Book Review: I, Lucifer

“There’s no such thing as evil for its own sake. All evil is motivated- even mine”- Lucifer

Lucifer is given the chance of redemption, and all he has to do is live a life of a human. The King of Hell, the Father of Chaos, the Stealer of Souls is walking among us, what could go wrong?

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I, Lucifer

I started I, Lucifer on May 3rd and finished the 262 pages on May 16th. I have a lot of mixed feelings about this book so I ended up rating this book a 5 out of 10. I picked up this book because I recognized the author Glen Duncan. He also wrote, The Last Werewolf, and I absolutely loved that book. I, Lucifer was written in 2003, before The Last Werewolf which was written in 2011. Duncan’s writing majorly improved in 2011 as this novel was a struggle to get through.

Lucifer is doing his business in Hell; torturing people, looking for souls, and tempting mortals until God send a message. Lucifer can come home on one condition, he has to live life as a human in the body of Declan Gunn (an anagram for Glen Duncan, very clever). Seems pretty easy for the Prince of Darkness right? Turns out, its not.

Lucifer realizes that he has to play by the rules. He can’t be evil while he lives on earth. It’s an adjustment, but you know, gotta do what you gotta do. All this time though, is it worth it? Will God really accept Lucifer after all this time?

So this book brought very mixed emotions for me. I started this book and I couldn’t stop laughing. I mean, think about it, Lucifer’s gotta be a sarcastic smart ass. Which is hilarious, but Lucifer is technically still an Angel. So, he has angelic thinking and this thinking is explained in the novel as so fast that humans can’t keep up.

Duncan tried to express this thinking by the writing style, but honestly, it was so confusing to the reader. He used so many parenthesis, I would say there was at least one pair per page. It was way too much and the story was lost, I became totally uninterested.

Overall it was a decent book and I wouldn’t recommend this book.

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Lucifer Rising

For this drink combo, Lucifer actually made this specific drink in the novel called Lucifer Rising. It’s a mix of vodka, tequila, orange juice, tomato juice, tabasco, tio pepe, marnier, cinnamon and pepperoncino chili. It was a very interesting drink.

On to the next…

The next book is the finale, The Conjuring of Light. I’m actually sad and excited to start this book. Sad because I don’t want the story to end, and excited because I can’t wait to see how it ends.

Mother’s Day Book Quotes

Happy Mother’s Day! To all the great moms out there, thank you for loving, caring, and supporting us crazy kids. We wouldn’t be the successful, book addicts that we are today without you. To show some love, here are some book quotes just for mom.

“I have a sister, so I know-that relationship, it’s all about fairness: you want your sibling to have exactly what you have-the same amount of toys, the same number of meatballs on your spaghetti, the same share of love. But being a mother is completely different. You want your child to have more than you ever did. You want to build a fire underneath her and watch her soar. It’s bigger than words.”   – Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

“Behind all your stories is always your mother’s story. Because hers is where yours begin.”   – Mitch Albom, For One More Day

“Because I feel that in the heavens above
The angels, whispering one to another,
Can find among their burning tears of love,
None so devotional as that of “Mother,”
Therefore, by that dear name I have long called you,
You who are more than mother unto me.”
Edgar Allen Poe, To My Mother

A quote in honor of Mother's Day.:

“Mothers are all slightly insane.”- J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye

“Pride is one of the seven deadly sins; but it cannot be the pride of a mother in her children, for that is a compound of two cardinal virtues — faith and hope.” – Charles Dickens

Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.”- Donna Ball, At Home on Ladybug Farm

“You were my home, Mother. I had no home but you”- Janet Finch, White Oleander

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“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”- Agatha Christie, The Last Séance

“Mom had the kind of love for her that you could feel, like it was part of the atmosphere.”- Peter Abrahams, Down the Rabbit Hole

I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother.”- Maya Angelou, Mom & Me & Mom

Rapid Fire Book Tag

Hello Lovelies! June was such a crazy month for me but luckily May is here. Let’s do a quick catch up with a Rapid Fire Book Tag. I originally found this tag on the Between the Lines Book Blog and it was so much fun just to write down random thoughts. I tag, ZeeZee with Books to do this book tag 🙂  

eBooks or physical books?

