Thursday, 27 August 2015

Review: Firewalker by Josephine Angelini

Firewalker (The Worldwalker Trilogy #2) by Josephine Angelini
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Released: August 27th 2015
My Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Find it on Goodreads

Lily Proctor has made it back to her own universe, and it's finally time for her and Rowan to be happy and relax. True, she almost died in the Pyre that fueled their escape, and they must hide her new magic for the safety of the world, but compared to fighting the monstrous Woven and leading armies in the alternate Salem, life is looking good.

'You think I'm a monster, but my choices, as ruthless as they seem, are justified.'

Unfortunately, Lillian, ruthless ruler of the 13 Cities, is not willing to let Lily go that easily. Lily is the closest version of herself she's ever seen in all her worldwalking, and Lillian's running out of time. If she can't persuade Lily and Rowan to return to her world, she'll have to find a way to make them come back.

Firewalker - the follow-up to Trial By Fire - is another sexy, fast-paced thrill ride from internationally bestselling author of the Starcrossed series, Josephine Angelini!
(from Goodreads)

Erm, wow. What the frickity frack just happened? I can’t deal with this cliffhanger. I need the next book. I don’t want to wait. Why is life so unfair.

After the cliffhanger of the first book, I was dying to get my hands on Firewalker. Things picked up right where we left off in book one and we got to see the aftermath of Lily firewalking (or burning herself to a crisp - seriously, the scenes where Rowan was trying to heal her were quite graphic at times. I have to admit I was a bit grossed out). It took a while for her to recover, and while she was, she was still communicating with Lillian - something she was hiding from Rowan. It was interesting to see Lily back in her own world, because she had changed so much. Now she knew she was a witch, how would she live the rest of her life in a world where no-one else had magic? She had never really considered her future before and now she had a lot of decisions to make. It was great to read about how she interacted with her old friends and acquaintances as well - everyone noticed something was different about her. Most people were convinced she was kidnapped for three months, so Lily and her family had to spin some story to throw off the FBI and everyone else who was wondering what the hell happened to her. Obviously they were all still suspicious, and that was another thing Lily had to deal with, as well as help Rowan adjust to life in her world, which was so different to his.

Speaking of Rowan…just. Ugh. How could you, Rowan? After everything! Things were going so well, he was being so sweet, he was becoming fascinated with computers and being all adorable and he and Lily were so damn cute together - I was shipping it so hard. Then bam. Now, I don’t know what to think. I could understand Lily’s feelings. I know keeping secrets always ends badly, but when it came to Lillian, Rowan wasn’t rational about stuff. And honestly (as much it pains me to admit it), I felt sorry for Lillian. She had suffered. Of course, the horrible things she did were inexcusable, but I could see what had driven her to it. I have no idea what’s going to happen with the romance now. I really did not want a love triangle, but now I can’t even predict what’s going to happen next. I liked Tristan (from Lily’s world) as her friend, but I still couldn’t forgive him for cheating in book one. And now after that ending…oh my God. I need the next book.

Plot-wise, it took a while for things to really start happening, but once they did, I got really engrossed. The beginning was mostly Lily recovering and experiencing a few of Lillian’s memories, which were interesting, but it was a bit of a slow start. When Lily decided to [minor spoiler, highlight to read]tell Tristan, Una and Breakfast about her powers and claim them[end of spoiler] things began to pick up. I do think some things were a bit unrealistic. Certain people just seemed to accept that magic and parallel worlds existed a bit too easily, and it seemed a bit unbelievable that they would then go ahead and risk their lives and their homes for a girl they didn’t know very well as a result. But, while it was weird, for the most part, it didn’t actually bother me that much. I really enjoyed the interaction between Tristan, Una, Breakfast and Lily. They became closer and it was nice to see Lily have other friends, besides Tristan, from her own world. Rowan and Tristan also grew close, though I do wish we could have seen Rowan interact a bit more with Breakfast and Una. We were told they became very close (Rowan like a brother to Una) but I didn’t really feel it. Another thing I quite enjoyed was the way Lily seem to be piecing together information to build a theory about the Woven. The people from Rowan’s world had never really stopped to consider them, they were too busy trying to stay alive, and hated the Woven more than anything else. Lily was not from that world, and had a different perspective on things, and something was bothering her about it. It was a bit frustrating a times when people like Rowan kept dismissing her theories which obviously had some merit to them, but I could understand; Rowan had lost a lot of people to the Woven, and didn’t want to seem them as anything other than monsters. As for the ending…well. I honestly have no idea what will happen next, because I have no idea what actually happened. Nope. I am not believing anything until I have concrete proof. So, book three, I await you and your explanations.

