Sunday, March 22, 2015

Book Review: Lament

Tweet Synopsis: the best books leave you wondering what's going on #lovehaterealtionship 

Why Did I Pick It Up: I miss Gansey so much that I needed another Steifvater novel.

The Good: I think the best books are those ones that you hate a little. I had no idea what was going on at the beginning, here was a girl who was lonely and had terrible stage fright falling quickly and mysteriously for a mysterious boy. This was strange, yes, but I was okay with it. She was lonely, she was trusting, she wanted him and he wanted her and that was enough for innocent Deirdre. 

I love having no idea what was going on, not knowing the details, not knowing how all these figures worked together, not knowing the how and the why, and the ending made me keep reading. Gansey may not be recreated on these pages, but the dialog and tensions are similar, if you're heartbroken and missing the Raven Boys until Fall, then you might find comfort in these pages.  

The Bad: You do spend quite a bit of time thinking, "what is going on?????" Which can prove to be a problem, however, I was okay with the vagueness because I could relax and enjoy the story still. Questions get answers and, although there could be more character depth here, what is here is pleasant. 

The Ugly: As with so many books, I want more. More information on the awful aunt, more relationship between Deirdre and James, more about what draws Luke to Deirdre. More character, more development, just more. 

Who will love this book? Lovers of Stiefvater and the Raven Boys will like this book, readers who enjoyed Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series will also like this. 

How much did I like it?  8/10

Will I read more? Yep, Interlibrary Loan here I come ...

Bingo 2015: none

Monday, March 16, 2015

Book Review: Emerald Green

Tweet Synopsis: Exciting ending to a trilling series #timetravelers #lovers #friends #whoisthebadguy?

Why Did I Pick It Up: I've been reading the series - this is the last entry. Sigh.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Book Review: The Scorpio Races

Tweet Synopsis: This book cannot just be summed up, this book is more than its parts #gestalt #newfavoritebook

Why Did I Pick It Up: Although it has had many recommendations over time, it wasn't until a few weeks ago when a coworker/friend suggested I read it because I like The Raven Cycle so much. I still wasn't sure. The book description didn't hold much interest for me. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Book Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue

** Warning, this could read a little "spoiler-y" if you haven't read the first two books in The Raven Cycle series ... actually it might be spoiler-y all together **
Tweet Synopsis: Blue's mom is gone, Ronan is in a mood, Adam feels less than human, and Gansey takes two steps closer and one step back. 

Why Did I Pick It Up: After reading the first two I really don't plan to stop now. 

Book Review: Sixty-Eight Rooms

Tweet Synopsis: The Thorne Rooms at @artinstitutechi are #magical to look at, but even more magical to explore #secretkey #mystery #adventure

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

2015 Outlook

So, we are now nearly a month into the new year and I've been looking at books. LOTS of books, here are the ones I'm most looking forward to this year! Descriptions from Good Reads and links go right to the Good Reads pages so you can easily add them to your "To Read" list.

Book Review: Sapphire Blue

by Kerstin Gier

Tweet Synopsis: Oh Gwen, Oh Gideon, oh dear! #twistsandturns fill the pages #isitlove #isitatrick 

Why Did I Pick It Up: Book #2 in the Ruby Red Trilogy. After reading Ruby Red I had to read Sapphire Blue.