Sara Shepard is well known as a champion of YA mysteries/thrillers so when I saw The Amateurs at my local library I had to pick it up.
Today I’m going to be doing mini reviews some books that are being released around this time of year. Firstly I will be reviewing Black and White by Nick Wilford which I was sent by the author for review, and secondly I will be reviewing The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby (identifiable as YORK which is the series name).
This is my second mini review post in the past few weeks and there will probably be one more as I try to catch back up to having reviewed all the books I’ve read.
This post will cover the second two books in the Starbound trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner along with the conclusion to the Endgame trilogy by James Frey.
Beware that there will be spoilers in these segments for the previous books in the series.
Heir of Thunder by Karissa Laurel is the first novel in the Stormbourne Chronicles. This is a fantasy novel with a touch of steampunk. This book is probably not one that I would have picked up on my own but I am glad that I did because a lot of the elements are ones I personally quite enjoy in novels and therefor have included in the novel I am working on. It was really interesting to see how Karissa did these things and I think reading this book has helped me to improve my writing.
I’m going to do this post a little differently to how I usually do reviews, it will be a bit more casual just because that means it takes less effort to write and I am more likely to actually finish it. The summary is more the way I would describe the book to a friend, the immediate though are what I posted in my goodreads review and the rest is just other things I feel like I wanted to talk about. Hope you enjoy.
Mind Games by Teri Terry
I read this book on the recommendations of a friend who found a few problems with it. It is a type of dystopian novel with a focus on the virtual world which I could see as a realistic development from out world. The end got a bit weird, and the story took a few weird turns but overall I am going to give the book three stars.
Requiem by Lauren Oliver
This book was pretty open ended, however it did end at a point where all the characters had hope for a happy ending. I feel like there could have been a lot more and what was there felt kind of pointless. I just really wanted to finish the series. I also gave this book three stars.
Persuasion by Jane Austen
I read this book over three days, which was quite quick considering when I read Pride and Prejudice over a few weeks. I really enjoyed the end of this book, and the beginning drew me in. I really liked the characters, especially Elizabeth because she was so shallow which was funny to read. I plan on watching a movie adaptation soon to make the plot more clear in my mind. I’m giving Persuasion four stars.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think?
Imagine a world where there is not one but two species of human. The Reds are humans as we know them in every reguard, whereas the Silvers are practically gods. They have silver blood and epic powers. As is natural in a world like this, the Reds are oppressed and a rebel group is rising red as the dawn (sorry I couldn’t help myself).