Which means that I have not been writing down my thoughts on books that I have read. Which means that I am going to be very busy over the next few weeks as I review eight books. Whoops. Now I feel like Pedro in this picture. Hmph.
Anyway, the point is that I feel as if I should take up writing in the margins so that I don't forget what I want to say about a book. Which can be a problem sometimes, leaving me staring into the distance like a dead fish, with a major squint on, trying to figure out the specifics of what I thought.
|This guy's got marginalia down pat!!!|
Graceling by Kristin Cashore: An awesome high fantasy with a strong heroine and a plot that incorporates adventure, and romance, not leaving you behind for a moment.
Reboot by Amy Tintera: a very interesting twist on the zombie concept with a dash of robo-cop tossed in.
Legacy by Cayla Kluver: Richly drawn characters (like velvet) set in a medieval time, where the heir to the throne is unsure if their enemy is really her enemy. Please, just read it, as it is awesome.
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith: a cute chick-lit novel that has a great atmosphere to it, and makes you feel light, giddy, and fluffy, with a bit of substance on the side.
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon: AMAZING!!! An extremely complex, fantasy dystopian novel with congenial characters, and a tantalising promise of 7 books and a movie.
The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth: A dark historical fiction novel that takes you behind the (fictitious, I think) story of the collection of the Grimm Fairytales, and the life of the 'Wild' girl who inspired them.
The Originals by Cat Patrick: definitely original, an intriguing addition to Cat Patrick's trick of writing stand alone novels that tease you with an awesome concept, great characters, and then leave you after one book (unfortunately so, as I do enjoy them!).
The Rook by Daniel O'Malley: “The body you are wearing used to be mine.” This line sets the tone for the whole novel - brilliant opening line. Need I say any more?