Listed: Mini-Reviews (#2)

Posted August 25, 2016 by Samantha in Listed: Mini Reviews / 3 Comments

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Hello!

Welcome to the second installment of Listed! I’m so glad that Sabrina created this feature, and if you’re new to it, here’s a little description from her: “I’m a big fan of other blogs that write short ‘mini-reviews’ so Listed is The Forest of Words and Pages’ version of fast reviews. Whether I loved these books or not, I’m going to lay out a few bullet-pointed reasons you should, or shouldn’t spend your time reading some my recent reads.” So, without further ado, here’s a few books I’ve read lately and some quick thoughts on them!

Click on the covers to head over to Goodreads and learn more about each title!

 

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Source: Hardback from publisher

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http://www.forestofwordsandpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/favicon.ico O M G

http://www.forestofwordsandpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/favicon.ico OOOO MMMMM GGGGGG

http://www.forestofwordsandpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/favicon.ico But seriously, I loved, loved, loved, loved this book. Keep in mind that though this is YA/Adult crossover, it is marketed as an adult fantasy, and while YA fans will find much to love, there is a lot of in-depth prose and world-building that is a staple in adult fantasy. It doesn’t move as fast as most YA, but I loved sinking into this world.

http://www.forestofwordsandpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/favicon.ico However, I wasn’t a fan of the footnotes. At some point, I just started skimming them.

http://www.forestofwordsandpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/favicon.ico This is a highly emotional read with lots of violence, romance, intensity, friendship, and bloodshed. Be prepared to cry, laugh, and gasp about a 1,000 times each.

http://www.forestofwordsandpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/favicon.ico Please give me the next one asap because my soul is a wreck.

 

Bottom line: LOVED http://i2.wp.com/www.forestofwordsandpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/1star2.pnghttp://i2.wp.com/www.forestofwordsandpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/1star2.pnghttp://i2.wp.com/www.forestofwordsandpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/1star2.pnghttp://i2.wp.com/www.forestofwordsandpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/1star2.pnghttp://i2.wp.com/www.forestofwordsandpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/1star2.png

 

 

The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson

Source: Hardback from publisher

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http://www.forestofwordsandpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/favicon.ico Don’t be like me and hesitate to read this because of your undying love for Much Ado About Nothing. It does the original justice and more!

http://www.forestofwordsandpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/favicon.ico The comparison to 10 Things I Hate About You is seriously on point. I never thought I would say that about a book, but it’s true. It holds up that well.

http://www.forestofwordsandpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/favicon.ico If you’re in any sort of fandom, you will love all the geekery in this.

http://www.forestofwordsandpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/favicon.ico Two words: Witty. Banter.

 

Bottom Line: LOVED four-starsfour-starsfour-starsfour-starsfour-stars

 

 

Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar

Source: Hardback from publisher

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http://www.forestofwordsandpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/favicon.ico This has one of the coolest premises I’ve ever read. The MC can take anything (fear, doubt, happiness, a freckle, etc.) from anyone through an object they’ve touched.

http://www.forestofwordsandpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/favicon.ico There’s a fantastic discussion of empathy, how we get it, and why we need it.

http://www.forestofwordsandpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/favicon.ico There are plenty of twists I didn’t see coming, and I really like where the story ended up.

http://www.forestofwordsandpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/favicon.ico I highly recommend if you like your protagonists morally gray.

 

Bottom Line: LOVED two-starstwo-starstwo-starstwo-starstwo-stars

 

Zodiac Starforce: By the Power of Astra by Kevin Panetta

Source: Purchased

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http://www.forestofwordsandpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/favicon.ico This is a comic series that deserves so much more attention. It’s diverse across the board and has excellent storytelling.

http://www.forestofwordsandpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/favicon.ico Just from the cover, you can see how gorgeous the artwork is.

http://www.forestofwordsandpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/favicon.ico If Sailor Moon is your jam, or ever was, you need this series in your life. Magical girl group + outfit changes (but these outfits actually look super comfortable and easy to kick butt in!) + some splashes of romance

http://www.forestofwordsandpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/favicon.ico I seriously can’t recommend this enough. 

 

Bottom Line: LOVED two-starstwo-starstwo-starstwo-starstwo-stars

Have you read any of these? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments!

Samantha

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WOW: Spindle by Shonna Slayton

Posted August 24, 2016 by Samantha in Waiting On Wednesday / 0 Comments
WOW: Spindle by Shonna Slayton

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Posted August 23, 2016 by Samantha in Blog Tours / 0 Comments
Blog Tour: The Left-Handed Fate by Kate Milford

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Posted August 19, 2016 by Samantha in Reviews / 5 Comments
Review: This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

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Listed: Mini-Reviews

Posted August 11, 2016 by Sabrina in Listed: Mini Reviews / 4 Comments
Listed: Mini-Reviews

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Posted August 9, 2016 by Samantha in Reviews, Uncategorized / 0 Comments
Review: The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen

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Olympic Book Tag

Posted August 5, 2016 by Sabrina in Book Tag / 10 Comments
Olympic Book Tag

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August Giveaway! (US Only)

Posted August 2, 2016 by Sabrina in Giveaways / 0 Comments
August Giveaway! (US Only)

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