Sunday, January 31, 2016

Book Review: Stop! by Alison G. Bailey

Stop! exceeded my expectations and then some. 

I had no real grasp of what Stop! was about before going into the book, which I was able to get through a goodreads group. The novel follows Hollis Murphy as she navigates her first year of college. She has major anxiety issues due to severe burns on her face and arms from an accident, and mean girls don't help. While figuring out how to overcome her anxiety, she not only gets paired up with a seemingly weird roommate, but bumps into a certain boy a couple times that she can't take her eyes off of. 

While Stop! was a much darker read than I anticipated, I enjoyed where Alison G. Bailey took it. However, the last third of the book did seem really rushed. So much was happening in so little of time that I had a hard time suspending my disbelief. Besides that fact, this was a pretty good book. I do wish some characters were fleshed out more, like Hollis' roommate and her best friend. 

I would recommend this for anyone who wants a refreshing contemporary novel that focuses on topics that are ignored far too often. There is a great LGBTQ+ plot to the story, and I loved it. A lot of the times books capture everyone as being straight, which is not realistic. Though I personally do not feel the struggle of being part of the community and feeling oppressed my society, I think Bailey captured it very well. 

Another plot point that I don't see often enough is the fact that the main character is a trauma survivor. A lot of the times in NA and YA we see people go through traumatic things, but we don't see the aftermath of that. In new adult, you see the classic guarded guy with a mysterious secret, but his secret is normally not that bad. Hollis on the other hand has gone through something truly horrific. 

One of the things I truly appreciated was how Hollis' love interest was not a douche bag for a good portion of the book. He wasn't this guarded mysterious guy, he was just a good guy. It was an accurate representation of what a healthy relationship looks like. 

All in all, I would recommend this book. I did have some issues with the pacing and characters, but that is something I can definitely look past. I enjoyed myself reading this, and I believe others would too!

With that, I give this book 

3.5 out of 5 Stars!


What are some of your favorite books set in college? Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Adaption Talk: Thoughts While Watching Shadowhunters S1 E3

Hey guys! I'm Genni and today I'll be talking about the third episode of the Shadowhunters TV show. What I did was just listeed my thoughts as the episode went on. I really liked doing this, and if you do as well, I'll be continuing it! I probably won't be doing it for every episode, but every few.

1.) Clary and Jace actually have some chemistry together, but their scene learning about the seraph blade was pretty cheesy.

2.) Meliorn looks so gross it's not even funny. What happened to the Seelie being the most beautiful beings ever?

3.) "Oh my god. They're vampires." Well yes Clary, that would be expected out of blood sucking creatures that have fangs.

4.) Clary and Jace? Have you ever heard a personal bubble? You literally just met him..STOP.

5.) This is Camille, right? I never pictured her like this at all..

6.) Isabelle isn't subtle at all when she's fishing for information. I don't appreciate how they are making Isabelle so sexualized she doesn't even have a personality. 

7.) "You remind me of me, Alec. A loyal friend standing in the shadow...Don't make the same mistake I did..." Pretty good scene between Hodge and Alec. I liked the subtle foreshadowing.

8.) How could Jace have expected Clary to not fall under the vampires charms? She was raised as a mundane! I thought mundanes were supposed to be the ignorant ones. 

9.) I don't feel comfortable seeing Simon make out this much. Haha!

10.) "We've been breached." You're in a hotel, not a freaking war camp. Are they seriously doing this to Simon so easily into the season?

11.) I love Simon! Alberto is the best actor on this show so far. This is my face whenever there is a scenes with Alberto. 

12.) The scene with Clary and Jace are some of Dom's strongest so far. He's definitely improved since the first show, but he's still pretty bad. 

13.) Clary :"You've never been bitten? You've never been in love.." Jace:"...It fades, just like love." Oh god here I think Jace and Clary scenes are strong but then they have cheesy lines like this.

14.) Oh god the graphics for the vampires erupting are so bad. Why do we have to see a skeleton in some orange sparkles?

15.) "You really know how to hurt a guy." Random vampire, you have no idea. :D *cue Simon's heartbreak*

16.) Wow, I really do appreciate some slow mo walking in a pack. Not. The cheese factor in this show is off the charts.

17.) This scene actually makes me feel nervous. They have changed so much of the books, that it makes me intrigued because I don't even know what is going to happen. 

