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REVIEW-Ever the Hunted by: Erin Sumerill

Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.

However, it’s not so simple.

The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.

My Thoughts:

 

 

Going into this book I was expecting a TON! Not only had it attracted my attention because of the BEAUTIFUL cover, but it also was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. I had high hopes, some of those were met, others weren’t met. It’s not that I wasn’t a HUGE fan of the story, I was! It’s just that the book, well, it had too many clichés. Let us begin!

The book felt had too many clichés. Don’t get me wrong, I know it’s hard to come by a fantasy book that has something COMPLETELY different from all the other books out there. In this day and age it seems as if all the old ideas are taken and incorporated into something new, something fresh. A new idea if you will. Unfortunately, as I read I couldn’t see anything that hadn’t been done before. Let me list off a few. The elements, ATLA. Girl with bow, Hunger Games. The guy is very buff, EVERY YA novel EVER! Didn’t know her Mother (A switch up of the H Games), They have to prevent a war from occurring, (Also every YA novel EVER, but one that I’m a sucker for). Do you get my point? I think you do. This book had NOTHING new and fresh to bring to the table.

The Writing style was different. One thing that messed me up at the beginning was the different type of writing that this book is told in. I don’t know if it’s me or if It’s the book. It just made it slower to delve right into the book.

The ending was SUPER rushed. The first half wasn’t boring, it just wish it would’ve sped up the story more and focused less on how big Cohen’s biceps are! SERIOUSTLY, I GET THAT HE’S BUFF! let’s continue the story and MOVE ALONG!

The villian was predictable. While I did have my doubts at the beginning, The plot twists were a bit predictable. I found myself literally at page 200 already knowing the ending because it was that predictable. I wish it would’ve been a bigger twist.

The book did not follow the summary that’s on the back of the book. After page 20 we already know that something’s not right about this situation. And then, BAM! I feel like the summary was only followed for like a couple of pages. I wish we would’ve shrouded Cohen with mystery. it would’ve made for a VERY entertaining story. We would’ve spend the whole book on the hunt for Cohen and while we’re doing that, learn about his past through flashbacks! It would’ve been perfect.  I CAN SEE IT NOW!

Overall I felt like this book wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t good.  I wish that it would’ve been better. The cover REALLY pulled me in, and to be frank, I’m a bit disappointed.  It wasn’t bad though. Not even close! I just didn’t LOVE it. It felt like babysitting your brothers, it’s fun when you get payed, but it sucks when your friends are hanging out.

Quietly, I’m hoping that somehow the 2nd book will turn out better.

Star Rating:

Percent Rating: 56%

REVIEW- The Enchanter Heir by: Cinda Williams Chima

 


They called it the Thorn Hill Massacre—the brutal attack on a once-thriving Weir community. Though Jonah Kinlock lived through it, he did not emerge unscathed: like the other survivors, Jonah possesses unique magical gifts that set him apart from members of the mainline guilds. At seventeen, Jonah has become the deadliest assassin in Nightshade, a global network that hunts the undead. He is being groomed to succeed Gabriel Mandrake, the sorcerer, philanthropist, and ruthless music promoter who established the Thorn Hill Foundation, the public face of Nightshade. More and more, Jonah’s at odds with Gabriel’s tactics and choice of targets. Desperate to help his dying brother Kenzie, Jonah opens doors that Gabriel prefers to keep closed.

Emma Claire Greenwood grew up worlds away, raised by a grandfather who taught her music rather than magic. An unschooled wild child, she runs the streets until the night she finds her grandfather dying, gripping a note warning Emma that she might be in danger. The clue he leaves behind leads Emma into Jonah’s life—and a shared legacy of secrets and lingering questions.

Was Thorn Hill really a peaceful commune? Or was it, as the Wizard Guild claims, a hotbed of underguild terrorists? The Wizards’ suspicions grow when members of the mainline guilds start turning up dead. They blame Madison Moss and the Interguild Council, threatening the fragile peace brokered at Trinity.

