Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Books I Didn't Blog About: The Rest

With this post, I will finally be caught up with all the books I read while on my unofficial blogging/reviewing break. Luckily, the 1 and 2 star books are few since I hate to waste precious reading time on books I don't really enjoy.

It was OK (2 star reads)

by Margaret Stohl
Borrowed from Library / Hardcover

After enjoying Icons, I was looking forward to this sequel, but it just wasn't as good as I was hoping. I re-read Icons as an audiobook in preparation and wish I had continued with audio for this second book. The narration of the first really added to the story I think. I would normally never re-read a 2-star book, but I may make an exception at some point since my library has gotten it on audio.

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Team Human
by Justine Larbalestier & Sarah Rees Brennan
Borrowed from Library / Audiobook / For Book Club

I never would have finished this (or picked it up to begin with!) if not for book club. I tried it in print first and I just couldn't sit still and take the time to read it. I switched to audio, so I could multitask which was definitely the right move. The narrator was very good and I think the audio version is a superior reading experience -- if not for the audio this would have been a 1-star or a DNF for sure.

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Didn't like it (1 star reads)

Flesh Which Is Not Flesh
by Jessica Verday
Purchased / eBook Short Story

I heard about this one due to all the controversy surrounding it. On principle, I wanted to love it, but I found the story itself very weird, regardless of the gender and sexual orientation of the love interests.

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  1. I love the covers but dang 2 and 1 stars. Oh well! LOL! :)

    1. I know, I was disappointed! I guess we never start a book expecting not to like it, but we can't like them all!

  2. I think I won't be reading these any time soon. lol Sorry the sequel to Icons was such a let down. Should I even bother reading Icons now?

    1. Ehhh, that's a tough call. The first book was good and I would say you probably could stop there and not leave too much hanging even though the story does extend into more books. I think I am going to try Idols on audio and see if my opinion improves


I'd love to hear what you think :)