The Making of a Villain and What Are You Reading Wednesday

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

What Are You Reading Wednesdays - Fangirl

Have you ever noticed there are a ton of book series out anymore?

I believe I have had this discussion on here before, but is it because publishers want a series that will hold an audience and then sell more books?

I mean I guess I understand the profitability issue, but sometimes series are too much.  The story could be better if it were tighter and put into one book.  What do you think?

The Midnight Star by Marie Lu - What Are You Reading Wednesday on Reading List

Where This Idea Came From...

The idea is that each week all of us book bloggers can write a post where we talk about the book or books we are reading for the week - and yes if you are still reading the same book for a few weeks in a row that is totally fine.  Just be sure to include the answers to the five questions for What are you reading Wednesday in your post.  Then hop over to one of the host sites and share your link!

Of course, this will be even more fun if you leave the host a comment, and then jump around to another post or two, or five, and gush with them!

We cannot wait to see what you are reading.

What Are You Reading Wednesday - the nitty-gritty

Share the book/s you are reading with their author, maybe even the cover... and then answer these questions for at least one of them.
  1. Why did you decide to pick up this book - cover or content?
  2. Who is your favorite character so far, and why?
  3. Will you finish this one?
  4. Finish the sentence:  This book reminds me of... (other books, movies, TV shows...)
  5. What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down,...)

What are you reading Wednesday book blogger meme

Marissa's Current Reads

I've had a busy week... so not much has happened in the actual reading department....

  • To All the Boys I Loved Before  by Jenny Han
  • The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso 
  • Clockwork Angel  by Cassandra Clare

The Midnight Star  by Marie Lu

There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.

Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all she’s gained.

When a new danger appears, Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds, putting not only herself at risk, but every Elite. In order to preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.

Why did you decide to pick up this book - cover or content?

This is book three in the Young Elites series, and I picked up that series after I finished the Legend series and adored it.  The covers for this series are stunning, which is nice after the Legend series was lacking in the cover art department.  As far as the content though... this series has been a serious struggle for me...

Who is your favorite character so far, and why?

Not Adelina, she is hard to deal with.  Her vantage of the world is so jaded because of her horrible life and circumstances, but she was not likeable all the same.  However, the chapters where we saw more from Teren were interesting. Teren, as a character, was unexpected in this last book.

Will you finish this one?

I am finally finishing this book, and this series... It has been a long read for me. The idea of a real anti-hero, and the development of a villain was so intriguing when I first picked up this series, but in all honesty it was a flat story all around for me.  I knew the ending would be painful and sad... and as I approach it clearly will be. I know people say all the time that books that aren't interesting are simply worth the time as there are so many books other there, but once I start a series, I have to see it through...

Finish the sentence:  This book reminds me of... (other books, movies, TV shows...)

The Grimm's Fairy Tales - this story is dark and twisted. There is a ton of pain, and suffering, and unfair realities for all of the characters. 

What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down,...)

Slow... almost painful - for me.  But there are many many out there that are huge fans of this series.  And I believe I'm not a fan because Adelina is such a despicable character. And that is the point. Her downward spiral is the whole point of the book.  

Co-hosts to check out

Share your link & check out some friends current reads

I'm excited to finally be wrapping up this series, because I want to pick up Warcross, Marie Lu's newer book.  But I wouldn't let myself until I finished this series because I hated having an unfinished series in my lists!

The Midnight Star by Marie Lu - What Are You Reading Wednesday on Reading List

***Oh and a small note about the link up - please leave a bookish link.  I would love to hear about what you are currently reading. If you want to answer these five questions great!  If you'd rather just share about what you are reading, I'm up for that too.  If you have a question, feel free to ask it!***

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  1. Anonymous3:59 PM EST

    I read the first in this series and didn't like it enough to continue (when I say read, I audiobooked it, and the narrator was irritating too, which probably didn't help!) Even in that first book I just couldn't like Adelina - I don't have a problem with reading about villains and anti-heroes but they have to at least interest me a bit

    1. I completely understand - I never could seem to find any connection to Adelina... this whole series ended up being a disappointment to me


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