Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Sinner [Review]

Posted November 23, 2016 by Emily in Review / 0 Comments

Sinner [Review]Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls #4
Published by Scholastic Press on July 1st 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal
Pages: 357
Goodreads
five-stars
Series Rating: four-stars
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found.Cole St. Clair has come to California for one reason: to get Isabel Culpeper back. She fled from his damaged, drained life, and damaged and drained it even more. He doesn't just want her. He needs her.
lost. Isabel is trying to build herself a life in Los Angeles. It's not really working. She can play the game as well as all the other fakes...but what's the point? What is there to win?
sinner.Cole and Isabel share a past that never seemed to have a future. They have the power to save each other and the power to tear each other apart. The only thing for certain is that they cannot let go.

My Thoughts

I’m such a sucker for Cole and Isabel. In all honesty, they’re probably my original OTP. So, imagine my surprise when I was scrolling through Instagram only to pass a fan art of the amazing pair. Naturally, the only way to handle that was to dig through my Kindle archive and reread Sinner. And, boy, am I glad I did.

I had forgotten how much I love Cole. I had forgotten how much I adored Isabel. And I had forgotten how much I reveled in Maggie Stiefvater’s writing.

Cole and Isabel are at their best in their book of the series. The journeys and bounds they made in the previous books prove to be only the beginning or their climb out of the rabbit hole. And really, if you’re like me, you’ll spend most of the book screaming, “The only way out is together!” The ebb and flow of their relationship keeps the pages flying. Are they together? Aren’t they? How are you going to explain this situation away, Cole? It’s a never-ending wheel of questions and face-palms and glorious shipping.

Then there’s Maggie’s writing. It’s always perfect. It’s always reflective of the characters and their personalities and reveals all you need and just quite not enough. I highlighted entire chapters of this book. The creative word weaving and storytelling still captivates me as if it were my first time reading the book.

All in all, I could probably read books about Cole and Isabel’s escapades for the rest of my life and still be left craving more. These two are dynamic and destined for one another, and Sinner is just the novel to tell their story in full.

 

five-stars
Emily
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Review: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Posted September 15, 2016 by Lizzie in Review / 0 Comments

Review: The Dream Thieves by Maggie StiefvaterThe Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle #2
Published by Scholastic Press on September 17th 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: 437
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
four-stars
Series Rating: four-stars
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If you could steal things from dreams, what would you take?
Ronan Lynch has secrets. Some he keeps from others. Some he keeps from himself.
One secret: Ronan can bring things out of his dreams.
And sometimes he's not the only one who wants those things.
Ronan is one of the raven boys—a group of friends, practically brothers, searching for a dead king named Glendower, who they think is hidden somewhere in the hills by their elite private school, Aglionby Academy. The path to Glendower has long lived as an undercurrent beneath town. But now, like Ronan's secrets, it is beginning to rise to the surface—changing everything in its wake.
Of The Raven Boys, Entertainment Weekly wrote, "Maggie Stiefvater's can't-put-it-down paranormal adventure will leave you clamoring for book two." Now the second book is here, with the same wild imagination, dark romance, and heart-stopping twists that only Maggie Stiefvater can conjure.

This book was amazing.

For a book two in a series, this was perfect. The action escalated, the characters got deeper, the magic more complex – just everything you want in a sequel. Book one was a little on the slow side, but this didn’t have that problem at all. I think it was because the magic was now familiar and the characters had a home in my heart. They gained a whole new depth, one that leaves me STILL thinking about it, and it added to the story arch every step of the way. The romance kept its usual simmer as well, and by simmer I mean simmer simmer BOOM GIVE ME MORE PLS. The overall conflict of this series still has me guessing, and I love that I have no clue where it will end. The strings were tied up nicely in parts and left me wanting exactly where I wanted them. I’m buying book three as you read this post, and I completely understand the hype around this series. The fantasy is like coming home after a long day, and the Southern atmosphere has me wanting sweet tea and fresh buttered biscuits every. dang. time. Hustle through book one my darlings! Book two just got better, and I’m betting this trend will stay the same.

four-stars
Lizzie
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Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Posted September 8, 2016 by Lizzie in Review / 1 Comment

I didn’t quite know what to expect from this one. I find that with series that get so much hype, I fear reading them. I want to love what other people love, I have serious FOMO with hyped series. Did this live up to it? Kind of. I LOVED the chemistry of the characters in […]

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Shiver [Review]

Shiver [Review]

Posted February 19, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

Books are more real when you read them outside. I fell for her in summer, my lovely summer girl // From summer she is made, my lovely summer girl // I’d love to spend a winter with my lovely summer girl // But I’m never warm enough for my lovely summer girl // It’s summer […]

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