The Red Rising trilogy has everything one would want in a science fiction book and more. The epic world-building, the eccentric character arcs, and the emotional dilemmas of a flawed protagonist make it an intense read. It is set in a futuristic world where the entire solar system has been colonized and run by a color-coded society, achieved by genetic and surgical manipulation of humans. There are fourteen levels of the color-coded caste hierarchy; Golds are the most elite, ruling over the rest of the humanity and Reds are at the lowest level, forced to do menial work. The protagonist, Darrow, is a Red whose mission is to infiltrate the ranks of the Golds to destroy them from within. Continue reading Trilogy Review: Red Rising
I usually prefer waiting until all the books in the series are out so that I can binge read the entire series. However, with this book, the HYPE was strong with this one. So there I was three books out in the series and ready to be left in a cliffhanger at the end.
If there is one thing I learned from this book its that Saraj J. Mass can write dramatic scenes with very dramatic sentences.
It’s like you can almost feel her dropping the mike after she ends a dramatic scene. Continue reading A Court of Thrones and Roses
Yes, this book gave me everything that the blurb promised and then some.
It had me laughing out loud and feeling emotional AF at times.
The Characters are awesome!
Nate Shaw can see ghosts. Due to which he has a reputation of being the crazy kid, and there are certain bullies that give a hard time in high school. However, he is not at all what one would expect him to be. He is the sweetest person and doesn’t let what other people say about him get to him much. Even though he doesn’t have any friends, he has his aunt Susan and his Grandmom- technically a ghost, as she is dead. Continue reading Book Review: A Boy Worth Knowing
So, the book had Sherlock Holmes on its title. Hell yeah, I am going to read it. Also, the daughter of Sherlock Holmes. Oh… I know who the mom is. *smirks*
The thing that kinda bugged me:
So apparently what happens in this book is that all the characters from the original Sherlock Holmes books have offspring who have the same job and same characteristics as their parents. Yeah, this could not possibly have happened. They are not exactly alike, but they have a similar line of occupation. Continue reading Book Review: The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes
Yes, this is just as amazing as the first two books and I ate it all up.
I am so glad I got to read this series one after another, not having to wait for the next book in the series is a blessing. 😀 I don’t think I could have handled all the cliffhangers in both the preceding books.
I feel like I’ve already talked so much about the characters in this series on Untold and Unspoken. And I was so afraid that some of them were not going to make it out alive or unscathed out of this series.
The entire series is just waiting for a final epic battle between Rob and Kami’s forces, which did happen here, but the actual battle was not of a huge magnitude.
However, each character had a fight of their own and this book had a lot of those. This book just made me feel for them. OH! feelings… Continue reading Book Review: Unmade, The Lynburn Legacy#3
I consider myself to be a fan of Nora Roberts. I used to read a lot of her books. But it had been quite some time since I had read anything from her. Reading it was like falling back to a place, of which I had fond memories. I remembered again, why I loved her books. Her genre is generally focused on romance but her books have a touch of paranormal, magic, time travel and just about everything. The Witness is a romantic suspense novel. I am extremely happy with this book. Even the ending was perfect, well almost perfect. I wish there were a couple more chapters following that ending or twenty!
If you like romantic books with suspense, you must read it. It won’t disappoint! A heads-up though, it’s not very heavy on the suspense. Continue reading Book Review: The Witness by Nora Roberts
Read ‘The Girl on the Train’, they said. It’s gonna be the next ‘Gone Girl’, they said…
Well, that did not happen. I hate to say it, but I did not love it. It was not bad, but not good either.
The main thing I disliked about the book was the narration. It’s a damn book, I need to know what is happening exactly to have a clear picture in my head. Reading it from Rachel’s point of view was confusing at best. Continue reading Book Review: The Girl on the Train
Since the last book ended on quite a cliffhanger, I was extremely motivated to read this book.
It was very hard for me to accept that the link between Jared and Kami was broken. Imagine how hard it must have been for the characters themselves to accept that.
Usually, I hate it when love triangle dramas and romance takes over the precedence of the book but this book is sorcery. I was somehow, more hooked on it because of all that. I loved it. It has humor, it has sass, it made me want to get inside the book and knock some sense into Jared.
I felt like the story was being dragged a bit. Rob and his evil team threatened Kami and gave some kind of a deadline for battle. Kami and her team begin preparing for the said battle with Lillian with occasional fights in between. And, the anticipated “battle” was very underwhelming.
Still, for a middle book, the drag was expected. The characters and the writing were what me going most of the time. Continue reading Book Review: Untold, The Lynburn Legacy#2