Wanted to like it, but just couldn't. To be fair, what Applegate was trying to do was pretty tough, and I know she didn't want to give things away too early, but what she couldn't reveal and the hints she dropped is what I didn't like because I figured it out right away. I have no idea how I'd have written it differently. All I know is I didn't enjoy it, the characters didn't grab my interest in the slightest, and I had to struggle to finish it. I'll still donate it to my school library, because there will be students who will enjoy it, but I'm glad it's a stand alone because I wouldn't want to be buying book two.
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.