Month: July 2014

Review: Attachments

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell Edition: Paperback Rating:☆☆☆☆☆ Blurb from Goodreads:   Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It’s company policy.) But they can’t quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives. Meanwhile, Lincoln O’Neill can’t believe this is his job now- reading other people’s e-mail. When he applied to be “internet security officer,” he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke. When Lincoln comes across Beth’s and Jennifer’s messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can’t help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories. By the time Lincoln realizes he’s falling for Beth, it’s way too late to introduce himself. What would he say . . . ? My Thoughts: I must be on a streak or something, because I have loved every book I have read lately! Attachments was my exploration into …

Review: Rebel Angels

  My Rating:☆☆☆☆☆ I had forgotten how much I loved this trilogy, and thanks to a read a long on Tumblr (with the tag agatbreadalong), I am revisiting these wonderful books. In the sequel to A Great and Terrible Beauty, Libba Bray continues exploring Victorian society’s constraints on women, this time going beyond the confines of boarding school and into London for the Christmas holidays. There was a greater emphasis on romance in this book, as well as an almost love triangle between Gemma, Kartik and a new character, Simon Middleton ( I say almost, because Simon does not know that he has competition). Bray does an skillful job of introducing dark themes, such as child molesting and drugs, into an old-fashioned setting, and weaving together a story that will make you feel like you are holding your breath the entire time, waiting to see what will happen next. My only issue with the books are the friendship between the three girls, and only because at times I flash back to my childhood to when I had a friend very much like …

Review: Ruin & Rising

Synopsis: The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army. Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives. Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling’s secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for. [description from Goodreads] My Rating:☆☆☆☆☆ My Rating for the The Grisha Trilogy:☆☆☆☆☆ [READ IT, yes, shouty capitals] Where …