Friday, December 28, 2018

16. A Court of Wings and Ruin

By Sarah J. Maas (699 pp)

I was determined and I finished. Lots of war in this one. And lots of complicated relationship angst. Got a wee bit long winded for me in the end but still greatly enjoyed.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

15. A Court of Mist and Fury

By Sarah J. Maas (624 pp)

I devoted my time off to finishing the first three in this series. So much going on in Prythian. Sexy fae with powers and wings and bad tempers. A bad guy is stirring up trouble. Complicated relationships. Recommend.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

14. Sharp Objects

By Gillian Flynn (393 pp)

I watched the HBO series earlier this year and wanted to read the book. Super creepy and terrific characterization.

Friday, December 7, 2018

13. A Court of Thorns and Roses

By Sarah J. Maas (416 pp)

My friend Kira gave me this book and when I read the first couple of chapters I wasn't sure. But then I got hooked. Then I squeezed in extra time to read it so I could finish it this week. She told me the next two are better and suggested I buy them right away so I didn't have to rush out and panic-buy them later. It's the holidays so I had to make a Powell's run anyway, so the next two tomes are sitting here. It's about young woman trying to help her family survive in poverty at the edge of the wall between the human world and the faerie world. She unknowingly kills a faerie and ends up with a ton of new problems. Fun reading.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

12. The Girls

By Emma Cline (355 pp)

This writer had a story in the New Yorker that I liked so I wanted to try this book. The story is about a woman who was 14 in 1969 and falls in with a cult that was clearly inspired by the Manson family. The story is creepy and foreboding and the author perfectly captures the confusing internal life of a fourteen year old girl.