Book Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3)

Genre: Young adult / Fantasy

Page Count: 550 pages

Publication Date: February 2014

 

Goodreads summary 

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In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has. Continue reading

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My latest Netgalley approval!

I hadn’t been on Netgalley in months to be honest, but then My Tiny Obsessions posted something about her latest NG approvals and it made me feel a bit nostalgic… So on I went to NG and had a look around.

That’s when I saw that Perfect (Flawed #2) by Cecelia Ahern was available. I’d already read the first book in the series (you can see my review here) and I loved it! So I requested the second book thinking I didn’t stand a chance… but guess what happened?

 

My request was approved!

 

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Say whaaaat?!

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I’m so excited! This is going to be an amazing book! I can feel it 😀

 

So yeah, just wanted to let you know what’s been going on. Haha! Have you read Flawed by Cecelia Ahern? What did you think of it?

Happy reading, everyone!

Book Review: The Silver Dream by Neil Gaiman, Michael & Mallory Reaves

Genre: Fantasy / YA / Sci-Fi

Page count: 256 pages

Publication date: April 2013

 

Goodreads summary: 16248073

Sixteen-year-old Joey Harker has just saved the Altiverse—the dimension that contains all the myriad Earths—from complete destruction. After mastering the ability to walk between dimensions, Joey and his fellow InterWorld Freedom Fighters are on a mission to maintain peace between the rival powers of magic and science who seek to control all worlds.

When a stranger named Acacia somehow follows Joey back to InterWorld’s Base, things get complicated. No one knows who she is or where she’s from—or how she knows so much about InterWorld. Dangerous times lie ahead, and Joey has no one to rely on but himself and his wits—and, just maybe, the mysterious Acacia Jones.

Full of riveting interdimensional battles, epic journeys between worlds, and twists and turns along the way, this sequel to the New York Times bestselling InterWorld is a thrilling, mind-bending adventure through time and space.

 

My thoughts:

I’m not sure what to say about The Silver Dream to be honest. It’s good … just not as good as the first book in the series, InterWorld.

It’s an interesting story and very well-written, but it just felt like an unnecessary continuation of the first book. I guess it would have been better if the story was a stand alone book, instead of a series.

I know there is a third book in the InterWorld series called Eternity’s Wheel, but I’m not sure I want to read it. I have a feeling it will just be more of the same, and with my ever-growing TBR pile staring at me from the corner of my room I think my time would be better spent working on that pile.

I have to say it was a bit disappointing finding out that Neil Gaiman didn’t actually write The Silver Dream. According to Goodreads, he created the world and co-wrote the first book, InterWorld (that’s why he’s credited in the cover) but he didn’t write the rest of the series. They were actually written by Michael and Mallory Reaves.

One of the best features of the story was the introduction of a new way to travel (No spoilers!), which made the story more interesting and exciting.

Overall, The Silver Dream is a good story with an interesting plot and a brilliant range of characters.

3

 

Most popular book format…

Today I woke up thinking about the different formats of books.

Related imageSome people swear by hardbacks, saying they look better on the shelf (which is true) and the spine doesn’t break as easily as a paperback does (also true), but they can be so expensive that you could end up paying twice as much for a hardback compared to a paperback version of the same book.

And even though paperback books are easier to carry around with you they don’t look that great on the shelf, especially when all of a sudden the third book in a series is 2 inches taller than the rest of its companions. What’s up with that?! (People in the book publishing world, you are stressing me out big time!). Continue reading