A Court Of Wings and Ruin Book Review By: Sarah J. Maas

At the beginning of 2016 (I think it was about May) my best friend at the time and I went ACOWAR_US (1)to a book signing by Sarah J Maas and at that point I wasn’t a huge fan of the ACOTAR series- I was about half way through ACOTAR while sitting in line for the next book and to meet her, I ended up finishing it and didn’t really like the ending that much- don’t get me wrong I love Sarah- she is one my all time favorite authors and I absolutely ADORE the Throne of Glass series I just wasn’t the biggest fan of the first book.

My opinion did an 180 with ACOMAF- which is one of my favourite books of all time. I started the book and got to page 50 before getting bored and then after much persistence from said friend I picked it back up and flew through the rest of it, finishing it before her. Then I had to wait a year before I got ACOWAR. It was torture, waiting to see what happened to Feyre and Rhys who my heart had bonded with (especially Rhys)

So on May 2nd when I got home from school and saw my book waiting for me, I let out a very loud squeal only for several people to turn and look at me strangely. I finished the book in two days, even though to my parents’ shock it was nearly 700 pages (I think it’s 699 if I’m right) honestly they should be used to it after nearly 11 years of me sticking my nose in books day in and day out.

I loved ACOWAR, not as much as ACOMAF but it was a fantastic end to Rhys and Feyre’s story that I’ve come to cherish so much and I know that I can dive back in at any time. I was practically on the edge of my seat towards the end of the book (we all know what scene I’m talking about). I can’t wait for the next books in the series and where Sarah brings us in this world that we’ve fallen in love with. I know that it won’t be from Feyre or Rhys’ point of view but I hope it’s someone we know like Nesta or Elain (who I came to like in this book, whereas I hated in the previous books for how they treated their sister) I’d also love to see a book from Cassian’s point of view- I know that would be the funniest thing ever.

Also to address the rumours about this book being acephobic- I personally thought the comments were taken out of context but I can definitely see how someone could be offended. I hope you guys enjoyed this review and will see you next time!

Writing: 5/5

Plot: 4/5

Characters: 6/5

Diversity: 4/5

Overall: 19/20 (97%)



Pretty Little Liars Book Review By: Sara Sheppard

This book is terrifying. I read it a few months ago and I was up until midnight reading and then I was so scared I couldn’t go to sleep because I was convinced A was going to come and kill me.  I got to sleep eventually, but it is so scary I can still remember every detail. The series follows four teenage girls: Aria Montgomery, Hannah Marin, Spencer Hastings, and Emily Fields. They all live in Rosewood and they all were all best friends with Alison DiLaurentis. They were all inseparable until one day Alison goes missing during a sleepover and nobody ever hears from her…
Three years later her body is found in her backyard and it turns out Alison was murdered by someone unknown, then her best friends all got these threatening texts from a person calling themselves ‘A’. There are 18 books in all and in each book they follow the girls. The first book was AMAZING. Though as the series unravels the plot becomes worse and worse.
Funny enough though I LOVE the TV show it is really funny and interesting.  The romance is so much better than the book and it is very good. The books, on the other hand, are not, I feel like one book has the plot of one chapter as though all the books equals one chapter and add up to one giant book.
“Two can keep a secret if one of them are dead” ~ Benjamin Franklin
This is practically the entire theme of the series, having a secret and lying about it, moral: don’t lie, it catches up to you.
Writing Style: 3/5
Characters: 4/5
Entertainment: 2/5
Diversity: 2/5

Overall: 11/20 (55%)

Between The Lines Book Review By: Jodi Picoult

Once upon a time in a land far, far away there lived a brave king and beau51cJKQo4E-L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_tiful queen, who were so much in love that wherever they went, people stopped what they were doing just to watch them pass. This book was amazing, recently I have been in a reading slump and this book is so amazing to quote Hazel Grace Lancaster “ I would read the grocery list” I love the romance between Oliver and Delilah, so much they are so sarcastic it’s hilarious. I am sitting in bed giggling out loud like a five year old watching SpongeBob. I loved the contrast of POVS. Between Oliver, Delilah, and a fun twist the actual fairy tale itself. I loved this little twist on it, it helps you understand the book so much more.
I can relate to Delilah so much, I am exactly like her inside and out, from the constant battles with my parents about sports and books, or the fact I would rather spend my time reading than with friends instead. This book is so funny and for the first time since I finished the Heroes of Olympus series a couple gave me the feels again. Now if you don’t know what the feels are, you my friend are missing out. The feels are these feelings you get when a couple is so cute and they say something flirty and romantic, or that moment just before they are going to kiss, or they are just plain adorable and when you have felt them you know you’ve gotten it, and trust me it is the best feeling in the world.

Writing: 4/5

Characters: 4/5

Plot: 4/5

Diversity: 3/5

Overall: 15/20 (75%)

Writing Update!!

Hey, guys! Long time no writing update! I’ve been away pretty much all summer but I thought I would pop in here and tell you guys how my writing has been going. So I finished my first draft of my book and decided to leave it alone for two weeks, and I was sure there was something wrong with it- I just didn’t know what. So I go on my vacation to Europe still determined not to touch it for two weeks (I technically still haven’t touched it) but five days in I realize what’s wrong with the book- there’s no plot. I mean there’s a plot but not a good one- they pretty much do nothing the entire book and I’m the author and I’m saying this, thankfully as I realize this an idea for the plot pops in my head; So I take my notebook which I had brought knowing myself well enough and started plotting.

