Sunday, February 1, 2015

2015 January Reading List

The Emperor’s Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #1) by Brian Staveley – A bit too wordy, if you cut 25% of it, you’d still get a decent book, but the plot was solid. 4/5 stars Amazon Bookdepository

Promise of Blood (Powder Mage #1) by Brian McClellan – The magic system was interesting, and the plot was ok, although I would have preferred more politics and less actual fighting, but the writing didn’t flow (and you’ll hardly ever hear me complain about such things) and while the characters were  well done, I failed to care about what happened to them. 3/5 stars Amazon Bookdepository

Soul Ink by J. C. Nelson – It reads better than the first book in the series and it’s even more fun. I’ll never look at cherubs the same way again. Shudder. 4/5 stars Amazon

Fairest by Marissa Meyer – Quite a sad read and borderline absurd as no society like that one could ever survive. 2/5 stars Amazon

A reminder of my rating system:
1 star - you won't find any so it doesn't matter
2 stars - waste of time or unfinished book or both
3 stars - you won't be sorry about reading it, but you can just as well live without it
4 stars - it brings something special into your life
5 stars - brilliant, damn near perfect

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