Well, it’s another month of book reviews and this time I have read three of them. I am one short of my goal, but since I’m halfway done with two books that I’m reading, I don’t really consider myself short of my goal. I’ll probably have four books to review in August or more. I’m really starting to enjoy reading again. It’s an amazing feeling and I’m finally going through my personal library of to-read books just collecting dust on my bookshelf. I’m reading on my kindle as well and I am purchasing books on that as well as I read them.
Sinful Cinderella by Anita Valle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a twisted story of Cinderella and I liked it. It is for free on Amazon right now. All of the Disney Princesses get an evil makeover. I like this more sinister side of the stories. It is similar to the Brothers Grim or the Grim Brothers, where the stories are anything but sweet. The book was a bit boring in the beginning, but it did pick up and I will be buying the next story in the series on kindle, which is Snow White. All of these books are connected in interesting ways. It was a solid read and a good start to a series. I’m hoping that the Snow White book will be a bit more interesting and not as slow. I highly recommend it.
Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Unless another book gets published, this book ends a well loved series of mine and I have successfully finished another book series. Not an easy feat, I know. There were so many surprises in this conclusion to the Sisterhood. I’m still trying to wrap my head around all of it. There might be another Sisterhood in the distant future and that makes me happy. I don’t want to say too much and spoil what the book has to offer. It made me sad for all of the characters, but I didn’t cry reading this book. It was emotional, but in a standoffish sort of way. It was a satisfying conclusion, but I wouldn’t mind a sequel to add more depth to these lovable characters. The characters changed the most in this book than in any other. They really developed and exploded into their true selves. I can relate to the sudden change that changes your life forever and I enjoyed that relate-ability.
Dollhouse by Kourtney Kardashian
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Saying this book was an utter waste of time would be an understatement. First off, this is not a stand alone novel like I first thought, but there will NEVER be a sequel. I guess, it just wasn’t as popular as the Kardashians’ thought for some reason. So, the story ends with more questions than it answers. There really is no sustenance to the story. It was boring at best and something anyone could write. This story is more about character development and relationships than action, but it even fails at that when only one character truly changes. I wouldn’t buy the sequel even if there was one. This book wasn’t terrible though. It’s not an adult book though. This reminds me of a badly written YA with no relate-able characters. Maybe, it is terrible actually.
With Love <3
19 thoughts on “July Reads *Day 18*”
I loved the sisterhood book when i read it. I still hope there will be another even though it definitely felt like the last book.
The author did give me hope though.
Same. She hasn’t printed a book since 2014, hopefully she will announce a new one soon. Though there are still 2 books of hers I haven’t read.
It takes time to write a book although some authors print them out like crazy at like four a year.
Usually she prints one every year or two, and this is around 2 and a half. She doesn’t print them too rapidly but there would typically be a new one announced by now at least.
Maybe she took a year off from writing? She is successful enough to do so I think.
I finally googled this and it does look like she is taking some time off / wants to write a sequel to one of her other books but doesn’t have the rights to it because the initial book didn’t sell a lot of copies. There doesn’t seem to be any book that’s currently in the works for publishing next year. I guess it gives me more time to read the books I haven’t.
Oh well! I need to finish a few other series that I’ve started and remember loving/hating. I need to know how they end!!!
Same. I want to finish the Alist and pretty little liars. And I still have one gossip girl book left!
There are so many series that I have just one or two books to read.
Same. Or at least half way through. We both used to read a lot of series in high school.
Lol. Yep. I want to finish an angel series and the immortals series. I think both have two books left. Matched has one book left. And there is this other series about William Shakespeare that I loved that I need to read the last one as well. I’ll be borrowing from the library if the e-books are more than a few dollars.
You may want to check into your library system to see if it has eloaning? Mine does, and basically all you have to do is put the title on hold and when it’s available you just go on Amazon and accept the book and you have it for 3 weeks. It’s very convenient if you don’t want to make the trip!
In should do that! I like reading on my kindle.
I usually prefer regular books, but I have borrowed on my kindle before. Quite easy and saves money!
I just don’t really have the time to go to a library.
It is easier if you put things on hold so you can be in and out in five minutes. But I also have 3 libraries within 15 minutes of driving, so it’s usually along the way somewhere.
Lol. I only have one library and I never pass by it.
I can see how that would be an issue then! It’s funny that Rhode Island is so much smaller yet there are libraries everywhere, but your town is much bigger than mine and there’s only one.