Monday, May 14, 2012

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Last Sookie Book...

It's just been announced, the last book in the Sookie Stackhouse series is gonna be titled:
I'm excited to see how it turns out, even if Deadlocked underwhelmed me. All in all I'm ready to see some closure with Sookie and move on to a new Charlaine Harris world. It's been a great ride and I think the end will be worth sticking through it all!

Quick update...

So I'm a goober and have been doing things the hard way because I never took the time to explore goodreads after all their upgrades. I was using it in just the most basic way, and not connecting it with any other accounts (fb, twitter, etc) so I was missing out on some tools that make blogging much easier. I still haven't connected it to fb yet but I did start the post sharing here, which is so much easier! I don't know why I wasn't doing it before. I can only blame my burned out brain that is so tired of textbooks and group projects that it didn't want to read another word that wasn't required for a grade :P But class/finals/etc are all finally over and I'm not doing summer semester, so I'm looking forward to some fun and of course relaxing summer reads:)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love Love LOVED book one in this series and couldn't wait for book 2, but had to postpone reading it til after finals! That was hard but well worth the wait. While it had a few bits that I saw coming the majority of it was a nice adventure to read. The author flipped back and forth between the past and present of Lena's life smoothly and it made it easy for me as a reader to connect with her emotions of the past and see how they were driving her present decisions.
This book is just as dramatic and emotional as the first, and it even has just as strong a cliffhanger ending to boot. If you're looking for an intense and romantic series this one is great!

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, #12)Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I don't even know what to say about this one because it's completely NOT what I was expecting. Usually I find all of the Sookie books un-put-downable and give up sleep just to see what happens next! But this one? Nope. It was boring and I kept putting it down to watch tv instead or even do homework!lol
Basically it comes down to this. I read a quote from Charlaine about the release of Deadlocked in which she said that she worked hard to make her books the best they could be and that this book marked an "essential passage in Sookie's history". Since I've loved all the Sookie books, even the ones many other people disliked, I was excited. I saw a lot of crazy and Sookie-world potential storylines that could come from the Cluviel Dor. But When reading this latest book I didn't feel like much happened. I felt like I followed Sookie around for a few days while she did random and boring things like laundry or whatever.
Sookie also felt a little off from her character consistency too. She has a birthday in this book and though I can't recall how old she turns (does the book even say directly?) I do know she's still under 30. My problem is that at one point Sookie describes Bill using her computer and she doesn't know what a "jump drive" is or even that her computer has usb ports!!! The wtf-ery of this moment was just too ridiculous for me. I mean seriously y'all, even my mom knows what they are.
And last but not least, when the Cluviel Dor moment finally comes it really wasn't a moment for me at all. It was too late by that point; the book had lost me much earlier in it's clutter of mundane and I could care less at that point what she did with the damn thing. I never thought I'd say this but I sure do hope this series is coming to a satisfactory end because I'm worried it will lose it's magic and run on without any feet.

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