Posts Categorized: Julie Kagawa

Talon: Review

Talon: Review

I didn’t know I needed a book about dragons masquerading as humans until I found one. Talon is about a world where the remaining dragons hide in plain sight in human form in order to stay alive and a girl who wants more for her life than what has been laid out for her. Although I had some issues with it, I liked the interesting characters, their relationships with each others, and the dragon culture. The book follows multiple perspectives, but the main character is Ember. She and her twin brother, Dante, have been moved to a small beach town for the summer by Talon so they can learn to blend in with normal human teenagers. For Ember, this is her one, brief period of time where she can have fun and do whatever she wants before the next stage of her mysterious training begins and she is officially locked into… Read more »

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Review: The Forever Song

Review: The Forever Song

This review is spoiler free. All spoilers have been hidden behind a spoiler tag. Vampires are my favorite. They have been my favorite since I watched the very first episode of Buffy  premiere  at the tender age of 10. It’s been a lifelong love affair ever since. I don’t care about trends or vampires being played out or whathaveyou. I will always love them and will always want to read books about them. I just loved that the Blood of Eden series was about a kickass vampire girl who was not afraid to feel. I loved that she was so strong yet allowed herself to be so vulnerable. I was a super fan of the romantic element from the beginning and I rooted for Allie and Zeke the entire way. Of course, The Eternity Cure ended in such heartbreak. I knew there were only so many realistic ways the plot… Read more »

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The Lost Prince: review

The Lost Prince: review

The Lost Princeby Julie Kagawa Here’s what’s up: it took me about a week to read Julie Kagawa’s The Lost Prince and when I finally did finish it, I forgot I even had. This is my third-ish book by Kagawa. I’d previously read the first two of her Iron Fey series and skimmed the third. I think I can safely conclude that I am not, nor might I ever be, a fan. The Lost Prince needed much adjustments; primarily in the editing room. It’s written in first narrative but we are also given access, via italics, into Ethan’s immediate thoughts…am I missing something? It’s already first-voice. It was way too excessive. Not only were the paragraphs dreadfully long, but we also had to endure interjections of those italicized sentences. Ethan was literally talking double. When a character talks too much, their words lose validity, relevance. Weight. Language, in general, posed… Read more »

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