Wednesday, January 9, 2013

December Mini-reviews

Last year I made a goal to read a book a week - 52 books in total. It was a long, but enjoyable, road and I'm proud to say that I accomplished that goal, +1. Although  didn't read much in December with Holiday craziness I got a couple of excellent books in.

Goodreads
Seaweed by Elle Strauss. I really love Elle's clockwise serious so I thought I'd love this book too. Let me first say the writing was fun and cute, but I just cannot do mermaid stories. I have a hard suspending my disbelief enough to think that two legs can become a tail. But if you have no problem with that, and you like mermaids, you'll love this book.








Goodreads
The Secret Life of Sparrow Delaney by Suzanne Harper. This was another salvage read from the SLC library (for the story see this post) and another one that I am so glad I saved. Guys, I totally think Ghost Whisper's are fakes, but this book had me believing! Amazing writing, strong characters, and a little (just a simdge) of romance to boot. Cute, fun, read.








Kelley's blog
Fraction of Stone by Kelley Lynn. If you don't know Kelley hop over to her blog and follow right now, becasue she is all kinds of awesome! I actually had the chance to read her first chapter once, and it was amazing to see how to she changed it. I was seriously blown away from page 1. Rydan is my new favorite book crush. Seriously, I rooted for him through the whole book (even when he was an idiot) and totally fell in love. The ending about killed me! I can't wait for the next book. (Do you need another CP Kelley?) I was lucky enough to win the ARC to this, so you can't partake in the awesomeness yet. But it will be out on March 21st and I recommend purchasing it for your immediate inhalation.






That does it for last month. Stay tuned next week for my 300 followers giveaway that might just include an ARC mentioned above :)

31 comments:

Cassie Mae said...

I'm gonna have to fight you for Rydan. I still dream about him sweating on me while holding up a pile of rocks. Gah!

David P. King said...

Ah! Lucky! I want to read Fraction of Stone, too! Guess I'll just have to be a good boy and buy it in March. :)

Anonymous said...

You are a zippy reader. I try to avoid setting a numerical book goal-- too much external pressure. But I always have at least one or two books going. Great list.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Kelley is all sorts of awesome! Is there anything that gal can't do?

ilima said...

I can't wait to read Fraction of Stone! These are great reviews.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Fun reads. I have Seaweed but haven't read it yet, but I read the first Clockwise book and enjoyed it. I've got Fraction on my to-read list.

kmckendry said...

Those all look like great books! I'll have to add Seaweed and Fraction of Stone to my To Read list.

Kelley Lynn said...

Ah! Jennie! Thank you SO much for the kind review. Seriously, when you posted you had the review up my heart sped so fast I almost passed out. I want the reviews. I want honest reviews, but of course I want people to love it too. So to read that you did makes me SO happy :)

Thanks a million babe! And a girl can never have too many CPs. We should trade work for sure! If you've got something you'd like me to read, send it on over!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing these books. I love reading short snippets of new books. I'm not sure where I stand on the whole mermaid story thing...maybe one day I'll try writing something like that if I can find a fresh perspective.

Jenny S. Morris said...

Cassie really will fight you for Rydan. LOL. I love Rydan too and the ending KILLED me. I emailed Kelley and was like, REALLY??? LOL. Can't wait for the next book.

The other 2 books look great, I'll have to check them out.

prerna pickett said...

i love mermaid stories! thanks for the rec

Jessie Humphries said...

great reviews. Wow, I totally want to read Fraction of Stone now.

Carrie-Anne said...

That's great that your library let people save books from the dumpster. I wonder if any of my local libraries have that opportunity.

Sparrow Delaney might be my kind of read, since I love ghost stories.

Emily R. King said...

I liked Seaweed too. And Fraction of Stone will be a good read. I just know it!

Rena said...

I'm so excited for Fraction of Stone! I really cannot wait. Thanks for the reviews.

Nicole said...

Haven't read any of these yet. Thanks for sharing the reviews!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wish I had time to read a book a week.
Three hundred followers - congratulations!

Tyrean Martinson said...

They sound like fun books, especially Seaweed. I'm not saying I believe in mermaids but they are fun to dream about.

Nick Wilford said...

So chuffed for Kelley! Looks like this will be one worth waiting for.

Leigh Covington said...

I totally agree on Kelley's book! LOVE IT! And I haven't had a chance to check out the others, so thanks for the reviews! Always great to find a new book to get excited about! :)

Rachel Morgan said...

Well, this post and its comments certainly made me want to read Fraction of Stone! Thanks for sharing your thoughts :-)

Peaches Ledwidge said...

Congrats - 300 followers.

Haven't read Kelly's work - looking forward to doing so.

I haven't read the others either - trying to do more pleasure reading this year.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Oh I hope it's Fraction of Stone. Congrats on reaching the big 300.

Tammy Theriault said...

where you find the time, unless you're a speed reader. wow, congrats on making your goal!!

Lynn(e) Schmidt said...

I'm so impressed you read a book a week! Especially with the pregnancy and all! J.A. you're my hero!

Shannon Lawrence said...

I've never looked at why I'm not particularly into mermaid books, but I do know there was one floating around blogs that sounded really good, and now I can't remember what it was. Splash was one of my favorite movies as a kid, though, so I do have a bit of fondness for mermaids. Madison was even one of the names I thought about naming my daughter!

These books sound good. You certainly sell Rydan!!

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

Krista McLaughlin said...

Those all sound like good books! I'm jealous you already got to read Fraction of Stone - it sounds good!

michelle said...

Great reviews.
Fraction Of Stone has been all over BloggyVille in the past weeks.

Tara Tyler said...

yay for kelley! cant wait for this book!
the others look good too.
congrats! 52 books is amazing to me!

Tara Tyler said...

looks fabulous!

Misha Gericke said...

Congrats on achieving your goal! And on 300 follows. Here's to the next 300. :-)