4 Reasons to Read Rebel Mechanics

So many of you thought the idea to do a review like this was great so I thought I’d do another for a book I might not have reviewed other wise!

★★★★

I ended up giving this book 4.5 out of 5 stars!

1. It has really cool magic and even though only the rich, upper crust people have it, you get to see a lot of it in this book. I really liked reading about how their magic worked and how many of the magisters, or magpies, stopped learning how to cast their own spells because they’ve made everything automated.

2. I love historical fiction and this is a version of that, even if it really doesn’t feel like it because of how made up it all feels. Then again, if you’re going to write about how the American revolution didn’t happen because the British had magic then I guess you do have to make up a good portion of it. I know that in the third book there are mentions of the Colonial Assembly and I really like how the author is writing about how the Americans still would have won eventually.

3. There is love and betrayal! I know most people don’t like love triangles but the one in this book isn’t even that concrete. The main character, Verity, has two love interests but when you finish the book it is obvious who she ends up with and there isn’t really any debating who she is with throughout the book. To me, this is just how the real world works. Sometimes a relationship will work out but sometimes you have to move on and for Verity, moving on just meant she ended up on the other end of the triangle. I also ship this new relationship so I may be a little biased because they’re adorable together.

4. The main character is 15. Verity is 15 and she’s helping start the non-magical American revolution. I love Verity as a character because once you realize how young she is, you realize why she sometimes acts like a child. That being said, I can only really think of one big scene where that happens. She is so composed and interesting to read about because you’re always finding out new things about her.

The Last of August (Charlotte Holmes #2) ★★★★☆

4 stars

I wasn’t entirely sure I was going to read this book when I finished the first one but when I saw it at Target the next day I figured why not. I really did enjoy this book more than the first one but it still wasn’t an absolutely amazing book if that makes any senses.

I also thought I would recommend the audio I was listening to while I was writing this because it is amazing. Not only is it calming but there are a multitude of videos that anyone could listen to.

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Unpopular Opinion Book Tag

I definitely say this everytime I do a tag but no one tagged me to do this lol. It just sounded interesting and since I haven’t had much time to read this was a nice way to take a break and write about some books that I love (or don’t love for that matter).

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Golden Son (Red Rising #2) ★★★★☆

3.5 stars 

I don’t know what it was about this book but it just took me forever to get though. It wasn’t that this book was bad but it just didn’t hold my attention. I’ve just lost interest in the trilogy and sadly I don’t think that I will be reading the last book.

I will mention that there are minor spoilers in this review but they are incredibly small and they are surrounded by bolded words. Feel free to read around these areas because they aren’t very big and if you do happen to read them it wouldn’t spoil the entire book for you!

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Series I Still Need to Read 

There is always a new series that comes out that I want to read but I can’t find the time to read all of them, duh. These are just a few of the ones that I can’t seem to forget about and still haven’t been able to start or finish them.

I’ve also gotten some inspiration to start writing again and I really love the idea that I have now but I’m not entirely sure how much I’ll actually write about it. Which sucks but hopefully I’ll get a decent amount of it written because it has a really interesting premise.

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Pale Highway ★★★★☆

4 stars

I really enjoy reading science fiction and this book was no exception. I found the entire idea of a man with Alzheimer’s trying to cure a virus incredibly interesting and wasted no time tearing through the book, trying to figure out if he could actually do it.

* I was contacted by the author and given an E-book for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Receiving the book for free in no way affected my opinion. *

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Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) ★★★★☆

I wanted to read this book for the longest time before I finally gave in and picked it up while shopping at Target. I’m incredibly happy that I did because it turned out to have such a great story line and plot! I loved the way in which it was told and cannot wait to start Gemina, the second book in the trilogy!

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