Tuesday, May 31, 2016

2016 May Reading List

The She-Wolf by Maurice Druon – It describes Isabelle’s ascent to power, but since she was unlikable from the start, I can’t say my opinion on her has changed. 4/5 stars

The Lily and the Lion by Maurice Druon – Moving from mother to son who is interesting, plus major character’s death. Rather bleak. 4/5 stars

The King without a Country by Maurice Druon – The sudden switch from 3rd person POV to 1st person is jarring, and there’s a lot of rambling. An unfortunate way to end the series. 3/5 stars

The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister by George R. R. Martin – Not a book, just a few Tyrion quotes. I repeat, this is not a book. 3/5 stars

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire – I loved the title and the cover. The writing starts off lyrical, which was a nice change, but the gore took me by surprise. And then there was more gore. The other worlds didn’t make much sense. It was like reading in a language I didn’t understand well. The ending didn’t seem to fit, and then it sort of did when I discovered it’s supposed to be part of a trilogy, duh! 3/5 stars

Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan – Brennan’s hilarious humor is missing, and while there’s sarcastic dialogue, that’s actually the annoying part. The worldbuilding shows potential, but the main character uses only a small part of her brain, the good guy is a doormat, and while the not-so-bad guy is the most fleshed out character, he gets … well, you’ll see. 3/5 stars

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