One Line Book Reviews: February 2014

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So, February was an exceptionally slow reading month for me because I spent most of my reading time being sick, helping with my cousin’s wedding and battling with books that I couldn’t finish.

NW-Zadie Smith
I read this on my e-reader, but I think it would be much better read in actual book format. I think I’d have liked this more if I read it in book form because it was frustrating not being able to go back when I wanted to.

Wedding Night-Sophie Kinsella
This is the first Kinsella book I did not enjoy; it was not fun and the characters weren’t very likeable.

Soulless-Gail Carriger
LOVE. This was so fun and hilarious. I wish the audiobooks were narrated by Emma Thompson because it was her voice I heard while I was reading this. I’m currently reading Changeless, the second book in the series.

I started reading Wicked, but I could not, for the life of me, get into it. The premise was interesting and all of my goodreads friends gave it 4 or 5 stars, so I was initially excited to start it, but I found it cumbersome and boring, frankly. I did find out that I was not alone in that assessment, and a lot of my friends (the ones who happen to not be on goodreads, natch) hated it as much as I did.

Anyway, that’s it for this round of One Line Book Reviews. This blog has been more book blog than what it’s supposed to be (a blog about things that are fabulous) so my next post is going to be about one of my favourite things: lipstick!

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One Line Book Reviews: January 2014

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So, this post is a bit late, but I have a good excuse! The tl;dr version is my cousin got married and it took up all my time and that’s why I haven’t posted in longer than I care to admit. But, without further ado, here are my book reviews for January 2014.

The Coldest Girl in Cold Town – Holly Black
A refreshing and unique vampire story that’s free of sparkle brooding.

The Divergent Series – Veronica Roth
Hunger Games 2: Faction Boogaloo. The surprise/controversial ending was just kinda meh for me, but I like the series over all.

The Fire & Thorn Series – Rae Carson
Oh, this is good! Probably due to my undying love for The Paper Bag Princess, I will always love stories where the heroine is the one to save the day.

Carrie – Stephen King
This was a long over-due reread for me and I liked it just as much as I did the last time I read it in grade 9.

Life After Love – Kate Atkinson
Heartbreaking, frustrating, really quietly beautiful.

The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
I finished this two weeks ago and I’m still sad that it’s over.