Archive for October, 2010

October 2010 Reads

I’ve been on a major YA kick lately and am thoroughly enjoying my regression to my teens. Keeping track of these reads here so I can easily look back and see what I may want to re-read.

book-nightshadeNightshade by Andrea Cremer
I enjoy all-things werewolf so I did enjoy this, although I found some of the writing a little jarring. I wasn’t quite enfolded into the whole world of the story. Although, I presume, I should be rooting for the main male character, I found myself rooting for the “other” guy. Curiosity will have me reading the next in the series, no doubt, but I’m not itching to get my hands on it.

book-vampireacademyVampire Academy, Frostbit, Shadow Kiss and Blood Promise by Richelle Meade
An excellent series that had me reading for days straight. I’m still reading the 5th book, Spirit Bound (and only because I’ve forced myself to read little bits at a time), and I have already pre-ordered the final of the series, Last Sacrifice. Rose Hathaway is a strong female lead – flaws and all. You can’t help but cheer her on, even when she is being impulsive and irresponsible. The love story is gripping, although I don’t care for the love-triangle that develops. I’m hoping it ends with the right guy, but we’ll see. I’m easily drawn into anything vampire related, so my opinion may be bias, but this is really is an excellent series. Definitely recommend it.

book-underroseUnder the Rose, Rites of Spring (Break) and Tap and Gown by Diana Peterfreund
Another great series that I plan on re-reading. I read the first of the series, Secret Society Girl, some time ago and then got distracted by other books. As soon as I started reading the second in the series though, Under the Rose, I read all the rest pretty much in that same week. Amy Haskel is an endearing character whom you can’t help but love through all her missteps.

book-wildmagicWild Magic and Wolf-Speaker by Tamora Pierce
The first two books of the Immortal series from Pierce are simply lovely! I’m a huge Tamora Pierce fan and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Daine – an exceptional girl who has Wild Magic where she can not only talk to animals, but take on their form as well. Tamora knows how to create a strong female character, but also bring in subtle romance that you can’t help but enjoy. I’ll read everything from Pierce.