Reviews written by Carrie Artrip

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Carrie ArtripCarrie Artrip   February 15, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

A Great Start!

We follow Alina, a young girl who was taken in by the Duke. She has no family. She finds a friend Mal, they are everything to each other. But he's great at everything and she's nothing special. All that changes when they have to cross the fold and her Grisha...

Young Adult Fiction
Carrie ArtripCarrie Artrip   February 15, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Mind Blowing

Stunning! Magical! Twisted! These are all words I can use to describe this amazing book. Caraval is unlike any book I've read before and it blew me away! I do not give out five stars easily, a book has to earn them from me and this...

Carrie ArtripCarrie Artrip   February 15, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

A Wonderful Addition

Alina is suffering so much at the start of this one and I want to smack Mal for being the cause of it. She needs to use her power but it seems he's kind of scared of her, or maybe her power. Just like the Darkling told her told her....

Young Adult Fiction
Carrie ArtripCarrie Artrip   February 15, 2017
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
2.0

Over Hyped

I mostly enjoyed this book. It was simple and easy to follow with so much foreshadowing that it drove me insane. I knew she was the damn princess when it was first mentioned. It was fast paced and I did read it all in one sitting. I was never bored,...

Young Adult Indie
Carrie ArtripCarrie Artrip   October 12, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0

Blown Away!

I want to start off by saying that I usually don't like prequels. They are usually boring because they start before the actual story. This though... I just can't get enough of this world and these characters. They seem so real. It was so nice to see their backstory and...

Young Adult Fiction
Carrie ArtripCarrie Artrip   July 23, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Even Better!

Where do I even start!? This book just blows the first one right out the water! I thought this series would have to go downhill after the amazing start to the series -Half-Blood- but I was so wrong. This one kicks it off into high gear with more deimon attacks...

Young Adult Fiction
Carrie ArtripCarrie Artrip   July 23, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Amazing!

Alex is very headstrong and snarky half-blood. I love how she is a strong young woman. Though I will say I've read quite a few Jennifer L Armentrout and I've yet to see a weak female (which I love!). Her mother took her away from the Covenant a few years...

Carrie ArtripCarrie Artrip   July 23, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Epic

I love this book. It's so quick paced and easy to read. I love Katniss. She is the character I connect with most of any books I've read. She's the reluctant hero. She loves her little sister, Prim, more than anything in the world and would do anything for her....

Carrie ArtripCarrie Artrip   July 23, 2015
(Updated: February 16, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Cute!

This novella was meant to introduce the reader to the series. Gargoyle Wardens and demons being the main characters. This book shows us Dez and Jasmine. Two Wardens. The plot isn't amazing nor will it blow your mind. Dez left when Jas's father announced they were to mate. With not...

Carrie ArtripCarrie Artrip   July 23, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Blown Away!

Catching Fire greatly improves upon The Hunger Games and that in itself is amazing. I love the first book, Katniss is one of the few characters that I really relate to. Her love for her family and those close to her mean more to her than anything and I'm the...

Carrie ArtripCarrie Artrip   July 23, 2015
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Plot 
 
1.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

What Happened?

Where to start? I loved the first book of this series, it had all my favorite things. Action, hot alternative guys, sweet romance, and a strong female. Donia not Ash. This book though... what was the plot? Seth getting turned in a faery? That's pretty much all that happened. There...

Young Adult Fiction
Carrie ArtripCarrie Artrip   July 23, 2015
Overall rating 
 
1.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
1.0
Writing Style 
 
1.0

Ugh

This book.... I'm not sure what to think about it. It had a good idea for a plot but I felt it was rushed, the whole book seemed kind of rushed to me actually. Bits and pieces (Skyrim...), just thrown together to make a quick novel. This is a very...

Young Adult Fiction
Carrie ArtripCarrie Artrip   July 23, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

YES!

Our story starts with Celaena being brought before the two guys who will grow to love her. It's easy to tell from the back of the book. The prince gives her the deal of a lifetime - a chance at freedom. She just has to win the competition and serve...

Carrie ArtripCarrie Artrip   July 23, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Stays in Your Mind Long After Reading

Adelina is only 16 and is a malfetto, someone who survived the blood fever and now has markings. Hers are silver hair and that she lost an eye. Her father hates her and loves her younger sister. At the beginning of the book, her father sells her, she finds out...

Young Adult Fiction
Carrie ArtripCarrie Artrip   July 23, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Over Hyped

I've read a lot of reviews about this book and I think I may have read a different one. Everyone keeps saying how amazing it is or how it's going to be one of the top young adult books of 2015. Not to me. Now don't get me wrong, this...

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