Racing against time, Jonah and Emma work to uncover the truth about Thorn Hill, amid growing suspicion that whoever planned the Thorn Hill Massacre might strike again.
Going into this book, I had high hopes. Unfortunately, I was let down. It’s not that it was HORRIBLE, but it definently wasn’t an A+ either.
Overall Reaction:
      After coming from an EPIC trilogy, I was ecstatic to find out the fourth book was entitled “The Enchanter Heir”.  In fact, one of my favorite people in the previous books was an enchanter. I imagined this book would be full of spying, high stakes, manipulation,  and have of karate, making it the PERFECT book.
Unfortunately, what I got was a rip off, literally. (Do I have to say anything else)?
-Below are the covers of book one and book four-
Anyone looking at the covers? If you’re like any other person who can recognize the problem here, it’s exactly the same thing!
 Both MC’s are males. Their first name’s both start with a “j”. In both the books the MC’s are UNUSUALLY good at fighting with a sword, and live in the state of Ohio. Both also have girl sidekicks, but in the end we find out that they are WAY better at fighting than we would’ve imagined at the beginning of the book.
   Unlike the first book, this book doesn’t really have a good ending. It was MASHED together, and left a TON of strings undone. WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL OF THE ZOMBIE WIZARDS THAT SAID THEY WERE PLOTTING TO KILL EVERYONE?  WHAT HAPPENED TO EMMA AT THORN HILL? HOW DID A BOY ON FREAKING FIRE CALM DOWN WHEN HE MEETS A NORMAL, AVERAGE GIRL, WHO SAYS TO BREATHE SLOWLY? HOW ARE THEY NOT DEAD?
     Another thing I was let down with was that their was NO Enchanter power. AT ALL! The only way Cinda used it AT ALL was when she was describing how he always was SUPER buff and that he seemed to put a spell on the girl every FREAKING time they looked at each other. COME ON! He was more like a warrior than an Enchanter! Just cut us the time of  re-creating the same character and do a part 2 to the first book. I don’t know, just DON’T copy your same exact character as before (Even if it’s yours).
   Overall, I wasn’t a fan of this book and would just recommend that you read only the first three books in the series. Looking back, it was satisfying enough that it felt like an ending for me. I think I’m just going to forget I read this and stick with only reading the trilogy.
Grade Rating: D+
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As always, make sure to comment below and join the discussion! Have you read this series? What are you’re thoughts on it? Let me know below!
Thanks!
-Jared
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REVIEW- Heartless by: Marissa Meyer

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship.

Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.
 

Goodreads-Heartless by: Marissa Meyer

 

Guys.

Guys

I’m SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sad right now. What the even heck, I totally thought that I would like this book. I thought I would flail around and start to scream when the ending happened.  I thought that I’d love it as much as the Lunar Chronicles.

Unfortunately, none of this happened.

All I got was heartache when this book ended. (See the pun I made there)

One of the things I went into this book expecting, was that it would be like the casual Marissa Meyer book. Young. Female protagonist wanders through a world forced to do something she doesn’t want to do and end up defying all odds fighting against everything in her path. (With the occasional hint of mystery)  Unfortunately, the book was lacking in the mystery and defying all odds  department, which I consider a MUCH NEEDED ingredient to a good book. With the lack of mystery and a ton of pouting, it made reading this feel BORING and at times made me want to do homework instead of wasting my time reading something I clearly wasn’t enjoying.

The plot was SOOOOOO boring. Especially coming from something like The Lunar Chronicles, where the plot was so rich and different and plentiful.  If the whole plot of Heartless could be summarized in a single sentence, I’d say this.

This story follows a whiny baby baker girl who’s too scared of her parents to admit that she DOESN’T want to become the Queen.

That’s it. No surprises, no nothing.

Plus, I was super confused about the whole world and how NOTHING was explained. Why could Cath’s dreams become reality? Why did this book spend half the time talking about baking? What did the King see in Cath to propose to her anyway? I SWEAR, If the only reason that King liked Cath was for her baking I’ll chop off his own head.

Near the end, we are starting to see Cath change from herself, to well… The personality flip at the end with Cath was TOO sudden. In one whole day Cath changes from an amazing sugar cookie to……

Overall I was SUUUPPPPEEERRR bored with this book and would recommend you skip over it, unless you’re a super fan of Wonderland.

Grade Rating: D-

Star Rating:

SENTENCE: OFF WITH IT’S HEAD!

 

My Current TBR Pile #1

Hey guys,

I’ve done it! I’ve posted something every day this WEEK. (Except for Sunday, but I posted 2 posts on Saturday so I’ll count it.)