Overall, I really enjoyed Firewalker. It didn’t suffer from second book syndrome and was a solid sequel. I’m definitely looking forward to book three, and recommend this series!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #72

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo
September 29th 2015
Find it on Goodreads

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price - and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy, Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone.

A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction - if they don't kill each other first. 
(from Goodreads)

I think everyone who enjoyed the Grisha Trilogy is waiting for this book. It's set in the same world, but with different characters, and it sounds awesome! Plus, I'll pretty much read anything Leigh Bardugo writes at this point. I really love books about heists and Kaz definitely sounds like an interesting character. My one worry is that I won't enjoy all the POV switches, because I usually get attached to a few characters only and don't care about the other POVs. I'm hoping Leigh Bardugo can pull it off (because I really loved the characters in the Grisha series) but I'll just have to wait and see! Not long to go now until release date.

What are you waiting on this week?

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #3: Top Ten Books That Would Be on My Syllabus if I Taught Sarcasm in YA 101

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is:

Top Ten Books That Would Be on My Syllabus if I Taught Sarcasm in YA 101 (in no particular order):

1. The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan - because Nick Ryves excels at sarcasm and is one of my favourite characters of all time. His sarcasm is often not taken well by the people he's speaking to - but as a reader, you can't help but laugh. He is gifted with sarcasm in a way us mere mortals could only ever long for. We could all learn a lot from him - like how to say sarcastic things at really inappropriate times. Also, how to look good when throwing a knife - but that's a lesson for another day.

2. Cracked by Eliza Crewe - Meda's brand of sarcasm is subtly different to Nick's - there's usually a bit more emotion hidden behind it, and she is excellent at directly responding to something with sarcasm on the spot. Clearly, she's got a natural talent for it, and knows how to use sarcasm as a weapon if necessary. We can't miss out on this hilarity.

3. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielson - you can't have a class on sarcasm without including Sage. This guy is a pro. Forced to be independent at a young age, he's perfected his technique over the years. We mostly hear his sarcasm through his narrative, seeing as he's constantly around people who would dearly like to beat him up during this book. Still, he's hilarious and for someone who was never originally sarcastic, he sure has taken to it like a duck to water.

4. The Turn of the Story by Sarah Rees Brennan - another SRB book (well actually, free online story which you can read by clicking the title), because she is oh so very talented. Elliot's sarcasm is a bit more obvious, a bit more in your face - but there's nothing wrong with that. People always know when Elliot is being sarcastic - and he wants them to, because that's just how he is. He's a bit more out there with his examples - he's definitely a creative soul - and he would probably really enjoy teaching a class on sarcasm, if he could.

5. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas - Celaena Sardothien comes under the category of dangerously sarcastic. I mean yeah, she's funny - but she also has weapons. And you know, is an assassin. For characters wishing to go down that line of work, her type of sarcasm is one to consider. She can be sarcastic in a fun every day kind of way, but then she can also make really cutting remarks that make you kind of fear for your life. Not a skill everyone can learn.

6. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan - oh Percy. All you have to do is read the chapter titles of this book to realise how hilarious this guy is. His sarcasm is a lot more light-hearted, the kind that everyone can appreciate (and if you don't find him funny, you just don't have a sense of humour. End of). And Percy gets more sarcastic as the series goes on - which each book, he becomes more of an expert. He's sarcastic to everyone; the people he loves, the people he likes, the people he hates - the gods of Olympus. EVERYONE. And you know what they say, practice makes perfect. You can't be as good as Percy if you're only sarcastic to a few people now and again.

7. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare - Will Herondale - a boy who has much to offer in the sarcasm department. Brooding heroes with painful pasts - take note. Will's sarcasm is a mixture of delighting in an exchange of witty banter, and covering up a broken heart. His sarcasm is both an indication of his humour, and a shield - because that guy doesn't not trust people. It's easy to love Will Herondale (really, ask anyone), and his sarcasm is a definite contributing factor.

8. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling - you didn't think I'd have this list without Harry Potter, did you? This book is a double whammy, because both Harry and Ron are amazingly sarcastic. Ron is more so at the start of the series (so of course, we'll also study the later books to pick up on how Harry's sarcasm develops). He's is the classic sarcastic friend, the source of humour, the one who makes the jokes. In a family with five older brothers, and one younger sister, he's had to learn how to get his voice heard. Harry is a bit more sassy - he's not as sarcastic as often as Ron, but when he is, oh you can tell. Ahhh I miss these characters so much.

9. Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan - yes, yes, another SRB book. What can I say? She knows what she's doing. Angela is another sarcastic friend - but her sarcasm is a bit more hard-hitting. She really enjoys being sarcastic, really takes pleasure in it - and of course, if you really enjoy what you do, you're going to end up being good at it.

10. The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea M. Campbell - here, we have Damien. A guy who's life is turned upside down when he finds out that he's half superhero. Understandably, Damien is upset. His plans of being a supervillain are thrown out the window. He's thrown out of his house. How does he react to it all? By being a sarcastic little shit, of course. I'm not saying he wasn't always one, but when he goes to live with his dad - oh is the sarcasm level amped up considerably. And it's doubly hilarious, because his superhero dad is a) completely not used to it, and b) has no idea how to react. It's a brilliant combination - and one that Damien uses to advantage. If you want cunning sarcasm, manipulative sarcasm, sarcasm with a kick - Damien is your guy.

There are probably more, but here are my ten!

Monday, 24 August 2015

Review: The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward

The Potion Diaries (Potion #1) by Amy Alward
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK
Released: July 2nd 2015
My Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5
Find it on Goodreads

When the Princess of Nova accidentally poisons herself with a love potion meant for her crush, she falls crown-over-heels in love with her own reflection. Oops. A nationwide hunt is called to find the cure, with competitors travelling the world for the rarest ingredients, deep in magical forests and frozen tundras, facing death at every turn.

Enter Samantha Kemi - an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. Sam's family were once the most respected alchemists in the kingdom, but they've fallen on hard times, and winning the hunt would save their reputation. But can Sam really compete with the dazzling powers of the ZoroAster megapharma company? Just how close is Sam willing to get to Zain Aster, her dashing former classmate and enemy, in the meantime?

And just to add to the pressure, this quest is ALL OVER social media. And the world news.

No big deal, then.
(from Goodreads)

I really wanted to like The Potion Diaries, it sounded like it would be such a cute and fun read, but unfortunately it wasn’t for me (I adore the cover, though).

First of all, the characters. I generally write reviews by talking a bit about each main character, and then moving on to talk about the plot. But I have nothing to stay about these characters. They were so underdeveloped. Samantha was probably the most developed, as the central character, but still, I can’t really tell you too much about her. She knew a lot about potions, I guess? But I never really understood what was motivating her - and some of the things she did [spoiler, highlight to read](like when Emilia had the gun - what did Sam hope to achieve in that scene?!)[end of spoiler] were just odd. The romance with Zain was sort of half-assed as well. There was no chemistry there, we knew next to nothing about Zain really, and I didn’t understand why they even started liking each other. It was cute at times, but eh. Plus I am really, really, REALLY not fond of when kisses are described as “the kiss went deeper” or “he deepened the kiss” or any variation of kissing and deepening. It’s in almost EVERY book, and I always sigh when I see it. I think I’m getting worse with old age.

