Saturday, February 25, 2012

Winter's Passage

Winter's Passage (Iron Fey, #1.5) I was very glad that I realized Winter's Passage was an in-between novella. I can only praise this addition. It was well written and exciting!

The Iron King

The Iron King (Iron Fey, #1) I was compelled to read this by a young adult I met through one of my favorite author's twitter page. We both loved the other author's work and were beside ourselves trying to determine what to read next. Normally I would expect a book about Faeries and Talking Trees to be a bit out of my reach. It just didn't sound to me like something I would enjoy. Perhaps I was trying to tie all books magical to Harry Potter. How unfair to any author.

After my new friend finished the book, she made me promise to read it. I picked it up and told myself I wasn't going to like it. I would soon find out this was incorrect. I did feel that some of it was slow at first, but looking back I agree that everything I found to be a bit boring, were actually very important. Once I told myself that these creatures are fantasy and completely dived into the entire scene, I found it very enticing.

Hunger Games

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)Since I've last posted I have finished Hunger Games. I kept throwing this title to the back of my mind as it did not seem like something I would be interested in reading. After seeing the movie trailer and so many of my adult friends posting about the series, I decided to give it a try.

Ok, so I admit it...I was hooked from the 1st page. I loved how it jumped right into the story. So many times books take too long to make an impression as to what the current plot is. Collins engages the reader from the beginning and includes only pertinent historical information when it is necessary. It is a story of political retaliation, self-discovery, and family. I enjoyed it immensely.

Friday, February 3, 2012

My Book Boyfriend HOP Giveaway

My book boyfriend has got to be James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser...aka Jamie from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Series. I mean, really...who wouldn't live to time travel and meet a gorgeous hunk of a Scottish Highlander who would lay his life down for you repeatedly. I began this series in high school and have retread each numerous times. I highly suggest it to each of you. Plus, this series is still being written. Why end the story while there is more to write?