Weekly Book Reviews: March 5th

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Title: .Exe

Author: Robin Jeffrey

Release Date: October 5th, 2021

Page Count: 278

Start Date: February 19th, 2022

Finish Date: February 19th, 2022

Review:

Story: I really enjoyed this story very much. It was a little weird to me at first, but in a good way. It definitely gives a unique twist. It has this vibe that it’s from an older time frame while still modern. It also takes place outside of Earth. I should also mention that there’s murder! I’m definitely glad that I was able to read this book!

Characters: I’m going to be honest, I didn’t really care for Chase. He’s arrogant and spoiled. He does have some wonderful qualities about him though. He’s very compassionate about those he cares about. I connected most with Cadence. If you read it, you’ll understand. I do wish there were parts from her point of view.

Critiques: None that I can think of.

Narration: Pretty great! I originally got this in paperback, but I also bought a copy in ebook and audio. It’s been so great listening to the audio while following along as you can. The narrator has such a soothing voice as well.

Final Thoughts: I really loved this book so so so much! I can’t wait to see more books come out in this series! They will definitely be impulse buys for me!!!! This author knows how to captivate attention!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Release Date: June 7th, 2011
Page Count: 358
Start Date: February 1st, 2022
Finish Date: February 20th, 2022

Review:

Story: This isn’t my first time reading this book. I’m actually shocked that I didn’t review it the first time I read it. I really enjoyed it both times. I actually think I enjoyed it more the second time around than the first! As weird as that sounds!
Characters: I never really connected well with Jacob. I feel like he was just a little too spoiled and self-centered for my taste. I do appreciate his growth. I have the same opinions about Emma. I just don’t think she’s as spoiled as Jacob. I think my favorite characters are Millard and Olive. They are just too quirky!
Critiques: None
Narration: I really enjoyed it. Very sophisticated sounding. I love the impersonations of each character.
Final Thoughts: I will most likely read this book again in all honesty. I really enjoy the series very much. Well at least the ones I’ve read. I’m finally getting to get around to reading the last three books in the series! I’m so excited!

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Title: Once Upon a Dream
Author: Liz Braswell
Release Date: April 5th, 2016
Page Count: 463
Start Date: February 17th, 2022
Finish Date: February 21st, 2022

Review:

Story: I really wanted to like this book so much. I loved A Whole New World. It was a very interesting retelling. This one just wasn’t that great. I’m not going to say it’s the author or the writing. I really do like the writing and style. I think it’s just the story overall. I also didn’t connect with any of the characters at all.
Characters: This book is supposedly taking place in Aurora’s dream world. It’s just so weird. She’s not exactly a reliable narrator either. None of the characters are if I’m being honest. They all have very silly and shallow vibes about them.
Critiques: No critiques. I didn’t enjoy the book, but I didn’t find anything wrong with it in all honesty.
Narration: After reading the first several chapters, I wound up just buying the audiobook. It helped me a lot. The narrator made the book a little more interesting than just flat-out reading it. I’m not even going to lie. I almost DNF’d the book before I got it in audio. The narrator is the ONLY reason I didn’t.
Final Thoughts: I don’t think there’s anything wrong with this book exactly. I just don’t think it’s my cup of tea. I fully encourage anybody who wants to read this to give it a chance. The author is a pretty amazing writer. I absolutely loved A Whole New World.

I’d love to see your reviews!

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