I think I maybe could have liked this book more if the plot were stronger, but nope. First off, the world-building was poor and a lot of things didn’t make sense. It was a sort of modern day setting with technology that we have now but also with potions and fantasy creatures and other stuff - and I actually really liked this idea. But so much was unexplained, so many things seemed contradictory and it didn’t come together. Like synthetic potions vs natural potions - what was actually the difference? If you are replicating ingredients exactly, why does it matter if it’s not sourced naturally? Was it some magical thing? And I was confused by a whole bunch of other stuff too. It could have worked with a little more explanation, but the premise of the whole book was trying to find a way to save the princess and I felt like making the characters go on the Wilde Hunt (a quest, basically) was just there to add drama. The characters didn’t even know what the quest entailed. They were gambling away this girl’s life on chance, even though they had other resources they hadn’t fully taken advantage of (there was no explanation really as to why modern medicine couldn’t save the princess, or why they had to do this weird quest which no-one had done in ages when there was no guarantee it would help. And what was everyone else doing while the few people taking part in the quest went off? Just faffing around, waiting for them to come back? I didn’t get why this quest seemed like the ONLY way to save the princess, and as for finding out the ingredients in the potion - couldn’t they have just examined the princess’s blood?). Plus, did no-one care that giving someone a love potion would be taking away their free will meaning they couldn’t actually give true consent? Like, wouldn’t this be a violation of human rights? Or at least wrong enough that the princess would be in serious trouble? Love potions were illegal in this world, was she going to get away with it just because she was royal? That’s so 1400s.

And don’t even get me started on the princess herself, because I did not care for Evelyn at all. I didn’t care about her good intentions, I didn’t care about her home life, I just could not sympathise with this girl (even though it was clear that I was really supposed to). I also really did not enjoy her chapters - they were pointless and only made me dislike her more.

Things did get a bit better once things actually started happening. This book started off very, very slowly. Every chapter I was waiting for something to happen, I was practically screaming “make some progress already” in my head every time I turned a page on my Kindle. But once the Hunt began, the pace picked up and I did enjoy some parts. The humour at times wasn’t bad too, but sadly none of the good things could really make up for the other problems I was having with this book. The ending was disappointing as well - [spoiler, highlight to read]they beat Emilia way too easily[end of spoiler] and it ended rather abruptly after that.

Overall, I was not a fan of this book. It was too frustrating to be the cute and fun book that it was intended to be. I wouldn’t actively advise against reading this, but I can’t highly recommend it either.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Review: The Edge of Forever by Melissa E. Hurst

The Edge of Forever by Melissa E. Hurst
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Released: June 2nd 2015
My Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Find it on Goodreads

In 2013: Sixteen-year-old Alora is having blackouts. Each time she wakes up in a different place with no idea of how she got there. The one thing she is certain of? Someone is following her.

In 2146: Seventeen-year-old Bridger is one of a small number of people born with the ability to travel to the past. While on a routine school time trip, he sees the last person he expected—his dead father. The strangest part is that, according to the Department of Temporal Affairs, his father was never assigned to be in that time. Bridger’s even more stunned when he learns that his by-the-book father was there to break the most important rule of time travel—to prevent someone’s murder.

And that someone is named Alora.

Determined to discover why his father wanted to help a “ghost,” Bridger illegally shifts to 2013 and, along with Alora, races to solve the mystery surrounding her past and her connection to his father before the DTA finds him. If he can stop Alora’s death without altering the timeline, maybe he can save his father too.
(from Goodreads)

I was a little bit wary about starting The Edge of Forever, as I had recently read a time travel book which turned out to be a cheesy sap-fest with no explanation for how the time travel was actually happening. Luckily, The Edge of Forever was not like that at all and I actually really enjoyed it.

