books & reading reviews
Books I've Read: JulyFriday, August 05, 2016
The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey - I enjoyed this book very much, but think I liked the first one better. I think it was definitely ...
The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey- I enjoyed this book very much, but think I liked the first one better. I think it was definitely a great sequel. I really enjoy Yancey's writing style. I know a lot of people aren't huge on books from alternate points of view, but I do generally enjoy getting the story from all angles. You get a lot less story from Cassie's point of view, which I was a little disappointed in. While there are several characters in the book, I see her as the main character and really wish I could have heard more from her end.
Paper Towns by John Green- see review here.
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware- I really had every intention to post a full review on this book, but never got around to it, so I will just deal with a short review here. I loved this book. I read it in a day. It's a great thriller with a female lead, which I'm really into. This book has been compared a lot to Gone Girl, which I haven't read yet, but have the book and plan on reading it soon. I have read Girl on the Train, and this book very much reminded me of that. You don't get the switch-back between characters like in Girl on the Train, but you get the flashes between different times that give you clues to pick up on what happened. I've also selected another Ruth Ware novel for my first Book of the Month club book, so I look forward to reading it, as well. I highly recommend In a Dark, Dark Wood.
Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs- This was the final novel in the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children series. Of all three novels, Library of Souls is definitely the most action-packed. I was also really pleased with the ending, which a lot of the time, is not the case with me for the ending of a series. Again, (as mentioned in review of the first two in the trilogy) I really enjoyed the stories, but I wasn't a big fan of the picture collaboration. I know that's the main pull of the trilogy, but I just didn't dig the pictures accompanying the stories.
The Last Star by Rick Yancey- A friend that was reading this series couldn't get through this one, but I rather enjoyed it. I was surprised by how the book/series ended, but I still enjoyed all three novels. Again, you get less of the story line from Cassie (but more than in Infinite Sea), which I was saddened by, but I was happy to see some other view points more often (like Zombie). I feel like I didn't get enough information from some other characters, but maybe too much story line from Ringer, who I really just could never talk myself into liking. However, I do recommend this trilogy. I really enjoyed it. I still haven't seen the first movie, but plan on watching the films, as well.
Have you read any of these? What are you currently reading, or have recently read?