Mini Reviews #6

These are quickly becoming my favourite type of post!


The Secret Fire
The Secret Fire by C.J. Daughtery and Carina Rozenfeld
Publisher/Year: September 3rd 2015 Atom
Series: The Alchemist Chronicles #1
Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley
(Thanks NetGalley/Atom!)
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.

I went into this book completely blind, but with quite high expectations as a couple of youtubers I watch said they enjoyed this book. However, this wasn't exactly what happened. This book was so predictable and the main character actually really annoyed me. She was just TOO perfect, and it wasn't relatable at all. A decent YA paranormal book, but nothing new.



Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff
Picture Me GonePublisher/Year: September 5th 2013 Puffin Books
Source/Format: Hardback | Bought
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

I got this book for really cheap on The Book People quite a while ago, without knowing what it was about at all. To be honest, it was the cover that intrigued me and knowing that a lot of people liked Rosoff's other book, How to Live Now. This book felt like The Da Vinci Code, and that's not really a good thing. I did enjoy the whole roadtrip aspect and the mystery, as it's something I don't read a lot of, but the whole "special abilities" concept didn't work. It wasn't believable and neither was Mila. She did not read like a 12 year old at all. Although there were supposed to be a lot of shocking things, I just felt underwhelmed by it all, and it was disappointing that all this was by a author who has won many prestigious awards.


TimeBomb
TimeBomb by Scott K. Andrews
Publisher/Year: June 18th 2015 Hodder
Series: TimeBomb #1
Source/Format: Paperback | bookbridgr
(Thanks bookbridgr/Hodder!)
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.

I was really interested in the whole time-travel premise of this book, and it was one of the main things that made me enjoy this book. My favourite thing, I think, about this book was the well-fleshed out protagonists. I did prefer reading in Jana's perspective over Kaz and Dora, but I liked all of them. I appreciated their diversity and differing personalities. At times I was confused, but overall it was a decent book. I might even pick up the sequel.

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