Thalia @ Pictures in the Words

I'm Thalia! I run a book blog called Pictures in the Words and I hope to be an editor for YA fiction. I'm a GoodReads refugee!



Currently Reading

The Martian
Andy Weir
Progress: 31/369 pages
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien, Humphrey Carpenter
Progress: 193/432 pages
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling
Progress: 43/766 pages
The Children of Húrin
J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien
Progress: 313/313 pages
I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies) By Pittacus Lore - -Author- The first grand disappointment of the year. I haven’t been this disappointed since I read If I Stay, except that I was seriously counting on this book to be amazing. This was another book club read, and two of our members blazed through it and told me it was totally fabulous, so I was double excited. I saw the movie as soon as it came out (simply because I’m a complete Alex Pettyfer fangirl, but oh well!), so I knew much of the story already. However, even if I hadn’t seen the movie, this book was simply boring. The writing was mediocre; the story idea was interesting but very poorly executed, with cardboard characters and to be honest, bad dialogue. There were few good points I found in this book, and mostly found myself just waiting for it to be over. I had such high hopes for this book, and this series, but unfortunately, it just wasn’t up to par.Read more?