Saturday, June 30, 2012

Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Truthfully, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this series.  The final book had enough action to keep me interested, and enough resolution to leave me satisfied.  I wish people appreciated young adult books more.  They should be respected for telling interesting stories and creating believable characters (and yeah, I know there were werewolves in this.)

Anyway, I would definitely recommend reading these three books.  Great storytelling for any age.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Salvage the Bones: A NovelSalvage the Bones: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There were a lot of lovely moments in this book.  I loved the allusions to Greek mythology, and the imagery when Hurricane Katrina hits is amazing.  However, the storyline felt a little slow in parts, especially since the reader knows there is a buildup happening to when the hurricane actually comes.  I almost felt like the climax of the book happened too late.  I would have loved for the action to have happened sooner, thus allowing for more resolution time.  Some of the subject matter is also a little hard to get past--I definitely struggled to get through the dog fight sections.  But overall, Ward has a beautiful way with words and her characters are three-dimensional and believable.

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