Mini Book Reviews #3

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Hey fellow bookworms!

I’ve been neglecting this blog so much recently and I want to apologise! I haven’t really been reading as much as I would like lately since I’ve been swamped with applying for jobs and going for interviews! I’ve had a few draft book reviews sitting in my notebook for quite some time now, so since I have some free time today, I thought I’d share them with you. Finally!

 

1. The Giver

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This book was a little bit different to what I was expecting. However, I still enjoyed it. I find dystopian novels so fascinating and Lois Lowry has done a fantastic job at creating an unstable futuristic world. Unfortunately, I did feel that too much of the book was spent building up the characters and the plot and the action only started near the end. Thus, I would probably give The Giver 6 stars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Sisters Red

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I found this book so gripping and intriguing. I felt really sorry for the two sisters. I also liked the writing – I thought it was really descriptive, e.g. “Their skin glows under the neon lights – amber ebony, cream-like shined metal, flawless and smooth”. However, I did think it was unrealistic that the girls weren’t in school, and Scarlett was an annoying character. The plot twist was predictable too – I guessed it quite early on. From the blurb, it seems like Sisters Red has such a good premise, but the story could have been so much better.

 

 

 

 

 

3. Isla and the Happily Ever After

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I was a bit disappointed by Lola and the Boy Next Door, but fortunately Isla and the Happily Ever After renewed the faith I had in Stephanie Perkins after reading Anna and the French Kiss. Sure, the book is full of clichés, Isla was completely obsessed with Josh, and the romance was 100% insta-love, but it was a really sweet story and I loved the setting. The ending was just the best. It made me laugh AND cry. I was so happy that Isla got to meet Anna, St Clair, Lola and Cricket. It was such a satisfying ending to the series. Stephanie Perkins definitely has a way of capturing first love and teen crushes. I look forward to reading more books by her.

 

 

 

 

What book(s) are you reading at the moment? I’ve just finished reading Brooklyn and I’m planning to read Longbourn next. 🙂

 

Serena

1 Comment

  1. Ah so fun! I just finished Isla as well! I liked it the best I think, mostly because they'd kinda sorta liked each other for a long time… but they finally got to be together? Also, I thought Josh was a bit more assertive than St. Clair and Cricket. Not that I disliked any of those characters, but I thought he seemed a bit older than the others? He wasn't as timid. Hard to describe.. hehe I'm glad you liked it. I liked how they tied the three stories together. 🙂 Excited for more of her books as well. 🙂 Sisters Red was pretty good. I liked that it was a different take on it, and it was a bit based around the sisters more so than love. Not that that wasn't there. 🙂 I finally read the Giver a few years ago and enjoyed it. I liked how the three (at the time) tied together. I still need to read Son. 🙂 XO – Alexandra

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