Genre: Fiction

The Ambassador’s Mission by Trudy Canavan

The Ambassador’s Mission by Trudy Canavan

  This was one of the books I picked up at Borders’ closing sale, desperately pretending that I read something other than YA fantasy. I didn’t really know what to expect of. it. I guess if anything I expected a mediocre book. It wasn’t. It was really rather good. It’s not the type of book I got so immensely excited about that I couldn’t put it down, but I didn’t feel like I was trudging through it either. In fact, when I finished reading the book, I was actually disappointed. It took me a little while to actually get into the book. […]

Posted April 25, 2012 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Saving the World (and Other Extreme Sports) by James Patterson

Saving the World (and Other Extreme Sports) by James Patterson

  At last! A Maximum Ride I couldn’t put down. That is, half of it. At long last, Patterson answers some questions and cuts the flock in half, so that the reader can switch between one half and the next rather than reading about all the travel time. I felt like the flow was better in this one, there were unexpected twists and turns, and Saving the World – and Other Extreme Sports renewed my faith in the hype about the Maximum Ride series… enough that I will be picking up the next book when I run out of things to read. […]

Posted February 12, 2012 in Reviews // 3 Comments //
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

  I have an extraordinarily difficult time giving John Green five stars because even though I find his books to be sheer brilliance, I also could not sit down and read them over and over again. They are, ultimately, depressing. As strange as it sounds, they are depressing in a good way, because they make you think about things that you don’t want to think about. In this case, I find themes to be the cruelty of fate, living life to the fullest, courage, and knowing oneself. There are a million things that one can take out of a John […]

Posted January 30, 2012 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory

The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory

  I am of mixed feelings about The Queen’s Fool. I found the characters to be inconsistent and weak, but even as I say that, I feel as though I am being unfair to the author – I am not learned on Tudor England, and perhaps the view she offers is realistic. Nonetheless, I found all the main characters a bit pathetic, which led to a lot of skimming and page turning. The book, much like a plot in an English court, requires patience and waiting for things to move along, as they do at their own very slow pace. […]

Posted January 18, 2012 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory

The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory

  I absolutely loved this book. I was introduced to Philippa Gregory’s work a couple years ago when chatting with one of my co-workers about the movie The Other Boleyn Girl being completely oblivious that it was a book-turned-film. It was only recently that I actually started reading her books, and it was certainly worth the wait. The way Gregory paints the historical character brings new life to her. It is amazing the way the stories fit so perfectly together, and the coldness of Queen Katharine that is seen in The Other Bolelyn Girl is entirely justified – the poor […]

Posted December 27, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Hitchhiker’s Trilogy by Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker’s Trilogy by Douglas Adams

  The most important thing to know about the Hitchhiker’s Trilogy (other than to know where your towel is), is to read one book at a time. When I was in high school, I had the good fortune to be gifted what I call my “Hitchhiker’s Bible,” a large book with paper-thin pages that contains all the first five books in one convenient edition. It seemed like a dream come true… the first time I read it. Now, after the third time, I have to admit that not all the books are masterpieces. In fact, I am not at all […]

Posted December 7, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments //