August 23, 2016

Mini Reviews: Wolf by Wolf, An Ember in the Ashes, & The Beauty of Darkness

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin (2015)
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This is an alternate history book, and I thought it was very unique. In the world of Wolf by Wolf it is 1956 and Hitler is still alive and has won World War II. How does he celebrate? With the Axis Tour, an annual deathly motorcycle race. Yael is going to race. Yael plans to win. Yael wants to assassinate Hitler. I loved Yael. Reading about her experience on this race is crazy! She has to take the identity of someone else to be able to race which makes her racing experience that much more dangerous. There are some interesting characters and a unique plot in this novel. The ending is explosive. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book!


An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (2015)
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I liked An Ember in the Ashes a lot. I loved the setting. I liked the action in the trials. It had an amazingly horrible villain. I think the two main characters could have been a tad bit less annoying, but other than that I liked them. Laia was just a little whiny at first, but grew a lot. I liked Elias just fine, but it took a little bit for me to love him. The side characters were not as strong as they could have been. I think the next book will be interesting. I liked this diverse young adult fantasy novel. Overall, this was a really well written book with a wonderful setting and an interesting story. I was really disappointed with the love story junk though. We didn't need any of that, but all of the intense action scenes made up for that.

The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson (August 2016)
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What a way to end a trilogy! I absolutely loved this final book in The Remnant Chronicles. Readers will get action, romance, suspense, wonderful character growth, and so much more. Lia, Rafe, and the rest of the cast are back in this epic novel. Fans of this series are not going to be disappointed. I would give anything to get another book with these unforgettable characters. Okay, basically I just gushed a lot but that is the only way I can express my thoughts on this book. Now, go read it!


11 comments:

  1. I have Wolf by Wolf from my library right now; I'll be sure to read it rather sooner than later! It sounds like a great read. :) I've only read the first book of the Remnant Chronicles, but I did enjoy myself. Great mini reviews, Kay!

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  2. So happy to see a 5 star review of The Beauty of Darkness! I've been seeing a lot of negative ones so this makes me feel a lot better about continuing the trilogy :D

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  3. Yay, I really enjoyed Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin and can't wait for the second installment. I think I enjoyed An Ember in the Ashes a little more than you and now, because of your review, I'm totally excited to jump back on Mary E. Pearson's series :)

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    1. I can't wait to see where she goes with the second book!

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  4. I'm not the historical fiction type. I'll rarely read them because I don't like reading about our history's cruel past. There is something enticing about the main character. I feel like I'll enjoy her story and personality.

    I don't know if I've head of the remnant series (I would have to see the first book's cover), but I'm impressed that you gave the last book five stars. It must be good!

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    1. The Remnant Series is pretty darn good! :)

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  5. I'll be reading Wolf by Wolf for book club coming up. I didn't know too much about it, but it sound very intriguing!

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    1. It was very interesting. How did you like it? Man, I am responding to comments so late this month. lol

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    2. No worries -- we didn't even get to it yet! It's later in the schedule. I'll let you know though :)

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