Once again I am here with a late post. This is also the last post of blogmas. I think next year I am going to do blogmas like it is supposed to be done and only go through December 25th that way I can take a little bit of a break because I have been struggling to post the last few days. Anyways today I have a couple of reviews to share. These are the last reviews of the year. I did reread a couple of books but I’m not going to write another review for those. Ok enough blabbing let’s get to those reviews shall we.
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
****.5 (4.5 stars)
I am glad Erin and I have finally finished reading this series. I enjoyed it enough to want to keep reading to find out what happened but it was definitely drug out. This is a 6-book series and I personally think it could have easily been cut back to a trilogy. With that said I have to say this last book was probably the best of all of them. There was a lot happening in this book right from the very beginning. It’s fast paced and action packed. There were some things that happened in this book that I didn’t see coming and some things I did. And something pulled at my heartstrings. I’m not 100% happy with how things wrapped up but at the same time it’s a good ending for a lead up to the next books. Overall I enjoyed some parts of this series and was annoyed by others but I am looking forward to continuing on with the next books in this world.
The Stand by Stephen King
***** (5 stars)
This book took me by surprise. I went into it with no expectations really and to be honest it was a very intimidating book. I read the unabridged version so it was longer than the version he originally published. My copy was 1439 pages. Because of the sheer size of it I was kind of expecting to not enjoy it as much as everybody else did but I am happy to say that I really loved this book. It took me almost 2 months to read it but I loved it. In typical King fashion there is a lot of description and for the most part it works but I definitely think I would have preferred reading the original published version where it was cut down some because there were parts that I felt like we could have done without. Every time I put this book down I struggled to make myself pick it back up but once I started reading it again I didn’t want to put it down. I don’t know how to review this book without spoiling it so I am just going to leave it at you need to read this book. I know it’s a big book. I myself was very intimidated by it but I am so glad I took the plunge because I absolutely loved it. It’s for sure on my top 5 King list.