Review: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil

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Gretchen McNeil is on the fast track to become on of my favorite authors. First it was the stunning Ten and it’s Get Even. Both book are so incredible well written, and exciting, and both managed to hold me on the edge right onto the last page.

Get Even has this Pretty Little Liars feeling to it, well at least it had in the beginning. Four girls which doesn’t really have things in common, expect for one thing. In these girls case it’s the quest to get revenge on the bullies in the school who attack the less fortunate ones. But the bullied has a friend in the secret club Don’t Get Mad. The point of the club is to take revenge in the name of the people who can’t do it themselves. Also it’s a way to say F you the horrible principles and his bullies who rules the school in terror.

I liked the character and the plot, but there’s one really irritating thing. When I finished I didn’t get to know who was out to sabotage DGM. Since Ten had been a stand alone book I just thought that Get Even was that to. But nope, it’s the first book in a duology. *Sigh*. I’m happy there will be one more book with this gang, but I just really wanted to know who the murder was right now!

♥ Caroline

Review: Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon

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One of the booktubers I follow recommended Doon to her viewers, and when she described it I got interested. Like really interested, I went home and order it immediately. It was something about a secret kingdom in Scotland that really caught my liking and I was so excited to read it. So no need to explain it was a couple of really though weeks while waiting for it to arrive. [Read more…]

Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

imageSix of Crows is set in the same world as Bardugo’s Grisha trilogy and gives us another glimpse into this magical and often brutal place. This time the background is Ketterdam, a busy harbor town  with criminality around every corner. One is the criminal genius Kaz Brekker, and he’s just gotten the biggest heist ever. Now all he need is some people to help him….

Well, the story is all over the place and there wasn’t a character I really connected with and cared about. Nina was way to obesedd with Matthias, a man who’s work is to murder grishas (which she is). Talk about liking to playing with the fire. The part they tries to get him out of prison though was kind of amusing. Only the spy Inej made me excited to read about what happens to her in this crazy heist. Also about the heist, it took forever to happen and when it finally happen it wasn’t as magnificent as I had hopped for, which was a shame.

But overall a pretty okay story, well the ending was nothing to cheer about, but as with my experience with the Grisha trilogy it wasn’t until the third book I really came to love the story. So there’s still time for these guys to make a better relationship with me.

♥ Caroline

Review: Alena by Kim W. Andersson

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I don’t read a lot of comic books, or even manga for that matter. I like to imagine my own images from what I read, not somebody else’s interpretation. But I have been trying for read books outside what I usual read and some of the things I try out is reading comic books. [Read more…]