Friday, August 24, 2012

2012 August Reading List

August was supposed to be my vacation month so I chose some light reading with mainly focus on entertainment. What else rather than YA would fit best? Well, see for yourself... The comments were written while suffering a bad case of bronchitis and therefore they might be snarkier than usual.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth – Same complaints as with Divergent: dystopia with a world building that doesn't make sense (some explanation is given, unlike in book one, but still not enough to make it work), unlikable protagonist (maybe some teenagers are like that, but I wasn't so I found it hard to relate to her), present tense still annoying. 3/5 stars

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
– Fast read but nothing much else to say about it. The book obsessed girl was cute, but the love interest was a jerk from beginning to end. 2/5 stars

The Summoning, The Awakening, The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong – It wasn't what I expected when I started reading it. A bit simplistic and clunky in places but I got through all three books and was satisfied in the end, sort of. 3/5 stars

Bloodlines, The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead – It felt weaker than the Vampire Academy series. Sidney was more interesting when she remained a bit of a mystery, but now that we're in her head she's a bit stuck up and plain. Only recommended for Adrian fans. :) 3/5 stars

The Iron King, Winter's Passing, The Iron Princess, The Iron Queen, Summer's Crossing, The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa – Well, there goes another long series. It works well, even if there's a bit too much description for my taste, and the girl is not annoying for a change. Aside for the fact that I'll never understand how a several hundred years old man can fall for a sixteen years old girl, Ash was interesting enough until he fell in love and turned into a doormat. Being inside Puck's head was fun, but in Ash's head was not so The Iron Knight was a pain to read. 3/5 stars

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