Friday, August 3, 2012

July Mini-Reviews

It's a new month, and time for a new round of Mini-Reviews. I didn't quite read a book a week in July (partial bed rest issues have interfered)  but I didn't do too bad considering all of my pregnancy problems.  (Two more weeks and this baby can be born safe and sound!)

Partials by Dan Wells was a new twist on a lot of dystopian novels that are already out there. I would almost classify this book as science fiction instead. The characters were really strong and the plot kept me turning pages. A must read for anyone worried about genocide via incurable disease. 


Surrender by Elana Johnson. I was a little worried when I read that this was a companion novel to Possession and not a direct sequel. I loved Jag and Vi, and I really did not want to leave their story line. Those feelings promptly disappeared once I was in the heads of Gunner and Raine. In fact, the more I read the more I liked the characters and I would even go as far as to say I like these characters more. We still find out what happens to Jag and Vi and get a new set of character to care about in the world. Although my one complaint is another cliff hanger ending. Good thing Elana announced that there will be a book three. I can't wait.

Change of Heart by Roseanne Wilkins. This isn't my usual read. I normally stick with the genre I write (YA sci-fi & fantasy) and I very rarely read LDS novels even though I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Roseanne is a good friend and neighbor of mine who agreed to help me edit my MS so I helped edit hers. I read this book without the last 5 or 6 chapters. It KILLED me. I had to know what happened next. Luckily (almost a year later) Roseanne finished the story and gave me a copy. Thank goodness she did, I was dying not knowing what happened to Christina. Great characters and an even better suspense/love story. If you're LDS, pick this one up, you won't regret it! 

That was it for the month of July. Hopefully I'll do better this month. If this baby comes then I'm sure I'll have plenty of late night feedings in which to read.

What was the best book you read last month?

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