Saturday, February 4, 2012

What I Read - January

 I've always loved reading.  I've often thought if I were a Disney Princess, I would be Belle, with her nose always stuck in a book!  There's just something so wonderful about getting caught up in a good book and getting so connected to characters and stories.  Even though I am crazy busy with life, I always manage to find time for "me" and I love to unwind with a good book.

Once a month I'll be posting what I read the previous month and my reviews.  Now just so you know, I'm not really that hard to please when it comes to books.  You'll probably see a lot of 5 star ratings here.  I just want my books to entertain me and let me escape reality for just a bit.  Also, I'm a reader, not a writer.  So my reviews will be short and to the point.  ;)

Okay, let's get to January's books, shall we?  I didn't get as much time to read this month but here they are:

FatefulFateful by Claudia Gray
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had no idea what this book was even about when I picked it up at the library. Had I known it was a paranormal book about werewolves on the Titanic I probably would've passed. But luckily I didn't know that going into it. :) I was hooked on the story from the beginning. I was intrigued by the historical aspect of it -- I've always felt drawn to the tragedy of the Titanic -- and I could even buy into the paranormal aspect of it. I loved the romance and loved Tess -- she was strong and sure of herself. It was interesting getting wrapped up in the story and knowing in the back of your mind what was bound to happen with the ship. I loved the writing and loved the historical aspect the author brought to the book. I felt the ending was a little "cheesy" but overall a really good read!

Firelight (Firelight, #1)Firelight by Sophie Jordan
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

I didn't realize this was part of a series when I picked it up from the library. It ended with such a cliff hanger and even though #2 is out, I will still have to wait til the 3rd comes out later this year! I really enjoyed this book. It moved at such a quick pace and I instantly fell in love with the characters and this draki species the author created. It's a book about dragons -- what's not to love?!  Can't wait to see where the story goes from here!

The Future of UsThe Future of Us by Jay Asher
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

This was kind of a "guilty pleasure" book to me. The premise was kinda silly and it definitely had some cheesy moments, but like any guilty pleasure I got sucked in and couldn't wait to find out what happened next in the characters lives. It was also fun reminiscing about the "good old days" since it takes place in the 90's and I was the same age as the characters in 1996 and it's fun to think about how I would've viewed my future if seen through the eyes of Facebook. Overall it was a fun, quick read and I actually enjoyed seeing the characters develop and learn along the way.

Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

I thought this was a great book. I liked this telling of angels better than some other angel books I've read. It was definitely your typical young adult paranormal story line, including a love triangle, but it had a few twists I was not expecting. Definitely looking forward to reading the rest in the series as this one left me with so many unanswered questions!

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