Chick Lit · Family saga · Historical fiction · Horror · Mystery

What I’ve been reading…

It’s time to recap what I’ve been reading the past few months. Hope you find one to add to your wish list! Longer sagas Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff – A highly regarded novel. One of the better books I’ve read this year. A hefty, complex read though. And dark. The character development was… Continue reading What I’ve been reading…

Science Fiction · Thriller

The Girl With All The Gifts

I love a good zombie/post-apocalyptic thriller and this one promised to be a bit different than the rest. For one, it centers around a little girl…who’s a zombie…but doesn’t really know it. And you’re not even sure that she is either, based on how the book jumps right into Melanie’s day-to-day life without answering any questions up front. But it… Continue reading The Girl With All The Gifts

Literature · Mystery

The Girl Below…add it to your summer reading list

Title: The Girl Below Author: Bianca Zander Published: Early Reviewer Copy provided by William Morrow Paperbacks, 2012 Genre: Literature/Mystery Length: 352 pages Rating: 7/10 I was excited to receive a copy of The Girl Below through LibraryThing’s Early Reviewer Program. I easily read it in a weekend–partially because it was fairly fast-paced and easy to read and partially because I enjoyed… Continue reading The Girl Below…add it to your summer reading list

Adventure · Science Fiction

Amazonia…too hokey, even by adventure/sci-fi novel standards

Title: Amazonia Author: James Rollins Published: Harper Genre: Thriller Length: 525 pages Rating: 3/10 This was my first James Rollins read, at the suggestion of my friend Kandravy, who also recommended I read the amazing A Game of Thrones and The Name of the Wind. Amazonia is clearly not on the same level as these books–but I’m a fan of… Continue reading Amazonia…too hokey, even by adventure/sci-fi novel standards

Thriller

Before I Go to Sleep…original, but too predictable for me

Title: Before I Go to Sleep Author: S. J. Watson Published: Harper Genre: Thriller Length: 358 pages Rating: 3.5/10 I had such high hopes for Before I Go to Sleep, S. J. Watson’s debut novel. It seemed to have a lot of good press on Amazon.com, in blogs and I’d seen it in featured in a number of bookstores. So… Continue reading Before I Go to Sleep…original, but too predictable for me

Fantasy

A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 2)…phenomenal & worth the time it takes to read it

Title: A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 2) Author: George R. R. Martin Published: Bantam Books/Reprint 2011 Genre: Fantasy Length: 1009 pages Rating: 10/10 It’s so hard to sum up the long-winded books in the A Song of Fire and Ice series in a few paragraphs, especially knowing that most… Continue reading A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 2)…phenomenal & worth the time it takes to read it