18.) "Jace Wayland! Remember who your friends are." Is that foreshadowing for what happens with Hodge?

19.) I low key ship Clary and Simon together on the show even though I hate a romantic relationship with them in the books. This unrequited love makes me feel so bad for Simon. It's probably because Clary has way more chemistry with Simon right now. 

20.) We all know that Alec hates Clary so much because he's trying to protect Jace and he's jealous. I'm over it. I already read a whole entire book with Alec being an ass-hat and I'd rather not have to do it all over again. 

21.) We're finally seeing a scene that makes it seem as if Alec and Jace are parabatai. Thank goodness! Also, Alec is totally looking at Jace's lips in this shot of the episode!

22.) Wow, that pumping vein. Way to be subtle, really. I'm excited to see Alberto in those scenes!

So yeah, I definitely had my issues with the episode, but it was a lot better than the first two for me. Dominic Sherwood, the actor who plays Jace, improved a lot this episode in comparison. The CGI was still really bad, but it's a minute detail. My favorite aspect still remains Alberto. He's the strongest actor so far in the series, and I think it is because at the time of filming, he was the only one who read all the books. You can tell he has a full feel of the character.

Though they made a lot of changes in the series, the plot still interests me even if they are doing everything in the wrong order. I feel like if I watched this series without reading the books, I would be more into the series.

Here's a gif that wraps up all my thoughts!

What did you guys think of the third episode of Shadowhunters? Have you decided to stop or continue with the series?

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Top 5 Wednesday: Disappointing Eye Candy

Hey guys and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni and today I am participating in the weekly meme Top 5 Wednesday! It is hosted by Lainey of gingerreadslainey. If you want to know more information, click here to go to the goodreads post!

This week's topic is disappointing eye candy. Esentially, we are showcasing some beautiful books that weren't as pretty on the inside as they were out. Here are my top five disappointments and reasons why I don't judge a book by its cover.

5.) Dark Metropolis by Jacyln Dolamore
I put Dark Metropolis at the end of the list just because the cover wasn't as beautiful as the others. However, the typography is downright amazing! Dark Metropolis left me disappointed. You know when a book doesn't speak to you when you forget the characters names soon after, and that is what happened to me.

4.) The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
I read The Luxe a while back, and the main feeling I remember reading this was me being underwhelmed. The ending was interesting and at first made me want to continue the series, but I decided against it. I didn't care for the characters and if the first book left me confused, I would be even more so continuing the series.

3.) Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike
Earthbound wasn't necessarily bad, it was just un-compelling. The novel didn't do anything for me and I will not be continuing on with the series. While the premise was promising, the book just didn't deliver to me. Besides that, the characters never made me feel anything and I hated the love triangle.

2.) The Fill in Boyfriend by Kasie West
Would you expect anything less than this book on my list? If you're new to my blog, you should know that I was beyond frustrated by this novel. If you want to check out my rant review, go check it out here! This book was also featured on my list of biggest disappointments and least favorite books of 2015. The main character annoyed me to no end and I could not connect to the story at all. I should probably stop mentioning this so much on my blog! XD

1.) The Fallen Series by Lauren Kate
When I read Fallen, the first book in this series, I absolutely hated it. I decided to give the series one more go, and read the second book, Torment. Let me tell you, it was a torment to read the book. Because I like torturing myself, I even went to read the third book and DNFed around half way through. While some people absolutely loved this series, I just couldn't do it. The main character and love interest were both frustrating and they never seemed real. There are some times that I even stop and think about continuing on with the series even though I hated the first two books. I'm crazy, I know!

Those are my top five disappointing eye candy novels! What are some of yours?

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Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Made Me Cry

Hey guys and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni and today I'll be participating in the weekly meme Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted by the lovely ladies of The Broke and the Bookish. Today's topic is a freebie, so we basically just make up our own topic! I wasn't going to do a TTT post this week, but I felt inspired!

I just finished watching Inside Out for the second time! This go around, I saw it with my mom and I still cried and laughed at everything I did beforehand. Sadness plays a key role in the movie, so I decided to highlight the top ten books that have made me cry. Here we go! 

10.) Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
I decided to add this in because it is the most recent novel that has made me cry. I thankfully did not spoil myself for the twist that is in this book, and thank goodness I did not! Ugly Love made me cry a lot harder and a lot more than I expected. If you want to check out more of my thoughts, click here for my review!

