Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Review of Shattered by Kevin Hearne

Shattered by Kevin Hearne

Shattered (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #7)
by Kevin Hearne

CAUTION. Several exclamation points ahead.

#fangirling #squealing I LOOOOOOVE Atticus and Oberon!!! Kevin Hearne is definitely my favorite author in the whole bookniverse! Everytime I check my Facebook I am FORCED to go look at whatever it is he's talking about at the moment. And it always makes me laugh! :D I mean, TACO CHURCH, you guys? Need I say it? Count me in.

And seven books later (I gulped them all up like a dehydrated dog in the middle of the summer. It took me less than a week to finish them all. I need a refill here, Mr, Hearne. But no pressure. Just a bit.), things just keep getting better! I was prepared to hate his archdruid, I truly was (turns out I just sort of dislike him now, alternating with moments when I kinda do like him. It's pure insanity inside my head, so go figure.). It gave me unexpected pleasure to see him struggling in the modern world. I kept laughing out loud, to which my mom and dog kept sending me "WTF" looks. They still have no idea what they were missing. Just saying.

I do like the changing POVs, I do. And more importantly, I see how they are needed now, buuuut I sort of miss just 'listening' to Atticus and Oberon. (and I mean 'listening' to them in my head, like a normal crazy reader, thank you very much, and not like an audiobook thing, 'cause I don't care for those). So. Yeah. I miss those days. Like I still miss the Morrigan. Huh. I was so excited at the beginning of this review, now I'm getting bitter. And waaay off track. Let me get back on the horse. (speaking of which, the new chapter title designs -wolfhound, bear and horse- were amazing!).

Granuaile (Yes, I know what you're thinking. And for your info, I DID have to check my spelling. I always feel like I'm missing a couple of consonants. :P) going out into the big bad world on her own was very interesting to see. I felt super sorry for her, what with her dad and all, 'cause I like her as well (I HATE THIS BITCH, STAY AWAY FROM MY ATTICUS OR I'LL STAB YOU WITH YOUR OWN SWORD, AND I AIN'T KIDDING!) and her new irish wolfhound is so seriously adorbs as well (I WANT TO BE ABLE TO TALK TO MY DOG LIKE THAT!!!!!!). BTW, if you're not a dog lover already, after these books, you WILL BE.

It always suprises (and amuses) me to see what all the other gods are up to (usually nothing good, as it appears) in Atticus' world . Poor thing. Thankfully you weren't alone this time, huh?

Aaaand watch me digressing yet again.

Did you read all that? I know you didn't, so here's what it's all about:

KEVIN HEARNE IS A GOD , GO BUY ALL HIS BOOKS, YOU WON'T REGRET IT. Just make sure you start reading them very early in the morning, during a lazy weekend or your vacations, 'cause that's all you'll do all day. Promise.

Now, shoo. I have to go get me some Imortali-tea. Oh, and I have to scrape up enough money$$ to buy these pretties:

Atticus's Necklace
Granuaile's Iron Necklace

(So, if you're feeling generous... :P)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

My shelves!!! (Just showing off)

So, yeah. I never had enough space OR bookshelves before, but now everythings's changed, so I clearly have to show my babies off. :P Please bear with me and my terrible camera.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Quickie Review of Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
 Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)  
by Marissa Meyer 
I can't believe it took me so long to read "Cinder"! Sure, the cover was amazeballs and the blurb was pretty exciting, but I had no idea the story would be so creative and engaging! I usually dislike this whole "Robocop" thing, what with people being reconstructed and all that, but I adored Cinder. Sure, she was an cyborg, but she was also more human than most of the other characters (and there were such amazing ones!). So, yeah, Cinder was really, really great, but I fell completely in love with Iko. Just let me tell you, I NEED ONE OF THOSE!!! (here's hoping Cindy-girl can rebuild her, SNiff, sniff).
The prince was cute and all, but he felt a lil' bit two-dimensional. Not that it really matters, AT ALL. I only care about seeing Cinder kicking ass!!! Now, where's the second book?? *goes away to find a copy*

Quickie Review of Breathe by Sarah Crossan

Breathe by Sarah Crossan
Breathe (Breathe, #1)
by Sarah Crossan

4 of 5 stars
(It was my own copy)

Oh, this one was definitely cover-love at first sight (I'm crazy about blues/purples and pinks, it's not something I can help), but the content, thankfully, was just as good! "Breathe" literally made me breathless (I know, THAT was a very predictable statement), but I really mean it. I kept gasping, then trying to breathe less and more slowly, just like the characters. That made for some really strange glances from my family. :P 

I liked the changing POV's and the characters wer really believable. I love it when I can connect with them (and, well, CARE at all), and am now looking forward to the next book. Turns out controlling/insane/lying/dystopians governments just never get old