Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11) by Charlaine Harris

Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11)Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Definitely not Harris' best effort. Everything felt kind of tired. I guess that after writing about the same characters for this long I would probably be sick of it as well. I did read that she will be ending the series after two more books though so I'm curious to see how it ends. Anyway back to this book.

It seemed like a lot of little things happened but nothing really big. But how many more mythical creatures can she throw at Sookie? I think we're all tired of her being beaten up. Debbie Pelt's sister wants her dead, Eric is being mysterious (like usual) and they all want Victor dead. To be fair there were good parts and I was able to lose myself in the book for awhile. But overall? Not her best work. It seems like she just wants to be done with the series.

I see a few different ways to end the series: Sookie dies (either by becoming a vampire or not I don't know); Sookie gets together with Sam because he can hide thoughts from her and Sam is awesome; Sookie goes through the fairy portal and lives there; or something happens and she is no longer able to read minds and the Supes leave her alone so she can marry a normal guy. Those are my guesses anyway.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Internet Blackout TOMORROW!

Avoiding all interwebs tomorrow for the SOPA & PIPA Blackout. This will be difficult for me. No Twitter or Facebook or anything! Wish me luck!

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1) by Philip Pullman

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I liked this book a lot. I do have to admit though that I didn't really find it interesting at first. But the more it went along the more I liked it. There were some characters I loved and some I hated... and some I was confused by. I couldn't figure out if they were "bad" or not. I think that was the point though. We don't understand, like Lyra, why those things are happening and who to trust. I can't wait to read the next two books.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Breathless by Dean Koontz

BreathlessBreathless by Dean Koontz

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The fact that it is called "Breathless: A Novel of Suspense" had me confused. Where was the "suspense" exactly? Needless to say I was disappointed with this book. There was a large amount of characters that you don't get to really know and when Kootz finally gets to the point in the book that you understand why they are there, the book is basically over. I wasn't interested in finishing the book but thought I should because I had spent the money on it. He could have gone more into what Puzzle and Riddle were and why they were all there. I felt that the plot was underdeveloped and could have been so much better and more meaningful.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I just finished reading TFIOS and can't say enough good things about it. It is beautiful and tragic and honest and funny and brilliant. I am not ashamed to say that I cried, and I rarely cry at novels.

I feel like the characters might laugh at me for crying; for feeling so much for fictional characters.

I'm not going to describe the book other than what I knew about it when I first picked it up. It's about 16 year old Hazel, who has cancer. I think that by not knowing anything more about it, it made the book better. I didn't read reviews because I didn't want to know anything until I could read it for myself. I made the right choice.

Yes, Hazel has cancer, but the cancer doesn't define her. She is still a teenager that likes things a teenager likes. It feels so real and honest and I love it.

The Fault in Our Stars is a beautifully heartbreakingly stunning novel. Well done, Mr. Green, well done.

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Monday, January 9, 2012


The Fault in Our Stars... I'm super excited for this book to come out tomorrow! It's by John Green, one of my favorite authors and Youtubers! Here he is reading Chapter 1 (there is also a video of him reading Chapter 2).

Just from chapter 1 I knew that I wanted to read this book. It is funny and touching and that's just the first 2 chapters! I'm going to be reading this as soon as I get it. Review coming soon!