Review: Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance by Oliver Bowden

Posted February 13, 2017 in review / 0 Comments

Review: Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance by Oliver BowdenAssassin's Creed: Renaissance (Assassin's Creed, #1) by Oliver Bowden
Published by Ace on November 11th 2009
Genres: Game Fiction, Historical, Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Pages: 516
Source: Gifted
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Betrayed by the ruling families of Italy, a young man embarks upon an epic quest for vengeance. To eradicate corruption and restore his family's honour, he will learn the art of the assassins. To his allies, Ezio will become a force for change, fighting for freedom and justice. To his enemies, he will become a threat.

Firstly, this book is based off a video game, so you probably should not expect much in terms of writing, because that’s what I did, and I was sorely disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, I loooove the story plot, it was really interesting, bringing us back to Italy 1472. But that writing though. I mean, damn, I’ve seen better writings in high school.

But let’s talk about the good parts of it first. I really do like the story plot, even though it was a little bit too fast for me. This book is REALLY fast paced. Like it definitely jumps from months to years and I was a little bit confused at some point during reading that I had to reread certain paragraphs. I was like WHAT HE’S OLD ALREADY EXCUSE ME? Ezio Auditore was actually one of my favorite characters in this book. Even though the writing made him seem really crappy, his character was well-developed throughout the book.

In comparison with the game, the story plot was pretty similar. The conversations are exactly the same in certain scenes and the scenes were described with startling similarity. It was really nice to be back in the Assassin’s world and reading it in detail from Ezio’s perspective was a bonus too. Btw, even though this book is the first in the series, it actually follows the story plot of the second Assassin’s Creed game. I’m not quite sure why, but I guess they’re going to tell Altair’s story in some other way, since his name was mentioned a few times in this book.

The two things that I did not like about this book were the writing (it was really bad, y’all. Too simple and colloquial, it felt like I was reading a kid’s composition) and that very rushed ending. It was like the author wanted to quickly wrap the whole book up, that probably explains all the time jumps in this book.

All in all, it was a good story but there was much room for improvements. I’m still giving the next few books in this series a try because I really liked the story and I want to see how the story came out in comparison with the book.

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Review: I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

Review: I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
Posted February 2, 2017 in review / 1 Comment

OH HEY HI, IT’S BEEN A LONG WHILE SINCE I WRITE A LEGIT LONG REVIEW LIKE WOW HELLO. But yes, the book that finally pulled me out of my blogging slump is I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson, and I actually received this book from Josephine for TBTBSecretSanta and I love love love it. This book is the moon, the sun, the hearts, the stars and it broke me but it fixed me back together again, and I loved it and hated it and omg this is my favorite book of 2017, even though it made me bawl like a little […]

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SST October: Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh

SST October: Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Posted October 9, 2016 in blogtour, review / 1 Comment

Fear the Drowning Deep was an unexpected book for me, from its writing style to the amazing plot. This book was hauntingly good, and it captured my attention from the start till the very end. It described every single scene to the very last detail and this made me craft out the story inside my mind, and to me, that made it all the more haunting and spine-chilling. Don’t worry, you guys, this isn’t a horror book, but Fear the Drowning Deep dealt with some social issues that we’re pretty much familiar with, such as a human’s ignorance to opinions […]

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Review: The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson

Review: The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson
Posted September 29, 2016 in review / 1 Comment

I would like to thank Josephine from Word Revel and Elaine for forcing me to buy this HUGE book while they were visiting me at Kinokuniya. This book and its series have been my life ever since then, and I don’t think I’ll move on. NOT ANY TIME SOON, OR MAYBE NEVER. I tried to listen to the audio book of The Final Empire, BUT NOPE. Definitely not a great idea, because I got hopelessly lost. But the book. Oh my God. It captured my attention since the first page and all through to the last page. I was happy, […]

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Review: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Review: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
Posted September 26, 2016 in review / 0 Comments

Furthermore was everything I never expected and more. MORE. MORE. This book was actually in the Middle Grade genre, and to be honest, I don’t really read MG books. But it was from TAHEREH MAFI and if you’ve read the Shatter Me trilogy, you would know that you should definitely read ALL HER BOOKS, MIDDLE GRADE OR NOT. Furthermore is really REALLY CUTE and well-written. I actually fell in love with Tahereh’s writing at first page because it was really good. I feel that everyone should definitely read this book BECAUSE. IT. IS. AMAZING. Like, hello if you rate this below […]