Vicious: Review

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I wanted to read such a story for a long time, and I’m glad I read this!

The story is essentially in two timelines; the present and 10 years ago. It is in third-person narrative, and follows two sets of characters’ lives. The story progresses of how their lives have intertwined with each other, and the implications that follows, in a form of a revenge story.

The character development was a gradual. It gave insight to each of the character lives and why I should care about each one of them, which I did.

“Heroes vs. Villains” was a reoccurring theme. And it really comes down to the perspective you chose to see, that will define who you label ‘hero’ or ‘villain’.

I would love to have a sequel, but as a standalone novel it is well-written, and I loved it. (UPDATE: there is a sequel coming soon!!!)

Overall 5 out of 5 stars.

The Avengers Assemble Book Tag

Having recently watched Avenger: Endgame, when I saw this book tag on Lauren’s Blog @ Fiction Tea, I immediately thought of doing it.

Don’t Worry, this post will not have any spoilers.


Iron Man | A book that made you laugh out loud

Hmm, I don’t really read comedy books, but I remember laughing while reading The Lies of Locke Lamora, although I have yet to finish it.

Locke is witty and smart at all the things that would land him in trouble. Watching him getting in and out trouble is always a good laugh.

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Captain America | A book positive message

After much thinking, I choose the Six of Crows series. As the series progresses on we come to know the characters weakness and how they strive despite it.

All the cast of characters is just to wonderful, plus this book includes a heist, so there is that.

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Thor | A book with a character’s strength you admire

I have to choose my all time favorite book, The Name of the Wind, since I admire the MC so freaking much!

This book is truly a must read, do check it out if you haven’t. It has all the elements of a perfect epic fantasy.

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Hulk | A book that makes you incredibly angry

Oh I have this one ready! It was the Red Queen Series. I just can’t get over how annoying the MC is and how angry the book made me.

Some characters are smart, some are well-written, some are developed over-time…. she was neither.

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Black Widow | A book with a kick ass female protagonist

There are so many to chose from! But the one with stands out is Air Awakens Series. The MC is determined, brave, and will stand up to do the right thing.

Best thing? this series has a sequel series with even a stronger female protagonist!

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Hawkeye | An underrated book that people should pay more attention to:

The Night Circus, Seriously. I’ve read reviews that many DNF’ed the book. Y’all are missing out on this hidden gem of a book.

While I was reading it at first, I was terribly confused, but when things started falling in place and everything started to make sense, I just love this book!

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Bonus: Loki | A book with a twist or surprise that tricked you:

For this one, I’ll have to go with The Inheritance Cycle. This books is so well written, I never saw any plot twists come, and could never guess the ending.

This book basically made me fall in love with Dragons. You won’t regret picking up this one.

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Thanks for Reading

FTK 🙂

To Kill a Kingdom: Review

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This book was dubbed as best stand-alones of 2018 and that alone made me buy it. To start of with, this is a re-telling of Little Mermaid. While I’m not a big fan re-tellings I do appreciate well written ones.

This book, however, didn’t meet my expectations. The world building was not detailed enough, it felt as if I’m drawing from another source; Disney’s Little Mermaid. Most descriptions and places were handed to us at point blank, I felt there was no further deeper development or explanation as to how it came to be or why is it the way it is.

The characters were interesting but only at the start. As the story progresses, my feeling for them don’t. After the half-mark, the story became a bit slow, and felt to drag as the characters didn’t live up to the ‘introduction’ they got in the first-half of the book and the expectations they had evoked. My barely remember any side characters. Most characters who were introduced or interacted with the MCs didn’t add much to the plot itself.

The writing was okay-ish, and story was paced well enough, but my overall enjoyment didn’t last very long.

Overall 3 stars out of 5. Recommended to anyone who enjoys re-tellings or wants a quick day’s read.

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🙂 FTK