The Edge of Forever was told from two POVs: Bridger’s and Alora’s. I actually liked both of them a lot, though I did find Bridger’s a bit more interesting at times because he was from the future so I liked seeing all the differences between his world and our present day one. They were both interesting characters and they both had their own problems to deal with. Alora was suffering from random blackouts: she would start off in one location and then suddenly wake up somewhere completely different with no memory of how she got there. She was unsurprisingly alarmed by this and was desperate to find out what was wrong with her. I do think though that in real life, a person suffering from these sorts of blackouts would probably tell someone about them. Alora didn’t want to tell her aunt because she was worried about money and how much it would all cost for her to be examined etc. but even if that were the case, it seemed unrealistic to just keep it a complete secret. What was happening was really serious, she had no idea what what was going on, or if these blackouts were dangerous enough to kill her. Personally, I wouldn’t like to risk my life in that way. That aside, Alora was also searching for information about her father. Her aunt refused to tell her anything about him and Alora knew that something wasn’t right - why had he left her on his aunt’s doorstep all those years ago? To be honest, the secret behind her father wasn’t too hard to guess, though there were some unexpected things which were cool, and I liked how determined Alora was. She was already dealing with a lot of crap (ugh Trevor) but she was not willing to give up on this. It was a testament to her character that she kept trying to find out what happened even when it seemed like she’d reached a dead end, and she was never going to get any answers. 

Bridger was from a future where time-travel was possible, but where strict rules had to be followed before it could be done. Bridger, however, decided to ignore these rules, because he too was looking for information about his father and was trying to find out how he died on his last time-travel mission. After ending up in 2013 and meeting Alora, Bridger knew that she was the key to everything. He knew why she seemed to be blacking out, but he had no idea why his dad was also concerned about Alora. It was his dad that led him to find her, but Bridger was now stuck in 2013 with no way of getting back to his own time without being arrested, and no way to help Alora without telling her everything about where he came from - which she would never believe. He was also still dealing with the death of his girlfriend Vika - who looked very much like Alora. Which to me, was probably the weirdest part of the book. I mean, I did actually like the romance between Bridger and Alora, I thought they were sweet together and it wasn’t all insta-lovey and dramatic. But the fact that Alora looked so much like Vika was really weird. You could never really know if that’s what drew Bridger to Alora in the first place, and it was just kind of odd.

Plot-wise, while the explanation for time-travel could have been more developed (it was due to genetics in this universe), I liked that there at least was an actual explanation, and that there were rules established that you had to follow in order to safely time-travel. It at least made sense and it was interesting to see how society in future had changed because of this. In terms of what happened in the story, as mentioned previously, some things were easy to guess, but this wasn’t really a negative, and there were some things that I did not expect which definitely made the ending a lot more exciting.

Overall, I enjoyed The Edge of Forever a lot and will be reading the sequel. Recommended if you like books about time-travel! 

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #71

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Their Fractured Light (Starbound #3) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Released: December 1st 2015
Find it on Goodreads

A year ago, Flynn Cormac and Jubilee Chase made the now infamous Avon Broadcast, calling on the galaxy to witness for their planet, and protect them from destruction. Some say Flynn’s a madman, others whisper about conspiracies. Nobody knows the truth. A year before that, Tarver Merendsen and Lilac LaRoux were rescued from a terrible shipwreck—now, they live a public life in front of the cameras, and a secret life away from the world’s gaze.

Now, in the center of the universe on the planet of Corinth, all four are about to collide with two new players, who will bring the fight against LaRoux Industries to a head. Gideon Marchant is an eighteen-year-old computer hacker—a whiz kid and an urban warrior. He’ll climb, abseil and worm his way past the best security measures to pull off onsite hacks that others don’t dare touch.

Sofia Quinn has a killer smile, and by the time you’re done noticing it, she’s got you offering up your wallet, your car, and anything else she desires. She holds LaRoux Industries responsible for the mysterious death of her father and is out for revenge at any cost.

