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Friday Reads- 1/20/17 (Yes, I still think it’s weird putting a 17 in the year.)

Hey guys,

So I thought It’d be nice if I updated you about what I’ve been reading recently! *Sips some Hot Cocoa because the weather outside it frightful* (It’s been snowing)

Last week, I only read ONE book. Which isn’t too shabby considering I had a TON of homework to do. The book I read was  Heartless by: Marissa Meyer. I ended up NOT being a HUGE fan of this like I thought I would, and was very displeased.

Review for Heartless

Currently I am reading Prodigy by: Marie Lu. I’m about 100 pages in and loving it! I do think it has the potential to be better than the first book, and I’m SUUUPPEER excited to see where this goes too.

As far as future plans for reading goes,  I think I’ll probably end up re-reading all of The Series of Unfortunate Events books. The TV show has gotten me SUPER pumped up to re-read them again since the last time I read them was in 3rd grade.

That’s pretty much it for today! Make sure to comment below and let me know what book your currently reading!

As always, if you want to track my progress for reading,  feel free to check out my goodreads page!

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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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