Mini ReviewsThis week I've decided to do a mini book reviews. This shows you a brief glimpse about a few books I've liked but haven't reviewed fully giving you what I thought were strength and weaknesses. Enjoy.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
I almost didn't buy this book, but I am really glad I did.
- A quick read that gripped me every second along the way
- Jacob was sad in the beginning.
- Didn't really have a place in the world
- Largely about Jacob finding his place in the world
- We really only get to know a small portion of the peculiar children well.
Looking Forward: In the next books I look to meeting new and just as whacky (or even more so) characters as well as a further development of their world. There is so much potential and I can't wait to see what comes.
Page (Protector of the Small) by Tamora Pierce
I read the first book in this series a couple of years ago and thought recently that maybe I should continue the series. Even though I was still hesitant in reading it because of some concerns I had from reading the first novel.
- Kel starts with getting into lots of fights than later on it happens less. Partly due to growing partly because she was smart.
- She challenged herself with her fear of heights when she stopped getting punishments that forced her to.
- The first book only covered one year, while this covered her last three years.
- Joren a thorn in Kel's side appears to change, although I think it's more his tactics that change. Still better and more sly.
- Several years could also be a weakness. There's a lot of time where Kel has to grow but I didn't feel that her voice over all changed too much even though she grew from a young girl into more of a young women.
- It shows a lot of discrimination against girls becoming knights. Although we see them changing for some I would like to see some more people be more for it.
I'm glad I read it because in the end I immensely enjoyed it.
Dragonborn by Toby Forward.
I reread Dragonborn because I decided it was about time I read the rest of the series.
- A young Sam, going through neglect that makes me care about him
- A decision to make about his future. relatable because we all have that to make.
- A wizarding world with interesting creatures and rules.
- People who try and help and harm Sam. He is important, although he doesn't realise this.
- A complex story.
- Often mentioning of the wizarding way. Standing in such a way that you know it's a wizard. Okay. More details what makes them a wizard.
- Perhaps too many characters. There is trouble connecting with so many wizards.
Overall I did enjoy the book and hope to read the rest of the series sometime soon.
I hoped you enjoyed my mini reviews.