Today I got this idea for this post from Ellie at

http://www.ontheothersideofreality.org

For those who don’t know, TBR stands for to be read pile. So I thought I’d let you guys in on what I have planned to read for now.

Heartless, by Marissa Meyer. FOR THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW I LOOOOVVVVEEE MARISSA MEYER. To me, she is arguably higher than Brandon Sanderson high (and that’s PRETTY HIGH!) For those who don’t know she is the author of the Lunar Chronicles, which I rated every book a 5/5 stars. So I KNOW IT WILL BE AMAZEBALLS. Right now I’m on page 100 out of something and I expect that I’ll finish it by the end of the week.(We’ll see how that goes though)
Goodreads-Heartless by: Marissa Meyer

I bought this lovely recently! It’s the second in a trilogy involving CRAZINESS. Honestly it’s best to go in blind to this dystopian series, It make the series a WHOLE LOT BETTER when you aren’t aware what’s going to happen to these amazing characters.
Goodreads- Prodigy by: Marie Lu
The Final book I’m planning to read soon is……

The Enchanter Heir by: Cinda Williams Chima! For those who don’t know, I LOVVEE Cinda’s work. Her fantasy books are the bomb dot com! She just has this way with coming up with the most ingenigous ways to incorporate magic into everyday life! I hope to read this after I finish Heartless so be on the look out for a review ASAP!

That’s it! These are the three books I’m going to be reading this week!

I even managed to only put in one gif! NEW RECORD!

Thank’s for reading this post! Let me know in the comments below what you’re planning to read this week! Until next time! Bye READER FAM!

-Jared

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5 tips for how to read more in 2017

Hey guys,

So I had the idea for this post while I was reading this week. Then I asked myself a question.

“What are my tips for reading more?”

Everybody know’s that there is no “cheat” to reading. You can’t really cheat reading. (Unless you don’t read. But why are you here if you hate reading?”

Below I will have my top five tips for reading more, enjoy!

1.Speed read

Now I  know what you’re thinking. Speed reading? *Raises eyebrow* I came all this way for speed reading? Yes, yes you did. Howard Berg, the fastest reader in the world did a study a couple of years ago when he was asking the same question you are. What he found was amazing, and sort of obvious. Remember in school how they encouraged you to use your finger to read the text underneath? In a nutshell Howard proposes to use your finger and slide it across the page, while reading as fast as you can comprehend. For me, this works. For others, not so much.  Personally, I like to take my time reading all of the words that took the author so long to put on the page, the description, the setting. I love it all! If you feel speed reading is for you, I would highly recommend you look at this page for more information.
Howard Berg Information

2. Carry your book, everywhere.

If your like me, you don’t have as much time as you’d like. (Does anyone one this puny earth?) I don’t get the leisure of sitting around all day reading to my heart’s content.  So what do I do? The answer is simple, take a book everywhere. You never know if your teacher will be five minutes late, and instead of wasting it surfing instagram mindlessly you could be KILLING DRAGONS! You never know when you’ll be in a long car ride, or when you’ll be watching a movie for a class, this way you will ALWAYS be ready. You never know when you’ll have those little pockets of free time. So be prepared.

3. Say no to social media

Unless you’re some turtle hiding under a rock you probably have witnessed first hand at how distracting social media can be. People can spend hours at a time on instagram or snapchat. What I don’t get is why people can’t cut that time in half and spend the other reading a good book. The point I’m making in this is simple. Spend as much time reading your book as you do wasting it with social media. If you’re doing this constantly I promise that books will become your new social media. You underestimate yourself! Make goals, fight, and WIN!

 

4. Audio books

Another way I read so much is through these bad boys. *Scrolls through vast collection of audio books* No, I’m not rich. No I don’t buy them illegally. I just merely downloaded my local library’s app Overdrive. For those who aren’t aware Overdrive is an online e-book and audio book library that sinks up with your library card. You can download them on your phone, kindle, tablet, etc. And the best part is that it’s totally free.

Overdrive on Google Play
5. Constantly be reading

How are you going to finish a book if you’re not reading? The answer is” you’re not. It’s that  simple, if you care about reading you’ll read. Mix it up, try something new. Instead of reading your 40th fantasy book of the year, try sci-fi. Expand your horizons and make 2017 the best reading year of your life!

