The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle Received: NetGalley Published: October 1, 2017 Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing 4.5 out of 5 stars The Blurb: Most people have no idea goblins live in the woods around the small town of Bellwater, Washington. But some are about to find out. (From Goodreads) The Nitty-Gritty: This book was enchanting from …
This book was ridiculous. It was delightfully silly. It was incredibly dumb. And I thoroughly enjoyed it.
This was one of those books that gripped me straight from the start. I read the first page and thought, "Oh, I'm going to like this." And like it I did.
I absolutely loved The Wrath and the Dawn, so when I heard that Renee Ahdieh was writing a retelling loosely based on Mulan I was very excited. And I was not disappointed. I think it was Roshani Chokshi who described Renee Ahdieh's writing as "butter", and I cannot think of a more accurate description. It is rich, and smooth, and velvety, and makes you wonder how you managed without it before.
I had heard so many good things about this series from people who I really trust, so my expectations were pretty high going in. This, as it turns out, was a mistake. I was promised rich politics, morally grey characters, blindsiding betrayal, and fascinating magic. I expected strong worldbuilding and intriguing characters. I got none of the above.
If you couldn't already tell from the 1 star rating, I absolutely hated this book. In fact, I seriously considered not even writing a review. I couldn't even finish this book. If you check my Goodreads, it's on my DNF (did not finish) shelf. Normally, if I don't finish a book I don't give it a rating, because I don't feel comfortable rating a book that I didn't even read all the way through. This book is an exception, however, because it was so awful that I felt the need to contribute what little I could to bringing down its average rating on Goodreads. That being said, if you loved this series, and will just get angry reading a lot of hate directed towards this book, maybe just click away. Why then, did I decide to write a review? Because I felt like I was not adequately warned about this piece of trash.
I know that everyone was so worried that I had stopped making those videos where I recap my feelings upon re-reading the Harry Potter series. Fear not! I have continued - with The Order of the Phoenix.
Artemis Fowl is a criminal mastermind, and he's only twelve years old. Captain Holly Short is a fairy police officer. And their paths are about to cross in a manner no human, or fairy, could have anticipated.
The Door Keeper by Steen Jones Received: eARC Publication Date: February 20, 2017 Publisher: Royal James Publishing 4.5 out of 5 stars I received an electronic Advanced Reader's Copy from the publisher, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. The Blurb: Adventure. Love. Destiny. Single mom Eden Saunders has learned that tragedy is simply …
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake Div 4 and up Received: Library (Audiobook) Publication Date: October 17, 2011 Publisher: Tor Teen 4.5 out of 5 stars The Blurb: Cas hunts ghosts for a living. His father did it, and when his father died, Cas picked up the knife and began ghost hunting himself. When …