Monday, February 6, 2012

The Heroine's January 2012 Reads

I decided to try something new this year. I wasn't able to keep up with my book review schedule. This year I decided to list the books I read each month by giving them a mention and little tidbits that I see appropriate. So, here's the first post!

Faeries of Dreamdark series by Laini Taylor
Silksinger
Blackbringer

Sophie loves Laini Taylor's books too!
These books blew me away. As you know, Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone was one of my top picks for 2011. These books are more appropriate for younger readers, but I recommend them to fantasy readers. Her writing shines and the story is as original as Daughter. You get to know her characters in such detail and it isn't hard to keep track as the cast grows. An extra bonus, Taylor's husband does drawings that are included in the books and the colorful cover art. Taylor has definitely climbed the list to become one of my new favorite authors.

Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett
My husband is reading the Discworld series. Once in a while, he will tell me that I should read this one or that one. It is easy to do so since some characters pop up in the books (like Death-- my favorite), but sometimes there is just a completely different cast. Some of the books have movies based on them and this happens to be one. It is definitely worth checking out both.

A Million Suns by Beth Revis
This is the second in the series and every bit as good as Across the Universe (and possibly better). I would love to see more science fiction books like this published for young adults. Now to wait a year for the third one!

Unreleased book to add to your TBR list:
Flame of Justice by Rhiannon Paille
I was fortunate enough to critique this book and was given a sneak peak of the cover. If you want to see the cover, or meet the author, Rhi is going on tour in Canada! Her first book, Flame of Surrender, is available everywhere right now so go check it out.

What was your favorite read?

Natasha

Currently reading: The Veil by Cory Putman Oakes

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