That’s all folks! Thank’s for reading! Hopefully these tips will help you as you continue your reading endeavors for 2017! Hope you have an amazing reading year! Comment below the book your reading right now!

Thanks! Happy reading.

-Jared

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REVIEW-Brotherband Chronicles: Outcasts by: John Flanagan

From the author of the global phenomenon Ranger’s Apprentice!

They are outcasts. Hal, Stig, and the others – they are the boys the others want no part of. Skandians, as any reader of Ranger’s Apprentice could tell you, are known for their size and strength. Not these boys. Yet that doesn’t mean they don’t have skills. And courage – which they will need every ounce of to do battle at sea against the other bands, the Wolves and the Sharks, in the ultimate race. The icy waters make for a treacherous playing field . . . especially when not everyone thinks of it as playing. John Flanagan, author of the international phenomenon Ranger’s Apprentice, creates a new cast of characters to populate his world of Skandians and Araluens, a world millions of young readers around the world have come to know and admire. Full of seafaring adventures and epic battles, Book 1 of The Brotherband Chronicles is sure to thrill readers of Ranger’s Apprentice while enticing a whole new generation just now discovering the books.

 

I disliked this book, a lot. Sorry to everyone who loved this book.I had many reasons for despising this book, and the HUMOR was a big part of why I hated this. Earlier this past year I read John’s other book The Ruins of Gorlan and loved it! The fighting was engaging, characters were interesting, plot was good. BUT IT WAS WAY BETTER THEN THIS BOOK!  The HUMOR FOR THIS BOOK, IT SUCKS. As sad as it sound’s every time a character would try to crack a joke I would cringe. It wasn’t even funny. And what’s up with all of the adverbs? Don’t get me wrong, I do remember the excessive use of adverbs from Rangers Apprentice and I was ready already prepared for this. But it was too much to handle in the first chunk of the book. I feel like John out did himself in the world of adverbs and by the end it was just too much and I would constantly say NOOO everytime I read one of the numerous dumb joke.

Next, I HATED all of the comments about disabilities in this book.  Do we really  HAVE to call these characters stupid or crazy all the time? Thorne has no hand and Ingvar is very near-sighted. Give them a break and focus on the story!

Another thing I couldn’t stand was that there was almost no fight scenes, And even when there was hints of a fight  it wouldn’t last as long as half a page. With the lack of fighting I became REALLY bored and reading this book became a HUGE drag.  (Although the end battle wasn’t anything special it did make it interesting)

Okay okay. While I do admit the ship they were building at the beginning was interesting for a time I am SOOOO done with it. At the beginning when they were testing it out I felt there was WAY too much description and a bunch of random little details nobody really cares about.

The only thing that made this book semi interesting was the setting. The characters were dry and boring, and the plot twists weren’t as good as I was expecting.

Honestly, unless you’re a die-heart John Flanagan fan I would recommend skipping over this one.

Grade Rating: D-

Star Rating:

 

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My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Was SUUPPPERR boring. Nothing like the Rangers Apprentice books. Would recommend skipping this entirely and re-reading Rangers Apprentice.
Read my full review here:

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-Jared

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Best Books of the Year (So Far)

Best Books of the Year (So Far)

Hey guys,

So today I was sitting in class and thinking about books. (As usual) My mind instantly wandered making me think of all of the amazing books out in the world today. And of course I didn’t get a single thing out of my Spanish class (unfortunately the norm.) But, While thinking about books my mind traveled back to my Goodreads list of all of the books I’ve read this year. My brain instantly filled with all of my fave books this year. I’d like to share my top 5 best books of the year.

A bit of a disclaimer: The books that are on this list don’t have to have come out this year. The only requirement is that I have read the book this year. Also these books are not in any order, they are my top five fave books of the year since I couldn’t lower it down any further.

Now that we got that clear let’s begin!

