Mini Reviews : Volume 6

Volume six is going to be a little lackluster I feel. For that, I’m sorry. *shame* Last week was… a blur? I don’t remember much of it honestly. But here is what my Goodreads tells me I read!

 

GotYourNumberI’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
☆☆☆☆

Chick-lit is something I’ve not gotten into until recently. I’m trying out different types of ‘guilty pleasure’ books for science!, but honestly it was fun. I’ll definitely be picking up more Sophie Kinsella, not only because I have a stack that I got for super cheap but because I liked her writing style. The present tense, first person narrative is something I want to see more of, especially done well.
This was also just a cute romance with the story of growing a backbone and facing what scares or hurts you. A good message overall

 

Giovanni (Vampire the Masquerade: Clan Novels #10) by Justin AchilliGiovanni
☆☆☆☆

This might be one of my favorites of the Clan Novels so far. It really does a great job showing what immortality can do to a person, how they have to loose that ability to love and how the Beast affects them.  This is part of the reason I love VtM so much. The characters are flawed and deeply unsettling, but really if humans were given immortality how else would they be?
It was dark and grim, and of the clans I knew the least about the Giovanni so it was really interesting. A Mob style Clan with the messed up at the bottom and the downright disturbing and terrifying individuals at the top. They’re by far the most interesting of the clans I’ve read about so far. I’d like to see more of them and their political structure. And OH MY GOD a Methuselah, I almost shit my pants.

 

VanishingGirlsVanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
☆☆☆☆

I really like Lauren Oliver’s writing style. I always fly through her books, most of them I’ve read in one sitting. This one has been hanging out on my self since it came out. It’s hard to say just what didn’t connect for me in the review without a spoiler but it was entirely personal in nature (there is a twist that’s become a trope that I’ve just read a lot of lately). It’s a well written and really emotionally involving book. If anyone is interested in a HUGE spoiler I’ll let you know what it was that got me. Like I said it was entirely my own taste that got this one messed up.

 

The Governess Affair & A Kiss For Midwinter (Brothers Sinister 0.5 and 1.5) by Courtney Milan
☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

I didn’t post any review of these two on Goodreads but I enjoyed both. The first one was alright, a fun background on one of the characters established in book one. The second, A Kiss For Midwinter was my favorite of the two though. It was sweet and I really enjoyed both characters a lot, especially the doctor. Courtney Milan does a good job in short story format, her plotting was great.

 

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