If I can get past how much I disliked the helplessness of Cleo, I could say that I enjoyed this book. I did not, however, like Cleo's acquiescent nature. She's a princess for goodness sake, but acted more like a peasant girl accustomed to being ordered around. I like my female characters to have a little more spunk. The rivalries between the kingdoms reminded me of a very watered down Game of Thrones plot, but without the rich writing or the complexity...
I have put it on our shelves, and I will be buying the next book, but I think the fact that the book shifts between three kingdoms every couple chapters might make it inaccessible for any except decent readers.
Middle School former Teacher Librarian - then MYP math and science. Update... VERY recently retired! Still adjusting that I'm not just on summer vacation!!!
Just didn't enjoy it as much as Shadow and Bone. I just felt like the author was really trying a bit too hard to draw this story out. I was able to put it down several times and I couldn't put Shadow and Bone down so there's the differen...
The Grisha triology is a fantasy series that I really enjoyed. I reread the last book because I thought I wasn't remembering something. I'm a bit confused because I've started King of Scars and Nikolai isn't as I remembered. Don't want...
by Tahereh Mafi
I’m not usually someone who enjoys a story that is predominantly about the attraction between two people BUT I did like this one. The setting is one year after 9/11 and 16 year old Shirin, an American born Muslim whose family moves freq...
I love a good mystery, and although I correctly guessed the murderer in the first chapter, I still thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns.