Friday, April 18, 2014

Reading Update (18/4/13)

Aaaaand it's time for another update.
I don't really have anything to say.
Except that I recommend everyone read this deleted interlude from Words of Radiance. Don't worry, you don't need to have read ANY of Sanderson's works to read this (although it does have slightly more meaning if you've read WoR). It's extremely clever and just some really excellent writing- so I do recommend you read it. It's quite short- only a few paragraphs.
Anyway, onto the update!

First Read

Red Rising by Pierce Brown- 5 Stars
Dude. This book is brutal.

Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg- 4 Stars
Well, they don't stay friends. Totally not a spoiler because they tell you on the first page. Basically anyway. The two of them do this cool narration thing throughout, and it's so obvious they end up together.

A Scanner Darkly by Philip K Dick- 3 Stars
The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker- 4 Stars
Me Since You by Laura Wiess- 5 Stars. Reviewed
Starling by Fiona Paul- 5 Stars. Reviewed

Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost- 4 Stars
Alienated by Melissa Landers- 4 Stars
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz- 5 Stars + Incredible. Reviewed
Tease by Amanda Maciel- 5 Stars. Reviewed
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson- 4 Stars
Something Real by Heather Demetrios- 5 Stars + Incredible
The Taking by Kimberly Derting- 4 Stars. Reviewed

Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson- 5 Stars + Incredible + Favourite
FINALLY GOT THIS READ. And good thing too, I was starting to get Sanderson withdrawal symptoms. Oh man, I love this series. It's just so well developed, and all the characters are so interesting and THE TWISTS UPON TWISTS.

How They Met, and Other Stories by David Levithan- 4 Stars
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski- 5 Stars. Reviewed
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton- 5 Stars + Incredible. Reviewed

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon- 5 Stars + Incredible

Have you read anything interesting lately?