Genre: Historical

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: Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

Review: Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
Posted August 19, 2016 in review / 1 Comment

Outrun the Moon kinda took me by surprise because I wasn’t expecting myself to like it so much. Truth be told, I never really was interested in this book because it was set in 1906, and usually, most of the books that I’ve read, the authors tend to mess up those years with 2016 slangs and that made them cringe-worthy. BUT this book was amazing, truly amazing. I fell in love with Mercy at first read, because she was everything I wanted to be if I was born in the 1800s when women were looked down upon. She was strong-willed, […]

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Blog Tour: Nora and Kettle by Lauren Nicolle Taylor (Review | Giveaway)

Blog Tour: Nora and Kettle by Lauren Nicolle Taylor (Review | Giveaway)
Posted March 3, 2016 in blogtour, giveaway, review / 9 Comments

Here’s the thing: Historical fictions aren’t my thing. I rarely read anything that has got to do with historical fiction. But I came across this book, and I got intrigued by the title. Nora and Kettle. What kind of guy has Kettle as his name? Though, I do have to admit that I kinda skimmed the summary, and hence, all I know was that this book was set after World War 2, and that Nora and Kettle will meet. The introduction did not prepare me for what was coming. I was sucker-punched. I just stared at my Kindle the moment I finish reading that […]

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Tsar’s Guard Parade: Reasons Why You MUST Read The Crown’s Game | Giveaway

Tsar’s Guard Parade: Reasons Why You MUST Read The Crown’s Game | Giveaway
Posted February 3, 2016 in blogtour, giveaway, review / 6 Comments

Because I’m way too excited to be in the Tsar’s Guard Parade, I shall spice up my review a little bit and add in reasons as to why you should read this book, DEFINITELY. Actually, it’s pretty much a MUST to read this book. NUMBER #1 FANTASY. ENCHANTERS. MAGIC. Must you really ask? Magic trumps everything, and in this case, this book is so full of magic, that I was enthralled throughout the whole book. I knew that this book had magic, but I thought it would be battles and bloodthirsty, the type of magic that happened during the last Battle of […]

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Review: Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown

Review: Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown
Posted October 16, 2015 in review / 0 Comments

Okay, the first thing I’m gonna say about this book is: SAMANTHA IS ONE HORRIBLE SPY. I’m sorry but that fact kept bugging me throughout the whole book, and it kinda ruined the story. I get that maybe the author wanted to include in some flaws so that she won’t be portrayed as too-perfect, but it totally flopped because she’s a really horrible spy. Which is kinda disappointing because I think that some of the mistakes she made was totally unnecessary. I mean, I get it, she’s one real character with certain flaws, and that she’s not perfect, but putting in too much […]