I knew I was supposed to do something this year! I was going to keep track of the books I’ve read and my impressions of them. *blush* Unfortunately, it’s halfway through the year! Oh well, better late than never.
Here are the books that I’ve read recently.
1. Forrest of Hands and Teeth – Carrie Ryan. I wasn’t sure I’d like this one going in, but I devoured it in one sitting. Then went out and bought the sequel.
2. The Red Tree – Caitlin Kiernan. While I didn’t care for the ending, this was so beautifully written that I had to stop and re-read several times. The format was a little different as well, which made it a unique read.
3. Chicks Dig Time Lords – Anthology of short stories and memoirs about women’s experiences in the Dr. Who fandom. Interesting and fun read, but only for hardcore Dr. Who geeks!
4. Vision in White – Nora Roberts. Great characterization as usual. Nice, easy going storyline. Happy ending.
5. Bed of Roses – Nora Roberts. See #4
6. Demon’s Lexicon- Sarah Reese Brennan. I wish I would have read this when it first came out! It was great – and I was so pleased it started out in Exeter where I went to school! Characters were great and there was a fun twist at the end. I can’t wait for the sequel that comes out this week!
7. A Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin. I have to say I’m still slogging through this one. It’s beautifully written and the characters are amazing. I think I connect with them a little too much, since I can’t make myself continue reading when I know horrible things are going to happen to them! However, it’s a very heavy read and you definitley have to be in the right mood.
8. The Dead Tossed Waves – Carrie Ryan. Wow, another one that hooked me and didn’t let go. Her writing is so beautiful and evocative – and her characters practically leap off the page.
9. Glimmerglass – Jenna Black. I bought this one for the gorgeous cover, but what a fun book. Puts a bit of a different spin on the typical faerie story. And mmm, two of her male characters are just yummy. Unfortunately one of them isn’t really a main character. I’m hoping she does something with Finn in a later book.
10. The Iron King – Julie Kagawa
. I was thinking this would be another typical teenager-turns-fairy book, but I was pleasantly surprised. It has a fun, steam-punky element that was unusual, and I have to say I’m definitely looking forward to book 2! It’s supposed to come out next month. What good timing *grin*
What have you read recently that you’ve loved or hated?