Got 4 books on the go at the moment as I’m in a conflicted mood.
Started War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (I LOVED Anna K and so I have exceptionally high hopes for this one once I’m done blundering my way through understanding who is who and the complex Russian names.
Finders Keepers- Stephen King. Quite unusually this series is more thriller than horror and I am enjoying this better than the first one but not as great as his horror stuff in my opinion but we will see.
Bazaar of Bad Dreams- Just finished reading the first story in this collection of short stories ‘Mile 81’ A promising start but I do prefer Kings novels ultimately.
The King Series-Tawdra Kandle. An urban fantasy series of sorts. My new favourite obsession / genre as you’ll have seen from a previous post. Is very good reading so far!
Another freebie. Not a great one though. 2 Stars only.
So the mystery that the author creates is reasonable and peaked my interest a bit. The story is about Grace, a PI who has a mystery of her own to solve. However i really didn’t like the protagonist. She was ditzy, boring and didn’t seem to know what she was doing even as an amateur PI.
I also didn’t like the other main character Minnie, she was just so unnecessarily ‘shouty’ or abrasive I guess that it just became old real quick.
The writing was okay, I could have kept reading but in the end the dislike for both characters made it so I just didn’t want to.
Loved this book and now love this author. This was a 5 star read for me. I absolutely loved it.
I loved the writing style mostly, that is what kept me turning the pages. It was addictive! The plot was great and kept me liking the book even though I wasn’t a massive fan of the main character who I don’t think we were ever seriously meant to like.
It also makes you think. Think about the consequences of even a little lie. I would say this book is fairly though provoking as well as being just awesome!
A perfect psychological thriller and I will be reading the rest of this authors work.
Started 2nd of April, finish date (well, DNF date 18th April), this is so slow for me so shows what a steaming pile of crap this book really was for me!
I love TMI series. It’s probably the best series I’ve ever read and so wanting to get hold of everything my newfound favourite author had written, I picked up this one. I read the clockwork angel in its entirety and wasn’t particularly keen on it, slow, unlikeable characters. I rated it 2 stars. As I bought the trilogy though, I thought I’d persevere and see whether it got any better I.e Tessa became more likeable (she didn’t and I didn’t like her at all), Will became nicer (nope, still the same asshole he was in the previous.l book) or whether the plot became better (it didn’t),
I just can’t find the words to describe how much I HATE this series compared to TMI. Makes my blood boil I wasted time on cardboard cutouts and thin plots which have no substance.
I’m binning them. Binning them all.
Soooooooo I really wanted to like this one. I really did especially since Stephen King seemed to rate it and he is of course my favourite author. To be totally honest though, I got to a 106 pages in and no, I didn’t like it.
My problem with it was it was so incredibly slow. Nothing really seemed to be happening and it was just boring and a real chore to pick up. I also didn’t particularly like the characters and the main character with her history, seriously, what a weirdo!
The writing was fine, no problem with that and it was fairly readable apart from the bore factor which I describe above.
Not for me I’m afraid. I need faster paced books. This just didn’t get me turning the pages at all and wasn’t fast paced enough for me.
I used to be a bit of a book snob. The only thing I really liked to read was Stephen King. I would never have previously even dreamt of reading paranormal romancy type stuff. It just wouldn’t happen.
I don’t know how it happened but one day, I became less of a book snob and became far more open minded. Reading books like this one below, is now the result and I can’t believe it myself but have to admit, Paranormal stuff is fast becoming my favourite genre!
I picked this one up for free last year and forgot all about it until yesterday. I made a conscious rather OCD decision to actually READ all the books I have on my Kindle before buying anymore. This was right up the top, so I started it, not really expecting too mucg if I’m honest.
But, just one word. WOW.
This book was freakin’ awesome! The characterisation, the plot, the writing, everything was awesome. I loved it.
So the moral of the story I guess, is not to judge a book by its cover. I am staying open minded.