Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fancy Meeting You Here

Hello to anyone reading this. 
It's been far to long since I have posted anything. It's getting sad really. I haven't forgotten about this blog. It's just been extremely busy. But here's what going on on this blog.
Today I logged on to check stats and see if I could update anything. I looked at the stats and we had approximately 133 views. Just for today. What is up with that?!? I'm loving that! 

So now I have a question for you!
What would you like to see? What is an improvement that could be made? Would you be interested in more personal posts or keeping with the reviews?
Let me know in the comments or email me at sweetgirlsid@hotmail.com

Thanks for reading,
Sidny xoxo

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Book Reivew: Luminaire by Ciye Cho


Title: Luminaire
Author: Ciye Cho
Series/Novel: Florence Waverly Series (Book #2)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Form Read: eBook
Pages: 200
Publisher: Studio Amazepop
Year Published: 2012
First Line: “Everything had to be perfect.”

“Being the only human in the world of merfolk… isn’t easy. Florence Waverly chose to stay in Nimela, but things have gone awry. Secrets have risen and the prince she cares about has pulled away. All the while, dark dreams warn her of a tragedy that only she can stop. But in order to save the merman she loves, Florence will have to enter the Life Path tournament: a brutal test of fear and madness.
The tournament is a rite of passage—a maze where young mermaids and mermen battle to find their purpose. It is also a place where Florence will face grave danger: mermaids with evil magic, tunnels filled with sea fire and guardians who wish to use her as a pawn for their secret plans. But will Florence be strong enough to survive the tournament… or will she perish inside it?
Everything hangs in the balance: her life, her world, her love.”

My Rating: 4.5/5

Hi there. Hope that you are all having a great weekend and enjoying this brand new month of March. I hope that I’m not the only one that is having the busiest times in school EVER! So forth the delay in review.
Today I will be reviewing Luminaire by Ciye Cho. This is the second book the Florence Waverly series. It continues following Florence as she discovers new things about the mers and works her way through Nimela’s societal pressures.
This book was surprisingly better than the last one. I don’t mean that to sound as though the first one was a bad story, rather I mean that sequels usually don’t do the first book justice. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was interesting, exciting and suspenseful (also including just the right amount of romance). I loved seeing more of Nimela and learning more about how their society functions. The idea that all Nimelans work together and choose a life path was already of interest, but to add a tournament was genius.
We also get to meet many more characters and learn more about the characters we already know. It was interesting to find out more about the life paths first hand from characters studying them.
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in fantasy along with a little bit of romance. It is not frightening or including dystopia with is hard to come by for people who like fantasy right now.

Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo

Spoiler: Luminaire by Ciye Cho

Welcome! (That sounded really cool in my head). Today I will be writing about the second instalment in the Florence Waverly Series, Luminaire by Ciye Cho. This book follows Florence Waverly through the steps she takes to become one of the Nimelans. All Nimelans must have a life path, and Florence doesn’t believe she is an exception; the only catch is that she is human. That’s rough.
I was impressed with this book. It was a thrilling read, although it took me a long time to read, it was entertaining which is something that is important in books for me. The setting was improved and I was able to understand the inner workings of Nimela far better. Especially the idea that Nimela has a heart was a thoroughly interesting aspect of this book. It is interesting to think about.

Florence: She has really grown into who she is. She seems less afraid to stand for what she believes in. She is wiling to fight Rolan not just sit back while he orders her around. Although entering a maze filled with deadly creatures to defy him is going a bit far, but I think we’ve all done that at some point in our lives. “I’ll prove you wrong HA!” I think she deserved to be accepted by the animal trainers, but unfortunately that wasn’t possible although the way she crossed Provonox can’t help her any. Hopefully she is still able to find a place in the kingdom.

♥ Rolan: He was kind of a jerk. Let’s be honest here, he was sending her the message they were done to protect himself from what he might become. I hope that he realizes his mistake and doesn’t do this again because that would just get old very quickly, especially after how sweet and nice he was at the end of this book. I think that I grew attached to him at the end of this book and if he’s a jerk again, I’m gonna go through an emotionally confused state. I also hope that he is more wary of his councillors.

♥ Yolee: It’s sad that she wasn’t able to end the tournament at the same time as the other builder novices, but she seems young and too nervous to be able to survive the whole maze by herself. I couldn’t have seen that ending well. I’m happy she went straight to builder, because seeing her die would be heartbreaking.

♥ Wynn: I can see him getting corrupted by the Guardians, it’s a bad thing to say, but it’s quite possible. Also can we mention he’s adorable and he should definitely be with Marilenna. It would counteract her attitude.

♥ Marilenna: She seemed like a real arse at the beginning. And no I didn’t originally type arse. But throughout the story she changed. I wouldn’t be surprise that she is working against them, I’m suspicious though sooo. But other than that she seems to be living under her father’s ideas and to take her life into her own hands was a hard thing for her to do, but she did it!

♥ Provonox: He’s a sly son of a gun. And don’t you forget it. Just because he let Wynn join his life path doesn’t mean he’s any better. I think he’s just trying to seem like a better person, that won’t last long.

♥ Kieran: WHAT THE HELL?!?! What is going on here???

♥Moments to Remember♥
♥Pg. 129
“‘I seek out the human… because she means more to me than anything else.’”

Final Line: “‘At last you awaken. Good… It is time for our work to begin.’”

Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo