FridayReads 3/9/2012

So I have been skipping FridayReads most weeks, as you guys have probably noticed. I got so caught up in reviewing that I just plain forgot about it, to be honest. When I did remember, I decided it was probably time to revamp, as you can see by my nifty little graphic. It takes up less space in the post than inserting each cover picture and contains more information, and mostly, I just like fiddling around with graphics on occasion. 🙂

Without further ado, let’s go on to the ‘reads!

Cinder by Marissa Meyer: This one is not quite living up the hype, I just have to say. I kinda like it, but it feels to me like the core of the story– the Cinderella retelling– gets lost amongst all of the sci-fi trappings. Don’t get me wrong, I love sci-fi, but I did go into this expecting more of a… well, Cinderella story. Overall, though, it’s been a good, fun, fast read so far. Here’s hoping that the fairy-tale comes out a little more while still keeping all of the awesome sci-fi elements in the rest!

The Only Ones by Aaron Starmer: So far, this one is awesome. It’s a bit like City of Ember meets Lord of the Flies. Sometimes, the plotting gets a little overly convoluted, but overall, it’s proving itself to be a solid read. 😀

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner:The worldbuilding in this one is PHENOMENAL. At only 15% in, I don’t really have much to say aside from that.

What are YOU reading this Friday? Drop me a comment and let me know!

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. adkwriter15
    Mar 10, 2012 @ 05:59:08

    I think I accidentally read one of the later Turner books one time, a long time ago. Maybe I should go looking for that…
    My ‘reads are…NOTHING. O.O Waiting for a book order to come and THEN look out world. ^.^

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    • Em
      Mar 13, 2012 @ 17:10:15

      Haha, I understand that… for those of us who live rurally and no longer have a Borders in the cities that we are close to, Amazon is really the only way to go. (Our Borders got replaced with a Books-A-Million, which is great for cheap nonfiction– I picked up a book about samurai for 4.99 last time I was there– but not so great for YA and fantasy fiction :P)

      Supposedly, the later Turner books are awesome, but I’d imagine that you would need the set-up from The Thief to really get into it.

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