Saturday, August 29, 2015

My To Be Read List - Book Review: Spearwood Academy by A.S. Oren

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The Book

Spearwood Academy by A.S. Oren
Avalon Clementine, the first female of her kind, is painfully cursed to turn into her dragon form every night. She has so many questions about who she is and why her parents abandoned her days after she was born. 

It seems as if someone has been listening and she may get a chance to learn about her past, but at what price? Will the all boys school of Spearwood Academy really help her? Will she even survive the first week? 

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My Review
The Review
I didn't pay that close of attention to the cover. I noticed the cover after all that's why I downloaded the book actually. I didn't notice the dragons until I went to start reading. Knowing me, I probably assumed they were leaves on the apple. Anyways...

This is book 1. Why is it that a lot of authors make the first book an introductory book. Even if a book is part of a series it should still be it's own book. No really, it should. In this book, we are basically introduced to the main characters. It also established the type of world the story will take place in for the rest of the series.

The only thing we learn in this book is that there is a rich boarding school of dragon shapeshifters, Avvi is rare because there aren't any female dragon shifters, Avvi transformation is not the norm in terms of how she shifts, and Avvi is a Harry Potter fan. The books leaves a lot of questions to be answered in the next book. 

I don't like cliffhangers but I can tolerate them. The thing with a book with a cliffhanger is that the book should be good enough to make the reader want to read the next one. I may read the next book at some point but if I don't get around to it I doubt I'll notice. I felt no connection to the characters and was only mildly interested in the story. It left me feeling like 'eh'. So this was a miss for me but if you have read it leave your thoughts and/or links to your review in the comment section. Til next time...Happy Reading!

Rating: ★★ 

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Each month you will make a post with three books from your TBR List (these books can be already on your kindle or shelf or books you might want to purchase) and add your link on the linky that will be provided on Because Reading post.

Your followers and the people on the linky will help you choose which book you will read next.

The following Saturday you will announce the book that won. Then read the book.

On the last Saturday of the month post a review (with an optional giveaway, Michelle at Because Reading does this sometimes just for fun but you don’t have to).

The Rules

Ex. Lets say its September…
The first Saturday is the 6th – your post will go up with the 3 books you choose (as stated above these books can be already on your kindle or shelf or books you might want to purchase) and then link it to the linky on Because Reading blog.
     Her post will go up at 5am est. Make sure your link your post back to it in order to have your followers        visit other people’s blogs to help vote if they want.

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The second Saturday is the 13th – this is the day you announce which book won and whatever else you would like.
     (here is an EXAMPLE of Michelle's post). Her post will have a linky, so we can all easily see what                everyone will be reading.

The third Saturday is the 20th– you don’t have to post anything

The fourth (and/or last) Saturday is the 27th– this is when your review will go up regardless of how you liked the book.
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Some months have 4 weeks and some have five so a post always has to go up the First and Second Saturday and the last Saturday of the month

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  1. Sorry you did not like the book! I don't think I would have noticed the dragons on the apple had you not said something. Hope next month's book is better!

  2. Sorry this didn't work for you and I 100% agree a Cliffhanger should only be made if the book is worth continuing. Hope we can pick better for you next month :)

  3. This is why I love this meme. Even if I dont like the book at least I got it off the tbr