Physical. I tried eBooks and it didn’t feel right.  

Paperback or hardback?

Paperback for travel, but hardback for classics.

Online or in-store shopping?

Online, cause it’s always cheaper.

Trilogies or series?

Trilogies. Sometimes a series drags on.

Heroes or villains?

Definitely Villains.  

A Book You Want Everyone to Read?

Well, the whole Inheritance Cycle.

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Recommend an underrated book.

The Angel Maker. Such a good book.

The last book you finished?

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

Weirdest thing you used as a book mark?

                                                               Hmmm. Probably a used napkin.

Used books, yes or no?

No, unless they’re in really good condition.

Top three favorite genres?

Don’t really have favorites. I love a little bit of everything in every genre.

Characters or plot?

Hmm, I feel like you could have strong characters with a weak plot and the story would still be good. So I’m gonna go with characters.

Short or long book?

Depends on my mood really.

Long or short chapters?

Short, it makes me feel accomplished.

Name the first three books you think of?

Red Rising.

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A Gathering of Shadows

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Ready Player One.
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Books that make you laugh or cry?

Laugh, I hate to cry.

Our world or fictional worlds?

                                    Oooo, depends on the fictional world, cause I would live in Harry Potter.  

Do you ever judge a book by its cover?

Yeah, I think everyone does. Ultimately if it’s a good story, I’ll read it.

Book to movie or book to TV adaptation?

Book to TV because TV can take time to develop the story.

Series or standalone?

Series cause I always want more.

A Gathering of Shadows and Black Coffee

A Gathering of Shadows was a great book to help me get back into the groove of things. Lately I’ve been so busy with graduation from college, I haven’t had time to read or blog. It’s such an exciting time for me but a busy time as well. Anyways, enough about me, lets get back to the good stuff!

I started A Gathering of Shadows on April 10, 2017 and finished it on April 30, 2017. Normally it does not take me twenty days to read a book, so yeah, I was kinda busy. Overall I gave this book a 9 out of 10.

In order for me to give an accurate review, there may be some spoilers for A Darker Shade of Magic. So please, if you don’t to spoil anything, read up on my past review of ADSOM and catch up with us when you can!

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A Gathering of Shadows

We pick up in A Gathering of Shadows where we left off in A Darker Shade of Magic, Lila is leaving to follow her adventure and Kell is to return to the palace, connected to Rhy.

Lila is exploring her new home of Red London the only way she knows how to, as a thief. Her inner desire to steal puts her in a predicament and we meet the savvy Captain of the Night Spire. We follow their waves on the sea and experience the struggle Lila feels as she starts to get close to someone / something. Personally I love being able to explore this character. I felt like I really got to know Lila in AGOS.

In the first book we only received a glimpse of the inner Lila and how she makes her decisions. In AGOS we really start to understand her fears and wants, but Lila still remain mysterious. But one thing is for certain, Lila makes her own path and no one can change that.

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While Lila is on an adventure, Kell is struggling to keep his cool. Rhy and Kell’s brotherly bond is stronger than ever. Their lives have been interweaved and Kell can feel every emotion of Rhy’s including pain. So now it’s not only Kell’s own life that he has to protect, it’s Rhy’s too. This puts some major stress on Kell and his body is craving power since he touched the black stone. There’s so much tension and he just needs to let go, luckily there’s the Essen Tach.

The Essen Tach is a elemental tournament where magicians from all around the world for the title of champion. This tournament was definitely a highlight within this book and it bought back so many Harry Potter feels. The dueling, fighting, dodging and quick thinking all reminded me of The Goblet of Fire. Which is my favorite movie but not favorite book of Harry Potter.

This book was a big step up from ADSOM and I really liked the first book. My friend who originally loaned me the books (you can follow her on Instagram here) told me that each book V.E. Schwab gets even better with each book. I’m super eager to read the last book. This series has really caught my full attention. The first book was great as an establishment but the second, wooo! It was exciting and I enjoyed every page!

Oh and a Darker Shade of Magic is officially going to be a movie!!

Black Coffee

The drink I chose for this pairing is Black Coffee. The reason I chose this drink is because Black London starts to become a bigger topic in A Gathering of Shadows and I wanted to highlight this issue that arises in the novel.