Two days later I have a full outline and ready to start- so I leave it for the rest of vacation and now I’m starting my first draft. I’ve been editing Primmian but recently I did a read through and realized that a bunch of the ending is out of order and the old ending which I guess I never typed in so I have deleted the last ninety pages and need to rewrite it.

Carry On Book Review By Rainbow Rowell

I walk to the bus station by myself. This is the first book of Rainbow Rowell’s fantasy novel Carry on. I loved this book! I loved this book so much there is now a poster of Simon and Baz on my wall in my bedroom. I will explain what I mean in a moment.

In the beginning, Simon is on this way to Watford when is an attack. For the first book, Simon is at Watford and Baz is missing. This is the part that I didn’t enjoy that much because Baz isn’t there and there is no conflict (or romance) between them. What I loved about the book is how cute Simon and Baz are! I love how Baz still calls him Snow even after they started dating and how Simon and Baz were making out one minute, but the next they were able to go back to business. I love how Baz doesn’t treat Simon any differently in front of Agatha and Penny.

It took 346 pages for Simon to kiss Baz and it was WONDERFUL! It took a few more chapters, but then finally Simon asks him. If I can be your terrible boyfriend” Baz changes the topic and at the end of the chapter Baz says

“You can have this if you want it”

I also loved the plot twist at the end, but I watched a book talk on it when I was half way through the book, so I knew what was coming…

The story begins with Simon returning to Watford, from one of his group homes. He is attacked by a troll but just cuts the head off. Once he arrives at school he finds out his roommate Baz is missing. He is suspicious, and convinced he is out plotting against Simon. Baz eventually arrives but doesn’t tell anyone where he’s been. The Veil had opened while Baz was gone, and his deceased mother visits Simon, and tells him that her killer still walks.

Baz and Simon become friends and they works together to defeat a dragon. Baz invites Simon to his house, and there they start dating. A battle immerses at Watford with the Mage, and the Hundrum. Simon gives the Hundrum his magic, and loses his powers. In the end Simon and Penny rent a flat together and Baz lives near by. He finally tells his father about Simon, and his somewhat OK with it. I really enjoyed this book, and recommend it to EVERYTHING

Characters: 5/5

Writing: 5/5

Originality: 4/5

Diversity: 5/5

Overall: 19/20 (98%)

Hunger Games Book Review By Suzanne Collins

I am sorry to all the hunger games fans about to read this review. In the first book in the trilogy, you meet Katniss Everdeen, a poor 16-year-old girl who lives in Panem a country which arose after the war in the ruins of North America. Panem is a country which is split into 12 districts and each year, each district send a boy and girl; 24 in all to battle to the death (just writing that made me nauseous) and the Victor goes on a tour of the all the districts as if saying; look at me, I killed your family member! drown me in riches! How does it make sense to praise someone for mass murder? If I am being honest, I hated the book. EVERY. SINGLE. PAGE. Katniss is a horrible character, she is impossible to relate to, she is selfish, the plot is horrible, it’s obvious Peeta and Katniss are going to win?! why would she kill off the main character, I mean come on?! Also, why would she kiss Peeta when it’s obvious she is in love with Gale, so as You can tell I don’t like this book and I don’t recommend it what-so-ever. I give this book one star, for effort.

Characters: 1/5

Plot: 3/5

Entertainment: 1/5

Diversity: 2/5

Overall: 7/20 (35%)

Breaking Dawn Book Review By Stephiane Meyer

This book is the fourth and final book in the Twilight Saga Series. It is amazing. I loved it so much that when I finished, I shut the book and turned back to the first page. It is so good, It follows Bella and Edward who are now married and going on their honeymoon. Everything is good, Bella finally gets to be with Edward, that way. They are madly in love, and enjoying life but then they find out Bella is pregnant.
At first, they are very confused because they were convinced vampires could not have children. They soon find out that it is not a normal child, it is a half-human half vampire. Two-thirds of the book is from Bella’s point of view and one-third is from Jacobs. It is actually in Jacob’s view when she gives birth. The baby survives but Bella is about to die from blood loss but Edward turns her into a vampire just in time.
When it goes back to Bella’s view she is transforming into a vampire, she is thrashing in pain but on the outside, she is still as a bone. When she wakes up, her throat is burning and she goes hunting with Edward and nearly kills three men but stops herself. She meets Renesmee and nearly kills Jacob because he imprinted on her newborn baby.
Reneesme is growing fast within four months it looks like she was two years old. A family friend comes to visit and sees Renesmee and thinks she is a vampire child which is illegal and goes to the Volturi. The Cullens are put to the death sentence so the third part of the book is them trying to find people to stand against the Volturi with them to protect the child who is now about ten years old.
This book is so good, it had me sucked in the whole book, I read it in one go and just kept reading. I loved this book so much. I give this book four stars for one reason, they kind of just end it, they don’t really say what happens to Bella, does she go to college, do they go to New Hampshire? What happens?

Writing Style: 5/5
Originality: 3/5
Entertainment: 5/5

Diversity: 2/5
Overall: 15/20 (75%)