Harry Potter and The Cursed Child review

My rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Page count:343

Summary:

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Plot:

At first, I was kind of annoyed with the unoriginal plot, but it immediately picked up. It was a bit predictable, but I was not expected for some of the things that happened. Well, actually now that I’ve thought it over, the plot was a bit annoying. Every single Harry Potter plot had a purpose: Harry killing Voldemort, saving Ginny, saving Sirius, ect. Instead, this book just had dumb old Albus who had no connection or relation to Cedric at all, want to revive him out of the blue. I JUST DONT GET IT. If you think about it, this isn’t really a good plot at all. However, the overall nastalgia of this book, made it so much more enjoyable.

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Writing:

I went into this book thinking I would hate the script format, but I ended up not minding it at all. That way I wasn’t bogged down in descriptions, and it was all dialogue. If this was made into a novel, I would definitely read it.

Characters:

I found it kinda weird to see Harry, Hermione, and Ron as adults. I feel like there were those small moments where they were children again, but they mostly acted like adults. I didn’t really favor Albus at all. He was soooo rude to his dad. I felt so bad for Harry. Towards the end I warmed up to him. The more I think about it, the more unrealistic these characters seem. In reality, Harry would NEVER let anything get in the way of his relationship with his son.

Overall & recommendations:

At first, I was reluctant to read this, due to mixed reviews. I had my problems with it, but it was still enjoyable. I think if you like Harry Potter, you should give this a try. It was a enjoyable read, and I will MAKE my friends read this.

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The Selection series review

THE SELECTION

Summary:
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
Plot:
GAH!!! I CANT EVEN EXPRESS MY FEELINGS! APDFJHPUVDHPOUHESHFP. THIS IS AMAZING. Okay, rant over. Professionalism is now in check. Truthfully, there wasn’t a TRUE plot, it was basically fun and games until someone gets hurt. Even though I’ve never watched this show, it resembles the bachelor. But way cleaner, and way more fun. I don’t know how Kierra Cass did it, but this was an amazing book.
Characters:
I’m team Maxon all the way. Just had to get that out there. I mean I like Aspen, but I LOVE Maxon. Random note: the covers to the books spoil everything. But they’re still the best covers EVER. Anyways, I liked the depth that America Singer had. She had to face many life changing decisions, and her attitude was awesome.
Overall & recommendations:
This very well may be my favorite book I’ve read in 2016. It was so much fun! I’m so sad that I have to wait almost a week to get the sequel! Gah!!! This is torture! I would recommend it to mature female 12+. This is definitely a chick lit. Boys would most likely hate this book.

THE ELITE

Summary:
The Selection began with thirty-five girls.
Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?
Plot:
I”M HYPERVENTILATING AT THE AMAZINGNESS OF THIS FREAKIN BOOK. My feels can’t take much more of this roller coaster ride. This is one of the best, and nerve-wracking books ever. I would have never suspected what came next, and everything always surprises me. I cannot believe what that ending provided me with, and I must read the next book ASAP. THAT COVER THO *grabby hands*
Characters:
Every single character had a new side shown, and I had no idea what to expect next. At times, I got annoyed with what America said, but it turned out to be fine. Ugh, sometimes Maxon got on my last nerve, but I still adore him. Team Maxon all the way! I wish America would make a decision already!!!!!!!!!!!
Overall & Recommendations:
This is now one of my favorite series of all time. I love this book to pieces, and I thank Kiera Cass for writing such awesome books. Read this in 1 sitting! So proud of myself! 12+ girls.