On to the next…

I just ordered A Conjuring of Light and that’ll be about a week I have to wait. In between I’ve chosen to read I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan. I’ve read Glen Duncan’s The Last Werewolf and loved it. I definitely recommend that one as well!

The Angel Maker and Red Bull

“Sometimes what might seem impossible, is only difficult.”

Science has always conflicted with religion. In The Angel Maker, Stefan Brijs explores and exposes this conflict with the geneticist, Dr. Victor Hoppe. Hoppe is a very strange man as he’s anti-social, introverted, awkward, and shows no emotion. Hoppe is so strange but, he’s a genius and there are no boundaries in his mind.

His mindset was majorly influenced by his childhood in which he grew up surrounded by the faith and religion of others. But, he learned what others could not see. The TRUE faith and the TRUE outcome of religion. Victor finds this mindset puts him on a path back to his home town of Wolfheim.

As he arrives unexpectedly into Wolfheim, he brings a surprise; his children. These three boys are just as strange as Dr. Hoppe. They don’t cry. They don’t smile. They don’t even look…normal. Dr. Hoppe keeps his three boys hidden and they are to never travel outside. This gets some major village gossip going on, but if only everyone truly knew what happens behind those closed doors.

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I originally found The Angel Maker at my local Half Price Books. I was looking for a quick, easy read, and I ended up getting more than just that. What I ended up getting was a story that made me think so heavily on my own beliefs. I was intrigued by The Angel Maker because it seemed to relate to Frankenstein so much. For me, it seemed like a classic tale told with a twist but I was wrong.

The Angel Maker is book number seven for my 2017 reads, and so far it’s one of my favorite books. I started The Angel Maker on March 28, 2017 and finished the 346 pages on April 4, 2017 . This book was really intriguing for me and it made me think a lot about life in general. Overall I rated it an 8.5 out of 10.

The reason I gave it an 8.5 is because I loved the inner conflict, the characters and the search for reason in religion.

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An inner conflict was found in every single character in this book, but the main and predominate conflict was within Dr. Hoppe. Victor grew up wanting to be good. He wanted to make an impact on the world by discovering new methods in reproduction. But his goal and personality blinded him and he became a mad man. Although Victor had no personality, I thought this quality made him such a strong character. I could feel the struggle he was facing through out the whole book.

So, this brings me to the next positive attribute, the characters. Oh, I loved everyone in this book! I felt like I was being thrown into an episode of American Horror Story. (Which is one of my favorite shows, especially coven!) I loved the wicked and twisted characters that thought they were doing good. Also the creepy kids and the innocent villagers were a great addition. They were all so different, but I found something to like for each and every one of them. (If you like AHS, I highly recommend this book!)

And for my favorite part of the book, the search for reason in religion. As a young adult, I haven’t found where I fit in my own faith and it’s always good to see the different views. Hoppe grew up in such a religious community, but his thoughts were very atypical of a holy person. I don’t want to spoil too much but it was just so interesting how his genius mind broke down faith so easily. You’ll have to trust me on this one cause anything I say might give it away.

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So, I really had to venture out and think of a drink connection for this book. I wanted something crazy and daring because those are the qualities of Victor Hoppe. But I also wanted to stick with the whole “Angel” theme because God is such a big part of this book. A religious, crazy and daring drink….uhhhh. Got it! Red Bull!

Yes. Red Bull. Well, Red Bull gives you wings…Yeah, see what I did there. Angels, wings, Tah Dah! Oh and Red Bull gets you all pumped up and act like a crazy person. So sometimes Red Bull can make you act like Victor Hoppe.

On to the next…

A Gathering of Shadows. Need I say more?

California Book Review

As a book lover, it’s hard to write a negative book review. I believe that every book has it’s own true beauty, but I struggled to see the true beauty in California by Edan Lepucki. In most books, I can get through the bad attributes. For example, I don’t mind a boring book as long as it is well written, or weak characters, as long as there is a unique idea to the story plot. But… California struggled to do any of this. It was very difficult for me to enjoy this book. This is the first book I’ve ever marked as a DNF (do not finish). It hurts my soul to find a book like this and give it a negative book review but I want to prevent anyone else from experiencing the same situation. Overall I gave this book a 2 out of 10.

