The 5th Wave (Review)

I went into this book pretty skeptical and I actually put it down for about a week when I first started reading it. The 5th Wave takes place in what I perceive to be present day post alien landing. Yes I know Aliens…… I don’t do aliens (aside from Daemon Black in the Lux series lol). It’s told from the view point of teenage Cassie who is alone in the woods after the 1st four waves of alien attack.

Cassie thought pretty much like me so I was able to relate once I gave the novel a chance. When I think of alien invasion I think either they storm earth like humans storm a country or they simply live among us. Rick Yancey did an amazing job of having the reader learn about this new world and the events taking place with Cassie. I was piecing together the puzzle just as she was. The main rule of the novel is trust no one but can man kind survive isolated or us this a strategy of the aliens to divide conquer?

Well written and I am book 2 of this series to my list of books to read. I would suggest this novel if you like Sci fi or action that’s not completely overshadowed by a love story. I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars. Happy Reading!!!!!

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Winger

I just finished reading Winger by Andrew Smith and it was great. I wasn’t prepared for this coming of age novel. The writer did a great job of taking you into the mind of a 14 year old boy through the ups and downs of 1st love, friendship, and life.

Winger takes place in a boarding school called Pine Moutain and is told from the perspective of Ryan Dean West. Ryan Dean is a 14 year old Junior in high school and a pretty comical trouble magnet. Even though he has friends and is on the varsity rugby team he still feels left out because of his age.

I honestly went into this novel thinking it would be a “fluff” read I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of the book. I identified with the main character as well as the supporting characters. I enjoyed watching the relationships develop and change as well as the personal growth of Ryan Dean. I did not want to put this book down, it made me laugh, cringe, awwww, and cry. Great novel and I actually rate it 5 out of 5 stars. Happy Reading!!!!

Currently Reading

Just a quick update on the novel I just started. I needed to finish this book before the 4th novel in the series comes out. If you haven’t already check out The Lunar Chronicles (Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress) they are a futuristic take on classic fairy tales. Happy Reading!

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The Night Circus

Oh my God……. Trying to find the words for this review. Let me start with a statement that I made on my tumbler this book is like nothing I have ever read before. It was pure magic in a novel, bravo Erin Morgenstern! Ok let’s start with the premise of the book, all you are told is there is a circus that comes without warning is only open at night. This circus is the stage where 2 magicians are set to duel…….

My favorite part of this book was the fact that while I was reading it I was at the night circus not in my home. The author did an amazing job with description. I could almost smell the caramel. I found that I couldn’t put this book down but it was a slow read. It wasn’t slow in a bad way but I took my time making sure that I took in every word on the pages.

Normally I am attached to a particular character but here I was attached to the circus itself. I don’t want to spoil the novel so I can’t give too much detail but I wasn’t caught up in the romance or character development I was worried about the how the duel would end and what would happen to the circus. With that being said I loved all the characters except one and that was Hector Bowen ugh I hated him.

My rating for this novel is a 5 out of 5, I wouldn’t change a thing. If you are looking for a whimsical read, a book that makes you think, that is completely different from anything that is on the book shelves PICK THIS NOVEL UP! Happy Reading