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
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
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
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.