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Before She Ignites| Jodi Meadows

“I wanted freedom in the same way I wanted my next breath: an unspoken but constant desire.” 

Before She Ignites is a book I received from Owlcrate! This months theme was Mythical Creatures, hence, Dragons! So expect as much in this post. Continue reading Before She Ignites| Jodi Meadows

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Sleepy Hollow and Other Short Stories | Washington Irving 

“…and he would have passed a pleasant life of it, in despite of the Devil and all his works, if his path had not been crossed by a being that causes more perplexity to mortal man than ghosts, goblins, and the whole race of witches put together, and that was—a woman.”

Sleepy Hollow is a book I received from Owlcrate! Since this month is known for it’s horror, it felt appropriate to post my review now.

Continue reading Sleepy Hollow and Other Short Stories | Washington Irving 

Mythical Creatures | Owlcrate Unboxing

When I read that this box is titled, Mythical Creatures, I kind of imagined something along the lines of unicorns. Something sparkly and positive maybe. So, it was a little disappointing when it turned out to be dragons. Not that I hate them, just that I wasn’t expecting them. Continue reading Mythical Creatures | Owlcrate Unboxing

The Hearts ♥ We Sold | Emily Lloyd-Jones

“She became her own knight; she collected those broken promises and whispered apologies and fashioned them into armor” 

Breakdown:

Synopsis:

When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a demon—her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life—she finds the trade may have been more than she bargained for. And becoming “heartless” is only the beginning. What lies ahead is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she could have ever imagined.

With reality turned on its head, Dee has only a group of other deal-making teens to keep her grounded, including the charming but secretive James Lancer. And as something grows between them amid an otherworldy ordeal, Dee begins to wonder: Can she give someone her heart when it’s no longer hers to give?

Review:

So I got this book from the August 2017 Something Wicked This Way Comes Owlcrate book box. Annnd it was…. meh.

Before I delve into my review. I’d like to first point out that I’m loving this special, limited edition cover of the book. It’s an exclusive from owlcrate along with the authors signature (which I used as my personal bookmark). As well as, a special letter from the author. Moving on.

It wasn’t bad per se, but it wasn’t great either. I’m going through this trend lately where I don’t read the summary of the book so I can give myself the best possible reading experience.  I think it worked pretty well for this one. Namely because I feel like the ‘summary’  didn’t serve it well. Maybe to it’s advantage.

Unlike what the back of the book said, there was more to the story than just romance. There was a girl struggling through her abusive parents, uncaring family and lack of any certain future she might have. There was a girl who had to learn to trust, conquer her fear and fight through her upcoming battles. There was so much potential with the way the story was going.

So why did I give it a three? A generous three star rating if I might add. Simply because the characters were a little two dimensional.  The story and the writing was fairly easy to follow and the words just flowed through my eyes. However, I did not get attached to any of the characters at all. When *certain deaths happened, I didn’t so much as blink. The story could’ve been fleshed out a little more to include some background on the Daemon perhaps. Or maybe the abusive parents. A little back story and some action here and there. Finally, more people should’ve been held accountable for their actions, ehm, Cora. I’m looking at you.

Anyway, I recommend this book to a fairly younger age group. Perhaps the 12 to 18 young teens out there. If you’re looking for some out of this world action, then this is the book for you. To check out my thoughts on the second book that came with this box, Click >here<.

Wow, this entire post is bi-polar.

To check the accompanying book: Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

 

Final Rating:

☆☆

“This was how normal people survived their own fairy tales. 
They became their own kind of monster.” 

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What did you think of this book, have you read anything similar to it? Or do you have any recommendations for me to try? Lets chat, don’t worry, I don’t bite. ^^

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SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES | Owlcrate Unboxing

Breakdown:

  • Box Theme: SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES
  • Box Month: August 2017
  • Category: Young Adult
  • Subscription: Owlcrate

I am not angry. I am Furious. Continue reading SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES | Owlcrate Unboxing