Went to Barnes and Noble during a snowstorm, because, why not?! 🤷🏻♀️ I picked Wilder Girls and I usually let my husband pick out a book for me and he went with Sorcery of Thorns. Can‘t wait to dive in to them soon
I have a pet tortoise
I hate doing karaoke
My favorite season is fall
2. The tagged book was wonderful. But there were many others!
3. I would like to meet the Doctor. Because that itself would be an adventure.
Wasn‘t feeling Optic Nerve so bailed headlong into this one. I‘m feeling it. #snowday
It‘s been 18 months since the tox infected everyone and the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine.
I finished this book yesterday and sat in my thoughts after finishing. Despite not answering a lot of my questions and kind of still feel like I needed more about the characters past to know them and understand their decisions. But o realized that didn‘t matter and I really enjoyed this story and the way the author wrote it.
Last book of 2019 and it was a pan for me (much like this whole year, lol). I think for me, if I read a book in the dystopian genre, it really has to stand apart from all the other books that have come out in an influx since The Hunger Games and this just didn‘t do it for me. It was too similar to The Maze Runner, in my opinion. It started out good, but didn‘t keep up the pace and I was happy to see it end.
Odd symptoms develop amongst the girls at a remote Maine boarding school, prompting a quarantine. Fear reigns as the situation devolves. This was a fun YA horror but the ending was weak and the parallel plot lines had some holes. I think Power is a promising author and I look forward to seeing what she does next.
1. Wilder Girls by Rory Power, June Boys by Court Stevens, and Clean Code by Robert C. Martin
2. Most likely one of the three I'm reading now.
3. I didn't meet any of my original goals for the year, but I did stop focusing on what I feel like I should read and instead read what I wanted to read.
Thought the story line was a little on the boring side! All the characters were cute, just left me wanting more intense content! The cover is great though. So beautiful!
I was going to try to wait to start a new book until I could pick up my hold for the second Shades of Magic book today, but I accidentally started this one and now I can‘t stop.
Three quarters of this book deserves 5 stars, but how quickly I realized in the last quarter that I am not an adolescent girl- Tox or no Tox. The finale is such a blood pumping resolution one almost forgets that our “hero” Hetty abandons her fellow classmates as she makes her way off island avoiding killer jets... bit too much adolescent grrrrrrl in a global warming world for me. My daughter is tisk-tisking me- fuddy-duddy dad award on its way.
I have mixed feelings regarding this book. I really loved how different this book is. The cover is stunning. I enjoyed the characters but I wanted more. The creepy factor was there but again I wanted more. The ending felt rushed I wanted more. So the theme of my review is more. Hehe I did rate it 3.5 stars. 😊
MY RATING⇢4 STARS | GRADE B+
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So creepy and a bit gory plus some horrific humans-turned-monsters. One of those Sheryl Jackson-esque horrors where you don't quite get everything wrapped up for you. It's unsettling but thought-provoking, this book will stay with you for a while after you finish. Great character development, amazing world building (wear a sweater, it'll make you cold) and a riveting play on the quarantine trope.
#Movember - Girl Gone Wild: I don‘t know if I‘m interested in this book, but I really like the cover. This book “celebrates the resilience of girls and the earthshaking power of their friendships.” It‘s also described as eerie - I don‘t know why? Hmm...I guess that I‘m interested now.
I had high hopes in the first half, but I think the plot loses its way in the second half. I expected something darker & more menacing for the conclusion tbh, & I feel as if things weren‘t adequately explained. Love the cover though. 3⭐️
TW: violence, animal deaths, illness, & mention of self-harm.
With so many differing reviews, I am really enjoying this book. The friendship between Hetty and Byatt. Raxter Island, where they send those with The Tox, seems believable and so eerie. LGBT +, feminist and bold, these ladies take control of their futures. I hope they suceed.....
#teamslaughter #scarathon @Clwojick
I can sort of see why people are loving or hating this book. I felt frantic and panicked for most of this but I think it influenced my experience of reading really well. I trusted no one and I props the author as a debut for being like “let's just kill everyone!“ none of this “magic/science loophole to bring everyone back to life“ crap. Just kill everyone! I mean it's been compared to Lord of the Flies so...
I really enjoyed this book. It's about the remaining girls at an all girls boarding school who are under quarantine after the whole island is infected with a strange virus 💊
#Scarathlon #TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid
So let's talk about wilder girls!
It was a book, amazingly put together and yet not quite up to my expectations. Maybe more than half of it was really slow for me. I didn't like how NOTHING significant was happening. The back stories and the depth were somwhow lacking as well as the relationships. However the story picked up its pace eventually. I enjoyed the Byatt side story a lot. I recommend to people who have patience to get past half of it.
Book 2 finished for #screamathon. 🎃 @4thhouseontheleft
This was almost a so-so because the end felt disjointed and unfinished. However, the rest of the story was creepy and unique, so for that it's a pick. I loved that almost all of the characters were female too.
I love the cover art on this one too. It's amazing!
I give Wilder Girls by Rory Power a rating of 4 stars. I really enjoyed the story about the Tox. But there were a few things that slowed down my reading like the author‘s writing style.
Read my full review at www.juliareviewsthings.com/home/wilder-girls-by-rory-power-review
I admit the cover is what got me at first - it‘s very Dali-esque. But, the book felt disjointed, and the ending was very abrupt with a boatload of unanswered questions. Kudos for the abundance of girl power and the portrayal of strong, fierce women. I finished it, but barely. 🤷♀️
...I'm confused. Where is the rest of the book? Is there a sequel planned or did the publisher accidentally print and release it without the last eight chapters? Is this a choose your own ending story and we just have to make it up? We may never know. This one has so much going for it, great plot, well built characters, original ideas and a beautiful cover - not to mention the hype! Then it just fizzled out into nothing at the "end". Whyyyy?!
Day 1: Well this one was easy @Simona because it‘s the book I am reading right now and one of the most gorgeous covers I have ever seen! #7days7covers
No explanations needed just post some of your favorite covers and tag someone who you would like to join in the fun! Today I‘m tagging @Megabooks #7covers7days #covercrush