Originally I had found California at Barnes and Noble hidden under the table at the paperback section of new releases. I now understand why it was hidden. At first I thought I was cool cause I found a unique book, but you know, life tends to laugh in your face.

I was really attracted to the cover of the book. It was beautiful as it showed a forest, thriving and on its side. As a huge nature lover, I really enjoyed the tall green trees with a blue sky as the California cover. I thought, “With a cover that pretty, its gotta be good!” Yeah. Awkward.

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So I know you’re thinking, “Why would you pick a book just based on the cover?” Well, the gist/ summary was really good too! Here, take a look:

The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they’ve left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side to make their days tolerable in the face of hardship and isolation. Mourning a past they can’t reclaim, they seek solace in each other. But the tentative existence they’ve built for themselves is thrown into doubt when Frida finds out she’s pregnant.

Terrified of the unknown and unsure of their ability to raise a child alone, Cal and Frida set out for the nearest settlement, a guarded and paranoid community with dark secrets. These people can offer them security, but Cal and Frida soon realize this community poses dangers of its own. In this unfamiliar world, where everything and everyone can be perceived as a threat, the couple must quickly decide whom to trust.

It sounds really good right?!? Yeah… So okay, here are the few reasons I did not enjoy this book.

#1- The writing style. The writing in this book struggled to connect with the reader. I felt lost sometimes and I found myself re-reading sentences three times just to understand what was going on. An example of the writing style follows:

“Cal didn’t like that. He didn’t like that he didn’t like that.”

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So, personally I believe this book is just a ‘first book’. The writing style makes it seem like a rough draft, and I think that Lepucki is on the way to good things. I will be so excited for the next book she writes, but for now, California is just a stepping stone.

#2- The characters. In California, our two main characters, husband and wife are Cal and Frida. Both endured the apocalypse and are forced to live their lives controlled by mother nature. Cal is portrayed as a busy man focused on surviving. For Cal, love isn’t really a word used to describe his feelings. He doesn’t show his affection for Frida. Also, Frida is supposed to be this strong and empowering woman, but she constantly has a problem. There’s no dynamic between these characters and I struggled to find something to like.

#3- The apocalypse. Usually in an apocalyptic book, there’s one major key event. In California, there are several events to trigger it. But as a reader, you’re constantly guessing what really happened. It was so frustrating and I always felt like there was a new way or event of how the world ended.

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Reading this book, I just felt so confused. I was annoyed that I couldn’t just read the book without getting lost. The characters were a struggle and I wanted to know what happened for them to end up in the damn forest. But this is only my opinion and there are other readers who loved California. Here are some of their reviews:

 “The writing style of this book is different from what I usually read and it took me a while to get used to it but when I did I could not put the book down. Definitely enjoyed it.” – Barnes and Noble Book Review

It’s a sinister place, this dystopian future Edan Lepucki imagined. I wouldn’t want to live there. I got lost in this book for a week though — and I love that, that feeling. Just wanting to read a book. Early in the novel, before things got bad, there was a line about how Frida yearned for nothing more than a latte going into a cafe and ordering a latte and that struck me as so true. A thing you can miss. There were lots of amazing lines, Frida and Cal, their thoughts, small deceptions.” – Goodreads Book Review

Unfortunately I couldn’t think of a drink to accompany this book. I didn’t want to pair a tasty drink to accompany an unsatisfying book.

On to the next…

The next book is a short read, Angel Maker by Stefan Brijs. An interesting read about human experiments. Reminds me a lot of Frankenstein.

 

March Book Recap

March was an exciting month for me! I’m starting to feel really confident about this whole book blogging thing. It’s been a new and exciting part to my lifestyle and I’m glad I can share it with you. So, lets just go through a little book recap for the month of March.

Books Finished

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Three separate worlds. White, Grey and Red. Each world is different but only those gifted in blood magic can travel between them. These rare magicians are also known as the Antari. Only two exist and Kell is one of them.

