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Monday, May 22, 2017

May Check-in, Day 22

I've moved a few things around and bumped some to June... some of which I might actually get to this month, but we will have to see. :)  My plan isn't set in stone... but I am doing REALLY awesome thing month!  13 books finished already!!!

Remaining on list:
Cast in Hellfire by S.M. Reine
Cast in Faefire by S.M. Reine
A Killer Harvest by Paul Cleave (ARC)
something in physical form at the beach at the end of the month

Started/In Progress:
The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong
The Encore Effect by Mark Sanborn

Finished so far:
Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
The Circle by Dave Eggers
Cold Reign by Faith Hunter
Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Child (ARC)
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
Catch a Tiger by the Tail by Charlie Cochet
Broken by Kelley Armstrong
No Time Like the Past by Jodi Taylor
The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
What Could Possibly Go Wrong? by Jodi Taylor
Bitter Thirst by S.M. Reine
Cast in Angelfire by S.M. Reine
Indexing by Seanan McGuire 

Didn't read/DNFed: 
MOVING TO JUNE:
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Sticks & Stones by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux
Redemption Song by Craig Schaefer
Lies, Damned Lies, and History by Jodi Taylor

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Review: Cast in Angelfire

Cast in Angelfire Cast in Angelfire by S.M. Reine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While that twist was pretty damned obvious the whole time, I like the story that Reine is setting up with so many players from her larger world making appearances.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Review: The Well of Ascension

The Well of Ascension The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I think I'll settle on 3.5 stars for this one.

I love most of Sanderson's work, and I really enjoyed the first Mistborn novel. I'm not surprised by the fact that the last 20% was the most entertaining -- that's a typical Sanderson thing. But so much of this one felt like "lather rinse repeat" before anything got done. Vin goes out into the mist, meets Watcher, talks to kandra, returns to Keep Venture. Elend and team discuss the future of the city, and deal with two armies/siege. Vin goes out into the mist... you get the idea.

The end did make me excited to read the next one, which is good, because when I started this one the first time, I barely made a dent before I put it down and then couldn't bring myself to come back to it. I think book three will be easier to pick up and finish the first time.

Those middle-of-a-trilogy books tend to be this way. :)

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

May Check-in, Day 11

Making some excellent progress this month so far!  Tower Teams challenge has started, so I'm in banshee reading mode and trying to tear through as many as I can.  I'm also doing a much better job of reading what I'm in the mood for at the moment, even if it doesn't stick to my plan or with what I "have" to read, which is making the books fly by even faster!

Remaining on list:
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
A Killer Harvest by Paul Cleave (ARC)
Bitter Thirst by S.M. Reine
Indexing by Seanan McGuire
Sticks & Stones by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux
Cast in Angelfire by S.M. Reine

Started/In Progress:
No Time Like the Past by Jodi Taylor
The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson

Finished so far:
Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
The Circle by Dave Eggers
Cold Reign by Faith Hunter
Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Child (ARC)
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
Catch a Tiger by the Tail by Charlie Cochet
Broken by Kelley Armstrong

Didn't read/DNFed:

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Review: Broken

Broken Broken by Kelley Armstrong
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I totally would have given this 4.5 stars instead of 3.5 if the protagonists had spotted the VERY obvious villain right away, like I did. ;)

Fun entry into the series, and a welcome revisit to Elena's POV.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Review: Every Heart a Doorway

Every Heart a Doorway Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My complaint would be that it was too short, and that, while the ending was satisfying, it left me way too desperate for more. So, in short, it was typical Seanan McGuire.

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Review: Catch a Tiger by the Tail

Catch a Tiger by the Tail Catch a Tiger by the Tail by Charlie Cochet
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Meh. It was entertaining, and nice to see Ethan and Calvin's story... but this series has started to feel forced.

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