Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The One (Selection #3)

The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass

Read my review of The Selection here.
Read my review of The Elite here.

Goodreads Summary:
The Selection changed America Singer's life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she entered the competition to become the next princess of IllĂ©a, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen—and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she's made her choice . . . and she's prepared to fight for the future she wants.

Find out who America will choose in The One, the enchanting, beautifully romantic third book in the Selection series!

My Review:
This series is probably one of my favorite series ever. Yes, there are parts of the book that are really annoying. Yes, the writing could be better. But I love these books and I love the storyline.

America drives me crazy sometimes, and in this book so did Maxon. They can't make up their minds! Yet somehow, despite that annoyance, I can't help but love them. They are great characters, and I found myself rooting for them the whole way through the book.

This book had more substance in that it included a lot more politics and things of that nature. I'm sure some people would love this in a book. I liked that it gave the plot a little bit more suspense, but overall I was not a fan. The other two books were pretty light reads, and I was expecting the same thing when I picked up the last book in the series.

There are many twists and turns in this book that definitely kept my interest. Overall, it is a great series that I would recommend reading.

4 stars

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Something Like Fate

Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti

Goodreads Summary:
Lani and Erin are bonded for life. One thing that connects them is their fascination of fate. Lani wonders how much of our lives has already been decided and how much we can actually influence. Since the Unknown can unexpectedly change our lives forever, how much can we really control?

From the minute Lani meets Jason, she can't deny the intense connection they share. It feels like she's known him forever. She's not sure if he feels it, too. But it doesn't matter. Because Jason is Erin's boyfriend. Lani is determined to ignore her feelings for Jason, no matter how powerful they are, rather than risk hurting her best friend.

How long can Lani keep running from the boy who might be her destiny?

My Review:
All I Need was the first book I read by Susanne Colasanti, and this was only the second. I can't get enough! I am officially a fan! There were times when the characters in the book got annoying. However, it was so realistic. That's how most teenagers talk. I didn't realize how annoying I used to sound, but I'm sure I did. All this to say, Susanne really understands teenagers and how they interact with each other.

I loved this book. I don't believe in horoscopes and astrology and such, so sometimes that was a little excessive for me. It did fit into the book well though. I loved how Lani and Jason had so many little things in common. It was so cool getting to learn that as they figured it out. It was really sweet, and they truly were perfect for each other.

I liked that the conflict(s) towards the end of the book were very believable. Many times in books, I think the conflicts and drama can be blown way out of proportion. Most of the book will be about the drama, and that always drives me crazy. I think it was done really well in this book though. It wasn't excessive, yet still believable. I loved that the focus was on the romance.

The end of the book was a little disappointing to me. It was a little anti-climatic I thought. I would have liked a more romantic ending. Overall though, I really enjoyed this book.

4 stars