Sunday, March 9, 2014

Mini March Book Haul!

So, I don't plan on buying any more books this month. I didn't plan on buying two of them, and the third one was a random gift, so yeah!

 A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony: This was my random surprise!! My ex (who is still one of my best friends) and his dad both wanted me to read this series, but I never got the chance to. When we broke up, I had left some things at his house and he sent them back to me. This was tucked inside and I squee'd! I can't even say how many times I had picked this book up and put it back, but now I have it! Thanks Robert!! \^o^/

Changeling by Philippa Gregory: I was watching the girly girl bookworm on Youtube and she was going to be reading a Philippa Gregory book this month. I have never read one of her books, so I asked her what she thought about her writing. She gave her stuff a pretty good review, so I thought I'd give her a shot next time I found one of her books at my Goodwill. It has magic in it, so I thought that would be a good starter book. And it's on the smaller side. XD

Shadowmancer by G. P. Taylor: I don't know anything about this book. I saw the word 'shadowmancer' and was like, 'ooo magic' and I bought it. I didn't even really look it up on Goodreads. Oh well.

Anywho, I'm going to get to more'm obsessing. ^^""" Tootles!!

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A Clash of Kings! Review!! FINALLY!!!!

*4/5 Stars*
I FINISHED THIS!!! I feel so accomplished!! >w<  Because this is a difficult book to explain and the second book in a series, I'm not going to put the synopsis up and I'm going to keep this spoiler free. Just my thoughts!~

I must say, this book was only going to get 3 stars...but it did pick up a bit at the end. This book has 969 pages (without all the added stuff, which makes it 1,009) and I think the last...300 were good? I thought it was a lot of talking and not really any moving. The battle scenes were a bit of a jumble, but I suppose if you were actually involved in these battles, it would probably feel the way it was written. New characters were highlighted, such as Davos and Theon Greyjoy, and we got to meet both Stannis and Renly Baratheon, and new places needed to be described, so that got to be a bit...annoying. But necessary...I suppose.

Once things picked up....holy shit balls Batman! So much magic!! Dark magic, mostly and it made my head explode a bit. But I really liked it. I really love magic in fantasy novels, especially if it is dark and a bit unexpected. It was definitely unexpected. I really enjoyed Arya and Bran's chapters. Daenerys, Jon and Tyrion are my other favorites, but Jon's chapters were a bit meh Dany's were too few and Tyrion's were too many, so that's a bit of a bummer.

All in all, it was a pretty good book. It could have been better, but I think it was a good addition to the series. ^^ Also, I really love when books (and movies) mention the name of the book/series in the book. They mentioned 'a song of ice and fire' and I laughed. XD

Anyways, I am taking a bit of a break from this series. A Storm of Swords is bigger than this one, and my hands are screaming right I'll wait. ^^'''

This is book 5/10 for my fantasy book challenge!! I'm half way there!!!
I have also read 7/25 books for my bookish challenge!~ Weeeeee!! I has feel accomplished!! XD

Until next time!!