Reviews written by Riayn

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December 20, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
A satisfying conclusion to a great series

I’m really nervous about final books of series as they can either finish the series perfectly or destroy the whole thing, and you don’t know which the book is going to be until you are almost halfway through. Thankfully, this book is one of those wonderful final books that...

December 20, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
The final book of the Legend series does not disappoint

The final book of the Legend series does not disappoint. Lu has once again been able to keep this book as fast-paced as the previous two, in fact I think she might of even kicked it up a notch. I was very glad that I had reserved an...

December 20, 2013
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
The book should be pressed into the hands of everyone who loves a great fantasy novel

Wow, this book blew me away. I had heard good things about it, but I have heard good things about books I didn’t enjoy, so I went into this book not knowing if I was going to like it or be disappointed. I fell in love with it partway...

December 20, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
The perfect book for when you need a little absurdity in your life.

I must be completely honest right up front – I’m a huge fan of Gail Carriger’s. I adored her Parasol Protectorate series. It was one of the most inventive and funny fantasy series I have read in a long, long time. When she started the Finishing School series, she...

December 20, 2013
Overall rating
 
2.7
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
2.0
Young Adult Fiction
Sarah Waters for the younger reader

This book was an easy read and I enjoyed that the events of the present were broken up by chapters exploring the past. It was a really good format for this kind of book. The premise was interesting enough to grab my attention and the events in the book...

December 20, 2013
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
The perfect vampire novel

Sunshine is the book that I want to press into the hands of every single Twilight fan and say ‘This is what a great vampire story looks like, read it!’. Sunshine is the book that I judge every single vampire novel against and against which every single one of them...

December 20, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Little House on the Prairie meets World War Z

The second book in the Razorland Trilogy does not disappoint. This time Deuce is forced to conform to a society that is radically different from the one she grew up in. A society that has clear rules of conduct, dress and tasks for both men and women and...

December 20, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Beautifully translates the hardships of growing up to the post-apocalyptic world

This book beautifully translates the hardships of growing up and finding out that adults don’t know everything to the post-apocalyptic world. Deuce has grown up thinking that the Elders are infallible and they only have the enclave’s best interests at heart, but when she learns something that will endanger...

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