I like posting these and then comparing wrap-ups to TBRs at the end of the month. For me, most of the time they are very different.
"The best-laid plans of mice and men..."
Anywho, these are some of the books I see on the horizon for this month. It's going to be a busy month, so we will see how I do.
I'm looking forward to Kristin Higgins new book - I always enjoy her chic-lit. And I'm really looking forward to Kinsella's latest, Surprise Me.
I am cautiously looking forward to Pride and Prometheus - the Pride and Prejudice/ Frankenstein mashup cuz... well... that sounds absolutely insane in a way that makes me want to read it sooner rather than later.
Passion for Books - essays about books? How can that possibly be bad?
On Writing Well is a re-read from years ago because I want to write better, more gooder, ummm... well.
Happy reading everyone!
First thought when I finished early, early this morning - WOW!
I had such a hard time deciding on reading this book. I loved Benjamin Percy's book "Red Moon" and was so excited to see this one offered by him. However, I was concerned with there being a lot of "geek speak". Well, there was some, but not a lot. I do remember one time when my eyes were crossing but that feeling did not last long. There was a lot of "freak speak" which I was used to in the author's other book.
This suspenseful, action packed thriller had me mesmerized. I stayed up way too late to finish it. I kept putting it down to sleep. Then, I would pull it back out and read some more. I could not leave it even though my body was telling me "it will be there in the morning".
A great read which I truly enjoyed!
Thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
Well written and kept me reading. Still, somehow I could not connect with this final entry in the series.
The characters seemed distant to me. Maybe just because it took so long after second book for me to read this one. Maybe because I so loved his other series, Throne of Amenkor that began with The Skewed Throne, that it suffers by comparison.
It didn't help that there was a lot of action and battles taking places with lots of different — even though familiar from earlier books — characters where it was hard to invest. Pretty glum with lots of dire straits, bad things happening, and outnumbered armies. The only respite quite a few exciting heroic moments.
I really loved the first two books (okay, the very beginning was a bit too much wagon-train-taking-settlers-west for me but once I got into it I was hooked).
The ending of this one *sigh* — well, in a way, I guess it came full circle?
So much destruction despite a bit of deus ex machina, that all three races are now wagon-train-ho to start new settlements.