Sunday, February 15, 2015

January Wrap - Up 2015

Another good reading month I do say so myself. I know this is a bit late but it will have to do since I went on vacation this last week and didn't have any time barely. I have been looking for a new place to live other than in Iowa. We plan on moving in May so that will be another busy month where I might not be seen much but on to the books that I have read for January.

The Taken by Vicki Pettersson
Rating- ★★★☆☆
This is the first book in the Celestial Blues trilogy. This was a very different read for me. The main character is a rockabilly which before this book I had no idea what that was. So it is set in modern time but the main character dresses and likes to act as if she is from the 1950's. Then there is the guy who is an angel but kind of like a reaper who of course gets thrown into her life and he is supposed to watch her die but of course that can't happen. It was interesting but it wasn't my favorite.

The Gunslinger by Stephen King
Rating- ★★☆☆☆
This is the first book in the Dark Tower series. Oh my was this boring, It did have interesting parts especially when he talked about the past instead of just crossing the desert but still. I have heard this series gets a lot better as it goes on so I will keep with it since I own the whole series, and Allen wants to read it with me.

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
Rating- ★★★★☆
This is the second book in the Reckoners series. I had been waiting for this book ever since I finished the first one. And this one did not disappoint. They visit another city other than Chicago so you can see how it is to live under other epics other than Steelheart. I highly recommend this series. These were my first Brandon Sanderson books and I plan to read many more of his books.

Broken Skies by Theresa Kay
Rating- ★★★★★
This is the first book in the Broken Skies trilogy. I got a copy of this book from Netgalley to read, and I loved this book. I was surprised by how much I ended up loving this book. This is about how aliens have come to earth and have been living with us for a while. Humans have dwindled down due to some sort of virus so mostly humans live in small villages and aliens have taken over some of the larger cities. The main character has a twin that gets taken by these aliens and then she comes across an alien that if she helps him back to his city he will help her get to her brother. I can not wait for the next book!

Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson
This is book 1.5 in the Reckoners series. I suggest reading this book before reading firefight since this one is mentioned in firefight a little  bit and you wont know what they are talking about if you haven't read this. But it all fit together after reading it and I understood what is going. So this short story takes place right after Steelheart and basically it is about the team taking down another epic that comes to their city.

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
Rating- ★★★☆☆
This is the first book in The Elemental Trilogy. This book was a bit boring to me only because the world building was horrendously done and I wanted to know more about the magic system and how the world works. Also the bad guys didn't seem to bad, it is said that Alantis is overtaking these other lands and oppressing them but you don't see any of this really through out the book. If you read this only for the romantic element then you will like the book, but other than that not really.

Saint Odd by Dean Koontz
This is the seventh and last book of the Odd Thomas series. This is the first series I completed for the year of 2015! I am sad to see Odd go but also happy for him. It has been a long seven books for him. It ended how I thought it was going to end and I am glad of that. I don't think I can say to much with out giving anything away but basically it all comes back to his home town. Where his problems began is where they will end. So he has come back home to finish the job so to speak.

Dark Siren by Eden Ashley
This is the first book in the Dark Siren series. I loved the mystery element to this one you aren't given much other than that the main character is a siren but doesn't really know it. You the reader are in the dark as much as the main character is. I did have some issues with the main character and her love interest a little bit but I hear the main character gets a lot better as the series progresses and is bad ass so I can't wait to continue on to see how it goes.

Ensnared by A.G. Howard
Rating- ★★★★☆
This is the third and final book in the Splintered trilogy. This is the second series I have completed this year. I dislike the cover art , it is supposed to be of Jeb and his lips for the most part weird me out. I did not mind how this series turned out I know many others were upset but for me it was okay. I was just happy to see more of the Wonderland world,  which I didn't get to see in the second book. Also you get to see what Jeb is like with magic. Morpheus really redeems himself in this book I actually was starting to come over to team Morpheus but of course his niceness doesn't last long.

Venom by Jennifer Estep
This is the third book in the Elemental Assassins series. I can't really go into much in this book other than the new detective that is introduced in this book is someone Gin knows from her past. I also prefer her new love interest compared to the old detective. He is much better for Gin and accepts her for who she is and even helps a bit when she is in a bind.

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
This is the first book in the Firebird series.I loved this book! Loved the different realities that they visit. So her family creates this thing that will allow a person to travel to other worlds basically. Only thing is you can only travel to worlds that you are in if you have died in that world already or were never born into that world you can't visit it. Basically every choice creates a new world. She visits a couple of them while trying to find her fathers killer. I loved the world building in this one you get a lot of information on the different worlds the only one you don't really is the one that is very close to her own world. And the cover is beautiful I can't wait to read the next book. I am so glad I picked this one up.


  1. Great mini reviews! I have A Thousand Pieces of You on my TBR. Your review is great!

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