THE ONE

Summary:
The time has come for one winner to be crowned.
When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants.
Plot:
ITS OVER. #NotIfImHere. NEW FAVE SERIES (with the exception of Harry Potter, of course). I cannot even describe how amazing this book was. I was pulled into it and read it in one sitting. The plot was so captivating, and I HAD to know what happened next. The world building left we wanting more, and I would love to have some more info on the world before The Selection. All of the plot twists were so surprising, but I knew what would come at the end.
Characters:
I got to see so much surprising depth to characters in this book, it was very unpredictable on this part. Sometimes, it annoyed me when characters say all the wrong things, but all is justified later. All to my surprise, I started really liking Celeste as a character. I never thought I would say that, but she turned out to be a great friend.
Overall & recommendations:
I LOVE this series to pieces. I never thought I would love it this much. This is definitely on my top 3 faves of all time. I would recommend this series to girls 12+.

THE HEIR

Summary:
Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she’d put off marriage for as long as possible.
But a princess’s life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can’t escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.
Eadlyn doesn’t expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn’s heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought.
Plot:
This was such an interesting twist to the original Selection series. I loved viewing a whole new selection from the princess’ P.O.V. I do have to admit, it wasn’t quite as fun as the original trilogy, but I’m still so glad Kiera Cass decided to add on to this delightful series. One thing I did notice was that the country wasn’t facing nearly as much problems as it was in The Selection.
Characters:
I have heard so many people say that Eadlyn was the Brattiest of the brats, so I was prepared for the worst. As I continued reading about her, I grew attached and really liked her as a character. Of course, she had her sassy moments, but as an overall character, she was strong and independent. On a different note, I’m rooting for Kile and Eadlyn so much!!!
Overall & Recommendations:
Despite what people say, I love this addition to the Selection series. It was super fun, and the characters pleasantly surprised me. If you love or like The Selection, I would jump right on board with this book.

THE CROWN

Summary:
When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all home. But as events at the palace force Eadlyn even further into the spotlight, she realizes that she might not be content remaining alone.
Eadlyn still isn’t sure she’ll find the fairytale ending her parents did twenty years ago. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and soon Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more impossible—and more important—than she ever imagined.
Plot:
Personally, I LOVED The Heir. However, The Crown fell a bit short on my standards. It felt forced, and the pacing was a bit dreadful, but that’s because The Selection for Eadlyn was only 3 months. I was definitely surprised by the turn of events towards the end, and I was certainly not expecting it. I think I’ll have a lot of followers on this point; that ending was unexpected, and I’m not very happy with it. It felt out of nowhere and incredibly rushed. Despite all of the complaints I just listed, this book was incredibly fun, and I still thoroughly enjoyed it.
Characters:
There as definitely a lot of rushed character development in this book. Don’t get me wrong, I’m super happy about Eadlyn’s turnout. It was a fresh relief to see The Selection from the princess’ POV. It was far less intense than the original trilogy, because the suitors aren’t fighting like cats and dogs over Eadlyn, and there weren’t any intense relationship moments (Well not compared to the first three).
Let me just say, THAT ENDING. It was so out of the blue, and I was not hoping for her to end up with ****. One chapter she was in love with someone, and the next, she was in love with another. I DON’T GET IT! It was a bit sloppy on that part.
The one thing that bothered me was that Kiera Cass randomly threw in gay characters. Was that really necessary??? There was no need for gay characters, and it was annoying. I will say, however, it was unexpected, and I was unpleasantly surprised.
Overall & Recommendations:
This was a nice little wrap up to the selection series, but I had my problems with it. The plot was good, but definitely had some minor flaws. The characters had an unexpected turnout, and some I was not so happy with. Kiera Cass is such an amazing author, and I love this series SO MUCH. If you haven’t read this series, go ahead and drop whatever you are doing, and pick this up RIGHT NOW. 12+ girls.

