Wednesday, September 5, 2012

August Mini-Reviews

August started out as a great month for reading. My goal of a book a week was shattered by the end of the second week in the month. Of course, things got a little crazy at the end of the month and I didn't read anything else, but I had my baby yesterday and now I have late night feedings keeping me up with a good book ;) Onto the reviews -

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Not Your Average Fairy Tale by Chantele Sedgwick. I bought this because Chantele is awesome and the book sounded like it was right up my alley. It was even more than that. I love the world Chantele built and I totally fell in love with characters. Hey Chantele, I better hear you writing because I'm dying for the next book!






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Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian. If you've been following this blog for a while you know that I've made my way through the other seven Artemis Fowl books slowly but surely. I happen to have impeccable timing because The Last Guardian is the final fowl installment and what an ending it was. It made me laugh and cry and ponder and hope for the characters in way reminiscent of the ending of A Series of Unfortunate Events. Once again, Eoin Colfer is brilliant!





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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Okay, I know I'm way behind the curve on this one. It seems like everyone and their dog has already partaken of the joy and tragedy that is this book. But better late than never, eh? I'll admit that I put off reading this for some time because everyone said it made them cry, plus I heard there were swear words scattered throughout and other things that I usually avoid in a book. But people kept writing about how wonderful it is. Even though I was hesitant, I'm glad I didn't pass it up. What a tragic and beautiful and beautifully written book. If you're in the mood to read something that makes you feel. Pick up this book!




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Endlessly by Kiersten White. I loved the first two books in this series.I love the character and her pink loving, bleeping fun personality. But this book. I don't know what it was. It dragged on for me. I felt like she was trying to wrap every last detail up and by so doing it was more a book of let's get everything done rather than let's enjoy this character's journey. That's not to say I hated the book, it just felt like it could have been cut way back. I actually would have loved to have the ending open just a little more. It almost felt like the character's life was over. I still think the series is worth a read, this just wasn't my favorite of the three.


 

That was it for this month, what did you read in August?
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