Mini-Review Series #1

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Mini-Reviews is something I’ll start doing on this blog because I read these books but never got the chance to review them. Reasons may vary from pressed time to incoherent thoughts (at the time). It will include buy links and a brief paragraph on why I like or dislike these books.

Warcross (Warcross, #1)Warcross by Marie Lu

Published in September 12, 2017
5 stars

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I like this book because I’m a fan of Marie Lu’s work. It’s a very technological story and although I’m not exactly the most tech savvy person out there I had no trouble keeping up with the nature of the story and its language. The main characters were diverse (although somewhat forgettable as I only remembered some of them when I reread a detailed summary). I once posted on Goodreads about how Marie Lu was getting predictable only to retract my statement after the ending of the story. I would recommend it especially since its sequel Wildcard will be out soon.

They Both Die at the EndThey Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Published September 5, 2017
2.5 stars

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I didn’t really like this book and never understood the hype. To be fair, I’m not an avid reader of Adam Silvera’s books. The premise of the story is unique–like a modern-day doomsday prophecy. However, I didn’t connect with the characters or the various points of view that were in between some chapters. I’d say this is a hit or miss book and it was one big miss for me.



Sweet Black Waves (Sweet Black Waves #1)Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Perez

Published June 5, 2018
3 stars

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I liked the first half of the book better than the latter half. My biggest issue with this book was that I couldn’t take the characters seriously. What kind of name is Tantris? I know it’s a fake name and that’s the worst part. It’s already fake and it still sucked. Essy acted like a child despite being a groomed princess, and Branwen just lacked character. I skimmed most of the second half of the book and only read the last chapter because I knew about the twist and ending. I probably won’t read its sequel

7 Replies to “Mini-Review Series #1”

  1. I have heard that about Adam’s books… I have tried to start reading More Happy Than Not but I haven’t found the time to keep reading it. Also this book seems nice but the “app” to meet guys seems to Tinderish for my like XD

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  2. Great reviews. I have a copy of Warcross but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. I’m thinking I should wait till the sequel is out.

    I have read They Both Die at the End and really liked it. I think it was the whole question of how you would live if you knew whether or not you were going to die that day that just fascinated me.

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  3. Great reviews! I enjoyed Warcross too and can’t wait for Wildcard! The unpredictable ending also caught me by surprise, since I find myself typically categorizing Marie Lu as a predictable author.

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  4. I loved They Both Die At the End and that was my first Adam Silvera book! I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy it though! I absolutely loved Warcross too!


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