My friend and fellow book lover, Chloe Brown has an unconditional-fan-girl-crazy- love for Schwab. She talks about her literally everyday. So, I decided to take her recommendation with an open mind, and I’m glad I did. ADSOM was a fantastic book. I started the 398 pages of magic on February 26, 2017 and finished March 8, 2017. Overall I gave ADSOM a 8 out 10 rating.

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The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

Melanie. She’s different. She understands, she feels, and she’s hungry. Most hungries survive on instinct and they live for the kill. Melanie wants to kill but she holds back because the only thing left to eat are the ones she loves. It goes against her needs but it’s worth the struggle to save Miss Justineau. Melanie’s ability to hold back and have choices makes her The Girl With All The Gifts. I started The Girl With All The Gifts on March 8, 2017 and finished the 403 pages on March 18, 2017. Overall I rated The Girl With All The Gifts a 7 out of 10.

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California by Edan Lepucki

As a book lover, it’s hard to write a negative book review. I believe that every book has it’s own true beauty, but I struggled to see the true beauty in California by Edan Lepucki. In most books, I can get through the bad attributes. For example, I don’t mind a boring book as long as it is well written, or weak characters, as long as there is a unique idea to the story plot. But… California struggled to do any of this. It was very difficult for me to enjoy this book. This is the first book I’ve ever marked as a DNF (do not finish). It hurts my soul to find a book like this and give it a negative book review but I want to prevent anyone else from experiencing the same situation. Overall I gave this book a 2 out of 10.

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Favorite Book of the Month

A Darker Shade of Magic– This book was a discovery and it helped me open my genres, therefore it’s my favorite book of the month. It was just soooo good! Kell is one of my favorite characters with his passion for good and he fights for what’s right.

Well, that’s a good amount of reading for me. But, of course, I am a book lover, so I’ve also added some new books to my TBR list. I can’t wait to read these!

New TBR

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

I’ve always been intrigued by this book because it sounds similar to Eragon, which is one of my favorites. I love dragons! They’re so powerful!

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Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Neal Shushterman is also the author of Scythe, which is a huge hit right now. I would like to read Scythe one day but the Unwind series caught me first.

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His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

At first I didn’t make the connection that this was the series of The Golden Compass. I just saw it and loved the story line and after some research I had my moment of realization. I’m excited to read this book to see what sparked its controversy.

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The Dark Monk by Oliver Potzsch

I had previously read another book by the same author titled, The Hangman’s Daughter, and I really liked it! As soon as I saw that there was another book of the same style, I had to get it.

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In Dark Dark Woods by Ruth Ware

I’ve been avoiding this book because it was so hyped up. I try to find unique books that no one really knows about. But this book kept popping up everywhere I went, so I gave in.

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The Dark Witch by Nora Roberts

I have always loved Nora Roberts. She has so many books! I thought I should give this series a try since it has some magic in it!

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I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan

I’ve read Glen Duncan’s, The Last Werewolf, and I feel in love with it. Once I saw that he had a different book, I had to get it. Plus, I love the whole heaven and hell style.

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Of course I added more than I finished! I’ll never finish my TBR list, but that’s the best part of being a book lover… There’s always another good book!

Spring Flowers Book Tag

Welcome Spring! Oh, you have been missed! I absolutely love Spring and Texas has beautiful wild flowers. To honor the arrival of Spring, I’ve decided to do a book tag in connection to Spring Flowers. This is a time for happiness and a great time for a book tag!

Daffodil- A book about unrequited love
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Unrequited love is hard to come by. In Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, Louisa and Will have this love. Although, it isn’t what you think. It’s not a googly eyed drooling kind of love, it’s a how much are you willing to sacrifice love. You can read more about my review here.

Foxglove- A book you pretended to like
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Oh, one book I can understand the hype is Night Circus. It seems everyone is in love with that book. Anyways, if you ask me if I liked it, I’ll say “Ahh sure, yeah, you can say that.” I don’t know, if someone could explain to me their love, maybe I can understand.

Lilac- A book about a first love
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I’m not sure if this one really counts but I chose Fates and Furies. This book explores the relationship between a married couple. It shows the different perspectives from couple and their definitions of what marriage is.

Hyacinth- A book with a sad ending
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Never Let Me Go was a sad book in general. It was very thought provoking though but so sad. It’s one of the main reasons I didn’t enjoy the book.

