The Secrets of a Finishing School For Girls – Review

So first off, hola everyone! What’s up? So I’m so very sorry…..I said that I would post a book review yesterday then it turned out yesterday I was extremely busy plus out of town so no wifi access to write/post this book review but I shall do that today. Anywaysies so I read and finished Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger which, as I found out about a quarter through, is the second book in a series called Finishing School.  The book was okayish. I read it because it was basically a book about spies but as i read it became to get a bit boring. The book overall was goodish since from the beginning to the middle, the book was the best but then after the middle the book went downhill which felt a bit like a trick. So uh ya. The thing that confused me was the time period that this was set in….some parts you would think it was set in like the 1800’s and others you thought it was set in the future. The one good thing about it was the spy and evil genius part, Soap, Vieve, the robots and the unoverpowering yet really little supernaturalism.

Rate: 7/10

I read too much

Hello everyone! So I recently read/finished Pretenders by Lisi Harrison; Wrath by Kristie Cook; and, Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer. I was a bit disappointed by Pretenders and Wrath, Wrath more than Pretenders. Wrath was great writing/interest wise with a surprise and alot of sadness at the end but the end felt a bit too…rushed or it felt like a bit of a litotes. I loved and hated the end because of the above reason(s) and plus several good people died at the end who I feel should not have died especially since two of them had just found (their) love again (bit of a spoiler, sorry!).  Anyway for Pretenders, well it’s by one of my favoritest (of course it’s a word, look it up) authors as she wrote one of my favoritest series The Clique, but I was a bit disappointed. There wasn’t an actual plot to keep you going throughout the series like most books had – like I thought it would have which is kind of disappointing – but Lisi somewhat made a “plot”; you followed what the character’s did in their lives…..i dont really count that as plot but it was a bit of redemption, still a let down though. For SGGWTW, I absolutely loved it!! It is reaaaallly good, one of my favorite realistic fiction books. The plot/storyline was pretty good and the characters were well developed but what let me truly love it was just the amount of feeling you get from the writing as if you actually took part in the book. Anyway I am currently reading a book and that review should hopefully be up soon! Tata for now!

Rate Wrath: 8.5/10

Rate Pretenders: 6/10

Rate SGGWTW: 9.5/10

The Goods and The Bads


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Hello everyone! So this is the first actual blog post for the new website! Exciting, no? Anyways, so I finished Attachments* by Rainbow Rowell, Shift* by Em Bailey and Also Known As* by Robin Benway. My favorite is probably Also Known As and my least favorite would be Shift.

Also Known As is about a 16 year old girl who, as well as her parents, is a spy and is on a mission to stop a newspaper who is going to publish a lot of spies’ names – including her family’s and now, for the first time, has to go to high school. I really liked it because it was pretty realistic and it was also about spies, something I really love.

Attachments is a book about a man who reads a company’s emails (it’s because he is security) and starts to fall in love with one of the people behind the emails. I kinda liked it because of the way it was written. I especially liked the email parts but it got boring several times throughout the story.

Shift is about a girl who just recovered from a suicide attempt and who is now feeling a weird vibe from the new girl at school who seems to like to imitate. There was one surprise that I thought was pretty cool but the plot and storyline seemed to lack a bit.

Rate Also Known As*: 9/10

Rate Attachments*: 7/10

Rate Shift*: 5/10


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New Website

So this is the new Avid Reader website/blog……the old one being So I’ve been thinking of doing the switch for several months now since WordPress seems to offer more for free and I finally decided to do it. The only problem is that you won’t be able to see the old posts unless you go the weebly website. I haven’t been able to figure out a way to transfer the old posts from weebly onto wordpress and therefore am just going to leave it as is. All new posts will be on this WordPress website but the old posts will remain on the Weebly site and the old website will remain as is. Thanks for staying with the website this far and hopefully you’ll continue to follow us but on the WordPress site this time. Thanks and see you on the wordpress site! The next book review blog post will probably be up tomorrow or Monday.

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