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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin | Book Review

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Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster 

Genre: Paranormal Romance/YA

Pages: 452 Pages

Release Date: September 27, 2011

My Rating: ★★★★.25/5

“I was warned about you, you know.”
And with that half-smile that wrecked me, Noah said, “But you’re here anyway.” 


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Amber and Dusk by Lyra Selene | Book Review

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Title: Amber and Dusk

Author: Lyra Selene

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult

Pages: 368 Pages

Release Date: November 27, 2018

My Rating: ★★★★.25/5

“I may not have been born in a palais, but my bones were forged in the dusk and my veins are alight with dreams. Do not ask whether I deserve a place at court. Ask whether this court deserves me.”

****Thank you to Scholastic Press for sending me an advanced reader’s copy in exchange for an honest review!****


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Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga | Book Review

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Title: Kiss of the Royal 

Author: Lindsey Duga

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages: 386 Pages

Release Date: July 3rd, 2018

My Review: ★★★★.5/5

“Wouldn’t it also mean that love really exists? It’s just a nice thought, that’s all. That an emotion, a force, could be so powerful as to stop all the evil in 

the world.”


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Unpopular Opinions!

Okay, so if you know me personally, you know that for some reason I just am very rarely in the majority when it comes to my book reviews. Books people would sell their kidney for, I just don’t like… at all. So, I thought today was a great day to spread negativity and to throw some shade at some favorites! I’m totally joking, if you love these books that’s incredible, but sadly they just weren’t for me. 😦

  1. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

red queen.jpgOkay, so this isn’t an extremely unpopular opinion, but I just cannot stand this book. I’m just going to list my reasons instead of going into a full on rant:

  • the main character is SO TRIVIAL AND ANNOYING
  • this book is SO predictable (in my opinion)
  • the pacing is absolutely horrific, I struggled so much with certain parts
  • there is no depth to the characters; I built no emotional connections
  • LOVE TRIANGLE (and bonus! IT’S ALL THE MC TALKS ABOUT)
  • SO MUCH POTENTIAL!!! This book could’ve been so amazing if Aveyard focused more on the rebellion and the long standing battle between Reds and Silvers instead of Mare’s love triangle!!!
  • Overall,  it really isn’t a horrible book, it is just so basic and had so much potential to be something new and incredible.

2. The Young Elites Trilogy by Marie Lu

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I read this with a friend after reading and LOVING Legend by Marie Lu. Everyone FREAKED OUT about how DARK and twisted these books are. I DON’T GET IT. Now, I enjoyed the first two books and gave them an average rating, but I in no way found the main character to be “dark”. She wasn’t even morally gray in my opinion, she had reasoning for whatever dark thoughts she did have (which to me weren’t all that dark but oh well). Also I kind of hated the last book in the trilogy whoops.

3. Warcross by Marie Lu

download (1)This book was the greatest disappointment of my life… I really shouldn’t have read Legend first because, to me, it all went downhill from there. This is the most recent Marie Lu novel I’ve read and first, I struggled so much to get through the beginning. It wasn’t a bad book by any means, it was just literally a complete copy of elements from all of her other books, especially Legend. Even an EXACT NAME was reused, which really just got to me. They aren’t even set in the same universe! Despite this, the book picked up and I loved the descriptive action scenes that Marie Lu does so well. Then once again, the end of the book was a struggle. I could stand it not being creative in the middle because I really enjoyed the characters. BUT, this should have been a standalone. I don’t care what anyone says, the ending to this book was FORCED. It would have been 3 million times better as a standalone and no one can convince me otherwise.

4. Simon vs. the Homosapien’s Agenda by Becky Albertalli 

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This book has a VERY problematic and offensive line about lesbians that I did not like, but disregarding that, this book was just average in my opinion. I’m sorry, but the writing didn’t blow me away, the plot wasn’t crazy or unique, and it was just an average contemporary for me. 

 


Okay, I think that is all I have at the moment for unpopular opinions. Please let me know some of yours in the comments!!! (ALSO THE LAST BOOK IN THE KISS OF DECEPTION SERIES WAS HORRIBLE AND AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP THROUGH AND THROUGH COMMENT IF YOU AGREE BECAUSE FOR SOME REASON THAT IS AN UNPOPULAR OPINION.)

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Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga | Book Blitz

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Book Blitz!!!!!

Title: Kiss of the Royal

Author: Lindsey Duga

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release Date: July 3rd 2018

Publisher: Entangled Teen

 


 

Hi everyone! First, I’d like to thank Entangled Teen for including me in this book blitz! I also received a copy of this for review and will be posting said review shortly, so be on the lookout for that! 🙂

Here we go guys, the summary……

Summary: 

In the war against the Forces of Darkness, the Royals are losing. Princess Ivy is determined to end this centuries-long conflict once and for all, so her new battle partner must succeed where the others failed. Prince Zach’s unparalleled skill with a sword, enhanced by Ivy’s magic Kiss, should make them an unstoppable pair—but try convincing Zach of that.

Prince Zach has spent his life preparing for battle, but he would rather be branded a heretic than use his lips as nothing more than a way to transfer magic. A kiss is a symbol of love, and love is the most powerful weapon they have—but try convincing Ivy of that.

With the fate of their world on the line, the battlefield has become a testing ground, and only one of them can be right. Falling for each other wasn’t part of the plan—but try convincing their hearts of that.  


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Doesn’t that sound SO good??? The synopsis pulled me in from the moment I first saw it a few months ago! I’m about halfway through this book at the moment, and so far, I would definitely recommend it. I really love Duga’s writing style and the really magical world she’s built! Grab your copy of this book next week on July 3rd, 2018! 🙂


 

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About the Authorlindseyduga-resized:

Lindsey Duga developed a deep love for courageous heroes, dastardly villains, and enchanting worlds from the cartoon shows, books, and graphic novels she read as a kid. Drawing inspiration from these fantastical works of fiction, she wrote her first novel in college while she was getting her bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University. By day, Lindsey is an account manager at a digital marketing agency based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. By night, and the wee hours of the morning, she writes both middle grade and young adult. She has a weakness for magic, anything classical, all kinds of mythology, and falls in love with tragic heroes. Other than writing and cuddling with her morkie puppy, Delphi, Lindsey loves catching up on the latest superhero TV show, practicing yoga, and listening (and belting) to her favorite music artists and show tunes. KISS OF THE ROYAL is her YA debut novel. 

 

 

 Author Links:

Website: https://lindseyduga.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lindseyduga

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/linzduga/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lduga

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15853318.Lindsey_Duga

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lindsey-Duga/e/B07BJNMRHX/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1524077289&sr=1-1

 

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