Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Books 4-7 #50Books2013

Welcome to my second review post for #50Books2013, don't forget that I will be posting a round-up of everyone's progress at the end of the month, & links to some of your reviews. If you would like to, email me links to your posts (details on contact page) for them to be included.

As I said before, there will be no set day to link up - just post & link as and when and then I will do a little monthly round-up and share your reviews and anything else you would like to add. I aim to post the round-up around 28th-30th of the month so if you can get your posts to me by the 26th/27th at the latest that would be great. You don't even have to review the books if you don't want to, just write a list of what you've read if you like! It's up to you, there are no rules. If you don't manage to get your post to me, I've decided to add a linky widget at the bottom of the round-up so you can add all of your reviews there.

I won't be going into great detail about the plots of the books as I'd hate to spoil them for anyone else who wants to read them, so I'll be keeping mostly to just sharing my opinion on them rather than describing what happens, for the benefit of others.

Book 4 - The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult

As expected from JP, this is a heavy & deeply unsettling story about the rape of a 14 year old girl, told mostly from the perspective of her father. It is captivating & highly emotional and it really struck a chord with me, as the mother of a 14 year old girl myself. Moving and thought-provoking.

Book 5 - Between The Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer

I bought this for A for her birthday last year, as she is also a fan of JP and I thought as this is a YA novel it would appeal to her. This first foray into YA for JP is a collaboration with her teenage daughter, and this is a really sweet fairytale that will definitely appeal to the teen readers. A pleasant story with a happy ending, but not something that will necessarily call to fans of JP's usual offering.

Book 6 - Soul Seekers - Fated by Alyson Noel

Another of A's YA novels that I have swiped, and to my surprise I really enjoyed it. Of the paranormal genre, Fated is the first book in AN's new series, Soul Seekers which introduces us to Daire Lyons-Santos & her life as a soul seeker. Vivid descriptions that really set the scene and an original plot, I thought it was a good book with an interesting premise and I am keen to continue and read the rest of the series to see where AN takes it.


Book 7 - Soul Seekers - Echo by Alyson Noel

After finishing Fated I had to download Echo and I'm pleased to say that I wasn't disappointed, though I was a little confused by the end and I am rather intrigued to find out what happens next. Echo is the second instalment of the Soul Seekers series & follows Daire as she discovers more about her powers as learns how to use & control them to overcome the evil from the darker characters in the story. It's not a literary masterpiece but it is enjoyable.

3 comments:

Joanna Henley said...

Never heard of JP shall have to take look x

Mama Owl said...

Oh Jo she is fabulous! I have all of her books. They are very deep and meaningful but beautifully written, she has moved me to tears on several occasions! x

Julie bohomumma said...

well done on all those books - you'll be at 50 in no time. I think I've managed about 4 so far, but am thinking that I will stick with it and just see how many I can do in a year, but enough them rather than read quickly just for the sake of it. We did visit the library today so i am well stocked up!

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