Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Book Boos: November 2017

6. A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah J. Maas. (Audio). I started relistening to this after a bad day at work and then found I couldn't stop. This book is still my favorite. Reminder that it's only in the 'last' spot because it's a reread.

5. BEYOND THE HIGHLAND MIST by Karen Marie Moning. This book was good, but it dragged a bit toward the end. I loved the "will they/won't they" that lasted for quite awhile and, for a romance, there were some excellent scenes!

4. SCYTHE by Neal Shusterman. (Audio). Another book where I enjoyed the beginning way more. There's a bit of a plot shift halfway through and I liked where it took the book, but I missed some of the earlier character connections when that happened.

3. NEVERNIGHT by Jay Kristoff. (Audio). This book is dark and brutal, but filled with memorable characters and an interesting premise. I really liked the main character as well as the training spot where much of the book took place. I've already purchased book two and can't wait to dive in!

2. ARTEMIS by Andy Weir. (ARC). I LOOOVVVVED THE MARTIAN. Going into this book, I knew not to expect the same, which is good, because it's not THE MARTIAN Pt. 2. It still has the fun science and intelligent, craft main character, but the stakes felt different. Yes, Jazz was working through problems that were life and death, but she was 'just' on the moon. It felt different. That's not to say I didn't enjoy it as I really did and it was a quick page-turner.

1. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen. (Audio). I didn't know this was going to be my top read until I started writing this post. I know a trillion people will hate me for this, but I think I loved this book because I love the Keira Knightley movie so much. It's why I so often say to read the book after the movie: I already love the characters, but reading it gave me deeper insight and more scenes. And yes, Matthew MacFadyen is the only Darcy for me.

Book Boos: October 2017

Uhhhh I only read two books in October!? Dreadful!

2. THE LAST NAMSARA by Kristen Ciccarelli. (ARC). This was excellent! I was never into dragons back in the Eragon days, but, I think, Game of Thrones is what made them cool. This is a story about a badass dragon hunter who goes after the fiercest beast of all.

1. TOWER OF DAWN by Sarah J. Maas. (Audio and Print). I had a fantastic time at the book signing for this book in North Carolina. My friends couldn't go so my mom came with me and we had the best time! *And* I got chosen to be one of the 50 to get my book personalized and to meet Sarah. Woohoo! So many people were against this book for reasons I'm still unsure of. They don't like Chaol? Uhhh, even if you hate him, why wouldn't you want to read a book that's integral to the entire series? People are weird. This book was great and I loved reading about the southern continent. It was SO HARD reading a book that runs parallel to the event sin EMPIRE OF STORMS, though, because I kept wanting to yell at them to go help Aelin!