Suggested Reading

It has been months since I updated.  Aside from super bad summer allergies along with my summertime vampirism, I have been working and August was not my best month.

Scratch that.

August was a comedy of errors Shakespeare would have loved to write a play about.  Frankly, I would love to see how he could stick a few weddings and a funeral into that comedy, but I am sure he would have found a way.  He did have legendary imagination that we are still reading his plays roughly 500 years later.

Speaking of reading and authors, I have still been reading books like they were the air that I breath (do not roll your eyes at me.  It was the best I could do on short notice).

From this moment forward, I am not going to keep a list of books to review.  I think I will review when the mood strikes.  It is simply too much pressure to keep up with it, work, and write an appropriately witty review.

I do not intend to leave my readers with nothing.  Some were likely expecting my opinion and I will give my abbreviated version for each book on my review list.  BTW I embedded the Amazon link to each book in case anyone is interested in reading  these books.

Insanity (Mad in Wonderland) by Cameron Jace (eBook box set on sale for $.99)

Pros:  Wonderfully imaginative.  I love how the author wove facts into their fantasy world. Jace was detailed in his research and it definitely shows.  A reader can tell when the author puts their heart into their written work.

Cons:  It used to be available through iBooks, but now it is only available through Amazon. If a reader has a Kindle, this is actually good news for them.  Not very good news for the rest of us.  Sure I can read Kindle books on the iPad, I just hate having eBooks stashed in several apps and getting used to several different reading formats sucks.  If it ever comes out in hardback, I would spend my hard earned cash on it, which makes this book (and likely the rest of the series) a must read.

The Glittering Court by Rachelle Mead

No pros for this.  I read it, I gave it away, it was not even good enough for me to remember months later.

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses Book #2) by Sarah J. Maas

Pros:  In the review post I did for A Court of Thorns and Roses, I thought Thorns and Roses was a stand alone book.  I am incredibly happy that I was wrong!  In the second book, we watch Feyre adjust to her new powers and watch her be incredibly heroic under ridiculously gross circumstances.  Who said being a heroine was clean work?  Sure I liked Tamlin as a love interest in the last book.  I should have known better.  All I can say is reread the first book very carefully.  There are clues I missed the first time around that are explained in Mist and Fury.  BTW I am on team Rhys.

Cons:  It ends on a freaking cliffhanger and we have to wait till MAY for the last book.  It is enough to make a grown woman cry – even more than I do during sad book passages.

Ruined by Amy Tintera

Did not get passed the first five pages.

The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles Book #3) by Mary E. Pearson

Pros:  This was not a bad Post Apocalyptic series since it managed to keep my interest until the very end.  Strong female character.

Cons:  I was disappointed in Rafe.  Would have loved to see the main character end up with the assassin.  It would have made the ending more satisfying.

Elemental Trilogy by Sherry Thomas

I liked it, it was imaginative, but it was too much like Harry Potter for me to morally keep it around.

Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell

It was okay.  I hated the best friend and it felt like it lacked that special spark that makes me feel like I am falling in love.  Either get the eBook or borrow it from the library.

Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan

I must admit, I had reservations about this book.  I am happy that I ignored them because this book was great!  It was imaginative, well written, and well thought out.  Even though it reads as a stand alone book, it is actually the first book in the series.  I eagerly await the second book.

The Sin Eater’s Daughter and The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury

Pros:  Wonderfully written and highly imaginative.  It reminds me of Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan and Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge.  The author creates a mythology for the world in the book and turns it upside down as the series continues.

Cons:  Yet another cliffhanger only this time, I cannot get a release date for the third book, The Scarecrow Queen.


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