11 October 2012

I'm reading next #4 - conclusion post

The pile of books I introduced you to in "I'm reading next ... and you? #4" is read and now it's time to talk about my reading experiences with the books.

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hofman

adult, fiction
A young girl, tragedy and a new home. I bought this book after getting the recommendation from another reader.Wow, wow, wow. What a charming, vibrant and lovely book. It's not a romance and still a love story. A love story between 12 year old CeeCee, her great aunt, their cook and an old neighbour. It's a beautiful story about CeeCee's new home, her new family and it's full of eccentric personalities. You can read my Book Impressions post on this book here.

Crewel - Gennifer Albin

fantasy/ dystopian, YA, #1 in the Crewel trilogy.
Not shown in my last pile, I read this one spontaneously as well as some other ebooks.

In the world of Crewel life is created by women, Spinsters, who weave a special kind of thread. They have the power to end a life and they build the Guild, but in the end are pretty powerless compared to the men in the society.
All in all "Crewel" was not perfect for me, but it was a good book with a fascinating world building concept. And it's a book that makes me excited to go on with the series. A longer review on the book will follow in the next days.

Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson

fantasy, adult
This first book in a series comes highly recommended and it sounds like a very interesting, messed-up plot. This is a book that should have been perfect for me, but it was not. The writing style was not one I enjoyed. I never connected with the story and reading felt like work and not joy. This book was not for me, but at least I gave it a try. And btw, the ultra thin pages made it even harder to enjoy this book.

The Ladies of Grace Adieu - Susanna Clarke

I loved Clarke's writing style in "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell" and I'm excited to read more by her. I had some issues with the writing style and did not enjoy it as much as in Clarke's other book. I think it might be because this time I read the German translation instead of the original. All in all this was still a good book with some entertaining short stories.

Double Time - Olivia Cunning

erotic romance, adult, #5 (published as #3) in The Sinners series)
Not shown in my reading pile, I read the eARC as soon as I got it. :) All I can say is WOW. This was exactly what I was hoping for. I loved the main characters, their chemistry and love for each other. There will be a Book Impressions post on the novel as soon as I get my preordered print copy. For more info on the series check out my review book #2. I can't wait to read the other two books in the series.

A tale of time city - Diana Wynne Jones

fantasy, YA (Children?)Time-travelling and saving the world, plus I heard a lot of great things about the author. That's all I need to know to give this book a chance. This was an ok/good book for me. I had issues with some of the world building and overall the book was a bit too young for me. I need to look in the author's other books, maybe she has also written something with older characters. 

Dragon's Moon - Lucy Monroe

paranormal, historical romance, Children of the Moon #4
I have enjoyed all books in this series with shape-shifters and hope that this will be another good book. Another very good book in the series. As always I enjoyed the two love stories in this novel, I liked reading about all the main characters and I'm excited for the next book in the series. A longer review on the book will follow in the next days.

The Magician's apprentice - Trudi Canavan

Magic, a young woman, an evil magician and Trudi Canavan's great world building- that's all I need. This was an entertaining book, but the characters didn't capture my interest as much as they did in the other books I read by Canavan. And I thought that the end of the book was a bit weird and not that satisfying.


  1. Oh Sabrina,
    you've read Double Time allready - I'm so jealous. I've just read Backstage Pass and enjoyed it so much - allthough I'm not that Erotica fan. But here it's nearly perfect with the music and these great guys...
    Relly looking forward to november and Treys Story. I'll have to buy Hard Rock soon.

    1. Yay, another fan of The Sinners. :) I was a bit nervous about Double Time because it has a love story with three people in it, but everything worked perfectly for me. Hope you will enjoy Rock Hard, it's IMO a great book.

      Happy Reading!

    2. I'm a bit nervous about Seds Story. He's not so likeable in Backestage Pass but I hope it'll change with Jessica...
      I haven't read a thresome love story (only these boring triangle stories where's a choice to make) and I'm really looking forward to it.

    3. Before reading Sed's story I also was a bit nervous, but don't worry IMO he was very likable. More so than in the other books.

  2. That sounds good. And if I don't get bookbuyingmad at the book fair Hard Rock is the next book to buy.

    1. Damn, of course I meant Rock Hard.

    2. Don't ask me how often I already misspelled book titles, sometimes I even invent new ones.:)

    3. And btw, I'm sure there is a rule that you have to buy lots of books at Frankfurt Bookfair on Sunday, I would at least buy three I saw at the Penguin booth. And maybe some others. ;)




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