9.) Something Real by Heather Demetrios
I read Something Real and the most opportune time for me. The novel really spoke to me and I am so glad I took the plunge and read it. While the plot itself isn't relatable (I don't have 12 siblings and have a TV show), the main character is. Something Real hit me hard back when I read it. 

8.) I Heart You, You Haunt Me/Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder
These two novels are both written in verse by Lisa Schroeder. I seem to cry a lot easier when a book is written in verse and these were no exceptions. I Heart You, You Haunt Me is about the aftermath of Jackson's death and how his girlfriend, Ava, is dealing with all of it. Things get especially hairy when she keeps seeing his ghost. Chasing Brooklyn deals with the same sort of issue but in a more sinister way. These novels have such a special place in my heart that I reread both of them every year or so!

7.) The Summer Series by Jenny Han
Jenny Han is one of my all time favorite authors, and I don't nearly talk enough about her on this blog. I read her Summer series right as I was getting back into reading. This is one of the several series that I attribute to my passion today. The Summer series is a lot of fun to read, but is a lot deeper than what it seems. Whenever I need a quick cry, I know I can open up a part of either of the three books and I'll be good to go.

6.) Shark Girl/Formerly Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham
As mentioned above, I cry easily when reading verse novels. Both Shark Girl and Formerly Shark Girl are verse novels that tell the story of a girl trying to get her life back after a horrific shark attack. Many compare this to Soul Surfer, but this novel was written before those events ever happened!

5.) But I Love Him by Amanda Grace
But I Love Him takes a different take on the tale of an abusive boyfriend. The novel is actually written in reverse chronological order with flashbacks to the present time. I read But I Love him in one sitting and it still grips me to this day. Amanda Grace's writing truly makes the novel one of a kind and haunts me to this day. 

4.) Fruits Basket Manga by Natsuki Takaya
Fruits Basket will always hold a special place in my heart. It is the first ever manga series I read and actually finished, which gave me at the time a great sense of pride and now gives me a great sense of nostalgia. Fruits Basket really opened me up to the manga world and though I am not well traveled, I would like to think that I know my style. Not only does Fruits Basket make me cry because of my love for it, but for the traumatic things that happen as well. The series evolves as it progresses. Once the 23rd volume wraps up, its is leagues more mature than the first and in turn deals with more mature issues.

3.) Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles
Leaving Paradise was a novel I read right once I got my nook about four or more years ago. Since then, I've read several other novels by Simone Elkeles. However, Leaving Paradise remains my favorite as it is her darkest novel. Maggie Armstrong is crippled at the hands of her neighbor (and brother of her best friend!) Caleb Nichols after he hit her while drunk driving. Emotions run high in this novel in their rawest form as Elkeles writes a tale about pain and forgiveness. 

2.) Full Moon o Sagashite by Arina Tanemura
After watching the anime for hours upon hours and eventually finishing, I decided to pick up the original work that the show was based off of. Both the anime and manga touched me. Mitsuki dreams of being a pop singer, but her dream can never be because of her terminal illness. However, at the hands of two magical beings, everything might change. To be honest, I want to re read this because I am forgetting a lot except for the fact that I adored it.

1.) The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Last but not least is a novel that takes the cake in this list. The Sky is Everywhere tore me up when I read it so very long ago. The novel is about Lennie and dealing with her grief after her older sister dies. While there is a love triangle, the book isn't about that. The story is about Lennie and her struggle finding a normalcy again after her sister died suddenly. This book really hit me hard and still does to this day because I saw myself and my sister in these two characters.

That's it for today guys! Have you read any of these books? What are some novel that make you cry?

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

P.S. If you want to see all the other 97 books that have made me cry in the past 2 1/2 years, check out my goodreads list here!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Currently Reading/TBR: The Rose Society, Stop!, Half-Blood

Hey guys and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni and today I'll be showing you all what I am currently reading and what I am planning to read next.

As of right now, I just started two books: The Rose Society by Marie Lu and Stop! by Alison G. Bailey. These two could not be more different. The Rose Society, as I'm sure you know, is the sequel to The Young Elites. Stop! is a contemporary novel that is following a young woman and her first year in college. 

