Let's get to the point. This blog will be a journey into the books that I read along my way. I don't like those usual quick summaries that you can read on the back of the book or online. I like to hear how a reader has felt after reading the book, so I've done that for you.
I'm constantly re-editing my format of the reviews so check back on them. If you guys have any suggestions for me to read I would love some.
Hope you enjoy. Most Anticipated Book:
I previously reviewed the first book in this trilogy Wither, I did read the second book Fever but never got around to writing a review, although if you’re looking at this review I’m assuming you’ve already passed that.
I literally just finished this book minutes before writing this and all I was able to come up with was “WOW.” Full stop and all. I just can’t get over how this was a totally perfect ending to a trilogy.
Has anyone reading this finished the Delirium series? As in, read the last book Requiem. Well I’m going to burst your bubble right now in saying that that was the ultimate example of what NOT to do with a last book in a trilogy (a review on that later). Sever, however, did it right. It tied up lose ends and gave you a RESOLUTION, which is what you need in a closing book. (HINT: literally hugely important)
Anyways, it was simply beautiful. I said in my review of Wither that it was “a love letter to a dying generation”, and if you read the books you know the dying generation is Rhine’s own. But beyond that I felt like it was still speaking to my own generation.
I don’t know what we’re referred to, a lot of us still go by “90s kids” even though the range is more 1988-1994. Regardless, all the tragic lines speaking of children who will never really get to grow up, people dying to live out their 20s in their teen years just rang really close to how I feel and how those around me do too.
I can go on and on about how beautiful our gen is and yet how damaged we will turn out to be, but I feel like this book does a good job of speaking for the damaged and tired souls just wanting to live. Because this series was really about that in the end; living your life, doing what you needed to do and not wasting what little time you had… or at least trying not to.
Do I Reco?: Of course I do!, please finish this series if you have already started, and if you haven’t started then GET. RIGHT. ON. IT. I honestly don’t understand why there isn’t a bigger following behind this series.
For: Dystopian lovers: fans of Delirium especially. Those who like poetic and sentimental writing.
Final Word: It really is a love letter. My copy is riddled with dog eared pages for me to memorize passages from.
So I finished the book Sunday morning and I just sat in bed for a few hours because I couldn’t take it. And since then I’ve been in that daze of “is this real life? and if so, why do I have to live in it?”
Another thing is that upon reading several other reviews of the book I’ve been reminded just HOW MUCH Will & Jem love each other. (Don’t even bring Tessa into this) but seriously just W&J, and it’s making me tear up (here on the eastern coast where it’s almost 2:30am). I’m literally unable to handle how beautiful their love for each other really is and it just makes me hope that one day I can find a love as grand, whether it be platonic or romantic, with another person like they have. While I have come pretty close, because there are people irl that I do love dearly, there is no comparison to the Will and Jem love, and I’m not so sure if that’s good or bad yet, because that would mean great but also scary consequences.
Anyways, sorry about the onslaught of emotions. I’ll try to get a review in, (perhaps of the whole TID series) later this week as my break approaches and hopefully those of you who haven’t read it, or even started the series, will be inspired to try it out.
Trying my hand at some Neil Gaiman. Saw him at the Evening of Awesome with the Vlogbrothers and have been following him for a while so I gave it a shot. So far it’s pretty interesting, but it’s a little difficult to get through. Not because of the language but because I’m always tired when I start to read. But I’m gonna do it! I’m gonna read it! There is no question.