Sunday, December 30, 2012

2013 Winter Challenges

I can't believe it is almost 2013! We've made it! LOL

I'll be writing reviews regularly starting in January. I have been working on some tumblr blogs and this website writing and translating articles. Oh, and university of course. But finals are over and I have some more time to update this blog more! :)

Anyway, I just wanted to make a post to keep track of some winter reading challenges coming up.

Read-the-Season Dutch Edition: WINTER by Romance Readers Reading Challenge
Taking the word WINTER, read a book that's title or author's name (first or last) starts with each letter. For romance/romantic books only.
December 21, 2012 - March 19, 2013

W. Witemeyer, Karen - To Win Her Heart
I. Ines del Alma Mia - Isabel Allende
N. Night to Surrender, A - Tessa Dare
T. Tracy Bateman - Love Finds You in Wildrose, North Dakota
E. East of the Sun - Julia Gregson
R. Russian Concubine, The - Kate Furnivall

New, new and new! 2013 by Rated YA-MA
Read 6 Young Adult books that are 1st in a series by 6 new authors you've never read.
January 1, 2013 - March 31,2013

1. Tiger's Curse - Colleen Houck
2. Breathe - Sarah Crossan
3. Tell Us We're Home - Marina Budhos
4. Stormdancer - Jay Kristoff
5. Wither - Lauren DeStefano
6. The Lost Girl - Sangu Mandanna

Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Iron King Review

Title: The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1)
Author: Julie Kagawa

The Iron King is about a young girl named Megan who finds out that she is half fey (fairy). When her baby brother is kidnapped and taken to the Fey's World, she has to go in after him and rescue her brother before it is too late.

Firstly, I am in love with this cover! Look at it! It is even more beautiful in person. I also like the little designs that got carried over from the book cover above each chapter heading. As an artist and designer, I just love these little artistic pieces in books. I need to get the whole series now just for this, haha. Bu really, I enjoyed this book a lot and I will be picking up the next one soon.

The Iron King was such a great read. I loved how Kagawa sets up the fey world. I want to go there! I also think she does a good job with the characters. I've even found myself laughing at some parts in The Iron King. My favorite character so far is Grimalkin the cat. He is awesome. Here is my favorite line from him:

"'I am a cat,' Grimalkin replied, as if that explained anything."

It explains everything. ;)

Robin "Puck" Goodfellow
The only thing that I did not care about in this book was the set up for the romantic love triangle between Megan, Ash and Puck. I did not like Ash when he first appeared in the book. Even later on I still didn't really care about him. Hopefully he gets better because right now I am just not invested in him. Also, I just don't feel like Puck is that great of a match for Megan either. It is really just the fact that he is A Midsummer Night's Dream Puck which to me is just..... yeah, I love Puck and A Midsummer Night's Dream but no thanks. That makes him really old too in relation to Megan. 

I love the story, I just don't care for the romance that's starting to happen right now. I just want to see Megan take on The Iron King and kick his butt!

Rating: 5/5 Chocolate Bars