Week In Review: July 13th – July 19th

This week, like last, was spent trying to catch up with my reading goal for the year. Last week I also started rereading a series with the purpose of speed-reading it knocking down my goal even further. That’s why every single book on this week’s wrap up is from the same series. The series has 12 books and this week I’ve finished the 8th book, so hopefully I’ll get done with it this week.

Title: Forgiveness and Forgivness

Author: C.L. Stone

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Page Count: 534 pages

Rating: 4 out of 5.

In this book we really get closer to The Academy, and we start learning a lot more about how it works. This is nice because up until now the world-building has been kind of lacking in the previous books. It also built nicely onto the characters we’ve already been introduced to in the previous books, and expanded their arcs and development.

Title: Drop of Doubt

Author: C.L. Stone

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Page Count: 396 pages

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Drop of Doubt introduces a new antagonist, you might think that introducing an antagonist in book five is weird, but this series is currently 12 books and showing no sign of stopping anytime soon. So not only do we get a new antagonist and new dramas because of that, but we also get even more into the workings of The Academy, as well as the lives of the boys.


Title:
 Push and Shove

Author: C.L. Stone

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Page Count: 481 pages

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

This is the book where the romance really starts to take off, and I appreciate this solely for the reason that having to wait five books for any romance is masochistic. That being said this book delves into the detailed family life of one of my least favourite characters so that makes it drag on in my opinion.

Title: House of Korba

Author: C.L. Stone

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Page Count: 317 pages

Rating: 4 out of 5.

In this book we delve even further into the mechanisms of The Academy and their goal in doing what they do. It also focusses on one of the characters I like more, so that always makes the reading experience bette. The romance aspect also gets developed even further and we delve more into the emotions of all the people involved.

Title: The Other Side of Envy

Author: C.L. Stone

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Page Count: 284 pages

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

This book was somehow slower than the ones in this series that exceed 500 pages. It’s not necessarily that the book is bad it’s more so just that it’s not as intense as some of the previous books. That being said the angst is great in this book and i always appreciate some good romance angst in my books.

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