Sunday Shorts #5

Posted June 8, 2014 by Bee in Memes & Features / 7 Comments

I had a few short reviews to share, so here’s another Sunday Shorts! It’s a mix of Fantasy, Contemporary and Paranormal Romance. All Young adult!

A Red Tale by Nicola Mar

21622149A Red Tale is a very busy but still enjoyable book. It had so many different elements to it that I don’t even can give it a specific genre. There was so much going on! It was still an enjoyable read, like I said, but I wasn’t really into the book the whole time. The fact that there is too much going on, throws me off a lot.

The blurb makes the global cooling seem like a bigger part of the story. In the beginning it was. There was a lot of focus on the cold weather and all that. But towards the end that’s almost forgotten and we focus on the animals and stuff. The focus jumped back and forth between several things, but the plot keeps moving fast and we’re introduced to many things at once and my head was spinning by the time I was halfway through it. There were several questions left unanswered and I hate it when that happens. I feel like this book would have done better as a series or trilogy. It’s not a bad book, it was just a little busy for my taste. I can’t say who I’d recommend it for because I’m not 100% sure which genre it even is. Fantasy-ish? Give it a try, you might be surprised!

Published March 20th 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Rating: 5 Stars

Fighting for Infinity by Karen Amanda Hooper

17932303Now this is how you write an ending for a series! Seriously. All the questions were answered, it was epic and the end was perfect. I was a bit confused in the beginning because it’s been a while since I read the first two, but I caught up pretty quickly. I really loved this series and I recommend it! It’s paranormal romance meets X-men. Sort of. Not really. It’s unique! I can’t write a full review on this one because it’s the last book and practically everything I’d say would be a major spoiler, at least for the other two books and it would ruin everything for you. The only real disappointment for me is the cover. I loved the covers for the first two and this one doesn’t seem to fit in with those. Plus I don’t really like it. But hey, the book is great so. I read it in one sitting, I couldn’t put it down. Just read it, ‘kay?

Published April 30th 2014 by Starry Sky Publishing
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Rating: 4 Stars

The Dare by Hannah Jayne

18478536I’m sorry, I just can’t. My main problem with this book lies in it’s POV. It’s told from third person and while that works for some genre, it doesn’t for this one. At least not for me. The last YA Mystery book I read was told from first person POV and I was invested in it from the 1st page and I was biting my nails because I needed to know what was going on etc… I didn’t have that with this one! I didn’t care. I felt like I was just looking on from a distance. I saw the mystery and suspense but I couldn’t bring myself to care about it. With that comes a Main Character I also didn’t care for. All the characters felt unoriginal and there were a lot of stereotypes, which didn’t work for this book. I couldn’t take it serious.

I don’t know if any of this makes sense or not, haha. I do encourage you guys to try it because nothing would make me happier than see other people enjoy this book!

Expected publication: July 1st 2014 by Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery
Rating: DNF

Nihal of the Land of the Wind by Licia Troisi

22024786Nihal of the Land of the Wind borders somewhere on the line of being Children’s book and a Young Adult book. Kind of like Harry Potter. It was like that in the first two or three books of that series too. The main character is 13 years old, she’s awesome with a sword so what’s not to love about that? It’s a quick, fun and easy read. The world in this book is easy to get lost in and I ended up finishing this book in a couple of hours. I do intend to read the next books in the series once they are available in English because I’m curious to see what happens next. I do recommend this to fans of Fantasy, whether it’s Childrens or Young Adult, doesn’t matter. I’m glad I gave it a try because my best friend loves this author. So give it a try! And I love that cover!

Published May 27th 2014 by Mondadori
Genre: Young Adult / Middle Grady, Fantasy
Rating: 5 Stars

Have you read any of these yet?

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