I'm finally done with my reading pile #12 and here are my thoughts on the books.
Nauti Temptress - Lora Leigh; erotic romance, #1 in the series
I was so excited to read this new book set in the Nauti world, but looking back I wish that the author would have set her new series in a new surrounding. Maybe that way things would have felt less over the top and weird. Unfortunately this book was just ok for me and I will not go on with the series.
Witch Crag - Kate Cann; dystopian, paranormal, YA, stand-alone
This was a good book for me. I enjoyed the author's precise writing style a lot and the world-building was both fascinating and startling. The book, especially the ending, was not without flaws but I still enjoyed it a lot. I will definitely check out more books by the author in the future.
Miracle in Regent Street - Ali Harris; chick lit, stand-alone
The book was lovely and nice, but there was not enough real romance for me. This was another ok book for me.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery, contemporary fiction, stand-alone
After some pages I got used to the writing style and then I enjoyed the book. But the ending was a deal breaker for me, I wanted something else, something happier for the female main character of the book.
The Sharp Time - Mary O'Connell; contemporary YA, stand-alone
This was not a book for me. I felt as if the author tried way too hard to make things especially complicated, complex and extraordinary. Less would have been more for me.
Can't buy me love - Molly O'Keefe, contemporary romance, Crooked Creek Ranch #1
I need to like the main characters in a book I read, but unfortunately I didn't like any of the characters in the book. So this was another ok book for me.
Exodus - Julie Bertagna, dystopian, #1 in the Exodus / Raging Earth trilogy
I thought that the book was set in a fascinating world, but there was something missing to make me truly fascinated by the story.
The Hallowed Ones - Laura Bickle, post-apocalyptic, YA, #1 in The Hallowed Ones
This book was a bit like "Exodus" for me, the story itself was interesting but something was missing to truly fascinate me. Right now I'm not sure if I will go on with the series or not.
Across the Great Barrier - Patricia Wrede; fantasy, YA, #2 in the Frontier Magic trilogy
This is another highlight from this reading pile. Just as with the first book in the trilogy I was fascinated by the world, the magic and the characters. And once again I enjoyed the very engaging writing style a lot. The third book in the trilogy is already out and I can't wait to read it.
Have you already read one of the books? Did you like it?