Crooked Kingdom Review/Discussion| My favorite duology

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Title: Crooked Kingdom

Series: Six of Crows series

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Published: September 20th 2016

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Rating: ♛♛♛♛♛

“Fear is a phoenix. You can watch it burn a thousand times and still it will return.”

Since this is the second book of the series, don not read this review if you haven’t read the first book. You can read my review on Six of Crows here: Six of Crows| Review

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Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope.

As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.

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“I would have come for you. And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we’d fight our way out together-knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that’s what we do. We never stop fighting.”

I have been anticipating this book months before its release and as soon as it came out, I read it. To be honest, I had no doubt in my mind that this book was going to be amazing after what happened at the end of book one.

Before diving into this book, I didn’t know if it was possible that it would be better than the first book, but I fell in love all over again with the characters. I just admire their courage and what they would do for each other. It is just amazing knowing someone would literally die for you. It is just fantastic.

I don’t really want to say anything else because it will spoil people so if you haven’t read the book, do not read further.

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“Have any of you wondered what I did with all the cash Pekka Rollins gave us?”
“Guns?” asked Jesper.
“Ships?” queried Inej.
“Bombs?” suggested Wylan.
“Political bribes?” offered Nina. They all looked at Matthias. “This is where you tell us how awful we are,” she whispered.”   

It is no mystery by now that I absolutely live for those characters and this plot. I was scared that we wouldn’t see Inej until the end of the book, but that wasn’t the case. I was so pleasantly surprised when Inej was returned to her crew and they planned what they were going to do. It was painful getting through her chapters at the beginning though. Seeing all she had to go through and the fact that she thought Kaz and the others weren’t going to rescue her, just broke my heart, but I was so happy to see that at the end, Kaz opened up a little and he and Inej would maybe end up together.

On a positive note, Wylan and Jesper are now officially a thing. I remember shipping since the beginning. I mean, all the flirting and there was chemistry ever since the beginning. My heart was overwhelmed when I learned that they were going to stay together at the end. In this book, we learn the backstory of Wylan and it just makes me love him even more. I just love how Leigh Bardugo writes her characters, they all have a back story and those stories make you feel even more connected with the characters.

Also, let’s not talk about Matthias because I don’t think I’ll ever be over it. Nina is probably one of the best characters I ever read. She has been through so much but her personality is still joyful and cheery and I just love her for it. It shows that no matter what happened, you can still be happy and that it is just so inspiring.

There is so much more but I won’t write a too long post for this book (mostly because I don’t know how to do this book justice).

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Red Rising Review & Discussion|A book that is so worth it!

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Title: Red Rising

Author: Pierce Brown

Published: 28 January 2014

Publisher:  Del Rey (Random House)

Rating: ♛♛♛♛♛

I first picked up this book because a lot of people were telling me how awesome it is and also that if I loved Red Queen (by Victoria Aveyard), I would love this book.

Still, even that I wasn’t entirely convinced to read it but then I bought it at a low price and I was like “Why not?”. And let me tell you, I love it so much!!! It is one of my favorite book of all times.

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“I live for the dream that my children will be born free,” she says. “That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.”

“I live for you,” I say sadly.


Eo kisses my cheek. “Then you must live for more.”

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations.

Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.

But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.

Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies… even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

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Rating: ♛♛♛♛♛

Starting this book, I didn’t have any expectations whatsoever and I didn’t even read the synopsis so basically, I went into it without knowing anything. And I was so pleasantly surprised.

To be honest, at first I didn’t love it immediately. I have to admit that the first few chapters are hard to go through. I know a lot of people who DNF it because of the start. But you have to continue reading!! The start is quite complicated to understand because there is so much world building that makes your head spin and also the language is quite complex. So I definitely do not recommend reading it if you’re new to the YA world, but you should read it later when you’re more experienced because it’s amazing. And for advanced readers who wants to read this book: Read it until the end because trust me, you won’t regret it. So be patient

The world in this book is a mystery at the beginning but if you keep reading, you learn so much more about it and it is just mind-blowing!!!

