Saturday, October 31, 2009
I got three books this week. :)
The Devouring by Simon Holt
Evernight by Claudia Gray
Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert - I was so shocked when this came in the mail because I forgot I entered a contest and I never thought I'd win because... well... I've never won ANYTHING in my entire life (true story. lol). Turns out I also won a copy of The Devouring... which I just bought so I guess when it arrives I'll being my first contest! Yay!
Monday, October 26, 2009
My Thoughts:I enjoyed this book. It was refreshing because it reminded me of a time before Twilight. Yes people there were vampire books before the Twilight saga. Don’t get me wrong, I like the Twilight series but I loved that this book really can’t be compared to it. When I first started reading this book, I had to adjust to the fact that this was an adult book and not YA. Since this is an adult book nothing had to be held back. There is definitely violence in this book but I thought the author worded all those scenes very well, I call it artistic violence. I thought that the involvement of Nazis in this book was very unique and creative. If I had ever thought of an idea like this I would never have come up with a good enough way to turn it into a novel worth reading or writing. I loved the characters, especially Mors and I’m hoping that the next Millennial novel expand what I know about him as well as Eamon and Brigit’s relationship. After seeing what they’d gone through in their life before they ended up together makes me appreciate their relationship especially because of Brigit. Her feeling of wanting love and being afraid that she’d never find it is a common fear that I could relate to. The only thing I didn’t like (which was mostly my fault) is that not all the story is told in the same time, meaning that the chapters would switch from the past to the present about every other chapter (more or less). I didn’t notice at first so I was very confused for a while in the beginning. I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait for the next book in the series. This book gets and A. :)
J.Kaye hosts this cool meme.
Read this past week:
Night Runner by by Max Turner
The Midnight Guardian by Sarah Jane Stratford
Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Dead until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
Monday, October 19, 2009
My Thoughts: This was an enjoyable quick read for me (not enjoyable as in there was no kind of gore). It was refreshing to have a unique vampire story. I’m not tired of vampires being main characters in books yet but I always appreciate it when a book isn’t almost a direct copy of the Twilight Saga (unless it’s very entertaining & addictive). This book contained the elements that a vampire story needs without having a lot of common clichés. There are the beginnings of a romance but it’s nothing like Bella & Edwards Love (/prey) at first sight kind of situation which may or may not be a good thing depending on what you like or whether you’re tired of reading those kinds of stories. A flaw (from my standpoint) that annoyed me was that it was so fast-paced. I don’t mean that some of it shouldn’t have been fast-paced but since the whole story went by so fast, there wasn’t a lot of time to develop the characters as well as their emotions. I would give an example but I’m bad at determining what is and what isn’t a spoiler. Other than some parts needing to be more developed it was a good read. I give this a B. It would have probably gotten an A if the story hadn’t felt like it had been rushed.