While the books definitely have a different feel, I'm getting really interested in each of them! I haven't read a lot of contemporary recently, and I've been feeling the need to get back into the genre. The Rose Society is a fantasy novel that has a heroic villain of sorts as the lead. Adelina, the main character, isn't good news and her enemies know it! I'm excited to see how the story progresses and Adelina evolves into a darker, stronger, scarier characters. Hollis Murphy, the main character in Stop!, is on the other side of the spectrum from Adelina. After surviving an accident that left her severely burned and almost dead, Hollis is a very insecure and unstable girl. She is not confident in herself as of the exposition. Once again, I'm excited to see her character develop into a strong young woman. 

After those two, I don't necessarily know what I want to read. I did say I wanted to read The Winner's Crime, but I don't want to force myself into reading the book. If I do, I know that I will not like it or appreciate it as much as I would just reading it on my own time. I recently just bought Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I can't get enough of her! Her books are the equivalent of what crack is for drugs. They are addicting and give me an amazing high. I can't get enough of it!

If I don't read Half-Blood, I will be reading The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey. I planned on reading it in January, and I have a couple days left to fulfill that! The movie just came out (today actually!) and I want to read the book right before I see the movie so it is fresh on my mind. That way, I can give a review that is able to pinpoint the differences!

Have you read any of the books I am currently reading or planning to? What are you currently reading?

Thanks guys for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Book Review: Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little

I didn't have much expectations going into Forbidden and I was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked it!

Forbidden is a novel that takes place in 1759 BC and follows desert nomads. Jayden, our main character, has a relatively happy life with her pregnant mother, her dad, and her loving sister. However, she is to be married to the prince of the tribe, Horeb, whom she hates. Things spiral out of control when her family loses her tribe after a tragic experience. While following the tracks of their tribe in order for them to reunite, Jayden and her family come across a mysterious stranger, Kadesh.

There was never a slow moment in Forbidden. The book starts off with a tragedy and kept on going with it. Jayden's life in the book faces so many hardships. Jayden and Kadesh's love story isn't exactly insta-love, but it is very close to it. Immediately, Jayden feels this connection to Kadesh and gets jealous every single time he looks at her sister. Though that annoyed me, I actually really liked their relationship.

The pace of the novel was really weird. Several months would pass in the span of a couple chapters, while sometimes the chapters would only span days. Jayden's narration made it easy to understand and the story move quickly, so it didn't confuse me as much as I expected it so. However, I do wish it was more evenly paced out. Jayden was pretty mature for her age and I really appreciated it. She has to deal with a lot and she never complains constantly about her struggles.

While reading Forbidden, I didn't know what I was getting into. Only two of my friends on goodreads have read this book, and they both enjoyed it, so I was hoping that I would as well! Thankfully, I did. I have owned Forbidden for over a year and had it signed for that long as well. I picked this book up because of my TBR challenge, and I am so happy that I did. I don't read historical fiction that much, or at all, so Forbidden was a change of pace for me.

One of the most refreshing things about this novel was that it's main focus was not on the romance, but on Jayden's journey as a whole. There are several plot lines, her relationship with Kadesh is only one of them. Near the last quarter of the book, the relationship between Jayden and Kadesh do have more of a focus. I'm eagerly anticipating how their story continues with the next book! The end of this book does leave off on a cliffhanger, but not one where it doesn't have a sense of an ending. I am happy to hear that the next book in this trilogy, Banished, is coming out very soon.

Overall, I had some issues with the book. Jayden's character annoyed me at times, though she did show real growth. The novel wasn't evenly paced and did get a bit confusing at times, but her narration made up for it.  Though Forbidden wasn't groundbreaking and didn't change me in any way. Forbidden was pure fun to read. I would recommend this book as I enjoyed it a lot! I will definitely be continuing on with the series come February when it is released.

With that, I give this book

3.75 out of 5 Stars!

What are some historical fiction novels you have recently read?

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Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Friday 56 with Book Beginnings! No. 3

Hey guys! Welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni and today I'll be participating in the weekly meme Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice and Book Beginnings hosted by Rose City Reader! I haven't participated in a while, so I think it'll be fun.

The rules are simple for both. For the Friday 56, we turn to page 56 or 56 % in our e-reader and highlight a passage of any book! Book Beginnings is where you feature the first sentence (or so) of a book and give your thoughts and impressions.

