This was an interesting book for me, because I have heard so many gushing reviews about this book, yet for the first 150 pages I was forcing myself to pick it up and read. Don’t get me wrong, after these first 150 or so pages the story really picked up and the book was quite good, but I really disliked the first 150 pages, they were so confusing and boring. I had to really push myself to keep reading. I have only read really good reviews, so I almost feel bad saying this.
This book was so different to any other YA book, you will ever read. I am big reader of paranormal romance and even I found so unique. It is so unusual. The paranormal aspects were realistic, there were no vampires or werewolves, instead a group of highly intuitive women with alight supernatural connections. The characters, were all absolutely awesome! I love Adam and Gansey and Ronan and Blue. They were great characters, they didn’t suffer from being really one dimensional, which tragically is a problem some authors have nowadays. The characters are complex, with pasts as well as presents. It was great to see male main characters that weren’t just the protagonist’s love interest. I loved each and every one of the Raven Boys, for different reasons.
But although I didn’t particularly enjoy the first part of the book, I will be being the next one. This ending left me with so many questions, such as:
What will Adam’s sacrifice mean for his future?
Will Gansey ever find Glendower?
Who is Blue’s dad?
What happened to Neeve?
What is going to happen with Noah?
What was with Ronan’s handwriting on the rock?
Author you’ve read the most books from:
Cassandra Clare (9 books)
Best Sequel Ever:
Catching Fire By Suzanne Collins
The Raven Boys By Maggie Stiefvater
Drink of Choice While Reading:
I don’t really drink much when I’m reading, but a mug of warm Vimto in the winter or a cool can of pop in the summer.
E-reader or Physical Book?
Both. E-readers are great for when you are on holiday, but the feel and smell of a proper book just can’t be beaten.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Well, I’m still in high school so let me think… Probably Simon Lewis from The Mortal Instruments as he is slightly nerdy yet sweet.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
The 5th Wave By Rick Yancey
Hidden Gem Book:
Starcrossed By Josephine Angelini
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
Falling in love with my first ever book series Harry Potter.
Paper Towns By John Green
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
I won’t read horror books or other books that are extremely gory.
Longest Book You’ve Read:
The Order of the Phoenix (870 pages)
Major book hangover because of:
The Fault in Our Stars
Number of Bookcases You Own:
One very big that is floor to ceiling and takes up half of my wall.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
Preferred Place To Read:
In my bed or on my giant beanbag
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. – Harry Potter
I don’t really have any reading regrets.
Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):
The Chronicles of Ixia
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
The Mortal Instruments
The Hunger Games
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
The new Shadowhunter series
Worst Bookish Habit:
Hmm, I don’t know, I don’t think I’m actually that bad. Although others may disagree.
X marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Catching Fire By Suzanne Collins
Your Latest Book Purchase:
Wither By Lauren Destefano
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late) :
The City of Heavenly Fire