The Witch with No name (The Hollow’s series) by Kim Harrison

Hello!

I recently finished reading the final book in Kim Harrison’s series The Hollows. I notice that sometimes I have a hard time reviewing books that are part of a series. I’m not sure where to start with the review of this book. the book pretty much continues a little after where the book before it ended. Rachel Morgan, our main character is still trying to save the world, as per usual.

I thought this was a good ending to the series. I felt that it wrapped everything up pretty well. I’ve really enjoyed this series. I liked all the characters but I have to say the demons were probably my favorite ones. personally, I wouldn’t recommend reading this book without reading any of the others; I feel that one would get confused and lost. but if your a fan of the hollows series, and have read any of the books, or if your just getting into the series, then you’ll probably enjoy this latest addition

update

hi all!

I apologize (again) for my abscense. i know, i tend to disappear for awhile and then return. but i’m reading outlander right now, and its slow going but is good. once i’m done with it, i will write a review. and hopefully by then the other books i wanna read will be on their way out 🙂

 

Magical Thinking: True stories by Augusten Burroghs

There isn’t much explanation to this book. its a collection of true stories from Augusten Burroghs’ life. if you don’t know who Augusten is, he’s the author of Running with scissors and Possible Side Effects (both are  hilarious and insane. i recommend them). his books are humourous and just plain crazy. this book is no exception. I loved it. I was laughing through alot of it and I do believe that these things happened to him. he’s in my mind, the type of author that can convince me that yes, these things did indeed happen, and i really like that. as i’ve heard before, Truth is stranger than fiction 🙂

so if your looking for a funny read, that is also quite sarcastic, crazy and at times a bit dark then Burrogh’s is for you

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

I read this on one of my “I don’t know what to read” book searches. thats actually how i came across the next few books i’m reviewing.

this book is about this guy named Leonard Peacock. it’s his birthday and no one knows. or remembers. and for some reason he has decided that today, he will shoot and kill his former best friend. it is told from his point of view and we learn quite a bit about him and we do learn about the real reason for his hatred of his former best friend.

I did not really like this book much. it was ok, until the end. I hated the end. it was one of those incomplete endings. I liked Leonard and I did feel bad for him. he was just a sad, confused and angry kid.

I can’t say this was the worst book i’ve read. not at all. but it definitely is not one i loved.

City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments series, final book) by Cassandra Clare

So this is the final book in this series. and it was a pretty good finale.

For anyone who doesn’t know the story, it’s about this girl named Clary Fray who finds out she is a shadowhunter. the series follows her and her friends, both shadowhunter and other. the final book picks up where the previous one left off, and we find that the big war is coming.

I was worried how this final book would turn out, but I really liked it in the end. It had everything I like in books. some romance, action, humor, a little dark. it was pretty dark and often times i was concerned that it would not end well. but it did and i was quite happy with it. I won’t lie, it is a bit sad at times (you will see why when you read it).

overall if you are a fan of this series you won’t be disappointed. or maybe you will. but I wasn’t. if your new to the series, read the others first. otherwise you may not understand whats going on.

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

as with alot of things I read, I read good things about this book. So, I decided to read it for myself.

The story is simple. weird girl and a not so popular guy go from not talking to being in love. and of course there are obstacles in the way. I guess its a modern day Romeo and Juliet type of story. only don’t worry, no one dies.

I’m not really sure how I feel about this book. It was good, yes; the main characters sort of reminded me of John Greens characters sometimes. it was mostly in how they spoke. if there was one thing I didn’t like it was at how fast Eleanor and Park fell in love. one minute they really don’t like each other. they don’t even talk. the romance started off ok, with Park slowly warming up to her and vice versa. but then they go quickly from warming up to one another to “I love you so much”. I just felt it moved so fast.

overall I would say if you are interested in reading this book, for whatever reason, go for it. it was an easy read, and was cute.

 

The Delirium series By Lauren Oliver

I had heard this was a good series and I finally decided, after trying to decide what to read, to read this. I don’t know why I didn’t read it sooner.

The story is pretty simple. It takes place in a future where Love is declared a disease. everyone at a certain age gets cured of it. but there are some who rebel, or who are not fully cured (the cure didn’t really work for them).

I did enjoy this series alot. It is a typical dystopian society book but what made it different from the others is the fact that love is a disease. The author did a nice job at making that concept believable, at least to me. I don’t think love would ever actually be declared a disease but I do think it can drive people to do crazy things and act so irrationally sometimes.

there is one thing that bothered me about this series. It’s the way it ended. it just felt kind of incomplete to me.

overall, i’d recommend this book. it’s an easy read and is pretty interesting.