Review: “Iron Gold” by Pierce Brown

Oh my goodness, where do I even begin? My anticipation for this book was raw and pure joy. I think I did a fine job for myself by pre-ordering it as a birthday gift, considering it released the day before my birthday, lol. The book gods and Pierce Brown have blessed me tenfold and more.

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Review: “The Fate of the Tearling” by Erika Johansen

I guess I’ll make a disclaimer that I did not reread the series in prep for the final book. It didn’t hinder me wholly as I went back and read my previous two reviews on it but there were some characters I forgot about. Regardless, that didn’t deter me from the story and things slowly came back to me as I continued reading.

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Review: “Champion” by Marie Lu

Okay, so I have come to the conclusion that I cannot wait too many days to write a review because then I forget everything but my EMOTIONS when reading this book. Logical thought? Gone. Deductive reasoning? Gone. So now I’m going to attempt to write something fairly cohesive about the final book in the Legend trilogy because, quite frankly, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

I was skeptical going into Legend as I had read Lu’s other trilogy, The Young Elites, before diving into this one, and the main reason I did so was because TYE is fantasy while Legend is dystopian sci-fi, two genres that I don’t normally choose first. However, I fell in love with TYE and Lu’s writing so of course I had to read this trilogy. I’m glad I did.

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Review: “Prodigy” by Marie Lu

You can check out my review of Legend before you read this (scroll to the bottom). Unless you’ve already read this series then go forth!

I really enjoyed Lu’s The Young Elites trilogy and it became one of my favorite series. While TYE is her 2nd series, Legend is her first so of course I had to read it and I’m actually enjoying it. I’m not a huge fan of dystopian novels–it’s not the genre I pick above all else but dystopians seem to be a big hit now and we’re seeing more and more of them in YA literature.

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Review: “Cress” (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer

Look, it’s not that I don’t think this is a great series because it is. I don’t even think I can pick a favorite character, though I’m prone towards Thorne because it’s hilarious, and I think my favorite couple might just be Scarlet and Thorne because he’s dark and brooding but Cress and Thorne come in a close second because they’re just totes adorbs.

But I’m not as enamored with the series as I hoped to be. I don’t even know why! What’s wrong with me? I don’t know. There’s no excuse. That’s just how it is. #sorrynotsorry Or something like that…

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Review: “Morning Star” (Red Rising #3) by Pierce Brown

Ah, I can’t believe this series is over! It’s been a long and good ride. A series I wasn’t sure I would enjoy because of the genre but I ended up loving it and so glad I did read it. I’m excited that Brown is writing another series in the same world (Iron Gold is expected to release sometime next year).

I tried to do a spoiler-free review but I may have gotten carried away. No .gifs this time though! XD

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Review: “Golden Son” (Red Rising #2) by Pierce Brown

After I finished listening to Red Rising, I reserved Golden Son right away and was so flippin’ excited to dive right back into the series.

I’m so glad I have the change to read such a great amount of books that have turned the tides for me in genres that I didn’t initially like. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ve just read crappy books in that genre so I just decided then and there that I didn’t like it.

Case in point? This. Freakin’. Series. Curse you, Pierce Brown, and your writing skills. I don’t think I’ve talked to myself more or shouted randomly more than I have while listening to Golden Son. I’m just a hot mess.

Spoiler-free reviews below (may include a lot of gifs though). XD

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Reviews: “Between Shades of Gray” & “Legend”

This might be a long post but I finished these books at the same time and just thought it’s be easier to review them together!

I wanted to read something by Ruta Sepetys because I’ve seen her other book floating around the book world now. I love Marie Lu’s “The Young Elites” series so I knew I had to read her other series as well!

These two authors are also going to be at the North Texas Teen Book Festival at the end of April, and that may have had something to do with why I’m reading these books… 😉


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