Saturday, August 31, 2013

2013 August Reading List

Warbreaker by BrandonSanderson – The color magical system is cool, but I wasn’t too invested in the story. And my favorite character died in the end, boo-hoo! I liked Elantris better. 4/5 stars

Pandora’s Star by Peter F. Hamilton – Too many vaguely related plots mixed together make it hard to care about what happen to each character or any of them in particular. And the big mystery is not really explained. 4/5 stars

Sphere by Michael Crichton – Some great ideas behind it, however, the realization is lacking. 3/5 stars

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins – Unbelievable world building with all the background information delivered through long speeches, and unlikable heroine. Virgin falls for male-slut. Enough said. 2/5 stars

The Selection by Kiera Cass – Slightly better than the one above, but not by much. Again unbelievable world building, long speeches, plus reality TV show feel, eww, and Prince Charming from Disney’s Cinderella. 3/5 stars

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes – I gave up on it after I reached the 20% mark. I didn’t care for the narrator’s voice nor any of the characters. Shrug. 3/5 stars

The Way of the Shadows by Brent Weeks – This is another fine discovery. It’s a little heavy on description, but the plot and characters rock. 4/5 stars

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