Monday, May 18, 2015

Mini Reviews: Cinder & Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Books: Cinder & Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles 1 & 2)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Challenge: 2015 TBR Reading Challenge

My Thoughts: I was a bit hesitant at first to read this book, but after starting it, I could not put it down. I really liked the sci-fi aspect of the story, though I would have liked more details on how a colony came to settle on the moon. Cinder is a very likable protagonist. She is clever, a good friend, and a caring step sister. And I couldn't help but love Prince Kai. I was a bit disappointed by how I was able to predict the big twist fairly early on in the story. Otherwise, I found this book to be very entertaining.

Rating: 4 stars

My Thoughts: After reading Cinder and hearing so many people say how much better this book was, I had some pretty high expectations going into this book. Alas, I did not care for it that much. For starters, the book dragged. I almost stopped reading it halfway through. Scarlet got on my nerves. She was gullible, reckless, and never thought things through. I just flat-out hated Wolf. How Scarlet suddenly falls for him after she finds out he's been lying to her is just so unbelievable. The only parts of the book I liked were those from the perspectives of Cinder, Kai, and Carswell. I honestly wish the book had been just about them.

Rating: 2 stars

Saturday, May 2, 2015

May TBR Pile

May TBR:
Prodigy by Marie Lu
Champion by Marie Lu
Hexed by Michelle Krys
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
The Heir by Kiera Cass
End of Days by Susan Ee
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
The Replaced by Kimberly Derting

April Wrap Up

I only managed to finish 3 books this month. So, without further ado I read....