14 September 2016

(Re)reading right now: In Death books by JD Robb / Nora Roberts

Whom to blame for the lack of posts on About Happy Books lately? Definitely the In Death books and its author JD Robb (aka Nora Roberts). Because ever since I read "Apprentice in Death" I have been rereading the series. At first I only planned to reread the first book in the series, but right now I'm already rereading "Creation in Death", so it didn't stop with "Naked in Death". 

It's great to reconnect with all of the characters, to see how Eve and Roarke's relationship developed over time, how new characters like Peabody and Trueheart were introduced into the series, how Eve has become a happier person and so much more. 

Yes, I absolutely adore this series and everything about it, so rereading the books is so much fun. The one book I don't plan to reread is "Kindred in Death", because the case in the book is too much for me, but I plan to reread all of the other books. 

Yesterday evening I finished "Innocent in Death" and now I wonder what happened with Allika and Oliver Straffo. Did they manage to find happiness after the case? Start anew? Maybe adopt a child and give him/her a good home? I hope that sometimes in the future I will get the answer to this question in one of the "In Death" books, I definitely hope that they manage to become happy again. 

Rereading the In Death books feels like coming home, there are so many books in the series and still I remember so much from my past reading experiences. The books, stories and especially characters are part of my life, I love it when authors manage to create something so special. 

In the next days I will go on with rereading the series, I plan to read some new books as well, but can't promise anything. For now the In Death world rules over all other stories. 

Do you reread books? Which books are your favourites in the In Death series?
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06 September 2016

Undecided - Julianna Keyes

new adult romance
first book in the Burnham College series
Nora had a wild last year at college
so wild that she got into big trouble
this year she wants to focus on her studies
not on partying
but things get tough when Crosbie Lucas constantly crosses her path
she shouldn't want him
but something about him fascinates her
the more time they spend together
the harder it gets to say no
let me say one thing first: 
there is no love triangle in this book
even though the book title and the old cover (on the right) seem to implicate it
it's pretty much one woman and one man
with another man from the past complicating things
but it's definitely no love triangle 
and thank goodness for that
from the get go I a had great time with the story
the author's writing style made it easy to get into a good reading flow
to believe in the characters
and their emotions
I enjoyed the romance
and the friendships
plus the character development
all in all a great book that made me excited for more by the author
I already bought "Time served" by her (#1 in an adult romance series)
and I'm excited to read it.

the cover on the left is the new one
one of the legs looks weird
the cover on the right is the old one
the one that screams love triangle. 
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05 September 2016

Book haul

Let's talk about my new books. Two of my four preorders for September arrived last week. And I bought three other books, one book from my wish list and two books I just discovered recently.

"Unraveled" by Jennifer Estep (Urban Fantasy) and "Sunset in Central Park" by Sarah Morgan (contemporary romance) are books I preordered, both belong to series I have enjoyed so far, so of course I had to buy both books. 

"Consider" by Kristy Acevedo and "Demon Road" by Derek Landy are books I recently discovered and both sound too good and interesting to not give them a try. I'm happy to finally read something by Derek Landy and "Consider" sounds so special (holograms from the future!), I'm super excited to find out more about the world the book is set in. 

Last I bought "A thousand nights" by E.K. Johnston, this is a retelling of 1001 nights and I hope that I will like it more than "The wrath and the dawn", another retelling of the story, which I didn't enjoy.

Happy Reading!
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