Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April Mini-Reviews

First, let me assure everyone that I found a solution to my plot problem. My mom came over for dinner on Sunday night. Boy am I glad she is Trekkie and a Superman fan. I don't want to give my book away so that's the only hint you're getting ;) (oh yes, that and my plot has NOTHING to do with Adam and Eve)

If you haven't read any of my other review posts I'll just let you know that my goal this year is to read a book a week. I've read 22 books so far this year and there have only been 17 weeks in the year, so I'm doing pretty good!

I couldn't read MATCHED without reading CROSSED now could I? I know a lot of people who were disappointed in this book. I mean, she kind of already chose her match didn't she? Yes and no. I actually enjoyed this book. I think it was good that her and Ky had issues. How could we know their love is real if it isn't tested in the most strenuous way? I don't think she picked Xander at all. She just needs to explore her options and make the best choice for her. No fault in that!

I personally loved this book, but be warned, not everyone did.




Oh how I have loved the Artemis Fowl series. each book has new level of genius that surprises me every time. As I picked up each book I thought, is this going to be same old Artemis book? And it never was. The characters arch smoothly and each story line is unique and unpredictable. The eighth and final book comes out in June. I can't wait!









This book was lovely. Shannon Hale never ceases to amaze me with her wit and suspense. I laughed through 75% and bit my nails through the 25%. She is a master story teller who knows how to pull at your heart Strings. Midnight in Austenland is a must read!

 I already gave you a glimpse into what I think of Across the Universe. Other people told me it would happen, but now I can say for certian that I am in love with Science Fiction again! Both books blew my mind. Even though I've a read other books since these ones, I'm still thinking about these ones. That's a good sign!





Another month past and another excellent set of books devoured. Keep reading, my friends, and find your mind expanded. I know I have!

What did you read in April?


18 comments:

Annalisa Crawford said...

I'm glad you've sorted your plot problem!

I read Death Comes to Pemberley - and I'm very disappointed. But I've learnt to read the reviews BEFORE I buy, not after I've read - I could have saved my money!

Kelley Lynn said...

I just finished Across the Universe and am on to A Million Suns. I picked them up because I heard they were good (they are!) and my current MS is Science Fiction so I wanted to see what else was out there.

Good stuff, that's what's out there ;)

Tasha Seegmiller said...

Variant kept me guessing and then threw in twists when I thought I figured it out, Oppression was a fun read with a new twist on the Greek gods, The Fault in our Stars moved me in a way I hadn't experienced in years, Hate List is shocked and amazed me.

Emily R. King said...

I still need to read Beth Revis's books. They're on the list!

M.J. Fifield said...

I didn't love Crossed. Of course, I didn't love Matched either.

I haven't read either of Beth Revis's books but I hear such good things about them at every turn, I'm going to have to do something about that.

David P. King said...

What a great selection you read last month! My bro-in-law keeps telling me to read Artemis Fowl, so I probably will soon. :)

Carolyn V said...

Wow! A book a week is amazing! I'm trying to get in a book a month. ;)

Great reviews there are some on there that I haven't read yet. I'm getting a bigger tbr pile!

Leigh Covington said...

I love to read! I enjoyed Crossed and can't wait for Reached to come out. The others are on my list. I really want to read them. They sound great! Thanks for the reviews and I'm glad you got your plot problem figured out! Whoo-hoo!

Angela V. Cook said...

Yeah . . . to be honest, I thought Crossed was one of the worst books I've ever read :-/ I'm actually surprised I finished it. I think the only reason I didn't stop reading was because I REALLY liked Matched, and so I kept thinking Crossed HAD to get better, but . . . ugh. I thought the writing was beautiful, but the plot? Not so much. Across the Universe was another one I couldn't get through--but that was totally a it's-not-the-book-its-me thing. I don't like [reading] science fiction, but everyone kept raving about it, so I thought I'd give it a try. It just wasn't my thing.

I love reading your reviews :o) And I'm so amazed by how fast you read--with two kids at home and one on the way! :o)

Hope Roberson said...

I am one of those who didn't enjoy Crossed as much as Matched. The tone of the book changed to me, but I still read it and I will read the next one.

I read Crashed by Robin Wasserman in April, the second in the Skins Trilogy and felt the same as I did with Crossed. It's not as good as the first and the tone changed.

I'm now starting Linger by Maggie Steifvater, liking it so far, hope it holds up to the first book Shiver :)

Lady Gwen said...

I haven't read any of these, but with so much sci fi going around, I'm ready to read some. I just started Divergent :)

LynNerdKelley said...

Wow, thanks for all these book reviews. I have so many books waiting to be read and that I'm dying to read. So little time! But it's such a wonderful escape and helps me wind down at the end of a long day. A book a week sounds like a good goal.

Donna K. Weaver said...

I've got crossed but haven't had a chance to read it yet. I did talk with Ally at a signing, and she indicated the next book will have three points of view.

Tara Tyler said...

thanks for the reviews! now i know where matched came from & i will def check out midnight!

Cherie Larkins said...

I loved Across the Universe, and I really want to read A Million Suns (need to find me a copy first *looks around*). My latest read was Legend by Marie Lu. Which I read in one sitting (no kidding). :D

Lynn(e) Schmidt said...

Yay about the plot issue! Also, I really want to read Matched and Crossed....someday, someday

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

I need to read some of these uber popular YA books. So many girls gush about them that they have to be good, right? Also glad your mom could help you with your writing.

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