Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mind Games...Seriously

Holy slacker!
I apologize upfront, again, for not posting for two months. How crazy is that? I have read a lot since then, and I'm going to post some suggested reads really quick, along with one book that I tried to read but couldn't get through. By the way, I'm getting a little tired of all the rain here.

Mind Games, by Kiersten White, is my first suggestion. It was definitely darker than the Supernaturally series, and was a very interesting read. It didn't get the best ratings from other readers, but it's doing well enough on Goodreads to get a 3.74 star rating. My favorite part about this was how Fia is inadvertently turned into something bad,  used to assasinate a senator because of her peculiar talent for instinct. She can't get caught, not unless she wanted to, which could change the game forever. Wow, what a terrible explanation of this book, but maybe it'll give you glimpse of what I'm talking about.
I think a lot of the reviewers didn't like how the book jumped around so much, and changed POV so much, and I have to admit I got lost once or twice when trying to figure out who was talking. But it was a pretty good story, and I'm pretty excited to read the next one.

This wonderful find called Warped by Maurissa Guibord was a fantastic fantasy story where our heroine, Tessa, comes across an antique tapestry. Long story short, cute guy William comes out of the tapestry, gets Tessa into a load of trouble with the fates and the woman who's been steeling lives and weaving them into the tapestry to keep her young, and eventually makes a love connection with her, though it is marred by his past. I love the protagonist in this book; Tessa, who is just headstrong enough to withstand the blows she has to take, and her sense of good and evil. A great book to read snuggled in a blanket with a cup of tea. Charming, in a word.

I can't really honestly review this book, The Fault In Our Stars, because I didn't read it all the way through. It was difficult for me, because it was too true to life, I think. I've had to deal with too much lately to read through this and feel good about it afterward. It's why I'm taking three years to get through Mockingjay. That being said, I skimmed it. I figured out the story, and it's a touching and thoughtful story about a girl who had cancer who falls in love with a boy who has another life threatening disease. Read if you will, but be warned, it is not a happy story (that doesn't necessarily make for bad books though, right?)

Hopefully this isn't too confusing or upsetting. Shoving two months of material into one blog is tough, especially when you're pressed for time. Hoping you all have wonderful reading days ahead!