Sunday, January 31, 2016

2016 January Reading List

The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean – Probably the best written out of MacLean’s novels. Rather enjoyable, except the hero is an ass when you look at the big picture. I so wish romance heroines stopped thinking of themselves as plain, uninteresting, and unworthy. It takes away a lot of the fun. 3/5 stars

Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean – See the complaint above, not the ass part. It was okay, though. 3/5 stars

Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord by Sarah MacLean – I liked this book the least from this series. Rather long and boring. 3/5 stars

Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart by Sarah MacLean – Things are becoming exciting again, though the heroine is once again deemed unworthy. Some subplots are left unfinished or unexplained clearly enough. As a whole, I prefer MacLean’s other series. 3/5 stars

Uprooted by Naomi Novik – There’s certainly a good story hidden somewhere in there, unfortunately suffocated under heaps of telling which makes reading a tedious job. The wizard is an ass, there’s zero romance, but somehow the sex scenes are A+, go figure! 3/5 stars

Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce – I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started the book and I certainly wasn’t expecting to like it this much. One thing, though, I came to the conclusion I don’t like this version of fairy lore either. 4/5 stars

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 because of poor writing of major plot issues
3 stars - enjoyable, you won't be sorry for 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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