I feel like it has been forever since I've done a post in the book section of the blog! To be honest, I haven't been reading as much as I would like lately. Without the distractions of school and a super busy schedule, I plan on doing a lot more reading this summer. Maybe I'll even plan something special on the blog, like a book club or something, we'll see ;) Anyways, until then I want to share with you one of my most recent reads.
I recently finished The Young Elites by Marie Lu, and it was yet another book of hers that finished with a 'bam'. Since I've thoughtfully enjoyed all of her books I have read to far, I decided to share my thoughts on her epic reads. I hope to read The Rose Society as soon as I can get my hands on it!
The Legend Series
After finishing the last book in the series, I was shocked. I won't tell you what happened, other than that it was very unexpected. The series starts off with Legend, a very warm-hearted start to the series, but filled with surprising and exciting turns. It was the perfect introduction to get to know the characters, and sets the mood for the series. The second book, Prodigy, does not live up to the first, but definitely gives the reader information needed to progress the story. It was just too much information in one book for me, not placed out evenly enough to provide a lot of suspense. The third book blew me away though. Champion was a fantastic ending to the series, hitting all the right places to make the readers feel all the feels. It made me wish there was more to the series. After having little incentive to read it after the second book, it made me love Marie Lu's writing style once again.
Overall series rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The Young Elites
When reading this novel, I felt as if it had a very specific, classy feel to it. Lu really captured the protagonist with her writing style, making what the character did seem confident, right, and important. There were some parts that were a little slow in the book, but it all built up to the mind-blowing ending. It was artfully written, and I can't wait to read the next book in the series. The story follows a girl called Adelina, who is scarred from a plague and discovers she has a power, a dark power. In turn, she meets some people who help her control and understand who she really is. There is also small sections of the book in these characters perspectives: Enzo Valenciano and Teren Santoro. During the story, she slowly uncovers her her real friends are, and who are her enemies. An overall darker turn for Lu, this novel will make even the reader feel powerful when reading.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
I hope you enjoyed stepping back into the reading side of this blog! Let me know down in the comments if you have read any of Marie Lu's books, or have any suggestions for me to read. Also, if you have any fun ideas you want to do this summer, let me know. I hope you have a fantastic week. (I'll be studying for finals :( sadly)