REVIEW: Soundless by Richelle Mead

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Title: Soundless

Pages: 265

Rating: 3.25/5

I just finished this book a few minutes ago and I thought it was a very quick, fun read!

If you don’t know what this book is about, it’s basically about a girl who lives in a village at the top of a mountain where everyone is deaf and some are beginning to go blind; they have to exchange precious metals that they mine for food for the people that live on the ground and the book begins with the main character Fei, regaining her hearing.

If you enjoy Chinese culture and myth then you will most likely enjoy this novel! The setting was great and Richelle Mead’s descriptions of the world were very vivid and it was very easy to picture.

There is a romance in this novel and it wasn’t rushed at all because the characters had a previous history with each other!

The first 100 pages of this book were very slow and since it was such a short book, that was a big reason why I didn’t love it.

Another reason I wasn’t in love with this book was the characters. They’re very well developed lovely characters but since the novel was so short I didn’t find myself really caring about them until very close to the end.

I do have to say this was a very quick read despite the first 100 pages being slow and once I got past that, it was very fast paced and I really enjoyed it!

So, I would recommend this if you’re looking for a quick read!! Overall I enjoyed it though it wasn’t my favorite thing I’ve read.

Here is my song choice for Soundless: 

Happy Reading!

-Amber

 

The Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout: Review

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(ALL OF MY REVIEWS ARE SPOILER FREE!)

Title: The Lux Series

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Rating: 5/5 stars

If you don’t know what this series is about you can read the description here!  (It involves very attractive swoon-worthy aliens and a girl that happens to be a book blogger (YES) that gets tangled up with them.)

So, I started to pick up this book series a few months ago because I heard it was very addicting, and I read the first book and really liked it!! Then, later I picked up the second book in the series and after I finished that one I finished the last three books in a matter of days!

This series is fantastic and it definitely has a permanent slot on my favorite series of all time list!!

This series is so addicting and I was never bored throughout reading the whole thing! It is very fast paced and only gets faster and more intense as the series progresses!

I absolutely adore the characters in this book, they’re all flawed in some way and they’re all so addicting to read! Katy was an amazing main character! She has a book blog which, really inspired me to upload more frequently on my account! She is always swooning over her books and talking about doing reviews and I just found that part of the story so relateable! I have yet to find a book character I relate to more than Katy.

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Daemon. Okay, just DAEMON. He is absolutely perfect in every way and I need him in my life.

I loved the relationships in this series, each one was beautiful and flawed and I loved both the friendships and the romantic relationships that appeared throughout this series.

There was also so much notable character development throughout this series and it was so cool to see these characters progress!

I also adored the pop culture references in this series! It was awesome that they mentioned popular television shows and book series and it just made this series so much better and even more relateable!

This was one of those series that I could not physically put down, and when I finished a book I just picked up the next one and kept going. image2

I could go on and on about this series. It made me laugh, cry, swoon and even cheer and I definitely, wholeheartedly recommend that you pick this up if you haven’t already!

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And my song recommendation for this book series is: 

(Why do I always end up doing two? Whoopsie!)

Happy Reading!

-Amber

 

 

Biannual Bibliothon/ TBR Takedown TBR

Hi guys!

So I’ve decided to participate in both the Biannual Bibliothon (Jan 3-9) and the TBR Takedown (Jan 4-10)!!

There are reading challenges within both of them and I’ve layed out my TBR to fulfill most of them!

Biannual Bibliothon Challenges/TBR:

1. Read the group book

Soundless by Richelle Mead

2. Read a book that’s been sitting in your shelf for over a year

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

3. Read a book that’s over 300 pages

The Winners Curse by Marie Rutkoski

4. Read a book from your favorite genre

Soundless by Richelle Mead

5. Re-Read your favorite book in a series

I’m not going to be doing this challenge, I don’t usually re-read books!

6. Judge a book by its cover 

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

7. Read a recommendation 

The Winners Curse by Marie Rutkoski

TBR Takedown Challenges/TBR:

1. Read a book from your most recent haul

Soundless by Richelle Mead

2. Read a book that’s been on your TBR for over a year

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

3. Read a book that’s outside your comfort zone

Soundless by Richelle Mead

4. Read the first book in a series 

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

5. Read a sequel

The Rose Society by Marie Lu

6. Read a book with Fire colors on it

The Winners Curse by Marie Rutkoski

7. Read a Non-Novel

Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout


So, that’s my TBR for these two readathons!! I doubled up on a lot of these challenges because I’ll be going back to school this week and it’s going to be really difficult to read so hopefully I finish at least two of these books! I’m really excited to participate in these readathons and I definitely recommend you guys to too!!

Happy Reading!

-Amber

Top 16 Books I Want to Read In 2016

Happy 2016 everyone!! In honor of the new year I’m going to talk about the top 16 books I want to get to in 2016! (in no particular order)

  1. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas: I’ve already started this book and I’m really looking forward to continuing on with this series! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer! There has been so much hype around this series and I’m super excited to read it for myself! Especially since the last book is out now, I can just binge it!

3. Harry Potter Series I NEED TO FINISH THIS! This has been a goal of mine for the past 4 years and I hope 2016 is the year I can actually do it! I’m on book 5 right now so hopefully I can at least read one or finish the rest of the series. 

4. Percy Jackson Series I also really need to finish this! I’m on book 3 right now!

5. Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout To be honest, this is probably going to be my first read of the new year even though I really don’t want this series to end!crying gif

6. Fallen Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes Everyone is talking about this series right now and apparently it’s like a YA Game of Thrones and I love that show so sign me up!! Also look at those covers!! *heart eyes* dany-dragon-scratch

7. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken I’m so excited for this new release!!

8. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken I’ve heard so much about this series and I really want to make 2016 the year I finally read it!

9. The Rose Society by Marie Lu I read the first novel in this series and really enjoyed it so I want to continue on with it!

10. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare I AM DEFINITELY READING THIS IN 2016 I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR IT FOR SO LONG!!!

11.The Winners Curse by Marie Rutkoski  This series has been recommended to me so many times and I’m really excited to read it!!

12. Magnus Chase by Rick Riordan I’ve heard this is super good!!

13. Clockwork Prince HOW HAVE I STILL NOT READ THIS YET?!

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14. Angelfall by Susan Ee 

15. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo  I’ve had this book on my shelf for so long and it’s definitely time that I read it.

16. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas IM SO EXCITED FOR THIS SEQUEL!!!

Happy Reading!!

-Amber