Now let’s talk about the writing. Like I said before, it is quite complex and kept slowing me down, but I kept going and eventually, I got used to it. I’m not saying I perfectly understand everything without any troubles though. I just have to give my full concentration to the book because or else, I will miss some parts out. I would have liked to have a glossary though. It would be so much easier.

I’m not going to say much about the world because you will discover it as the story goes and I don’t want to spoil anything.

But even with the complex writing, I absolutely loved it!! It is so action-packed and it doesn’t sugar-coat anything. It is true and raw. Sometimes the descriptions are so brutal and you can’t help but wince. It is one of the few books that made me want to keep reading until I finish it without doing anything else.

I don’t know what else to add without spoiling anyone so here comes the spoiler section

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Where to start?? Honestly, I cried when Eo died and I was really surprised to do so because I’m emotional but not when I am at the very beginning of a book. I have to know the characters first. So it was a little weird to see tears this early in the story. I was not even THAT attached to Eo. But seeing her getting ripped away from Darrow because of a song was just so emotional that I couldn’t let the tears in. This moment is so powerful and emotional that you can’t help but wish that she was still here.

The whole transformation of Day was just epic! It must have hurt a lot but the descriptions were so raw, it made me so excited for the rest. The world just expanded and it was just mind blowing. Like I said, the descriptions were amazing. How the author described the action scenes. I was so pumped by it.

The game!! This book has one of the sickest game ever. I’m not even kidding. I was so into the story. If you didn’t know, I love capture the flag and having it this version, it was amazing (though I would probably end up dying). Mixing my favorite outdoor game and a survival game is the best!!

Honestly, the characters weren’t the thing that interested me the most. I didn’t love Darrow or any other characters except Sevro, but I liked them; just didn’t love them. I didn’t feel a deep connection with any of them but I hope that in the future it will be the case.

Overall, I’m really excited for the next book!!! And I definitely recommend this amazing book! Give it some time and you’ll see just how awesome it is.

Scarlet Review and Discussion| Better than the first one in my opinion

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Title: Scarlet
Series: The Lunar Chronicles
Author: Marissa Meyer
Number of pages: 464 pages
Published: February 5th 2013
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Scarlet is the second book of the Lunar chronicles series written by Marissa Meyer. Cinder, the first book in the series is about Cinder (obviously) and the second book is about another person, Scarlet that is eventually going to meet Cinder after.
You can check out my review on the first book: Cinder review
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Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

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*Do not read this review if you have not read the first book*
Rating: ♛♛♛♛
Honestly, I found that this was one of the rare times where the sequel is better than the first book. I found Scarlet way better than Cinder. If you have read my other review then, you know that I didn’t understand why there was so much hype surrounding this book. It wasn’t that it was boring, but I just didn’t understand the hype. I still have a little trouble getting all the hype, but I’m getting there. I might love Cress, but I haven’t read it yet. I am definitely going to finish the series. Hopefully before next year.
I thought it was nice to see Cinder’s story through another perspective. I mean, what other people thought about what happened to her at the ball. Although we get some glimpses at her perspective and sometimes Kai’s too.
Let’s talk about the characters. Honestly, I thought that the characters were becoming even more interesting than in the first book. I want to see more characters’ growth but it is a start. Cinder for example, since the ball she is not the same person and you can clearly see it in the second book. There is a change and I learnt to love her through this sequel. Not that I hated her before, but I wasn’t a fan. There are also some new characters coming up in this book.
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First of all, let’s talk about Kai! Why, oh why?! Did Mrs. Meyer really have to do this to him? Poor him. During all of his chapters, I was like “My poor baby. Everything is gong to be okay”. No but seriously, I really felt bad for the guy. After Cinder, he doesn’t know who to trust and his empire is falling apart and the only way to save it is to marry the evil queen. Sounds like a tragedy to me. I just want him and Cinder reunited in the next book. And at first, he won’t know if he should trust her but eventually, he will see that he loves Cinder and all. *sigh*
Also, I really like how every book in this series is from a different perspective. The first book was from Cinder’s and now we can see the story from someone else’s point of view, which is good since we could see what other people thought about the whole Cinder situation (well, not very good for Cinder).
To be honest, I’m not really into the ships in this book. I love the characters individually, but I’m not sure that I really ship those characters together. Either Cinder and Kai or Wolf and Scarlet. I have to say that I’m not really a fan of Marissa Meyer’s romance. Maybe later…
I will be reading the next book (hopefully soon) and I’ll let you guys know what I think about it 🙂
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Three Review| A little book for the little

