Or quicker, quicker.
Who cares if One More Light Goes Out...
One more Light by Linkin Park
I love to get lost in the pages of a good book. At the moment my favorite genres are urban fantasy and dystopias.
One more Light by Linkin Park
You know what?
This book's title really doesn't lie, so get ready for a lot of walking through the woods, lol
That being said, I can't say that this story disappointed me, despite usually not being a fan of this type of narrative; I'm thinking about a book by Juliet Marillier in which I got to a point in which I wouldn't have minded if all the characters had fallen of a cliff...
In Woodwalker, the characters come out as real, flawed, secretive and interesting as hell, so no, I didn't want any harm to befall them.
Mae, the main character, has fallen into hard times following a forced banishment from her country.
A former woodwalker _ park ranger _ she got into a fight with her country's former king, and is now trying to survive in her ~new~ condition of wanderer...so when the opportunity of escorting three royals comes along, well, it's not like she had a full schedule, you know? o_O
And like she says, she has enough money to buy a whole peanut -_-
Mae is a great character. She's strong, resourceful, patient ~manages to not strangle Mona or even Arden through their long, long walk~ but she's so much more than meets the eye.
Throughout the story, the author manages to insert some basic ecology information; nothing wrong if she can bring some readers to the green side, lol
Now the negative, I wasn't a big fan of the way of the way some things were named, because the bad guy/invading country here, is named Alcoro...not so far from the word Alcoran, right?
~I do have politics in my mind, so it's kind of hard to avoid these kind of links~
That for me, could/should have been avoided. This is fantasy book, I don't want to feel as I'm being indoctrinated regards religion: good religion vs bad religion.
Maybe the author only wanted to show what happens when you take prophecies way to far... but it still left me somewhat discomforted by it.
As for romances, rest assured that there isn't a love triangle, in fact there barely is a romance;)
Well, no, actually there's a romance, we just don't know that it is there; because they're sneaky about it. And that was actually well done, so of course I'm not going to spoil it.
So, here you have it, a four star rating, because this had a pretty strong ending, which left me really keen in getting my hands on the second book. The only downside being, according to some reviewers, that Mae is no longer going to be the main character.
Arc Provided by Flatiron Books through Netgalley
Release Date: September 5th
Pitched as a feminist retelling, "Girls Made of Snow and Glass", doesn't disappoint in the least. Told in the alternative pov's of Mina, the stepmother Queen and Lynet, the snow Princess, this is a story that most surely will stay with the reader long after its read... What if there was more to the "tale" of the "evil" stepmother and her "naive" stepdaughter? What if there was a story of trying to break with one's past and one's sorrow? What if you only wanted to be loved, but never quite achieved that? How would you turn out with people trying to make a puppet out of you? This is the story of two women both trying to find out their true natures in a grey world . A world of snow and cold. And of bitter family ties. Along the way they will have to decide if they'll risk breaking those ties for a chance of finally being themselves. And of loving who they want. "Girls Made of Snow and Ice" is a tale of self discovery, friendship, and of budding young love, interwoven with bits of magic... In it, you have very different love stories. You have one between a woman with a heart of glass, and her creation. But for how long will it be her creation?
Another between two girls, both trying to survive in that world: One that has had everything given to her, except the love of a mother. And the other, who is trying to find her own station in a world filled with people who want to use her...
But for me, the most rewarding its between a mother and her child. Despite all obstacles, barriers, and wishes of kings. The writing is skilfully done, taking the reader successfully into a cursed world of snow, and many were the phrases _ so beautifully written _that I would love to share with you guys.
Really a remarkable read.
Cinderella: despite the long hours that she spends slaving for her nightmarish family, she spends her nights on secret missions for "The Godmother".
Obviously she's a super hero, because the girl doesn't need any rest!
"She started with several hours of training. First, a series of bodyweight exercises, which had long ago become far too easy without only using one hand or arm."
Of course -_-
"Next, she put her body through a test of the fastest martial arts her legs and wrists could muster. It wasn't until she sweated out the fire from her dreams that she felt like herself again."
... the truth about love and dukes is boring as hell...
I don't know why these two are smitten with one another, besides insta lust.
There was a part in the plot that definitely needed more time to develop, but instead got dealt with in a blink of an eye: weird.
I think I've read about half of it, and I'm more than ready to be done with it.
This is why I usually don't see a movie before reading a book: the reading process just goes down the drain.
Of course, had I not seen _ and liked it _ the movie, most likely I wouldn't be reading it. Because I'm not a big fan of zombies. -_-
Thing is, I really liked the "voice" that the movie has. Especially the initial part: have you seen it on youtube? It's really funny in a dark way.
This story... not really, which leaves me in a bit of a pickle, since I'm more than ready to DNF it.
As I am with the other two books that I'm reading.
"Travis" and the "...she's got two of them.." just crack me up!