scene, where a spiritualist came to talk to Audrey and told her that she saw the initials TC on the dead woman. At first, I was thinking that her uncle is the murderer, then moved to her father, then Blackburn and lastly Thomas. The plot twists in this book is just amazing. I didn’t even have a single clue that Nathaniel would be the perpetrator. The mask that Nathan put was hella good, I was really shocked. And there are some characters who are just plain annoying and want to strangle them. Nevertheless, I love every single one of them.

I was really creeped out by this book-but in a good way. In a certain chapter, Audrey mention that the last organ the Ripper need is a heart. I was like “Omg. This book is really f****ng creepy. I ain’t reading this anymore” Alas, I still continued reading this book because there’s just something on it that will draw you in. One thing I learned in this story, it shows you that even though how many years you’ve spend or know the person, family or not family, they will still betray you. You just have to open your mind, eyes and feelings to see who they really are.  Though the ending is a bit of a cliffhanger, I really enjoyed this and can’t wait for next one which will be released next year.

If you’re looking for a historical, dark, adventurous and humorous book-I told you, this book will make your life perfect. So yes, I highly recommend this book for you thriller readers out there. It is very fast paced and you can definitely read it in one sitting.

See you on the next blog💕,

claire