Book Reviews

Pegasus by Robin McKinley

Wow, it has been a long time since my last post! School has been crazy this past month and I’ve also been working a lot on my WIP, so I have not been able to squeeze in reading and writing reviews. However, I feel that I’ve also been in a bit of a slump because of this book. With that said, I’ll jump right into why… 

THE ENDING! And the fact that there is no sequel! Image result for sad gif

About three-quarters of the way through, I thought, “I really like this book, I wonder if there is a second book.” Bad idea, Emma. Bad idea. There is not a sequel and this led to reading reviews which then resulted in the discovery of the ending… When I stumbled across this, it totally killed my desire to finish the book. I was just so disappointed that it ends the way it does because I want Ebon and Silvi’s story to continue. This concept is so beautiful and unique, but the first book just scrapes the surface – this world could be developed in so many ways. 

Anyway, enough of that. McKinley’s writing was charming, as always, and Silvi and Ebon’s relationship was adorable. I felt, though, that the plot was rather slow. Maybe it’s just me, but I would have liked a bit more action. It felt like it was building, building, building, and then just nothing because of the ending. Lastly, though, this was a clean read. 7507951.jpg

Do I recommend this book? Yes…? As long as you are alright with the lack of resolution. 

Hope you all have a wonderful day! 

P.S. Isn’t the cover just gorgeous!?!

Book Reviews

The Flame of Olympus by Kate O’Hearn

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I have always loved stories based on Roman or Greek mythology so when I saw this one at my local book fair, I couldn’t resist.

“It’s really you, isn’t it?” she whispered softly as she stroked the soft muzzle. “You’re Pegasus, aren’t you? I mean the really real Pegasus.”  

I don’t often read children’s books so it took me a bit to adjust to the style. Even though it was simpler than what I am used to, it was still eloquently written. For example, take a look at this…

“The darkness spread like a grape-juice stain on the carpet, as the city was hit with a blackout.” It’s easy, but at the same colorful. So kudos to O’Hearn for accomplishing this.

The storyline was fantastic (maybe I’m a bit biased since it’s Roman mythology). There wasn’t an overwhelming amount of action scenes and the pacing was even and easy to follow.

Moving on, I found the main character to be very sweet. Over the course of the book, she developed nicely, becoming stronger and braver. I also quite liked Joel. He had a rough life and O’Hearn allowed that to show in his personality. That’s great! well done good job GIF

It resulted in him being a well-rounded character and gave lots of room for growth. Then Pegasus… Not your typical character, but come on, he’s a winged horse. How can you not fall in love with him?

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Now the ending… I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I must say that I liked how it turned out. No spoilers, so I can’t say anything else, but I am interested in reading the next book…. 🙂Image result for Olympus at War

Altogether, I definitely recommend this book and you should give it a try if you like Roman mythology or if you just want a clean, easy, and enjoyable read.

Do you have a favorite book based on Roman of Greek mythology? Besides Percy Jackson & the Olympians… 😉  

Cheers,

  1. J. Hill