A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
The Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne.
The war in the Seven Kingdoms has burned itself out, but in its bitter aftermath new conflicts spark to life. The Martells of Dorne and the Starks of Winterfell seek vengeance for their dead. Euron Crow’s Eye, as black a pirate as ever raised a sail, returns from the smoking ruins of Valyria to claim the Iron Isles.
From the icy north, where Others threaten the Wall, apprentice Maester Samwell Tarly brings a mysterious babe in arms to the Citadel. As plots, intrigue and battle threaten to engulf Westeros, victory will go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel and the coldest hearts.
This is book 4 in the A song of Fire and Ice Series. This has been my least favourite of the books. It is basically a full story from half the characters perspective and the next book rolls the other characters perspective at the same time.
This was less action packed than previous booked and very Lannister heavy. There was a lot of talking and build up and I had to force myself through some chapters because it was just so boring.
The next book focus’s on some of my favourite characters so I think it will be much more of a success than this. I understand the need for it but at the same time it just felt like a lot of talk and little action.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Only in wartime could a stalwart lass from Manchester rub shoulders with a Scottish aristocrat. But then a vital mission goes wrong, and one of the friends has to bail out of a faulty plane over France. She is captured by the Gestapo and becomes a prisoner of war.
The story begins in “Verity”’s own words, as she writes her account for her captors. Truth or lies? Honour or betrayal? Everything they’ve ever believed in is put to the test . . .
I have just finished this book and I have no idea how to review it.
The feels in this book are unreal. I loved both characters and their distinct writing styles.
There are a few points in this book where I stopped breathing and didn’t realise, it has surprise elements and such emotional moments that I just got caught up with the characters.
I loved this. There is a companion novel ‘Rose Under Fire’ which I will be reading soon 🙂
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they’re off to university and Wren’s decided she doesn’t want to be one half of a pair any more – she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It’s not so easy for Cath. She’s horribly shy and has always buried herself in the fan fiction she writes, where she always knows exactly what to say and can write a romance far more intense than anything she’s experienced in real life.
After hearing nothing but good things I finally got round to reading this, and have no idea why I waited so long!
This was lovely, funny and charming.
It’s a coming of age story about Cath who struggles to cope without her twin and with college life. The characters are enjoyable and her life relatable. I loved the extracts of fan fiction written by Cath and really liked the value they added to the story.
Really really great read and recommend to any geek or an girl at heart!
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
We are the Liars. We are beautiful, privileged and live a life of carefree luxury. We are cracked and broken. A story of love and romance. A tale of tragedy. Which are lies? Which is truth?
The Sinclair family are old money and like to portray the idea they are perfect with no issues.
This is a contemporary coming of age story and is full of beautiful writing, metaphors and lies. You know that something is not quite right the entire way through but you don’t see it until the very end.
I liked the mystery element and the constant wondering what was coming next. It was a really quick read and I would recommend for someone wanting a book to devour in one sitting.
Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi
(Unite Me – Destroy Me and Fracture Me Novellas)
Shatter Me was phenomenal. I loved the introduction to the characters and the world they live in. Going into this I knew who one of the love interests were going to be, but I did not understand how but the character development was great.
I absolutely loved this book. The writing style is beautiful. During Juliette’s narrative she will literally cross out thoughts when she changes her mind. I loved this unique style and Mafi’s writing.
Destroy Me is set after Shatter Me and before Unravel Me. Destroy Me is a novella told from the perspective of Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45. It was great. I really enjoyed finding out more into Warner’s life and his feelings for Juliette.
Unravel Me was good, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as Shatter Me.
Kenji is great. He became one of my favourite characters very quickly. I loved his attitude to Juliette in the later part of the book where he took no nonsense.
Juliette and Adam are pathetic in certain points of this book. Juliette moans constantly, and no one understands her blah blah blah. It just felt a bit drawn out. The second half was a lot more enjoyable.
Fracture Me is from Adam’s perspective and it was okay. Fracture Me sets the stage for Ignite Me really well but I am not the biggest Adam fan. He just seems a bit pathetic.
LOVED THIS! Epic conclusion which was fast paced, exciting and excellently written!
I would thoroughly recommend this series to anyone looking for an exciting and action packed series!