I'm finally done with my "Reading pile #17" and all in all it was a ok to good one. My three highlights of the pile are "Tarnished", "Knit one, kill two" and "Tiger's Voyage". The first is a steampunk adult novel, the second a cozy mystery and the third is #3 in a fantasy YA series. I'm happy that my favourite books are this time so different from each other and that they are all part of series. That means that there are many more books waiting to be read by me. :)
The books on my #17 reading pile were
♥ Tarnished - Karina Cooper
steampunk, adult, #1 in the St. Croix Chronicles
A great start into the series. You get a smart heroine with a complex, at times shady past. A heroine who is by day part of society and at night something like a bounty hunter. A heroine with very interesting inner thoughts who is finding herself in a situation that couldn't be more serious. Plus there are many secrets and this dark, dangerous and delicious man - what more do you want? Book #2 is already ordered and I'm very excited to go on with reading.
Falling Kingdoms - Morgan Rhodes
fantasy, YA, #1 in the Falling Kingdoms series
The writing style and the pacing of the book were good, but unfortunately I din't like any of the main characters. I have to like at least some of the characters to enjoy a book and that didn't happen with "Falling Kingdoms". In the end this was an ok book.
A deal to die for - Josie Belle
cozy mystery, adult, #2 in the A Good Buy Girls Mystery series
I want my cozy mysteries to be very cozy, lovely and without any hint of love/interest triangles. But unfortunately that's exactly what was included in "A deal to die for". Another ok book.
Supernaturally - Kiersten White
paranormal, YA, #2 in the Paranormalcy series
I loved "Paranormalcy", book #1 in the series, but this second book brought me nothing new. It was one of this typical middle books in a trilogy that is pretty much redundant. I will still go on with the series and read the last book, even though this novel was just ok.
♥ Knit one, kill two - Maggie Sefton
cozy mystery, adult, #1 in the Knitting Mystery series
Another highlight from this reading pile. From the first pages on loved the characters, the town the book is set in and the writing style. I enjoyed this book from beginning to end and would recommend it to all readers of cozy mysteries and those who want to give the genre a try. Book #2 in th series is already ordered and I'm very excited to get & read it.
Chapter & Hearse - Lorna Barrett
cozy mystery, adult, #4 in the Booktown Mystery series
This book should have been perfect for me, but it just wasn't for me. :( I couldn't connect to the characters or the writing style.
Sanctum - Sarah Fine
Urban Fantasy, YA, #1 in the Guards of the Shadowlands series
This book could have been fantastic, but the characters were never be allowed to become more than flat cardboard characters. Plus the author seemed to go through a big, fat checklist of things typical for YA book and included pretty much everything of it in the book. I was a bit disappointed by "Sanctum" and will not go on with the series.
♥ Tiger's voyage - Colleen Houck
paranormal, YA, #3 in the Tiger Saga
A book that is part of a series that is famous for its love triangle, how scould that work for me? I don't know how, but omg did it work for me! I loved the writing style and the world building. Both sucked me into the story and entertained me so much. Even the love triangle somehow worked for me and I can't wait to read the other books in this quartet.
13 to life - Shannon Delany
paranormal, YA, #1 in the 13 to life series
Both the author's writing style and the first half of the book worked for me. However I lost a bit of interest in the second half and was not happy with how the female main character acted from time to time. I wanted her to get more angry because of certain events, I wanted her to be a bit stronger. I'm not sure if I will go on with the series, but I definitely plan to get and read "Weather Witch" once the book is available.