  1. Winter by: Marissa Meyer

As It would be a sin to not mention this book somewhere in this post I just decided to start off with this so that I wouldn’t forget. In case you aren’t familiar with the Lunar Chronicles this is the fourth and final book in this series. It was spectacular, it was glorious, and I LOVED IT! Basically these four books are fairy tale retellings with a Star Wars theme to them. The first being a Cinderella retelling, the second Beauty and the Beast and Red Riding Hood. Third, a Rapunzel retelling, and the fourth being a Snow White retelling. I am in LOVE with this series and recommend it to anyone. If I were to compare this series to anything it would be Fairy Tales meets Star Wars.

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  1. Mistborn by: Brandon Sanderson

I loved this book so much. In case you aren’t aware of this amazing book basically their once was this amazing hero who showed strange powers and who was destined to destroy the evilness that ruled the world, until this destined person dies. That’s where this book start’s off. The book is very interesting with crazy plot twists and things you could never expect. It is High Fantasy, And I’d compare it to Throne of glass meet’s Avatar the Last Airbender meet’s way more intense fighting.

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  1. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows

Everyone has heard of the amazing Harry Potter series by Ms. JK Rowling. They’ve been made into movies, they’ve had their own video games as well as a bunch of other things. Before starting all of the Harry Potter’s this year I thought seeing the movies was enough for me. That was until I decided to try the first book. Every book got better and soon I found that I was obsessed. The sheer world building is so grand it makes the book amazing. While this is (sort of) the last book in the Harry potter books. It is just so amazing and it made me have all the feels. If you have not tried to read the books yet I HIGHLY recommend them.

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  1. The Hidden Oracle by: Rick Riordan

This book is so good! Part of the reason I loved this book so much was due to the fact that it added more to the ending that was finished in the Heroes of Olympus Series. I didn’t really love Apollo as a character he was sorta snotty and I hated reading about him. Although I did love too re-visist everything and “re-live the magic” This first book in a series is guaranteed to live on and be popular if they keep having these “Character Cameos” (Cameo from Characters in other series)

 

  1. Amulet by: Kazu Kibuishi

Well this was my first graphic novel and I LOVED IT! Basically the story is about a girl named Emily. Her father dies in a car crash so her Mother, brother, and herself move to an Uncles old house. After moving in they uncover a hidden world and find out that Emily is a stonekeeper. Everything is fine until her Mother gets kidnaped. I liked this story because it started out small and simple and as the story progressed It got more complex adding on to old things, making things more meaningful. As the story progresses each book gets better than the latter. If I could summarize the story it would be like The Demon King meets Avatar the Last Airbender

Well that was my top 5 greatest books that I’ve read so far. Please tell me in the comments if you’ve read any of these and what was your fav. Thank’s for reading, my names Jared and I will have another post up soon.

Bye,

-Jared

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REVIEW-Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians: The Shattered Lens

cooltext133089402245467Alcatraz Smedry, the boy with the incredible Talent for breaking things, has a lot to prove and little time in which to do it. In this adventure, Alcatraz faces an army of librarians–and their giant robots–as they battle to win the kingdom of Mokia. If the librarians win the war, everything that Alcatraz has fought so hard for could end in disaster. Alcatraz must face the robots, the evil librarians, and even his own manipulative mother! But will he be able to save the kingdom of Mokia and the Free Kingdoms from the wrath of the librarians before everything comes crashing down?

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cooltext133089343094800 This is the fourth book in the Alcatraz series. And it wasn’t a let down. After getting used to this unique writing style I really enjoyed this book! It wasn’t my fav book of all time, but it wasn’t a let down. I love how in each book Brandon explores the whole Smedry talents and twists them into things you wouldn’t expect. This book has by far the best ending. I am so excited for the next book Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians: The Dark Talent coming later this year! The plot was fun and exciting. The series is adorable and the Chapter headings are hilarious.  I love Alcatraz as a character because he’s fun, witty, clever, and just all around weird. with the storyline FINALLY heating up, I’m almost positive the next book will be the best, by far!

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Honestly I feel like I’m missing the tension in the series, I feel like Alcatraz doesn’t have anything to loose. I just feel like this series is lacking that kind of tension if anyone knows what it means. But I love that we finally have figured out the villan in the most unlikely way!

Rating:

3.5/5

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Thanks for reading my review! We’re back to regualar scheduled programming! See my next post on Saturday! Until  then thanks for reading, and I’ll have another post up soon! My name is Jared, and this is me saying see ya till Saturday!