When a LaRoux Industries security breach interrupts Gideon and Sofia’s separate attempts to infiltrate their headquarters, they’re forced to work together to escape. Each of them has their own reason for wanting to take down LaRoux Industries, and neither trusts the other. But working together might be the best chance they have to expose the secrets LRI is so desperate to hide.
(from Goodreads)

I have really enjoyed the Starbound series so far and I'm so excited for the third and final book! Look at that cover. LOOK at that cover. The covers in this series are all so beautiful. Ahem. Moving on. I'm really glad this book is about Sofia (I liked what we saw of her before, she seemed pretty interesting) and I'm looking forward to seeing all the other characters from previous books again (I really hope we get more of Tarver and Lilac this time, I miss them!). Can't wait to find out how everything will end - I have a feeling something really big is going to happen.

What are you waiting on this week?

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Review: Daughter of Dusk by Livia Blackburne

Daughter of Dusk (Midnight Thief #2) by Livia Blackburne
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Released: August 4th 2015
My Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Find it on Goodreads

After learning the truth about her bloodlines, Kyra can’t help but feel like a monster.

Though she’s formed a tentative alliance with the Palace, Kyra must keep her identity a secret or risk being hunted like the rest of her Demon Rider kin. Tristam and the imprisoned assassin James are among the few who know about her heritage, but when Tristam reveals a heartbreaking secret of his own, Kyra’s not sure she can trust him. And with James’s fate in the hands of the palace, Kyra fears that he will give her away to save himself.

As tensions rise within Forge's Council, and vicious Demon Rider attacks continue in surrounding villages, Kyra knows she must do something to save her city. But she walks a dangerous line between opposing armies: will she be able to use her link to the Demon Riders for good, or will her Makvani blood prove to be deadly?

In this spellbinding sequel to
Midnight Thief, Kyra and Tristam face their biggest battle yet as they grapple with changing allegiances, shocking deceit, and vengeful opponents. (from Goodreads)

I didn’t like Daughter of the Dusk as much as I liked Midnight Thief, but it was worth reading and wrapped most things up nicely (not sure if there will be more books in this series but I feel like things could end here if not).

Kyra was struggling with her Makvani side in this book. She was frightened to change into her cat form because she didn’t know if she would lose control and hurt someone. At the same time however, she was drawn to the other Makvani and wanted to know more about them and her heritage. I could understand her feelings - she wasn’t really on any side. The people she worked for at the Palace didn’t really trust her and the Makvani considered her an outsider because she was half human. I liked that she spent more time with the Makvani in this book and got to know more about them, as well as meet new members of the clan like Adele. The kittens also grew really attached to Lettie which I thought was really cute - they played together without any concerns. I also liked seeing Kyra in her cat form. She was capable of violence that she would never had been in her human form and she needed to accept that she had that darker side to her.

Things with Tristam were very complicated in this book too. He was going through marriage negotiations and Kyra, even though she had broken things off before they had started, couldn’t help but feel upset. She was low born and could never be more than a mistress to Tristam and that isn’t what either of them wanted. I was never a huge fan of Tristam but I feel like he developed a bit in this book and began to accept things and become more open minded. He was still a bit boring though. I don’t know. And the relationship was… I mean, at least it wasn’t just pure insta-love. I just think more could have happened.

My main problem with this book was the way James’s character was just wasted. There was potential to do so much with him, learn more about his past, have him escape and do things, but we ended up with nothing like that. It was such a waste! I wanted James to do something, to be involved, to interact with Kyra more. He was the leader of the Guild, he had connections everywhere, there was so much he could have done and ugh. It bothered me that his character was basically reduced to saying a few symbolic words to Kyra and that was it.

Plot-wise, I liked discovering more about Kyra’s past and her parents. I also hated Willem and was glad they were planning to bring him down. I do feel like a lot of it was a non-event though. Not much actually happened. Willem, the main villain didn’t feel like a huge threat. I mean, he needed to be taken down but I didn’t feel the urgency and excitement that perhaps I was supposed to. I did like seeing Flick and Adele become closer though I would have liked to know more about them. I also would have liked to have found out more about Kyra’s mother (though again, I don’t know if there’s going to be another book). I’m also not too sure how believable the ending was, but it was cute and I was on board.

Overall, this book wasn’t as good as the first in the series, but served as a decent sequel.