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

First, let me just say this book brought back so many feels of how much I ADORE The Selection series. Here’s my individual mini review for each novella.
The Queen
4/5 stars
This was a nice insight to how Queen Amberly won Clarkson’s heart. I found it helpful to know their full story, but I found it hard to enjoy the characters knowing how evil Clarkson is later on in his life. Even in this novella, he still seemed a bit rood.
The Prince
3/5 stars
I was really glad that I got to see The Selection from Maxon’s POV, and I thought it would be a unique novella. But it literally was repeating the beginning of the selection with America except through Maxon’s eyes. So basically it wasn’t anything new. I did, however, enjoy reading Maxon’s thoughts.
The Guard
4/5 stars
I was kinda disappointed in this novella, mainly because I thought it was going to be about Aspen and Lucy, not Aspen’s continuing emotions towards America. It was still a good short-story, though, and I liked seeing lots of extra scenes through Aspen’s eyes.
The Favorite
5/5 stars
This is what I was waiting for throughout the entire book! It was by far the best novella yet. I had been dying to see Marlee’s story, and it was even better than I hoped for. There was finally a story that I hadn’t actually got to experience at all.
Scenes from Celeste
5/5 stars
It was nice getting to see some extra scenes from Celeste. After I finished The One, she has been one of my favor tie characters, and it was nice to get one more feel for Celeste.
The Maid
5/5 stars.
This was basically exactly what I was expecting for The Guard, and I loved it so much! I finally got to see Aspen and Lucy’s story, and I’m so glad I did.


Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children review

My rating⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Summary:

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

Plot:

This book is definitely nothing like anything I’ve ever read before (that’s a compliment). With every page came a new adventure, and more and more secrets were spilled. However, booktubers had gotten my expectations pretty high, and it fell short of 5 stars. Don’t get me wrong, this was still a heck of a book, it just wasn’t as AMAZING as some people made it out to be (that’s just my opinion). One thing that was an awesome touch to the book was all the cool pictures. It made the book go by even faster, and made it more fun. Also, everybody made it out to be horror, but it wasn’t even creepy. Like, honestly people! I’m in middle school and I didn’t think it was scary at all. But then again, I read it about 3 weeks ago, so who knows?

Characters:

Honestly, I didn’t get attached to any of the characters, and could care less if one of them died. They didn’t have much depth to them. On a side note, I got a little confused on Emma’s peculiarity. I thought her power was light in her hands, but the movie made it out to be that she could levitate. If you can clear up my confusion in the comments, that would be a big help. 

Overall & Recommendations:

This was such a cool book. I’ve never read anything like it. This series is definitely worth continuing, and I will hopefully be picking the next book in the next month or so. Like I said above, I didn’t think this was scary in the least bit. Still, there was quite a bit of language, ect. 12+

Coffee Book Tag ☕️ 


Wow! It’s been forever since I’ve done a book tag. I’ve been searching blogs to find the right one, then my eye caught the word COFFEE. I immediately dropped what I was doing and went straight to this post and started writing. 

Anyways, lets get started!


BLACK: NAME A SERIES THAT’S HARD TO GET INTO TO BUT HAS HARDCORE FANS

Hmmm… this ones hard. I’m wondering if a book I haven’t read counts? The only one I can think of is The Raven Cycle, but that’s only from reviews I’ve read. I’ve never read it myself. 


PEPPERMINT MOCHA: NAME A BOOK THAT GETS MORE POPULAR DURING THE WINTER OR A FESTIVE TIME OF YEAR

This is definitely Harry Potter. I don’t know why, but when it’s gets close to Christmas, I always think of chocolate frogs and Harry Potter. As we speak, I feel like sipping coco and watching HP (even though it’s 85 degrees right now😝)


DOUBLE SHOT OF EXPRESSO: NAME A BOOK THAT KEPT YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT FROM START TO FINISH

Gah!!! There’s so many!!! I would say the selection, but I decided against it. Yes, I know it’s not a thriller if any kind, but it still kept me freaking out the ENTIRE time. My final answer is The Death Cure. That book was freakin amazing. ‘Nuff said


STARBUCKS: NAME A BOOK YOU SEE EVERYWHERE

Duh. The Hunger Games. Before I say this, you have to agree not to scream and give me a bunch of hate comments🤐, I’ve never read HG😵. Ikr. I better get on that. 


