Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Last Ever After

Normally I am able to find something good about a book I dislike but I am not sure I really can with The Last Ever After.

Sophie and Agatha's story continues as good struggles to survives in a world where evil has taken over. Thinking she finally found her happily ever after Sophie is confused when things are not what she expects back at home with her mother and prince. Realizing she can never be happy as long as Agatha's fate is unknown Sophie ventures back to the school to make sure her friend is happy.

Agatha cannot forgive Sohpie for choosing Tedros over her instead of being happy her best friend found her true love Agatha lets it eat away at her. Still at the school Agatha is prisoner to the evil school master who claims he is in love with her. Desperate to be loved by anyone Agatha works at loving the school master and getting a happily ever after.

The story itself was not so bad. It was way too long like four hundred pages too long. The writing is what kills me off. Just like with the previous book I had to constantly re-read parts to figure things out. It was confusing on which girl was talking or doing things at times. I have seen authors struggle with this before when points of views are combined in the same chapter. I am just thankful to be done with The School for Good and Evil series so I can move on to something I enjoy more.

Thursday, April 21, 2016


Prodigy is the squeal to Legend.

Despite letting his brother die in his place Day is still not safe. The Republic hunts him relentlessly along with June. Unsure who to trust Day tries his best to figure out what is the best course of action to keep himself and those he cares about safe. Seeing Day struggle with what to do and having him suffer from trust issues at times made him an extremely believable character.

Having gone rogue from the Republic June is torn between her duty to the Republic and her feelings for Day. She struggles with this a lot and it is clear that despite being a genius June has a big heart. I like that about her a lot it made her seem real.

The writing was lovely, elegant, and a smooth read that made it extremely enjoyable. While Prodigy did read a bit slower then Legend I cannot wait to read Champion.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

One Breath Away

One Breath Away is unlike any other true crime story I have read.

Jennifer Mee, a young girl know for having incurable hiccups accused of setting up a robbery where the target was murdered. The story is broken into several parts, Jennifer before she had hiccups, during her having hiccups, after her hiccups, and finally the trial. The last part was the most interesting for my be far. The first three parts were a bit long with too much fluff.

Normally when reading a true crime story there are parts that just make me cringe in the person's childhood. I did not encounter that with Jennifer's story. Jennifer was not the typical type of person a true crime story would be written about. It was nice to read such a different type of true crime story.

The writing had too much filler for me despite that the story read smoothly and easily. Since I have to be in the right mood for true crime I am not going to go out of my way to find another book by M. William Phelps.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Princesses of Iowa

The Princesses of Iowa is not my usual style of book however I enjoyed it.

Paige is not the type of heroine I can usually identify with, on the outside she has it all popularity, jock boyfriend, involved mother, and good grades. However on the inside the pressure to be perfect nags at her all the time as she has to constantly watch what she says, how she dresses, her grades, who she looks at in school, and a bunch of other things while yearning to break free and be herself. 

The writing was smooth and easy to read. All in all The Princesses of Iowa was just a fun easy read to relax with.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


Stung started out a bit odd. I was not sure what was going on which was the authors intention I think. It could have been due to bad writing though that is hard for me to believe since the writing picked up a lot the more I read.

Fo wakes up in her house having no memory of what has happened to her. Instead of the pristine room she recalls the house is a mess and clearly been abandoned for awhile. While searching the house for her family she is attacked by a beast and escapes the house into a world she does not recognize.

Slowly the story is revealed of what happened to the world and what the beasts are.

I did have some issues with the story. Some things are not explained like the importance of honey. Currency is in honey but they never said what the honey is used for and why people want it so badly. The relationships between characters were also rocky at times and a bit unbelievable yet they slowly grew on me.

I am not sure if this is a trilogy or not but I plan on getting the second book.