Thursday, July 31, 2014

[Review] Hold Still by Nina LaCour

Publication (dd/mm/yyyy): 25/09/2009
Publisher: Dutton
Pages: 230
Source: Won
Genre: YA (14+)

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Passenger - Let Her Go

My Rating: 
Powerful and moving.
My thoughts

In one word: engrossing. I kind of felt like, after the last page I wanted even more. I found that I wasn't finished with the characters, I wanted to stay with them for a while longer but LaCour had decided that their stories were done, and that made me kind of sad and want more. But that's kind of what happens when an author has just done something really right: when equal amounts of satisfaction and longing are felt by the reader when he/she reads that last page.

Monday, July 28, 2014

[Review] The Lucky Ones (#3) by Anna Godbersen

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(#3, Bright Young Things)

Publication (dd/mm/yyyy): 27/11/2012
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 375
Source: Bought
Genre: YA (14+) - Historical

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My Rating:
Entertaining to the very end.

My thoughts

Gee whiz, this series/trilogy was so delightfully fun and entertaining to read. I give it 4 stars simply because it didn't MOVE me (no tears, no big bouts of laughter) and there wasn't really much of a lesson to be learnt from reading these books. I enjoyed every page of this trilogy though; I guess I just love reading about horrible and vapid people (I mean, come on, I loved The Great Gatsby!).

Sunday, July 27, 2014

[Review] The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

(#1, The Winner's Trilogy)
The Winner's Curse | The Winner's Crime | Untitled

Publication (dd/mm/yyyy): 03/07/2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury UK
Pages: 368
Source: Publisher
Genre: YA (14+) - Fantasy

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My Rating:
Bittersweet and engaging

My thoughts

I love that overarching concept: even when you win, you lose. That is the main idea of this book, and you see it in everything that happens. I only really appreciated the brilliance of it all once I'd flipped to that last page and everything kind of clicked. It's not my favourite of 2014 by far, however I am still eagerly anticipating the next book in this exciting new fantasy trilogy.

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