Quick and Dirty Reviews

Thursday March 25, 2010

I have bought and read the following books over the last month or so and these books have been super hyped and super reviewed so I thought that having individual reviews for each one might be overkill if you know what I mean so I thought I'd just get down to business and tell you straight up....

Hex Hall
by Rachel Hawkins

Loved it, can't wait until the next one. The kids in the library are lining up for this one when I gave my little book talk. I'll probably have to order another copy!










Hourglass
by Claudia Gray
Loved it, I've been a fan of this series from the very beginning, I knew it would be a huge hit! I discovered it way back in 2008 when Evernight debuted and I happened to be doing a search for vampire books to appease Twilight fans and they weren't disappointed!










The Iron King
by Julie Kagawa
Loved it. I read it in one day and once I put it on the shelves here in the library it hasn't been back yet...readers literally hound the person in possession to hurry up and read it!












Dead Tossed Waves
by Carrie Ryan
Loved it. I loved the Forest of Hands and Teeth so I was excited for this companion book. Sometimes having a companion book instead of a direct sequel is very frustrating because the reader has grown attached to the first books characters but Ms. Ryan does a great job of blending old and new...now I'm just frustrated that I have to wait for the next book!







Gone 
by Lisa McMann
Liked it. Loved the series. The first two books were awesome and this last book in the series was good too but the first two had fast paced, adventure themed story lines and I guess I'm just comparing Gone to those. BUT I totally liked how the story was wrapped up and how we found out Janie's complete story. So I definitely recommend this series...another book/series that is always in demand in the library. I have found that this book is also popular with some of my reluctant readers because of the awesome story line and the fact that the books are only around 200 pages.

3 comments:

brizmus said...

That's a lot of loving going on! :-)

MarceJ said...

More like Quick and Lovely :-)

I look forward to reading Gone but think I will be like everyone else, loved the series but maybe not Gone.

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

Ok I LOVE reviews like that. For me, honestly, all I need to know if whether you liked the book! I'm not one for the looooooong reviews :)