Kasie West is one of my “happy place” authors. I can count on her to write a great young adult story that won’t weigh me down with angst, nasty unnecessary drama, or leave me dangling off a cliff when all is said and done.
I think I’m batting about 50% this month on books I’m reading. I’ve had a few lately that I’ve wanted to DNF but I managed to stick it out and finish them. Unfortunately, this particular book was one that actually made me more mad by the end.
Why, oh why, doesn’t anyone write a stand alone anymore? Please, can we just wrap up the story in one book? Why do I have to enjoy a story so much only to be eventually let down at the “non-ending”? At least duologies have been invented because, yeah, those never existed before.
Disclaimer right off the bat: I adore Sophie Jordan’s writing. I’ve read some of her romances and I like what she does with a romance. So it was about time I got to her more fantastical reads.
Sword and Verse is getting some very polarizing reviews out on Goodreads. Just quickly looking at the ratings, it appears you either loved the story or you gave it a valiant try and DNF’d it around 50%. I can actually support both viewpoints.
I think it’s pretty well known that I don’t normally read contemporary fiction that deals with serious issues. I completely shun anything by Jodi Piccoult for fear my meds couldn’t handle the deep depression I might find myself in. But for some odd reason, the situation in this story had me completely intrigued.
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine (http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com/). We share those books we can’t wait to get our hands on!
Bare with me a moment while I compose myself. It’s been a few days since I finished reading this and in reviewing my notes I’m getting all my feelies again….
I absolutely adore this series. Okay, I might be a wee bit biased because Susan Dennard is one of the coolest authors in the entire world. I’ve met and chatted with her and she is so incredibly down to earth normal it’s sick. And is she adorable or what?! Yeah, yeah, she’s a Michigan author, what are you going to do about it? Let me spew her greatness for a few sentences and I’ll get to the review eventually…
This is definitely the perfect example of a two star rating: this book just isn’t for me!
It’s summer time. That fabulous time for reading lots of books! Lots of sunshine, rainbows, cotton candy and happiness. None of those downer books about apocalypse, arms being ripped out of sockets, your dog died so you’re going on a bender of epic proportions and getting a tattoo. NO, NO! No dark books! Those are for the rainy days. Or in case you can’t stop smiling after you finish this book, because that is a strong possibility…