Bingo Square: Underrepresented This trilogy seemed to be very popular around the time I started getting into YA and dystopian novels but despite the positive reviews, I never got around to it. I think I was worried about overdoing it and burning myself out but I always meant to get around to the trilogy. It’s just other, newer books kept coming up. I finally downloaded it this year, but was trying to push myself to work through earlier downloads, so I still hadn’t started it […]
This collection contains lots of great horror stories. They are written by some really awesome YA authors as well. Sorry, I’m tired, so I’m going to direct you to my blog for more information. You can read my full review here.
There were two big problems with my experience reading Legend: first, I should have read it five years ago; second, I listened to the audiobook, which was so perfunctorily narrated that the cheesy-ness of the line reading just emphasized how pedestrian the prose and dialogue are. I don’t listen to a lot of audiobooks, but I had hoped to make more of a habit of it since my current job is well-suited for listening to them while I work. Unfortunately, I think there is something […]
I read Marie Lu’s Legends trilogy and was largely “eh” about it. They weren’t the worst written thing I’d ever read, but they weren’t terribly creative and the characters were boring. But when I saw Ms. Lu had written the first book in a new series, I thought I would give it a go. “The Young Elites is fantasy, it could be interesting. Legends was YA dystopian, I could just be burnt out on those, they’re everywhere right now.” So I swear I went into The Young […]
This was really bad. I wish this was one of those “this was so bad, it was good” things. Like that movie The Room, or anything starring Lyndsay Lohan. But this one is just plain old bad. I know, I sound like a broken record when I say that I need to stop with the bad trilogies already. A promising first novel is great, but it rarely seems to mean that the quality will continue throughout the forced trilogy. I was re-reading my reviews for […]