Thursday, November 3, 2016

October Book Review

Another busy month of reading! Some mysteries, romance, dystopian YA... Just a typical month for me. {grin}

3 more Women's Murder Club books this month. There are 15 so far in the series, so I'm getting close to the end and still entertained enough to keep reading them. They aren't great but the mystery in each story is always unique, and I do like the women in the story and the growth of their characters.

Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas - I read Cold-Hearted Rake back in July, and this was the newest book in the series. Very typical romance novel, but I do love Lisa Kleypas' characters. 

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty - Liane Moriarty's newest book - about the aftermath of a BBQ gone wrong and the 3 sets of couples who were there. It took about half of this book for me to get interested - it was really hard to stay interested. It picked up but still never got as good as her books typically are. This will definitely go down as my LEAST favorite of hers. Boo.

Falling by Jane Green - Emma has never felt at home {in her childhood England or her high-stress job in NYC} and has finally found her place in Connecticut. She also starts to fall for her neighbor and landlord! I enjoyed this one...until the end. It had a twist I wasn't expecting that I didn't really like, but it did redeem itself. Worth the read overall!

Red Rising by Pierce Brown - Red Rising is the start of a YA dystopian trilogy about a society where everyone is labeled as a color and there is a hierarchy {golds are the top of society and reds are the lowest}. Darrow is a red who is content in his life, getting Mars habitable for future generations...until he finds out he's been lied to by society and Mars has been inhabited for hundreds of years. Now he's part of a plan to infiltrate the golds and start a revolution. I would say the beginning was good and the ending was good, but it got a little tedious in the middle. I liked it enough to reserve the 2nd book {Golden Son} and am interested to see how this plays out.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany & Jack Thorne - This story picks up almost 20 years after book 7 finished with Harry's kids at Hogwarts. The story focuses on his younger son, Albus, who doesn't feel like he fits in with his family. He becomes best friends with Draco Malfoy's son {shocking} and they try to change history. Knowing this was the script for a play, I went into it with lower expectations, and while the story was enjoyable and entertaining, it definitely wasn't up to the standards of a J.K. Rowling Harry Potter story. Any Harry Potter fan will enjoy it - especially the ending - but don't expect an amazing story.


Kathryn Bagley said...

The 2 romance ones you read that you like I would like to check out! Our bc is reading Emma for November and December-I may need your help with this one! lol

Anonymous said...

Finding an easy reading series like that is the best! - AP

Kelly said...

Oh good! I need some books for my all night feeding sessions.