Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1) by Christopher Paolini

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Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love this book and I’ll without a doubt read it again soon!

This book, along with book two (Eldest) was given to me as a Christmas present by my mum. She knows I love books so she gave me these two amazing books.

When I began reading this book I was hooked right from the start, although, it is a bit slow from the get go.

All the intricacies throughout this book, the dynamic characters, the outstanding and many layered magical world that Paolini has created, the excellent use of languages, and themes both classical yet modern is why this book is given 5 out of 5 stars.

It’s a great piece of literature and I’m so happy that my mum introduced me to Eragon/The Inheritance Cycle.

Highly recommended to young adults and adults alike!

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Breed of Havoc (The Breed Chronicles, #3) by Lanie Jordan

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Breed of Havoc (The Breed Chronicles, #3)My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was: unbelievably good! Loved everything!
The plot was: crazy, in an awesome kind of way.

The beginning was: maybe a bit slow… but not so much that I minded it.
The middle was: super!
The crescendo was: freaking amazing.
The finish/ending was: wow… I’m not sure if my nerves are all fried or if some nerves managed to live through that crescendo and ending.

Would I recommend this book? Yes/no? Why/why not? Yes!!! God I want, no need the fourth book now; and I mean pronto! Though that’s not going to happen, since the fourth book hasn’t been released yet… and I don’t even have a date for when it does! ūüė¶ .

Breed of Envy (The Breed Chronicles, #2) by Lanie Jordan

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Breed of Envy (The Breed Chronicles, #02)My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was: just as great as the first one… if not more so.

The plot: (pardon me saying so, but…) ‘The plot thickens’. Everything just seems to war with it-selves and others, while at the same time everything just seems to be the same as always. It’s okay if that doesn’t make sense, because it barely does to me either, and I just wrote it!

The beginning was: good.
The middle was: great.
The crescendo was: really good.
The finish/ending was: confusing, yet so very, very intriguing that I continued with the third book just minutes after finishing this one.

The language was: so much better in this book than that of many other book I’ve read in the same genre (excluding the first book in this series).

Would I recommend this book? Yes/no? Why/why not? Yes, without a doubt. However, depending on whom I’m ‘supposedly’ recommending a book to, I might choose a different book that better suits him/her.

Update…

Hi guys!

I know it’s been a long time since I posted any book reviews. Therefore, I posted a few today. I also have good news for the foreseeable¬†future. I will post at least two book reviews a week. The reviews will be posted on Tuesdays and Fridays at 16:00 Central European Time (if everything goes according to plan).

If some of you want me to review a specific book, you can send your request to the e-mail: a.bookaholics.paradise@gmail.com

Breed of Innocence (The Breed Chronicles, #1) by Lanie Jordan

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Breed of Innocence (The Breed Chronicles Book 1)My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was: truly amazing. I should probably give it five stars, but I’m quite ungenerous when it comes to my fifth stars. This book was in my opinion unique and very well written.

The plot was: very intriguing and as I mentioned before, quite unique.

The beginning was: very good. It was funny, filled with suspense and great anticipation for the continuation of the book/series.

The middle was: great.

The crescendo was: thrilling.

The finish/ending: –¬†along with the first parts of the book of course – made me buy the two following books without a second thought.

The characters were: portrayed very well and grew along with the tempo of the book.

Would I recommend this book? Yes/no? Why/why not? Yes, because it’s a great book.

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas

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A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is not like any other books I’ve read so far in the YA genre; which is a positive thing since it blew away the stereotypes of YA books. It is a very nice addition to a genre that’s been in need of ‘dusting’ for some time. I like how the always present stereotypes in YA books just wasn’t there at all.

The first half of the book was a bit slow, but I understand the importance of why it had to be as such. The second half of the book though was magnificent, at times heart wrenching, cruel and sickening. In the end, this book is an amazing piece of literature.

I would have given this book 5 stars were it not for the slow, and at times boring, beginning, but since I understand and accept the reason for why it is so, I’m giving this book 4.5 stars. Unfortunately, I can only rate books with whole stars on Goodreads, so, me clarifying that I give this book 4.5 stars and not ‘just’ 4 stars, will have to suffice.

The question if I would recommend this book to a friend or not depends entirely on which friend I’m supposedly supposed to recommend a book to; but Yes, I would recommend this book. It’s fresh, unique and have a fun twist to it.

Once a Witch (Witch, #1) by Carolyn MacCullough

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Once a Witch (Witch, #1)My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book was: unique, strange and not entirely in my taste.
The plot was: alright I presume, but I would have liked a lot more “umpf”.

The beginning was: slow and boring.
The middle was: intriguing, but still slow.
The crescendo was: confusing, and not really all that good.
The finish/ending was: expected, but still surprising.

The characters were: dynamic, but at the same time plain (but not static).
The world-building was: really good.
The language was: alright.
The themes represented in the book were: classic and a bit boring.

Would I recommend this book? Yes/no? Why/why not? No, I would not. Even though I didn’t like this book much, there was still something there that made me finish it. That’s why this book gets two stars instead of one. But I still wouldn’t recommend this book.

Wolf Fever (Alpha Project, #1) by Milly Taiden

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Wolf Fever (Alpha Project, #1)My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book was: hot and steamy… Yes; but it was also very disoriented, confusing and badly structured.

The plot was: good; but it needs a little (perhaps a lot of) polish.

The beginning was: good… but it didn’t continue to be that way. You want answers from this beginning; and sure, you get a few answers, but not nearly enough to satisfy you.

If you have read a lot of “shifter-books” than you know most of the things already about your typical werewolf; but if not, then you’re out of luck since the main character doesn’t know a thing. The annoying part though is that she doesn’t even ask questions, she just accepts everything… I’m mean come on, what’s up with that?!

The middle was: so-so.

The crescendo was:

The finish/ending was: a relief… I’ve finally finished this book!

The characters were: not exactly as bad as static; but not good either.

Would I recommend this book? Yes/no? Why/why not? No, because of all the reasons I’ve stated above.

Paladin (Paladin, #1) by Sally Slater

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Paladin (Paladin, #1)My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was: fantastic.
The plot was: something I haven’t read before (not really, something similar yes, but not the same) and I loved it. I’m immensely pleased I purchased this book on the off chance it could be read that I might enjoy. Let’s just say it surpassed my expectations.

The beginning was: very intriguing, at times confusing, but it still filled me with suspense.
The middle was: great.
The crescendo was: epic.
The finish/ending was: a bit sad, since I had another “favourite” in mind… but I’m not disappointed or anything because the ending is more than acceptable.

The characters were: nicely portrayed and grew with the storyline.

The language was: not exactly simple, but it could have been a lot fancier.

Would I recommend this book? Yes/no? Why/why not? Yes I would; because it’s a wonderful book filled with lots of great stuff!

Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1) by Kristin Cashore

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Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is awesome which is why I gave it five stars. In truth though, this book wouldn’t have gotten five stars if half-stars were possible to dish out. It would have gotten 4,5 stars (which is still good).

I love the whole concept this book has going on and this was actually my eighth time reading it. It possess’ all the right quirks, plot-tools and themes that makes for a great book.

From the beginning of the book until the end pages, you see a lot of personal growth in the protagonist and that is a huge plus for the book (since I feel that a lot of books nowadays already have strong main characters from the get-go).

The world Kristin Cashore has created is amazing. It has a clear structure (even a map in the beginning of the book) that makes it easier for the reader to understand everything that happens in the book.

The language is well adapted to both the contents and the intended audience(s).

This is definitely a book I would recommend to family and friends.