The Deja Vu Review is a new Sunday feature with mini-reviews from books I’ve read before I began my blog at The Book Addict’s Guide! Since I’ve been reading my whole life and only started my blog back in April of 2012, this is my opportunity to revisit some older books and share some mini-reviews of those that didn’t quite make it into the blog spotlight after the initial read.
This Week’s Topic: One of the longest books you’ve read
The Passage by Justin Cronin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
My Original GR Review: WOW, finally finished with this book! I don’t usually read books this long. Anyway, I’d probably give it about 3.5 stars, really. I felt it didn’t need to be quite so long, but I was mostly upset with the separation of two whole stories. Of course, they did merge together, but the second half felt like completely starting over. BUT for a real opinion– It was a very interesting story. It was just mostly exhausting!
Comments: When I originally read this book, I was SO UPSET how it was broken up. I think it really turned my opinon of the book a little sour. Nevertheless, once I was finished, I found myself really wanting to read more. I’ll probably pick up The Twelve sometime when I have a LOT of time on my hands 🙂
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Comments: According to Goodreads, this is the second longest book I’ve read. Ever. And it’s definitely one of my favorites. Ever. If I had to choose between all the HP books, it’s either this of the Half-Blood Prince (but I think HBP takes it).
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Haha. HP 5 is probably my least favorite book. Don’t get me wrong, I love it! But it is the one that makes me the most sad, and I can remember exactly that feeling when I got to the sad part. It was the first time I had read a book that left me so upset. Heartbroken, really. My favorite HP is definitely HP3. After reading HP3 I realized Rowling was going somewhere with this. That she had a huge plan (I read HP 3 when HP 4 wasn’t even released, and it wasn’t as big as it became).
I also have mixed feelings about The Passage. I WANTED to like this book because it does have some awesome elements, but it was just too long and not edited enough. If you read Twelve I’ll be curious to hear your thoughts about it!
I totally agree with you on that one! I did not think it needed to be as long as it was. But I’m still interested in The Twelve! We’ll see when I have time to get to it 🙂
I can definitely say I am not very crazy about super long books, which is probably one reason why I don’t really read fantasy novels. Order of the Phoenix was mine this week, too! I can say it would probably annoy me as well if it felt like I was starting what I already read over again.