Exploring My Bookshelves: I Fiori

Hi everyone! It’s Friday so that means it’s time for another Exploring My Bookshelves. Exploring My Bookshelves is a weekly meme co-hosted by Shannon @ For The Love of Words and Victoria @ Addlepates and Book Nerds. Each week we’re given a new theme and we get to talk about one book that relates to it.


My books!

This week’s theme is:

A book with a flower on the cover

Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike



Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Author: Aprilynne Pike
Published: August 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins AU
Pages: 353 {paperback}

As it turns out, I have very few books that have flowers on them. So it was this, or Looking for Alaska. So I chose this! Unfortunately, this also happens to be one of those books that I read, enjoyed (mostly), and then sort of forgot everything that happened. Which is a very frustrating thing. I do own the second book, which is equally pretty, but I think I’ll have to marathon the two of them together otherwise I won’t have any idea what’s going on. Don’t you just hate it when that happens? So one second whilst I go read my review to refresh my mind.


Okay, so to basically sum up this book, I think I did a good job from when I originally read it:

Earthbound is a smattering of ideas churned together into one book written by a brilliant author. And it is perhaps down to the sole fact that Pike is incredible, that this book is any good at all. There’s no joking about the chaos of this book, we swing from your normal Young Adult fiction, to hard-core Sci-Fi, and a dash of Historical Fiction all sewn together with a rather frustrating streak of Romance. If that combination doesn’t do your head in, I don’t know what will.

– Me

Very important to quote yourself properly. Anyway, this book was somewhat disappointing to me in comparison to the Wings series by Pike which I LOVED MORE THAN LIFE. And is also a series I’ve being meaning to reread for quite a while. I think that this book will maybe get better in the sequel, or perhaps I’ll enjoy the reread more having muddled through it the first time. LET’S HOPE. Oh look, another fantastic quote from me:

Simply put, this book treads a very fine line between being fantastically amazing, and absolutely rubbish.

– Me

Actually you know what, my review of this is pretty darn funny so here’s the link (it’s only on Goodreads) if you want to amuse yourself for a bit. So there you go, I’m sure I’ve entirely put you off reading this book now, but what can I say? You might just like it, if chaos is your type of thing. To be fair, I’m 100% going to read the sequel, so maybe that says that it’s really not all that bad.

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~


4 thoughts on “Exploring My Bookshelves: I Fiori

  1. Omg you’re hilarious. XD I laughed at that quote of the “this book treads a very fine line between being fantastically amazing, and absolutely rubbish.” BAHAHHA. Ahem. Some books are terrible but still intriguing and sequels must be read, right?!? ;D

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