I’ve seen the enemy…and it’s shiny.
I finished this book months ago, and I think the passage of time has led me to review it a little more kindly than I initially would have, as I can see some of the themes that unify the series. I did not really love the first book, but this one was a bit better overall and is certainly a good second novel in what will presumably be a trilogy.
This is another book that I read months ago, and I am truthfully still uncertain about how I really felt about this book. It had some lovely moments, and some unlikeable characters, and kind of derails childhood dreams about the Potter version of magical education.
So, I finished these back in April, and have had one sentence written until I just reviewed in a rush this morning. I have about ten reviews waiting to be written. I feel the shame, particularly because I love this series and wish I could have written a much more eloquent review, months ago. Ah well.
While the pop culture references are fun, and the characters are kind of interesting, the story itself was predictable. A quest is a quest, whether it is in an 80s video game or a best selling novel.
I finished this book several months ago, and am regretfully so far behind in my reviews… Mockingjay was great, an excellent end to a very satisfying trilogy.
John Green takes Nicholas Sparks’ playbook, makes a few changes, and turns out a beautifully funny, yet beautifully sad, work of fiction.