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I have to say, I’m really loving this link up. It’s really pushing me to read so I can have something new to report each week! With that said, let’s take a look at the shelf…
Lolita, The Road Less Traveled, Break, Blow, Burn are gathering dust. But I do have a finish to report!
I finished Beautiful Redemption, the final book in the Caster Chronicles series. I wanted to finish it before I could forget any plotlines!!
This was a great finish to the series and I really enjoyed the writing in this one, too. Lots of beautiful imagery and strong character development. You can definitely tell that the writers took inspiration from Dante’s Inferno with this book.
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Again, shelf looks much the same as last week:
Still got Break, Blow, Burn, The Road Less Traveled and Lolita on the shelf. However! I did make some progress.
A couple of weeks ago I talked about how I left off on Beauiful Chaos because I couldn’t remember the story line. Well, I re-read the first book in the series, Beautiful Creatures (now coming to a theatre near you!), read a summary on the second book and got back on track with the third novel, Beautiful Chaos and finished that Sunday night.
Beautiful Creatures is a Southern gothic Young Adult novel, the first in The Caster Chronicles series. The book starts out with a young man named Ethan who falls in love with a girl named Lena… who is not all she appears to be. Turns out she is what is called a Caster, or a person with magical powers. On her sixteenth birthday she, like all of the members of her family before her, will become either a Light (good) Caster or a Dark (evil) Caster. Other Casters can choose which side they will become but in Lena’s family, fate chooses for them. However, when it comes to her birthday she is able to choose for herself, throwing the world out of balance and resulting in the deaths of people close to her. The next two books, Beautiful Darkness and Beautiful Chaos explore the consequences of her choice. There is a fourth book in the series which (I think) wraps up the story.
Lots of people compare the books to the Twilight series but I actually think they are better. If you enjoy reading YA books I definitely recommend them!
Well my currently reading shelf looks much the same as last week…
I did make some progress on Lolita and I put my copy of Beautiful Chaos in my purse to read during the Super Bowl (not a football fan) but I didn’t end up touching it.
I saw this book at Sam’s Club the other day and bought it. I finished it within a couple of days so I will go ahead and review it.
I am a huge fan of Janet Evanovich’s books. I read the Stephanie Plum series whenever a new one comes out and I’ve also been scouring used book stores for her older romance novels. This book, The Husband List, is (as far as I know) Evanovich’s first foray into period fiction but not the first time she’s teamed up with another writer.
The main character, Caroline Maxwell, is a wealthy American heiress whose mother is determined to marry her off to an English Lord. Caroline, however, has other ideas… mostly involving her brother’s best friend, entrepreneur Jack Culhane. I think you can guess how it ends but it was fun getting there. I love Evanovich’s novels; nothing too terrible ever happens and it’s just a fun, funny, easy, romantic read and I enjoy reading them.
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