Recent Reads – April 2014

Books! I read them and so should you.

I didn’t read that many books this month, but I read some good ones so I can’t complain.

 

Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot #10) by Agath Christie 4 out of 5 Stars

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If you haven’t read this book, you should. Really, you should do it. I’m not particularly well rounded in the mystery department( something I plan to change), but I freaking enjoyed the Mystery Queen’s writing. Hercule Poirot, you brilliant man you, expect to see me in the future because I’ll be reading more of you soon.

 

THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE by Neil Gaiman 4 out of 5 Stars

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As with the previous book, you should read this one. It was my first Neil Gaiman book, but it shan’t be my last. Really bloody unique book and I mean that in the best way. As I said in my Goodreads review, it’s haunting, mystical, and simply enchanting. I say it again because I mean it. It’s hard to put in words really. It had a few, not so enchanting moments, and that’s why it didn’t get the full five stars. Still. You should read it. I’m talking to you…all of you.

THE RITHMATIST by Brandon Sanderson 5 out of 5 Stars

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A lot of first for me this April. My first experience of Brandon Sanderson. I’m kind of mad at myself for having waited so long. Seriously, my favorite book in a while. I freaking loved this book. I wanted to shed a tear after I found out that the second book in the series wasn’t out yet. I mean, I would if I could shed a tear, but ya know… me=too macho…. that’s me…ahaha hehe…..

Anyways. I don’t really give out 5 stars too often. Even though, my Goodreads profile would sort of say otherwise. I did that originally when I made my profile, because I thought it was more necessary than it actually is. It isn’t. I should change some 5 Stars on there immediately. I probably will change that soon. Promise. But no matter. This book. The Rithmatist.  Man is it good. Chalk drawings that scare the bajeebus out of you. CHECK. An awesome magic system. CHECK. Some cool characters that you definitely want to keep following as this adventure unfolds. CHECK. And a super cool world. DOUBLE CHECK. I really am having some trouble waiting for the next book to come out. I’m looking forward to it. “Believe it!” (Feel the Naruto quote wash over you… Feel it!)

STORMDANCER (The Lotus War #1) by Jay Kristoff — HAVE NOT FINISHED YET…the shame… oh the shame…

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This one has really slowed down my reading pace. It took forever to get into. Then I just became a bit busy to be reading. And just yeah. It’s taking a while, I gots to read the whole thing, before I make the final judgemen. That’s best left for another day, though.

Till next time!!!!!!

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