I read fast. Like, super-fast. A book or two a day fast (when I have time, that is). Because of that superpower, I’m always behind on my reviews, with no chance of ever catching up…except if I do a bunch of short reviews at a time and, taking inspiration from Twitter, do it in just 140 characters. Now, I’m not the first or only one to do this–check out Karen @ For What It’s Worth’s Short and Tweet reviews and TweetViews run by three librarians.
The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #1) by Erika Johansen (YA Fantasy, 448 pages, July 2014, HarperCollins)
Liked a lot–has epic potential BUT lack of/confusing worldbuilding (modern or middle ages? Dunno); 19 yo (so not YA) MC self esteem issues.
Half a King (Shattered Sea #1) by Joe Abercrombie (YA Fantasy, 352 pages, July 2014, Del Rey)
Dark, gray world w/ a pitiful, challenging young king. Well-written but lacking the joy I usually look for. Still, highly enjoyed this one.
Black Rook (Cornerstone Run Trilogy #1) by Kelly Meade (Paranormal Romance, July 2014, Penguin/InterMix)
Good but lacking wow factor. Spicy, forbidden attraction btw Brynn and Rook. Interesting werewolfy world that I’ll probably return to.
Andromeda’s Fall (The Prequel Legion Series #1) by William C. Dietz (Science Fiction, 352 pages, December 2012, Ace Hardcover)
Highly enjoyable space opera as princess becomes warrior in hiding who can hold her own against upcoming foes. More like this, please?
Memory of Water by Emmi Itäranta (Science Fiction/Dystopia, 272 pages, June 2014, Harper Voyager)
Different than usual fare yet more than expected. Intriguing premise w/ Finnish tea master and lack of water. Disconcerting ending.
Crimson Veil (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #15) by Yasmine Galenorn (Urban Fantasy, 287 pages, January 2014, Jove)
Think I’m done w/ this series. Enjoyed the sisters but it’s too much. Where’s the HEA, for god’s sake? Been battling same bad guys forever.
The Tinker King (The Unnaturalists #2) by Tiffany Trent (YA SciFi Steampunk, 320 pages, February 2014, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Intriguing world but soggy second book. Didn’t anyone teach these kids about communication? And what happened to the Elementals?
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