Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Library Literature: Reveal and Snippet

So, had a nice break from blogging and got my life in order, at least, for the time being. :) What can I say? The life of a college writer farmer girl has it's unpredicability. However, I am pleased to say that I worked extra hard over the holidays to get a lot of reading in and this means more reviews for you! So here's the first batch (and later this week my 3 part series on the Chronicles of Narnia!).

(I must say I'm terribly sorry for making you wait MONTHS for the reveal, rather rude of me. Sorry!)
Book up for Reveal:
Title: Graceling
Author: Kristin Cashore 
Girl with mad skills. Boy...curious. Connection=Perfection. Bigger world at stake, learning to change.
Snippet Rating: 
Thumbs UP! I was loving this book where I stopped to review it and could hardly process because of the love I had for it. WONDERFUL.

Thumbs STILL way UP! It was fabulous. I'll need to read it again to see if it's THE BOOK shelf ready (see here if you're scratching your head), but it was a highly enjoyable read. I'd definitely recommend it for high school age people and adults. The characters are the main shining point of this book and Cashore really makes them work for their shine. *On a sidenote, there is a bit of a love scene in the book, so caution to younger readers, but it was tasteful and not overly descriptive.*

Book up for Snippet:
Title: FIRE (companion book to GRACELING)
Author: Kristin Cashore 
Currently on page: 208
Man or Monster? Curse or Cure? Girl or Manipulator? Love or Rejection? Truth or Selfishness?
Rating: Thumbs up/sideways. I like this novel. The main character is likeable and well written. I don't think I love it as much as I did Graceling at this stage, but it's intriguing and a very good book so far and I look forward to getting the answers to all of my questions. :)

So, what about you? Read any awesome books ready that you'd like to suggest for me? Have you read GRACELING or FIRE? Let me know in the comments! 

P.S. Anyone else just having a good day because it's 1/11/11? I love quirky things like that.


Shannon O'Donnell said...

Hi, Bethany! My son loved both of those books, so I plan to read them. I just finished the first three books in the NEED series by Carrie Jones. SOOOOOOOO good! I loved them! :-)

Bethany Robison said...

I've had a heavy few weeks of reading - so far Matched, Beautiful Creatures, City of Bones, and now I'm starting City of Ashes (gonna have to burn through these Mortal Instrument books). And soon, Across the Universe... if I can scrape the ice off my car to pick it up... :)