Jane Eyre – Manga Classics

Jane Eyre is one of my favorite stories. I also love manga, so this was exciting for me. I absolutely loved it. Everything was completely true to the story and it was so well done. The artwork was beautiful and expressive and made the story flow perfectly. This was a great new way to enjoy a favorite classic. Every important part of the story was there, perfectly encapsulated in the manga format. It was easy to get used to reading it right to left and I was swept along in the story and drawings. I will definitely be reading more manga classics, this was a fun, fresh take on a classic.

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

 

Manga Classics: Jane Eyre

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The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

Kate Morton is an author whose books I will always automatically read. Her writing is magical, her descriptions capable of completely transporting you to another time in place. Her books evoke intense emotions and let you truly feel what the characters are going through. This book was no disappointment. The various points of view kept the story fresh and the mystery intense. The jumps in time weren’t confusing and she kept me guessing the entire time about what would happen and what happened in the past. She is a masterful storyteller with a vivid imagination and I will continue to read any book she writes.

This book was provided to me by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

 

The Clockmaker's Daughter: A Novel

The Iron Flower by: Laurie Forest

I loved this book. I enjoyed it more than the first. The characters developed magnificently along with the plot. The author did an amazing job of making everything seem hopeless, but the characters are resilient and strong, doing their best to overcome even the most difficult obstacles. The romance was beautiful and the descriptions perfect. The world was intriguing and what I enjoyed and found a little bit worrying was how relevant this book is. The author shows how terrible the world is when racism is dominant. How everything gets torn apart through prejudice, judgment and assumptions. This book shows the importance of acceptance, friendship and love. It was a thrilling, beautifully written novel and I cant wait for the third installment!

This book was provided to me by Netgalley for an honest review.

Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom By: Leigh Bardugo

I can’t honestly remember if I already reviewed Six of Crows or not. But either way, I’ll just do it again. After having absolutely loved Leigh Bardugo’s other series, I was excited to try this one. At first I wasn’t quite sure what to think. The characters in the story were so varied, so different from her other books. Also, none of them are quite decent people.So at first it was strange for me to connect with them, but it didn’t take long before I fell in love with the story anyway. The characters were flawed, realistically so. They were by no means perfect, but it made them endearing and I came to love them all. I read through the first book quickly and then had to wait that dreadfully long year for the next one, which I snatched up.

The second book has a marvelous cover and red around the edges, which at first I though would be distracting but it really wasn’t. This book was better than the first and just so full! The characters developed immensely, the romances were believable and greatly done, and the story progressed in such a way that was unpredictable and kept me reading non-stop. I’m very excited for the next book and any other books from this author! Also there were lots of feels!

Read these books guys, dooo it.

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Been a While….

So it has definitely been a while. Busy life, etc, etc. Excuses and all that. I would like to get back into writing on this blog regularly. I have plenty of book reviews to catch up on, so keep an eye out! Here are a few that are coming soon:

Uprooted By: Naomi Novik

Empire of Storms By: Sarah J. Maas

Crooked Kingdom By: Leigh Bardugo

Beauty By: Robin Mckinley

And moreee! Stay tuned, lovelies!

 

Seraphina By: Rachel Hartman

 

When I picked up this book, I really had no idea what to expect. Part of me thought it would be just another lame dragon book, but luckily I was proven wrong. There was very extensive world building, which I noticed right off the bat. It really added to the overall story line and I quite enjoyed it. The characters were very well developed and I loved Seraphina. She is a strong, brave female character, but she isn’t perfect or whiny. The romance was subtle but sweet and developed nicely with the rest of the story. I really like what Rachel Hartman did with dragons in this story, I found it to be quite unique and thoroughly planned out. Overall, this book was a nice relaxing read without being boring and I look forward to the next one!

Winter By: Marissa Meyer

To say that I was excited about this book would be an understatement. And then to find out how long it was? So happy! And of course, it didn’t let me down. I jumped headfirst into this book and it didn’t let me go. I absolutely love the characters Marissa Meyer created in this series. They are flawed and they are full of life. The story was so well plotted with all of the fairy tales coming together perfectly. It was all so wonderfully done and I enjoyed every minute of it. So if you haven’t read the series at all. It begins with Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and then Winter. So go read them. If you haven’t, you’re really going to miss out. Who doesn’t love fairy tale recreations? Especially with a sci-fi twist? Hop to it! You won’t regret it!