So this week, I read 4.75 books. I’m not 100% done with the last one yet, so I’m cheating a little. I did read it this week though, so I think it counts. It’s my blog, I’ll do what I want!
Title:Â The Boys of Fire and Ash
Author:Â Meaghan McIsaac
Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Publishing Information:Â 5/12/15 Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Source: ARC for Review
This book was like Lord of the Flies meets a fantasy novel. A bunch of boys grow up completely unsupervised in a hostile environment and then leave for parts unknown. Then one day a boy returns. I absolutely loved the religion in this book though. Very interesting back story and the way the history was affecting current events was well thought out.
Author:Â Lydia Kang
Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Publishing Information:Â 12/26/13 by Dial Books
Source:Â Free from TLA
This novel really reminded me of the X-Men. I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing. People with differences in their genes (mutants?) are unwanted in the general populace and hidden by one of two groups. The main characters discover this when they are in an accident that kills their father. One girl Dylia is kidnapped by rough men and drug out of the hospital. Her sister, Zelia, is then rescued and taken to a safe house for people with special abilities. Everyone had funny names. I’m definitely going to read the sequel, but I’m not sure how I felt about this book.
Author:Â Madeleine Roux
Publishing Information:Â 8/29/14 byÂ HarperCollins
This was a sequel to Asylum (which was my first review). Â I was only lukewarm on Asylum and that thread continued. It was ok. The three friends return to the college because they are still bothered by the events in the first book and trouble ensues. It seemed kind of contrived. I wasn’t thrilled by it.
Title:Â Day Shift
Author:Â Charlaine Harris
Genre:Â Paranormal, Mystery
Publishing Information:Â 5/5/15 by Ace
This is the second book in a new series, Midnight, Texas, set in the same world as the Sookie Stackhouse novels. It takes place in a very small town where everyone has secrets. In this book, Manfred Bernardo, the resident psychic, is accused of theft by the son of one his clients. The town then works to clear his name, if only to get rid of all the reporters that are snooping around. This book reveals a little more about some of the characters but not enough that I felt satisfied. The theft story came second to the characters of the town, and that’s what I really wanted to read about.
Title:Â Haven Lost
Author:Â Josh De Lioncourt
Publishing Information:Â 6/16/14 by Bookbaby
Source:Â Free for review
I’m about 70% done with this book. I’m already wanting to read a sequel. As soon as I finish it I will write a full review for the blog.
The best book I read this week was definitely Haven. Â Nothing else really wowed me. I may need to make better choices next week.