Saturday, October 31, 2015

2015 October Reading List

The Legend of Lyon Redmond by Julie Anne Long – After all the hype about the missing Redmond, I was a little wary whether he would live up to it up to it upon his return. Well, he mostly did. Still, I didn’t care that much about the flashback, I found the reason of their fight silly, and I didn’t need the epilogue. I wish just as much time was spent with their banter as adults as it was with the sex scenes. Sigh. 3/5 stars

Freak of Nature by Julia Crane – One of those “don’t let yourself be fooled by the cover” book. There were so many contradictions and things that didn’t make sense I lost count. And I felt no connection between the main characters. 2/5 stars

The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey – I was tempted to say “see above”. Nice title and cover, but way too wordy and slow at the start. It gets more interesting about one third in, but once the action picks up, the book ends and invites you to wait for the next book in the series, blah! Oh, and the secondary characters are way more interesting than the heroes who fell flat. 2/3 stars

The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross – Having all the main characters be superheroes weakens the story instead of strengthening it. Some of their quirks were annoying. And yes, too wordy. 2/3 stars

Grey’s Lady by Natasha Blackthorne – Pretty bad. It made little sense and close to zero plot. 2/3 stars

Drive by James S. A. Corey – Interesting detail of the series’ worldbuilding, but not so special as a standalone. 3/5 stars

A Knight of Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin – All three novellas take too long to get going and about 2/3 in turn out to be about something different than it was initially hinted at. 3/5 stars

The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin – Beautiful. The lack of ending was annoying though. And who was the third narrator? 4/5 stars

The Vital Abyss by James S. A. Corey – I’m always interested in tech stuff, but this story didn’t work for me. Too much drama while important things are left unexplained and other uninteresting ones go on and on. 3/5 stars

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