Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mod Podge Thoughts (6)


Partials

by Dan Wells


Thots:

I didn't finish this one. Why? Well, if it had just been a standalone, I would have, however it was the first thick book in a thick book trilogy and about a third into the first installment, I realized I was A) bored and B) felt the characters were fading in and out of acting like actual humans.

Graffiti Moon

by Cath Crowley


Thots:

Oh, how I love this novel. I adore the writing. I think about Lucy and Shadow and Poet and Jazz and Daisy all of the time. This book has definitely added to my writing repertoire. Cath has shown me that you can pull off this poetic, almost other-worldy writing style, which we both seem to favor, without overloading the book with excess emotions, actions or even extraneous words.

The Selection

by Kiera Cass


Thots:

I was reading this one at the same time the debacle happened. It didn't change my opinion on the book, or sway my 'vote,' if you will; I was already feeling that The Selection was seriously lacking. World-building, character development, and some copy-cat elements made up the pages between that beautiful cover. If we tend to feel similarly about books, I would say you can safely skip this one.

Blood Red Road

by Moira Young


Thots:

This is one fabulous work of art. More fantasy than dystopian, Blood Red Road is a journey you will be caught up in from page one. So good.

The Time Traveling Fashionista

by Bianca Turetsky


Thots:

I skimmed the story and poured over the illustrations. Gorgeous images, so-so story.


3 comments:

Lindsay Mead TheBookVlogger said...

I agree about Partials. I think the thickness of the book really turned me off. Then I found myself several chapters in and I was bored. I didn't care about anything and I was ready for something to move me. I was super excited about the book too.

Jess said...

Glad you liked Blood Red Road, I purchased it and really want to get around to reading it.

elena said...

Ah so disappointing that The Time Traveling Fashionita has a so-so story because it looks AMAZING! The cover is so pretty!