Weekly Wrap-Up and Mini-Reviews 2.24.13

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Books I Read This Week and their Mini-Reviews:

Annabel (Delirium #1.5) by Lauren OliverThis short story was a little too short for my tastes.  I enjoyed it but wished it was longer.  I hate it when short stories are packaged with excerpts from other novels in the series to make them see longer.  The new material was scanty.  I would still recommend Annabel to fans of the series, but suggest borrowing it from the library.  Rating 3/5

Supernaturally (Paranormalcy #2) by Kiersten White.  Once I got into the story, I enjoyed this one!  It was a bit of a slow starter, but a good story in the end.  I like this series for its originality and sharp writing, and will definitely be reading book three, Endlessly.  Rating 3.5/5

Sever (The Chemical Garden #3) by Lauren Destefano.  I adored the first two books in The Chemical Garden trilogy, but the finale lacked the intensity of its predecessors.  I liked it, and read it in one day, but I didn't feel the manic urge to keep reading the way I did with Wither and Fever.  If it were any other book, I probably would have loved it for what it was, but I was expecting it to be on the outstanding level as the first two books in the series, so I was disappointed when it was good, even great, but not as outstanding as Wither and Fever.  Rating 4.5/5

Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story (Divergent #1.1) by Veronica Roth.  See above mini-review of Annabel.  This one took me about ten minutes to read: it was just a retelling of a scene from Divergent from Four's POV.  It was nice enough but I'm glad I got this one from the library instead of buying it.  Rating 2.5/5

How was your reading week?


1 comment:

  1. Great week! I can't wait to read Sever, Fever was amazing!

    My Haul: http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2013/02/new-to-shelves-17-one-with-indigo-spell.html


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