Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

I have only read the beginning of this book which I found online at Usually, I just wait for the book to come out, but after devouring the book description, I just had to read as much as I could. The book has piqued my interest and made me want to steal an ARC from someone....anyone! If only I could get my hands on this book. I have been worrying what will become of the self proclaimed "big, bloated sausage". Will she be able to trust her new husband? Will she like her new home? How will she learn to be queen? Is she going to be able to find happiness in her new life far from those she loves? I am anxiously awaiting the release of this book (unless someone takes pity on me and gives me their copy).

This picture is what I pictured Elisa's wedding terno to look like.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Left Me Wanting More...

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

After reading this book, I want to know more. More about each character's history, more about Lorien, more about why information has been kept from the Garde, more about their mission.

Some of these points have started to irritate me. (Why don't the Cepan tell the Garde more about what is going on?!?) Having your warriors working with little to no information about their mission really doesn't make any sense. I would like to see more dialog instead of internal thought description.

I didn't feel that there was any real forward movement in their mission until the last couple of pages. It felt more like several steps back with a tiny step forward at the end. The author (or publisher) must be planning on making this a long series at the rate they are progressing or are going to completely disappoint with a quick wrap-up.

In spite of my previous statements, I still enjoyed reading this book and would definitely recommend it to others. It is a fun, fast, easy read with lots of action and intrigue (towards the end).