Tag Archive | Marie Lu

Review: Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

Title: Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

Authors: Stefan Bachmann, Leigh Bardugo, Kendare Blake, A. G. Howard, Jay Kristoff, Marie Lu, Jonathan Maberry, Danielle Paige, Carrie Ryan, Megan Shepherd, Nova Ren Suma, McCormick Templeman, April Genevieve Tucholke, Cat Winters

Date of Publication: August 18th, 2015

image1

Goodreads Summary:

A host of the smartest young adult authors come together in this collection of scary stories and psychological thrillers curated by Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’s April Genevieve Tucholke.

Each story draws from a classic tale or two—sometimes of the horror genre, sometimes not—to inspire something new and fresh and terrifying. There are no superficial scares here; these are stories that will make you think even as they keep you on the edge of your seat. From bloody horror to supernatural creatures to unsettling, all-too-possible realism, this collection has something for any reader looking for a thrill.

My Review:

This book of short horrorish stories wasn’t as amazing as I thought it would be, especially with all the awesome authors that are in this one! But, it wasn’t bad either, just okay overall. There were some really good ones, though.

giphy

Photo Credit

The Birds of Azalea Street by: Nova Ren Suma I didn’t really get this one. It’s inspired by the Birds but in no way does it compare to that at all!

In the Forest Dark and Deep by: Carrie Ryan – This was a very cool and creepy Alice in Wonderland inspired story with a giant March Hare!

Emmeline by: Cat Winters – Very good! I loved the setting and the writing! Emmeline was a very interesting character!

Verse Chorus Verse by: Leigh Bardugo – This one was weird but not in an amazing way. I was surprised that I didn’t like this more because I generally love Leigh Bardugo!

Hide-And-Seek by: Megan Shepherd – Ah—yes. This one was really great! The main character was also one smart cookie! Plus the whole trying to avoid death thing was awesome!

The Dark, Scary Parts and All by: Danielle Paige – This one was all kinds of fun! The story was engaging, and Damien was an interesting character!

The Flicker, The Fingers, The Beat, The Sigh by: April Genevieve Tucholke – I really liked the two inspirations for this one. The story was good, but I hate the main character Theo. He was such an ass and got pretty much what he deserved.

Fat Girl with a Knife by: Jonathan Maberry – This one was all kinds of fun! Also Dahlia was a freaking awesome character!

Sleepless by: Jay Kristoff – There was one twist that I did not see coming, but the other one I did. I actually really liked this one at first, but then it faded to just being okay.

M by: Stefan Bachmann – I couldn’t get into this one!

The Girl Without a Face by: Marie Lu – Marie’s writing is always good, but this one was just okay for me.

A Girl Who Dreamed of Snow by: McCormick Templeman – The writing was good in this one, but I wasn’t completely captivated.

Stitches by: A.G. Howard – I thought this one was pretty awesome, and Howard’s writings and descriptions are always so entrancing.

On the I-5 by: Kendare Blake – I liked the ending on this one!

name-tag2

Do you like horror stories?

Advertisements

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books of 2016

toptentuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is Top Ten Best Books Of 2016

 

name-tag2

What is your top book of 2016?

Review: The Midnight Star

Title: The Midnight Star

Author: Marie Lu

Date of Publication: October 11th, 2016

the-midngiht

Goodreads Summary:

There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.

Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all that she’s achieved.

Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds when a new danger appears, putting not only Adelina at risk, but every Elite and the very world they live in. In order to save herself and preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.

My Review:

 

Time has gone by since Adelina has gotten her throne. She has become ruthless especially to those that have betrayed her. She still wants to find her sister who has left her behind and now recedes with the Daggers. Magiano is the one person that she finds joy in. The world is in danger because those with powers were never supposed to have powers, so to save their world Adelina must join up with those who betrayed her and give up what has made her who she is now.

I wasn’t that big of a fan of Marie’s Legend series except for the beautiful ending that taunted me for days. This series, however, has had me on my toes and anxious to know what is going to happen next. I wanted to love Adelina, and then I wanted to hate her, but then I see how everything could have been prevented if Raffaele had given her a real chance to begin with.

Even though I hate these characters at times, I love them so much. Yes even Teren with the wicked things he has done. You can’t help feel for them and understand the way they are because of the factors that the non malfettos put upon them.

This ride was intense! Adelina went through so much with having to try to break herself apart from the whisperers that would whisper horrendous thoughts in her head. I loved the bond between Adelina and her sister Violetta. That bond was everything!!!

Magiano! Oh Magiano is the goodness to Adelina’s badness, and I am entranced by their beautiful bond. There was plenty of action but most of all the emotions consumed me especially when Raffaele performs the test on Magiano and Teren, and you get to read what memories came about.

The ending! That ending was one of the best I have ever read! Perfect conclusion to a series that is different from what is out there!

name-tag2

Have you started this series?

Waiting on Wednesday: The Midnight Star

New WoW

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly post hosted by Breaking the Spine, that discusses upcoming releases that we are super excited about!

Date of Publication: October 11th, 2016

the midnight star

Goodreads Summary:

The thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series from “hit factory” Marie Lu.

There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.

Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all that she’s achieved.

Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds when a new danger appears, putting not only Adelina at risk, but every Elite and the very world they live in. In order to save herself and preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.

Bestselling author Marie Lu concludes Adelina’s story with this haunting and hypnotizing final installment to the Young Elites series.

Name Tag2

What book are you waiting on?

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books With A Fantasy Setting

toptentuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is Top Ten Books With a Fantasy Setting

I really love a fantasy setting because I can escape from the current world into a new type of world where magic really does exist!

Name Tag2

What type of setting do you guys like?