Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October Mini-reviews

October isn't over yet, but I thought it best to do the mini-reviews now since November will be filled with WriMo madness! I wish I had read a few more books this month since I don't see myself doing a lot of reading in November. But to be fair, I did Beta Read two novels. That counts, right?

Anyway, here's what I read this month

Goodreads
Feedback by Robison Wells. I went to the launch Party for this book and it was awesome! I don't know if any of you have read Variant, but that book had a major cliffhanger so I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. It didn't disappoint. The tension was high throughout the entire thing and the end, even though it closed up a little, left me wanting more. I highly recommend it!
Proof I was there, with Shelly Brown, and Marion Jensen.

Goodreads
Nightingale by David Farland. I'm going to be doing a special review for this in a few days, but I will say this - Awesome!











Goodreads
Legion by Brandon Sanderson. Okay so this was a Novella, but still worth talking about. It was so good that when it was over, I was crying. Half becasue the ending was powerful and half because I really did not want it to end. The Mistborn novels are long! How did Sanderson get away with a Novella? I need more, Sanderson, you hear me? I'm going to come knocking on your door!! (okay so I'm a little crazy, but really, it was that good.)







Goodreads
The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson. I couldn't just stop with Mistborn. Too many questions were left unanswered. Although I know there's another book, I hadn't expected to be left with even MORE question. You'd think 600 large pages with small print would quell some of the curiousness. Here's the brilliant thing about Sanderson, he has a way of making you think you know what exactly is going on. But the truth blindsides you every time. Masterful writing. Some of the best twists I have ever read. I could guess J. K. Rowling's pattern after a couple of books, but I have a harder time picking his out. Some of them I can guess, but others really give me goosebumps. If you haven't read this series yet, get on it!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've never been to a book launch-- how fun! Thanks for sharing the books. I'm always on the prowl for a new, good read and it's fun to celebrate authors.

Carol Kilgore said...

I agree bloggie world is going to slow down in November. Have fun with Nano. Thanks for the mini-reviews.

Anonymous said...

I love the cover for LEGION.

Jenny S. Morris said...

Oh man, I didn't realize that Feedback was out. I must get that book. And I've very interested in what Nightingale is about. The cover is beautiful!

Samantha May said...

I've only been to cyber book launches :D

November is going to be awfully boring around here...actually, it will be quite busy for me. I think I'm in a different blog hop each week!

Happy Halloween!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cool you got to go for the launch party.

Kelley Lynn said...

ACK! Variant is on my TBR list and now he has the sequel out! Gosh I'm behind.

Must find out how to fit in more reading.

And YES betaing TOTALLY counts for books read. At least, that's what I have to tell myself otherwise I would REALLY be slacking on reading. Haha

Happy Halloween my dear!

The Golden Eagle said...

Awesome that you got to go to the launch party for Feedback. That must have been exciting. :)

Morgan said...

Ohhhh... fun stuff here, J. Love it. And I wish I had time to read everything! Love the pic!

Donna K. Weaver said...

And I've read ALL these books! Can't you see Legion being made into a TV series?

Shallee said...

The Mistborn trilogy is AMAZING. And all those other books are high on my to-read list! Thanks for the mini-reviews. :)

Tara Tyler said...

how do you read so much so fast?!

sanderson is a great writer but i dont want to cry!
feedback is my next read! variant = supremo!
and nightingale is going on tbr list

thx!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

WOW! You are a super fast reader. I'm happy with a book a month.

Deirdre said...

I wish I'd been able to read four books last month- just a meager two...but maybe I'll catch up! These all sound great! I love hearing writers/readers real opinions! Cheers!

Lynn(e) Schmidt said...

I hadn't heard of any of these books...I may need to look into them...

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

It's so exciting when you find books to be ... excited about! Thanks for sharing these.