Friday, November 25, 2022

Two Recent Reads #2: Amalina and the Secrets of the Wailing Castle & The Circle

 Today I will be writing two short reviews for two of my most recent reads!

The audiobook copy of fantasy book Amalina and the Secrets of the Wailing Castle, and dystopian book-to-movie The Circle.

Let's dive right in.

C.L. Holmes
Pages: 286 / 12h 58m
Genres: Fantasy
Published: December 17th 2019
Source: Audible, promo code from author
Goodreads score: Not enough ratings
My score:

The start of this book was really exciting for me, it felt magical, like a fairytale and I'm sure the narrator did that for me too. What a great man that is!

After the intro, the story fell a bit flat for me;  I felt myself wandering off with my thoughts, which is always a bit of a red flag for me in Audiobooks.

The setting for this book was great, and that's what made it most interesting for me, in combinatoin with the narrator. The creepy wailing at night and Amalina wandering this dark castle. If you're into a dark fantasy/vampire book, I'd recommend this one! I'm not sure if I'm continuing this series; so many books, so little time!

Author: Dave Eggers
Pages: 493
Genres: Dystopian
Published: October 8tn 2013
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 3.43
My score:

Thanks to Arjen for reading this book together with me.

Finally I got to read this one! It's been sitting on my shelves for so long. And I have watched the movie in the cinema, I think?! I didn't remember that much of it; only Emma Watsons face, lol.

I think that this book is creepy in that way where things are going really too far and you feel like this must be stopped. You're just watching it all unfold and can do nothing about it. I really do hope a world with something like The Circle will never exist. I don't want to be a part of it anyway!

I couldn't give this book 5 stars, because there were so many characters that I did not like, especially our main character. Even though I feel like Dave Eggers has written it like that on purpose. I just can't give a book 5 stars if I don't really care for my main character.

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