Haven’t read this series yet? Read my review for book 1 below

REVIEW- Alcatraz Vs the Evil Librarians by: Brandon Sanderson

Review-Mistborn by: Brandon Sanderson

Hey guys,

This book is honestly my favorite book in the entire universe. Everything’s just so amazing about it and it is honestly the best book I have encountered while on my reading journey. I read this forever ago way back in 6th grade, so a few weeks ago I decided I needed to  do a re-read and introduce this to my brother who’s also in 6th grade to get him back into reading, and the cool part is, that it worked! Anyway let’s stop this mumbo jumbo and  start this review!

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In a world where ash falls from the sky, and mist dominates the night, an evil cloaks the land and stifles all life. The future of the empire rests on the shoulders of a troublemaker and his young apprentice. Together, can they fill the world with color once more?

In Brandon Sanderson’s intriguing tale of love, loss, despair and hope, a new kind of magic enters the stage — Allomancy, a magic of the metals.

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 (American Version  /   UK Version)

cooltext133089343094800 Words cannot express the love I have for this book. The characters are so likable and you don’t realize how much you love them, before something terrible happens. Brandon Sanderson is one of those authors that play with your emotions and ALWAYS comes up with the most amazing plot twists and because he somehow get’s you to love these characters without even realizing it. I loved the idea for this book, it’s so original and fun and amazing! The Setting is just so interesting and different that you love it for that. This is totally a High Fantasy Novel. He really get’s you immersed into his writing and his worlds! I have not liked any of the series he’s ever released and that’s what I love about him. This story is a Street Urchin named Vin, who lives in a world where there is a tyrant called the Lord Ruler. There was this huge fight against the Darkness that fought the land and somehow The Lord Ruler won. The world is in a wreck from the great fight and so there are ash mounts and other crazy things. But the Lord Ruler has never died, and that was thousands of years ago, he’s been stabbed, punched, kicked, and had his head cut off but he always heals himself. Some say that the Lord Ruler is god. But Vin knows different, The Lord Ruler can be killed, and only Vin can find out how.

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Well I have to admit that the pacing was a little slow, but was easily renewed for the second half of the book. Overall this book is amazing, glorious, and I’d recommend it to anyone who loves fantasy!

Rating: 5/5

5 stars

 

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Review: Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians: The Knights of Crystallia

cooltext133089402245467When Alcatraz and Grandpa Smedry make a pilgrimage to the Free Kingdom city of Crystallia, the Smedry home base, Alcatraz is shocked to see that he is, in fact, a legend. When he was a baby he was stolen by the Evil Librarians, and his mother, a Librarian herself, was behind the whole scheme. Now, with his estranged father, who is acting indeed strange, Bastille, who has been stripped of her armor, and Grandpa Smedry, who is, as always, late to everything (that’s his Talent), Alcatraz tries to save a city under siege. From who? Why, the Librarians of course! (From Goodreads)

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cooltext133089303484155 May I just say Brandon Sanderson is just a wizard with characters, making them so fun and interesting at the same time. My favorite character in this book is actually the Main Character, Alcatraz. I love his cunningness as well as reading what “he” wrote in his “books.” There just so fun and the characters are really one of the strong things in this  book that make it so good!

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I enjoyed this book a ton. I think that after reading the first two books you sort of get used to all of the weirdness and just enjoy, not nitpicking at every little detail. The weird is becoming the normal and it’s getting amazing. I have to say with each book in the series the stakes are rising, and the books are getting better and better as we go! I love the setting and exploring the world, it’s just so interesting! The endings are always what make me look forward to this book. They always end up with uncertainty and that’s what I love about this. I totally did not see the end of this book coming! I feel like at every sentence I’m doing “!” But it’s so true, this series is so good and you should totally look into it if you have not already! THIS IS NOT LIKE NORMAL BRANDON SANDERSON’S WORK! These are way different and quirky and weird, but that’s what I love about this series!

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I don’t have anything to say. This book wasn’t a five stars, but It got pretty high and up there. Overall I’m liking it a ton!

Thank you so Much Tor/Starscape for sending me a review copy, It means the world to me that you do this!

Want it? The book comes out April 19th!

4.5/5

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Thank you for reading this post, my name is Jared and I will have another post up soon, so until then. Bye!

-Jared

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