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So this is going to be a very interesting review! “Three” is a little kids book that I decided to review. I received it from Ebooks for review. You can go visit the site and look for yourself. It is very interesting. Basically, there is a bunch of ebooks that you can ask for review. You can check it out and maybe sometimes, you’ll see some books that you really want to read.

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“Three!” is a funny little rhyming book about what it’s like to spend a day with a preschooler – from getting themselves dressed to making a big mess! With beautiful illustrations (complete with dinosaurs, trains and superheros) and a catchy story that both parents and kids can enjoy again and again, this is a must-have book for your children’s book collection.

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Rating: 5 stars (in the children rating world)

You might ask, why did I choose this book for review? Well, why not? But to be honest, I wanted to look at the illustrations more than reading the book. I mean, it can be read in 1 minute or maybe less. I have no idea why but every time someone tells me to read a children’s book (really children, not like Narnia or Percy Jackson which are middle grade), I will read it. It’s just some random fact about me and I have no idea why I do it.

I gave it a 5 stars, but it isn’t like a “5-star-oh-my-god-my-favorite-book”. No! I gave it a 5 stars in the rating world of children (because it is a child’s book). But honestly, it was so cool. I don’t know why but writing that makes me think it’s so cheesy. Like for example a kid saying “It’s so cool”. Anyways, let’s get back into the review.

Personally, I thought the illustrations were amazing. It was so adorable and cute. Everything was colorful and it was a delight to see the next page. I mean, come on it’s about a three year old boy talking about waking up, taking breakfast, basically whatever he’s doing during a day. How can you not think it’s cute. I couldn’t stop smiling while reading it.

Also, I have been reading lots of heavy books lately so it was refreshing to read this tiny little book for a change.

Overall, it’s fun to read and beautifully done!

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The Last Olympian review and discussion| The last book of this amazing series

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Title: The Last Olympian
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Number of pages: 381
Published: May 5th 2009
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Books
As many of you know, I am in love with this series. I was able to finish the entire series during this summer like I planned to. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint at all! Seriously, read it if you haven’t already. These books are so easy to read!
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All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.

