A few things happened on February regarding reading:
- I finally got my hands on Born Wicked!! I was waiting for this book for what it seemed forever (library queues sometimes suck).
- I ventured outside of my genre bubble of comfort. Left dystopian worlds for a more Contemporary Literature.
- I was called a book junkie….which I am very proud of.
- I also managed to read TEN books this months!! I am quite happy with that.
Reading Challenge 2014: February
Crossed is book number 2 of the Matched series by Ally Condie. Unlike the first book nothing happened here. The only climax to this book came when the main characters finally found each other but it took to long. I am not a poetry fan so their poetry references became annoying to me. Plus, I understand that they are in love but this just consumes them to the point where I was about to toss the book across the room. And I have read that Reached, the final book, is even worse.
Thirteen Reasons Why was a great change of pace. Thirteen Reasons Why tells you the story of Hanna Baker who committed suicide. But before she killed herself she made 7 different tapes. On each tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Each story is about a different person and they all have to go through the tapes and pass it along to the next person. It was a GREAT read. One of my top reads of the month.
The Hallowed Ones was also out of my comfort zone. I never thought I’d read a book about vampires but this books, well, I just had to do it. Why is this one different? Three words: Amish county, apocalypse, vampires. Yeap. It was a fun read. Definitely a must read!
Born Wicked is book one of the Cahill Witch Chronicles and I was excited to finally get my hands on it! Born Wicked takes place back in the 1900’s in the small town of Chatham (in New England). In this story we meet the Cahill sisters: Cate, Maura, and Tess who are witches. Cate has only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood. But soon she finds her late mother’s diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family’s destruction. Plus, to add a bit of romance, Cate falls for the family’s gardener: Finn Belastra. I must confess, I read the book with great expectations. Many were met but it did not make it to my favorites list.
The Lightning Thief. Well, I am surprised it took me this long to start the Percy Jackson series. If you have seen the movie you know all about Percy Jackson, a demigod, who has been wrongly accused of stealing Zeus’s Lightning. The book is so much better than movie; it is definitely action packed and things are better explained as well. Definitely a great read. One that I will, for sure, share with my boys once they are older. Now…looking forward to getting my hands on The Sea of Monsters.
Champion was the final book of the Legend series. And it was amazing! Champion follows June and Day as they try to save the Republic and their people. Now the war is being played on their footsteps, the Colonies are coming with everything they have, and some allies, to destroy the Republic. It was a action packed read which will leave you with a broken heart. This is how you say goodbye. Your heart will break, you’ll shed tears. But there will be hope.
Star Cursed. Cate is now part of the Sisterhood and has to keep up appearances. But as things start to get worse for all witches, thanks to the Brotherhood, Tess and Maura join their sister at the Sisterhood. To me, this book suffered from the second book syndrome (second book fails to deliver what the first book did). It was a good read, don’t get me wrong, but it could have been better. Although the ending, wow, if you didn’t dislike Maura by now you will hate her! Cannot wait to read book three.
Pawn is the brand new series from Aimee Carter (master mind behind my favorite book series: The Goddess Test). Pawn depicts a dystopian world were people are ranked depending on what they have to give to their country. And of course the system is flawed and completely unfair. In Pawn we meet Kitty Doe who after becoming a III has her world turned upside down as she is offered to become part of the most powerful family, the Harts. But little did she know what this entailed. Great read. Definitely recommend it. Sucks that book 2 will come out in November!
Slide is about a girl who slides into somebody else’s mind and experiences the world through that person’s eyes. This time, she sees her sister’s friend being murdered. Sounds interesting right? Well, it is sad to say that this is the kind of slow paced book where nothing happens until the very last chapters. It left me wanting more. That said, Slide is also a good and quick read for in-between books/series. Not finishing the series.
Perfect Ruin is based on Internment, a floating island in the clouds, where we meet Morgan, her best friend Pen, her betrothed Basil, her family, Thomas, Amy, Judas and a few other rebels. After the first murder in a generation, in a relatively safe place, Morgan discovers that Internment is not what it seems. I was not a fan of Lauren DeStefano’s writing. To me it felt incongruent. I often found myself rereading paragraphs to make sure I actually read what I read. It can start with one idea and soon turn into something else, all in one paragraph. Not finishing the series.