Hasini's Blog

Hi guys! Welcome to my blog!

I'm a bibliophile and a 3rd year med student. My passion has always been reading books, so I thought I'll start a review blog and voila! Here we are! :D

As always, feel free to share your thoughts on my reviews and lemme know what books you love!

Hasini

Monday, November 17, 2014

My October Wrap-Up


Oh God! This time I read  even fewer books than last month! 4 books! FOUR BOOKS! I gotta pick up the slack! O.o

Here's a quickie of my pitiful October wrap-up:
By clicking on the book titles you can view my Goodreads reviews!

Bye bye bookworms! :)

Paolini Announces Book Five of The Inheritance Cycle



Yes, I know! Book Five!!! More Riders, more dragons, more Paolini!


Paolini's executive assistant, Immanuela Meijer announced on the Paolini family website Paolini.net that Christopher Paolini will be continuing The Inheritance Cycle with the mysterious "Book Five" of the series.


To check it out for your selves, click here.

Book Review: Brisingr (The Inheritance Cycle, #3) by Christopher Paolini

 
Read from October 26 to November 12, 2014
"Oaths sworn...
Loyalties tested...
Forces collide.

Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives after the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the Burning Plains. Now Eragon finds himself bound by promises he may not be able to keep.
He must help rescue his cousin Roran's beloved from King Galbatorix's clutches. But he also owes his loyalty to the Varden, the elves and the dwarves, who are in desperate need of his talents and strength.
Eragon is the greatest hope to rid the land of tyranny. Can this once simple farm boy unite the rebel forces and defeat the king?"
OMG! This was so good!!! Paolini's writing is genius!!!

As always, Eragon and Saphira stole the spotlight throughout the story, and I just fell more in love with the two of them after reading this! Even Roran is one of my favourites!

This book was a bit darker than its predecessors, but I loved that. It reflects a lot on Eragon's growth and is characteristic if the warfare going on! There was tragedy as well, especially nearing the end, and that was just heartbreaking!

I'm still rooting for Murtagh and Thorn though. I hope they manage to side with Eragon through some way.

I absolutely loved the intricate detail in Paolini's writing! His writing literally paints pictures! So beautiful!!! 

Also, I'll admit that my favourite part was when Brisingr was made! That sword is THE sword! The coolest thing ever!!!!

Overall, it was one hell of a story! Really good series so far!!! And it deserves so much more love!!!

my Goodreads review

Book Review: Intentions of the Earl (Scandalous Sisters, #1) by Rose Gordon


 Read from October 17 to 29, 2014

"Will he secure his future by ruining hers, or will she ruin his plans by securing him? A new twist on the old fortune hunter plot puts an impoverished earl in a position to gain his fortune only by ruining an innocent's reputation without offering marriage. The innocent he's selected, however, has no plans to settle for anything less than marriage and will go to almost any length to secure him.

With no other means for an income, the impoverished Andrew Black, Earl of Townson, makes an agreement that will put a definite end to his eight year poverty streak. But, in order to gain his fortune he must do only one simple thing: ruin an innocent young lady’s reputation enough to make her flee to America.

Brooke Banks isn’t interested in marriage, or so she thinks. She came to London to have a good time, and that’s exactly what she’s doing. Widely known for her tendency to flout the rules, she suspects nothing when a handsome stranger appears on her doorstep.

Thirteen days, a handful of kisses and one scandalous situation later, Andrew and Brooke will have to choose to stick to their original plans, or decide if a life together is worth the risk."
This is the first free book that I downloaded on my Kindle app! :)

Anyway, this book was okay! That's the only way I can describe it: okay.

It wasn't very interesting until it passed the 60% point and up to that point I was continually frustrated with the stagnant quality of the story! Quite simply, the beginning dragged itself too long.

The ending though was too abrupt in my opinion! It just ended with no warning, as if the author abandoned it near the ending point. That really pissed me off!

A plus point is that there was some humour in it, and I enjoyed that!

Overall though, I would actually give this a 2.5 and nothing more! I had much higher expectations for this book!

my Goodreads review