In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

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**do not read this review if you haven’t read the previous books**
Rating: 5/5 stars
This last book is my favorite! It was so action-packed (like all of his other books), but this was even more than the other books. It is amazing to see how much the characters are grown. We started this journey with them when they were 12 years old and now they are 16. It has been such a journey and I’m so glad that I decided to read this series.
 It is a very good conclusion to the series, but I can’t wait to read the lost hero to see what become of those characters. I had so many emotions while reading this book. I couldn’t stop making some links from the previous books and got quite emotional. I knew that the final book in the series would be epic and it did not disappoint at all.
 Things in this book are happening very quickly and it might even make your head spin (in a good way). It is definitely more intense since there is an atmosphere of war coming up (the war between the gods and titans) and it makes you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. While reading this book, I was left wondering what would happen to our beloved characters and I came up with theories that might resolve the big mystery.
Anyway, what I’m trying to say is read it already!!
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Now this is the spoiler section, so we can be able to discuss further more this amazing book.
Even in the beginning of the book, Mr. Riordan decides to make someone die….*sigh*. Beckendorf dies in a heroic way that just makes me so sad. He was mentioned in the previous books a couple of times, but we never got attached to him. But when he died in this heroic way, I just couldn’t help my heart to break just a little, especially for Silena. She is revealed to be the spy later, but it still hurts to see what she was going through with his death and it was clear that she loved him. And the thing is, his death was only the beginning.
After Beckendorf blows up the ship, Percy goes his father’s kingdom which is currently at war. I was so happy for Percy at that moment because he got the chance to see his dad’s palace. In the previous books, he reveals that he is kind of jealous of Tyson because he was never invited in their dad’s palace. So I was glad for him (but about not the war thing).
It was very interesting how Percy and Nico were trying to see into Luke’s past to be able to destroy him and it was quite something when they went to visit his mother. At this point, I understand (not approve, but understand) a little bit more Luke and what he has become. It becomes more obvious why he ran away, why he hate his dad…And about that, it saddens me that his dad couldn’t say anything even though he knew what would happen. I mean, it was obvious that Hermes loved his son but he couldn’t tell him.
It was also very nice to see how at the end, Hades and Poseidon came and help the gods. Poseidon decided to let his palace being destroyed and Hades decided to let go of his grudge (which paid off at the end). Was it just me or this moment was kind of emotional? I was especially proud of Hades, he decided to help his family no matter what.
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My favorite scene has to be when the war is over and Percy and Annabeth finally become official. I mean come on, I have been waiting for this moment for such a long time!! Long live Percabeth ❤ Seriously, the kiss-under-the-water scene was the best, so cute!
I want more of them and hopefully, in the heroes of Olympus series, there will be more!! I don’t even know why I was worrying about Rachel being in the way. It was written in the stars that these two are made fr each other.
Parts I have to talk about
  • How ridiculous it was for the Ares and Apollo cabins to argue about a chariot when there is a war coming up

I mean seriously? Did you not see the war?! It was shocking and kind of funny to see that Clarisse would not participate in the war because of a ridiculous chariot. Although, I liked that the Apollo cabin gave it to the Ares cabin at the end.

  • The whole process of Percy becoming invincible

“I planned to walk in slow and courageous like a real hero. As soon as the water touched my leg, my muscles turned to jelly and I fell face-first into the current”

” Nico’s mouth hung open. “You just . . . with a sword . . . you just—”
 “I think the river thing worked,” I said.
 “Oh gee,” he said sarcastically. “You think?””

  • The whole battle: Titan Hyperion’s attack, flying pigs, the drakon…etc.

The battles were so entertaining. My favorite was the drakon. When Clarisse came and just destroyed him…it was priceless.

  • Luke dying

To be honest, I actually had no idea if I wanted Luke to die. If he survived, I would never be able to completely trust him again and if he didn’t, well that was just sad. So I’m still not sure about it, but I guess his death is for the best? (Please don’t hate me)

What do you think? Have you read the book? Let me know in the comments below!

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The Battle of the Labyrinth review and discussion|Can it be even better?

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Title: The battle of the labyrinth
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Number of pages: 361 pages
Published: March 6th 2008
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children

If you read my previous reviews, you’ll know how much I love this series. I’ve got to say that say that the battle of the labyrinth is my favorite book in the series for now. I do not know if I’ll like the last book in the series more than this one though.

Here is my review of the previous books in the series: The Titan’s curse

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Here is my review & discussion about the fourth book in this amazing series.

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*Although there are spoilers from previous books*

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Percy Jackson isn’t expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.
In this fourth installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos’s army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop the invasion, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth – a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn.

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“You shall delve in the darkness of the endless maze;
The dead, the traitor, and the lost one raise;
You shall rise or fall by the ghost king’s hand;
And the child of Athena’s final stand;
Destroy with a hero’s final breath;
And lose a love to worse than death.”

What a book! First of all, I want to say that it was definitely better than the previous book in the series. To be honest, the previous book (The Titan’s curse) is my least favorite in this series, but even that it was amazing. If you want to know more about my thoughts on the previous book, go check out my review. This post is about The Battle of the Labyrinth.

As always, Rick Riordan kept me reading until late at night and I just couldn’t put the book down. I feel like his writing is getting better and better. He just knows how to keep an action-packed story with a war coming up and still make us laugh. I mean, that’s a gift. Like his other books, he manages to throws some sarcasm that we all love!

It’s fun to see those characters we love grow up through every book. They are growing up, but in a way they are still the same guys we meet at twelve. I mean, they change (like everybody), but they stay true to themselves and they will always be there for each other. And as usual, the plot was full of surprises!

I said this before and I’m saying it again; even though this series is classified as a middle grade, I would re-read this a thousand times (okay, I’m exaggerating but you get the point). And if you don’t know already, I definitely recommend it.

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After finishing the last book, I was a 100% sure that Rachel was going to come back in this book or the next. And she did! Although I didn’t expect to see her as soon as we did. I don’t know exactly how I feel about her yet. I don’t hate her, but I don’t love her either. I could love her if she wasn’t messing with Percabeth. She definitely adds some tension in my ship, but I have faith that she’s going to help them again so we’ll see.

After meeting Rachel, Percy and Annabeth go back to camp and we learn that there is a new sword master; Quintus. I was doubtful of him ever since he was introduced. I knew he wasn’t what everyone thought he was. But I never expected him to be Daedalus. I thought he would be Luke’s spy or something…well, he was on his side for some time, but then he redeemed himself so that’s fine.

Also, Nico is back and he got some serious ghost problem. I really like Nico, even though he hated Percy and all (I forgave him). He’s even more mysterious now and I’m really interested to see what he’ll do in the next book. One thing that a lot of people don’t notice about him is that he is really brave. Maybe even as brave as Percy. He went in the labyrinth alone (the ghost doesn’t count) and he even tried raising the dead. And that takes a lot of bravery; although I’m glad he didn’t raise the dead. And at the end, he chose the right side.

Last thing I want to elaborate on is the battle at camp half-blood at the end of the book. Epic! That is the best word that could describe the fight. How everyone was fighting even though it was pretty clear that most of them couldn’t make it and then Briares comes. And he kind of blew up the place!! And Grover screamed and the monsters were scared so they ran away. That part was quite funny. I imagined Grover screaming and I thought he was going to crack his voice or something. Anyway, amazing scene and a nice way to end a quest (not for the half-bloods though).

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For this book, I have two favorite scenes that I can’t decide which one I like best. The first one being the kissing scene between Annabeth and Percy because I’m a total romantic freak. I totally didn’t expect it to happen and it was kind of sudden and when it happened, my mouth was wide open. The second scene is when Poseidon comes to see Percy at his birthday. It was just so cute seeing Percy getting excited to see his dad. And when Tyson said “Dad” and Paul looked at Percy’s mom like “What?”. It was priceless. And also when he said that Percy is his favorite son!!!!! I was just so proud of Percy.

Parts I have to talk about

  • When Percy had to clean the stables (at the ranch)

  • Percy exploding the Mount and possibly waking Typhon: I still want to know more about this monster.

  • When Percy kills Poseidon “favorite” son: Why did he think he was the favorite? Percy is!!

  • Their escape from the labyrinth with wings!

  • Luke is Kronos: So now apparently Luke is Kronos? I wonder if when you kill one of them, the other will die.

  • The battle at camp half-blood

  • Percy’s birthday!!

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Prodigy Review| A sequel that blew me away

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Title: Prodigy

Series: Legend series (second book)

Author: Marie Lu

Published: January 29th 2013

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Pages: 371

Rating: ♛♛♛♛♛

I wanted to write this review for a long time now. Let’s go. Today, I’m going to be reviewing Prodigy. It is the second book in the Legend series. Here is my review on the first book: Legend reviewBeware, my heart is broken in pieces so this review might be all over the place. You have been warned so let’s get started!

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Injured and on the run, it has been seven days since June and Day barely escaped Los Angeles and the Republic with their lives. Day is believed dead having lost his own brother to an execution squad who thought they were assassinating him.

June is now the Republic’s most wanted traitor. Desperate for help, they turn to the Patriots – a vigilante rebel group sworn to bring down the Republic. But can they trust them or have they unwittingly become pawns in the most terrifying of political games?

