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Review: Daughter of smoke and bone by Laini Taylor

Published 20/06/2013 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:                   Daughter of smoke and bone          
Author:              Laini Taylor
Pages:                 363
category:           young adult, fantasy

The story:

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”; she speaks many languages not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.

When one of the strangers—beautiful, haunted Akiva—fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

( Taken from Goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

I picked up this book in a bookstore and just knew that I had to read it. I really loved the world the author created in this book. The fact that until the end you don’t know who karou is just like she doesn’t know who she is.

The story was interesting and it wasn’t a story I read before. The world created in this book isn’t a world you just find in every book you pick up and that’s what makes this book a good one.

It gripped me from the first page and I just had to know what was going to happen. I had to know how this was going to end, although it didn’t end of course because there will be more books. I loved Karou she’s diffrent and that makes her interesting to read about, she isn’t just some girl who falls in love with a guy and loses herself. She has her own story to tell and I wanted to know her story.

The verdict of a book addict:

This was a great read and I can’t wait to read what’s going to happen next.

Total of Ratties:

 ratting system 5 rats

 

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Review: Requiem by Lauren Oliver

Published 05/06/2013 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:                   Requiem               
Author:              Lauren Oliver
Pages:                 391
category:            Dystopian, Young Adult

The story:

As her country erupts in open rebellion, Lena fights for the resistance and must make a heartbreaking choice between two loves.

After saving Julian from a death sentence, Lena escapes with him and other members of the resistance. But as she embraces her love for Julian, a boy from her past returns and causes her to question everything. 

In the meantime, Lena’s best friend, Hana, is engaged to Portland’s young mayor and is living a safe, proscribed, loveless life. The story is told from both Lena and Hana’s points of view.

As Lena struggles to save the people she loves, everything comes to a head in this exciting finale to Lauren Oliver’s epic trilogy. REQUIEM is a sophisticated, wide-ranging novel that explores the large issues of society, government, and resistance, and of course, there is romance

( Taken from Goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

This is the last book in the Delirium trilogy, after reading the first two books I just had to know how this was going to end.  Let me start by telling you that I really like the writing style of this series. It are easy to read books and it moves along in a good pace.

But I have to say that there were some moments in this book that I found boring, at some point I found Hana’s story more intriguing that Lena’s story. The two storylines in this book made the book fun to read, you get to know more about what happened to Lena and Alex and you learn more about Hana’s own life after her cure.

I believe that this was a good ending tot his series, although it still leaves me with some questions. The ending was a little abrupt but if you look into the other books of this series they all have an abrupt ending.

The verdict of a book addict:

A good ending to a good series, I wonder why it took me this long to pick this series up.

Total of Ratties:

ratting system 5 rats

 

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