Book Review | Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights by Emily BronteWuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Kindle Edition, 214 pages

Published March 30th 2011 (first published 1847)

1.5/5 stars

Well … that was depressing … AF …

The Story

(Goodreads synopsis):

“Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Mr Earnshaw’s death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine’s brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries. The action of the story is chaotic and unremittingly violent, but the accomplished handling of a complex structure, the evocative descriptions of the lonely moorland setting and the poetic grandeur of vision combine to make this unique novel a masterpiece of English literature.”

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Burn, Rewrite, Reread | Book Tag

I was tagged by Danielle @ Life of a Literary Nerd (check her out!), and it looks like so much fun!

Start by randomizing your Goodreads “read” shelf, pick the first three books, and assign an option to each. 5 rounds …. let’s do this!


Round 1

Burn

The Notebook (The Notebook #1) by Nicholas Sparks

This was an easy choice because I hated this book. This book was SO BORING! I was literally listening to this audiobook while watching paint dry and I think the paint situation was more exciting. I gave this book 1/5 stars.

Rewrite

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

This was a little tougher because The Great Gatsby is honestly one of my all time favorite stories! Unfortunately I find Fitzgerald’s writing to be a bit cumbersome. This is the only reason I chose it for a rewrite vs. City of Ashes. I just feel like it could be cleaned up a bit to make it an easier read. Still this book garnered a 5/5 star rating from me.

Reread

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare

I didn’t love this series as much as I did Clare’s other works … but it was a solid read and I would be down for a reread at some point. No complaints really. Somewhere around the 4.5/5 stars on this one.

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My Life in Books | Book Tag

I found this posted by the fabulous May @ My 1st Chapter (check our her blog!) and thought it would be another fun book tag for the week!

The original video of this tag has been removed and I cannot locate the original creator so (I’m sorry whoever you are).

Furthermore, my bookshelves are a bit insane at the moment and contain about a million books that I have not even read yet, so for this tag, I will be using my Goodreads “Read” shelf to answer.


Find a book for each of your initials

H – Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

F – Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

L – Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French kiss #2) by Stephanie Perkins


Howls Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

   Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

This book is a lot of fun. Of course I have a special place in my heart for the movie version of this story, and while the book is actually different in many ways, it was just as good and very nostalgic. I gave this book a 5/5 star rating. It is indeed a part of my soul.


Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

   Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

This is one of those series that I would have enjoyed a lot more in my teens. Maggie Stiefvater is one of my all time favorite authors with her The Raven Cycle series and The Scorpio Races (an all time favorite). This series reads a lot younger and cliché than her other works. This particular book, however, was a good read and a solid conclusion to the series (Stiefvater did add a 4th book to the series titled Sinner which is actually my favorite of the series but is more of a spin off story). Still I gave this book a 3.5/5 star rating.

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