THAT HIPSTER COFFEE SHOP: GIVE A BOOK BY AN INDIE AUTHOR A SHOUTOUT

Again, I’ve never read this, but it was the only one i could think of. Curse of the Sphinx by Raye Wagner


OOPS! I ACCIDENTALLY GOT DECAF: NAME A BOOK YOU WERE EXPECTING MORE FROM

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken. I still like this book, but it WAS NOT what I was thinking. I gave it 3/5 stars. For some reason, I can’t get it out of my mind and can’t wait for the sequel. I think the amazing book cover has something to do with that. 


THE PERFECT BLEND: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT WAS BOTH BITTER AND SWEET, BUT ULTIMATELY SATISFYING

Probably The Selection series. I love this series to pieces TO PIECES. It was freakin amazing, and I will never forget this amazingness. 


GREEN TEA: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT IS QUIETLY BEAUTIFUL

Searching For Sky by Jillian Cantor. This is such a beautiful book. Must read. 


CHAI TEA: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT MAKES YOU DREAM OF FAR OFF PLACES

Harry Potter. Do I even need to explain????


EARL GREY: NAME YOUR FAVORITE CLASSIC

Hate to burst your bubble, but Harry Potter is now considered a classic. Actually, I’m gonna make a list of my fave classics. (There’s just to much🤗)

•The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

•Harry Potter

•Sarah, Plain and Tall

•Number The Stars

•The Westing Game

•The Indian and the Cupboard

•Bridge to Terabithia

•Where the Red Fern Grows

•The Phantom Tollbooth

•Island of the Blue Dolphins

•Charlotte’s Web

•The Cricket in Times Square

•Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

•Shiloh

•Hatchet
Well, that’s all folks!


I hope you enjoyed! Comment if you’ve read any of these books, or if you agree/disagree with some my answers. 

Percy Jackson series review

THE LIGHTNING THIEF


My rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

Plot:

You guys, this plot was amazing! It was so original and plot twists happened in every chapter. I was never bored. If you look closely, it resembles Harry Potter quite a bit, but in a good way.

Writing:

Now that I come to think of it, I really love Rick Riordan’s writing. It’s so complex and easy to read. Can’t wait to read his other books.

Characters:

PERCY- There’s really nothing new of special about Percy, but he’s still awesome. He’s the classic little boy hero.

ANNABETH- Now Annabeth, I really liked her. She was unique and had an attitude, which I love.

GROVER- Grover was pure awesomeness. He was humble in his own ways, and had a pretty cool backstory.

Overall & Recommendations:

4.25 stars. This was a great book. Can’t wait to get started on the rest of the series this month. I would recommend it to everybody 4th+.

THE SEA OF MONSTERS

My rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Summary:

The heroic son of Poseidon makes an action-packed comeback in the second must-read installment of Rick Riordan’s amazing young readers series. Starring Percy Jackson, a “half blood” whose mother is human and whose father is the God of the Sea, Riordan’s series combines cliffhanger adventure and Greek mythology lessons that results in true page-turners that get better with each installment. In this episode, The Sea of Monsters, Percy sets out to retrieve the Golden Fleece before his summer camp is destroyed, surpassing the first book’s drama and setting the stage for more thrills to come.

Plot:

The plot was pretty good, and had many plot twists. This series is so unique, but has distinct similarities to Harry Potter (which is a good thing). There was many unexpected plot twists, and the ending was somewhat of a surprise for me. Sadly, I had gotten spoiled for the ending, so I will never know if I would have been truly surprised. At the beginning I was bored and not into it, but that’s on me. I took a two week break from this book, and read 8 other books.

Characters:

There wasn’t much character development at all, but I did get to see some other sides to unexpected characters. We found out Percy has a half-brother, which was pretty cool. I notice that Percy is rather impassive when it comes to emotions. When he thinks a family member has died, he doesn’t shed a tear.

