I got this idea from Danielle at Love at First Page. I read a lot of books that I don't review so I thought I would give a super short review of some books and let you know whether I recommend them or not.
The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. Loved this one. It has it all: political intrigue, class divisions, rebellion, special powers, girl pretending to be someone and something else (loved the undercover aspect of it), betrayal, and romance. Great villain, I can't wait to read the next one! Highly recommend!
The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta. Gritty, raw, realistic, complicated, messy, emotional, smart, sad, funny, devastating, and hopeful. Loved the focus on family and friendship, especially how much his family and the girls meant to Thomas. I actually liked this one better than Saving Francesca. Recommend.
The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I loved being back in this world!! I admit, I was not the biggest fan of Seth in the Covenant series (ok, I hated him), but I love Seth now! He feels such regret for the things he did so he's much more serious in this book (and less psycho, obviously). I loved the relationship between him and Josie. The mythology, the fast-paced plot, the steamy scenes…JLA can do no wrong! Definitely recommend!
Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan. This was just ok. The focus is on Simon, which I loved, since I was a little dissatisfied with how things were left for his character in the Mortal Instruments. Simon doesn't remember much, and he can't stand being around the gang because he feels like he's not the person they want him to be. So he's off to the new academy that has been started to train shadowhunters. Two main problems with this novella: nothing really happens and it read a little young. I can't really recommend it, but I'm sure I'll be reading all of them because I do love this world.
Posted by: Pam