Three Dark Crowns Book Review

hello my lovelies,

Today post is a little bit different then my usual posts. I saw that I haven’t reviewed a book in a long time, and I thought that I should start doing that again. I was event so close to record a video and do a book review, but my shyness got the best of me and just was happy with what I recorded. Moving on, if you guys are interested let me know in the comments below if you want me to do a book review in a video. Back to the book review, today I want to review Three Dark Crowns, I’m sure you’ve heard of it, and if not then this post is for you. I should mention that this will be spoiler free.

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The Story is about, triplet sisters, three queens, essentially competing for the throne.  Katharine, Arsinoe and Mirabella each live in different parts of the land, each have a different power, and each have a different group of supporters aiding them. Each sister has to fight for THE CROWN. And it’s not just a game of win or loses…it’s a life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

In this case, Katharine is a poisoner who wields deadly cocktails; Arsinoe is a naturalist – at one with nature and animals – and not very good at it (nobody expects her to win the throne); Mirabella is an elemental and clearly the strongest of the three, her powers by far the most developed.

When kingdom come, there will be one. 

My Thoughts,

You have to admit, that sounds pretty evil and … amazing! I wish it held up to its story, I felt the concept is already strong, but it felt boring in the first half. The second half of the book, I got so interested, and because I fell asleep reading the first half I forgot some of the characters names that I actually went back and forth. However, there is a good side to this book, and there is a light. The ending is very amazing, and you should keep reading it until you get to the ending.  The story is actually darker then you think, some parts were so predicted but it still got me like  21969057

Rating: 3.5/5 stars! Interesting after the second half

Let me know if you read this book or if your interested in reading it, and if you already have, who was your favorite queen?

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We Were Liars Book Review

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Title: We Were Liars

Author: E. Lockhart

Genre: Young-adult fiction

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Pages: 227 pages (Hardcover)

Price: $21.99 CAD

Book Description

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

My Thoughts

This is the kind of book that, when I finish reading it, I’m like FINALLY.

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“Welcome to the beautiful Sinclair family.
No one is a criminal.
No one is an addict.
No one is a failure.
The Sinclairs are athletic, tall and handsome.”

I rate this book 3.5 / 5

I loved how short this book was, at the same time I thought it was a bit weird. Let me explain…. I found the beginning very dramatic I mean like the first page I read it over and over just to make sure what I read made sense. I still would have read the book because I like the suspense in it. The main Character was very annoying to me… at times I felt bad for her, at times she annoyed the hell out of me. Overall, this book was ok to read, I finished it in less then 5 hours. I wasn’t shocked at the end, but someone else who reads it might. I still do recommend it to people to read it, but I don’t classify it this book as one of my favorite.

Let me know what is your thoughts about this book if you read it. I also would love to hear from you the best book you have read this summer in the comments below.

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

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Title: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Author: Cheryl Strayed

Genre: Memoirs; Education and Reference

Publisher: Knopf

Pages: 366 Pages (Hardcover)

Price: $25

Book Description

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State — and she would do it alone.
Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

My thoughts

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I can’t express my emotions about this book, the way it was written, the adventure, everything about this book just makes me love it soo much!! I loved the writing of this book. Honestly, it motivated me to go on a walk whenever I feel I need fresh air. This book gave me the imagination of the trail, keep in mind I never knew about this trail and never knew how it looks like. The people she meets, the flashback she has, the problems she describes and goes through are just very interesting to read. I can never imagine losing my mother, and how I would feel about it… sometimes I cried reading some things she says about family.The ending was amazing, made me very happy for her.

Lets get clear on somethings, I wasn’t interested in reading this book just because of the reviews I read on Goodreads I’ll quote this one for example: “memoir written by a woman who loses her mother and then promptly takes up heroin and cheating on her sweet husband (who she loves very much). She then decides to hike the Pacific Crest Trail despite zero hiking/wilderness experience.” Since I never went through anything like this I judged this book, but then decided to read it because I needed a book at the time so I just garbed it and I’m so glad I did. It gave me lots of knowledge about a lot of things.

Let me know your thoughts about this book, because I need someone to talk to about it lol

Rating

I give this book 4.5 stars!!!

Nineteen Minutes Book Review

Title: Nineteen Minutes
Author: Jodi Picoult
Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Atria
Pages: 455
Price: $30

Book Description

In nineteen minutes, you can mow the front lawn, color your hair, watch a third of a hockey game. In nineteen minutes, you can bake scones or get a tooth filled by a dentist; you can fold laundry for a family of five….In nineteen minutes, you can stop the world, or you can just jump off it. In nineteen minutes, you can get revenge.

Sterling is a small, ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens — until the day its complacency is shattered by a shocking act of violence. In the aftermath, the town’s residents must not only seek justice in order to begin healing but also come to terms with the role they played in the tragedy. For them, the lines between truth and fiction, right and wrong, insider and outsider have been obscured forever. Josie Cormier, the teenage daughter of the judge sitting on the case, could be the state’s best witness, but she can’t remember what happened in front of her own eyes. And as the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show, destroying the closest of friendships and families.

My thoughts

I honestly… Honestly!! think I just found my favorite book. I’m staring at my screen for the longest time just trying to put what I think of this book and why its my favorite. Lets start with when I bought the book, I thought this is a chick flick romance with a thriller, reading the cover description got me more interested. Started reading this book and its like each page takes you in one page at a time until your done reading half of it and cant stop, I remember when I read it I didn’t eat, drink, blink for 5 or 7 hours. This book got me emotional on so many levels, its just so sad, and so unfair.

I am assuming you haven’t read the book so I don’t want to give away any spoiler at all because I love this book so much and I want everyone to read it. This book came out 2007, I read this book this week and it is sooo related and so informative even to this day!!! If you are a teacher, a parent, a student, a lover, a family member READ THIS RIGHT NOW!!!

Let me know your thoughts about this book, because I need someone to talk to about it lol

Rating

I give this book 5 stars!!!

Jodi, Thank you soooo much for this book!! I couldn’t put it down at all.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

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Title: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Genre: fiction
Publisher: Viking
Pages: 272
Price: $30

Book Description

On the faded Island Books sign hanging over the porch of the Victorian cottage is the motto “No Man Is an Island; Every Book Is a World.” A. J. Fikry, the irascible owner, is about to discover just what that truly means. [Click to read the full description on Good Reads]

My thoughts

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This book is not my favorite, but it is very close to me. I would read it again, some events that happen in the book I felt were unnecessary but then again it’s a story. The description of the town and the library made me feel that I was living there and walking down the streets of the town. I like how the story is set in a small town that you can only get to it by a boat, I always dreamed of living in a town like that having one library in town though is a bit sad to me. Anyways, aside from that I like all the characters, the little kid is adorable she reminded me of Matilda (if you never seen the movie GO and watch it NOW). This book was the kind of book that made me awwhh, warm, sad, happy, smile, and loved. I suggest all book readers and book lovers to go and read this book. You will find A.J a bit of a jerk at the begging but then you will fall in love with him. I love reading book but I don’t pay attention for grammar and writing style I just like reading the story, and this story I found it very good.

Rating

I give this book 4 star