Saturday, December 24, 2011

Last mini reviews of 2011?

I think they may just be! :-)

The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson
I listened to this on audio and although I enjoyed Matthew Brown's narration, I didn't enjoy this sequel as much as I did Jenna Lamia's in the first book. But I think that probably had to do with the story itself than with anything else. This wasn't the worst sequel I've ever read, but it wasn't the best either. I though a lot of it read like a story that was forced, like the author just wanted to have a sequel, not a story that existed because the characters wouldn't stay silent. A tad too drawn out and too predictable. Don't miss the first book, The Adoration of Jenna Fox though, that one was fabulous.

Can Any Mother Help Me? by Jenna Bailey
I loved this when I started it but ended up not finishing. The premise is great, it tells the true story of a group of women who were living during World War II and started a correspondance  club to support each other through marriage, raising children and the daily realities of war. They would create a magazine of sorts, where each of them would write an article on something and then mail the whole thing to the next person. Now that I think of the book again I don't know why I didn't finish, I just got stuck somewhere in the middle. Maybe I was looking for something more upbeat at the time. I can't even imagine the world that these women lived in, I am glad I live in times when community support is available for all sorts of things. 

Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
The last book in this fun series about Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon. In this final story, Kronos launched an attach on New York and Percy and his friends have to save the day. I enjoyed this adventure and liked the way loose ends were tied up. The casualties made sense and so were acceptable. Great end of a great series! Has anyone read Riordan's Egyptian series?

1 comment:

Kailana said...

I really need to get around to reading The Fox Inheritance...