Wednesday, August 1, 2012

What I Read: July

Kind of a mediocre reading month for me. I didn't get a chance to read a whole lot. It's a shame cuz I have SO MANY books in my to-be-read pile that I am itching to get to. There just aren't enough hours in the day. :P

Heist Society (Heist Society, #1)Heist Society by Ally Carter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was such a fun, light read. I really enjoyed all the characters and loved the concept of this book. Sort of reminded me of Ocean's Eleven and White Collar. I listened to the audio version and thought the narrator did a great job. Can't wait to read the others in the series!!

Dark PlacesDark Places by Gillian Flynn
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I really liked the premise of the book and the way it was told from different characters both in the present and the past. Unfortunately I found it to be very slow and couldn't bring myself to finish. I was interested enough to find out what happened and skipped ahead and read a few chapters in the middle and towards the end. I was able to find out how the murders occurred and felt satisfied enough.

ExtraNormal (ExtraNormal, #1)ExtraNormal by Suze Reese
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I really liked the premise of this book. It was so fresh and different from all the paranormal young adult books out right now. Unfortunately I just never felt like I got to know the characters and never really connected with them. I thought the romance between Mira and Jesse was a little weird at best, a little creepy at worst. But as the book progressed I found myself more and more interested in the story and where it would lead. I didn't love the ending -- I felt it wrapped up a little too quickly and neatly. But overall not bad and I will probably read the next in the series when it comes out.

Hallowed (Unearthly, #2)Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Absolutely LOVED this book! I adore the characters, the plot, and the angel lore. I can't wait to see how it all ends.

Kill Me SoftlyKill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book! I thought it was such a unique twist on fairy tales. It kind of reminded me of the the TV show Once Upon a Time. All the curses and bad things that happened to these people left me wondering how it would all end so I couldn't put the book down. I thought the characters were great. I wouldn't mind reading more of their stories!


  1. i love how you did this! Mind if i copy the format for what i read? There are just too many books i have devoured for individual posts this month.

  2. I haven't heard of that hallowed one. I am putting that on my list.

  3. I've been meaning to get to the Heist Society, that's exactly what I was hoping it would be. I hope you'll link this up at my link party I'm trying to get more book posts linked up.

    rae gun ramblings



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