19 September 2012

I'm reading next ... and you #2 - conclusion post

I read the books I showed you and talked about in "I'm reading next ... and you #2" and now I want to talk about them a bit.

The girl who circumnavigated fairyland in a ship of her own making - Catherynne M. Valente
fantasy, YA
This book is set in a magical world in which a young girl, who longs for adventure, finally finds it. There is a book-loving dragon in the book, need I say more? The world the author created was magical and beautiful, but the long sentences and the intricate set structure made it hard for me to get into a good reading flow.

Dark Inside - Jeyn Roberts
Apocalypse, YA
First came the earthquakes, then mayhem, murder and rage. This sounds like a great premise. But unfortunately the book didn't make me feel enough. The bad things that were going on didn't touch me, this was in the end an ok book for me. Check it out if you like dark and harsh books.

Runaway - Wendelin van Draanen
contemporary, YA
This is the story of Holly, she's a runaway and trying to come to terms with her past and life. This sounds like a very emotional story. And I'm happy to report that it was an emotional and good story. The journal entries that tell the story of Holly were powerful and they felt real. Wendelin van Drannen is an YA author everybody should give a try (Try "Runaway" or  "The Running Dream").

The Glimpse - Claire Merle
dystopian, YA
This novel is about a world in which people are put in two categories, the Pures and the Crazies. And it's about Ana, who finds out that she is not a Pure. The concept of the world sounds fascinating. I don't know why, but I couldn't connect to the story and the characters, what happened to them didn't fascinate or touch me. This was another ok book for me.

Widow's web - Jennifer Estep
#7 in the Elemental Assassin series. Urban Fantasy, adult
A new book with Gin Blanco, that's all you need to know to buy and read it. ;) Another good book in the series, the plot was not my favourite (Owen's ex appeared and that created some major issues), but still I enjoyed the fast-paced scenes and the new developments.

Miss Hillary schools a scoundrel - Samantha Grace
historical romance, adult
A heiress v. a scoundrel, this kind of book always works for me. I enjoyed the book, but didn't care enough about the main characters to really like it.

So yes, once again most of the books I read in the last days were just ok for me. Lately it's hard for a book to touch me and make me love it. Maybe one of the next books I picked up will be fantastic.


  1. It's sad that "The Climpse" was just okay...that's one of the books I was thinking about but I think it's not one I will buy in the next time. ;)

    1. If you wan to I can send you my copy. It's still in a very good condition. Just send me your address is you want it.

  2. Oh, I really liked the Story about Ana (The Glimpse) alltough I think I know why people don't get the connection to her - she's so self-controlled and show's only Glimpses of her true self. But the Part at Three Mill was imo great stuff and of this psychological creepiness I love about dystopian stories.
    I'll think Dark Inside is also worth a try

    1. Good to hear that you enjoyed "The Glimpse. I always like to hear from readers who liked books I struggled with.

  3. Hi!

    I was about to borrow the book "The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making" in the library, but I decided to look for a review of it first, to make sure it's worth reading...

    Btw, how long does it take you to read all these books? ^^*

    Happy reading!

    1. If you like long, intricate sentences then give the book a try, unfortunately it's not a writing style I like that much. But others love it.

      I read about one book a day, sometimes it takes me two days to read a book. I'm a fast reader.

      Happy Reading!




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