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.

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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.

Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1) by Josephine Angelini

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

I love this book. It is a great combination of teenage trouble, Greek mythology and everything in-between.

If possible, it would have received 4,5 stars out of the possible five; but alas, it’s not.

This book is great. Not just in one area, but all of them. The characters are great, the setting of the plot is awesome, the language is well used and all the usual themes are touched at least once. The one thing that would have gotten the book five stars would have been for it to not only target YA readers, but an adult audience as well. Don’t get me wrong, I love YA-books (and this one is labelled YA. Yes, I know adults can still read it; heck, adults read Harry Potter which is labelled as a children’s book series), I read them all the time and enjoy almost every one of them. It just feels like there should have been something more to the story. I just can’t put my finger on what.

Ha, don’t know if this review will be understandable or if it is just very confusing and incoherent – so back to the main point. This book is awesome and I would without any reservations at all recommend this book to my friends and family.

Unbeautifully Loved (Breathe Again, #1) by Emma Grayson

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Unbeautifully Loved (Breathe Again, #1)My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was: lovely. I enjoyed it quite immensely. It had nearly all the elements I’m looking for in a book in this genre.

The plot was: really good and I enjoyed all the themes going back and forth creating a beautiful concoction of suspense.

The beginning was: quite slow, but at the same time it created suspense for what to come, and for what had already happened.

The middle was: amazing at times, and less so in between the good times.

The crescendo was: breathtakingly horrible and lovely.

The finish/ending was: nice. Just what I wanted.

The characters were: dynamic, which made it possible to really care for them. I especially loved how Emma Grayson portrayed little Finn.

The world-building was: exactly how I wanted it to be. Not too much, but not too little either so that you had to fill in everything by yourself.

The language was: used in a great way, and I didn’t find many faults (or things I myself interpreted as faults). Those I did find were inconspicuous and no bother; or maybe just something my Swedish-talking-brain imagined…

Would I recommend this book? Yes/no? Why/why not? Yes I would definitely recommend this book and I would do it because it’s a great piece of literature that I enjoyed immensely to read.

Chosen (The Warrior Chronicles #1) by K.F. Breene

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Chosen (The Warrior Chronicles #1)My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow, this book was not as I expected. It was awesome, a lot of kick-ass-ness and a whole lot of sazzyness!

I like how our main character adds to her persona throughout the book and that she’s not a believer of the myth that is “THE CHOSEN”.

This book could have been a flop since the main character is so “beaten down”, filled with sorrow, regret and guilt; but since our Shanti is also sazzy, proud, determined and overall a hardcore kick-ass-heroine, I believe it’s working out spectacularly.

I think I’ve read this book about 8 times already and I love it just as much as I did the first time around.

This book is very much recommendable and highly at that!

Heart of Shadows (Birthright #2) by A.P. Jensen

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Heart of Shadows (Birthright #2)My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was: unbelievable! How am I ever going to be able to wait for book three? This book, along with the first book, have uncompromisingly taken over the shelf of my very best reads of all time! That is saying something since I’ve read over a thousand books; but this series, however unusual/weird/fresh has been unapologetic while taking over the first and second place! I’m in shock. I’ve just finished this book, and for those of you who’ve read it, you know what an ending this book has…. = Unf***ingbelievable! I WANT THE THIRD BOOK NOW!!

The plot was: amazing.
The beginning was: really good.
The middle was: intriguing and great.
The crescendo was: breathtaking.
The finish/ending was: heart-stopping, excellent and the world’s best and worst cliffhanger of all time!

The characters were: all very nicely depicted; they were dynamic and had lots of depth to them.
The world-building was: awesome.
The language was: impeccable, or perhaps I was just too engrossed in the story to register any of the faults there were.

Would I recommend this book? Yes/no? Why/why not? YES, YES, YES!! Without thinking twice about it! This book was excellent through and through. I don’t have any other words for this book (as well as the previous one) other than brilliant!

Birthright (Birthright #1) by A.P. Jensen

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Birthright (Birthright #1)My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book right from the start, even though the beginning was quite difficult to understand at first. You couldn’t comprehend everything that occurred, but, your ignorance paved the way for a heavy feeling of suspense. I thought this book was superb, fresh and a great deal of much-needed enjoyment.

I absolutely love the plot to death. This book has a mysterious beginning, an excellent middle (the best part of the whole book in my opinion), a good crescendo (but it could have been a lot better) and an intriguing finish.

I also love the characters, how they are portrayed and how they are introduced throughout the book.

I didn’t have any problems reading this novel since the language was suitable with the contents of the book. Jensen is a very competent writer who manages to formulate her incredible stories into a cohesive and well written bundle of words, sentences and paragraphs.

The themes, as well as the world-building, only complements the plot and work together beautifully and seamlessly.

I would without any doubt recommend reading this book. It’s fresh, alluring, lovely and full of suspense. However, you need to be prepared that the first few chapters might seem disorganized and/or slow, but, if you give the book a chance, you’ll be thankful you did so later on.

Becoming (Daughters Of Saraqael, #1) by Raine Thomas

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Becoming (Daughters Of Saraqael, #1)My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was: amazing. It was a breath of fresh air, which I enjoyed immensely.

The plot was: incredible. I loved this book from start to finish. There’s nothing for me to critique, not really.

The beginning was: intriguing. Though it might seem slow to some, I love it just the way it is.

The middle was: lovely. It was so sweet, yet filled with intricacies, turnarounds and everything else that made this book fantastic.

The crescendo was: breathtakingly good, horrible, awesome, sad etc. (I can go on…)

The finish/ending was: beautiful. There’s no other word to describe it, but beautiful.

The characters were: excellently portrayed. Very dynamic, which made you care/trust/want to know and like the characters a lot.

The world-building was: perfect. Just the way I want the world-building to be; not too much of a nuisance, but not too little either so that you have to create the majority of the world by your lonesome from scratch.

The language was: used brilliantly for the most part. Although, there were quite a few “tiny” mistakes here and there. Usually, those tiny mistakes make me furious when I notice them since English is my second language (since I’m Swedish), but I couldn’t make myself be bothered even if I tried, this book was that good. I just kept on reading, because the book as a whole was so, so good.

The themes represented in the book were: classics; but portrayed wonderfully.

Would I recommend this book? Yes/no? Why/why not? Yes. I would definitely recommend this book; because it’s awesome in so many ways.