Review Thursday: Firstlife by Gena Showalter

You know a book is unmemorable when you can’t even remember the name of it or some important plot point. Or maybe it’s my fault since I didn’t write up this blog post as soon as I finished read the book.

I first got introduced to this book thanks to Epic Read summary video on it. I thought the idea behind the book, sounded like a pretty good idea: basically, the life that you are living in is your first life. In the afterlife or Everlife, as it’s called in the book, there are three worlds: Myriad, Troika and The World of Many Ends. In order to end up in either Myriad or Troika, you must pledge, or make a covenant with them. If you don’t, you’re unsigned, and the unsigned go to The World of Many Ends.

It is essential that you sign your Everlife, so that you don’t end up in The World of  Many Ends.Unlike Troika and Myriad, no one knows if the The World of Many Ends really exists or of it’s just a scary story to tell children to get them to sign with with Myriad or Troika.It is presented as a kind of hell- where nightmares come to life.

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Review Thursday: Blackbird by Anna Carey

So wow I’ve got some thoughts about this book. They range from wow to huh.The premise of the book is that this girl wakes up stuffed inside subway tracks, memory lost, with a train heading towards her. I don’t want to spoil it bu the main problem she faces in this book is that she is amnesiac, she’s being framed for theft and that she’s being hunted in this elaborate game by the rich and wealthy.

The story was told in a second person “you,” which is a bit jarring as I wasn’t used to it however, as “Sunny” lost her memory, it was fitting and I got accustomed to it. I thought the ending was too sudden and made no sense but finding out that it’s a duology,it made sense.

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Review Thursday: Fallen by Lauren Kate

Talk about fallen expectations!

( get it? *wink wink*) Okay moving on.

I first heard of this book a few years ago. I think I saw it in Barns and Nobles or something like that, all I knew was that the cover was gorgeous. And it is.

I feel like  don’t have a lot to say for this review.

I liked the plot of the book. It was a very interesting idea with the fallen angels and the reincarnation of Lucinda but other than that I felt this book didn’t live up to my expectations. on of the reasons why I didn’t read this book earlier, is because a lot of people said that the sequels were terrible. I only decided to read the book because I saw the movie trailer and it looked great an in cases like this, I like to read the book first.

Again the plot is very interesting and I like Lauren’s writing: it’s simple, straightforward and I like her descriptions. However it was her characters that brought down the book.

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