The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

author: Maggie Stiefvater
name: Crazy. Something. Maybe.
average rating: 4.01
book published: 2012
rating: 3
read at: 2014/05/21
date added: 2014/05/21
shelves: fantasy, fiction, high-school, no-sex, rich-kid, stupid-character-names, supernatural, young-adult
review:
At it’s core, this is a wonderful story. Unfortunately, it seems like Stiefvater should have swirled it around in her head a little longer before writing it down.

I liked it, but I found myself excusing it. It’s very, very flimsy and written in a way that things start to fall apart if you choose to ask questions and not just accept them at face value. I found myself wondering why things happened or why someone acted a certain way or why someone said something and then when my question wasn’t answered, choosing to just ignore that something was missing. It became somewhat frustrating.

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)

author: Marissa Meyer
name: Crazy. Something. Maybe.
average rating: 4.31
book published: 2013
rating: 0
read at:
date added: 2014/05/21
shelves: _paused, fantasy, fiction
review:
I feel a little bit angry about this garbage. After that crazy-ass cliffhanger Cinder left us with, I immediately bought the sequel for some closure- And so far, haven’t gotten any. Maybe I came into this series with less information than everyone else, but when I picked up Scarlet I thought I was going to get to read the ending to Cinder’s story. Instead, I got an entirely new, less innovative and less interesting, modern day retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. Ugh.

But I thought I would give it a chance. Mistake. These characters are stupid. They read as caricatures to me. I believed in Cinder’s world and her characters. I know Scarlet and Cinder technically share the same world, but Scarlet’s portion of it is uninteresting and undeveloped. I am bored. I am very, very, very bored.

I haven’t finished this book, but the more I read, the angrier I get. It’s like the author wrote 3 different books and is trying to trick her readers into buying all three of them by cutting the ending to book 1 standalone up into tiny, tiny sections and inserting the pieces between the chapters of book 2 standalone. This doesn’t sit right with me and frankly, it really pisses me off.

Breach (Breach, #1)

Breach (Breach, #1)

author: K.I. Lynn
name: Crazy. Something. Maybe.
average rating: 3.99
book published: 2013
rating: 0
read at: 2014/05/19
date added: 2014/05/19
shelves: confusion, contemporary, fiction, insta-sex, new-adult, psychology, so-hotttttt
review:

I’m not going to rate this. And not because I didn’t enjoy it. I did! You know why? Because I have absolutely no clue what the plot of this book was. I couldn’t focus on anything but the extreme steaminess of this novel. I literally have no idea what happened in this book, none. NONEEEEEE.

But I know it was HOT.

So no rating from me. I’m not even sure if I’ll read the next book or if I’ll just read this one again. A second read probably wouldn’t do any good though. The hottness of this novel is epic. EPIC.




And this:

Because I like it.

Full Measures

Full Measures

author: Rebecca Yarros
name: Crazy. Something. Maybe.
average rating: 4.30
book published: 2014
rating: 1
read at: 2014/05/19
date added: 2014/05/19
shelves: stupid-character-names, virgin-trope-alert, tragedy, soldier, romance, college, contemporary, families, fiction, hell-no, insta-love, new-adult, trope-a-dope, whoa-plot-twist
review:

This had all the familiar tropes. Virgin, dead parent, cheating ex, inexplicably in love hero, etc, etc. If you’ve seen it before, this book has it.

It started out like this:

And then did this:

The plot twist at about 80% is actually pretty clever, but executed extremely poorly. Because of that, this book moves from no stars to 1 star.

One more thing: Google exists. How do all of these book characters seem to forget that Google is a thing? At the first sign of any secret I would been typing the words “Joshua Walker” into that search engine and basking in the magic of the internet. Seriously, like 10% of the books on my shelves have plots that would fall apart if anyone in the book word muttered the phrase “let’s google him!” Gahhhh.

Landline

Landline

author: Rainbow Rowell
name: Crazy. Something. Maybe.
average rating: 3.85
book published: 2014
rating: 2
read at: 2014/05/17
date added: 2014/05/19
shelves:
review:
*I received an advanced copy of this book through Goodreads Giveaways.*

This. I just don’t know. It was fine, I guess. It was well written, but something about it was just not for me.

I found it slow. Very little actually happened. The paranormal/time travel element is never really fleshed out or explained very well. It just is and we’re supposed to accept it.

Parts of the book were funny and touching, but overall it was flat. I found myself checking to see how many pages were left so that I could move on to reading a book that I’d enjoy.

I couldn’t connect with any of the characters- especially not Georgie. She came off as entitled and selfish (purposely so). I wanted Neal to leave her.

I LOVE this author, but I could have gone without reading this book. I’m not sure what it was about it- maybe I’m just not the target audience?

Regardless, I give this book 2.5 stars because it was well written and lacked eyeroll-y moments. Unfortunately it was also BORING and droning and basically 300 pages of the main character whining.