Nov 5 Book Reviews

This week I was kind of in a funk about what books to read… I had finished most of the bestsellers and favorite authors so there wasn´t really anything that I was dying to read for so I reached out to my friends on Facebook.  I got some really great ideas and was able to find most of them.  This week I was able to read two of the suggested books…

Here´s a shout out to Rori and Dawn..Thanks for the recommendations!

The Book Thief by Mark Zusak – (Historical Fiction) I tried reading this book before but it was hard to get into it.  It is narrated by Death and he is a strange writer…especially at the beginning.  The second time around I decided to fight through it based on Rori´s glowing (forceful) recommendation.  I am so glad I did!!  It was an awesome book…especially since I had recently been reading other books based in WW2 era Germany.  I totally recommend this book for people who like reading books based in WW2 and for book fans in general.  The “book thief” really is a good representation of book lovers and what we would do for words!

Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney – (Young Adult Fantasy) This is the first book in the Last Apprentice series which was recommended to me several times but most recently by Dawn.  Its a fast read that has you yearning for more!  A thirteen year old boy (the seventh son of the seventh son) becomes a Spook apprentice.  Spooks are disliked but are necessary to help save the County from Witches, Bogarts and other things that go bump in the night.  Don´t let the YA classification fool you…the books are very graphic and intense!  The books are short so perfect for someone who needs a quick fantasy fix.

Retelling Fairytales – Eloisa James

Seduced by a Pirate, Storming the Castle, The Ugly Duchess and The Duke is Mine – All really good books in this genre.  EJ has a talent of combing fairy tales with history.  Most of her books are based in England during a certain time period and she really doesn´t retell the fairy tale…its more twisted and complicated than that.  Great beach reads or brain candy!  The books in italics are actually short stories…the Pirate one follows The Ugly Duchess and The Castle follows A Kiss at Midnight (reviewed last week).

Biting Cold by Chloe Niell – (Paranormal) This is the latest (#6) in the Chicagoland Vampire Series.  I really like this series, constant action, only a little romance and great characters.  I listened to this one versus reading it.  Great narrator.  In general this is a great series for Vampire lovers!

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