On the day after my last post here, my internet was turned off. It’s a long story, but they claimed we didn’t pay them. So for almost two weeks I was without internet. I almost went insane. But what did I do with the time, you ask? I read of course. I think I finished eight books. I also wrote up my thoughts on the books.
I have a new laptop (yay!) that I love and I’m hoping to be posting more regularly here. There is something to be said about updating your blog from your bed, am I right?
There are some spoilers for Beautiful Days by Anna Godbersen.
Thoughts on Matched by Ally Condie
I had heard good things about Matched, but I was hesitant to pick it up because of my own bias. But I finally started reading it. I’ve recently become fascinated with dystopias which I have to give credit to my first one, The Giver. While The Giver and Matched aren’t particularly violent, the means that the government suppresses their respective people made me think about my government. I’ll be the first to admit that the government here isn’t perfect, but it does seem to me that things could go along that way. But without going on a political rant, Matched was very interesting and I’m looking forward to reading the second one.
Thoughts on Desperate Duchesses by Eloisa James
A few months ago, I bought a lot of romance novels. This isn’t out of the norm for me as I tend to buy a lot of books in short spans of time. But anyway, around the 21st of this month, I was looking at my bookshelf and I saw this book. The blurb on the book piqued my interest, so I started reading. Immediately I knew why people raved about Eloisa’s writing. It was so funny! I mean I laughed out loud so many times. Damon and Roberta had perfect chemistry and Teddy was so cute. Also I thought it was great that even though Teddy was illegitimate Damon still cherished him. I’m also really interested in Elijah and Jemma. I hope their story is expanded upon in future books. I am definitely looking forward to more of Eloisa’s books.
Thoughts on The Bride’s Bodyguard by Beth Cornelison
I decided to pick up this book because I was looking for some action and if you know me, you know I love romance. So it seemed like a perfect combo. Within the first few pages, the action started, which was a plus for me as I have a very short attention span. So after Paige’s wedding got fucked up (Excuse my language, I couldn’t think of a better word). She and Jake, the bodyguard, take off. While they’re running from the terrorists the two start to fall in love. I thought it was believable enough. But on point, the story was good and I thought the author did a good job with it. Also she’s from Louisiana and I think she might be from around my area and that simple fact made me way too excited. So go, Louisiana!
Thoughts on Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
I read The Hunger Games a little while ago. But it wasn’t until Christmas that I picked up Catching Fire. I don’t know if it was because my Christmas wasn’t so great, but I was without internet, so I decided to read. I wasn’t disappointed. The whole book was a ride and I finished it in a day. For Katniss and the other victors to have to go into the Games again was just terrible. I also noticed that there were little signs of rebellion. What with the mockingjay symbol and all. At the end of the book, I wasn’t too surprised at what happened, as it’s rare that I don’t look up spoilers for things. But still, I loved it. Now I’m contemplating should I go ahead and read the last book? It’s a tempting prospect.
Thoughts on the Dark Divine by Bree Despain
I bought this book way back on May 20, 2011. I had already wanted the book and when I saw it in the store, I immediately picked it up. It wasn’t until the last week of December that I actually started reading. The font of the book kind of threw me off, but I got used to around page 100. The story is really interesting. I already knew it would involve werewolves somehow, but I wasn’t sure how. I actually quite liked the heroine, Grace Divine and despite her name, she didn’t seem to be holier than thou. That sort of behavior really annoys me as I know a few people who are so like that. I didn’t see the end coming, but I like to be surprised. I also found Grace and Daniel’s relationship to be believable. That’s really important to me in books. But I’m looking forward to reading the next book as soon as I can!
Thoughts on Fallen by Lauren Kate
I started on this back in August or September or something. I don’t know what made me put it down but I did. During the last week of December, I picked it up again. I do really enjoy it. I wouldn’t quite say Luce is a stalker, but she does give off the vibes of it. I like Daniel, but he’s so hard to read sometimes. I think it’s rather strange that while I am completely fascinated by religion and all that. I’m currently in dispute with my own religion, whatever that means haha. But I really liked this book despite a few qualms I had with a few minor details. I will be reading the next book soon.
Thoughts on Beautiful Days by Anna Godbersen
After reading Bright Young Things, I was eager to read the sequel. I remember counting down the days until the book came out. In October after it had been released, I ordered it and waited for the book to arrive at my door. I had intended to read the book as soon as I could, but for some reason I never got around to it. It wasn’t until the last day of December during my exile from the net that I actually picked it up.
It took me about fifty pages to get back into the story, but after that hurdle. I remember why I had liked the first book. I still find Astrid to be dreadfully boring though. I don’t know what it is about her, but when I read a chapter about her, I find my eyes glazing over. Right now, Letty is my favorite girl.
I really wasn’t expecting Astrid to get kidnapped. I honestly thought it would be Cordelia. From the way Astrid was acting about being engaged to Charlie. I didn’t expect them to get married in the end. I REALLY wasn’t expecting Max’s mother to be black. But he did seem to be guarded and that was why. My girl Letty is finally living her dreams, but I can’t help feeling something is iffy about Valetine O’Dell. It just sounds suspicious. I’m hoping it works out for her though.