November wrap up

Half Bad - Sally  Green Let it Snow - Lauren Myracle, John Green, Maureen Johnson Doctor Sleep - Stephen King Kaulų ir dūmų duktė - Laini Taylor

November went so fast and look it is almost Christmas! Where time flies ?! However I am a little bit late with my wrap - up and I am sorry about that.  So....

Books I've read: 4

Pages in total: 1596


I've came in to November with a book I've started in October for "read a book written by an author with your same initials" challenge. 


Title: Half Bad 

Author: Sally Green

Pages: 286

Edition: ebook

Published: 2014 by Penguin

Edition language: English


I was absolutely disappointed with this book. I wasn't fan of a writing style, main character was annoying and finally I expected more magic stuff considering it was a book about witches. I have to say the second half of the book was better than the first one, but still I had to force myself to finish it. I don't know if I will continue with this series. I gave it 2.5 stars out of 5 (and only because I feel bad of giving a lower ratings). 


Next I chose a book for another challenge "a book set during Christmas or similar holiday".


Title: Let It Snow

Authors: John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle

Pages: 368

Edition: paperback

Published: 2013 by Penguin UK

Edition language: English


I have mixed feelings about this book, but I'm certain about one thing...It didn't live up to my expectations. I gave:

1. "The Jubilee Express" by Maureen Johnson - 2 stars out of 5. The main character made some decisions, that made me doubt her sanity. Who goes with a stranger guy at night in the snow storm to his house ? Or I will brake up with my boyfriend who I dearly love threw the phone and stay with this guy who I just met few hours ago and it is totally fine... Oh come on! And that instalove thing was too much even for me. 

2. "A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle" by John Green - 3 stars out of 5. I liked it, but didn't love. The story was cute and fluffy, but nothing exceptional. John Green followed the same pattern like in all of his books: unpopular guy/girl meets cute, quirky and desired girl/ boy and blah blah blah.

3. "The Patron Saint of Pigs" by Lauren Myracle - 3.4 stars out of 5. Also fluffy, also cute, but nothing over the top.

And one more thing. I don't know what happened between cheerleaders, Maureen and John, but wow!!! they went too far with that hate for them at times. 


And then I was finished with all my challenges for this year. So I picked up what I was craving for. and that was darkness and horror.



Title: Doctor Sleep

Author: Stephen King

Pages: 485

Edition: Paperback

Published: 2014 by Hodder Paperbacks

Edition language: English


Firstly I would like to say, that I likes this book a little bit more, than "The Shining". But like with all S. Kings books, that I read, the first part of a book dragged a little too much for my taste, but for the second part I have no complaints. At that point the story gripped me and I couldn't put "Doctor Sleep"down. 


After that I decided to read whatever book, that was unread on my first bookshelf. 



Title: Kaulų ir dūmų duktė (Daughter of Smoke and Bone)

Author: Laini Taylor

Pages: 457

Edition: Hardcover

Published: 2012 by Obuolys

Edition language: Lithuanian 


One of the worst books I've read this year. The writing style was too dramatic and sweet and over the top, at some points I thought I will start vomiting rainbows. The decisions, that was made by main character drove me mad... to bring home the guy that tried to kill you ? Are you insane ? Girl! He tried to KILL you. What romantic is about that ? Great lesson for young girls "love your man, who abuses you and tries to kill you, because that is true love"... I don't recommend this book to anyone, it is just the waste of time. I gave it 1.5 stars out of 5. 


That's it for now. 

Happy reading :)