Hey guys, this week I will be reviewing the Thief by Megan Whalen Turner!
Release date: October 1, 1996
Paperback page count: 304
My rating: 4/5
Meet Gen, a young thief who spend his days bragging about how he can steal anything. But because of this, he has been caught and sentenced to jail. But when the king's magus takes him out and hires him for a job to steal some mysterious object, he is suddenly free and now working for the very who put him in chains.
One of my favorite parts about this book were the characters. They were all so funny and full of depth. Each character had parts about them that you would never expect. The writing style was also super amazing and made you feel like you were there with the characters, and also scared for the characters. I also enjoyed the overall setting of the book, in the universe that it was written in. The tale of various gods throughout the book also added to its depth.
The only reason why i would give this book a ⅘ is because I wish it were longer. The story was so good and could have explored more thoughts if it were just a few pages longer.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants a quick, yet immersive read filled with gods and adventure. Honestly, my only regret about this book was not reading it sooner!
That's it for today's review! I hope that you guys enjoyed it! If you would like me to review any specific book, please let me know down in the comments!
Until next time,
Hey guys! This week I will be reviewing Amy Plum's newest book, Dreamfall!
Release date: May 2, 2017
Harcover page count: 288
My review: 5 out of 5 stars
Dreamfall is the newest book by Amy Plum, a psychological thriller filled with science and monsters. Seven subjects, all who suffer from lack of sleep from nightmares, are put through a new test to help get rid of their nightmares and help them sleep. The test is highly experimental, so when it goes wrong because of an earthquake, the seven subjects are thrust into a nightmare world called Dreamfall. There, they must survive each other's worst nightmare, or face being killed both in the dream, and in real life.
One of the things that I really liked about this book was the diversity of the characters. Everyone seemed to come from someplace else and it was very diverse. All the characters also had their own psychological issues, and while some authors completely over play this, the character’s issues weren't just thrust into our faces.
I also enjoyed the mystery behind all the characters. We are given little bits of their background stories through reports read to us from a student who is watching the test with the doctors in the real world. This helped to add dimension to the characters which we might not have previously had gotten. The dreams were also very suspenseful, mainly because of the fact that they were nightmares, but also because were were experiencing them at the same time as the characters. We were always wondering whose dream we were experiencing.
I recommend this book for anyone looking for their next suspenseful read. Some of the “dreams” might be a little intense for some younger readers, but this book is worth it for those psychological thriller fans. The ending of this book is also very good, and will leave desperately waiting for the next book.
I hope that you guys enjoyed that review! This book was very interesting and I am super excited for the next book in this series. Let me know done in the comments what book you would like me to review next.
Until next time,
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