I would love to say that the books that I am reading have improved in quality. Don’t get me wrong, two have, and I am really pleased I have finally got round to reading the Millennium trilogy, but some are downright embarrassing, and I 100% blame Jade. If she had not told me about them, put them on my nook, made me read them, and then watch the appalling film, then I would have stopped after book 1.
The school days have contained more free-time of late (yes, even more than I already had) because lessons were shortened. The students had to practice dance routines for the King’s birthday celebratory Success Party, so that meant I had more reading time. So in the past couple of weeks I’ve read 8 books, and I have two on the go as I type, I’ll review them next time though.
Here we are:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (The Millennium Trilogy: Book 1) Stieg Larsson: A slow starter but intelligent and entertaining once it gets going. The characters are rich and diverse, well worth the wait
The Girl who Played with Fire (The Millennium Trilogy: Book 2) Stieg Larsson: Not as good as no.1 but a solid read, well continued with some interesting additions. The series is still highly addictive
Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy: Book 1) Richelle Mead: Fairly poorly written with an annoying central character and no sense of time, but strangely addictive to the point I didn’t put it down
Frostbite (Vampire Academy: Book 2) Richelle Mead: The timeline has become more unbelievable, as has the biology, but a refreshingly sarcastic character inclusion has saved the day
Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy: Book 3) Richelle Mead: Less talking and more doing. I like it. Getting rid of good characters and introducing annoying ones is a bad move. Just as it was improving
Blood Promise (Vampire Academy: Book 4) Richelle Mead: Way too long stuck in backstop Siberia with nobodies. Apart from those 200-odd pages, quite good, with less of the annoying lead
Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy: Book 5) Richelle Mead: The age-gap and love story is so unbelievable that I’ll route for it, and the love triangle with Ivashkov. I’m going to see it through.
Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy: Book 6) Richelle Mead: Much more exciting with the best characters prominently placed. The best book to round off an adequate? series. Better than Twilight
I’m planning to finish The Millennium Trilogy soon, and complete the Bloodlines series (the follow up to Vampire Academy) in the nest few days/weeks, depending on free time.
What are you reading at the moment?