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