The Martian Review

Hey, Guys! Before I get into my actual review here, I just wanted to thank all of you guys for subscribing to my blog! I currently have 130+ followers and while it may not seem like a lot to you guys, it is more than I ever thought would be actually seeing my blog, so thank you! Also, I apologize for not posting many book posts recently because I am in the middle of reading a lot of books, and unfortunately not finishing any. In order to restore some balance to my blog, I decided to finish this draft I started back in June and share with you guys what I thought of The Martian! Continue reading

The Raven Boys Review

So, originally the plan was to post a review of The Martian, but then I finished this book and it really threw a wrench into my plans. I enjoyed this book so much that it is now on my list of my favorite YA fiction books of all time, (which happens to be a bit rare considering I usually don’t read as much YA fiction as others). So of course, I had to write about it RIGHT NOW.  Continue reading

Six Of Crows Review

Okay, so I’ve been focusing on a lot of adult fiction/nonfiction books lately along with watching a lot of movies and tv, so I haven’t been as involved in the YA fiction universe as I might’ve liked to be. However I was in a bit of a reading slump, so I figured why not go back to YA since (if you pick the right book) is basically like a smooth rollercoaster, easier to read with all the same feelings and emotions. I chose Six Of Crows to dive back into the genre and I don’t regret it one bit. PS if this review seems a little all over the place, it’s just because I really enjoyed it and am still trying to get the feels leave my system.  Continue reading

Big Magic Review

Do you ever pick up a book, excited to read it and it ends up being nothing like you thought it was going to be? Because that was my experience with Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic. It wasn’t the concept itself that was confusing however, it was how she chose to describe and elaborate upon her ideas. Continue reading

This Side Of Paradise Review

To be honest, I’ve been putting off writing this review for a while, because while I did enjoy the book, I didn’t really know how to collect my thoughts together to form a coherent post. Classics tend to have a lot more depth than your average YA novel and therefore, can be more difficult to read/comprehend and then reflect upon afterward. However, here we go, just bear with me. Continue reading

GAME OF THRONES

“When you play the game of thrones you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” -Cersei Lannister

My best friend loves everything about Game Of Thrones. The show, the books, the story, the characters everything. So of course, she was easily able to convince me to pick it up. The first of the Song Of Ice And Fire books, A Game Of Thrones, officially took me 2 months to finish, and while I enjoyed it, I’m considering just watching the show instead.

Summary: Summarizing this book is difficult with it being a behemoth of a book, I ended up finding a good summary on shmoop.com that easily encompasses the eight-point perspective and three separate story lines instead of writing one myself.

“The longest part of this book tells how the noble Stark family deals with conspiracy and court politics in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, with particular emphasis on Eddard Stark, the father and leader of the noble family. A second story follows the exiled princess Daenerys, one of the last descendants from the previous royal family, as she grows up on another continent. A third story follows Jon Snow, the illegitimate son of Eddard Stark, as he grows up in the north of Westeros. He is in the special military order called the Night’s Watch, which is dedicated to protecting the civilized Seven Kingdoms from the dangers beyond the Wall.”

As the story goes on, secrets from the depths of each family are revealed, changing the course of the book in many instances. With the depth and imagery used in this book, everything is as vivid as if someone was telling you the story while you revisit the locations.

Rating: 4 Stars.

Why?: So I’ve never really been one to like extremely long books, or to like fantasy. How I ended up enjoying this book was an extremely rare instance. I instantly loved certain characters and despised others, and sometimes my opinions of them changed throughout as they developed. The depth and background given to each and every character were impressive and it made you feel as if you actually knew them and were learning everything about them, their secrets, their fears, along with their favorite hobbies. Every scene and setting are described in intense detail, something it’s hard not to admire. There were so many twists and turns and it was always intense. I learned that they weren’t kidding about all hype this series has got over the years. The only thing keeping me away from that 5 stars was the length because I’m still a little disappointed in myself that it took me months to read. MONTHS. It was just so dense that I had to read a lot at a time to really enjoy and understand what was going on, which sometimes is difficult in such a fast-paced world.

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If you read or watch Game Of Thrones, let me know what you think? I think I’m going to start the next book once I get through my current reads because somehow the amount of books I’m reading at once has gotten a bit out of hand. Hopefully, later I will get around to working on some more posts and making some minor changes to my blog in general. Any feedback is welcome!

-Lily