Friday 56

So this snippet is from a book I just started reading and is on page 56 on my iphone, so it is actually in the very beginning of the book. The novel, Together With You by Victoria Bylin, was one that I rented from my online library on a whim late last night while I was trying to fall asleep. The book does have a darker tone to it than expected, but does have a truly mesmerizing story. FASD is a disorder than can be cured by being careful, vigilant, and responsible. It is a shame that this still continues today. If you want to learn more about the disorder, feel free to visit the official website here. Together With You features a single dad struggling to raise his kids, including one a toddler with FASD symptoms, and a mid twenties women who left a center for troubled kids after a scarring experience. This will be my first book into adult romance, so hopefully I will like it!

Book Beginnings

For book beginnings, I decided to feature the first sentence on a book I just finished Thursday morning. That book is none other than Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little. This novel doesn't have nearly as much attention as it deserves. This historical novel takes place in 1759 BC and follows Jayden, our main character, who is a nomad part of a desert tribe.

As you can tell, these two books are very different but both appeal to me. I'm excited to see Carly's growth in Together With You while the first two sentences of Forbidden drew me right back in. I don't have any first impressions of Forbidden considering I did finish reading the book, but the opening scene sucked me right in when I started reading it. The life of a desert nomad in 1759 is harsh and cruel, and yet beautiful and rewarding at the same time. I really liked Jayden's story and though there were some little problems with the book, they were just that: little. As for Together With You, I hope I like it! I don't really know where the story is going, but I guess that is to be expected when I just started the book!

Have you read either of the two mentioned above? If you did either Book Beginnings or The Friday 56, make sure to leave your link down below! I'd love to check them out! :D

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Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

Adaption Talk: Shadowhunters TV Show Pilot

Hey guys and welcome to my blog! Down below I will be discussing the pilot episode of Shadowhunters, The Mortal Cup, by going down the list f the five main characters. I liked it more than I thought. Please don't leave spoilers for the second episode! I'm just going to be waiting for next week. :) Shadowhunters exceeded expectations! Though it was really cheesy sometimes, it was so much better than that first 7 minute preview that was on youtube! 

Shadowhunters just premiered on Freeform (lol it's still ABC Family) two days ago and though it wasn't perfect, it was entertaining! I watched the show with my mom, who also watched the movie with me as well. I would say that I liked the episode and I can see myself liking the series a ton more than the movie. The actors looked like how I pictured them in my head too, which was a plus. The gifs are going to go along with my feels on the actors/actresses!

The Cast

Clary Fray - Katherine McNamara

Okay, she overacted too much. I felt like she just tried too hard and the fact that she had some of the worst lines in the episode didn't help either. She does have a lot of potential and promise though. I can see her getting really compelling about halfway through the first season. I can't deal with her hair though. It's just so obviously fake..why can't it be darker?? Minute detail, but I know it will bother me until I get more used to it. 

Jace Wayland - Dominic Sherwood
I don't know whether or not I like Dom as Jace. He looks a lot more like the Jace I picture in my head when I read the books, but he doesn't have the attitude down yet. He seems really stilted and uncomfortable with the sass the Jace embodies, so hopefully that will get better! If it doesn't, I don't see myself fully convinced that he is Jace. I'm freakishly hopeful for him!

Alec Lightwood - Matthew Daddario
There wasn't enough scenes with Alec for me to get a feel for him yet. There really isn't any of the parabatai chemistry between Alec and Jace yet. They didn't seem like bffs, and I wish they did! Fingers crossed they will in the later episodes! I don't have a real opinion of him, so instead here's a gif of him and Magnus! <3 They're the real OTP of the series, not Clary and Jace!

Isabelle Lightwood - Emeraude Toubia
Once again, there weren't too many scenes with Isabelle in the pilot, as it focused mainly on Clary. But Isabelle is (dare I say it?) NICE! It is super weird that Isabelle isn't her hating self yet. Emeraude does look exactly like Isabelle, which is really nice! I hated though how they used her body as a distraction instead of Isabelle being a BAMF. 

Simon Lewis - Alberto Rosende 
Okay, Simon is my favorite! You can tell the actor has a really genuine passion for the series and he really portrayed Simon so well! If he was great in the pilot, I cannot wait to see how he grows in the pilot! This gif perfectly portrays my excitement for Alberto playing Simon! He was amazing! Roberto deserves alllll the claps. 

