July 2, 2013
July 2, 2013
This is W.A.R. sounded like a revenge story I would love. Unfortunately, it wasn't as great as I expected it to be. Willa is murdered before the story starts, and her best friends are seeking revenge on her "killer". The four girls for a group based on Willa Ames-Roawan's initials, therefore W.A.R. The characters weren't too bad for me, but I guess the plot was what lacked a bit. Also, some parts were very cliche and hard to believe. I think there was no depth in the characters either, which is why they were just okay for me. Also, this book would somehow change POV's without clearly warning the readers, and that would totally put me off sometimes. I keep thinking I'm reading about a certain girl, then it turns out it was about another girl. It was still entertaining when the girls started planning their revenge, which is why I kept wanting to read on. Their main suspects, the Gregory's, just didn't get in my head. I'm still confused about James Gregory, and I'm not sure how I feel about him as a character either. I really wanted to hate someone in this book, but like I said, there was just no depth in any of the characters for me to either love them or hate them. They were all mediocre. Overall, This is W.A.R. was just an okay for me. Yes it was full of cliches, but I was still entertained.
Right of Way by Laurenbarnholdt
July 9th, 2013
July 9th, 2013
Having read a few books by Lauren Barnholdt, I was very excited to start Right of Way! What better than a road trip story to read in summer time? I have always been a fan of road trip books, and I seriously had high hopes for this one. Peyton and Jace have once had a thing together, but then it just stopped. When being told that they were going to meet in some relative's wedding, Peyton and Jace were kind of hesitant and scared to see each other once again. I loved that this book was told from both Peyton's and Jace's point of way, because that way I was able to fully understand both characters feelings towards each other. Peyton was kind of annoying with her forceful attitude and snarky comebacks, but she later grew on me. Jace was a great guy too, but I don't think there was anything different about him. Jace will be one of those typical forgettable characters, and I hate that. What I didn't like in this book was how it would switch to the past and present. It would kind of confuse me sometimes, and I just wanted them to be on the road! This wasn't much of a road trip books like other books out there, but it was still enjoyable. There was a cool story to this book, but I don't think it was that different or significant. Overall, right of way was an entertaining book that I flew reading. If you're looking for a cute, chill, summer book, then you might want to consider this one!