The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore // Book Reviews

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I’ve got a full spoiler free review for The Fall of Five, the fourth installment of the Lorien Legacies series. BUT, you will get spoiled for the previous novels in this series. I am SO glad I’m past the halfway mark now. I think I’m liking the majority of the direction of the series at this point so I’m excited about what’s to come.

15861491The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore

Series: Lorien Legacies (#4)
Genre: Science fiction
Publication: August 27th 2013 by HarperTeen
Pages: 355
Source: Borrowed
4 stars

The Garde are finally reunited, but do they have what it takes to win the war against the Mogadorians?

John Smith—Number Four—thought that things would change once the Garde found each other. They would stop running. They would fight the Mogadorians. And they would win.

But he was wrong. After facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almost being annihilated, the Garde know they are drastically unprepared and hopelessly outgunned. Now they’re hiding out in Nine’s Chicago penthouse, trying to figure out their next move.

The six of them are powerful, but they’re not strong enough yet to take on an entire army—even with the return of an old ally. To defeat their enemy, the Garde must master their Legacies and learn to work together as a team. More importantly, they’ll have to discover the truth about the Elders and their plan for the Loric survivors.

And when the Garde receive a sign from Number Five—a crop circle in the shape of a Loric symbol—they know they are so close to being reunited. But could it be a trap? Time is running out, and the only thing they know for certain is that they have to get to Five before it’s too late.

The Garde may have lost battles, but they will not lose this war.

Lorien will rise again.


REVIEW

I found that this book had a much stronger start than the last 2 books. I think it helped that the characters were more established than introduced, which made the voices more distinct despite the huge amount of point of views. Like the previous books, not many significant things happen overall, but the dialogue and scenes were constructed much more clear and consistent. In a way, the action is static as it doesn’t necessarily drive the plot forward. There are plenty of turns in the story; some I found predictable and others were impressive.

There was less stupidity (or at least less obvious stupidity) which is refreshing. YAY for growth and development among characters. I’m super impressed with the improvement of the writing in this novel and the drama isn’t melodramatic.

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Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas // Book Reviews

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I think this is the longest review I’ve written and it is full of spoilers. Initially I was going to have a half spoiler-free review but there is too much to discuss and it’s very difficult without going into the story. Basically, if you haven’t read ANY prior books in this series, bye, turn around and read the first book because you will get spoiled for Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight. There is a tiny spoiler-free section under “general thoughts” but if you haven’t read this book, do NOT click “read more” i.e. quotes and below = spoilers. So many disclaimers for this series but now, let’s begin!

(I have a Goodreads version of this review that hides all the major spoilers HERE)

20613470Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Series: Throne of Glass (#3)
Genre: Fantasy
Publication: September 2nd 2014 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 565
Source: Borrowed
4 stars

Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak―but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life―and her future―forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?

The bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Times best-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.


GENERAL THOUGHTS

There are a LOT of different subplots in this book and it’s a really emotional read, especially in terms of experiencing Celaena’s journey and her hardships. She’s only 17 and she has gone through heaps. We got to learn about the different types of fae and their history which was really interesting, and also the different clans of witches which was alright. A lot of the book consists of Celaena dealing with her grief, developing her powers and fae heritage. Also it was amazing to see how seemingly insignificant things in previous novels were explained and contributed to the story. It’s mind-blowing. This one especially killed me.

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5 adaptations I watched before reading the book // Friday Five

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I haven’t done one of these in a while so why not? Today I’m going to be listing (wait for it), 5 book adaptations I watched BEFORE reading the books. I would really appreciate if you could stop giving me that deprecating look of “how dare you” because we’re all friends here, right??? I watched most of these adaptations quite a while ago before I really got into reading but now I restrain myself from watching adaptations until after I read the original books. That’s most of the time. Onwards…

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Creepy horror books: feeling the Halloween vibes // Recommendations

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I’ve been seeing a lot of people asking around for horror and creepy book recommendations so I have a list! I don’t know whether I should categorise these as recommendations considering I haven’t even read them yet so I don’t know if they’re good. I guess it’s more like a TBR. However, I’ve heard great things about these books so hopefully they live up to their name. So in no particular order, I present…

BOOks

(I’m hilarious I know)

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