Posts Tagged: mystery

Jun 03
Wattpad Review and Interview – “Bed Warmer” by CometsofMind

Wattpad Review and Interview – “Bed Warmer” by CometsofMind

Reviews, Wattpad 3

In the three years I’ve been on Wattpad, the site has gained millions of members, reinvented its layout, and continues to have a flourishing community across the globe. With all the works Wattpad has to offer, however, it can be difficult to sift through columns of stories and find a good, original read. “Bed Warmer” kind of snuck up on me. I probably found it browsing someone’s profile, and while I’m not usually a fan of “noun/definition” summaries, this one… Read more »

May 13
Review: Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

Review: Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

4 Stars, Reviews 10

Hola! I found Before I Go to Sleep to be quite intriguing. I knew the experience would be different, with it being the first adult novel I’ve ever read. It definitely suits me recently turning 20 (woop woop). To put it in the simplest of terms, it was good. I won’t go as far as to say that it was amazing, but I definitely did enjoy myself. I guess that’s all that really matters, right? Alright, gotta do a little background… Read more »

Nov 10
Review: MARY: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan

Review: MARY: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan

4 Stars, Reviews 6

In an odd coincidence I ended up reading this book in bed while, across the room, Caylin was watching the Bloody Mary episode of Supernatural… and yet I was the only one who ended up having a nightmare three hours later. Go figure. Which leads to the obvious statement that this book is terrifying! Not only did I have nightmares, but I was freaked out for several hours after every time I would read this book. Warning: Do NOT read this at night… Read more »

Dec 15
Review: Owlet by Emma Michaels

Review: Owlet by Emma Michaels

1 Stars, Reviews 2

the plot Owlet started off with a very mysterious tone that made you curious to learn more about Iris’ world, which kept me flipping the pages, anxious to figure out what was happening which is usually a good thing… except for the most part, I stayed very confused and curious. Iris is apart of a secret society, The Society of Feathers or the Eyrie/Stryx (I still haven’t really managed to figure out the difference there, more on that later) but… Read more »

Sep 14
Review: Silver by Chris Wooding

Review: Silver by Chris Wooding

3 Stars, Reviews 2

the plot When I read the summary, the first word that popped into my mind was “Zombies!” but I was a bit off with that assumption. There are zombie-like creatures, but they’re technically mechanical ‘monsters’ that are infected with a sort of virus. The action starts right away after introducing the characters and I felt like the action was TOO soon, and not very well-done. I had trouble believing what was happening, and while I know sci-fi isn’t supposed to… Read more »

Aug 02
DNF Review: Misplaced by Lee Murray

DNF Review: Misplaced by Lee Murray

DNF, Reviews 7

I just couldn’t get into this book. The writing didn’t appeal to me, really. It wasn’t bad exactly, but it didn’t hold my attention. I would start reading it and my mind would wander and then I wouldn’t feel like reading. My attention span wasn’t really my only problem, though. I wasn’t engaged by the dialogue. It didn’t feel authentic, and that might just be because I’m used to extremely casual conversation in at home situations, especially with my parents…. Read more »

Apr 12
Review: Lingering Echoes by Erica Kiefer

Review: Lingering Echoes by Erica Kiefer

3 Stars, Reviews 2

I started out excited to read this book, but after I started reading it, I was a little disappointed. I didn’t really connect with the characters. The dialogue was off… it just didn’t seem natural. Some of the writing seemed forced and I had trouble believing in the characters. They were a little unrealistic, in my opinion. However, around chapter five, things started to pick up. I grew attached to the main character Allie and her small group of friends…. Read more »

Mar 28
Review: Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

Review: Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

4 Stars, Reviews 2

I was expecting something a little darker, maybe even moodier, when I picked up this book, and even though it was lighter than I expected, I still fell in love with Faking Normal. Alexi seems like a normal, functioning teenage girl, except she’s not. She’s hiding something, something that brings her to her closet nearly every night to scratch the back of her neck or to count the slashes in the vent above her bed. Faking Normal opens to a… Read more »

Oct 16
Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs

Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs

3 Stars, Reviews 2

After reading the summary and a few reviews, I have to say I wasn’t very interested in reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, but not because it sounded awful, or anything, rather it just didn’t really appeal to me. However, a friend of mine offered to loan me the book in exchange for borrowing one of my books (Paper Towns) and I accepted, figuring I’d give it a chance anyway. In all honesty, the beginning was slow, and I… Read more »