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Review: Unfed

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Unfed by Kirsty McKay
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I admit, I would have probably been able to finish this in a seating or two, but I grew a bit lazy.

Truth is, this isn't some Stephen King novel. I think that's pretty obvious. It's more targeted for the preteen/YA demographics, in my opinion, so I would say that this is a light read.

The story overall is okay, though I admit the finale was good. Otherwise, I think the story moved in just about the right pace.
I hadn't read the previous book ('Unfed' was the sequel) , so there were certain parts that left a blank; but nothing too bad.
Some words that the kids used were too 'bimbo-ish' for my liking, and Alice annoyed me to no end. Personally, I would have let her die. Lol. Her character seemed to be like the typical spoilt-rich-kid, and even when she tried to be sarcastic, it was a poor attempt.

So yeah, I'd call this a light-reading zombie novel. If you're looking for an easy read that packs a dece…

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So yes. I finished it in one sitting.

As if you needed a reminder as to why JK Rowling is THE QUEEN. Honestly.

This book dragged me on an emotional roller coaster, and I mean that in the highest praise possible. It's hard to review this without spoilers, but I'll try.

There were so many moments were I gasped in shock, and felt my skin prickle because I knew from the get-go who was not to be trusted. And I was right.

Many readers said they got emotional within a few chapters in, but I didn't; although the pain described in the book was more than relatable. The part that really got me, however, was the last bit. Harry watching as it all happened. I can only imagine how it must feel like, and couldn't help but cry.
Another scene was in the hospital, the conversation Harry had with the other person. Broke my heart. =(
Almost every single revelation in the book was a shocker. You…

Review: The Girl with All the Gifts

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The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

HOLY SHIT.

When I got this book I knew that it was supposedly good, but it was far from what I was expecting. The Girl with All the Gifts was fresh and original, and though the main essence is similar to what we've read/seen many times already, Carey puts a fresh spin to it.
More times than I can count, the revelations in the book made me gasp, curse, and literally break out in cold sweat from feeling my heart hammering in my ribcage at the finale. I actually let out a huff of breath when I was done with the book; it felt like I had actually seen it all played out in the pages.

I've read a fair share of zombie novels, and you can almost spot the similarities in them. But this... it fucked with my brain. In a good way, of course.

When I read the title, I wondered what the possible 'gift' could be. And then when I read it, I wondered how what Melanie had could possibly be considered a 'gift'. But y…