The Golden Apple

Just finished reading “The Golden Apple” by Michelle Diener. I found this book while browsing through Netgallery titles and the sequel was available so I figured I should probably read the first book before requesting the second one (which I have now received and will be reviewing shortly).

The book is based off of the fairytale “The Princess on the Glass Hill”. I have read a book a really long time ago by Gail Levine called “Cinderellis and the Glass Hill” which is also based off of that book just a lot shorter and from the male perspective. This book goes back and forth between the two main characters, Princess Kayla and woodsman Rane. The book is fast paced and I felt no lull in the storyline. Kayla is a great heroine and she gives away her precious treasure just to spit her father but it turns out for the best. She is brave and has conflicts with some of the things she has done so she isn’t perfect and she makes mistakes. Rane is stubborn but brave and he makes a great hero. Eric the Bold is a wonderful villain. You know he is evil but not sure how evil he is until later. The world of Middleland. The Great Forest is amazing and my favorite character would be Sooty. Don’t worry you will love her too! The plot was a little predictable at times but still kept me wanting to read and finish the story. I look forward to reading The Silver Pear and getting to know the characters more.

My next review will be on “Tears of a Heart” by Chase Blackwood. I recieved that book from Netgallery first so The Silver Pear will have to wait awhile.

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Review of Circle of Reign

I recently picked out a book from AME and I fell in love with it. Circle of Reign by Jacob Cooper.

Here is my review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3P8ERMM5YBQCS/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00MFYIVOQ

It’s been a really long time since I reviewed a book and I was so glad that I chose this one! It was amazing! I haven’t read a good fantasy book in a while and it sucked me in. I couldn’t put it down, I read it in 3 days. I would like to read his next book which precedes this one.

So..I will try to review each book that I will be reading. The next one is called “The Golden Apple” by Michelle Diener. Also this will probably be my 50th book this year!! I started a Goodreads Book Challenge to read 50 books this year and I’m at 49! I can’t believe that I have read 50 books already!! It’s crazy! I’ll probably read a lot more too before the year is out. I have so much free time when I get home from work that I can read for 3 hours without worrying about homework or another activity. It is quite freeing! No more worrying about the parents yelling at me for reading too much or what not. Its a freedom that I have never have and I’m loving it!! 🙂

 

I’ll blog soon, I hope!

Jac