Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a fantastic story! It is unlike any story I have ever read. It is a steampunk novel. It is an exciting adventure. I listened to the audio, which I would actually recommend! This is my first experience reading a Scott Westerfeld book and he does an unbelievable job of making two very different characters from two very different upbringings and worlds. The characters are both so lovable in their own way and the audio voice amplified that even more. There are many little funny parts where the two characters are interacting and are so different. Alec is so sweet and innocent and really sees the world in black and white and I just love him so much that I want to reach through the book and give him a big bear hug! Deryn who is pretending to be a boy so that she can be in the royal army is so daring and ballsy and she says exactly what is on her mind that I just wanted to jump through the book and be her BFF!

I am sooooo glad I found this book and I can't wait until I get my hands book two!

I think all ages would enjoy this book. If you enjoy fast paced adventure, steampunk, humor, mystery and suspense, and history check this book out!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Beauty QueensBeauty Queens by Libba Bray

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Hmmm.........What do I say about this book???
I liked it at times
I wanted it to be over at times
I giggled at times
One word to sum up this book to me would be, silliness! Not that that is a bad thing but the word silly is what first pops into my mind when thinking of this book.

I love the cover, in fact it is what drew up to the book.

I do think that if I actually read this book, I would've quit on it and not made it through. But, I listened to the audio which was entertaining. Libba Bray herself does the audio, she does all the voices and she is fantastic at them!

My favorite character was Miss Texas, but she is missing for the better half of the last part.

It wasn't what I expected. This is a great story idea and I wish it would've been on a more serious note. So it wasn't that the writing was bad, it just isn't my style. I would have rather it have been a little more "real" instead of so out there. It has "commercial breaks" and even though they were ridiculous and made up products, I HATE commercials, so I didn't like that part of the book at all.

I gave this book a 3, because I liked it okay. It wasn't so bad, that I was thinking I wasted my time, but it wasn't a book that I will talk a lot about and/or recommend.

Shocking thing is, I read the "Gemma Doyle" series and I can't believe that those books were written by the same author. It is night and day, like maybe she took drugs while writing this book! lol

Final thought: If you want and/or really enjoy goofy, silly "out-there" kind of stories with no real meat to them, this would be for you. But otherwise, you will probably not enjoy it.

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The Iron Knight (Iron Fey, #4)The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

WOW! This was another great book by Julie Kagawa. It is so awesome that the author had not intended to write this originally but decided to largely due to us Team Ash fans! Very cool...

This book has lots of adventure, action, drama, hope, love, romance, funny bits. Your heart will break and rejoice at different periods of this book.

This "Iron Fey" series is a world that I love to be in and I love being with the characters. I wanted to know how the book would end but didn't want the book to end. LOL For me, there are a handful or less of books that even on those slower times in the book or when the characters are in some "downtime", I don't mind because I just love to be with the characters and surrounded by their world. This is one of those books.

Without giving spoilers, this is Ash's journey. You get to be with Ash the WHOLE book which is amazing! It is from his perspective. But there is plenty of Puck time and my favorite cat, Grimalkin. I am always so sad when Grimalkin disappears, but it is funny because it is always when dangers is coming. He reminds me so much of the cat on Alice in wonderland and I just want to give him a hug, which he would probably hate! lol

Overall, 5 star book.......5 star series! A MUST READ :)

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