Overall & Recommendations:

This was a really good book. I didn’t LOVE it, but I really liked it. I can’t wait to continue on with the series. I would say 9+ with this series. It’s so much fun to read this. If you love Harry Potter, then I’m sure you’ll love Percy Jackson.

THE TITAN’S CURSE

My rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

MINI REVIEW
!!!!!!!!!MAJOR SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!
Summary:

IT’S NOT EVERYDAY YOU FIND YOURSELF IN COMBAT WITH A HALF-LION, HALF-HUMAN.

But when you’re the son of a Greek god, it happens. And now my friend Annabeth is missing, a goddess is in chains and only five half-blood heroes can join the quest to defeat the doomsday monster.

Oh, and guess what? The Oracle has predicted that not all of us will survive…

Plot:

This is where the Percy Jackson series started getting REALLY good. I loved this plot SO MUCH. I don’t have much to say about it, because I honestly can’t remember specifics (I waited to long to write a review, and I’m on the 5th book, and forgot my thoughts on the previous books.)

Characters:

I really loved how they introduced new characters in this book. That might just be what the previous were missing. Thalia was a really cool character, but I didn’t favor her much. She seemed to cause some tension between Percy and Annabeth, and that was never good. It was a surprise that she joined the Hunt, but that was very clever of Riordan. I also really liked Zoe. She was such a complex character, and I loved reading about her. It broke my heart when she died.

Overall & Recommendations:

This was my favorite book so far, although I know it gets even better later on. The Percy Jackson series is amazing, and I love it to pieces. I recommend it to EVERYBODY.

THE BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH

My rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

MINI REVIEW

Summary:

Percy Jackson isn’t expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.

In this fourth installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos’s army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop the invasion, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth – a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn.

Plot:

The plot in this book was SO GOOD. Every single bit of it was amazing. I loved all of the mysteries and the overall setting was great. Going into this book, I thought they would be in the Labyrinth the entire time, but I was definitely wrong. The settings varied, and there was lots of dangerous places within the Labyrinth.

Characters:

I loved how Rick introduced Rachel Elizabeth Dare, she’s such a cool character. For some reason, I really liked Rachel. She seemed like a laid-back person, and didn’t freak out as much to the prospect of Greek Mythology.

Also, Percabeth is my MOST WANTED ship. I cannot wait to see what happens in the next book (which I’ve already read).

Overall & Recommendations:

This was so amazing! I love this series even more now, if that’s even possible. I would say everyone 10+ should completely dive into this series and never look back.

THE LAST OLYMPIAN

My rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

@@@SPOILERS@@@

Summary:

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.

In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

Plot:

I know I say this in every Percy Jackson review, but this plot was awesome. I was NEVER bored, EVER. It was so exciting, I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. Rick Riordan has made a masterpiece of a world with Greek mythology. I can’t even get a grasp on how amazing the world of Percy Jackson is. The world building is phenomenal, and I can’t get enough.

Now, onto the ending. However much I love the fortunate ending, it was just so unlikely. Everything happened to Percy’s avail. Typhon used to be the god’s worst enemy, and then when Poseidon shows up to help, they defeat Typhon in a blink of an eye. Im not saying the huge war between Titans and gods was easy, but it was definitely in favor of the good side. I almost wish Percy’s side would’ve lost more, it just seemed so fortunate.

Characters:

•3 words. NICO FOR LIFE. Nico is so courageous, and I can’t even explain. I just love Nico.

•I can’t believe Beckendorf and Selina died! That was so sad!

•Percabeth is GOALS. My main ship of all time!!!

•Turns out I was wrong about Grover dying. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t want him to die, I had just predicted it.

•I had a sneaking suspicion that Selina was the spy, but when she confessed with her dying breath, I instantly forgave her.

