Friday, May 20, 2011

Recap 5/14 to 5/20

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A meme created by Zakiya from Butterfly Feet Walking on Life where we recap our reading week. Feel free to visit her site and link up your own What's Your Status Posts. Here's how my week went:


 Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury
Artemis the Brave (Goddess Girls #4) by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab 

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I liked Wrapped ok, but I was kind of disappointed with it.
Artemis the Brave was cute just like all the other Goddess Girls books.
I really liked The Near Witch.

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  1. Another busy week I see. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on The Near Witch :)

  2. Oh, I really need to get to The Near Witch, my egalley is about to expire! I'm glad you liked it, I hope I can read it quickly.

    And I hope you like The False Princess, I loved it.

  3. Hey Small, I've started "The Fourth Stall". I like it a lot! Thanks for the tip off. Also, I'm not sure if I'm going to have time to get to Wrapped before it expires on my IPAD. I'm glad you didn't rave about it or I'd feel an overwhelming desire to get to reading it!

  4. Hey! you have a really great site here. Followed the WoW link but I didn't know either of your books so I started perusing the site. I like how organized you are and how your reviews are long and thoughtful :). Glad that I will be reading the reviews to come!

    It's sad that you were disappointed with Wrapped. I read the Goodreads summary and it sounds like something I'd like. Will there be a review for it or was that a book you'd just read for fun?

  5. Nic, I’m so glad you’re back! I’ve missed your comments :) I’ll have a review for The Near Witch up in a few weeks, but I thought it was really good. Not quite Special Shelf, but a nice original story that’s a standalone.

    Alex, That’s why I finally buckled down and read The Near Witch. I’ve been really making myself focus and read my e-galleys before they disappear. I hope you get to read it before it goes away! I thought it was a pretty fast read. The chapters are short and the plot moves along well enough. I’m loving The False Princess so far!

    Gina, Yay! I’m so glad you’re enjoying The Fourth Stall. I can’t wait to read your review. Eh, you don’t really love historical fiction, right? Wrapped has a lot of time spent with the characters researching and talking about historical stuff. There’s not much action.

    Christina, Thank you for following! I’m so happy you’ve enjoyed my reviews and site. :) I will post a review for Wrapped…hopefully in June. The short and sweet of it though is that I was kind of bored, didn’t really feel the characters, the conclusion was obvious to me really early on, and there were some historical inaccuracies that were kind of annoying (though that’s not the end of the world). I did like the voice of the main character, the guy was cute, and the premise/setting was fun. It was interesting to see that perspective of history. If it sounds good to you, then I’d say give it a try. It’s short and reads pretty quickly.

  6. Too bad on Wrapped! I read your comment above. Bummer! I love the cover and the plot. Looking forward to reading Near Witch!

  7. I'm glad to hear you quite enjoyed the Near Witch! That's one of the 2011 books I've really been anticipating for a long time now :)

  8. I loved The False Princess. I'll be interested to hear your thoughts, especially since I haven't read The Decoy Princess yet.

  9. Julie, Yeah, it was disappointing. Especially with such a pretty cover and interesting blurb. I hope you enjoy The Near Witch!

    Danya, I did enjoy it! I think I would have liked it even more if I wasn’t reading it on my computer. It had good atmosphere and the ending was great.

    Madigan, I just finished The False Princess today. I liked it a lot, but not as much as I was hoping. I think I would have cut out that whole beginning part with her aunt. I haven’t read The Decoy Princess yet, but I’m curious to see how they’ll compare.


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