Ugh, I fail…. in book-life… let’s get this miserably bad reading month update over with xD
The Demon by Sarra Cannon
TBR – let’s hope this one is more achievable (I doubt it! Uni work will really pick up this month)
How did you do in the month of October? Better than me I bet!!
Same Time, Next Month!
Quickie Review: 2.75 out of 5 stars.
The Positives: Everyone is getting to stage of ‘omg can we get over vampires already?!’ and in fact we’ve been in this stage for a while; luckily for this story, we don’t really run into any ‘bad’ vampires in the sense of A. they don’t sparkle and B. it feels like they aren’t good vampires. So off to a good start! The next good this about this story is the way the plot is brought out; starts off simple and as we go along mystery upon mystery and question upon question starts to trickle in but it’s not like a load together which is a nice pace. Speaking of pace; I liked the pace of it; not too slow, not too fast, but maybe just a tad slow. The characters I liked and very intriguing! I really liked how the story ended and left me hanging and wanting to know more!
The Negative: That cover for starters xD and as mentioned already, the pacing I felt was a little slow, but only at the action part. There were quite a few cheesy lines and stereotypical vampire/erotica lines in there that did make me laugh, for example:
The territorial claim of his eyes on my body.
I gasped for breath.
I hated that one tiny touch of his skin against mine could tilt my entire world on its axis.
Finally, the main character did annoy me a bit; like she’s 21 years old but still acting like she’s 15 years old. Maybe it is because what she’s been through but no need to be all emo and ‘I’ve been on my own for so many years why should it matter now blah blah whine whine’ but luckily it wasn’t overboard so I could cope with it but I just felt [being 21 myself] that she was very immature compared to me, maybe [like I said during my The Rain review] I’m more mature for my age?
Continue? If I ever have a breather from my massive TBR or it’s like practically non-existent, I think I’ll carry on this series =]
I thought I might as well post these two together as they’re both about what books I’ll be reading this weekend and throughout next week.
Naturally, my main read is A Game of Thrones; slowly hitting the half-way point – YAY! And loving it very much, although all the minor characters and characters that don’t appear in the TV show but the book are very difficult to keep up with and remember and are just blurring together for me haha
Next Week is the October week of Year-a-Thon, running 6th – 12th and the theme is Stephen King and Horror so naturally I went for zombies and vampires and hope to get to these books and finish them next week!
Finally, to give myself a little bit more freedom in my reading, I’m also going with a ‘horror’-esque manga to read during the read-a-thon too!
Not Forgetting, this week’s compulsory reads for uni;
On The Ch’ing Tributary System by J. K. Fairbank and S. Y. Têng
East Asia: Transition and Transformation Chapter 16 by J.K. Fairbank and Craig.
Same Time, Maybe Next Week!