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**Don’t read this review if you have not read the first book**

I want to start by saying that the second book was way better than the first one. If you read my first review, you know that I wasn’t really impressed by the book or by the characters. I thought it was interesting and entertaining but I was expecting something more because of the hype. I didn’t really get all the hype that was going around this book, but now I do. Yeah, I do!

To my surprise, in this book I actually liked June! I wasn’t too sure about her in the first one because she kind of made a mess of everything. She put Day in this mess and I didn’t know what to feel towards her (hate or love), but in this one! I love her!

The plot was so amazing! This book is seriously action-packed and I couldn’t ask for more. Not only did I fall in love with the characters all over again, but the plot was so gripping and I couldn’t put the book down. So many things happened that I can’t remember everything (which is why I made some notes)! Mind-blowing plot! I never suspected what was going to happen.

Overall, I absolutely loved this book and thought it was way better than the first book. And I can’t wait to read the next one! It was more than I anticipated and completely blew my mind! I really recommend it to everyone! I thought I was done with dystopian books but this one just brought me back in.

If you haven’t read the book, do not continue reading or you’ll be spoiled! But just read it, because it’s amazing!

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Okay, let’s start at the beginning!

The book starts with Day having nightmares and my heart just broke for him. After all he lost, of course he would have nightmares and I just wish I was there to give him a hug. I wanted June and Day to talk about what they have been through and all, but that didn’t happen. But that’s alright.

In this book, I hated Tess. Anyone else? I didn’t mind her in the first book because she was Day’s friend and she didn’t do anything wrong, but in the second book, she started saying rude things about June. I finally started to like June and Tess was insulting her in her back which was totally not okay. Okay, maybe I don’t hate her, but she really annoyed me. I will always be on the Dune/Junay ship. Is that the name of the ship? There is no Tess. Even though they have more things in common, blah, blah, blah. And when Day said “I love you” to June!!! I was hyperventilating, but I have to admit it was kind of early to say those three words. And I was on cloud nine when June was sick and Day was taking care of her (not the sick part, poor june). And how Day trusted June even though he didn’t know her plan and protected the elector because June told him to. *sigh* Guess who has a new OTP?

So Day and June are with the patriots and have a plan to kill Anden, the new Elector. I was suspicious of the patriots even from the beginning. I had a feeling they were up to no good. And when June was saying how she thought they were suspicious, I knew they are the bad guys. I just didn’t realize that most of them were fooled by Razor. I just love when Day decided t trust Anden and tell everyone that they should trust the new elector into changing things.

I also want to know more about the world! It’s so fascinating how the world has changed in the book. The second book just opens up a whole different world. I mean, now Africa is a superpower! And Antarctica melted!!

As for Day, I absolutely refuse to admit that he might die in the next book. My  OTP is going to get a happily ever after! Please God!! I need to read the next book!!!!

FavoriteScenes

My favorite scene has to be when Day came to save the day! He told everyone that they can trust Anden and also with the whole plane scene. It was just so emotional when I read his wonderful speech! I might have teared up.

Parts I have to talk about

  • The shower scene: When Day said I love you!! Do I really have to elaborate?
  • The interrogation scene between June and Thomas: It was such a tense moment and when I learned that Metias loved Thomas and arggg!!! I was really angry with Thomas, like even if you don’t love him back why do you have to kill him? He was your best friend who was always there for you.
  • The lying test: The interrogation where June had to tell the “truth”. And it was at that moment that my appreciation for June grew even more. She’s so smart but also super badass!
  • The whole scene where Day changes sides: When Day didn’t kill the elector and decided to protect him because June said so, it was so action-packed! The patriots were running everywhere!
  • Tess staying with the patriots: To be honest, I’m not even complaining…
  • Day taking care of June when she was sick
  • THE PLANE SCENE: It was EPIC!!! And R.I.P Kaede!
  • Day is dying!!!!! *sobs in a corner*
  • Day breaking up with June: I might have cried…

What did you think? Tell me in the comments.

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