Well, it’s been one of those perfect reading days when the weather is so stormy you’ve got lightning doing peep shows with thunder and rain adding sound effects. The only snag? I had to go out and I was stuck out in that rain instead of in my cozy bed with tea and snacks and a good book.
Yep, that’s life. Always sucking the fun out of everything. But I’m back home right now and it feels so good. #Introvert
Hope you guys are having a better Monday than I. So I heard this song today in a shop and I really like the beat. 🙂 Often, I’d come across a cool song when I’m out and if I don’t know the title, I remember the lyrics and google them up to get the song title so I can download it.
My GR friends were quite shocked that I hadn’t read the Kate Daniels series yet. So after I finished the Innkeeper trilogy (which was awesome!), I decided to give the KD series a try. The first 8 books in the series weren’t bad but not as epic as everyone kept trying to convince me.
I found the concept of the story quite interesting and enjoyed Kate’s snarky personality. And yes, I loved Curran! His interactions with Kate were so much fun. I was totally crushing on him.
In addition, there are many characters in the series which have become my favorites, like Derek, Christopher, Barabas. That said, books 1-8 were a solid 3 stars for me—okay, but not great.
However, that changed with book 9, Magic Binds. One of my biggest letdowns in the previous books was the writing. When I read the Innkeeper trilogy (which was written way after the Kate Daniels series), I had a blast with the vivacious writing which was so full of life and vivid, it made the stories awesome for me. That aspect was missing in the first 8 books of the Kate Daniels series, where at times, the writing dragged a bit and was tiresome.
But in book 9, Magic Binds, the writing improved and had a lot more vivacity that made it a pleasure for me to read. The plot twists were good and a lot of scenes were full of fun.
This time around, I wisely went in with zero expectations. I’d already gotten an overview of what Victor and Eli were like and the havoc they wrought in their wake. I enjoyed the new characters and their powers and the consequences that followed Victor and Eli from the first book. Continue reading “Book Review: Vengeful (Villains #2) – V.E. Schwab”→
Do you wonder what your purpose in life is? Do you ask yourself why you’re here? What you should be doing and why you’re not? Existential crises suck. Especially when you’re a total sloth and the Queen of Procrastination.
Plus, let’s not forget the depression which brings on the apathy, shall we? For a Friday, this type of thinking is just too deep, isn’t it? Huh, let’s move on to better things.
I have to admit I went into this book with a load of expectations especially since V.E. Schwab/Victoria Schwab has fast become one of my favorite authors. I had heard so much about Vicious and I finally got around to reading it. Sadly, it wasn’t as epic as I’d expected a book about villains to be.Continue reading “Book Review: Vicious (Villains #1) – V.E. Schwab”→