Currently reading: Insurgent by Veronica Roth.
I still can’t help but roll my eyes about the way the Factions work/are divided. Also at Tris/Four, blegh. Much more interested in this than the first book though.
Currently reading: Chosen at Nightfall by C.C. Hunter.
Need some guilty pleasure fluff reading after this week. And my bookstore had this one in stock early!
Do you have any guilty pleasure books?
OH DO I.
1. The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine, although that’s starting to turn into a hate-read series because I loathe everyone but Myrnin. I JUST CAN’T STOP READING THOUGH. Mostly because I invested all that time into the first nine books. I MUST KNOW HOW IT ENDS
and if Eve and Shane bite it
2. The Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. If you were following my blog around New Years, you may have remember some frantic, “WHY DO I LIKE THIS TWILIGHT WITH ALIENS SERIES SO MUCH AGHHHH” posts because I read all three of them in like two days and even though they had some tropes I really hate, I enjoyed them immensely. Plus, the Daemon/Katy scenes are super hot, especially in the last book.
3. The Shadow Falls by C.C. Hunter. Kylie is a goober of a main character who spends book-to-book waffling between two dudes and the plot never shows up until the last 80 pages, but I own all four of them and there’s something about them that is stupidly appealing. I think it’s the cast of secondary characters.
4. The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris. FUCK YOU FOR SOOKIE/SAM, HARRIS, GOD. Again, this turned more toward a hate read series in the end and I will probably throw the last book against the wall.
↳ Anna and the french kiss (Stephanie Perkins)
“And though I’ve only known Paris for the last nine months, it’s changed me. I have a new city to learn next year, but I’m not scared. Because I was right. For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It’s a person. And we’re finally home”.
Every time I read a summary of an upcoming, somewhat decent looking YA novel, all good feelings are immediately dashed by the, “HOW WILL MARY SUE CHOSE BETWEEN HER FEELINGS FOR HER TWO GARY STUS?!!” clincher at the end.
Badly written, obvious love triangles are the wooooorst. As a reader, I get much more satisfaction out of a will-they-won’t-they relationship between two stubborn characters who can’t/won’t admit their feelings than a triangle when you know the MC is going to pick the asshole 50 pages in and the other one is going to get a bus dropped on him or something.
Currently reading: Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter.
Looky, another paranormal-kids-go-to-camp! series. So far, it’s all right. I’ve been side-eyeing Kylie, the main character, for some of her slightly slut shamey comments (didn’t even hit the 20 page mark without mentioning that she’s still a virgin while her BFF’s slept with three dudes and doesn’t think sex is ~special~ any more, plus bonus referring to her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend as a “screw toy”) but otherwise I like her. Would like it to stay that way since this series has potential.
Currently reading: Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood.
LOOK. A paranormal YA book I don’t hate and am actually kind of interested in because it reminds me of A Great and Terrible Beauty even if I can’t tell where the fuck it’s supposed to be set at! :D!
Currently reading: Underworld by Meg Cabot.
Borrowed this one from the library since its predecessor, Abandon, severely underwhelmed me. It looks as though Underworld is set to do the same, with a side order of rage and eye rolling, because John/Pierce continues to be a hilariously unhealthy relationship. Barely 50 pages in and we’ve already got John guilting Pierce for, you know, BEING REASONABLY PISSED OFF that he “forgot” to mention that oh so fun rule about not eating food in the Underworld if you don’t want to be STUCK THERE FOREVER. Gaaaah.
Meg Cabot, I expect better from you. I
f you destroy Heather Wells this way I will be SO MAD.
Someone needs to give a class to new/self-pubbed YA authors about how not to throw shit fits about bad reviews on the Internet because GODDAMN it keeps happening.