The Tyrant's Tomb by Rick Riordan (Trials of Apollo #4)

Hey guys!
I finally had time to read the fourth part of Rick Riordan’s Trials of Apollo series! Did I like it? Did I love it? Time to find out!

The Plot (according to Goodreads):

It’s not easy being Apollo, especially when you’ve been turned into a human and banished from Olympus. On his path to restoring five ancient oracles and reclaiming his godly powers, Apollo (aka Lester Papadopoulos) has faced both triumphs and tragedies. Now his journey takes him to Camp Jupiter in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the Roman demigods are preparing for a desperate last stand against the evil Triumvirate of Roman emperors. Hazel, Reyna, Frank, Tyson, Ella, and many other old friends will need Apollo’s aid to survive the onslaught. Unfortunately, the answer to their salvation lies in the forgotten tomb of a Roman ruler . . . someone even worse than the emperors Apollo has already faced. 

The Rating:

It’s been so long since I read the last books in this series it took me a moment to get back into the groove and remember what was going on. Anyways, after a few chapters, I was back on track and fully immersed in the story.

Rick Riordan managed to nail it once more. The fourth installment of The Trials of Apollo is gripping, thrilling, heartbreaking and funny. It’s an amazing continuation of the series and, to be honest, I wouldn’t have expected any less from Riordan.

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Book Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles #4)

Hey guys!
I finally reached the end of Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles. Winter is the fourth installment and I couldn’t wait to get started!

Winter by Marissa Meyer - Goodreads Cover

Winter by Marissa Meyer – Goodreads Cover

 

The Plot:
The final battle is drawing nearer. In the quest to bring Levana’s gruesome rule to an end, our heroes enlist a new ally: princess Winter. Levana’s stepdaughter has every cause to support the rebellion, and so joins our beloved team.
But will they be able to make it to Luna and prevent Kai’s and Levana’s wedding? And far more important: will Selene be queen?

 

The Rating:
I’ve mentioned it before but let me point out again how hard it is to pull off a fairy-tale retelling without making it feel like a cheap and unoriginal copy. Marissa Meyer certainly did a great job as she had already proved with the first three installments of The Lunar Chronicles. So was both excited and set to get to the final book, Winter which is loosely based on the fairy-tale Snow White.
Let’s get down to it! First of all, let me point out that the final part is absolutely fascinating and Meyer will have you holding your breath several times throughout the book. She came with many unexpected plot twists. Believe me, Winter has many surprises for you in store! Continue reading

Book Review: The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events #4)

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It’s time for another post on Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. I finally finished part three, The Miserable Mill!

Goodreads-Cover for The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket

Goodreads-Cover for The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket

 

The Plot:
After their last encounter with Count Olaf, the Beaudelair Children are sent to the Lucky Smells Lumbermill. It soon turns out that many things are quite irritating their: the workers get paid in coupons, only get chewing gum for lunch, and the kids (including Sunny) have to start working at the mill. So far Count Olaf is nowhere to be seen, but why does the house across the street look like his tattoo?

 

The Rating:
I have to admit, so far this is my least favourite book in the series. There’s a lot of stuff going on but it feels just a little more superficial than the novels before. Although there were some funny and sad moments, The Miserable Mill failed to pull me in as much as the rest of the series did. Continue reading