Peony- A book that made
you feel embarrassed
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Well, the book didn’t really embarrass me, I was worried what other people would think when they saw me reading Eragon. It’s a book you read in like, middle school. It’s one of my absolute favorites though. So, I read it no matter what everybody else thinks.

Tulip- A book with the most beautiful declaration of love
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The most declaring love I can think of is to love one self. The perfect book that teaches to love yourself is, I Am That Girl. I loved this book and it helped me so much. I realized that to be successful and happy, you need to love yourself. Cheesy, but true.

Crocus- A book that made you laugh out loud
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This one was difficult for me because I don’t really read books that are “humorous”, but the Harry Dresden Files has some laughable moments. This series is also another absolute favorite of mine.

Pansy- A book that challenged you to think about an important or heavy subject
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I haven’t read it yet but I just ordered it tonight, it’s a book titled Unwind. It presents a very interesting alternative to abortion. I picked this book because it’s unordinary  idea.

Daisy- A book about a strong female friendship 
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I picked The String Diaries for this one because it’s a novel based on what a mother will do to save her daughter. I loved this book and it was such a strong relationship between mother and daughter.

I had so much fun doing this book tag, and so I tag anyone else who wants to enjoy it! I originally found this book tag on Dreaming of Ink and Paper. It’s a beautiful blog!

 

Wicked & Apple of Eden

What does it mean to be good? To be evil? To be Wicked?

Some say it’s a quality you’re born with, while others say it’s created. Gregory Maguire tries to explore this ambiguous question through the character Elphaba in Wicked. She was a child born with green skin, razor sharp teeth and was cursed from the moment she took her first breath. The Unnamed God presented this child as a punishment to those who bore her. But, was it her choice to become evil, or was the path already written?

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It took me a while to finish Wicked, and I’m not sure why. The style of this book was a little different for me because, it was very political (and what I mean by political is the good vs. bad stuff). I started reading on February 10th and finished the 519 pages on February 26th. For me, the book was average; I enjoyed the new angle of a classic story, but it took too long and it felt like a lot of build up for a quick ending. I gave a rating of 5 out of 10 and paired it with a drink called Apple of Eden.

I was completely surprised by this book. I expected a story less gritty, and actually got a book that was filled with death, sex and vulgar images. Although this was a shock, it made the book more life-like. A reader could truly connect with Elphaba as she became real.

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Elphie is an in depth character. Her life is told through the perspective of others at time and it revels what type of person she is to different perceptions. To me, she was just a person who followed her instincts. She didn’t question her wants, she just acted on them, and I personally think she acted accordingly. Her sister’s death was the breaking point for her, as everything she worked for was taken away. The Wizard of Oz was standing in the way.

I love the way this book put reason to everything in the Wizard of Oz. There were a bunch of “Oh I get it!” moments within this fiction. But, now that I’ve read the book, I have an itch to go see the play.

The reason I rated it a 5 out of 10 is because of several reasons. The first one is because it took me so damn long to finish. I felt like it was never going to end. Another reason is the political agent within the book. Elphie struggles with what makes a soul in the book, and I constantly felt like I was in a debate. I understand that this debate is show to the character’s dilemma, but it was always shoved in my face. I like to figure out if a character is struggling, I don’t want to be told constantly. The last reason was due to the quick ending. Wicked didn’t really go into depth between the final good vs. evil battle (which I thought was strange because the whole book was based off of that internal fight). Anyways, it was a decent book and I recommend it to those who love a major flawed character.

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Apple of Eden

For my pairing of this book, I decided to pick a drink made by the Tipsy Bartender, the Apple of Eden. The main reason I picked this drink is because it’s green like Elphaba’s skin. This is what sets her apart from everyone and everything, so I wanted to make sure and capitalize on it. The reason I picked an alcoholic drink is due to the unexpected adultness of this book. So I chose an adult drink. The last and final reason I picked this drink is because the Apple of Eden is the ultimate fight between good and evil.

On to the next…

I’m glad I finally finished this book and I’m ready to move onto the next. The next book I’ve chosen is a book a friend recommended and gave to me, A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Schwab.