Overall & Recommendations:

I cannot wait to start The Heroes of Olympus! This is the next best thing to Harry Potter. I recommend this series to everyone 10+.

Well, that’s all of my reviews for that series! Hope you enjoyed! Please leave a comment about your thoughts on Percy Jackson (I’m sure there’s many). Thanks for reading🤗

Prince Caspian review

My rating:⭐️⭐️

2.5. Summary from goodreads:

The four Pevensies help Caspian battle Miraz and ascend his rightful throne.

Narnia… the land between the lamp-post and the castle of Cair Paravel, where animals talk, where magical things happen… and where adventure begins.

Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are returning to boarding school when they are summoned from the dreary train station (by Susan’s own magic horn) to return to the land of Narnia—the land where they had ruled as kings and queens and where their help is desperately needed.

Plot:

At first, I thought this was going to be a great story, but I was mistaken. I admit, it started out as an intriguing plot line, but then it dragged on and on. I know this Is only a 200 paged book, so you must be wondering how it could possibly drag on. Well, it just didn’t hold my attention, and it even got a little confusing on the timeline. I would say I definitely prefer the movie.

Writing:

When starting this series, I had gotten the impression that C.S. Lewis was one of the best writers of the century. I mean, his writing was okay, but way to simplistic for me. I do love his creative world-building and all the Christian elements in his writing.

Characters:

Obviously, the characters weren’t complex, and didn’t have any depth. But, seeing the movies first made it so much easier to actually like the characters. It was nice to read about Prince Caspian, and he is definitely different in the movies.

Overall & Recommendations:

This was definitely not the reading highlight of the month. It just didn’t sit well with me. Worry not, I’ll be reading the 3rd one this month. I haven’t given up yet. I think this is a great series to read to your children, or even to yourself.


Comment below and tell me if you’ve read any of the Narnia books before and if you liked the movies or the books better.

Searching For Sky review

My rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Page count:288
!!!!!!!!!!!!!MAJOR SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Summary from Goodreads:

Sky and River have always lived on Island, the only world they’ve ever known. Until the day River spots a boat. Across Ocean, in a place called California, Sky is separated from River and forced to live with a grandmother she’s just met. Here the rules for survival are different. People rely on strange things like cars and cell phones. They keep secrets from one another. And without River, nothing makes sense. Sky yearns for her old life where she was strong and capable, not lost and confused. She must find River so they can return to Island, but the truth behind how they ended up there in the first place will come as the biggest shock of all.

Plot:

From the get go, I was in love with this storyline. I could not get enough of this plot! In the beginning, there was only two character, which saved me from insufferable fights. Sadly, they soon leave the island. After they were both released from the hospital, River avoids Sky. I later found out it was Sky’s grandma that paid River to stay away from Sky. The worst part is, River actually thought it was for the best. I had to go through the torture of waiting for them to reunite for half the book!
I cannot even begin to express the anger and sadness I felt when River died. Honestly, my brain is still processing his death, and I will never truly accept it. It was so sudden, and I applaud Jillian Cantor on her plot twist of the year. I even took pictures of myself crying, with mascara EVERYWHERE! The only reassurance I have from his death is the fact that she still has Ben by her side.

Characters:

I really liked Ben, but I couldn’t fully accept him until River died. He was always there for Sky, and I sometimes even preferred him over River.

Jillian Cantor does an amazing job of describing the world through Sky’s perspective. You could even say Sky’s an unreliable narrator, and Jillian does a wonderful job portraying that. She even refers to cars as “black caves”, along with so much more silly references.

Overall & Recommendations:

This was definitely my tearjerker of the month, and I LOVED IT TO PIECES! I’ve already gotten one of my reader friends to give it a go, and they loved it. I would recommend it to every single teenage girl out there. But, please don’t mistake this for a fluffy romance. It has SO much more than that. It’s actually a very deep book, with a lot about discovering yourself in a terrifying new world.