I wouldn't say that I really liked the pilot, but I liked it, you know? My mom really liked it and I appreciated how I didn't have to explain anything to her. It was easy to follow and even though the show will be a lot different from the books, I am looking forward to see where they will take it! I really liked the actor who played Valentine; he was perfect!

Okay here's some random thoughts that I just had to put out there.. Can we also talk about how the pilot ended? Clary's choice between Jace or Simon was supposed to be a cliffhanger??? Haha!! Like the episode just ended and I was like... that's it? Also, the CGI was rough but I didn't really care because they obviously won't have enough money until it gets more popular. The Circle members just looked like grade A bad guys but didn't have that air around them were I was worried. After the first scene with them in it my mom asked whether or not they were bad guys, so they obviously didn't seem bad

So yeah! Those were my thoughts on the pilot for the Shadowhunter TV show! What did you think about it?

Thanks guys for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Book Review: Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

I don't think I can write a coherent review for this masterpiece of a concluding novel.

I didn't really have an idea of what was going to happen in this third and final book and it blew me away. These were my initial thoughts that I wrote on my goodreads right once I finished the novel at 3 in the morning.

"First five star rating of this new year and it definitely deserves it. This is my favorite of the trilogy by far. If I had only one word to describe this novel it would be mesmerizing."

So yeah, right off the bat I adored this book. It took turns that I was not expecting and kept me on one thrill of a ride! Though it has been a while since I have read the first or second book, this is by far my favorite. The two main characters, Sofia and Gideon,
both are so intriguing. Both of them are so heavily guarded and I loved learning more and more of their back story as the book progressed. Understanding why the characters acted was almost as rewarding as reading about their actions.

One of the best things about the book it how connected all of the main characters from the books are to each other. They all come together in this last one and it was totally epic. The last 150 or so pages was so good and intense! My other favorite aspect of the book were the beginnings of every chapter. Like the last two, there is another POV that is featured for less than a page before every chapter that provides insight to another part of the story. In Their Fractured Light, we saw the point of view of some of the whispers, and it was fantastic. I was always a bit confused about what exactly they were in the last two books, and this made me understand them so much more.

Of course one of my favorite aspects were the characters. One of the great things about this series is that it is both character and plot driven. The plot progresses and develops right along with the characters. Sofia and Gideon had some great growth throughout the novel, especially Sofia. Her character progression has been one of the best I've ever read. Reading about the other four in this cast of characters (Lilac, Tarver, Jubilee, and Flynn) was great. Seeing their relationships, even secondhand, was more than I could ask for.

I really appreciated that these previous main characters in the series still mattered. Though they weren't the focal characters, they still proved important and weren't tossed to the side. Each character brought something to the table and I really loved how they all interacted. Just because a novel was written about the previous characters doesn't mean that their story was over yet.

To be honest, there weren't that many flaws. I did get a bit annoyed with the angst between Sofia and Gideon after all their secrets were out. I just wanted them to get together and they kept holding themselves and each other back. I do wish that I read these books closer together, because there were some details and parts of the plot that happened beforehand that I was really hazy about. Because the characters are all interconnected, it would be better going into the story having a fresh mind on the first two books. Besides that, the novel didn't really have a dull moment. It started off with a bang and never slowed down. 

Besides that, I don't have anything to say! This was such an excellent concluding novel and I couldn't have asked for anything better. I am so happy with how everything wrapped up. I can't believe that I already finished this series when it felt like just yesterday I was reading These Broke Stars. The Starbound Trilogy is an amazing science fiction series that has great characters and plot. The romance is part of the plot, but is never too heavy. All three of these books got a 4.5 to 5 star rating from me.

With that, I give this book
4.9 out of 5 Stars!

Have you guys read nay of the books in the Starbound trilogy? If so, what did you think of them?

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Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

Favorite Quotes

“Love, and trust. The things that make us human. They could have been mine, if only I could have leapt. If only we could have leapt.”

“But free will is what it means to be human, and no one can determine the path you take through this universe. Choice is our greatest right, our greatest gift-and our greatest responsibility.”

“And from the inside, surrounded by the joy and devotion and loyalty of my friends, the shimmer of rage on the outside of our lives looks paper-thin.” 

“I can see his breath stirring the dust in the air, making it dance in the beam from the flashlight. It quickens as I watch him, until I can almost hear a waltz, each particle of dust twirling to the ghost of that old song.”