Reviews by alumeng.ajl
Spectacular
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This is by far one of my favorite books. I love Cinder and all of the other characters. I thought that it was just wonderfully written, and the twists on the classic Cinderella tale were amazing. The big reveal at the end was a bit predictable, but it was still fun, and I'm sure that future books will pay off. Everyone should definitely read!
Loved It!
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God, I loved this book so much. The romance was so sweet and great. I cried at the end, but the last pages were just so wonderful. I loved Cam and her entire family, especially her mother. I loved the jabs at Disney so, so much.
Great!
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The Secret Life of Bees is a really good film! The first half of the film is a bit slow but the rest of the film is really good. Queen Latifah and Dakota Fanning are absolutely amazing. Definitely one to see.
Great!
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The Name of the Star is terrifying. I was kept up at nights because I was afraid that I would find a murderous ghost standing over my bed. But it was still a wonderful book! Despite everything, I loved Charlotte, almost as much as I loved Rory! Some of my favorite parts of the book were when she would bring up her life in Louisiana and her eccentric family, which was always hilarious. One of the few things that I disliked about this book was the predictability. Normally, when I read adventure books, I have an inkling of what's coming, but then there's something else that completely surprises me. But in this book, I pretty much guessed what was coming. I guessed that something would happen to Charlotte, what would happen to Rory, who Boo was, and even who the Ripper was when he was alive.
I also didn't really like Jerome. Most of the characters (Rory, Charlotte, Stephen, and Callum especially) were fleshed out and, although they were all "good" characters, they had evil and bad sides. None of them were perfect. Jerome was the exception. I've always disliked when the main character's romantic interest is absolutely perfect. No flaws, nothing. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen did a great job of making Owen dark but loveable, as did How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford with Jonah. But Jerome just seemed too.....perfect. I wanted their romance to be more fleshed out, with Jerome being much deeper than he seemed. But I still liked the book.
Pros: The fast pacing, I was always on the edge of my seat, great fleshed out characters.
Cons: The predictability, it kept me up at night, Jerome.
Great!
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Bright Young Things is magnificent! The historical facts and the details are what make this book so amazing. You can tell that Ms. Godbersen put a lot of effort into making sure that the details and facts were accurate. I would have read this book just for the amazing historical detail. But the actual story was amazing, too! The initial friendship between Letty and Cordelia seemed so real and sweet, and I spent the entire book yearning for them to reconcile. Astrid was also a nice touch, although her relationship with Charlie annoyed me a bit. The relationship between Cordelia and Thom was spectacular, too. The ending was great, too, with Cordelia.
Pros: Great historical detail, the friendships seem amazing and 100 real
Cons: Cordelia should have slapped Thom in the end.
This book was amazing. I definitely recommend it to everyone who loves romance or historical fiction. I can't wait to read the sequel!