All posts tagged: young adult

Week of Reviews: The Walled City by Ryan Graudin [5]

Before picking up this book, I had extremely high expectations regarding what I was about to read, so for that reason my thoughts on this aren’t quite as positive as I would have liked them. I’m sorry. That’s my own fault. I shouldn’t have set my expectations so high. I had heard nothing but brilliant things about Ryan Graudin before picking this book up. Mainly things about her book Wolf by Wolf, but I had also heard a high amount of praise for The Walled City. So I dove into this book expecting a masterpiece in YA literature – and to be honest, I was very disappointed. Don’t get me wrong – The Walled City is an oddly refreshing and gritty novel with fast paced action. I was completely engaged in this book… for about the first 20 pages. And then things began to simmer down. While I loved the premise for this story and the idea of Dai and Jin Ling working as partners in crime, I found that the story and relationships between characters were never fully developed. As much as …

YA books I want to read soon.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been out of the Young Adult book bubble for at least a couple of months now. I’m not saying I haven’t read any YA, because it’s what I automatically go to during a reading slump, however I’m really not up to date on as many books I’d like to be so today’s blog post is all about that: a list of the top YA books on my TBR.   Title: A Court of Mist and Fury Author: Sarah J. Maas Release Date: May 3rd 2016 I’m sure everybody and their mother has read this book by now; but if you’re like me and behind on the bandwagon you probably haven’t had a chance to yet. It’s not just the size of this one intimidating me (it is fucking big) but I have heard that is very… descriptive per se, and I want to make sure I am in the right mood to enjoy this one. I don’t want to read it because I have to, I want to read it when I want to! Title: The …

Book Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

This must be one of the most hyped up books for early 2015. An over-hyped dystopian book is something I cannot stand, but instead of being disappointed I found myself captivated by this book from the beginning. The concept of the book was intriguing. Status is determined by blood. Reds are commoners living in poverty-stricken communities, enslaved by a Silver elite in possession of magical abilities. Mare Barrow is a Red. She lives in the Stilts with her parents, stealing what she can from her community to survive. When a chance encounter brings her before the Silver court, she discovers that she possesses an ability of her own. With the help of a rebellion group, Mare discovers that she could be the hope for a better future and fight back against the Silvers. While the premise was fascinating, issues arose as I read further into the story. Although there was never a dull moment thanks to the action, I found the story very predictable. For me it followed the same road as too many other …