21 May 2015

Reading: Red Rising and The Eighth Day



When a book starts with a map I'm always excited for more, but with "Red Rising" by Pierce Brown this excitement was lost pretty quickly, because nothing in the book besides the map worked for me. I will tell you more about it in my next "Read" post, but I can already share with you that I had major issues with the writing style and the characters, just not my kind of book.

Now I'm concentrating on the last three books from my latest reading pile. I'm reading "The Eighth Day" by Dianne K. Salerni right now and so far I like the book. The protagonists and the story in general are a bit younger than I thought they would be, but that's ok. I like that Salerni manages to adapt her writing style when writing for a younger age group. I'm not sure if everything that is going on will make sense to me, but that's also ok. The book looks like a quick read and I plan to finish it today. If you haven't read anything by the author before I recommend starting with "The Caged Graves", I love the book. 


Next I will be reading "White Trash Zombie Apocalypse" by Diana Rowland and I hope that this book will be a wild ride full of lough out loud moments. And then the monster of a book that is "The Book of Life" by Deborah Harkness is waiting for me. The book is the third and last book in the "A Discovery of Witches" series, I loved #1, thought that #2 was ok and hope that the series will get an amazing finale. 


What are you reading?

4 comments:

  1. I get so excited about maps as well! It's always a lovely indication that you're heading into a fantasy world

    Steph - http://nourishmeclean.blogspot.com

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    1. Exactly, maps are always a big plus, especially when they are beautifully drawn.

      Happy Reading!

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  2. I love maps, it is the sign of a fantastic read! I had never heard of White Trash Zombie Apocalypse but I love the title, may have to look it up! Happy reading!

    Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings

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    1. The title and cover of the first book in the White Trash Zombie series made me immediately interested in the book, you don't see something like it that often.

      Happy Reading!

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