Thursday, October 15, 2015

I Was Here by: Gayle Forman

Cody and Meg were inseparable, best friends, always together, and as close as you can get without actually being sisters. So when Meg drinks a bottle of industrial strength cleaner in a motel room alone, Cody is shocked. She doesn't understand how Meg, her best friend who used to tell her everything, did this without warning Cody. Cody is still dealing with the loss of her best friend when she heads to Meg's college town to pack up her belongings. When Cody gets there she is thrown straight into Meg's other life, a life she had with her roommates and the music scene of her town. A life with boys like Ben McAllister who break your heart. A life that Cody never knew about. As Cody is finding out about Meg's other life, she discovered an encrypted file, that she can't open and when she does everything she know will spin out of control.

I Was Here by: Gayle Forman made it on to my to-read list because of Gayle Forman's other two series, both of which by the way are fantastic. I decided to read I Was Here because I like Gayle Forman and because she always adds interesting things to a veriety of themes.

I finished I Was Here and I didn't feel like I had just read a Gayle Forman book. I hadn't felt so many emotions that I didn't know if I should be smiling or crying. What I am trying to say is that I Was Here did not have Gayle Forman's usual touch of emotion magic. It felt more like something Sarah Dessen would write. It might just be that I didn't connect with the main character, Cody.

I would not recommend that you read I Was Here but I would not discourage you from reading it either. I will just give it 3 stars and leave the choice, of whether or not to read it, to you. Choose wisely, my readers, choose wisely.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Pegasus by: Robin McKiney

For thousands of years pegasi and humans have peacefully co-existed, communicating with each other, through pegasi shamans and human magicians. Each human is bound to his or her own pegasus on their twelfth birthday. On Princess Sylviianel, Sylvi for short, is bound, quite ceremoniously, to her own pegasus, Ebon. But for whatever reason, Sylvi and Ebon can talk to each other. This communication threatens to destroy the peace between their nations. Will their communication actually break apart their nations or are they strong enough to hold them together?

Pegasus started out as nice and interesting, and it ended not as well as it started. I decided to read it because it sounded like a good book. The beginning was all fine and dandy, nice plot twists, good characters, and building of bonds. Then came the middle of the book, it got better, the plot started thickening, Ebon and Sylvi started facing their own troubles, and that means that they are growing up. 

Finally come the ending, Ebon and Sylvi have been through so much only to get here and have a depressing ending with absolutely no hope for improvement? Really, Robin McKiney, that's how you keep your readers wanting to keep reading? What I'm trying to say is that the unhappy ending of the book was a huge turn-off for me and I felt cheated of my time. I had spent all that time to read this book only to encounter a hopeless ending. It was in fact such a turn-off that I'm not even going to bother with the sequel. I'm giving Pegasus 2 stars for the plot, which did keep me reading until the ending. But honestly speaking, it would have gotten 3 or even 4 stars if it had looked like there was hope for the characters. 

Here is the Goodreads link for Pegasus:
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