Recent Reads – January 2014

I’ve decided to start Unlocking Yesterday with a basic post for Unlocking Yesterday. I present… Recent Reads! I’m participating in a Goodreads challenge and aiming to read at least fifty books this year. So far I’m not doing too badly, but we’ll see how it goes.

So basically I’m going to list the books I’ve read in January. I’m not going to get too detailed with this, but I will tell you how I rated each book and maybe give a sentence or two on how I felt about it. Simple enough, no?

Right then. I found it in me to read three books in January. Pretty decent reads, but nothing mind-blowing or anything.

Rex Rising 3.5 out of 5 Stars –

12372058It’s a good read with some cool concepts, but it turns out a little too predictable; a little too forgettable; a little too careful. I wanted more awesomeness than this book was willing to give. Still. I’m looking forward to getting the sequel whenever I get my hands on it.

Treasure Island 2 out of 5 Stars –

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This one was a bit of a chore to get through. I will admit that I believe my whole reading experience with this one was thrown off by the fact that I love the Disney animated version of this story called Treasure Planet. And after it’s all said and done. Treasure Planet is way more enjoyable. Shiver me timbers is it better… and I’d bet a bottle of rum that most people would agree with me.

All You Need Is Kill 3 out of 5 Stars –

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It is sort of difficult to explain how I felt about this one. The best way to put it would be to say that I felt it was mediocre. The concept was decent. The aliens were called Mimics and they were pretty cool. But the characters… they weren’t exactly horrible, but there wasn’t really much there to make me care about them I guess. I didn’t realize this till I actually started reading the book, but it turns out this novel inspired the upcoming movie Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise. I’m doubtful that it will be very similar to the book, but I’m curious enough to watch it…eventually.

And there you have it. Only three books for January, but it’s cool. I’ve been reading pretty heavily this month. Well sort of… I mean comics/mangas are books too ya know…

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